The cast of VideoGame/RivieraThePromisedLand. ''Contains massive spoilers.''
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!Riviera characters are associated with the following tropes:

!!Ein / Ecthel
!!!Voiced by: Creator/RieKugimiya (JP), Creator/YuriLowenthal (EN, PSP version)
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TheProtagonist. He is sent to Riviera by Hector to actuate the Retribution and many of the other characters remark on how naive and hopeless he is; nevertheless, he is an extremely powerful Grim Angel (he manages to keep up with Ledah with a little help from his ExpositionFairy, despite the fact that he's as new to his job as new gets!). He traded his wings for his [[EmpathicWeapon Diviner]], [[CoolSword Einherjar]]. Ein is separated from his companions Ledah and Rose by Riviera's guardian, Ursula; she gives him LaserGuidedAmnesia and deposits him in a Sprite village so that he can better consider their point of view. After she gives him his memories back, he becomes her [[LaserGuidedTykebomb Laser Guided]] SpannerInTheWorks.

Much of Ein's personality is up to the player's direction and dialogue choices, but his default demeanor is innocent and friendly; he believes the best of everyone around him, even (to a point) his enemies. His age and surname are not given by Sting. [[{{Fanon}} Some fans hold his birthday]] to be July 10, the release date of the PSP version in America.

* AccidentalPervert: On the whole, although depending on the player's actions there can be a handful of intentional incidents.
** ThatCameOutWrong: Countless times, both in player-chosen dialogue and during events.
* ButNowIMustGo: According to the [[WordOfGod official timeline]], he and Rose leave Riviera for good sometime after the final battle.
** IChooseToStay: In the non-canon endings for the other girls.
* ChickMagnet: All the party member girls, as well as most unattached girls in Elendia, express interest in him.
** EvenTheGuysWantHim: As does Reiche. He also gets a fair amount of ShipTease with Ledah.
* TheChosenOne: He's the one fated to save Riviera, with a generous helping from Ursula, Rose and his four female companions.
* CrossdressingVoices: Ein, a male, is voiced by Creator/RieKugimiya, a female.
* TheCutie: He's generally considered soft and friendly and he can be quite decent, but don't piss him off!
* DubNameChange: His name in the Japanese version is Ecthel; his Diviner is called Ecthelion.
** DubInducedPlotHole: There's a character in {{Gungnir}} named Einherjar, which will [[OneSteveLimit cause problems]] as it made it to North America in June of 2012. Both {{Gungnir}}'s Einherjar and Ein have {{Meaningful Name}}s.
* TheFool: At the beginning of the game, at least.
* HeelFaceBrainwashing: What Ursula does to him by sealing his memories and show him his misguided way (it helps that he didn't like the course of action already). He ultimately decides to RageAgainstTheHeavens and save Riviera.
* HeroesPreferSwords: His Diviner Einherjar is a sword and his LimitBreak skills use broadswords.
* HeroicResolve: He gets downed multiple times over the course of the game but pulls through until the end to save Riviera.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: While you don't actually use them in battle, Ein's skill with simple rocks is incredibly astounding. He even [[spoiler:skips a rock around 100 times across an entire lake and kills an unsuspecting enemy skeleton on the other side.]]
* IncorruptiblePurePureness: Which allows him to survive Ursula's cursing between chapters 1 and 2.
* {{Jerkass}}: His {{Canon}} personality is not the nicest of people, judging from the TrueEnding ([[spoiler:the TrueEnding is Rose' CatGirl form, which can only be accessed by being a jerk towards all the girls, but Cierra being the one who likes Ein the most still; in other words, '''very''' difficult]]).
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: Ursula seals away his memories (except for his name) and forces him to live among the sprites so he learns that they are harmless and friendly people, rather than evil demons.
* LaserGuidedTykebomb: The reason Ursula gave him LaserGuidedAmnesia was essentially to brainwash him into wanting to support Riviera instead of Asgard. ''It worked.''
* LightEmUp: In a subversion of the FireIceLightning system, his element of choice is holy, not lightning (even though his sword is yellow and Ledah/Malice stand for fire/ice, respectively).
* LivingWeapon: Grim Angels are a warrior caste of God Killers created to bring down the evil demons and gods during Ragnarok.
* MeaningfulName: His weapon Einherjar is named for fallen warriors taken to Valhalla by the Valkyries, mirroring Ein's relationship with Ursula. This doesn't hold in the original, where his weapon is just named after himself.
* MightyGlacier: He can take a lot of punishment, even though he is slightly weak towards the trinity of elemental magic. However, he is the slowest party member as well.
* NaiveNewcomer: The newest Grim Angel and the only one with a familiar as well.
* TheOneGuy: In a team that otherwise consists of four ([[spoiler:actually five]]) girls.
* OurAngelsAreDifferent: Literally, he is an angel without wings.
* PhlebotinumRebel: He's a Grim Angel, a caste of God Killers, but rebels against the orders of Asgard.
* PreAsskickingOneLiner:
** "This should end it!" for his Level 3 Overskills
** "This is the will of the gods!" for his Execution Level Overskill
* RageAgainstTheHeavens: He rebels against the orders from Asgard and instead decides to save Riviera. Turns out the orders were actually faked by Hector.
* SkilledButNaive: He's pretty powerful, but lacks the experience of Ledah.
* SpannerInTheWorks: Hector already chalked him up dead, then Ein CameBackStrong and crushed his plans.
* TaremeEyes: These support his friendly looks. Don't be fooled, he's a Grim Angel for a reason.
* ThisLoserIsYou: Ein plays like an allegory of shut-ins; get the hell out into the world and meet girls, damnit!
* ToBeLawfulOrGood: He's torn between fulfilling his duty as a Grim Angel and doing what he feels is right. He tries to TakeAThirdOption by sealing the Accursed without destroying Riviera, but when he discovers Hector's true motives, his reason for being conflicted disappears.
* VirginityMakesYouStupid: Sort of.
* WeaponOfChoice:
** Primary: [[EmpathicWeapon Einherjar]], CoolSword
** Secondary: RoyalRapier, BladeOnAStick
** Tertiary: SinisterScythe, SimpleStaff, Bow

!!Fia
!!!Voiced by: Creator/NatsumiYanase (JP), Creator/WendeeLee (EN, PSP version)
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Granddaughter of Elendia's elder and one of the first girls to join forces with Ein. Fia took care of Ein while he was an amnesiac and invited him to live with her and her friend Lina. She is well-read and responsible and explains a great deal about the world to Ein when he still can't remember very much (including several battle mechanics not gone over by Ledah and Rose). She starts out apparently infatuated with Ein, assigning him the suffix ''-sama'' in the Japanese version; depending on the choices of the player, she may fall in love with him by the end of the game.

Gossiping with the house fairy Coco reveals that Fia has a sweet tooth and is insecure about her weight and is less mature than she likes to act. Her age and surname are not given by Sting. [[{{Fanon}} Some fans hold her birthday]] to be July 12, the release date of the WSC version of the game.

* BewareTheNiceOnes: While she's very gentle, she does not tolerate evil. Additionally her element of choice is '''holy'''!
* CantSpitItOut: If she's sacrificed in the final chapter, her last words are regretting that she could never tell Ein how she felt about him.
* ChurchMilitant: She's in training to be a priestess. Apparently, that training involves fencing and holy magic.
* ClingyJealousGirl: More pronounced in the Drama Cds.
* CombatMedic: She's pretty good in a fight, but her most valuable skill is being the only person in the party who can use healing abilities. [[ComplacentGamingSyndrome She's so versatile and her healing is so useful that she's a staple in most party setups.]]
* CovertPervert: A bit.
* {{Fanservice}}: She wears a white bikini in both the SE bath scenes and one of the telephone cards. There is also a version where she and the other girls appear bathing, sans bikini but with GodivaHair.
* FeminineWomenCanCook: She's girly and she cooks well.
* GiantPoofySleeves: Part of her dress.
* GodivaHair: In a bathing scene.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Lina.
* JackOfAllStats: She's the most well-balanced member of the party stat-wise.
* KatanasAreJustBetter: She can use two famous Japanese swords, the Zantetsu and Kikuichimonji.
* {{Keigo}}: She uses them with everyone but Lina.
* IFoundYouLikeThis: Not only is this how she introduces herself to Ein, but this was how she met ''Lina'', as the latter was delivered to her by Ladie and Graham after she was found collapsed outside in a snowstorm.
* LadyOfWar: She generally takes over the role of Healer in the group, but uses a rapier as her primary weapon and is the only character in the game who can use the full power of the Kiku-ichimonji, making use of the attack "Oboro-garasu". Her Overdrive skills also carry an "air of grace" with them, and are named after musical terms (Vivace, Cadenza, Presto, Brilliante).
* LightEmUp: Her favourite element is holy.
* TheMedic: She uses several magic items for healing, rather than attacks.
* MsExposition: Like Ledah and Rose, she explains some combat mechanics or background info. Humourously, this includes ''the moon''.
* OddCouple: With Lina.
* TheOjou: Refined and elegant with a fitting weapon.
* PreAsskickingOneLiner: "My resolve shall prevail!" for her Level 3 Overskills.
* TheRedMage: She's the only party member who can use melee skills, offensive magic, and healing magic.
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: ''Sure'' you didn't peek, Fia. We believe you.
* TaremeEyes: Has these, to emphasize her gentleness.
* ThemeNaming: Her Level 3 Overskills are all named after musical terminology.
* WeaponOfChoice:
** Primary: RoyalRapier
** Secondary: Bow, MagicWand
** Tertiary: {{Spellbook}}, CoolSword, BladeOnAStick
* WhiteMagicianGirl: Although her main weapons are rapiers, Fia is the only character to consistently learn healing techniques and her stats make her more appropriate for using magic than physical attacks.
* WiseBeyondTheirYears: She's actually the youngest party member, but she's the most mature by far.
* YamatoNadeshiko: She doesn't look the part but she has the SilkHidingSteel personality, she's a good cook, her weapons include archery and pole arms and speaks with {{keigo}}. Plus she actually uses a few Japanese swords.

!!Lina / Lyuri
!!!Voiced by: Hiromi Konno (JP), Creator/StephanieSheh (EN, PSP version)
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->''A single arrow [[BadassAdorable can pierce through the sky and summon]] [[ShockAndAwe terrifying lightning]]. [[ThePollyanna She grips a tiny ray of hope]] [[OlderThanTheyLook with those small hands of hers]].''\\
-- Calendar disc flavor text

A Haine girl who's lived with Fia since she moved to Elendia two years ago. Lina joins up with Ein at the same time as Fia. Lina is cheerful, whimsical and extremely immature -- most of the time. She shows her occasional moments of brilliance and good judgment of character and helps to cheer Ein up in his DarkestHour. She doesn't know much about everyday mundane things (like what kinds of wood are used to light her and Fia's own stove), but brings energy and drive to Ein's quest like no other. She doesn't have much affection for Ein initially, but depending on the actions of the player, she can fall in love with him by the end of the game.

Lina is actually quite a bit older than she looks and her childishness is implied to be just an act to make her look more cutesy. In one scene, she claims to be a year older than Fia (who neither confirms nor denies it). Her surname is not given by Sting. [[{{Fanon}} Some fans hold her birthday]] to be November 22, the release date of the PSP version in Japan.

* ArcherArchetype: Played with; she's not a close-combat character, prefering to snipe enemies from a distance. On the other hand, she can't really work alone.
* AllThereInTheManual: Her circumstances are explained in one of the Precious Chapter voice dramas.
* AntiAir: Her bows deal extra damage to flying enemies.
* BalefulPolymorph: In one of the dramas.
* BigEater: Complained about by Coco, a ''lot.''
* {{Bokukko}}: Although she only uses it while introducing herself.
* CuteClumsyGirl: More an act though, compared to Cierra.
* DeliberatelyCuteChild: Emphasis on deliberate.
* DubNameChange: Her name is Lyuri in the Japanese version.
* FragileSpeedster: She can't take much damage, but her skill with bows and speed give her exceptional DPS.
* GirlishPigtails: Held aloft by a lot of ribbons.
* GodivaHair: In a bathing scene.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Fia.
* HostileShowTakeover: Lina's the main character in the voiced dramas ''and'' she features in both cellphone games.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: She learns special moves with ''FRUITS AND EGGS.''
* {{Kawaiiko}}: A definite example of pure cuteness.
* MasterOfNone: Her Magic and Strength are well-balanced, but all that means is that she deals less damage than Serene and Cierra can. She also has none of Fia's versatility, lacking decent defenses or special skills.
* NotHelpingYourCase: Gets angry that her friends won't believe what she says about [[OlderThanTheyLook her age]], but won't drop her affected-cutesy behavior and speech.
* OddCouple: With Fia.
* OlderThanSheLooks: So she claims. Coco seems to support the notion.
* PreAsskickingOneLiner: "I never miss!" for her Level 3 Overskills
* ShockAndAwe: Her element of choice is lightning.
* TaremeEyes: Yet another cuteness factor of hers.
* ThirdPersonPerson: ...notice a pattern with the cuteness?
* ThisLooksLikeAJobForAquaman: Her usefulness is limited in battles where all of the enemies are grounded. But in stages where most enemies fly, or battles with mages in the enemies' back row, she's incredibly effective. She particularly shines in the battle with the Archangel, who is otherwise ThatOneBoss.
* WeaponOfChoice:
** Primary: Bow
** Secondary: ThrowTheBookAtThem, WolverineClaws
** Tertiary: SinisterScythe, WhipItGood, BladeOnAStick

!!Serene
!!!Voiced by: Creator/AiNonaka (JP), Paula Tiso (EN, PSP release)
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A native of Rosalina and a member of the Arcs, a race of Sprite resembling vampires. Serene's village was wiped out by Malice towards the beginning of the game when she was ordered by Hector to gather a thousand Sprites' souls. Ein, Fia and Lina rescued her from Malice while exploring Lacrima Castle and she joined up with them afterwards. Serene is the most tomboyish and rough-natured of the four Sprite girls accompanying Ein and is friendly with Lina; the two tease each other back and forth over the course of the game. Serene secretly harbours considerable survivor's guilt about being the only Arc to live through the Rosalina massacre. Depending on the player's actions, she can fall in love with Ein by the end of the game.

The [[AudioAdaptation Precious Chapter drama CD]] features an installment that focuses on Serene's {{backstory}} and her life in Rosalina before the game.

Serene is stated to be about the same age as Ein, but her surname is not given by Sting. [[{{Fanon}} Some fans hold her birthday]] to be April 4, the release date of the PSP version in Europe.

* ACupAngst: According to her jealous internal monologue when rescuing Cierra from falling in Chapter 3 if Ein doesn't make it in time.
* ActionGirl: The most prominent example of the four.
* AllThereInTheManual: The significance of Serene's pendant is explained in one of the voiced dramas included on the Precious Chapter CD.
* AnIcePerson: Her element of choice is ice.
* AnimalEaredHeadband: Serene wears a hat with prominent cat ears sticking out of it.
* BalefulPolymorph: In one of the dramas.
* [[TheBigGuy The Big Gal]]: Boasts the most attack power of the team.
* CloseRangeCombatant: Because of her weapon limitations, she's the only party member who can't target enemies in the back row.
* {{Delinquent}}: In the HighSchoolAU drama.
* DullSurprise: Her English voice actress, in the PSP version.
* {{Fanservice}}: She wears a blue bikini in both the SE bath scenes and one of the telephone cards. There is also a version where she and the other girls appear bathing, sans bikini but with GodivaHair.
* FantasticRacism: Against demons, although considering her past, this is somewhat justified.
* GlassCannon: She's very powerful, but cannot take a magical punch, a fire punch ''or'' an electric punch worth anything.
* HollywoodTonedeaf: She says she sucks at singing, but she can do it just fine if her buddies are in peril...
* LastOfHerKind: The only survivor of the Rosalina massacre.
* MagicallyIneptFighter: Her impressive attack power is matched by an abyssal magic stat. Her magic-based overskills are functionally useless even against an enemy weak to her chosen element.
* NeverLearnedToRead: In the Japanese version of the game, she's stated to not be completely literate; in the English version, this was changed to her hating to read instead.
* NiceHat: Wears a helmet shaped like cat ears.
* PowerTrio: [[AllThereInTheManual The dramas]] establish that she used to have one with her best friends in Rosalina, [[AlphaBitch Polly]] and [[{{Nerd}} Tehse]].
* ThePrankster: She likes to play tricks, usually on Lina.
* PreAsskickingOneLiner: "Here's my trump card!" for her Level 3 Overskills
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Against demons and '''especially Malice'''.
* SheFu: She's pretty powerful and while not particularly flashy fights very efficiently.
* SurvivorGuilt: Having supposedly seen the destruction of Rosalina Island firsthand, this is justified.
* {{Tomboy}}: She's rough around the edges, blunt-spoken and easy to anger, but also a respectable and trustworthy person.
* TragicKeepsake: Her pendant.
* TsurimeEyes: To support her prominent ActionGirl status.
* UnusualEars: She has ''[[PointyEars jigokumimi]]'' and wears a hat with ''[[CatGirl nekomimi]]''.
* WingedHumanoid: As an Arc, she has bat wings. In a bout of either stupidity or some kind of charm magic, this detail gets the rest of the team to mistake her as a vampire.
* WeaponOfChoice:
** Primary: SinisterScythe
** Secondary: BladeOnAStick, WolverineClaws
** Tertiary: WhipItGood, CoolSword, RoyalRapier
* WhatTheHellHero: Isn't too impressed with Ursula's decision to unleash the Cefiro, thereby forcing Ein and company to have to kill a small number of innocent Sprites to save the rest of them.

!!Cierra
!!!Voiced by: Creator/YukoGoto (JP), Vanessa Morley (EN, GBA version), Creator/MichelleRuff (EN, PSP version)
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Known as the Scarlet Witch, Cierra is a [[WitchSpecies Witch]] and a magic researcher who normally lives in Wiese Forest. She joined Ein and the other girls while they explored the Nelde Ruins in search of one of the Accursed (which she mistook for Akurst and thought they were looking for magical herbs); she insisted on traveling with them in order to look for her "friend", Gateau -- actually Ein's lost cat familiar, Rose. Cierra joins the party with a high level of affection for Ein and is considered by fans to be one of the easiest characters to win over by the end of the game.

Cierra is the oldest of the girls who travel with Ein's party and acts as an older sister to the others. Her magic, while quite powerful, sometimes tends to be of the hit-or-miss variety because Cierra herself can be quite absent-minded. She gets lost easily and isn't very good at making potions, although she is an excellent chef. Although her age is not officially given, she seems to be at least 20 years old (the legal drinking age in Japan), as official and unofficial works both [[HardDrinkingPartyGirl tend to portray her drinking wine or beer]]. Her surname isn't officially given, either. [[{{Fanon}} Some fans hold her birthday]] to be November 25, the release date for the GBA version in Japan.

* BigDamnHeroes: In the audio drama ''The Melancholy of Millefeuille-chan?!''
-->''"What are you doing to my cute little Millefeuille?! '''[[GratuitousEnglish Hell Fire]]!'''"''
* BlackMagicianGirl: Fire, Ice or Holy magic needed? Just ask her.
* CloudCuckooLander: She gets easily distracted or lost in thoughts. This got the team into peril at least once.
* CoolBigSis: While sometimes a bit off, she's still a responsible and intelligent person and always someone who hears people out about their problems.
* CrashIntoHello: With Ein.
* CrazyCatLady: Well, more crazy ''about'' cats. Especially when they have bat wings.
** KindheartedCatLover: Again, she's a good person and this is emphasized when it comes to caring about Rose (even though she messed up her latter's voice with a potion by accident).
* CuteWitch: Also a HotWitch.
* DyingDeclarationOfLove: If she's sacrificed in the final stage, she tries to tell Ein that she loves him, but dies before she can finish her sentence.
* {{Fanservice}}: She wears a black bikini in both the SE bath scenes and one of the telephone cards. There is also a version where she and the other girls appear bathing, sans bikini but with GodivaHair.
* FeminineWomenCanCook: The girliest of the group and excellent when it comes to any kind of cooking.
* GeniusDitz: She sometimes gets lost in thought, but she's highly proficient in magic, cooking and helping others about their problems.
* HardDrinkingPartyGirl: Often seen with beer or wine.
* IdiotHair: Cierra has a very, very small one.
* KillItWithFire: Her element of choice is fire, but ice and holy also work.
* MagicMisfire: She's known to mess up spells she doesn't know. Thankfully this doesn't happen in actual battles.
* MightyGlacier / SquishyWizard: A combination of both. Due to having the highest base HP value and a lot of Overskills, Cierra has the highest possible HP total. Her MGC score is so high that you can cast magic at her all day and she won't even feel it -- but ''poke'' her with a physical attack and half that giant HP bar is gone.
* MostCommonSuperpower: She has a sizeable bust which complements her fire-based magic powers very well. Serene in particular seems a bit envious; "huge" being the word of choice here.
* NiceHat: As a witch, she has a Witch Hat.
* NoSenseOfDirection: Gets the team lost into the Four Seasons Forest, a ''horrible'' area for characters and players alike. Also tends to wander around aimlessly at times.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: Cierra sure knows a lot of factoids for someone who can seem so empty-headed...
* OneeSama: Of the smother-you-with-[[OneHeadTaller boobsquish-hugs]] variety.
* OperaGloves: She wears red ones that almost reach her shoulders, which are in the same style as the rest of her ensemble.
* PreAsskickingOneLiner: "I'll show you the power of magic!" for her Level 3 Overskills
* TaremeEyes: Like for most of the girls, these emphasize her gentleness.
* TeamMom: When she's not being silly, she falls into this role rather nicely.
* WeaponOfChoice:
** Primary: MagicWand
** Secondary: {{Spellbook}}, WhipItGood
** Tertiary: Bow, RoyalRapier, CoolSword
* ZettaiRyouiki: Grade B at least.

!!Rose R. Crawford
!!!Voiced by: Rika Komatsu (JP)
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[[caption-width-right:350:In both feline and humanoid flavors.]]

Ein's familiar and [[ExpositionFairy Exposition Cat]] in the first chapter. Rose was assigned to Ein to help him cope with being sent out right after being made a Grim Angel and is often frustrated with his lack of knowledge about things she believes to be obvious. Although she teases Ein relentlessly, she does care for him deeply and considers him to be her friend, not just her master. She is shown to have an interest in history and is very respectful towards Ledah. If none of the heroines care about Ein enough, he returns to Asgard with Rose at the end of the game; all versions from the original GBA release on, however, do include a special ending for her (referred to by fans as her GoodEnding or TrueEnding) that requires a base amount of Cierra's affection.

Rose doesn't like being equated with a house cat because of her appearance and is highly unamused when one of Cierra's potions robs her of her voice. While her age is not given, she is one of three characters from Riviera whose full name was revealed by Sting (and the only one whose full name is revealed in-game). [[{{Fanon}} Some fans hold her birthday]] to be October 18, the release date for the Special Edition of the PSP version in Japan.

* BadassBookworm: Go on, get her Overskill. She really is badass.
* {{Bokukko}}: Refers to herself with "boku" in the Japanese script; this means she considers herself boyish.
* ButtMonkey: It is possibly to abuse her by sending her into holes and switches, which usually end with hilarious results. Her "relationship" with Cierra isn't the smoothest either.
* CatGirl: In her TrueEnding.
* CrossdressingVoices: Although she's voiced by a woman, Rose has a very deep voice for a female character and is often mistaken to be male (even by Ein). Using "boku" when refering to herself doesn't exactly help.
* DemotedToExtra: Rose is often conspicuously absent in scenes from the voiced dramas, although she's in The Precious Chapter more than she was in the Epilogue Disc.
* DubNameChange: In the Japanese script, Cierra nicknames her Millefeuille. Probably to save space, {{Atlus}} changed this to "Gateau", a generic French word for cake instead of a specific French dessert. As a bonus, it also sounds similar to "gato", the Spanish word for "cat".
* ExpositionFairy: Well, Exposition Cat; she explains a lot of things in the ForcedTutorial and SheKnowsAboutTimedHits as well.
* {{Familiar}}: To Ein; this was done because he's fairly clueless about life as a Grim Angel and Ledah is too headstrong to bother explaining things.
* FirstGirlWins: In her endings.
* KillItWithFire: Her Overskill.
* LittleMissSnarker: She provides some truly hilarious dialogue of this kind.
* OfficialCouple: With Ein, according to the official timeline and WordOfGod. What this implies however is fairly mean.
* OnlySaneWoman: In a cast that contains a clueless God Killer, a CovertPervert [[TheOjou Ojou]], a DeliberatelyCuteChild, an easily angered {{Tomboy}} ActionGirl and a CloudCuckooLander CuteWitch as well as a headstrong EmotionlessBoy, '''someone''' has to nudge everyone else into the right direction.
* SamusIsAGirl: Turns out this cat is female and can become a CatGirl to boot!
* SnarkyNonhumanSidekick: Probably the snarkiest cat you'll ever see.
* TalkingAnimal: A speaking cat. Just don't liken her to a house cat, she really doesn't like that.
* TaremeEyes: These seem to be the norm, really.
* TeamPet: Or at least the girls think so. Personally, she doesn't like that.
* {{Tsundere}}: Towards Ein, but she's a type B mostly.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Doesn't like the dark. Often gets sent out to investigate small dark spaces.

!!Ledah Rozwelli
!!!Voiced by: Creator/MasakazuMorita (JP)
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A second Grim Angel, dispatched along with Ein. He is much more experienced than Ein and much more professional in his dealings with demons and traveling. He and Ein were separated at the end of the first chapter, after which Ledah continued to follow Hector's orders and prepare for the destruction of Riviera. His devotion to the gods' will (which he believes Hector to be the spokesperson of) leads to his confrontation with Ein, subsequent HeelFaceTurn and final HeroicSacrifice. It is revealed at the end of chapter 6 that Ledah decided to sacrifice his emotions to become a Grim Angel (in comparison, Ein sacrificed his wings), although he does seem to retain some emotional capacity. Maybe.

Not much of Ledah's background has been released, although his surname and Grim Angel registration number and class were given out with the Prologue Disc. His age is not given, but judging by his voice, he seems to be older than Ein at the very least. [[{{Fanon}} Some fans hold his birthday]] to be June 28, the release date for the GBA version in America.

* AllThereInTheManual: His last name and Grim Angel license, at least...
* {{Bishonen}}: Compared to the more child-alike Ein, he's a grown man and ''very'' handsome.
* BladeOnAStick: Lorelei, the spear of fire.
* CripplingOverspecialization: Not so much in the first chapter, where he's so powerful that Lorelei really is all he needs. But when if he rejoins you temporarily in Chapter 8, his refusal to use anything except Lorelei (to the exclusion even of healing items) becomes much more of a hazard.
* CrutchCharacter: In the first chapter, because the player couldn't skill Ein yet. After that, he reappears as an enemy instead.
* CynicalMentor: While he's showing Ein the ropes of being a Grim Angel, Ein's constant questioning of their orders annoys the hell out of him, and he's largely indifferent to Ein's survival.
* DemotedToExtra: Ledah is completely absent from the Precious Chapter CD.
* EmotionlessBoy: He surrendered his emotions in exchange for his diviner. He isn't completely devoid of emotion, but disregards them rather easily.
* GuestStarPartyMember: In chapter 1 and, if certain conditions are met, chapter 8.
* HealingFactor: Recovers at least 250 HP every turn in the first chapter (which is ''a lot''), probably in order to make up for the way that he refuses to use all items other than Lorelei. This is much less impressive in chapter 8, where his healing rate can't always keep up with the amount of damage he takes.
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: Although Ledah's true allegiance to the gods never wavers, there's a little confusion as to what the gods' will ''really is.''
** HeelFaceDoorSlam: Poor thing. He follows orders like any soldier is classically expected to and gets subsequently killed.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[TakingTheBullet Takes the attack]] suppossed to kill Ein, going down like a true hero.
* JapanesePronouns: A critical part of his characterization; he confers his attitude of others through which pronouns he uses with them. It was largely LostInTranslation.
* KillItWithFire: His element of choice is fire.
* KnightTemplar: From his perspective, he's a servant of the gods on a holy mission to eradicate demons. From the perspective of the party, he's a pawn of Hector needlessly killing innocents.
* LivingWeapon: Like all Grim Angels, his purpose is to kill demons and evil gods.
* MeaningfulName: His weapon Lorelei is named after the mythical "murmuring rock". Its a poetic description of his personality, but also worth noting is that the Lorelei of myth is inhabited by a beautiful, blonde-haired spirit.
* MrExposition: What we don't learn from the opening narration, we learn from him.
* MyCountryRightOrWrong: His worldview is rather simplistic: Asgard's enemies are evil and their representatives are good. It is implied that Ledah suspected Hector's true ambitions, but obeys him anyway because he's the one in charge.
* MyMasterRightOrWrong: His lack of emotion prevents him from sharing Ein's hesitation about the Retribution. He's fully aware that the Retribution requires the sacrifice of souls and will result in the deaths of thousands of innocent sprites, but Hector has ordered it and he speaks for the gods (so he thinks), and that's good enough.
* OurAngelsAreDifferent: As a Grim Angel, he's a LivingWeapon.
* PreAsskickingOneLiner:
** "Thy sins shall be purged" for his Execution Level Overskill.
** "Burn in the flames of judgement" for his Break Out Skills in his boss battle.
* ShipTease: With Ein.
** GayOption: Played with, especially in chapter 8, but never comes to fruition due to Ledah's PlotlineDeath.
* TheStoic: He's very headstrong about his ideals and following orders and never really fazed about the things that happen around him...
** StoicWoobie: ...and then gets dispossed off the moment he becomes useless.
* StudentCouncilPresident: In the HighSchoolAU drama.
* TsurimeEyes: Used to great effect to show his fighting spirit, which is doubly great because he doesn't have emotions to begin with.
* WhatIsThisFeeling: [[WordOfStPaul According to his voice actor]], it's not that Ledah doesn't have ''any'' capacity to feel emotions, he just no longer understands how to interpret them.

!!Malice Ructor
!!!Voiced by: Mariko Suzuki
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A third Grim Angel, sent to tail Ein and Ledah by Hector. Unlike Ein and Ledah, Malice's loyalties lie only with Hector. She first encountered Ein directly while chasing Serene and neither of them seemed to recognize each other; he did know who she was by their next meeting, however. Malice says that she gave up her future to become a Grim Angel, but it's eventually revealed by Hector that she failed to become a real Grim Angel and that she (like her {{Expy}} characters in ''VideoGame/YggdraUnion'' and ''VideoGame/KnightsInTheNightmare'') is an artificial Grim Angel with a fake Diviner; she was only his pawn, nothing more. Near the end of the game, she is sacrificed by Hector to resurrect Seth.

Malice's backstory and surname are revealed in one of the voiced dramas on the Epilogue Disc. Her age is never given. [[{{Fanon}} Some fans hold her birthday]] to be May 8, the release date of the PSP version in Australia.

* ADayInTheSpotlight: The sole serious voiced drama, ''Malice, Leaving Her Past'', which focuses exclusively on Malice's backstory.
* AllThereInTheManual: Her full name and backstory, among others.
* AnAxeToGrind: Her fake Diviner, Skadi.
* AnIcePerson: Her element of choice is ice, with some darkness thrown in.
* BrokenBird: The reason she throws in her lot with Hector, who gave her a new purpose in life. Too bad he's a total jerkass.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: By the time Hector's asking her to trade her to trade her future for a diviner, she doesn't consider it much of a trade.
* DemotedToExtra: Malice is completely absent in the Precious Chapter CD.
* {{Expy}}: Malice has two--[[VideoGame/YggdraUnion #367]] ([[FanNickname sometimes called]] [[SevenIsNana Nana]]) and [[VideoGame/KnightsInTheNightmare Primea]]. Their personalities are nothing like hers, but all of them wear similar clothes and wield an artificial Diviner called Skadi (Toolus in Japan).
* FreudianExcuse: Her father and mother both are killed in the Asgard War, causing her to bear a deep grudge against the gods. When Hector offers her the chance to help him become all-powerful and dethrone the Gods of Asgard, she gleefully accepts.
* GratuitousFrench: All of her [[LimitBreak Overskills]] except Blue Sophia and many of her basic attacks.
* MyMasterRightOrWrong: She is slavishly devoted to Hector, even knowing that she's committing atrocities in his name, because she frankly doesn't have much else to live for.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: While '''Malice''' is a legitimate girl's name in France, it's ''not'' anywhere else.
* OurAngelsAreDifferent: She isn't even one to begin with; she's been lied to the entire time in that she is neither a Grim Angel, nor a LivingWeapon hence, nor did she receive a real Diviner (this also explains how she could sacrifice her future, an abstract concept, compared to something real like emotions or wings; namely she didn't).
* PrincessInRags: In her backstory, she's the daughter of a noble house whose life was destroyed by the war between Asgard and Utgard.
* RageAgainstTheHeavens: She absolutely loathes the gods of Asgard. Unlike the real Grim Angels, her only loyalty is to Hector.
* StockholmSyndrome: Malice's life was already ruined by the time she ran into Hector, but he destroyed what was left of it for shits and giggles and went on to treat her horribly when she wound up as his pawn. Malice still all but worships him.
* TragicMonster: Figuratively. She ruthlessly murders the Arcs and the girl that likes Ein the most, but only because Hector has her firmly under his thumb. She dies believing every single one of Hector's lies, which he finds extremely amusing.
* TsurimeEyes: Unlike Ledah or Selene, these empasize her hatred.
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: She had a truly horrible life and winds up as a TragicMonster.

!!Ursula
!!!Voiced by: Yuko Shioyama (JP)
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Defender of Riviera, Ursula is said to be the ghost of a woman who died in Ragnarok, but considering that this is claimed by Hector (and he's a lying liar who lies), her true origins remain shrouded in mystery in-game. She kidnapped Ein and gave him LaserGuidedAmnesia in order to convert him to her cause and points him in the proper direction to start battling the Accursed. Later, after realizing that she was mistaken about Hector's views, Ursula contacts Ein via a dream to get him to protect her. She fades away at the end of the game, as her existence is linked with Seth's.

According to the [[AllThereInTheManual side materials]], Ursula was created by the gods as a defense mechanism to protect the Retribution -- Seth is the embodiment of the gods' power, but to get at her one must first get past Ursula and because they are symbiotic beings, killing Ursula would defeat the purpose. She is worshipped as a goddess by the Sprites.

* AllThereInTheManual: Her background and purpose.
* BandageBabe: While not visibly injured, she wears nothing but bandages.
* BatmanGambit: Deciding to try to convert Ein in the first place and then asking him whether or not he'll defend Riviera.
* BigGood: She's the protector of Riviera and adored by the sprites and fairies for that and her gentleness. On the other hand, she's a dangerous foe and not against manipulation.
* TheChessmaster: One of the few unambiguously good ones in all the ''VideoGame/DeptHeaven'' games. The fact she deems brainwashing acceptable is telling when it comes to the standards here.
* ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve: She and her fairies can do a lot of pretty cool and totally impossible stuff as long as they're praying hard enough.
* EnemyWithout: Ursula and Seth seem to be opposite halves of the same concept.
* GodsHandsAreTied: She can't fight against Seth because she's busy holding Riviera together. Hector knows that.
* GoodIsNotNice: She's not above brainwashing to achieve her goals.
* IdiotHair: Amusingly, she is the biggest example of this trope in the game, even though she's not an idiot.
* MeaningfulName: Ursula means "Little Bear"; she certainly has a bit of MamaBear in her.
* MindRape: What she does to Ein really comes down to this. She had a good reason, but ultimately the effect is still there.
* OmniscientMoralityLicense: Introduces herself to the player by attacking Ein and Ledah, kidnapping Ein, cursing him and then brainwashing him. It was for a good cause, though, so nobody holds it against her.
* PhysicalGod: Technically demigoddess, but the Sprites don't care.
* RapunzelHair: She has some of the longest hairs you'll ever see.
* {{Stripperiffic}}: Much like the fairies (and incidentially the demon siblings Fool and Sage), she's only dressed in bandages.
* TaremeEyes: ...yet another one.
* WingedHumanoid: She has unique butterfly-esque wings.

!!Hector
!!!Voiced by: Creator/NoriakiSugiyama (JP)
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A recurring character over the ''VideoGame/DeptHeaven'' series, Hector is one of the Seven Magi and is finally the main villain of Riviera. He spent the past several millennia planning a takeover of Asgard and set it into motion by getting Malice to revive demons in Riviera, giving him an excuse to send his LaserGuidedTykebomb trio down to actuate the Retribution and destroy Riviera, conveniently giving him the opportunity to grasp the gods' power for himself. Unfortunately for Hector, Ursula kidnapped and converted the weakest LaserGuidedTykebomb, Ein and turned him into her own LaserGuidedTykebomb. Hector's [[GambitRoulette grandiose and complicated plan]] is brought to a screeching halt because of one, single mistake.

In addition to his role as main villain here, he has a cameo appearance in ''VideoGame/KnightsInTheNightmare'' and is referenced in ''VideoGame/YggdraUnion''.

As over the past two games in the series, Hector is shown having brought about the utter ruin of an innocent WideEyedIdealist, narrowly avoiding a TheDogBitesBack from said WideEyedIdealist-turned-MagnificentBastard via interference by some trusty, well-meaning [[UnwittingPawn Unwitting Pawns]] ([[spoiler:the Royal Army]] in ''YggdraUnion''), abusing his test subjects and sending the gods' most devout servant on a suicide mission that ends in her fall from grace, this man has garnered a respectable amount of fan hate. Taking him down at last is kind of satisfying.

* AGodAmI: His ultimate goal. He succeeds, but not for very long.
* AboveGoodAndEvil: According to himself. The protagonists heartily disagree.
* AllThereInTheManual: Turns out he commited so many atrocities in the past, '''nobody''' will ever miss him.
* TheChessmaster: Just about everything that happens in the series is part of Hector's plan. Ein is the only loose end, and he manages to unravel the whole thing.
* ClothesMakeTheSuperman: According to the background materials, his power is linked to the cloak he's always wearing.
* CreatingLifeIsBad: It's pretty telling that perverting the laws of nature is one of the ''least'' evil things he does.
* DespotismJustifiesTheMeans: It's not entirely clear what he intends for his new world, only that he wants to be the god of it. Whatever he has planned, it doesn't even come close to justifying all of the things he's done.
* EvilLaugh: While this doesn't occur in-game, it's played by his ''seiyuu'' in one of the Epilogue Disc dramas.
* EvilSorcerer: Unusual in that he doesn't use evil magic or evil forces. He's just a very powerful mage who happens to be very evil.
* FatalFlaw: Viewing his underlings as disposable. Every single time he does it, it comes back to haunt him in some way, and the last time he does it, said underling shuts his plans down completely.
* FireIceLightning: He can shift through these with his Metamorphosis, making him immune to his element of choice. He can also shift into Dark Mode, in which he can absorb all of them.
* GreaterScopeVillain: Everything bad that happens in every Dept. Heaven game can be in some way linked to Hector. The background materials also imply that he had some involvement with getting Ragnarok started as well.
* HiddenEyes: It's one of many signs that he's more than what he seems.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Ein was personally selected by Hector as a tool to actuate his plan. Ein turns out to be the key player in his plan's failure.
* InTheHood: It covers his entire face. The only time it comes off is when he fuses with Seth.
* InsufferableGenius: Hector is a skilled enough magician to accomplish feats thought to be impossible even in Asgard (such as creating the dimensional link between Asgard and Riviera that we know as the Maze of Shadows in-game) and he's got about twice as much ego as he does skill.
* KarmaHoudini: He commits volumes and volumes evil acts and never suffers more than the slightest Up until he gets smacked in the face with Ein, at least.
* KnightTemplar: Subverted; at first it seems that Hector is simply fanatical about fulfilling the gods' will, but he's actually just pursuing his own, much more sinister, agenda.
* ManipulativeBastard: Beyond his skills with magic and MagiTech, his true gift is getting people to do his dirty work.
* MeanCharacterNiceActor: He's an absolute jackass. His actor is a cool guy.
* MindRape: Oh, so you just lost your home and don't know what to do? Come Hector and you'll forget who you were, then get turned into his puppet.
* NayTheist: He rejects the rulership of the gods, if only because he'd prefer to be one himself.
* NotSoWellIntentionedExtremist: Because of his complete and utter lack of morality, Hector believes no cost is too great -- and no action too immoral -- to achieve his goal of becoming a god. He will not hesitate to use lofty-sounding motives to manipulate other people, but his only real loyalty is to himself.
* PowerPerversionPotential: We're talking about a man with a confirmed [[AGodAmI god complex]] and incredible political power who just so happens to wield a staff called the ''Tentacle Rod''...
* PreAsskickingOneLiner: "With the knowledge of the Magi!" for his Break Out Skill
* SmugSnake: His ego is immense. Unlike most examples, he can actually back it up.
* SorcerousOverlord: In the absence of the gods, he's the ''de facto'' ruler of Asgard.
* StrawNihilist: The only thing he believes in is his own power; life has no value to him whatsoever.
* VillainousBreakdown: ''Twice, even.''
* VillainsNeverLie: Inverted. The only reason why anyone believes a word he says is because they don't know he's a villain. Once his true motives are revealed, it turns out he was lying his ass off to everyone about everything.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: Or so he thinks; he IS one of the 7 Magi who are generally respected. Doesn't stop others from hating him.
* VisionaryVillain: Summed up in his MotiveRant:
-->I have no interest in the traditions of old. Nor do I have any use for a world such as Riviera. I shall become an omnipotent god, and I will forge a new world!
* YouCantThwartStageOne: Taken to an absurd degree once you realize how expansive his evil plan was. Becoming Seth-Rah was the culmination of ''several millennia'' of successful scheming. Ein and his group are only able to defeat it through ThePowerOfFriendship, and even then only barely.