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Characters: RosenkreuzStilette
Considering a good deal of characterization of the RosenkreuzStilette characters, a Character Sheet has been made.

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Rosenkreuzstilette, the "Blades of the Rose Cross"

    Spiritia Rosenberg 
"...I can't let them get away with this!"

Voiced by: Michika Kataoka
Introduced in: Rosenkreuzstilette / Rosenkreuzstilette Grollschwert

[RKS-001] Eins. The Heroine of the first game. She's a straightforward and honest young lady as well as a training instructor, treated with deep respect and admiration by even the imperial soldiers. She's naive and kind of a klutz and sinks like a brick in water, but at least her fighting instincts are strong and her moral convictions are second to none. Her RKS friends call her "Tia" for short. She may be the other reincarnation of Rosenkreuz other than Iris, known as the "Blade of Rosenkreuz", born with the ability that defined him most as an individual: His ability to tap into the strength of his friends.

Her ability is called Seelegewehr, which gathers magical energy from the immediate vicinity and releases it in the form of round magical bullets, which become stronger the more they are charged. They can be used without restraint since they don't tap into her mana supply. She can also copy the abilities of any Magus she defeats and use them in combat, because she may have Rosenkreuz's ability to use the powers of others.

Tropes related with Spiritia:

  • And That's Terrible: Her reaction to Iris revealing herself to be the mastermind behind RKS's rebellion.
    "I don't get it... I just... don't. You're not the kind of kid who would do something like this!"
  • Berserk Button: Do not speak of killing Iris in front of her.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: She's pretty much a nice girl. But when her friends start a war against the Empire to build their new world and start it all off by burning the forest, she immediately fights to stop them.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Part of the final battle in Freudenstachel involves Freu fighting Tia, who has been brainwashed by Iris.
  • Calling Your Attacks: She says the names of the weapons she uses when she unleashes them after fully charging them.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: In her case, defeating her friends in combat means that she is able to convince them that the rebellion is going to be less than worth it. She ends up being right for different reasons than she initially thought.
  • Determinator: She never gives up, no matter what. And it's all part of her unrivaled sense of justice gig.
  • Distressed Damsel: Gets captured by the Schwarzkreuz at the beginning of Freudenstachel.
  • Elegant Gothic Lolita
  • Elemental Baggage: Whenever she uses an elemental weapon outside the stage she got it from (Zornebombe, Klageharnish, Freudenstachel, et cetera).
  • Expy: Of Mega Man himself, right down to her personality. Appearance-wise, she's also one to Saber.
  • Final Boss: In Freudenstachel, alongside Seraph Iris, who is fought right after her.
  • Gold and White Are Divine: The blonde hair and white shirt are both a dead giveaway.
  • Good Is Not Soft: She's rather kind and straightforward, but that doesn't mean she won't resort to violence when it's needed. She does always try the "soft" way first, though.
  • Green Eyes
  • Hair Decorations: A cross-shaped hair-clip, specifically.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold
  • The Heart
  • Heroic BSOD: She gets this when Iris attacks and fatally injures her after killing her father and afterwards reveals the whole, terrible truth behind the war. Things calm down a little when Freu comes just in time to save her, and even more so when she reassures her that both #1: she will be alright despite having overdone the room-freezing attack a bit, and #2: she'll release Karl and sort out and take care of every other problem left behind by Iris.
  • The Heroine
  • Hotter and Sexier: It could be just Author Appeal, but Spiritia's breasts has become larger and buoyant in Freudenstachel compared to her appearance in the first game.
  • I Am Not Left-Handed: As a boss in Grollschwert, her attack pattern is somewhat easy to avoid. When her health goes low, however, Lilli will give her a Cross Tank and then Spiritia will whip up several more powerful attacks.
  • I Am What I Am: Even if she really were the Blade of Rosenkreuz, Lilli says that she'll always be herself.
  • Idiot Hair
  • Idiot Hero: Not only did she actually trust Iris and take it upon herself to stop the war (by Swiper, No Swiping! method no less — though fortunately she's strong enough to fight them if it fails) without knowing that she started it for laughs, her profile even says that she's kind of a klutz and sinks like a brick in water.
    • To be fair, Spiritia's friends and even Count Zeppelin (the Magi leader, who starts the whole coup) also don't know that Iris has planned it all. The only one knowing this is Grolla. Iris being "kidnapped" doesn't help.
  • Kaleidoscope Hair: As part of her Power Copying shtick, her hair color will change to that of the Magi whose power she is currently wielding.
  • Kamehame Hadoken: Her fully-charged Seelegewehr.
  • The Klutz
  • Leitmotif: "AM Fight No. 1" by AM3 (RKS title theme (later used as Luste's talk theme in RKSF)), "The Ground Which Can Shine" by Silver Chaos (RKS Opening Stage theme), "Vampire Revoluion" by Unlimited Hellest (talk theme), "Fighting Spirits" by Silver Chaos (Boss theme), "Scarlet Moon Castle" by Unlimited Hellest (RKSF Final Stage talk theme (shared with Iris)), "Awakening the Profound Evil" by Wingless Seraph (RKSF Final Boss Battle (also shared with Iris)).
  • Light is Good
  • Non-Elemental
  • Oh, Crap: Quite often done when she sees that her friends are participating in the war; her expressions in seeing and realizing that are quite priceless.
    • Take this particular set of dialogues for example:
      Spiritia: "Trau, not you too!? Why!?"
      Trauare: "Oh? What exactly did you take me for? A pacifist? Hardly. I just don't like wasting effort. And that's exactly what you're doing right now, Tia."
      Spiritia: "That's not true...!"
  • Oh, No... Not Again!: As the Imperial Training Hall starts shaking for the second time after Talos flies off with Iris in tow and Lilli follows...
    Spiritia: "Not again! The place is under attack!"
  • Only Sane Girl
  • Power Copying: She has the special ability to copy others' abilities. This is a trait she may inherited from Rosenkreuz.
  • Power Dyes Your Hair: Using different weapons from the other RKS members she'd fought will change her hair color corresponding to the hair color of the original user.
  • Power Gives You Wings: She has her Silberflügel "Eins" and Silberflügel "Zwei", both which are abilities to create platforms with wings.
  • Rapunzel Hair: If she didn't wear her hair in a ponytail (her huge one still reaches significantly down her back regardless).
  • Right for the Wrong Reasons: She ends up as this when she finds out that Iris had caused the events of the game to happen for her amusement, instead of her initial assumption that Count Zeppelin was behind it all.
  • Super Not-Drowning Skills: She swims like a brick, but she never drowns no matter how much time she spends in water.
  • Swiper, No Swiping!: She does this deal with her friends as well as Count Zeppelin.
  • Tareme Eyes
  • Tennis Boss: As a boss in Grollschwert, she occasionally sics Lilli to attack you. You (as Grolla) can smack Lilli back to Tia with her sword.
  • This Cannot Be!: "I can't believe it...! The Count is even using the forbidden arts!?"
  • This Is Unforgivable: She and Lilli say two variations of this trope to Iris before they fight her Iris Machine at the end of the third Iris Stage because they blame her for everything she did up to then.
  • Thou Shalt Not Kill: She said this at one point after beating Grolla in the main game after already having defeated Sichte before her, states that she never wanted to kill her in the first place.
    • Then again, she spends her time not killing any of her colleagues after defeating them anyway.
    Freudia: (about Spiritia's refusal to kill her) "You possess so much power, yet you cannot do something so simple? Are your ideals truly that important to you?"
    Spiritia: "This has nothing to do with ideals, Freu. I just want to protect the people from RKS as much as I want to protect the people of RKS, that's all..."
  • Tomato in the Mirror: Before the Final Boss fight, as Spiritia confronts Iris, the latter starts laughing. Spiritia and Lilli thinks she's crazy... before she reveals that Spiritia may be the legendary Rosenkreuz's another incarnation — "the Blade of Rosenkreuz."
    Iris: "I think I might just start believing in fate now. Ahhh, the feeling of hating another with every fiber of your being... It's such an amazing rush...! Oh, I'm so anxious to rip you apart! What about you?You have the power of the world's finest magician coursing through your veins. How does it feel? Exhilarating? Intoxicating? Exuberant? Or perhaps such a puny vessel can't fully comprehend the magnificence of it all?"
    Lilli: "Tia will always be Tia! So there!"
    Spiritia: "Thanks, Lilli. I don't really know if I possess Rosenkreuz's spirit... Or if I'm his other incarnation or whatnot... Or if I inherited his ability to tap into the strength of others'... But none of that matters when it comes to magic. Freu... Zorne... Trau... Luste... Grolla... Sichte... Liebea... Schwer... and Lilli... It's because they support me that I have the will to fight. They're the source of my power. That much, I know for sure!"
  • Turns Red: Interestingly, when using Grolla's weapon, Grollschwert.
  • Worthy Opponent: Iris amused herself with watching Tia give it her all, thus thinking of her as one.
  • You Have Got to Be Kidding Me!: She says this after Luste, raring to play with her, says, "Game start! I go first!"
  • You're Insane!: She says this to Iris when she starts laughing madly from finding out where she got all her energy.
    Lilli: "What's wrong with her?"
    Spiritia: "Iris, have you lost your mind!?"

    Freudia Neuwahl 
Voiced by: Sou Raika
Introduced in: Rosenkreuzstilette / Rosenkreuzstilette Grollschwert

[RKS-002] Zwei. A close friend of Spiritia in RKS, despite her dislike for being close to others. A lone wolf by nature, she's cool and collected and she prefers to work alone and is capable of getting things done without anyone's assistance thanks to her many talents. Her friends call her "Freu" for short. In the sequel, she's game's heroine.

Her ability is called Freudenstachel, which allows her to gather water vapor and unleash it frozen into icicles, which become sharper in a colder area. She can also implement the abilities of her friends into learnable abilities, three of which she uses in her boss battle.

Tropes related with Freudia:

  • An Ice Person
  • Anti-Heroine: She dislikes being close to others besides Spiritia.
  • Apologetic Attacker: Even though she's perfectly willing to beat Spiritia down, that doesn't mean she enjoys it.
    Freudia: "I'm sorry, Tia..."
  • Big Damn Heroes: As she saved Tia from Iris' attack after the latter kills her own father.
  • Bullet Time: Her Weißteufel that she acquires from Sichte.
  • Berserk Button: Simply put, seeing her friend Spiritia being controlled by Iris did not help improve her already very bad opinion of Iris.
  • Calling Your Attacks: In Freudenstachel, she calls out the names of both her signature Freudenstachel attack and her learnable abilities.
  • Charged Attack: Only of few of her special attack can charged up in Freudenstachel.
  • Did You Actually Believe?: "Do you honestly believe you can stand against the entirety of RKS on your own?"
  • Disappointed In You: In the original game, she'll say this to Spiritia once when she responds to her "Did You Actually Believe?" quote above with her resolve to do what she asked her if she thought she could, and again if Tia uses up her last life against her.
  • Doppelgänger Attack: Her Freudenzwinger and Kopiekreisel.
  • Expy: To Roll (considering her hairstyle, hair decorations and having the same number in their own lines) and Proto Man (considering her personality and her Big Damn Heroes moment above). Her main weapon Freudenstachel is one to Needle Man's weapon.
  • Frickin' Laser Beams: She's rather fond of these, and they can be acquired in Freudenstachel.
  • Fuuma Shuriken: Her Frostklinge ability, which she learns from Dolis.
  • Good Is Not Nice: She prefers not to be close to others despite her strong relationship with Tia.
  • Hair Decorations: Her big red hair ribbon, which in the sequel can change color depending on the ability she chooses.
  • Harmless Freezing: Her Eisschwert.
    • Not so harmless if you're Luste.
  • Heroic Albino
  • Heroic Sacrifice: She makes one to save Spiritia from being killed by one last attack from Iris, which uses up a bit of her energy. At least the sacrifice isn't fatal.
  • Idiot Hair: Though just like Lilli, she's clearly not an idiot.
  • I Work Alone: One of her main preferences.
  • Kuudere: Cold in the outside and prefers being alone. Warm in the inside, especially when Spiritia is involved.
  • The Lancer: She's Spiritia's greatest rival and closest friend in RKS.
  • Leitmotif: "Pegasus" by Extra Ocean (RKS stage theme), "07" by AM3 (Talk theme), "22" by AM3 (Main/boss theme), "Fate" (RKSF Opening Stage theme), and "Winter Waltz" by Sky God Corridor (Talk theme) (shared with Eifer).
  • More Dakka: Her main weapon, Freudenstachel, is the only one which can't be charged by Spiritia when she acquires it - instead, holding the button will make it rapidfire. It also works similarly in the sequel.
  • Mystical White Hair
  • Non-Indicative Name: Freudia is taken from the German word for "joy". She's anything but joyful.
  • Olympic Swimmer: Freudia doesn't have the same problem as Spiritia has in swimming capability.
  • Only Sane Girl: In Freudenstachel.
  • Opera Gloves
  • Power Copying: A variant in the sequel: she doesn't exactly use the powers of the enemies she fought, but she adapts her ice powers to match them.
  • Power Floats: She has an ability to levitate in the air.
  • Rapunzel Hair
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Subverted — Even though she does have red eyes, she's actually a decent person who happens to be duty-bound on this war.
  • Reflecting Laser: Her Eislanze.
  • Shout-Out: One of her Pre Asskicking One Liners was inspired by Mega Man X4, which had a similar phrase said by one of the bosses.
    Freudia: "I'll lay you to rest in a cool bed of ice."
    • She repeats it again in Freudenstachel, with a variation... Just before facing Iris for the last time.
    Freudia: "I'll lay you to rest in a cool bed of ice... For all of eternity."
    • Also, her swimming animation looks like that of Mario.
  • Sword Beam: Her Eisschwert creates these. Which freeze opponents into blocks of ice upon contact with them.
  • Turns Red: Subverted. She's the only boss that doesn't do this. Despite having a flash and a battle quote when her life is cut in half in both of her fights—indicating that she has just done this — her pattern remains exactly the same as before.
  • Warm-Up Boss: In the Opening Stage of the first game.
  • Woman in White
  • You Monster!: After laying Zeppelin back to rest again, she comments to herself that Iris isn't human after all.

    Zorne Zeppelin 
"Don't think I'll go easy on you if you get in Father's way!"

Voiced by: Ayane Suzumura
Introduced in: Rosenkreuzstilette / Rosenkreuzstilette Grollschwert

[RKS-003] Drei. A short-tempered, impulsive, and moody young wannabe daddy's girl who's quite a pyromaniac and a terrible cook with cooking skills nothing short of disastrous, and she doesn't even know the meaning of the word "restraint". She looks up to Count Zeppelin a lot for saving her life once, and, despite the absence of blood ties, regards him as her real father. And she takes high pride of it. Not to mention, she also refuses to get along with Iris.

Her ability is called Zornesbombe, which allows her to create bombs that explode in a cross-like fashion and can demolish brick walls.

Tropes related with Zorne:

  • Alliterative Name: Zorne Zeppelin.
  • Berserk Button: She'll go berserk on anyone who calls her an "idjot", messes with Father, or even "brainwashes" her friend Trau.
  • The Big Girl: Relative to her position in RKS.
  • Big "NO!": In Kiora's Doujinshi Zorne's Birthday. See Oh, Crap below.
  • Big "Shut Up!": If already having defeated Trauare, she would tell Tia, "Shut up *shut up* SHUT UP!!" when Spiritia desperately tried to talk her into calming down and listening to her.
  • Butt Monkey: In the first game.
  • Cartoon Bomb: Her Zornesbombe.
  • Combination Attack: With Trauare in Freudenstachel.
  • Cry Cute: Gets some tears in her eyes when she's humiliated... in a cute way.
  • Cute Bruiser
  • Expy: If she isn't a Bomberman expy, she was at least very heavily inspired by the series.
  • Fiery Redhead
  • Girlish Pigtails
  • Green-Eyed Monster: In the first game, some parts of her pre-boss dialogue suggest that she's violently jealous towards Spiritia because her stepfather liked her for being strong. Zorne wanted to show everybody that she could be the most useful to her adoptive father himself. She blew it, of course.
  • Happily Adopted: By Count Zeppelin.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper
  • Heroic BSOD: In Freudenstachel, it's revealed that Zorne had been a "walking puppet" according to Trau during the few months that passed since her adoptive daddy's death, and she tried many times to drive herself to suicide, all attempts which were stopped by Trau herself. It was her eventual anger that she got towards the army of the church that booted her back up again.
  • I'll Kill You *I'll kill you* I'LL KILL YOU!!: One of her quotes when she Turns Red.
  • Leitmotif: "SHINING MAN" by Maru no IE (RKS stage theme), "Sinner" by Unlimited Hellest (Talk theme), "Eruption Trigger" by Sound Prison (RKSF stage theme)
  • Lethal Chef: According to her profile, she's a REALLY terrible cook.
  • Mad Bomber: The word "mad" fits her anger in this case.
  • Meaningful Name: "Zorn" means "anger" in German.
  • Mood Whiplash: She gets bonus points for this as she easily has "Sinner" by Unlimited Hellest as one of the darkest talk themes in the franchise. There's a reason why said talk theme is Darker and Edgier than her stage theme in the original game, "SHINING MAN" by Maru no IE, after all.
  • Non-Standard Game Over: She urges you to "Hurry Up!" for a reason.
  • Oh, Crap: In the hilarious manga Doujinshi Zorne's Birthday by Kiora, when Trau enters while Zorne is trying on the new dress provided to her by her adoptive dad, she obviously doesn't like the look in her friend's eyes. Cue Big "NO!" from her.
  • Personality Powers: Read Meaningful Name above to get the idea behind her Zornesbombe.
  • Power Fist: She wears an over-sized version of the gauntlet like the one worn by the title character in the Prince of Persia remake.
  • Precision F-Strike: She's not above screaming "Damn it!!" when somebody hits her Berserk Button.
  • Pyro Maniac
  • Rapunzel Hair: Would likely, if she didn't wear her hair in ponytails.
  • Red Oni: To Trauare's blue.
  • Say My Name: (After defeat) "Oto-samaaaaaaaaa!" ("Fatheeeeerrrrrrrr!")
  • Shout-Out: When she Turns Red, the background will start filling up with gray blocks, and if the entire background is completely filled with these blocks, it's instant death for both the player and Zorne.
    • In Freudenstachel, players are also treated to a Non-Standard Game Over with an image of Freudia and Zorne losing the game in a draw.
    • Her claw-like left hand is inspired by the one used by Bomberman in Bomberman: Act Zero.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": In the original Japanese version, her surname is "Sepperin". In the Fan Translation, it was changed to "Zeppelin"; See Count Michael Zeppelin's folder to see why this change is justified.
  • Tareme Eyes
  • Tempting Fate: She does this before her boss battle.
    Zorne: "Tia, Father might like you because you're strong... but I'll show you all that I'm the most useful to him!"
    Zorne: (after getting bested by Spiritia) "Ugh... does this mean I'm completely useless!?"
    • Alternatively:
    Zorne: "I have faith in Father! And I will NOT lose to you!"
    Zorne: (After getting bested by Spiritia) "Ugh... Why can't I do anything when it really counts!?"
  • This Is Unforgivable: In her intro dialogue against Spiritia and Grolla, both times after Trauare has been defeated.
  • Tomboy: To Trauare's Girly Girl.
  • Took a Level in Badass: She's significantly tougher in Freudenstachel than in the first game.
  • Tsundere: She's more exceptionally violent than other examples.
  • Violence Is the Only Option: She doesn't even understand the meaning of "restraint" anyway. Only if she proves to be a Butt Monkey by getting humiliated both physically and emotionally does she tend to listen to reason. Poor thing.
  • Wall Crawl: With the aid of her Power Fist.
  • Warm-Up Boss: She's considerably easy compared to the others in the first game.
  • Well Done Daughter Girl: Always look up for her adoptive father's approval.
  • You Killed My Father: Iris kills off Count Zeppelin not only because he outlived his usefulness to her, but also to make Zorne suffer knowing she strived and yearned for him to accept her as his biological daughter. In the Doujinshi Tearis (a.k.a. Rosenkreuzstilette After-Story) created by Kiora, she vows to eliminate her for murdering him.
    Zorne: "I... I know what you did to Father... if you think everything will turn out alright if you just suppress her power you're wrong..."

    Trauare Wrede 
"You're better off forgetting what you can't change. Sorry, but this is the end of the line for you!"

Voiced by: Yuri Nashimoto
Introduced in: Rosenkreuzstilette / Rosenkreuzstilette Grollschwert

[RKS-004] Vier. She's a composed and pragmatic young lady capable of concealing her immature tendencies, making a point of what needs to be done and finishing whatever's asked of her, but carries a disinterested look on her face the whole time. She's even tougher to control than her friend Zorne when she's angry, she's quite vindictive and will stop at nothing to exact revenge once she's angry, so you wouldn't like her when she is so. She loves to swim and will often invite Zorne to join her at a nearby ravine in her spare time. Her friends call her "Trau" for short and she uses the Chaos Spear Leviathan as her weapon of choice.

Her ability is Klageharnisch, which generates miniature tornadoes of water and can launch them in different directions at once.

Tropes related with Trauare:

    Luste Teuber 
"Let's play Cops n' Robbers! Tia, you're the bad guy!"

Voiced by: Hazumi Homura
Introduced in: Rosenkreuzstilette / Rosenkreuzstilette Grollschwert

[RKS-005] Fünf. RKS's resident Cloud Cuckoo Lander. A cute devil girl who's cheerful, simple-minded and optimistic and always lives in the present. She's easygoing and treats everything like a game, and pictures herself as a hero of justice. She's so attached to Tia that she often plays games with her, with her as the "bad guy". She's nonetheless self-centered and loves tomato juice.

Her ability is Lustatem, which is capable of launching pressurized blades of wind through the air in any direction. She can even launch even bigger ones, especially when she Turns Red.

Tropes related with Luste:

    Grolla Seyfarth 
"Are you prepared for the trip to Hell?"

Voiced by: Junca Amaoto
Introduced in: Rosenkreuzstilette / Rosenkreuzstilette Grollschwert

[RKS-006] Sechs. Born with the spirit of a warrior, she's calm, collected, and every bit as strict with her colleagues as she is with herself. She's willing to protect them at any cost - but should her Berserk Button be pushed in any way, she'll stop at nothing to exact revenge. A gifted swords(wo)man, she's feared and respected by many, and is the granddaughter of Raimund Seyfarth, better known as the legendary Thanatos. She prefers to let her blade do the talking over sharing her feelings with others and is a subordinate and bodyguard of Sichte. She may not look like it, but she's actually damn proud of her job. She's The Heroine of her own side-game, Rosenkreuzstilette Grollschwert.

Her ability is Grollschwert, which utilizes the power of her weapon, the Demon Sword of the same name. Using it as a conduit, she can unleash her inner power in the form of multidirectional slashes. Grollschwert's blade becomes sharper and gets farther reach the closer its user is to death.

Tropes related with Grolla:

  • Ancestral Weapon, BFS, and Cool Sword: Her Demon Sword Grollschwert, which has been passed down by the Seyfarth clan for generations. It takes a much darker yet more badass appearance in Rosenkreuzstilette Freudenstachel.
  • Another Side, Another Story: Completing the game will give you the code to play as her in her own special sidestory, Rosenkreuzstilette Grollschwert.
  • Anti-Heroine: One who prefers to let her sword do the talking.
  • Armor Is Useless: She's the only person who wears any sort of armor and yet she's the Glass Cannon.
  • Badass:
    • Badass Boast: She gives one (that doubles as a Shout-Out) before fighting the Cross Wall above. And another to Count Zeppelin: "Then I shall become a demon slayer and crush you where you stand!"
    • Badass Creed:
    Grolla: (After the Opening Stage battle) "Master, I am still inexperienced. Before you left us, you told me that the Demon Sword Grollschwert would clear a path for me. Now you are no longer with us... still, I have this sword. As long as I wield it, I shall press onward! I WILL find you, Iris!"
    • Badass Normal: She appears to have less obvious magical abilities but is capable of fighting on par with any of the other Magi in RKS. It really depends on whether her dashes qualify as Super Speed or not. Her sword swings may also qualify for Sword Beam or Full-Contact Magic.
    • Heartbroken Badass: After fighting her grandfather, Raimund.
    • Rapunzel Hair: She's a badass with hair that can reach her calves.
  • Beam Spam: When she Turns Red, she will let loose her Sword Beams in every direction possible.
  • Berserk Button: While many things has made her angry, the one thing that sticks the most is that her grandfather had to be awaken from his peaceful slumber by Count Zeppelin.
  • The Big Girl: Her strength is a significant asset to RKS.
  • Blood Knight: She qualifies because she prefers to fight first and ask questions later.
  • Bloody Murder: She naturally gets this when she takes up her granddaddy's Grollschwert in Freudenstachel, even when she already has enough magic to turn the sky and moon blood red in the first game.
  • Breast Plate
  • Bring It: She does this to the Cross Wall before the boss battle starts.
  • Calling Your Attacks: She shouts "Grollschwert!" when you input the code for Rosenkreuzstilette Grollschwert.
    • And while using her Charged Smash with half health left.
    • And again whenever she uses one of the attacks she gains when she Turns Red in Freudenstachel.
  • Can't Kill You, Still Need You: In her side-story, after the fight against Sichte, she noted that Grolla doesn't fight to her fullest like she's used to, and shows signs of mercy (when Sichte expected Grolla to kill her). Her response:
    Grolla: "Dead, you are useful to no one. I want you to stand by me against Iris."
  • The Comically Serious: Even though she's the kind of girl who's every bit as strict with her colleagues as she is with herself, there are some times that she just can't get out of a funny situation. Like this part, for example:
    Luste: "Hey, it's Grolla! What're you doing here?"
    Grolla: "That doesn't matter. Stop what you're doing."
    Luste: "No way! I wanna play some more!"
    Grolla: "...Ugh. I hate dealing with idiots."
    Luste: "Ah! It takes one to know one!"
    Grolla: "It seems you could use some discipline...!"
    • And another example:
    (After an awkward scilence)
    Zeppy: "Kwui-kwui..."
    Schwer-Muta: "...Scary."
    Grolla: (As usual, she makes no sense.)
  • Charged Smash: In Grollschwert, part of the Zero expy gig.
  • Critical Status Buff: Her attacks become more powerful when her vitality goes below half.
  • Curtains Match the Window
  • Darker and Edgier: Her stage in Freudenstachel. With several scenes of Nightmare Fuel, especially the bloody rainstorm near the end, her Freudenstachel stage is considered darker than her stage in the original game.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: As she gets two stages in the form of a graveyard and a dungeon with bones and blood and even a bloody rainstorm, was taught by a legendary war hero who was brought Back from the Dead as The Grim Reaper and is her grandfather, and is willing to protect her colleagues at any cost.
  • Dash Attack: She performs a tackle against players, and a dash blade attack while playing as her.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: At least she's closer to the truth than Tia.
  • Demonic Possession: Her grandfather possesses her in Freudenstachel.
  • Did You Actually Believe?: "You think I would fall for the same trick twice!?"
  • Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: She didn't care if Iris was a god, a human, or even an insect, she was willing to punch her out anyway.
  • Expy: Of Zero, right down to the play style. Appearance-wise, she's also one to Rider, complete with purple hair and eyes, as well as the thigh-highs, only minus the blindfold and Medusa powers.
  • Flat "What.": She delivers this when Iris pulls off a Wounded Gazelle Gambit on her by pretending she's an innocent girl being threatened when Sichte walks in.
  • Fragile Speedster: In Grollschwert mode. Her dashing and wall jumping abilities break the stages in ways Tia never can, but she can't take a hit for her life. May or may not also count as Glass Cannon. Ironic, as she's the only character who wears an armor.
  • Good Is Not Nice: In the side-game Rosenkreuzstilette Grollschwert, she'll fight against her own colleagues just to get them out of her way.
    • Also, the fact that she would rather fight than listen to reason more than qualifies her for this trope.
  • Humiliation Conga: She gets a rather embarrassing humiliation courtesy of Iris' Wounded Gazelle Gambit. Tough break, descendant of Seyfarth!
  • Invocation: Whenever she Turns Red, she chants "Ōgi kakusei!" ("Hidden awakening!") or "Zetsugi kaigan!" ("Exceed skill enlightenment!")
  • Lady of War: As beautiful as she is powerful.
  • Leitmotif: "Dark Purple Moonlight" by Sky God Corridor (RKS stage theme and RKS Grollschwert title theme), "Dark Purple Moon ~ Dance of the Moon ~Rebirth~" by Sky God Corridor (Talk theme, shared with her grandfather), "Acid Rain" by Sound Prison (RKSF stage theme).
  • Leotard of Power
  • Magic Knight
  • Meaningful Name: "Groll" means "grudge" or "ill will" in German. Appropriately she's always in a bad mood and she also easily hold grudge towards anything that angered her.
  • Miss Swears-a-Lot: She in Rosenkreuzstilette Grollschwert is, surprisingly, quite fond of profanity, despite her speech being on a feudal tongue.
    Grolla: (To Iris) "...You bitch."
  • My God, What Have I Done?: One of her victory quotes in Freudenstachel has her panting and saying "What... did I do...?"
  • One-Handed Zweihänder: She's powerful enough to carry her Grollschwert with just one hand.
  • Only Sane Girl: In Grollschwert.
  • Perpetual Frowner
  • Precision F-Strike: She has quite a habit of saying rather obscene words at certain times (see Miss Swears-a-Lot above).
  • Prepare to Die: Her quote in her profile. "Traitorous dog! Your life ends here!"
  • Purple Eyes
  • Purple Is Powerful: She's a very competent fighter, feared and respected by many, plus she has purple eyes and hair. Also, her teleportation magic gives off a purple aura, as do her Grollschwert slashes in the first game.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: She delivers this to Count Zeppelin in Grollschwert because she pities him for being manipulated by his OWN daughter.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: She had these in one of the screenshots from the Freudenstachel April Fool's site. These were absent in the trial versions and the full game.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: She goes on this after Iris humiliates her with her Wounded Gazelle Gambit. She even combines this with Unstoppable Rage.
    • The second time: She lays Raimund back to rest. Infuriated and deeply hurt afterwards, she vows to make Count Zeppelin pay for disrupting Raimund's peaceful slumber and nearly kills him. She would've finished him off if not for Iris interrupting and stealing her kill.
  • Say My Name: (Her defeat in Freudenstachel) "Shishooooooooo!" ("Masteeeeeerrrrrrr!")
  • Shoot the Dog: Grolla does this twice in Grollschwert. In one instance, she's forced to battle her own superior, Lady Sichte, because Sichte cannot bring herself to join her in stopping Iris. Even after her defeat, Sichte still refuses to abandon her cause but promises that she will no longer stand in her way, asking her to strike her down if that is unacceptable. Downplayed in that Grolla spares her out of belief that killing her would make her useful to no one.
    • And then after that, her second and saddest Shoot the Dog moment is when she's forced to take on the undead form of her own grandfather and mentor, Sir Raimund Seyfarth. To her, being made to slay her grandpa and lay him back to rest again is Easily Forgiven. But, in her words, the fact that Count Zeppelin interrupted his peaceful slumber by bringing him Back from the Dead... not so much.
  • Shout-Out: She quotes Shiki Ryougi when confronting the Cross Wall.
  • Silence, You Fool!: She says this when Tia says that she's not siding with the Empire when she confronts her at the end of her stage in the main game.
    • Similarly, when she confronts Count Zeppelin:
    Count Zeppelin: "...Grolla. Such a rude entrance... How ludicrously fitting for a traitor."
    Grolla: "Silence, demon! Know that the price for toying with the souls of the dead is high!"
  • Smug Super: When fighting the Cross Wall, she tells it to show her its worst as she says there's nothing her blade can't cut, and when Tia uses up her last life against her as a boss, she gets a tendency to mock her failed attempts against her. And in the final stage of her side-game, she's even willing to rip Iris apart just the same no matter whether she's a god, a human, or even an insect.
  • Tsundere: A certain fan of the English RKS community managed to get WOMI to spill the beans on this (scroll to the bottom of the April 23rd entry); like Freu, mostly everybody sees the cold and strict woman that she is, but she has a bit of a softer side only known to Sichte and grandfather Raimund.
  • Tsurime Eyes
  • The Stoic
  • Sword Beam: The traditional shockwave type that she fires off her Grollschwert, which also becomes a 3-way Spread Shot when she Turns Red in the first game, and blade beams when she is close to defeat.
  • Sword Plant: One of her new moves in Freudenstachel.
  • This Cannot Be!: "...!? This chilling sensation... it can't be... Am I, a Seyfarth, afraid of a mere child!?"
  • This Is Unforgivable: After she killed her resurrected grandfather:
    Grolla: "Michael Zeppelin... Your reasons mean nothing to me. There will be no mercy. You shall pay for this with your life."
  • Tomboy: A tomboyish knight, to her mistress Sichte.
  • Unstoppable Rage: She'll stop at nothing to get revenge on anyone who presses her Berserk Button in any way.
  • Video Game Dashing: One of her repertoire of abilities.
  • Violence Is the Only Option: Again, she's not too good with words.
  • Wall Jump: Like Zero, she can jump off of walls and scale them in this fashion.
  • Worthy Opponent: Trau would compliment her for being a pretty tough swords(wo)man after being bested by her. If Zorne has already been defeated, she even admits that she's jealous.
  • You Gotta Have Purple Hair
  • You Have to Believe Me: She knows that Iris is using RKS against the Empire just for fun. She tells her colleagues the truth, but they don't believe her. When the convincing fails, she goes into "Good Is Not Nice" mode and beats them up just to get them out of her way.
    Grolla: "I have stated my reasons. I will not repeat myself."
    Freudia: "At the moment, you cannot be trusted."
    Grolla: "And yet the truth remains unchanged..."
    Freudia: "We might as well cease this debate. Words shall get us nowhere."
    Grolla: "My thoughts from the very beginning. If my words cannot persuade you, perhaps my blade can sway you instead!"
  • You Monster!: She calls Count Zeppelin a demon or a devil (both of which come close to monster) because he meddled with the dark arts to disrupt her grandfather's peaceful slumber.
    Grolla: "Any last words, Devil?"
  • You're Insane!: After Iris murders a priest for the lulz, we got this exchange:
    Grolla: "What was that...!? Iris, what is the meaning of this!?"
    Iris: "...! How careless of me. I wasn't expecting an audience so soon."
    Grolla: "What do you think you're doing!? Iris, have you gone mad!?"
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Grade-A.

    Sichte Meister 
"Your future has already been decided. I am merely clearing the way for you."

Voiced by: Kotori Kisaki
Introduced in: Rosenkreuzstilette / Rosenkreuzstilette Grollschwert

[RKS-007] Sieben. The Team Mom of RKS, Sichte is a level-headed and mature decision maker with keen judgement who is the active leader of the RKS Strike Force. She often frets about her troubled childhood since she was born and raised in the slums, thus having trouble with having faith in those older than her. Ruthless in enemy faces, she's kind and caring to others. She's Grolla's close friend and mistress. Also tends to talk about fate and the future.

Her ability is Die Geplante Zukunft, which allows her to speed up, slow down, or even stop time, and unleash magical energy in the form of small green emerald shards.

Tropes related with Sichte:

    Liebea Palesch 
"It's... it's all over... everything... Brother, keep me safe...!"

Voiced by: Eruru Takeda
Introduced in: Rosenkreuzstilette / Rosenkreuzstilette Grollschwert

[RKS-008] Acht. A peaceful, compassionate young girl who adores flowers, she's currently under the care of her brother Karl. She's able to manipulate the weather, but avoids using her powers as much as possible because she has trouble controlling them. Being a pacifist, she hates violence and the notion of fighting. She's always willing to do anything for Karl's sake because she loves him THAT much.

Her ability is Liebessturm, which lowers her proximity's atmospheric pressure before unleashing a heavy downpour of rain. It takes time to charge it, but the results can be devastating.

Tropes related with Liebea:

  • Actually a Doombot: The first time you fight her in Freudenstachel.
  • Apologetic Attacker: She has shades of this.
    Liebea: "Forgive me, Miss Tia..."
  • Beware the Nice Ones: She's generally a kind, innocent girl, but if you hurt her feelings in any way, she won't stop crying until she beats you down completely, either by rain, wind, or any other kind of weather manipulation.
  • Big Brother Worship: Holds her brother Karl in high regard, and she is willing to do anything for his sake.
  • Blessed with Suck: Lampshaded by one of her pre-fight quotes.
  • Blow You Away: Her Desperation Attack will also blow you off the stage if you're not careful.
    • And it's turned Up to Eleven in her Freudenstachel incarnation.
  • The Chick
  • Cry Cute
  • Despair Event Horizon: In the first game, Liebea was over the edge of this trope for a while when Zeppelin told her that the Empire had taken Karl captive and that there was no hope to pray for his safe return. However, she didn't know that it was Zeppelin himself who had imprisoned Karl, and he had actually lied to her out of fear that she would become an adversary of the organization. She gets better, of course.
  • Detached Sleeves: Of course.
  • Emotionless Girl: In Freudenstachel, she appears to be this when Freu fights her... until she defeats her and not only rips off all her clothing, but also sees that the Liebea she fought is a fake!
  • Expy: Of Toad Man, pattern-wise in the first game, and of Magnet Man in Freudenstachel.
  • Girl in the Tower: In the first game.
  • Leitmotif: "30" by AM3 (RKS stage theme), "dear" by Unlimited Hellest (Talk theme), "Ice Flower" by SHW (RKSF stage theme)
  • Meaningful Name: "Liebe" means "love". It reflects her love for her brother.
  • Power Incontinence: When she's upset.
  • Power Of The Storm: She can manipulate rainstorms and gusts of wind.
  • Rapunzel Hair
  • Shout-Out: She sometimes says "koko desu ka" when performing her Liebesstrum in Freudenstachel.
  • Shrinking Violet
  • Smart Bomb: Her Liebessturm can hit any enemy on screen.
  • Technical Pacifist: She hates violence but has trouble controlling her powers.
  • When She Smiles: Telling from some official artwork as well as some of her Freudenstachel mugshots, Liebea actually gets happy and even smiling expressions on rare occasions.
  • Warmup Boss: See Willfully Weak below. She's arguably the easiest boss in the first game. Even without Freudenstachel, she still leaves herself wide open when charging her Liebessturm and can even be knocked out of it with a few normal shots, leaving her to attack only with easily dodgeable magic projectiles.
  • Willfully Weak: In the first game. Not so much in Fruedenstachel, but see Actually a Doombot above.

    Schwer-Muta Casasola Merkle 
"The bonds that tie people together... are just an illusion...!"

Voiced by: Alice Ichitsuki
Introduced in: Rosenkreuzstilette / Rosenkreuzstilette Grollschwert

[RKS-009] Neun. Schwer's a reclusive young girl who dislikes interacting with others, having been forced to subside in a barren, bestial environment before being placed in RKS's care. Because of this trauma that burdens her to this day, she's generally suspicious of everyone she meets. She feels that her only friend is her pet squid Zeppy.

Her ability is Geisterwand, which generates a circle of mace/cross-like objects around her, forming a barrier. While it's primarily a defensive ability, it can also be used for offensive purposes.

Tropes related with Schwer-Muta:

  • Animal Motifs: Her outfit seems to resemble either a cat or a wolf.
  • Barrier Warrior: Her weapon is an Orbiting Particle Shield made of small maces or shields.
  • Catchphrase / Verbal Tic: Zeppy's "Kwui-kwui", which is pretty much the only thing he ever says.
  • Creepy Child: Mostly because of her anti-social nature.
    Schwer-Muta: "The bonds that tie people together... are just an illusion...!"
  • The Eeyore: She's always so depressed plus she often uses a low voice and always a soft voice. Not to mention she's very shy.
    • Interesting to note is that she often attacks anyone who comes near out of distrust towards everyone she comes across. In the first game, she attacked like that because everybody missed her birthday. As Tia puts it, "We've all been pretty busy... Everything's been hectic lately."
  • Everything's Squishier with Cephalopods: Her squid sidekick, Zeppy.
  • Expy: Of Wood Man or Skull Man in the original game, and of Lemmy/Wendy Koopa from Super Mario World in Freudenstachel.
  • Freudian Excuse: The reason she attacks others is just out of distrust, due to the fact that she was forced into attempting to survive a barren, bestial environment before being placed under RKS's care, a trauma that burdens her to today. In the first game, she attacked Tia because nobody came to her birthday party.
  • Hikikomori
  • Leitmotif: "33" by AM3 (RKS stage theme), and "Little Mischief" by Ramine (Talk theme).
  • Little Miss Snarker
  • Meaningful Name: "Schwermut" means "melancholy" in German, which more than speaks for her personality.
  • Misanthrope Supreme
  • Mood Whiplash: Opposite of Zorne and Trau. Her talk theme is actually Lighter and Softer than her stage theme.
  • Nonhuman Sidekick: Zeppy the squid.
  • Offscreen Start Bonus: More like Offscreen Start Requirement in her stage. You have to go left to enter the stage, because on the right is a death trap where the start would normally be.
    • In Freudenstachel, starting the stage by going either way will actually take you out of the stage and back to the stage select screen. You have to continue by falling into a death pit.
  • Painting the Medium: Zeppy spits out ink that covers the screen for a short time.
  • Peek-a-Bangs
  • The Quiet One: She's pretty silent most of the time. Until Zeppy breaks the silence, that is. Even so, Schwer is still pretty quiet when she speaks.
  • Shrinking Violet: So much that she considers Zeppy to be her only friend. Her official art from Freudenstachel even has her hiding behind the border of the image.
  • Talking To Herself: Schwer shares the same seiyuu as Tia's Fairy Companion, Lilli.
  • Tareme Eyes
  • The Unintelligible: As Grolla would say, "As usual, she makes no sense".
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: She has shades of this; though unlike most examples she isn't actively hostile towards everyone, as she only wanted to be alone.
    • It may also be because she feels betrayed and forgotten, since no one came to her birthday party. When Tia wishes her happy birthday, she's moved.

    Dolis Warmind 

Voiced by: Haru Kaburagi
Introduced in: Rosenkreuzstilette Freudenstachel / Rosenkreuzstilette Weißsilber

[RKS-013] Dreizehn. She's the head of the RKS Special Ops division who's a hard worker and hates to lose. She's calm in the heat of battle as well as a formidable warrior, but can also sometimes be careless and make mistakes at crucial times. She's very intelligent but knows very little about the outside world, and can also easily become jealous. She's incredibly strong despite her age and carries a huge shuriken-like boomerang called Fesselspirale around with her all by herself.

Her ability of the same name as her weapon revolves around said weapon itself, which she can gather wind power from the solar objects around her and use it to hurl in a fashion normally impossible.

Tropes related with Dolis:

    Karl Palesch 
"Inevitable, isn't it... here comes!"

Voiced by: Souta Higurashi
Introduced in: Rosenkreuzstilette / Rosenkreuzstilette Grollschwert (mentioned)

Liebea's older brother. He's a member of the RKS intelligence division who places Liebea under his care. He saw through Iris' facade and attempted to dispose of her but she arranged for him to be imprisoned because He Knows Too Much, by Count Zeppelin, and the latter lied to Liebea about him being held captive by the Empire. Thankfully, he was freed by Freu when she sorted out all the problems left behind by Iris. He was "planned" to be a playable character in Freudenstachel's side-game in a Castlevania-like fashion according to [erka:es]'s 2011 April Fool's joke.

He makes a surprise appearance as the boss of Pamela's stage in Rosenkreuzstilette Weißsilber.

Tropes related with Karl:

  • Bare Your Midriff
  • Bishounen
  • Creepy Cool Crosses: As a part of Simon expy gig (below), he's also depicted with the cross boomerang.
  • Expy: He's depicted as an expy of Simon Belmont of Castlevania fame on the [erka:es] blog, and he would've been playable if not for the 2011 April Fool's joke.
  • He Knows Too Much: Hence, why Iris had him imprisoned.
  • Hyperactive Metabolism: He can replenish health back to full, just like Spiritia did in Grollschwert, but with a pork chop.
  • Red-Headed Hero
  • Scarf of Asskicking: As shown in his mugshots, though is other sprites and portraits don't show him wearing them.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": "Kahl".
  • Tall, Dark and Handsome
  • Unexpected Character: While he is not a playable character in Freudenstachel, he does appear as a boss in Weißsilber, taking Pamela's place in her own stage.
  • The Unseen: In the first game.
  • Vampire Hunter: According to the 2011 April Fool's update, he was "planned" to play similarly to most of the heroes of Castlevania fame, plus his side-game was "planned" to be a Castlevania-clone as well. Had it not been an April Fool's Joke, Karl would've become the first playable character not to be based on one from Mega Man.
    • However, many of his attacks as a boss in Pamela's side story are call-backs to Castlevania, such as his whip and cross boomerang.
  • Whip It Good

    Raimund Seyfarth 

Voiced by: Aigon
Introduced in: Rosenkreuzstilette / Rosenkreuzstilette Grollschwert

Grolla's deceased grandfather and mentor who died four years prior to the story of the first game. He's the legendary wielder of the Demon Sword Grollschwert and the Devil Scythe Grassense — there's not a single man who doesn't know his name. He's strict and stubborn and shows an unforgiving nature, and never gives up on his job even if dishonor may befall his title. He's willing to kill anyone he feels like killing but follows a code of honor. Being a Blood Knight, he craves battle alone. He was brought Back from the Dead by Count Zeppelin to guard his castle bridge.

Tropes related with Raimund:

    Count Michael Zeppelin 
"In any event, I told no lies. Creating a world for Magi and ensuring my daughter's safety are one and the same."

Voiced by: Aigon
Introduced in: Rosenkreuzstilette / Rosenkreuzstilette Grollschwert

The (former) commander of RKS and Iris' father. An imperial nobleman, he's an authority on magic research and a powerful Magus. He's looked up to like a father to all the other RKS members, especially his adopted daughter Zorne, who, despite the lack of blood ties, even regards him as her real father for saving her life once. He made a Deal with the Devil and launched a coup against the Empire to (supposedly) protect Iris and help the Magi build a world just for them, and was ultimately killed in the end by Iris.

In Freudenstachel, he is revived by Iris and brainwashed into believing that Tia was the one who killed him, serving as the first boss of the Iris Palace. He is killed once again by Freudia.

Tropes related with Count Michael Zeppelin:

  • Affably Evil
  • Anti-Villain: Type-III.
  • Back from the Dead: He was brought back by Iris, serving as the boss of Iris Stage I in Freudenstachel.
  • Background Boss: In Freudenstachel, his fight takes cues from both Gamma from Mega Man 3 and the second form of Sigma from Mega Man X.
  • Badass Cape
  • Badass in a Nice Suit
  • Big Bad: At first.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: In Freudensatchel, by Iris. She brainwashed him into thinking that Tia murdered him and that Iris brought him back through her prayers, as well as becoming an Omnicidal Maniac.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: He made a Deal with the Devil and therefore became a vampire. Despite that, he cares for his own fellow magi very much, and he did so just to build a world where magi can live in peace and ensure the safety of his daughter Iris, who he didn't know was just pitting them against the Empire for her enjoyment.
  • Death from Above: In his One-Winged Angel form, he has a good ol' Goomba Stomp as one of his attacks. It also can shake the ground.
    • Taken to literal extremes when he Turns Red in Freudenstachel as he will rain down instant death beams from above.
  • Dub Name Change: He's named Graf Michael Sepperin in the Japanese version ("Graf" being used here means "Count" in German), but in the Fan Translation, his name was corrected to Count Michael Zeppelin. This change was justified as [erka:es] intended to name him after someone famous but the spelling threw it off a bit.
  • Evil Albino: At the first glance at least (the "evil" part, that is).
  • Evil Sounds Deep: Again, inverted, as he's not really evil, just a nice guy who made a Deal with the Devil.
  • Expy: Of Dracula from Castlevania: Rondo of Blood and Heat Man in the first game. In the second, he becomes an expy to Sigma instead, particularly his second form in X1.
  • Famous Last Words:
    • Rosenkreuzstilette: "What are you saying? Iris had been here the whole time..."
    • Grollschwert: "Try as you will, descendant of Seyfarth!"
  • Fatal Flaw: He loved his biological daughter so much that he trusted her too much to see the monster within her...
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: When he's charging as bats and transforming and in his demon form.
  • Killed Off for Real: He gets obliterated into a burst of flames when Iris killed him after his defeat in the first game.
    • Back from the Dead: He returns in Freudenstachel as the first Iris Stage boss! And then he gets killed again courtesy of Freu (or Pamela).
  • Laser-Guided Karma: He becomes a Necromancer and controls the dead Raimund Seyfarth as a guardian boss in the first game, before he dies. Then he's summoned by Iris as a guardian boss in the second game. Way to go.
  • Leitmotif: "Party of Ghost" by God Melospi (Zeppelin Stage IV theme), "Cathedral2nd" by in the Ruins of Memories (RKS talk theme), "Fighting Eternally" by Unlimited Hellest (Boss theme), "The Linking Blaze" by Sky God Corridor (RKSF talk theme)
  • Mr. Exposition: Especially in Spiritia's story, before the boss fight, he gives her (and the player) many infos about the history of the RKS world as well as why they're rebelling in the first place.
  • Named After Somebody Famous: After Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin.
  • Necromancer: In making a pact with the devil, he got the ability to use the forbidden arts, allowing him to command monsters and demons, and even allowing him the necrotic ability to raise and control the dead. He even brought Sir Raimund Back from the Dead as a Grim Reaper-like wraith.
  • Noble Demon
  • One-Winged Angel: His demon form.
  • Our Vampires Are Different: See Expy above.
  • Playing with Fire
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning
  • Secret Keeper: He states that he shared Iris' secret with only the select few he felt he could trust, one among them is Karl. Then, as Iris told him, (she's lying, of course) Karl is in fact a spy for the Empire, thus he gets Karl imprisoned.
  • Shockwave Stomp: In his second form, he causes tremors whenever he lands after he jumps, temporarily stunning the player.
  • Shout-Out: His entire boss battle is one to the final battle of Castlevania: Rondo of Blood, and in retrospect, the prologue of Castlevania: Symphony of the Night.
    • He also shouts "Grant me power...!" before going One-Winged Angel.
    • He also sometimes shouts "I'm the Devil...!" instead before doing so, similarly to Dr. Weil from Mega Man Zeronote . Unlike Dr. Weil, however, Count Zeppelin himself is not a monster whatsoever.
    • Role-wise, he's also one to Dr. Cossack from Mega Man 4; Count Zeppelin has a young daughter, like Dr. Cossack, his stage select and castle animations are also similar to his, and the password to the Zeppelin Stages for Story Mode is the exact same password to the final stages of Mega Man 4 given the game uses the same password save system. Oh, and he's also a Disc One Final Boss.
    • Considering that he tries to rebel against the Empire because he thought they're going to persecute him and that he's trying to make an utopia for his kind, his motives are similar to Sigma. Which makes his appearance in the second game all the more amusing.
  • Tall, Dark and Handsome
  • Team Dad: To all of RKS.
  • Tempting Fate: He does a similar thing to Spiritia before his own boss battle.
    Zeppelin: "Empty platitudes. If you are so certain of yourself, then show me the true extent of your power!"
    (Gets beaten by Spiritia)
    Zeppelin: "Gah... I had not expected such an outcome...!"
  • Undeathly Pallor
  • White Hair, Black Heart: Subverted. He's got the white hair going but what he did was never done with malicious intent. All he wanted was to make the world better for his daughter Iris. Too bad his love for Iris blinded him from seeing the monster that she really is.

Introduced in: Rosenkreuzstilette / Rosenkreuzstilette Grollschwert (mentioned)

The legendary Magus who dedicated his life to the Magi and helped them each live lives free of fear and persecution. Ultimately, he and his eight disciples took a stand against the Holy Empire and the Orthodox Church in a long and grueling war that ultimately ended with his Heroic Sacrifice having the Empire accept the Magi as their subordinates. A few decades later, he was reincarnated into two separate beings: Iris, with his absolute power and unparalelled brains, and Tia, with his soul as well as his strongest ability: the ability to tap into the strength of others'.

Tropes related with Rosenkreuz:

Schwarzkreuz, the "Black Cross"

    Pamela Arwig 
"There's no point in holding back. Come at your full strength!"

Voiced by: Mamenosuke
Introduced in: Rosenkreuzstilette Freudenstachel / Rosenkreuzstilette Weißsilber

[SK-001] Eins. The captain of the Schwarzkreuz organization. Born of nobility, she's a fairly straightforward and sensible girl as a result of her noble upbringing that she got from her secret training as a royal knight. Her existence is best kept secret, so very little is known about her. She never doubts her views of justice and will convict anyone who doesn't share them. Pamela becomes The Heroine of her own side-game to Rosenkreuzstilette Freudenstachel, Rosenkreuzstilette Weißsilber.

Her ability is Weißsilber, which utilizes her magical sword of the same name as the ability. She can draw a magic circle in the air with it and manipulate the space within it, using many attacks available for her use as a result.

Tropes related with Pamela:

  • Affably Evil
  • Alas, Poor Villain: In Freudenstachel, you can't help but feel sorry for her when Eifer betrays her with an Eiferstachel attack that brutally pummels her to the point of eventually causing her loss of consciousness.
  • Another Side, Another Story: Pamela is playable in her own side-game for Rosenkreuzstilette Freudenstachel, RKS Weißsilber, similarly to how Grolla became playable in hers in the original game.
  • Anti-Villain: Type-I and III, like Count Zeppelin (at least, in the main game). She's a villainess born to nobility who's straightforward and sensible and never doubts her views of justice.
  • The Captain: To the Schwarzkreuz.
  • Cool Sword: Her Weißsilber, a magical sword resembling a modern silver katana.
  • Curtains Match the Window
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Not only does she not like the idea of being vilified upon learning that she's been branded a traitor by the pope and the rest of the Schwarzkreuz, she doesn't approve of Count Zeppelin's idea of destroying the old world and creating a new one. Oh, and she's also disgusted by Iris' brainwashing of Tia.
  • Evil Redhead / Red-Headed Hero: The former in the main story, and the latter in her side-story - but even then, she spends half the time in her story kicking the RKS members' asses before the twist comes in.
  • Fiery Redhead: Inverted most of the time, as she has a generally calm and polite demeanor, but do anything to make her angry and this trope becomes played straight. Bonus points for having some fire attacks as well.
  • Gonk: Her Game Over screen is meant to be a Shout-Out to Adol Christin from Ys III: Wanderers from Ys, but it only succeeds in making her look extremely creepy.
  • Hair Decorations
  • I'll Kill You!: Her profile quote. "I've been waiting for this! I will destroy you!"
  • Katanas Are Just Better: See Cool Sword above.
  • Knight Templar
  • Lady of War: The perky version of Grolla.
  • Leitmotif: "Earn the experience value" by Nine Gates (Stage theme), "B55" by RP-MUSIC (Talk theme), "Virgin's Battle in Dark Light" (Weißsilber Options & Replay theme)
  • Magic Knight
  • Noble Demoness: While devoting herself to hunting the "witches" as she calls the members of RKS, when she resolves to do something heroic, she always keeps her word. This is especially shown in her side-game when she frees Tia from Iris' influence by defeating both of them before reuniting Tia with Freu.
  • Pet the Dog: Reuniting Tia with Freu at the end of her side-game after beating up Iris and smashing her palace to rubble? This hints that she might not be so bad after all!
  • Playing with Fire: She has quite a few fire attacks up her sleeve, among them dashing while ablaze in the main game as well as causing flames to erupt from her fully-charged attack in her side-game.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: With matching red hair.
  • Shout-Out: Surprisingly, she might be one to Ky Kiske of Guilty Gear. She and her organization even share the same symbol with him and his Sacred Order of Holy Knights!
  • Super Not-Drowning Skills: She sinks like a brick when in water, just like Spiritia and Grolla.
  • Sword Beam: She shoots these from the magic circles created by her Weißsilber.
  • Tareme Eyes

    Eifer Skute 
"Ashes to ashes. Dust to dust."

Voiced by: Sou Raika
Introduced in: Rosenkreuzstilette Freudenstachel / Rosenkreuzstilette Weißsilber

[SK-002] Zwei. Possibly the creepiest of the Schwarzkreuz bunch. She's always wearing heavy clothes due to chronic hypothermia, and despite her age she's actually cool-headed and mature. However, her emotions and mood can violently fluctuate, making her sometimes act out of character. For some unknown reasons, she seems to carry strong emotions towards Freu.

Later, after the Schwarzkreuz is defeated, Eifer is revealed to be The Mole, working with Iris Zeppelin and having manipulated the Schwarzkreuz all along.

Her ability is Eiferstachel, which lets her manipulate the location, density, and hardness of any object around her and use them to attack. She can turn any earthly metal or flora she finds into dangerous weapons in an instant.

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    Schirach Fühler 
"Change the world? Words of a madman, I say."

Voiced by: Mimi.
Introduced in: Rosenkreuzstilette Freudenstachel / Rosenkreuzstilette Weißsilber

[SK-003] Drei. A former member of RKS, Schirach is a fairly mysterious woman who was reported missing a few years ago. She loves fighting so much to the point of obsession that she's simply excited to participate in any fight - and she doesn't care whether she wins or loses. Being The Brute of the Schwarzkreuz, she's incredibly strong and can carry her hammer, Lichtfaust, with ease.

Her ability of the same name as her hammer allows her to carry and swing it around with great speed and strength. Her abilities far outclass the limitations of regular humans.

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    Lecht & Rink Refraktia 
"Uhh... Umm... Forgive me, but I have no choice!"
Lecht Refraktia

"No one can stand up to us! We can beat anybody in no time flat!"
Rink Refraktia

Voiced by: Nene Ayatsuki
Introduced in: Rosenkreuzstilette Freudenstachel / Rosenkreuzstilette Weißsilber

[SK-004] Vier and [SK-005] Funf. Twin sisters who're always seen together, rarely apart. Lecht, the older of the two, is a very introverted Hikikomori who dislikes interacting with others but loves to read books. She wears an eyepatch because for some unknown reason she's blind in one eye. Rink, the younger of the two, is lively and outgoing and keeps her sister so foremost in her thoughts that she'll stop at nothing to remove any threat to Lecht herself.

Their shared ability is Falschegestalt, which lets them generate a magical shield that reflects special attacks.

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"I got it, Tia! Leave it to me!"

Voiced by: Alice Ichitsuki
Introduced in: Rosenkreuzstilette / Rosenkreuzstilette Grollschwert

Tia's little green Fairy Companion. Lilli's a curious and inquisitive fairy who's interested in learning about humans, Magi, and the outside world. Kind of a mischief maker, she'll also pout whenever things don't go her way. As a great friend to Tia herself, she can always be counted on in times of need.

Finding the Black Forest's Treasure in Trauare's stage allows Tia to use Lilli to attack.

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"Are you the kind to have smooth bumps on your head?"

Voiced by: Haru Kaburagi
Introduced in: Rosenkreuzstilette Freudenstachel / Rosenkreuzstilette Weißsilber

Freu's little blue Fairy Companion. Not having quite fit in with the rest of the forest inhabitants, Strudel's a carefree fairy who knows nothing of hatred. She's the type who lazes about and only sees what pleases her and has no general goal but doesn't show any resentment to what needs to be done. Strangely enough, she also likes rubbing smooth objects.

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    Iris Zeppelin 
"Heheheh. I think all kinds of interesting things are sure to happen."

Voiced by: Kakeru Hotarubi
Introduced in: Rosenkreuzstilette / Rosenkreuzstilette Grollschwert

A young girl placed under the care of RKS. Iris appears to be a kind, innocent, and mature-for-her-age girl who's much loved and trusted by everyone. However, that's just a facade: underneath her so-called "innocent demeanor" lies an utterly cruel Magnificent Bastard who's willing to do everything in her power for her own personal gain. She likes to sing as she talks, as evidenced by the eighth note (♪) placed at the end of her sentences. Everything she does, no matter how cruel or hurtful, is all done strictly For the Evulz. She's also a reincarnation of the legendary Magus Rosenkreuz, blessed with absolute power and unparalelled brains, and with that, she seeks to usurp God himself.

She's back to her deplorable ways in Rosenkreuzstilette Freudenstachel, where she is revealed to be the one who manipulated the Schwarzkreuz through Eifer Skute, an homunculus she crafted using Freudia's genes as a base. Unlike in the original, however, she finally gets her comeuppance from Freudia, who uses her powers to freeze her and then sends her frozen body to some remote place, just to be sure. Oh, and in Pamela's story, she explodes.

Her ability is Blitzstrahl, which lets her unleash electric sphere attacks and even generate bolts of lightning in different directions at once.

Tropes related with Iris:

  • Affably Evil: She never stops behaving like an elegant little girl, even while beating down others. Also seems to alternate between this and...
    • Faux Affably Evil: Didn't think her innocent demeanor was anything but a mask worn to hide her vileness? Think again! Also seems to alternate between this and her genuinely Affably Evil side above.
  • A God Am I: Her defining character trait.
  • Ambiguous Innocence: Even as early as the intro cutscene, Spiritia and Lilli noted something wrong about her... Unfortunately, they were right.
  • And I Must Scream: Her final fate at the end of Freudenstachel when Freu encases her in an ice crystal.
  • Badass Boast: She does this in either storyline, in both games, in different ways.
  • Berserk Button: She doesn't take too well to anyone interfering with her plans.
  • Big Bad Friend: As she's the one who plotted all of the war.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing
  • Blondes are Evil
  • Cheerful Child/Creepy Child
  • The Chessmaster: Definitely.
  • Classic Villain: Not only does she embody the deadly sins as listed in the Seven Deadly Sins section below, she also embodies Ambition (as in her ambition to usurp God) and serves as the Evil Counterpart to Tia's Incorruptible Pure Pureness.
  • Cool Crown: She gets a tiara on her forehead in the first game's climax.
  • Cry Cute: During her Wounded Gazelle Gambits as well as her defeated mugshot when she gets bested by Tia in the final battle.
  • Cute and Psycho: Oh, yes, definitely. Shows at the end of the first game in both modes, of course. At first, in both stories, she's definitely cute, but she gets the Psycho part even more when she gets her Villainous Breakdown just before the final battle, as she starts laughing maniacally and very quickly changes her prim and proper attitude to insane motormouthed arrogance. Even so, she still has the cute part, of course.
  • Daddy's Little Villain: Inverted in that she pulled off the "You Have Outlived Your Usefulness" deal on him and didn't care about his death - but he in her words was certainly entertaining.
  • Defeat Equals Explosion: At the end of Weißsilber, she starts exploding after Pamela slashes her with her sword.
  • Did You Actually Believe?: "Do you honestly believe you're a match for me?"
  • Enfant Terrible
  • Evil Laugh / Noblewoman's Laugh
  • Evil Plan: She manipulates the RKS into enacting a coup by telling her father that Karl is a spy of the Empire and that he may have told the Empire Iris' secrets, and things just got worse from there. All for the heck of it.
  • Expy: Of Kalinka from Mega Man 4, to her father being the Dr. Cossack expy and the Damsel in Distress of the first game; when she reveals her true nature, it turns out she's namely one to Dr. Wily and Lumine.
  • Fate Worse than Death: Depending on how you interpret the ending of Freudenstachel, either Freu freezes her to death or keeps her trapped in ice as a Human Popsicle for all of eternity, which definitely qualifies as this.
  • Face of an Angel, Mind of a Demon: She makes Baby Bonnie Hood look innocent and sweet by comparison; she looks adorable and kind but it's a facade that hides her cold and ruthless side.
  • Final Boss
  • For the Evulz: She made RKS fight against the Empire for laughs and even amuses herself with other people's, especially Zorne's and Grolla's, suffering.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: She becomes this towards Spiritia during her breakdown upon realizing that Tia is Rosenkreuz's other incarnation and that she's going to eliminate her for the right of being the sole ruler of the world.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Seems to be this, with the glimpses of her personality, until it's revealed later that she's the opposite.
  • Intelligence Equals Isolation: Her case.
  • Iris is Innocent: Not.
  • I Surrender, Suckers: Just like good ol' Wily, she grovels upon surrendering to Tia after she loses... and then she activates the self-destruct mechanism of the castle, traying to take Tia down with her.
  • Kick the Dog: She does this quite a lot throughout the first game, such as killing a priest in the beginning of Grollschwert just for laughs. Oh, and the "killing your own dad for being no longer useful" blurb.
  • Kill It with Ice: She ends up on the receiving end of it at the end of Freudenstachel when an extremely pissed off Freudia decides to freeze her to death.
  • Killed Off for Real: See above. Then again, Mega Man villains aren't known for staying dead.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Compared to the rest of the whole enemy lot, she really knows how to hold the honor of showing off some serious evilness, especially in Grollschwert where you don't have to go any farther than the opening sequence to see it for yourself.
  • Lack of Empathy
  • Large Ham: She just loves to chew the scenery everytime she talks.
  • Leitmotif: Lots, to be exact. "Power of God, Human Heart" by Unlimited Hellest (RKS main theme), "18" by AM3 (RKS Iris Stage III theme), "Heavy Snake" by Unlimited Hellest (RKS Iris Stage III talk theme), "Pray to Muse For..." by Song! Cat Room: Unkolyn (RKS Iris Stage III boss theme), "The Devil Loves a Fallen Angel" by Unlimited Hellest (RKS Final Stage talk theme), "Last Battle ~Requiem for Myself~" by Song! Cat Room: Unkolyn (RKS Final Boss Battle), "B38" by RP-MUSIC (RKSF main theme), "Mad Darkness" by DEAD END WONDER (RKSF Iris Stage III theme), "B7" by RP-MUSIC (RKSF Iris Stage III talk theme), "the end of last age final destination" by Kamo King (RKSF Iris Stage III boss theme), "Scarlet Moon Castle" by Unlimited Hellest (RKSF Final Stage talk theme (shared with Tia)), "Awakening the Profound Evil" by Wingless Seraph (RKSF Final Boss Battle (also shared with Tia))
  • Light Is Not Good
  • Load-Bearing Boss: After defeating her for the last time, her castle self-destructs.
  • Man Behind the Man: Actually, Girl Behind The Man.
  • Manipulative Bastard: She manipulated RKS into launching the coup against the Empire just for kicks. Oh, and she did the same thing in the second game, this time with the SK.
  • Meaningful Name: She seems to be named after (and be similarly) to Iris, the rainbow goddess, and Eris, the goddess of chaos. Like the rainbow goddess of the same name (only with a different pronounication), her One-Winged Angel transformation appears to be a beautiful maiden with wings, and like Eris, she delights in causing as much mayhem as possible just for fun, mainly by manipulating others into attacking one another. Iris herself claims to be a god anyway, so this makes perfect sense.
  • Oh, Crap: She uses this expression when Grolla overhears her plot to have RKS fight against the Empire for kicks in the beginning of Grollschwert. She also uses this expression right before Freudia Kills Her With Ice at the end of Freudenstachel.
  • One-Winged Angel: In the final battle, she turns into a seraphic version of herself.
  • Physical God: She claims to be one.
  • Pitiful Worms: In addition to her claims to be a Physical God above, she'll never miss an opportunity to call other people "worthless maggots".
  • Power Gives You Wings: In her One-Winged Angel form.
  • Princess Classic: She seems to have shades of this. She's very intellectual, as much as Rosenkreuz himself, plus in the first game, she's very well-dressed in elegant clothing, similar to that of a real princess. Of course, this is then inverted, as she's more of an evil and malicious Magnificent Bastard than expected.
  • Psycho Electro: She qualifies even further when she gets her Villainous Breakdown.
  • Rapunzel Hair
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Subverted... At first.
  • Seven Deadly Sins: She pretty much embodies a lot, if not all, of the deadly sins. Here's a list below:
    • Pride: She definitely takes pride of being basically a "god's reincarnation" and sees others as commoners. She also can't accept defeat.
    • Lust: The lust for pleasure and excitement... over other people's misery, that is.
    • Envy: She becomes jealous of Tia at the end of the main game upon learning that she's the other incarnation of Rosenkreuz and that "the world needs only one Rosenkreuz".
    • Greed: This is linked to her Ambition. She will not let anyone else standing in the way to godhood, manipulating them all to ensure that.
  • Shock and Awe: Her Blitzstrahl ability.
  • Shout-Out: One of her quotes, "Oh, I'm so anxious to rip you apart!", is one to Double from Mega Man X4 (fittingly, both him and Iris are shown to be a well-mannered people in the good guys' side before being revealed as evil and sadistic).
    • And one to Vile from Mega Man X when she witnesses Spiritia wrecking her floating fortress.
    • Another, "Grovel in the dirt like an insect, and the insect I know you are", is one to Dracula's victory quote from Castlevania: Judgment.
  • Smug Super: She believes herself to be incomparable to everyone else since she claims to be a god, and always boasts about it.
  • Soft-Spoken Sadist
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Again, see Count Zeppelin's folder for details.
  • Teleport Spam: against her capsule and then against her seraphic form.
  • This Cannot Be!: She says many variations of this whenever she is defeated.
  • This Is the Final Battle: "I would kill you here and now, but I have a better idea. I'll let you prepare yourselves for a final showdown. You had better get ready!"
  • The Trickster: Her innocent demeanor fooled everyone into not knowing that she started the war for her entertainment.
  • Troll: In Grollschwert, she's clearly amusing herself with pissing off Grolla as much as possible, and as Grolla continues her quest to get her revenge, Iris conjures up more ways to piss her off again — just to have fun at her expense.
    • And in Freudenstachel, she manages to do it again, this time with Freu; she uses a brainwashed Tia to attack her just to have even more fun at Freu's own expense (see Freu's Berserk Button above). And what better punishment for her being a Troll than being sealed in ice after the battle...
  • Verbal Tic: The eighth note (♪) is often placed at the end of a lot of her sentences.
  • Villain Opening Scene: She gets this in Grolla's side story.
  • Villainous Breakdown: She gets this on both stories, one each. One when she laughs madly as she realized that Tia is the other half of Rosenkreuz's reincarnation, another when Grolla said that she doesn't care who the heck she is and she wants to kill her.
  • Villains Want Mercy: Subverted - see I Surrender, Suckers above.
  • Walking Spoiler: And for many, MANY good reasons.
  • Wave Motion Gun: Her new flying fortress in Freudenstachel gets one.
  • Wasn't That Fun?: For when you use up your last life against her during the second phase of the fight against her Iris Machine.
    Iris: "Now THAT was fun!♪"
    • Alternatively:
    Iris: "Now THAT was quality entertainment.♪"
  • Winged Humanoid: Again, her One-Winged Angel form.
  • Wounded Gazelle Gambit: She pulls this on Grolla in Grollschwert mode and pretty much everyone in the main game.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: She pulls this on her father after the battle with him. She would have done the same to Spiritia if not for a Big Damn Heroes moment from Freudia.

Introduced in: Rosenkreuzstilette / Rosenkreuzstilette Grollschwert

A dragon who appears in the beginning of the game to kidnap Iris. In truth he was actually enslaved by her until Tia (and Grolla) freed him by shattering the red orb. He gladly returns the favor by taking them to her and saving Tia when Iris self-destructs her palace.

Tropes related with Talos:

  • Androcles' Lion: In return for being freed from slavery, he helps Spiritia/Grolla cross the chasm to Iris's chamber and rescues the former upon the destruction of Iris's fortress.
  • Captain Ersatz: Resembles Wyverns from Castlevania games, sprite-wise.
  • Gentle Giant
  • Leitmotif: "ys008 ~The Final Duel~" by Oo39 Dot Com (RKS Final Stage theme)
  • Nice Dragon: According to Spiritia, from what Freudia said to her, dragons are kind, gentle creatures. Talos is no exception, he was just slaving away at Iris' whelms, and he wasn't enjoying it.
  • Our Dragons Are Different

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