Characters / Rune Factory 4

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Player Characters and Family

    Lest 

Lest

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Voiced By: Kouki Uchiyama (JP); Bryce Papenbrook (EN)

The male protagonist. He later becomes the temporary prince of the town and is in charge of expanding and attracting people to it, though he struggles with this task. Like Frey, he can communicate with dragons.
  • Badass Cape: Has a nice swishy one.
  • Bishōnen: So pretty that some fans mistook him for the female protagonist. He's actually pretty enough to beat out all the girls in a beauty pageant in the Nintendo Dream comic.
  • Hello, [Insert Name Here]: Has the default name of "Lest" but can be called anything the player chooses.
  • Heroic Resolve: At the final boss of the second arc, Ethelberd puts up a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown on him, but instead of the usual teleportation to the Tiny Bandage for treatment and extortion, Lest simply wills himself to get up and fight because Selphia is counting on him. This leads to...
  • Heroic Second Wind: After a couple times of getting knocked down, the four Guardians lead the townspeople in praying for victory. Lest comes back to mop the floor with the final boss using some seriously powered-up stats.
  • Made of Iron: Being thrown off an airship and landing on a draconic Physical God should have ceased his existence.
  • Meaningful Name: "Lest" is a word typically used to express the intention to prevent something. Considering that the game's plot eventually turns into the protagonist trying to prevent Venti's death, it's fitting.

    Frey 

Frey

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Voiced By: Chiwa Saito (JP); Melissa Fahn (EN)

The female protagonist. She later becomes the temporary princess of the town and is in charge of expanding and attracting people to it, though she struggles with this task. Like Lest, she can communicate with dragons.
  • Action Girl: Takes care of the farm, socializes with people and beats up monsters, all in a day's work. She even defeats a fusion of Ventuswill, a Native Dragongod, and Ethelberd, an A God Am I wannabe.
  • Badass Adorable: She's super adorable, and is yet capable of kicking ass. More so than even Forte.
  • Easy Amnesia: Gets slammed into the side of the airship once, hits her head and - poof - the memories are gone.
  • Everything's Better with Princesses: Gets named ruling princess of Selphia.
  • Friend to All Living Things: A part of her kind personality and being an Earthmate.
  • Gender-Blender Name: Frey's namesake comes from the Norse god of the earth's fertility. It's a bit of an odd choice, considering that the Frey of the Norse legends had a sister named Freya that they could have just as easily taken the name from.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Fitting with her girlish personality.
  • Hair Decorations: Two clips at the base of her ponytails, flower-shaped decorations holding her pigtails up and something that looks like a tiara.
  • Heroic Resolve: At the final boss of the second arc, Ethelberd puts up a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown on her, but instead of the usual teleportation to the Tiny Bandage for treatment and extortion, Frey simply wills herself to get up and fight because Selphia is counting on her. This leads to...
  • Heroic Second Wind: After a couple times of getting knocked down, the four Guardians lead the townspeople in praying for victory. Frey comes back to mop the floor with the final boss using some seriously powered-up stats.
  • Hello, [Insert Name Here]: Has the default name of "Frey" but can be called anything the player chooses.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: In Vishnal's proposal event, she breaks up with him so he can pursue his butler career. It doesn't last long, though.
  • The Ingenue: According to the guys, at least, particularly while they're dating (and especially if she attempts to sleep in their bed). Dylas even straight up calls her "too pure and stupid."
  • Kicking Ass in All Her Finery: After marriage, Frey can continue to wear her wedding dress as daily monster-smashing gear.
  • Magic Skirt: She wears a little skirt under a bigger skirt that's in pieces and somehow nobody knows what color underwear she wears.
  • Meaningful Name: Frey was the Norse god of the earth's fertility.
  • Oblivious to Love: In the comic, Dolce drily notes that only Frey would miss the cues that Dylas is interested in her.
  • Official Couple: She is paired with Dylas in the official Nintendo Dream comic.
  • Pink Means Feminine: The parts of her outfit which are not white, brown, or gold are various shades of pink.
  • Pungeon Master: Not obvious at first, but she definitely has a habit of making puns. In one particular case where Leon comments on the beauty of the fall season:
    Frey: It's like we've fallen into a world of color.
    Leon: …No comment.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Her hair is in pigtails, and it still comes down to her waist.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: Named acting Princess of Selphia, despite not being of royal blood. Responsible for pretty much the entire plot.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: It is green, not blue, but fits the trope and makes her stand out in Selphia... aside from Amber.

    Luna and Noel 

Your Child

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Luna (left) and Noel (right)
The offspring of the player and one of the marriage candidates; the player can choose whether to have a boy or a girl, or leave it up to chance. The girl's default name is Luna and the boy's default name is Noel, though the player can call them what they wish.

Bachelors

    Vishnal 

Vishnal

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Voiced By: Daisuke Namikawa (JP); Vic Mignogna (EN)

The first of the bachelors. He is a butler that helps to train the protagonist, and he himself is in training to become a steward. He speaks politely and tends to take people's words at face value.
  • Adorkable: Let's see... He's clumsy, socially-awkward, passionate about being a butler despite his constant failures (and never gives up), stutters a whole lot (particularly around Frey) , and can sometimes get a little shy from time to time. If Frey pursues a romantic relationship with him, these traits really show up whenever they're together.
  • Anti-Gravity Clothing: The armband that somehow floats beside his sleeve.
  • Battle Butler: He wields twin swords.
  • Bishōnen: A very good-looking, young butler.
  • Blank White Eyes: When he's stressed and freaking out.
  • Butt Monkey: Poor guy has his moment during the Town Event "Get It Together!"
  • Dual Wielding: His default weapon is a pair of dual swords.
  • Fireball Eyeballs: When he's excited or feeling extremely passionate about something.
  • First Guy Wins: If Frey pursues a romantic relationship with him.
  • Glass Cannon: In battle. His dual swords allow him to quickly cause a lot of damage to the enemy, but his lack of a shield means that he'll go down quickly if you don't keep an eye on him.
  • Insecure Love Interest: In his confession event, he'll tell Frey that he's just an amateur and is beyond happy to know that Frey accepts him for who he is.
  • Large Ham: Seems to take lessons from Volkanon.
  • Lethal Chef:
    • If Lest/Frey tries to befriend him he'll give them a Disastrous Dish. The next day he'll ask what they thought of the curry he made them.
    • Failed dishes are also one of the things he may give Frey each morning if she marries him.
  • Love at First Sight: He'll admit to Frey that's he's had feelings for her ever since when Frey asks when he first started liking her.
  • Married to the Job: Subverted. In his proposal event, a man comes to town to judge his and Clorica's abilities as butlers. He tells Vishnal that he has the ability to become a great butler, but that he'll never actually become a great butler if he continues his relationship with Frey. The two break up so that Vishnal can pursue his dream, but he later decides that being a butler isn't worth it if he can't be with her. He then quits his job and proposes to her, but then it turns out that his passion for Frey made the man have a change of heart and tells Vishnal that even if he's dating Frey, he can become a great butler.
  • Massive Numbered Siblings: Has at least five younger sisters.
  • Meaningful Name: His name may be a corruption of the Hindu name Vishal, which means something along the lines of "magnificence" or "greatness;" given his goal to become the world's best butler, it fits.
  • Mood-Swinger: Switches from friendly to concerned to on fire in a second.
  • Nice Guy: He's one of the sweetest guys out of the male candidates who's always willing to lend a helping hand.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: The Sensitive Guy to Doug, Dylas, and Leon's Manly Man.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Light-blue hair, perhaps to counter Clorica's purple hair.
  • Waistcoat of Style: A white one visible under his dark coat.
  • Whole Costume Reference: His costume is nearly identical to Volkanon's, likely because he's studying under him.

    Arthur 

Arthur

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Voiced By: Tatsuhisa Suzuki (JP); Sam Riegel (EN)

One of the bachelors. The actual prince supposed to come to Selphia, once it's discovered that there's been a case of Mistaken Identity he lets you act as prince/princess regent due to the fact that he came to town on a "personal mission" and that he wouldn't be able to achieve his goal if he were too busy acting as prince. He moves in with Porcoline afterward.
  • All-Encompassing Mantle: His traveler's cloak. It's likely meant to resemble a wizard's robes.
  • Batman Gambit: Benevolently, he makes use of various characters in his proposal event by predicting how they'd react in certain situations based on their traits (that is, Vishnal's dedication to his duties and Forte's sense of justice).
  • Black Magic / White Magic: Uses both.
  • Cuteness Proximity: Loves cute things like Woolies. The day before the Wooly Festival, he'll tear up at the thought of people attacking a Wooly to get its wool.
  • Casting a Shadow: Has the Dark Ball and Dark Snake spells and will use them in battle.
  • Ermine Cape Effect: Always seen in this cape, likely because he dressed to impress when he came to Selphia to help rule it.
  • Forgets to Eat: Or at least he would if Porcoline didn't make food for him.
  • Freudian Excuse:
    • His love for glasses isn't just for comic relief. In his proposal event, it's revealed that he's the son of a mistress to the king and that the last souvenir he has of her is a pair of glasses she wore.
    • During his confession, he says that he has a hard time trusting people. This is because the last thing his mother ever said to him was "People are not to be trusted." He never saw her again, and hates her up until the end of his proposal event.
  • Guile Hero: In his own words, "I have a talent for negotiating." You get to see it in full force during his proposal event.
  • Hair Decorations: Wears a tassel-like pendant at each temple.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: Greatly dislikes his position as prince.
  • King Incognito: Says that he wears his current outfit as a disguise to make him look like a traveler.
  • Light 'em Up: Has the Prism spell and uses it in battle.
  • Meaningful Name: Probably got his name from King Arthur.
    • Could also be a reference to another Arthur, considering his Guile Hero status, his friendship with self-proclaimed "Great Detective" Illuminata, and his penchant for glasses.
  • Megane: He's a fan of glasses. The shelf behind his desk has tons of pairs just stacked there. It's revealed in his proposal event that the reason that he starting collecting them is because the last souvenir he has of his Missing Mom is a pair of glasses that she wore.
  • Missing Mom: His mother was a mistress to the king, and she didn't feel like she belonged at the palace due to the fact that she wasn't actually part of the royal family. As a result, she left the palace and only visited it periodically to see Arthur; eventually, she stopped coming, leaving Arthur with the words "People are not to be trusted." He never saw her again.
  • Mysterious Middle Initial: His full name is Arthur D. Lawrence.
  • Daddy Had a Good Reason for Abandoning You: Gender Inverted. His mother was a mistress to the king, and as a result he didn't see her often. For most of his life he believed that she hated him, but it turns out that she didn't come see him very much because of their differing social positions.
  • Mystical High Collar: Helps in signifying that he's a magician in-battle.
  • Nerd Glasses: He wears a pair of half-moon glasses that would not be out of place on an elderly librarian.
  • #1 Dime: One event has you (and half the town) help search for a particular pair of glasses that are very important to him. His proposal event reveals that they once belonged to his mother with whom he has lost touch.
  • Orphan's Plot Trinket: Not exactly an "orphan's" plot trinket, persay, as his father is still alive and it's unknown what his mother's current status is, but the pair of glasses that he loses in the "Eyeglass Mania!" event belonged to his mother and are the last thing that Arthur has of her.
  • Parental Abandonment / Parental Neglect: His mother left him when he was a child, and he believed that it was because she hated him. Subverted on the "neglect" side of things as his mother had been Cruel to Be Kind because she couldn't let him know that she actually cared due to their separate social stations and her being a mistress, and if she ''did'' show that she cared she wouldn't be able to see him anymore.
  • Rebel Prince: A toned down version. He simply doesn't like his position and all the trappings that come with it; he has nothing against with the kingdom itself.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Averted.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: He's the actual prince of Selphia that Ventuswill was looking for, but he's more than happy to let you take the title, as it means he has more time for his trading business.
  • Shut Up, Hannibal!: In his proposal event, an NPC goes on a rant about how corrupt merchants like Arthur are that Forte and Frey are unable to refute... before Arthur, entirely calmly, tells him that he's wrong and why.
  • Stepford Smiler: Slightly. For the most part, he's a genuinely nice guy without glaring issues, but his friendly nature also belies his disconnect with others and abandonment issues. Much of his proposal event involves him deflecting questions and concern without his smile faltering.
  • The Wise Prince: Level-headed and wise, Arthur thinks quickly on his feet and figures out fast ways to help Selphia or otherwise use his connections well to bring in reinforcements.
  • Workaholic: Seems to be constantly working, even during festivals. According to Jones, one time he was saved from a cave in, he sleep-talked about working the entire time he was unconscious.

    Doug 

Doug

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Voiced By: Toshiki Masuda (JP); Yuri Lowenthal (EN)

One of the bachelors. He works at the general store in Selphia. He has a hotblooded personality and is a joker, known to play pranks.
  • Big Eater: Especially rice. He loves pretty much anything to do with it.
  • Best Served Cold: He believes that Ventuswill is the one responsible for the loss of his family and hometown as a child, and signed up for the spy mission in Selphia in part to get revenge on her.
  • Bragging Rights Reward: While he's around from day one and likes some pretty easy to make dishes, Frey can't actually court or befriend him until the plot is cleared. He's also one of the least helpful people to take into dungeons with the protagonist.
  • Fiery Redhead: He can quickly get excited or angry about something.
  • Fingerless Gloves: They appear to be more armguards than gloves, since they are also palmless.
  • Fluffy Fashion Feathers: His collar features some feathers.
  • Genki Guy: Overall a pretty cheerful and happy guy when he isn't worked up about his rivalry with Dylas or angry at Ventuswill and trying to get her killed.
  • Grey Eyes: Seemingly averted, as he's quite boisterous, neither exceptionally innocent nor calm, cool, and collected. Then you learn he's a Sechs spy, and the grey eyes make sense: he's hiding the fact that he's dangerous to the town and is looking to kill Ventuswill.
  • Happily Adopted: Blossom immediately takes him under her wing when he arrives.
  • Heroes Want Redheads: If the player chooses to romantically pursue him.
  • Hot-Blooded: Ho boy, especially when it comes to his rivalry with Dylas!
  • Kill the God: His main goal as The Mole for the Sechs, who convinced him she killed his family.
  • Love Confession: In his reverse proposal event he practices his proposal with Dylas before climbing onto the top of a roof and shouting for Frey's hand in marriage.
  • Mistaken for Gay: Frey walks in on Doug practicing his proposal with Dylas in his reverse proposal event and wonders if they fight all the time to hide their feelings for one another.
  • The Mole: He's actually a Sechs spy, so he won't let Lest/Frey get close to him until they've cleared the second arc.
  • Our Dwarves Are All the Same: Averted. He's lazy and can't forge for beans.
  • Overprotective Dad: If Frey marries him and says she wants a girl during the first pregnancy event, he shows shades of this when he finds out that she is pregnant with their child.
    Doug: Does that mean I have to let her get married someday?! Screw that! I'm not givin' away my baby girl!
    Frey: Um... we don't have to worry about that for a long time yet.
  • Pointy Ears: It's a Dwarf thing.
  • The Prankster: Likes to tease and play pranks on people, though not as often as Leon.
  • Playing with Fire: Has the Fireball spell, and also gives it to the main character at the beginning of the game. It's a shame that his magic stat is so bad, though--- until you give him a Magic Charm.
  • The Rival: To Dylas. And the protagonist, for a little while at least. It doesn't last long.
  • Stepford Smiler: A Type 1. His cheerfulness masks his hatred following the death of his family. Also, until the end of the second arc, you can't raise his FP/LP past 3.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Rice.

    Kiel 

Kiel

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Voiced By: Hiro Shimono (JP); Ben Diskin (EN)

One of the bachelors. All he wants is to feel needed, which is why he studies so much, even at his age. Even though he is very intelligent, he is very naive.
  • Adorably Precocious Child: He's well-versed in many things, though he still has that childish charm.
  • Cannot Keep a Secret: Don't tell him anything that you don't want the whole town to know by the end of the day.
  • Child Prodigy: Likely due to his reading, he can understand a lot of topics and keep up in conversations.
  • Cute Bookworm: Loves to read, but also looks cute.
  • Ditzy Genius: Very clever, but also extremely naive. Has read a thousand books and yet still believes people when they tell him anything.
  • Genius Sweet Tooth: Loves sweets, just like his sister, although he's more openly admitting about it.
  • Hair Decorations: Tiny and barely visible, but a small string holds part of his bangs.
  • Hair of Gold: Like Forte, he's got blond hair.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: Like his sister, though his play more up the innocence.
  • Innocently Insensitive: Several scenes show him effectively trolling characters without noticing.
  • Knight in Shining Armor: He desperately wants to be seen as one.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: Part of the pair with his sister. He cooks and cleans because she's genuinely incapable of doing either with any skill, and occasionally worries he isn't manly enough. His personality is also much more gentle than hers.
  • Magic Knight: Starts with a short sword, but in battle he is very magic-oriented.
  • Meaningful Name: His name is possibly a corruption of "keel," which is the longitudinal structure along the centerline at the bottom of a vessel's hull, on which the rest of the hull is built, in some vessels extended downward as a blade or ridge to increase stability. This could symbolize how much Forte and Bado both depend on him.
  • The Medic: Boasts a wide variety of healing spells.
  • Occult Blue Eyes: He's probably the most magically-gifted of the bachelors.
  • The Red Mage: Has both offensive and recovery spells in his arsenal. Since he loves to study magic, it's not surprising he knows so many.
  • Shorter Means Smarter: The smartest out of the bachelors, except next to Arthur, despite being short.
  • Token Mini-Moe: Out of all the bachelors, he fits this the most, with Doug more leaning towards the hot head side.
  • Too Many Belts: He wears one belt that's actually holding up his pants, and a second that's just kinda hung around his waist for decoration.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: Wants to be accepted by his father for the way he is and not as his successor as a Dragon Knight and well-versed in sword fight. Coupled with wanting to make his sister happy, he purposefully loses a duel to determine her worth as a Dragon Knight.

    Dylas 

Dylas

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Voiced By: Tomokazu Sugita (JP); D.C. Douglas (EN)

One of the bachelors. Also a unicorn monster called Thunderbolt. He doesn't say much and when he does he often sounds curt.
  • Adorkable: His totally goofy grin just sells it.
  • Awesome, but Impractical: He has an awesome lightning attack that shoots a dozen beams in all directions, but due to his abysmal intelligence, his magic attacks are quite weak.
  • Berserk Button:
    • He really doesn't take kindly to being likened to a horse. In one event, a traveler calls him "horse-face" and he immediately threatens to "punt him (and Doug) into next week."
    • Also, don't compare him to Doug or imply Doug is better than him at anything. Anything.
  • Big Brother Instinct:
    • To Lest, or to Frey if she's not his girlfriend. In one event, he defends the player from an NPC named Playboy Rob who's wandered into town looking for "a place where the most bodacious babes in town go to chill" and attempts to sucker the player into going to lunch with him (and then presumably left with the bill and/or sexually harassed). He'll also request that you take him with you if you go someplace dangerous, because he might be useful.
    • If the player has a child from any other marriage candidate, s/he will refer to him as "Big Brother Dylas".
  • Boy Of My Dreams: In the official manga, Frey was dreaming about him (as Thunderbolt) for some time, which is how she instinctively knew how to change him back.
  • Cannot Spit It Out: And then if he does spit it out, he'll immediately try to backpedal.
  • Dark is Not Evil: His black clothing and somewhat sour demeanor aren't an indication of impending doom (unless you call him a horse).
  • Defeat Means Friendship: Thunderbolt is one of the bosses; once Lest/Frey defeats him, he moves into town as Dylas.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: Starts out quite cold and prickly, but given enough time (and/or carrots/cartons of milk), he'll come out of his shell.
  • Determinator: He's extremely stubborn, and Thunderbolt even has to be killed twice - he'll turn red, fall down like he's defeated, and then get back up again to go a second round.
  • Does Not Know How to Say "Thanks": At least, not to the person he needs to say it to. Sure, he'll thank you for giving him food, but the only way you'll hear his thanks for, y'know, saving him from being trapped in the Water Ruins and actually being his friend is to check his diary (it also comes with the comment that he should probably say this in person). He also seems to spend more time telling you how grateful he is to Porcoline than actually telling Porcoline himself.
  • Driven to Suicide: One of his random high-friendship conversations mentions that he was "bored with life" and that the player "saved" him, which would likely imply that he felt suicidal.
  • Elemental Hair: As Thunderbolt, his mane and tail are apparently meant to be made of thunderclouds in official art, but in-game tend to look more like Flaming Hair.
  • Facial Markings / Good Scars, Evil Scars: Has a single dark line across his left cheek. It's not mentioned if it's a scar or simply part of being half-horse-monster.
  • Fish Out of Temporal Water: Out of all the guardians, he doesn't mind it too much, though he's obviously not very comfortable at first.
  • Friendless Background: He's pretty brash and can come off as intimidating. He also doesn't talk much, so people avoided him.
  • Fur and Loathing: His collar is trimmed in dark grey fur that matches his ears. Considering how well it matches, it's possible that's his own fur, cut off and sewn onto the jacket.
  • Good Old Fisticuffs: His default weapon is a pair of gloves.
  • Hell-Bent for Leather: Majority of his attire seems to consist of leather where it's not fur.
  • Heroes Gone Fishing: If he's not helping Porco at the restaurant, there's a really good chance he's fishing. When you get to hear his memories in the Forest of Beginnings, he even says to think of his going away to be a Guardian as a really long fishing trip.
  • Hot-Blooded: In his confession to Frey, he claims he's not too bright and tends to charge into things without thinking.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: An Informed Attribute, since his sprite barely looks a few pixels taller than Frey, but he's actually tall enough to be safe from Frey's attempts at an Affectionate Gesture to the Head on dates.
  • I Can't Believe a Guy Like You Would Notice Me: When Frey asks him to date her, he first goes through a list of what's wrong with him - he's bad at conversation, he tends to act without thinking - and asks if she'll really accept an idiot like him.
  • Idiot Hair: One piece hangs down in the middle of his face.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: His brash way of talking is off-putting, though he always means good. It's just that he isn't so good in expressing himself.
  • Little Bit Beastly: His human form sports ears and a tail.
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy: Next to Leon, has the longest hair out of the bachelors.
  • No Pronunciation Guide: Because a great deal of the text isn't voiced, players may go quite a long time without actually hearing someone call him by name. Many have decided they prefer to pronounce his name as "Die-lass" instead of the game's "Dill-lass" (the Japanese version is more like "Dee-lass").
  • No Social Skills: On top of his extremely gruff exterior, he doesn't seem to fully grasp the concept of Valentine's Day (it's supposed to be "something special"...right?) and dating him reveals that while he understands love, he has very little idea of how to express it.
  • Not Bad:
    • If you give him something he likes on his birthday, he'll initially be overjoyed, then catch himself and tell you it's not bad.
    • His reaction to raw fish is priceless: "Oooh! Sashimi! ...Ahem. Thanks."
  • Official Couple: With Frey in the official Nintendo Dream comic.
  • Off Model: His sprites seem to show his tail starting somewhere up between his kidneys. All his 3D models show it growing more logically out of his butt.
  • Pastimes Prove Personality: Likes fishing; dislikes talking.
  • Real Men Hate Sugar: Absolutely hates sweets of all kinds - though Frey can get him to admit he likes sweet carrots as long as they're naturally sweet, and he'll admit that her cookies are pretty good on Valentine's Day (and then promptly berate her for giving him one again the next day, because he just hates them).
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: His eyes are dark golden but in his monster form, he had red ones.
  • The Rival: Towards Doug, though exactly which one started seeing the other as their rival is not mentioned.
  • Self-Sacrifice Scheme: The reason he was trapped as a monster is he was the third person to decide to sacrifice his life to save Ventuswill.
  • She Is Not My Girlfriend: During the Smile Practice event, a few people will assume Dylas is dating the player character while he is accompanying them. Even if you're playing as Lest.
  • Shock and Awe: His main elemental attacks are all lightning or thunder based.
  • Sir Swearsalot: Probably the worst mouth in the game (as with most things, his biggest rival is Doug). Granted, the game is still E10, but he manages to get in a quite a few - and he looks even fouler-mouthed compared previous games, Up to Eleven when compared to the original Harvest Moon characters.
  • Spikes of Villainy: Thunderbolt is covered with 'em.
  • Stock Animal Diet: His love of carrots is directly connected to his previously being a horse, and occasionally teasing him about carrots will make him mad when he realizes you're implying he's a horse.
  • Supernatural Gold Eyes: They're more a very dark golden color that makes them look brown, but fitting since he was one of the Guardians.
  • Suspiciously Specific Denial: In typical Tsundere style, he isn't doing anything for you because he actually likes you. He had his own reasons that are none of your business.
  • Tall, Dark and Snarky: Implied to be pretty tall and snarking is one of his preferred ways of talking, if he decides to do so.
  • Terse Talker: At first, conversations with him are strained at best. He warms up eventually.
  • Too Many Belts: Wears a pair of belts around his thighs. Obviously, his pants legs are going to come flying off or something.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: According to other characters, it's apparently carrots, as all their conversations about him and food mention them. However, his absolute favorite is Milk Porridge, and he also likes other forms of milk, as well as any kind of fish.
  • Tron Lines: His outfit is covered with quite a lot of blue and white piping, making for a low-tech, non-glowing version of the trope. Given that Thunderbolt is a lightning monster and Dylas keeps several of his magic attacks in human form, though, it's definitely reminiscent of it.
  • Tsundere: Several lines of his dialogue indicate that he's a mix of this and Sugar and Ice Personality.
  • The Unsmile:
    • When Frey tells him that he should try smiling sometimes, he'll brush her off at first, but you'll catch him trying to attempt it the next day. She comments that it's a slightly creepy look, which prompts him to tell her to get lost and quit watching him.
    • His event "Smile Practice" is basically Frey/Lest dragging him around town so he can creep out everyone when he tries to smile for them on command.
  • Unusual Eyebrows: They are split like branches.
  • What If the Baby Is Like Me?: If Frey marries him and says she hopes they have a son, his response is, "We can make sure to raise him to be nice, unlike me." Of course Frey thinks he's plenty nice, but that's just embarrassing.
  • When He Smiles: The villagers, especially Porcoline, realize that he has a beautiful smile when he does it genuinely instead of forcing it. Lest/Frey see for themselves in the "Smile Practice" event.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Coupled with some black fur and lighter-blue shaded parts. Likely hinting at his unicorn version.

    Leon 

Leon

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Voiced By: Kosuke Toriumi (JP); Matthew Mercer (EN)

One of the bachelors. Also a coffin monster named Sarcophagus. He is light-hearted and prone to making fun of serious people, but really cares a lot about others.
  • Affectionate Gesture to the Head: Is very fond of patting Frey and ruffling her hair on dates.
  • Badass Preacher: He was a Dragon Priest prior to becoming the final boss of the first arc of the game. However, it's impossible to tell which trope he is, since we don't get much information about other dragon-worshipers or their fighting abilities.
  • Bizarre Taste in Food: He likes poisonous things, particularly Rainbow Trout and Lamp Squid. He also likes mushrooms, which are fun because you have to guess which ones are poisonous. You may also guess as to whether he sprinkles Poison Powder on his food or if he intends to put it to other purposes.
  • Blade on a Stick: His default weapon is a spear.
  • Build Like an Egyptian: His tower greatly resembles a statue of Anubis, arguably the third-most recognizable symbol of Egypt (after Pyramid Power and The Sphinx).
  • Catch-22 Dilemma:
    Leon: My swimsuit is actually the foxes from the temple, transformed into cloth. If you don't believe me, you can try feeding them after I take them off. And if you do believe me, I'll ridicule you and your descendants to the seventh generation.
  • The Charmer: His profile includes a mention of how he has a charismatic aura about him.
  • Childhood Friend: He asks you if you've got any childhood friends. If you point out you have amnesia and can't remember anything from before you came to town, he'll declare that Venti and the other townsfolk can be your childhood friends, since you've known them as long as you can remember. He also says he counts you as a childhood friend, since you're the first person he met after transforming from a monster. And then there was Maria...
  • Childhood Marriage Promise: With his childhood friend, Maria.
  • Culture Chop Suey: Egyptian pharaoh meets Japanese Kitsune. Yes, seriously.
  • Curtains Match The Windows: Depending on the current piece of art being considered, his eyes can either seem like a more vivid shade of his hair color or identical to it.
  • Does Not Like Spam: Milk. It's so bland.
  • Exposed to the Elements: If you take him with you to the winter areas, or just wait around long enough for the seasons to change.
  • Expressive Ears: Sadly averted. Though he twitches them in his animated introduction, all his facial expression sprites have identical ear positions.
  • Facial Markings: Has a couple light blue lines on his cheeks and forehead. It's not stated if they're Tribal Face Paint, tattoos, or just a natural part of his skin.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: Wears one earring in his left ear.
  • Fingerless Gloves: Similar to Doug's, they appear more like armguards, although Leon's are attached to his middle finger.
  • Fish Out of Temporal Water: Out of all the Guardians, he's the one who talks the most about how strange the world feels to him now after having been in monster form for centuries and has difficulty getting used to it.
  • Fluffy Fashion Feathers: It's difficult to tell if the blue fluff on his shoulders is fur or feathers, but his fan is definitely feathered.
  • The Gadfly: He enjoys joking around and teasing people.
  • The Glomp: Make him jealous and he'll give Frey a hug attack. His polygon model even animates to glomp you.
  • He Who Must Not Be Seen: Some of his conversations mention his foxes from the tower, and Frey even comments how cute they are, but you never get to see them yourself.
  • Hey, You!: He'll start off addressing you as "you" just to mess with you. If you remind him that you have a name, he responds that he knows and he'll use it when he feels like it.
  • Iconic Item: His feathery fan.
  • Idiot Hair: When not wearing his turban, one little piece of hair sticks up and a bigger one hangs down between his eyes; a couple others stick out from under his ears, too. It marks him as mischievous rather than stupid.
  • Little Bit Beastly: Has Inuyasha-style dog ears and a big fluffy tail.
  • Like Brother and Sister: Reveals that his relationship with Maria was like this for him, though she wanted far more.
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy: Has the longest hair out of the bachelors.
  • Magic Knight: Fights with a spear, but he uses a good amount of spells in battle as well.
  • Meaningful Name: Probably derived from the Greek λεων (leon) meaning "lion." Considering his cat-like traits, this is pretty fitting. His pharaoh-like design fits with this too, what with how the lion is often used as a king figure and how the Egyptians worshiped cats. Ironic, as well, considering that his monster form resembles an Anubis.
  • Mr. Fanservice: During the summer, he'll occasionally ask if it's okay for him to run around completely naked, since it's so stupidly hot. At least he asks.
  • Mystical White Hair: Take his ears and tail into account and you could say he's a literal Silver Fox.
  • Named by the Adaptation: The manga gives his full name as Leon Bastet VIII.
  • Nice Hat: A golden-decorated hat with holes in it for his ears to pop through.
  • No Shirt, Long Jacket: It's actually more of a vest, though it's easy to miss.
  • Nun Too Holy: Discussed. He'll mention that you normally think of priests as being stern or serious men, but you don't see him that way, do you? There's also his clothing - or lack thereof.
  • Off Model: His pajama sprite wears a tan robe, while his 3D model wears a maroon robe. They're not even remotely the same color.
  • Occult Blue Eyes: Fitting with his light-blue-almost-white hair and hinting at his nature as a Guardian, including being the oldest of them.
  • The Prankster: Forte seems to bear the brunt of it, but he'll mess with anybody if he's of the mind to.
  • Self-Sacrifice Scheme: The reason he was trapped as a monster is he was the first person to decide to sacrifice his life to save Ventuswill.
  • Slave to PR: If Frey marries him, she'll eventually catch him playing with their child and generally being very sweet and goofy. He bemoans the loss of his "beautiful image" when Frey tells him she's never going to forget that.
  • Stepford Smiler: Depending on his mood, he switches between an immature sort of teasing and happy snarking, but is hiding some serious Angst about his Childhood Marriage Promise that he didn't take seriously, and the fact that his becoming a Guardian would mean that she died alone waiting for him.
  • Stranger in a Familiar Land: Spends a lot of time musing about how the world has changed since he last saw it.
  • Too Many Belts: Has a very large and rather useless belt that's falling off his waist. Perhaps the reason he's always got his arms crossed or a hand on his hip is because he's trying to hold it up without looking like a complete dork.
  • Useless Accessory: Always has a fan with him; never seems to use it, even during the summer or a fight.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: He does wear something akin to a vest on his sprite, but it's easy to overlook it.

Bachelorettes

    Clorica 

Clorica

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Voiced By: Hitomi Nabatame (JP); Heather Hogan Watson (EN)

The first of the bachelorettes. A second butler-in-training working in the castle, she works quickly, but often falls asleep, notably while standing.
  • An Odd Place to Sleep: Just about anywhere will do.
  • Anti-Gravity Clothing: The armband that somehow floats beside her sleeve.
  • Battle Butler: She's training to be a butler despite being female, and she wields a lance.
  • Black Sheep: She comes from a family full of impatient, decisive people. No one in the family, including her, can understand how she turned out slower and more thoughtful. It serves as a sore spot during her marriage event because her family always made decisions for her instead of waiting, and when Lest begins acting in a similar fashion it severely irritates her.
  • Blade on a Stick: Her default weapon is a spear.
  • Chef of Iron: In stark contrast to Vishnal.
  • Cuteness Proximity: During the De-Fluffing Festival, she says that she can't wait meet the giant wooly since he's so cute!
  • Feminine Women Can Cook: Her liked gifts involve some feminine tastes, but on top of that she's a great chef compared to Vishnal.
  • Giant Poofy Sleeves: Part of her uniform, as one can see on Vishnal and Volkanon.
  • Love You and Everybody: Confessing to her will result in this response if she's not taking you seriously yet.
  • Multicolored Hair: Has purple hair that fades into blue in official art. In-game, it's just lavender.
  • Nice Girl: She certainly seems friendly and caring.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Her hair is in braided pigtails, and it still comes down to her waist.
  • Sleepy Head: When Lest/Frey first finds her she's fallen asleep standing up. She's not lazy, unlike Karina, and it's quite annoying for her to fall asleep on the job.
  • Spot of Tea: Her official image shows her enjoying one. She'll occasionally mention enjoying sweets with a spot of tea in conversations.
  • Sweet Tooth: She loves sweets of various kinds, but especially Apple Pie.
  • Tareme Eyes: Representing her soft nature and tiredness.
  • Tights Under Shorts: Wears some brown tights under her poofy short shorts.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: See Multicolored Hair above.
  • Weak, but Skilled: Literally! Has the most skills of any possible party member, but her default weapon is a spear and her attack stat is terrible. —-subverted if you give her a Magic Charm, which will use her very high intelligence stat in all of her attacks.
  • Who Wears Short Shorts?: They're pretty puffy, too.

    Margaret 

Margaret

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Voiced By: Aoi Yuuki (JP); Stephanie Sheh (EN)

One of the bachelorettes. She is a musician who plays at the restaurant in town and is the adopted daughter of the restaurant's owner, Porcoline. She has a serious but caring personality, and she hates it when people litter.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Meg. In one event, she'll ask you to call her that as well, since that's what all her friends do and she thinks of you as a good friend now.
  • Anime Hair: Exactly how much hairspray does that take?
  • Berserk Button: Littering.
  • Catch Phrase: "Bravo!"
  • Chubby Chaser: In one conversation, she says she hopes she marries a man like Porco one day. You're given the option of asking her if that means she loves Porco himself (she does, but as a father, not a future husband), or if that means she likes fat men. If you ask the later, she just tells you not to make fun of him instead of actually answering.
  • Cute Little Fangs: Not really obvious but her confession cutscene shows her with this.
  • Hair Decorations: She has flowers, ribbons, two spheres, some sort of lacy veil thing in the back, and a tiara. Even her ears are decorated!
  • Fluffy Fashion Feathers: Has white feather-looking adornments on her shoes and the tops of her stockings, as well as blue fluffy ruffles that may be feathers on her sleeves (they could also be leaves, to go along with her flowers).
  • Giant Poofy Sleeves: Poofy and decorated with feathers.
  • Improbable Weapon User: Her first weapon is the harp that she uses to play music with at Porcoline's Kitchen.
  • Magic Music: Shoots music notes at her opponents.
  • Mayfly–December Romance: She's an elf, meaning she'll outlive all of her human friends. This particularly worries her about pursuing a relationship if Lest confesses to her.
  • Meaningful Name: Her name probably comes from the marguerite daisy, providing another hint that she's related to Daria, who was also named after a flower in the Japanese version ("Dahlia").
  • The Medic: Boasts a wide variety of healing spells.
  • No Sense of Humor: Her profile calls her "a humorless girl" and she's generally quite no-nonsense.
  • Pointy Ears: Comes with being an elf.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: Minor versions with her (heavily implied) sister Daria. A few of their liked and hated items are reversed, and she's generally a more down to earth person.
  • Stocking Filler: Doesn't just wear nice tight little tights but also white, feathery stockings.
  • Tights Under Shorts: And under stockings!
  • The Ugly Guy's Hot Daughter: Justified in that Margaret is more of an adopted daughter than Porcoline's own flesh and blood.
  • Tsundere: Type B. Margaret is described as a kind-hearted, caring elf, but can be quite harsh and direct when she chooses to be. Especially if you litter. Just don't.
  • White Mage: In-battle, she's mostly there as a healer.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?:
    • Heights. Ironically, her house is along the cliff on the east side of town, surrounded by wooden walkway. There's even an event where she trips on the walkway and lays prone because she's too terrified to move.
    • In addition, she's afraid of ghosts when there's an unknown factor involved with them.
  • Who Wears Short Shorts?: Some tight fitting ones, though they poof out a little bit on the side.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Grade A. However, it should be noted that the "skin" between her stockings and shorts is actually a pair of tights.

    Forte 

Forte

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Voiced By: Sanae Kobayashi (JP); Erin Fitzgerald (EN)

One of the bachelorettes. She is a knight who protects Selphia, and is described as being serious in nature with a stubborn side to her.
  • Insistent Terminology: Pico is not a ghost because Forte doesn't believe ghosts exist; she's "half-transparent".
  • Knight in Shining Armor: A textbook example. Margaret is even swooning at her because of this very reason.
  • Lethal Chef: A rare example that uses her cooking like the lethal weapon it is instead of feeding to someone; one of her combat skills is to throw a Failed Dish at the enemy. One of her wife dishes is an Object X.
  • Letting Her Hair Down: While she overall retains the ponytail, even when you romantically pursue her, Forte does let her hair down and lie open when she's in her pajamas, swimsuit or when you split up after asking her to join you on an adventure, to say goodbye.
  • Martial Arts and Crafts: All her training with swords translates well to using knives in the kitchen.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: With her brother, Kiel. She's a strong knight; he's a Cute Bookworm.
  • The Medic: Will be this to you in the beginning of the game. Her healing abilities won't hold up as you get further, though.
  • Muscles Are Meaningless: While she's no more ripped than any of the other young ladies, her physical attacks are most definitely her strong suit in battle.
  • Never a Self-Made Woman: She inherited her position as Dragon Knight from her father. However, for the most part it's only mentioned in passing, and she also speaks of her mother knowing her way around a sword.
  • One-Note Cook: She's okay with dishes like salads and sashimi, but for everything else... yeah. Her attempt at cookies resulted in something more akin to scrap metal.
  • Overprotective Sister: Her official profile states that she's quite protective of Kiel.
  • Positive Discrimination: She's actually just a replacement Dragon Knight as Kiel had not come of age; the council is reluctant to place her in the position because she's a girl, and will rip her out of the position for Kiel without a second thought, using a duel between the siblings just to rub it in her face. Since Forte is a masculine girl to Kiel's very feminine boy, had worked herself harshly to gain her skills, and Kiel understands her passion for being a knight, Forte wins the duel by a landslide and shuts up the council's protests.
  • Rapunzel Hair: She used to have short hair, but grew it out when Kiel gave her a cute hair clip some years ago and she needed an excuse to wear it.
  • Sugar and Ice Personality: She tries to maintain a serious front in accordance to her job as a knight and gets flustered when her sweeter side comes out.
  • Suppressed Mammaries: In one of her conversations, she mentions that she binds her chest so it won't get in her way.
  • Sweet Tooth: Her favorite gift is chocolate cake. Not that she'll ever admit it.
  • Tomboy with a Girly Streak: Subverted. She's actually the most girly out of the bachelorettes, such as liking sweets and cute monsters. The only thing tomboyish about her is that she's a knight protecting the whole town of Selphia.
  • Too Many Belts: Wears a pair of belts draped around her hips. They don't seem to be holding up her skirt.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Is deeply afraid of ghosts, though she swears she doesn't believe in them. Naturally, when Pico starts causing a ruckus, it freaks her out monumentally.

    Xiao Pai 

Xiao Pai

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Voiced By: Hisako Kanemoto (JP); Janice Kawaye (EN)

One of the bachelorettes. She works at the town inn and bathhouse, but finds it a challenging job. She is described as curious and lively.
  • A-Cup Angst: She mentions that, at one time, she dreamed she'd grow up to look like her mom, but it was a short-lived dream, yes?
  • An Axe to Grind: Her default weapon is an axe.
  • Blunt Metaphors Trauma: She moved from place to place as a child, so she's got a tenuous grasp of the language. Anything other than straight-up literalism can and probably will come out wrong.
  • Cleavage Window: If she had cleavage, then it would show.
  • Curtains Match The Windows: Her eyes and hair are gray, though her hair color could be seen as an implication for platinum blonde.
  • Cute Clumsy Girl: If there's one thing Xiao Pai is good at, is being adorable and tripping at every opportunity.
  • Glass Cannon: Has an amazing strength stat due to her choice of weapon, but her HP and defense...aren't so great.
  • Gray Eyes: Going with the older meaning of the trope, for innocence.
  • Hair Color Dissonance: Her grey hair could actually be taken as a shade of platinum, making her a Dumb Blonde.
  • Hair Decorations: A flower hairclip around her bangs and a panda-scrunchie kind of thing in the back.
  • I Can't Believe a Guy Like You Would Notice Me: She'll go into a mixture of shock and denial after Lest confesses to her, simply because he has so many other girls to pick from.
  • The Pratfall: Her introductory cutscene has her sit on the camera, and she apparently tends to fall quite often anyway.
  • Older Than They Look: Lest will bring up how cute he thinks Xiao Pai is, but she immediately dismisses this by saying it can't be true since she is older than Lest himself.
  • Skirt over Slacks: Probably a good thing, given how prone she is to tripping head-over-heels.
  • Strange-Syntax Speaker: It seems Xiao Pai talks in a very unique manner, yes? Even her mother does not speak so.
  • Token Mini-Moe: In competition with Amber for the status. They're both short, cute, and naive, with Xiao Pai being more clumsy and Amber being more excitable.

    Amber 

Amber (JP: Kohaku)

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Voiced By: Satomi Sato (JP); Cassandra Lee (EN)

One of the bachelorettes. Also a butterfly monster called Ambrosia. She enjoys the sun, just like a plant, and is quite naive.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Certainly has some strange ideas she comes up with or doesn't get other people's ideas.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: Ambrosia is one of the bosses; once the protagonist defeats her, she moves into town as Amber.
  • Fish Out of Temporal Water: She seems to be the one to mind the least out of the four guardians.
  • Genki Girl: She's extremely chipper.
  • The Glomp: She likes to glomp you (and anyone else she's friends with). Frey/Lest will tell her not to surprise them like that, and the next time you see her, she'll announce that she's going to hug you, then proceed with the glompage. Hey, she told you first, so it's okay!
  • Grey Eyes: Innocent and naive.
  • Hair Antennae: She uses them to find napping spots and suspects Clorica of having a pair hidden somewhere in her hair, too.
  • Hair Decorations: A purple ribbon tied into her hair... do her antennas count, too?
  • Improbable Weapon User: Her default weapon is a watering can.
  • Kid Sidekick: To Illuminata, though the fact that she's marriageable means she's stretching the definition of "kid" (childish looks and naivete aside).
  • Literal-Minded: She takes lots of expressions at face value.
  • No Sense of Personal Space: Her love of glomping extends to pretty much anyone. She'll even get up in Dylas's face and have a staring contest with him.
  • Self-Sacrifice Scheme: The reason she was trapped as a monster is she was the fourth person to decide to sacrifice her life to save Ventuswill.
  • Token Mini-Moe: Of the Bachelorettes.
  • Winged Humanoid: Flares a pair of butterfly wings when extremely excited. No one seems to mind (or even notice).
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Perhaps justified, her being a monster and all.

    Dolce 

Dolce

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Voiced By: Ayana Taketatsu (JP); Laura Bailey (EN)

One of the bachelorettes. Also a puppet monster called Marionetta. She enjoys gothic things and has a sarcastic personality.
  • Adorkable: Believe it or not, but Dolce definitely has her moments. If you talk to Pico the day before the quiz festival she begins bragging about how much she knows about Dolce, listing some adorkable, yet embarassing quirks such as being really kind, easily hurt, is a little clumsy, gives names to all her dolls and holding stuffed toys to help her go to sleep, and is not good at cleaning up. Furthermore if the player pursues to romance her, some of her dialogue will show hints of this towards Lest.
  • Abnormal Limb Rotation Range: As Marionetta. The way she twists her torso backward to the between of her legs is a minor Nightmare Fuel.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Pico and a few others call her Dolly.
  • Curtains Match The Windows: Pale pink eyes and hair, though her eyes seem a darker color, likely because they are displayed as being dull.
  • Dark is Not Evil: She used to live (and haunt) in Obsidian Mansion, has affinity for ghosts, is an Elegant Gothic Lolita, totes dark elemental magics as offensive attack, and her personality is the darkest of the bachelorettes. On the other hand, she's unambiguously heroic, a nurse in and out of battle, soft-spoken and polite - unless your name is Pico.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Major emphasis on "deadpan".
  • The Dividual: Pico's character model is rarely used, and her character is mostly stuck with Dolce.
  • Elegant Gothic Lolita: More the lolita type since majority of her attire is red, rather than black.
  • Fish Out of Temporal Water: Doesn't seem to mind much, though her marriage events display her reluctance to refer to Jones and Nancy as parental figures, since she's too concerned that she would forget her birth parents if she did.
  • Giant Poofy Sleeves: Hers are smaller than Forte's.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Fitting with her girlish leisure time activities, though her personality doesn't fit.
  • Girly Bruiser: She likes sewing and fashion designing, but is more than capable of putting up a fight (apparently, Pico's antics keep her on her toes, if nothing else). Note the starting level of the NPCs; those who have a higher level than her are Volkanon and Ventuswill. One is a butler that survived getting run over by an Elefun and destroys gigantic tree stumps via Dynamic Entry, while another is the local dragon god. Doug, who has the same level as her, trained since he was a child to kill Ventuswill.
  • Grievous Harm with a Body: In battle, she uses her staff not to cast traditional magic, but to throw Pico at enemies.
  • Happily Adopted: Jones and Nancy come to see her as an adopted daughter. She eventually feels the same way, calling them Mother and Father during her wedding, if Lest chooses to marry her.
  • I See Dead People: Claims she's extra-sensitive to spirits due to spending so much time around Pico.
  • Last Girl Wins: If pursued, as she is the last bachelorette that moves into town.
  • The Medic: Boasts a wide variety of healing spells.
  • Nice Hat: A top hat that reminds one of a magician's, with a bat on it.
  • Official Couple: With Lest in the official Nintendo Dream comic.
  • Pink Means Feminine: She certainly likes girly things, but her personality doesn't fit.
  • Pointy Ears: Like most people, though it's not really explained why hers are so long.
  • Pungeon Master: Some of her dialogue is quite punny, as when discussing the "beauti-fall" colors leaves turn (but you autumn say stupid things like that).
  • Rapunzel Hair: Like Frey, her hair is in pigtails, and it still comes down to her waist.
  • Rose-Haired Sweetie: With pretty much the exact opposite personality as you'd expect of the trope.
  • Self-Sacrifice Scheme: The reason she was trapped as a monster is she was the second person to decide to sacrifice her life to save Ventuswill.
  • Sugar and Ice Personality: However, she's an extreme type A Tsundere to Pico.
  • Sweet Tooth: Her favorite gift is Pumpkin Flan, a sweet dessert. Her name happens to be a Bilingual Bonus in this regard.
  • Textile Work Is Feminine: Enjoys knitting as a hobby.
  • That Came Out Wrong: Not Played for Laughs or Double Entendre. She's blunt, alright, but how she phrases things are usually not how she means it to be. And as she's a major Sugar and Ice Personality, nobody's really sure what she actually means. When she says that Nancy shouldn't concern herself of her, she actually noticed that Nancy dotes on her to the point of getting sick by overworking herself. When she says that Jones and Nancy are not her parents, it's because she fears she'll forget her origin and birth parents as she's so happy being with them. The entirety of her marriage event is spent to encourage her to say sorry if people misunderstand her.
  • Tsundere: Towards Pico. A lesser extent towards others, but Pico is always there to reveal her real feelings. She's also a tsundere towards Lest, especially if he pursues a romantic relationship with her.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Seems annoyed by Pico in 99% of their interactions, but does occasionally show she genuinely cares for her ghost-"sister" (and then immediately dismisses it).

Other Villagers

    Volkanon 

Volkanon

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Voiced By: Yukitoshi Hori (JP); Patrick Seitz (EN)

The town's elder as well as a butler. He is the first to find the protagonist and helps him/her. He has served the dragons all his life.
  • Anti-Gravity Clothing: The armband that somehow floats beside his sleeve.
  • Badass Beard: He sports one, fitting for a man who rams through trees to make you a new path and build a bridge mid-jump.
  • Badass Grandpa: His exact age isn't given, but he's definitely among the oldest of the villagers.
  • Battle Butler: When the protagonist expresses awe at his incredible strength, he claims it's no more than any butler should be capable of.
  • Big Ol' Eyebrows: At one point he even runs through a checklist of things he needs to start his day, including his gloves, tie, mustache, and eyebrows.
  • Dynamic Entry: Those giant tree stumps blocking your path south of town? He'll charge right through them once you progress the story far enough to be allowed to explore more of Selphia Plains.
  • Large Ham: He has some very...expressive portraits.
  • Made of Iron: In addition to bashing through tree stumps as if they were flimsy paper, he can survive getting run over by an Elefun without so much as a wrinkled shirt or misplaced hair.
  • Manly Tears: When he becomes emotional, they gush out sideways like waterfalls, though they are not very manly.
  • Mood-Swinger: On fire for his duties and super emotional for Lady Ventuswill within a minute. He might have been Vishnal's teacher in that.
  • Ocular Gushers: His tears burst out sideways from his eyes.
  • Pointy Ears: Though less so than some of the other characters.
  • Screams Like a Little Girl: He once found a cockroach in the bathhouse. Vishnal came rushing in thinking it was a lady in dire trouble, but it was just Volkanon with a bug.
  • Spot of Tea: Loves Relax Tea more than anything.
  • Waistcoat of Style: A white one visible under his black coat.

    Jones 

Jones

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Voiced By: Shunzou Miyasaka (JP); Sam Riegel (EN)

The town's local doctor. Ironically, he does not like the sight of blood, though he tries to remedy this by drinking tomato juice.
  • Afraid of Blood: Good thing he chose a profession where he never has to see the stuff.
  • Call to Agriculture: Inverted. He wanted to be a farmer growing up, but found he was better-suited to being a doctor.
  • Dressed to Heal: Sports a white coat and a head mirror to fit with his doctor and healer image.
  • Florence Nightingale Effect: When he first met Nancy, he was a medical student and she was injured. All he knew how to do was bandage a wound, but she's been obsessed with him ever since.
  • Happily Married: To Nancy.
  • Hospital Hottie: When he asks you why you think Nancy would have chosen him over all the other guys in the world, one of your possible responses is "Because you're a stud!"
  • Noble Profession: He's generally a nice guy all around (price-gouging for services after you faint excluded) and makes a big deal of how farming and healing are both about caring for life. He even says he hopes one day he'll be out of business, because it will mean there are no more sick and injured people in the world.
  • Sickeningly Sweethearts: He adores his wife Nancy and gushes at her ideas.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: In addition to being Afraid of Blood, he hates red things which remind him of blood. A glass of tomato juice looks too much like a bottle of blood for his comfort, and even an ordinary tomato is enough to haunt his nightmares.

    Nancy 

Nancy

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Voiced By: Umeka Shouji (JP); Mela Lee (EN)

Jones' wife and the nurse at the clinic. She and her husband later take in Dolce and Pico as their adopted daughters.
  • Florence Nightingale Effect: When she first met Jones, he was a medical student and she was injured. All he knew how to do was bandage a wound, but she's been obsessed with him ever since.
  • Ill Girl: Temporarily becomes this during Dolce's proposal event, collapsing and fainting twice.
  • Ki Attacks: She "recently" began learning of a method of healing using energy. With practice, it can also be used for self defense. She wants to fight a Buffamoo, one-on-one, to the death.
  • Noble Profession: And unlike her husband, she'll let you go free of charge if she's the one to take care of you after fainting.
  • Sickeningly Sweethearts: Loves to gush over Jones. The villagers comment on being embarrassed by Jones and Nancy's public displays of affection.

    Lin Fa 

Lin Fa

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Voiced By: Yumi Sudou (JP); Wendee Lee (EN)

Runs the town's local inn with her daughter, Xiao Pai.
  • Adoptive Peer Parent: When Leon moves into the inn, she takes on a pseudo-motherly role to him as well (not quite Happily Adopted, but a stable figure). Since he appears to be one of the more mature bachelors, this would make it even more absurd.
  • Born Lucky / Idiot Houdini: In a way; while she's forgetful and often makes mistakes, something usually comes up to make everything work out anyway.
  • Cute Clumsy Girl: Just like her daughter. But because her clumsiness comes off as endearing more than Xiao Pai's, her daughter is jealous of her charm.
  • Hair Color Dissonance: Her grey hair could actually be taken as a shade of platinum, making her a Dumb Blonde.
  • Hair Decorations: A beaded band holds a bit of hair at the side of her face.
  • Happily Married: Her husband, Yang Fan, is often traveling. He appears in town occasionally as a faceless NPC and plays a role in some of Xiao Pai's events.
  • Lethal Chef:
    • She'll suggest making stews in winter, since it's a good time to eat something hot. The player agrees, but then she suggests it should be a bronze stew, and Frey/Lest asks to see an ingredient list before eating anything.
    • It's also notable that she orders the dishes for her customers from Porcoline's Kitchen down the street, rather than making them herself.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Especially to her customers, who stay at the inn as much to see her as anything.
  • Open Secret: Her forgetfulness is a big secret...NOT! She freaks out when she accidentally tells Kiel that she's forgetful, but the player assures her that it's not a problem.
  • Pink Means Feminine / Graceful Ladies Like Purple / True Blue Femininity: Manages to combine all three in her outfit.
  • Teen Pregnancy: In addition to her very youthful looks and naive personality, she notes that if she hadn't made "a certain mistake", Xiao Pai wouldn't have been born. note 

    Illuminata 

Illuminata

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Voiced By: Yuka Saitou (JP)

A self-proclaimed private investigator. She later takes in Amber and acts as a maternal figure to her.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Is called both "Ellie" and "Lumie" by various characters.
  • Amateur Sleuth: Though she doesn't actually solve many cases, she thinks of herself as a Great Detective and is always on the lookout for a new case (even if one isn't there).
  • Braids of Action: Keeps her long hair in a braid, presumably so it doesn't get in the way of her detectiving.
  • Cool Big Sis: Is this to a lot of the bachelorettes, especially Clorica and Margaret.
  • Fingerless Gloves: However, because her top contains built-in gloves as well, her fingertips aren't exposed.
  • High-Class Glass: Wears a monocle, but has pretty much none of the associated traits. She's not particularly rich and not snobbish at all.
  • Hot-Blooded: Running around accusing people of being criminals is all in a day's work for a detective.
  • Spot of Tea: Drinking tea is a very detective-y thing to do!
  • That Came Out Wrong: If you comment that her flower shop is a front for her actual detective practice, she'll initially agree with you, then realize that having "a front" makes her sound like a criminal.
  • Too Many Belts: Wears one long one cross-crossed around her waist and hips over all her other clothes. It doesn't seem to be holding her pants up, though; seems more like it's holding her jacket half-closed.

    Blossom 

Blossom

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Voiced By: Yuuko Tsuga (JP)

A kind, frail old lady who runs the general store and goes to the clinic often due to her health. Doug helps her out a lot with the store.
  • Soap Opera Disease: She has a nasty cough and has to take a lot of medicine, but she swears it's just a cough and general old age.
  • You Remind Me of X: She was apparently a lot like Doug when she was younger, very boisterous and often acting without thinking.

    Bado 

Bado

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Voiced By: Osamu Ryuutani (JP); D.C. Douglas (EN)

The local blacksmith. He's more into making money than actually working and will often try to swindle any naive customers, like Kiel for example.
  • The Blacksmith: Albeit a very lazy one.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: Forte mentions that the swords he forges are of unparalleled quality when he actually bothers to make them.
  • Foil: To Rune Factory 3's Gaius. Gaius is a workaholic who Forgets to Eat when he's working, and is Doing It for the Art, while Bado is lazy and spends more time thinking up get-rich-quick schemes than actually doing his job.
  • Greed: Has a major money addiction. Unfortunately, he's too lazy to actually work for it.
  • Handwraps of Awesome: Under his work gloves.
  • Muscles Are Meaningful: He's lazy, sure, but that beef on his arms means he can lift a heavy crate with one hand and never break a sweat.
  • Parental Substitute: After Kiel and Forte's parents died, he looked after the two, as Forte reveals in a town event.
  • Pointy Ears: Possibly to mark him as a Dwarf, but his race is never specified.
  • Screw the Money, I Have Rules!: He'll occasionally try to give the player weeds or scrap metal as a reward for doing a request for him, but then decides that he can't stand being a cheat like that and gives you a real reward instead. He even points out that his morals make it hard to get rich quick.
  • Too Many Belts: One big one that's falling off his waist, and four smaller ones around his chest and shoulders (you could argue that those may be holding that fluffy thing on the back of his neck, at least).
  • Wingding Eyes: The player will occasionally accuse him of having Gold signs in his eyes, but the art doesn't reflect it.

    Porcoline 

Porcoline Tulle de Sainte-Coquille

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Voiced By: Takahiro Fujimoto (JP)

Another member of the de Sainte-Coquille family. He runs the restaurant "Porcoline's Kitchen", though he does tend to eat a lot of what he actually cooks.
  • Blank White Eyes: Most often caused by rejecting one of his many proposals.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Yeah he is comical looking and rather flamboyant, but not only is Porco a fantastic chef he's also a sort of a diplomat for the humans and the elves. He was actually on one of his political missions in an elven town when he met Margaret.
  • Cat Smile: His mouth is permanently stuck in this form, a trait he shares with most of his family.
  • Chef of Iron: The best chef in town, and also an eligible party member that Lest/Frey can take with them into dungeons.
  • Extreme Omnivore: In one of his random dialogues, he'll ask if iron is edible. You say no, but then he asks if that applies to him, even when he puts his all into eating it. The next day, he'll start on bronze...
  • Improbable Weapon User: His default weapon is a pair of back scratchers.
  • Large Ham: At times he will loudly and proudly declare his love for the player and for food, and has rather over the top reactions if you were to reject his advances.
  • Nice Guy: Despite his rather funny and immature nature, Porcoline is actually a stand up guy and sees the good and talent in everyone. Both Margaret and Arthur hold him in high regard, and even Dylas will admit that he's grateful to Porco for everything he's done for him.
  • Non-Idle Rich: Runs the town's restaurant and works the counter himself (even if he does end up eating most of the food before it ever reaches the customers).
  • Obsessed with Food: His sprite always has food with him. Always. Even when he sleeps. Even when he goes to the bathhouse. ALWAYS.
  • Overly Long Name: His full name is far too long to put in the name box, but most characters end up just calling him Porco.
  • Rapunzel Hair: A male example. He beats out both Dylas and Leon for having the longest hair in the game among the male characters.
  • Supreme Chef: Anyone who gets a chance to taste his food unanimously agrees it's awesome. Of course, given his Big Eater tendencies, not so many people actually get to taste it...

    Pico 

Pico

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Voiced By: Saori Hayami (JP)

A spirit that can always be seen with Dolce.
  • Bullying a Dragon: She once gets angry at Ventuswill, the literal dragon Physical God, and begins ineffectually punching her and demanding that she return Dolce's memories. Of course, since Venti is such a nice dragon, she just agrees to Pico's demands.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Sometimes gets mad if the player seems to be acting too close to Dolce. Other times, she's a Shipper on Deck.
  • Childhood Friends: With Dolce, in a way, as Pico has been with her since she was a baby. Pico was already a spirit by the time they met, but even as a newborn Dolce was the only one who could see and touch her.
  • Cute Ghost Girl: Being dead for possibly centuries has not stopped Pico from being chipper and adorable.
  • Empty Eyes: She has no pupils or eyeshine. Of course, she is a ghost.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Ties her hair into these with large pink ribbons.
  • The Glomp: Constantly tries to glomp Dolce. Constantly fails.
  • Green Eyes: Her otherworldly nature may or may not be connected to her lime green irises.
  • Hair Decorations: A pair of red bows.
  • Happy Harlequin Hat: Sort of. It only has two horns and is pink and purple, but it's definitely happy.
  • Modesty Shorts / Skirt over Slacks: Wears a pair of puffy white bloomers under the rest of her clothing. You can just barely see the ends peeking out.
  • Nice Hat: A purple jester like hat that looks like a cat. Eerily similar to Marionetta's hat.
  • Our Ghosts are Different: She can't get too far away from Dolce or she'll be transported to the afterlife; ghosts must stick close to the person they're "haunting" (or stalking, however you like to put it). She also can't "wear" clothes in the traditional sense; instead, she "scans" them and projects the image of them onto her body. However, she's at least semi-corporeal, as Dolce is capable of kicking her when she tries to glomp her.
  • Pink Means Feminine / Graceful Ladies Like Purple
  • Perky Goth: Seems to be a combination of her own personality and Dolce's fashion sense.
  • The Prankster: She likes to play tricks on the villagers, especially with people who are afraid of ghosts (like Forte).
  • Rapunzel Hair: It reaches to her waist despite being in pigtails.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Has purple hair like Clorica.

    Ventuswill 

Ventuswill (JP: Selzawiid)

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Voiced By: Satomi Akesaka (JP); Wendee Lee (EN)

The dragon who watches over Selphia.
  • Adorkable: Especially if one compares her with her 'brothers', Ventuswill comes off as ditzy and easily flustered.
  • Affectionate Nickname: She gives herself the nickname "Venti" (Selza in Japanese version). Pico calls her "Ven" instead.
  • Cruel to Be Kind: The reason she refuses to allow anyone to be close to her is she's slowly dying, and she doesn't want anyone to make a Heroic Sacrifice to try and save her like the four Guardians did.
  • A Friend in Need: Was the friend in need to Leon, Dolce, Dylas, and Amber. When you bring them back to town, she wipes their memories of her to prevent them from cooking up another Self-Sacrifice Scheme. The plot soon requires her to become your friend in need, too.
  • God's Hands Are Tied: She and the other dragons could stop the Sechs Empire easily... if only they were able to leave the borders of their own lands. This turns out to be an important point in their claim about her killing Doug's tribe, as the tribe lived far from Selphia and there's no way she could have gone there to kill them.
  • The Gods Must Be Lazy: She claims to be a Physical God, but refuses to do things for the humans because that would make them lazy and overly-reliant on her.
  • Gods Need Prayer Badly: The reason she's dying is that the Runeys are disappearing from the land, and she has to replenish them from her own body. Finding alternate sources of Runeys will save her life.
  • Heroic Willpower: After the second arc, her body is spent, but she manages to stay in physical form and resists being called back to the Forest of Beginnings through sheer force of will alone, at least long enough to bring you home and say goodbye.
  • I Got Bigger: The four Guardians discuss whether or not Ventuswill has grown in the years that they've been asleep. Amber, Dolce, and Leon are convinced she's much larger, but Dylas thinks she looks the same as ever.
  • Large and in Charge: Of course, she's a dragon, so it makes sense that she's a little bit bigger than the humans she rules.
  • Mystical White Hair: The trophy that marks the protagonist's meeting with her has this sprite when interacted. In the Personality Swap potion sub-event where she transformed into human, she remarks that human form is the form that she yearns for.
  • Physical God: Makes a point of reminding Frey/Lest of this a few times. The only ones who really seem to revere her a great deal are Volkanon and perhaps Vishnal and Clorica; the other villagers are respectful but don't seem incredibly worshipful, though she doesn't mind.

Non-Villagers

    Barrett 

Barrett

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Voiced By: Masaru Suzuki (JP)

A teacher from Alvarna. Studies Ath writings. Has a stern look about him, but is actually quite kind.
  • The Alcoholic: He doesn't drink, but Lest/Frey thinks he is this. He's actually airsick.
  • The Cameo: Appears in Selphia every so often and offers to check your gear for upgrades. He'll also upgrade your gear for you if you give him materials.
  • Happily Married: Credits his wife for getting him to settle down, and advises the player not to take his/her spouse for granted. Even though the game never mentions her by name, considering they're an Official Couple in RF 2 he's probably talking about Dorothy.
  • Stocking Filler: His "pants" are apparently stockings, as he uses a garter to keep them up.
  • Too Many Belts: Wears some sort of belted harness thing. Unlike his old incarnation, it's no longer even holding a flimsy piece of armor.

    Raven 

Raven

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Voiced By: Emiri Katou (JP), Cindy Robinson (EN)

A woman who came in search of interesting minerals. Doesn't talk much, but her eyes exude a strong, unflinching passion.
  • Platonic Life Partners: Her relationship to Gaius is the same as it was in Rune Factory 3. She sells his creations and makes sure he eats and sleeps, and he provides her with a place to live and work.
  • The Stoic: Though she's a little bit more open with the player than she was in Rune Factory 3.
  • You Remind Me of X: She occasionally says Frey/Lest reminds her of "him"note , especially the way you say stupid things, but that you're more observant than "he" is.

    Ethelberd 

Ethelberd

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The emperor of the Sechs Empire and the Big Bad of the second arc. Harbors a pathological hatred of Earthmates ever since one foiled his ambitions, and is planning something with the Rune Spheres.
  • Bad Boss: Makes soldiers pay for failure with their lives, if one Sechs soldier is to be believed.
  • Evil Plan: His ultimate goal is to use the Rune Spheres and the Etherlink magic to possess the body of a Native Dragon.
  • Fur and Loathing: Has a furry collar and is not a nice dude.
  • Grand Theft Me: Is capable of this because of the Rune Spheres and the Etherlink magic.
  • Kick the Dog: Just about everything he does.
  • One-Winged Angel: The final two rounds of the final boss fight take place with him in Ventuswill's body. In the last round, he even looks outright Eldritch Abomination.
  • Phlebotinum Overload: He uses the Rune Spheres too heavily, and the overload causes the runes within his body to break down and send him to the Forest of Beginnings when defeated.
  • Power Floats: In the first round fight against him, he moves around without using his walking polygon, giving appearance of this trope.
  • Too Many Belts: At least three of them.
  • Turns Red: Like every standard boss before him. In his first form, at least.
  • Villainous Breakdown: It's revealed that he lost it after his plans in Rune Factory were foiled. He relived his defeat time and time again in his dreams until it drove him crazy. And he breaks down again after Lest/Frey defeats him, demanding — rather, forcefully begging — that he/she recognize him as a god while his body is breaking down due to Phlebotinum Overload.
  • Xanatos Gambit: Because his goals are revenge against Earthmates and becoming a god, he wins regardless of whether Lest/Frey confronts him in his castle or if he has to invade Selphia. Even Ventuswill coming to Lest's/Frey's aid works in his favor.

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