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An outgoing, friendly individual and the male protagonist, he shares a somewhat playful relationship with Sonja, his childhood friend for whom he cares for deeply. Due to various circumstances, he is whisked away to another world at the beginning of the game and, as a result, must share his body with Sonja’s consciousness. Can be a bit head-strong and values the friendship of others.
Easy Amnesia: Subverted. It's been emphasized that Aden does not have amnesia, marking him as one of the first protagonists in the series to not have such.
Expy: Looks somewhat similar to Tsukasa from the .hack series.
Friendship Moment: Has one with Sonja early on in the game, where the two declare they care deeply for one another before being enveloped in a mysterious, white light that serves as a catalyst for the plot. Later on, after the final battle has ended, he protects an unconscious Sonja as the two free-fall back to earth.
Official Couple: He and Sonja seem to have this going; most interestingly, upon their separation, Sonja starts off two to three affection points higher than the rest of the bachelorettes, making her the only one that starts off with LP instead of FP.
A cheerful young woman with a bright personality, she is the female protagonist and is ultimately forced to cohabit Aden’s body as a result of losing her own, which, unsurprisingly, causes some complications. Nevertheless, her sunny disposition is rarely dampened, though she easily falls victim to jealousy. Deeply cares for Aden and has the ability to sing the Spirit Song.
Action Girl: Inevitable, what with her being a protagonist.
Feminine Women Can Cook: It's repeatedly established that Sonja does all of the cooking in her and Aden's relationship, and she claims Aden is only bad at cooking because she always does it for him.
In an odd case of Gameplay and Story Integration, if the player chooses to play as Sonja after her and Aden's separation and didn't level Aden's cooking skill much, Sonja's cooking skill is automatically bumped up to 40.
Official Couple: She and Aden; he, as well, starts off with LP instead of FP
Pink Girl, Blue Boy: Again, relates to the "Color Coded" trope above in concerns to her and Aden.
Plucky Girl: Despite being forced to live in another's body as a virtual spirit for an unspecified amount of time, on top of being trapped in a world that's not her own, her naturally bright disposition is rarely dampened.
Sharing a Body: What she must do with Aden. Of note, however, is Sonja's ability to take control of Aden somewhat, which allows her to accomplish tasks she otherwise would not be able to do, given the circumstances; others can also communicate with her, to some degree. Nevertheless, it still proves to be awkward for Sonja, of course, as she must comply with Aden's rules during various - and sometimes uncomfortable - situations.
The oldest of the three main heroines, she treats her younger sisters, Odette and Violet, with a motherly attitude and has an overall calm disposition. While clumsy and a terrible cook, she is very skilled at the lute and so functions as Fenith Island’s bard during the evenings at the local inn, “Sisters,” which she helps run. Is one of several that can sing the Spirit Song.
The first person both Aden and Sonja meet upon arriving at Fenith Island, she helps the two become acquainted to their new surroundings and offers them housing neighboring the inn, “Sisters,” for which she acts as the chef. Has a scar under her right eye and on her upper right arm, and is the middle sister of the three main heroines. While friendly and a generally welcoming individual, she can exhibit some tsundere tendencies. Also acts as Fenith Island’s priestess, and can sing the Spirit Song. She is good friends with Sierra.
Improbable Hairstyle: In a setting where the majority of folks have rather sane hair, Odette stands out the most.
Informed Flaw: She claims she can't sing as well as her sister Lily, but her Spirit Song proves otherwise.
Magic Music: Like Sonja, her singing has the power to evoke certain happenings or events.
Miko: Is this to Fenith Island's Descended Dragon, and often dutifully accepts a wide range of monetary donations for its shrine, as well as cares for its egg once it departs back to the Forest of Beginnings.
People Puppets: Frequently undergoes this while channeling the Descended Dragon's spirit.
Scars Are Forever: Has an aforementioned scar under her right eye - which is actually quite cute - as well as an aforementioned and arguably more prominent one upon her upper right arm, of which is partially concealed by an armband.
Supreme Chef: Is a great cook, so much so that she utilizes this for the inn's patrons.
Tsundere: Can display traits of this at times, particularly in concerns to Aden.
The youngest of the three main heroines, she helps her older sisters, Lily and Odette, run the inn, and acts as Fenith Island’s nurse. Has a shy, somewhat reticent personality, and finds it rather difficult talking to Aden, with whom she falls in love with at first sight. Enjoys gardening, and, like her sisters, can sing the Spirit Song.
Daughter of Beatrix, the matriarch of the Hattain sub-branch of the wealthy de Sainte-Coquille clan, she is a hardworking and diligent individual who, on top of acting as Fenith Island's representative in her mother's stead, strives to help earn funds for her family, which is rather strapped for cash. Nevertheless, she maintains an optimistic outlook on things and likes to help others. In her spare time, she enjoys crafting accessories and studying in secret in the hopes of one day attending a school in the city. She is good friends with her maid, Maerwen.
Impoverished Patrician: She's part of the de Sainte-Coquille family, lives in a huge house, and wears a Pimped-Out Dress, but her branch of the family is so poor that she has to work part time jobs to make ends meet for her family.
Non-Idle Rich: Amongst her other duties as representative of Fenith Island, she does a lot of the housework and some part-time jobs, which she doesn't necessarily mind, though much to her maid, Maerwen's, chagrin.
Pimped-Out Dress: Certainly one of the fancier ones seen on any character, and even has tools and various clothier paraphernalia in the pockets and otherwise about, likely used for her accessory crafting.
An extroverted tomboy who co-runs the “Gemini General Store” with her twin brother, Bismarck, she largely lacks motivation to do her job, preferring instead to skip work to have fun elsewhere. Easy-going and a bit absent-minded at times, she can occasionally speak without thinking, to the chagrin of some. Is good friends with Odette, with whom she visits while procrastinating.
Bifauxnen: Less so than Mikoto, though still a rather prominent characteristic.
Brilliant but Lazy: Sometimes, a faceless subvillager will mention how good she is at her job.
A spirited adolescent who is Fenith Island’s resident blacksmith and lives at her shop with her older brother, James, she fashions partially-mechanical golems during her spare time, and displays an inordinate knowledge of the subject. While she often speaks harshly to others and has no qualms about saying disparaging comments, she has a kind heart. Frequently uses Aden as a personal guinea pig for her newest creations.
The Blacksmith: In addition to her smithy work, she also makes and uses golems, as mentioned above. One of these runs the weapons shop, "Chronos" (or "Daedalus" in the dub) for her.
Expy: Her character design bears uncanny resemblance to Rin Kagamine. Also, she strongly dislikes milk, like the protagonist of Fullmetal Alchemist, who is also blond, short and considered a genius in his field of work.
Gadgeteer Genius: Is this to some degree, given the partially-mechanical nature of the golems she builds, though sometimes her experimentations fail her. Otherwise, her expertise knowledge does not seem to deviate from this area much.
Mad Scientist: In that she often forces Aden into being a test dummy for her newest golem creations, as stated above, and it is also suggested that she urges Aden and Sonja to let her dissect Ymir, their sea-faring giant.
The Napoleon: Though whether her ill-mannered behaviour stems from her height - or lack thereof - or otherwise is not quite known.
A stoic and very formal onna-bugeisha, or lady-samurai, hailing from the Far East, she works as a hired guard charged with protecting Fenith Island’s borders and speaks sparsely of her past. While she lacks confidence in herself as a person, she trains diligently every morning to become a stronger warrior. Ordinarily composed, she can, at times, show sudden bursts of anger or other emotions, particularly if she is comfortable with someone or in close proximity to a cute animal.
Action Girl: In one request, she spars with the protagonist and wins.
Bifauxnen: To the point where Fenith Island's residents aren't quite sure she's a woman.
Onna-bugeisha: Though unwillingly, she is this to the best of her abilities.
Raised as the Opposite Gender: Hinted at. In the country where she's from, only men can be the head of the family and until she was fourteen she was her family's only child. As a result, she was raised so as to properly fit a position typically filled by males, and this is why she pretends to be a man for so long - she doesn't know how to act like a woman.
The Unfavorite: Was any only child until her brother was born. Having basically raised Mikoto as a boy until this point so that she could become the head of the family, her family began to ignore her because they now had a son that could fulfill the role of head of the family.
[[spoiler:Why Did It Have To Be Water?: Upon asking her why she is rarely seen on the beach despite her fondness of the ocean, a flustered Mikoto admits to Aden and Sonja that she does not swim. This turns out to be a lie, though, to cover up the fact that she's a woman and that if she swam her true gender would be revealed. Once her secret is out, she starts going to the beach and wears a swimsuit like everyone else.
An outwardly cold Dark Elf who serves as the de Sainte-Coquilles' maid, she is good friends with Elektra, though is often frustrated by her constant menial working. Indeed, she can appear easily exacerbated with others and frequently expresses this, though, ultimately, she is a kind individual appreciative of others. She reads in her spare time, and can be rather sensitive about her heritage in certain situations. Deeply cherishes the garden to which she tends.
Meganekko: She wears a pair of rather stylish rectangular glasses, though takes them off during certain situations.
Our Elves Are Different: Seems to be a part of a growing trend in the Rune Factory universe, though she doesn't necessarily mind her position in life. Additionally, she frequently makes a direct reference to "Dark Elves," even mentioning that her odd name means something to the affect of "white flowers on the water" among her people.
Pointy Ears: Has these, of course, though unlike previous representations of those of her race, her ears are at a more perpendicular, somewhat down-facing position upon her head.
A demon encased in stone for several centuries due to a petrifaction spell gone awry, she is eventually released from her prison by Aden and Sonja, with whom she forms a peculiar relationship. Despite initial denial as to her nature, she later on becomes much more open about discussing her true identity and intentions of world domination, and often displays the ability to turn a conversation in any direction of her choosing. While somewhat menacing, she also can be kind to others. Eventually lives at the church and becomes a friend to Quinn in particular.
A-Cup Angst: According to Quinn, Pandora is "just like her", which the latter is not happy to hear.
Affably Evil: Even when plotting to take over the world, she's awfully friendly to both Aden and Sonja, especially. The three can strike up a nice, somewhat friendly conversation, for example, only to have Pandora easily turn their chat around into a dark and menacing exchange, then back to amiable banter again soon thereafter. She also proves relatively helpful later on in the game. Additionally, she seems to be on relatively good terms with Fenith Island's younger citizens, one of whom addresses her as "Miss Sorceress."
Our Demons Are Different: While she can, at times, exhibit more stereotypical traits associated with her race, such as intolerance of holy objects, she has no issues dwelling within Fenith Island's church once she has been fully revived from her petrifaction. Furthermore, she's capable of being rather amiable and even helpful, as previously mentioned.
People Puppets: Actually becomes possessed by her own father several times, as he disapproves of her being in a relationship with Aden, as well as for other various reasons.
Spell My Name with an "S": Technically, it's supposed to be "Pandra" - at least according to the pre-order material - but that's not nearly as cool.
Talking To Herself: She shares a voice actress with Quinn in the English dub, with whom she has regular interaction.
Unusual Ears: Has these, of course, which widen at the top and are slightly segmented by ridges, perhaps reinforcing her demonic background.
World Domination: Dialogue reveals this is her ultimate goal, despite her initial denial. She then goes on to induct Aden and Sonja as her chief followers, discusses her strategical tactics with them, and recruits Quinn and Kelsey, two children, to her cause.
An intrepid merchant who cares for his sister, Elena, he exhibits a cordial and gentlemanly air. Valuing politeness, he has no qualms about chastising his younger sibling for her at-times rude behavior, though nevertheless dotes on her frequently. Kind and down-to-earth, he is an amiable and welcoming individual.
His dedication to his sister is a huge part of his character. A lot of his dialogue is about her (compared to the virtually none from Elena about him) and he even claims to forget his own birthday while preparing for hers.
Intrepid Merchant: Is this in part, selling a wide variety of wares ranging from house expansions to lottery tickets he presumably obtains elsewhere.
An extroverted, out-going treasure hunter who lives off the coast of Fenith Island with his sea-faring grandfather, Bacchus, with whom he often disagrees with over the validity of his profession. Nevertheless, he is passionate about what he does, and displays competence at the task. Having a prankster personality, he is no stranger to reprimands and is rather expressive in his emotions and opinions. Upon seeing Sonja for the first time, he instantly falls in love with her.
Expy: Looks remarkably similar to Daisuke from Digimon.
A kind, though somewhat reticent, young man who co-runs the general store with his twin sister, Sierra, he is diligent in his work and takes pride in his profession, though is often exacerbated by his sibling’s lack of motivation and his constant need to reprimand her. He notably values chivalry, and will not stand for the unseemly actions of others, particularly if those actions are directed at women. Can sometimes be a bit socially awkward, particularly in concerns to Sonia.
Awesome Mc Cool Name: He’s actually self-conscious about it, noting that “Bismark” sounds powerful and impressive while he is… well, not.
Matriarch of the local sub-branch of the de Sainte-Coquille clan, the Hattain, and mother of Elektra, she is a bit of an eccentric that spends the better part of the day in the family's backyard attempting to dig up a buried fortune. Nevertheless, despite her somewhat neglectful ways, she sincerely cares for her daughter. Has the tendency to end words with random suffixes, and enjoys food.
Big Eater: Largely seen when she acts as the host and head judge of the annual cooking competition. Electra says she eats five times as much as a normal person.
Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Her general personality and habits can lean toward being rather bizarre at times.
Gonk: Unforunately for her, she takes after the de Sainte-Coquille fathers.
Hands-Off Parenting: She seems to be somewhat unaware that she has a daughter. As stated previously, her time is largely monopolized by searching for a supposed load of wealth, which thus leaves Electra not only to her own devices, but also those inherent with being Fenith Island's representative.
Nice Hat: Resembles something akin to a sunhat and bedecked with tuffs of fur, butterfly accessories, and a white rose.
Verbal Tic: Has a peculiar propensity for ending certain words with random suffixes.
An orphan, though otherwise generally happy-go-lucky, young girl who lives at Fenith Island's church with her twin brother, Kelsey, she has a bright and cheerful personality, preferring to play outdoors than be stuck inside. Still, she is perceptive to her sibling's feelings, and so reacts to them accordingly and looks after him the best she can. Helps to clean the chapel in her spare time.
An orphan, and debilitatingly shy, young boy who lives at Fenith Island's church with his twin sister, Quinn, he has a timid and somewhat sensitive demeanor, favoring time to himself and often opting to say little when prompted. Rather skittish, he regularly relies on his sister's guidance and lead in various situations. Reads books during his spare time, and seems to be a bit taken with Violet, around whom he often feels faint.
Shrinking Violet: Is debilitatingly shy overall, though particularly so around Violet, as mentioned.
Theme Twin Naming: Again, Kilt and Knit. As mentioned above, their English names sound alike too.
Who Names Their Kid "Dude"??: Really, it's a wonder what must have been going on in the heads of his parents when he was named, too. Again, only for the Japanese names.
Jocelyn (JP: Jaslyn);
Voiced by: Michelle Anne Dunphy (EN)
A traveling archeologist who visits Fenith Island twice a week, she has a fine eye for item identification, and so will appraise curiosities brought to her by the community's residents. An amiable individual with a calm matter of speech and an approachable demeanor, she is an all-around friendly person. Dresses in fine clothing, and is married.
A priest who resides over Fenith Island's church and caretaker of Quinn and Kelsey, he has a rather flamboyant personality and often refers to himself with feminine pronouns. An honest, forthright, and affable individual, he holds the community's trust, and so serves as an emotional guide of sorts. He is fond of cute things and persons, and has taken a bit of a liking to Aden in particular. Presides over the summer's beach activities, and has a scar under his left eye.
Joe's alcoholic grandfather and guardian who lives off of Fenith Island's local pier in a houseboat, he is boisterous and rather outspoken, much to the chagrin of some at times. Has an adventurous attitude and generally attacks things with gusto, particularly fishing, of which he is particularly fond. Is a regular patron of the inn, "Sisters'," bar, and has a bit of a thing for Lily.
The Alcoholic: Though, admittedly, he appears to drink simply because he enjoys it, and not for emotional reasons.
Dirty Old Man: When he hears that Lily is participating in the Miss Fenith Island Contest, he becomes very...eager to get to the beach, to say the least.
A mysterious, ominous individual who serves as the main antagonist, he ardently pursues Aden and Sonja and constantly causes grievances for them, sometimes opting to physically confront the two if the need should arise. Has a unnatural fixation with the world's various elemental temples and the orbs they house, as well as the mythical Legendary Golem, which appears to be one of the main reasons for his duplicitous actions. Additionally, has a great need for the Spirit Song, and, while he can sing it, often targets others with the same ability. Later revealed to be Sonja's possessed body.