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The Heroic Mime of our story. Gender and name are determined by you. note As far as personality goes, Revya is apparently a fairly nice person and not as quiet as you'd expect for a silent protagonist. Also, increasingly sarcastic. However, Revya is almost as mysterious of an entity as Gig, the Master of Death that almost destroyed the world.For Revya in the alternate storyline, please see the Spoiler Characters folder.
- Ancestral Weapon: The Onyx Blade. It belongs to the Median bloodline and Revya is able to wield it because his/her soul is that of Median's dead son.
- Becoming the Mask: Becomes noticeably darker and more mean-spirited towards the end of the game. The characters notice and remark on it, indicating that some of Gig's personality is likely leaking into Revya (and, by association, vice versa).
- BFS: Due to the sprite sizes, the Onyx Blade is almost as long as Revya is tall
- Black Swords Are Better
- Canon Name: Revya, of course.
- Chainmail Bikini: Female Revya. Who, for some reason, is wearing nothing but a bra to cover her torso in her official art.
- Character Development: As the story goes on, Gig's personality rubs off on Revya, and thus gets a few lines like this.Revya: (in response to Levin sniffing out an enemy) Woof, woof, doggy.Revya: (when Danette suggests hotpods will fall from the sky) That's a pretty stupid thing to say.
- Casting a Shadow: Two of his/her techs are called Demon Blast and Demon Force, and both are about as dark-looking as their name implies.
- Conveniently an Orphan
- Cool Sword: The Onyx Blade.
- Curtains Match the Window: Red hair and red eyes.
- Cutting Off the Branches: While Revya can be male/female depending on the player's choice, Revya appears as a girl in Disgaea 3.
- Dark is Not Evil: Revya's still a good person despite the trope above.
- Deadpan Snarker: Becomes much more noticeable as the story progresses, but does show shades of this even early on.
- Demonic Possession: Sort of. While Gig does inhabit their body, he doesn't have any control due to Revya's strong will and a seal placed by Layna.
- Eleventh Hour Superpower: After eating the soul of Gestahl, Revya gains the Demon Force ground tech during the last battle of the normal campaign. It can be used on repeat plays during the whole game, however.
- Even the Girls Want Her: Danette displays feelings for Revya regardless if Revya is a guy or girl in her ending. Although she acts more flustered in the male version and treats her like a BFF threatening to 'tickle' her in the female one.
- Friendly Rival: Towards Danette.
- Gender Bender: Female Revya. Lord Median's son in her past life reincarnated as a woman. Of course, it's averted if you chose male.
- The Hero
- Heroes Prefer Swords: The choice in weaponry was already decided for him/her, though.
- Hidden Elf Village: Grew up in one for ten years.
- I Am Who?: Revya is revealed to be a World Eater and reincarnation of Median's child by the real Layna in the world of Drazil.
- Interspecies Romance: Depends on the ending, played straight in the Danette and Juno male endings and the Levin and Gig female endings, implied in the Danette female ending.
- Kid with the Leash
- Kryptonite Factor: Revya's most notable bad match ups is the Gypsies and the Gideons.
- Jack-of-All-Stats: Bordering on Lightning Bruiser; Revya is one of the most balanced and easy to use of the characters in the game, he/she has very few poor match ups, and his/her ground Techs are all around useful.
- Heroic Mime: While he/she does have dialog options, Revya does not have any voiced dialog.
- Lampshaded in Disgaea 3 where Mao gives her a voice for use in battle and wonders why anyone would make a game where the main character doesn't talk.
- May–December Romance: With Juno in the Male Revya's ending.
- Made of Iron: Possibly. Gig remarks after Endorph destroys Raksha with Psycho Burgundy that despite being the closest to the explosion, s/he was unscathed by the blast.
- Only Sane Man: Most of the time. However, being with Danette and Gig for so long has some effects.
- Power at a Price: Could easily destroy the World Eaters on a caprice should he/she choose to use Gig's powers. However, the more power Revya taps, the more likely it is that Gig will devour his/her soul.
- Purely Aesthetic Gender: The choice of gender only affects the multiple endings in the slightest of ways.
- The Quiet One: All of Revya's responses are short and to the point.
- There Is No Kill Like Overkill: Demon Blast. Let's just say it involves LOTS of Beam Spam and Blade Spam.
- Unwitting Pawn: He/She ends up being Virtuous and Haephnes' unknowing pawn in restoring the cycle of souls.
- Victorious Childhood Friend: If you decided Revya is male, he ends up married to Danette in her ending.
- We Cannot Go on Without You
- Weaksauce Weakness: Revya has a favorable matchup against almost every unit type except Gideons (who are the most powerful units in the game, but won't appear in normal gameplay) and... Gypsies, who can utterly destroy them in a fight if you're not careful.
Voiced by: Akira Sasanuma (JP), Yuri Lowenthal (EN)
Gig is a legendary monster, an invading Master of Death who laid waste to the world before being sealed by the daughter of the legendary Median the Conqueror, a young woman named Layna. Though she apparently fell during the battle, she is still alive as the leader of the village Revya hails from.Though loud, vicious and constantly urging Revya towards murder and mayhem, much to his dismay he can't force Revya to do anything. Furthermore, as they get closer, odd memories show up of an identical looking man with a completely opposite personality that Gig does not recognize.
- Almighty Janitor: Gig is a Master of Death, technically a subordinate to the World Rulers and equal to a Master of Life. He is more powerful than either, killing both Drazil, Gamma and Joules combined in a Single-Stroke Battle in the normal ending. In the Demon Path, Revya uses Gig's full power to kill Drazil and Haephnes, and neither of them are able to stop him/her.
- Bad Boss: Thuris and Raksha both mention that when they were rampaging through Haephness that Gig was very abusive towards them, hence part of why they want him dead.
- Big Eater: The Vitali ending says that he stayed a restaurant that served hotpods for three days and ate its entire stock.
- Brainwashed and Crazy Thanks to Drazil.
- Breakout Character: Easily the most popular character in the game, leading to becoming a regular for the DLC in Disgaea.
- Came Back Wrong: Intentionally done by Drazil. His memories as Vigilance were erased and he went from a kind person to total psychopath.
- Chewing the Scenery: Gig does this a lot in the flashbacks.
- Cluster F-Bomb: Gig does not have the cleanest mouth around.
- Comedic Sociopath: For the most part. There are some points it's not played humorously.
- Consummate Liar: Although he does drop hints when he's lying, no one picks up on it. It helps that the target of most of his lies is Danette.
- Blatant Lies: It's always obvious when he's lying or hiding something.
- Deadpan Snarker
- Deal with the Devil: Tries this with Revya.
- Death Equals Redemption: And also earns him a reincarnation.
- Don't Fear the Reaper: As Vigilance.
- The Dragon: To Revya in the demon path. He steps in to take over when you're indisposed and is generally your right-hand-man.
- Devour the Dragon: Revya devours him in the evil ending of the demon path.
- Even Evil Has Standards: For some reason, Thuris really bothers him. Sure, he doesn't respect him since he's incredibly weak for a World Eater, but even apart from that the way he forms cults and uses Scarlet Iago seems to upset Gig.
- Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: Thuris laughs at him right before the first boss fight with him, saying that while Gig knows taking a hostage works he doesn't know why and is thus completely confused by Revya being unwilling to attack. It's not really his fault, though, given how much Drazil messed with him.
- Evil Is Hammy: Vigilance was pretty restrained, but Gig is the single hammiest character in the game.
- Evil Plan: He plots to seize Revya's body, and doesn't hide it for a second. He finally gets his chance during the final showdown with Drazil, but thanks to his Character Development, does so only to destroy Drazil, knowingly killing himself in the process and saving Revya's life.
- Fallen Hero: Was tossed down rather than fell.
- Flanderization: When he appears as DLC in Disgaea 4, he's basically a cross between his good and evil personalities, with him being Ax-Crazy, but getting talked out of destroying the Netherworld by Desco.
- The Grim Reaper: Gig is a 'master of death', a being who should technically do the standard duties of the grim reaper.
- Heel–Face Turn: The exploration of this is the gist of Gig's Character Development, and played straight in the end.
- Heroic Comedic Sociopath
- Heroic Sacrifice: In the Normal Path ending. Revya gives him control allowing him to kill Drazil. He surrenders control back which leaves him with no body to inhabit, leading to his death.
- Hey, You!: He rarely ever calls anyone by their given name, but if he does have to call them by something, it's usually very insulting ('Stupid Cow' for Danette and 'Sister Loving Man Cow' for Levin). The only exception is Revya, (who he calls 'Kid' or 'Soulmate' if he's being nice), The World Eaters, and Drazil.
- Hypocritical Humor: In Danette's ending he comments that it's not nice that she never refers to Revya by name. Yes, the guy who not only curses every other scene, but refers to vast majority of the cast by insulting nicknames, tries to call somebody rude for not using someone's name.
- Idiot Ball: In the Normal Path he frequently tries to convinces Revya to give him control and just as many times says he'll destroy the world if he gets control, so not surprisingly Revya always refuses.
- The Imp
- Jerk Ass -> Jerk with a Heart of Gold
- The Lancer: Personality-wise, at least. Gig is verbose where Revya is mostly silent, sadistic and selfish where Revya is kind and selfless, cynical and sarcastic where Revya is naive and honest, and very fond of playing shoulder devil to his heroic 'soulmate'.
- Laughably Evil: Gig is so over the top in being vile, arrogant and abrasive that it loops back around to being hilarious.
- Laser-Guided Amnesia: When Gig was revived by Drazil, all of his memories as Vigilance were erased, though over the course of the game he gradually regains them.
- Large Ham: Especially in the English version.
- My God, What Have I Done?: During the Good Ending of the Demon Path, Gig snaps back to his senses as Vigilance and despairs over the crimes he committed as Gig, vowing to set things right and atone.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: In the other ending, Gig quite abruptly regrets giving Revya so much power when Revya uses it all to devour him.
- Noble Demon: Halfway through the game, Gig's memories of Vigilance and a growing attachment to Revya begin to rub off on him, lightening his attitude and even having him grant Revya power with no strings attached.
- Omnicidal Maniac: As he often says, he wants to destroy everything, except hotpods.
- Pet the Dog: In the Median Good ending when Revya is dying from the Scarlet Iago. While he's in danger as well, he actually seems more concerned about Revya's life than his.
- Pragmatic Villainy: Forced into this for most of the game in the Normal Path. Since he'll die if Revya dies, he has no choice but to help. In the second battle with Fienne when Revya won't give him control against a much stronger enemy, he has no choice but give her/him the power to destroy Fienne with no strings attached to save his own life.
- Pop-Cultured Badass: His phony descriptions of the World Eaters are basically Shout Outs to Superman, the Martian Man Hunter, and The Flash. Revya even lampshades that he got the first one "from somewhere else."
- Redemption Earns Life: After the credits roll, Haephnes grabs his soul and reincarnates him again. She sends him through the same sickeningly sweet character creation process you went through at the start of the game, which almost gives him diabetes.
- Sealed Evil in a Can: Gig fled inside the Onyx Blade after being killed by Layna. Inside it he could do nothing, not even protect himself, but she kept the sword around.
- Sinister Scythe
- Small Name, Big Ego: While he can back up all the bragging he makes about how strong he is, he thinks to highly of his intelligence to the point where he at times seems to fancy himself as the Only Sane Man.
- Technical Pacifist: As Vigilance. It's no wonder Gig wouldn't want to go back to his normal personality.
- Terms of Endangerment: "I'll be waiting, my little soulmate."
- Theme Music Power-Up: "BAD BOYS" plays = Gig will be sarcastic. "Desperado" plays = Gig will own someone. "Rockin' Rocks" plays = Gig will destroy someone.
- Token Evil Teammate
- Took a Level in Dumbass: As Vigilance, he was reasonably intelligent. As Gig, he's total idiot.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Hotpods
- Tsundere: According to Disgaea 4.
- Villainous Friendship: With Revya in the Demon Path. In the good ending, as horrified as Vigilance is to know all the evils he's committed as Gig, he still fondly remembers his time with Revya and hopes that they get together and do something fun should they ever meet again.
- Villain Protagonist: He serves as the other main character to Revya but he remains a villain for the half the game before his character development steps in, and then it switches to Anti-Hero at the very least.
- White Hair, Black Heart: He looks like your classic white haired psycho and certainly acts genocidal at first, but mellows out some as time goes on.
- You Will Be Spared: Hotpods
Voiced by: Chiwa Saito (JP), Amanda Winn Lee (EN)
Danette is Revya's best and perhaps only friend in the tiny village. She is a Sepp, a race of humanoid with horns, hooves and immense speed. Thanks to being quite dim, Gig starts calling her "Stupid Cow" and she returns the favor with "You In There." She has no magical powers and her weapons, though magical, are not nearly as impressive as the Onyx Blade. Despite that, her speed and power are not to be trifled with: She's beaten Revya in almost every duel they've ever had.
- Action Girl
- Badass Normal: It's not emphasized much due to being a complete idiot, but she is in fact an amazing fighter, both instory and in gameplay. Instory, she apparently almost always beats Revya before he/she acquires the Onyx Blade and is entrusted with killing Revya if Gig takes them over. In gameplay, she has three excellent tactics, good offense, high speed, high act and acceptable defense.
- Bi the Way: Her ending varies very little depending on gender. If male, she says the protagonist will have to learn how to take care of babies with the implication that she'll be having them. If female, she's less nervous there, but with either gender the last thirty seconds or so end with her blushing and stuttering awkwardly because she drew the protagonist in their underwear in a letter to Euphoria, hinting that she never calls them by their name because it would be embarrassing.
- Break the Cutie: Regardless of the path taken, Danette is going to go through hell.
- In the normal route the memories of her parent's death hits her near the end of the game and while she doesn't react originally, the fact that a few minutes later her substitute parent Layna is stabbed in the back by the friend she's been traveling with the majority of the game. And if Layna's death doesn't break her, Gig's sacrifice does when she finally breaks down into real tears when its all over.
- In the demon route she witnesses Revya go crazy as s/he slaughters everyone she knows and loves and has to take up a new appearance to make sure no one knows who she is. She's the only one who continues to believe in Revya until the end even knowing it's hopeless. She even lets Revya kill her so she can become a Crimson Tear. In the good demon ending, she stays with Revya in the Onyx blade as his/her only friend while she's dead for good in the bad demon ending.
- Childhood Friend Romance: Hinted at in her ending. Regardless of gender.
- Deceased Parents Are the Best: Her mother and father were both very loving parents.
- Determinator: She will follow Layna's orders no matter what is. Going so far as to force her way through barely stable portal to another world.
- The Ditz: Gig's nickname for her isn't too far off the mark. Even Revya starts having difficulty defending her after Gig rubs off on them a little.
- Elite Mook: Functions as a stronger version of the Swordsman unit in battle.
- Friendly Rival: Towards Revya.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: A little less on the friendly side initially.
- Happily Adopted: Despite the trope above, she still considers Virtuous to be a grand-mother figure.
- Hey, You!: It's claimed early on that the only person whose name she can remember is Layna's. She does remember Gig's name, but since he calls her Stupid Cow she decides to just keep calling him You In There. The only time she uses his name is after he dies and she's begging him to come back, even after he's no longer 'in there'. As for Revya, apparently she finds it embarrassing to use their name.
- I Gave My Word: Promised Layna to watch over Revya and intervene if Gig became too much for them to resist.
- Interspecies Romance: With Male Revya in her ending. Same with Female Revya if you interpret the ending differently...
- Is It Something You Eat?: Revolution? Is it edible?
- Knife Nut: Her Weapon of Choice.
- Dual Wielding: She uses two.
- The Lancer: Revya's outspoken and ditzy best friend and foil.
- Parental Abandonment: Her parents were in a religious war with the Thurists.
- Super Speed: A racial trait of Sepps.
- Tsundere: Type A when it comes to Revya and Gig. Tybe B with it comes to Layna.
- Undying Loyalty: To Lady Layna.
- You Gotta Have Green Hair
- You Are Worth Hell: In the Good Ending of the Demon Path, Revya gets sealed into the Oynx Blade. But Danette, not wanting her (former) best friend to have to suffer alone, has Dio seal her soul into the blade as well despite the fact that Revya killed her earlier. And to top it all off, she sings the lullaby Revya sung to her when she was little, so that (s)he can sleep better.
Voiced by: Tatsuhisa Suzuki (JP), Liam O'Brien (EN)
A Sepp and one of Christophe's guards that is always immensely worried about his sister. Coupled with his rash behavior and slightly stupid attitude, he tends to cause a lot of problems for the group. He's generally partnered with Vitali, a spy and cleric.
- The Atoner: Seems to have become this in his epilogue.
- And Then What?: Questions Gig what he's going to do if he destroys everything except to the hotpods.
- Becoming the Mask: There's hints of it after he regains his true body, particularly the fact that he's still somewhat flustered around Trish. If your Relationship Values are high enough, Euphoria tells Revya that she can't really tell the difference between Levin and Raksha anymore, which eventually leads into his epilogue, where he and Revya Walk the Earth together.
- The Big Guy: Alongside Grunzford. Levin's strong, fast and good at hitting things... and bad at pretty much everything else.
- Cannot Spit It Out: He has a crush on Trish, but can't get the words out, even when he's revealed to Raksha, his feelings appear to genuine. He's unable to do the same with Female Revya during his epilogue.
- Deep South: He's quick to anger, not very smart and generally comes off as a stereotypical young redneck.
- The Ditz: Bless him.
- Dogged Nice Guy: Towards Trish.
- Elite Mook: Functions as a stronger version of the Bareknuckle unit in battle.
- Farm Boy: A pretty standard example.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners/Relationship Upgrade: His epilogue suggests the former for male Revya and the latter for female Revya.
- Hidden Depths: There's a lot more to him than there might initially seem.
- Hopeless Suitor: Towards Trish.
- Hot-Blooded: One of his abilities is even called 'Burning Soul'.
- Idiot Hero: Levin isn't the brightest guy around, but he makes up for it in passion.
- Journey to Find Oneself: After getting revived at the end of the game, Levin, who up until that point considered himself nothing more than the empty husk used by Raksha to achieve his goal, now questions why someone as seemingly pointless as him was brought back to life. His epilogue shows that he sets out Walking the Earth in hopes of finding some meaning to his unwarranted second chance at life.
- Knight Templar Big Brother: Not exactly fond of Endorph getting close to his sister.
- Leeroy Jenkins: His tendency to leap into the thick of things without thinking tends to cause a lot of trouble for the group.
- Lightning Bruiser: Has very high attack and speed but low defense and resistance. He generally makes up for his inability to take a hit with dodging almost all enemy attacks.
- Muscles Are Meaningless: While he does have noticeable muscle tone, Levin is actually quite scrawny. Despite this, he's incredibly strong.
- The Nose Knows: He's able to track Thuris using this. Gig and even Revya naturally call him out on this. This is because he's a World Eater though and knows the location of the others.
- Power Fist: His Weapon of Choice.
- Super Speed: Most Sepps share this trait, but Levin is especially known for it, being able to traverse the continent in a matter of days.
- Unexplained Recovery: Played for drama. Levin gets revived near the end of the game, to the confusion of everyone including himself. This is a big deal because Levin wasn't actually a person, but a soulless body being worn by the Soul Eater Raksha putting on a false persona, thus giving no reason for him to come back as Levin. This leads to him having an identity crisis and ultimately pulling off a Heel–Face Turn of sorts.
- Walking Spoiler: The fact that most of his personality traits are indeed an act, and he is actually a soulless body being occupied by Raksha, one of the three World Eaters.
- Walking the Earth: His epilogue reveals this to be his fate after returning to life. Due to having absolutely no idea why he's alive again and being too guilt-ridden to return to see his friends and family, Levin goes on a journey to find the meaning to his existence. Depending on how close they were with him, Revya can join him.
Voiced by: Derek Stephen Prince (EN)Vitali is a friend of Levin's and a spy for Christophe. He enjoys cooking and wishes to open a restaurant.
- Bishōnen: Gig describes him as girly looking and he's apparently perfectly capable of disguising as a woman.
- Combat Medic: While generally used for his healing ability, his stats due allow him to be a decent frontline fighter.
- Elite Mook: Functions as a stronger version of the Cleric unit in battle.
- The Gadfly: Enjoys riling up both his friends and enemies.
- The Infiltration: Christophe asks him to keep tabs on Revya and Gig. He also infiltrates the cult of Thuris.
- Only Sane Man: Alongside Revya. And like Revya, he has his wackier moments.
- Red Herring: He's not a villain at all. All of his spying for Christophe was done so that Christophe would know in advance what you're having trouble with if you ever come to him for help.
- The Smart Guy: Knowledgeable in a vast number of fields including medicine and history, and has a vast information network of spies at his disposal.
- Stealth Hi/Bye: Ridiculously skilled at this to the point that it freaks everyone, including Gig.
- The Stoic: Rarely ever raises his voice beyond its usual subdued tranquility.
- Supreme Chef: His hotpods are apparently some of the best in the world.
- Suspiciously Specific Denial: "I did NOT pretend to be a girl." Funny, considering his epilogue.
- The Spymaster: For Christophe.
- Throw the Book at Them: His Weapon of Choice.
- You Do Not Want To Know: How he found out that Kanan is actually male.
Juno is one of the Nereid leaders and is immensely protective of her adopted "son" Penn. She's aggressive, but fairly reasonable.
- Commuting on a Bus: Stops appearing with the main characters in the storyline after defeat Feinne for the most part, but she's still available in gameplay at least.
- Dub Name Change: Her name in the Japanese version is Jost (Pronounced Youst).
- Elite Mook: Functions as a stronger version of the Nerid unit in battle.
- Humans Are Bastards: The 'humans are untrustworthy' subversion. Is willing to judge on an individual basis however.
- Interspecies Romance: Nereids require a male from another species in order to reproduce.
- Mama Bear
- May–December Romance: With Male Revya in her ending. Planned with Penn otherwise.
- Our Mermaids Are Different: Nereids are a One-Gender Race of mermaids that can walk on land.
- Prongs of Poseidon: Her Weapon of Choice.
- Single Woman Seeks Good Man: With Male Revya in her ending.
- Wife Husbandry: Major player in the Nereid's plan with Penn.
- Yandere: A mild version of this for Penn.
Grunzford is a grumpy old Redflank, a giant bull man. He used to live in the same village as Revya, but left in protest due to Layna's plan to fuse Gig to a human host. He is not very talkative when it comes to explaining why he's working with the group.
- An Axe to Grind: Fights with a gigantic two-handed axe.
- A Load of Bull: The Redflank are a race of Minotaur men.
- The Big Guy: He's massive and bulky, as well as very strong.
- Cool Old Guy: Pushing 200 years old, which is old even for the long-living Redflank, but is a laid-back guy that's still an amazing fighter.
- Elite Mook: Functions as a stronger version of the Redflank unit in battle.
- Genius Bruiser: he managed to pull a Batman Gambit on the Devourlord, as his personal Demon Path CMOA.
- Grumpy Old Man: Mostly because he feel the youth need to learn to mind their manners, especially young Sepps like Levin and Danette.
- The Mentor: Serves as the wise and stalwart mentor to most of the party.
- Mighty Glacier: High health, attack and defense but poor speed and movement.
- Retired Bad Ass: He has since left the protection of the village to the his fellow Redflanks, but he can still kick ass.
- Scars Are Forever: He's covered in them.
- Team Dad: Takes on a fatherly role to most of the party after joining, particularly with Trish and Levin.
- What the Hell, Hero?: Makes it very clear that no one, especially himself, will accept Devourlord back if he/she chooses to say he/she wants to go back to the way things were. Considering that he/she and Gig spent the entire game killing and oppressing everyone in their path, he has every right to be pissed.
Voiced by: Derek Stephen Prince (EN)
Galahad is a chevalier for Raide and at the start of the game is on duty watching Feinne, though he's sulky and self centered. After he loses a fight to the protagonist, he is discharged by Thorndyke, something he resents for most of the story.
- The Atoner: Following Thorndyke's death he realizes that he was using his position as a knight for his own benefits rather than for those of the people. Immediately afterwards he becomes a much better guy.
- Break the Haughty: In the Demon Path, big time.
- Butt Monkey: While he has shades of this in the Normal path, the Demon path cranks it Up to Eleven. Basically all of his screentime features the other characters abusing him in some way.
- Character Development: Goes from a haughty, corrupt and arrogant man who is only interested in his status within the kingdom to a noble leader and trustworthy ally.
- Commuting on a Bus: Like Juno, he more or less drops out of the story entirely following Feinne's death, but he's still available as a party member for the rest of the game.
- Dirty Cop: At his introduction, he's abusing the small amount of power he has in Raide to boss people around. He gets over it after Thorndyke's death.
- Elite Mook: Functions as a stronger version of the Knight unit in battle.
- Envy/The Starscream: Towards Thorndyke. He starts taking a level in badass after realizing Thorndyke was a really noble guy who was unfairly executed. In the Demon Path, however, when Thorndyke is forced to join Revya, he ridicules him.
- Heel–Face Turn: Starts out as nothing but a corrupt bully but grows into a heroic person over time.
- My God, What Have I Done?: Completely reevaluates his life choices after Thorndyke gives his life for the sake of the people of Raide and becomes a much better person because of it.
- Out of Focus: In the Normal path, after showing remarkable growth up to the fight with Feinne, he quite suddenly drops out of the storyline at about the same time as Juno.
- Justified; he was elected to help rebuild Raide after Feinne destroyed it.
- Plucky Comic Relief: Becomes a major source of humor in the Demon path due to his Sanity Slippage giving him an identity crisis.
- Redemption Promotion: Becomes the Prime Minister of New Raide.
- Sanity Slippage: Galahad becomes the only real source of humor in the Demon Path because of the spectacular way he loses it.
- Starter Villain: In the Normal route he's the first major recurring villain you face, but he's really nothing more than a bully.
- Stone Wall: Has very high defense and decent attack, but low movement and very poor resistance.
- Smug Snake: Prior to his character development he's a sniveling bully who enjoys abusing his power but is quick to run when things turn against him.
- Took a Level in Badass: To a certain extent, he's considerably more courageous just before the fight with Feinne.
- Warm-Up Boss: The first real foe the player faces, Galahad still isn't much of a threat.
Dio of the Evil Eye is a hereditary name and title held by a mighty clan of dracosages, known to travel with with the undead Blazing Gestahl and a pair of wolves known as Yavis and Parin. However, he seems strangely incompetent when confronted and is not taken seriously by anyone. He is a recurring boss fight in the game.
- Affably Evil: Gestahl doesn't seem like that bad (or threatening) of a guy at all. That's because he's actually a hotpod farmer named Vangogh who Odie convinced to pretend to be Gestahl. The real Gestahl is a different case entirely.
- Boom Stick: His Weapon of Choice.
- Butt Monkey: Gets no respect for almost all of the game. Even his Big Damn Heroes moment is retroactively weakened when the real Dio reveals a child could have done it.
- Cowardly Lion: A complete coward who will nonetheless put his life on the line to protect his loved ones.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: He's actually a pretty skilled sorcerer, though he's crippled by an incredible inferiority complex and a lack of inborn talent.
- Took a Level in Badass: In the Demon Path (being able to do things like break Revya's dominion over Vangou), to the point where even Dio was impressed by his growth.
- Cutscene Incompetence: While everyone in the plot makes a big deal about how weak and useless he is, he's actually pretty powerful mechanically.
- Dub Name Change: His name in the Japanese version is Yodo.
- Elite Mook: Functions as a stronger version of the Dracosage unit in battle.
- Embarrassing First Name: He is quite embarrassed of his real name, which is discovered to be Odie when Revya is unable to dominate him as 'Dio'.
- Evil Is Dumb: He tries to come off as a powerful sorcerer to rob people but his constant bumbling makes him very ineffectual. When he sides with the heroes, however, he becomes more competent, especially in the Demon Path.
- The Faceless: Outside of his epilogue, he never takes off the lizard mask.
- The Friend Nobody Likes: While the rest of the party occasionally shows sympathy for his sheer patheticness, they are usually exasperated by his incompetence.
- Goldfish Poop Gang: Through the first half of the game.
- Heel–Face Turn: Befriends and joins Revya's group about halfway through the main plot.
- Redemption Promotion: Goes from Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain to one of your main characters, though is still a Butt Monkey.
- Savage Wolves: Completely subverted in Yavis and Parin. They don't seem very bad at all. Mostly because they aren't the real ones, who are under the command of the real Dio.
- Shock and Awe: What his Boom Stick shoots out.
- Sibling Rivalry: He has one with his much more powerful brother, the real Dio.
- Slave to PR: He starts off the game as a highway robber that depends entirely on his family's reputation to scare people so he won't have to fight them. Unfortunately he starts out in an area where no one knows of the Dio family.
- Squishy Wizard: Can't take a hit to save his life, but his magic attack are devastating.
- Took a Level in Badass: A bit in the Normal Path, where he gains more confidence in himself and becomes the new Dio in his epilogue, where it's stated that he's become exponentially more skilled. Big time in the Demon Path.
- The Unfavorite: Disowned by his family for his younger and more talented brother.
- Walking Spoiler: Just knowing that he joins your party is a spoiler for the whole first half of the plot.
- With Friends Like These...: The party is more than happy to make fun of his helplessness. Even Pinot and Agrippa treat him like a child. Possibly justified since they're about the same age. Good ol' Sluggo.
- You Are Better Than You Think You Are: Growing up in the shadow of his brother convinced him that he was worthless. In reality, he's an above average mage whose abilities are severely crippled by his lack of faith in himself.
Voiced by: Mai Nakahara (JP), Wendee Lee (EN)
Tricia is the daughter of an extremely rich merchant. She's very idealistic and kind, but also naive and overly trusting. She was helped by Grunzford in the past and seems to consider him a mentor while Levin has a crush on her that he never has the nerve to act on. She prefers to be called Trish.
- Break the Cutie: Both paths aren't that nice to her but she only makes it out alive in one of them.
- In the normal path her adoptive father gets kidnapped and she has to watch him get murdered by Shauna though it doesn't seem to bother her once she learns Shauna was doing her a favor. Then later she finds out that she had an older sister and witnesses her death to Scarlet Iago. Finally, her friend and the guy that was crushing on her, Levin, betrays the group and reveals himself as the third World Eater. Before she can talk him down, Dio teleports her away and Levin ends up getting killed. That said, she's quite resilient and deals with everything by herself when given a little time alone.
- In the demon path She gets raped by her adoptive father resulting in her going insane. It won't be long before she finally takes her own life from the horror she's been through.
- The Chick
- Dub Name Change: Her name in the Japanese version is Driesche.
- Elite Mook: Functions as a stronger version of the Archer unit in battle.
- Gentleman Thief: In her ending, she and Revya run a gang of thieves together. They only target con artists and forbid their crews from killing anyone under threat of really harsh punishment. Their less moral members put up with it because she happens to be really good at it. Also because some of them have a crush on Trish, though no one has the guts to actually make a move on her.
- Hidden Depths: It's easy to overlook that she's a rather skilled tactician since it rarely comes up.
- Just Like Robin Hood: In her epilogue she becomes the leader of a band of highwayman, though they don't kill anyone. They only target people who deserve it, though since her ending is from the perspective of two lowly members of the band we don't know what they do with the money. They certainly don't give it all away, though.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Easily the sweetest of the heroes. And a blonde.
- Long Lost Sibling: Shauna is her older sister.
- Memento MacGuffin: Her hair ornament, a keepsake left from her mother. Actually, it's from her sister, Shari aka Shauna.
- The Ojou: Wealthy, elegant, beautiful and kind.
- The Ophelia: All the way, in The Demon Path.
- Parental Abandonment: When she was really young, she was separated from her father and sister. Some time later, she loses her adoptive father, but that was for the best.
- Rape as Drama: In the Demon Path.
- Sanity Slippage: In the Demon Path, she gets raped by Hawthorne, but manages to escape death thanks to Shauna. She becomes increasingly insane and suicidal until her death.
- Spoiled Sweet: She doesn't really know how the world works and has had a very privileged upbringing, but she seems to go around using her father's money to help random strangers. She's actually quite good at tactics.
Pinot and AgrippaPinot and Agrippa are probably the most minor members of the party. They are acquaintances of "Dio" and rather like him, though they don't respect him either.
- Ascended Extra: In the Demon Path, where they get a decent amount of focus for a substantial portion of the game. In the normal one, they only appear in a single cutscene.
- Crossdressing Voices: Agrippa's voiced by Barbara Goodson
- Elite Mook: Function as stronger versions of the cherub and seraph units, respectively, in battle.
- Older Than They Look: They're older than Odie, despite looking like toddlers.
- Our Angels Are Different: Angels are a normal, albeit endangered race rather than celestial beings in this setting.
- Satellite Character: They're Odie and Endorph's friends and... not much else. They get more characterization in the Demon Path, but are still pretty minor characters.
- Shotguns Are Just Better: Agrippa wields a shotgun.
- Those Two Guys: They're almost never seen apart.
- Wham Episode: The fun and games in the Demon Path stop once Agrippa is killed with little warning.
- Yank the Dog's Chain: Revya saves Agrippa in the Demon Path, in a seeming Pet the Dog moment... only to later coldly murder him, having saved them purely because it would hurt them more to betray them after gaining their trust.
- Back from the Dead: Unclear, she was a ghost in her own game
- Berserk Button: Being reminded of her death by poisoning sends her into a psychotic fit of rage.
- Boobs of Steel: More of the Glass Cannon type. She can throw down some powerful magic. Also, she's quite stacked, giving Shauna and Alexemia a run for their money.
- Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Hoo-boy, she's such a nut case that even Gig is freaked out by her.
- Flanderization: YMMV on this, since she didn't have a lot of screen time in GrimGrimoire.
- Glass Cannon: Has the best INT attacks out of your playable characters. Can't take a hit worth a dime.
- Karma Houdini: She sent Sulfer back Ivoir, rendering everything the cast of Phantom Brave did to banish him in the first place pointless, and she never suffers any repercussions for it.
- Instant Awesome, Just Add Dragons: Her Special Attack.
- Love Makes You Crazy: Just ask Mevy, the talking skull of her dead lover that she carries around on her staff.
- Power Floats
- Psychotic Manchild: An extremely violent one that can barely go a few words without talking about murder.
- Shout-Out: All of her movesets? They're all of the Arcane Summons from GrimGrimoire. Which goes into Irony levels due to the fact that her student learned Necromancy from her. That could mean Lujei had some skills when she was alive.
- Spanner in the Works: Specifically, she's the one who sent Sulfur back to the world of Phantom Brave as a Bonus Boss, rendering the sacrifices involved pointless. Endorph was not happy to hear this.
- Stable Time Loop: During the flashback where Median kills Vilgilance, if you answer "You must've been pissed" you find out that Lujei sends you back in time to fight Median. If you win, you find out that thanks to this, Virtuous finds out a way to fuse souls, thus making the plan of fusing Gig's and Revya's soul possible. Which also gave Drazil two souls for the last two World Eaters, Thuris and Raksha. So in short... Lujei helped SAVE the world! ...And gave Drazil the two souls he needed to create the last two death machines... But hey, it's Lujei.
- A Wizard Did It: She IS the Wizard.
HaephnesHaephnes is the goddess of the world which shares her name, one of the two chief gods ranking above those such as the masters of life and death. She is very soft, gentle and motherly.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: She's a Dimension Lord, like Drazil, though prefers to have her adopted child kick ass with the Brainwashedand Crazy Master of Death as part of a Batman Gambit.
- Big Good: Alongside Virtuous, she's trying to fix her world.
- Dimension Lord
- God Is Good: She's very warm and motherly. She is also more active than she appears: She recovers Revya's soul from Drazil, reincarnates her as a World Eater and works behind the scenes with Virtuous to have her and Gig start fixing the world of Haephnes.
Voiced by: Mary Elizabeth McGlynn (EN)
Lady Layna is an elderly woman that is the leader of the village where the game begins. Two centuries before, she sacrificed herself to seal away Gig because she could not kill him. Though she apparently died in that fight, she is still around even in the present, though she sleeps for extended periods to conserve strength. She is a mentor for Revya and Danette, the latter of whom seems to almost worship her. She's more manipulative than she lets on.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: She is the Master of Life. She may not fight anymore, but she's helped Layna beat Gig, helped Revya and Gig KILL Median, and can make you stay dead for real.
- Back from the Dead: Both paths, the regular after she's killed by Levin/Raksha and in the Demon Path after she's killed by Revya the start of the game. Likely because she's the Master of Life
- Batman Gambit: The plot of the game is one crafted by her to solve the real problem with the world.
- Benevolent Boss: A kind grandmother figure for the village.
- Big Good
- Beware the Nice Ones: She can permanently block people's ability to be reborn if angered.
- The Chessmaster: Rare heroic one.
- Eccentric Mentor: A very rare female example.
- Guile Hero
- Load-Bearing Boss: Rare heroic example in the Median Bad Ending, where after he defeats Revya, he also kills Virtuous, and with the world's Masters of Life And Death dead, it fades out existence.
- One Steve Limit: Averted.
- Really 700 Years Old
Christophe is a wealthy merchant who runs his own town, which acts as a mission hub for the game. He is interested by Revya and Gig and employs the pair to handle some work around the area, which coincides with their own goals. Gig does not trust him since he's keeping secrets and not even trying to hide the fact, but he does mean well.
- Big Damn Heroes: The guy comes in with a small army to help Revya during their fight against Feinne the second time.
- Demoted to Extra: He gets only one scene in the Demon Path, after that, you never hear from him again.
- Good Smoking: Smokes a pipe.
- Heroic B.S.O.D. Has a minor one after Cuthbert kills himself out of guilt. He picks himself together quickly, though.
- My Greatest Failure: It's suggested that he betrayed his best friend Lobo when they were younger, thus causing the latter to become evil.
- Non-Action Guy: Doesn't directly fight himself, but supplies soldiers for Revya.
- Self-Made Man: Is successful due to his honest work ethic.
- The Team Benefactor
AlexemiaQueen of the Nereids and the mother to them all. Though she can't walk on land, she has Juno be her eyes and ears for her in the outside world. She has immense healing powers, though she cannot use them freely.
- Cast From HP: She has a miraculous healing power, but it uses up a bit of her life force.
- Demoted to Extra: Only gets one scene in the Demon Path, sadly, and it's being summoned to heal everyone after Revya beats the crap out of them.
- Healing Hands
- Her Heart Will Go On: Admits that she was in love with someone in the Demon Path(Normal Path hinted that her lover was one of the kings of Raide). It's implied that she wishes to see him.
- Karen Strassman
- Ms. Fanservice: Alexemia is practically naked, for Haephnes sake! She's only wearing a crown and a freakin' seashell bra.
- Our Mermaids Are Different: Averted, somewhat. She's more of the standard mermain since she can't last on land too much, and she has the fish lower half.
- Reasonable Authority Figure
- Seashell Bra: Takes it a step further; Alexemia has Seashell nipple-covers
- Team Mom: For the Nereids. This trope is more literal than usual cases becasue it's implied that she IS all of the Nereids' mother.
Penn is a human child adopted by the Nereids. They view him somewhere between a son and a their future sperm donor as the Nereids do not have any males. He seems unconcerned with this plan for better or worse since while he likes the Nereids, he likes well endowed women and the Nereids are all rather "streamlined." He's also a rather mouthy kid. He goes around dressed as a girl, presumably because Nereids don't know how treat male children.
- Cheerful Child
- Childhood Marriage Promise: Asks female Revya to marry him in Juno's ending. To Revya's chagrin, she doesn't seem to have any say in it.
- Creepy Child: In the Demon Path. He's Ax-Crazy, and doesn't care about his own life, actually finds it cool when Revya doesn't care that Thuris uses him as human shield. Even Gig is creeped out by this.
- Dirty Kid: He loves big boobs. For this reason in Juno's ending, if Revya is female, he asks her to marry him, much to her chagrin.
- Luke, I Am Your Father: Thorndyke is his father.
- Stay with the Aliens: When he meets his dad, he decides to stay with the Nereids (even as an adult).
- Wholesome Crossdresser: He's always seen in a dress and pigtails because he was raised by the Nereids, who are a Single Gender Race and therefore have no idea how to raise a male.
- Wife Husbandry: Is the target of a reverse example. He's bound for a very... interesting life.
Endorph aka Walnut
Voiced by: Kosuke Toriumi (JP), Troy Baker (EN)
Endorph is a mysterious leader of a band of thieves, though he is quite honorable and operates on a Robin Hood style of business. At the start, he's still traveling with Shauna and her band, though their conflicting interests cause them to part ways. He's a sort of Memetic Badass in-universe for those of know of him. His goals are unclear, but seem to match Revya's. Unfortunately, he's not really on Revya's side either and more likely to drag her into battles she just happened to stumble across.
- Berserk Button: For the love of God, don't call Euphoria a doll!
- Guest-Star Party Member: You briefly gain him after Levin's reveal, but then quickly lose him after his Heroic Sacrifice. However, if your Relationship Values are high with Endorph, then you regain him when you enter Drazil.
- Guns Akimbo: He uses two pistols in Soul Nomad.
- The Gunslinger
- Interspecies Romance: With Euphoria (a Sepp).
- Late-Arrival Spoiler: The game doesn't shy away from mentioning the Heroic Sacrifice he pulled at the end of Phantom Brave.
- Not Quite Dead: At the end of Phantom Brave, no one knew what happened to Walnut after he took Sulphur with him through the portal. Turns out Lujei transported him to Prodesto, where he took up his current name. Later, he pulls a somewhat similar move on Raksha only for his epilogue to reveal that he survived again. He even lampshades his habit of escaping death before finishing off Raksha.Endorph: I've already died once before. Even the black reaper is sick of me.
- Not So Different: To Levin and Shauna and their love for both their sisters. Anyone who has played Phantom Brave knows that he himself was willing to go through extremes for the sake of his sister, Castile.
- Older and Wiser: Everything Endorph experienced back in Phantom Brave and his adventures in Prodesto has clearly matured him. Although he can still be quite reckless and cunning, it's evened out by acquiring the patience and maturity ol' Walnut lacked.
- Playing with Fire: His Front Row, Special Attack, and Team-Up Attack with Revya.
- Sixth Ranger
- Suicide Attack: Psycho Burgundy is used to completely destroy Raksha, though he apparently manages to survive, again.
- Took a Level in Kindness: The beliefs in survival of the fittest and general nastiness that made up Walnut's personality does not apply here. His experiences at the end of Phantom Brave and here have molded him into a much kinder and patient person. While he hasn't left the thieving business, it's now directed at those who deserve it.
FeinneThe first of the titular World Eaters encountered. Gig says she's his favorite World Eater, as she is the most powerful and obedient of the three. She has little will or malice of her own and has spent the centuries since Gig's defeat quietly sitting outside a major city and only defending herself when attacked. That said, when you attack her, you have basically no chance of winning due to her immense power.
- And I Must Scream: After Resillience died, her soul was stolen by Drazil and turned into Gig's most faithful and powerful World Eater. Unlike Thuris and Raksha, she's not actually evil: She's just trapped in a body that acts regardless of her will.
- Came Back Wrong: She used to be one of the overseer gods like Vigilance and Virtuous, but committed suicide to become a human to understand the human perspective better. Unfortunately, Drazil stole her soul and turned her into a World Eater.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Battles against her are always this in the Normal Path, either in your favor or hers. The Demon Path often has you and her on even footing.
- Hopeless Boss Fight: Feinne is too powerful to defeat without tapping into Gig's power, and Gig's power comes with a heavy cost. If you do defeat her when you're not supposed to, you end up fighting Asagi.
- I Cannot Self-Terminate: At the end of the game, she and Thuris have their souls dragged back to Drazil and reconstituted. Thuris is quickly devoured, but Feinne begs for Gig to kill her. Unlike the first time, he grants her wish.
- Wave Motion Gun: Her normal form of offense.
Thuris is the second World Eater encountered. He is the weakest but most cunning of the three and operates his own cult that is a constant thorn in the side of the protagonists throughout the game.
- Big Bad Wannabe: Makes a good effort with his cult, but the other schemers in the game have him outclassed. Not helped by Dio and Raksha being much stronger than him, Drazil, Gamma and Joul as having the power to eat his soul whenever they wish.
- The Chessmaster: Subverted; he's supposed to be one, but the problem for him is Soul Nomad is a Gambit Pileup from the word go, and he's got at least four other chessmasters he's competing against.
- Fate Worse Than Death: He's resurrected by the Drazillian Masters of Life and Death just to be consumed by them near the end of the game, though this could be considered Kick the Son of a Bitch instead. They try to do the same to Feinne, but Revya and Gig intervene and Mercy Kill her.
- For the Evulz: His reason for the creating the Scarlet Iago? He felt like it.
- A God Am I: Since normal people can't see him, he's managed to create a massive cult known as the Thurists.
- Guide Dang It: Thuris is the first World Eater type enemy you get into a real battle with, and can be a tricky foe until you figure out the easiest way to take them down. The trick is, they can't move, so stay out of his range until everything else on the field is dead and then muster your forces and power yourself up outside his range, then move in for the kill. Unlike other enemies, World Eater types cannot counter attack, so you can beat on him with impunity during your turns.
- Hearing Voices: Normal people can't see him, so he's managed to convince hundreds that he's a god with a disembodied voice.
- Informed Ability: The World Eater who is supposed to be the best schemer of the three winds up Out-Gambitted by every other chessmaster in the story.
- Jack-of-All-Stats: Compared to Fienne and Raksha, he balances between physical and magic based stats.
- Large Ham
- Laughing Mad: In the Normal Path. So much that it even rivals the The Joker's and actually frightens Gig. Story-wise, it's averted in the Demon Route. In fact, it's the trademark of every member of his cult.
- Out-Gambitted: See above.
- Plaguemaster: The creator of Scarlet Iago, the deadly disease ravaging the land.
- Smug Snake
- Taking You with Me: When he's utterly beaten, Thuris self-destructs to spread a cloud of pure Scarlet Iago upon the party to try to kill them too.
- Villain Forgot to Level Grind: He actually is a certifiable threat the first time you see him, but the second encounter is when he gets seriously Out-Gambitted, and since you've already worked out how to beat him the first time, the rematch is much simpler.
Raksha is the third and final of Gig's World Eaters. He has been inactive for years and is sealed by the family of Dio inside a cursed forest. He is a mysterious figure before being confronted, though Gig claims he's more The Brute than anything and thinks little of him.
- Big Bad Friend: While not quite the Big Bad, Raksha is one of the biggest chess masters in the entire game, and spends most of it as your good buddy Levin.
- The Brute: The strongest physically of the World Eaters, but not big on brain power. Well, not quite; he's become one of Soul Nomad's many chessmasters since Gig was sealed.
- Character Development: By the time of his revival, Levin appears to have lost the hot blooded and boisterous persona both he and Raksha had and is instead quiet, pensive and philosophical. This is undoubtedly because he's just as confused as everyone else about why he was brought back to life and has started questioning his existence. Thankfully, it seems to have made him into a genuinely good person.
- The Chessmaster: He spends most of the game disguised as Levin to in a plan to kill anybody he considers a threat to his Evil Plan (the full details of which aren't stated), consisting of Thuris, Fienne, Layna, and Gig. Succeeds in his plan to kill Layna by having Dio trap everyone in a seal so she would come to release them so he could get the jump on her after killing the other two World Eaters.
- Climax Boss: Even knowing how to fight World Eaters from fighting Thuris twice, and with the members of the Hidden Village on your side, Raksha is still no slouch; defeating him really comes down to taking him down before he can smash all your characters into paste.
- Dark Reprise: His battle theme is a remix of Levin's theme.
- Demonic Possession: Of Levin's body. He bought two slaves ten years ago and crushed their souls. Euphoria became a puppet while Levin's original soul was simply booted out and replaced with Raksha's.
- Disc One Final Boss: Much of the cast thinks that plot is over since they didn't recall that World Eaters aren't the root of the problem.
- Faking the Dead: He faked Euphoria's death and took her away to keep her from Endorph. Later, he claims he killed her himself. If you have enough relationship points with him Euphoria refuses to stay where he put her and gets between the Endorph/Raksha confrontation.
- A God Am I: The ultimate goal of his Evil Plan
- Good Feels Good: In the Demon Path. He won himself praise from everyone after being the only person to be able to repel Revya, which in turn made him want to fight for Prodesto for real.
- Informed Flaw: Supposedly an idiot, but is shown to be extremely cunning and manipulative during all of his screentime. In the dub, he's even given a classy British accent. His supposed lack of intelligence may be foreshadowing of his identity as Levin.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Seems to have graduated to this in his epilogue, where he is clearly shown to deeply regret his actions and worry about his former friends but continously attempts to get Revya to leave him alone by threatening to eat them.
- Large Ham: In his real body, rivaling Gig in this respect. He practically roars every line.
- The Mole: To Revya's group, as Levin.
- Kill It with Fire: His attacks consist of breathing fire and growing pair of Wolverine Claws made of fire attacking with them.
- Obfuscating Stupidity: As Levin.
- Pet the Dog: He's suggested to have genuinely cared for both Euphoria and Trisha and, if his ending is anything to go by, all of his former friends.
- Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness: He talks normally, but Gig noted that he's learned 'many big angry words'. Raksha said that he's feeling verbose.
- Spanner in the Works: In the Normal Path, nobody saw him or his plan coming.
- Took a Level in Dumbass: Reversed. If Gig's reactions are anything to imply, Raksha's taken a level in genius instead.
- Walking Spoiler: It's hard to talk about him without talking about his possession of Levin.
- Wolverine Claws: Made of fire.
Kanan is the leader of the Thurists, the cult that worships Thuris as a god. He looks like a woman after altering his appearance. Contrasting his waifish appearance is his intense insanity and sadism.
- Cult: He leads the Thurists, which is essentially a doomsday cult.
- The Dragon: To Thuris. To Revya in The Demon Path. Notably one of the few characters who stick around even up to the final battle, and doesn't become even more broken and crazy as a result. Not that he wasn't already crazy — but he's almost normal compared to some of the others.
- Devour the Dragon: Thuris eventually sacrifices him and the Thurists to power himself up during his boss battle.
- Dude Looks Like a Lady: Despite having a feminine voice and appearance, Kanan is actually a man.
- Elite Mook: Functions as a stronger version of the Schemestress unit in battle.
- Evil Laugh: Seems to be a requirement for the Thurists.
- Evil Redhead
- Evil Sorcerer: As a Dracon hero unit, he's a powerful magic user.
- Eviler Than Thou: In the Demon Path, decides that Revya is a greater god since he/she's more evil than Thuris
- In Love with Your Carnage: If his reactions to Thorndyke are any indication, he seems to have a thing for insane men.
- Psycho Supporter: To both Thuris and Revya.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Abandons Thuris for Revya in the Demon Path when he realizes Revya's going to crush Thuris.
- Villainous Crossdresser: To the horror of Vitali.
Voiced by: Dave Wittenberg (EN)
Thorndyke is the honorable commander of the Knights of Raide. He lost his son years ago, but received his current position not long after. Though considered strangely young for the position, he has easily proved his worth. He is very noble and honorable to the point where the reclusive Nereids actually do value his word. He is attempting to keep the group from attacking Feinne as she is inactive and only causes problems when confronted.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: Grand Cordon of Raide, everyone.
- Bad Ass Boast: "I... I don't understand you. But I cannot let such anarchists live! Your death has arrived!"
- Dropped a Bridge on Him: Dies rather abruptly in the Normal Path.
- Elite Mook: Functions as a stronger version of the Knight unit in battle. His stat growths are even better than those of his subordinate and fellow Elite Mook Knight Galahad.
- Fallen Hero: In the Demon Path
- Hero Antagonist: Embodies this trope. Even the Nereids he opposes are aware that he is a noble, just man.
- Laughing Mad: In the Demon Path, does this after Kanan convinces him that he's always been a Blood Knight at nature and that his heroic past was only an excuse for him to kill.
- Luke, I Am Your Father: To Penn. Penn decides to stay because he's already made his choice to grow up and live with the Nereids. Still, he's proud of the fact that his father is a renowned hero.
- Sanity Slippage: In the Demon Path.
Male Sepp who is the leader of the Yesterwind, a Black Market organization that kidnaps and smuggles children.
- Dirty Coward: After Endorph manages to subdue him, he begs Christophe (who he was just holding at knife-point moments ago) to spare him.
- Don't You Dare Pity Me!: When Christophe offered him the chance to come with him and stop being a criminal, Lobo tells him that he doesn't need his pity and proceeds to hold him hostage.
- Even Evil Has Standards: Despite being the leader of secret organization that specializes in kidnapping and selling children, he is disgusted by Hawthorne's action to his "daughters." He also leaves Revya due to his/her psychotic nature.
- Evil Counterpart: To Christophe
- Evil Former Friend: Evidently, he and Christophe used to be friends.
- Evil Smoking: Smokes a cigarette.
- Forgotten Childhood Friend: To Christophe
- Freudian Excuse: His past with Christophe has left him with serious trust issues. In the Demon Path, he either refuses to believe that Revya trusts him or is actively hurt that she doesn't, depending on the dialogue.
- Guttural Growler
- Karma Houdini: Unlike his Karmic Death in the Normal Path, Demon Path Lobo gets to betray Revya and walk away scott-free in the good ending.
- Non-Action Big Bad: Being that he's a rank coward, he never risks his life as long as he's got mooks.
- Only Sane Man: In the Demon Path, where he eventually betrays and ditches Revya.
- Shoot the Dog: Is summarily executed by Cuthbert in order to keep his more noble brother's (Christophe) hands clean.
Cuthbert is Christophe's younger brother. He doesn't appear often, so his goals are quite mysterious but implied to be rather shady.
- Combat Medic
- The Dragon: For Lobo.
- Elite Mook: Functions as a stronger version of the Medic unit in battle, like Vitali.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: More of working with less honorable people, Cuthburt really cares about his big brother. The Demon Path reveals that Cuthburt joined Yesterwind because Christophe was ill and he needed the money to fund for a cure to save him.
- Evil Counterpart: To Vitali.
- Bad Guys Do the Dirty Work: Kills Lobo to ensure Christophe's hands stay clean.
- Liquid Assets: His tech Glutton Gain drains the entire opposing party of HP and bestows it upon Cuthbert's party.
- Noble Top Enforcer: For Lobo. He even ends up killing his boss himself.
- Only Sane Man: Shares this with Shauna and Lobo in the Demon Path, but then Shauna too goes insane and Lobo abandons Revya.
- Out, Damned Spot!: In his final moments, he talks about how his hands are stained by evil that he cannot remove no matter how much he scrubs.
- Start of Darkness: He began working for Lobo to pay off medicine for Christophe.
- The Strategist: For Shauna during your second encounter with her.
Voiced by: Kaori Mizuhashi (JP), Karen Strassman (EN)
Shauna is a gypsy and bandit who despises the poor and actually prefers to rob them of what little they have rather than target individuals with items worth stealing. She is a recurring boss fight due to her actions making the world worse for everyone and her own grudges against Revya's party.
- Alas, Poor Villain: in the Normal Path.
- Dance Battler: She's of the Gypsy class.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Possibly has one of the most brutal backstories in the game.
- Dark Chick: In the Demon Path
- Dark-Skinned Redhead
- Deadpan Snarker: Trish is openly contemptuous of everyone and everything, and this is the Normal Path.
- Dub Name Change: Her name in the Japanese version is Schema.
- Elite Mook: Functions as a stronger version of the Gypsy unit in battle.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Is quite protective of her sister.
- Evil Counterpart: To Endorph. Despite initially being in his band of thieves, Shauna hated his altruistic ways.
- Heel–Face Door-Slam: Just when she lightens up and tells Tricia that she's her sister and wants to stay with her, she dies of a fatal disease.
- Jerkass: She constantly gets in your way out of what seems to be primarily spite. Not only that, but her speciality is robbing from the poor despite them not having anything worth taking.
- Kick the Son of a Bitch: Kills Hawthorne in both paths. She's way too late in the Demon Path though.
- Morality Chain: In the Demon Path, after Trish kills herself, after which she gives up on everything and devolves into yet another Ax-Crazy murderer.
- Morality Pet: Trish is this for her in the Demon Path, or at least, gives her emotion. But after that fifty-five day skip...
- Ms. Fanservice
- Not So Different: To Endorph, albeit much more nihilistic.
- Parental Abandonment: Of her own choice, as a child, no less. Tells her father to take baby Trish while she goes with a servant and escape the mob outside of their home.
- Pet the Dog:
- The Rival/The Starscream: To Endorph.
- Silly Rabbit, Idealism Is for Kids!
- Team Mom/Only Sane Man: Serves as this in the Demon Path, at least until Trish commits suicide.
Nash and LeroucheShauna's two sidekicks. Generic Pyre Mages.
- Ascended Extra: They actually get screentime in the Demon Path. And lines!
- Playing with Fire
- Those Two Bad Guys
- Undying Loyalty: To Shauna
Hawthorne is Trish's father and a very wealthy man who is quite a bit older than he is. Shauna hates him and captures him to prove a point to Trish.
WARNING: All of these characters are Walking Spoilers and their very existences and identities are considered major twists. Read at your own risk.
Dio of the Evil Eye
The true Dio of the Evil Eye and the younger brother of "Dio", whose real name is Odie. He is the scion of the prestigious Dio line, who began their service under Median the Conqueror centuries ago and now serve as advisors for the queen of Orviska. Under his guidance the empire has grown increasingly aggressive and he appears to despise Revya's group.
- Always Someone Better: Layna is his (and his family's) someone better, and he hates her for it. Also, he's this to Odie.
- Boom Stick
- Climax Boss: The last boss fought before crossing over to the other world. The battle in which you directly fight him and one before it are two of the longest and most tactically involving in the game, forcing you to carefully work your way around cramped terrain and bring down hordes of enemy troops. Dio himself is one of the very few enemies in the normal path to travel with a full team of nine units. And just to drive the point home, Rock n Rock's plays during the battle.
- The Dragon: To Gestahl.
- Elite Mook: Functions as a stronger version of the Dracosage unit in battle. His stat growths are even greater than those of his brother and fellow Elite Mook Dracosage Odie.
- Evil Chancellor: Subverted. He's totally loyal to the queen (and in the Demon Path actively risks his life to save her), but still an asshole.
- Evil Counterpart: To Odie.
- Evil Sorcerer
- Guest-Star Party Member: Forced to join the party in the Demon Path for a brief amount of time.
- Heel–Face Turn: In the Demon Path, plays a Hero Antagonist role since he's initially to protect Orviska, and rescue the queen after Revya takes over. After Ghestal's death, he makes a full turn towards good and vows to work to better the world after Revya's defeat.
- Hero Antagonist: In the Demon Path.
- Not So Different: Is accused of being the same as Raksha in the normal path, to which he replies that Raksha doesn't actually want to rule anything, he just doesn't want anyone to give him orders.
- Redemption Earns Life: In the Demon Path Good Ending.
- Screw the Rules, I Make Them!: His response to Odie calling him immoral magic is that laws are for commoners and that those who makes laws are above them.
- Shock and Awe
- Squishy Wizard
- Took a Level in Kindness: He's portrayed as a much more heroic character in the demon path. He even acknowledges Odie as a worthy bearer of the Dio lineage.
- Undying Loyalty: To Median, even in death. So much so that the entire family spent over 200 years trying to revive and keep him alive.
- Also to Diness, making repeated attempts to save her in the Demon Path.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: He was a jerk, make no mistake, but he was doing what he thought was best for the world. Killing Layna is just to satiate his pride though.
Voiced by: Patrick Seitz (EN)
Gestahl is an undead swordsman with unmatched power and a known companion and protector of the Dio line. He is covered in bandages and spends much of his time in stasis.
- Asskicking Equals Authority: As Median the Conqueror, folks.
- Authority Equals Asskicking
- Badass Normal: As far the setting is concerned, he's an ordinary human with no magic any tricks boosting his power.
- Bonus Boss: As Median the Conqueror, and is the strongest enemy in the game. You gain access to him after you beat him
- Came Back Wrong: As Gesthal, he has to contantly use Crimson Tears and other peoples' lives to sustain his current state.
- Climax Boss: Since the real final boss is an Anticlimax Boss to a certain extent, Gestahl is the last truly difficult foe in the Normal path.
- Dark Is Edgy: His powers are essentially Revya's Demon powers turned Up to Eleven.
- Did You Just Punch Gig: As Median. Granted Gig was still Vigilance at the time, but the guy killed the freakin' Grim Reaper! And if you lose to him, Virtuous falls too, though doesn't exactly end well for him.
- Broke Your Arm Punching Out Cthulhu: Killing Gig left the souls on Haephness vulnerable to Drazil's influence, and dies later at Virtuous' hands.
- The Dragon: For Dio.
- But not really. Dio is his Dragon.
- Guest-Star Party Member: Joins you for a few battles in the Demon Path, where he is wonderfully just as much a Game Breaker as he was in the Normal path.
- Iaijutsu Practitioner: With the Onyx Blade as Median.
- I Cannot Self-Terminate: He has to force Revya to defeat him in a clean fight; if he simply allowed them to kill him, she could not gain his full powers.
- Laser-Guided Amnesia: Occasionally loses all memory.
- Lightning Bruiser: He's pretty much a Game Breaker.
- Names to Run Away from Really Fast: The Blazing Swordsman anyone?
- Forget Blazing Swordsman. Try his real name, Median the Conqueror.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: All the problems in Haephnes were caused by him killing Vigilance out of revenge for the death of his son and his wish to live forever and govern the united Prodesto. (To be fair, he was tricked by Drazil into doing so). Also, there's an optional moment where if you lose to him in the Bonus Boss battle, he tries to kill Virtuous as well, which causes the end of the world.
- The Problem with Fighting Death: He was under the impression that killing the Master of Death will allow him to live forever and thus lead Prodesto to an age of prosperity and peace. By the way, he's wrong.
- Redemption Equals Death: Sacrifices himself to give Revya their Eleventh Hour Superpower.
- Secret A.I. Moves: Averted; He's just as good as a Guest-Star Party Member as he was as a boss.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: He wants to obtain his old powers in order to save Haephnes. Before that, as Median, he killed the Master of Death in order to live forever and govern Prodesto, which had been a Crapsack World prior to his reign. Unfortunately, things didn't turn out so well...
Layna is the true daughter of Median the Conqueror. After Virtuous killed Median for ruining the cycle of reincarnation by slaying Vigilance, Layna tracked her down and was about to kill her before having a change of heart and becoming her host. Together, they are the ones who truly defeated Gig.
- All of the Other Reindeer: A much gentler example; the Drazilians don't fully trust her due to her looking different from them, but they try to help her rather than insult her.
- Asskicking Equals Authority: "Median's daughter, Layna, had come into her own and become a true leader." In-game, it's said she's beaten the legendary dragon Sluperam and almost killed Virtuous, the woman who killed her father.
- Jack-of-All-Stats: Much like Revya.
- Lady of War: She possessed enough strength and charisma to end a civil war that followed Median's death and establish peace.
- Luke, I Am Your Father: She's actually the hero's little sister from their previous life.
- One Steve Limit: Played with in that the Lady Layna Revya had known throughout his/her life is actually Virtuous, the Master of Life and this is the real Layna.
- Plucky Girl: She's a Lady of War alight, but that doesn't stop her from acting like a carefree teenager when not in battle.
- Really 700 Years Old: Probably the oldest character that's still can be consider "human" due to having stayed in Drazil for over 200 years.
- Reverse Mole: Has been working with Virtuous for the past two hundred years infiltrating Drazil's world. The player finds this out quickly after she joins.
- Royal Rapier: Her Weapon of Choice. She also fits the 'royal' part of the trope, considering she's the daughter of Median the Conqueror.
- You Killed My Father: She mortally wounded Virtuous in revenge for her father's death. However, the dying Virtuous convinced her to merge with her (not unlike Revya and Gig) at the last moment.
Voiced by: Jamieson Price (EN)
Drazil is the second of the overseer gods and the lord of the alternate world that bears his name. He runs a very structured, peaceful and quiet world that lacks much in the way of identity.
- Achilles' Heel: His Fusion Dance with Gamma and Joule is, like Raksha and Fienne, way too strong to fight outside of New Game+, but killing his squads of minions around the map lowers his level enough that he's actually weaker than Gestahl.
- All Your Powers Combined: Is all about this. Not only does he combine with his Masters of Life and Death to form the final boss, but he draws power from his Drazillian minions as well.
- Amazing Technicolor Battlefield
- Big Bad: Of the Normal Path.
- The Chessmaster: The top one in the storyline, rivaled only by Virtuous.
- Even Evil Has Standards: In the Demon Path bad ending, he and Haephnes appear to plead with Revya to calm down. Drazil himself states that beings as powerful as Revya or themselves have responsibilities to the world and can't simply keep blowing things up. After the attempts to talk her down fail, he accepts that everything that has happened is all his fault.
- The Evils of Free Will: He, as well as his Masters of Life and Death, were disgusted with how Haephnes' world turned out. Firm believers that free will leads only to suffering and that everyone would be better off without it, this was the reason for his World of Silence.
- Heel–Face Turn: In the Demon Path bad ending.
- Jerkass Gods: He's pretty much a walking example of God Is Evil on his world.
- Jerkass Has a Point: Vigilance was almost swayed to his side because an ordered and structured world with limited growth or expression is not necessarily a bad thing. However, he's implied to have rejected Drazil's vision because Drazil has too much self interest to make responsible decisions with his world. He considered the world of Drazil to be a world of the dead, a sentiment later unknowingly echoed by Gig.
- Karma Houdini: In the Demon Path good ending, due to the game ending with Revya's defeat, he never suffers an punishment for his actions. Also in both Median Endings.
- Knight Templar: Damn brutal one. As long as his plans work, he doesn't care how much people suffer for his atrocities in the process, and he doesn't object to eating souls either.
- Lack of Empathy: He doesn't care what people suffer during Gig and the World Eaters' rampage since he feels they're happier living in his world anyways.
- Large Ham: He is voiced by Jamieson Price in the Dub.
- My God, What Have I Done?: Revya's actions in the Demon Path leave Drazil struck with guilt and fully aware he's entirely at fault for what she's done.
- Orcus on His Throne: Justified, unless somebody comes to challenge him on his world, not matter what happens on Haephness, as long his Masters of Life and Death can influence the flow of souls, he wins no matter what.
- Smug Snake
- The Unfettered: Beyond the deaths he caused on Haephness, there's also what he did to Resilience.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist
- World of Silence: His world, where the people all look the same and have no sense of individuality. Dialogue with some of the random people reveals that even how long they live is subject to Drazil's control.
- Your Soul Is Mine: Can eat souls of anybody he has Dominion over to gain power. Does this to bunch of random followers to create two clones of himself.f
Gama and JoulesDrazil's Masters of Life and Death, contrasting Virtuous and Vigilance respectively. They are arrogant, condescending, brutal and absolutely loyal to Drazil.
- Co-Dragons: To Drazil
- Curb-Stomp Battle: To Gestahl when he tries fighting them.
- Evil Brit: Both of them.
- Evil Is Petty: Gig complains that Drazil's world prevents anyone from every knowing "the divine beauty of the hotpod." The two of them apparently hate hotpods so much they actually respond that another reason their would is better is that it doesn't have those.
- Faux Affably Evil: They try to come as polite, and likely see themselves as such, but underneath that they're even more condescending than Gig.
- Mr. Exposition: Regarding Drazil's plan.
- Satellite Character: The one scene they have presents them as this to each other, without them even having any major distinguishing personality traits.
- Smug Snake
- The Unfettered
- The Unfought: Outside of the Fusion Dance with Drazil.
- Your Soul Is Mine: Like Drazil, they can eat the souls of anybody they have Dominion over. They do this to Thuris, and try to to Fienne, but Gig and Revya Mercy Kill her before they get the chance.
The DevourlordThe Heroic Mime of our story, except far less pleasant. In the Demon Path, instead of trying to save the world, Revya is hell-bent on having a good time by causing death and despair with every step he/she takes. In doing so, he/she eventually rules all over Prodesto and christens his/herself "The Devourlord".
- Blood Knight: Absolutely loves killing people.
- The Corrupter: The Devourlord actions causes several characters to go through severe Sanity Slippage with Galahad and Thorndyke getting the worst of it.
- Demonic Possession: Played with. While Gig inhabits his/her body, the game is very vague how much of Revya's change in personality is caused by Gig's possession.
- The Empire: After taking over Orviska, he/she decides to create one and makes him/herself it's Evil Overlord, the Devourlord. Unfortunately, he/she was asleep when Gig decided to name it the BFF Empire.
- Evil All Along: One interpretation of Revya in the Demon Path as Gig feigns any responsibility of having caused Revya's sudden turn.
- Eviler Than Thou: Throughout the game, his/her actions disturb the villains just as much as heroes of the main game. By the end of the Bad Ending, he/she devours Gig's soul and destroys everything including the game's Big Good AND Big Bad.
- For the Evulz: The Devourlord's final words before he/she erases everything perfectly captures his/her motivation for everything he/she has done.Revya: It doesn't matter. It was fun.
- Godzilla Threshold: By the end, the atrocities of the Devourlord causes many of the villains to join the heroes in defeating him/her. Even Drazil, the Normal Path's Big Bad, joins forces with the Big Good when he realizes that Revya isn't going to be responsible with his/her newfound powers.
- Knight of Cerebus: Revya's implacable cruelty in the Demon Path is the main reason why it's so dark.
- Last Villain Stand: The final battle is a twist on the Final Boss battle. Every heroic character in the game, some of whom make a Heel–Face Turn due to the Devourlord's actions, stand ready to take on the Devourlord, the player's character. The ending changes depending on whether the Devourlord wins or loses.
- Laughing Mad: After devouring Gig's soul, he/she realizes just how powerful yet alone he/she is without Gig. The realization cause him/her to let out a very creepy laugh.
- Meaningful Name: Revya choosing the name Devourlord is rather prophetic considering that he/she learns that he/she is a World Eater and that the destruction of his/her dimension began with him/her devouring Gig's soul.
- Names to Run Away from Really Fast/Red Baron: It doesn't get any worse than The Devourlord.
- Omnicidal Maniac: The Devourlord absolutely loves destruction so it should come as no surprise what he/she plans to do once she obtains that power of an Overseer God.
- Sadist: He/she absolutely enjoys the suffering of others. When he/she feels that killing people left and right is getting boring, he/she find alternate ways to make the people around him/her suffer. Particularly horrific examples include threatening Penn's life unless the Nereids and the Knights of Raide fight each other to the death and keeping Pinot alive just so he/she can slaughter Agrippa before her very eyes.
- Sealed Evil in a Can: In a twist of irony, upon losing the final battle, Revya gets sealed in the Onyx Blade just like Gig before him.
- Suicidal Cosmic Temper Tantrum: Despite Haephnes and Drazil doing their best to work together, they cannot stop Revya from destroying all of existence in spite of potentially killing him/herself in the process. Doesn't matter to him/her. "It was fun."
- Super-Fun Happy Thing of Doom: While the Devourlord is a terrifying name, the name of his/her empire, the BFF Empire, isn't. Gig named it during his/her sleep and refuses to have it changed.
- There Is No Kill Like Overkill: Revya spams Demon Blast, a skill known for copious amounts of Blade Spam and Beam Spam, to destroy the entire universe.
- Unwitting Pawn: What he/she would have been if the player took the Normal Path, being the one to restore the cycle of souls. It's implied that this is the reason he/she turns on Virtuous, feeling that he/she was nothing more than a tool for her.
- Villain Protagonist: Very much so. The entire story is about his/her rise as a villain and he/she pretty much becomes Big Bad by the end.
- Villainous Friendship: With Gig in the Demon Path, both of them enjoying the death and destruction that they're causing throughout Prodesto. Even at the end of the Good Ending, as horrified as Vigilance was about their actions, he enjoyed his time with Revya, saying that Gig was very lonely before he met him/her. When Vigilance leaves, Revya is distraught and doesn't bother to fight back when the heroes decide his/her fate.
- Where I Was Born and Razed: Revya's first act of villainy? Killing everyone in his/her village.
- Would Hurt a Child: Revya makes it clear all throughout the game that he/she not only doesn't spare children, but he/she would make them his/her first targets if it will make things more interesting. Particular moments include killing a Sepp child in front of his parents, threatening Penn's life if the Nereids and the Knights of Raide don't fight to the death, and killing Agrippa right in front of Pinot (not too long after he/she saved her life no less).
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Revya devours Gig in the Demon Path's Victory ending.