Characters / Sound Horizon

This is a list of characters that appear in the works of the band Sound Horizon. Be reminded that since all interpretations are valid, some tropes applied here may be purely speculative in nature.

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    Chronicle and Chronicle 2nd 


Played by: Aramary

"No matter the period, we will not give up. Beyond history, beyond the sky that is far yet close.
The promise I made with you, the thoughts I received from you, is our endless Chronicle..."

The main protagonist of the whole album, Lucia is a girl who wholeheartedly believes that the world can actually be saved from the Beast That Devours History by forgoing the Chronicle and guiding it to the right path.

  • Animal Motifs: The white crow mentioned on every instance of the tracks of Chronicle 2nd is very possibly a representation of her.
  • Bokukko
  • Conveniently an Orphan: The reason why she was taken into the Black Order.
  • Foil: To Chronica. Whereas the latter is a fatalist who chooses to just go with whatever outcome the Chronicle (read: she) had predicted, Lucia wants to go exactly against it. Oh, and her hair is white, whereas Chronica's is black.
  • Defector from Decadence: She disagrees with the Black Order's complete submission under the reins of history.
  • In the Blood: Her parents are also defectors from the Black Order. Noah lampshades this trope to her in name.
  • Screw Destiny
  • Wide-Eyed Idealist: Chronica has stated that history does not allow altercations—indeed, as any altercations imposed upon the Chronicle’s predestined path is, ''in itself, destiny'', and thus, it could be said that Lucia’s whole effort has already been predicted by the Chronicle, as well. Nonetheless, Lucia still wants to guide history to the ‘right’ course, whatever it is, so long as it's not as hopeless as was predicted.


Played by: Aramary, Miyuki Sawashiro (Nein)

All's well that ends well.

The personification of the Black Chronicle, or, rather, its whole “essence”. As she is the one who dictated the course of history, the Black Order venerated her as a God. In contrast to Lucia, Chronica, true to her nature, believes that there is no changing history and prefers to wait for the end of the world.

Luna Ballad / "The Earthly Moonlight"

Played by: Aramary, Karen (Nein)

"Destiny ... even if you take the light from my eyes, you'll never be able to take the song from my lips ..."

Protagonist of the song "A Song Struggled Towards" ("Tadoritsuku Uta"), from the 9th chapter and page 883 of the Black Chronicle. She is the lover of Endymion Ballad, who perished right in the previous track after his poem enraged the ruling Queen of Britannia.

Nein reveals that the two used to be together until a certain battle separated them from their homeland. Earnestly believing that Endymion is still alive somewhere, she sets out to search for him. Blinded on the way, she nonetheless managed to find Endymion’s…remains, in the form of a song he dedicated to her moments before his execution.

In Nein, she reappears in track 2, “Na mo Naki Onna no Uta”. This time, R.E.V.O. managed to stop Luna from continuing her journey before she goes blind through a chance encounter with a certain baker. Their resulting relationship diminished her determination to find her one and true love. Though that doesn't mean she can't be happy with that kind-hearted man, who has saved her life.

  • Bittersweet Ending: Her whole search for her lover ended up with the discovery that he was already dead since a long time ago, but she does find his last song, which is dedicated to her. With this comes her recognition as a hero and a symbol of both struggle and peace by the Queen and people of Britannia due to her determination, and their everlasting respect.
    • In Nein, she might very well never be reunited with Endymion, and will remain an obscure figure in history, but hey, she never goes blind and finds a happy new home and a loving husband in the baker who saved her. They also have a child together.
  • Determinator: Not much people would continue a journey alone while blind.
    • Subverted in Nein, where she gives up and decides that even if her love is different, she would still be happy spending the reminder of life with him. She ended up getting together with a baker.
  • Doomed Hometown: Her hometown and Endymion’s was most likely destroyed in a war, which would explain their separation.
  • Her Heart Will Go On: The alternate outcome R.E.V.O. decides to give her in Nein. Seems like he has completely forgotten/is amiss of the fact that without her sheer determination to search for Endymion, the Kingdom of Britannia will never have their hero, motivation, and symbol of awakening.
  • Heroic Spirit: Even after becoming blind and losing her lover, she does not succumb to despair, but remains as determined as before.
  • I Will Find You: The song "Tadoritsuku Uta" is about her determined quest to find her lover.
  • Mythological Theme Naming: She is named after the Roman personification of the Moonnote , just as her lover/husband is named after the mortal shepherd/prince the goddess fell in love with
  • Red Baron: "The Earthly Moonlight".
  • Rescue Romance: How she and the baker came to be. The latter encountered her unconscious on the forest and brought her all the way to his bakery, nursing her back to health.
  • The Storyteller: Tadoritsuku Uta is one of the only two tracks in Chronicle 2nd (the other being Raijin no Sawan) that is not narrated by the album’s main narrator, but by its respective protagonists instead.
  • Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: Her new husband, the baker, is clearly stated to not be the most attractive of men, making her automatically fit into this trope.
  • Wandering Minstrel: In the original album, of course. In Nein, in tune with her sudden change of purpose in life, she becomes a baker’s apprentice (and wife) instead.

Endymion Ballad

Played by: Shin-Imayama (Nein)

A minor, yet important character featured in chapters 7-9 of the Black Chronicle, first appearing in "Tragedy of Ballad the Poet" ("Shijin Ballad no Higeki"). Luna Ballad’s lover whom thought she was dead after they were separated in a certain battle, as detailed in Nein. Sometime after the separation he was called forth by the previously ruling Queen of Britannia in order to make a beautiful poem that praises her beauty and power.

Instead of doing exactly that, though, he mocked her with a certain passage: a supreme, blooming rose (the Queen) cannot match the beauty of the withered one in his memory (Luna). Insulted, the Queen immediately orders his execution. The night before his death, he composed a final poem for Luna, which was heard by his jailor, and eventually passed on, becoming popular throughout Britannia. Contrary to his belief, Luna is not dead yet, and is in fact still searching for him. It was that final song that guided her to his fate.

In Nein, R.E.V.O. altered the circumstances of his fate by having him add an additional passage to his Stealth Insult of a poem—even though there was a supreme rose that cannot match a withered one, there is one single rose not of this world that shines on all of them, a beacon of light that illuminates the winter-clad world…the Queen herself! Does this last-second act of self-preservation finally makes it possible for him and Luna to meet? No. Instead of becoming the national fame that he was in Chronicle, he is reduced to obscurity, and his whole creativity as a poet dies along with his fame. Oh, and Luna forgets about him and hooks up with a baker.

  • The Bard: And his lover is a Wandering Minstrel, searching for him.
  • Doomed Hometown: His hometown and Luna’s was most likely destroyed in a war, which would explain their separation.
  • Mythological Theme Naming: Named after the mortal shepherd/prince from Classical Mythology whom the anthropomorphic goddess of the Moon fell in love with, just as his lover is named after said goddess.
  • Nice Hat: Depicted as having a wide-brimmed hat with fancy feathers on Nein’s regular cover art.
    • Perma Stubble: As with his hat, he is also depicted as having this.
  • Shaggy Dog Story: What his life story is, both in the original album and Nein. The latter example is rather jarring (and grating) because R.E.V.O. is supposedly trying to find a “happy” outcome to the tragic fates of previous horizons’ protagonists.
    • Suddenly Voiced: The only track of which he is a protagonist in Chronicle is only an instrumental. Come Nein and he’s been voiced by a baritone.

General Albers Alvarez ("Arbelge")

Played by: Jimang

The protagonist of songs “Alberge’s Battle” (“Alberge no Tatakai”), “The Promised Hill” (“Yakusoku no Oka”), and “Holy War and the Reaper” (“Seisen to Shinigami”), which spans two whole chapters in the album. Albers is a man from the country of Belga, who, after its occupation, took refuge in the Flandre Empire and becomes a ruthless war general nicknamed “The Silver Reaper” serving under Emperor Childebert VI…under the purpose of freeing Belga from the latter’s grasp.

His career in the Flandre Army is cut abruptly, however, when he witnesses the horrific massacre his own army committed at Whitehaven during the Battle of Grasmere. Realizing all the atrocity he had committed, he soon defects to the Kingdom of Britannia under Queen Rosa Guine Avalon in hopes of redemption, but is killed by his nemesis Gefenbauer during a ceasefire agreement between the Holy Flandre Empire and the Kingdom of Britannia. After his death, he is hailed worldwide as a hero.

  • Anti-Hero: He may be a protagonist who is wholly dedicated to protecting his country, but he is also technically a mass-murderer.
  • The Atoner
  • Badass
    • Heartbroken Badass: His lover, Charlotte, is a casualty in the war, and he’s very remorseful about it.
  • Death Seeker: After withdrawing from Whitehaven following his Heel–Face Turn, Albers just wants someone to kill him to atone for his foolish mistake. Queen Rosa quickly snaps him out of it. He got exactly what he wished just after he stopped being this trope and during a ceasefire agreement that was meant to stop the whole schtick he made worse.
  • Doomed Hometown: Belga.
  • Defector from Decadence: A defector from Holy Flandre Empire's warmongering ambitions.
  • Dying Dream: Before he dies, he saw a vision of the sunset-colored hill where he made his promise with Charlotte. That’s exactly where he and Charlotte are buried.
  • The Dragon: Initially, of Emperor Childebert VI. After his Heel–Face Turn, becomes The Lancer of Queen Rosa.
  • Empathic Weather: A soft rain can be heard during his death sequence.
  • Fighting for a Homeland: ...under the very man who conquered it.
  • Heel Realization: The dude realized kind of too late that no matter how many countries he conquered for the Emperor, the latter just isn’t going to give Belga the freedom he requested.
  • Heel–Face Turn: He massacres other countries in hopes that if he conquers more territories for the Emperor, then the latter would grant his occupied hometown freedom. It’s not granted, resulting in him defecting to Britannia, the country he at first was ordered to attack.
  • Hypocrite: Has a major moment of this when he called one of his comrade out for daring to shoot an unarmed girl (who, unbeknownst to both of them, is the Queen of Britannia) and nearly striking her to death, when in the previous track he had just massacred an entire capital and smiled after the entire deed. Gefenbauer, naturally, chews him out on this.
  • Leitmotif: The riff of “Alberge no Tatakai”, and his battle chant.
  • The Lost Charlotte
  • Ominous Latin Chanting: Or something like it. An epic chorus that translates to “The time has come! Here he is—The Reaper! The time has come! Look! The Reaper!” Accompanies his appearance in the battlefield and his death.
  • Playing the Heart Strings: A very soothing, yet somber violin solo serves as a closing sequence to his saga.
  • Red Baron: “The Silver Reaper”, named after his shining armor and his countless victims. Certainly doubles as A Name To Run Away From Really Fast.
  • Redemption Equals Death
  • Spell My Name with an "S": His last name is clear enough, but what about his first name? Is it Alber? Arbel? Albers? Alberge? Arbelge? Auberge?

Rose Guine Avalon / "The Supreme Rose"

Played by: Aramary

"A fool ... isn't someone who makes mistakes ... it's someone who knows their mistakes, but does not correct them ..."

The young Queen of Britannia, having known to hold the throne since track 5, "Knights of the Rose" ("Bara no Kishidan"). She is the niece of the previous Queen, who is so infamous for her cruelty, Rosa herself gave her the nickname "The Winter Rose". An optimist charismatic, she earnestly believes that she can become a beacon of hope for her people under the guidance of her Goddess, Brigid.

  • A Child Shall Lead Them
  • Annoying Arrows: Shot by Gefenbauer in "Eiyuu no Fuzai" and almost struck dead by his sword hadn't Alvarez saved her. The resulting agony doesn't seem to be carried through the next track. Perhaps Alvarez is that good of a medic?
  • The High Queen
  • Modest Royalty: She prefers people call her by her first name, not "Her Majesty", courtesy of her conversation with Alvarez.
  • Plucky Girl: Yes! For starters, she confidently vows in front of her people, who have for long been suffering under her predecessor's rule—who is her own aunt, no less—that she will lead her kingdom out of darkness. She also does not cower in the presence of Alvarez despite his reputation, instead commanding him (who is having a major My God, What Have I Done? moment) to bravely face his mistakes, as redemption does not equal death. Also, not many royalties could maintain their charisma after being shot by an arrow until unconscious like she did.
  • Queen Incognito: By necessity, as she does this to escape an oncoming siege to her castle by the Flandre Empire.
  • Red Baron: "The Supreme Rose".
  • Wise Beyond Their Years
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Nothing is told of her after that botched ceasefire agreement which took Alvarez' life.

Roberia Maria Della Firenza

Played by: Aramary

Giulietta Simone Del Viscontie

Played by: Haruka Shimotsuki


The protagonist

Played by: Aramary


The woman who shot down her lover

Played by: Aramary

"In a world where I have lost my lover, flowers of what colour will bloom?"

The protagonist of the song "Koibito wo Uchiotoshita Hi".

    Pico Magic and Pico Magic Reloaded 


Played by: Aramary

Michèle Malebranche

Played by: Aramary

The protagonist of the songs "Yaneura no Shōjo", "Ori no Naka no Hana" and possibly "Ori no Naka no Yūgi".


Played by: Aramary

The protagonist of the song "Rein no Sekai".



Played by: Aramary

"Hey ... papa, what kinds of flowers bloom in that paradise?"

The Masked Man / Abyss

Played by: Jimang

"Is that girl my Elys?"

  • Catch Phrase: Besides the above quote, he's very commonly identified with the line "Zannen datta ne," which probably translates best to "Now that's a shame." That line's appearance in the lyrics of "The Grapevines of Joy and Sadness" leads to the common speculation that Loraine de Saint-Laurent is actually the bride who killed Abyss.
  • Death by Materialism
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: His devotion to El.
  • Kick the Dog: In the live performance of El's Scales, at the beginning of the song, he's after money, and he sees two injured people on the street. So does he simply mug them quickly and demand the money? No... he sneaks up behind them and freaking takes one of the injured people's crutches and beats him half to death with it before taking their money. Really, there had to be a slightly less... destructive way of achieving the same ends.
  • Magical Flutist: In "The Piper and the Parade"
  • Mask Power
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: The illustration on the back cover of Elysion ~Rakuen Gensō Monogatari Kumikyoku~ depicts him with glowing red eyes.

Soror / "Subject 1096"

Played by: Aramary

"Come ... let us return to Paradise, brother ..."

The protagonist of the song "Ark".

Frater / "Subject 1073"

Soror's older brother.

The Watcher

The person who conducts and/or observes the experiments on Frater and Soror.


Played by: Aramary

The protagonist of the song "El no Ehon - Majo to Lafrenze". She guards the gates of the underworld, but can only do so as long as she remains a virgin.

Crimson Old Rose

Played by: Aramary

A witch who was banished from her country. She was the one who raised Lafrenze.
  • Character Overlap: She and Alte Rose (German for "old rose") in Märchen are implied to be the same person.


The nun / "Maiden of the Twisted Pearl" / "Baroque"

Played by: Aramary

The protagonist of the song "Baroque".

The farm girl / "Yield"

Played by: Aramary

The protagonist of the song "Yield".

The bride

Played by: Aramary

The protagonist of the song "El no Tenbin".

The older sister / "Sacrifice"

Played by: Aramary

The protagonist of the song "Sacrifice".
  • The Caretaker
  • I Wished You Were Dead: At one point, she is so envious of her younger sister that she prays for her death, after which her sister becomes infected with the plague. Feeling guilty, the older sister takes her wish back and her sister recovers ... and then their mother dies.
  • Knight Templar Big Sister: It's implied that she ends up burning the entire village down as retribution for her sister's death.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: After her sister becomes ill, she blames herself for it due to having previously wished for her death.
  • Promotion to Parent: After her mother's death, she plays the role of a mother to her younger sister.
  • The Unfavourite: She certainly feels like it, but it may not actually be the case.
  • Where I Was Born and Razed: The end of the song implies this.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: After the injustice she faced, it's hard not to feel sorry for her.

The younger sister

The woman in red / "Stardust"

Played by: Aramary

The protagonist of the song "Stardust".

The woman in red's lover

     Shōnen wa Tsurugi wo ... 


Hiver Laurant

Played by: Revo

The album's protagonist. He is actually the soul of a stillborn child, and his curiosity about life and death prompts him to send his two dolls, Violette and Hortense, out into the world to find stories revolving around these subjects.
  • Bishounen
  • Convenient Miscarriage: Well, more so "heartbreaking" than "convenient", really, especially after taking certain songs (like "Honoo") into account. It's also what sets the album in motion: Hiver is actually the soul of a stillborn, and his curiosity about life and death, as well as a desire to be born into the world, is what prompts him to send the dolls out to find stories revolving around those subjects.
  • Fisher King: Hiver in the manga. He's obviously not in our world, but the very little we see of the... mysterious place he stays in seems pretty parallel to winter, what with its emptiness and open space of white. Probably makes some lovely echoes, too.
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy

Violette and Hortense

Played by: KAORI (Violette) and YUUKI (Hortense)

"I wonder if a story exists there ..."

Hiver's two dolls. Violette is associated with death, while Hortense is associated with life.
  • Catch Phrase: "Soko ni Roman wa aru no kashira", which means "I wonder if a story exists there."
  • Creepy Twins
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Even though Violette is the one associated with death, she never shows any signs of being any creepier or more amoral than Hortense. In fact, in the song Honoo, she's the one "swaying with joy," while Hortense is the one "wet with sadness." Then again, considering the situation, there may be more than one way to interpret that.
  • Elegant Gothic Lolita
  • Expy: Blond, twin Elegant Gothic Lolita Ridiculously Human Robot Girls? Now where has that shown up before?
  • Robot Girl: Though they're actually the embodiment of twin dolls given to the stillborn Laurent by his mother on his burial, so not technically robots as much as maybe golems, they still use very stilted and emotionless language, and the remix of "Asa to Yoru no Roman" clearly has them singing in a mechanical voice, not to mention that in live performances, KAORI and YUUKI always perform them by moving in a stilted, mechanical matter.

The Blond-Haired Laurant / Leon Laurant

The protagonist of the song Miezaru Ude.
  • The Alcoholic
  • Domestic Abuser
  • Drowning My Sorrows
  • Epiphany Therapy: After Laurencin kills the red-headed Laurant (or slightly before, when he sees the red-headed Laurant, in the manga), he recognizes that his life isn't over yet and finally decides to try to clean himself up and move on with his life.
  • A Tankard of Moose Urine: In the manga, he complains that the alcohol he drinks is absolutely terrible before downing the glass. It's actually a plot point when at the end of the chapter he drinks wine and he notices that it actually tastes good. It's the first time he's actually drunk for the taste, as opposed to in order to get drunk.

The Red-Haired Laurant / Flambeau Laurant

The antagonist of the song Miezaru Ude.


The man who ultimately kills the red-headed Laurant in Miezaru Ude. In the manga, he is taken to also be the protagonist of Hiiro no Fuusha, which thus explains his motivation. Most details on him only appear in the manga.


Played by: YUUKI

The protagonist of the song "Hoshikuzu no Kawahimo".

  • A Girl And Her Dog
  • Ill Girl: She's nearly blind and is going to go completely blind.
  • Meaningful Name: In story. Her mother named her "Etoile", meaning "star" so that her path would always sparkle like the stars. This became something of a bitter joke to her later, since due to her poor eyesight, she's never actually been able to see the stars.
  • Missing Mom: Her mother is implied to have died, and since Pleut has the same voice as her mom, it's become a common fan theory that her mom was reincarnated as Pleut.

Auguste Laurant

Played by: Jimang

The protagonist of the song "Tenshi no Chōzō". He is a talented and famous sculptor who falls into despair after his wife's death in childbirth.


Played by: YUUKI

The protagonist of the song "Utsukushiki Mono".

Loraine de Saint-Laurent

Played by: REMI

The protagonist of the song "Yorokobi to Kanashimi no Budōshu".
  • Character Overlap: She and the unnamed bride in Elysion are implied to be the same person. This is also the interpretation the manga adaptation takes.
  • Impoverished Patrician: From this sort of family, which is why her father insists that she marry a rich man rather than the poor vineyard-worker whom she truly loves.
  • Red Headed Heroine: Her character design in the manga, and possibly in the album illustrations, but it's hard to tell in the latter.
  • Runaway Fiancée: Implied in the song, definitely the case in the manga.
  • Star-Crossed Lovers: With the servant (named Neige in the manga).


Played by: Jimang

One of the characters in the song "Tasogare no Kenja". Borders on Supporting Protagonist of the song.

    Seisen no Iberia 


Played by: YUUKI


Played by: Revo



"Nevertheless, go forth and conquer, my children."

The goddess of fate. As narrated in "Shinwa -Mythos-", She was the first being that emerged from Chaos then created the world as we know it, including Death a.k.a Thanatos, her youngest child, hence her name "The Mother of All Life". Although she is a very important character, she never actually appears in the album. Though the bonus track "Kami no Hikari -Moira-" seems to have been sung from her perspective.

  • Expy: The fact that she is basically a Queen of the Gods, ruling over the heavens and all things in the world, is a clear indication that she is derived from ol' Zeus, specifically his aspect as Zeus Moiragetes, the ruler of Fate. She is also the Chaos' oldest "child" and a mother deity type, which also bears some resemblance to Gaia.
  • She Who Must Not Be Seen
  • You Can't Fight Fate: It's implied that every single thing happening in this album (or perhaps the Sound Horizon universe as a whole) is all according to her design , which would mean that Thanatos' whole rebellion is a Shaggy Dog Story from the very start.


Played by: Revo

"Moira ... if you continue to manipulate lives ... I will continue to save every living being by continuing to bring death to them."

The god of death. He hates Moira for bringing suffering to humans, so he plans to overthrow her.

Mu and Phi

Played by: REMI (Mu), Ayaka Naitou (original recording)/Mari Endou (LIVE) (Phi)

"He [Thanatos] loves [the living] as much as he loves [the dead]."

Two mysterious young girls who are most likely Thanatos' closest attendants. Named after the 12th (Mu) and 21st (Phi) letters of the Greek alphabet. Mu is the ponytailed one, while Phi is the braided one.

  • Alphabetical Theme Naming: Like Thanatos' other attendants, they are named after two of the letters from the Greek alphabet.
  • Greek Chorus: To Thanatos, the same way the Harmonias are for the rest of the track after "Jinsei wa Ireko Ningyou -Matryoshka-". These girls only appear in one track, though.
  • Peek-a-Bangs
  • Vocal Dissonance: They have the look of cute, young girls, but are voiced by soprano women. It's very eerie.
  • White Mask of Doom

Elefseus ("Elef") / Amethystos

Played by: Revo (adult), Yukana (child)

"Despite all mortals being pitiful slaves of Fate,
Nonetheless did they enslave each other; what a dry farce!"

The protagonist of the whole album. He used to lead a happy life with his twin sister, Misia, and his parents, Polydeuces and Elphina who are actually attendants to their real parents, The King and Queen of Arcadia., until Scorpius suddenly barged into their home, killed them, and sold Elef and Misia both into slavery. Ever since then, his life has been nothing but endless misery. Elef managed, though, under the guidance of a wise poet, Milos. After their separation, Elef sets out in search for his twin sister in the island of Lesbos. Guess what, he didn't manage. When he arrived in the island, all he ever managed to meet was Misia's stone-cold, drenched body. And guess who did this—the same person who killed his parents. This was the final straw for him, but a first success for Thanatos, who intended to turn Elef into his vessel after giving him misery after misery that will make him hate Fate herself...

  • Alternate Continuity: Instead of the liberator of slaves, invulnerable warrior, and vessel for the God of Death he was in Moira, in Nein he is this goofy young man who couldn't be bothered to care less about the slaves whose fate he shared once. Granted, he's implied to have become a pirate mate, but with Misia alive, his purpose has been completed; what more should he do besides taking care of her?
  • Animal Motifs: The wolf, symbolizing his loneliness, and the bird, symbolizing his desire for freedom.
  • The Chosen One: And it sure as hell ain't a good thing for him.
  • Cosmic Plaything: And it happens for a reason. His misery is part of Thanatos' plans to sabotage his mother's reign.
  • Demoted to Extra: In Nein, he gets relegated to the position of deuteragonist as Misia gets the spotlight.
  • Expy: His character seems to have been derived from several notable figures both in Classical Mythology and classical history:
    • He and Misia are twins with a Divine Parentage, and Misia dies during the course of the story, leaving him alone, and they are symbolized by the constellation Gemini, which should remind you of the Dioscouri a.k.a Castor and Pollux.
    • He is an invulnerable, dreaded warrior with terrible powers granted by a divine figure, fueled by vengeance after the death of his loved one, and the main protagonist of the whole epic/album. This is clearly a dead ringer for Achilles.
    • His rage at Misia's sacrifice at the hands of Scorpius is reminiscent of Clytemnestra's when her daughter Iphigenia is sacrificed to Artemis by her own husband, Agamemnon.
    • And lastly, the fact that he, a former slave, liberated his former comrades and made them his army is clearly a homage to Spartacus, the famous gladiator from Thrace and leader of the infamous slave rebellion against the Roman Empire.
  • Meaningful Rename: When he invades Ilion as retribution for Misia's death, he changes his name to Amethystos.
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy
  • Made a Slave
  • Nay-Theist: His attitude towards Moira.
  • Purple Eyes
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: After Misia's death.

Artemisia ("Misia")

Played by: Minami Kuribayashi, Kurosawa Tomoyo (Nein)

"In order to test us, the heavens showered us with nothing but trials.
At that...we mortals have no choice but to simply accept them without question..."

Elefseus' twin sister. She is stated to have been a tomboy, cheerful girl during childhood, but subsequent traumatic events mellowed her out drastically. Her parents killed, Misia and her twin brother are sold as slaves as a result, the result being Misia unwillingly inducted as an apprentice to the hetaira. Elef and Misia are briefly reunited at Ilion and attempted to run away by way of a ship, but a terrible storm shipwrecked it, separating the twins. Misia drifted ashore on the island of Lesbos, domain of the Star Goddess, severely traumatized.

Thankfully, a wise poet, Sophia, found her. The poetess then nurtured her into a graceful young woman who is unafraid of what Fate will give her. And so Misia became the Star Goddess' priestess as she patiently waits for the day where she can once again meet her brother...

...until she is sacrificed to the Water God by the same man who killed her parents, for the exact same reason as his deed before: furthering his own ambitions. Her death fueled Elef's hatred towards his fate—exactly as Thanatos had planned it, sparking a war between the God of Death against the Goddess of Fate, his mother. But in Nein, these didn't happen. Misia decided to run away from her captors into the forest, where she was finally granted her wish: meeting Elef. Escaping Lesbos, the two decided to live together to the fullest, abandoning everything they should have cared for in the end.

  • Ascended Extra: She isn't really an extra in Moira, being the deuteragonist, but she did took her brother's place in Nein as the principal protagonist.
  • The Anti-Nihilist: Taught by Sophia, Misia doesn't want to make a fuss about everything that has transpired in her life.
  • Break the Cutie: Prevented from breaking too much by Sophia, who taught her that hardship is something to be both embraced and endured.
  • Expy: Like her brother and most characters from the album, she is an amalgamation of several notable figures from Classical history and mythology:
    • It is stated many times in the album that Misia is fond of the moon reflected on the water's surface. Her namesake is derived from the Greek goddess of the Moon. You do the math.
    • She and Elef are twins with a Divine Parentage, and she dies during the course of the story, leaving her twin brother alone, and they are symbolized by the constellation Gemini, which should remind you of the Dioscouri a.k.a Castor and Pollux.
    • Her sacrifice, conducted to further a single man's power-hungry ambitions, is eerily reminiscent of Iphigenia's sacrifice by her own father, Agamemnon, so that he can advance his ship to attack Troy.
    • She is an oracle forcibly abducted from a temple after foreseeing her own death, much like Cassandra from the myths (not to be confused with the Cassandra from this album).
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Offered herself in place of her friend Phyllis as sacrifice for the Water God. In Nein she averted this herself, resulting in Phyllis' death.
  • Nice Girl: You can't really say otherwise of her when she offers herself as a Human Sacrifice in place of her friend.
  • Plucky Girl: From what little we can see of her child self in "Unmei no Futago", she seems to be the tomboyish, braver twin before her parents are killed and she was made a slave. After getting through all of those ordeal and ending up shipwrecked, she became much more quieter and demure. For the first half of "Ai to Iu Nano Toga" in Nein, she got her kicks back.
  • Purple Eyes
  • White-Haired Pretty Girl: Her hair's got...bits of purple streaks...but she fits in nonetheless.

The Harmonias / Six Sister Goddesses of Poetry

Played by: MIKI (Ionia), REMI (Doria), Haruka Shimotsuki (Phrygia), Ayaka Naitou (original recording)/Mari Endou (LIVE) (Lydia), KAORI (Aeolia), YUUKI (Locria)

"Who are the narrators? We are the narrators.
Who are the singers? We are the singers."

The six goddesses of poetry who are daughters of Harmonia, one of the oldest goddesses in Moira's pantheon. They serve little purpose to the story proper besides singing of the events that transpired within it. In Nein their role is replaced by R.E.V.O.'s companions, who proclaim themselves the "Four Black Cat Sisters".


Played by: Norio Wakamoto (speaking voice), Masashi Ōyama (live performance)

One of the main antagonists of the story, heavily implied to be the illegitimate child of Leontius, Elef and Misia's father. He resented Leontius' royal bloodline, even going as far as to call Queen Isadora a "whore". In his quest for world domination, he killed Misia and Elef's parents, and eventually Misia herself. Later it was narrated in "Doreitachi no Eiyuu -Elefseus-" that he killed Orion, but Leontius killed him in retaliation, ending his mad quest for power short.

...but he somehow won in Nein, managing to defeat both Leontius and Orion, and ended up conquering the whole of Greece plus Barbaroi. All because Misia and Elef chose to live with each other forever...


Played by: Takashi Utsunomiya

The first prince of Arcadia and the older brother of Elef and Misia. He is an honorable warrior devoted to the gods, as shown by his refusal to take the oracle's warning about "the beast that will bare his fangs at Destiny" a.k.a Elef in stride. The Queen of the Amazons seems to be fond of him.

He is killed, together with his mother, by Amethystos in "Shiseru Eiyuutachi no Tatakai -Iromachia-. Their deaths fulfilled Thanatos' prophecy, and as a result Amethystos became Thanatos' vessel.

In Nein, all of these fail to happen, as Misia escaped from Scorpius' hands and thus was reunited with Elef, erasing all possibilities for him to become Amethystos. Nevertheless, Leontius is killed by Scorpius, the latter taking the former's spear for himself.

Cassandra and Melissa

Played by: MIKI (Cassandra) and Haruka Shimotsuki (Melissa)

"Ah, though we were once pitiful slaves...
We are now fully blooming roses—the [superior courtesans] Hetaira!"

Two hetairai who took young Misia under their wing.

  • Cute Bruiser: Melissa is implied to be one, if her boasting to Misia that her fist spits fire is indeed anything to go by.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: They used to be slaves. But it does not matter to them, because they're rich and fabulous now!
  • Don't You Dare Pity Us!: Are not fond of being pitied for being what they are, as they love it.
  • High Class Call Girls
  • Hypocrite: Belittles other prostitutes despite offering sexual services themselves. Justified, as uncomfortable as it may sounds, since besides being as different from 'regular' prostitutes (NOT courtesans) as night and day are, the Hetairai possess far higher statuses among women in Greek city-states note , even the free ones. They are educated as high as a woman at that time could, and are allowed to partake in scholarly discussions and votings, to boot.
  • Lady in Red: Cassandra. In the live concert at least. In official artworks, she wore Tyrian purple.
  • Meaningful Name: Fans of Classical Mythology know, or will know sooner or later, that Cassandra was that priestess who was cursed by Apollo for refusing to have sex with him. Melissa, meanwhile, was a nymph who fed baby Zeus honey after Rhea hid him away from Kronos in the island of Crete.
  • True Blue Femininity: Melissa.


Played by: Hōko Kuwashima

The queen of Amazon.


Played by:Yoshimi Iwasaki (original recording), Azumi Inoue (LIVE)

"Please, become a [flower] woman blooming beautifully in this world, stronger than anyone, without fear, hesitation, envy, nor resentment."

The famous poetess of Lesbos and a priestess of the Star Goddess Astraea, hence her epitaph, "The Holy Woman" ("consecrated female" in the narration). Sophia appreciates the world the way it is and prefers not to curse it for not being what it could be, as she believes that the thread of Moira is not spun by men.

  • Ambiguously Gay: She is an Expy of Sappho, after all, and secluded herself on an island surrounded by young women, including Misia. Every time she sings about women, you can't help but feel all the hints strewn about:
    "The girl's cheeks shone brilliantly in a rosy hue, how beautiful it is
    But the young bud is drenched in sorrow, yet to be open"
    "The duration in which young maidens finally bloom in sweet fragrance is short
    However, with glowing lips they sung of their crimson love; for them to scatter beautifully is, too, their life [fate]."
  • The Anti-Nihilist: This is ultimately how she perceives the world, and passed this wisdom on to Misia.
  • Chekhov's Gun: Is mentioned in a passing by Cassandra one track earlier than her appearance in "Shi to Nageki no Kaze no Miyako -Ilion-".
  • Expy: As stated above, she is based on Sappho, the famous poetess also from Lesbos whose homoerotic poetry helped associate her name and the island's with the female sexual identity. Though in this album, her sexuality is never explicitly shown or stated.
    • In an in-universe example, she bears a strong resemblance to Eirene/Irene/Irina, the wife of Alexei Zvolinsky.
  • The Mentor: To Misia.
  • Proper Lady: Very graceful, beautiful, and a scholar+priestess+poetess to boot.
  • Something About a Rose: Adorns her veil with roses, and is shown admiring roses in the regular edition cover art.
  • Woman in White

    Ido e Itaru Mori e Itaru Ido and Märchen 

Märchen von Friedhof

Played by: Revo

The story's protagonist.


Played by: Saki Fujita (speaking voice), Miku Hatsune (singing voice)

"Let's continue our revenge together forever and ever!"

März von Ludowing

Played by: Asuka Tanii (speaking voice)

One of the main characters of Ido e Itaru Mori e Itaru Ido. He is the original identity of Märchen von Friedhof.

Elisabeth von Wettin

Played by: Joelle (adult), Saki Fujita (child)

"Until the time I fall to the ground, I will flap my wings like the moonlight."

One of the main characters of Ido e Itaru Mori e Itaru Ido and the protagonist of the song "Kono Semai Torikago no Naka de". She also appears in Märchen as the last of the "seven dead princesses" and the protagonist of the song "Takkei no Seijo". In Nein, her death is averted as she forgets her childhood promise to Mär and accepts the marriage proposal. But she is later divorced when it turns out she was infertile, causing her brother to banish her in shame. Becoming a nun in the end. Hence meaning that Mär is stuck at the well forever.

Therese von Ludowing

Played by: MIKI

One of the main characters of Ido e Itaru Mori e Itaru Ido and the protagonist of the song "Kanojo ga Majo ni Natta Riyū". She is März von Ludowing's mother.

The nun

Played by: Kanami Ayano

The first of the "seven dead princesses", and the protagonist of the song "Kakei no Majo".
  • Corrupt Church: Inverted, the church took her to save her from starving to death after her mother abandoned her.
  • Human Sacrifice: Her mother wasn't exactly sane, and when they met the second time, somehow she wound up doing this to the nun.
  • Magic Music: She controls her birds with an ocarina.
  • Manipulative Bastard: She relies heavily on manipulation for her revenge.
  • No Name Given
  • Nuns Are Spooky: Zigzagged. She was kind and charitable in life, not to mention her animal friends. After her evil mother kills her, however, she wants revenge. The way she enacts her revenge tragedy also paints her like a cross of vengeful ghost and Nature Spirit.

The mother / "Witch"

Played by: MIKI

The antagonist of the song "Kakei no Majo". She represents the deadly sin of Gluttony.
  • Heel–Face Door-Slam: She even points this out herself.
    "My prayers aren't heard, and, unable to receive forgiveness, only sins increase in number ..."
    • Reformed, but Rejected: The narration and the way she feeds Hansel and Gretel implies that she regrets both abandoning her daughter and killing the nun, but it's too late as the nun already manipulates her revenge.
  • Composite Character: She is both the evil mother and the evil witch
  • Evil Matriarch: An evil mother.
  • Murder by Cremation
  • Obsessed with Food: It seems she abandoned her daughter because she's too poor to have food even for just one person and she eats stale bread given by the nun like it's the most delicious thing ever. Her hunger was so bad, she driven mad by it.
  • Offing the Offspring: Although to be fair, it's not entirely clear that she knew who the nun was.

The country girl / "Swing Girl"

Played by: REMI

The second of the "seven dead princesses", and the protagonist of the song "Kuroki Okami no Yado".
  • Bokukko
  • Book Dumb: She's pretty simple in a way that she only concerns herself with her day-to-day survival and her knowledge of books limited to fairytale stories. It doesn't stop her from being a pretty potent Deadpan Snarker.
    Costumer: Sorry for intruding.
    The Country Girl: (whispering) Then leave if you feel intruding.
  • Cosmic Plaything: Already starved prior, her village destroyed by peasant rebellion gone wrong, sold to faraway city, employed by a verbally abusive landlady, murdered by hanging, and her liver cut and served as cuisine. Illustrate best in this line;
    I'm just trying my best to survive, but things never go my way...
  • Meido: A waiter and it seems she's the one who cook the food in the inn.
  • No Name Given
  • Tohoku Regional Accent

The Landlady

Played by: Jimang

The antagonist of the song "Kuroki Okami no Yado". She represents the deadly sin of Greed.

Snow White

Played by: Tomoyo Kurosawa

The third of the "seven dead princesses", and the protagonist of the song "Garasu no Hitsugi de Nemuru Himegimi".

The queen

Played by: MIKI

The antagonist of the song "Garasu no Hitsugi de Nemuru Himegimi". She represents the deadly sin of Envy.

The Blue Prince

Played by: Yume Suzuki

The stepdaughter / "Well Girl"

Played by: Ceui

"Okay, I'll do my best!"

The fourth of the "seven dead princesses", and the protagonist of the song "Sei to Shi wo Wakatsu Kyōkai no Furuido".

Sleeping Beauty

Played by: Mikuni Shimokawa

"The reason why I sleep, embraced by wild roses, is ..."

The fifth of the "seven dead princesses", and the protagonist of the song "Bara no Tō de Nemuru Himegimi".
  • Flower Motifs: Roses.
  • He Who Fights Monsters: She's the most visible case of cyclical nature of "victim of the sin becomes the sinner"; her father doesn't invite Alte Rose and doesn't want to be blamed, Alte Rose in return curses Sleeping Beauty and smugly gloats against Aprikose's attempt to reverse the curse, and after awakened, Sleeping Beauty flaunts her princess status as an excuse to banish Alte Rose, who then curses Sleeping Beauty again out of damaged pride.
  • Parental Abandonment: She becomes one; Alte Rose curses her when she was exiled. Though the specific of the curse is unknown, the way she abandons her child after it's born implies her child born with disability.
  • Princesses Prefer Pink

The Red Prince

Played by: Yume Suzuki

Alte Rose

Played by: MIKI

The antagonist of the song "Bara no Tō de Nemuru Himegimi". She represents the deadly sin of Pride.

Bluebeard's first wife

Played by: Minami Kuribayashi

The sixth of the "seven dead princesses", and the protagonist of the song "Aoki Hakushaku no Shiro".


Played by: Akio Ōtsuka

The antagonist of the song "Aoki Hakushaku no Shiro". He represents the deadly sin of Lust.

Bluebeard's last wife

Played by: Miyuki Sawashiro