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Claude C. Kenny

The hero of the game. Son of Ronyx Kenny and Illia Silvestri, his desire to prove himself on his own merits leads him to get too close to an alien device that teleports him to an uncharted planet. There, he saves one of the local girls with his phaser, and is mistaken for a legendary hero.

  • All Men Are Perverts: During a PA with Welch in Fun City, Claude can wind up buying what is obviously an adult magazine, admiring the cover girl and her assets, out loud. Welch was not surprised about it.
  • Badass Normal: He's pretty ordinary, but proves to be deadly with a sword on skill alone.
  • Bishōnen
  • Chick Magnet: Every female party member can end up displaying some sort of attraction to him. Even at the same time (for example, a PA with Rena and Precis has the two arguing about him).
  • Deuteragonist: If Rena is chosen as the lead.
  • Gone Horribly Right: Claude's repeated attempts to reach the Calnus with his communicator. By the time they finally got to him, it was the point that Claude didn't want to leave his new friends behind.
  • Good Old Fisticuffs: Primarily a swordsman, but he also has a couple fist techniques (some of which were also used by Illia).
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Like his mother, Claude is generally friendly and well-meaning, save some early moments of dickishness when Dias is involved.
  • I Choose to Stay: Halfway through Ell, the Calnus has finally picked up Claude's communicator signal and they forcibly teleport him out of Expel. When Claude finds out from his father about the planet's approaching destruction, he asks to be sent back, but Ronyx uses his authority as admiral to put Claude in his place, believing it to be for Claude's own safety. Claude insists, using an excuse that he wants to say goodbye to his friends. Ronyx relents, but when Claude is sent back to Ell, he intentionally leaves behind his communicator so that they won't be able to track him again.
  • The Matchmaker: A PA sees Claude becoming one for Leon, who has expressed an interest in all the female party members.
  • Shared Family Quirks: Shares traits with both his father, Ronyx, and his implied mother, Illia.
  • Stepford Smiler: A flashback shows how Claude made himself sound more enthusiastic to be cruising on a starship for the first time than he actually was, even while the other officers tried to use him to put a good word toward his father. Since no one on Expel or Nede knows his father, he can be himself.
  • Sword and Sorcerer: The Sword.
  • "Well Done, Son" Guy: Claude struggles to prove himself to get out of his father's shadow.

Rena Lanford

The heroine of the game. A cheerful young woman from the village of Arlia on the underdeveloped planet, Expel. She possesses healing powers previously unknown to her world. One day, while visiting the nearby forest, she is attacked by a monster and rescued by a man wearing strange clothes and wielding a weapon that shoots a ray of light.

Celine Jules

A treasure hunting symbologist from the town of Marze. Claude and Rena run into her in the city of Krosse, arguing with another symbologist over a treasure map. She talks them into joining her on an expedition to a nearby cavern.

Ashton Anchors

A mercenary swordsman. He takes a job to hunt the two-headed dragon in the Salva mine, but is interrupted by Claude and Rena.

Precis F. Newman

A mechanically minded girl from the town of Linga. She literally runs into Claude and Rena when they arrive seeking to translate the writings found in the Krosse Cave.

  • All the Other Reindeer: She and her father are outcasts in Linga due to their affinity for machines. She wants to join because Claude was one of the first people not to reject her because of it.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: Why she wants to join Claude.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: So hyperactive that Celine describes her as more of a tornado than a teenager. She's also a mechanical genius.
  • Cute Little Fangs: In Second Evolution, Precis's new "excited" artwork has these.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: She has developed robotic technology alongside her father on a planet with technology roughly that of 17th century Earth. In the encyclopedia in the third game, it's heavily implied that technology she developed modernized Expel and along with an abundance of Energy Stone, made Expel a dominant player in galactic politics.
  • Genki Girl
  • Human Aliens
  • Joke Character: Precis has several issues. Specifically:
    • Her normal attack, a punch with a robotic arm, takes a fair amount of time to execute and leaves her vulnerable.
    • Many of her killer moves are ineffective or have hitboxes that are difficult to line up properly.
    • Her powerful killer moves require unlocking them via the Machinery skill, with obscenely low chances of success.
  • Little Miss Badass: Precis combines this with Gadgeteer Genius.
  • Mutually Exclusive Party Members: Her or Bowman.
  • Optional Party Member: Can be recruited during Private Actions before meeting Bowman.
  • Power Fist
  • Rocket Punch: One of her Killer Moves.
  • Teen Genius
  • Wrench Wench: Precis can even create new weapons and killer moves for herself using the machinery talent.

Bowman Jeane

A pharmacist and close friend of the linguist, Keith. He helps Claude and Rena get the Krosse writings translated and asks to join so that he can investigate the Sorcery globe himself.

Opera Vectra

A noblewoman from one of the artificial moons orbiting the dead planet Tetregenesis. She is searching for her lover, Ernest Raviede, who had travelled to Expel on one of his expeditions, and ends up crashing.

Ernest Raviede

An archeologist from a moon of Tetregenesis. He travelled to Expel on one of his expeditions.

  • Adventurer Archaeologist: One of his Private Actions in the remake is an obvious shout out to Indiana Jones.
  • Badass Teacher: Teaches at a university when not on an expedition.
  • Celibate Hero: To a certain extent. Despite having women fall over him left and right (including more than one of the female party members), Ernest is far less interested in romance than he is in adventure and research. When Rena asks him why he doesn't return Opera's affections, Ernest replies that he isn't even certain about his own feelings.
  • Chick Magnet: In addition to gaining the affections of both Vectra sisters, Celine's starting romance rating for him is almost as high as Opera's. In a new Private Action added to the PSP version, he and Dias get ogled by a bunch of female passerby in North City. You can also have Rena gush over them, too.
  • Joke Character: Ernest has a long animation time on his normal attacks, and he lacks both the raw offence of Claude or Ashton and the powerful multi-hit killer moves of Opera or Chisato. However, some will get him anyway because you can steal a Disc One Nuke from his at two points.note  He does have a few good Killer Moves, notably Broken Heart, that can help him avoid the bottom tiers.
  • Mutually Exclusive Party Members: Impossible to recruit if Ashton joined the party.
  • Optional Party Member: Can only join if the party clears an optional dungeon with Opera in the party.
  • Rubber Forehead Alien
  • Third Eye: A Tetregeniot.
  • Whip It Good

Dias Flac

Rena's childhood friend. He left Arlia after the death of his family to wander as a mercenary.

Leon D. Geeste

A prodigy working with his parents in the Kingdom of Lacuer's weapon research division. Claude and Rena are enlisted to help him find the final component of the weapon that will beat back the monsters spawned by the Sorcery Globe.

Noel Chandler

A zoologist overseeing a nature reserve on Energy Nede. He helps Claude and Rena seek out the last wild psynard.

  • Badass Bookworm/Badass Teacher: Is a university professor.
  • Crutch Character: In Blue Sphere. He's the only healer available until Opera and Rena join much later.
  • Eyes Always Shut
  • Friend to All Living Things: He and Rena potentially bond over this.
  • Joke Character: Noel could be a joke character, considering he comes with spells that do less damage than those of Celine and Leon by that point, and heal less HP than Rena. The game actually lampshades his uselessness if you can get a character to randomly paint his portrait, whose flavor text describes him as having "puny muscles... hope that's okay". Add to that the fact he considers "I don't like fighting, you know!" to be a taunt. With that said, use of Bloody Armor can allow him to heal with no chance of getting damaged.
  • Master of None: Noel can heal, but can't even come close to matching Rena. He can use attack magic, but Celine and Leon have him beat there. He equips knuckles as his Weapon of Choice, but all of the fighters beat him in physical combat, as does Rena.
  • The Medic: Noel serves as a combination of this and a Black Mage.
  • Oblivious to Love: He has no idea that his assistant has a massive crush on him.
  • Optional Party Member
  • Pointy Ears
  • The Red Mage
  • Space Elves
  • Witch Species

Chisato Madison

A reporter for the Nede Chronicle, the biggest newspaper in Energy Nede. She follows Claude and Rena around because she thinks they're the biggest story to happen in her lifetime.

Welch Vineyard (Second Evolution only)

  • Crash into Hello: In Second Evolution. Notable in that she falls from the sky and on top of Claude/Rena...
  • Crutch Character: Depending on your party makeup, Lv.30 Welch can be recruited while your main team is only half that level. Sure, they catch up to her, but...
  • Genki Girl: If you thought Precis was hyper, then you haven't met Welch yet.
  • Improbable Weapon User: Sticks with a pointing hand at the end.
  • Little Miss Badass: Welch certainly qualifies.
  • Optional Party Member
  • Otaku: In the PSP version, you can go to a "fanfic" (doujinshi) sale in Fun City. In one Private Action, Welch will drag Claude there forcibly. And she is very...ahem...familiar with the various genres.

    Supporting Cast 

Ronyx J. Kenny

Claude's father.


The beloved daughter of Dr. Lantis, creator of the Ten Wise Men. It was her death that prompted him to alter the programming of the Wise Men to seek the destruction of everything.


The prince of Krosse.


The mayor of Nede's Centropolis.

  • Unreliable Expositor: The history of Nede he shares with the party is rather grossly inaccurate. He's no more aware of the truth than the party is though.



The Leader of the Ten Wise Men.


The second most powerful of the Ten Wise Men.


One of the three Wise Men who guard the entrance to Fineal. A young child of the Wise Men with honorable manners to his enemies.


One of the three Wise Men who guard the entrance to Fineal. An elderly man with a third eye (maybe one eye, he has a visor that make it hard to tell) who seems to know much if you ask him about anything.


One of the three Wise Men who guard the entrance to Fineal. A mysterious hooded being who doesn't talk much.

  • Ambiguous Gender: Even in PSP adaptation, no one knows if Jibril is male or female. All we see are his/her eyes.
  • Evil Genius: Uses speed and quick attacks on the enemy. S/he was one of the characters under Haniel and was designed as an information analyst during the Ten Wise Men Project.
  • Teleport Spam: Uses this for moving.


One of the Wise Men first encounter and the first to fight in battle. He has the behavior of a knight and is a master at defense.

  • Affably Evil: See Letsfight Like Gentlemen. He complements their fighting ability, but calls them out for not looking at other people's perspectives.
  • The Brute: Fights with sheer fighting strength. Also serves under Michael and was made the base defense unit for the Ten Wise Men Project.
  • Barrier Warrior: His best ability is a shield that renders him indestructible for a short amount of time.
  • Captain Ersatz: His portrait in Second Evolution makes him look like if the Ten Wise Men reprogrammed RoboCop.
  • Let's Fight Like Gentlemen: Offers a fight against the party before Expel collides with Nede.
  • Stone Wall: His defense is the best about him.

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