The son of Stahn and Rutee, who dreams of being a hero like his father. One day, he goes off on a quest with his friend Loni, that took an unexpected turn when a girl named Reala was born from a giant lens right in front of him. Since her first words were that she needed a hero, Kyle immediately volunteers, only to get shot down and arrested. After breaking out he catches up to and follows her around on a giant quest involving time travel, evil religions, and an Axe CrazyPsycho for Hire. It's going to be a long road to learning what it means to become a hero...
Hero-Worshipper: He's obsessed with Stahn's "hero" status to the point where half the time people think the only words he knows are "HERO!" and "REALA!"
However, the reason for this is because when he was a kid, his father was killed before his eyes. Apparently the Trauma-Induced Amnesia, because he didn't remember what happened the next day. Rutee thought it'd be better for his sanity to tell him Stahn was off on a long journey and tell him grand stories about his father's escapades, which leads to Kyle really wanting to be like his father.
The mysterious girl that appears out of the giant lens in the Laguna Ruins. She can cause miracles using the lens pendant she wears, and is known as a "Holy Woman," same as Elraine. Reala is searching for a hero and this drives the plot for much game, but eventually she decides that her hero is Kyle.It turns out that Reala is an incarnation of the Goddess Fortuna, created in the future time period in order to lead humanity to "perfect happiness". Thus, to destroy Fortuna is to destroy her as well. But in the end, her bond with Kyle is so strong that she rematerialized with her memories intact at the end so that she could be with Kyle.
Too Good for This Sinful Earth: On account of how she can't exist unless Fortuna exists. Eventually subverted when she comes back and reunites with Kyle. No telling whether on not Kyle remembers anything besides her name, so things might end up a little tragic.
An orphan who lives at the Dunamis Orphanage, and Kyle's best friend. He idolized Stahn and Rutee, and joined the Atamoni Group hoping that one day he could be someone the kids at the orphanage look up to. He and Kyle eventually set out together on a huge adventure to become heroes, and they get much more than they bargained for. Loni feels guilty for Stahn's death, as Stahn only died because Barbatos used him as a hostage, and made a vow to protect Kyle as a way to make amends with himself.
Demoted to Extra: He's the least likely playable Destiny 2 character to make cameos or get shout outs in other games, and he was the only one who didn't appear in any escort or spin-off titles between Narikiri Dungeon 3 and Radiant Mythology 3.
Limit Break: Parodied with the Shintenresshuuzankousenpuumessaishinbatsukassatsugeki, a hiougi with fifteen kanji.
May-December Romance: Thanks to time travel, it would be very awkward for him to continue his relationship with Nanaly after the end of the game (if he still remembers who she is, at least) because Nanaly, who was 19 years old while traveling with the party, is from 10 years into the future. Loni is 23.
A masked swordsman with no past who broke Kyle and Loni out of jail, and then decided to join them. He's nihilistic, sarcastic, and the token serious guy of the group, which lands him with the title of "token old guy," even though he looks and sounds like a teenager. He's actually Leon Magnus, traitor to the heroes, brought Back from the Dead by Elraine. She brought him back to help her, but he refused, deciding to make his own destiny. However, this really only works with the original PSX version of Leon, who could feasably be brought back as The Atoner. Remake Leon died a hero, not a traitor, so him becoming Judas is much less likely.) Though in spoiler tags, his identity is never meant to be a secret from the player.
Older and Wiser: While he has matured significantly, he still is undeniably still Leon.
Paper-Thin Disguise: Justified, as none of the party members had seen Leon before and wouldn't have recognized him even if he wasn't wearing his mask (and they don't- when he finally does take it off, he has to introduce himself).
Played straight, however, with the Destiny characters who make an appearance, although it's implied that Philia might have recognized him (see Ship Tease under her entry for details.)
Ret Gone: His intention was to erase himself from time, though Stahn has his mask at the end, claiming he got it from a strange man a little while ago, so whether Judas ended up as an Unperson or not is left up to the player to decide.
An archer from Calvalese who runs an orphanage in Hope Town 10 years in the future. She has a lot of resentment for the Corrupt Church because they refused to help her sick little brother unless he entered a life of servitude under them in return, and decides to join Kyle's group in the hope that if Elraine is destroyed, maybe the thousands of people who blindly follow her will have a better life. Nanaly functions as the team babysitter. Oh, and you really don't want to make her mad.
Informed Ability: Supposedly, her archery skills could put 1,000 men to shame. Unfortunately, some think the battle system works against her, so she'll be a bench warmer more often than not. There are others who like to use her, though.
However, the battle system works a little more in her favour in her cameo in Tales of the Abyss.
Works pretty well in Tales of VS. as well.
Knuckle Cracking: She frequently cracks Loni's spine, and sometimes cracks her knuckles first.
May-December Romance: Thanks to time travel, it would be very awkward for her and Loni to continue their relationship after the end of the game (if he still remembers who she is, at least) because Nanaly, who was 19 years old while traveling with the party, is from 10 years into the future. Loni is 23.
The creator of the Swordians, whom the party meets when they go several hundred years into the past. To everyone's surprise, not only is the genius scientist Harold Berselius a girl, she's also a bit crazy. She joins the party, and often threatens to use everyone else as test subjects for her experiments.
Batman Gambit: Usually played for laughs, but Harold is strangely perceptive and manipulative of others' emotions. She convinces Dymlos to save Atwight from Barbatos by tricking him into thinking it's a test for the new Swordians, and uses Judas's regret over her brother's death to witness one of his rare apologetic moments.
Died in Your Arms Tonight: The only time the perfectly composed Harold is seen breaking down is as her brother lies dying. She begins shouting "nii-san", even though she stopped addressing him like that when they grew up and usually calls him "aniki" which is more casual. It's even more poignant because Harold already knew it was written in history and couldn't be avoided, but she still can't suppress the flurry of emotions.
Gender-Blender Name: She picked her name on purpose, because she wanted to surprise people when they found out that the genius scientist was actually a woman. If her journal is to believed, her real name is Jennifer Berselius.
Lethal Chef: Intentionally so. She can cook just fine for herself, but can't resist spicing the party's food with some new invention of hers in order to test its effects on the human body.
Mad Scientist: Especially apparent in the Radiant Mythology crossover games. She never really bothers to explain her actions with anything more than "For Science!"! In Destiny 2, she even asks for the party's data and permission to study their corpses should they die in the final battle.
Rage Against the Heavens: Joins the party for the sake of this. Not because she has any real complaints, but purely because she wants to match her intelligence against a goddess. All things considered, she's Not So Different from Elraine.
The Red Mage: She sacrifices most low-tier and mid-tier spells for high-tier healing and offensive magic that's devastating due to her high intelligence stat. This is balanced by her low TP recovery rate and the high cost of her spells.
Anti-Magic: He swiftly and brutally retaliates against the use of spells and items.
Ax-Crazy: Despite looking like a standard Brute, Barbatos does show a surprising degree of cunning and intellect, much more so than any craziness. However, when he fights...
Berserk Button: If you use an item in battle with him, Barbatos will go berserk, and use a special Hi-Ougi meant to punish you hard for it. "NO! ITEMS! EVEEEEEEEEEERRRRRRRR!!!". In his debut game, he doesn't have that Hi-Ougi, but he will remark that you're a foolish coward to use items, goes invincible and casts an accurate spell to you. Bottom line, don't use items in front of Barbatos.
Better to Die Than Be Killed: Rather than accept that he was defeated by Kyle and his party, he throws himself into the Eye of God, claiming that he lost only to his own strength.
The second Big Bad of the game. She is a holy priestess known to create various miracles and accept Lens donations, rising to prominence later after the events of Tales of Destiny. Unfortunately, she an ulterior motive: to summon Fortuna as it was ordealed by her, and eventually replace her. For that, she'll need the previous heroes to be killed off. She hired Barbatos to do the job, and attempts to do the same on Leon Magnus, but failed and he ended up becoming Judas, but did not expect Stahn's son Kyle, and Fortuna's other creation Reala to bar her path so adamantly. She is eventually defeated.
The final boss of the game. After Elraine's defeat final she appears and talks with Reala, who declares that gods like them are not needed to help humans anymore. This causes Fortuna to snap and declare that if the humans don't need her, she would eradicate them and their history and build a new world. On Fortuna's defeat, time was fixed and events of her interference (Elraine and Barbatos' appearances, Leon's revival as Judas) never happened, and thus history is restored.Tropes associated with Fortuna: