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Characters: Tales of Graces
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Asbel Lhant

Voiced by: Takahiro Sakurai (Japanese, teenager), Yuki Kaida (Japanese, child), Bryce Papenbrook (English, teenager) and Kate Higgins (English, child)

Asbel is the eldest son of Lord Aston, ruler of the city-state of Lhant. As a child, he was disobedient, adventurous and quick to make friends. Due to an incident during his childhood, he leaves his home and trains to become a knight, in order to find the power to protect those he cares about. He is forced to return after hearing news of his father's death, only to receive a tepid welcome.

Throughout the game, Asbel struggles with the idea of responsibility he has as the next Lord of Lhant and his desire to keep his loved ones safe.

His Accelerate Mode is Spiral Surge note , which summons a dark flame that orbits Asbel and damages any enemy it touches.


  • Badass
  • Badass Adorable: As a kid, to the point he managed to beat Bryce when he tried to assasinate Richard.
  • Badass Boast
    "Submit to my will!" (Kyokkorenge / Aurora Lotus)
    "No one can stand before my blade!" (Victory pose)
  • Badass Longcoat
  • Berserk Button: He takes Sophie attempting to sacrifice herself very badly.
  • Bishōnen: Typical slim build and pretty face, though not as much as Richard.
  • Butt Monkey: He often can't get the leading of the "We are... awesome!" victory pose right with the team, even once succumbing to the Corner of Woe.
  • Chronic Hero Syndrome: If you need help, Asbel will help you. No questions asked, even if it destroys the world. Everyone, even Lambda, calls him out on it. His determination to stay true to his idealism that ultimately earned him Lambda's respect.
  • Clueless Chick Magnet: It's implied via NPCs/Skits that he had been one during his time at the Knight Academy. He is absolutely oblivious to it.
    • Confirmed in the Tales of Graces f sub manga, where he admits that Valentine's Day was hard for him since he had to buy so many return gifts for White Day.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Sophie's death when he was a child really shook him, in both his irresponsibility and powerlessness. He does not however, spend much time angsting over it.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He has his moments.
    Hubert (to Richard): I don't know what we'd do if something happened to you, King Richard.
    Asbel: Your concern for my well-being is touching.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: Blasts the hell out of, then decides to call it quits with Lambda.
  • Determinator: He won't let Sophie or Richard die. Ever. It doesn't matter what it takes.
  • Duality Motif: His left eye turns purple after allowing Lambda to peacefully assimilate with him.
  • Elemental Powers: Asbel has a much more varied elemental moveset than other Tales heroes, which incorporates water, ice, lightning, wind and fire.
  • Expy: Spin kick? Check. Fighting a childhood friend/prince? Check. Voiced by Takahiro Sakurai? Check. The right portrait? Check. Ladies and gentlemen, we've got a Lighter and Softer Suzaku Kururugi. Graces f makes it even more obvious, as his Code Geass DLC outfit dresses him up as, obviously, Suzaku.
  • Failure Knight: Saw a childhood friend die and swore to protect as many people as possible after that. After his father dies, his inadequacy hits him, as everyone calls him out on leaving Lhant and he still feels unable to protect the people around him.
  • Genre Savvy: In a strange, meta-example. He is probably the first JRPG protagonist ever to deconstruct the Omnicidal Maniac trope, asking Lambda an Armor-Piercing Question about his endgame. When Lambda has no answer beyond mere flailing about and tranquil panic, it's the sign that Asbel has already won.
  • Genre Blind: He never pieces together that glowing eyes, out-of-character violence, or clutching one's head yelling 'No, this isn't me, don't come out!' might mean that Richard is possessed. It has to be spelled out by Emeraude. Though to be fair, most of the party are pretty slow to cotton onto this one.
  • The Hero
  • Hot-Blooded: Very enthusiastic as a kid. He mellowed out over time, but he still has some elements of this trope, evidenced mostly in battle.
  • Iaijutsu Practitioner: He keeps his sword sheathed during A-Artes, while his B-Artes involve drawing the weapon in lightning-fast speed.
  • Idiot Hero: He has his airheaded moments. This Victory Pose for example:
    Sophie: "Asbel, why do you wear such white clothes?"
    Asbel: "These? Um, let me think..."
    (A few seconds later...)
    Asbel: "Oh! I know—"
    Cheria: "You are late!"
  • Implausible Fencing Powers: His third Blast Caliber, Expunging Sword, has him performing impossibly cool things with the sword. It has to be seen to be believed.
  • Kung-Fu Wizard: Unlike the rest of the party he's mostly bashing the enemy with kicks, punches, his scabbard and Iai Jutsu Practitioner moves.
  • Luminescent Blush: Around Cheria, especially after he realizes he shares her feelings.. And probably just around any embarrassing situation.
  • Neat Freak: It's hinted that after being such a messy kid, Asbel became something of a neat freak. He even managed to get enjoyment out of scrubbing the deck of a ship from top to bottom. If you visit his room in Lhant and examine the desk, he comments that he really oughta clean it up.
  • Nice Guy: Serious attitude aside, Asbel is an honest and kind guy, and is the only one who hasn't made jokes at Cheria's expense.
  • Oblivious to Love: Like most Tales Series protagonists, Asbel is rather... dense... when it comes to matters of romance. Although he gets better at spotting Cheria's affections for him as time goes by.
    • He's also something of a deconstruction, as Cheria ends up bitter and angry at Asbel for not noticing even after the Time Skip (7 years... She spent them alone) whereas Asbel had a lot on his plate.
  • Say My Name
    "RICHAAAARRRDDD!!!"
    "SOPHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIEEEEE!!!"
    "LAAAAMBDAAAAAAA!!!"
  • Strong Family Resemblance: His great-great-grandson is basically Asbel's kid self except with Cheria's hair and eye color.
  • Sheltered Aristocrat: As a child, he was adventurous and believed he could take anything and even raise Sophie. When she seemingly dies due to his negligence, reality dawns on him and he sees just how little of the outside world he undestands.
  • Shout-Out:
  • Take a Third Option: Asbel will neither have Sophie sacrifice herself to destroy Lambda, nor let him absorb their planet. His solution? Merge Lambda with himself.
  • Team Dad: Gets labeled the "Dad" of the team by Pascal. Begins to fit into the role due to Character Development. Also, as an adult, acts as a father figure to Sophie.
    • Acknowledged by him during one skit:
    Pascal: "Well "dad". She (Sophie) asked you a question."
    Asbel: "Who, me? Well...uh... I'm gonna field this one to Mom."
    Cheria: "MOM!?"
  • Took a Level in Badass: Played with. He already got his chips at the Knight Academy, but everyone around him says he still hasn't changed a bit (much to his chagrin). The game is about him learning that actions, not mere brute force, is what truly makes him badass. This is what allows him to ultimately subdue Lambda where all other attempts failed: instead of forcing him into submission, he allows Lambda to live through him and see that Humans Are Special.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Curry.
  • Trauma Conga Line: What happens 2-3 hours into the game alone? Asbel makes two new friends (Sophie and Richard), saves the latter from Bryce, steps in and saves his escorts' lives. What happens next? Sophie sacrifices herself to save everyone, and Aston chews him out for it. He doesn't get to see Richard again because of his social status. Hubert is sent to live with another family, and then he abandons home and Cheria for good (for the next seven years).
  • The Stoic: Surprisingly, yes. As an adult, he's one of the calmer members of the party. Malik even remarks on this during an optional skit.
  • The Wise Prince

Sophie Lhant/Protos Heis

Voiced by: Kana Hanazawa (Japanese) and Cassandra Lee (English)

An enigmatic, purple-haired girl with no recollection of her identity, Sophie has an innocent atmosphere about her, but is actually a quite proficient fighter. She has vowed to protect Asbel.

Her Accelerate Mode is EX Boost note , which gives her the ability to Flash Step and increases her combat statistics.

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Hubert Lhant/Oswell

Voiced by: Takahiro Mizushima (Japanese, teenager), Mikako Takahashi (Japanese, child) and Steve Staley (English, teenager)

Asbel's younger brother. The more quiet, responsible of the two, Hubert likes to point out his maturity compared to Asbel a lot.

His Accelerate Mode is Arrow Squall note , which damages enemies in a wide area for a limited period of time.

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Cheria Barnes

Voiced by: Shiho Kawaragi (Japanese) and Laura Bailey (English)

Granddaughter of the Lhant household's butler. She has a crush on Asbel and is the party's main healer.

Her Accelerate Mode is Temporal Rift note , which freezes time for enemies.

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Pascal

Voiced by: Kana Ueda (Japanese) and Kate Higgins (English)

Pascal is a genius researcher and technician with quite a few screws loose. She is loud-mouthed, cheerful, and serves as the heart and soul of the group.

Her Accelerate Mode is Runic Shield note , which dramatically decreases the amount of damage taken by all allies within the area of effect and prevents stagger.

Tropes:

  • Action Girl
  • Always Someone Better: She's better at technology than her sister Fourier, much to the latter's envy.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: Of the "autistic" variety. She's a genius with somewhat child-like social skills, often failing to read the mood of a situation. She often becomes obsessed with things and will pursue her new obsession to the detriment of everything else. Not to mention she's just plain bad at noticing subtleties like Hubert's crush on her. The latter is eventually Played for Laughs in Graces f.
  • Badass Adorable
  • Boom Stick: Her Weapon of Choice, which also doubles as a not-so-Simple Staff.
  • Buffy Speak: She uses this whenever it comes to working machines.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Deconstructed. Pascal is a genius with the mindset of a preteen. And her older sister Fourier is none too happy about it. She is so envious of her sister's incredible intelligence and skills that she'll rant at Pascal with the slightest provocation, and is so frustrated that Pascal beats her in practically every field of study save biology that their reunion is just a hairsbreadth short of Pascal getting strangled. It's also this jealousy that drove Fourier to continue with dangerous experiments that could literally wipe out the entire country she lives in with a massive explosion. Both characters start to undergo some Character Development once this comes out in the open.
  • Cat Smile: Is prone on doing this from time to time.
  • Cloudcuckoolander
  • Distaff Counterpart: Pascal and Fourier's relationship is basically a gender-flipped version of that between Hubert and Asbel, where the younger sibling ends up becoming more successful than the older one. The difference is that Asbel held himself better than Fourier did.
  • Ditzy Genius
  • Duel Boss: For CHERIA, as the latter finally has enough of Pascal's personal hygiene issues in f and resolves to force her to get clean.
  • Hates Baths: Not like she hates to bathe, it's more that she's often so busy with research she keeps forgetting to take one.
    • According to a skit, another reason is that apparently Fourier always used up so much of the hot water when she bathed that there was none left for Pascal to use.
    • But apparently this is all lies— there's a segment in which Cheria actually goes into battle against her to force her to take a bath. If she didn't really hate them, then this shouldn't be necessary. Also, hilariously, one of the pictures shown during the closing credits of Lineage and Legacies depicts Pascal being held tight and scrubbed in a bubbly washtub by Fourier, with Poisson standing by quietly.
  • Drop the Hammer: She carries a big hammer around for her work with machines. On top of that, one of her weapons is called "Giant Hammer".
  • Elemental Powers: Specifically she gets wind, water and fire. She also gains a light spell that lets her heal allies.
  • Gender-Blender Name
  • Genki Girl
  • Hollywood Tone-Deaf: Oh dear God... When she sings, she's so happy she doesn't care if her songs have no rhythm or tune.
  • I Have No Idea What I'm Doing: Her method of "fixing" Duplemar, a massive eleth crystal that essentially powers all life on the continent and could explode with simple mishandling, is drilling it a bit and smacking it with a hammer.
    Pascal: "I was just winging it, but it looks like it mighta worked."
  • Meaningful Name: Pascal is named after Blaise Pascal, a famous real-life mathematician, fitting given her brains. Fourier, is named after Joseph Fourier, another famous mathematician.
  • Multicolored Hair
  • No Sense of Personal Space: She got uncomfortably close to Sophie in her introductory cutscene.
    • Her desire to touch Sophie is a Running Gag that carries over into the win quotes. "Oh, you finally recognized my greatness? Let's celebrate with a high-five! (Sophie has made a discrete exit.)
  • Oblivious to Love: She's totally oblivious to Hubert's crush on her to the point that he flat-out tells her and she's still clueless.
  • Older Than They Look: She's 22 years old. She looks five years too young, and acts less than half her age.
  • One of the Kids
  • OOC Is Serious Business: Pascal doesn't suffer Shoo Out the Clowns all that much; therefore the few times she DOES act serious, it's best to be paying attention.
  • The Pigpen: Never LOOKS it, but is repeatedly stated that, due to her frequently missed bath appointments, she tends to have a rather unpleasant aroma.
  • Plot Device: Need info about ancient ruins? Pascal knows about them. Need to find a way to infiltrate a fortress? Pascal knows a path. Need to fix the Criath? Pascal can do that. Need the Global Airship? Pascal knows where to find it. And that's just for starters.
  • The Red Mage: A minor version, as she has a healing spell, but it also doubles as an attack spell.
  • Robot Buddy: Her Dream Fandom spell lets her summon a robotic Sophie replica titled "Mecha Sophie" that combines Macross Missile Massacre with Frickin' Laser Beams.
    • Graces f gives her Dream Strikers / Fever Dream, which summons Mecha Asbel!
  • Say It with Hearts: There are several that surround her during her introduction cutscene.
  • Scarf of Asskicking
  • Science-Related Memetic Disorder
  • Ship Tease: with Hubert in the main story and then a lot more in the future arc.
  • The Smart Guy: Not that you would ever think it to look at her.
  • Squishy Wizard: An odd case; she can take more than a couple hits, usually having the best physical defense in the game. Likely because she has to get really close to her enemies in order to cast her spells, and plenty of her artes are ranged.
  • Stalker with a Crush: To Sophie, of all people.
  • Summon Magic: She uses Summon Magic as her Blast Calibers and for some of her artes.
  • Technobabble: Played with.
    Pascal: Its a cinch! You just tappy tappy on this thingamabob here, and then ka-chunk on the little dongle.
    Asbel: I have no idea what you're trying to say.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: The tomboy to Cheria's girly girl.
  • Tomboyish Name: You'd usually think that the name 'Pascal' is for boys.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Bananas.
  • Trash of the Titans: Pascal's house is absolutely PACKED with tons of random junk and cast-off bits from her various technological experiments.
  • Walking the Earth: What she's been doing before joining the party.
  • Wrench Wench: She's a mechanical genius, despite all the Buffy Speak.
  • You Didn't Ask: Her reasoning for not telling the party that she's actually Amarcian. Then again, the party should've seen the clues whenever they talk about Amarcians: she's always refering to them.

Malik Caesar

Voiced by: Hiroki Tochi (Japanese) and Jamieson Price (English)

Asbel's instructor from the Knight Academy. Asbel looks up to him as his mentor and role model. He's the second offensive mage of the group.

His Accelerate Mode is Harsh Lesson note , a 35-hit melee attack that grants him immunity to physical damage while being performed.

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Richard

Voiced by: Daisuke Namikawa (Japanese, teenager), Yuko Sanpei (Japanese, child), David Vincent (English, teenager) and Wendee Lee (English, child)

The pacifistic, gentle, though somewhat aloof Prince of Windor. As a child, he befriends Asbel and Sophie.

His Accelerate Mode is Arcane Vigor note , which doubles his casting speed.

Tropes:

  • The Atoner: In the f scenario, Richard feels he owes a debt to the world for the things he did while under Lambda's influence.
  • Ambiguously Gay: He's so obviously in love with Asbel that the only thing that could make it more evident is having him saying it out loud. Ironically, he ends up getting ladykilling legend Zelos Wilder's costume in the PS3 version.
  • Badass: Watch any of his anime cutscenes. The proof is in the pudding.
  • Back from the Dead: He is killed by a random Mook quite early on. Fortunately for Richard, Lambda's power kicks in and revives him. Unfortunately, this allows Lambda to get a foothold in his psyche.
  • Berserk Button: Betrayal. Thanks to Lambda's influence, his interpretation of a "betrayal" becomes incredibly loose.
  • Blow You Away: Until Graces f, which focuses him more on Playing with Fire, most of his physical artes had a wind theme.
  • Bishōnen
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Despite being an otherwise levelheaded person, he also moonlights as the Mask of Barona, and once participated in a prestigious swimming competition... While wearing his usual regalia.
    • The Gadfly: The thing about Richard is that he's shown to a Deadpan Snarker Par-excellence. After he joins in the future storyline we start seeing his "Wacky eccentric" side, and it becomes hard to tell when he's being serious or is just messing with everyone's heads. He even manages to best Malik on occasion.
  • Camp: Just look at his hand gestures. And then there's his Graces f costume. It could only be camper if it was florescent pink.
  • Closet Geek: Prone to having long conversations about comics with fellow Closet Geek Hubert during Lineage and Legacies.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Though it isn't particularly good either...
    • Light is Good: However, during Lineages and Legacies when he is free of Lambda and back to being a 100% good guy, his outfit changes from dark hues too eye-blindingly bright colours.
  • Easily Forgiven: On a global scale. From cackling atop giant evil Nova dragons to getting key-chains and snacks made in his image!
  • Elemental Powers: Wields Dark artes. Graces f adds Fire, Lightning and Light
  • Deal with the Devil: He made a deal with Lambda as a child, allowing it to reside within his body. Richard survives the lethal dose of poison given to him by Celric, and Lambda survives the lethal wounds inflicted by Sophie.
  • Demonic Possession
  • Despair Event Horizon: The infamous "TOMODACHI HUARGGGGGGGG" / "FRIENDS HUARGGGGGGGG" scene, where Richard believes that he has been abandoned to die by his friends. This, coupled with Lambda's possession, completes his Face-Heel Turn.
  • The Dragon: To Lambda after the latter fully takes him over.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Lambda's influence causes him to violently lash out at everything and everyone who slights him. It gets worse when Asbel tries to bring him back to his senses, as Richard interprets that as an act of betrayal from his first true friend.
  • Evil Costume Switch/Good Colours, Evil Colours: As a child, Richard was a very sweet boy who favored primary colors and white. Seven years and one possession later, he's wearing an awful lot of black...
  • Expy: Of Rassis 'Ras' Fomalhaut.
  • Face Heel Revolving Door
  • Fragile Speedster
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: When he's posessed by Lambda.
  • Good Eyes, Evil Eyes: His sharp, narrow, heavily-outlined eyes should be your first clue that something isn't exactly right with him. Oddly enough, however, his eye shape stays the same in Lineage and Legacies when he's no longer possessed by Lambda.
  • The Good King: In Lineage and Legacies. To the extent that the whole kingdom (and beyond) loves him.
  • Guest Star Party Member: He has less titles and skills than the rest of the cast, and gets his Lv.1 Blast Caliber much earlier, though he gets promoted to full party member in Graces f's Lineage and Legacies.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: In Lineage and Legacies, where he tries to atone for his past behaviour and improve life not only for people in Windor, but everywhere. His friendship with Asbel and Sophie (and the rest of the party) becomes warmer and more considerate too.
  • Hellish Pupils: After his first mutation, he has black eyeballs with glowing red irises.
  • 100% Adoration Rating: In Lineage and Legacies, he's so beloved that Windor is raising money to pay off its war debts by selling keychains and snacks with his image on them, and Richard is horrified by how well it's working. Malik and Hubert also mention that he's more popular in Fendel and Strahta than their their own chancellor and president, who are implied to be elected.
  • I Cannot Self-Terminate: Asks Asbel to kill him on a temporary bout of control over his own body. Asbel refuses.
  • If I Can't Have You: Pretty much the reaction the party gets from Richard when he misinterprets Asbel's good intentions of saving him as an act of betrayal. And now we'd better hightail it the hell out of here before he kills us.
  • Incurable Cough of Death: Suffers from a weak constitution and doubles over in pain every so often. This is because as a child he was given a lethal dose of poison by Cedric. The only reason he's not dead is because he made a deal with Lambda to keep them both alive.
  • Large Ham: Particularly when under the guise of The Mask of Barona.
  • Lonely Rich Kid
  • Magic Knight
  • Married to the Job: A Lineage and Legacies skit reveals that he's been having Dalen forward all his paperwork, and he's been staying up late every night to get it done. Even though they're on a journey to save the world, and have been on another planet for most of it.
  • Modest Royalty: Primarily in the Child Arc and in Graces f.
  • More Than Mind Control: He calls himself Lambda's "servant" even in one scene when he's not under his control. Says it all, really.
  • Never Live It Down: In-universe, he fears that his time as a villain could be this during Lineage and Legacies. He is completely wrong (see 100% Adoration Rating above).
  • Nice Hat: During the prologue.
  • Not So Different: His similarities to Lambda are what eventually allows Lambda to take control of his body.
  • Recurring Boss
  • Power Copying: He can learn a move from each party member after being in the party long enough, including Double Moon, Moonlight Circle, Lightning Blast, Deathmire, Infernal Prison, and Antidote.
  • Rightful King Returns: And then brutally kills his murderous uncle.
  • Royal Rapier: He's a prince who becomes king later on after killing his uncle and uses rapiers in battle.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something
  • Sixth Ranger: Come Graces f, he'll become a permanent ally once Lambda is released from him.
  • Shared Unusual Trait: One red eye, one yellow eye. The red one is caused by Lambda, who has red eyes, possessing him, and returns to normal after Lambda leaves his body.
  • Shipper on Deck: Along with Malik, he is this for Asbel/Cheria, and also teases Hubert about Pascal.
  • Something about a Rose: His Blast Calibers.
  • Superpowered Evil Side: Lambda acts like this at first. Then gets worse.
  • Technical Pacifist
  • Took a Level in Badass: Between his childhood and adulthood, like everybody else. Lampshaded by Cedric just before the fight with him. Turns out that's because Lambda's in control.
    • Gets a proper level in badassness in Graces F where he becomes more playable and stronger.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Natto, much to everyone else's dismay.
  • Troll: Especially when he joins in with Malik. It's often impossible to tell if he's being serious, such as wanting to make his citizens legally obligated to eat natto. Often in skits, if Pascal suggests something bizarre, he'll take it Up to Eleven.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: In the beginning of the game, we can see that Richard was an adorable little boy. Then Lambda happened.
  • Warrior Prince

    Antagonists 

Lambda

Voiced by: Shigeru Nakahara (Japanese) and Keith Silverstein (English)

A mysterious being whose presence influences many events in the story. Lambda is an immortal Energy Being who resides within Richard for the majority of the game. As he does not have a physical body, he possesses other people and grants them access to his limitless power, effectively making them immortal. However, Lambda can also whisper into the mind of his host, sewing seeds of mistrust and eventually taking them over completely. Which is even worse than it appears, as he regards humans with (understandable, given his past) utter disgust and fear.

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Spoiler Tropes:

Emeraude

Voiced by: Eriko Hirata (Japanese) and Tara Platt (English)

A young researcher who the party find sleeping in a pod on the planet of Fodra. Emeraude is highly knowledgeable about Lambda, Sophie and most of the backstory. She is largely responsible for Lambda's Start of Darkness, having carried out a series of cruel experiments upon him with the goal of restoring the wartorn Fodra to its former glory.

Tropes:

Spoiler Tropes:

Cedric

Voiced by: Masato Hirano (Japanese)

Richard's power-hungry uncle. He murders Richard's father — the King of Windor — to usurp the throne for himself, then sends his soldiers to assassinate the young prince to prevent him from claiming his rightful heritage.

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Kurt Bessel

A high-ranking soldier in the militaristic state of Fendel. He has a history with Malik and opposes the party during their search for Fendel's Valkines Cryas.

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The Little Queen / Fodra Queen

Voiced by: Yoshino Nanjo (Japanese), Lauren Landa (English) and Mika Doi (Japanese, Fodra Queen)

A mysterious woman who appears in the "Lineage & Legacies" scenario of Graces f. She has a strong connection to Sophie, as if looking like a grown-up version of her didn't give it away. She is actually a manifestation of Fodra itself, born from the eleth of its core.

Tropes:

  • Assimilation Plot: Essentially what she wants to do with Sophie, and perhaps Ephinea as well.
  • Big Bad: Of the Future Arc.
  • Conservation of Ninjutsu: Played with. While the vast number of Little Queens does relegate them to Mook status — especially compared to the Fodra Queen — their boss fights are still dangerous because each Little Queen can use the powerful Purification Mystic Arte, meaning you can get hit with up to four Mystic Artes in rapid succession during an Eleth Break.
  • Dark Action Girl
  • Flower Motifs: Becomes more obvious when she transforms into the Fodra Queen.
  • Gaia's Vengeance: This trope personified.
  • Humans Are Bastards: Her primary motivation.
  • I Am Legion: Right before the Little Queens merge into the final boss.
  • Kamehame Hadoken: She can fire beams out of her hands. In one dungeon, they even chase you through the floor!
  • Magic Knight
  • Me's a Crowd: There are hundreds of Little Queens, and they're all manifestations of the Fodra Queen.
  • Mook Chivalry: In the battle where you fight ten Little Queens in a row, only four of them — a number equal to the number of party members you have — attack you at once.
  • Mysterious Waif
  • One-Winged Angel: Becomes the Fodra Queen when all of the Little Queens assimilate into one.
  • Power Floats
  • Rummage Sale Reject: The gloves really don't match with the rest of her outfit.
  • You Gotta Have Purple Hair

    Other Characters 

Fourier

Voiced by: Yumiko Daikoku (Japanese), Karen Strassman (English)

Pascal's older sister, and by far the more responsible and mature of the two. Like Pascal she is a genius technician, but her field of study also includes biology and bioengineering, the only two fields Pascal is not as successful on.

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Poisson

Voiced by: Suzuna Kinoshita (Japanese)

An Amarcian girl who is in training to become their next leader. She is extremely knowledgeable and dutiful, but also a stickler for the rules.

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Frederic Barnes

Voiced by: Fumio Matsuoka (Japanese)

The loyal butler to the Lhant family and grandfather to Cheria.

Tropes:

  • Battle Butler: As forced by Solomus in the Zhonecage to form up the Terma Ten.
  • Badass Grandpa
  • Bonus Boss: As part of the Terma Ten.
  • Calling Your Attacks: Super Demon Fang!
  • Dirty Old Man: It doesn't show until you find out that the lapcomp Fourier lent to him has over 600 pictures of girls in their underwear (possibly also containing porn), one of them being Judith in a bikini.
  • Improbable Weapon User: He uses a cane in battle along with made-up artes that have no names.
  • Killed Off for Real: Subverted. The party has no way to avoid this, killing him by their hands, then it is revealed that his exposure to high amounts of eleth kept him alive.

Kerri Lhant

Voiced by: Akiko Takeguchi (Japanese)

Asbel and Hubert's mother. She lives in Lhant Manor, and has a good relationship with her children.

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Aston Lhant

Voiced by: Yuuji Mikimoto (Japanese)

Asbel and Hubert's father, who commanded great respect as the lord of the Lhant territory. His death prompts Asbel to return home from the Knight Academy.

Tropes:

  • Assist Character: For Frederic in his "Butler Bomber" Mystic Arte.
  • Bus Crash: He died offscreen from battling the invading Fendel forces.
  • Deal with the Devil: Turns down one with Cedric.
  • Irony: He sends Hubert away to be adopted by the Oswells to avoid a dispute over the lordship of Lhant between Asbel and Hubert. Not only does Aston's death cause a dispute to happen anyway, but Hubert's vendetta against Aston for "abandoning him" fuels the conflict in the first place. Oops.
    • To increase the Irony? Neither Hubert NOR Asbel had any desire to be ruler. In fact, if he hadn't sent Hubert away...Asbel would have happily FORFEITED the Lordship...
  • Jerkass: Really could have been nicer to Asbel.
    • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Kerri later reveals that he was frustrated of his emotional constipation when it came to Hubert and Asbel.
  • Pet the Dog: The only time we ever see him let Asbel get away without a scolding for his mischief it was to let his sons have one more happy day playing together before Hubert gets sent away. If you talk to him again after the cutscene he even urges Asbel to go out and play with his brother.
  • Posthumous Character
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Caused a good bit of the conflict, by his parenting skills.

President Paradine

Voiced by: D.C Douglas

The President of Stratha who Asbel and the party meet in their attempt to help Hubert keep his position as Governor of Lhant.

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  • 100% Adoration Rating: Well not 100% but the majority of people that Asbel can speak to sing his praises and trust him to do the right thing for Stratha.
  • Nice Guy: He's patient, reasonable and happy to try and help out.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: He's happy to listen to Asbel's request and is willing to do what he can to help, but warns Asbel that he might not be able to let Hubert keep his position at some point in the future. He also lets Asbel and the party go to Duplemar and try to fix it and immediately afterwards, he recalls Hubert to send him with Asbel to Fendel so they can stop Richard and offers as much help as he can.
    • He also listens to many sources so he hears every side of the story when it comes to Lhant's occupation and Hubert's performance.
    • He also calls out Mr. Oswell on his scheming about Lhant and immediately has him removed from his position of power.

Raymond Oswell

Voiced by: Hiro Yuki (Japanese), Kaiji Tang (English)

Hubert's cousin-in-law and second-in-command of the Strahta Army stationed in Lhant. He resents the fact that Hubert — an adopted member of the family — is seemingly given preferential treatment over himself.

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Solomus

An entity in control of the Zhonecage, part of the seal placed on Ephinea to prevent Lambda from escaping. He was supposed to just observe the planet, but thanks to the EX Dungeon turning everything into a Tournament Arc, he goes a little nuts and decides to assemble an invincible fighting team called the Terma Ten, all with the goal of destroying Ephinea to "save" it from Lambda.

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Turtlez

A very bizarre race of friendly merchants found all throughout the adventure.

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  • Ambiguous Gender: A couple Turtlez here and there are given speaking roles where their voices are pretty clearly male, but it's generally impossible to tell the gender of a Turtlez just by looking at them when you meet them on the road.
    • There is also a Turtlez who gives birth and is called "Miss Turtlez" by Sophie, so we can assume they do have male and female members and reproduce sexually.
  • Bizarre Alien Biology: Witness the birth of a Turtlez here.
    • The Dark Turtlez also molts after you beat him, discarding his old shell. Creatures with shells do indeed molt, but none of them do so amidst a flash of blinding white light.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: There is not a Straight Man among them.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: It is shown in some side events that the shell is not a part of their costume, but a part of their biology, making them humanoid but not human.
  • Nice Guy/Nice Girl: They're generally pretty affable and easy-going characters.
  • No Hero Discount: Most of the time, unfortunately. However, at a certain point in the game you do have the option to take a provisional Turtlez Transport that is completely free.
  • Teleport Spam: It's unclear how they are able to appear wherever they wish without warning. Perhaps it's Summon Magic, perhaps they have Super Speed... whatever the case, their appearance is instantaneous and so comes across as teleportation. They can even appear instantly on an alien planet if you call to them with the Turtlez Flute!
  • Verbal Tic: See Xtreme Kool Letterz below.
  • We Buy Anything: Barring items such as MacGuffins.
  • We Sell Everything: Averted. They tend to sell mostly basic supplies and you will need to go to weapon and item shops to find more specialized equipment.
  • Xtreme Kool Letterz: They havez a tendency to addz a certain letterz to many of their wordz.

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