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Characters: Tales of Innocence
Tales of Innocence's cast:

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Luca Milda

Voiced by: Akiko Kimura

Luca is a shy, studious, cowardly nerd from a rich family in the Kingdom of Regnum. He is being raised to inherit his father's lucrative merchant business, but after his own Avatar powers awaken and he is forced to flee from the military, he embarks on a quest to discover the truth behind the events surrounding the Manifest thousands of years ago. His personal ideal is to become a doctor. He is the reincarnation of Asura.

Luca's weapon is a BFS, and his magical element is fire, both of which are largely at odds with his personality.

Tropes applicable to both original and R versions:

  • Badass: Several counts, surprisingly.
    • Adaptational Badass: Not that he isn't in the original game, but the manga adaptation amps it up to the point that in the first chapter he blocks a sword barehanded by letting it through the palm of his hand.
    • Badass Adorable
    • Badass Boast: When executing his Mystic Arte.
    "I will prove to you that I am the Supreme Ruler of the Heavens..."
  • Adorkable: Very much so.
  • Apologizes a Lot
  • Berserk Button: It's unclear if he inherited it from Asura or not, but the only time in the game that he really becomes angry is when a reincarnated soldier blames him for the deaths that occurred in the war that he led as Asura. He seems to dislike people who blame others in general.
  • BFS: It's bigger than he is. And for extra bonus in R, in some of his victory poses with Spada he actually manages to lift it one-handed.
  • Bookworm: He comments that tests are fun during a skit with Iria.
  • Butt Monkey or even The Chew Toy: Picked on by everyone in the party except Ange (and in R, Kongwai and QQ) at least once. Ange usually has to step in once he starts crying.
  • Character Development: Judging from his interactions with his two friends at the end of the game, he has apparently become more assertive.
  • Cowardly Lion: Definitely so.
    Luca (before battle): I'm not afraid, I'm not afraid...
  • Crash into Hello: With Iria. Also Kongwai in R.
  • Cross Dressing Voice: So far, the only main male Tales hero to be voiced by a woman.
  • Dogged Nice Guy: Has this tendency towards romance, as shown when he tried to ask Iria on a date.
  • Expecting Someone Taller: somewhat subverted when you consider that he's about 5' 6", which is quite normal for someone his age (and ironically, taller than the much older looking Jude Mathis), but the trope still applies.
  • Expy: He got one in Emil. Also noted for looking similar to Trunks.
  • Green Eyes
  • The Hero of the Five-Man Band
  • Heroic BSOD: The most notable of which ended up wiping out Sky Castle, AKA the remains of Devalorka (from a certain point of view, heaven) so quickly that his friends where forced to flee without him towards the airship.
  • Idiot Hero: Has his moments, although it is more due to his naivety. That said, he usually tends to be the only one who notices when something is off with other party members once their memories start coming back to them.
  • The Illegible: Spada notes that Luca is this. Apparently a sensitive subject, and funny since he wants to become a doctor.
  • Implausible Fencing Powers: Yes, he's Asura's reincarnation. Yes, he can kick your butt.
  • In-Series Nickname: "Dimwit Luca"note , courtesy of Iria.
  • Japanese Pronouns: Boku.
  • Kid Hero: He's fifteen - and looks even younger.
  • Literal Split Personality: He and Mathias are both the reincarnation of Asura; Mathias was formed from Asura's grief and anger over Inanna's betrayal, while Luca inherits the rest.
  • Lonely Rich Kid: Apparently grows out of this by the end of the game, though.
  • Made of Iron: Besides being the mighty glacier of the group, story wise he survived things most people wouldn't like getting impaled by Hasta, as well as Sky Castle's crash on the ground.
    • And it seems that the only reason that he was wounded to that extent is because of Hasta's own power. A skit has Iria ("accidentally") shoot him several times, point blank. It scares him and messes up his clothes, but doesn't actually hurt him.
  • Magic Knight: The class he was inserted into in Tales of the World. His abilities are actually even more varied than the trope would suggest.
  • Mighty Glacier: Very strong defence and (relatively) slow attacks that nevertheless deal the 2nd highest amount of damage per time among the playable characters.
  • Momma's Boy: Has shades of this, most likely inherited from Asura.
  • Nice Guy: Other characters even note as such in the Relationship Values screen once they're closer to him.
  • Older Than They Look: He looks like he's twelve. And he certainly sounds the part! Averted in the manga, however.
  • One-Man Army: The Avatars of important beings from Naraka are this in general, and Luca is generally considered the most powerful of the lot. The endgame has the party take on the two greatest armies in the planet to reach the final dungeon and rather than find the notion worrying, Luca instead worries that this makes them look like the villains.
  • Playing with Fire
  • The Red Mage: Alongside the wide variety of physical attacks, he is also able to heal and increase his own attack stats as well as his allies, cast long range magical attacks to one enemy as well as deal massive damage to multiple enemies despite only using one element type.
  • Shrinking Violet
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Ruca/Luca
  • Sleepy Head: Spaces out a lot in the beginning due to the awakening of his former life's memories, but overcomes this in the end.
  • Smug Super: He rarely shows it (and actually seems to become shy around people he knows), but he's fully aware of how powerful he is. In the original, he has a few moments where he mocks weaker Non Player Characters and the skit that unlocks Versus Style has him advice Asura that they should hold back in order to get a challenge from their opponents.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Cheese soup, apparently. In R, he also apparently likes "creamy" stuffs.
  • Water Works: Luca gets teary-eyed a lot, even more so in R.
  • With Friends Like These...: Luca is treated pretty badly by his two friends at home, as well as most of the party members (especially Iria and Spada). Although, said friends of his turn out to genuinely care for him, as shown when they tried to hide him from Regnum soldiers.

Tropes applicable to original version:

  • Blood Knight: After overcoming his initial fear, he develops this personality in the hope that it will transform him into the badass he wants to be, but fortunately his friends stop him from going too far.
  • Evil Laugh: Just once but it was still far more creepy than anyone else's, especially because it was triggered by him enjoying killing reincarnated soldiers...
  • Idiot Ball: Seriously, Luca, when an Ax-Crazy tells you to come closer, regardless of whether or not he wants to tell you his final words, it's when you MUST run away.
  • Willfully Weak: The in-story explanation for Versus Style is that he holds back his power to give his opponents a chance.

Tropes applicable to R version:

  • Accidental Pervert: Courtesy of Spada during the Hot Springs Episode, and that's just one of a few other instances.
  • Bash Brothers: With Spada, as some of their victory quotes have them cross their swords together upward in the process.
  • Bonus Boss: The party is forced to fight him in a sidequest.
  • Fusion Dance and Split Personality Merge: With a (supposedly) unwilling Mathias in the manga and R, which allows him to activate the Manifest.
  • Picky Eater: Based on his reaction to cooking, he dislikes spicy foods.
  • Protectorate: For Spada. Although this also applies in the original, the tendency is more apparent in R.
  • Refusal of the Call / Freak Out: Instead of descending into Evil Laugh in the very same scene from the original game, Luca loses grip over himself and starts swinging his sword rapidly while lamenting over his power.

Tropes applicable to the manga:

  • Adaptational Badass: See above.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Twice. First is when Spada and Iria are cornered by the Gigantess in the beginning, and later when he arrives just in time to deliver Spada's weapons during the battle against Hasta.
  • Fusion Dance and Split Personality Merge: See above.
  • Good Is Not Soft: He doesn't hesitate to fight if it means protecting his friends. That said, it doesn't mean he will always resort to violence as the answer, as seen when he calms the remaining of Thanatos' soul and merges Mathias back to him.
  • Healing Factor: Apparently so powerful that he recovers his injuries quickly. That includes getting slashed on the chest by Mathias.
  • Heroic Resolve: He quickly gets over his fear of fighting so he can protect his friends.
  • I Will Only Slow You Down: Invoked by Spada in the beginning...before he proceeds to save him and Iria several panels later.
  • Made of Iron: He is already one, and the manga amps this even further to the point he doesn't seem to be pained at all when injured.

Iria Animi

Voiced by: Yuko Sasamoto

Iria is a loudmouthed girl from a small town which was attacked by the Arca cult. As a result, she has sworn revenge on the cult and on its leader, Mathias. A small critter named Coda follows her around, but is never explained in the plot. Iria probably has the most conflict of memories out of all the characters. She is the reincarnation of Inanna.

Iria wields two guns. Her element is water (and wind in R), and she also gains a handful of healing spells.

Tropes applicable to both original and R versions:

Tropes applicable to R version:

  • Blow You Away: Spada's wind spells now belong to Iria. Some of her physical artes also have wind affinity.
  • Get a Hold of Yourself, Man!: She is the one who usually tells Luca to get a grip over himself early in the game.
  • Red Eye: Gives one to Chitose early in the story (behind her back, of course). While not actually done on-screen, her line indicates so.note 
  • Picky Eater: Apparently dislikes fish and vegetables.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Based on skits, meat.

Tropes applicable to the manga:

  • Bottomless Magazines: Averted, which got her and Spada cornered by the Gigantess in the beginning.
  • Heroic BSOD: After Chitose revealed Inanna's betrayal, she doesn't take it well to the point of losing control over her power before Luca snaps her out of it.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: She doesn't bully Luca at all in the manga. It helps that Luca is much less timid than his game counterpart.

Spada Belforma

Voiced by: Yuji Ueda

A hotblooded boy from Regnum. For some reason, he's cut himself off from his rich, noble family, except his butler. He is the reincarnation of Durandal, Asura's sword.

Spada has two swords, which he wields mostly like Lloyd, in a two-sword adaptation of Cless' classic fighting style. His element is wind and lightning.

Tropes applicable to both original and R versions:

  • Amnesiac Dissonance: Durandal, Asura's trusted blade...and co-conspirator and murder weapon when Inanna killed Asura.
  • The Atoner: The reason why he's so protective of Luca is because he subconsciously feels guilty for betraying Asura and allowing himself to be used to kill him.
  • Badass: He deflects the bullets fired by Ricardo early in the story, which should be enough proof that he is one.
  • Big Screwed-Up Family: The Belforma seems to be this, based on what Spada told the party about what he had gone through.
  • Blow You Away: Although in R, only for some of the physical artes, as wind spells now belong to Iria.
  • Boke and Tsukkomi Routine: To Hasta, same deal with Iria.
  • The Chick: A bit more than one would expect; especially with Luca. He helps keep things together with a lot verbal support, always willing to back his friends up; especially at the beginning of their journey, in which Luca was often depressed.
  • Chivalrous Pervert: He is really obsessed with Ange's... assets. Slightly less so in R, although at one point he tries to intentionally trip on Ange (albeit stopped by Ricardo), as well as attempting to peek on women in the hot springs several times (and failed). In addition, R actually lampshades this with two of his titles having "Pervert" tag on them.
  • Dogged Nice Guy: Ange doesn't seem to realize his feeling for her.
  • Dual Wielding
  • Embarrassing Nickname: "Obocchama"note . Iria mercilessly mocks him for this. Justified since he doesn't like his family at all.
  • Evil Laugh: Every time he and Iria plan to pick on Luca. Then they proceed to note how creepy the other's laugh is.
  • Face of a Thug: Luca is terribly scared of him the first time they meet. His brash personality doesn't help.
  • Fragile Speedster and Glass Cannon: Deals the highest damage in the shortest time, but has trouble surviving direct hits.
  • Gray Eyes
  • Hot-Blooded
  • Japanese Pronouns: Ore, befitting his rough mannerisms.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: In addition to his tendency to pick on Luca, he is quite brash, as shown in his encounter with Kongwai and QQ. That said, he will protect his friends at all costs, even more so if it is Luca or Iria.
  • The Lancer of the Five-Man Band: Sometimes. Flip-flops with Iria on this role.
  • Man Hug: Gives Luca two (and attempts a third) in succession after the latter survives Hasta's stabbing. R also adds another to early in the game, after he finds out that Luca is Asura's reincarnation.
  • Meaningful Name: "Spada" means "sword" in Italian. Belforma is a combination of "Nice" (Bel) and "Form" (Forma).
  • Nice Hat: Lampshaded in R, where one of the titles gives a version of him without his hat, complete with the following victory quote. In fact, with the exception of the aforementioned title and his swimsuit, he is never without his hat at all.
    Spada: Hey, doesn't it feel like something is off?
    Kongwai: Let's see...you...don't have your hat on.
    Spada: That's it!
    Kongwai: (sighs)
  • Parental Substitute: Hartman is one for him, especially compared to his own father.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: One of his skit portraits.
  • Shock and Awe: In the original, wind and lightning are combined into a single element (similar to Tales of the Abyss).
  • Sibling Rivalry: To the extreme. At one point, he stated that his brothers attempted to poison him due to feeling jealous of his skills.
  • Signature Laugh: Hyahahahahahaha~!
  • The Unfavorite and Parental Neglect: The reason why he doesn't seem to care so much about his family, as his father hardly paid attention to him at all.
  • Walking the Earth: After the game ends.
  • You Gotta Have Green Hair

Tropes applicable to R version:

  • Bash Brothers: With Luca. See his entry for more details.
  • Berserk Button / It's Personal: After Luca gets stabbed by Hasta and nearly dies, Hasta very much becomes one for him.
  • Butt Monkey: Much less so than Luca, but in some victory quotes, his attempts to look cool tend to be ruined by other party members (usually by Iria, Hermana, and Luca).
  • Declaration of Protection: To Luca. Although this also exists in the original, R takes it further to the point becoming one of his victory quotes.
  • In-Series Nickname: QQ manages to remember everyone's name...except his, whom she calls as "weird guy" instead. It doesn't help that he gives bad first impression to her.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Based on his reaction to foods, seafood.

Tropes applicable to the manga:

  • Big Damn Heroes: On both the giving and receiving ends of this - he first breaks Luca and Iria free from the research facility, and later Luca saves him twice.
  • It's Personal: The deal with Mathias and Oswald, since two of his friends are killed while trying to protect him.
  • La Résistance: Leads one against the military. Their primary focus is to set free the captured Avatars.
  • Nice Hat: Sadly averted - he immediately loses it after the battle against the Gigantess.

Hermana Larmo

Voiced by: Yuki Matsuoka

A young girl from the Kingdom of Regnum. Hermana runs an underground school for Avatar children who would be captured for study by the Imperial Capital. She has a heavy Kansai dialect, but is actually quite clever and savvy, and in every adaptation knows more about the war in Devaloka than the party. The manga adds a greedy streak: she won't stop charging and crediting the party for her tips. She is the reincarnation of Vrtra.

Hermana fights with her fists and feet, oddly for someone of her size; the antagonist of her segment comments on this. Her main element is earth.

Tropes applicable to both original and R versions:

Tropes applicable to R version:

  • Anti-Magic: Later in the game, her Style gives access to this, which gives immunity to both offensive AND support spells.
  • Dirty Kid: She throws in some rather perverted lines throughout the game, especially when it comes to Ange's assets. Also, in subsequent runs, a sub-event with Hasta in Galpos will have her replicate said assets above Hasta's chest while he is sand-bathing.
  • Happily Adopted: Possibly, since the new ending illustration shows her and the children eating Hartman's cooking at Spada's house in Naos. That, or at least Hartman is now helping her.
  • Heroic BSOD: Unlike in the original, she briefly fell into this after the orphans are taken away. Ange pulled her out of it, though.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: Has this dynamic with Ricardo in some victory quotes.
  • Parental Abandonment: Being an orphan and all. In New Game+, a sub-event reveals what happened to her parents as well as their graves.
  • Sleepwalking: In one of inn skits in Ashihara. Poor Luca nearly gets grounded the next morning if it weren't for Kongwai's intervention.
  • Sticky Fingers: Shares Ange's Thievery skill.

Tropes applicable to the manga:

Ricardo Soldato

Voiced by: Hiroaki Hirata

A mercenary-for-hire eventually employed as Ange's bodyguard. He is a sniper, and as such wields a rifle and bayonet. He is usually the most rational, logical, and level-headed of the group, and rarely goes back on his word. His spells are primarily darkness- and earth- based, darkness being his primary element. Also the wielder of Area of Effect healing magic. He is the reincarnation of Hypnos, a reaper.

Tropes applicable to both original and R versions:

Tropes applicable to original version:

  • Last Name Basis: How he calls everyone in the party. This habit is gone in R version, though.

Tropes applicable to R version:

  • Accidental Pervert: In a hot springs skit, QQ accidentally enters the male section, prompting Ricardo to chase her off...and getting beaten by the ladies.
  • Butt Monkey: Even Ricardo has his moments now, ranging from falling flat to Ange and Hermana's pranks to getting mercilessly teased by the party when they find out his fear of heights.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: "Rika-chan" in one victory quote, among other things. Again, courtesy of Iria.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: Has this dynamic with Hermana in some victory quotes.
  • Lampshade Hanging: He does have his moments in the original, but R somehow cranks this further with him lampshading the shenanigans around him during victory poses (for example, Spada and Iria's Evil Laughs).
  • Pet the Dog: One inn skit has him buy a doctor uniform for Luca to remind him of his dream.
  • Picky Eater: Dislikes sweets.

Tropes applicable to the manga:

  • Big Damn Heroes: Saves Luca early in the story when he gets cornered by Avatar-transformed Garam soldiers.
  • Hitman with a Heart: Besides saving Luca regardless of his actual mission, he also crashes the airship on purpose before Oswald manages to kill Hermana.
  • Mercy Kill: Attempts this on the now out-of-control Thanatos, but Luca successfully prevents him from doing so by talking to Thanatos so he finally dies in peace.
  • Only in It for the Money: Again, this exists, but rather than for money, it is to find the reincarnation of Thanatos. When he finds out he is already dead and being used to empower Gigantess Omega, he is more than happy to turn against Oswald.

Ange Serena

Voiced by: Kaori Nazuka

A sister from the sanctuary in the holy city of Naos. She is a holy woman who is skilled in healing spells and self-defense, and she knows a lot about politics. She uses primarily light-based spells and healing magic, but is also good at close-range combat, as she fights with knives. Her element is light. She is the reincarnation of Orifiel, a Ratio tactician whose ideal drove him to side with Asura.

Tropes applicable to both original and R versions:

Tropes applicable to R version:

  • Almighty Mom: Played for Laughs. Not even Ricardo dares to cross her once she gives the certain scary smile.
  • Badass Boast and Rousing Speech: Gives one to Hermana after the children are taken away. Also doubles as an unusually positive example of A God Am I.
    Ange: The gods we always believe in...they are now within us!
  • Flechette Storm: Her first Mystic Arte.
  • Gag Boobs: Hermana references to her assets rather often, and not unreasonably. The Hot Springs Episode illustration shows her to be quite stacked.
  • Not so Above It All: Due to her odd quirks taken up even further, she can be viewed in this way.
  • Picky Eater: Based on her reaction to foods, she doesn't like meat. Justified due to her insecurity over her weight.
  • Running Gag: While her Berserk Button is only mentioned once or twice in the original, R amps this up by making this appear frequently, ranging from skits to her victory quotes.
  • Something about a Rose: Her second (Avatar) Mystic Arte.
  • Troll: Teases and pulls pranks on other party members quite a bit. She even manages to do the latter to Ricardo at one point.
  • The Unsmile: Often gives this once she descends into Tranquil Fury, mostly regarding her weight.

Tropes applicable to the manga:

  • Bound and Gagged: The first time the party meets her.
  • Damsel in Distress / Hostage Situation: The manga is not kind at all to Ange regarding this matter. This is downplayed, however - she could've avoided such situations, but she willingly goes so the children under her care can remain safe.
  • Healing Factor: Apparently also has this - at one point she gets shot near her chest, but it recovers several panels later.
  • Mama Bear: With her actions are driven to protect the orphans, what can be expected?
  • Parental Substitute: The orphanage for Avatar children is now run by her.

Coda

Iria's pet muse, a mouse-like critter, who really likes food.

Tropes applicable to both original and R versions:

QQ Selezneva

Voiced by: Saki Fujita

A new character introduced in Tales of Innocence R. QQ is a spirited archaeologist from another world. Though she seems slow at times, she is energetic and loves to hug people.

Kongwai Tao

Voiced by: Kenji Nojima

A new character introduced in Tales of Innocence R. Kongwai is a quiet and mysterious spellcaster from another world who dislikes disputes and often takes the role of mediator. He claims that his mission is to "save the souls" of two unspecified people, later revealed to be Thitose Cxarma and Hasta Ekstermi.

    Arca 

Mathias

Voiced by: Atsuko Tanaka

The mysterious masked leader of Arca, an influential cult of Avatars who seek to capture the Manifest. She is actually a reincarnation of Asura, born from his pain and hatred upon being betrayed by Inanna; as a result, Mathias bears the appearance of Inanna herself. While the majority of Arca believe that Mathias wishes to use the Manifest to create a utopia for Avatars, her true intention is to destroy the world.

Tropes applicable to both original and R versions:

Tropes applicable to R version:

Tropes applicable to the manga:

Chitose/Thitose Cxarma

A young avatar from Ashihara who wants to join Arca. She is reincarnated from Sakuya - who harbored unrequited feelings to Asura, thus her crush on Luca.

Tropes applicable to both original and R versions:

Tropes applicable to original version:

Tropes applicable to R version:

  • Cherry Blossom: Her Mystic Arte.
  • Cute and Psycho: Due to the below trope, she seems to fit this trope now. Lampshaded by Spada after the first fight against her.
  • If I Can't Have You / Yandere: Although the streak is there in the original, R takes it further by attempting to kill Luca twice. The second one involves putting Luca and co hostage in a ship and proceeds to blow the ship up when Luca refuses to cooperate.
    No one shall take Asura-sama away!
  • Mercy Kill: Apparently done by Kongwai in the ending to cut her from the cycle of reincarnation.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Unlike in the original where she goes quietly after Mathias' defeat, she falls into this in R before having her soul promptly salvaged by Kongwai.

Tropes applicable to the manga:

Chien/Sian Tenebro

Voiced by: Miyuki Sawashiro

A young boy working for Arca. His dogs, Cer and Ber, are always following him around. They're his biological brothers, and all three of them are the reincarnations of Cerberus, each representing Cerberus' head.

Tropes applicable to both original and R versions:

Tropes applicable to R version:

  • Happily Adopted: The upgraded ending illustration in R hints that he is adopted by NPC Edgwar following the conclusion of the story.

    Other Antagonists 

Hasta Ekstermi

A mercenary who apparently works for Oswald and is clearly not quite right in the head. He is the reincarnation of Gae Bolg, which may explain his insane nature.

Tropes applicable to both original and R versions:

Tropes applicable to R version:

  • Gratuitous English: Spouts quite a bit of them. For example, from the beginning of the game:
    Hasta (to Luca): You are my breakfast!
    and
    Hasta: Hasta la vista, baby!
  • I Surrender, Suckers: While in the original he stabs Luca by having the latter picking Idiot Ball, in R he first throws his spear away while attempting to pick Luca's attention, which doesn't work thanks to Spada. However, it turns out to be a diversion while he retrieves his spear, and he proceeds to stabs Luca in the middle of his ramblings.
  • Parenthetical Swearing: Him calling Ricardo as "Ricardo-sensei" may qualify as one. Then again, since he is nuts to begin with....
  • Psycho Electro / Shock and Awe: Has access to equally-nasty lightning spells.
  • Slasher Smile: Gives a particularly chilling one before stabbing Luca.
  • Villains Out Shopping: In New Game+, a sub-event has Hasta sand-bathing in Galpos...and becoming a snowman in Tenos.

Tropes applicable to the manga:

Oswald fan Kuruela

Voiced by: Bin Shimada

A man in a high position in the Regnum army. He is in charge of researching ways to put Avatars to use in the war, including developing the gigantesses, large mechanical war machines powered by their bodies.

Tropes applicable to both original and R versions:

  • A God Am I: Obsessed to obtain the Manifest so he can become the god of the new world, and he obviously has this attitude after he kicks Gardel's ass. Well, let's just say it doesn't happen.
  • Fat Bastard
  • In-Series Nickname: "Pigwald", courtesy of Hasta. Later, even Iria calls him using the same nickname.
  • Smug Snake

Tropes applicable to the manga:

Gardel

Voiced by: Norio Wakamoto

The enigmatic leader of the Grigori, who deeply loves Naraka. He is actually Thanatos himself, who never reincarnated. The Grigori are the descendants of the children he had with his human wife.

Tropes applicable to both original and R versions:

Tropes applicable to the manga:

  • Eldritch Abomination: Turns into this after his power went out of control and apparently consumed by grief of his lingering spirit. Luca manages to talk him through and lets him die in peace.
  • Posthumous Character: He appears in the manga...already dead and being used to empower Gigantess Omega.

Albert Grandeioza

Voiced by: Tomokazu Sugita

The leader of Tenos, who wants to use the Manifest for the benefit of his country. He is the reincarnation of Himmel, Orifiel's student who was executed by Ratio leaders due to their belief. Taking advantage of their past life and Orifiel's strong feelings for Himmel, he planned to sacrifice Ange to invoke Manifest, but she eventually talked him into helping the party instead.

Tropes applicable to both original and R versions:

    Other Characters 

Hartman

An old butler serving Belforma nobility, and the only person whom Spada didn't cut his ties with from his family.

Tropes applicable to both original and R versions:

Edguar Allen Pwo

An eccentric old man the party encounters in Galpos Jungle, who seems to know about Chien quite a bit.

Tropes applicable to both original and R versions:

Tropes applicable to R version:

Vulcan (see below)

    Devaloka / Past Selves 

Asura

Voiced by: Rikiya Koyama

The general of the Sensus Army, who wants to get the Manifest to reunite Devaloka and Naraka into one world. This is cut short when Inanna murders him to prevent this. When he reincarnated, his anger and pain at being betrayed by Inanna and Durandal became Overlord/Mathias, and the rest became Luca.

Tropes applicable to both original and R versions:

Tropes applicable to R version:

  • Big Brother Mentor: Has a few moments of this for Luca.
  • Fatal Flaw: In a way, Asura's stubbornness can be seen as such. One past-life skit with Orifiel had them discuss Ratio's ideals, in which Orifiel pointed out how much blood Asura had shed for his campaign of Devaloka and Naraka's unification. He also failed to understand why Inanna was strongly opposed to his plan, which ultimately led to her betrayal.
  • Living Emotional Crutch: A past life skit in R implies he is one for Vrtra.

Inanna

Voiced by: Atsuko Tanaka

Asura's lover. By all appearances, the two are completely devoted to each other. However, Inanna opposes the plan to seize the Manifest and merge Devaloka with Naraka, and pleads repeatedly with Asura to give up his war. She was actually sent with Durandal by the Ratio to get close to Asura and assassinate him. When it's clear that he's not going to give up his plan, she stabs him with Durandal.

Tropes applicable to both original and R versions:

Tropes applicable to R version:

  • Love Redeems: Perhaps. In the skit where Iria unlocked the Avatar Mystic Arte, Inanna asked Iria to use her power for "protecting Asura's reincarnation".
  • Passive-Aggressive Kombat: Her dynamics with Sakuya.

Durandal

Voiced by: Yuji Ueda

A talking holy sword forged by Vulcan, Durandal was made to fight Vulcan's previous creation, Gae Bolg, who turned out to be somewhat violent. Durandal, of course, defeated Gae Bolg with the help of Asura, his wielder. Durandal then helps Asura with the war against the Ratio, up until he willingly allowed Inanna to use him to assassinate Asura.

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Vrtra

Voiced by: Yuki Matsuoka

Vrtra is a large white dragon who was Asura's steed as well as a caretaker of sorts. It's implied that she's the oldest and wisest thing in all of Devaloka, with legends stating that she was born around the same time as the world itself, and continued to live long after the Fall.

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Hypnos

Ratio's general, a Reaper and Asura's sworn enemy, who promised to judge Asura's actions in their next lives. As Thanatos's younger brother, he had to pick up the slack after Thanatos was exiled from Devaloka.

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Orifiel

Voiced by: Tomokazu Sugita

Ratio's tactician and Himmel's teacher, renown for his intellect, level head, and chivalry. Despite being a Ratio, Orifiel opposes the war and supports the unification of Devaloka and Naraka.

Tropes applicable to both original and R versions:

Tropes applicable to R version:

  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Himmel's death hit him hard, after which he suffered a breakdown and vowed to kill everyone. He then proceeded to kill the four leaders of Ratio with his own hands.

Sakuya

Asura's attendant, who was deeply in love with him.

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Cerberus

The three-headed dog that guards the Manifest.

Voiced by: Miyuki Sawashiro

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Gae Bolg

Forged by Vulcan to give its wielder great power, Gae Bolg had a nasty habit of turning people evil. He was eventually destroyed by Durandal, and then reincarnated as Hasta.

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Thanatos

A reaper in service of Ratio, who was exiled to Naraka after he fell in love with a human woman. Hypnos is his younger brother.

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Himmel

Orifiel's beloved student and one of the pillars of Devaloka. The Ratio leaders eventually executed him, as he shared Orifiel's favorable view on unifying Devaloka with Naraka, and they felt it would be easier to let him reincarnate and start from scratch than try to convince him otherwise.

Tropes applicable to both original and R versions:

Tropes applicable to R version:

  • Stuffed into the Fridge: His death is this for Orifiel, as we see his body was hanged (and from Orifiel's reaction, it could have been worse).

Vulcan

The god of weaponry, as well as the creator of both Gae Bolg and Durandal.

Tropes applicable to both original and R versions:

  • The Blacksmith
  • My Greatest Failure: In a way, his regret for creating Gae Bolg can be seen as this.
  • Posthumous Character: He only appears in Spada's memories from his time as Durandal. Not so much in R, though, as it turns out, he is still alive and well, albeit only if the player chooses to do some exploring.

Tropes applicable to R version:

  • Infinity+1 Sword: His sidequest will give each character this (at least, for the first run) as well as their Avatar Mystic Arte.
  • Last of His Kind: With Gardel's death, he is the only being from Devaloka left by the end of the game.

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