The slightly antisocial Huma hero of Tales of Rebirth. Veigue is a distant person of few words, but he softens up when around his childhood sweetheart Claire. Having grown up in Sulz, a village that treated Huma and Gajuma as equals, he is unaware of the racism that runs outside of his home. He possesses the Force of Ice.
Loners Are Freaks: His tendency to keep everything to himself leads to his Force going out of control and making Claire feel terrible. Tytree even notes that punches are the only way to get through to Veigue.
Love Makes You Crazy: Deconstructed. The Body Swap between Claire and Agarte puts strain on his mind, causing him to find differentiating the two difficult. This leads to his Force going out of control and prompts his friends to beat some sense back into him. Once it's over, Claire runs off in order to avoid hurting him anymore.
Memetic Mutation: His Say My Name tendencies almost rivals Suiseiseki. Well, almost... Also? If the PSP port's bonus DVD is anything to by, his friends treat it as an in-universe example.
Mighty Glacier: His attack and defense are both high, but his attack speed and FG recovery are lower than the rest of the party. One of his refining skills that increases his speed can turn him into a Jack of All Stats.
Punny Name: His name is a play of the word 'Vague'.
Noodle People: But only in her official art. Outside of it, she's reasonably proportioned.
Plucky Girl: During her kidnapping, she managed to keep her composure against Saleh. Oh, and then? She delivered a speech about the The Power of Love and The Power of Friendship to a crowd of angry villagers who intended to behead her... and then she decides to accompany the party into an Eldritch Location to take on the Final Boss despite the fact that she can't fight in order to support her friends. Non Action Chick she may be, but she's got ovaries of adamantium!
Punny Name: Her name is a play of the word 'Clear'.
Purity Personified: Nothing can shake her belief that people are the same and racial differences are essentially meaningless. Even Tytree and Eugene waver when presented with a trial, but Claire remains steadfast in her determination at the face of getting beheaded.
Wide-Eyed Idealist: Despite all the things she goes through, her idealism is not actually shattered.
"The past isn't important. The future is!... Heh heh."
A young Huma boy with the Force of Fire. Mao has no memories of his past, and after being found wandering in Callegea Castle by Eugene, was taken into his care. Mao usually serves as the mood-maker of the group, and loves to sing. He is primarily a mage, specialising in Fire, Wind and Dark magic.Tropes associated with Mao:
Amnesiacs Are Innocent: Hilda and Tytree sometimes tease him about his lack of understanding when it comes to their interactions. The Sacred Beasts specifically made him like this in order to choose his own life.
Artificial Human: Mao was created by the Sacred Beasts (specifically Fenia) as a being to observe people up close and determine whether they can carve their destiny.
Badass Adorable: His cute act belies his ability to throw fireballs and dragons made of dark energy on the enemy's face.
Berserk Button: He doesn't like being treated like a kid, and tends to throw a "siscon" insult on Tytree when the latter teases him.
The Chick: He tends to be the mood maker and emotional center of the team.
A Panther Gajuma, Eugene is a powerful melee warrior with the Force of Steel. He was once a high-ranking general in the Callegia Kingdom Army, until the day that he was accused of the murder of a respected Kingdom doctor. Eugene admitted responsibility and the exile that followed, later working outside the system to discover the truth behind the suspicious actions of Agarte.Tropes associated with Eugene:
The Atoner: His whole motivation is to make up for killing Barrs and find out just what happened to him.
Badass Adorable: While his actual "adorability" is doubtable, in Radiant Mythology, Tear describes him as "big, fluffy and cute" and desperately wants to hug him
Fantastic Racism: He's a victim of it from Annie. He later develops a Superpowered Evil Side that is very racist and more or less wants to eradicate all Humas, although he does his best to keep it at bay until the power of Randgriz helps him to vanquish it completely.
Scary Black Man: Subverted. He has black furs, his voice is rather gruff that makes him gives out this vibe (doesn't help that he is voiced by Unshō Ishizuka, voice behind another Scary Black Man: Jet Black. However, not only he is calm (if he's not berserked), he's one of the most sensible, amiable and forgiving party member).
A Huma teenager with the Force of Rain. She is the daughter of Doctor Barrs, a respected Kingdom doctor who was supposedly murdered by Eugene. Because of this, Annie despises all Gajuma and is on a mission to avenge her father's death.Tropes associated with Annie:
Defrosting Ice Queen: Annie starts out very much hating Gajumas and especially Eugene, who often receives many harsh comments from her. Eventually, during the quest, she stops hating him and becomes more friendly with him.
A Hot-Blooded Huma labourer with the Force of Plant. When Tytree's beloved sister is kidnapped by the Four Stars, his Force goes berserk until brought under control by Veigue's party. Tytree joins up to help rescue his sister, and immediately becomes one of the most positive members of the party, believing in the power of justice and equality between races.Tropes associated with Tytree:
Crazy Awesome: Deliberately invoked. From a combat standpoint, this guy is just amazing. He's expert in hand-to-hand combat, can create geysers by uppercutting or small tremors by hitting the ground, and even has a bow-gauntlet that can shoot lasers. Not to mention he's one of the more lighthearted members of the party... Oh, yeah, and did we also mention that he's one of the single most awesomely cool, friendly and affable dudes around? Sadly, however, Rebirth is one of the Darker and EdgierTales games (complete with Bittersweet Ending) and so, for all his awesomeness, Tytree can't solve quite as many problems as he wishes he could.
Dark Is Not Evil: Out of all the heroes, he's the first one chosen to wield the power of a Sacred Beast: specifically the power of darkness.
Duel Boss: He started the trend for Tales heroes to fight a rival to a remix of the opening theme.
A mysterious wandering fortune teller. She first meets the party as an adversary working for the Four Stars under Tohma, only to be betrayed. Though mature and intelligent, Hilda holds a particularly bitter viewpoint of the world and a tormented past. She possesses the Force of Lightning.Tropes associated with Hilda:
All of the Other Reindeer: As a Half, she is discriminated against by both Huma and Gajuma. Suffered this during childhood, and remains one of her main problems throughout the game.
The Woobie: Ultimately defied in-universe by the end of the game, when she takes a confident and very heroic "Don't You Dare Pity Me!" attitude towards her status as a Half.
"World of Cardboard" Speech: Gives a truly heartwarming one at the end of the game when she decides that she won't hide her status as a Half and will live proudly and openly from now on.
You Killed My Father: She eventually learns that Tohma murdered her parents so he could use her as his Tykebomb. She is pissed when she discovers it.
Kingdom of Callegea
A cat Gajuma, and the current ruler of the Kingdom of Callegea. She inherited the throne after the death of her father, King Ladras Lindblum. On her orders, the Four Stars kidnap the most beautiful Huma girls across the kingdom and imprison them in her castle. She is in love with her general, Milhaust Selkirk, but dares not voice her affection.She possesses the Force of Moon, which can be used to swap bodies with someone. At the urging of Zilva, she sought to use her Force to obtain a Huma body, as she believed that it was impossible for a Gajuma and a Huma to become romantically involved and that becoming a Huma was the only way she could be together with Milhaust.
The general of the Callegea Kingdom Army. Milhaust is possibly the most powerful Huma soldier in the world; possessing unmatched prowess in battle despite having no Force. He is a good and honourable man who serves his kingdom faithfully and although his duty sometimes brings him into conflict with Veigue and his party, their encounters are rarely antagonistic.
The Ace: Zigzagged. He starts out as one, then his wavering resolve puts him on the path to being a Broken Ace, then he starts to get on back on track by the game's ending.
Shadow Archetype: Zigzagged. In the beginning of the game's second half, Veigue effectively becomes his due to his conflicting ideals about how to protect Claire whereas Milhaust always seems to know exactly what to do about everything. By the end, the roles are reversed as Veigue gets over his issues and Milhaust becomes clouded with doubts.
"Scum like you have no place in my world."
Voiced by: Mari Mashiba
The senior advisor and confidant to Agarte Lindblum. Prior to this, she served the previous king- Agarte's father-in the same role up until his death.
Moral Event Horizon: In-universe, the party considers his treatment of Hilda to be this. Her backstory, however, reveals that he never crossed it. He's so evil he must have been ''born on the far fucking end of it.
A Half who serves in the Four Stars. Though a kind friend to Hilda, she is slavishly dedicated to the Four Stars as she believes (due to the brainwashing of Tohma) that it is the only place a Half can be accepted. She possesses the Force of Rainbow and is partnered with Waltu.
Light 'em Up: His special attack, Severity Overlord. It's unavoidable and hits for tons of damage, so expect a Total Party Kill without an invincibility recipe or guarding.
Well-Intentioned Extremist: Not once, but twice. His actions were meant to prevent the world from falling into chaos, and he believes the issue would be solved if only one race remained. He tried the same thing during the ancient war. The reason he intends to wipe out Huma in particular is because they attempted to enslave the Gajuma and caused the ancient war to break out.
A being of darkness created from the negative thoughts of Huma and Gajuma. If left unchecked, its power could grow to consume the world entirely.
As Long as There Is Evil: The Sacred Beasts warn that it might rise again if the feelings that gave birth to it should grow out of control.
Beam Spam: Always starts the battle with one. It uses a less powerful version throughout the first half of the fight, but at lower HP, its beams hit a very large area.
Flunky Boss: Yuris is one of the few enemies that is entirely static. To compensate for that, it summons eyeballs named "Yuris's Eyes" at set intervals. When its HP drops, the number of eyes increases, and they begin casting high level spells.
Sealed Evil in a Can: His influence is suppressed by the Force of Moon and the Sacred Beasts. A sidequest reveals it is sealed inside a royal jewel called "The Moon of Goldoba.".
The Speechless: Yuris does not make any sound, not even during the final battle. The only time sound effects are present is during the time it is summoned, and it sounds more like unitelligible hissing.