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Characters: Tales of Xillia 2

As Tales of Xillia 2 is a direct sequel to Tales of Xillia, be prepared for Late Arrival Spoilers.

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    New Protagonists 

Ludger Kresnik

Voiced by Takashi Kondo

A twenty-year-old cook and Jack-of-All-Trades who lives in Elympios. His bloodline allows him to shift into the parallel worlds, where he takes a monstrous form using an ability called "Corpse Shell". His special ability is Weapon Shift and allows him to freely switch between three different weapons in combat, each with their own moveset. His Support Skill, Mirroring, lets him copy the Support Skill of his Link Partner.

Elle Marta

Voiced by Mariya Ise (JP), Brina Palencia (EN)

"My daddy told me that a true promise is made while looking someone in the eye."

An eight-year-old girl who seeks a way to "Canaan", a mythical land that grants wishes, in order to save her father. She does not participate in battle.


Voiced by Haruna Ikezawa

Ludger's pet cat, who has a reputation for being the "boss cat" of his neighborhood's critters.


Voiced by: Miyuki Sawashiro (JP), Minae Noji (EN)

An alternate version of Milla Maxwell from a timeline where her mission was accomplished when she was only six years old. Thus, she was no longer required to have the power of the four Greater Spirits, and grew up without the responsibilities of "Maxwell". Because of her unique upbringing, this version of Milla has an obstinate and prideful personality that pushes people away, resulting in her having no real friends.

  • Action Girl: It practically wouldn't be Milla otherwise.
  • Alternate Universe
  • Cooking Duel: Whereas the other Character Episodes focus on serious Character Development for the existing cast, Milla's Character Episodes are about her getting jealous over Elle liking her father's soup more than Milla's, and going on a quest to create the ultimate soup.
  • Cloning Blues: Milla suffers from a version of this when she discovers that if someone from a parallel world (e.g. her) ever meets their "real world" self, then the copy will fade away.
  • For Want of a Nail
  • Heroic Sacrifice: If you refuse to let go of her hand when she is being sucked into the summoning portal, and her Relationship Values with Ludger are high enough, then she requests for Ludger to let go so that he can be free to save Elle from Redau.
  • Jerkass: Without the Greater Spirits to guide her, and having to suffer the abuse of her sister for 14 years, this version of Milla is simply an abrasive hard case at first.
  • Magic Knight: A odd take on the class since the original Milla was one herself. This Milla combines the use of magic artes with melee to perform combos better then the original Milla did. However, she does not have the original's powerful summon attacks.
  • No Social Skills: Though unlike her inexperienced original self, this Milla's personality has driven away people.
  • Sororal Abuse: Milla is incredibly submissive towards her world's Muzét, who has become crazed and abusive towards her younger sister after losing her sight. In this world, both Milla and Muzét were abandoned by Maxwell in Rieze Maxia after Ark Noah was defeated. Just like in Tales of Xillia, Muzét's Undying Loyalty to Maxwell in the face of this betrayal drives her into insanity, only now she has Milla to take out her frustrations upon for fourteen years.
  • Ship Tease: Gets one with Ludger, though unlike the others its made much more obvious. It makes her Heroic Sacrifice much more sad when you think about it...
  • Tsundere
  • Weapon of Choice: Sword.

    Returning Protagonists 

Jude Mathis

Voiced by: Tsubasa Yonaga (JP), Sam Riegel (EN)

"I have ties with the mysterious, like with the spirits of the four elements, or with their Lord, somehow."

A medical graduate who went on to become one of the world's leading researchers into Spyrite technology.


Voiced by: Tomokazu Sugita (JP), Matthew Mercer (EN)

"I don't want to lie any more."

A mercenary who is trying to turn legit after a lifetime of shady activity. He works as one of the founders of a small startup company in Elympios, alongside his old ally Jurgen.

  • The Atoner: For being a total jackass in the first game.
  • Badass Beard
  • Character Development: Just look at his quote!
  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: He is trying very hard to cure himself of this. According to the preview from his Character Episode, he is not doing as well as he would like.
  • Died in Your Arms Tonight: An alternate Presa dies in his during a Character Episode.
    • Kick the Dog: Given how he failed to save Presa back in Xillia 1 and an alternate him was the one that killed Presa here, it almost feels like the game is trying to make him miserable.
  • Easily Forgiven: Subverted. It's because forgiveness didn't come easily to him that he's spent his time since the first game trying to earn it.
  • Elemental Powers:
  • Good Costume Switch: He went from fiery reds and browns in the first game, which gave him a much more "dangerous" look, to a much calmer and reserved blue and purple color scheme in the second.
  • The Mourning After: His fourth Character Episode indicates that, a whole year later, he still can't forget about his feelings for Presa.
  • Never the Selves Shall Meet: Subverted, as he actually can meet one of his alternate selves in a Character Episode. It doesn't end well.
  • Redemption Earns Life: Starts to dedicate his life to something other than backstabbing people.
  • Weapon of Choice: BFS and Gun.

Leia Rolando

Voiced by: Saori Hayami (JP), Lauren Landa (EN)

"I find the truth in my job, and I take pride in it!"

A former nurse-in-training who now works as a junior journalist at a Elympios newspaper.

Elize Lutus

Voiced by: Yuki Horinaka (as Elize) and Haruna Ikezawa (as Teepo)

A schoolgirl who is currently studying in Elympios. Teepo is the name of her floating puppet, a Booster that artificially increases her magical ability.

Rowen J. Ilbert

Voiced by: Mugihito (JP), Todd Haberkorn (EN)

A former military strategist known as the "Conductor". He now acts as the Prime Minister of Rieze Maxia, working alongside Gaius to promote peace with Elympios.


Voiced by: Ryōtarō Okiayu (JP), Travis Willingham (EN)

"If you continue to fight alone, the loneliness will swallow you some day."

The king of Rieze Maxia. He is currently travelling around the world incognito under his birth name, "Arst Outway", seeking the opinions of the common citizen. His special ability Revenger lets him guard and counterattack with a powerful strike. His Support Skill Spread Force bolsters the attacks of his Link Partner, reducing TP consumption, adding knockback and making every attack act like it hit an elemental weakness.


Voiced by: Asami Sanada (JP), Jessica Strauss (EN)

"I am your sister, for better or worse."

A Greater Spirit who possesses the power to cut through dimensions, and also Milla Maxwell's older (non-identical twin) sister. She has travelled from the Spirit World to the Human World to search for Milla Maxwell, who has vanished from the Spirit World. Her special ability Rieve Assault lets her teleport around the battlefield if she is knocked into the air, while her Support Skill Tractor Move can be used to teleport her Link Partner out of harm's way.

Milla Maxwell

Voiced by: Miyuki Sawashiro (JP), Minae Noji (EN)

"Wherever I may live, I remain the same person. Nothing will change."

The original Milla Maxwell from Tales of Xillia, who acts as the Lord of Spirits.

    Clanspia Company 

Bisley Karcsi Bakur

Voiced by: Tsutomu Isobe

"Ludger... for the sake of the world, I want you to lend me your power."

CEO of Clanspia Company, a Mega Corp. that deals with everything from military weapons to household appliances. He tasks Ludger with travelling into the alternate worlds and destroying the "Time Factors" that threaten Elympios.

Julius Kresnik

Voiced by Tōru Ōkawa

"Ludger... please believe in me."

Ludger's older half-brother, who lives with him in the city of Trigraph and works as an agent of Clanspia Company. Like Ludger, he can use the "Corpse Shell" ability to transform into a monstrous warrior.

  • Becoming the Mask: He originally adopted Ludger with the intention of using him to carry out revenge against Bisley, but over time grew to genuinely care for his brother.
  • Big Brother Mentor
  • Cain and Abel: There are hints of this, and it's up to the player to decide just how antagonistic Ludger is towards his brother.
  • Duel Boss
  • Dual Wielding
  • Expy: Of Guy from [[Tales of the Abyss]. Both serve as a brother to the main character and helped them when they were younger but secretly plotted to use said main character in their revenge on the main character's father. However both grew to care for said main character and became their brother in a sense.
  • Foil: To Ludger.
  • Go Out with a Smile: Their Mystic Artes clash at the climax of their final fight, and Julius- realising that Ludger has surpassed him and will win- accepts his defeat with a smile.
  • I'm Having Soul Pains: He occasionally suffers from a vague (but crippling) pain in his left arm. This is because he is on the verge of transforming into a Time Factor, having over-extended his Corpse Shell.
  • Kind Hearted Cat Lover
  • Man in White
  • Mirror Boss: Somewhat. He fights using the same twin-blade style as Ludger (he did train him, after all) and has Corpse Shell (though he doesn't use it except in the final moments).
  • Name's the Same: As Carrie's (Nachtigal's sister) husband, of all people
  • One-Winged Angel: Comes with the Corpse Shell ability.
  • Papa Wolf: He had to raise Ludger alone, and he definitely won't forgive you if you threaten his little brother.
  • Promotion to Parent
  • Red Right Hand
  • Really Dead Montage: Gets one if Ludger kills him to retrieve the Soul Bridge needed to reach Canaan.
  • The Worf Effect: He can use Corpse Shell like his brother but wheres Ludger's is full Story Breaker Power, his seems to do little to nothing. He gets beat up by Khronos twice in the same scene, Readu kicks him around, and the two times he's fought, he's beaten without much difficulty.


Voiced by: Satomi Sato

Ludger's childhood friend, now an accountant working for Clanspia Company. Her current job is to process the payments Ludger makes to cover his debt.


Voiced by: Rie Tanaka (JP) Michelle Ruff (EN)

The twin sister of Nova. She works as a secretary to Bisley and contacts Ludger whenever a new parallel world is detected.


Voiced by: Koji Yusa

"Let us uphold the rules of the company, Mr. Ludger."

An elite medical agent of Clanspia Company who dresses in red and black. He became famous for the development of a new wonder drug, though there are rumours that he is involved in the trade of illegal medical technology, fuelled by his obsession with acquiring wealth and fame.


Voiced by: Showtaro Morikubo

A returning character from Tales of Xillia. After losing to Jude during the events of Tales of Xillia, Ivar wandered aimlessly around Elympios until he was found by Bisley and offered a job as an agent for Clanspia Company.

    Other Characters 


Voiced by: Junichi Suwabe

"I will show you that there are things in this world that cannot be destroyed."

One of the three Prime Spirits, the first three Spirits to ever have existed (along with Maxwell and Origin). He is the guardian of the Land of Canaan in the Human World, and involved with both the emergence of the parallel worlds and the powers of the Kresnik bloodline.

  • Big Bad: Considering that he helps to set up the trial against humanity and is more than willing to tilt the scales against them, he's most definitely one of them.
  • Evil Versus Evil: What the conflict between him and Bisley practically comes off as.
  • God Is Evil: Subverted. While he is indeed a powerful being above human comprehension who really doesn't like them, he's not the biggest fish in the Spirit pond. That would be the benevolent Origin.
    • Satan: Given that he's subservient to Origin, who likes humans enough to skew the results of the trial in their favour in the True Ending, he comes across more like a rebellious angel than an actual higher power.
  • Hopeless Boss Fight: During your first battle against him, he constantly rewinds time to heal himself. Your only solution is to keep fighting until Cutscene Power to the Max takes over.
  • Humanity on Trial: Is helping Origin with one.
  • Humans Are the Real Monsters: His main belief, which is why he helps Origin set up the trial and why he takes an antagonistic role despite the fact that he is supposed to be a neutral arbiter.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Is on the receiving end of this from Bisley. Though he survives. Happens earlier in his fight with Gaius, Ludger, Muzet, and Milla, but survives.
  • Implacable Man: Of sure, you can injure him, but he'll simply reverse time and be perfectly fine. He survives being stabbed FOUR TIMES AT ONCE before said reversal. He just simply won't die.
  • Instant Runes: Both of his Mystic Artes involve this.
  • Karma Houdini
  • Killer Game Master: Despite the fact that he's supposed to be a neutral arbiter, Khronos really hates humanity and has no problem with stacking the deck to ensure they fail Origin's trial.
  • Made of Iron: Easily catches bullet's in his fingers in his introduction with no injury what so ever. He survives also being impaled four times and survives being impaled towards the end.
  • Manipulative Bastard: He's not above manipulating people to get the results he expects. In the backstory, he manipulated Maxwell and Milla Kresnik to drive a wedge between them, all for the sake of ensuring humanity's failure in the trial.
  • Reset Button: One of his abilities, which turns back time and heals himself. From the second battle onwards, you can interrupt this ability by activating Corpse Shell.
  • Time Master: Can use "Time-Elemental" magic and artes.
  • Wave Motion Gun


Voiced by Takashi Kondo

Elle's father, who sent her to find the Land of Canaan. He is an older version of Ludger from an alternate world, and holds the final Guidepost of Canaan within himself.

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