Characters / Tear Ring Saga

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Runan

The son of the Duke of Razelia, one of the four Dukedoms of the Republic of Reeve. He is the main hero of the game, alongside Holmes.

Class: Knight Lord -> Lord

Arkis

A Knight accompanying Runan. He is also the fiancee of Kreiss' sister, Rina.

Class: Rook Knight -> Commando Knight

Kreiss

A Knight accompanying Runan. He is Rina's older brother.

Class: Rook Knight -> Commando Knight

Garo

One of Holmes' men. He is sent to aid Runan on his journey.

Class: Pirate

Sasha

The Princess of the island Kingdom of Wellt. Her father is King Loffaru.

Class: Princess -> Pegasus Knight -> Dragon Knight

  • Action Initiative: She learns Gale/Vantage at Level 8 as a Princess.
  • Blade on a Stick: Upon her promotion to a Pegasus Knight, she could wield lances but she loses her ability to wield them when dismounted.
  • Cool Sword: Her main weapon is swords.
  • Dragon Rider: If promoted twice to Dragon Knight.
  • Everything's Better with Princesses
  • The Not-Love Interest: Despite resembling Caeda in role and classes and how Glamdr wanted her to be Runan's bethroned, she declined any further relationship and Runan end up with Enteh anyways.
  • Magikarp Power: She's start as a very weak Princess, but training her will make her very strong through skills like Gale (Vantage) and Elite (Paragon) as well as her promotions.

Kate

The Bodyguard of Princess Sasha of Wellt.

Class: Lady Knight -> Arrow Knight

Lee

A Bishop in the service of Marlon.

Class: Bishop

  • Combat Medic: Can use Staves as well as Anima Magic. It is worth noting that he is the only magic user who could use both magic and staves.
  • Weapon of Choice: He could wield all three Anima magic: Fire, Thunder and Wind.

Ezekiel

A Knight in the service of Marlon. He is Leteena's older brother.

Class: Axe Knight -> Sergeant

Narron

A Knight in the service of Marlon.

Class: Rook Knight -> Gold Knight

  • Choice of Two Weapons: He wield both swords and lances as both a Rook Knight and Gold Knight, but he loses the ability to wield lances when dismounting.
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: In his only conversation, he is shown to have low confidence in his abilities.
  • Magikarp Power: As Eugen describes him, he's might be a diamond-in-a-rough, otherwise, he's not very skillful. However, as a Gold Paladin, he gets the strongest promotion bonuses.
  • No Sell: He learn Big Shield/Pavise upon promoting to a Gold Knight.
  • One-Hit Kill: He learns Blazing Wind/Lethality as a Level 12 Gold Knight.

Ruka (Luka, Luca)

A Hunter in the service of Marlon. He is Raquel's younger brother.

Class: Bow Fighter -> Bow Master

  • Archer Archetype: He could wield bows as his main weapon.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: At the end of Map 26, one of the choice will have him sacrifice himself which allows Raquel to kill human enemies. Thankfully, you can resurrect him with a Dakuron.

Raffin

The adopted son of Marlon, formerly a Dragon Knight of the Kingdom of Barge.

Class: Commando Knight -> Dragon Knight

Estelle (Esther)

The daughter of Marlon, the leader of Verge. She is Raffin's foster sister.

Class: Rook Knight -> Paladin

Enteh

A healer living in the village of Toras. She is actually the Princess of Reeve and the Shaman of Water. Her real name is Maeve.

Class: Sister

Barts

A youth from the village of Taurus. He is Plum's foster brother.

Class: Axe Fighter -> Warrior

Julia

Yoda's daughter and Shigen's foster sister.

Class: Sword Fighter -> Sword Master

  • Cool Sword: Her only weapon specialty is swords.
  • Death of a Thousand Cuts: At the end of Map 30, she learns Dragon Saint/Astra.
  • Frameup: Renshin pinned the murder of his mother on her just because she happened to be passing by at the time. That may not have been such a good idea in the long run...

Plum

A young girl from the village of Taurus. She is the daughter of Lan and Barts's foster sister.

Class: Priest

  • Rags to Royalty: She was the daughter of the viceroy Lionheart and, in the epilogue, she would live with her father.
  • Spoony Bard: Gains the Dance skill after a certain event.
  • White Mage: She uses staves only, in addition, she gets the Defense staff from Lee which halves any damage to an ally.

Mahter (Martel)

A Knight of Salia. She is the middle sister of Verna and Frau.

Class: Pegasus Knight -> Dragon Knight

Vega

Known as the Dhullam's Angel of Death.

Class: Sword Fighter -> Sword Master

  • Action Initiative: He learns Gale/Vantage at Level 35.
  • Cool Sword: In addition to his specialty, he is the wielder of of Shramm, which halves the damage taken as long as he equip it.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Delivers one to Julia as part of his recruitment event. It's completely scripted, he takes her HP to 1 no matter how strong she is. (Though he does give her a free healing item afterwards)
  • Expy: Of Navarre
  • Hitman with a Heart
  • Life Drain: He starts with Heaven Saint/Sol.
  • My Name Is Inigo Montoya: Delivers one to Renshin if you have them fight, given that he convinced him to kill Julia, claiming that she murdered a noble of Rezalia. When he finds out this was a complete lie, he's not happy...

Raquel

A Hunter living in the Gram Forest. She is Ruka's older sister.

Class: Bow Master

  • Archer Archetype: Her specialty is bows.
  • Crutch Character: In a way, as she is a pre-promoted Sniper incapable of killing. She is useful in chipping down the enemy to give weak units to chance to get kills.
  • Power Nullifier: She learns Awareness/Nihil at Level 31.
  • Technical Pacifist / Thou Shalt Not Kill: Cannot directly kill human enemies unless a certain event occurs late in the game.
  • What Measure Is a Non-Human?: Of course, killing monsters is no problem for her. In fact, she learns Anti-Evil (a skill which gives bonuses against monsters) at Level 16.

Maruju (Maruj)

Eisenbach's grandson and the son of Sylpheeze.

Class: Mage -> Sage

Zeek

A former Knight of Barge turned unwilling member of Gerxel's Mage Army. He is the younger brother of Karla. As it turns out, he is actually from Zoa, was still working for the Gerxel Cult and later betrays Runan.

Class: Dark Knight

  • Anti-Villain: See Punch Clock Villain.
  • An Axe to Grind: He can wield axes when mounted.
  • Black Knight
  • Blade on a Stick: His primary weapon specialty when both mounted and dismounted.
  • Critical Status Buff/Turns Red: He starts with Life or Death/Wrath which allows him to kill units with critical hits when he is low in HP. Try not to get him low enough to instantly critical hit and kill one of your units.
  • Defector from Decadence: Except not really.
  • Evil Uncle: To Shigen, technically.
  • From a Certain Point of View: Tells Kate he had his back horrifically flayed when he was a slave. This is true, but he wasn't a slave of Zoa, he was enslaved because he is a Zoan.
  • Guest-Star Party Member: He doesn't stay in the party for long, as he leaves at the start of the 2nd route split.
  • Heel–Face Mole: It turned out that he lied about his tale and was ordered to watch Enteh until he was recalled by his sister Karla for another mission.
  • Made a Slave: When Barge was conquered by Zoa, he was forced into slavery and eventually Zoa's Dark Army. In reality, his enslavement happened far earlier and was because is from Zoa, which are a hated people to the other peoples of Utna.
  • Power Nullifier: He starts with Awareness/Nihil.
  • Punch Clock Villain: After he betrays you, he's basically just fighting for his country, he's just oblivious to the fact that their army mostly consists of evil sorcerers... He also genuinely loves his sister (who happens to be The Dragon), and it turns out her love for him is her main motivation.
  • So Long, and Thanks for All the Gear: Averted. He's nice enough to leave his entire inventory in your storage when he leaves.
  • Star-Crossed Lovers: With Kate
  • Too Awesome to Use: Interesting variation: he's very useful for what little time you have him, but he keeps the stats he had when he left when he returns as an enemy. Rely on him too much and he can easily become That One Boss.

Norton

The leader of Welt's castle guards.

Class: Armor Knight -> Iron Knight

  • No Sell: He learns Big Shield/Pavise as a Level 12 Iron Knight or a Level 25 Armor Knight.
  • Mighty Glacier: He is slow but very durable, although he does gain a horse upon promotion.

Mel

Eisenbach's granddaughter and the daughter of Sylpheeze. She is also Roger's fiance.

Class: Troubadour

  • Battle Couple: With Roger. In fact so that if he dies, she leaves the party.
  • Combat Medic: She could wield both swords and staves.
  • White Mage: She is primarily a healer, but can still fight with swords. In addition, she has her own personal staff: the Magic Staff, which increases an ally's magic.

Thomas (Tom)

A Hunter from the village of Lot. He is a good friend of Barts.

Class: Wood Shooter

  • Achilles' Heel: He is an armored unit, so he's vulnerable to armorslaying weapons.

Roger

A Knight in service of the Kingdom of Welt.

Class: Paladin

  • Wouldn't Hit a Girl: If you surround Roger on Map 4 with just female units, he won't attack them.

Katri

A training priestess of the Temple of Mars. She is actually the Shaman of Fire.

Class: Sister

Xeno

Holmes' friend. He was saved from a slave market.

Class: Fighter -> Hero

Yuni

Another friend of Holmes and an energetic female thief.

Class: Thief

  • Ambiguously Brown: Except it's not her real skin color.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Only revealed in the epilogue. She watched her whole family brutally slaughtered on her birthday. Afterwards, she stopped dressing like a woman and deliberately dirtied her face.
  • Fragile Speedster: She has good skill and speed in both base and growths, but her strength and defense is very pitiful. For starters, she has 1 base strength and 0 strength growth so she'll never do any physical damage.
  • Go-Go Enslavement: One of the two girls who can have a near brush with this (the other being Lyria) in an optional event. Xeno rescues her.
  • Official Couple: With Xeno, in the epilogue.
  • She Cleans Up Nicely: In the epilogue.
  • Ship Tease: Via the aforementioned optional event, though it's mutually exclusive with the Lyria/Attrom one. Notable in that it instantly raises their support level from nothing to maximum, something no other pair gets.
  • Video Game Stealing: She starts with the Steal skill which allows her steal an item during the battle. It is activated based on her skill and speed stat combined.
  • Weapon of Choice: Swords.

Meriah (Merial)

The granddaughter of the Great Sage, Maios.

Class: Mage -> Sage

Sharon

A Knight from the fallen Kingdom of Barge. She was once Raffin's lover.

Class: Lady Knight -> Arrow Knight

  • Anchored Ship: She and Raffin still have feelings for eachother, but agree to put their relationship on hold until after the war. The epilogue implies that, indeed, They Do afterwards.
  • Horse Archer: Upon promotion.
  • Important Hair Cut: Cut her hair short to show she gave up on Raffin's promise to find her again.

Billford

A Knight helping Sharon.

Class: Armor Knight -> General

  • Critical Status Buff: He starts with Life or Death/Wrath.
  • Mighty Glacier: He's an Armor Knight, so he is very slow but strong. Interesting, he is one of the few units to have a movement growth, so he could be a Lightning Bruiser if you are lucky to have at least one movement boost.
  • No Sell: He starts with Big Shield/Pavise.
  • Power Nullifier: He learns Awareness/Nihil at Level 26.

Mintz

A member of the Arless Black Knights.

Class: Black Knight

Rennie (Leonie)

A young girl who was saved from execution by Mintz.

Class: Bow Fighter -> Bow Master

  • Armor-Piercing Attack: She learns Geomancy/Luna at Level 19.
  • Magikarp Power; Notable in that she's one of the only characters with a Move growth. She also learns Elite/Paragon at Level 9.

Holmes

The son of Granada's Vals. He is Runan's good friend.

Class: Bow Hero -> Hide Hunter

  • The Hero: Of his own story route.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold
  • Parental Issues: He clearly doesn't like his father, Vals.
    • Even after reuniting with him when he found out that Vals survived the battle, he was downright furious when Vals throw all responsible to him and founding out that Attrom was his half-brother.
  • Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: Subverted, he party does raid a few ships, and some of his maps have opening all treasure chests as a victory condition.
  • Sand in My Eyes: When he sees Katri revived in the ending, he claims his tears are just sweat.
  • Tsundere: Towards Katri.
  • Weapon of Choice: Bows and upon promotion to Hide Hunter, Swords.

Shigen

Yoda's adopted son. His father was a Gerxel swordfighter and his mother was Karla.

Class: Sword Fighter -> Sword Master

Alicia

Known as the Thunder Goddess, she is a mage hailing from the Temple of Trente. She's also Alfred's illegitimate daughter and Mel's half-sister.

Class: Mage -> Sage

Samson

An Axe Fighter from Arial. He is the husband of King Temsin's daughter, Katina.

Class: Axe Fighter -> Warrior

Lionel

A Knight in service to the Kingdom of Welt.

Class: Spear Knight -> Sergeant

Attrom

Renee's and Holmes' younger half-brother. When Renee goes missing, he leaves Blood in search of her.

Class: Fighter -> Hero

Krisheenu (Krishna)

A Thief and a Sword Fighter. She seems to have an interest in a legendary orb...

Class: Sword Fighter -> Sword Master

Maerhen (Maerchen)

Head of the Isla Pirates who was saved by Katri.

Class: Boss

Lyria

A training priestess of the Church of Blood.

Class: Priest

Frau

A Knight of Salia and Sun's best friend. She is the youngest sister of Verna and Mahter.

Class: Pegasus Knight -> Dragon Knight

Sun (San)

The Black Knight of Canaan. She is the daughter of Silva.

Class: Rook Knight -> Black Knight

Shirou

Lionheart's most trusted man.

Class: Horseman -> Mamluke

Loffaru (Ropharl, Raphael)

The King of Wellt and Sasha's father. He is one of the 6 Champions.

Class: King's Knight

Lionheart

The leader of Selba. He is known as the Wolf of the Plains.

Class: Mamluke

Zachariah

A General in the service of the Kingdom of Salia.

Class: General

  • No Sell: He starts with Big Shield/Pavise.

Bud

A female friend of Narcus.

Class: Thief

Rishel

The successor of the family of Fire Priests.

Class: Mage -> Sage

Sierra

A Witch of Zoa. She helps Shigen when he is fatally injured.

Class: Witch

Leteena

Ezekiel's younger sister. She falls in love with Kreiss.

Class: Priest

  • Guide Dang It: Recruiting Leteena involves following this exact sequence of steps. Yeah, good luck figuring that out on your own, especially seeing as there's no in-game hints towards it at all.
  • Love Interest: Kreiss'
  • The Medic / White Mage: Uses Staves.
  • Standard Status Effects: She has her personal staff, the Silence staff, which stops all magic user from using magic for a turn.
  • Summon Magic: She learns the Summon skill at Level 8.

Rebecca

A young girl from the village of Alkana. She replaces Leteena if the requirements to recruit her were not met.

Class: Priest

Narcus

Formerly a member of the Sea Lion Pirates.

Class: Thief

Rina

Kreiss' younger sister and Arkis's fiancee.

Class: Rook Knight -> Paladin

  • Action Initiative: She learns Gale/Vantage at Level 18.
  • Mage Killer: She has a 40% magic growth, making her potentially be a physical user with good resistance.
  • Magic Knight: Her 40% magic growth could allow her to wield magic swords with decent damage.
  • Magikarp Power: She is the actual Est of the game. She is weak at that point of the game when she joins, but she starts with Elite/Paragon and some good growths (except Strength).
  • Weapon of Choice: Swords and Lances.

Renee

A Priestess of the Church of Blood. She is the daughter of Andrei.

Class: Saint

  • The Medic / White Mage: Uses Staves.
  • Summon Magic: She starts with the Summon skill.
  • Turn Undead: Her Anti-Evil staff instantly kills a number of monsters equal to her Magic stat. Quite useful for crowd control.

Yoda

The Dark Sword Fighter. He is Julia's father and Shigen's foster father.

Class: Swordmaster

Hagaru

Known as Panther Hagaru. He and Mintz appear to be accomplices.

Class: Wood Shooter

Verna

A Knight of Salia and the the eldest sister of Frau and Mahter.

Class: Pegasus Knight -> Dragon Knight

Sennet

The son of Arless, the first prince of Canaan. He is determined to liberate Canaan.

Class: Prince

Tia

The daughter of Duke Trente. She is the Shaman of Earth.

Class: Leda Princess

Alfred

The fabled Sage from Leda. He is also Eisenbach's adopted son.

Class: Sage

    The Kingdom of Wellt 

Codda (Codder, Codha)

Prime Minister of Wellt. He takes advantage of the situation when King Loffaru goes missing.

Class: Duke

Queen Liza

The queen of Wellt and Sasha's mother.
  • Happily Married: She is seen happy with her marriage with Loffaru. Not so with Vals.
  • Missing Mom: She was Holmes' mother who left Vals after five years of marriage.

Maron (Marlon)

The count of Verje. He aids Runan in overthrowing Codda's tyrannical rule.

Class: General

  • Big Good: The man who assist Runan in the Wellt arc of the game. He became the Prime Minister of Wellt after Codda's defeat and give full support to him and his allies.

Luz (Russ)

A Wellt knight sent by Codda to capture Sasha.

Class: Knight

Erish

A Wellt general sent by Codda to kill Maron.

Class: Knight-Captain

Dommes

One of Codda's general who is in charge of defending the Wellt Bridge.

Class: General

Borem

One of Codda's general defending the castle of Wellt.

Class: General

  • Breakable Weapon: His Swordbreaker weapon destroys any sword weapons in your inventory so use non-sword-wielding users against him.

    Important NPC 

Eugen

An elderly knight of Lazeria who serves as Runan's adviser.
  • Expy: As an older knight, he's the Jagen except that he's not a Crutch Character since he's an NPC.

Eisenbach

One of the Four Sages of Liberia and Maruj's grandfather. He was killed by Guen Khaos along with the other sages.

Class: Bishop

Admiral Vals

Holmes' father and the famed Admiral of Granada.
  • Not Quite Dead: At first, he was thought to have died in his last stand in Fort Granada. However, he was only inflicted a grave wound and hid in town.

Richard

The prince of Marl. He is known as Marl's Lion Prince. Unrecruitable, but plays a significant role in the story.

Class: King's Knight

Law

Katri's guardian from the Kingdom of Marl.

Claris

Temsin (Temujin)

Katrina

Silva

The former leader of the Black Knight of Canaan and the mother of Sun.

     Other 

The Peddler


Anna

The recurring Secret Shop owner of Fire Emblem manages to appear in another game by Shouzou Kaga.
  • Lawyer-Friendly Cameo: Somehow manages to appear despite copyright. Anna's name is never brought up, but her appearance, trademark pose, and character make it clear its her.

    The Kingdom of Reeve 

Dhorme

Renshien


Tatus

    The Kingdom of Seria 

Ahab

    The Kingdom of Canaan and the Zoan Empire 

Keimos (Seamos)

A general of Canaan stationed in the Senay Coast.

Class: General

  • Anti-Villain: The first of the Canaanite who is not as evil as he looks. He even begged Runan to save his country upon dying.
  • A Father to His Men: He shown to care of his troops when he try to convince Dagon to at least withdraw the wounded soldiers. When Dagon refuse and view them all as expendable, he try to attack him but failed and was wounded by him. When Runan told him in his last breath that he'll spare the retreating soldiers, he is glad to hear the news.
  • Underestimating Badassery: He at first didn't view Runan as a threat, but Barker calls him out on it as he is much tougher than he looks.

Pavlov

A duke stationed in Senay.

Class: Duke

Karnell

Merisal

Barborossa

Prince Barker's most trusted general. He is known as the "Shield of Canaan".

Class: General

  • Better to Die than Be Killed: If you wait for 30 turns or defeat him early, he'll commit suicide.
  • Cool Sword
  • Expy: Of Lorenz, right down to his death. Fortunately the 'suicide-by-exploding-castle' animation is much less Narmy here.
  • Lightning Bruiser: He's not known as the 'shield' of Canaan for nothing, but he has unusually high speed for a General, and can double you if you're not careful.
  • Red Baron: "Canaan's Shield"
  • Skippable Boss: You can fight him if you want, but it's not advised.
  • Time-Limit Boss: Of the Hold the Line variety. After 30 turns, he realises the battle is hopeless and kills himself.
  • Undying Loyalty: He himself to his kingdom, and his deputy to him to the point where he joins him in his suicide.

Estofarne

Prince Barker's daughter and princess of Canaan.

Class: Princess

Ernst

Canaan's foremost general. He is known as the "Sword of Canaan".

Class: Gold Knight

Simon

The leader of the Condor Squad from Sofia.

Class: Dragon Knight

  • Wolfpack Boss: He's fought together with his named comrades in the Condor Squad during Map 25.

Phillip

A member of the Condor Squad.

Class: Dragon Knight

  • Wolfpack Boss: He's fought together with his named comrades in the Condor Squad during Map 25.

Toms

A member of the Condor Squad.

Class: Dragon Knight

  • Wolfpack Boss: He's fought together with his named comrades in the Condor Squad during Map 25.

Andrew

A member of the Condor Squad.

Class: Dragon Knight

  • Wolfpack Boss: He's fought together with his named comrades in the Condor Squad during Map 25.

Marco

A member of the Condor Squad who found Leteena.

Class: Dragon Knight

  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: As it turns out, despite being in love with Leteena all he wanted was for her to be happy even if it meant reunited with Kreis.
  • Wolfpack Boss: He's fought together with his named comrades in the Condor Squad during Map 25.

Bismarck

Soldier of Canaan defending a supply ship.

Class: Sergeant

Praeva

Shion

Theodora's younger brother and Sofian knight occupying Granada.

Class: Dragon Knight

  • Skippable Boss: He actually moves from his spot and can be spared when Holmes seize the gate. He'll retreat under Theodora's order when Reshe returns to Sofia.

Pike

Theodora

Confidant to Prince Julius and Shion's older sister.

Class: Dragon Knight

Prince Arless

The first son of Emperor Bahanuke. He was killed by the dragon Muse.
  • Posthumous Character: He and Runan's father Glamdr were killed by Muse in Nolzeria, along with thousand of people. His death upset the Canaanites and believed the Reeve betrayed him.

Prince Barker

The second son of Emperor Bahanuke. Father of Estofarne.
  • A Father to His Men: He orders Keimos that should he feel overwhelmed, he is allowed to retreat as he and his soldiers are valuable members of their kingdom.
  • Self-Made Orphan: He kills Bahanuke.

Prince Julius

The third son of Emperor Bahanuke

Class: Dragon Knight

Princess Reshe

The princess and only daughter of Bahanuke.

King Bahanuke

The King of Canaan and Emperor of the Zoa Empire.

    The Cult of Gerxel 

Gwenchaos

Leader of the Gerxel cult, and the Big Bad of the game. He wishes to revive the Dark God. In the final chapter you learn there's a bit more to him than that... he was once one of the contenent's famed 6 Sages, and married to one of the chief priests of the Temple of Earth. Unfortunately, during a great war the cruel king forced her to take the form of a Saint Dragon and essentially become a bioweapon. She did, but something went wrong, she lost her mind, and became unable to change back. Unable to stop herself slaughtering innocents, she was exiled to the remote mountains and grew to be feared as the Demon Dragon. Over the years many came to slay this 'beast', and none succeeded, but Gwenchaos was watching the entire time. Seeing the brutality shown to one who was once so innocent, Gwen lost his faith in humanity and decided to let the Dark God Gerzel posess his body, both so he could purge humanity and so he could be with his wife for eternity...

Class: Diabolist

Karla

Dagon

A member of the Cult of Gerxel. A ruthless man who shows no mercy to the non-believers.

Class: Dark Priest

  • Power of the Void: He wields the Black Hole spell, which does Area of Effect damage to all units within 5 squares of a + shape. However, he is completely defenseless in odd-numbered turns. He compensates in Map 9 with a Hellfire tome.
  • Recurring Boss: He is fought in both Map 5 and 9.
  • We Have Reserves: He view the Canaanites as expendable. Keimos cannot stand for it and tried to attack him.
  • You Monster!: Keimos calls him a heartless demon when he refuse to allow him and his troops to retreat.
  • Villain Exit Stage Left: Upon being defeated in Map 5, he'll be revived from the Elixir and retreats. Not so in Map 9.

Dolk

Knud (Cunedd)

Mahova

Class: Shaman

Nebucca

Pericyte

Baal

Ezreal

Gerxel

The Dark Dragon worshipped by the Zoa people.
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