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Voiced by Tomokazu Seki in Japanese and John Butterfield in English
"'Revenge does not generate anything.' That's what I learned from Lavitz. To tell the truth, I don't know what I am going to do or even what I want to do when I face the Black Monster. I just want to know what he is."Survivor of the Black Monster's destruction of Neet, Dart returns from a trip Walking the Earth to find his adopted home of Seles razed and his childhood friend Shana kidnapped. The quest to rescue Shana and make the responsible parties pay will extend his journey to take vengeance against the Black Monster further than he could possibly comprehend.Wielder of the Red Eyed Dragoon Spirit, which awakens from within his father's prized jewel during the climax of the party's first clash with Kongol.
- Battle Couple: With Shana starting Disc 3 until she was Put on a Bus.
- Can't Drop the Hero: The only times Dart isn't around is when Meru and Rose go off in Disc 3, and during the trials on the Moon that Never Sets in Disc 4.
- Celibate Hero: For the first two discs.
- Coup de Grâce Cutscene: Subverted about half the time, including the first two times.
- Deadly Upgrade: If you complete an optional mission, Dart can acquire the Soul Eater, statistically his strongest sword in the entire game. However, it drains part of his HP in every turn which can only be negated if you equip him with a healing ring, but doing so will make Dart more of a Glass Cannon.
- Discard and Draw: Dart loses the Red Eyed Spirit in the endgame, only to gain an Eleventh Hour Superpower (see below).
- Doomed Hometown: Twice for Dart. Not only is Seles burned at the beginning of the game by Sandoran troops, but his birthplace of Neet was torched by the Black Monster 18 years prior. He's one of only three known survivors.
- Eleventh Hour Superpower: Dart's use of the Divine Dragoon Spirit happens just in time for the Final Boss.
- Eye Patch Of Power: As the Divine Dragoon, he sports a round, "scouter-like" eye-patch on his left eye.
- Fashionable Asymmetry: His left arm has armour, his right arm doesn't. Justified since warriors used to have their sword arm uncovered so it was easier to swing their swords.
- Guys Smash, Girls Shoot: He fights using a sword while Shana fights using The Straight and Arrow Path.
- Hachimaki: He has a bandana, which likely keeps his hair out of his face.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: He is blonde and is The Hero of the story.
- The Hero: Dart is the central protagonist. His journey is closely tied to the main plot, and his return to his hometown is what gets everything started.
- Heroes Prefer Swords: Not a hard guess what his Weapon of Choice is.
- Jack-of-All-Stats: All his stats are perfectly average, with the exception of his above-average HP.
- Memento MacGuffin: His father's memento is actually the Red Eyed Dragoon crystal.
- Parental Abandonment: Both of Dart's parents were killed trying to save their home village of Neet from the Black Monster. His dad is actually Not Quite Dead, but ends up doing this again at the very end.
- Pinball Protagonist: Never really figures things out until the end. He's just in "protect Shana" mode and this informs all his decisions.
- Dart's character development centered around this. Much like a wild flame, Dart has a lot of spirit and can't be stopped when he puts his mind to something, but he's got no direction, and his goals are kinda vague.
- Playing with Fire: Fire is his main element.
- Red Is Heroic: As a color coded character, red is his assigned color.
- Say My Name: "Laaaaaviiiiiiiitz!!"
- Shonen Hair: It's spiky and sticks up on its own.
- Sword and Gun: As the Divine Dragoon, and they're both huge ones.
- Walking the Earth: What he's been doing prior to the beginning of the game.
Voiced by Kazuhiro Oguro in Japanese and Mike Marx in English
"It'll be a long friendship that we have."Knight of Basil and another prisoner in Sandora's Hellena compound — at least until he joins Dart's jailbreak. Together, they escape to the Kingdom of Basil and assist in its defense throughout the first disc. Initial wielder of the Jade Dragoon Spirit, having won it in combat with Greham, the murderer of Lavitz's father. Killed by Lloyd while saving King Albert from execution at Hellena; his Dragoon spirit passed to Albert.
- Back for the Finale: After dying in the penultimate arc in Disc 1, he returns in the penultimate arc of Disc 4 as an unwilling boss. After you defeat him, he'll sacrifice his soul to send the player to the Very Definitely Final Dungeon.
- Barred from the Afterlife Thanks to Death City Mayfill's corruption, Lavitz's spirit is forced to remain in the land of the living following his death, ultimately becoming a vessel for one of the demons who have seized control of the city; as a result, Dart and the others have to free his soul from possession so he can pass on to the afterlife.
- Berserk Button: Threatening Albert in any way. When he finds out that Albert has been kidnapped, Haschel has to knock Lavitz unconscious in order to prevent him from running off in a bloodthirsty rage. And then he goes absolutely berserk when Lloyd painfully pulls the Moon Gem out of Albert's back, charging him head-on in dragoon form. It gets him killed.
- Blade on a Stick: His Weapon of Choice is a spear, expanded to a full-blown glaive as a Dragoon.
- Blow You Away: Wind is his primary element.
- Clothing Damage: Somehow, Zachwell's Demonic Possession of his spirit causes him to lose his armor, shirt, boots, and get his pants ripped up.
- Dead Star Walking: Despite appearing so extensively throughout the promotional material, Lavitz ends up getting killed about three quarters of the way through the very first disc, only briefly reappearing in Disc 4.
- Demonic Possession: In the penultimate arc of Disc 4, which requires the player to fight him.
- Disappeared Dad: His father is long dead at the start of the story, having been murdered by Greham.
- Foreshadowing: When Lavitz casts the Blossom/Rose Storm spell, the petals he uses are Cherry Blossoms, a flower long symbolic of the tragically short lives of samurai.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Is blond and is one of the most decent people in the game.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Having already impaled himself through the chest in an attempt to stop Zackwell from killing Dart, Lavitz follows this up by sacrificing his remaining energies to open the way to Disc 4's final dungeon.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Albert. Aside from being his king and lord, the two have been best friends since they were young children. It's the main reason why Albert takes up the mantle of Jade Dragoon after Lavitz's death.
- Hunk: To Albert's Pretty Boy.
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: How he died, courtesy of Lloyd.
- Happens again in Disc 4, when he impales himself with his own spear in order to kill the demonic parasite clinging to his body.
- I Want Grandkids: His mother's a bit insistent on this.
- Knight in Shining Armor: He's a kind man dedicated to protecting everyone without hesitation and is steadfastly loyal to Albert.
- The Lancer: Uses a spear to Dart's sword. More confident and lawful than the emotional Dart.
- Military Brat: His father was a military man as well.
- Momma's Boy: He's very close to his mom; in fact, more than half of Lavitz's visit to Bale is spent at his mother's house.
- The Obi-Wan
- Patriotic Fervor: Lavitz worshiped his father and aspired to become a knight Like he. The reality turned out to be less glamorous than he imagined. Nevertheless, he redoubled his effort when his father died."I feel all the more strongly how great my father was. To protect this country I would tear the flesh from my body. It's the same passion you have towards Shana."
- Petal Power: A couple of his dragoon spells, especially the aptly-named Blossom Storm.
- Razor Wind: Kind of a given considering his magic involves shooting wind at people.
- Sacrificial Lion: Despite having distinguished himself as a first-tier character, Lavitz is ultimately killed by Lloyd, establishing the Wingly as a villain and expanding the scope of the plot beyond the borders of Serdio.
- True Companions: With both Dart and Albert.
- Undying Loyalty: To Albert.
- Wind is Green: As a color coded character, green is his assigned color and his element is wind.
- You Killed My Father: His showdown with the traitorous Greham.
Voiced by Akemi Okamura in Japanese and Donna Mae Wong in English
"I can walk next to Dart. I have been working towards that. There is nothing we can do about the time we were apart, but I want to be with you forever!"Dart's childhood friend and honestly not-girlfriend. Isn't particularly sure why Sandoran forces kidnapped her during the invasion of Seles. After being poisoned by the Green-Tusked Dragon Feyrbrand, she is healed with the White Silver Dragoon Spirit and subsequently inherits its power; later loses control of the spirit during Discs 3, forcing Miranda to inherit it.
- Action Girl: While she's not a warrior like Rose or Miranda, Shana does charge into battle without hesitation.
- Apocalypse Maiden: Shana is actually the Moon Child, having been born with the soul of the God of Destruction, and is therefore destined to reclaim her godly body and cleanse the world of life.
- Bare Your Midriff: In Dragoon form, as her armor can literally be considered as a Chainmail Bikini.
- Battle Couple: With Dart starting Disc 3 until she was Put on a Bus.
- Charm Person: The cast's affection for Shana becomes rather dark once you realize that the Moon Child has the ability to overpower and influence the minds of others, turning them into fanatics for the God of Destruction.
- The Chick: The feminine and compassionate one.
- Childhood Friend Romance: With Dart.
- Combat Medic: Her primary role is as a healer, and her dragoon magic tends to focus on that.
- Damsel in Distress: Basically her life. Kidnapped at the very beginning of the game, frequently requires looking after and protecting throughout the game, kidnapped again in Disc 3, and held in Damsel Perpetuity until the ending.
- Defense Mechanism Superpower: On occasion, when her life is endangered, she instinctively manifests a glowing halo of power that can destroy her enemies or protect her allies. It turns out that this is actually one of the powers of the Moon Child.
- Everything's Better with Princesses: It's later revealed that She's the daughter of Queen Theresa of Mille Seseau. Neither she nor her birth mother knows this and this isn't resolved at all, with the ending showing her back in Seles.
- Friend to All Living Things: Deconstructed. Part of her Moon Child powers is to make everyone like her.
- Guys Smash, Girls Shoot: She fights using The Straight and Arrow Path while Dart uses a sword.
- Holy Hand Grenade: The Star Children and White Silver Dragoon spells embody this, as do the glowing halos of energy she occasionally manifests. The halos are a particularly blatant case of this, given that they're actually manifestations of her true nature as the Moon Child.
- Light 'em Up: As a light-elemental character, her few offensive spells make use of this.
- Light Is Not Good: Shana herself is perfectly innocent, but as the Moon Child, she's destined to destroy the entire world.
- Living MacGuffin: The entire plot is kicked off by her capture at the hands of Sandoran troops, and though she's rescued about a quarter of the way through the first disc, she's still sought after by Lloyd throughout the game — ultimately leading to her capture by Diaz in Disc 3. It's later revealed that this is because she's none other than the Moon Child, the living vessel of the God of Destruction, and Diaz wants to help her fulfil her apocalyptic destiny — albeit for his own purposes.
- Magikarp Power: Starts off thoroughly useless but becomes better when she hits Dragoon Level 3, and almost indispensable once she hits Dragoon Level 5.
- Mini Dress Of Power: Both her default and Dragoon outfits sports a mini-skirt, the latter literally more so.
- Out-of-Clothes Experience: Her Dragoon transformation.
- Proper Lady: Polite, kind, and wholesome, and looks damn good in a dress.
- Put on a Bus: In Disc 3, she inexplicably falls ill following a visit to the Crystal Palace's signet. Her dragon spirit abandons her in favor of Miranda, although Shana suspected she'd lose it when she fainted earlier in the game. as a result, she's left behind in Deningrad... Up until Emperor Diaz kidnaps her.
- Sacred Bow and Arrows: She represents the light/holy Dragoon spirit until Disc 3 and fight with bows and arrows. She's also quite useful at healing.
- Separated at Birth / Switched at Birth: Disc 3 reveals that Shana is actually the Princess of Mille Seseau, initially believed to have been a victim of the Black Monster's attack on the SS Louvia; in reality, the child killed that day was just a decoy, which is how the Moon Child managed to survive to adulthood.
- She Cleans Up Nicely: Shana wears a white ballgown at the end of Disc 2. Dart is floored.
- She Is All Grown Up: Played with in that Shana wants Dart to think of her differently because of this but Dart still thinks of them Like Brother and Sister. Resolved about halfway through the game.
- She's Got Legs: Both her regular and Dragoon outfits flaunts her legs, the former more so.
- Single-Target Sexuality: Apparently, she's only been in love with Dart all her life.
- Squishy Wizard: Strongest magic in the game bar none, but also among the weakest physical stats.
- The Straight and Arrow Path: Her Weapon of Choice is a traditional bow and arrow.
- Trick Arrow: Many later weapon upgrades.
- White Magician Girl: Her healing abilities, and the bow doing little damage and being the only weapon without additions.
- Woman in White: Her outfit is predominantly white.
Voiced by Yumi Touma in Japanese and Awele Makeba in English
"War is not in human nature. Humans fight by making themselves enter insanity. It is...the same for revenge. This is a tool to amplify the insanity."A wandering warrior who saves Dart from Feyrbrand during his journey home to Seles, and later shows up to help awaken and train his Dragoon Spirit, wielding the Darkness Spirit herself. Her knowledge of the Dragon Campaign of 11,000 years ago becomes dangerously relevant to the civil war in Serdio and the machinations of its puppet masters.
- Action Girl: An accomplished swordswoman with lots of combat experience, and her attacks do massive damage.
- Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: She tends not to get too emotional (this is actually do to the fact that she repressed all of her emotions long ago).
- The Atoner: Has spent the past 11,000 trying to atone for the mistake she and the other Dragoons made of allowing the soul of the Virage Embryo to escape during the Dragoon campaign.
- Bad Powers, Good People: She has moves called Death Dimension and Demon's Gate, but she's a pretty good person who occasionally goes on a massive killing spree to keep the world safe.
- Battle Couple: She and her fiancé Zieg were initially this... up until Zieg died during the Dragon Campaign.
- Broken Bird: Her lover was petrified, her friends died one after another, and she had to kill innocent people for thousands of years to keep the world safe. Rose is very broken.
- Casting a Shadow: Her element is darkness.
- Cool Sword: Just before the Final Battle she gets the Dragon Buster sword.
- Crutch Character: Rose will pretty much carry the party through Disc 1 until the others catch up with her in Disc 2. However, she remains good until the end, just not quite as invaluable as she was in the beginning.
- Dance Battler: Some of her combos even sound like dance names.
- Dark Is Not Evil: Though her element is darkness and though she's actually the Black Monster, she's not evil.
- Dark Magical Girl: She's the Dragoon of Darkness.
- Deadpan Snarker: She gives out many scathing responses to the party, especially Miranda.
- Defrosting Ice Queen: She's all but shut off her emotions in order to deal with having to be a legendary mass murderer for the sake of the world, but traveling with Dart gradually allows her to recover her emotions.
- Easily Forgiven: Rose has killed countless untold millions of people in order to prevent the Moon Child from bringing about the apocalypse, and Zieg makes sure everyone in the party knows about it at the end of Disc 3. Apart from a swordfight with Dart to resolve the pent-up anger, the party very readily forgave Rose for this. Haschel never even brings up the fact that she likely killed his daughter Claire. Rose herself was surprised at this treatment, but everyone accepted that she did what had to be done. And they flat out let her go for it when they realize killing Shana might be for the best.
- Eleventh Hour Superpower: Acquires the Dragon Buster before the Final Battle.
- Fashionable Asymmetry: Wears (Grade A) Zettai Ryouiki on her left leg while exposing the right.
- Floral Theme Naming: A rose is a flower. Duh.
- Glass Cannon: Her defenses are meh, and her HP is awful for a physically oriented character. Nevertheless, her attacks hit hard.
- Go Out with a Smile: Occurs in Disc 4, when she gets to die with the man she loves, finally ending the fight they started 11,000 years ago.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Basically her entire life is one long series of these. She says as much when Shirley asks her what life means to her: Nothing but sacrifice.
- Hero with Bad Publicity: As the Black Monster, Rose is hated by nearly everyone in the world for averting what they considered as 'blessing'. Only Rose knows that the 'blessing' means total extinction.
- Immortality Inducer: Late in Disc 2, and made more explicit in Disc 4, it's revealed that the choker she wears is actually a Wingly talisman gifted to her by Charle Frahma, and has kept her alive for the past 11,000 years.
- Knight in Sour Armor: Sarcastic, bitter and cynical, but still single-mindedly devoted to saving the world. This also applies to her role as the Black Monster; she's clearly sick of her immortality and emotionally deadened by over 11,000 years of saving the world by murdering children, but she nonetheless refuses to give up protecting Endiness.
- Lady Legionnaire Wear: She sports this as part of her armour, and she's quite graceful too.
- Lady of War: She's a graceful and deadly fighter.
- The Lancer: She constantly serves at Dart's side, but she really doesn't graduate to this until Disc 4.
- Loving a Shadow: Rose is drawn to Dart, as she confirms in her inner monologue when they fall off the Ghost Ship, but acknowledges that this is just because he reminds her of Zieg, and she does not pursue it.
- The Mentor: Mysterious? Check. Part of the old order? Check. Teaches mystic powers to The Hero? Check. Mentor Occupational Hazard? Check.
- Ms. Exposition: Gives Dart (and us) an outline of the Dragoon/Wingly war.
- Mysterious Waif: A mysterious woman that comes out of nowhere and knows more than anyone else about what's going on.
- Necessarily Evil: As the Black Monster.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: It's Rose's failure to kill off the real Moon Child that sets off the events of the entire game.
- Obfuscating Stupidity: One of the few times she doesn't almost blow her cover, it's because she immediately knows Meru is a Wingly, and it's not at a good time to mention that.
- Perpetual Frowner: She outright says in Disk 2 that she doesn't remember how to smile, and when she actually laughs near the end of the disk, she's shocked, commenting that she hasn't laughed in years.
- Purple is Powerful: Dark purple, and she's a pretty strong fighter.
- Purpose-Driven Immortality: Uses Wingly magic to extend her life so that she can continue to fight the Moon Child whenever it appears.
- Raven Hair, Ivory Skin: Has a really pale complexion and has jet black hair. Her beauty is also noted quite a few times.
- Really 700 Years Old: She's a lot older than she looks — 11,000 years, in fact, thanks to a Wingly talisman of immortality.
- Shell-Shocked Veteran: She fought in the Wingly Campaign, watched her friends and fiancé die in combat, and has had to spend 11,000 years wiping out entire villages and murdering children as the Black Monster for the sake of saving the world, and is so broken by her experiences that she can't really express much in the way of anything.
- Sixth Ranger: In Disc 1.
- Sole Survivor: Of the Dragoons during the Dragon Campaign. Subverted at the end of Disc 3 after Zieg resurfaces.
- Stocking Filler: In Dragoon form.
- Sugar and Ice Personality: Rose can be extremely cold and downright merciless at times, but with a lot of patience and effort, she can show a certain degree of affection, usually towards Dart.
- Time Abyss: It's revealed in Disc 2 — and expanded on in Disc 3 — that Rose has been alive for over eleven thousand years. She's seen the rise and fall of countless empires, associated with creatures now considered to be myths, and she's made it her mission in life to assassinate the supposed Messiah every century.
- Together in Death: After being separated from her fiancé for over 11,000 years, Rose ultimately opts to die with Zieg in the collapsing ruins of the Moon Than Never Sets.
- The Tragic Rose: Once you've finished the game, step back and take a good hard look at everything that Rose has been through in her life.
- Useless Useful Spell: Astral Drain would be awesome if it dealt (and therefore healed) more damage. Demon's Gate is only useful in random battles, which no sane person will use Dragoons in anyway.
- Walking Spoiler: Her backstory is very integral to the plot.
- Who Wants to Live Forever?: From the moment it's established in Disc 2, it's made abundantly clear that Rose doesn't enjoy her magically long life, she tolerates it because of her duty to save the world.
- Zen Survivor: Having seen the very worst Endiness has to offer over the course of her life, Rose is more than happy to share her knowledge of the world with Dart, along with most of her trademarked cynicism.
Voiced by Minoru Inaba in Japanese and Brian Vouglas in English
"It's been 20 years since I left the village pursuing Claire, but what I have found was only my immaturity."Martial Arts master from the isolated island village of Rouge, who joins Dart and pals to take a bit of a break from his own search for his missing daughter Claire. This winds up being a shock to Dart, as Claire was also his mother's name, and the lullaby Dart taught Shana originated from Rouge. Of course, There Are No Coincidences.Wields the Thunder Dragoon Spirit after inheriting it from Doel.
- Action Dad: He hasn't seen his daughter in over 20 years, but he is a father and a really powerful martial artist.
- Badass Grandpa: Quite apart from being well into his sixties, he is actually a grandfather. Dart's, in fact. Though he keeps this a secret from Dart once he figures this out.
- Badass Mustache: Furthers his badass credentials with a spectacular moustache.
- Badass Teacher: A retired one, but he was a martial arts master back home in Rouge.
- Bare-Fisted Monk: In terms of appearance, anyway.
- The Big Guy: Physically average in stature but he gets a few moments to remind everyone that he is a powerful martial arts master, including one where he cracks a massive stone circle to dust with one punch — and this is without having to use Dragoon powers.
- Cool Old Guy: The only party member older then him is Rose. That being said, he gives out excellent advice to party members and remains calm and genial at all times.
- Dirty Old Man: A rather innocent example, but it's definitely still there.
- Fingerless Gloves: Wears a classic Asian gauntlet.
- Hachimaki: Wears a more slimmer one than Dart. Must be a thing for their family.
- Kame Hame Hadouken: His second Addition, the Fury of Styxx, as well as the end of his Dragoon Addition combo
- Lightning Bruiser: Both stat-wise and literally, of a fast hard hitter variants, but he has a decent defense as well. It's not a coincidence that he and Dart are well balanced.
- The Master: Now an Old Master.
- My Greatest Failure: His daughter accidentally killed a fellow student during a sparring session, under his watch, having been spurred on by his Stern Teacher tactics — resulting in Claire running away from home.
- Offhand Backhand: Performs one in the midst of his Omni-Sweep.
- Outliving One's Offspring: He is aware of the possibility that his daughter may be dead. Sadly, she is. But at least she gave him a grandson whom he eventually meets.
- Power Fist: Many of his Additions involve him punching the enemies extra hard.
- Purple is Powerful: Purple is his color scheme, and (in cutscenes anyway) he's a very powerful fighter. In combat, he's got average stats.
- Shock and Awe: After gaining the Thunder Dragoon Spirit. Probably one of the main reasons he doesn't fall behind stat-wise, as Thunder has no counter-element.
- Sleeves Are for Wimps: His martial arts gi doesn't have sleeves.
- Shoryuken: The finisher to his Omni-Sweep.
- Stern Teacher: He regrets being one, given that his harsh tutelage of his daughter resulted in her accidentally killing another student and running away.
- Team Dad: Rose is too jaded to keep this bunch in line, so it falls to Haschel to play the role.
- Theme Naming : His addition refers to numbers, and add the exact same number of hits -1 to fit the number of hits with the number it represents. The weird exception is Flurry of Styx (which might or might not be referring to three) and Hex Hammer (which adds 6 hits, totaling into 7 attack)
- In the Japanese version, Flurry/Ferry of Styx (the English version is inconsistent on what it's called) is referred to as 三途の渡し (Sanzu no Watashi), with "Sanzu" being the Japanese name for Styx. "San" (三) is also Japanese for "three" which fits his number theme. Ferry of Styx makes sense, even though it loses the number theme. Don't even ask where "flurry" came from...
- Took a Level in Kindness: Revealed in his backstory. His past as a Stern Teacher is what drove his daughter away and he regrets it to this day.
- Walking the Earth: In search of his runaway daughter.
- "Well Done, Son!" Guy: Claire was the sole heir to the Rouge School of Martial Arts. As such, Haschel pushed her harder than any of his other students — an approach that tragically backfired.
Voiced by Shinichiro Miki in Japanese and David Babich in English
"I don't have a means to speak with vulgar men."King of Basil and regular sparring partner to Lavitz, he joins Dart's merry band following Sandoran forces' extraction of the Moon Gem from his body and also that whole "Lavitz dying" thing. Smitten with Princess Emille of Tiberoa, and spends a good chunk of Disc 2 shocked at her newfound rashness of attitude. He's only slightly less shocked that Emille was impersonated the whole time by Lenus, pulling the Long Con for Lloyd.Wields the Jade Dragoon Spirit.
- A Child Shall Lead Them: Albert inherited the throne when he was only six. It's the reason Doel split the country in two.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: He was a child when he inherited the throne, but he bulked himself up to earn this.
- Badass Bookworm: Definitely the best-educated member of the team, not to mention the most formal; he also has a spectacular passion for reading, resulting in a borderline-Nerdgasm when the team visits Mille Seseau's National Library.
- Badass Cape: He wears a cape with both his royal and regular outfits
- Blade on a Stick: He learned how to use the spear from Lavitz.
- Blow You Away: Wind is his primary element.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Albert is an outright nerd, and tends to ramble on a lot, but he sure knows how to fight.
- The Good King: Albert loves and respects Basil, and is loved and respected in return by his people.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Is blonde and is a good person as well as a good ruler.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Lavitz. Aside from being his king and lord, the two have been best friends since they were young children. It's the main reason why Albert takes up the mantle of Jade Dragoon after Lavitz's death.
- King Incognito: Albert adopts this persona when he joins the group.
- Long-Haired Pretty Boy: He's depicted as a typical Bishounen.
- Odd Name Out: The only wielder of the Jade Dragon Spirit whose name starts with a vowel, as he's respectively preceded by Syuveil, Greham and Lavitz.
- Pretty Boy: To Lavitz's Hunk.
- Razor Wind: Like with Lavitz, his magic involve shooting wind at people. How else is he gonna do damage?
- Royals Who Actually Do Something: The brains behind Basil's war effort and later joins the party.
- Something About a Rose: Albert uses roses in the Flower Storm spell. The noble, rebellious rose is meant to contrast against Lavitz's Cherry Blossoms.
- Spam Attack: Albert's Additions are the QTE version of a 6-year-old with ADHD on a sugar rush.
- The Smart Guy: While he does help out Dart given that he has more of a connection to Emperor Doel, and later in Tiberoa with Princess Emile, he tends to not be as assertive. However, we learn very quickly that Albert is quite intelligent and solves many of the group's cerebral problems. Rose is more of the expert on the Dragon War, but that's just because she served in it.
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: To Lavitz after the latter dies. They have the same Additions, stats, and equipment. Of course, this could also be explained by them being best friends and having trained together for most of their lives.
- Wind is Green: As a color coded character, green is his assigned color and his element is wind.
Voiced by Tomoko Kawakami in Japanese and Lucy Kee in English
"Hey you, alky! How dare you touch my butt!"The best dancer in the Tiberoan village of Donau, she joins Dart and the gang to help free the kingdom from the clutches of the Gehrich Gang. Her perky exterior hides the fact that the Winglies of Mille Seseau are royally cheesed off at her leaving their Hidden Elf Village to prove the two races can heal their wounds from the Dragon Campaign.Wields the Blue Sea Dragoon Spirit after putting an end to Lenus.
- Action Girl: She's a swift and agile fighter, and we first meet her as she's fighting off some bandits.
- An Ice Person: Her primary element is water/ice
- Age-Inappropriate Dress: Although Meru is older than she looks. You'll find this when you meet her fiancé.
- Awesome, but Impractical: If you use the special command to initiate either her Plane Shift or Dart's, it weakens the other's attacks and magic because you cannot remove Dart from the party.
- Badass Adorable: She looks and often acts like a child, but she's a powerful fighter.
- Bare Your Midriff: In her regular outfit.
- Chainmail Bikini: In Dragoon form, overlapping with Leotard of Power.
- Dance Battler: She's a dancer by trade, and her additions reflect this.
- Cute Bruiser: She's both The Cutie and the Badass Adorable.
- Difficult but Awesome: For the 'difficult' part, Meru's additions are notoriously fiddly; whilst other characters have some that outdo hers on this, hers are arguably the most difficult in the game when taken as a whole. However, they can be powerful if mastered.
- Drop the Hammer: Her Weapon of Choice is a hammer.
- The Exile: She was banished from her village. They reconcile in Disc 3.
- Fragile Speedster: She has the lowest hit points of anyone in the game, and her magic defense isn't much better, but she's also the fastest character in the game.
- Foreshadowing: Just before Lenus reveals herself as a Wingly and escapes by flying out the window behind her, she jokingly asks Meru — quite directly — if she thinks there's no escape. Hinting that, like her, Meru is a Wingly. Additionally, she seems to get a lot of focus on Lenus's death cutscene — sure she's chosen by said spirit but she is sad because she is seeing another Wingly die.
- Genki Girl: The world will end before she runs out of energy.
- Giant Waist Ribbon: Part of her usual outfit.
- Hair Color Spoiler Do you see any humans with blue hair? The party points this out upon seeing her.
- Just a Kid: How everyone treats her. Not that she helps matters by acting like a tween with a schoolgirl crush.
- Kawaiiko: Older than she looks but acts younger than she is.
- Leotard of Power: Her Dragoon outfit.
- Magikarp Power: She starts with a weak addition, low defense and HP, and (potentially) is the last to get a Dragoon spirit. But she can be deadly if leveled up.
- Ms. Fanservice: She's got by far the skimpiest outfit.
- Older Than They Look: She's actually an adult, though she doesn't look it.
- Plucky Comic Relief: Mostly serves as the source of laughter. Her Hidden Depths starts showing late in Disc 2, but more so in Disc 3.
- The Pollyanna: She always remain upbeat and optimistic despite a lot of crap that has happened or is happening to her. The one time she's depressed, it's when she's kicked out of her home, and even then, her fiancee cheers her up.
- Power Gives You Wings: In addition to her Dragoon wings, she manifests her energy-wings usually when she tries to use Wingly magic.
- The Red Mage: Learns healing magic and has some decent ice attack spells.
- She's Got Legs: Her legs are bare in both her regular outfit and in Dragoon form.
- Tag Along Kid: At first, she just tags along out of general anger against Tiberoa's bandit infestation, but after she gets a Dragoon Spirit, she becomes a permanent member of the group.
- True Blue Femininity: Mostly in her dragoon form, though her regular outfit is Navy blue.
- The Unfavorite: It's clear her entire village thinks she's a disappointment, to say nothing of her parents. They grow out of it after the group returns from Kadessa.
- Winged Humanoid: As a Dragoon and as a Wingly.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: More whitish-blue, but justified since she's a Wingly.
Voiced by Masashi Sugawara Japanese and Ernie Fosselius in English
Emperor Doel say he make world where every species equal. World needs strong leader. Whether you can be leader, Kongol will watch to the end. Giganto's sadness should not be repeated....Last of the Giganto species and one of Emperor Doel's trump cards in the civil war in Serdio. After being bested by Dart and his entourage twice, however, his honor as a Proud Warrior Race Guy leads him to join the team as they liberate the Gigantos' ancestral home from the Gehrich Gang.Canonically the last to gain a Dragoon Spirit, inheriting the Golden spirit from the memory of his brother within the Moon That Never Sets; although the player can acquire it earlier with a little backtracking to the merchant city Lohan (as hinted by an easily missed NPC in Donau).
- An Axe to Grind: His Weapon of Choice is an axe.
- Badass Native: Since Gigantos are patterned over Native Americans and Kongol is a certified badass.
- Badass Normal: If the player opted to not to get his Dragoon spirit in Lohan, he'll be the only non-Dragoon member of the group until late in Disc 4.
- The Brute: He's a powerful and deadly fighter for the bad guys before jumping ship and becoming The Big Guy for the heroes.
- Charles Atlas Super Power: He is a Giganato but he does a lot more damage with his bare hands than a blade.
- Defeat Means Friendship: After defeating him twice, Kongol is left to wonder what kind of strength the heroes possess, so follows them to Tiberoa to find out.
- Delinquent Hair: Sports a mohawk.
- Dishing Out Dirt: Earth is his element.
- Facial Markings: He has them, though it's not specified if they're Giganto tattoos or scars from his many years spent as a warrior.
- Gentle Giant: After his Heel–Face Turn.
- The Giant: Clocking in at 8'3".
- Ground Punch: As a part of his Dragoon transformation.
- Heel–Face Turn: After Doel's death.
- I Owe You My Life: The reason for his then-Undying Loyalty to Emperor Doel.
- Last of His Kind: Somehow the entire race was wiped out by racist bandits.
- Mighty Glacier: Highest HP, close to the highest attack strength, but slowest speed, almost no magic, and has few Additions to his attacks. So slow in fact that the speedier members of the party (Meru, Miranda, Rose, or Haschel) can usually go twice or three times before he gets an attack.
- No Indoor Voice: He yells in battle with every grunt and Addition name, he also speaks in loud third person.
- Our Giants Are Bigger: He's much taller then Dart, who is the tallest non-Giganto party member.
- Out of Focus: While his motivations for joining and his loyalty to Doel are both explained, relative to the rest of the party, he's pretty much along for the ride. He admits as much when he joins up.
- Proud Warrior Race Guy: The Gigantos certainly qualify.
- Screaming Warrior: He yells in battle with every grunt and Addition name.
- Walking Shirtless Scene: He only wears a holder for his axe on his chest.
- You No Take Candle: His speech is somewhat broken.
Voiced by Yoko Soumi in Japanese and Mo Mellady in English
"Don't misread me. Roses make me puke. They are just flashy. They don't have any kindness in them. Do you know why roses have thorns? It is to bring out their own red using the blood of the people they hurt. They'll do anything for their own happiness."First Sacred Sister of Mille Seseau and a particularly headstrong retainer of that nation's queen. Following the Divine Dragon wrecking Deningrad and much of the army being wiped out in the process, she is assigned to Dart's group to assist in their counterattack. Wields the White Silver Dragoon Spirit, having inherited it from Shana following her debilitating run-in with the Crystal Palace's signet.
- Action Girl: She's a general, and wields her bow and arrow like a pro.
- The Aloner: Tells Meru she used to be one, wandering the Kashua Glacier to ease her loneliness before Queen Theresa adopted her.
- Anti-Hero Substitute: Replaces Shana and is her opposite in personality.
- Archer Archetype: Much straighter example than Shana or Shirley, the other two archers. She's cold, driven to independence, and doesn't like taking orders from people she doesn't respect.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: After the queen, she's the highest ranking person in the country.
- Badass Princess: She willingly fights alongside the rest of the cast.
- Combat Medic: Like Shana, her magic is primarily focused on healing.
- Cool Big Sis: She's the oldest Sacred Sister and is very protective of the other three. She also tends to take this role for Meru.
- Four-Star Badass: In charge of the military of Deningrad.
- Freudian Excuse: She was abandoned by her mother as a baby, and left with her father, who, by Miranda's admission, was an alcoholic and a bum. When he died, she was orphaned, and took to fighting to ease her pain.
- Good Is Not Nice: Despite belonging to the holy order of Denigrad, she is a definite hardass.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Same as Lavitz and Albert before her.
- Happily Adopted: Admits as such to Meru, that the day Queen Theresa adopted her was the happiest day of her life.
- I Gave My Word: Makes a promise to Shana that she will see things through to the end when the Dragoon spirit chooses Miranda instead.
- Lady of War: Like Rose, she's a calm and analytical fighter.
- Light 'em Up: Her element is light.
- Minidress of Power: Both her default and Dragoon outfits sports a mini-skirt, the former more so but the latter (somewhat) literally.
- Odd Name Out: The only wielder of the White Silver Dragon Spirit whose name starts with an "M", as she's respectively preceded by Shirley and Shana.
- Royals Who Actually Do Something: Technically adopted, but officially she's the Queen's daughter and one of the kingdom's highest ranking generals.
- Sacred Bow and Arrows: She represents the light/holy Dragoon spirit starting Disc 3 and fight with bows and arrows. She's also quite useful at healing.
- Something About a Rose: Reversed. Miranda despises roses because they remind her of her negligent mother.
- Stocking Filler: Wears black stockings in Dragoon outfit.
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Gameplaywise, she is the exact same as Shana.
- Sixth Ranger: The last of the party to join up.
- Take Up My Sword: Shana tells Miranda this after the White Silver Dragoon spirit rejects Shana. Later, when Rose tells Miranda she doesn't think anything of her as a dragoon, Shana tells off Rose, and says Miranda will do a better job than she could.
- Trick Arrow: Some of her later weapons.
- Tsundere: Odd in that its not for a love interest but her country. She loves her countrymen but is often hostile to them.
- White Magician Girl: Her healing abilities, and the bow doing little damage and being the only weapon without Additions.
- Woman in White: Wears a predominantly white outfit.
- Zettai Ryouiki: Just a couple pigtails away from the highest rank.
- Standard Evil Empire Hierarchy: First disc only. Doel at the top, followed by Kongol, The nameless Sandora Commander, Fruegal as The Guard, the head of the country's brutal prison, Greham and then Lloyd.
- Token Good Teammate: The afore-mentioned Sandora Commander; whereas the others mentioned here are, for the most part, various shades of Ax-Crazy and megalomaniacal, he's only it because of My Master, Right or Wrong. Sure, he leads the attack against Seles in the opening movie, but it soon becomes apparent that the wanton destruction that occurred there was entirely down to Freugal; he just captured Shana, as ordered, and got out. Later, when the player actually meets him, he makes no attempt to fight the heroes, and instead implores them to remind Doel of the reasonable man he once was, even going so far as to give them one of the key items needed to access Doel's throne room.
"The red one!? I'll get you!! I might as well dye everything else red with your blood!!"The demented warden of Hellena Prison, feared for his immense size and the superhuman strength he displays in battle. Fruegel was given the order from Emperor Doel to obtain Shana from the small outlying village known as Seles. Emperor Doel himself does not know the importance of the girl, he was following an outside influence. Fruegel, sadist that he was, was not content in only taking the girl and ordered that the village to be destroyed, as well.
- Ax-Crazy: He even plans on painting the walls of Hellena with Dart's blood.
- Bad Boss: Anyone unlucky enough to be in range of one of his tantrums (friend or foe) is thrown from a steep height to their death.
- The Brute: Very big, very strong... not very smart.
- Carry a Big Stick: His Weapon of Choice is a giant club.
- Dishing Out Dirt: Aligned to the element of earth, he likes to show off his affinity by hurling large boulders at you.
- Evil Is Burning Hot: The Devil himself would tell Fruegel to tone it down.
- Fat Bastard: Has a huge belly which not even his uniform can disguise.
- Flunky Boss: The first time you battle him, he's escorted by two guards and when they're killed he summons two more guardians. The second time he's followed by his pets Rodrigo and Guftas.
- Large and in Charge: He's a veritable behemoth.
- Obviously Evil: As if his horned helmet and towering frame wasn't indication enough, one of his first scenes involves him knocking some of his guards to their death.
- Our Ogres Are Hungrier: He looks more like a ogre than a human.
- Right-Hand Attack Dog: His demonic dog Guftas, who assists in battle.
- Starter Villain: He's the first real boss you fight and he doesn't last past the first half of Disc 1.
"Nobody could be stronger than your father. That was the only thing I could never conquer."Once the commander of the Second Knighthood of Basil, Greham was the right-hand man and closest friend to Lavitz's father Servi. Over the years, Greham became jealous of Servi's ability, his desire to better himself turning into a desperate attempt to best Servi as a warrior. Greham defected to Sandora, where he received the power of the Jade Dragoon Spirit and used it to murder Servi. He commands the Green-Tusked Dragon Feyrbrand in service of Sandora, the two being finally defeated by the heroes deep inside Feyrbrand's nest. Mortally wounded and consumed with reget, he passes the Jade Dragoon Spirit to Lavitz before finally dying.
- Blade on a Stick: His Weapon of Choice is a spear.
- Blow You Away: However his most powerful magic summons a large stone totem to which he impales the target.
- Death Equals Redemption: He comes to his senses after being defeated and gains Lavitz's forgiveness just before his death.
- Evil Former Friend: To Lavitz's father, and probably to him as well since he mentioned Greham was an Honorary Uncle to him.
- Green-Eyed Monster: His jealousy of Lavitz's father was what prompted his...
- Face–Heel Turn: Part of his backstory, in which he betrayed Lavitz's father and joined the Sandoran army.
- Informed Ability: Feyrbrand is mentioned as attacking with poison and the forest surrounding its nest is drenched in poison, yet it uses poison very rarely, instead shooting a blue goo that causes Fear most of the time. In addition, the poison it does shoot is no more severe than any other poison.
- Right-Hand Attack Dog: Feyrbrand.
- Rival Turned Evil: He was Servi's right hand man but killed him and turned to evil because of his resentment of never being able to surpass him.
- Turncoat: Betrayed Basil and joined Sandora.
- Wind is Green: Green is his assigned color and his element is wind.
"I'm a mere shadow of Carlo! I have no way left but to go forward!!"Ruler of the southern part of Serdio, which broke from Basil to become Imperial Sandora following the coup which killed King Carlo (Albert's father). In the beginning, Doel was more diplomatic, operating under the radar so as not to disturb the truce with Basil... up until he discovered the power of dragons with Lloyd's help, of course. Doel is the primary antagonist of Chapter One, and is revealed to have the Purple Dragoon Spirit. Late in the game, an apparition known as "Dark Doel" appears to test Albert's virtue.
- Authority Equals Ass Kicking: The toughest boss in Disc 1 and even latter bosses aren't as powerful.
- Badass Cape: It clearly runs in the family.
- Beard of Evil: Sports a very neatly-trimmed beard and moustache.
- BFS / Dual Wielding: His Weapon of Choice is a pair of giant swords, which are even bigger in his Dragoon form.
- Cain and Abel: Killed his brother because Doel doubted his competence.
- Death Equals Redemption: In his final moments, he congratulates Albert for being able to defeat him and provides Lloyd's location, before dying from his wounds.
- Dark Messiah: Doel claims to be fighting to create a world where all creatures may live in peace — by any means necessary.
- Died Standing Up: Had to use his sword as a crutch, but still managed to die on his feet.
- Disc One Final Boss: He's the last boss of the first chapter.
- The Emperor: Of Sandora.
- Emperor Scientist: A patron of the sciences, he's had a good portion of his castle converted into a testing facility for magic. After his death, the scientists are allowed to continue their work with the entire castle as a laboratory.
- Evil Is Not Well-Lit: The aptly-named Black Castle. His throne room puts Palpatine to shame.
- Evil Uncle: After King Carlo's death, Doel apparently wanted to be set up as Regent for Life since Albert was so young. When he didn't get his way, he started a civil war. Friendly guy!
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Doel keeps a gigantic statue of his late wife in his castle.
- Face Death with Dignity: After being fatally wounded, he forces himself to his feet, squares his shoulders, and ultimately dies standing upright. For good measure, Albert salutes him.
- Giant Space Flea from Nowhere: The only foreshadowing whatsoever that he is a Dragoon is the dragon's corpse in his basement; this is very easily overlooked, and thus his sudden One-Winged Angel transformation is almost completely out of left field, not to mention nasty surprise to the player.
- Genius Bruiser: As well as being an impressive swordsman and a powerful Dragoon, he's a shrewd tactician even without Lloyd's help, and very happy to incorporate highly-advanced Magitek into his palace and personal defences.
- Graceful Loser: In his final moments, Doel concedes that Albert has grown stronger in the years since they last met, and provides him with Lloyd's destination before finally dying.
- High Collar of Doom: His armour sports a very high collar that rises over his chin.
- No Sell: One of his Dragoon attacks is to summon a Force Field that blocks everything until it fades away.
- One-Winged Angel: After being half-beaten, Doel reveals himself as a Dragoon.
- Orcus on His Throne: Remains carefully sequestered in the depths of his palace until the heroes arrive to challenge him; for good measure, he's actually a powerful Dragoon.
- Pet the Dog: Taking in the young Kongol after his people were massacred.
- Powered by a Forsaken Child: The Black Castle is powered by purple flame, explicitly stated to originate from a Dragon... and there's a Dragon corpse in the basement of the castle being experimented on, which would explain why Doel has no dragon of his own, despite being a Dragoon.
- Purple is Powerful: As a human, most of his colour scheme involves dark blues and purple; as a Dragoon, well...
- Shock and Awe: Even before unleashing his Dragoon Spirit, he can cast waves of purple lightning, presumably as a result of his scientists' research into magic.
- Slouch of Villainy: First encountered in this position, being slouched lazily on his throne.
- Technicolor Blade: His Shadow Sword.
- Tin Tyrant: Immediately distinguished by his massive suit of plate armour.
- Turns Red: Happening all in the same battle, it counts as he becomes a lot tougher.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: The Serdian government under Carlo was characterized by overtaxation, systemic racism, corrupt government ministers, and Carlo's questionable competence. Then Carlo dies and the ministers decide to have a six-year-old crowned, presumably to keep all the power to themselves. If he wasn't a megalomaniacal tyrant, he'd be a hero.
"A girl in love doesn't know the meaning of the words 'give up'! I have managed to get this for my love. I won't give this up so easily."A Wingly bandit lovesick for Lloyd, she spends much of her screen time disguised as Princess Emille of Tiberoa, whom she and the Gehrich Gang had sealed inside a magical pocket dimension following a "convenient" horse accident. When directly challenged by the Dragoons, however, her rowdy side manifests in a frenzy of cesta attacks and ancient magic. After escaping the palace, she flees to Prison Island, where she's confronted a second time, this time using the Blue Sea Dragoon Spirit and calling on the dragon Regole to help her. Upon her death, the Blue Sea Spirit is given to Meru.
- All Girls Want Bad Boys: She's hopelessly in love with Lloyd despite the fact that he clearly views her only as a tool.
- An Ice Person: She primarily attacks with ice magic.
- Badasses Wear Bandanas: In her defult form.
- Dark Action Girl: She's a bandit, and a very challenging opponent in battle.
- Disc One Final Boss: Or rather, Disc Two Final Boss. The second time you face her.
- Fake King: She kidnaps the princess and replaces her.
- The Lad-ette: Her rough and very un-feminine behavior is what causes suspicion that she's not the real princess.
- Love Martyr: She loves Lloyd and dies to protect his goals.
- Master of Disguise: At least physically, her princess disguise was impenetrable. But she kept her abrasive personality, contrast to the real Princess Emille, who is a very kind and loving woman.
- Ms. Fanservice: See Stripperific for further details.
- Pirate Girl: She looks the part of a pirate with the bandana.
- Right-Hand Attack Dog: Regole, the Dragon of Water.
- Rings of Death: Her Weapon of Choice is a pair of chakram-esque weapons that she can combine to create a Fuuma Shuriken.
- Stripperific: Her outfit has the middle of her torso showing and the insides of her thighs.
- Squishy Wizard: Though she's a very powerful Wingly magician, she's nothing special in the way of physical resilience. This is carried over to her Dragoon powers.
- She actually gets squishier as a Dragoon. As a Wingly, she's actually far more powerful offensively, which made her a Glass Cannon. As a Dragoon, she does get some defensive power (not much though), but her massive attack power takes a large hit, making her effectively weaker.
- True Blue Femininity: Wears dark blue, has water element, and the wielder of the Blue Sea spirit.
- Winged Humanoid: Both as a Wingly and a Dragoon.
Voiced by Show Hayami in Japanese and Jon Russell in English
"The blood-smeared road might be the only way to lead us to the world we desire. Death gives birth to tears. And tears give birth to anger. When anger turns itself into rancor, it opens to war."An impossibly fast swordsman who bests Dart and Haschel in a tournament at the desert city of Lohan and then proceeds to take direct and indirect responsibility for the misfortunes that befall our heroes. The laundry list: killing Lavitz, orchestrating Emperor Doel's strikes against Basil and Shana's initial capture, stealing the Moon Gem from Albert, hiring Lenus (and by proxy the Gehrich Gang) to steal the Moon Dagger, unsealing the Divine Dragon to steal the Moon Mirror AND break one of the ancient Wingly signets through raw power, and nabbing the Divine Dragoon Spirit for good measure. Despite being a Wingly, he claims to do all of this on the orders of Emperor Diaz, the human leader who emerged victorious from the Dragon Campaign 11,000 years ago.
- Chick Magnet: Lenus was head-over-heels for her, while the Third Sacred Sister of Mille Sesseau, Wink, is also fond of him.
- Dark Messiah: As you can see, it's a recurring motif.
- Draco in Leather Pants: Lloyd is this in-universe. No less than two completely different women fall for him despite all the horrible things he's done. One's more justifiable, since she falls for him after he saves her life on two separate occasions.
- The Dragon: To Emperor Diaz.
- Flaming Sword: The Dragon Buster first manifests as this.
- Hair Color Spoiler: His silver hair is the first hint that he is a Wingly.
- The Heavy: He's responsible for much of the problems the world is facing during the events of the game.
- Heel–Face Turn: Switches teams after Emperor Diaz reveals his true goals.
- Hero Killer: Killed Lavitz.
- Hopeless Boss Fight: Dart's first duel with him; physical attacks are easily dodged, while magical attacks are harmlessly absorbed — and even if you survive Lloyd's onslaught long enough to apply a few health potions, then his final attack will KO Dart instantly.
- In the Hood: During his time in Serdio, he's commonly disguised with a black cloak and hood.
- Kick the Son of a Bitch: At times, Lloyd's cryptic words can come off as a Kick the Dog, such as how many times he unprovokedly had to mention that he killed Lavitz in front of Dart and Albert. But when he saved Wink as a Pet the Dog moment, he contended with an extremely racist Jerkass Wingly, the younger Bardel, who killed his own brother for doubting their Wingly supremacist attitude and still insisting on vengeance on humanity. Lloyd, actually a fellow Wingly, had none of that shit and killed him in a short span of time, and fans would rather cheer on Lavitz' killer for killing this jackass Wingly.
- Magic Knight: One of the most powerful Wingly magicians encountered in the game, as well as an apparently unbeatable swordsman.
- Not Too Dead to Save the Day: Following his apparent Disney Villain Death, he returns just long enough to punch a few holes in Melbu Frahma's defences, hand over the Dragon Buster and the Divine Dragoon Spirit, and then die.
- Pet the Dog: Saving Wink's life and his reaction to her returning the favor.
- Redemption Equals Death: He gives Dart the Divine Dragoon Spirit after trying and failing to kill Melbu Frahma.
- Sleeves Are for Wimps: He commonly wears a black sleeveless "shirt".
- The Man Behind the Man: The game manual does a very horrible job of trying to disguise the fact he's one for Emperor Doel.
- Super Speed: Supernaturally quick and agile, Lloyd spends most of his first boss battle dodging every single attack aimed in his direction, and Dart can't land a single hit. Even after donning a suit of heavy Wingly armour for the Disc 3 final battle — and slowing down dramatically as a result — he's still sometimes able to completely No Sell physical attacks by casually dodging them.
- Treacherous Advisor: To both Doel AND Albert.
- Utopia Justifies the Means: He's willing to do anything to bring about the renewal of Endiness, including the subversion of governments across the world and the murder of anyone who gets in his way. Ultimately subverted, however: despite being willing to do a great many things for the sake of his utopia, he draws the line at destroying the world.
- Villainous Fashion Sense: He looks the part of a villain and the frontman of a metal band in his regular attire.
- White Hair, Black Heart: Sports platinum colored hair and spend 3/4 of the game as a bad guy.
- Winged Humanoid: As a Wingly, this is a given, but he doesn't use his wings much before the third disc.
- The Worf Effect: His shaming of both Haschel and Dart in their element shows he's not to be taken lightly. When he kills Lavitz as a Dragoon makes him a serious threat. When he learns of Zieg/Melbu Frahma's real goal, he is easily put through the floor. Later at The Moon That Never Sets he is mortally wounded by the Virage Embryo-empowered Melbu Frahma. Granted, he may never have fully recovered from the beating he took at the group's hands.
Voiced by Akio Ohtsuka in Japanese and Doug Boyd in English
"The overture to the destruction has already begun."The man Lloyd claims to be working on the behalf of, Emperor Diaz was a human rebel who was canonized after the successful human rebellion against the Wingly Dictatorship.
- Action Dad: He's really Dart's father.
- Dead All Along: He's truly dead. "Diaz" is actually Dart's father.
- Dead Person Impersonation: He's really Zieg pretending to be Emperor Diaz.
- Demonic Possession: Merely a puppet controlled by his age-old nemesis, Melbu Frahma.
- Fallen Hero: Triple Subverted. Diaz led the rebellion against the Wingly Dictatorship, but everyone knows he's Dead All Along. Then he turns out to be Zieg Feld, the original Dragoon of the Red-Eyed Dragon, Rose's former fiancee and dart's father. And then it's revealed that Zieg is just the Soul Jar for Melbu Frahma, the Big Bad and Final Boss of the game.
- Flaming Sword: Unlike Dart, his sword in Dragoon form has a flame aura on the tip.
- Flight: One of the non-Dragoon magicks he's managed to master. Also, it's probably his most annoying characteristic, as it's very difficult to catch up with him.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Once he escapes from Melbu's possession.
- Malevolent Masked Man: Spends most of his time as this before The Reveal.
- Mask Power: While still posing as Diaz, he wears an impressive mask and robes.
- Mutual Kill: During their final battle, Zieg ran Melbu Frahma through with his sword, only to be petrified by Melbu's counterattack.
- Mirror Match: When faced in battle, Zieg is an incomplete (but stronger) replica of Dart.
- Not Quite Dead: He was thought dead after Melbu Frahma turned him to stone.
- Playing with Fire: His primary element is fire.
- The Reveal: "Diaz" is actually an alias used by Dart's father Zieg, a fellow survivor of the Dragon Campaign, who was petrified after striking down the Wingly dictator Melbu Frahma. After over 10,000 years, the spell that bound Zieg Feld in stone finally failed, and Zieg was free to wander Endiness. He met Haschel's daughter, Claire, and married her, eventually producing a child named Dart. During the Black Monster's burning of Neet, Zieg activated his Dragon Spirit in order to defend the town, unaware that Melbu Frahma had sealed his own consciousness within it...
- Taken for Granite: In Rose's Flashback, Zieg was turned to stone by Melbu Frahma, forcing her to leave him for dead as the castle collapsed around them.
- Tragic Hero: One of the original Dragoons and he was turned to stone for 10,000 years by stabbing Melbu Frahma and although he had a few years of peace after unpetrifying, he was possessed by Melbu Frahma when trying to protect his wife and son from the Black Monster for over 10-15 years and his last moments when he's freed are spent killing Melbu Frahma for good this time.
- Walking Spoiler: Revealing his identity is integral to the overall plot of the game.
Voiced by Akio Ohtsuka in Japanese and David Babich in English
"Death to those who rebel against fate. Death to all life...! And may your death bless the new world to which I shall descend!!"Over 11,000 years ago, Melbu Frahma was the ruler of the Winglies and all of Endiness, renowned for both his power and his depravity. Frahma, according to the lore of present-day Winglies, was directly responsible for imposing on his people the genocidal directive of Wingly superiority over all other living creatures. These lesser beings had no right to live, he preached, and it was the mercy of the Winglies that suffered them as slaves.To cement his role as all-powerful dictator, he kept the soul of the Virage Embryo — the God of Destruction —- in a Crystal Sphere, giving him immense magical power. His older sister, Charle, realizing the the threat Melbu posed, created five Signet Spheres to limit the power he could draw from it and keep the body of the Virage Embryo — known in layman's terms as "The Moon That Never Sets" — floating in the sky. In retaliation, Melbu Frahma created Divine Moon Objects to destroy the spheres if need be.However, he never had a chance to do so: the human slaves of his empire finally rebelled, leading to a war known afterwards as the Dragon Campaign. Led by Emperor Diaz and assisted by sympathetic Winglies, the humans proved themselves too formidable for Frahma to easily defeat, especially when they began harnessing Dragons for war — creating the legendary Dragoons in the process. During the Dragoons' final attack on the Wingly Capital of Kadessa, Zieg, the bearer of the Red-Eyed Dragoon Spirit, defeated and killed Melbu — apparently at the cost of his own life.
- The Archmage: Thanks to the power of the Crystal Sphere, Frahma was arguably one of the most powerful magicians in all Endiness — especially once Faust died.
- A God Am I: Believed himself to be a god especially after taking the body of the Virge Embryo, which is essentially an unborn god.
- Authority Equals Ass Kicking: Managed to put up quite a fight against Zieg before dying. To say nothing of what happened once he took control of the Virage Embryo.
- Bald of Evil: Disc 2's flashback sequence reveals that he was completely hairless in life. He continues this trend as a ghost, remaining bald even after conjuring a new body for himself with the power of the Virage Embryo.
- Big Bad: Of the Dragon Campaign and of the entire game.
- The Chessmaster: Manipulated three countries and two different species to acquire the means to execute his Evil Plan, and without ever having to show his face. All the work Rose did over the last eleven thousand years merely kept him in check for a little while.
- Conflict Killer: Once he's revealed himself, all other fights are kinda meaningless.
- The Emperor: Self-styled emperor of the world during his time.
- The Man Behind the Man: Lloyd did all the ground work, but only on Frahma's orders.
- Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: Unfortunately, in achieving his goals, he takes away the one reason for the heroes holding back. This backfires on him, hard.
- Also, stealing the soul of the Virage Embryo meant that the God of Destruction was never able to begin its existence naturally, giving Endiness a temporary reprieve from the apocalypse and forcing Melbu to spend years tracking down the Moon Child for the sake of his later ambitions.
- Not Quite Dead: Thought to have been killed by Zieg at the end of the Dragon Campaign...
- Orcus on His Throne: According to the legend of the Dragon Campaign, he only showed his face at the final battle. And at the end of the game.
ShirleyThe former owner of the White Silver Dragoon Spirit, died fighting a Super Virage during the battle of Kadessa. Her spirit is still bound to Earth and resides in a ruined shrine in the middle of Serdian mountains. She's trying to save the other Dragoons and will test Dart in order to see if he's worthy of the Dragoon spirit for Shana.
- Combat Medic: Her magic is the template that Shana and Miranda draw from.
- Face Death with Dignity: After guarding her Dragoon spirit as a ghost for 11,000 years she gladly parts with it and departs after giving it to Dart and co.
- Guys Smash, Girls Shoot: She fights using The Straight and Arrow Path while Belzac uses An Axe to Grind.
- The Heart: All of the Dragoons were drawn to her, even after death. Their trust in her was what allowed her to keep their souls in check at Vellweb for 11,000 years.
- Heroes Want Redheads: Desired by Belzac, Kanzas, and Drake.
- Hopeless Boss Fight: If you don't take her test.
- Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: With Belzac.
- Last Stand: How she died.
- Light 'em Up: Light was her element.
- Morality Chain: To Kanzas in the past and to Drake in the present.
- Posthumous Character: She technically died 11,000 years ago during the Dragon Campaign.
- Redhead In Green: As a ghost.
- Retired Badass: On account of being dead, but still.
- Sacred Bow and Arrows: Like her successors, Shana and Miranda.
- Taking You with Me: To the Virage who'd impaled Belzac and was charging up its Wave Motion Gun.
- Unfinished Business: Her spirit will stay on earth as long as the other four Dragoons are trapped.
- Virtual Ghost: How she currently appears to the living world.
- Woman in White: As a Dragoon.
KanzasThe former owner of the Purple Dragoon Spirit, is a fierce and brutal martial artist who used to carve a doll for each dead opponent. His soul is bound to Vellweb by his own bloodlust.
- Anime Hair: Looks like Vegeta!
- Ax-Crazy: As mentioned above, his room is full of dolls, representing his victims.
- Bare-Fisted Monk: He doesn't use weapons, being a martial artist.
- Blood Knight: He only joined the Human rebellion for a chance to kill.
- Bonus Boss: Along with the other four Dragoons that died during the Dragon Campaign.
- Foil: To Haschel. His bloodlust and love of killing are contrasted with Haschel's reticence to kill, making one wonder if one could have been like the other For Want of a Nail.
- Lightning Bruiser: Fast and strong.
- Posthumous Character: Died during the Dragon Campaign.
- Purple is Powerful: Purple color scheme, powerful warrior.
- Shock and Awe: Electricity is his element.
- The Sociopath: He has a very strong urge to kill. Not only that, but he makes a doll representing his victims.
- Taking You with Me: How he died in the past. Namely, he self-destructed along with the head of a Super Virage. Bonus points for using this sentence as his Famous Last Words.
- Token Evil Teammate: Only Shirley's presence could calm him.
SyuveilThe former Jade Dragoon, Syuveig is a wise scholar and researcher who's nonetheless afraid of the void of death, hence why he's ended up stuck in Vellweb.
- Badass Bookworm: With glasses to boot.
- Blade on a Stick: His Weapon of Choice was a spear.
- Blow You Away: His magic is passed on to Albert and Lavitz.
- Bonus Boss: Along with the other four Dragoons who died during the Dragon Campaign.
- Foil: Syuveil's bookishness highlights Albert's as well and shows the consequences of going overboard: he's become afraid of what he doesn't or can't know.
- Mad Scientist: It's implied from the contents of his room that he's been dissecting dragons in his studies.
- Nothing Is Scarier: He's seriously afraid of death and the afterlife, and with good reason; the Wingly city Mayfil automatically channels non-Wingly souls into hell.
- Posthumous Character: He died during the Dragon Campaign.
- The Smart Guy: He was a scholar.
- Wind is Green: Much like Greham, Lavitz and Albert before him, green is his assigned color and his element is wind.
BelzacThe Former Golden Dragoon, a huge warrior who was romantically linked to Shirley in life. His inability to accept her demise is what anchors him to Vellweb.
- An Axe to Grind: His weapon.
- Badasses Wear Bandanas: Sports a yellow/golden one.
- The Big Guy: Of the original Dragoons.
- Big Guy Fatality Syndrome: How he died.
- Big "NO!": Sort of. After Rose tells him the truth about Shirley he screams "I DON'T BELIEVE THIS!!" right before attacking you.
- Bonus Boss: Along with the other four Dragoons who died during the Dragon Campaign.
- Cruel and Unusual Death: He slowly dies via Impaled with Extreme Prejudice...
- Dishing Out Dirt: Earth is his element.
- Friend to All Children: He agreed to join the Dragon Campaign so that all the orphans he looked after could grow up in a world free of slavery.
- Go Mad from the Revelation: Finding out Shirley is dead makes him attack the party.
- Guys Smash, Girls Shoot: He uses An Axe to Grind while Shirley fights using The Straight and Arrow Path.
- Heroic Sacrifice: His last act was to try and save Shirley from the dual threat of an attacking Virage and a collapsing ceiling; though he managed to grab the ceiling in time, the only way he could stop the Virage was by getting impaled on its fingers. Sadly, Shirley refused to abandon Belzac, resulting in the Virage's next attack killing both of them.
- Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: With Shirley.
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: His last act was to suffer one of these from a Virage. Horrifically, it doesn't kill him immediately.
- Love Makes You Crazy: It's why he can't pass on to the afterlife, since he can't accept his lover's death.
- Posthumous Character: He died during the Dragon Campaign.
- Senseless Sacrifice: How his Heroic Sacrifice above ultimately ended. He snaps when he discovers it.
- Super Strength: Much like Kongol, Belzac was immensely strong in life — a trait enhanced by his Dragoon powers — enough to lift the collapsing roof of a Wingly building, which looked like it weighed a few tons at the very least.
- Tomato in the Mirror: When you find him, he's under the impression that Shirley's still alive and the final battle is due to occur the next day. He even mistakes Dart for Zieg at first. Rose has to deliver the Tomato in the Mirror revelation to him, ultimately forcing him into a boss battle.
DamiaThe former Blue Dragoon, Damia is a human-mermaid hybrid, and thus she was highly ostracized during her youth. Her only friends were her fellow Dragoons, and now she can't move on to the afterlife because she's afraid of being left alone.
- All of the Other Reindeer: Subject to Fantastic Racism because of her mermaid blood.
- An Ice Person: Her element is water/ice.
- Bonus Boss: Along with the other four Dragoons who died during the Dragon Campaign.
- Drop the Hammer: Her Weapon of Choice was a hammer.
- Emo Teen: She's needy and emotionally distraught.
- Foil: To Meru. Both sat on the lines between societies and faced ostracism for it. Meru compensated with her gregariousness, while Damia coped by shying away from contact.
- Half-Human Hybrid: Half Mermaid. Her skin is pale and scaly, her ears look like fins, her face is covered with blue marks, her hair is blue, and her eyes are red.
- I Just Want to Have Friends: The reason why she's stuck.
- Posthumous Character: She died during the Dragon Campaign.
- Shy Blue-Haired Girl: She was ostracized for her heritage and her only friends were her fellow Dragoons.
- Tagalong Kid: The youngest of the original Dragoons at 15.
- True Blue Femininity: Much like Lenus and Meru before her.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair
Charle FrahmaSister to the infamous Wingly Emperor, Charle was one of the few Winglies of her generation that sympathized with the humans her little brother oppressed. Throughout the Dragon Campaign, she and her partners-in-crime provided aid to the resistance, becoming friends to the Dragoons in the process. She even went so far as to personally sabotage Melbu's powers by creating the Divine Moon Objects. Even once her human allies had won the war, she continued assisting them — more specifically, the only surviving Dragoon, Rose. Early in the fourth disc, it's revealed that Charle was the Wingly who first learned of the threat that the Moon Child and the Virage Embryo posed, and sent out Rose — as the Black Monster — to stop them.
- Cool Old Lady: She's 11,000+ years old and tried to restrain her brother, Melbu Frahma, from Jumping Off the Slippery Slope as well as helping out the new Dragoons in the present day.
- Defector from Decadence: She was originally part of her brother Melbu's posse, but she jumped ship when he went all Evil Empire on her.
- Hidden Elf Village: Ulara, Charle's home, is one of the nicer examples of these.
- The High Queen: While never addressed as such, Charle has all the hallmarks, being a benevolent Wingly monarch in contrast to her evil brother.
- Immortal Immaturity: To put it lightly, Charle tends to approach things with childish excitement, giving both Rose and Zieg pet names, to the point that Rose actually has to step in and ask her to calm down.
- Time Abyss: Charle is well over eleven thousand years old, having been alive long before the Dragon Campaign, and probably even before the Winglies first started oppressing humans.
SavanA magician and researcher dwelling within the city of Aglis. During the Dragon Campaign, Aglis was shot down by human forces, sending it plummeting into the ocean; however, Savan was able to prevent the city's outright destruction by creating a barrier around it, holding in the oxygen and protecting it from flooding. As the only surviving Wingly in the area, Savan set himself the task of preserving as much magical knowledge as possible and defending Aglis' signet sphere from harm. However, over the millennia he spent researching the outside world through his scrying mirror, he came to sympathize with humans, specifically, Rose. As such, when Dart and the others arrive in Aglis during the fourth disc, Savan is more than willing to help them.
- The Aloner: He's been alone for several thousands of years with only his creations for company.
- Cool Old Guy: He welcomes the Dragoons to his city and helps them out to the best of his ability, even giving his life for them.
- Cool Pet: Most of his Familiars function as this. There's also the Last Kraken, the guardian of the Signet Sphere, and Coolon, the Giant Flyer Savan gives to the heroes as an easier means of getting around the world map.
- Creating Life Is Awesome: Over the course of his exile, Savan created numerous life-forms to assist him in his research — and to prevent him from going mad from isolation. Both Savan and the creatures are depicted as entirely benevolent.
- Defector from Decadence: Like Charle, he wouldn't have anything to do with Melbu's God-Emperor delusions.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Teleports Dart and the others to safety while he tries to hold back the exploding Signet Sphere.
- Mad Scientist: A magical variant of this.
- Magic Mirror: Savan uses a Magitek variant of this to study the world outside Aglis.
- Mayor of a Ghost Town: He's the only living thing in his city outside of his creations.
- No Ontological Inertia: When Savan is killed, most of the beings he created also die; the one exception to this is Coolon.
- The Power of Creation: He created all of the residents of his city and he created the ultimate attack magic item for the Dragoons.
- The Smart Guy: See The Power of Creation.
- Time Abyss: As with Charle, he was alive during the Dragon Campaign.
FeyrbrandThe Green-Tusked Dragon of Air, living inside a toxic swamp in the middle of Serdio. The Sandoran Empire managed to tame it with Greham's Dragoon Spirit, and now it's their secret weapon.
- Bonus Boss: His ghost in Mayfil.
- Climax Boss: Feynbrand is defeated right when Lavitz avenges his father and gets his Dragoon form.
- Deadly Gas: His breath.
- Our Dragons Are Different: He looks more like some sort of giant praying mantis, and isn't sentient.
- Poisonous Person: Can produce several kinds of poisons from his abdomen.
- Technicolor Toxin: Green poison (poison), blue poison (fear) and grey poison (stun).
- Walking Wasteland: Feyrbrand's toxins can pollute and corrupt almost any landscape he settles in; the swamp he resides in has become so distorted and twisted by the influence of his poison that water can actually wilt the plantlife.
- Wind is Green: The Green-Tusked Dragon of air.
RegoleThe sea dragon of Illisa Bay residing on the Prison Island. It's known for assaulting ships and thus making the Tiberoan Sea too dangerous to traverse. It takes orders from Lenus.
- Bonus Boss: Its ghost in Mayfil.
- Dual Boss: With Dragoon Lenus.
- Making a Splash: It's a water dragon, so duh.
- Our Dragons Are Different: Looks like a sea serpent with a giant, pyramid-shaped head.
MichaelThe Dark Burst Dragon and Rose's former dragon companion. When he eventually went crazy, Rose was forced to kill him. Appears as a special boss for Rose and Dart on the Moon.
- Achilles' Heel: Whenever he attacks with his laser, he opens a weak spot on his chest for a short time.
- Casting a Shadow: Most of his magical attacks, ranging from pitch-black explosive gas to a laser beam of void and destruction.
- Death from Above: His Dark Laser attack.
- Early-Bird Cameo: First seen in the flashback to the Dragon Campaign, where he tears a Virage apart by chewing through it's torso and vaporizes another one with his laser attack.
- Frickin' Laser Beams: One of his most powerful attacks is a laser attack that exposes his weakness.
- Our Dragons Are Different: It's hard to describe him, but he looks slightly more like a traditional Dragon, if not a wyvern.
- Puzzle Boss: Michael is invincible unless the player can convince Rose to divulge his weakness.
The Divine DragonThe seven-winged God of the Dragons, the Divine Dragon is the strongest living Dragon in Endiness. It was imprisoned by the ancient Winglies inside a giant volcano in Mille Sesau. However, during the third disc, he awakens from his slumber and escapes his prison to wreak havoc on the world.
- A.I. Roulette: Divine Cannon normally either hits the leftmost two or rightmost two party members, but if you're unlucky, he'll aim it dead center and hit everyone.
- Body Horror: A subtle case, but you can clearly see that this seven-winged dragon has a little stub where an eighth wing would be on the other side. Either it was cut off in the battle to seal it and people forgot it had an eighth wing, or it didn't grow out correctly.
- Bonus Boss: His ghost in Mayfil, who's also That One Boss.
- Chained by Fashion: The broken chains of its prison still dangle off of it.
- Climax Boss: One of Disk 3's.
- Cognizant Limbs: The "Divine Ball" and the "Divine Cannon", each hosting its own absurdly powerful attack. Since the Divine Dragon itself has its own powerful attacks that it can use before or after the Ball's or Cannon's turns, leaving them alive is a definite shortcut to the Game Over screen.
- Averted in the optional Mayfil boss fight, where the only target is its spirit. This is not as good as it sounds, because now you can't stop the Ball or the Cannon.
- Death from Above: The Divine Ball Attack, which consist of a shower of energy blasts projected from his chest.
- Doomed Hometown: He almost turns Deningrad into this, laying waste to the entire town in all of one minute. Only Shana's Moon Child powers prevent a complete disaster.
- The Dreaded: The most feared of all the dragons.
- Giant Flyer: Easily the largest dragon and is capable of flight.
- Eldritch Abomination: Second only to the Virage Embryo.
- Evil Is Not a Toy: Lloyd frees the Divine Dragon in the hopes of controlling it. He fails utterly.
- Extra Eyes: Seven in total.
- Eye Scream: After the Divine Dragon is finally defeated, Lloyd adds insult to injury by slicing into the largest of his eyes to remove the Dragoon Spirit.
- Eyes Do Not Belong There: He gets one big eye on his "chin" and the other six jumbled up above his upper gums.
- Magic Knight: In conjunction with its projectiles and bulk, it has a handful of actual magic attacks — that is, the ones you use from items. If they're of the Button Mashing variety, it'll always get them up to max charge.
- Make Me Wanna Shout: One of his attacks involves roaring (screeching?) so loudly that it gives the whole party Fear status.
- More Teeth than the Osmond Family: Moving teeth!
- Our Dragons Are Different: The Divine Dragon looks somewhat similar to the traditional dragon design, but the similarites clearly end there: its chest can open up and fire energy blasts, its typical Breath Weapon is replaced by a torso-mounted Wave Motion Gun, its head is nearly all mouth, and its eyes are just... well, read the Eyes Do Not Belong There entry if you haven't already.
- Physical God: Explicitly stated as such. Considering that you only just manage to kill him because you have the Dragon Block Staff (to reduce its power) and because he was still recovering from a fight with Lloyd (who was wielding the Dragon Buster), that's not an exaggeration.
- Roar Before Beating: He tends to roar just before using his Ball or Cannon attacks.
- Sealed Evil in a Can: He was sealed in a volcano on account of being uncontrollable.
- SNK Boss: His Dragon Spirit in Mayfil is widely considered to be one of the hardest — if not the hardest — boss in the game.note Unlike the first boss fight you can destroy neither the Ball nor the Cannon, which are now even more powerful than before (2,000+ damage from the cannon is being generous), and he will spam them with wild abandon. He's also faster to the point where he can attack you two or three turns in a row; Bonus Boss Magician Faust also did this, but he was rendered almost completely helpless if you had a Legend Casque to neuter his magic, whereas the Divine Dragon can deal out as much physical punishmentnote as it can magical. Good luck if you choose to fight this thing, because you're going to need it.
- Spanner in the Works: Lloyd intended to use the Divine Dragon to destroy Deningrad's Signet Sphere, but he clearly didn't know what he was getting into. The only reason his plan worked was because the dragon attacked Deningrad of its own accord and happens to Divine Cannon the Signet Sphere by complete coincidence; if not for that spot of luck, the Big Bad's plan would have been completely and utterly derailed. And this is to say nothing about Lloyd and the heroes meeting up in time to stop the rampaging dragon — again, by coincidence — which nearly gets them all killed. Too Powerful to Live may apply here.
- Wake-Up Call Boss: Unlike the Grand Jewel before it (which itself is also a Wake-Up Call Boss) and a few bosses after it, you cannot abuse the Dragoon mechanics in the fight with the Divine Dragon. You can transform into a Dragoon, sure, but due to the Dragon Block Staff always being in effect, everything you do as a Dragoon is nerfed to the point of futility. If you haven't invested some time and effort into Additions and attack items, expect to be stonewalled by the Divine Dragon for a long time.
- Wave Motion Gun: Divine Cannon. To put it into perspective: the Signet Spheres are only supposed to be destroyable with the Divine Moon Objects. A single shot from the cannon destroys not only Deningrad's Signet Sphere, but the entire top half of the Crystal Palace.
- And if you need further proof if its power: if you can't destroy the cannon in time during the actual fight with the Divine Dragon, he'll blast the whole party for upwards of a thousand damage, which is more than almost any other boss in the game can do. Allowing the cannon to fire is very likely a death sentence, as it's a Cognizant Limb and can easily hit you before or after another powerful attack without warning.
- Weaksauce Weakness: The Dragon Buster sword and the Dragon Block Staff are the only reasons this thing is remotely beatable.
- You Don't Look Like You: Since all of his prior appearances are in the pre-rendered cutscenes, it's more than a little jarring to see the Divine Dragon polygonized and reduced to half its size in its boss battle. This is most likely due to engine limitations though, and even with the scale-down it has the biggest model in the game.
Other Creatures of "Myth"
The Black MonsterA mysterious demon who exists seemingly only to kill, the Black Monster has been slaughtering innocents for over eleven thousand years, his massacres coinciding with the birth of the Moon Child every one hundred and eight years — his victims often including the Moonchild as well. It's commonly believed that his mission in life is to prevent the Moon Child from cleansing the world, which would destroy him as well; of course, Dart has set out to kill the Monster long before this can happen, motivated by revenge for the destruction of Neet.
- The Antichrist: Commonly believed to be such.
- Anti Anti Christ: In reality, the Black Monster's real goal is to destroy the real antichrist.
- Anti-Villain: Despite the immense body count attributed to him, the Black Monster is actually trying to save the world, and remains a sympathetic figure because of this.
- Black Knight: A mysterious figure shrouded in shadows and darkness — even the Monster's armour seems to be composed of shadows.
- Casting a Shadow: Its element is darkness.
- Dark Is Evil: Or so everyone believes.
- Dark Is Not Evil: Actually this.
- Eternal Recurrence: Every hundred and eight years, he returns to wreak havoc.
- Good Wings, Evil Wings: Sports batlike wings, apparently wreathed in black smoke and flames.
- Humanoid Abomination: Well, anyone thinks so — quite incorrectly.
- Necessarily Evil: Its motives.
- One-Man Army: Whole armies have stood in his way... and all have died.
- Person of Mass Destruction: Just about every single appearance of the Black Monster tends to end with a city being razed to the ground. Case in point, Neet.
- Playing with Fire: Already inclined to burn entire settlements to the ground, the Black Monster also has a habit of incinerating anyone stupid enough to attack him at close range.
- Samus Is a Girl: Late in Disc 3, it's revealed that the "Demon" that everybody's been referring to as "he" for the past few hours of gameplay is actually Rose.
- Shoot the Dog: Well, it's either kill a baby and everyone who's laid eyes on it, or let the world be destroyed. No easy decision.
- Time Abyss: 11,000-ish years old.
- Walking Spoiler: Its true identity.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: Its goal turns out to be a noble one: kill the Moon Child so it can't cause the apocalypse, and everyone converted by the Child's powers so they can't spread their fanaticism to the rest of Endiness.
- Would Hurt a Child: The Black Monster is more than prepared to kill children over the course of his rampages, and because the intended target is the Moon Child — who will likely be only a baby at the time of the massacre — child murder is guaranteed.
- Wreathed in Flames: As a flashback reveals, the Black Monster's body is wreathed in black flames and smog.
The Moon ChildThe prophesized saviour of Endiness, the Moon Child is born once in every one hundred and eight years; the Child's mission in life is to purify and restore the world with holy power, but in the past eleven thousand years, none of the Children have ever managed to complete this sacred quest, as every last one of them was murdered by the Black Monster before they had a chance to begin.
- Apocalypse Maiden: The Moon Children themselves might not be malevolent per se, but they're driven by instinct and destiny to reconnect with the Virage Embryo and end the world.
- Born-Again Immortality: Unlike the Black Monster, the Moon Child is not physically immortal, and its spirit has to be reincarnated in a human form to go about its sacred duties; for good measure, it still takes a hundred and eight years to find a new human host whenever the Black Monster kills it. Of course, the real goal of the Child is to reunite with its original body, the Virage Embryo.
- Charm Person: It's revealed that the Moon Child has the ability to psychically influence those around it, subtly persuading them to worship it - hence the reason why the Black Monster goes out of his way to kill everyone within a mile radius of the Child as well as the Child itself.
- The Chosen One: Brutally deconstructed, due to the nature of their existence, they're actually destined to bring about the end of the world.
- Defense Mechanism Superpower: If Shana is any evidence, this is how the Moon Child's powers initially manifest.
- Eternal Recurrence: Much like the Black Monster, the Child only appears once every hundred and eight years.
- God of Evil: They're destined to bring about the Apocalypse.
- Light Is Not Good: They're destined to bring about the end of the world and their powers manifest with light.
- Prophetic Fallacy: People assume the "cleanse" part of the prophecy means to purge the world of evil. This is...technically true.
- Weird Moon: The Moon Child's birth is heralded by the Moon That Never Sets glowing blood-red.
The Virage EmbryoPurported to be the one hundred and eighth fruit of the Divine Tree, an unborn god of unthinkable power, created specifically to destroy the world and remake it. It was first discovered by the ancient Winglies; under the command of Emperor Melbu Frahma, they removed the Virage Embryo's soul and imprisoned it within a Crystal Sphere; the body was kept well out of reach of both the imprisoned soul and any prospective saboteurs — in the sky, where it became known as The Moon That Never Sets. Melbu kept the sphere with him at all times, using its immense magical power to terrorize the races under his control, in spite of his sister's efforts to lessen his power; however, in the final battle of the Dragon Campaign, the sphere was broken, releasing the soul trapped within. However, thanks to the Moon signets that Charle Frahma created, the soul couldn't return to its original body, so it began a cycle of incarnating itself in the bodies of newborn humans, hoping to find a way of destroying the signets through the worshippers it inspired over the course of each lifetime — and earning the title of The Moon Child in the process. For eleven thousand years, Rose managed to stop it from making any progress — up until Shana escaped her assassination attempt.
- Bad Moon Rising: Its original body, which has been mistaken for a moon by countless astronomers.
- Eldritch Abomination
- Eldritch Location: Most of its body functions as this; on the outside, it's a small planet, and on the inside, it's a jumbled mixture of landscapes that the Virage Embryo has sculpted to confuse invaders. For good measure, Rose confirms that none of it is an illusion — it's all real, courtesy of the Virage Embryo's powers.
- Fetal Position Rebirth: When the Moon Child (AKA: Shana) is being reunited with the Embryo, she's in the fetal position, contained within a bubble for good measure. Averted when Melbu Frahma takes her place a couple of minutes later.
- Fetus Terrible: It's called an Embryo for a very good reason, and the entire moon is just a giant womb in which it will incubate until the Virage Embryo's long-lost soul can rejoin it.