These are the characters who appear in the PlayStation RPG The Legend of Dragoon
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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.
- Celibate Hero: For the first two discs.
- Coup de Grâce Cutscene: Subverted about half the time, including the first two times.
- Discard and Draw: Dart loses the Red Eyed Spirit in the endgame, only to gain an Eleventh Hour Superpower (see below).
- Doomed Hometown: Dart attracts fire (no pun intended) like honey attracts bees. Not only is Seles burned at the beginning of the game, 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.
- 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.
- Hachimaki: He has a bandana, which likely keeps his hair out of his face.
- 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.
- 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 it's own.
- Sword and Gun: As the Divine Dragoon.
- 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
This is what I saw everyday when I was young. I grew up thinking... "I'll be an admired knight just like my father and I'll protect this country!" [...] The reality was much harder than I imagined back then. I feel all the more strongly how great my father was. To protect this country I would tear the flesh from my body.
Knight of Basil and prisoner of Sandora's Hellena compound, at least until Dart rescues him in the midst of his strike to save Shana. Together, they escape to the Kingdom of Basil and assist in its defense at the fortress city of Hoax.
Wielder of the Jade Dragoon Spirit, won from Greham, the man who killed Lavitz's father during the initial schism that split Serdio into Basil and Sandora. Killed by Lloyd while saving King Albert from Hellena, and his soul imprisoned in the Winglies' Death City Mayfil due to his ties to the world of the living.
- 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.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Even in death.
- 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.
- Mighty Glacier: Though he quickly becomes a Glass Cannon in magic-heavy boss fights.
- Military Brat: His father was a military man as well.
- Only Mostly Dead: Turns out his spirit is still lingering and ends up possessed, leaving the party to free his soul so he can pass on to the afterlife.
- 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: He watches Albert get the Moon Gem ripped out of him and goes berserk and ends up dead for his troubles at Lloyd's hand so he's revealed as a major villain.
- Undying Loyalty: To Albert.
- 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. And then she loses it following the Divine Dragon's attack on Deningrad, gets directly kidnapped by "Emperor Diaz", and so on.
- Apocalypse Maiden: Shana's soul is the God of Destruction.
- Bare Your Midriff: In Dragoon form.
- Charm Person: Everyone's love for Shana becomes rather dark once you realize that one of her Moon Child powers is the ability to overpower and influence the minds of others.
- The Chick: The feminine and compassionate one.
- Childhood Friend Romance: With Dart.
- Combat Medic: Her primary role is as a healer: Her dragoon magic tends to focus on that.
- Damsel in Distress: Kidnapped 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: She's the daughter of the Queen 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.
- Holy Hand Grenade: Star Children and White Silver Dragoon.
- Light 'em Up: Same spells.
- Light Is Not Good: True, Shana herself is perfectly innocent, but as the Moon Child, she's destined to destroy the entire world.
- MacGuffin Girl: She's the Moon Child.
- Magikarp Power: Starts off thoroughly useless but becomes better when she hits Dragoon Level 3, and almost indispensable once she hits Dragoon Level 5.
- Out-of-Clothes Experience: Her Dragoon transformation.
- Proper Lady: Polite, kind, wholesome, etc.
- Separated at Birth / Switched at Birth: The Black Monster was sent to kill Shana as a baby but accidentally killed her twin, 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.
- Squishy Wizard: Strongest magic in the game bar none, but also among the weakest physical stats.
- 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. And this insanity is the source of the power of Dragoons, the Dragon Knight. Someday, something will happen, and if you cannot chasten your insanity, I wonder if you will be able to endure it, given the size of your spirit?
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, seeing as how she wields the Darkness one 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 puppetmasters.
- 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).
- Badass: Especially in the beginning, where she basically carries the party through their battles.
- Bad Powers Complicated 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.
- 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: They don't come much cooler than that.
- 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: Being forced to be a mass murderer every 108 years has to do things to you.
- Easily Forgiven: Rose has killed untold numbers of people throughout the generations to prevent the Moon Child from coming about, 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. 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 realized killing Shana might be for the best.
- Fashionable Asymmetry: Wears 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: She gets to die with the man she loves ending the fight they started 11,000 years ago and thanks Dart for everything.
- Immortality Inducer: The magical choker she wears is the source of her immortality.
- Knight in Sour Armor: She's over 11,000 years old and has been killing the Moon Child every 108 years while they're children and has been alone the whole time, but she refuses to give up protecting Endiness.
- Shell-Shocked Veteran: She fought in the Wingly Campaign, watched her friends and fiance die and has had to spend 11,000 years wiping out entire villages to kill the Moon Child as the Black Monster and is so broken by her experiences that she can't really express much in the way of anything.
- Sixth Ranger: In Disc 1.
- 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: 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: With Zieg.
- 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.
- Who Wants to Live Forever?: Rose doesn't enjoy her magically long life, she tolerates it because of her duty to save the world.
- Woman in Black: Her outfit is primarily black, reflecting her character and backstory.
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: Dart's, in fact. Though he keeps this a secret from Dart once he figures this out.
- Badass Mustache: He's a martial arts expert that sports one.
- 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.
- Cool Old Guy: The only one that's likely older then him is Rose. That being said, he gives out excellent advice to party members and remains calm at all times.
- Dirty Old Man: A rather innocent example, but it's definitely still there.
- Fingerless Gloves
- Kame Hame Hadouken: His second Addition, the Fury of Styxx.
- 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.
- Offhand Backhand: Performs one in the midst of his Omni-Sweep.
- My Greatest Failure: His daughter accidentally killed a fellow student during a sparring session, under his watch. After being insulted by him, she ran away from home.
- 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.
- Team Dad: Rose is too jaded to keep this bunch in line.
- 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, totalling 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...
- 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.
Voiced by Shinichiro Miki in Japanese and David Babich in English
It reminds me of what Lavitz happily told me about you. That he had met "guys he could finally call friends." Now, I understand why.
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
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: He knows the same fighting style as Lavitz, but he's much faster at attacking then Lavitz was.
- Badass Bookworm/Cultured Badass: Definitely the most polished member of the team, not to mention the most formal.
- 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.
- King Incognito: Albert adopts this persona when he joins the group.
- MacGuffin Guy: The Moon Gem's inside his body.
- 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: You'd think he'd be a Lancer but he gladly defers to Rose in that role and simply doesn't have the same dynamic with Dart that Lavitz did. On the other hand, we are reminded often that Albert is the brains of the group, Rose only filling in details about the Dragon Campaign given she served in it.
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: To Lavitz after he dies. They have the same Additions, stats, and equipment.
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 gets better in a fight as she levels up, and her speed certainly helps.
- 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.
- Dance Battler: She's a dancer, and her additions reflect this.
- 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. For the 'awesome' part, see Game Breaker below.
- Drop the Hammer: Her Weapon of Choice is a hammer.
- Fragile Speedster: With a heaping helping of Glass Cannon and Lightning Bruiser once her last Addition is maxed out. She has the lowest hit points of anyone in the game, and her magic defense isn't much better, but her later Additions can put out the hurt, as thanks to a 600% damage multiplier, she can out-damage Kongol. She's also the fastest character in the game.
- Foreshadowing: Just before Lenus reveals herself as a Wingly in Fletz Castle, she specifically talks to Meru. Hinting that, like her, Meru is a Wingly.
- 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?
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 can actually deal some nice damage.
- Tag Along Kid: At first she just tags along because she wants to, but after she gets a Dragoon Spirit, she becomes way more useful.
- 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:
- 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.
- Dishing Out Dirt: Earth is his element.
- Facial Markings: He has them, whether it's part of his being a Giganto or if it's scars from his being 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.
- Last of His Kind: Somehow the entire race was wiped out by racist bandits.
- Mighty Glacier: Highest HP, highest physical defense, 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, since it got knocked away from Shana when the Divine Dragon broke one of the Wingly signets holding the Moon That Never Sets in the sky.
- 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 Ass Kicking: 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Royals Who Actually Do Something: Technically adopted, but officially she's the Queen's daughter and one of the kingdom's highest ranking generals.
- Something About a Rose: Reversed. Miranda despises roses because they remind her of her negligent mother.
- 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.
- 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 head warden of Hellena Prison, feared for his immense size and superhuman ability 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, sadistic as he was, was not content in only taking the girl and ordered that the village to be destroyed, as well.
- 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. I had...admiration for him, as a mate...and as a friend. But time goes by and it turned into this feeling.... This fear, from realizing the limits of your ability.... This fear...that goes nowhere. The only thing you can do is curse yourself for weakness....
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 and the two are 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.
- 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.
You remind me of...Carlo, 20 years ago. A bloodstained corpse in front of me....
Ruler of the southern part of Serdio, which broke from Basil to become Imperial Sandora following the death (read: murder) of Albert's father Carlo. Doel claims to be fighting to create a world where all creatures may live in peace - by any means necessary. However, for the past few years, he's been content to operate under the truce between Basil and Sandora without actively pursuing his goals... 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.
- BFS / Dual Wielding: His Weapon of Choice is a pair of giant swords, which only get bigger in his Dragoon form.
- Cain and Abel: Killed his brother because Doel doubted his competence.
- Death Equals Redemption: He congratulates Albert for being so strong, gives Lloyd's location and dies from his wounds.
- 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!
- Evil Virtues: 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.
- No Sell: One of his Dragoon attacks is to summon a Force Field that blocks everything until it fades away.
- One-Winged Angel: Doel reveals himself as a Dragoon when he's half-beaten.
- Orcus on His Throne: Doesn't do anything against anyone until they take the fight to him.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Fuuma Shuriken: Her first version resembles one, with Laser Blade in it.
- 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.
- 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.
- Winged Humanoid: Both as a Dragoon and as a Wingly.
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.
- Super Speed: He's incredibly fast, so much so that even late in the game he's 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 make his utopia happen, though he never really says what his idea of utopia is.
- Villainous Fashion Sense: He looks the part of a villain and the frontman of a metal band in his regular attire.
- 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
It's been a while, Rose. Dart.
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.
- Dead Person Impersonation: Pretending to be Emperor Diaz.
- Demonic Possession: Merely a puppet controlled by his age-old nemesis, Melbu Frahma.
- 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.
- 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 [[spoiler: 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.
Voiced by Akio Ohtsuka in Japanese and David Babich in English
I have acquired all. The immortality.... And the ultimate power.... I am the god...who purifies the world...! Under the fate determined by Soa. 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 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 Zeig before dying. To say nothing of what happened once he took control of the Virage Embryo.
- Bald of Evil: He has no hair.
- Big Bad: Of the Dragon Campaign and of the 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: In achieving his goals, he takes away the one reason for the heroes holding back. This backfires on him, hard.
- 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.
- Soul Jar: He sealed his soul inside Zieg's dragoon spirit.
The 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.
The 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.
The 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.
The 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.
- Bonus Boss: Along with the other four Dragoons who died during the Dragon Campaign.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
The 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.
Sister 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, the Darkness Dragoon. Early in the fourth disc, it's revealed that Charle was the Winglie 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.
- Hidden Elf Village: Ulara, Charle's home, is one of the nicer examples of these.
- 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.
A 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 milennia 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.
The 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 is 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.
The 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.
The 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: Rose has to tell to Dart what's his weakness, then they have to attack him exploiting said weakness.
The Divine Dragon
The 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 particularily unlucky, he'll aim it dead centre 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.
- Death from Above/Macross Missile Massacre: 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.
- 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/Your Size May Vary: 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 Monster
A 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. It's revealed that the Black Monster is actually Rose, trying to save the world by stopping the Moon Child from ending it
- The Antichrist: Commonly believed to be such.
- Anti Anti Christ: Actually this.
- Anti-Villain: It kills a lot of people, but for very good reasons.
- Black Knight: They're shrouded in shadows and darkness.
- 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.
- One-Man Army: Whole armies have stood in his way... and all have died.
- Person of Mass Destruction: It causes lots and lots of destruction.
- Playing with Fire: It tends to set fire to any locale it runs across in its search.
- Samus is a Girl: The "Demon" that everybody's been referring to as "he" for the past few hours of gameplay is actually a woman.
- 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.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: Their goal turns out to be a noble one, they kill the Moon Child so it can't cause the apocalypse and due to the Moon Child's powers that makes everyone grow attached to and like them, everyone associated with it so they can't spread it 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 Child
The 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. The third disc reveals that Shana is actually the current Moon Child, having managed to escape the Black Monster's rampage in Neet over eighteen years ago. Unfortunately, it also reveals that the Moon Child itself is just the reincarnated soul of the Virage Embryo, the God of Destruction, and the holy purification bestowed on Endiness would arrive in the form of an Apocalypse.
- 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/Exact Words: 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 Embryo
Purported 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.
- 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.
- Time Abyss: Undoubtedly the oldest living being in the game, having existed since the creation of the world.
- True Final Boss: When combined with Melbu Frahma.