- —All of them.
Lenneth Valkyrie / Lenneth the Creator
- Action Girl: One of the strongest female leads in RPG history.
- Archer Archetype: If you choose to equip her with a bow, she's the best archer.
- Battle Ballgown: Mostly of the armor with a skirt variety, although still very fancy armor.
- Braids of Action
- Bow and Sword, in Accord: Again, only in the first game. She might be the only example that wears plate mail.
- Critical Existence Failure: If she is defeated, you have three turns to revive her before you automatically lose. Justified in that she is the power source of the main party in the first game.
- Cry Cute: as soon as she regains her memories as Platina.
- Defrosting Ice Queen: Lenneth slowly shows more concern for humans as the game goes on, though it doesn't really appear readily until the Golden Ending has been triggered.
- Did You Just Punch Out Cthulu: In the Golden Ending when she defeats Loki after he displayed the power to destroy Migard with the Dragon Orb.
- The Ego: Explicitly referred to as the Valkyries' primary ego in the bad ending.
- Eleventh Hour Superpower: In the Golden Ending of the first game.
- Emotionless Girl: at first, though even she later showed the same attitude to Freya even after regaining her memories.
- Energy Bow: Her arrows seem to be composed of some sort of light energy.
- Everyone Calls Him Barkeep: Played with - mortals don't actually know the names of any of the valkyries, and only address them by that title (or sometimes Lady Valkyrie). Only other gods refer to her as Lenneth. Used to great effect in the second game to foreshadow The Reveal about Rufus.
- Evolving Attack: Lenneth's finisher has three levels, although the third is only really seen in the endgame.
- Fanservice (Averted in the first game, but as time goes on, the artists of the series just keep blowing her skirt up more and more in illustrations until it finally resulted in this. Just scroll down until you reach I Accuse Everyone.)
- Form-Fitting Wardrobe: Her armor forms around her breasts.
- Gold and White Are Divine / Heavenly Blue: Her outfit is gold, blue, and white.
- Good Bad Translation: Her finishing move Nibelung Valesti was apparently a corruption of Nibelung Velocity. Also, her pre-fight quote as mentioned above doesn't make sense in the first game, especially when she refers it to her warriors. This was fixed in the sequel game, where she now says "Come to me brave warriors, the battle awaits us!"
- The Grim Reaper
- Half-Human Hybrid: In the Golden Ending of the first game, again.
- Heroines Prefer Swords: Even if she is equipped with a bow, Lenneth uses a sword to slash things in dungeons. She's also the only sister to use swords as primary weapons in the second game; all three Valkyries still use a sword for Nibelung Valesti.
- Heroic BSOD: After having her memories and being reassembled, she briefly goes into this over Lucian's death.
- Karma Meter: Lenneth has two. One, more obvious, shows how well she is in the graces of Odin, the All-Father. The second shows how strong the seal is on her memories. If it's low enough at the appropriate time, the Golden Ending opens up on Medium or Hard difficulty.
- Lady of War
- Mama Bear: Toward her Einherjar and, in the A Ending, the whole world. Loki's last big mistake was blasting Midgard.
- My Significance Sense Is Tingling
- Mystical White Hair
- Physical God: In the Golden Ending, Lenneth assumes the prime position as the creator of a new world - one of the most benevolent examples of the trope. While stripped of much of this power when she time travels after Lezard in the sequel, she is still Lenneth the Creator in her sequel appearance.
- Rapunzel Hair: Her braid reaches to about her lower back, and it's even longer on her in-game sprite.
- Restraining Bolt: Odin is extremely unhappy should this be released; he attempts to reseal Lenneth and awakens Hrist in her stead.
- Party in My Pocket: Probably one of the most literal examples given that she's powering them.
- Power Gives You Wings
- Rage Against the Heavens: After her memory is restored.
- Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Against Loki in the final act of the Gold Ending.
- This Is Unforgivable!: Naturally, this is her proclamation.
- To Be Lawful or Good: Lenneth grapples with this question as she regains her memories and sees past Odin's façade. She ultimately settles on good.
- True Blue Femininity: Bright blue armor and a blue glow when she uses Nibelung Valesti.
- What Is This Thing You Call Love?: For most of the first game, she just doesn't "get" love in general, and calls into question some of her einherjar's judgment when they do something apparently crazy out of love.
- "World of Cardboard" Speech: Gives one to Loki in the Golden Ending, just before recreating the world, resurrecting all the humans that died in Loki's attack, and kicking his ass.
- You Kill It, You Bought It: She kills no less than two of the souls who join her.
Silmeria ValkyrieGolden Ending) in the first game. She's one of the central characters of the second, which was named after her. Active centuries before the first game, Odin's attempt to put a Restraining Bolt on her was incomplete, and Silmeria was able to communicate with her host body, Princess Alicia of Dipan. It turns out that Silmeria was sealed because she found out about Odin's world-destroying plan to win Ragnarok by potentially causing the world to fall apart. Silmeria's attempting to counter-plan against this in the meantime. Her Finishing Move is also Niebelung Valesti, colored yellow.
- Action Girl: Not nearly on Lenneth's level, but she has her moments.
- Bow and Sword, in Accord: Silmeria prefers to use a bow, but remains proficient with a sword for when she's directly controlling Alicia or using Nibelung Valesti.
- Cosmic Keystone: In the second game, it's revealed that Brahms held her frozen body in Midgard because Odin stole the Dragon Orb, which was supposed to keep Midgard stable, and Silmeria's power was used as a replacement.
- Defector from Decadence
- Divergent Character Evolution
- Gameplay-wise, she takes over the archer role from Lenneth in the second game. Design-wise, her armor is light purple and she is the least armored of the three. Her valkyrie headpiece is smaller and has three hawk feathers.
- Good Is Dumb: Many a time a situation may have been resolved in her favor had more forethought been put into her plans. Alas, she ends up Out-Gambitted by everyone and their dog.
- Graceful Ladies Like Purple: Wears lavender armor.
- Grand Theft Me: Princess Alicia and Silmeria Valkyrie share the same body. Silmeria can take control anytime she wants.
- The Grim Reaper: Unlike her sisters, though, Silmeria's active recruitment days are behind her. She instead has to find her old einherjar where they had been dropped.
- Hot-Blooded: When compared to her sisters.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Silmeria is more traditionally heroic than her sisters, as she's acting out of her disgust towards Odin's manipulative actions.
- Goddess Popsicle: She's trapped in crystal during the first game.
- The Id: With Lenneth and Hrist being respectively referred to as the primary ego and the secondary ego, this is the logical conclusion for Silmeria's role in the Valkyrie.
- Informed Attribute: Is said to be the kindest of the three Valkyries. In practice, Lenneth consistently is.
- Though, to be fair, Silmeria is the one actively trying to protect humanity from Odin's plans. Plus, she reincarnates her einherjar instead of sending them to Valhalla. Silmeria's approach to kindness is more along the lines of a Jerk with a Heart of Gold.
- Also, Lenneth only became kind after she learned the truth about herself and Platina. For most of the first game, she is pretty cold.
- Which in turn, is the consequence of her actions and the cause of her demise in Covenant of the Plume and that was the reason Odin and Freya decided to seal valkyrie memories from then on.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She has a rough exterior, but she is trying to protect humanity from Odin.
- Lady of War (Not a particularly impressive one, but still...)
- Out-Gambitted: Constantly. Whether it's being outdone by Hrist, the three mages, Lezard, or Odin, Silmeria never once comes out ahead. She's either a freakin' Vizzini or just very, very unlucky.
- Power Gives You Wings
- Rebellious Princess: Well, rebellious goddess, but the effect's the same. And she gets sealed into another rebellious princess.
- Spoiled Brat: Easily the most rebellious of the three Valkyries. It also appears in her invocation for Niebelung Valesti, which is a much more curt version of her sisters' invocation. Of course, as she's found out that Odin's willing to sacrifice the entire human realm for his ambitions to win Ragnarok, Silmeria's more than justified in acting like this.
- To Be Lawful or Good: Silmeria has the least difficulty with this question. Her commitment to good over law makes her the quickest to rebel.
- Aloof Big Sister: The most emotionally distant of the three valkyrie sisters, and the one who consequently has the most elaborate invocation for her finisher.
- Blade on a Stick: The lone Valkyrie who uses a spear instead of a sword outside of Nibelung Valesti.
- Breaking the Fourth Wall: Her truthade bio in the third game basically says "Be strong. They'll have to make a game about you someday".
- Conflicting Loyalty: She comes to question her more disturbing duties under Odin (like stealing the power source that holds Midgard together, destroying whole kingdoms, and such) after spending some time with the heroes, and eventually even confesses that she doesn't know what to believe anymore when asked at a certain point.
- Dark Action Girl: Whether you believe one Alternate Character Interpretation or the other, she definitely is.
- Defrosting Ice Queen: Posing as Leone gives her an opportunity to get to know Alicia and develop sympathy for her she hadn't had before.
- Demoted to Extra: Hrist has not been the central character of any Valkyrie Profile game yet; she only makes a brief appearance in the first game's Golden Ending (and a mention of her name in the worst ending), and she spends much of the second game hunting her sister's Soul Jar. Her appearance in the third is restricted to complaining about not having a starring role in the Bonus Dungeon.
- Divergent Character Evolution: In Silmeria. In the first game, she's a Palette Swap of Lenneth; in the second, she's given a different weapon and moves.
- Her moves in Silmeria are based from Lawfer's attacks, primarily because there are no other spearmen in your team other than her.
- Design-wise, aside from having a black and dark purple color scheme, Hrist is the most heavily-armored of the valkyries and she actually wears a helmet rather than just a tiara. Her valkyrie headpiece has five black fathers.
- Enemy Mine: What those who tend to dislike her believe she does by the end of Silmeria. She has the first one of the series exacted on her.
- The Grim Reaper: The only one of the three valkyries in the habit of personally killing people she wants as einherjar.
- Humans Are Average: How she views us the best of times.
- Heel-Face Turn: What those who do like her believe she does by the end of Silmeria.
- Just Following Orders
- Kick the Dog: In Valkyrie Profile: Silmeria, she kills Arngrim to turn him into an einherjar so that he's forced to obey her instead of siding with Silmeria. Those that don't like her find her killing and brainwashing an ally brings her over the Moral Event Horizon. Those that do forgive her in part because Death Is Cheap and in part because he rebels and goes back to joining the good guys anyhow.
- Knight Templar: There is nothing she won't do to achieve what she thinks right. Nothing.
- Lady of War
- Leeroy Jenkins: Yes, believe it or not, Hrist pulls one of these in the first game. Without any forward planning whatsoever and while disobeying orders, thus derailing Odin's plans, Hrist rushes headfirst into Brahms' Castle without any einherjar and while somewhat Nerfed from having been forcefully awakened before her time. It ends about as well as for her as the Trope Namer's own venture.
- Meaningful Name: In Old Norse, her name translates to "the shaker" or "the quaking one".
- The Mole: I'm sure we can trust Leone completely.
- My God, What Have I Done?: She does end up questioning her actions.
- Purple Is Powerful: Her Nibelung Valesti is purple in the second game.
- Red and Black and Evil All Over: Wears black armor, and in the first game, when she was completely antagonistic, her Nibelung Valesti was red. By the time she uses it in the second game, she has begun the process of undergoing a Heel-Face Turn and uses a purple version instead.
- Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Rather than attempt to recruit einherjar when Odin awakens her in the first game, she attempts to rescue Silmeria.
- Shotoclone: In VP: Lenneth and VP: Covenant.
- Slasher Smile: A subtle example during the execution of King Barbarossa in the first game.
- Power Gives You Wings
- The Super Ego: Is explicitly referred to as the Valkyries' secondary ego by Freya.
- However, in the first game, she goes after Brahms immediately after awakening without plans, without allies, and in a weakened state, just to try to liberate her sister Silmeria from Brahms. A pretty emotional course of action for a super ego character.
- This Cannot Be!: Her reaction to being defeated in the Golden Ending of the first game.
- To Be Lawful or Good: Hrist has the most difficulty with this question. She initially settles on lawful, but spending time with Alicia and being faced with all the problems Odin has caused pushes her towards good.
- You Kill It, You Bought It: You Kill Arngrim, You Bought Him. It's implied that she regularly uses this method to gain Einherjar.
- She also takes it very seriously, as she will go out of her way to ensure her Einherjar's safety. Even if she killed him herself, she also believes it is her duty to keep them safe once they are under her command, and is even willing to fight Freya to protect them.
- "Let it be done!"
- Cool Sword / BFS: Wielder of Rangrid’s Blade, Blade named after she of the shield truce. One swing dispels all darkness.
- Curtains Match the Window
- Freudian Trio: Hrist, Lenneth, and Silmeria are the Valkyrie's Super Ego, Ego, and Id respectively.
- Just A Flesh Wound: Stoically stands there and allows Lezzard to stab her in the stomach with Gungnir before delivering a brief "The Reason You Suck" Speech and passing sentence on his soul.
- Literal Split Personality: The True Valkyrie has been split into the three sisters for so long that no-one even remembers them as one anymore...
- Power Gives You Wings: She briefly manifests a pair of wings when she is reborn and manifests three pairs during the climax of her Niebelung Valesti (a pair from each sister).
- Restraining Bolt: Implied that she was split into three to limit her power.
- Supernatural Gold Eyes
- Winds of Destiny, Change: Can control Fate itself.
- BFS: Well, it's a spear, but Odin's huge two-sided spear Gungnir definitely counts.
- Blade on a Stick
- Disc One Final Boss: In the second game.
- Gambit Roulette: His plans might edge into this territory if not for his divinity.
- Give Me Your Inventory Item: After defeating a boss, he'll ask for the divine treasures in chests left by the bosses. He gives you one point of karma for giving them up, but dings you five points if you don't.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: Ironically killed by Loki using the Dragon Orb, the artifact that he stole from Midgard.
- Jerkass Gods: Literally the god of Jerkass.
- Kick the Dog: Made all the worse that he used to be just like one of the dogs he kicks. Namely, Rufus.
- Omniscient Morality License: He claims one, anyhow. Too bad he's not actually omniscient.
- The Patriarch
- Slouch of Villainy: Just look at how he sits in his throne in both games. That's not the sign of a good guy.
- Smug Snake: This makes his respective owning at the hands of other villains all the more satisfying.
- The Unfought: In the original game, disappointingly.
- Unwitting Pawn: Loki completely snows him in the Golden Ending of the original. Fitting, considering the original myths.
- The Worf Effect: He's the king of the gods, and yet still falls victim to less powerful villains, for crying out loud.
- Action Girl: Is famous among fans for being gloriously Badass.
- Berserk Button: Never make references to her age.
- Combat Stilettos: Well, at least she can hover.
- Composite Character: Of both Frigg, Odin's wife, and Freya, the Vanir goddess of love and fertility.
- Da Chief: She's the one who Lenneth has to answer to — handing out rewards if Lenneth has been in Odin's good graces, and admonishing her if not. If you cheese off Odin too much, she wipes the floor with Lenneth as part of the bad end, and is shown afterwards awakening Hrist.
- Defrosting Ice Queen: She's just as cold as any of the Aesir, but she shows a lot of emotion when her husband dies.
- Detached Sleeves
- Disneyfication: in the original myths and legends... let us just say that Freya really knew how to get around, with everyone from Odin to four dwarves... for a necklace. This makes the series stand out for being one of the few Norse Mythology adaptations to remember that Freya is also a warrior goddess who runs the Valkyries and focus on that aspect instead.
- Guest Star Party Member
- Holy Hand Grenade
- Humans Are Average: She seems to think this.
- Leotard of Power: Freya's outfit either consists of this or a...
- Magic Skirt: Though official art◊ shows she's actually wearing a leotard, with the "skirt" just covering her hips.
- Male Gaze: There are quite a lot of cutscenes in the second game that focus on her posterior...
- Mighty Glacier: Her attacks are powerful, but incredibly slow. Combos have to be based around Freya's slow speed to pull off attacks in order to fill the Heat Gauge.
- Ms. Fanservice
- Mundane Utility: Most people would just walk - or at most hover - down the three steps to Odin's throne.
- Nice Hat
- Power Floats
- Spam Attack: Her Divine Punishment attack looks a lot like Chun-Li's Hyakuretsukyaku/Lightning Leg attack...
- Stripperiffic: a hat, a swimsuit, and boots. Although her promiscuous side is left untold, she still looks the part.
- Teleport Spam
- Widow Woman: The first two games have her eventually dealing with the death of Odin, whom she deeply cares for.
- Ax-Crazy: Uses a Cosmic Keystone to rain fire and death upon all. All the while wearing a big, happy Slasher Smile.
- Big Bad
- The Chessmaster
- Deceptive Disciple
- Evil Laugh
- Final Boss: In the Golden Ending.
- Freudian Excuse: He's half-Aesir half-Vanir, yet lives in Jerkass Gods Valhalla central. As apathetic to the needs of those they deem beneath them that the Aesir feel, it's left to little wonder how Loki ended up so frikkin' nuts.
- Kick the Dog: Starts with Lucian, then moves onto Kicking Every Dog in the Known Universe.
- Large Ham: The ending battle of the Gold Ending could be reinterpreted as Lenneth and him battling over the right to be the Patron God of Ham.
- Motive Rant: during the final showdown.
- Nonhuman Humanoid Hybrid
- Not So Different: Tries this on Lenneth, but she just delivers a Shut Up, Hannibal! once she gathers her wits.
- Omnicidal Maniac
- One-Winged Angel: This falls under one of Loki's actual powers according to mythology, shape-shifting, which he used very frequently. Changing shapes also does change his abilities; the only reason he probably isn't known in mythology for doing exactly this is because he just doesn't get into fair fights in the first place.
- Slasher Smile:
- The Starscream: A successful one.
HelThe mistress of Nifleheim, she makes a brief appearance in the original game, and has a more prominent role in Covenant of the Plume, where she makes the titular covenant with Wylfred, offering him power in exchange for the lives of his allies.
- For the Evulz: She gave Wylfred power, and is revealed to have been behind the Succession Crisis in the first place, apparently for her own amusement.
RoussalierAn Elf living in the Forest of Spirits, she helps Alicia and Rufus escape Heimdall. An archer, she shows an almost maternal concern for the two, particularly Rufus, leading to speculation that she's his mother.
- "Now face a princess's true wrath!"
- A Fate Worse Than Death (Narrowly averted. See below.)
- Black Magician Girl: Your starting mage. A decent and reliable one, too. Commonly ends up being the Closing Mage, too.
- Body Horror: Changed into a demon by the Ghoul Powder. The transformation is offscreen in the original, but is shown in its full glory in the PSP remake. Her transformed and possessed body goes on a murderous rampage while she watches helplessly, a prisoner in her own vessel.
- Bratty Half-Pint: Lives and breathes this, initially. Throws her scepter during a temper tantrum soon after Arngrim has humiliated her father in front of his own knighthood by exposing him as a coward.
- So, she disguises herself to hire Arngrim for a job on which she intends to pay him back. While discussing the "job" with him, she makes a scene over what she deems inadequate food at a restaurant before accidentally downing alcohol and passing out on the floor.
- Break the Haughty: A particularly horrifying example.
- Clark Kenting: Glasses + babushka = her alias, Angela.
- Crowning Moment of Funny: The entirety of her escapades as Angela. Half the fun is watching Arngrim react to this proverbial train wreck.
- Does This Remind You of Anything?Jelanda: Arngrim, it hurts!
- Graceful Ladies Like Purple / Purple Is Powerful: Her princess dress is purple.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: For all her bossy attitude, she's a genuinely good person and rather unaware of the outside world as a princess.
- Kill It with Fire: Starts out like this
- Mercy Kill: By her eventual Big Brother Mentor Arngrim and Lenneth after being transmogrified into a terrible beast.
- Pimped-Out Dress: As a royal, she wears a grand dress.
- Pretty in Mink: As a sorcoress, she wears a cape trimmed with white fur.
- Rebellious Princess
- Red Mage: Starts with fire spells, but can also heal your party.
- Regal Ringlets
- Treacherous Advisor: Is the victim of one of these. Her father's advisor is actually a double agent for the enemy nation and arranged for her to be delivered to them. If the plot is unveiled, she was drugged, and the soldiers sent to her rescue were ordered to give her some medicine in order to wake her up.
- "I grow tired of you!"
- Ascended Extra: Thanks to his popularity, he returned in the second game and got a lot more of a speaking role.
- Bad Ass: In a setting where you play as gods and goddesses, he still manages to stick out as one.
- Badass Normal: He's 'just' a normal human.
- Bare Your Midriff
- Better to Die Than Be Killed
- BFS: The largest in the series.
- Big Brother Mentor: Becomes this to Jelanda. Was also this for Lawfer, training the younger warrior in the use of the spear and helping him realise his self worth.
- The Big Guy
- Blood Knight
- Boisterous Bruiser
- Captain Ersatz: There's no denying it. He's Guts from Berserk.
- Chainmail Bikini: A rare male example. Arngrim wears shoulder pads and gauntlets but no chestplate, and he's shirtless. Guess that just goes to show how much of a Bad Ass he is.
- Driven to Suicide: Played straight in the first game and narrowly averted in the ending of the second.
- Death Seeker: Is implied to be this after the fall of Dipan
- Enemy Mine: The first one against Hrist. The second one against Lezard.
- Expy: Is actually an Expy of Ancel in Covenant of the Plume, but only in combat. Played straight in the second game.
- Face-Heel Turn: Forced into it by Hrist in the second game. Later reversed into a Heel-Face Turn when he sides with Alicia and Rufus.
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: A long one running down the left side of his face.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Lawfer.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold
- Leeroy Jenkins: His standard operating procedure. Only he makes it work for him.
- Macguffin Escort Mission: Ends up on a permanent one, protecting the Dragon Orb from all those who would abuse it as its official guardian.
- Morality Pet: His crippled younger brother.
- One-Handed Zweihänder: In Silmeria, he actually uses one hand for a lot of his attacks.
- Punch Clock Villain: How he tries to justify siding with Hrist after becoming her Einherjar. Emphasis on "tries."
- Rage Against the Heavens: Covenant Of The Plume says he was put through reincarnation after calling out Odin over his actions in the unaltered-timeline version of the events of the second game.
- Stripperiffic: Arngrim's missing a huge chunk of armor from his chest.
- Talking to Himself: Arngrim and Lawfer are both voiced by Maddie Blaustein in the first game.
- "You have paid the price for your evil!"
- Blue Blood
- Cool Sword: Especially in his Purify Weird Soul.
- Dull Surprise: Several of his quotes show him being somewhat bored in battle.
- Equivalent Exchange: His use of Soul Transfer to save his beloved's life.
- Happiness in Slavery: He's legitimately in love with his slave, and gives up his life for her.
- Heroic Sacrifice
- Sacrificial Revival Spell: Soul Transfer
- You Can't Fight Fate: In one scene, he spends several moments wondering if everything that happened to him was the result of fate. He then realizes this after his servant dies.
- "With enemies like this, even I might have a chance!"
- Archer Archetype
- Ensign Newbie
- Rain of Arrows: His finising move, Layer Storm, bombards a single foe with arrows.
- Roboteching: One of his normal attacks and his Purify Weird Soul do this with arrows.
- War Is Hell: War forces him to leave the girl he loves, who breaks down after his death. It's even remarked that he's too gentle a soul to participate in war.
- "I pledge my strength to the lady Valkyrie!"
- Always Second Best: Compared to tactical genius Arngrim. Doesn't help that his father is captain of the knights, as well.
- Bishōnen: Being beautiful is even a positive trait that Valhalla values.
- Badass Normal
- Blade on a Stick
- Blow You Away
- Dare to Be Badass: Arngrim calls him out on this during a flashback of Arngrim kicking his ass in training.Arngrim: "Genius? That's what losers say. He's 'different', he's 'special'. Pick up your spear, all you can do is your best."
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Arngrim.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Implied. He attempts to release Arngrim's brother, Roland, from prison, and is then recruited to Valhalla.
- What Happened to the Mouse? - How he died is never shown onscreen. The manga states that Lawfer was turned into a vampire and Arngrim, who had already become an Einherjar, killed him. It is implied that he tried rescuing Roland, but was killed during the jailbreak.
- Determinator: She set out to prove that familial bonds can transcend simply being of blood in order to obtain her family's power.
- Disc One Nuke:
- Her heirloom sword, Dragonbane, which can be obtained after recruiting her. It is the strongest mage weapon in the first disc (outside of Element Scepters and Ether Scepters, both of which have a high chance of breaking when used, and the Unicorn Horn, which is one of the several endgame-tier weapons potentially available via Transmutation) and can be equipped by any sorcerer.
- She also starts with Lightning Bolt, which can be used to one-shot many early-game enemy encounters.
- Fragile Flower
- Happily Adopted
- Hime Cut: A sign of her miko and aspiring Yamato Nadeshiko status.
- Replacement Goldfish
- Sacrificial Revival Spell: She sacrificed herself on a soul transfer to let Minayo, her adoptive parents' real daughter, live in her body.
- Shock and Awe: Starts with a lighting spell.
- The Fatalist
- Yamato Nadeshiko: A Nice Girl from wutai who has a hime cut and works as a miko.
- Big Brother Instinct: According to his story, his own clouded eyes are what caused his sister to become blind.
- Blade Spam: Mugen No Kensen
- Dual Wielding
- Everything's Better With Samurai
- Grand Theft Me: for defeating the Ogre, the demon possessed his body afterwards.
- Half-Identical Twins: With his sister, Ai.
- Katanas Are Just Better: As with the other katana wielders, subverted - he does much better if equipped with the European-style swords used by standard light swordsmen. He still appears to wield katanas regardless, however.
- Morality Pet: His sister, Ai.
- Your Mind Makes It Real
KashellHeroic Sacrifice, both to save his ally Celia's life and to defeat a medusa preying on a town. His Finishing Move is Flashing Blade, where he leaps up and impales his foe on his zweihander.
- BFS Second to Arngrim
- Blood Knight
- Curtains Match the Window
- Jumped at the Call: Unlike some of the others, he's adventuring because he wants to do good and can't wait to do it.
- Nice Guy
- Ship Tease: Some dialogue suggests that he and Celia (one of his companions, along with fellow Einherjar Aelia and Grey) have feelings for each other; in one scene he accidentally calls Lenneth by Celia's name, and Celia herself is far more devastated by his death than the deaths of Aelia and Grey.
- Speak of the Devil: How he taunts the demon before it unexpectedly showed up right in front of him and impaling him.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair
- Archer Archetype
- Acquitted Too Late
- Automatic Crossbow
- Cold Sniper: Played with, as he acts this way, but is wounded deeply by his past.
- Hitman with a Heart
- The So-Called Coward
Aeliapowerful energy beam in a similar fashion to Bahamut.
- Blade on a Stick
- Blood Knight
- Chest Blaster: Uses one in her dragon form in lieu of a Breath Weapon.
- Defiant to the End
- Does Not Like Men
- Informed Flaw: The only indication of this is on her Traits list; not only does she not show any misandrist tendencies in the game, but in life almost her entire circle of friends was male.
- Fiery Redhead
- Impossible Hourglass Figure: Not her character art so much, but her battle sprite has her head be almost twice the size of her abdomen.
- The Lad-ette: Has "drinker" as a positive trait that Valhalla favors.
- One of her scenes in Valhalla is enjoying herself at the "post-everyone fights to the death that day and get resurrected" feast.
- Lady of War
- Leotard of Power
- Our Dragons Are Different
- Scaled Up
- Sucking-In Lines
- Zettai Ryouiki: Type C.
- An Ice Person: Her default spells are Icicle Edge and Frigid Damsel.
- Break the Cutie
- Fragile Flower
- The Unfavourite: At least among merpeople society.
- Half-Human Hybrid: Because of this, she is a pariah among the merpeople.
- Literal Genie, victim of: Yumei dies when Fuyuki wishes that she could be with her parents again.
- Ironically being recruited as an Einherjar means that she still isn't with her parents.
- Our Mermaids Are Different
- Voluntary Shapeshifting: Is able to shift between mermaid and human form at will.
- Happily Married: Until Lezard decided to use her and her husband as a sacrifice to attract Lenneth's attention. Thanks a ton, jerk.
- Holy Hand Grenade: Has Mystic Cross as an starter spell
- Pimped-Out Dress
- Power Floats: She's apparently so powerful, she can wield her staff by having it hover near her.
- Schoolmarm: Certainly in appearance.
- Stern Teacher: At least to Lezard and Mystina. Despite this, she's considered a favorite instructor at the Flenceburg university.
- Unwitting Pawn: To Lezard.
MystinaLaser-Guided Karma that Lezard's next victim is her; he freezes her to death after explaining his plan to her. She has the array of Great Magic attacks as her Finishing Move, befitting a mage.
- Always Second Best: Well, when your peer is Lezard Valeth, what do you expect? The only reason she became top of her class was because Lezard was expelled from the magic university. This is also why Lezard killed her, since her power is a threat to him.
- Alpha Bitch
- Bat out of Hell: Mystina's unique Familiar is a bat, representative of her personality.
- Chekhov's Gun: The elf homunculus that Mystina stole from Lezard's tower.
- Detached Sleeves
- For Science!: Stealing valuable homunculi from a dangerous, insane necromancer and considers being an einherjar an improvement over being alive, since she can learn about Bifrost and Yggdrasil, among other things.
- Gag Boobs: In the game, but most noticeably in the Manga, with plenty of panels dedicated to her body to boot.
- Green Eyes
- Hoist By Her Own Petard: She astrally projects herself into Lezard's tower and steals some valuable data, and later, she's killed when Lezard freezes her astral projection machine.
- Hot Witch
- Karmic Death: She acts cold about her teacher's death at Lezard's hands, and then Lezard kills her by plunging her body to absolute zero.
- Lady of Black Magic
- Magic Staff
- Of Corsets Sexy
- Red Oni: To Lezard.
- Vain Sorceress: A rare heroic example. Well, sort of.
- Victoria's Secret Compartment
- Zettai Ryouiki
LucianFinishing Move is Round-Rip Saber, a Teleport Spam attack.
- Always Save the Girl: He attempts to do this... with varying degrees of success.
- Anchored Ship: With Claire. Type 2.
- The Atoner
- Back from the Dead: On the best ending.
- Big Brother Mentor: He's this to the orphans in Gerebellum.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Lucian may not be king of this trope, but he has a spot in the king's court.
- Dysfunction Junction: He came from a village that was selling most of their children into slavery, and after escaping, fell in with a Ragtag Bunch of Misfits in Gerabellum.
- First Boy and Girl Win: Lucian and Platina were childhood friends, and they end up together at the end, as Lenneth the Creator and Lucian the Einherjar.)
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: While the sprites show him in a dark blonde/ Light brown hair. His illustrations, manga, and FM Vs, he's show with blonde hair. And at worst, he can be considered a Robin Hood like figure.
- Harmful to Minors: A big part of his backstory. You do not want to be a child in Coriander Village at the time Lucian, his little sister, and Platina lives there.
- Gerabellum also counts. Lucian ended up having to fight off hordes of royal soldiers in order to save Clare and the orphans when a complete genocide of the slums was commensing. Why did the royals order this? One guy from the slums stole from a noble.
- He Knows Too Much: Killed by Loki after he uses the Water Mirror to speak to Lenneth, which Loki used as a cover to sneak and steal the Dragon Orb without Odin realizing it, then framed him for stealing it.
- Hey, It's That Voice!: Gourry is just as much of an idiot as ever. Only now, he has more sobering tragic life experiences that give him less of an excuse. Also, you can't use Lucian without thinking of Brock.
- His Heart Will Go On: A rare male example. Reversed back into a straight Her Heart Will Go On later before he comes back from the dead.
- I Just Want My Beloved to Be Happy: When he begins to suspect that Lenneth is Platina after he finds out that valkyries live as humans when not active and that their human memories are sealed, he doesn't hesitate to try to bring them back. This unfortunately leads to ...
- Jack of All Stats: Balances out his mediocre PWS with powerful regular attacks, and can break an enemy's guard frequently.
- Letting Her Hair Down: Convinces Lenneth to do this.
- Which after Lenneth kisses him, he starts to cry.
- Love Makes You Dumb: Dumb enough to trust Loki.
- Mangst: Can you blame him?
- My Greatest Failure: Not being able to save his sister or Platina.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: Set off the events that lead to The End of the World as We Know It.
- Nice Guy: Shows signs of this - it's mostly set back by his feelings for Platina affecting him. Also, he's the only Einherjar who's hero value starts off in the positive number scale.
- Official Couple: Of the first game.
- Red Is Heroic: Definitely. Also, contrasts with Lenneth. While they don't show the whole Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy trope. They're opposite colors.
- Star-Crossed Lovers: A mere human and a goddess. It doesn't get anymore star-crossed than that. However, when Lenneth becomes Creator at the end, that problem is nullified. You wanna question her choice of romances? Have at her. Just don't do it near me.
- Shock and Awe: Oh, yes, 12 hits, and and his Limit Break Round Rip Saber
- Single-Target Sexuality: Even with Claire and her short, short skirt around, his heart still only belongs to Lenneth/Platina, a girl who for all intents and purposes to the mortal realm had been dead for years. The game even lists this as a weakness, yet he and Lenneth still end up together. Broken Aesop?
- Underestimating Badassery: He's quite capable as a warrior, but fangirls tend to look down at him, when it's actually one of the best warriors
- Unwitting Pawn: To Loki.
- Victorious Childhood Friend
- Violation of Common Sense: Just because Lucian is a top-tier character and plot-important doesn't mean that you shouldn't put him on a bus to Valhalla if you want to get the Golden Ending.
JayleFinishing Move is Eternal Raid, a Spam Attack with her rapier.
- Jeanne d'Archétype
- Lady of War
- Master of None: In terms of stats, she's the most well-rounded of all the physical fighters.
- Roaring Rampage of Revenge
- Sweet Polly Oliver
- Sweet on Polly Oliver: Her CO, the only one who knows her secret.
- Anti-Hero: Type IV, and this is exemplified by the fact that he has the absolute lowest hero value among the Einherjar (negative 111 points). Only two other characters are with the negative one-hundred range with him (Arngrim and Gandar) and neither of them can be sent up to Valhalla anyway.
- Archer Archetype: And not a good one at that.
- Blood Knight
- Boisterous Bruiser
- Jumped at the Call: When he saw Valkyrie, he was all too happy to be picked up to be brought to Valhalla, mainly because the alternative was to rot in Nifelheim instead with Hel.
- More Dakka: His attacks fire off more shots than anyone else in the game - more than ten more, at best, than anyone else. However, he generally will only connect with less than a quarter of this unless fighting a really large foe.
- No Smoking: He's a smoker in the original Japanese version; the removal of his cigarette takes away from the effect of his finisher.
- Professional Killer
- Right for the Wrong Reasons: Mentions one time he was stiffed by slavers; he let a girl get away to screw them over. This is the one thing that allows Lenneth to take him with her. It is implied that the girl was Lucian's sister.
- Schizo Tech: Guns in early Norse Medieval times. Though he equips bows like any other archer and his artwork shows him with a crossbow.
- An Ice Person
- The Atoner: He regretted that his wife did a soul transfer for him.
- Animated Armor
- Black Knight
- Creepy Monotone: Well, he doesn't have vocal chords anymore.
- Sacrificial Revival Spell: It cannot be done to regain someone who already used it to revive someone else.
- Stone Wall: Why most people don't like him; he has rather low attack, though most don't notice his increased defense.
- As the game eventually becomes about doing as much massive amounts of damage to the enemy before they do the same to you, with plenty of options to be automatically revived after death, having a high defense doesn't really make up for a weak offense.
- All of the Other Reindeer: She was feared for the power of her songs.
- Blessed with Suck: Although her powers made her nation's army unstoppable, she was treated like crap for her entire life.
- Blind Seer
- Broken Bird
- Defrosting Ice Queen: Which actually leads to her death - a battlefield is a bad place to have a My God, What Have I Done? moment.
- Disability Superpower: Shiho is blind, and this focuses her magical power.
- Does Not Like Shoes: Shiho's uniform only has decorative anklets for footwear.
- Green Eyes: Shown in some of her in-game portraits
- Handicapped Badass: Can become this if you choose to level her up
- Heroic BSOD
- Hime Cut
- Magic Music
- My God, What Have I Done?
- Ship Tease: With Suo.
- Together in Death: An optional scene near the end of the game shows her and Suo falling in love in Valhalla.
- White Magician Girl: The one mage that actually fits the archetype; she starts with all of the defensive spells, but is the only mage that does not start with an offensive spell.
- Everything's Better with Samurai
- Heroic BSOD
- Katanas Are Just Better - Actually a no-dachi, but most treat it like one. As with Jun, though, it's better to actually equip him with the swords any others use.
- Together in Death: With Shiho, see above.
LyseriaFinishing Move is from the list of Great Magic.
- Half-Human Hybrid
- Hard Mode Perks: She's the only party member found exclusively on Hard mode. While she has one of the highest base magic stats, there are already a slew of mages to pick from, so her exclusivity loses its value.
- Lost Forever: If you send her to Asgard, you'll never get her back at the end of the game.
- Restraining Bolt: She's hoping Lenneth can be one.
- Sealed Good in a Can: She sealed herself, no less.
- Badass Cape
- Badass Mustache
- Early-Bird Cameo: We first meet him during Aelia's recruitment, where he tortures and kills her for information about the Dragon Orb.
- Eleventh Hour Ranger
- Evil Laugh
- Evil Sorcerer
- Instant Awesome, Just Add Dragons: Gandar's Familiar is a tiny adorable dragon, which is unique to male sorcerers.
- Magic Staff
- Obviously Evil
- Physical God: His goal is to become one of these.
- Restraining Bolt: He's upset to discover that Lenneth can be one.
- Token Evil Teammate
- Wizard Classic: Gandar seems like an evil version of the trope: he's an aging wizard, he carries around a pipe and a wizard's staff which doubles as a cane, and even his English name is similar to Gandalf. However, he is pretty heavily armored for a wizard, wearing scale and plate armor.
- Silmeria: "They exist within me."
- All There in the Manual: Their origin stories are all explained in their character menus (and are gone into greater detail here).
- Belated Happy Ending: Once Silmeria has sufficiently trained her Einherjar she is able to release them back into Midgard as mortals. In many cases this means that related heroes who died tragically can be reunited again in peace and live out their lives together.
- Hero of Another Story: All of Silmeria's Einherjar have been dead for centuries and therefor have little to do with the current plot, yet they all were heroes once and many of them had interweaving storylines of their own.
- Written by the Winners: The bios given in the character profiles are presented as how history remembers them. Their actual stories can often differ from recorded history or are understood much better by comparing them to each other. As such their listed tropes may be inconsistant with their profile above.
- The Big Guy
- The Comically Serious
- Magikarp Power: He starts off a little worse than your other heavy warriors, but he becomes a beast in the Seraphic Gate.
- Mighty Glacier
- The Reveal: Is really Brahms in disguise.
- Undying Loyalty
The Beginning Years
- An Ice Person / Making a Splash: One of only two mages to use ice magic."Awaken the song which speaks of empty skies! Now hearken thee the voice of the ocean's lord! Tidal Wave!"
- Et Tu, Brute?: Subverted. He never actually betrayed his King.
- Mutilation Interrogation: Was horrifically tortured after his capture, as seen above it included both Eye Scream and Tongue Trauma.
- My God, What Have I Done?: From the King of Fraelgard upon seeing Mithra’s corpse and realising the mistake he made.
- Robe and Wizard Hat
- Nice Hat: A traditional Wizards pointy one.
- The Strategist: Showed great defensive strategy in his placement of fortresses, May also qualify as The Engineer if he had a part in their actual design/construction.
- Synchronization: After the Sovereign's Rite in Dipan he is able to sense that Silmeria is in distress despite the fact that his connection to her was severed after his release. Presumably this is because he has been with her for centuries longer than any other Einherjar.
- Torture Always Works: Subverted. Despite repeated gruesome torture Mithra never spoke a word (although maybe they simply started with his tongue).""Have you finished with my powers?"
- Born in the Saddle:
- Bargain with Heaven: The Tehm had a deal with the gods to become Einherjar upon their deaths in exchange for Divine protection.
- The Chosen One: Atrasia was supposed to be a pure sacrifice to the Gods. but...
- Virgin Sacrifice: Subverted in that she broke the tradition and had a child.
- To Hel and Back: Supposedly her child died and a saddened Atrasia ventured into Niflhiem to retrieve her child's soul.
- Deal with the Devil: The truth however was that Atrasia distrusted the Gods and voluntarily tried to break the traditions of her people by working with Hel, the Mistress of Niflheim, in exchange for the protection of her child.
- Girlish Pigtails
- Jerkass Gods: In retaliation the Gods destroyed her tribe yet allowed her child to live.
- I Love the Dead: Well not quite that, but she does have a lot of respect for the undead and none for the Gods.
- Sole Survivor: After her tribe was destroyed by the Gods she survived only long enough to get her child to safety in another village, leaving it as the last of her people.
- Under Boobs and Bare Your Midriff:"The rest's up to you. Believe in yourself."
- Adventurer Archaeologist / Treasure Hunter: I doubt she's interested in history so much as she is treasure.
- Chainmail Bikini / Leotard of Power
- Combat Stilettos
- Daddy's Girl / Family Business: Tomb raiding adventurers.
- Long-Range Fighter: Lwyn is the only light warrior with access to all three projectile attacks.
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness / She knows too much: Seems to be implied in her disappearance."Hm? That's all you need from me?"
- Fantastic Racism: If you count Undead as a race. He hunts all of them in revenge for the death of his parents.
- The Hunter / Vampire Hunter / Demon Slayer: Well any undead really, the lines can be kind of blurry in Midgard.
- Gadgeteer Genius:
- Magic Knight
- You Killed My Father: Or at least one of your kind did."I would've liked a little more action."
- An Ice Person / Making a Splash: One of the only two Mages able to use Water/Ice magic.
- Beat Them at Their Own Game: Is vulnerable to Water/Ice magic.
- Death by Irony: The great naval strategist and commander is unable to swim.
- Elemental Rock-Paper-Scissors: Subverted. He is weakest to his own element.
- Gameplay and Story Segregation: Averted. His weakness to water is both a gameplay element as well as the original cause of his death.
- Kill It with Water: Both his main attack and his main vulnerability.
- Power at a Price: Sometime before he became a naval commander Aegis made a deal with some water nymphs wherein he sacrificed his ability to swim in exchange for the ability to read the water.
- Pride Before a Fall: Averted, Aegis understood that 'Pride and misplaced bravado are not always conducive to victory, and someone who cannot put that aside will never beat someone who can.'
- The Strategist: Maritime strategist at that. He also believes in having the wisdom to not fight losing battles whether by fleeing, changing strategies or by simply not turning up....(on the surface)"
- Court Mage: For the Principality of Paltierre.
- Playing with Fire: Creator of the spell Fire Storm.
- Robe and Wizard Hat
"Now I can finish my research uninterrupted."
- Nice Hat: Another fan of traditional pointy wizard hats.
- Action Mom: Par for the course for any einherjar that happens to be a parent.
- Badass Family: With her son, Gerald.
- Riches to Rags: Why she took up the sword in the first place.
- Call Forward: The Nethov swamp, and the dragon that comes with it, are one of the earliest dungeons in the first game.
- Disappeared Dad: A discussion with Jessica after releasing her implies that she doesn't even know who his father was, to boot.
- Dummied Out: His conversation with his mother, Jessica, doesn't make much sense (he tells her that she looks like her mother). It hints that their relationship was different at some stage of development.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: To the entire Nethov region, basically. If you release him he points out that Odin was masterminding the calamity, and it would have happened regardless.
- You Killed My Mother: Why Gerald took up arms against the dragon to begin with.
Age of Turmoil
- Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: With Adonis, if you put them together in battle. She occasionally tells him to go to Hel if he makes fun of her, and if Adonis falls in battle, Crescent isn't afraid to hide her gleefulness at the turn of events.
- Undying Loyalty: With Ehlen. When you acquire her, the first thing she wants to know is where he is, and if you put them together in battle, she'll declare that she'll be by his side until death. Given that they're both Einherjar now, that'll probably be a long time indeed. Adonis teases her about this if they're together in battle.
- "Forward soldiers, and crush the foe!"
- Jerkass: In spades. The only other einherjar that he acknowledges and isn't an ass to is Circe, but that's just because he's too busy giving her a Badass Boast about his swordplay to insult her.
- Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: With everyone he knew when he was living, though in some cases it's pretty one-sided on his part.
Mists of Nifelheim
- "You will never break through our guard of steel!"
The Age of Restoration
- Dark-Skinned Blond: Well, white hair rather than blond.
- Died in Your Arms Tonight: In her backstory.
- Dying Town: Kalstad. If Rasheeka is released, she does theorize that the town can be saved if it's rebuilt a day and a half walk away.
- Antagonist in Mourning: Crell Monferaigne, allegedly.
- Dark-Skinned Blond: White haired variant, like Rasheeka. It seems to be a Kalstad thing.
- Died in Your Arms Tonight: In her backstory, this is how she died.
- Dying Town: Kalstad. Unlike Rasheeka, if Arcana is released, she's more concerned with preserving old traditions.
- Affably Evil: While he's not really too evil, per se, he did commit some gruesome experiments in his day... while also being a caring father and lover in his spare time.
- Badass Family: With Lylia and their daughter, Lydia. Only the best warriors qualify for einherjar, after all.
- Mad Scientist: According to his backstory, anyway. If you release him, he mentions that he's going to return to his experiments.
- The Hermit: If you release him, he mentions he's going to become this because of what happened to him in his last life.
- Absurdly Youthful Mother: Lylia and Lydia look very close in age, but it's justified in-universe because Silmeria brings back einherjar to when they were their physical best in life.
- Arranged Marriage: To the King of Crell Monferaigne.
- Badass Family: With Woltar and their daughter, Lydia.
- Driven to Suicide: Part of her backstory.
- Holy Child: Sort of. She was blessed by the gods at birth. Given how fanatic Crell Monferaigne is, it's probably why she was engaged to the king. Historically, this is why Woltar allegedly kidnapped her, though in reality they were lovers.
- Runaway Bride: Whether or not she was this or outright kidnapped by Woltar on her wedding day is up to debate, and the accounts differ depending on whose history you're reading. Either way, she did fall deeply in love with him regardless.
- Star-Crossed Lovers: With Woltar, which leads to...
- Together in Death: Her suicide was at least partially committed because she wanted this with Woltar. The whole family has the potential to be reunited (at least, in combat), although Lydia hates her mother for abandoning her in life.
- Badass Family: With her parents, Lylia and Woltar.
- Improbable Aiming Skills: Was actually known for this in life. Her starting skill, True Seeing, references this ability.
- Mad Scientist's Beautiful Daughter: Definitely qualifies, given her father's background. However, he was executed before she really had a chance to learn about him and his work.
- The Ace: In her backstory. Subverted in the gameplay, as when compared to the famous archers that have become Silmeria's einherjar, where she's merely average.
- This Is Unforgivable!: Lydia feels this way about her mother's suicide, and tells her so if you happen to put the both of them in combat together.
PlatinaSoul Jar, and her death frees Lenneth to take a more active role, with Platina's form used for covert scouting and her memories gone. Except that they're not gone; they're only sealed. Odin is very unhappy should they unseal, which opens up the Golden Ending in the first game.
- Break the Cutie
- Girl Next Door
- The Ingenue
- The Pollyanna
- Soul Jar
- Too Good for This Sinful Earth
- Took a Level in Badass: Post-mortem
- Unlucky Childhood Friend Except in the Golden Ending, where Lenneth remembers her time as Platina and thus becomes the Victorious Childhood Friend.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: Introduced at the start of the game and dies shortly after she's introduced.
- Adjusting Your Glasses: Type III.
- Ascend to a Higher Plane of Existence: He sloughs his mortal form in the Golden Ending of the first game. He remakes it some time after the events of that to travel back in time to the second.
- The Bad Guy Wins: In the original game, he accomplishes every goal at the start of it.
- Big Bad: In Silmeria.
- Big Bad Friend: For a while.
- Bishōnen: The second game made him into one, further cementing his position as a Draco in Leather Pants.
- He is also this in the first game. One of his traits when you recruit him in the Seraphic Gate is "Beautiful."
- Blue Oni: To Mystina.
- Devil in Plain Sight: In Silmeria to anybody that played the original game.
- Enemy Mine: Present and accounted for at both the first and second games' examples of this. The first exacted on Hrist. The second on him.
- Evil Genius
- Evil Laugh: And how, especially in the second game where he rips one everytime he teleports around.
- Evil Plan: In the first and second game. The second one is harder on one's suspension of disbelief.
- Evil Sorcerer
- Great Big Book of Everything: Current owner of the Philosopher's Stone, which is a tome that must be read in this setting.
- He was the owner until he sacrificed it to save himself during Ragnarok.
- Heel-Face Turn: Not full blown in the original, but he works with Lenneth's Einherjar to save her in the original game. The Stinger makes it clear, however, that he hasn't changed in the slightest after the game's events.
- Gone Horribly Wrong: A prodigy Magic School Student who took the darkest path imaginable, far surpassing the likes of Voldemort... and Medea.
- Guest Star Party Member
- Hey, It's That Voice!: Meowth in the first game. Archer in the second.
- Instant Awesome, Just Add Dragons: Lezard's Familiar is a tiny dragon, which is only available to male sorcerers.
- Karma Houdini: In the first game, at least. He actually is the only living mortal left at the end of the first game's events, according to the second game. He finally gets his just desserts in the second, unless you beat his final form without using your most powerful character, the combined Valkyrie, in which case he appears reincarnated in the ending cinematic.
- Lenneth mentions that she let him live in the first place because, bad though he was, he was the main reason she was able to survive and save the world in the first place.
- Kneel Before Zod
- Large Ham: His voice actors know what kind of villain they're playing.
- Lolicon: Averted, he was mistaken as one by... well, everyone including Arngrim, Mystina, (and in the manga) Jelanda
- Love Makes You Evil: You can probably guess just from having read this far that he was never exactly a nice person. Falling for Lenneth, however, pushed him into the darkest, deepest parts of the Moral Event Horizon when he started exacting all kinds of horrors on those around him in order to get her.
- Lust Object: Lenneth.
- Mad Scientist: Lezard even had a hunchbacked assistant... until he killed him with lightning.
- Necromancer: Of the most terrifying variety.
- Necromantic: ...Yeah.
- Rage Against the Heavens: He really hates the gods, with the exception of a certain lovely valkyrie...
- Shout-Out: Debate rages concerning whether his resemblance to Harry Potter, and use of the Philosopher's Stone, is an intentional Shout-Out to that book series. His lab is also called The Chamber of Secrets, in the American version, at least; the book wasn't published in Japan until right before the game was released there, but as the American release for the game was well after that of the book, this might be something of a Woolseyism by someone who noticed the similarities. We could go on.
- Smug Snake
- Stalker with a Crush: Sometime during the first game, he caught sight of Lenneth and has been obsessed ever since. The lengths he goes to in order to become ‘worthy’ of her affections? Help facilitate her ascent to the highest echelons of divinity, then travel back in time, kill Odin prematurely, and establish himself as a new Creator by eating the All Father. Things get even worse from there.
- Your Soul Is Mine: After killing and absorbing Odin.
- Villainous Breakdown: Leading into his One-Winged Angel form.
Lezard: Bow to me! Worship me! Honor my name! Lezard Valeth!'''
- Also, his invocation of Meteor Swarm.
Lezard: KNEEL DOWN BEFORE ME!
- We get a couple of very early hints that it's coming from some of his Break Mode quotes...
- Villainous Rescue: His main role in the original game as a Token Evil Teammate.
- Yandere: A male example. He'll do anything for love. ANYTHING.
CeliaA mercenary that, at various points, works with Arngrim, Lawfer, Kashell, Aelia, and Grey. As noted above, they all died, leaving her increasingly alone in a world rapidly approaching its end. This does not bode well for her mental well-being.
- Demoted to Extra: So far, she's never been playable in any game, and it's heavily implied that her fate was to be destroyed in Ragnarok along with every other mortal.
- Shell-Shocked Veteran: Maybe a bit young comparatively, but she's this by the end.
- Sole Survivor: In addition to all her former allies that ended up becoming einherjar, there's a throwaway mention of at least two other former allies who died.
Princess AliciaAlicia is the Princess of Dipan, a powerful island nation, and is the current Soul Jar of Silmeria Valkyrie as of the beginning of the second game. She wasn't meant to be anything more than a mortal vessal for Silmeria, like Platina would later be for Lenneth, but something went wrong with the Sovereign's Rite, causing Silmeria to remain conscious while Alicia recieved a soul of her own. Her condition as such caused her father to send her away to a castle in the middle of nowhere, which resulted in her developing a shy, timid personality. Dipan, meanwhile, led by Barbossa and his court mages, decided to mount a war against the Aesir. Eventually, Odin discovered that Silmeria had awakened while still inside Alicia and sent Hrist to kill the girl and retrieve Silmeria's soul. At the beginning of Valkyrie Profile 2 Silmeria, this is the cause of Alicia and Silmeria being forced to escape the castle and begin their own journey to save Midgard and humankind from the wrath of the Aesir. Alicia is The Heroine and Player Character of Valkyrie Profile 2 Silmeria, in spite of the series not being called Mortal Profile. Being the container for a Valkyrie, it should be no surprise that her Soul Crush is Nibelung Valesti. Eventually.
- Action Girl: Eventually.
- Abusive Parents: Even though he was doing it for her own good. Though... *Strike* "No one in this world has the right to call me father!"
- Her Mother too. After Barbarossa is executed the Queen commits suicide with absolutely no thought of her daughter at all.
- Apologetic Attacker: Does not like fighting. One of her victory quotes is even apologizing to her enemies. Later, when she takes a level in badass, she becomes much less sympathetic to them, with quotes proclaiming she will mow down all that get in her way.
- Beware the Nice Ones: She starts the game as possibly the most innocent, Woobie-ish character in the series. By the end, she is kicking the crap out of gods and thirsting for blood.
- Blood Knight: Takes on shades of this after she takes her level in badass.
- Demonic Possession: What the citizens of Dipan think happened to her. She's actually just sharing a body with a Psychopomp goddess. That's all.
- The Determinator: Soldiers forth and battles her way into Valhalla to accomplish her objectives.
- Every Girl Is Cuter with Hair Decs
- Everything's Better with Princesses: Alicia would probably argue, but yeah.
- Grand Theft Me: Silmeria pulls this every so often on Alicia. You can tell who is in charge by the eyes, voice, and demeanor.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Alicia is young, beautiful and has grown up rather inncent due to her attachment to Silmeria.
- The Heroine
- Hime Cut: As befits her royal status, though due to the Norse setting of the games she has blond hair instead of the usual dark.
- I Just Want to Be Normal: Prior to her levels of badass.
- Idiot Heroine: Not as overtly stupid as Lucian, but close.
- Knight Templar: Borders on this towards the end, but she is very justified with her harsh approach to dealing with her enemies, who very much deserve every ounce of her ire.
- Lady of War: Again, eventually.
- Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: Undead Ghoul Valkyrie.
- Older Than They Look: She's 18, but without looking it up, you'd guess 14.
- Parental Abandonment: Her father, King Barbarossa, ordered her banished and never seen again, and even strikes her for approaching him later. He gets beheaded later, and her mom commits suicide.
- Pimped-Out Dress: Those are some fine threads Alicia has while traveling all across the world.
- Power Gives You Wings: When her Nibelung Valesti upgrades to match Hrist, Lenneth, and Silmeria.
- Power Loss Makes You Strong: She only takes a level in badass after Lezard swipes Silmeria from her.
- Rebellious Princess
- Reincarnation: In the epilogue following the credits. So, in spite of Rufus not getting the girl because she, well, you know, died, he could always to wait for her instead.
- Sailor Earth: By the end of the second game, she is, for all intents and purposes, the fourth Valkyrie.
- Ship Tease: With Rufus.
- Shrinking Violet: The result of being as cooped up as Rapunzel after being banished from her own homeland by her own father.
- Soul Jar: Silmeria's.
- Stupid Sacrifice: Insists on completing a Fusion Dance with the three Valkyrie souls to become Captain Valkyrie, even though Brahms offers to do so and is already dying. Did we mention the being is short lived and that she would eventually be reunited with Silmeria once the latter had reincarnated had she just let Brahms do it? Yeah.
- Alicia did not just volunteer, she seemed downright eager. Combining this with her earlier comment that she doesn't want to live without Silmeria, the fact that she already turned herself undead for the mission and her general depression during the entire game, she probably deliberately sought to end it all in a blaze of glory.
- Took a Level in Badass: Remember that poison that turned Jelanda into a monster? Alicia willingly downs some because only undead or gods can enter Valhalla. She does this and puts on a very special Ring that will keep her in control and human in appearance in order to rescue Silmeria and retrieve the Dragon Orb that held Midgard in balance. Culminates in her gaining full Valkyrie powers completely independent of Silmeria.
- Zettai Ryouiki (Grade B)
RufusAn archer that Silmeria urges Alicia to recruit early in the second game, while traveling. A charming fellow, Rufus joins them, and is later revealed to be a half-elf. Specifically, he's a spare body for Odin, should anything happen to him.
- Ascend to a Higher Plane of Existence: After losing his body at the top of Yggdrasil, Alicia materializes him as her first einherjar. By the end, he's become the boss of the Aesir.
- Bishōnen: very, very pretty.
- Curtains Match the Window: Green Hair and Green Eyes.
- Deadpan Snarker: aside from Lezard, he's one of the only characters in this series to even possess a sense of humor; some of his snarking may have deeper meaning.
- Did Not Get the Girl
- First Guy Wins: Subverted. Just because his feelings with Alicia seem to be mutual does not mean he gets her in the end.
- Grand Theft Me: Intended to be Odin's spare vessel should the old one ever wear out. Well, the All-Father does eventually get to use it, though not in the way he intended...
- Half-Human Hybrid: Of the poor, unfortunate, and persecuted Half Elf variety.
- His Heart Will Go On: He and Lucian could start a club.
- Implied Love Interest: Of Alicia's. It's not directly stated, but hey, come on — the blushing, the ring, and especially the ending and epilogue after the credits gotta mean something. Heck, even the manga adaption of the sequel expands their UST to a degree.
- Pointy Ears
- Rage Against the Heavens: Hate his role as a spare body for Odin and is eagar to
- Ship Tease: With Alicia.
- Soul Jar: For Odin, should he need a host body.
- Sour Supporter: Is initially distrustful and suspicious of Alicia, but his opinion of her greatly changes as time goes on.
- Timed Mission: At one point, you have to rush him to Valhalla, or else you get a Game Over.
- Troubled, but Cute
BarbarossaKing of Dipan and Alicia's father, who was executed by Hrist for defying Odin's will, and his ghost still haunts his ruined kingdom. His spirit is ultimately put to rest after Lenneth goes back in time and presents his wife's last words to him. Valkyrie Profile: Silmeria reveals more of his story: he rebelled against Odin due to his anger and resentment over his daughter being used as Silmeria's Soul Jar, and his court wizards manipulated him into seeking forbidden power and wisdom. He is capable of using the Great Magic Calamity Blast as a Finishing Move.
- Abusive Parents: Is very cold to Alicia though it turns out he was trying to drive her out to keep her from suffering in the event Odin retaliated against him.
- Animated Armor: his fighting form.
- Chewing the Scenery: FAIYA STORM!
- I Did What I Had to Do
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He did some very morally questionable things, but he did still love his daughter and his people, and wanted to free them from Odin's rule.
- Knight Templar Parent: He really does love Alicia, and treats her coldly to keep Odin's eye off of his attempts to stop him - it doesn't work, though.
- Losing Your Head: Killed by beheading from Hrist; his ghost is headless as a result.
- Rage Against the Heavens
- This Cannot Be!
- Unwitting Pawn
- Wake-Up Call Boss: In the first game, he's the first boss that manages to combine a huge boat of hit points, high attack power, and no easily-exploited weakness. He's also the first boss that can use the extremely powerful Great Magic attacks against you. Thus, he's the first boss encountered where the techniques mentioned under Game Breaker in the main article become less "make the game absurdly easy" and more "recommended for continued survival." He's also not that bad if you equip very heavily for fire elemental resistance, but he's also the first boss where this is recommended.
The Three Mages - Walther, Gyne and DallasMages working for Barbarossa and helping with his rebellion. Though it was later revealed that Walther and Gyne were secretly working for Hrist, although for their own ends.
- Emergency Transformation: All three take Ghoul Powder when it appears that Hrist is about to do them in. It's never explained why this apparently just turns them into lich-like beings instead of the monsters Jelanda and Lorenta's husband became under its effects.
- Et Tu, Brute?
- Face-Heel Turn: By the end, Dallas is on board with the other two. It's heavily implied that Ghoul Powder is the cause.
- One-Winged Angel
- Out-Gambitted: They're essentially shooting for the same "become the ultimate divine being" goal that many of the other characters have, but their plans are much less complex and they have much less power compared to other plotters. They also completely waste the potential of Time Travel; Lezard eventually shows them how to really do it.
- The Plan: The trio eventually are revealed to be attempting their own ascent into godhood, and are trying to play all sides against each other to get it.
- Triple Boss
- Unlucky Childhood Friend: Dallas.
WylfredThe main character of Valkyrie Profile: Covenant of the Plume. When his father is claimed by the Valkyrie, he swears to kill Lenneth. To pursue this goal, he joins a mercenary company. When he falls in battle, Hel returns him to life and gives him the eponymous artifact, which he must fill with sin to turn it into a blade that can strike the Valkyrie down. His finishing strike is Grim Vengeance, a series of sword strikes, followed by throwing the enemy into the air with the Plume for one last, large slash.
- Byronic Hero/Anti-Hero/Villain Protagonist: Depending on how many allies you sacrifice, Wylfred will develop into one of these archetypes.
- Dramatic Irony: The only reason he survives the game's opening is because his father convinced Lenneth to spare him. Things might have gone a little differently if he'd known this.
- Only Sane Man: In the Seraphic Gate.
- The Power of Friendship: Only people you've emotionally bonded with make appropriate sacrifices...
- Roaring Rampage of Revenge: The entire plot of the game.
- White Hair, Black Heart: His hair is little grayish, but it fits.
AncelWylfred's oldest friend joins him out of concern for his well-being, while harboring hopes that he might somehow dissuade Wylfred from the fruitless path of revenge against the Battle Maiden. Another childhood friend of Ancel's, Tilte, also draws his attention of late.
- Back from the Dead: for a short time in the A finale.
- Blood Knight
- Sacrificial Lion: Lampshaded by his truthade bio.
- Shotoclone: He is otherwise an almost exact copy of Arngrim.
- The Lancer: at first.
CheriphaThough an accomplished assassin serving the Artolian court, watching her fellow soldiers fall one by one into unmarked graves forced Cheripha to question the life she had led for as long as she could remember. Resolving to see all the world has to offer before succumbing to such a fate, she deserts the assassin's guild and sets forth for adventure.
- Plucky Girl: Despite being trained as an assassin, being hunted by her own government, and knowing that in all likelihood she's going to be killed, she is by far the most cheerful of Wylfred's allies... or anyone you'll ever meet.
- Professional Killer
LockswellOnce a high sorcerer in the king's army, Lockswell was cast into the dungeon while the crown executed his wife and those of her house for treason. Loath to lose an able man, the court offered clemency on the condition both he and his infant daughter cast off their worldly bonds and enlist in the assassins' guild. Confronted with the choice of life or death, Lockswell elected to save Cheripha and relinquish his heart to the shadows.
- Amazingly Embarrassing Parents: According to the truthade bio, becomes this once he joins due to him proclaiming his love for his daughter every waking moment.
- The Atoner
- Defeat Means Friendship
- Professional Killer
DariusBorn to destitute nobles, Darius was surrendered for adoption to a merchant house as a boy. He would later rejoin his true house at fifteen years of age when his birth-brothers began to fall one after another to a vicious contagion.Aristocratic circles spurned him for his less-than-noble upbringing, and only through military service has he been able to restore a modicum to his name. He has but a lone friend in Earnest, an elder student of the Officer's Academy who never spoke ill of Darius's birth nor looked down upon him.
- Boke and Tsukkomi Routine: Is the Straight Man to Earnest's antics while they were students.
- Death Seeker
- Driven to Suicide
- My Country, Right or Wrong: thanks to Gandar.
- The Captain
GwendalThe soulless sellsword Gwendal scours the lands of Midgard, hoarding plunder at will and sparing nary a thought to those he wrongs. Thievery, extortion, murder - no deed is beneath this unsavory villian.
- Big "NO!": In Seraphic Gate during the 'middle-aged men talking about the problems of middle age' scene.
- Bait the Dog: Inverted. The game all-but goads you to plume him, guiltlessly. He even kills off a Red Shirt for the good of the group. Then, when you do... He dies howling about who will look after his family with him dead. Whoops.
- Blond Guys Are Evil
- Blood Knight
- Boisterous Bruiser
- Hired Guns
- Pet the Dog: Apparently, he sends all the money he made to his family.
- Shout-Out: Big Gwendal is watching...
- Ye Olde Butcherede Englishe
HeugoeOnce a commanding officer in Villnore's military, Heugoe suffered near-fatal wounds during a battle when the host he led was sabotaged from within. Miraculously, his body recovered, but his spirit was later broken when it was revealed the traitor was none other than his very own son.Despair and depression drove Heugoe from the military to search for an early grave, and he soon took up work as a mercenary. Haunted by his past, he sees the face of his son in a boy of the same age.
Mirielle and MischkaMireille and her brother Mischka are fraternal twins who were abandoned at birth by their unknown mother and raised in an orphanage. When the twins were to be sold as slaves separately, they ran away and survived by peddling to mercenaries, who in turn told them of tales upon the battlefield. Inspired by these tales, the twins took up weapons themselves.
- Ax-Crazy: Kill first, ask any questions later.
- Child Soldiers
- Creepy Twins
- Enfant Terrible
- Half-Identical Twins
- Hired Guns
- Self-Made Orphan: on 2B, but they did not realize it. No one did on that path, really.
NataliaAfter losing her lover to the Great Famine, Natalia decided to take up arms and lead the serfs in rebellion against the despotic regime that left them to starve. Aided by Villnore, she was able to turn an angry mob of untrained farmers into a formidable insurgency.
- Action Mom: Not many knew about this, apparently.
- Death by Irony: on 2B
- Femme Fatale
- Fiery Redhead
- Knife Nut
- Rebel Leader
- The Atoner
EarnestA loyal knight of Villnore descending from a noble and distinguished line, idealistic and sincere, Earnest was dispatched to Artolian territory in order to gain the trust of downtrodden serfs waging a rebellion.He and the rebel commander, Natalia, have come to share a bond of friendship that transcends affection. As dear to him is Darius, an underclassman from the Officers Academy with whom he holds a candid rapport.
- Boke and Tsukkomi Routine: With Darius, apparently.
- Heterosexual Life Partner: With Natalia as a form of Ship Sinking in his truthade bio.
- Knight in Shining Armor
- One-Handed Zweihänder
UshioA native to a distant land who washed ashore on Artolian soil as a child after his ship was lost to a storm at sea. There, he was rescued by the court archimagus Cennair, who had merely gone to survey the area. Relations did not at that time exist between Artolia and the Yamato, and so there was no way to return Ushio to his homeland. Sir Cennair successfully convinced all involved that the boy's welfare would best be served if he himself were to raise him, and so it came to pass.On reaching his fifteenth year, per Yamato tradition, Ushio left Sir Cennair's ward to set forth on a swordwalk.
- Everything's Better with Samurai
- Flash Step: his Soul Crush.
- Katanas Are Just Better
- Roaring Rampage of Revenge: though he did not know exactly who did it
- The Nicknamer: His truthade bio claims he forgets people's names in three steps and does this to compensate. Also called Arngrim Berserker Beefcake.
LieselotteThe daughter of struggling street peddlers, Lieselotte learned to con and steal before she could read or write. Ironically, it was while attempting to defraud a man who happened to be a court chronicler that her life took a turn for the better. The chronicler, enamored instantly by the girl's charm, took her under his wing and brought her into the palace, where the court archimagus, Cennair, would later unearth her innate talents for spellcraft.Liselotte ascended to the rank of court magus before a nefarious incident resulted in her banishment and left her to wander aimlessly, seeking whatever work that came her way.
- Bare Your Midriff
- Don't You Dare Pity Me! - Explodes in indignant fury when Rosea does this to her on the B Path.
- Lovable Rogue
- Ms. Fanservice - Her battle dialogues are laden with innuendos.
- Playing with Fire
- Professional Killer - Among her many jobs on the wrong side of the law.
- Unwitting Pawn - Neither she nor Rosea murdered Cennair, but they were BOTH in fact framed for it.
- Zettai Ryouiki
RoseaRaised in the church house on whose steps she was left as an infant, Rosea was blessed with the gift of mystical powers from an early age. Her gifts did not go unnoticed by the royal court, and once of age, she was promptly summoned to serve as court magus.After controversy forced her from her post, Rosea chose to roam Artolia's lands, bringing vital relief to its impoverished peasantry. In gratitude and reverence, the people have dubbed her "the Saintess Rosea."
- All-Loving Hero - At least many people seem to think so based on her good deeds.
- Apologetic Attacker
- Beware the Nice Ones - Ends up stabbing former best friend Lieselotte on two paths out of sheer hate. Not that she doesn't regret it or anything...
- Beneath the Mask - Underneath Rosea's sweet and saintly façade, she's understandably bitter about being exiled from the royal court for a crime she never even committed. Although she tries to repress them and move on, her confrontation with Liese has those ugly feelings boiling back. How they resolve themselves depends on your path...
- Brainy Brunette
- Break the Cutie - Oh boy, fate really has it in for poor Rosea. Not only does she die painfully on two paths, the one where she lives has her go through a Despair Event Horizon for giving in to her suppressed wrath.
- Distressed Damsel - One particular mission in the A Path sees her in need of rescue. Fortunately, she returns the favor in the next battle.
- Light Feminine and Dark Feminine - Is the light feminine to Liese's dark feminine.
- Good Samaritan
- Hime Cut: She is very close to royalty and was raised to uphold the church's teachings.
- Holy Hand Grenade - This is her initial magical attack, and, by extension, her Soul Crush.
- In the Back - Does this to Lieselotte in the A and C Paths.
- Nice Hat
- The Fettered
- The Medic
- This Is Unforgivable! - Says this to Liese before killing her on the C Path. Cue My God, What Have I Done? moment.
- Thou Shalt Not Kill - Subverted on two of the three story paths Rosea appears in as well as in later chapters when you can have her kill human opponents.
- Token Religious Teammate
- Too Good for This Sinful Earth - Aside from the whole drama with Lieselotte, Rosea's very much a candidate of this trope seeing as the game just loves to screw with her and some of the nicer characters in general.
- Unwitting Pawn - She and Lieselotte were framed by Fauxnel to cover up his role in Cennair's death.
- We Used to Be Friends - This is what Truthade has to say regarding her relationship with Lieselotte.
- White Mage - While Rosea can use any type of magic available, she initially starts with a variety of restorative spells.
- White Magician Girl - Manages to meet all of the requirements of this trope.
- Wide-Eyed Idealist - Ends up becoming a subversion on all three routes of Chapter 3.
- Woman in White
DuwainDuwain was rescued from the clutches of certain death by Wylfred's father, yet failed to reciprocate the deed when the opportunity arose. As the enemy closed in around Thyodor, Duwain stood paralyzed by fear, his mind consumed with delivering the life-saving antidote his wife required.In the end, the medicine came too late, and Duwain's cowardice has been for naught. For months on end, he sought to drown his sorrows in drink, until at last he encountered Rosea, a saintess bearing an uncanny resemblance to his late wife. In an act of penitence, he devoutly accompanies the saintess hither and thither as she heals Artolia's ill and wounded.
- Dishing Out Dirt: His Soul Crush, one of the only physical attackers in the game with an elemental one.
- Replacement Goldfish: He follows Rosea around because she resembles his late wife.
- The Atoner: He feels guilty about abandoning Thyodor to his fate because he was thinking too much about his sick wife, only to find that she had already died by the time he came back.
- The So-Called Coward
- Spin Attack: He likes to spin around his spear for some reason.
- Stalker with a Crush: His truthade bio claims this about him.
FauxnelArtolian court magus who has assumed the position of the court archimagus in absentia, granting him temporary rule over all palace sorcerers. A former colleague of both Rosea and Lieselotte, Fauxnel was said to be intimately involved in the mysterious death of Sir Cennair, for which the two were banished.
- Aristocrats Are Evil
- Blond Guys Are Evil
- The Dandy: Vain as a peacock, and has some hilarious battle quotes about his shoes.
- Defeat Means Friendship
- Heel-Face Turn: According to the official walkthrough, after the war ended, he worked to restore Artolia in order to atone for his past sins.
- Karma Houdini
- Something About a Rose: He carries a rose in place of a staff.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: Whatever his other qualities, he genuinely believes that what he does is for the good of Artolia. He's right.
- Xanatos Speed Chess: Cennair's death was actually a complete accident, but he was quick to turn it to his advantage.
ValmurAs the first son of the venerated House Haughn, Valmur was given an exhaustive education in the arts of wars no sooner than he could stand, expected to one day follow in the hallowed footsteps of his honored forebears. In his youth, however, Valmur took quickly to the book and slowly to the blade, and soon came to doubt his own heroism - a doubt which still lingers to this day.Though he is Lord of House Haughn by title, more dear to Valmur's heart are his kin. That the name of his house would someday mean the deaths of those he loves torments him to no end.
- Break the Cutie: Goes mad at the loss of his remaining sibling on the C path, and mentally retreats into his childhood, the only time he was ever truly happy
- Chew Toy: To Phiona when he was younger.
- Roaring Rampage of Revenge: on the B path.
- The So-Called Coward: on the B path.
- Technical Pacifist
PhionaHot-tempered daughter of House Haughn, who alongside her brother Nicolas, persisted in spurring their sheepish elder brother, Valmur, to action. Nicolas's sudden death upset the balance, and now the once mighty house seems destined for ruin. Though she knows betrothal to another house awaits, Phiona's pride will not let her accept her true house's disgrace, and for this she lashes out against Valmur, lord of the house.
- Fiery Redhead: Though she is blonde in the game, she wears heavy red armor and fits the personality.
- Lady of War
- Leeroy Jenkins
- Something About a Rose
- Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Apparently, she had quite the crush on her brother Valmur too.
AugusteAuguste met his first battle holding tight his sorcerer's rod, only to dispense with it forevermore on witnessing the beauty of unarmed combat. His imagination captured, Auguste thenceforth dedicated all of his energies to perfecting the way of the fist.After a lifetime spent defending his clan's honor, Auguste was forced to bury his Nicolas, and no longer did the virtue of dying a warrior's death death appeal to him. He wishes solely that his remaining children outlive him, so that he need never suffer the agony of losing a child again.
- Badass Grandpa - If you plume him, he knows it was you, forgives you if it means getting revenge on the Valkyrie, and dies standing up, mocking the death that comes for him.
- Bare-Fisted Monk - Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs
- Cool Old Guy
- Eyepatch of Power
- Happily Married - To Reinhilde.
- Hey, It's That Voice! - Uther/Lich King or Warriv/The Necromancer
- Mundane Utility: His daily training regiment keeps the lands under his charge free of boulders.
ReinhildeDevoted wife of Auguste, former Lord of House Haughn. Reinhilde has stood by her husband in all matters, trusting in his vision over that of the house's current lord, her son Valmur. The sudden death of her son Nicolas, however, has called her faith in names and nobility into question. All she wishes for now are the survival and well-being of her children.
- BFG: her giant crossbow
- Grandma, What Massive Hotness You Have: The truthade claims she's actually sexier than (or at least just as much as) Phiona, but covers it up so as not to draw even more of the latter's ire.
- Lady of War
- Never Mess with Granny
KristoffCrown Prince of Artolia, but not its eldest prince. By the laws and customs of old, the first son of the King and Queen Regnant, Kristoff, is entitled to the throne, yet some contend there are grounds that substantiate the claim of the elder Langrey, first son of the King who was born out of wedlock. Regardless, Kristoff cares deeply for his elder half-brother.While trying to calm the political furor raised in the wake of his father's death, Kristoff's passive demeanor has been a great detriment, placing him at the mercy of insistent and insidious advisors.
- Cloudcuckoolander: In the Seraphic Gate. His truthade bio also claims he loves to daydream about slaying monsters.
- Everything's Better with Spinning: His Seraphic Gate CMOF.
- Cain and Abel
- Extreme Doormat: He is frequently manipulated by the nobles.
- Warrior Prince
LangreyEldest prince of Artolia, but not its crown prince. That honor belongs to the son of the queen regnant, Prince Kristoff, per the traditions of Artolian succession. Nevertheless, there are those who argue that since Langrey's mother was of a birth more noble than the queen's, the throne by right is his, and Artolia has been embroiled in conflict since the princes were mere babies.Langrey's wishes for Artolian prosperity are genuine, and he laments that his kingdom does not enjoy the wealth its neighbors do. It is for that very reason, the future welfare of his homeland, that Langrey seeks to rule.
- Cain and Abel
- Driven to Suicide: on the A path.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold
- Squishy Wizard: While he was trained to carry a sword like his brother, his poor athletics made him not a good fighter, so he trained in magic instead. His Truthade bio states that it takes a lot of effort on his part just standing up from his throne...
RoienburgOld friend to whom the king had entrusted the fosterage of his two sons. Weary of ceaseless political infighting at court and assigned the title of margrave, Roienebourg left the palace and the young princes to tend to his demesne in the southern borderlands. Following the king's death, he looked on from afar as the succession controversy unfolded, and recognizing that the infighting wouold ultimately spell Artolia's doom, took up the banner of Joshua, eldest son of Duke Valery, brother of the former king.
Brahms, Lord of the UndeadIt's revealed in the second game that he did so because Odin took the Cosmic Keystone that would keep Midgard from collapsing while freezing Silmeria, with the intent on having her frozen forever. Brahms instead took Silmeria and used her power to the best of his ability to keep Midgard from falling apart, and he'd rather not have to do this. His Finishing Move is Bloody Curse, using his raw strength and Bloody Murder to rip his foes apart.
- Badass: Like Arngrim, in a setting of gods, goddesses, elves, vampires, and giants, he manages to stick out as one.
- Well, being the Lord of the Undead...
- Badass Boast: His Soul Crush invocation in the second game.Brahms: My strength is the sword of the oppressed!
- Bloody Murder
- Dark Is Not Evil
- The Determinator: Can take over and force his way into Sovereign Rite spell circles, which is a spell designed to render supernatural beings in this setting powerless and/or kill them.
- Genius Bruiser: He possesses a quick, active, and intelligent mind.
- Good Old Fisticuffs: One of the few characters in the whole series to go with just fists.
- A Good Way to Die: He seems satisfied with his death at the end of the second game, at least.
- Guest Star Party Member: In the first game, that is. In the second, he permanently joins after Chapter 5.
- Lightning Bruiser: One of the toughest, strongest, and fastest characters of the series. It kind of goes hand in hand with being a vampire, though.
- The Plan: One of the more successful ones; hiding himself in Silmeria's einherjar Dylan to emerge when Odin enacts his plan that could destroy Midgard. While Brahms doesn't succeed in stopping Odin from taking a Cosmic Keystone, he at least prevents Midgard's destruction.
- Our Vampires Are Different
- Red Eyes, Take Warning
- Smarter Than You Look: He looks like he should be just a dumb thug. Don't be fooled.
- Warrior Poet: Face of a thug, but actually very sophisticated, articulate, philosophical, and soft spoken.
- Worthy Opponent
- "Such ugly creatures."
- Horny Devil
- I Let You Win: she is easy during Jayle's scene, but becomes much harder later, though still not quite worthy of the title of That One Boss.
- Vain Sorceress
- The Vamp
- What Happened to the Mouse?: In Normal or Easy mode, since the final battle takes place in a Hard mode exclusive dungeon.
SurtSurt is the leader of the Vanir and rules from Jotunheim Palace. While Jotunheim is a land of ice, Surt's powers are primarily fire-based. Surt leads the Vanir against Odin and the Aesir during Ragnarok.
- Adaptational Heroism : Compared with the original myths where he was Generic Doomsday Villain whose only intent was causing destruction for no apparent reason, here he's actually portrayed as sympathetic.
- Cutscene Boss: on the A path.
- Even Evil Has Standards: while he initially agreed to Loki's help, he rejects it immediately after Loki summoned Bloodbane and Fenrir.
- Final Boss: of the B ending.
- Knight Templar
- Playing with Fire
BloodbaneThe dragon which swallowed the demon sword Levantine. He is later summoned by Loki as one of his minions.
- Badass Boast
- "Fear me, worship me, I AM BLOODBANE!"
- Boss Banter: What is worse than a boss that is already very hard? If he also endlessly taunts you all the time.
- Herd Hitting Attack: "Feel my flame!"
- Instant Awesome, Just Add Dragons:
- Voice of the Legion: His Magical Incantation of Gravity Blessing will make you cower under a table with a Big "NO!".
FenrirAnother monster guardian summoned by Loki after he obtained the dragon orb.
- An Ice Wolf
- Breath Weapon
- Canis Major
- The Dragon: To Loki.
- Weaksauce Weakness: Did you bring that sword that can One-Hit Kill monsters with a fire weakness? Good, use it now. It turns Fenrir from That One Boss to a Zero-Effort Boss.
Gabriel Celeste and The Iseria QueenBosses in Seraphic Gate who appear in all 3 games.
- "How I yearn to feast upon your soul."
- Boobs of Steel: Can hit pretty hard and likely has the largest chest of the entire female cast.
- Canis Major
- Dark Is Edgy
- Final Boss: For the A path.
- Manipulative Bastard
- Meido: In Seraphic gate, her weapons are a feather duster, a mop, and a tea set filled with hot beverages... seriously.
- One-Winged Angel
- The Dragon
- Yandere: In Seraphic Gate, we see her inching closer and closer to the cornered Wylfred as the screen fades black and a wolf's howl is heard.