The characters of the StrategyRPG VideoGame/{{Wild ARMs XF}}.


[[folder:Playable Characters]]
!!Clarissa Arwin

A young woman Drifter who hates lies and carries a mysterious weapon named Strahl Gewehr. She bears a striking resemblance to the late Princess Alexia.

* ActionGirl
* BadassCape: Her second costume.
* CastFromHitPoints: Her Sacrifice ability, which is unique to her.
* EmpathicWeapon: Strahl Gewehr
** [[spoiler: AncestralWeapon: Because Clarissa is actually Alexia Elesius, Strahl Gewehr is her ancestral weapon and is traditionally used as part of the ritual in talking to the Guardians.]]
* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: Clarissa's first hair and outfit change reflect her willingness to live the lie in order to save the people of Elesius. She changes it again once when she [[spoiler: travels back in time and meets her deceased mother again.]]
* GirlishPigtails: Her final costume.
* [[ZettaiRyouiki Golden Thigh Ratio]]: Grade A, her final costume.
* TheGunslinger: Her unique class, Dandelion Shot.
** GirlsWithGuns
* JackOfAllStats
* MissingMom: Also serves as a motivation for Clarissa.
** ParentalAbandonment: And her father is dead.
** [[spoiler: SelfMadeOrphan: Clarissa kills King Hrathnir at his request as part of his HeroicSacrifice. What she doesn't know, and never finds out, is that he's really her father. Even worse, he knows.]]
* NiceHat: Her first costume.
* [[spoiler: SwitchedAtBirth: With Alexia, although not actually "at birth". The real Clarissa was wearing an imitation of the princess's dress, and both were caught under the same falling rubble. The two girls were mixed up when rescued.]]
* TookALevelinBadass: Both throughout the game and again in the manga by just looking at her "11 years after" look.
* [[YouKilledMyFather You Killed My Mother]]: Clarissa's motivation for chasing Rupert into Elesius is initially implied to her trying to get her mother's sword back. It's later revealed that Rupert murdered Melissa before stealing Iskender Bey, and [[spoiler:tricked Clarissa into helping him do it, explaining why she hates lies so much.]]

!!Felius Arwin

Clarissa's adopted brother with a MysteriousPast. He seeks to protect Clarissa no matter the cost.

* BadassLongcoat: Unusually for this trope, it's buckled up rather than left open. It's still badass, though.
* BladeOnAStick: His unique class, Halberdier.
* FailureKnight: Felius was this originally. He's been with Clarissa long enough as of the start of the game that the devotion is slightly less creepy.
* [[spoiler: HeroicSacrifice: In the ending, he destroys the Lombardia with himself aboard to save Filgaea and Elw Borea. The follow-up manga reveals he may not be dead, however.]]
* TheLancer: To Clarissa. (Literally, too, since he uses a BladeOnAStick.)
* [[spoiler: OurElvesAreBetter: Felius is actually an Elw, the ''{{Wild ARMs}}'' version of elves.]]
* ReplacementGoldfish: Melissa, and later Clarissa, for Yulia.
* TooManyBelts

!!Alexia Lynn Elesius

The eldest princess of Elesius, she seeks to continue her father's work and change Elesius from a land bloated by conquest to a kingdom full of peace.

* {{BFS}}: Iskender Bey and the other swords of her base class, Royal Fencer.
** EmpathicWeapon
** [[spoiler: AncestralWeapon: Since Alexia is actually Clarissa Arwin, and is thus descended from Yulia, Iskender Bey is not only her ancestral weapon, but she is the only living person who can wield it.]]
* DistressedDamsel: Held captive by Edna for years before she's finally rescued by Clarissa.
* ImportantHaircut: Princess Alexia cuts her hair to use as a rope to save Clarissa.
* LadyOfWar
* MissingMom: What exactly happened to her is never addressed. Presumably she is dead.
* MightyGlacier: She has the lowest natural speed when compared to other characters, but she can dish out large damage.
* NeverFoundTheBody: Naturally, since she's not dead.
* PimpedOutDress: It's a pink princess dress. With ''armor''.
** BattleBallgown
** PrincessesPreferPink
* [[spoiler: SwitchedAtBirth: With Clarissa, although not actually "at birth". She was wearing an imitation of the real Princess Alexia's dress, and both were caught under the same falling rubble. The two girls were mixed up when rescued.]]

!!Labyrinthia Wordsworth

Former tutor to Alexia and other noble children and court magician. She is on the run from the Council when she mistakes Clarissa for Princess Alexia. She lacks humility, has a weird fascination with Clarissa's costumes, and is defensive about the fact that she's 34 years old.

* CompetenceZone: Laby is twice Clarissa's age and has insecurities to match, since, after all, one is far into one's decline by the mid-thirties.
* DoppelgangerAttack: She can create a clone of herself as a distraction or to help solve puzzles.
* ShockAndAwe: Her base class's Lightning ability.
* SquishyWizard: Her base class, Arcanist, has the best magic stats in the game, but is very slow and very squishy.
* TheStrategist
* TheRedMage: As an Arcanist, she has both offensive and healing magic.
* TeleportSpam: The best use of her Warp ability, which is unique to her.

!!Levin Brenton

A reckless, idealistic and [[{{Keet}} loud]] young man who has a crush on both Alexia and Clarissa. His father, the head of the PraetorianGuard, disowned him when he ran away to join the princess' rebellion (though more because Captain Eisen works side-by-side with the villains than because he thinks Levin's wrong).

* BadassLongcoat
* BowtiesAreCool
* {{Keet}}
* LeeroyJenkins: At first. He gets better after CharacterDevelopment.
* LoveTriangle: TriangRelations Type A. Levin has a crush on both Clarissa and Alexia. Even in the WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue he hasn't made up his mind yet. (What either of them think of him is never particularly explored.)
* MissingMom: His mother is dead.
* NonElemental: His Blast magic skill.
* FragileSpeedster: His magic stats aren't that great and his defense is terrrible, but his base class's movement, reflex, and climb are some of the best in the game. He even has an attack that's damage is based on the difference between his and his target's reflex score.
* WellDoneSonGuy: Pretty much sums up Levin's relationship with his father.

!!Ragnar Blitz Lebrett

A Drifter whose home and family were destroyed by Elesius' constant wars of conquest. He came to the country looking to destroy it, but over time amends his goals to include sticking around to help rebuild the nation into something better.

* BareYourMidriff
* DatingCatwoman: Ragnar vs. Chelle, TheDragon of the Zortroa Kinship; they even both have the Raving Revenge move.
* LightningBruiser: Other than his ability with magic, which is pretty weak, he's pretty much the strongest character on the team with higher ATK, DEF, MOV, CLM and RFX than most of the others in the party (except those who excel at those stats), his base class also has better all-around attack range than most of the classes (Clarissa can shoot further, but Ragnar loses no attack strength for his distance).
* NotSoDifferent: How he sees himself with the Zortroa Kinship and Chelle specifically. It makes it easier for him to relate to their problems and talk to them about changing their minds.
* PrecisionGuidedBoomerang: His base class's weapon and skill "Orbital Ring".
* {{Revenge}}: Pretty much his whole purpose in life at the point the party meets him.


A white dog that belongs to Labrynthia. He is unusually fond of Clarissa from the moment they meet.

* BigFriendlyDog
* [[spoiler: DeusExMachina: Literally, since he's Lucied. His special ability is what allows the party to damage the Fear Clysmian.]]
* EvilDetectingDog
* [[spoiler: GodWasMyCoPilot: Tony is revealed to be Luceid, the Guardian of Desire. Only the player realizes this, though.]]
* SpoonyBard: Tony's inability to change character class and lack of native skills means he becomes less and less useful as the game goes on. By mid-game, the player will probably have replaced him on their team with a {{Player Mook|s}}.

!!Rupert Dandridge

A ruthless Drifter who will do anything and kill anyone to get what he wants. He killed Melissa Arwin in front of both Clarissa and Felius and stole Iskender Bey. He is currently in the employ of the kingdom of Elesius.

* DirtyCoward
* TheDragon: To the government.
* DualWielding


Also known as the "Death Merchant", Weisheit is an arms dealer who has a long-standing relationship with the monarchy of Elesius. [[spoiler: He's actually Kressen, one of the heroes of Elw Borea who later went rogue and had to be imprisoned. He's seeking revenge against Felius and a way back to Elw Borea so he can conquer it (or, failing that, destroy it).]]

* AmbiguousGender: Rupert even comments on it. [[spoiler: In reality, "he" is a male consciousness (Kressen) possessing a female body.]]
* [[spoiler: BigBad]]
* [[spoiler:BodySurf]]
* [[spoiler: GrandTheftMe: How he survived so long, and what he plans to do to Felius.]]

!!Charlton Blunt

The chairmen of the Council of Elder Statesmen, which makes him the unofficial ruler of Elesius while the king is bedridden and his only heir has not passed the trial to make her eligible to rule. He wishes to restore the kingdom to what it was before: an aggressive, expansionist empire.

* {{Necromancer}}


The religious leader of Elesius, Edna is a selfish and cowardly woman who works to control Elesius from the shadows.

* BigBeautifulWoman: She's fat but well-groomed with a fancy dress, make up, and jewelry. She also has an ample chest. Her beauty is pretty much her only (classically) positive trait.
* DirtyCoward
* [[FatBastard Fat Bitch]]
* SmugSnake
* TheStarscream
* TheUnfought: Sadly. It would be very cathartic to beat her bloody.

!!Tormenta Triad

A group of three brothers named Lluvia, Trueno, and Viento. They work for the Elesian government and engage the party more than once.

* DoppelgangerAttack
* GoldfishPoopGang
* [[spoiler: HeroicSacrifice: After being defeated the last time, they sacrifice themselves to save Labrynthia's life.]]
* MeaningfulName / ThemeNaming: Their names mean rain, thunder, and wind in Spanish, respectively, and that accurately reflects each's powers.


A member of the Zortroa Kinship, who is tasked with hunting down and eliminating the party.

* AmbiguouslyBrown
* DatingCatwoman: With Ragnar.
* TheDragon: Of the Zortroa Kinship
* FightingForAHomeland
* FullNameBasis: Chelle insists on calling Ragnar by his full name.
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]: Sadly, not by the party.
* MysteriousMercenaryPursuer
* [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Proud Warrior Race Girl]]


!!King Hrathnir Elesius III

The king of the kingdom of Elesius, once a renowned warrior. He is now bedridden due to infirmity. It is his dream to change the war-like and expansionist kingdom he inherited to a peaceful one, but his reforms have been very unpopular.

* [[spoiler: HeroicSacrifice: In order to save his daughter, the rebellion, and half the capital city, he sacrifices his own life.]]
* HotBlood: Even when weakened from illness, he charges Asgard, shattering the normally unbreakable barrier with a single punch [[spoiler:which leads to his HeroicSacrifice.]]
* RetiredBadass

!!Princess Katrina Elesius

Alexia's younger sister, who is seen as unfit to inherit the throne because of her inability to feel fear.

* ElegantGothicLolita
* EmotionlessGirl: Particularly marked as being unable to feel fear, but she doesn't seem to feel much of anything else, either.
* [[spoiler: HeroicSacrifice: She sacrifices her own life to stop the Fear Clysmian. The follow-up manga suggests she may have become a Guardian, softening the blow somewhat.]]
* [[spoiler: OneWingedAngel: As the Fear Clysmian, she goes through three forms, each more monstrous than the last.]]
* [[PuppetKing Puppet Princess]]
* KickTheSonOfABitch: [[spoiler:It's hard not to cheer when she disintegrates Kressen/Edna.]]

!!Melissa Arwin

Clarissa's late mother, who was searching for the Legacy Ruins, which she believes holds the answers to reviving the dying world of Filgaea. She once wielded the EmpathicWeapon Iskender Bey.

* EmpathicWeapon: Iskender Bey
** {{BFS}}
** AncestralWeapon: Melissa is descended from Yulia, the original wielder of Iskender Bey, and thus is accepted by the sword.
* PosthumousCharacter
* ReplacementGoldfish: Has shades of this for Felius as a replacement for Yulia.