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Lotto (Jang-Gun)A member (often considered to be a leader) of the team Triple Threat and the main character of the story. In the real world he acts as a diligent student always reading (or pretending to) some learning material and claiming that he doesn't know much about virtual games since he barely even watches TV. In Lost Saga his personality is a complete opposite of that image where he is loud, violent and selfish to the extreme.
- Accidental Pervert: His first meeting with Yureka's creator consisted of time by walking in on her...taking a yearly body scan. (Which is to say, naked).
- A God Am I: After adjusting Yureka personality with a modified berserk spell during tournament states himself that he loves playing God. It bite him in the ass HARD when after match is over still blood-thirsty Yureka sensed his hostility and splattered him on the ring.
- Always Save the Girl: In the latest story arc. By his own admission, he has nothing to gain and can't possibly salvage their relationship or be forgiven, yet he risks everything (including his own life) in a gambit to save Yureka.
- Anti-Hero: Pretty morally ambiguous.
- He once tortured an enemy with a pair of nail clippers. But, they were trying to murder him...and it won't damage them in real life...and he was trying to help someone...so it's okay, right? ...But they could really feel it...and Lotto seemed to be enjoying it...
- During the Tournament battle with Rapha, He started taunting her by burning her clothing off bit by bit, in front of almost all the players in Lost Saga. All because she called him a little runt.Lotto: Hey, it looks like they're starting a fan club for you! You wouldn't want to disappoint them, would you?Rapha: You can't do this!Lotto: Watch me. Or close your eyes. Makes no difference.
- The Atoner: His motivation for helping Mirenne after what he feels was cowardice dealing with Jaeha.
- Awesome by Analysis: Prefers to keep things simple and blow up or fry his opponent with overwhelming force, but when facing someone stronger he is very adept at analyzing the situation, figuring out possible solutions and trying them out in a pattern that is most likely to bring him ultimate victory.
- Battle Couple: With Yureka.
- Berserk Button: Reacts poorly to comments regarding his height.
- Bratty Half-Pint
- Brilliant, but Lazy: His life before the events of the story consisted of appearing to be incredibly studious while actually devoting all his time to MMORPGs and acing his classes with sheer talent.
- Disappeared Dad
- Disguised in Drag: Regularly conceals his identity on Lost Saga and comparative parts of the Net by logging in as Yureka. Not actually played up at all after the first instance.
- Disproportionate Retribution: Beating people up for interrupting his train of thoughts, setting them on fire for the slightest insult (intentional or otherwise), or writing their name with their own blood (by using their body as a brush) for playing a prank on him. His personal life philosophy is the main page quote.
- The Face: For Team Triple Threat. God help them.
- Fair-Weather Mentor: To Jijon Jang when he decides to take him under his extremely dubious wing as "Yureka".
- Flaming Sword: His weapon of choice is an exploding one with the ability to repair itself.
- Four-Philosophy Ensemble: The Cynic
- G.I.R.L.: When he's playing as Yureka.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: It really does not take much to set him off.
- Honor Student: In the real world.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Revels in acting like a jerk, but fails to act completely immoral 100% of the time, rather to his own disappointment.
- Magic Knight: As a master-level mage whose secondary class is swordfighting.
- Man, I Feel Like a Woman: Implied. On Yureka's first appearance she is controlled by Lotto. Later, he attempts to "prove" that Yureka isn't an NPC by pointing out that she has a mole on her thigh.Yureka: "Say, Lotto, how did you know I had that mole there? I was wearing pants."
- Manipulative Bastard: In universe embodiment of this trope.
- The Napoleon: Takes this Up to Eleven.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: He really shouldn't have put so much effort into breaking the seal under the Demon King palace.
- Oblivious to Love: It took him a really long time to learn the reason behind Jaeha's actions.
- Parental Neglect: Jang-Gun's mom is pretty hands-off.
- Pint-Sized Powerhouse: One of the strongest players in the game. And one of the shortest players in the game.
- Playing with Fire: Lotto has a variety of spells at his disposal but fire magic is his clear specialty and usually the first thing used whenever someone pisses him off.
- Pyro Maniac: Emphasis on "maniac" is sometimes necessary. Usually when he's directing the mania at his allies.
- Raging Stiffie: He suffered from this after he walked on naked Jaeha, it caused him some trouble since the state of his body rendered the result of the body scan he took afterwards too embarrassing to use.
- Scary Shiny Glasses: When he's Clark Kenting these are sometimes used to enforce emotional distance in Jang Gun.
- Super Drowning Skills: Panicked embarrassingly in chest-high water during the Ark arc. Until he remembered he could levitate.
Yureka(note: Despite being created by Jaeha and sharing her looks Yureka is for the most of the story a completely separate person note )An advanced AI created by Jaeha as a copy of her own personality in order to serve as her double when she is on a missions. After mistakenly falling into Jang-Gun's hands and becoming used by him in the Lost Saga she was revealed to be a self-aware, fully sentient entity capable of feelings. Yureka's personality is somewhat childish, naive, curious and airheaded but at the same time kind and compassionate. She is very attached to Lotto and prefers to remain by his side, as well as her appearance in the game being exclusively attached to his (unless it is Lotto himself who uses her appearance).
- Action Girl
- A.I. Is a Crapshoot: a complete subversion, Yureka is actually one of the most compassionate and kind characters in the series often caring for others more than they do for themselves (due to the fact that player characters can't really die or feel pain in the game while Yureka do and is afraid of it). In fact in comparison to her many other players come out as Humans Are Bastards
- Badass: Though mostly a pacifist in nature Yureka has one of the highest stats in the game which means that she can (and on occasion will) wipe the floor with master level characters
- Badass Adorable: Physically more mature than most this trope is associated with but her innocent nature and cheerful attitude make her really cute.
- Bare Your Midriff
- Battle Couple: With Lotto
- The Berserker: For a short time during the tournament thanks to Lotto messing up her brain with a berserk spell.
- Beware the Nice Ones
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Yureka herself is as far from being this as possible but Lotto occasional take-overs of her body (without changing his way of acting) has convinced some players to suspect Yureka of being this and only playing innocent when around Lotto.
- Jaeha in game appearances, either in her own body or by hijacking Yureka's, makes this impression even stronger and darker.
- It is possible however that after they began sharing one body Yureka was this to Jaeha maintaining her own innocent image in front of Lotto while at the same tame trying to make Jaeha look bad to him and preventing her from coming out as much as she could.
- Blade Spam: Her Super Speed can make her attacks look like this
- Cloudcuckoolander: Spends most of the time walking her own separate path while the reality of the current events walks on another.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: She is a Ditzy harmless Genki Girl 90% of the time but if proper buttons are pushed she can wipe the floor with almost anyone and anything in the game thanks to her program's Mega Manning abilities and maxed out stats.
- The Ditz: Seriously.
- Dual Wielding: Her preffered weapons are dual daggers/shortswords though if need be she can manage almost as well with her bare hands
- Fashionable Asymmetry: In both of her outfits. Most notable are the asymmetrical heights of her boots. On the Zettai Ryouiki scale, the right is an F, and the left is an A.
- Four-Philosophy Ensemble: The Optimist
- Fusion Dance: With Jaeha and Ijoyen.
- Genius Ditz
- Genki Girl
- Mama Bear: No one hurts Lotto on her watch and gets away with it.
- Mega Manning: Yureka has the ability to copy techniques from other characters, instantly mastering any ability she sees to the point of performing tricks better than players who worked up to being able to use them effectively on her first try. Though she mostly does this with moves that are related to her class, if she tries hard enough she can learn skills that should be completely unobtainable for a swordmaster.
- Robot Girl: Cute as anything and totally digital. Deepens the story's theme questioning the nature of humanity and AIs and Lotto gets to show off his tall blonde escort.
- Split Personality:
- Lotto's occasional usage of her body without changing his own way of acting may give this impression.
- Yureka herself is created from a fragment of Jaeha's personality; the comatose Jaeha and Neogia can commandeer her visage the same way Lotto does, either taking over the body or cooperating in it together. Given that Yureka herself is not a human, it can be debated whether this condition is closer to being one part of a split personaliy or a Mind Hive.
- Super Speed
- Unskilled, but Strong: Yureka is very inexperienced as a player and often doesn't even understand what other characters are doing, all of her stats however are hacked and boosted to the absolute maximum making her faster, stronger, tougher and more agile than any player character (and most of the monsters) can hope to beJohn: Mountain trolls don't hit that hard.
- Badass Long Robe: Combines with All-Encompassing Mantle and In the Hood for an innocuous traveller-mage effect. Discards it as soon as there's a real fight.
- Barefisted Monk
- Berserk Button: Seems relatively calm until his brother shows up.
- Death Glare: Sports a killer one. When his eyes are open, that is.
- Eyes Always Shut: But when he does open them, look out.
- Four-Philosophy Ensemble: The Realist
- Mister Exposition: Especially in the early chapters.
- The Stoic: Subverted perhaps 10% of the time by Hair-Trigger Temper.
- Casanova Wannabe: To get on hot girl good side he will do anything - including instant betrayal of his friends - despite that (or rather because of that) said girl would avoid him as much as possible
- Chivalrous Pervert: The panty watcher. If it's chivalrous that he'll ditch his teammates in battle if they're fighting a cute girl, that is.
- Combat Medic: Though he's more of a bruiser than a healer.
- Dirty Coward: Boromir's scampering from a fight can go beyond pathetic sometimes. Never judge him as a man not willing to use his allies as a meat shield!
- Four-Philosophy Ensemble: The Apathetic or The Conflicted
- Lovable Coward: When he's not being its inverse. It's not infrequently that he's been known to hide behind a rock during a fight, but with team members like his you can hardly blame him.
- Mighty Glacier: His master level hammer's weight makes it glacially slow, but once it connects it can either deliver a massive damage to a single target or deal a wide area of damage.
- Only Sane Man: Of Team Triple Threat when the other two original members fall into...uh...unstoppable killing rage. His natural cowardice means he's only middlingly effective. Party dynamics mean things often go much like this bit from chapter one:
- Lotto: (ensconced in a pillar of fire) HA HA HA HA HA HA HA! DESTROY EVERYTHING!Boromir: What!? That punk Gun is at it again! Tell him to stop, Woon-Suk!Adol: (mauling something to death with his bare hands) Shut up, I'm busy right now.
- Prince Charming Wannabe: All the way.
Other Mainland Players
Rapha (Da-Bin)A companion and owner of John who she has a deep crush on, Rapha strongest characteristic is her complete devotion and protectivness towards her guardian, aside from that she is an emotional girl and is easy to provoke or burst into tears.
- A-Cup Angst
- Came Back Wrong: Resurrected as a Phantom - courtesy of Ilban who did it For the Evulz
- Status Buff: speciality of the Cleric class
- Yandere:Usually only deredere for John but God help you if you ever happen to kill her beloved or hold his life in your hands, Rapha will do ANYTHING to protect him and in the event this failed she would curse you for the rest of your life and made sure to remind you of it Every. Single. Day.
- Ascended Extra: Shows up in the first chapter when the trio begrudgingly lets him tag along on a dungeon crawl, basically to play outsider point-of-view to the I Am Not Left-Handed First Episode Spoiler. It's pretty surprising when he not only returns, but becomes important.
- Bishounen: Surprisingly more so in real life than in the game
- Blind Weaponmaster
- Disability Superpower: Discovered that remaining blinded for a long period of time* allows the player to enhance their other senses to the point where they allow his perception to surpass sight in certain areas (while still remaining handicapped in others).
- The Magnificent: You may call me Lowe the Mighty!
- Supporting Leader: During the invasion arc.
- Took a Level in Badass: Twice. The first when he went from Butt Monkey to Supporting Leader, second when he levels up to Master level during the actual fighting.
- You Shall Not Pass: When during the defense of the Normal City United Guild Forces were annihilated and scattered he was pulling this off against the whole Demon Invasion Army until his example inspired other players to join him.
- Bounty Hunter
- Cool Sword: Gladiat - Sword of Light
- Evil Counterpart: Introduced as such to Lotto. Ironic in that he's probably more moral.
- Magic Knight: He's a double master mage/swordsman.
- The Rival: To Lotto and the feeling is mutual
- Shock and Awe: As a sorcerer he specializes in lightning magic. And is very good with it.
Jijon JangA younger ice mage who is introduced as a Jerkass using game loopholes to frame, rob, kill, and extort other players (with a particular grudge toward the ones that became famous during the city defense in the Demon War) in order to get money for his gaming fees.
- Bratty Half-Pint: Moreso in both respects than the protagonist.
- Character Development: Initially thanks to tutelage from Lotto of all people, and later due to an extremely traumatic (and near fatal) confrontation with Jaeha that almost made him stop playing. Somewhat gets over his fears thanks to Phuan, who partnered with him (bullying him into it a little) and even pays for part of his gaming expenses.
- Couldn't Find a Pen: On at least one occasion Yureka given Jang a Game Over by writing on a wall with his crushed body.◊
- Evil Counterpart: If Aradon is Lotto's Rival, Jijon Jang is the personification of most immoral traits.
- For the Evulz: The kid doesn't need an excuse to be a jerk.
- Heel Realization: Has a minor one.
- Ice Person: As a mage Jijon Jang specializes in using ice magic.
- Jerk Ass: Compared to him Lotto comes out as a saint, at the moment of his introduction (and for a long time after that) he acts on nothing but ambition, greed and jealousy.
- Karma Houdini: Subverted. While he ends up as a somewhat likeable character despite all the evil things he has done he almost died before it by having a close encounter with an evil far greater than his own petty Jerkassery.
- Loophole Abuse: Was very fond of using them to frame and kill other players.
- Marshmallow Hell: Due to his small height and running without looking in front of him unintentionally given himself this with both Lotto-controlled Yureka and real-life Phuan, they both didn't thought much of it but he still was PK-ed by Yukera and mugged (and later kidnapped into teaming with her) by Phuan.
- Running Gag: Whenever he talks back to Yureka (controlled by Lotto) a "- NOW LOADING -" screen appears informing us that he was just killed (again).
- Schemer: More this than Lotto's Chessmaster/Guile Hero/Manipulative Bastard.
- Serial-Killer Killer: PKkills for profit and the lulz.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: During her travels with Jang and Crunade she was acting Ditzy and politely however once Jaeha kidnapped Jang and it was up to Mirenne to stall the pursuit she started acting like a brutal, foulmouthed backstabber.
- Gender Reveal: While on the net Mirenne talks like a girl and looks very much like one it turns out that in real life she is actually a guy who learned how to hack his character data to make it look like a girl that he couldn't become in real life.
- Kick the Dog: Was almost killed by the person s/he admired and trusted the most for no other reason than "I just have to kill someone and you are here"
- One-Hit Kill: Her schtick is a low attack power countered by a high chance of striking a critical hit.
- Playful Hacker: Mirenne developed hacking skills so she could change her character to be female, a pretty big contrast to the other major hacking characters. Her exploring the limits of the Net is exemplified by things like her making Jang-Gun's avatar taller for the bar negotiation without him asking. (Up to interpretation whether it was a favor, just to screw with him, or both.)
- Team Healer: She is a priest so she can heal others. At least if they have enough time to wait for her low skill to do the job
- The Mole: Mirenne was Jaeha's plant in Lotto's makeshift (though not as thrown-together as he thought) group in the contest between her an Elca.
- An Axe to Grind
- Big Eater: Is eating something practically at all times.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: A mild example - on the surface he appears as rather slow thinker but while it may or may not be true that he is not very fast he keeps thinking about the problem until he figures it out. He also apparently memorized tons of information in order to already have it on hand if the time is too short for him to figure it out by himself.
- Mr. Exposition: Some key words (usually names of people or places) may prompt him into delivering a quick encyclopedia-like explanation about the topic at hand (whether the question was directed at him or even whether it was a question at all doesn't seem to be much of a factor in causing him to do this). This habit is at odds with his non-vocal behavior and sometimes makes other people surprised or even shocked.
- No Social Skills: Is not very good at communicating with other peaople and usually prefers to follow someone else orders rather than participate in making a group decisions.
- Reverse Mole: More or less. Though not acting as a villain, he was supposed to be a random player in Lotto's party but was instead revealed to be an agent of Elca, sent to help Lotto.
- Stone Wall: His defense is so strong that it takes a lot of blows just to hurt him. His attack power, however, is very weak.
- The Quiet One: Didn't speak for chapters after his introduction.
Alpha / Beta / Delta / Gamma / Omega (Wunha)Ah-Dol's older brother and an acquaintance of Jang-Gun. He runs a Net cafe.
- Aloof Big Brother: Alpha attempts to be unable to care less about his younger brother's actions, and when not drawn into bickering, threat exchanges and throat-tearing, succeeds admirably. Enough to irritate Adol, at least. He's been known to throw fights that were a matter of pride to Adol, much to the latter's shame and chagrin.
- Barefisted Monk
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: He sure is quirky, (and gets hung up on being a ninja,) but that's part of why he's one of the most powerful players in the game.
- Confusion Fu: His original primary fighting technique.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: His in-game traits that stands out the most are his ridiculous behavior and non-existent naming ability which instantly blows his cover whenever he tries to pretend he is someone else (which is most of the time), despite that his knowledge of in-game mechanics is second only to the people from gaming companies (and not all of them) while his hacking abilities come close to those of a virtual killers. Similar in real life at first glance he is a cheerful cyber-cafee clerk who is often unable to control situation in his own shop but his knowledge of things ranging from inner workings of large companies to the existence of cyber-assassins is downright frightening and makes one wonder how and why is he amassing such wast amounts of information about things that normal people shouldn't know about at all...
- Jack-of-All-Trades / Renaissance Man: This is his approach to Lost Saga, earning him the custom class "Ranger."
- Master of None: His diverse skill-gaining has prevented him from achieving master level in any single category.
- Ranger: Wun-ha masters the intermediate skills of many classes, leaving him effectively master-level several times over without having reached this distinction in any class. There being no category for this, Il-Ban, the oldest player in the game (no, he hasn't been playing the longest...he's just old) and master-level anti-priest, dubs him member of a new class, Alpha the Ranger. Wun-ha is put out by this (he wanted to be a Ninja and sticks to one class at a time (mostly) thereafter.
The Fallen Angels / The Lovely AngelsIn real life a pair of pop singers called the Lovely Angels, the Lee sisters are master-level thieves who use the Net as an escape, where they style themselves the treasure-hunting pair the Fallen Angels. Introduced as casual victims seeking revenge on the original Team Triple Threat, they are now uneasy allies with Lost Saga's other powerful players.Tropes common to the Angels:
- Adventurer Archaeologist: They attempt to invoke this by using their class for treasure hunting.
- Clark Kenting: No makeup = no fanboys.
- Fragile Speedster: Thieves by class, the Fallen Angels are quick and quite tricky but can't take too many hits. Too many hits for master-level players, that is, which is still a lot of hits.
- Idol Singer: In real life.
- Lovable Rogue: In the game.
- Sibling Team
- The Face: For the Fallen Angels, slightly.
- Improbable Weapon User: Her Weapon of Choice uses:
- Character Development: In regards to her Extreme Doormat entry.
- Extreme Doormat: According to Slayan, anyway, in regards to making decisions without her sister. One way or another she has taken it to heart, and is going ahead with more of her own decisions.
- Invisibility Cloak: Or to be precise scarf, it is her master level item that allows the wearer to become completely invisible
Muria, a.k.a. "Medusa" (Munsuk)A player working as a game moderator for Dexon. Has an old rivalry with Team Triple Threat. For...some reason.
- The Beastmaster: As a player outside of her capacity in her job for Dexon.
- Berserk Button: Doesn't like the nickname "Medusa" that Team Triple Threat gave to her.
- Noodle Incident: Whenever Muria met Team Triple Threat, either she would get irritated by their presence or they would run away calling her "Medusa" fearing for their lives. In the Demon King Arc she remembers that before she was a GMPC TTT randomly found and destroyed the stable she kept full of beloved monsters for the EXP. Said incident gave her a Heroic R.R.O.D. until she decided to try and get revenge on them for it.
- Punch Clock Villain: Her role in the Demon arc.
- Stripperific: Her demon outfit was supposed to make her look like a threatening badass but some male players saw it differently.
Demon King: (of Olios) "That one's a real pain in the...whatchamacallit."The party's semi-frequent sometimes-useful always-hilarious addition.Introduced as a mysterious formidable sniper who played against Lotto in Force Recon, he impressed Lotto by nailing him with an improbable headshot and was impressed by Lotto when he won the game anyway. An acquaintance of Wun-Ha via the Net Cafe, he later encountered the protagonists in Lost Saga, where he's basically a sniper with a bow. He's since joined the loosely connected ranks of strong players, and sometimes forms a party with Aradon and Hata.
- Abnormal Ammo: His arrows are described as being not so much arrows as spears.
- Annoying Arrows: This effect still arises when the boss is too Nigh Invulnerable.
- Friendly Sniper: Strikes up conversation with even the most formidable opponents in a style which is practically Odd Friendship.
- Groin Attack: Hell bent on testing it out on the Demon King, who was unwilling to play along.
- Impossibly Cool Weapon: By the real laws of physics, Ollie's bow is probably completely impossible. Fortunately it runs on game mechanics.
- Multishot: Known to load several arrows at once.
- Plucky Comic Relief
- The Squad: Filled the shooter role in Force Recon.
- Unusual Euphemism: Ollie: please stop yelling "Whatchamacallit!" whenever you try to shoot the Demon King in the crotch. It's not really his weakness anyway.
- Bad Ass: Basara. His complete lack of social skills aside, even the Demon King called him a monster after a battle with him. (Shortly after Basara accomplishes reacts to learning he can regenerate from any wound by cutting off his head and dropping it into the water, KOing him). In fact, Basara is so ridiculously strong that he solo'ed the Final Boss of Lost Saga, the same one that was assumed to be invincible even if everyone else teamed up on it.
- BFS: His gigantic two-bladed sword is easily the largest sword in the game, and one might ask how he can lift it even with those bodybuilder's muscles.
- Blood Knight: He's in the game just to kill the strong bosses.
- Curbstomp Battle: Pretty much a walking one. Nobody has managed to stand up to him in a fair fight without hacking.
- Companion Cube: Some of his behaviour may seem like this to normal players who can't see the spirit of his sword and thus assume he is talking to the sword itself.
- Determinator: Appears to run on raw determination. Once he sets something as his goal he will keep pursuing it no matter the obstacles, odds or whether or not outcome of succeding is something a sane person would want. He will achieve his goal or die trying and it does not matter how little sense it makes to others.
- Empathic Weapon: Reacts to whether he remains undefeated.
- Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: Very little example with himself and Faerlina.
- Named Weapon: Ego Sword which also doubles as a BFS
- No Social Skills: Making a conversation wth this guy is as engaging as talking with a computer controlled monster. On second thought, some of said monsters are definitely more talkative than him.Demon King: Obviously conversation with this guy is not happening
- One-Man Army: Entire armies of players are generally required to face dragons. Basara defeated the strongest dragon by himself.
- Proud Warrior Race Guy: His entire way of virtual life is built around this.
- Robosexual: Before his defeat his raison d'etre was to fight strong oponents. After, the only thing that kept him playing the game was his desire to again meet and protect Faerlina - the Stripperific Artificial Intelligence spirit of his sword.
- That Man Is Dead: After suffering defeat, Basara attempts to return things to the way they were before admitting that the character he embodied, "Basara," died with defeat, and begins referring to him in the third person.
- "Basara is dead and he should stay that way..."
- World's Strongest Man: Widely acknowledged as the strongest player in Lost Saga. Later proves that this is incorrect and that he is fact the strongest being in Lost Saga, by winning a one-on-one battle with the setting's Final Boss.
Any non-players seen around the Net. For Yureka, refer to Team Triple Threat.
NPCs used by Dexon:
PiriA cheerful shopkeeper in Lost Saga whose wares are mostly low-level items, she nevertheless sees traffic from competent players due to her personality.
- Berserk Button: Piri values politeness very highly! Especially in regards to her shop.
- Brain Uploading: Not an NPC after all, Piri either an AI based on or the semi-aware expression of a woman in a coma.
- Break the Cutie
- Deconstructor Fleet: Personally used to deconstruct NPC tropes as they apply to a person, i.e. NPC Amnesia and What Are You Looking At.
- Despair Event Horizon: After the change from Lost Saga to Lost Saga II.
- Genki Girl: Permanently cheerful and willing to weaponize it.
- Grew Beyond Their Programming: She's considered to have a surprising amount of personality for an NPC, and sparked off Yureka's consideration of What Measure Is a Non-Human?.
- Living Memory: Virtual Ghost variety.
- Non-Player Character: The most standard example in the series — besides the City Guards.
- NPC Amnesia: Whenever the game resets, so does Piri's memory of all non day-to-day events and players she's met. Actually culminates into something quite tragic, causing her to break down the second time it happens.
- Mauve Shirt: Partially an in-universe example, as Lotto energetically protect her (which is to say he bullies Rowe into doing it—though Rowe warms to the cause—with Alpha stepping in now and then) from her unfairly hazardous surroundings (thanks to What Are You Looking At, she can't leave her shop, even if it's burning around her ears) during population-wiping events after being acquainted with her outstanding personality.
- Passive-Aggressive Kombat: Proved to be a master in the flashback of her and Lotto's first meeting.
- Promoted to Playable: She appears in currently untranslated chapters after her Despair Event Horizon in a capacity in which she appears to be acting as a player in the Lost Saga/Cyber Quest player tournament.
- Red Shirt: Designed to be one in any big Event. Players decide this is somewhat unfair.
- Shopkeeper: Fills the classic RPG role.
- We Buy Anything: Averted: her shop is for low-level loot and she doesn't have the resources to buy the odd Infinity+1 Sword.
John ChaisorA guardian AI used by Rapha. He is silent, strong and fiercely loyal to his mistress to the point of being completely willing to die for her (to Rapha own horror), thanks to their cooperation and Rapha protective attachment to him he reached 94 level (which is almost unheard of for AI guardians that cannot respawn after death) and when buffed by his mistress he is more that a match for all but the strongest of players and monsters. Aside from being her assassin class companion in the game John also serves as her electronic assistant in the real world.
- Artificial Intelligence
- Grew Beyond Their Programming: Another example of an AI who functions outside of his programmed capacity
- Killed Off for Real: Rapha greatest fear that many times brought her to a brink of emotional breakdown. Luckily so far due to his skills and her buffs, sacrifices and occasional intimidation of others he survived everything they went through
Neogia/IjoyenAn NPC first introduced during the Demon War where he served as one of the Four Devas of the Demon King. Later, he reappears with different name as a player who took the top position in the Dragon Lands. It is revealed at some point that he, just like Yureka, is an advanced self-aware A.I. created by Jaeha.
- Bad Ass: Was the toughest and most dangerous of the Four Devas and after appearing in the Dragon Lands he rose to a postinion of number 1 just by defeating PK'ers that challenged him (he for sure won against Jigo, Phuan, Sydus, Whan and most likely Ilban). If that was not impressive enough on it's own he was capable of completely overwhelming Elca in her full battle mode on her killer tool and the only reason he did not finish her few seconds into the combat was because she was unkillable and could continue fighting no matter how skillfuly and hard she was hit.
- Non-Player Character: Used as one in the Demon War event.
- Perfect-Play A.I.: The main reason why he was basically unbeatable during the Demon King arc and the Dragon Lands arc was that he could read a player's movement and counteract accordingly. Unfortunately, Elca found a way around this.
- Promoted to Playable
- Spell My Name with an "S": Has it especially bad in every pseudonym.
- The Stoic
- Super Speed: Uses it similarly to Yureka, but with bare-handed fighting.
- Winged Humanoid: When he was serving as one of the Four Devas
- Breath Weapon: His Breath Attack is so absurdly powerful that it is basically an unstopable WaveMotionGun◊
- Curb-Stomp Battle: What he delivers to any and all that dare to fight back (not that he would spare them if they surrendered).
- Deader Than Dead: What happens to anything that is killed by any of his attacks (save from spells reflected from him), not only resurrection doesn't workj but even the data of the killed characters and NPC is erased from servers.
- Greater Scope Villain
- Hopeless Boss Fight: All attacks, both physical and magical, directed at him either do not do any damage or worse are reflected back where they came from, in turn his attacks are unblocable and can inflict damage even on targets that are supposed to be immortal and this damage cannot be healed or regenerated in any way, also anything killed by him is out of the game for good without the possiblity of ressurrection or respawn.
- One-Hit Kill:
- One-Hit Polykill: His breath attacks can penetrate mountains
- The End of the World as We Know It: Accomplishing this is apparently his goal for the world of Lost Saga
- The Juggernaut: As unstopable as they come
- Sealed Evil in a Can: One that Lotto REALLY shouldn't open
FaerlinaThe fairy who embodies Basara's BFS. He's the only one who can see her, so their discussions are certainly strange for other characters to watch.The testy spirit of Basara's BFS.
- Empathic Weapon: An entire character, who is judging you.
- Fairy Companion: She's a subset of the AI companions of Lost Sagga.
- Loyal Phlebotinum
- Stripperiffic: She's tiny, and her outfit is a ribbon twined around her.
- Talking Weapon: ...Sort of.
Employees of Dexon:Tropes common to all employees playing parts in Lost Saga:
- Enemy Mine: He was supposed to be the Big Bad of the Demon War, then Demon God was unleashed and started indiscriminately killing everyone Deader Than Dead forcing Demon King to forget about his role and ally with the players.
- Punch Clock Villain: Playing the villain of a major game event, he's an employee from Dexon.
Other ProgramsThose not part of other groups.
- Artificial Intelligence
- Brain Uploading
- Divergent Character Evolution: Introduced as one part of The Dividual.
- The Dragon
The General, a.k.a Lotto (AI)
JAn enigmatic bartender.
General tropes associated with most characters from Dragonlands:
- Blood Knight
- Even Evil Has Standards: They fall into a disreputable category, but have strong standards about their own conventions.
- Player Killing: (Self-) ostracized because they make it a lifestyle.
- Proud Warrior Race Guy: The players from the Dragon Lands tend to be like this, which is odd since theirs is an in-game, adopted lifestyle, not a real culture: They're just really into it.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: A gaming convention turns the eyes of P Kers red to distinguish their status.
Il-banA master-level anti-priest and the oldest player of Lost Saga.
- Big Bad: Possibly in the real world
- For the Evulz: Why he resurrected Rapha as a Phantom
- Manipulative Bastard
TablenRanked second in the Dragon Lands
- Curb-Stomp Battle: With a single spell wiped out whole group of low-level PK'ers and then defeated Rapha, Ryuga and John without breaking a sweat
- Hair-Trigger Temper: Riled up pretty easily.
- No Social Skills
- Pint-Sized Powerhouse: He looks like (and probably is) a kid in his early teens at most but despite that holds second rank among all the P Kers of Dragon Land and in terms of mastery of magic is stronger than either Lotto or Aradon.
- The Quiet One
JigoRanked 3rd in the Dragon Lands with 23.00.0000 gold bounty on his head
WhanRanked 4th in Dragon Lands with a 22.000.000 bounty on his head
- Dissonant Serenity: Often saying things like "You are no longer useful to me. Time to die..." with gentle expression and kind smile◊
- The Stoic
PhuanOne of the Dragon Ladns PK'ers ranked 5th from the top, has a strong crush on Whan but he doesn't seem to be aware of that.
- Action Girl somwhere betwen this and Dark Action Girl
- Ambiguously Brown
- Blood Knight: Her in-game personaLotto: I don't kniow if she has a hot headed temperament or what... but she thinks only about fighting
- Cute Little Fangs
- Dark Skinned Blonde: With the exception of color pages on which she is sometimes portrayed with red hair
- Does Not Like Shoes: Her in-game character is barefooted
- Enemy Mine: This is her reason for making a team with Jijon Jang. He doesn't share her vievs (i.e. his terror of Jaeha far outweights any desire for revenge) but does not have enough courage to say "No" loud enough.
- Expy: an unique example - Phuan is apparently modelled after the character the author of the manhwa plays as in Mabinogi
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: A mild example, Phuan comes out as more of a Blood Knight (in-game) and a delinquent bully (in reeal life) than an actual jerk but when analysed deeper she is a straightforward person that likes to fight but is not above helping others (going as far as to pay for part of Jijon Jang gaming expenses even though she barely knows him)
- Animal Instinct: Even unconcsious she sensed "a terrible chill" that allowed her to sent Boromir flying before he got his chance to do a mouth-to-mouth on her.
- Super Drowning Skills: Unlike Lotto she isn't lucky ebough to know any way around that problem.
- Tomboyish Ponytail: Both in-game and in real life
KazbarRanked 6th iamongst Dragon Lands PK-ers
- Bad Ass: He is ranked 6th out of all the Dragon Lands PK-ers so this status is a given
- Battle Couple: with Remy
- Deadpan Snarker: Act as one mostly towards Remy which often gets him into trouble.
- The Stoic: Aside from occasional threats from his wife, very little fazes him.
RemyRanked 7th among the Dragon Land PK-ers
- An Axe to Grind: Her weapon of choice is 2-Handed battleaxe which she wields with one hand
- Battle Couple: With Kazbar
- Boobs of Steel: Is one of the strongest (if not The Strongest) characters in Dragonlands in terms of brute strenght and has the biggest cup size (though it's implied that this is the result of "enchancements" bought with her husband's money and not her true appearance)
- Breast Plate: Without a doubt chosen purposefully to emphasise her assets
- Buxom Is Better: Remy certainly believes so and that is why she enhanced her own virtual bust size and selected Breast Plate as her armor of choice.
- Cute Bruiser: A cute young-looking woman who wields a two-handed battleaxe as if it was a dagger
- Cute Little Fangs: Sports occasionally.
- Eyes Always Shut: Though according to her husband they are just too small to be visible.
- Mega Twintails
- Mugging the Monster: When she returned to the mainland after spending months (or years) as one of the most powerful and infamous Dragon Land PK-ers a trio of small-time villains (that did not recognize her because they were several tiers lower on the Power Weitht scale) conned her into getting PK status so that they could kill her without consequences. Needless to say it was a really poor move on their part since they hardly even saw what hit them once she decided to drop the nice girl act and started rolling.
- Older Than They Look: Spent a lot of (her husband's) money to create character not only bustier but also younger than she is in real life
- One-Handed Zweihänder: How she usually wields her Two-Handed Battleaxe
Sydus (Ji-Hoon)PKer from the Dragon Lands ranked 8th from the top; has a unrequited crush on Phuan, with whom he formerly partnered. He is a skilled programmer and developed and spread his own hack called "Checker," which allows its users to detect hacks used by other players. (His own version of that program also includes some other special anti-hacker functions.) Has a deep dislike of those who use hacks to cheat in game.
- Ascended Extra: When he initially appeared he did not look like someone who will have any importance beyond current arc but then he started reappearung both in-game and in real world becoming more of a genuine supporting character
- Black and White Morality: Heavily implied: he is a White Hat Hacker who hacks only for the benefit of players; Jang-Gun talks him into full support in a dangerous real life matter by saying that abandoning the project would be "against his beliefs," which Ji-Hoon ruefully concedes.
- Cold Sniper / Friendly Sniper
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Notable in getting the ball rolling by being completely defeated when Slayan decided to work his way up through the Dragon Lands. A Curb-Stomp Battle heralding a string of Curb Stomp Battles, you could say.
- Foil: As a Net presence to The Cracker.
Iruhan: "Don't you trust me?"
Tablen: "I barely believe 50% of what you say."A Witch who act as an unofficial jury for ranking Dragon Lands Pkers
- Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: While surprisingly a lot of the inhabitatns of the land of murderers adheer to a code of honor of some sort or another Iruhan is in the game just for the money and will sell out and betray anyone and everyone if it will be to her benefit
- Consummate Liar: Her well-earned reputation.
- Flying Broomstick: Uses a Magic Staff as one.
- Hot Witch: Certainly.
- Karma Houdini Warranty: Habitually got off scot-free leading the players of the Dragon Lands through quite a dance, but eventually ran out of luck with a nwe situation.
- Let's You and Him Fight: Her m.o. in manipulating others is putting them in situations where they'll fight each other, as when she led Tablen into fighting Muria.
- Manipulative Bitch: Has it turned up all the way all the time.
- Ojou Ringlets / Regal Ringlets
- Say It with Hearts ♥: Always placed for maximum irony.Remy: "Can't you take the heart away?"
- Xanatos Gambit: The outcomes of the fights she arranges are often win-win for her, as are the triumphs or losses of the people she leaks information to.
Three Black Stars: Daia, Omega, GoshuThree PK-ers from Dragon Lands, each of them by himself counts as a rank A bounty but since they are always acting as a team of three the can be counted as a rank S bounty worth a total of 18,000,000 gold.
- Butt Monkeys: They are actualy pretty strong and as a team could be ranked in the Top 20 of the Dragon Lands, unfortunately for them each time we see them they have a run-in with someone so out of their league that s/he doesn't even thinks of them as a worthwhile prey after mopping the floor with them..
Dunhil & RaisonTwo PK'ers from Dragon Lands that sit on the beach waiting for any inexperienced newcomers to kill. While this appears to be a fairly succesful routine pretty much the only screentime they've got are the moments when they are trying their stunt on people they really shouldn't mess with (like Alpha, Yureka or Ah-Dol and Boromir) or just being handed the short end of the stick by a far more powerful PK-er (like Phuan) steamrolling over them.
Yureka's Creator (Jaeha)Yureka's creator, from who the AI derives her appearance and personality. After her first appearance in the early chapters, she was a complete mystery for hundreds of chapters, so her every trait is a spoiler. A hacking prodigy, Jaeha created both Yureka and Ijoyen with a Brain Uploading method she developed, revolutionary technology which has turned all involved into targets, making her personally responsible for Yureka's Myth Arc.
- Ax-Crazy: This never really was a part of her personality but she tried very hard to become this in order to earn Elca's approval. It did not end well.
- Bad Ass: Her hacking and programing skills are on a whole another level even compared to Elca, the only thing making her less scary than her mentor was her inexperience with combat and emotional vulnerability that was preventing her from killing.
- Becoming the Mask: Impersonating her unexpectedly prevalent AI has left her with some identity issues.
- Berserk Button: Calling her "Yureka" is a good way of pissing her off, calling her "Fake Yureka" is a good way of getting killed.
- Broken Bird: Her becoming a hacker, Hunter and a Killer in training was a result of her Dark and Troubled Past
- Confusion Fu: Ban utterly dominated both Yureka and Ijoyen with his superior ability of predicting their moves by reading their minds (sort of, it was a little more comlicated than that) but the second Jaeha took over her movements became completely unreadable for him. Whether it was due to her superior knowledge of his ability (she was the one who originaly invented and programmed it) or the fact that her mind was too warped for him to comprehend was never explained.
- Dark Action Girl: when working in-game.
- Dark and Troubled Past: When Jaeha was still a child her family was driven into bankruptcy by a man who profited from crushing those weaker than him. Her parents, seeing no way out committed suicide, in which they tried to include Jaeha.
- Despair Event Horizon: Was most likely balancing on its edge since the moment of her parents suicide but was ultimately pushed over it when in short succession she was rejected by the boy she loved because he liked her double more than anyone ever liked Jaeha, then was pushed by her bet with Elca to go over the Moral Event Horizon and finally faced the choice of either killing Lotto or giving up on becoming a Killer, her only goal in life. In the aftermath of this event Jaeha ended up half-comatose pretending even for herself that she is Yureka.
- Freudian Trio: With her two artificial offshoots. Jaeha is the ego, Ijoyen is the very clearheaded superego (remember that Jaeha's conscious goal for a while was to quash her emotions), and Yureka is the impulsively friendly id.
- Friendless Background: For a very long time the only person she was close with was Elca but they were both too broken to openly form a frienship (and almost ended up killing each other despite being aware of how important the other one is to them), then she met Lotto and ended up being fascinated with him only to be informed that he not only is not interested in her but also doesn't want to see her ever again note . When Elca lead Jang-Gun into Jaeha apartment she commented that he is probably the first guest ever to come there.
- Fusion Dance: With Yureka and Ijoyen. Fusion variety.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Switched places with Lotto and took Elca's hand through her heart to save him.
- Moral Event Horizon: Attempted to cross one in order to prove herself to Elca but it destroyed her both emotionaly and mentally along with almost getting her killed.
- Naked First Impression: The first time Jang-Gun met her he walked into the room where she was taking her scan in the nude, surprisingly enough it was Jaeha who seemed amused by this while Jang-Gun was the one really embarassed.
- No Name Given
- Not Good with Rejection: She was something of a Stalker with a Crush before she was rejected, afterwards things gotten much, much worse.
- Redemption Equals Death: How she tried to make up for the killing spree she started.
- Replacement Goldfish: Tried to become this to Lotto by pretending she is a rebooted version of Yureka (after she destroyed the original) but Lotto rejected her because he was only interested in Yureka and not her look-alike.
- Split Personality: Once Lotto connected with comatose Jaeha's consciousness he discovered that after going through Despair Event Horizon and passing Moral Event Horizon Jaeha started not just acting like Yureka but also actually beliving that she is Yureka and attempts at making her realise and admit who she really is are only making her withdraw even deeper to the point where she shuts herself off completely. To make things even more confusing supressing Yureka did not make Jaeha want to come out of her mental shell but instead revealed that there is a third personality - Ijoyen. At this point it is difficult to say whether the connection to the net caused both of the A.I. created by Jaeha from parts of her own personality to return their experiences to her and causing this dissorder artificialy or whether those are actual parts of Jaeha own personality note that manifest themselves while she is unable to cope with her own identity.
- It may be worth mentioning that Lotto pointed out that all thre of those personalites are importnant parts of a single whole, however even though Lotto started to come to terms with it and was ready to accept Jaeha with all of her personalities "Jaeha" herself is unwilling to accept his feelings if they are directed at both her and her "Yureka" persona at the same time and the feeling is mutual on "Yureka" part (no one seems to care about Ijoyen).
- Stalker with a Crush: Depending on how you interpret her actions she may be eiher a very tragic Broken Bird whom only hope of salvation from the darkness comes from unrequited love or a very creepy stalker note
- Teen Genius: As a first (and possibly the only so far) person in the world she invented a method to create True A.I. and she done it all by herself.
- Walking Spoiler: We just haven't marked them all yet.
Elca (Seol Hee)
- Assassin: She is one of the hackers known (to those few that are aware of their existance) as Killers and Hunters - Killers are people who perform their kills by attacking victims in virtual reality (and making real body die from hypnotic suggestion or enough pain induced trauma), Hunters are those who act as bodyguards and avengers against killers (and use the same methods to fight). Both basically do the same and so whether one is at any given point of time a Hunter or a Killer depends mostly on who is paying them and for what.
- Ax-Crazy: In her battle mode literaly crazy and to a frightening degree.
- Ax-Crazy: When she's using her Killer Tool. It eliminates the threat of pain, but completely saps her self control as a side effect.
- Bad Ass: While majority of the cast count as this only as a game characters Elca is a real assassin and is considered to be one of the top three in the country.
- Break the Cutie: Once Jaeha started to recover some of her cheerfulnes by watching Lotto Elca gave her several pushes that sent her friend down the slippery slope right into the jaws of Despair Event Horizon. (Granted, this was the last thing Elca wanted but the fact remains that once events were done with her Jaeha was in a coma, convinced that she became a mass murderer and was using her Split Personality to hide herself from everyone thinking that no one would accept her now).
- Combat Sadomasochist: Her Killer Tool converts pain, meant to deter killers, into pleasure, so much so that it functions like a drug.
- Death Glare: Once she becomes serious she often throws one around, also it seems that Lotto is very adept at earning this (and worse) by unintentionaly pushing her Berserk Buttons.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: Elca put Jaeha to a Cross the Moral Event Horizon test in order to make her realize that the job of a Killer really isn't for her, unfortunately while she guessed her friend emotional vulnerability right she misjudged her equally strong desperation to become one and as a result Jaeha became completely unhinged and went on a random killing spree only to realize the gravity of her deeds and choose Heroic Sacrifice (sorta) option imediatly afterwards.
- Nigh-Invulnerability: To kill someone for real in virtual reality you need to use hack that makes them feel pain and then inflict enough of it to make their body die from trauma. Whenever Elca suffers an injury in her battle mode she feels pleasure instead...
- The Tease: After she invited Jang-Gun to Jaeha house she stripped herself and taken a shower, though it's hard to tell whether she has done that in order to make Jang-Gun squirm or simply because she had not cared about the situation (In which case it could be counted more as her lacking in social skills).
Jung Myung-GunA low-level worker for Dexon and friend of Wun-Ha's, he skirts just close enough to the serious Corrupt Corporate Executives to act as an inside source.
- Corrupt Corporate Executive: Revealed in quite The Reveal to be both corrupt and functionally an executive. And to think you thought he was just a harmless, amiable lackey.
- Cute but Cacophonic: His cellphone ring really seems to take people aback.
- The Ditz
- The Intern: He's a likeable and at least somewhat competent smooth-talker within Dexon, but unable to get the hang of things like silencing his annoying ringtone during meetings.
- Obfuscating Stupidity
- Plucky Comic Relief
- The Mole: More high-level than he was letting on, is Jung Myung-Gun.
- Corrupt Corporate Employee: Finding ways to be corrupted is about the only thing he is competent at.
Da-Bin's (Rapha's) father
- The Faceless: his face is always hidden in shadow, unlike most other users of this trope he appears to have his face somewhere dim (like under the table) for the sole reason of having his daughter lash out at him for being a madman. Funny thing is (for the reader) that he doesn't do it on purpose, sad thing is (for the father) that he doesn't do it on purpose...