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* DyingAsYourself: In the anime both Mariel and Ginie GoOutWithASmile.

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%% * DyingAsYourself: In the anime both Mariel and Ginie GoOutWithASmile.Ginie.



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* SupportingProtagonist: He's the main viewpoint character in ''2'', but it's still Arc's story.


* AGirlAndHerX: Lieza and her CanineCompanion, Paundit.


* BadassGrandpa: A 3.000 years old mage who was a member of the Seven Braves.


'''As with many character pages, some spoilers will be unmarked. YouHaveBeenWarned'''.

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'''As with many character pages, some spoilers will be unmarked. YouHaveBeenWarned'''.
Administrivia/YouHaveBeenWarned'''.

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* CombinationAttack: Fujin and Raijin have the powers Wind and Storm, respectively, which can only be used together on a single foe.


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* EnemyScan: His Search spell gives you enemy statistics.


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* ImprobableWeaponUser: Along with bringing monsters out of it, Chongara ''attacks'' using the Summon Pot.
* InterspeciesFriendship: He was already pals with Odon, a summon creature, before joining Arc on his quest.


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* ShapeshifterWeapon: Odon can mimic any creature, gaining access to their magic in the process. Allies can also be copied, but their magic is excluded.


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* SupportPartyMember: Mofly and Kelack fall into this the most, the former able to make floors over pits, the latter largely being a source of an extra Cure spell. Hemo-ji's main purpose is to turn enemies into more Hemo-ji, lowering their attack and defense while leaving them unable to cast spells.


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* BraggingRightsReward: In the first game, acquiring Choko was largely just for kicks, as she was inaccessible in story battles; only random encounters allowed her to spawn.

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* TheChanteuse: She certainly dresses typically for the part of lounge singer.


* WellIntentionedExtremist: Although his goal is to bring the world to how it was before the Great Disaster, he will resort to stealing, kidnapping and murder.

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* WellIntentionedExtremist: Although his goal is to bring the world to how it was before the Great Disaster, he will resort to stealing, kidnapping and murder.



* LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe

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* LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMeLuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe: Carries a huge shield.



* CluelessBoss

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* CluelessBossCluelessBoss: See HorribleJudgeOfCharacter.



* DirtyCoward

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* DirtyCowardDirtyCoward: [[spoiler:Exploited by Zalbad as part of his ThanatosGambit to release the Dark One.]]


* AdaptationalWimp: The Four generals in TheAnimeOfTheGame are depicted as much weaker than their games counterparts and, despite being TheHeavy, end up serving as [[UnwittingPawn Unwitting Pawns]] to the true BigBad of the anime, [[spoiler:Clive.]]



* ObviouslyEvil

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* ObviouslyEvilObviouslyEvil: When acting as a chancellor, he always try to convince the king to not listen to Arc.



* BattleaxeNurse

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* BattleaxeNurseBattleaxeNurse: [[spoiler: An evil nurse who works with Gallarno.]]



* FaceOfAnAngelMindOfADemon: Celentia appears as a well mannered person who only wants to help the injured. [[spoiler:Not only her "nice girl act is a facade", but she also sends the people the crusade helps to a lab and implanted with eggs from the Holy Mother to turn them into Chimeras.]]

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* FaceOfAnAngelMindOfADemon: FaceOfAnAngelMindOfADemon / LightIsNotGood: Celentia appears as a well mannered person who only wants to help the injured. [[spoiler:Not only her "nice girl act is a facade", but she also sends the people the crusade helps to a lab and implanted with eggs from the Holy Mother to turn them into Chimeras.]]



* LightIsNotGood



* AntiVillain

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* AntiVillainAntiVillain: A WellIntentionedExtremist whose goal is to bring the world to how it was before the Great Disaster, and yet he isn't above stealing, kidnapping and committing murder.



* TheUnfought

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* TheUnfoughtTheUnfought: [[spoiler:Because he has a HeelRealization after accidently releasing The Dark One.]]


* NonPlayerCharacter: The cast of the first two games return as this in the third; execept Elc, Tosh and Shu who became [[GuestStarPartyMember Temporarily party members.]]

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* NonPlayerCharacter: The cast of the first two games return as this in the third; execept except Elc, Tosh and Shu who became [[GuestStarPartyMember Temporarily party members.]]



* YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters

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* YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFightersYourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters: In Arc II, the party has to destroy MindControl towers, built in the middle of densely populated metropolis, with little regard for the collateral damagea.


* EverythingsBetterWithSamurai/StreetSamurai: Tosh is a Samurai tossed in a SchizoTech universe.

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* EverythingsBetterWithSamurai/StreetSamurai: EverythingsBetterWithSamurai / StreetSamurai: Tosh is a Samurai tossed in a SchizoTech universe.



* NobleWolf

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* NobleWolf NobleWolf: Lieza's loyal CanineCompanion.



* CastingAShadow/DarkIsNotEvil: Her spells are Darkness-based.

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* CastingAShadow/DarkIsNotEvil: CastingAShadow: Her spells are Darkness-based.[[DarkIsNotEvil Darkness-based]].


Lieza is a girl from the village of Holn, who has the ability to control monsters. This ability attracted the attention of the Romalia military, which began to look for Lieza, as she would be useful for their Chimera project. Lieza meets with Elc at Aldia Skyport, where she and her pet monster Paundit are being held hostage. Lieza has the unique ability to capture most of the monsters present in the game with her Ravish skill; those monsters become playable after they're caught.

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Lieza is a girl from Born in the village of Holn, who Lieza has the ability to control monsters. This ability attracted the attention of the Romalia military, which began to look for Lieza, as she would be useful for their Chimera project. Lieza meets with Elc at Aldia Skyport, where she and her pet monster Paundit are being held hostage. Lieza has the unique ability to capture most of the monsters present in the game with her Ravish skill; those monsters become playable after they're caught.



* AGirlAndHerX: A Girl And Her Wolf; her and Paundit.

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* AGirlAndHerX: A Girl And Her Wolf; Lieza and her and CanineCompanion, Paundit.



* MysteriousWaif

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* MysteriousWaif{{Mon}}: Lieza can capture enemy monsters and use them in battles.
* MysteriousWaif: A mysterious girl possessing a unique ability who is persued by TheMafia during the first portion of the game.



* CanineCompanion: Lieza's.



Shu is a bounty hunter from the city of Indigos with a mysterious past. He is the one who found Elc, then a little kid, in the desert and acted as a mentor to him, helping Elc to become a bounty hunter. Later, he acts as a supporting ally to Elc, and helps him to hide and take care of Lieza after she is hurt in an attack of the Cabal, a mob-like organization at Aldia Skyport. In the Arc the Lad anime, it seems that he is on a relationship with Shante.

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A GratuitousNinja with a DarkAndTroubledPast. Shu is works as a bounty hunter from BountyHunter in the city of Indigos with a mysterious past. He and is the one who found Elc, then a little kid, in the desert and acted as a mentor MentorArchetype to him, helping Elc to become a bounty hunter.hunter himself. Later, he acts as a supporting ally to Elc, and helps him to hide and take care of Lieza after she is hurt in an attack of the Cabal, a mob-like organization at Aldia Skyport. In the Arc the Lad anime, it seems that he is on a relationship with Shante.



* GratuitousNinja



* ShipTease: With Gruga (game) and Shu (anime).



* CastingAShadow: Her spells are Darkness-based.
* DarkIsNotEvil

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* CastingAShadow: CastingAShadow/DarkIsNotEvil: Her spells are Darkness-based.
* DarkIsNotEvil
Darkness-based.



* TokenNonHuman: A [[CuteMachines cute]] RobotBuddy of the team.

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* TokenNonHuman: A The [[CuteMachines cute]] RobotBuddy of the team.


* SpannerInTheWorks: In Arc II, he pretends to be captured by a hunter ([[spoiler: who is actually Arc]]) to infiltrate Romalia and destroy Gallarno's Doppelganger Machine.

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* SpannerInTheWorks: In Arc II, he pretends to be captured by a hunter ([[spoiler: who ([[spoiler:who is actually Arc]]) to infiltrate Romalia and destroy Gallarno's Doppelganger Machine.



* IHaveYourWife: The Cabal has her brother, Alfred hostage. [[spoiler: Or so she thought]].

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* IHaveYourWife: The Cabal has her brother, Alfred hostage. [[spoiler: Or so she thought]].thought.]]



* IHaveYourWife: [[spoiler:While Gruga was fighting in the tournament, Elena was kidnapped by Romalia chimeras and used as bait to capture Gruga and turn him into one too.]]

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* IHaveYourWife: IHaveYourDaughter: [[spoiler:While Gruga was fighting in the tournament, Elena was kidnapped by Romalia chimeras and used as bait to capture Gruga and turn him into one too.]]



[[EliteFour The Four Generals]] that serve the Dark One. They are major antagonists of the first two games.

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The [[FourIsDeath Four]] [[EliteFour The Four Generals]] that serve the Dark One. They are major antagonists of the first two games.



* FourIsDeath



!! The Professor [[spoiler:Lugwig]]

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!! The Professor / [[spoiler:Lugwig]]


* NonPlayerCharacter: The cast of the first two games return as this in the third; execept Elc, Tosh and Shu who became [[GuestStarPartyMember Temporarily party members]].

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* NonPlayerCharacter: The cast of the first two games return as this in the third; execept Elc, Tosh and Shu who became [[GuestStarPartyMember Temporarily party members]].members.]]



** FauxActionGirl: In Arc the Lad II, Kukuru seems to have become this, but she later proves that she still can kick an enormous amount of ass when she [[spoiler: manages to invert her Demonic Possession and takes control of the Dark One's body long enough to allow Arc to seal it again, while she is already dead]].

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** FauxActionGirl: In Arc the Lad II, Kukuru seems to have become this, but she later proves that she still can kick an enormous amount of ass when she [[spoiler: manages to invert her Demonic Possession and takes control of the Dark One's body long enough to allow Arc to seal it again, while she is already dead]].dead.]]



* HolyHandGrenade: Divine Judgment, her only skill of the [[LightEmUp Light element]]

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* HolyHandGrenade: Divine Judgment, her only skill of the [[LightEmUp Light element]]element]].



Gogen is the "ancient book" which Arc's father sent him to find. Gogen has been around for at least 3,000 years, and he has quite a bit of knowledge about the world.[[spoiler: It is later revealed that Gogen was one of the original Seven Braves, warriors that fought to prevent the Dark One from creating chaos in the world]]. Gogen is a mage, and thus his strongest attacks are his spells.

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Gogen is the "ancient book" which Arc's father sent him to find. Gogen has been around for at least 3,000 years, and he has quite a bit of knowledge about the world.[[spoiler: It is later revealed that Gogen was one of the original Seven Braves, warriors that fought to prevent the Dark One from creating chaos in the world]]. world.]] Gogen is a mage, and thus his strongest attacks are his spells.



* LethalJokeCharacter

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* LethalJokeCharacterLethalJokeCharacter: Gameplay-wise, she is always the most powerful party member of any game in which she can be recruitable.



* AngstComa: At the end of the White House story arc, Elc [[spoiler:ends up at the ground zero of an explosion which leave him half dead. While Kukuru manages to heal his physical wounds, he remains comatose as a result of the guilt he feels from being unable to protect/avenge his tribe nor save Mariel from the White House]].

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* AngstComa: At the end of the White House story arc, Elc [[spoiler:ends up at the ground zero of an explosion which leave him half dead. While Kukuru manages to heal his physical wounds, he remains comatose as a result of the guilt he feels from being unable to protect/avenge his tribe nor save Mariel from the White House]].House.]]



* HeroOnHiatus: [[spoiler: Elc ends in a comatose status after the White House story arc]].
* ILetGwenStacyDie: [[spoiler: Elc failure on saving Mariel (and the others childrens) from the White House, lead him to a angst coma]].

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* HeroOnHiatus: [[spoiler: Elc ends in a comatose status after the White House story arc]].
arc.]]
* ILetGwenStacyDie: [[spoiler: Elc failure on saving Mariel (and the others childrens) from the White House, lead him to a angst coma]].coma.]]



* OrphanageOfFear: Elc was raised in the White House (where the employees are pretty much on [[EldritchAbomination Cthulhu's]] payroll), a facility that hides very dark, horrific secrets: the orphans, who are either forcefully taken from their parents, or witnesses of their families slaughter and people's genocide (Elc's case), are kept complacent by [[spoiler:being forced to take "control medicines" which pretty much end up wiping their memories]], until they are either dissected (chairs equipped with huge rotating saws are found in the basement) or [[spoiler:turned into mind-controled chimeras]].

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* OrphanageOfFear: Elc was raised in the White House (where the employees are pretty much on [[EldritchAbomination Cthulhu's]] payroll), a facility that hides very dark, horrific secrets: the orphans, who are either forcefully taken from their parents, or witnesses of their families slaughter and people's genocide (Elc's case), are kept complacent by [[spoiler:being forced to take "control medicines" which pretty much end up wiping their memories]], until they are either dissected (chairs equipped with huge rotating saws are found in the basement) or [[spoiler:turned into mind-controled chimeras]].chimeras.]]



* ApocalypseMaiden: In the anime [[spoiler: Lieza, like Kukuru, has the power to communicate with the spirits; this power can also be used to unseal the Ark, in which the Dark One is sealed. Needless to say, one of the villains realizes this and brainwash her to open it and bring the "Great Disaster"]].

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* ApocalypseMaiden: In the anime [[spoiler: Lieza, like Kukuru, has the power to communicate with the spirits; this power can also be used to unseal the Ark, in which the Dark One is sealed. Needless to say, one of the villains realizes this and brainwash her to open it and bring the "Great Disaster"]].Disaster".]]



* HypnotizeThePrincess: Was on the receiving end of this in the anime, after being captured by Clive. [[spoiler:Elc and his friends fight their way into enemy territory to try and rescue her, but it's been a trap all along. Lieza has been hypnotized to stab her friend and escape with her new master, Clive, who uses her powers to open a seal that will unleash darkness upon the world]].

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* HypnotizeThePrincess: Was on the receiving end of this in the anime, after being captured by Clive. [[spoiler:Elc and his friends fight their way into enemy territory to try and rescue her, but it's been a trap all along. Lieza has been hypnotized to stab her friend and escape with her new master, Clive, who uses her powers to open a seal that will unleash darkness upon the world]].world.]]



* TakeMyHand: In the last episode of the anime, [[spoiler:Lieza tries to save Clive from being sucked into the darkness of the Ark. He refuses her help]].

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* TakeMyHand: In the last episode of the anime, [[spoiler:Lieza tries to save Clive from being sucked into the darkness of the Ark. He refuses her help]].help.]]



* DarkAndTroubledPast: [[spoiler: At some point of his life, Shu was about to be executed, but a man saved him and gave Shu his new life as a bounty hunter]].

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* DarkAndTroubledPast: [[spoiler: At some point of his life, Shu was about to be executed, but a man saved him and gave Shu his new life as a bounty hunter]].hunter.]]



* TheMole: [[spoiler: She is forced to cooperate with the Cabal because Gallarno is holding her brother, Alfred hostage. Unknowingly to her that he is dead]].

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* TheMole: [[spoiler: She is forced to cooperate with the Cabal because Gallarno is holding her brother, Alfred hostage. Unknowingly to her that he is dead]].dead.]]



* [[IHaveYourWife I Have Your Daughter]]: [[spoiler:While he was fighting in the tournament, Elena was kidnapped by Romalia chimeras. and used as bait to capture Gruga and turn him into a chimera]].

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* [[IHaveYourWife I Have Your Daughter]]: IHaveYourWife: [[spoiler:While he Gruga was fighting in the tournament, Elena was kidnapped by Romalia chimeras. chimeras and used as bait to capture Gruga and turn him into a chimera]].one too.]]



* ParentalSubstitute: To Elena, whose actual parents were killed in the war of independence between Clenia and Niedel. [[spoiler:Or so he thought]].

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* ParentalSubstitute: To Elena, whose actual parents were killed in the war of independence between Clenia and Niedel. [[spoiler:Or so he thought]].thought.]]



* DisappearedDad: [[spoiler:Cheryl briefly sees him in one of the guild jobs]].
* TheGunslinger

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* DisappearedDad: [[spoiler:Cheryl briefly sees him in one of the guild jobs]].
jobs.]]
* TheGunslingerTheGunslinger: Fight using guns.



* [[LikeFatherLikeSon Like Father Like Daughter]]: Cheryl inherited her father talent for guns and machinery in general.

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* [[LikeFatherLikeSon Like Father Like Daughter]]: LikeParentLikeChild: Cheryl inherited her father talent for guns and machinery in general.



** NonElemental: [[spoiler:Giga Plasma, which Marsia learns after beating all the elemental wizards]].

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** NonElemental: [[spoiler:Giga Plasma, which Marsia learns after beating all the elemental wizards]]. wizards.]]



* NotSoDifferent: [[spoiler: Velhart realized that the Ghost Warrior was the same as he was being, hungry for more power and glory]].

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* NotSoDifferent: [[spoiler: Velhart realized that the Ghost Warrior was the same as he was being, hungry for more power and glory]].glory.]]



* SoreLoser: [[spoiler:After being defeated in the north pole's Martyr Tower, Andel uses the last of his power to destroy the ark, so that Arc won´t be able to seal the Dark One]].

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* SoreLoser: [[spoiler:After being defeated in the north pole's Martyr Tower, Andel uses the last of his power to destroy the ark, so that Arc won´t be able to seal the Dark One]].
One.]]



* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: In the anime, [[spoiler: General Yagun get impaled by Elc after a short fight. He survives long enough to throw a grenade at his opponent and jump ship]].

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* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: In the anime, [[spoiler: General Yagun get impaled by Elc after a short fight. He survives long enough to throw a grenade at his opponent and jump ship]]. ship.]]



'''Clive''': What unexpected words! No matter with method i have to use, i will live for revenge. [[ArmorPiercingResponse I never thought that you would criticize that]].

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'''Clive''': What unexpected words! No matter with method i have to use, i will live for revenge. [[ArmorPiercingResponse I never thought that you would criticize that]].that.]]



Celentia is the leader of the Crusade without a Name, a organization [[DevilInPlainSight founded by Gallarno]] that provides medical assistence to injuried soldiers in the battlefield regardless of what side they're on. She first appears helping Elc and Lieza during a train inspection, and latter save the duo in the desert. Although she appears as a nice and well-intentioned person, Elc and Lieza soon find out her [[BitchInSheepsClothing true colors]].

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Celentia is the leader of the Crusade without a Name, a organization [[DevilInPlainSight founded by Gallarno]] that provides medical assistence to injuried soldiers in the battlefield regardless of what side they're on. She first appears helping Elc and Lieza during a train inspection, and latter save the duo in the desert. Although she appears as a nice and well-intentioned person, Elc and Lieza soon find out her [[BitchInSheepsClothing true colors]].colors.]]



* KatanasAreBetter

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* KatanasAreBetterKatanasAreBetter: His weapon.



* BrainwashedAndCrazy: Ginie suffers a brainwash and becames a serial killer for Gallarno. Also happens to Mariel, thanks to a MindControlDevice that Gallarno uses to [[DuelToTheDeath make her fight Elc to the death]].

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* BrainwashedAndCrazy: Ginie suffers a brainwash and becames a serial killer for Gallarno. Also happens to Mariel, thanks to a MindControlDevice that Gallarno uses to [[DuelToTheDeath make her fight Elc to the death]].death.]]



* ActuallyADoombot: [[spoiler:At the pyramid, when asked by the heroes on how he survived, Kasadoll reveals that they only killed a Golem chimera disguised as him.]].
--> '''Kasadoll''': [[spoiler:If you thought that battle was too easy, you were right. it wasn't me]].

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* ActuallyADoombot: [[spoiler:At the pyramid, when asked by the heroes on how he survived, Kasadoll reveals that they only killed a Golem chimera disguised as him.]].
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--> '''Kasadoll''': [[spoiler:If you thought that battle was too easy, you were right. it wasn't me]].me.]]



* EvilCounterpart: To [[TheGoodKing the king of Palencia]].

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* EvilCounterpart: To [[TheGoodKing the king of Palencia]].Palencia.]]


* DemonSlaying

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* DemonSlayingDemonSlaying: Does this a lot, since the main antagonists are demons disguised as humans trying to release an sealed EldritchAbomination.



* HeroesPreferSwords

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* HeroesPreferSwordsHeroesPreferSwords: Arc is the main character and uses swords as his WeaponOfChoice.



Tosh is a headstrong warrior guard in the town of Palencia (who are not the same guards as are in Palencia Castle). He was arrested for treason by Andel, who had several townspeople killed. Tosh tried to defend the townspeople and thus was arrested. After being thrown into a prison cell, he breaks out to find out that the guards from Palencia Castle are monsters, and tries to kill them. He helps Arc after the spirit of his sword instructs him to. He is very headstrong and brash, though he reveres his late father Monji as an excellent warrior.

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Tosh is a headstrong warrior HotBlooded guard in the town of Palencia (who are not the same guards as are in Palencia Castle). He was arrested for treason by Andel, who had several townspeople killed. Tosh tried to defend the townspeople and thus was arrested. After being thrown into a prison cell, he breaks out to find out that the guards from Palencia Castle are monsters, and tries to kill them. He helps Arc after the spirit of his sword instructs him to. He is very headstrong and brash, though he reveres his late father Monji as an excellent warrior.



* BadassNormal: Tosh does not have the magical abilities of Arc, Gogen or Elc, but he still manages to do just as much damage with his Katana.
* EverythingsBetterWithSamurai
* HotBlooded
* KatanasAreBetter

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* BadassNormal: Tosh does not have the magical abilities of Arc, Gogen or Elc, but he still manages to do just as much damage with his Katana.
[[KatanasAreBetter Katana]].
* EverythingsBetterWithSamurai
* HotBlooded
* KatanasAreBetter
EverythingsBetterWithSamurai/StreetSamurai: Tosh is a Samurai tossed in a SchizoTech universe.



* StreetSamurai: Tosh is a Samurai tossed in a SchizoTech universe.



* {{Teleportation}}: One of his magics. It can be used to reach isolated treasure chests in certain stages.




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* {{Teleportation}}: One of his magics. It can be used to reach isolated treasure chests in certain stages.



* BareFistedMonk

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* BareFistedMonkBareFistedMonk: Being a monk, Iga fights with his fists.



Choko is a optional character found by the party on the last floor of the [[BonusDungeon Alatos Dungeon]]. She has the appearence of a playful little girl, wearing a mask to scare Arc and the group. In Twilight of the Spirits, she claims to be a Deimos.

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Choko is a optional character found by the party on the last floor of the [[BonusDungeon Alatos Dungeon]]. She has the appearence of a playful little girl, wearing a mask to scare Arc and the group. In ''[[VideoGame/ArcTheLadTwilightOfTheSpirits Twilight of the Spirits, Spirits]]'', she claims to be a Deimos.

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