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* ZettaiRyouiki: She has her socks reaching her thighs.

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* ZettaiRyouiki: She has her socks reaching her thighs.


* {{Deconstruction}}: Of the typical old style DarkIsEvil type of villain such as [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZelda Ganon]].


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* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: The source of why he ended up the way he is, though the "good deed" is up for interpretation. [[spoiler:Heldalf and his troops were garrisoning at Michael's village during the war, causing the people to constantly lash out at them. He decided to give them what they want and left, only for the village to be attacked after they did so. Rather than try to save it, he decided to leave it to its fate to spare his troops. In doing so, Michael cursed him into becoming the Lord of Calamity, and is why he no longer can ee people in a positive way again]].


* {{Expy}}: Of [[VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia Zagi]], [[AxCrazy in so]] [[BloodKnight many]] [[RecurringBoss ways]].

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** Also, he's a sudden early threat. But after being dispatched, he has indirect ties with a member of the party, and isn't really considered as a card-playing villain for virtually the entire main story...but in the very end the stinger implies that he will become the next BigBad. Oh, and he's apparently a thief. So is this Lunarre, or [[YuGiOh Bakura]]?


* AnimalMotifs: [[CaptainObvious Lions]], from his appearance to possessing the iconic arte Beast, which is renamed "Lion's Howl".

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* AnimalMotifs: [[CaptainObvious Lions]], Lions, from his appearance to possessing the iconic arte Beast, which is renamed "Lion's Howl".


* IJustWantToHaveFriends: The girls discuss in a skit during Alisha's story that his attempts to convince Sorey to join him were due to his feelings of loneliness and seeking someone to be his companion. He failed to realize that even if Sorey joined him and became a Hellion he would still oppose him since Hellions are fully capable of hating and opposing each other.

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* IJustWantToHaveFriends: The girls discuss in a skit during Alisha's story that his attempts to convince Sorey to join him were due to his feelings of loneliness and seeking someone to be his companion. He failed to realize that even if Sorey joined him and became a Hellion he would still oppose him since Hellions are fully capable of hating and opposing each other. [[spoiler: It is implied that he is also reaching out to Sorey specifically because on some level he recognizes him as his son.]]


* FusionDance: The game strongly infers Lunarre was somehow created this way from [[spoiler:Rolance Prince Konan]]'s malevolence and the body of [[spoiler:Dezel]]'s old friend [[spoiler:Lafarga, who had long hair]]. The fact the Scattered Bones met Lunarre only two years prior to the game, Lunarre not remembering a time when he wasn't a thief (assuming he wasn't being figurative), and his dislike of Rose further points to this trope.

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* FusionDance: The game strongly infers Lunarre was somehow created this way from [[spoiler:Rolance Prince Konan]]'s malevolence and the body of [[spoiler:Dezel]]'s old friend [[spoiler:Lafarga, who had long hair]]. The fact the Scattered Bones met Lunarre only two years prior to the game, Lunarre not remembering a time when he wasn't a thief (assuming he wasn't being figurative), and his dislike of obsession with Rose further points to this trope.

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* FusionDance: The game strongly infers Lunarre was somehow created this way from [[spoiler:Rolance Prince Konan]]'s malevolence and the body of [[spoiler:Dezel]]'s old friend [[spoiler:Lafarga, who had long hair]]. The fact the Scattered Bones met Lunarre only two years prior to the game, Lunarre not remembering a time when he wasn't a thief (assuming he wasn't being figurative), and his dislike of Rose further points to this trope.


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* MultipleChoicePast: [[FromNobodyToNightmare Two]] [[FusionDance pasts]] in the game, [[StartOfDarkness one]] in the anime.

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* AdaptationalVillainy: PlayedWith in regards to his backstory. [[spoiler:In the game the destruction of Camlann was less of his fault and more of ContrivedCoincidence, seeing as Hyland attacked after he and his forces had left the village, and his choice to leave it to it's fate is more of a pragmatic reason than anything. The anime instead has him and his forces at the village, with his superiors revealing it was a XanatosGambit to draw out Hyland into attacking. However the PlayedWith aspect is that Heldalf seems to not agree with the plan and merely followed the orders given.]]

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* AdaptationalVillainy: PlayedWith in regards to his backstory. [[spoiler:In the game the destruction of Camlann was less of his fault and more of ContrivedCoincidence, seeing as Hyland attacked after he and his forces had left the village, and his choice to leave it to it's its fate is more of a pragmatic reason than anything. The anime instead has him and his forces at the village, with his superiors revealing it was a XanatosGambit to draw out Hyland into attacking. However the PlayedWith aspect is that Heldalf seems to not agree with the plan and merely followed the orders given.]]



* TheCorrupter: He puts Sorey through [[KickTheDog all kinds of hell]] in order to turn him into a hellion. His power is also so massive he corrupts anyone with any bit of malevolence and they instantly become a Hellion.

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* TheCorrupter: He puts Sorey through [[KickTheDog all kinds of hell]] in order to turn him into a hellion.Hellion. His power is also so massive he corrupts anyone with any bit of malevolence and they instantly become a Hellion.



* {{Expy}}: of [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZelda Ganon]], being the animal themed {{Antichrist}} BigBad with ties to a god, and was made the BigBad through a curse.

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* {{Expy}}: of Of [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZelda Ganon]], being the animal themed {{Antichrist}} BigBad with ties to a god, and was made the BigBad through a curse.



* IJustWantToHaveFriends: The girls discuss in a skit during Alisha's story that his attempts to convince Sorey to join him were due to his feelings of loneliness and seeking someone to be his companion. He failed to realize that even if Sorey joined him and became a Hellion he would still oppose him since Hellions are fully capable of hating and opposing each other.



* IJustWantToHaveFriends: The girls discuss in a skit during Alisha's story that his attempts to convince Sorey to join him were due to his feelings of loneliness and seeking someone to be his companion. He failed to realize that even if Sorey joined him and became a Hellion he would still oppose him since Hellions are fully capable of hating and opposing each other.



* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Heavily implied to have been this in his backstory; [[spoiler: though he butt heads with Shepherd Michael, he was only truly doing his job and made choices that were logical and meant for the good for his soldiers. Unfortunately...]]

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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Heavily implied to have been this in his backstory; [[spoiler: though [[spoiler:though he butt heads with Shepherd Michael, he was only truly doing his job and made choices that were logical and meant for the good for his soldiers. Unfortunately...]]



* TragicVillain: Being cursed to endure eternal loneliness caused his family to die in tragic accidents, alienated and mocked him by his peers, feared amongst those who saw his curse in action, watch innocent babies turn into Hellions just from him holding them, and have every attempt to commit suicide fail until he finally transformed into the Lord of Calamity.

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* TragicVillain: Being cursed to endure eternal loneliness caused his family to die in tragic accidents, be alienated and mocked him by his peers, feared amongst those who saw his curse in action, watch innocent babies turn into Hellions just from him holding them, and have every attempt to commit suicide fail until he finally transformed into the Lord of Calamity.


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* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:In the anime only. See DeathByAdaptation above for more details.]]


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[[folder:Heldalf, The Lord of Calamity]]
!!!'''Voiced by:''' Creator/TakayukiSugo (JP), Creator/PatrickSeitz (EN)

A towering, lion-like Hellion of incredible strength. Calm and collected, he desires to destroy the world and make it anew.
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* AdaptationalVillainy: PlayedWith in regards to his backstory. [[spoiler:In the game the destruction of Camlann was less of his fault and more of ContrivedCoincidence, seeing as Hyland attacked after he and his forces had left the village, and his choice to leave it to it's fate is more of a pragmatic reason than anything. The anime instead has him and his forces at the village, with his superiors revealing it was a XanatosGambit to draw out Hyland into attacking. However the PlayedWith aspect is that Heldalf seems to not agree with the plan and merely followed the orders given.]]
* AnimalMotifs: [[CaptainObvious Lions]], from his appearance to possessing the iconic arte Beast, which is renamed "Lion's Howl".
* TheAntichrist: He's the resident force of evil that opposes Sorey's MessianicArchetype. It's to the point where one of his attacks [[spoiler: in his OneWingedAngel]] actually name drops Satan himself.
* ArchnemesisDad: [[spoiler: The manga implies that Heldalf is Sorey's father. Neither are aware of it, however]].
* BareFistedMonk: Uses his fists along with his claws as his primary way of attacking.
* BigBad: He's largely responsible for the spread of the miasma and Hellions throughout the world. [[spoiler: He retains the position for the entire story, unlike the villains of some other Tales games.]]
* TheCorrupter: He puts Sorey through [[KickTheDog all kinds of hell]] in order to turn him into a hellion. His power is also so massive he corrupts anyone with any bit of malevolence and they instantly become a Hellion.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Like most Tales villains, he has his reasons for doing what he does.
* DarkIsEvil: His design involves a lot of black and purple, and he's the BigBad of the game.
* {{Deconstruction}}: Of the typical old style DarkIsEvil type of villain such as [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZelda Ganon]].
* ElementalPowers: Able to wield the four primary elements, presumably as a result of having consumed Seraphs who possessed them.
* EvilCannotComprehendGood: Due to the years he suffered from the curse and eventual transformation into the Lord of Calamity, Helfdalf lost the ability to see anything good in the world beyond hatred and darkness. His words as Sorey walks over to end his suffering were all about how striking him down [[StrikeMeDownWithAllOfYourHatred would make him the next Lord of Calamity]] only to be mad and baffled at how he failed to turn.
* {{Expy}}: of [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZelda Ganon]], being the animal themed {{Antichrist}} BigBad with ties to a god, and was made the BigBad through a curse.
* FreudianExcuse: Surprisingly {{Averted}}. It wasn't a single moment or event that made Heldalf the monster he is now. Instead it was a slow and even worse series of events ranging from [[spoiler:his family being murdered]], to him [[spoiler: being unable to kill himself]] that shaped him into hating the world.
* FourStarBadass: Even before turning into a hellion, he was a powerful enough general in Rolance to be granted the Lion's Howl arte.
* FusionDance: [[spoiler:He armatizes with Maotelus, becoming a dragon with a lion's face.]]
* KingOfBeasts: He's more or less a humanoid lion, having the distinctive mane and tail, along with claws.
* IJustWantToHaveFriends: The girls discuss in a skit during Alisha's story that his attempts to convince Sorey to join him were due to his feelings of loneliness and seeking someone to be his companion. He failed to realize that even if Sorey joined him and became a Hellion he would still oppose him since Hellions are fully capable of hating and opposing each other.
* LaserGuidedKarma: Him abandoning Camlann was the reason the previous Shepherd ended up cursing him, driving him mad by grief and despair until he turned into the Lord of Calamity.
* LukeIAmYourFather: The manga heavily implies that [[spoiler:he is Sorey's father. While both of them are apparently unaware of this, Heldalf seems to realize the similarity between Sorey and Selene in his last moments.]]
* NamesToRunAwayFrom: [[UpToEleven The Lord of Calamity]].
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: He imprisoned a Seraph in the middle of a battlefield to turn him into a dragon and help wreck the world. This causes the remaining Hyland and Rolance soldiers to team up with Sorey against the dragon and leads to the war being cut short.
* OneHitKill: His Mystic Arte causes so much damage that anyone who gets targeted with it is going to hit the floor, regardless of what difficulty you're playing on.
** He also does this to a Dragon during a flashback.
** [[spoiler: In the second part of the final fight, he Armatizes with Maotelus and gains the ability to use Indignation and will attempt to use it for every quarter of health lost. Failure to inflict enough damage to disrupt the charging ''will'' result in this happening to the entire party.]]
* OneWingedAngel: after [[spoiler: Armatizing with Seraph Maotelus]]
* PhysicalGod: While he may of been human once, Heldalf is a walking well of malevolence. Simply appearing in any area generally causes '''anyone''' with any malevolence at all to instantly become a Hellion. He's so absurdly strong he defeats Sorey and the group the first time they clash with his domain alone. Keep in mind up until that point domains only were used to quell malevolence in cities. During a viewing of the Iris Gems the group is utterly '''horrified''' at how he [[CurbstompBattle defeats]] [[SingleStrokeBattle a]] [[OurDragonsAreDifferent Dragon]] in one hit.
* PowerGlows: Most of his body glows purple, and it does a good job of making him look powerful, in case him being a hulking, eight-foot tall lion man wasn't enough.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Heavily implied to have been this in his backstory; [[spoiler: though he butt heads with Shepherd Michael, he was only truly doing his job and made choices that were logical and meant for the good for his soldiers. Unfortunately...]]
* ShapingYourAttacks: As one might expect from his appearance, he's able to use the lion-shaped, Tales series staple of Beast. His Mystic Arte basically takes it and cranks it UpToEleven.
* ShootTheHostage: At one point, Rose holds Symonne at knife point in an attempt to get him to back off and stop attacking the party. He responds by simply blasting the both of them with a torrent of water.
* SparedByTheAdaptation: [[spoiler:Unlike his game counterpart, Sorey does not kill him and successfully purifies him in the anime.]]
* TheStoic: Aside from occasionally showing some slight amusement at the party's determination, he tends to remain completely straight-faced.
* TragicVillain: Being cursed to endure eternal loneliness caused his family to die in tragic accidents, alienated and mocked him by his peers, feared amongst those who saw his curse in action, watch innocent babies turn into Hellions just from him holding them, and have every attempt to commit suicide fail until he finally transformed into the Lord of Calamity.
* UnskilledButStrong: He fights with punches and claw swipes, which can easily be used without finesse. He's also strong enough to one shot a dragon. Taken UpToEleven during [[spoiler: his OneWingedAngel mode after Armatizing with Maotelus]]. The unskilled part is downplayed, since he's at least skilled enough with countering to use Karmic Stance.
* WalkingWasteland: He emits enough malevolence to blanket the region he's in, turning the sky an eerie purple, along with causing ill effects to those aren't protected from it; the worst of them being a swift transformation into a Hellion should the individual have enough darkness in their heart. The party initially doesn't stand a chance against him as a result.
* WasOnceAMan: Used to be a General from Rolance.
* WeCanRuleTogether: Offers this to Sorey, but he declines.
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[[folder:Lunarre]]
!!!'''Voiced by:''' Creator/TakehitoKoyasu (JP), Creator/AustinTindle (Anime) (EN)

->''"Are you going to make me spell it out for you…? That I want to devour you?"''

A cold-blooded assassin whose dark heart transformed him into a Hellion, and a member of the guild known as the Scattered Bones. His sudden appearance in Sorey's village and subsequent actions end up being part of what drives him and Mikleo to set out on their journey.
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* AnimalMotif: He's designed after the mystical kitsune/foxes of Japanese folklore, having facial markings reminiscent of one, along with a tail-like hairstyle. He looks enough like one that he's referred to as a fox-man before his name is known, or is simply called a fox by those who don't respect him.
* AxCrazy: He loves killing and is prone to fits of insane cackling.
* {{Expy}}: Of [[VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia Zagi]], [[AxCrazy in so]] [[BloodKnight many]] [[RecurringBoss ways]].
** Blondish hair, creepy fangs, was once human before willingly becoming a monster, enjoys devouring humans to gain strength, AxCrazy BloodKnight mindset, and RecurringBoss voiced by Creator/TakehitoKoyasu? Sounds a lot like [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure Dio Brando]].
** Also, he's a sudden early threat. But after being dispatched, he has indirect ties with a member of the party, and isn't really considered as a card-playing villain for virtually the entire main story...but in the very end the stinger implies that he will become the next BigBad. Oh, and he's apparently a thief. So is this Lunarre, or [[YuGiOh Bakura]]?
* FromNobodyToNightmare: According to the Scattered Bones, Lunarre apparently started out as a small-time thief before joining them. TheStinger implies that he's going to become the new BigBad.
* ImAHumanitarian: He's introduced in the game '''literally eating someone!''' He even calls Alisha his next meal and refers to Sorey and Mikleo as appetizers.
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:In the anime only. He sacrifices himself by using all of his power to destroy the malevolence.]]
* KnownOnlyByTheirNickname: The party [[spoiler: minus Rose]] doesn't know his name for a while and call him Fox Guy or Foxxy.
* NaturalWeapon: Uses his claws for close range combat, frequently imbuing them with the aforementioned flames.
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: Lunarre ends up saving Alisha in Zestiria the X's prologue from Symonne because he is the one who must kill her.
* OutsideContextProblem: Lunarre when you get right down to it has no involvement in the war between Rolance and Hyland, the Shepherds journey apart from being a Hellion, and the group's general progression.
* PlayingWithFire: Wields blue flames to go along with his kitsune motif, but also incorporates some standard fire elemental magic into his arsenal in later battles.
* PointyEars: One of his physical traits aside from his eyes and fangs that make him readily identifiable as a Hellion.
* RecurringBoss: Yet another in the line of psychopathic assassins/hitmen who fill the role throughout the ''VideoGame/TalesSeries''.
* SlasherSmile: His default expression, and the markings on his face serve to emphasize it.
* TheSociopath: The anime gives him this attitude regarding current events and will watch with glee as everything and everyone around him wither down under pressure, especially in regards to Alisha's issues.
* StartOfDarkness: Zestiria the X reveals he became the psychotic Hellion Lunarre after failing to defeat his target Alisha and begging Rose to let him finish the job she gave him.
* TheStinger: Lunarre is shown to be alive in Alisha's story, plotting to kill all of Rose's friends or somehow kill Sorey in front of them all.

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[[folder:Seraph Symonne]]
!!!'''Voiced by:''' Creator/HiromiIgarashi (JP), Creator/ChristineMarieCabanos (EN)

A rogue Seraph with the power to create illusions. Cold and cynical, she considers good deeds to be worthless, and belittles those who would strive for them.
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* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: In a bizarre way she came to serve Heldalf because he valued her and her abilities, something other Seraphim and humans did not.
* DeathByAdaptation: [[spoiler:She sacrifices herself for Heldalf and turns into a dragon to block the path to his domain, though she is taken down by Dezel's HeroicSacrifice]].
* DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife: After Heldalf bites it.
* DoppelgangerAttack: While not very threatening on her own in battle, she can create weaker clones with the same abilities as her. Her Mystic Arte, Metem Psychosis, has them gang up on a downed victim and stab them repeatedly in a scene reminiscent of a horror movie.
* TheDragon: To Heldalf.
* ElementalHair: [[MulticoloredHair Black with purple tips.]]
* ElementalPowers: On top of her illusions, she's able to utilize magic from a wide array of different elements, rather than being a specialist like the other Seraphim.
* GirlishPigtails: She has cutesy pigtails in contrast with her villainous behaviour.
* HairIntakes: She has two intakes in her hair that resemble cat ears.
* LoopholeAbuse: She's not allowed to kill anyone, but she get around this restriction by setting her enemies up to be killed by others, like Hellions.
* MagicallyBindingContract: It's implied that her illusion magic is so strong because she took an oath forbidding herself from killing anyone.
* MagicStaff: Her weapon of choice. She seldom attacks directly with it, preferring to keep her distance and use magic.
* MasterOfIllusion: She's able to create tangible images capable of causing harm, disguise herself, and trap others in a world of illusion.
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: In Alisha's DLC, though her attempts were to get Alisha to cross the DespairEventHorizon, she ends up helping Alisha with her CharacterDevelopment.
* PetTheDog: She sics an illusion of Maltran against Alisha, which ends up helping Alisha get over the event. Though she may or may not have intended that.
* PureIsNotGood: She's a Seraphim who has dedicated herself to her master Heldalf and his cause. Thus she has no malevolence within her.
* {{Sadist}}: In her first appearance, she cruelly taunts Dezel about his past mistake, and it turns out she was there to taunt him when it happened, as well.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: She initially planned on using Alisha for the age of Chaos in Zestiria the X prologue, but Lunarre's interference makes her decide it's not worth it and leaves.
* {{Stripperiffic}}: Her outfit is easily the skimpiest out of any female in the game, excluding some of the DLC costumes.
* ThouShaltNotKill: The party speculates that the cost of the oath she took to gain her illusion powers was that she couldn't kill anyone.
* VillainousBreakdown: After being defeated for the last time, the party gives her a speech in an attempt to make her question her way of thinking, and she ultimately throws a crying fit as they walk away unable to understand what they mean.
* WorfHadTheFlu: Her illusion are basically a StoryBreakerPower, but she loses to the party in the final dungeon. The party speculates that her power comes from a pact that prevents her from directly killing them and when she does try to break the pact, she does it in a place full of malevolence, thus weakening her.
* ZettaiRyouiki: She has her socks reaching her thighs.

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