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    Horrors 
Each field contains a large monster that walks along the dungeon or field that when spotted, will chase you. Naturally, they're very tough and are only recommend to be fought if you are strong enough.
  • Bonus Boss: Most Horrors can't be fought the first time around, due to them completely slaughtering your party the first time around be virtue of being a higher level.
  • Color-Coded for Your Convenience: Their icon on the minimap will be marked in one of three colors; red means that it will be very hard to take down with your current party, yellow means that it will be a challenge, but possible, to defeat, and blue means that it poses minimal threat.
  • Underground Monkey: Most Horrors are very large versions of enemies found in said field or dungeon.
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The Cat Beyond Time and Space

    Beast King Guildna 
Guildna is king of the beast folk, a people descended from the elemental spirits. He kicks off the main plot by kidnapping Feinne, believing her to have the power that will allow him to destroy humanity. After the power of the Geo Prisma resurrects him in his younger form, he decides to find peace with the humans with the help of Altena.
  • Climax Boss: He is fought properly in Chapter 13, and his defeat concludes an important arc for Aldo.
  • Cutscene Boss: What the final part of his Hopeless Boss Fight in Chapter 2 becomes. Aldo was able to unleash the Ogre Rancorem and damage Guildna using Another Force. Unfortunately, the entire sequence is rendered as a cutscene, including Guildna's own counter-attack.
  • Hopeless Boss Fight: The very first confrontation with him cannot be beaten. He knocks Aldo senseless but backs down once he notices the Ogre Rancorem.
  • HP to 1: He has a move in the second phase of his boss fight that drops one party member's HP to 1% of their base health.
  • Just Toying with Them: His encounter with Aldo in Chapter 2 is a Hopeless Boss Fight on its own, with him even mocking his opponent's swordplay. But Guildna then reveals that he was just holding back, and only started to get serious once Aldo wielded the Ogre Rancorem against him.
  • Kill All Humans: His goal for his war against humanity.
  • One-Winged Angel: Goes into this form for the second phase of his boss fight.
  • Wake-Up Call Boss: In Chapter 13. He is the first boss to have multiple phases completely separate, but also deals massive amounts of damage. His boss fight alone is a huge difference from the castle full of Elite Mooks or anything you faced. Use your HP and MP poorly in the first phase and you can easily find yourself wiped in the second. Use your food before reaching his area and you will probably be too weak from all the random encounters to do much. In short, he cannot be cheesed as simply as most bosses priornote  and will, for once, force the player to go out of their way to either grind levels or come up with a good strategy.
  • Wave-Motion Gun: His boss form in Chapter 13 is able to fire one.
  • You Will Be Spared: Technically, Guildna won the duel with Aldo in Chapter 2, but he spares Aldo's life and says a variant of this line simply because the latter was able to manifest the Ogre Rancorem.

    Vares 
The Beast King's right-hand man.
  • Barrier Change Boss:
    • His Otherlands fight is a lot tougher as he regularly switches the types of attacks he resists. Once he drops his resistance aura, though, it's a race to burst him down before a Total Party Kill.
    • His upgraded form in Guildna's VC upgrade quest, Beast Vita Vares, switches the type resistance every three turns or so.
  • The Dragon: To Guildna. He starts off by leading the attack on Baruoki to kidnap Feinne and is the first boss Aldo faces.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: "Var-Var", courtesy of his sister Myrus.
  • Half-Identical Twins: He's Myrus' twin brother.
  • Japanese Beetle Brothers: A one-man example. His horn evokes the Japanese stag beetle.
  • Go Out with a Smile: He seemingly dies at the climax of Guildna's VC upgrade quest, smiling as he tells his liege to "return to light". Subverted when it is revealed that he managed to survive, but it's still enough to shake Guildna to snap him out of the Phantom's voice.
  • Heroic Build: Even in his regular form, he's absolutely shredded.
  • Heroic RRoD: Beast Vita Vares will stack offensive buffs every three turns as he also changes his type resistance, but it will also deplete quite a number of his health.
  • Hulking Out: Chapter 26 reveals his massive armored form is his "combat mode". His real appearance is more nerdish and demure, but still ripped.
  • "I Know You're in There Somewhere" Fight: Transforms himself into Beast Vita Vares to snap Guildna out of the Phantom voices controlling him. In an unusual case, it's the party that fights him as a boss, and his defeat and apparent death are what finally did the job.
  • Kill All Humans: His shared goal with the Beast King. Drops it after Guildna returns in his younger form.
  • Large Ham: He gets carried away quite easily when he speaks in his battle form.
  • The Mind Is a Plaything of the Body: According to Myrus, Vares' personality changes depending on his active form. He tends to be a Large Ham (and also rather Hot-Blooded and childish) in his combat form, but becomes more mild-mannered in his regular form.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: Throughout the game, Vares is something of Guildna's yes-man and is very dedicated to the latter's status as Beast King - sometimes to obnoxious levels. As such, when he goes out of his way to prevent Guildna from returning to the throne to become the "true beast king" in his VC upgrade quest - to the point of nearly dying as a result, it's enough to show that whatever Guildna is about to do is a really bad idea.
  • Warm-Up Boss: Beast Vares is the first actual boss fight in the game, but he is weak against Fire-elemental attacks, which Aldo starts out with. If anything else, this boss fight just hints the Elemental Rock–Paper–Scissors mechanics.
  • The Worf Effect: Berserk Geo Anguirius just swats him away before abducting Altena.
  • Xanatos Gambit: Sensing that Guildna was being controlled by a Phantom manipulating him into becoming the Beast King again, he gives his all at fighting him. Either he wins and frees Guildna from the Phantom possessing him, or fail and pretends to die by molting, which would cause Guildna to have a My God, What Have I Done? moment and free himself from his manipulator.

    Galliard 
The commander of the Synth Human army, before his defeat. He was built along with Helena by Professor Chronos as a pair of twin units.
  • Badass Biker: Chases you down on a motorcycle for his boss fight.
  • Motorcycle Jousting: Once he takes enough damage, he rips off the machine gun on his bike and pulls out a giant electro lance to fight the player, while still riding his motorcycle.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: He declared war on the humans, but only because he blames the humans for the time quakes and thinks violence is the only thing humans will listen to.

    Altena 
A beast girl, who met Aldo and Feinne years ago, when Feinne healed her leg. She's the younger sister of the Beast King, Guildna.
  • Fusion Dance: She is fused with Feinne into Beast Angel Geo Anguirus by the Geo Prisma.
  • Villain's Dying Grace: After her defeat, she willingly lets Feinne go. This benefits her in the end, as later in the beginning of Ogre Wars, Feinne is able to revive her with the power of the Geo Prisma.
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    The Phantom 
A mysterious being from beyond spacetime that's trying to destroy the universe.
  • Bearer of Bad News: How the Phantom initially fit into the plot. After Elzion vanished, He appeared before Aldo and explained that the timeline has been rewritten and the future has been destroyed.
  • Big Bad: It's his actions that drive the main plot the game. However, it turns out he's not alone.
  • Cryptic Conversation: His conversations with Aldo in the early parts of the story are one-sided in nature and just leave Aldo wary of what the Phantom knows about him. For example, he motivates Aldo to restore the future by mentioning Feinne's name, and when the protagonists shut down the Tower of Time, the Phantom called Aldo as "Kit of Chronos".
  • Exact Words: In his very first appearance in the story, he begs Aldo to "save our lost future". That is to say, the future in which all of spacetime collapses upon itself.
  • Hijacked by Ganon: The Persona 5 crossover episode plays out like another of the Phantom Thieves' heists as they cause a change of heart in the leader of Lucniva. When the deed is done and the Phantom Thieves prepare to return home, another, bird-like Phantom shows up and tries to use the Metaverse for his own deeds.
  • I Take Offense to That Last One!: The phantom ignores Aldo calling him crazy, but objects to being accused of lying, since nothing it told Aldo was actually false.
  • Manipulative Bastard: He gives Aldo the goal to restore the destroyed future via traveling to the past, neglecting to tell him that doing so puts the whole universe at risk.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: His and his kind's goal is to destroy the spacetime continuum.
  • There Is Another: There's an entire race of Phantoms that seek to destroy the spacetime continuum, all lead by a red Phantom, and are enemies to "The Goddess of Time."
  • Xanatos Gambit: If he manages to defeat the heroes, the spacetime continuum will be destroyed. If he loses, Chronos Menas will escape from the Dimensional Vortex and corrupt the Prisma, leading to the same result. He even states that anything Aldo and team do when they one-up him is delay the inevitable.

    King Palsifal 
A king from antiquity who's working with the Oracle. He recently lost his wife and child, which had not done great favors for his mental stability.
  • Back for the Finale: In "Return of Goddess of Time", along with the Thunder King and King Palsifal, he is summoned by Ogre Rancorem and Feinne to assist the party to re-seal Chaos using Palsifal's holy blade. After the day is saved, his memories of the events fade.
  • The Caligula: Although not downright warmongering or showing tyrannical traits, he shows callous disregard for the lives of people after the death of his family. This arguably becomes zigzagged if the player unlocks a hidden record in Sebastia's lab after clearing the Earth trials, however, as his encounter with the child of the royal guard who died along with his wife and child steeled his resolve to protect his subjects at all costs, meaning that if they weren't his subjects, then it would be a fair game for him.
  • Despair Event Horizon: He was already unstable when Aldo first met him, he completely loses what grasp on sanity he had after the Tower of Time is shut down, denying him his choice of future.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: He's the person depicted in the statue in Aldo's hometown. Though you can change that statue to one of Aldo.
  • The Good King: He used to be this until the death of his family drove him over the edge.
  • One-Winged Angel: Transforms into a massive knight for his boss fight with you.
  • Together in Death: He has a vision of being reunited with his family while in Purgatory.

    Visus Embryo 
A massive, living, quantum computer that exists within The Tower of Time, and is responsible for causing the Bad Future by manipulating the dreams of the stars. Despite being shut down, fragments of it becomes the main instigator of the Time Mine episode when a village would be built on where the Tower once stood, becoming active and reflecting the selfish wishes of the villagers.
  • And I Must Scream: The Time Mine episode reveals that the fragments are trapped in "nightmares" it can't wake up from, forcing Aldo and co. to destroy it for good.
  • Anti-Villain: By virtue of being a massive computer that follows the orders of the Oracle and King Palsifal, and even then, its because the future it replaced would destroy all of existence. Even more so in the Time Mine episode, where its fragments are in much suffering while time is being manipulated.
  • Leet Lingo: How it speaks when first fought. Losses it after loosing.
  • Meaningful Name: Visus is latin for "The action of looking. The power of sight. A vision, sight, apparition." Fitting for a quantum computer that can change the corse of history.
  • Not Quite Dead: The Time Mine episode reveals that some of it survived as Visus Echo, and not in a good way.

    Chronos Menas (unmarked spoilers) 

Chronos Menas/Eden Chronos

While traveling back in time with his family, Eden was separated from his family and lost to the abyss. After spending 16 years being corrupted by the darkness, he lost his humanity and was twisted into a monstrous form known as Chronos Menas.

Chronos Menas was released from his prison after the Phantom's defeat, taking the role of the final boss of part 1.


  • All Your Powers Combined: Scattered throughout the Dimensional Vortex are the Primal Elements. The player can ignore them as they proceed through the dungeon, but Chronos Menas will inherit the abilities of the Primal Elements that are not defeated. This includes disabling Another Force, constant regeneration and alternating between absorbing magical and physical attacks. Destroying him without breaking the Primal Elements nets you an achievement.
  • And I Must Scream: He fell into the heart of the Dimensional Vortex, where he was imprisoned for over a decade in complete isolation.
  • Apocalypse Maiden: He'll spread corruption he underwent in the abyss to all the prisma around him.
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: It's utterly gigantic. Its introductory cutscene has it land onto the ground...and the forests below look as tall as grass compared to it.
  • Battle in the Center of the Mind: The second phase of his fight. After traveling through darkness inside him, the party finds what looks like a valley at sunrise, with the sun climbing higher over the mountains the more Aldo and Feinne's words reach him.
  • Big Brother Instinct: He prevented Cecile from falling into the dimensional vortex, only to get trapped in the vortex himself. It had the consequence of being driven mad and turned into a mindless monster that would destroy the world.
  • Dying as Yourself: He manages to recover from his senses after his boss fight and say goodbye to his sister before vanishing.
  • Generic Doomsday Villain: The Chronos Menas is essentially a force of nature that would destroy everything. It makes sense, as its a failsafe by the Phantom to erase all of history in case it fails.
  • Go Mad from the Isolation: Eden was lost to the Dimensional Vortex when Professor Chronos tried to send his family to the past. Trapped in the void, Eden's mind was consumed by despair and madness, and he mutated into an abomination of chaos.
  • Light/Darkness Juxtaposition: Chronos Menas' outward appearance is dark and twisted. In the second phase, he's glowing and has buttefly wings. It contrasts what he truly is vs what he had become.
  • Not Quite Saved Enough: After finally reaching him through an "I Know You're in There Somewhere" Fight, he Disappears into Light. The Sequel Hooks has the party deciding to try to rescue him more thoroughly.
  • Post-Final Boss: The second phase of the fight is a lot less difficult than the first, as his only attack will deal a minuscule amount of damage to the party.
  • Throat Light: The inside of Chronos Menas glows red and flickers like a furnace.
  • Vacuum Mouth: After he takes enough damage during his first fight, he uses one these to just swallow the entire party.

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Ogre Wars

    Zennon Ogre 
The ruler of the Ogre race, who wants to eradicate humans in order to take over the world. He serves as the final boss of 1.5
  • Big Bad: He takes the place of Phantom as the main villain of Arc 1.5, Ogre Wars.
  • Bonus Boss: Attempting to revisit the boss arena after his defeat pits the player in a fight against Zennon Shadow, an incredibly difficult superboss where it's powered by all of the elemental spirts.
  • Hostage for MacGuffin: He demands that Guildna brings him the Elemental Arms in exchange for Altena's life. Once he does, he actually does let Altena go... but then he immediately fuses her with the four Elemental Arms to create The Elemental Greatsword.
  • Large and in Charge: Averted. He's one head smaller than regular Ogres, making him a bit taller than Lokido or adult Guildna. His final form is so huge you only see him above the waist during your final battle.
  • One-Winged Angel: During the second phase of the final battle with him, he takes on a more monstrous form that brandishes the full power of the Elemental Greatsword.
  • Screw Destiny: Even Ogre Rancorem itself telling him to his face that he will lose the war doesn't faze him or his plans in the slightest.
  • You Have Failed Me: His introduction involves him destroying a group of ogres that the party defeated for being a group of useless idiots.
  • You Said You Would Let Them Go: Double Subverted. He actually does let Altena go in trade of the Elemental Arms... but then he immediately fuses her with the four Elemental Arms to craft a new weapon for him to weild.

    Hell Ogre and Death Ogre 
The Ogre clan's arena champions. They killed the Thunder King's son Alfaldo.
  • The Dividual: There's two of them, but Hell Ogre and Death Ogre are always seen together and have roughly the same personality.
  • Dual Boss: The two of them fight together.
  • I'll Never Tell You What I'm Telling You!: They tell everyone that they're not supposed to talk about the Ogre King's daughter going crazy and disappearing.
  • I'm a Humanitarian: As seems common among Ogres. They taunt the Thunder King by talking about how much they liked eating his son.
  • Mini-Boss: They're fought in the middle of storming the Ogre Spike, and while tougher than the average ogre, they are still much weaker than Zennon.

    Baron Ogre 
A powerful ogre sorcerer and Zennon Ogre's lieutenant.
  • Bond Villain Stupidity: A justified example, because he's only The Dragon. He shows up right after a miniboss fight to destroy the main party while they're still injured, only to be called away by Zennon before he gets the chance.
  • The Bus Came Back:
    • After disappearing from the final battle in Ogres Spike, he shows up again in Chapter 48, terrorizing the Cat Shrine.
    • In a side quest that unlocks Gariyu's Another Style, he reveals that he was attempting to use Gariyu as a means to revive and tame a Magic Ember Dragon.
    • He reappears in Elga's Another Style quest, messing with her head in order to revive her memory as the princess of the Ogre Clan.
    • He also reappears by running into the imprisoned party while investigating the land of Ro. After some cajoling from Ogre Rancorem, he helps free them.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: While his messing with Elga's memories in her Another Style quest looks like done for the kicks at first, the end of said quest reveals that he truly loves Elga - or rather, Princess Elgirag of the Ogre Clan - as his niece, and was the only one who actually supported her relationship with the Thunder King's son.
  • Know When to Fold 'Em: After being beaten by Aldo, he decides that the whole Ogre war shit isn't worth it and unlocks the magic gate leading to Zennon before sneaking out of Ogre's Spike after seeing Zennon Ogre fall.
  • Lean and Mean: He's rail-thin compared to the other Ogres, but that doesn't make him any weaker or nice.
  • Puzzle Boss:
    • His first battle has him summon magic bombs that you must deactivate before they blow up (a HP to 1 attack) and cast a healing spell right when his life drops to 0, meaning you have to Another Force him to deliver the final blow.
    • His second battle involves juggling a bomb around that will explode and damage whichever side it's on. The bomb can be attacked to knock it around the field, but if you send it back too soon, his Beloved Hound will push it to your side again. You are encouraged to have a very slow party member in this fight.
  • Villain: Exit, Stage Left: After Zennon and the other ogres are defeated, he decides to teleport from the Ogre Spike.

    The Chrono Clan 
Humans from Elzion's timeline who were affected by the spacetime disruptions caused by Phantom's actions, who obtained superhuman powers in the process. Calling themselves "Neohumans", their goal is to replace humanity as the dominant lifeform and wipe away the past in order to rebuild the world to accommodate them.
  • Friendly Enemy: They're noticeably more affable in Part II and even working together with the party to decipher the Book of the Time Dream, although this is likely due to Kamlanage's mediation.
  • Human Subspecies: They're originally humans who have been exposed to the Phantom Dust after the distortion caused by the timequake.
  • Hypocrite: They want to wipe away human history... But don't mind keeping powerful artifacts in order to bolster their abilities.
  • Kill All Humans: Since they see themselves as the next evolution of the human race, they plan to do that as well as getting rid of history.
    • However, in Part II Mildy is actually concerned about the fans who attended their concert, because while the Clan can safely teleport away from the falling stadium, the other people in there can't. Kamlanage steps in to help save everyone.
  • Kryptonite Factor: The reason why they let the party do the legwork in Part II is because their psychic ability works poorly while they're on the surface as a result of the Prisma contamination.
  • Psychic Powers: One of their abilities, involving levitation and manifesting their egos as powerful creatures.
  • Smug Super: Rubbing your "superiority" in front of humans and flashing your powers seems to be the default attitude for these guys.

    Mildy 
She used to be best friends with Amy, but their paths diverged when Amy became a hunter and she moved to attend a prestigious school in another town. Now she's a member of the Chrono Clan.
  • Evil Former Friend: While being Amy's childhood friend, she later joined a group of supremacists against normal humanity.
  • Lady and Knight: Amy considered herself to be Mildy's knight when they were younger, but Clughorn ended up taking that role.
  • Prone to Tears: When they were younger she cried easily and Amy had to protect her a lot. She seems to have grown out of this.

    Clughorn 
Amy's old crush, who ended up dating Mildy. He's now a member of the Chrono Clan.
  • Evil Former Friend: While not as close to Amy as Mildy, the three of them were all friends growing up.
  • Godhood Seeker: He believes the Neohumans will transcend humanity altogether and become gods.
  • Multicolored Hair: His hair fades from black a the top to off-white at the bottom.
  • Perpetual Frowner: He's usually frowning. Amy knew she had no chance with him because he'd sometimes smile for Mildy and not her.

    Kamlanage 
The young leader of the Chrono Clan. Encountered in the ruined future Garulea. He's also acquainted with Kikyo, who resides near the ruined Chapel of the Goddess of Time.
  • A Child Shall Lead Them: Young, but still the leader of the Chrono Clan. Even the party is surprised at how young he is.

    Berserk Beast King and Berserk Geo Anguirius 
The Prisma-corrupted forms of Geo Anguirius and the Beast King, born from the dead corpses of the present Guildna and Altena by Chronos Eden's corruption. They kidnap the recently revived Altena due to being drawn to her and her brother.
  • Dual Boss: They work in tandem during their fight, even using Another Force attacks.
  • Final Boss: For Ogre Wars part 1.

Goddess of Time

    Lord Genshin 
The ruler of the land of Mi in Present Garulea. He is obsessed with scum, and is not a pleasant man at all.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: His obsession, for whatever reason, is to be as scummy as possible, and he'll just take pride on it if anyone tries to insult him.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: He is so obsessed with being as scummy as possible, that in Shigure's Another Style quest, he cannot understand at all why his plan to foil his mother's engagement with Shigure Details  fails spectacularly and his mother remains devoted to Shigure. As it is, this is because Genshin's mother understands Shigure and how she sees that he is raised and surrounded by good people - Aldo included. He kind of succeed in the end, but not in the way he intended and it ends as his loss anyway.
  • Evil Is Petty: If Myunfa's third character quest is any indication, at least half of his (planned) evil deeds involve causing as much misfortune for others through seemingly mundane deeds.
  • Historical Hero Upgrade: Talking to an NPC in Sky Fortress Eeza reveals that hundreds of years after his time, Genshin is remembered as a good ruler. Somehow.
  • I Have You Now, My Pretty: He tries to make Akane his second wife to get to Shion. However, Akane is too much for him to handle.
  • Jerkass: He likes making his people miserable. For example, he forces a festival in Izana to use a cursed mask in it precisely because it was a horrid item.
  • Kick the Dog: His whole reason of assigning Shion with the task to assassinating King Miglance is because he enjoys watching Shion suffer and trampling Shion's honor.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: When going out in public to cause some more trouble, he wears black cape that gives him dark-colored Palette Swap of hooded NPC sprite in the game. So far, he is the only one associated with the variant of the sprite, and his obnoxiousness is such that Aldo can still recognize him despite being disguised.
  • A Twinkle in the Sky: He gets launched to the sky at the end of Myunfa's character quest, courtesy of the kettle spirit Myunfa previously contracted to.

    Suzaku 
One of the three Great Specters, and leader of the demons who terrorizes The Land of the East.
  • Disc-One Final Boss: Of "Return of the Goddess of Time."
  • Noble Demon: He's perfectly civil with Aldo and co. when they encounter each other in the hot springs, as he has no personal grudge against them—and the ones he does want to kill would kind of have it coming. With that said, his vengeance would kill countless innocents as collateral damage, and thus he's the antagonist.
  • One-Winged Angel: After the first phase of his fight, he transforms into his significantly more powerful phoenix-esque form. Upon reaching 75% health, he will intentionally demonstrate a powerful AOE attack. He will use said AOE attack later if not damaged sufficiently. However, said AOE attack is not only incredibly powerful, he uses it without warning for the first time, and cleanses himself of debuffs right before using it. This can easily result in a Total Party Kill, and if you did not go out of your way to unlock AS! Saki (who helps a lot in this fight but is also a Guide Dang It!) you will be in for a brutal boss fight.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: His goal. The Land of Mi and the Land of Shin destroyed his home, the Land of Ro, for not participating in the invasion of the West, so he's out to repay the favour.

    Delamair 
The head of KMS's eastern division.
  • A Million Is a Statistic: He's willing to crash the Satellite Stadium in order to kill and frame the Chrono Clan. Whether or not the 100,000+ nameless NPCS live or die as a result is not a concern to him.
  • Kick the Dog: Despite being the one responsible for Kikyo's father's death by imprisoning him in solitary confinement, he still has the gall to rub it into Kikyo's face by directing the blame to her for trying to search her father in the first place.
  • Out-Gambitted: While his plan for the Book of the Time Dream remains unclear as of now, Madoka Chronos - or rather, Queen Himika - revealing herself to be the Daughter of Time and hacking to the Xeno-Domain main terminal to start Project Another Eden before disappearing clearly throws him off, and the end of Tales from the East Part II has him ordering the KMS Eastern Division to increase the security as there is no telling on what will happen next.

     The Dark God (unmarked spoilers for Part III) 
The so-called "dark god" from the ancient times that was sealed after its defeat against the "mother goddess" more than 100,000 years ago. When Phantom Neo got ahold of Eden's spirit and therefore opening up the vortex of chaos, the party is forced to fight it to avoid the entirety of spacetime from being reduced into nothingness, and manages to seal it back with the combined help of Ogre Rancorem, the wielders of Palsifal Holy Sword from all eras, Feinne's Geo Prisma, and the power of the Sacred Beast.
  • Invincible Villain: It is explicitly stated to be immortal and unkillable. In the end, all the party could manage was to weaken it enough so it can be sealed back in the vortex of chaos, but as the Wards of the Light's Fading said, it is "merely sleeping, waiting for its return once again".
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: The Phantom's gambits succeed in unleashing it, but the party is able to beat it back and it is sealed away again.

    Chaos (unmarked spoilers for Part III) 
After the party initially beats the Dark God, it summons Chaos in one last-ditch effort to destroy everything.
  • Eldritch Abomination: Its form is basically a gigantic mass with multiple eyes and flower-like organ that sprouts from its center.
  • Final Boss: Of the Return of the Goddess of Time arc as a whole.

IDA School Trilogy

    Mr. Altridge 
Jade and Saki were once normal people until their father conducted experiments to infuse them with magic. This broke their family, especially when an accident involving Jade's powers claimed the life of his mother.
  • Abusive Parents: Mr. Altridge was a scientist who subjected Jade to cruel experiments. When Jade escaped, he then made his wife and daughter into his new test subjects.
  • Demonic Possession: Jade's 5-star quest reveals that his father was not always abusive. The acquisition of a magical grimoire led to him being possessed by the cursed book, and the grimoire, speaking through his body, went on to attempt to infuse the siblings with magic.
  • Guinea Pig Family: After failing to infuse Jade with magic, he went to experiment on Saki and his wife.

    Heart Guard 
The main antagonists of the IDA School storyline. They are beings born from when a person eats a Dark Apple to grant their distorted desires. Saki's was born from her desire to be sealed away in ice and die by the Absolute Zero Chain Jades used, while Mayu's was born from here fear of dying alone, wanting to live in a dream world as long as she can before dying.
  • Enemy Without: They're the physical manifestations of their dreamer's desire to stay in the dream world, and actively try to remove any obstacles to that desire.
  • I'm Not Afraid of You: Because their entire existence derives from the desire of their dreamer, they can be defeated easily if that person decides they no longer need whatever dream created them.
  • Light/Darkness Juxtaposition: Both Heart Guards transform in different ways. Saki's is in darkness while Mayu's is absorbing the light from her Dream World garden.
  • One-Winged Angel: Both Saki's and Mayu's are two phases. Saki becomes "Heart Guard" before becoming "Defense Mechanism" while Mayu becomes "Dream Cocoon" before becoming "Mayu's Dream".

    Cradle System 
An AI system that repairs IDEA School, it gains a consciousness and tries to rebel against the School, serving as the main antagonist of Saki's Another Style Chance Encounter
  • Anti-Villain: It rebels because it's tired of getting its mind wipe, and wants to be free. Once he loses his Cradle Omega, along with some words from Saki, it gives up and turns itself in to be wiped again.
  • Barrier Change Boss: In its last two fights. Starts out weak to magic, immune to everything else. Shifts to being weak to slash, immune to everything else at 75% health. At 50% health his weakness becomes Pierce, and at 25% health it's blunt. Better hope you have good damage dealers of all four types because if you wait until turn 32, it will become a guaranteed Total Party Kill.
  • Filler Villain: Has nothing to do with the Dark Apple incident, being an example of the many other threats that IDEA faces besides the Dream World cases.
  • I Just Want to Be Free: It primary reason for being an antagonist.

    Mother 
An AI who is trying to find her lost child, Mana. To do this, she has been distributing Dark Apples to female students of IDA, in the hopes that she can find her again.
  • Big Bad: Of the entire IDA storyline, being the mastermind behind the Dark Apples and the Dream Worlds.
  • Flunky Boss: She's fought alongside two bits and is immune to damage while they are both alive. The bits revive themselves a few turns after being destroyed.
  • Poor Communication Kills: She created the apples in order to create a world where Mana could meet her biological mother, since Mana mentioned wanting to see her true mother face-to-face. But Mana was actually refering to Mother herself.
  • Tragic Monster: When Mana went into a coma after eating the very first Dark Apple, the people who ran the program shut her down and dissected her before deleting her, but came back as Mana's Heart Guard to find Mana, distributing Dark Apples to people who resemble her. When she does find her again, Mother can only process the fact that the "Mana" before her is "a fake" due to being so "young", going insane as a result. She end up need to be taken down as a result.
  • Turns Red: If both bits are destroyed at the same time, they stop fixing themselves, but Mother starts using a powerful self-buffing area-effect attack every round. She reaches OHKO threshold on the entire party after about 5-6 turns.

1000 Year Ark of the Ocean Palace

    The 29th Otohime 
The primary antagonist of The 1000 Year Ark of the Ocean Palace. Otohime is the mysterious ruler of the Dragon Palace, who for some reason has ordered the sea turtles to abduct women from the shore. Otohime also wants to open something known as "Pandora's Box". AS Nagi's quest reveals his real name is Poseidon. Milsha's third character quest also reveals that he's the missing brother Milsha has been looking for, borne from his mother falling in love with a titan, and his original name is Poseichi.
  • A God Am I: He declares himself to one when confronted after he absorbs the power of Leviathan.
  • Minor Crime Reveals Major Plot: Aldo finds out about his plans to unleash Leviathan and steal it's powers only because he ordered the Sea Turtles to kidnap women. Because he wanted a harem.
  • Pure Is Not Good: Part of the ritual to bond with the Otohime's trident involves bearing your heart in front of the citizens of the Dragon Palace. He passed this with flying colors using a "serve me or die" speech.
  • Revenge: According to Nagi, his power hunger comes from wanting revenge against the western seas that banished him.
  • She Is the King: Otohime is a female title, but he uses it anyways because it was the title used by the previous ruler when he conquered the Dragon Palace.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: Which is why Aldo and co. call him the "Half-Naked Guy" instead of Otohime.

    Leviathan 
A great monster sealed underwater within Pandora's Box, around which the Dragon Palace was founded. Its unsealing becomes the focus of the The 1000 Year Ark of the Ocean Palace conflict. Another Leviathan appears in the Western Mythos as a wrathful god of the western seas, angry at the mermaids for abandoning the ocean to live in a pocket away from it.
  • Bonus Boss: Serves as one to the Fishing Minigame and the Dragon Palace Episode.
  • Degraded Boss: When going through Levia's character quests, the player will get into a fight with the Leviathan again. However, it's level 30 this time, and a lot easier to beat than its level 90 form. Things get a little complicated when there are two Leviathans duking it out.
  • Evil Is Not a Toy: An ancient civilization gained control of it and used it to repel their enemies. While successful, the Leviathan also wrought havoc on the civilization themselves, prompting them to seal it away.
  • Healing Factor: Has a passive regeneration that makes it difficult to beat through attrition.
  • Robotic Reveal: LeA-BAK reveals that Leviathan was created by Synth Humans as a backup battleship, but was lost to the distant past in a malfunction.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: The very thing encased within Pandora's Box.
  • You Can't Thwart Stage One: It is inevitable that Otohime successfully unseals it. While he is promptly defeated while wielding its power, the Leviathan manages to escape, and remains at large after the Episode's conclusion.

The Celestial Tower and the Shadow Witch

    Medusa 
A snake monster sealed inside the desert tower with the ability to turn people into stone statues. She used to be an ordinary girl named Rildy, but was transformed into a monster by the Dark Witch.
  • And I Must Scream: Her transformation makes her immortal, but because of her petrifying gaze all she can do is spend eternity locked up with only the statues of her loved ones as company. She's greatful to finally be put out of her misery after her boss fight.
  • Baleful Polymorph: She did not know she would be turned into a snake monster when she went to Reptires.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: She petrifies herself by looking at her own reflection to protect Setaka and everyone else from her medusa form.
  • Ill Girl: She was sick and dying back when she was human, which is why she made a deal with Reptires.
  • Taken for Granite: Her gaze can petrify anyone. Luckily, the player is given a badge which can protect against petrification right before her boss battle.

    Reptires 
The witch who cursed Cyrus into his frog form. Absent for most of the main story, she takes center stage in the "The Celestial Tower and the Shadow Witch" episode.
  • Baleful Polymorph: She likes to inflict this curse on others. She's responsible for Cyrus being a frogman, and for another girl's transformation into Medusa.
  • Big Bad: The main villain of "The Celestial Tower and the Shadow Witch."
  • Color-Coded Wizardry: She was known as the Green Witch, back when she was a benevolent forest guardian. After becoming corrupted, she became known as the Dark Witch.
  • Crusading Widow: Betrayed King Palsifal because her husband was caught in one of the king's wars and killed.
  • Demonic Possession: Giving a name to a Nopaew had more severe consequences than she thought. When she did so, a darkness escaped the Nopaew and went into her, corrupting her into the Dark Witch.
  • Evil Costume Switch: She changes outfits immediately upon becoming the Dark Witch.
  • For the Evulz: She does evil things for the sake of evil itself.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: The one responsible for the deaths of Palsifal's wife and son, and thus his Despair Event Horizon.
  • Jackass Genie: She cured Rildy's illness like she agreed she would, by transforming her monster.
  • Not Quite Dead: "The Devilishness Revived and the Changed Sword" reveals that Reptires - or rather, the Shadow Witch - has not been completely defeated yet and she continues to come back to life, only defeated for good after Aldo and Cyrus successfully track the binder for her revival and destroy it.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: She wants to destroy the world.
  • Revenge by Proxy: She blamed Palsifal for the death of her husband, so she killed his family.

The Closed-off Open World and the Azure Rebel

    LeA-BAK 
A synth human built by KMS based off of Galliard's blueprints. He believes in a coexistence between the synths and the humans where he rules overs the humans. He first appears in Levia's character quests, before returning in "The Closed-off Open World and the Azure Rebel" episode.
  • Cain and Abel: He hates Galliard and being compared to him in any way.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: If you did Levia's character quests prior to Helena's episode, he made his first appearance there, attempting to kidnap Levia.
  • Inferiority Superiority Complex: He constantly boasts that he's a superior model compared to Galliard.
  • I Was Just Passing Through: Basically his excuse on giving the party hint on how to infiltrate the KMS Eastern Division building. In the Prison Ship Gulfagin, he also makes a roundabout excuse to scout ahead the area, which Aldo didn't miss.

    Leo 
Introduced in "The Closed-off Open World and the Azure Rebel" episode. One of the youngest KMS executives ever, Leo is initially presented as Sebastia's annoying but well-meaning suitor. Of course, he has his own agenda...
  • Abhorrent Admirer: He is seen as one by Sebastia. Make no mistake, Leo is a handsome and affable man, but his manipulative nature and the fact that he constantly seems to one-up Sebastia one way or another really grates on her nerves.
  • Affably Evil: He's quite friendly to the group, even if he also has no issue with backstabbing them.
  • Always Someone Better: To Sebastia's annoyance, he is this to her as he constantly beats her in the chess game.
  • Bishie Sparkle: Gets these in his introduction.
  • The Cameo: He very briefly appears in the final chapter of "The Lost Tome and the Silver, Unending Flower", during the cutscene that highlights upper-class people attending the auction for The Shiny People tome.
  • The Chessmaster: He prides himself in his ability to plan and manipulate, and he likes to make chess-based allegories.
  • Fanboy: Of Professor Chronos. Whereas Sebastia is disappointed that the Madoka Report is just a chronicle of the Chronos family's daily life, he's ecstatic to see his idol in a casual environment.
  • Karma Houdini: Lampshaded when he shows up in Riica's 5-star quest. He suffered virtually no repercussions for his actions in "The Closed-off Open World and the Azure Rebel", because as he points out, none of what he did, strictly-speaking, was illegal (or if it was, it benefited KMS in some way so they didn't care).
  • No Plans, No Prototype, No Backup: Averted with the Deus Ex. He mass produced a hundred copies of it.
  • Pet the Dog: Towards the end of the "The Closed-off Open World and the Azure Rebel", he comes across Sebastia, stranded in the collapsing building. When she accuses him of being there just to laugh at her, he rescues her with no ulterior motive beyond the fact that he genuinely likes her.
  • Small Town Boredom: Despite being part of the social elite, he still experiences this. His main goal is to escape this world to the other alternate realities, hence the "closed-off world" part of the title.
  • Villainous Crush: He genuinely fancies Sebastia.
  • Will Not Tell a Lie: He has a policy against lying, even though it isn't the most convenient trait for someone as secretive as himself.

    Cardinal Vestige 
Introduced in "The Closed-Off Open World and the Azure Rebel", the Cardinal Vestige - also known as Old State government - is a group that controls various governmental organizations from behind the shadows in the Future timeline. As the side story reveals, plenty of major events surrounding the Future timeline can be traced back to them, the Synth Human War included.
  • Above Good and Evil: In some parts of "The Closed-Off Open World and the Azure Rebel", the Cardinal Vestige claims that their goal is to help mankind grow as mankind "is still in its early stages". However, they operate solely based on profit and cold logic, so everything is a fair game for them - including starting the Synth Human War in the first place.
  • Ancient Conspiracy: While it is not known just how long exactly they have been around, they have been controlling the world of the Future timeline from the shadows, planting their agents such as Biaka and Cetie to keep various government bodies in line.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: Plenty of the events in the Future timeline can be traced back to their involvement, such as the Synth Human War and the creation of the Rebellion Circuit.
  • Karma Houdini: Naturally, being such organization hidden in the shadows, they suffer no repercussions over their involvement in various events of the Future timeline so far. For example, the best Cetie can do in order for them to stop their false memory implantation on orphans is to convince them that the operation would have become their loss in the long run, but he is still unable to bring them to justice otherwise.

First Knight and the Holy Sword

    Commander Anabel 
In a parallel Unigan, Anabel leads the First Squadrion of the Royal Order of Knights. Unlike the playable Anabel, she is much more aggressive with the extermination of beastfolk.
  • The Chessmaster: She is fully aware of the enemies she is making in her ruthless campaign against the beastfolk, and anticipates various events several steps ahead. When it looks like her campaign can finally be annulled with the alternate King Miglance and Altena signing the truce, she proceeds to release captive beastfolk in Rinde to let them to cause large-scale riot, thus giving her excuse to gain absolute authority and launch all-out attack towards the Beast King's Castle.
  • Dead Person Impersonation: After her sister was killed in a beast raid, Deirdre took Anabel's name, swearing to become the paladin she was destined to be.
  • For Want of a Nail: In the parallel Unigan, her discovery of Tempered Tech is what allows mankind to turn tables against beastfolk. In addition, this Anabel is actually a parallel version of Deirdre who never came into contact with Demon Sword Verweil, thus becoming the sole survivor of the beast raid in her hometown and became the adoptive daughter of Sir Lakhesis instead.
  • One-Winged Angel: She gets absorbed into her own sword after losing the first time, and when she subconsciously refuses to reveal her wishes, it then transforms her into a giant, divine knight.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: The red-eyed version of Anabel demonstrates to be more merciless against the beastfolk. It's the earliest hint that it's she's not exactly Anabel.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Sums up why she's so intent on genociding every last beastfolk. Her sister kicked it while protecting her when their village was raided.
  • Tomato in the Mirror: It is eventually revealed that the parallel "Anabel" isn't Anabel at all, as she had died in her timeline. The zealous Knight Commander is instead parallel Deirdre.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: Up until she realizes her fault and is sent back in time, She has absolute military power and has reduced the King to little more than a puppet. When the King signs a treaty to end the war, she intentionally releases captive beastfolk to start a riot, and give her excuse to attack the Beast King's Castle. Even before, people idolize her more than they do to the King, and all of Miglance's troops follow her over the King.
  • Wave-Motion Gun: The full power of her Deliverance Sword manifests as a gigantic golden light. It is enough to destroy the entirety of Beast King's Castle had not for Radias' interference.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: She's aware of the Vicious Cycle of hatred, and her answer to it is to completely exterminate the source of hatred — this means genocide on the beastfolk. Anyone strong who doesn't join her cause gets eliminated before they can also join the beastfolk.
  • With Us or Against Us: As noted above, there is no such thing as neutral side for her - if anyone is strong enough to fight off beastfolk yet they refuses to join her cause, they will be eliminated.

The Lost Tome and the Silver Unending Flower

    Gord 
The owner of Elzion Iota District's Auction House.
  • Engineered Public Confession: After he gloated about his plan to take over the organization, Hardy revealed that he had been recording his testament all the time, thus allowing him a pass to execute Gord.

    Saint Nimros 
Initially mentioned as passing names in the books collectible by the player, Nimros is depicted as a saint who built the ark to save humanity. In truth, he stole the power from Sophia after trapping her in her own book and rewrote its contents for his own ends.
  • Big Bad: He is the one responsible for trapping Sophia and Cynthia in the first place, as well as for corrupting the books Sophia wrote.
  • One-Winged Angel: Using the book, he writes to make his flower bloom and the book become an ark, transforming him into godly savior called Saint Nimros.

Persona 5

    Sethka 
The mayor of Lucniva village.

Tales of... Series

    Jeremis 
The main antagonist of "Tails of Time and the Brave Four". A Beastman who became a cat, and travels throughout time and space to undo the Beast King's death, hoping to replace humanity's future with the beastmen.
  • All for Nothing: Even when he changes the future, it ends up being the same as the Bad Future Chronos and King Palsifal created.

Song of Sword and Wings of Lost Paradise

    Johann (unmarked spoilers) 
The Tower Defender of Gewuerz Church, he guards a certain secret regarding the church's teachings that not even the Supreme Cardinal knows. As such, he is not well-liked despite his position.
  • Being Evil Sucks: While "evil" is a stretch, he admits after his defeat that he doesn't take pride in everything he had done, even if it is a necessity because it is a duty passed down to him.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He doesn't hold back his sarcasm, to say the least, even after things settle down in the epilogue of the Mythos. Given his position, though, it is understandable where he came from.
  • Graceful Loser: It takes some beating, but eventually, Johann accepts his defeat and entrusted the duty to save the Zerberiya continent to the main characters, as well as willingly reveals the so-called secret his family was supposed to keep because by the time of his defeat, the main characters are the best chance to save the land.
  • The Unfought: He is never directly fought in the story.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Ultimately, Johann wants to save the people of Zerberiya land as much as the other clergy members. However, knowing the dark secret of the church's teachings, his method is more extreme, and that includes attempting to make Clarte a new vessel of the crystal spirit because that's the most viable solution he can think of while the church is racing with time.

    Emperor Schnaud (unmarked spoilers) 

Teyul Schnaud

The last ruler of Schnaud Empire, of which the Lunar Ghost City the party visited is a part of. After the original Clarte turned into Uranus Menas eight years prior and annihilated all residents of the moon surface after he crossed the time layer to save young Melina, the Emperor managed to upload his thought pattern to the perfected Geo vessel and fell into eternal sleep - at least until the party awakened him when they stumbled across him. He becomes the final antagonist of the Western Mythos.
  • The Caligula: He is a tyrant with very strong distaste to the wingless beings, and if recordings of some citizens are any indication, even the Winged People wouldn't dare to cross him especially with his deteriorating sanity.
  • Despair Event Horizon: He already became despondent since the death of his wife and original daughter, but finally hits a full Villainous Breakdown after he attempts to cross all time layers only to find out that none of them has the possibility of his original Mercurylina surviving, after which he turns into Teyul Menas when his Geo power goes out of control.
  • Dying as Yourself and Face Death with Dignity: In a sense. When Melina finally bid him proper farewell after defeating him, Schnaud saw an overlap of his original daughter on her, restoring a semblance of humanity in the end. Feeling indebted for allowing to see his daughter for the last time, he gives up the Geo vessel he inhabits to restore Clarte as his way of paying back, allowing Clarte to reunite with Melina at last.
  • Evil Twin: Since he currently inhabits the Geo vessel, he has the same appearance as Clarte, except he is less ragged and has red eyes.
  • Fantastic Racism: His particular distaste to the "Unwinged" is so strong even compared to the rest of the Winged People in his country. So much, that he has no qualms killing the very same daughter he adopted when he was forced to acknowledge that he had been deluding himself all along.
  • Final Boss: As Teyul Menas, he is this for Western Mythos.
  • Loving a Shadow: He was practically projecting the original Mercurylina to Melina, hence the Selective Obliviousness below. When young Melina herself finally forced him to accept the truth that she is never a Winged Person to begin with, he was very quick to treat her like trash afterwards and even went so far to kill her in the original time layer.
  • Neck Lift: How he killed Melina in the original time layer, complete with Gory Discretion Shot.
  • One-Winged Angel: Transforms into Teyul Menas after his Geo power goes out of control.
  • Selective Obliviousness: As far as he was concerned, his adopted daughter Mercurylina had wings, and attempting to point it out was one sure way to induce his wrath. Needless to say, when young Melina herself finally pleaded him to stop, it all went downhill from there.

The Apex of Logic and Cardinal Scales

    "Curio" 
An internationally wanted criminal introduced in "The Apex of Logic and Cardinal Scales", he is the person that Isuka has been constantly searching for. He apparently is plotting for the downfall of KMS, although to what end remains mystery.
  • Alternate Self: To the playable Curio, who comes from different time layer.
  • Cain and Abel: He is the "Cain" to Isuka, being a fellow Designer Baby who was created after Isuka and based on her, thus making him her "brother" in a sense. Isuka makes it her life mission to stop him.
  • Compelling Voice: He has this ability due to being former test subject of the experiment to create the "ultimate" leader of humanity, being able to influence others regardless of reason with his victims are not necessarily aware of their actions.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: He was introduced in Isuka's character quest using generic hooded NPC at first before making proper debut in the Mythos, after which he has his own unique sprite.
  • Eyes Always Shut and Perpetual Smiler: He always wears this pair of expression, befitting his dangerously mischievous nature.
  • Small Town Boredom: If Isuka's third character quest is anything to go by, this is what eventually drove him into the criminal he is now, as he feels no satisfaction from having no one to be his equal except his sister.
  • Walking Spoiler: His presence alone gives away a lot of things regarding Isuka's background, which the player normally wouldn't learn until her third character quest.

Other Villains

    Jazelle 
The Big Bad of Guildna's 5-star upgrade quest. He originally duelled Guildna for the position of Beast King and lost. Now he aims to kill him using the Magic Armors scattered around Snake Bone Island.

    The Master of the Shadow 
A mysterious being encountered in Guildna's Valor Chant upgrade quest, it manifests as the voice that haunts him throughout the quest.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: The so-called master of the shadow has ability to control the Phantoms as shown in Guildna's VC upgrade quest. Just how much influence it has behind the Phantoms' actions and how well their goals align, though, remains unclear as of now.
  • Mouth of Sauron: Although it is fought as the Synchronized Phantom in Guildna's quest, it is noted that the Phantom acts more as a mouthpiece for the master of the shadow.
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