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The cast of the second Ar Tonelico game, Ar tonelico II: Melody of Metafalica, takes place in the second tower, around which is situated the land of Metafalss. There are two or perhaps three primary factions: The Grand Bell that is currently in power, the Sacred Army that supports the former imperial regime and the goddess Frelia and her robots.


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    Croix Bartel 
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Voiced by: Koji Yusa (Japanese), Derek Stephen Prince (English)
Croix is the protagonist of Ar Tonelico II and one of the knights tasked with suppressing rampaging Reyvateils infected with IPD. Though a less important position than Lyner's, he is known to be the sort of genius that only comes along once in a decade. He's calm and collected, though beneath that he can be Hot-Blooded. He's also sarcastic and insulting.


  • Big Brother Instinct: Technically, he's her legal guardian but when Cocona is in danger, he can't be reasoned with.
  • Buxom Is Better: When Jacqli is feeling insecure about the difference between her and Cloche, she asks Croix what he thinks. He lies and says it's not important to him.
  • Clueless Chick Magnet: He's very popular with girls, to the point that one of Luca's attacks that voice her inner thoughts expresses irritation that so many girls hang around flirting with him.
  • Deadpan Snarker: The man has to comment on every screw up made in synthesis, and even complains about having to complain every time.
  • Dub Name Change: From Chroah Vatel to Croix Bartel.
  • The Glasses Come Off: During battle, he has to remove his glasses for fear of them shattering. His vision is pretty bad, but he can at least distinguish between friend and foe.
  • Improbable Weapon User: While fairly plausible (a spear with a massive guard to act as a shield with a machine gun mounting), it has rocket boosters on one end that he uses for his EX attack.
  • Innocently Insensitive: In act 5 he refuses to let Cynthia come with him because she'd just be in danger. After he leaves, she starts crying both because she feels like she can't do anything for him compared to Reyvateil magic and making weapons is all she can do for him. After some nudging by Cloche, Croix goes back to reassure her that her weapons are just as valuable to him as magic and she finally cheers up and admits that the only reason she's still running the weapon shop anymore is for him.
  • I Will Wait for You
    • Croix makes what amounts to a Childhood Marriage Promise with Luca who agrees to wait until he's a full-fledged knight and he comes to take her to Pastalia. They break up right before the route splitting event.
    • If the player chooses the default ending, Croix says he will wait for Cocona to return from her journey to the third tower.
  • Keigo: Croix often speaks very formally. In Cloche's ending, she tells him to knock it off.
  • Lady and Knight: Cloche is the lady and Croix is the knight sworn to her at the beginning of the game, though it turns out they had already met in a very classic manner. Should the player enter the Cloche route, he will declare his love for her quickly even if you go for one of the other two available endings.
  • Love Hurts: To be able to fully devote himself to one of his three primary options, Croix has to journey through their inner world and see every bad or repressed side of them, which frequently puts his life in serious danger. Four of Luca's Cosmosphere levels are nearly fatal and Cloche's inner world is a boiling disaster area. Neither compares to the third world, however, which even after completion doesn't cement the relationship.
  • Mayfly–December Romance: If you pursue Jacqli's ending, they'll end up together. She has at least a century to live and possibly more due to what she is and during which she won't even age. Croix has half that.
  • Mistaken for Pedophile: Cocona introduces herself to Reisha as someone that lives with Croix and he gets nervous and runs off to talk to Luca while Reisha sits boggling, given Cocona's reaction. She just laughs and says that she's his little sister, much to Reisha's relief.
  • Not Blood Siblings: If you do not progress past Level 5 in anyone's cosmosphere in Metafalica, Croix is paired with Cocona, his adopted sister.
  • Not So Stoic: He looks calm and cool all the time, but according to Targana that's just because nothing is going on in his head.
    • When dueling Targana the latter almost falls off a cliff and Croix instantly and probably stupidly jumps forward to save him and gives an emotional speech.
    • During Jacqli's cosmosphere, he coolly avoids any of the In the Name of the Moon speeches that Luca and Cloche keep giving, but as the story becomes more and more obviously an allegory for Jacqli's own internal conflicts he finally submits and gives the same silly speech they do. And all this is done while his memory is temporarily removed, for better or worse.
  • Parrot Exposition: Croix has this bad habit. Especially when one of the girls insults him.
    Girl: Croix, you is a [insert insult here].
    Croix:I'm a [insert said insult here]?
  • Selective Obliviousness: He tends to ignore the girls that flirt with him. When pressed on it by Cloche, he basically says something to the effect of 'It would be a problem if [Cynthia] was serious' and leaves it at that.
  • Snark-to-Snark Combat: Many of his Talk Topics with Jacqli devolve into this, though she usually wins because he's easy to tease.
  • Stoic Spectacles: Croix tends to be more stoic and sarcastic when his glasses are on, likely because when they're off he's on duty.
  • Supporting Protagonist: The game follows Croix's actions but his only connection to the plot is his relationship to Luca and Cloche. The plot revolves around them as they save the world; Croix just protects them while they do it. This is acknowledged in the Opening theme, where the girls sing a duet and he's a mere cameo.

    Luca Trulywaath 
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Voiced by: Ami Koshimizu (English), Laura Bailey (English), Haruka Shimotsuki (Hymmnos)

Luca is Croix's childhood friend and sort-of girlfriend at the beginning of the story, though he never comments on it. She has a distant relationship with her mother. Despite her calm, friendly attitude she has a tendency to rush into things and pursue her own agenda without telling anyone what she's really up to.


  • Bare Your Midriff: Her default outfit covers only the bust, leaving her midsection exposed. In her Cosmosphere, she says that her default outfit is part of her "Dive Therapist" image.
  • Battle in the Center of the Mind: As shown in a deeper level of her Cosmosphere, Luca's well aware of her flaws and dark sides, including her manipulative nature, and hates herself for that. She attempts to fix this by fusing all the personalities together to create a perfect flawless Luca. Of course, it goes terribly wrong. Several other personalities fight with each other such as little Luca who is supposed to be the real personality of Luca that she herself sealed off who tells therapist Luca to stop lying and having shallow relationships with people.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: She's more manipulative than she lets on and acts cutesy and ingratiating to make things easier for herself and can be quite aggressive and temperamental. One of her attacks, Lady Momoyo, reveals her inner thoughts: She says four or five nice, cute things, but the last line reveals she was either being sarcastic or jealous. It looks a lot like Aurica's "BOE" attack, a Reyvateil from the previous game.
  • Break the Cutie: At the very beginning we're shown that 5-year-old Luca has her sister taken away because of an IPD outbreak and her father dies trying to prevent this. This leads Luca to feel immense guilt for not being able to protect her little sister. In addition to this, Luca's mother grew cold and distant making her believe it's her fault her family fell apart and finding Leyka is the only solution left. This, consequently, lead to her manipulating people to achieve her goal ultimately causing Luca guilt, regret and self-loathing she couldn't escape from.
  • But Thou Must!: When playing from Luca's perspective during the Infelsphere and being insulted by Cloche, Luca is eventually given a choice. Not two choices, one choice: Blowing up at Cloche and sneering at her for not having the wit or charm to pull off a cutesy act like she can.
  • Catfight: Luca and Cloche twice. The first time is funny, but the second one is played much more seriously, with both of them dropping reasons the other sucks like bombs until The Reveal.
  • Character Development: She's very manipulative and self-centered (mostly a case of self-pity) at the beginning with a strong tendency to blame innocent people and run away from her problems. She's also afraid of letting people get close to her. Later on, she starts seeing from other's perspectives, drops her mask and genuinely cares and tries to help with the creation of Metafalica leading to her singing Hartes ciel, melenas walasye.
  • Childhood Friend Romance: At some point in the past, Croix and Luca started dating, though the relationship ends during storyline events. Croix can restart it if you follow the Luca branch, but Luca admits that the prior relationship was dishonest and shallow.
  • The Chosen One: Luca is the true Goddess Maiden and has a direct line into the goddess Frelia's power, a connection that can work either way but that Luca controls.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Even putting aside her rival Cloche, her Lady Momoyo attack reveals that she's mad about Croix living with another woman, even if it's just his little sister.
  • Consummate Liar: Not only does she lie constantly in the real world to keep people at the distance she wants them because she's too scared to let them get close, but several levels of her inner world, which is supposed to be a true reflection of the self-put in metaphorical language, are still made of lies. The first level is nothing but Dive Therapy, the second level is hijacking it from the previous resident so she can still refuse to show anything and the fifth level is another level of lies, which causes an upper-level resident to finally call her out for all her manipulations.
  • Cute Witch: One of Luca's costumes is the cloak and hat and such. Wicked Witch associations are brought up because this is where Luca's story becomes truly serious and dangerous.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Luca had been through a lot in her life ever since losing her sister. She lost her father soon afterwards, her mother became incredibly cold and distant towards her and due to her poor condition had at times couldn't eat. Whenever she tried to do the right things like donating money she earns to help someone, she's either been tricked or it didn't help at all. She also has a share of enemies who envies and try to sabotage her due to her success, whether through demeaning rumors or conning.
  • Demoted to Extra: Luca gets the short end of the stick in Frelia's Binary Field story, showing up once with little plot relevance. She lampshades this in a talk. Same goes for both Luca and Cloche in Jacqli's Cosmosphere story as they're playing the "heroines of justice" bit but end up getting shafted because the story is centered on the Dark Magical Girl.
  • The Ditz: In Jacqli's cosmosphere, Luca is rather dim and excitable.
  • Dub Name Change: From Luca Truelywaath to Luca Trulyworth. Acts as both a Meaningful Name and Punny Name in both Hymmnos and English.
  • Dysfunctional Family: When she was very young, her family was attacked by Laude and a group of knights. Her sister was captured and her father died fighting them off and her relationship with her mother grew strained because Reisha was worried about how much it would hurt if she was close to her adopted daughter when the Grand Bell eventually came to take her away. They never did, which left Luca feeling that her mother doesn't love her and obsessed with finding Leyka.
  • Easily Forgiven: Subverted. She joins up with the Sacred Army at the end of act one after breaking Cloche's gift and then announcing herself as the true goddess maiden while Cloche stays with the Grand Bell. The party is reunited before the act ends and Luca plays a large role in rescuing Cloche during the entirety of act 2. Another full act passes with Luca saving Cloche from the Sacred Army several times. At the beginning of Act 4 and the fourth level of the Infelsphere, we finally learn that no, Cloche was not okay with that at all, even if she didn't bring it up, and Act 2 and 3 didn't resolve her feelings.
  • Even the Girls Want Her: When using Dive Therapy to cure IPDs, a lot of them flirt with her. There's also Skycat and Nana, who similarly flirt with her all the time. She's not sure how serious they're being.
  • The Fake Cutie: In Cloche's Infelsphere, she accuses Luca of pulling a cutesy, shy act to get people to like her. At first, Luca bears under it, but eventually she snaps and accidentally reveals that it's true. Luca is a definite people pleaser type, but it's also a protection mechanism and can be intentionally manipulative, such as with the cutesy shy act at the beginning of the game.
  • Foil: Cloche and Luca. Princess/Pauper, Tsundere and Kawaiiko, Tsurime Eyes and Tareme Eyes, all the way to their hair ornaments; a sun and moon respectively. Heck, if one compares their hair and eye colors, they would notice that they are exact inversions.
  • Foreshadowing: When you first talk to Luca about her mind guardian, she hints that Goro is a male but the Goro you meet in her Cosmosphere appears to be a female. Goro used the D-cellophane to change his appearance because Luca could no longer bear to see him because he reminded her of painful memories. This becomes an important part in Luca's Cosmosphere later on. Additionally, Goro's current appearance is in fact Nenesha's, an older Holy Maiden, who had been secretly residing inside the D-cellophane and, thus, inside Luca's mind as a key to the real Nenesha. The key's presence in Luca's mind puts the latter in danger when Infel tries to use it to take the real Nenesha back.
  • Genki Girl: In Jacqli's cosmosphere, Luca is a ditzy energetic scatterbrain.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Luca's Pretty Cherry costume has these for cuteness.
  • Hair Decorations: She wears a moon-shaped ornament at all times, contrasting Cloche's sun. Like the moon, she's cool and calming, but also deceptive and distant.
  • Hell-Bent for Leather: Luca's Assault Pain and Cloche's Victim Pain costumes. Note that these are bondage outfits. Yes, bondage.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: A large portion of the story is spent getting Luca and Cloche to this point as they need to be absolutely inseparable with no secrets between them to successfully sing Metafalica. By the end, they claim there is no closer relationship to be found in the entirety of Metafalss.
  • Hooker with a Heart of Gold: Subverted. While Dive Therapy is often misinterpreted as some sort of "shameful" act equal to prostitution, the act itself isn't like that at all. However due to the government's propaganda and her appearance, a lot of people misunderstand Luca as one despite her kind attitude, including Cloche at the start.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: One level of her Cosmosphere is devoted to how she hates the idea of being the Goddess Maiden but has to do it anyway. In the real world she ends up agreeing to the Sacred Army's plan to reveal herself as the 'true' maiden, but only so she'll get a chance to find Leyka.
  • Impossibly Cool Clothes: Invoked. Given that her kind of work requires her to look pretty both for meeting with her customers and for her Therapy sessions, she wears flashy, fanservicey clothing as part of her job. She actually prefers practical, loose clothing like the male bartender's outfit she gets early in her Cosmosphere.
  • The Ingenue: Invoked but averted. She constantly pretends to be innocent and shy, but in truth...
    Luca: Don't you know the standard? It's always the straightforward and innocent girl who wins in the end!
  • Innocently Insensitive
    • Luca has no idea she offended Cloche so badly during their first meeting. So far as she can tell, Cloche just jumped down her throat and treated her like dirt for most of the act for no reason.
    • Later, she angers Skycat with her superficially friendly attitude and causes her to blow up in front of the whole group, pointing out that Luca has never referred to her as a friend, told anyone about her, called her by her real name in private or even so much as spoken to her first. Luca gets upset and runs away before coming back the next day and apologizing for subconsciously putting up barriers between the two of them.
  • I Resemble That Remark!: After Cloche keeps harping on Luca's Fake Cutie attitude, she eventually blows up and starts bitching Cloche out in return.
  • I Will Wait for You: Croix makes what amounts to a Childhood Marriage Promise with Luca who agrees to wait until he's a full-fledged knight and he comes to take her to Pastalia.
  • Jerkass Realization: In Cloche's route, Luca is required to help investigate Cloche's Infelsphere and see what life is like as Cloche. The experience makes her feel like she was being a horrible, insensitive bitch to Cloche for assuming it's easy to be her and blaming her for things she had no control over.
  • Kill Sat: Luca's final Song Magic may count, as Sol Marta (Metafalss' relay for Ar tonelico) itself is used as such.
  • Lethal Chef: Whenever she tries cooking her attempts either become a mutated looking mess or outright toxic.
  • Love Hungry: The Complete Body in Level 7 of her cosmosphere suffers from this, going so far as to attempt to attempt to suffocate Croix when he refuses to prove how much he loves her by dying for her and crashing the entire level when Croix tells her that her demands of what he should do to prove he loves her are too much.
  • Manipulative Bitch: She's only in a relationship with Croix at the start to take advantage of his position so she can go to Pastalia to search for her sister Leyka. This is why the relationship is shallow. However, she admits to Amarie that she does like Croix despite what she said and did. This leads to her resetting her relationship with him. Several levels of her Cosmosphere are based on manipulation.
  • Meaningful Name: Doubles as a Punny Name in English and Hymnnos as "Waath" means "Reborn" in the latter. Phase 4 shares the same name.
  • Never My Fault: Throughout Infelsphere 4 Cloche is blaming Luca for a lot of things that are her fault as well as a good many things that simply aren't true but merely born of Cloche's own insecurities and deep down paranoia. For the things that are true, Luca keeps making excuses instead of giving the simple "I'm sorry" that Cloche is probably looking for.
  • Only Friend: Skycat is her only real friend and even then she treats her fairly distantly, which eventually pisses her off. She admits that she knew that would be the case when she decided to be Luca's friend but did it anyway.
  • Overshadowed by Awesome: Cloche has access to the Game-Breaker Replakia, which allows you to get combat spells past a million percent damage while Jacqli has by far the strongest spells in the game. Luca gets a connection to Frelia, but it does nothing in terms of gameplay, making her the Reyvateil most likely to be benched when you finally have all three.
  • Rage Breaking Point: Twice in the Infelsphere, Cloche begins venting all her grudges at Luca, most of which are petty or unjustified. Luca bears with it as best as she can but both times she eventually snaps and attacks back. The first time isn't so bad, but the second time they literally end up at each other's throats before Cloche nearly kills her by shutting down the Infelsphere.
  • Rags to Royalty: At the midpoint of act one, she claims the title of the true Holy Maiden, a position of pseudo-royalty. By the end, she and Cloche have formed a new government based on the original historic policy of both maidens having these positions.
  • Second-Act Breakup: After she hears from an IPD that Leyka died at some point, she, Croix and the rest of the party are thrown into prison briefly. When Croix tries to comfort her, she breaks up with him by telling him she's been manipulating him for years just so she could get to Pastalia and find her sister. Now that it's impossible, she doesn't need him anymore. However, when Croix is let out a few minutes later, Luca admits to Amarie that while she was manipulating him, she really does love him, which is probably why she's been self-conscious of how their relationship looks to others. Immediately after this the story splits into two branches where the player can choose to support either Cloche or Luca, meaning the breakup serves as an in-character reason not only to make Croix single, but also give a reason why he wouldn't immediately support his girlfriend: It would hurt too much to be near her right now. Notably, Croix can easily restart their relationship on more honest ground.
  • Selective Obliviousness: In Cloche's Infelsphere 4, Icy Silverlocks repeatedly tells her there's no meaningful distinction between herself and Cloche, only that she says the things Cloche won't. Luca absolutely refuses to believe it and asks to be taken to the 'real' Cloche who isn't mean to her, causing Ice Silverlocks Cloche to ask why she would want to see someone that won't accept her for who she is.
  • Shrinking Violet: Invoked. During her introduction she seems all shy and bashful, but she's actually pretty aggressive and is just putting on an act as Croix's 'girlfriend.' When she drops the shy cutesy act, it's when the fake relationship is falling apart. While the relationship can be restarted if you take the right actions, she admits that what they had before was shallow and dishonest.
  • Silk Hiding Steel: Luca refers to it as 'attacking with smiles'. Pretending to be sweet and submissive when she's really luring someone into a trap.
  • Stepford Smiler: She always hides what she truly thinks and feels. It takes a lot of pressure to make her reveal her actual thoughts and worries. Even when she tells Croix to dive into her, she actually sends him through a Dive Therapy session and forces a paradigm shift from there rather than show him any of her inner world, which twists up her mind as a result.
  • These Hands Have Killed: After hearing from an IPD that Leyka is dead, Luca has a meltdown on Cloche and blames her for her sister's death and the cultivation of IPD Reyvateils. They have a nasty fight that ends with Luca smashing the gift Cloche had given her on her birthday.
  • Tragic Keepsake: Reisha's hairpin. Meaningful as a keepsake, because Luca and Cloche went out of their way to pick it up from Reisha's grave, since Luca singing of EXEC_VIENA/. will drop the rim of the Tower, where the grave is located.
  • Training from Hell: In order to become a Dive Therapist, Luca had to go through some pretty harsh training that often lead to vomiting or other extreme cases. The Reyvateil forcefully alters her Cosmosphere to create a suitable, non-hostile place for the future customers. The process of doing this appears to be rather painful for the Reyvateil, as it requires them to have their Cosmospheres get external programs installed that they will subconsciously reject, and also constructing thick mental walls that require in themselves the ability to have lucid dreams and manipulate them.
  • Yandere: In her Cosmosphere, Luca has a string of personalities that want to murder Croix fighting with other personalities that want to save Croix so that they can murder him in the next floor.
    • Even her Level 9 Cosmosphere isn't safe from this, as the level could only be resolved by passing the trial imposed by Loveydov... which involves her attempting to kill Croix, which can only be stopped by convincing Luca with an expensive bridal kimono costing a whooping 50,000 Dive Points.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Luca's standard outfit has stockings and hot pants to create this effect, as part of her dive therapist look. It is also present in her Tres Super Bien costumes.

    Cloche Leythal Pastalie 
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Voiced by: Miyuki Sawashiro (Japanese), Kate Higgins (Japanese), Akiko Shikata (Hymmnos)

Cloche is the Holy Maiden of the current ruling party and is tasked with eventually singing the song Metafalica, which will create more land for the people to live on. She is distant and cold at times due to her upbringing, but she does have a nice side whenever there's something she can do for people.


  • Action Girl: Cloche has a sword (in both her standard and Oldmodern Style costumes), though she doesn't really use it. But when she does more than simply draw and point it at someone, she kicks ass!
  • Actually, I Am Him: Inverted. When Sasha realizes that Cloche is the Holy Maiden and starts treating her formally, Cloche vehemently denies it and only wants Sasha to continue to see her as "Sis Clo."
  • Aggressive Submissive: Implied. While Luca gets an SM queen outfit for her secretly controlling nature, Cloche gets the more masochist outfit. Luca's cosmosphere, though an unreliable source, says the difference is their professions: Luca has to have a controlling manipulative edge to be a successful dive therapist while Cloche always has to be tightly emotionally controlled in public, leaving her needing a way to deal with her stress by losing responsibility.
  • Amazon Brigade: Cloche's IPD fanclub is referred to in terminology as an elite bodyguard unit.
  • Anything but That!: Her reaction to being trapped in the Grand's Bell prisons like the captured IPDs. It's because that's what she went through during her darkest time and was often use to discipline her every time she disobeyed Alfman. It's so bad it caused her to evoke amnesia as a defense mechanism.
  • Attention Whore: In Luca's Cosmosphere level 4, Luca's perception of Cloche's obsession with her goddess maiden title gets twisted slightly into just wanting praise and attention. It is not entirely inaccurate in reality, but ignores that Cloche really has been working much harder than she has and has built her life around doing what she feels is best for the people. At the end of the level, she accepts not just that she needs to step up into the maiden role herself, but that Cloche also has a point when she gets so angry at her about it and shouldn't be dismissed so easily.
  • Break the Cutie: At first her life looks easy, but when the Infelsphere and the deeper parts of her Cosmosphere roll around it becomes clear that her life is terrible. She was kidnapped from her family at the age of three, tortured badly enough to trigger Trauma-Induced Amnesia and is treated as a figurehead, scapegoat and spokesman for plans she utterly despises. When not giving speeches, she's locked inside with no human interaction beyond silent servants and the true leader berating her.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Cloche, a Maiden, loves her some Gergo products.
  • Catfight: Luca and Cloche twice. The first time is funny, but the second one is played much more seriously, with both of them dropping reasons the other sucks like bombs and one trying to kill the other... until The Reveal.
  • Chained by Fashion: Cloche's Victim Pain costume; they represent the restrictions in her life.
  • Character Development: Cloche gets more character exploration than development compared to Luca, but she's still far less hostile towards people as the story continues.
  • The Chosen One: Cloche, the Holy Maiden. Or so they think. She is a maiden but just a different type. She's the one connected to Infel Phira instead of the Goddess.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: The first scene in the game is Leyka being taken from her family, fueling Luca's quest to find her. During Cloche's first cosmosphere level, we see a ghostly little girl called Alice that looks like a dark haired Leyka. Alice is all her memories of being Leyka.
  • Clark Kenting: Cloche thinks dressing like a Magical Girl will hide her identity because that's how magical girl outfits usually work despite the lack of masks etc. Croix snarks at this, privately of course.
  • Combat Stilettos: Cloche's Victim Pain costume stands out, though there are other examples, including just plain impractically tall shoes. It's a minor issue in combat because her role is to stand still and sing while her vanguard intercepts attacks.
  • Combined Energy Attack: Replekia channels the power of singing IPDs to amplify the power of Cloche's song magic. Likewise, to create Metafalica, Cloche needs to collect their power and pass it on to Luca.
  • Cool Big Sis: Both Sasha and Cocona see her as one. While she has far more interactions with the former, she will always have max compatibility with Cocona in battle.
  • Creepy Child: Alice in Cloche's Cosmosphere eventually shows herself to be this. She's mysterious in the levels and composes a number of traumatic memories.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: She was kidnapped and tortured as a child to make her the ideal Maiden. It was harsh enough that she blocked it out and it caused major distortions to her Cosmosphere, including the deletion of an entire level.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: A major point of her Character Development, though she's already great with kids from the beginning.
  • Demoted to Extra: Both Luca and Cloche get the short end of the stick in Jacqli's Cosmosphere story as they're playing the "heroines of justice" bit, but the story is centered on the Dark Magical Girl.
  • Despair Event Horizon: Revealed in Infelsphere 3. Her inability to save a little girl who ended up wandering inside the palace and was made to disappear for just being in her presence. When she tried to rebel and command the girl's release, she was forcibly "re-educated" by the Chancellor until she agreed to his demands. Ever since, Cloche never went against Alfman's ways and lost all hope in having any of her wishes fulfilled.
  • Dirty Business: Cloche morally disagrees with the way the Grand Bell has been increasing the number of IPDs, but still views it as necessary. She has argued against it extensively and provided an alternative but was convinced to keep quiet.
  • Dub Name Change: From Chroche Latel Pastalie to Cloche Leythal Pastalia, and from Reika Truelywaath to Leyka Trulyworth.
  • Emotional Powers: Replekia is the most direct expression of the fundamentally emotion-fueled nature of Reyvateil magic. Rather than an explosive burst, Replekia is like a channeled Angst Nuke fueled by the emotions of the IPD infected that slowly level out into something more mellow and hopeful, which is not unlike the process that an IPD is supposed to go through from the period of normalcy to outbreak to dive therapy.
  • Even the Girls Want Her: Over the course of the game she assembles a huge legion of IPD fangirls after you've cured them. Their utter devotion powers the song amplifier Replekia and Metafalica.
  • Fangirl: Cloche is quite the Gergo fangirl, which is a point of bonding with Cocona. Yes, her tastes match those of an eleven-year-old girl.
  • Foil: Cloche and Luca. Princess/Pauper, Tsundere and Kawaiiko, Tsurime Eyes and Tareme Eyes, all the way to their hair ornaments; a sun and moon respectively. Heck, if one compares their hair and eye colors, they would notice that they are exact inversions.
  • Foreshadowing
    • Infel is a blatant foreshadowing. IPDs' don't have Mind Guardians, so who is Infel?
    • The area around the third or fourth level of the Cosmosphere deals with vivid traumatic memories, but Cloche's third level has been completely destroyed and sealed off, necessitating a skip to the fourth level. Hmmmmm.
    • On the fourth level of her Cosmosphere, Cloche's name actually changes to Reish, a name that doesn't bear any similarity to Cloche's own name, while Luca's stays constant. Granted that Jacqli's name changes too, but as with Cloche's, her name as an Ordinary High-School Student does in fact bear some resemblance to her original name...
    • On the fifth level, Alice starts shooting at Laude and regrets only that it wasn't a real gun. Gee, you might think she has some reason not to like him or something. Hmmmmm. To make it even more obvious that something is a little off here, Cloche reminisces about doing the exact same thing when she was little, though she doesn't display the emotion that Alice did.
  • Gag Boobs: Taking a bath finally showed Jacqli "the difference" in size between herself and Cloche. Luca and Jacqli both have busts under 80cm while Cloche is over 90. Luca even brings it up in the Infelsphere.
  • Giftedly Bad: Her Infelsphere level constructs a 'play,' more specifically a romance between Croix and Cloche. It's so sickeningly sweet that it makes Luca want to throw up. The dragon level guide says she just has no taste for fine art.
  • Gilded Cage: The focus of her Infelsphere is that Cloche is basically locked up in a giant palace with servants who cannot get close to her emotionally while she's berated and ignored by Alfman. Her individuality cannot be seen by anyone or they are dealt with in some murky manner and her personal views are dismissed as unneeded for her role as a spokesman and puppet. Being the Maiden is all that Cloche has.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Cloche's Summer Love and Pretty Viola costumes. The first is her persona has a normal (Non-Maiden) girl and the later as a Magical Girl.
  • Hair Decorations: She wears a sun ornament at all times contrasting Luca's moon. Like the sun, she's brilliant and fiery, but also harsh and demanding.
  • Hate at First Sight: Though they start getting along well enough for Cloche to even give her a birthday present later, during their first meeting Luca commits several faux pas in a row. She interrupts her conversation, does not speak to her, forces her to introduce herself first and then finally states she is a dive therapist, a profession Cloche seems to view as glorified prostitution. She hates her enough to say that she absolutely refuses to stay with her in hiding and would rather let Croix Dive into her so she can craft strong magic and simply keep fighting until the situation resolves itself. Mind you, given that Cloche is likely infatuated before the game even begins, it's probable that she's also simply jealous.
  • He Is Not My Boyfriend: Cloche would like you to know that Croix is her dog and bodyguard, NOTHING ELSE! It's actually contrary to her wishes. She wants to openly admit their relationship, but her position doesn't allow it. Thus, she insists on pet names in her ending.
  • Hell-Bent for Leather: Cloche's Victim Pain costume. Yes, bondage.
  • Hero with Bad Publicity: Cloche is well hated at one point. She's loved again later on.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: A large portion of the story is spent getting Luca and Cloche to this point as they need to be absolutely inseparable with no secrets between them to successfully sing Metafalica. By the end, they claim there is no closer relationship to be found in the entirety of Metafalss.
  • Hive Queen: Cloche becomes this after Reine starts the fan club, though Reine deserves honorary mention since she's the head of the club and Cloche is the focus of it. Cloche is telepathically connected to the IPDs and they can subconsciously feel the emotions of each other. Though she doesn't direct their movements, as much as they adore her, she might as well be.
  • I Did What I Had to Do: Cloche defends her actions regarding the cultivation of IPDs with the assertion that it's necessary. In truth, she's been arguing against it for ages, but cannot admit it.
  • I Just Want to Be Special: Subverted. She's upset about Luca apparently usurping her position because she's seemingly jealous and obsessed with the privilege of her position, but later on it becomes clear that she doesn't want to be the maiden any more than Luca does and, unlike Luca, knows exactly how restricting it is. She was only upset because she has no other real identity to fall back on and has been working for years only to get upstaged by what she considers at the beginning of the game to be some rude pseudo prostitute.
  • Impossibly Cool Clothes: Lampshaded: She has no idea how to even take her fancy clothing off unassisted because it's so complicated.
  • Instant Fanclub: Find an IPD, capture her and cure her and you're most of the way to yet another fan club member, though you generally need to comply with additional requirements for her to join. These are the girls that Cloche's regime has been suppressing, mind you, so they're amazed beyond words that she would help them. The more you collect, the more powerful Replekia becomes.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: At the beginning of the game, Cloche is horribly abrasive, but she mellows out over the first act and we see her better sides.
  • Kicking Ass in All Her Finery: Her complicated dress (that she doesn't even know how to take off by herself) doesn't stop her from pulling out her rapier. When escaping the Sacred Army with Luca, she manages to wipe the floor of a bunch of guards long enough for Croix and the party to save them.
  • Kill Sat: As the Maiden of Mio, she can control the Infel Phira, a satellite in orbit. Using it allows her to tap into the collective ability of all willing IPDs to massively improve her magic ability. It was made as an experimental step in fusing the IPDs' consciousnesses that Metafalica would need to be created, but after the first failure it was repurposed into a weapon capable of firing massive energy blasts that allowed the humans to win the war with the goddess four hundred years ago. It's usable as a combat ability and will end any fight if you use it properly, though it actually fails when used this way in Act One when Raki charges through it with her own energy blast (fortunately, as if the attack was not intercepted when it was, it would have destroyed Sol Marta and caused Metafalss to completely collapse into the Sea of Death. Raki herself even lampshaded it in the Toukousphere at one point).
  • Lady and Knight: Cloche is the lady and Croix is the knight sworn to her at the beginning of the game, though it turns out they had already met in a very classic manner. Should you enter the Cloche route, he will declare his love for her quickly even if you go for one of the other two available endings.
  • Large Ham: Cloche, in battle.
    Cloche: FAILURE IS NOT AN OPTION!
    Cloche: LISTEN TO MYYY LYRICS!
    Cloche: My love... is overflowing!
  • Lethal Chef: She doesn't get as many attempts at cooking as Jacqli or Luca, but still fails at it as badly. In her case, she tries to follow the recipe, but is inattentive.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: Played for Laughs when Sasha creates a recipe for a rubber ducky but everyone refers to is as "that essential bath item." Cloche ends up creating a bomb instead and gets angry that no one told her exactly what they were making because she didn't know what a rubber ducky was.
  • Long-Lost Relative: She's Luca's long-lost sister, Leyka.
  • Mega Twintails: Cloche's Pretty Viola costume has her hair in spiraled pigtails. This is her magical-girl style outfit, so it is part of the stylization.
  • Noble Bigot: Cloche had a terrible misconception on Dive Therapy at the beginning of the game, to the point she freaks out when she learns Luca is Dive Therapist. Considering the only thing she was expose about the profession was the Grand Bell's propaganda and slander it's understandable. She eventually starts to accept it as something healthy and even lifts the ban on it once she takes over the government. In her drama CD, set four years before the game, it's even stated she actually knew Dive Therapy was used as treatment for the IPDs, and even asked a Therapist to use it in secret to treat a friend of hers that was going berserk.
  • No Social Skills: She's unable to put away her haughty and tempered attitude even in public. Considering her backstory, it's completely understandable due to never having the chance to socialize.
  • Not Brainwashed: During Infelsphere level four, Cloche merges slightly with one of her song magics, Icy Silverlocks, which causes her to begin spewing out her real grudges, hatred and anxiety against Luca. She's incredibly nasty and paranoid about it too, causing Luca to point-blank refuse to admit that this is what Cloche really thinks. Naturally, it is, and during the speech that led to Cloche nearly shutting the Infelsphere down and killing Luca in the process Icy Silverlocks wasn't involved at all.
  • Oneesama
    • Cloche for Sasha; an elegant, reserved and affectionate big sister figure. Sasha's adoration can be seen in every one of their conversations.
    • Presumably judging from their appearance rather than actual ages, Jacqli assigns Cloche the role of Luca's onee-sama in her Cosmosphere, slightly flirty attitude and all.
  • Palette Swap: Alice, one of the characters in Cloche's cosmosphere is one for Leyka, swapping out her blue and white clothes and blonde hair for red and black clothes with black hair.
  • Pimped-Out Dress: Cloche fits this most and it is lampshaded when upon her first dualstall scene with Luca; her dress is so complex that she didn't know how to take it off herself.
  • Rage Against the Heavens: Cloche is the figurehead of a movement to destroy the goddess Frelia for denying them the ritual of Metafalica. In truth, it's not Frelia's fault that it failed, though her guardians did declare war after its initial failure four hundred years ago.
  • Reality Ensues: When singing Metafalica with Luca during the ending, having thousands of people's consciousness invade her mind and see all of her secrets causes her to get scared and briefly close off her heart, nearly causing the whole thing to fail.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: Despite some misconception, Cloche does a lot as her role as the princess. She's still a very active Reyvateil who sings when it's needed, isn't afraid to be in the line of battle, and does play an impressive figurehead for the Grand Bell.
  • Serious Business: Cloche's favorite hobby is Gergo products and she becomes especially passionate when Geugo products are brought up in comparison.
  • Slave Collar: Cloche puts a dog collar on Croix in her level 5 Cosmosphere as a means to balance her love for him and her public image: nothing wrong with a Maiden having a beloved pet, right?
  • Stop Being Stereotypical: While ranting at Luca, the first thing that starts to make Luca openly irritated is when Cloche tells her to knock if off with the Shrinking Violet act, which is a bit of a sore point since by now it's pretty obvious that it is just an act on Luca's part.
  • Stripperific: Luca and Cloche are usually modestly dressed. Then you see Cloche's Armageddon outfit, and all that goes to hell.
  • Student Council President: Her role in all of the school-based levels. Her own Cosmosphere level related to it actually has her breaking out of the mold of what's expected of the trope.
  • They Call Me Mister Tibbs: Inverted. Cloche is painfully aware of her title and this is precisely why she doesn't want her closest friends using it. Everyone else, though, has to call her 'Lady' or 'Holy Maiden'.
  • Third Wheel: When Skycat is flirting with Luca, half the time Cloche is hanging in the background irritated that no one is talking to her. Also shows up during Luca's first appearance, or rather, shows up when she talks about it later. She's outright offended that Luca just completely ignored her existence to talk to Croix.
  • Trauma-Induced Amnesia: Cloche, given that she was taken from her parents at three years old and experimented on in a daily basis because she was a high level IPD. Her first memories were of her being told her new name.
  • Tsundere: An attack of Luca's says so! It's a combination of three things:
    • One, she's poorly socialized and doesn't know how to behave to equals. She's basically been locked in a cage her whole life, sometimes a gilded one and sometimes a more literal one if she acted up too much.
    • Two, anyone she tries to get close to her would be punished. A little girl became an Un-person when Cloche was very young because she managed to wander into the estate grounds and talk to her for a bit.
    • Three, her political image has to be very pure and revered, so she can't let anyone get too close to her. One of her Cosmosphere levels shows her as one of the more stereotypical, obnoxious tsunderes with the resolution of the level coming from the fact that politically she simply can't openly have a lover. No matter how much she wants to be close to someone, she can't admit it or her public image would crumble.
  • The Unchosen One: She's not the true Goddess maiden, but she's been working and struggling her entire life to bring about Metafalica and protect the land. Even after learning the truth, she's still fighting on as determined as ever. Subverted, though, since she is The Chosen One: She just happens to be the Seed of Love maiden and is every bit as irreplaceable as Luca.
  • Visible Silence: During Luca's first appearance, she interrupts Cloche's conversation with Croix to talk to him about nothing important. In the background, Cloche is clearly waiting for someone to at least introduce her, but is ignored. Cloche calls her out on her rudeness later.
  • The Woman Wearing the Queenly Mask: A major part of her backstory is hiding her true self so everyone sees only the Holy Maiden.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: She's the figurehead and spokesman for the government that declared war on the goddess who, it turns out, is the only one keeping Metafalss floating at all. While Luca's character arc is more about opening up and not being secretly manipulative and hostile, Cloche needs to mellow out on the extremism and start doing what she knows is right for hers.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: The Icefall Dragon and the Infelsphere guardian that comes after it, both parts of Cloche's mind, call out Luca for manipulating Croix with a fake relationship and breaking the gift Cloche gave her. On the other hand, at the end of the third Infelsphere level Cloche calls out Luca for either petty grievances or flaws in her own personality.
  • Yandere: In her cosmosphere, Cloche's Armageddon self attempts to kill Croix so she won't have to suffer the pain of losing him after their relationship grows closer.

    Jacqli 
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Voiced by: Ui Miyazaki (Japanese), Wendee Lee (English), Noriko Mitose (Hymmnos)

Jacqli is a mysterious Reyvateil who at the beginning of the game moves around inside a giant black robot. In truth, the robot is the one called Jacqli as she does not wish to give out her real name, though anyone who has played the original Ar Tonelico will quickly realize who she is.


  • A-Cup Angst: She has a certain amount of pride in her body, but barely looks older than Cocona and is likely done growing given her age, though the story is a bit fuzzy on the details of that. When comparing herself to Cloche in the bath she gets depressed.
  • Animal Motifs: Just about all of her songs involve a baby bird somewhere in the lyrics. This is a carry-over from the first game's EXEC_HARMONIUS, which also involved a baby bird in the lyrics and while actually sung in-game by Misha, was originally created by Mir.
  • The Atoner: Her inner world reveals that a significant portion of her personality is horribly guilty over her past crimes.
  • Awesome, but Impractical: She has the strongest magic in the game with Phantasmorgia and Ar Tonelico. However, one is a combo spell and the other is only available for a tiny portion of the last act of the game and is cost-prohibitive unless you're already so strong that you don't need it anyway. The next most powerful spells are considerably more efficient and don't receive that much of a drop in power. Thus, it can be difficult to say what is the best spell in the game.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Jacqli's Long Skirt costume draws on the "sukeban" style of female Japanese delinquents
  • Berserk Button: After Spica gets angry and blurts out that Jacqli privately writes rather cute, happy stories on top of the edgy stuff she talks about, Jacqli is so enraged that she immediately storms out. When she returns for the obligatory make up event, she says that if anyone but Spica had revealed that secret she'd have burnt them to death on the spot. Notably, before revealing the secret Spica stated outright that the only one who would even care is Jacqli: Croix and Spica herself don't understand why Jacqli is so sensitive about it.
  • Broken Ace: In her cosmosphere, she plays Miwa Togasaki, the most intelligent and athletic student in the school, but she's also secretly Miros and has a major grudge against the town. Even setting that aside, Miwa is gloomy and never goes to class.
  • Broken Bird: Her early life experiences have twisted her from the sweet and innocent person she used to be. She's recovered enough not to hate absolutely everyone, but it's stated firmly that she'll never be able to fully put her past behind her.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Her hobby? Writing magical girl fanfiction.
  • Cordon Bleugh Chef: Jacqli cooks many of the most powerful items, both healing and attack, in... questionable manners. For instance, she makes Seafood Tales, a sushi roll that restores a large amount of health from a cake recipe. She also thinks holding a drink and a meal in battle is inefficient since you need at least one hand, so what does she do? She decides to put a drink inside the burger, which oozes out the sides. It is also bright blue.
  • Cosplay Otaku Girl: Unlike the other Reyvateils, she designs, at least, her first few outfits herself. When Croix points out that they look silly or mismatched, she says he just doesn't get moe.
  • Cutting the Knot: Passage too narrow to pass through? Blow it up. Rubble blocking the way? Blow it up. Doors locked? Blow them up. Monument seems to have a passage behind it? Blow it up! Jacqli has a bit too much fun setting off explosions.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Jacqli's true identity is Mir, the Reyvateil who had her emotions suppressed, had her first song rejected for being about hope, and was sealed away for centuries for leading a revolution.
  • Dark Magical Girl: Fits this trope very well. Her color scheme is dark colors compared to the leads, she's more cynical compared to their optimism about Metafalica... She's also an enemy that later has a Heel–Face Turn. Her Cosmosphere story has her play this part as well.
  • Deadpan Snarker: She is the queen of snark in the game. The only one who can push her buttons and get away with it is Spica.
  • Death Glare: How she stops Spica from revealing her true name upon first entering her pharmacy after she joins the party.
  • Dub Name Change: From Jakuri to Jacqli.
  • Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: Her skin is so pale that she's nearly gray. She also tends to be dark, mysterious and enjoys making people uncomfortable.
  • Embarrassing but Empowering Outfit: Her Level 8 costume, Pure Ritual, is one in the non-traditional sense. Despite being indifferent about all her other costumes, even the ones that exposes a lot of skin, this white dress and ribbon combination is the only thing that embarrasses Jacqli. This is because, to her, the color doesn't seem to suit her and it makes her look too childish.
  • Gainax Ending: If you chose one of the other girls, Jacqli's Cosmosphere ends this way. Gets even funnier when Jacqli basically tells you afterwards I have no bloody clue. Fanwank something.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Jacqli's Pure Ritual costume. They are part of the innocence and youth motif represented by the costume itself.
  • Go-Karting with Bowser: During one of Jacqli's topics, she mentions an event from Shurelia's cosmosphere in the previous game. By Jacqli's own admission, the "Mir" inside Shurelia's corny magical girl love story was not an avatar, but rather the real one playing along with the game, which she herself had scripted. So, at the time Lyner was trekking through the tower to find a way to save ominous and terrifying Mother Virus Mir, Mir herself was content playing a video game with Shurelia. Since Lyner went and rewrote the ending with Shurelia's help by booting out Mir, she's still holding a grudge... Over glorified fanfiction.
  • Gratuitous English: When playing with the Japanese voices, she'll often say "Fantastic," when protecting her with a Perfect guard.
  • Guide Dang It!: Good luck trying to get her ending in Metafalica without referring to one of several guides to find enough of her talk topics. You need five level eight topics to proceed into that world, which requires you to recruit eighty people into Cloche's Fanclub and to pick up an optional talk topic that's only available for about fifteen minutes and is easy to miss.
  • Guns Akimbo: Her Spirit Gunner costume, though the guns are fake.
  • Hates Being Alone: As much as she doesn't want to admit it, Jacqli really hates being by herself. In fact, her sense of loneliness is the reason why she made a bunch of fanfictions; to create a virtual happiness to escape her loneliness when she was sealed away.
  • In the Name of the Moon: For the first five levels of her Cosmosphere; whenever Luca and Cloche turn into magical girls they say something like this. Even following the script without his memories, Croix refuses to give similar lines until the turning point of the story.
  • Japanese Delinquents: Jacqli's Long Skirt costume draws on the "sukeban" style of female Japanese delinquents.
  • Kill Sat: Unlocking the Ar Tonelico spell opens up a beam attack that fires from the Tower of Eoria from the first game, bounces across several satellites and then disintegrates whatever you happen to be fighting at the time.
  • Last of Her Kind: Shun is suspicious of her extraordinary abilities and eventually questions her about them. Why is she such a powerful Reyvateil? She's a Pureblooded Beta type, which should have died out centuries ago. All Reyvateils currently around today are supposed to be shortlived third-generation hybrids.
  • Little Miss Snarker: Jacqli tends to be quite dark and sarcastic, though she's much older than she looks.
  • Love Redeems: She's already on the good guys' side, but her inner world is horribly unbalanced and chaotic. Croix represents hope to her; he helps bring stability, and a true desire for peace to her.
  • Luminescent Blush: Jacqli gets this surprisingly frequently and it's done hilariously at the end of her Cosmosphere. Normally, it involves a "marriage" ceremony with a speech. She breaks the rules and has Ayatane forgo this because it's embarrassing (whilst blushing), and her "Costume Get" image, normally with a default expression, has her blushing while rolling her eyes. Tsundere much?
  • Macguffin Delivery Service: Jacqli beats you to the Heart of Gaea even after you do all the work of opening it up. However, she's the one who actually received permission to remove the Heart, not Croix's group and calls him a thief when he tries to take it.
  • Mayfly–December Romance: Croix is a normal human while Jacqli is a supposedly extinct pureblood beta reyvateil, which have lifespans of at least a century and a half. Jacqli is well over that, though for much of the time she wouldn't have been aging, so either she's immortal or has about a hundred and forty years left.
  • Meido: One of Jacqli's costumes is a meido waitress outfit from her story. Croix is confused by it while Jacqli accuses him of not getting moe.
  • Nightmare Fetishist: Jacqli thinks a giant killer stuffed rabbit is cute, and she even reforms it into one of her My Slaves abilities. Normal cute stuff is lame.
  • No Social Skills: At one point she runs off on her own in a way that could be interpreted as a betrayal. The party tracks her down and runs into her robot dog, though it's not hostile for once. When they finally reach her, her reaction is a subdued "Oh, dang, was that not a good thing to do? My bad." She's not really used to people worrying about her or depending on her because she's a definite loner.
  • "Not Making This Up" Disclaimer: Every time she or Spica talks about characters or events from the first game, she has to reiterate to Croix that such people (and their bizarre creations/tastes/mannerisms) actually exist.
  • Only Friend: Spica treats her like a tool early on, but for her final shop event she admits that Jacqli is the first person she's ever really cared about, so she got lonely when Jacqli started getting closer to Croix.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: "Jacqli" is actually the name of her mech because she doesn't want to give out her real name. It's no guess that she's Mir from Ar Tonelico though.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: Jacqli is perhaps the strongest being alive. By Shurelia's admission, she's even more powerful than the Origin type reyvateils, who are considered goddesses. She was designed to be the ultimate reyvateil and she is exactly that.
  • Promoted to Playable: She premiered in Ar Tonelico as the Big Bad and between games moved to the second tower to complete a mission. After her mission temporarily fails, she offers to work with Croix.
  • Purposely Overpowered: Jacqli is the strongest Reyvateil alive. In terms of pure power and a few other things she can even outperform the goddesses themselves. Her two starting spells are more powerful than magic from the level five cosmospheres of the other two girls with her Demon Dance song about on par with the level nine magic the other two get and Ar Tonelico reaching a base power of 65, which is more than 10% stronger than the next most powerful spell in the game. If anything, the game downplays how powerful she should be in combat.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Her hair is long enough that with some strategic placement it can cover anything, which allows her to wear some pretty skimpy clothing.
  • Really 700 Years Old: She's right around four hundred years old, but is younger-looking than any of the girls in the cast bar Sasha or Cocona. She has at least another century to live as well.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: She has a dark personality, though she's better than before. Her eyes almost seem to glow red.
  • Relax-o-Vision: One of her song magic spells invokes this effect by having enemies clobbered behind a cheerful painting of a landscape and ducks.
  • Retired Monster: She attempts to give off this impression, but she's actually pretty upset about what she pulled in the past even though she hasn't and probably never will get over the grudges that were driving her in the first place. She won't let you learn that without progressing into her true cosmosphere.
  • Sanity Slippage: Throughout the story, Jacqli is calm and composed. However, her cosmosphere is different. Originally constructed as a game for Croix with Luca and Cloche invited along for an unspecified reason (most likely to keep him safe), by the third level cracks start to appear in the world/screen as she seemingly can't control the story correctly. It spirals out of control, unplanned events occur and after the fifth level Jacqli attempts to end the story before things get worse. To see how her mental state declines after that you need to commit to her at the end of the level. After this, the story abruptly dissolves into chaos, suicidal tendencies, genocidal impulses and a nasty internal struggle.
  • Serious Business: She takes the scripts she writes awfully seriously, so even after forgiving humanity in the first game she still bears a significant grudge against Lyner for rewriting the end of Shurelia's cosmosphere story, which she wrote.
  • Shameless Fanservice Girl: She has No Nudity Taboo, saying she walks around naked and Sleeps in the Nude and mostly wears clothing because Spica told her to. She even admits that if she had her way, she would stay naked all the time. She really likes teasing Croix since she doesn't feel any shame over her body.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: She tends to be cool and distant with some tendencies towards tsundere. In fact, it's a lot of work to see the 'sugar' part of her personality. Level eight reveals that deep inside she's an innocent little girl absolutely filled with love for humans, though her experiences have twisted that love.
  • Suspiciously Specific Denial: used early on in Jacqli's "cosmosphere" during The Reveal.
    Kuroaki: You...what did you do to Togasaki!?
    Miros: ......I don't know of such a girl.
    Kuroaki: Miros...how did you know that Togasaki is a girl...?
  • Third-Option Love Interest: Not interested in the love triangle between the manipulative liar and the cold, demanding princess? Fear not, you can have the, uh, former genocidal maniac? Yay.
  • Troll: She pokes fun at Shurelia whenever she gets a chance to.
  • Tsundere: She mostly sticks to just teasing Croix and stays in control of her emotions, but Spica knows exactly which buttons to push when teasing her, prompting her to end several shop events by pushing him over out of embarrassment.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: As shown deep in the Cosmosphere, Jacqli, or her real name Mir, used to be a sweet and loving child who had pure intention before the cruel treatment of humans changed her. This side of hers is one of the fragments of her that you meet in the Cosmosphere.
  • Wild Card: Constantly changing sides and betraying people throughout the first half of the story. After flawlessly pulling off her plan, she switches to the good guy side for the rest of the game because her plan simply could not work and she actually needs to do the right thing for her own goals anyway.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: The Spirit Gunner costume has long stockings and a short skirt as part of its meido theme.

    Cocona Bartel 
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Voiced by: Yumi Shimura (Japanese), Rekka Katakiri (Hymmnos)

Cocona is Croix's little sister who he took in two years prior after her family died in an IPD outbreak. She's a reyvateil, but because she is only eleven she lacks the ability to craft songs properly. She loves Croix, so she wants to be useful and took up front line fighting.


  • Badass Adorable: She's about ten years old or so, four-foot-nothing, wears her long hair in pigtails with two large hair ornaments, and is the main character's adopted little sister. She is a very cheery girl who is always willing to help her big brother and often pouts in the cutest way whenever he's late. She accompanies her "big brother" on his knight missions, and fights by taking her hair ornaments off and using them as a sort of transforming baton weapon. Despite her size, she keeps up with the adult frontline fighters, including her older brother. Plus, she's a Reyvateil, which are normally kept far from the front lines.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Wears a pair of daisy dukes and a tiny top that would barely even cover her upper torso if it wasn't for random ribbony... things tied around her chest. It is certainly a strange outfit for anyone to wear.
  • Combat Stilettos: Cocona has something like 4 inch tall platform shoes and unlike the other Reyvateils she actually fights in them.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Part of her adorable appearance is the two long tails.
  • Hair Decorations: They also double as her weapon!
  • Heroic Sacrifice: She allows Croix to Dive into her incomplete Cosmosphere to break her Boundary Gate into Infel Phira's Binary Field to stop Lakra upon Jacqli's suggestion. She did this knowing that it was effectively a lobotomy that would render her into a comatose state. Fortunately she recovers when Cloche sings Implanta to restore the IPDs' Cosmospheres.
  • Improbable Weapon User: Equipped with a pair of hair ornaments that are also chakram-like weapons and metamorph into a bladed staff by materializing a stick between the two.
  • Letting Her Hair Down: Twisted in that it's combined with Let's Get Dangerous! since she lets her hair loose to do battle.
  • Little Miss Badass: Wielding her concealed baton, roundhouse kicks, and an occasional magic attack, she not only fights on the front lines, but bodily protects the Reyvateils who are twice her mass and age in spite of being a Reyvateil herself. Her EX attack involves creating a laser blade from her baton.
  • Little Sister Heroine: Coccona is Croix's adoptive sister and very cute. She confides in Cloche that she is in love with him but his only love is as a brother because of their age difference. Her cosmosphere can't be explored since she's just a little girl and the relationship between the cosmosphere and sex, but if you don't complete the other cosmospheres Croix ends up with her.
  • Not Blood Siblings: If you do not progress past Level 5 in anyone's Cosmosphere, Croix is paired with Cocona, his adopted sister.
  • Stripperiffic: Wears a pair of daisy dukes, a tiny vest and a loose jacket.
  • Third-Person Person: She refers to herself in the third person in the Japanese script but, as part of her development, drops it by the ending. Especially notable in the game's normal ending, which is hers.
  • Token Mini-Moe: A little darling girl in a party of knights and otherwise older people.
  • Waif-Fu: She's a small eleven year old girl with physical prowess comparable to Croix. He even notes that her EX attack probably hits harder than his does.
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    The Sacred Army 

Amarie Gelade

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Voiced by: Saori Goto (Japanese), Michelle Ann Dunphy (English)

Amarie is an agent of the Sacred Army who travels with the group in order to investigate Luca on behalf of Chester, whom she loves. She is whimsical, but despite her slightly eerie appearance, she's rather nice.


  • Absolute Cleavage: The top of her breasts are covered, but not the middle.
  • Conflicting Loyalties: She's a member of the Sacred Army because she both believes in the ideals they express regarding the IPDs and because she loves Chester, but when she sees that they're no better than the Grand Bell or perhaps even worse, she hesitates and eventually is instrumental in stopping Hibernation.
  • Curtains Match the Window: She has purple eyes and purple hair.
  • Defector from Decadence: Devotion to Chester will only get you so far. Around the time the first attempt to sing Metafalica is made, she gets fed up with him and the Sacred Army and starts helping her friend Luca instead.
  • Dub Name Change: Her last name changed from Jerhad to Gelade.
  • Facial Markings: It hints at her half-Teru heritage.
  • Hair Decorations: It's hard not to notice the giant ring in her hair.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: She's half teru. All teru hybrid have small horns and a tiny tail, but hair and clothes hide them.
  • Hopeless Suitor: Crushing on Chester, but he views her as a little sister. He manipulates her like crazy and lies to her all the time in order to get his actual girlfriend back.
  • Impossibly Cool Clothes: Look at all the other clothing tropes she has. One heavy sneeze would practically leave her naked and given the amount of exposure in that getup a heavy sneeze seems likely.
  • Improbable Weapon User: She normally has what looks like tonfa or maybe short-swords, but then puts the two halves together, and can turn it into a bow firing what appears to be laser arrows (and in the EX attack, these arrows are supposed to travel faster than light), then she flips it around the other way, and suddenly, she has a lyre, and can hit the enemy with a Brown Note attack!
  • The Mole: She's an obvious Sacred Army plant, which annoys Leglius. On the other hand, she doesn't believe very strongly in their ideals and doesn't even know what Chester is actually trying to do.
  • Replacement Goldfish: Amarie offers to replace Leglius' dead daughter after he says they're a lot alike. Considering how she warms up to him afterward, one would think she wants him to replace her dead dad.
  • Stripperiffic: Two straps on each leg, a piece of cloth to cover her mid section and two strips of cloth to cover about half her breasts and congratulations, you've duplicated Amarie's wardrobe.
  • Underboobs: Rather than wear anything that properly covers her chest, she instead decides to put a little red gem down there.
  • Vapor Wear: She's wearing so little clothing that it's quite easy to tell what else she isn't wearing.

Shun/Enja

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Voiced by: Sho Hayami (Japanese), Nolan North (English)

Shun is the primary guardian of Frelia and is largely unconcerned with the events of four hundred years ago despite being one of the few people still alive from that period. His only desire is to protect Frelia. He is known as the Divine Messenger and takes the form of a large blue wolflike creature, though he was originally human.


  • Animorphism
  • Bodyguard Crush: He became Frelia's four-legged bodyguard because of his crush on her.
  • Cannot Spit It Out: For someone known as the Divine Messenger, he's awfully tight lipped about critical information like how Frelia is the only thing keeping Metafalss from falling into the Sea of Death or that the first Metafalica attempt has no chance of success due to Laude lying to Cloche. He seems to greatly prefer the option of just trying to kill everyone that doesn't instinctively know everything critical about the situation. It seems to be a trait that carried over from when Shun was Enja. Enja spent years trying to apologize to Frelia for what he did to her when they were kids and tell her his true feelings but never could.
  • Cursed with Awesome: Even though he became a powerful wolf creature that allows him to protect his beloved Frelia forever, Shun dreams of turning back into a human.
  • Improbable Weapon User: He's a big robot wolf, so naturally, he attacks with... his horn-like blades and being able to jump and spin like Sonic the Hedgehog.
  • Mayfly–December Romance: Played straight and then averted for Frelia and Shun. Shun was a human who willingly transformed himself into a digital lifeform to protect Frelia throughout her 700-year lifetime. However, his bio says that he wants to go back to being human.
  • Noble Wolf: Again, large blue wolflike creature who is the Administrator's primary guardian.

Frelia

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Voiced by: Rika Morinaga (Japanese), Karen Strassman (English)

Frelia is the second of the Reyvateil Origin, meaning she is an immortal being treated like a goddess. Unlike the first Origin, Shurelia, Frelia's reputation is a bit of a mixed bag due to the scarcity of energy and land in Metafalss causing more conflict. The Sacred Army acts in her name while the Grand Bell that rules the country has declared war on her.


  • All of the Other Reindeer: She was heavily bullied by her classmates when she first arrived in Metafalss 700 years ago.
  • Anime Hair: Poofy green hair that curls around her hair with a giant green antenna that make it look like her head is between a pair of rings.
  • Barrier Maiden: Her support is required to keep all of Metafalss afloat above the Sea of Death.
  • Beyond the Impossible: The game likes to mention how only one person at a time can dive into a Reyvateil with two-person dives being a big deal that only the most skilled therapist can perform. Jacqli can handle three easily, but only for the first five of her Cosmosphere Levels. Frelia can handle easily handle four with no signs of strain until the completion of her Cosmosphere. Everyone shouts how impossible this and normally this would be the case but Jacqil reminds them that Frelia is a goddess and so can handle it easily. Croix' response is pretty much "oh yeah... I forgot..."
  • Childhood Friend Romance: Before entering cold sleep, Frelia told Raki that she wanted to be by Enja's side forever. Thanks to that, Raki spared Enja when he and his team invaded Sol Marta to rescue Frelia.
  • God Is Flawed: As stated in the introductory paragraph, Frelia's reputation as the Goddess of the second tower is a mixed bag. The Grand Bell believe they can do better by Metafalss and for this reason they declared war on her but the Sacred Army believe that God Is Good instead. Since she's truly a Reyvateil like the heroines, of course she has failings.
  • Hair Antennae: Two very large ones hang off the top of her head. They're kinda bug-like.
  • Mayfly–December Romance: Averted for Frelia and Shun. Shun was a human who willingly transformed himself into a digital lifeform to protect Frelia throughout her 700-year lifetime. However, his bio says that he wants to go back to being human.
  • Parental Favoritism: Out of all the Origin Reyvateils, she has the best relationship with Ar Ciel. This is because Metafalss' Tower is sustained by her, instead of using the planet's energy like Sol Cluster's, and because her Song also created a forest that covered Sol Marta and the path leading to it.
  • Really 700 Years Old: She's just over seven hundred years old and implied to be basically immortal so long as the tower remains functional or if she's killed outright. However, she looks about the same age as Cocona. This is due to her D-Cellophane that was removed by Jaza before she reached full maturity, effectively halting her growth until it was returned by Luca after the events of the game.
  • Shrinking Violet: Compared to her fellow administrators Shurelia/Eoria and Tyria, she's more mellow and shy.
  • Supernatural Gold Eyes: She has bright golden eyes that are emphasized when Luca taps into her power and she begins to thrash in her tank. They signify her significance as a Reyvateil Origin and a "goddess".
  • Winged Humanoid: She has green, fairylike wings on her back. It certainly didn't help her early childhood as it is a telltale sign that she's an Artificial Human, and she couldn't fly with them either.
  • Xanatos Gambit: There's one in Frelia's Binary Field. The syndicate assigns Kuroaki to fight an enemy of there's and find a lost briefcase. If he obeys and completes the mission, great. If he betrays them again, like they expect him to, then he's likely to find said enemy anyway and try to join her. Even if he runs away at least he won't be a problem for them anymore.

Prince Targana

Voiced by: Hikaru Midorikawa (Japanese)

Targana is the crown prince of the deposed Imperial Family. At the start of the game, his whereabouts and actual identity are unknown to most, though he was friends with Croix when they were younger. He leads the Sacred Army.


  • The Ace: Like Croix, he was far above his peers when it came to fighting.
  • The Promise: Targana and Croix promised that they would rise up, become the pope and save the people. When Croix joined the Grand Bell instead, Targana felt betrayed.
  • The Rival: He's the only person Croix's age that can match him and they sparred constantly when they were younger.
  • Tsundere: According to Luca, he wanted Croix to ask for help so that he could be all tsuntsun before agreeing to do so.
  • Warrior Prince: He's the legitimate heir to the throne of the old government though he abdicates later and is held to be a genius of combat like Croix.
  • We Used to Be Friends: With Croix when they were kids.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: He sides with the goddess to become the pope and is yet another person attempting to save the people through an assimilation plot that he doesn't necessarily agree on.

Chester Lu Whinoah

Voiced by: Junichi Suwabe (Japanese)

Chester is one of the leaders of the Sacred Army and is motivated primarily by his love for Sonia.


  • Fashion-Victim Villain: In-Universe: He has some really weird gear that he wears at all times. It's not commented on during the main story, but it's repeatedly mocked in the cosmosphere.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: He's half Teru. All teru hybrid have small horns and a tiny tail, but hair and clothes hide them.
  • Easily Forgiven: For all of his manipulation of his family and allies in an attempt to turn the Infel Phira into a Lotus-Eater Machine and upload the Metafalssians there at the expense of the IPDs, he was easily forgiven by Croix in exchange for revealing the existence of a hymn that restores Infel Phira back to its original state. He mentioned that the Goddess would've killed him for that but that never happened.
  • Unfortunate Names: His actual name isn't too bad, but in one of Luca's cosmosphere levels, she unconsciously names him "Mayor Fuglycool." Sounds like someone doesn't think much of his clothing.
    • It's even worse in Jacqli's Cosmosphere and Frelia's Binary Field, as he was one letter short from "Hentai", and indeed, he was named exactly that in the Japanese version.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Sort of. He wants to save the people though mostly all he cares about is Sonia but doesn't really care about Metafalica, which is what the people need. Instead, he's backing an assimilation plot.

Lakra/Sonia Ray Laqua

Lakra is the identification system for IPD search and capture. She's also a half Teru girl stationed below Pastalia.


  • Dub Name Change: From Rakura to Lakra and from Sonia Re Raquia to Sonia Ray Laqua.
  • Emotionless Girl: She only has one facial expression even after being reunited with her lover and adoptive sister.
  • Extreme Doormat: Works as the IPD recovery and identification system, but also does whatever Chester tells her. Seems to have no goals or desires of her own.
  • Evil Albino: She has absolutely no pigment in her hair or eyes, which makes her look creepy, and considering her role as IPD identification system, she is involved in some morally-grey-at-best business.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: She's half teru. All teru hybrid have small horns and a tiny tail, but hair and clothes hide them.
  • Older Than They Look: She looks 15, but she's actually 32. Considering she was locked up for years to be used as a human tracking device, it's no surprise that she appears so small.
  • Stripperiffic: The most concealing piece of clothing she wears is a drape over her face. Eventually she loses that too.

    Grand Bell 

Leglius Branchesca

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Voiced by: Masaki Terasoma (Japanese), David Vincent (English)

Leglius is the commander of the Grand Bell knights and a grizzled veteran with a highly dutiful nature. He is suspicious of Amarie as she is clearly a mole for the enemy, but is perhaps not as hostile towards her as he appears. He appears to know the truth of the events of the coup from twenty years ago, but out of respect for Reisha and Batz has kept his mouth shut.


  • Cool Old Guy: He's a generation older than the main cast and has a lot of knowledge about the events of the coup and Cloche.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: His family died in an IPD outbreak. Amarie reminds him of his daughter, Alicia.
  • Dub Name Change: From Legris to Leglius.
  • Improbable Weapon User: Equipped with what can best be described as a "Chainsaw Yo-Yo" that are the size of shields.
  • More Expendable Than You: Leglius sees this as his purpose for traveling with Cloche: Do dangerous rescue missions so she won't. The knights in general are this too.
  • My Master, Right or Wrong: Until some Character Development kicks in, he follows all orders faithfully even if he believes them to be wrong.
  • Old Friend: He was actually friends with Luca's parents long ago and looked up to her father, Batz. They had a falling out when Reisha and Batz took Luca away after the assassination of her real mother, Lady Arshe. His appearance at Reisha's home after all those years makes her think he's there to take Luca away.
  • Purple Is Powerful: His outfit is completely purple and he's the muscular commander of the knights.
  • Quickly Demoted Leader: Leglius is technically Croix's boss at first... but still often takes orders from him after rejoining.
  • Replacement Goldfish: Amarie offers to replace Leglius' dead daughter after he says they're a lot alike. Considering how she warms up to him afterward, one would think she wants him to replace her dead dad.
  • Rugged Scar: Has an X on his face, even in a flashback that takes place over a decade ago.
  • Team Dad: He's a full generation older than the rest of the group and tends to be the one to help talk them through things when necessary despite his tough-guy attitude.
  • 24-Hour Armor: Unlike Croix, he never ever takes off his armor.
  • Unwitting Pawn: The details are unclear, but twenty years ago he earned the role of 'The deceived one' thanks to his accidental role in the assassination of Lady Arshe. He stuck with the Grand Bell anyway, but hates Alfman.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: He has light grey hair.

Alfman Uranous

Voiced by: Takehito Koyasu (Japanese), Nolan North (English)

Twenty years before the start of the game, Alfman threw a coup against the imperial family and seized power. He then reenacted The Plan to realize Metafalica and restore the land. Though Metafalica is the dearest wish of the people and his own sincere wish is to help the land, he's pragmatic to the point of extreme cruelty.


  • Anime Hair: Alfman has what can only be described as gravity-defying hair. It's mocked quite frequently.
  • Bolivian Army Ending: He's never seen again after he returns to hold off Divine Army robots for the main group. The AT3 novelizations reveal that he had become a sky pirate in the areas around the Sol Cluster.
  • Dirty Coward: After the first Metafalica attempt fails, he promptly flees with his closest supporters on the Grand Bell mothership to found a new nation elsewhere, claiming that Metafalss is doomed so it would be better for everyone to start a new nation that isn't so impossible to manage. He claims his survival is necessary for everyone, but the party refuses to hear any of it. He does reappear near the end and after the game though.
  • The Extremist Was Right: About twenty years ago, he violently overthrew the previous Grand Bell regime led by the Holy Maiden, a royal line and a pope who is only referred to on one or two occasions. Though he had Lady Arshe assassinated, killed Batz, had Leyka kidnapped for experimentation and pursued Luca for two decades, all of his actions were, in fact, a necessary evil for the creation of Metafalica. Had he not done this, the Grand Bell would have executed Hibernation as part of the Ascension Treaty. Additionally, cultivating Leyka as the Maiden of Mio was a necessity to regain control over the Infel Phira, and by extension, the possibility to create the true Metafalica and he never had any intention of harming Luca as she is the only girl in Metafalss who was able to sing the EXEC part of Metafalica.
    • That said, he does have some pitfalls in his policies. Firstly, he rejected Cloche's proposals to win the trust and support of the people due to the uncertainty of human emotions, even though the willing support and devotion of IPDs to the Maiden of Mio is essential for the creation of Metafalica in the first place. Secondly, his policy of declaring war on the Goddess was Right for the Wrong Reasons as Frelia herself wasn't involved with the Ascension Treaty, neither it was her fault for the land itself falling apart. Still, had his plan to use Replekia to destroy Sol Marta went through, the entirety of the Second Tower would've instantly fallen apart.
  • Fatal Flaw: His apathy and unwillingness to trust human emotion. Despite being a very intelligent and charismatic figure, Alfman drops the moral dilemma of his actions which not only breathe an incredibly unrest among the people, but also a great distrust. This along with trying to forcibly make more IPDs, who were probably never going to help support the song to make Metafalica, only meant that his entire scheme was never truly going to work since there needs to be a co-existence with the people for it to work. This also leads to his downfall from power and being the first major antagonist to be dealt with, since his apathy towards the people of Metafalss lead to the party to fight him when he attempts to abandon and leave them to die for a plan to create a new nation.
  • Good Angel, Bad Angel: In Jacqli's cosmosphere story, he represents the murderous emotions towards humans that Jacqli/Miwa/Miros can't completely control. Whenever 'Miwa' is getting along too well with Croix or Luca and Cloche, Alfman always appears to destabilize her emotions to remind of her identity as 'Miros,' a.k.a. her grudge against humanity. He's destroyed in the fifth level of the cosmosphere, but he was just a symbol, not the internal conflict itself.
  • It's All About Me: Shows shades of this when trying to flee with his followers, claiming he is needed for the new nation to prosper. This final act solidified the party in turning on him, including Leglius, and to take him down which essentially ends him and the Grand Bell.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Trying to abandon the people of Metafalss to its fate despite subjecting them to a harsh rule, Alfman gets the beating of his lifetime by the party who he caused massive trouble throughout the game. This is most especially for Leglius, who he forces a lot of his own dirty work, and possibly Cloche, who he had kidnapped and experimented, to mold her as a puppet ruler for a system she despises.
  • More Dakka: One of Alfman's attacks reveals a Hyperspace Arsenal, and he unloads.
  • Necessarily Evil: Supports all his actions saying they have the highest chances of success. If he had bothered to listen to Cloche, his government wouldn't have fallen halfway through the game for being evil. Just like she said, he lost the faith of the people.
  • Shut Up, Hannibal!: On the receiving from the party who refuse to believe his excuses in leaving Metafalss to die.
  • Totalitarian Utilitarian: His policies are hard for characters to argue against because his logic is seemingly sound and he's genuinely devoted to the well being of Metafalss. However, his regime is highly oppressive and fundamentally flawed in its basic plans, which include killing the goddess, who is the only reason everything hasn't already plunged into the Sea of Death. He's also too stubborn to consider any plans he considers as having even a slightly lower probability of success, judging one plan of Cloche's to be completely worthless because it "only" has a 60-90% success rate. Except she was completely correct and the support of the IPDs is essential to the proper Metafalica ritual, meaning Alfman's plan was never going to work for at least two major reasons.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Leglius and Chester refer to him as an utter utilitarian, which in practical terms means he casually sacrifices groups to further the agenda of bringing Metafalica. Without new land, the area of Metafalss is doomed to overpopulation and likely falling into the Sea of Death outright, but his methods are very harsh.
  • You Have Failed Me: Subverted twice. He pulls out his handgun with dramatic music playing and out pops a lollipop, which he licks.
  • You Shall Not Pass!: Immediately after his Heel–Face Turn, Alfman does this to the Divine Army so the main cast can continue their climb. After the heroes move, he invokes I Am Your Opponent.

Dr. Laude

Voiced by: Banjo Ginga (Japanese)

Laude is a strange, evil looking old man who kidnapped Lekya when she was a child. He holds an advisory position within the Grand Bell government even though he is known to be from another region entirely.


  • Disney Villain Death: Blasted off a cliff by Raki into the Sea of Death and never seen again. However, it's been confirmed that he died for real.
  • Dub Name Change: From Roudness to Laude.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He has a Reyvateil daughter who is met in the third game.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: He seems to view the looming destruction of Metafalss as tragic but unavoidable. If it's unavoidable, then he'll just complete his own goals. His occasional accomplice Jacqli is much more ruthless when it comes to the sacrifice of Metafalss, which seems to make him slightly uncomfortable. That said, one is a cute girl and the other is an evil looking old man, so go ahead and guess who gets redemption and which one gets killed about three different ways at once. Becomes subverted later on though.
  • Evil Old Folks: He has grey skin, big white hair, a sinister expression; he could be a child's boogeyman.
  • Family Theme Naming: Shares this with Mute from Ar tonelico 3 as his name was originally "Loudness".
  • Hate Sink: He is a slimy and creepy doctor that enjoys putting innocent girls to horrible experiments for his own selfish ambitions. Clearly, no player is supposed to like him.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Uses Grand Bell and Jacquil for his independent research.
  • Obviously Evil: No one, upon seeing him for the first time, would think he was up to anything good. Especially since the first time the player sees him, he's kidnapping a little girl and has her father killed for trying to stop him. See Evil Old Folks.
  • There Is NO Kill Like Overkill: Laude meets his end from Raki who blasts him which then throws him off the tower and plummets him to the Sea of Death below.
  • Wild Card: Like Jacqli, his occasional ally, his goals have nothing to do with those of the maidens, Croix or the conflict between the Sacred Army and the Grand Bell. So he pops up now and again in order to either help or, more frequently, complicate the situation.
  • Would Hurt a Child: He would gladly experiment on young Reyvateils with painful tests for his own studies. He even subjected Lady Cloche to this when she was younger.
  • Younger Than They Look: He's balding, white-haired, uses a cane and appears hunched over, but he's actually only about fifty. He looked about the same fourteen years ago too.

    Synthesis Characters 

Sasha

Sasha is a little girl who runs a small run down store on the border of Rakshek. She is extremely intelligent and so she's confused that no one else can read the ancient encrypted books she enjoys so much. She looks up to Luca and especially Cloche as big sisters. She is one of the four synthesis assistants and handles miscellaneous items, ingredients and bombs.


  • Brutal Honesty: When Cloche presses her for proof that she's not the Maiden since she wants Sasha to stop treating her formally, the first thing Sasha thinks of is to say that of course Cloche can't be the Maiden. The Maiden could never be such a terrible cook, so clumsy, come to such a crappy shop or be such a tsundere.
  • Child Prodigy: She runs a shop all by herself and teaches herself academics before bed. She can read the Fila Theory tomes that are written in a dead language well enough to find the jokes funny and is the only one to understand the principles behind the ancient technology that the cast reconstructs. It's dryly noted that she may be a liiiittle bit ahead of the rest of the class when she returns to school.
  • Dub Name Change: From Sasya to Sasha.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Like Cocona for the cuteness.
  • Hero-Worshipper: She adores Cloche as a big sister, though when pressed to come up with "proof" that her big sister isn't the Maiden, she has a pretty realistic or outright harsh perception of her.
  • Morality Pet: She's the first indication that Cloche might actually be a decent person behind her Ice Queen facade. When Croix is worried that Cloche will think the general store is a dump, when they actually get there Cloche basically adopts Sasha as her new little sister.
  • Named After Somebody Famous: She's named after the God of Civilization and Knowledge, Sashanomiya/Sasya. Very fitting for an extremely intelligent girl.
  • Parental Abandonment: She has to run the general store by herself because her parents are dead. When her grandmother got sick, she had to quit hanging out with her friends or going to school to take care of the store full time.
  • Shipper on Deck: She'd like to see Cloche and Croix get together and assumes they already are.

Cynthia

Cynthia is a weaponsmith who is obviously deeply in love with Croix, who refuses to take her seriously. She's an excellent smith and has strong intuition and ingenuity, but is also quirky. In particular, she views all her products as proof of her love for Croix. She is one of the four synthesis assistants and primarily handles weapons, armor and explosives.


  • Adventure Rebuff: Noticing that she's a Hopeless Suitor, during one of her later shop events, she wants to tag along with the group so she has a chance to be near Croix more. However, Croix rejects her since she can't fight or even use her blacksmithing skills in combat.
  • Bungling Inventor: Whenever she decides to get creative, there's about a 50/50 chance that whatever she makes will explode at inopportune times.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: When she's not talking about love she makes even less sense.
  • Dogged Nice Girl: She's not subtle when it comes to Croix, but he refuses to take her seriously.
  • Dub Name Change: From Sincere to Cynthia.
  • Friend Zone: Croix counts her as one of his best friends and the first he made after coming to Pastalia, but that's all.
  • Genius Ditz: She can't actually read the Pira Theory volumes you bring her, but she can interpret what you're supposed to do from the pictures alone and alter the designs to make other functional equipment.
  • Height Angst: She's shorter than both Luca and Cloche. During one shop event you craft a nice dress that's too large for Cloche and would only fit Cocona, but it's noted it'd probably fit Cynthia too, meaning she's around the same size as a ten year old. It bugs her a little when people point it out, though she doesn't deny it at least.
  • Hopeless Suitor: Croix chooses to think that she's not serious when she flirts with him. When it becomes more and more obvious that she's in the Friend Zone, she gets depressed.
  • Love Freak: She has a brand of 'weapons of love' called 'CynCro Brand'. Nearly every synthesis with her will invoke the Power of Love. Whenever you enter her shop she'll also be singing about channeling her love into weapons.
  • Meaningful Name: Her Japanese name is Sincere, a word that means "free from pretense or deceit; proceeding from genuine feelings." It's the perfect name for a girl who is completely open about her feelings for Croix.
  • Ultimate Blacksmith: She's the only one who can make sense of combining the weapons from the four recipe cards inspired by one of Jacqli's stories into their final form: Croix's best weapon.

Skycat/Lelina

Skycat is a waitress in Rakshek city and the last of the four synthesis assistants, generally helping to prepare food which tends to end up horribly mangled by the time Luca or Jacqli finish cooking it. For reasons unknown, she refers to Luca as her master and likes to flirt with her. Her real name is Lelina, but she asks not to be called that at work.


  • Dub Name Change: From Soraneko/Rerena to Skycat/Lelina.
  • Lost in Translation: Her original name, Soraneko, is a pun on the Japanese word for seagull (umineko), which can be literally translated as "sea-cat". This would not be such a big deal by itself, except for Croix referencing the pun (calling her "Seacat" the first time they meet and once again during one of Luca's talk topics), which kind of makes him look like an idiot. Though to be fair, said pun is so untranslatable that even the re-translation project decided to just ignore it altogether...
  • Meido: Her uniform at the shop has this look. Also plays an actual meido in Jacqli's cosmosphere.
  • One-Note Cook: Surprisingly enough considering the recipes she comes up with, she can't cook at all. She can make amazing deserts, but is incapable of cooking a simple egg.
  • Only Friend: She's Luca's only close friend, though as time goes on she gets irritable over Luca's slightly distant attitude.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Her real name, Lelina, is only mentioned in two conversations. Otherwise, it's always Skycat.
  • Rant-Inducing Slight: After a bunch of long, stressful days she finally blows up at Luca's distant attitude when the latter tries to leave without greeting her so as not to get in Skycat's way when she's working. She knows it was an overreaction, but also mostly because Luca really was acting poorly.
  • Senpai Kohai: She is Luca's kohai from the time they worked at the restaurant together until Luca left to become a Dive Therapist.
  • Serious Business: Do not waste food! She doesn't care if it's more dangerous than acid or a bomb made out of ingredients, as long as someone eats it, she's happy.
  • Sweet Tooth: If she has to work hard and doesn't get any desserts to eat she starts getting irritable.
  • The Tease: She likes to flirt with Luca, who isn't sure how serious she is. In Jacqli's cosmosphere she flirts with Croix instead.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Part of her uniform for their appeal.

Spica Neal

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Voiced by: Jun Miruno (Japanese)

Spica is a mysterious individual that shows up in several games. She has a lot of contacts and information as well as quite the teasing, dark personality. In the second game she serves as one of the four synthesis locations where she helps craft potions, explosives, poisons and bath items.


  • Batman Gambit: Four recipe cards are needed to create the game's best weapon, but she can't create them all on her own. So she distributes the inspiration for them to the other synthesis characters, figuring they'll be able to work out the other recipes. And they do.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: She starts going through withdrawal symptoms over people not requesting a bucket's worth of Kitty Candy (and unlocking her secret menu).
  • Exact Words: Shortly after she arrived in Metafalss with Jacqli, she gave her one of her stories and said, "Do whatever you want with it." She ends up publishing the story as a light novel that quickly becomes a best seller. Jacqli is not happy when she finds out, despite the story inspiring all of the synthesis characters with recipes that ends up creating Croix's Infinity +1 Sword.
  • The Gadfly: If you thought Jacqli was too composed and in control all of the time, well, just start checking out the pharmacy shop events.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Slowly becomes one during her sub arc with Jacqli becoming closer to Croix over her.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Her reaction after she insulted Jacqli about why she made her stories to begin with in front of Croix while in a fit of anger and jealousy.
  • Only Friend: Jacqli is her only friend and companion so she's upset when Jacqli gets closer to Croix.
  • Perpetual Smiler: Around halfway through her shop events, Jacqli notes that Spica is pretty upset about something, but Croix can't tell since she's still smiling.
  • Stepford Smiler: She gets better, though is eventually revealed to be something of a Christmas Cake in the process
  • Stocking Filler: Wears long stockings, presumably as part of her 'older seductress' look.
  • The Tease: She rather likes to flirt with Croix. Unlike with Cynthia, it's not so easy to pretend she's just kidding.

    Walking Spoiler Characters 

Infel

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Voiced by: Kaya Matsutani (Japanese)

When Croix dives into Cloche's Cosmosphere, he runs across a strange little girl who acts as Cloche's Mind Guardian. She is rarely willing to share what she knows.


  • A God Am I: Infel and Nenesha claim to be the world's new Goddesses at the end of the game.
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: She and Nenesha, the former maidens, who have been manipulating everyone else from behind the scenes, and eventually serve as the final bosses.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: Mind Guardians are generally based off of something in the real world. Long ago, Infel was an influential figure and Maiden, explaining her connection to Cloche. Not that she actually is Cloche's mind guardian, mind you. She's more of a visitor and one of the two Big Bads.
  • Child Prodigy: Not only did she discover Diquility, she did it at the age of NINE.
  • Deader Than Dead: She died long ago but survived inside the Infel Phira. Once its data is defragmented upon the successful creation of Metafalica, she is literally, irreversibly deleted.
  • Despair Event Horizon: Infel passed it 460 years ago when Nenesha and Ana died. It led her to the Assimilation Plot because she gave up on anything better. When that fails and she loses Nenesha again, she effectively commits Suicide by Cop by helping Cloche succeed with Metafalica to allow that to succeed while also killing her for good.
  • Fallen Heroine: She's basically a Cloche that failed and became a villain due to despair.
  • Graceful Loser: Attempted once, but the same process that created Gaea overrules her and forces another boss fight. After losing again, she helps Cloche to truly open her mind and sing Metafalica properly. This defragments Infel Phira's data and deletes Infel.
  • Guardian Entity: Like all Mind Guardians, except she's not really a mind guardian. She's the Big Bad exploiting this trope! ...In part at least.
  • Haunted Technology: Infel uploads her own mind into the Infel Phira as part of her Ascension Project.
  • Intelligence = Isolation: Infel was a genius and created many valuable inventions for Reyvateils, including the life-saving Diquity crystals. However, because she was not exactly in touch with the general populace and her actual wishes for creating Metafalica were for herself and Nenesha, with the people being second. This caused the people to start feeling uneasy toward her due to her intentions (even though Nenesha's wishes were creating Metafalica for the people). That same uneasiness caused the majority of the IPDs to flat-out stop singing, inevitably causing METHOD_METAFALICA/. to fail and forcing Nenesha to sing the EXEC part by herself. This put a deadly level of strain on Frelia and triggered Raki killing Nenesha.
  • Killed Off for Real: At the end, the data inside Infel Phira is defragmented and Infel finally, truly dies.
  • Living with the Villain: Past a certain point in the game, the game reveals that Cloche is an IPD Reyvateil, which was stated from early in the game to lack any Mind Guardian in their Cosmosphere. The game even spoils Infel's true identity much earlier near the end of Phase 1, as her original body was buried alongside Nenesha in Promise Hill.
  • Lost in Translation: Infel repeatedly makes bad puns. However, these were usually translated literally for the North American release, which turns Croix's responses and Infel's embarrassment into strange non sequiturs.
  • Love Makes You Evil: The loss of Nenesha hardened Infel's personality and caused her to nearly kill the goddess. Afterward, she devises an Assimilation Plot to put everyone into a Lotus-Eater Machine, and it didn't help matters that Nenesha's corrupted soul was influencing her decisions from the Heart of the Land Nenesha left behind when their attempt at Metafalica failed.
  • Meaningful Name: Infel has to be very important with such plot points named after her (Infelsphere and especially Infel Phira, though in latter's case this is the inverse because Infel owes her name to Infel Phira). The word "infel" itself is also the hymmnos word for "love".
  • Pungeon Master: During several Cosmosphere events, she gives out what are apparently truly awful puns that Croix calls her out on every time.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: In her backstory, Infel gave a particularly cruel yet not entirely undeserved Calling the Old Man Out toward her foster father Grammul, after it's revealed that his plan for Metafalica require her to be sacrificed. Grammul was soon fired from the Metafalica project and disappeared. What Infel realized later was that Grammul had created an imperfect replacement for the sacrifice in the form of Mimimi, the doll he gave to Infel long time ago.
    Infel: "Somehow, I wanted to meet Grammul again. However, now that is a wish that can't be fulfilled. Because, he must have passed away already."
  • Nice Hat: Infel's hat stands out in particular. It looks scholarly.
  • Romantic Two-Girl Friendship: Nenesha is clearly dear to her and parts of their relationship look/are romantic.
  • Trauma Conga Line: Her memories of the night previous to her and Nenesha's attempt of Metafalica, and to the day of the attempt itself, which are chronicled in the game's light novel, are this to her. First she runs away after realizing the greatest flaw her masterpiece METHOD_METAFALICA/. has, is convinced by Nenesha and their bodyguard knight Ana to trust the people instead of running away, and this trust is betrayed when the IPDs stop singing in disgust at the feelings they saw from her heart, which then lead into these same IPDs insulting her to her face and wishing her to die, and finally, to Ana and Nenesha's deaths.
  • Tsundere: If you dive deep enough into Cloche and do some optional scenes, Infel starts showing a tsundere side for Croix, especially after Croix realizes who she is and tells her he read her diary.
    • Also in her Flash Cosmoshere: We get to see she does care for Cloche and is actively rooting for her to create Metafalica, even if she will never admit that to Croix or Cloche. However, she isn't pulling back from either Hibernation or Sublimation for two reasons: she wants to be with Nenesha again, and she considers these world-ending songs as a sort-of safety net that should be in place in case Metafalica fails once again.
  • Walking Spoiler: The backstory of Infel and the world of four centuries back is a great secret for about two thirds of the game, making it hard to talk about who she is and what she did.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: Infel, who was driven by the pain of losing Nenesha to find a way to eliminate all unhappiness... Too bad her method, Sublimation, is an Assimilation Plot.

Nenesha

Voiced by: Sakura Nogawa (Japanese), Akiko Shikata (Hymmnos)

A Maiden from 400 years ago. Not much information can be found about her apart from her name and title until a certain point in the game.


  • A God Am I: Infel and Nenesha claim to be the world's new Goddesses at the end of the game.
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: She and Infel, the former maidens, who have been manipulating everyone else from behind the scenes, and eventually serve as the final bosses.
  • Blue Blood: Her family was upper-class, which made Infel worry that her status as a poor orphan would make it difficult to sing Metafalica together.
  • Came Back Wrong: Nenesha. Specifically as a Type 2, as her body was destroyed by Raki and only her Heart of Gaea from the failed attempt at Metafalica remained.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: Nenesha and Infel, who are introduced as Mind Guardians (sort-of for the former) and become the final villains.
  • Hair Decorations: Nenesha really did wear a giant red bow with a little hat.
  • Haunted Technology: Nenesha "lives" on through the D-Cellophane.
  • Romantic Two-Girl Friendship: Infel is clearly dear to her and parts of their relationship look/are romantic.
  • Rose-Haired Sweetie: Before she died, Nenesha was Infel's best friend despite the fact that they were born in different social classes. She also contributed to her own death by encouraging Infel that she could sing METHOD_METAFALICA//.

    Other 

Goro

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When Croix dives into Luca for the first time, he meets a small pink haired girl who introduces herself as Goro and claims that she is Luca's mind guardian. She's cheerful and helps Croix progress through Luca's cosmosphere, although she seems to hide something else...


  • Guardian Entity: She maintains Luca's Soulspace though she tries to make the Soulspace into a business.
  • Living Toys: Her true form is a penguin doll that Luca had since childhood.
  • Shapeshifter: She can change between her true form and Nenesha's shape because she made a pact with Nenesha due to being too embarrassed to show up before Luca after her relationship with Reisha was strained. It backfired horribly as Luca ended up forgetting her mother's warmth entirely.
  • The Cake Is a Lie: At one point, Goro promises a grand prize for triggering ten Paradigm Shifts, but there are only nine levels in a Cosmosphere to begin with, so you can only actually achieve eight. Plus, thanks to how screwed up her deeper levels are, Croix could only trigger six.

Ayatane

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Ayatane is a small, thin man in Jacqli's cosmosphere who dispenses cryptic comments and serves as her Mind Guardian. He plays little role in the progression of events until the sixth level where he starts being more straightforward and helpful.


  • Cryptic Conversation: Throughout the first few levels of Jacqli's cosmosphere he says poetic stuff that Croix doesn't understand.
  • Dead Guy Junior: Named after the Teru man of the Ayatane clan who initially tried to save Jacqli when she was Mir.
  • Guardian Entity: Like most Mind Guardians, a rather weak one in comparison to ones in other fictional universes.
  • Momma's Boy: Like the previous Ayatane, he calls Jacqli "mother".

Reisha Trulywaath

Reisha is the mother of Luca and Leyka, the little girl taken away at the beginning of the game. She and Luca have a strained relationship because Luca believes her mother doesn't care about her. It's clear that she does, however, but she won't show this side to Luca.


  • Christmas Cake: In Frelia's Cosmosphere she hits on Croix's character constantly.
  • Dub Name Change: From Reisya Truelywaath to Reisha Trulyworth.
  • Frying Pan of Doom: When Luca is in danger, Reisha comes forward to attack the offending robot with a frying pan. She knocks it right over, too.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Reisha intercepts an attack by Raki to save her adoptive daughter Luca, who can't heal the damage before Reisha dies.
  • Hypocrite: During the same scene in which she tells Leglius to be honest with Amarie, when question by Luca about why she acts the way she does she says nothing except that she was worried, which is nothing she hasn't said before.
  • Informed Attribute: Unless you enter Luca's route, her issues with her mother seem entirely unfounded, which leaves her looking rather unsympathetic when she says her mother doesn't care about her when we know she does.
  • Mama Bear: Despite her strained relationship with Luca, that doesn't stop her from bashing robots that are endangering her daughter. This also leads to her death as she throws herself in front of Raki to protect her daughters.
  • Memento MacGuffin: Her lullaby, which was taught to her by the Holy Maiden Arshe when she was her attendant. The full song opens the Moon Culvert, where Nenesha's Heart of the Land is located.
  • Sarashi: She wears one under her cloak.
  • Magic Music: Averted as she can sing in Hymmnos but she's not a Reyvateil, so she can't cast Song Magic. Laude's treatments on her when she worked under the Holy Maiden gave her some powers, and allowed her to give birth to a very powerful Reyvateil daughter, Leyka.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Her bangs are so long, that she can tie them behind her back like a ponytail.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: When you look at her and Cloche, it makes a lot of sense where Cloche got her hair color and Gag Boobs from.

Raki and Reki

Raki and Reki are two robots in the service of Frelia. They share a design with Mei Mei and Kanade from the first game. They are both quite powerful and Raki in particular serves as a boss several times throughout the story. They are nearly indestructible.


  • Bonus Boss: Raki can be fought multiple times after her required story fights and gets progressively stronger each time. This goes on until the 15th fight is won and the final reward image is gotten, as she won't power up anymore after that point.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Raki's noticiably hacked when you see her the second time. At first Infel tries to fake her normal attitude, but it's clearly off and she gives up soon enough.
  • Brainwashing for the Greater Good: Reki hacks Raki's personality after you beat her for the last time. Not only does she get rid of Infel's interference, she also rewrites her personality to be like hers.
  • The Dragon: Oh, Raki. The enforcer for the Big Bad.
  • Nigh Invulnerable: It's basically impossible to destroy robots of Raki and Reki's model. Instead, you generally have to fight them until they run out of power, at which point they enter a hibernation mode and regenerate power.
  • Robot Girl: Both of them are female robots designed to fight/accomodate respectively.
  • Super Powered Robot Meter Maid: Reki is supposed to simply be in charge of lodging and other services, but seems to be just as strong as Raki, despite her denials.

Alternative Title(s): Ar Tonelico Melody Of Metafalica

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