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Below is the cast of the first Ar Tonelico game, Melody of Elemia.

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    Lyner Barsett
Voiced By: Masahide Fuse (JP), Adam Lawson (EN)

Lyner Barsett is one of the knights pledged to the service of Lady Shurelia, one of the leaders of Platina City. The other known knight is Ayatane. Compared to Ayatane, Lyner is quite rash and impatient. However he appears much more compassionate than the cool, polite and distant Ayatane. Though his domineering father is trying to corral him into politics, Lyner steadfastly refuses and pursues his goal of being a knight. This is a source of tension between the pair throughout the story.

As one of Shurelia's personal knights, Lyner is an unmatched physical combatant. Additionally, he is very talented with Grathmelding despite not really understanding how a lot of the more complex stuff he makes actually works.

  • Berserk Button: Do not mess with Reyvateils around Lyner; he will beat your ass so badly his teammates will call him on it. Also averted by Lyner: despite the fact that according to his in-game character bio the two things he hates most are viruses and traitors instead of seeking revenge on Ayatane for what he's put Platina and various Reyvateils through, he works to understand Ayatane's reasons and eventually causes Ayatane to see that the real way to help his mother is to help Lyner.
  • Captain Crash: While Lyner isn't really at fault for what happened at the start of the game, a special mention should be made about his OVA incarnation. To be more specific: He crashes the same ship three times, on the same day.
  • Chained to a Bed: In Aurica's Lv. 6 Cosmosphere, she captures and attempts to imprison him permanently. He's ultimately busted out by an Aurica from a deeper level that essentially represents her superego. However, this was a bad idea and makes what amounts to Aurica's id even stronger because the issue wasn't resolved, which nearly ends up destroying Aurica's mind when the two sides clash.
  • Fix Fic: After the bittersweet ending in Shurelia's cosmosphere, he feels unsatisfied and decides to change the ending. After investigating a little, he finds out that Mir changed the ending because she was able to infiltrate the game. Shurelia did like Mir's ending, but Lyner does a sloppy rewrite to make it happier. In the second game, Mir is still holding a grudge over him screwing up her story.
  • Genius Ditz: Lyner is very definitely Book Dumb, something he is repeatedly harassed about throughout the game. He also mastered the basics of Grathmelding in less than a day and by doing nothing else than following instructions, became the main source of everything the party uses throughout the game. By the third phase, the stuff he cooks up rivals or surpasses First Era technology, he is teaching Grathmelding to the one who created its basic principles centuries ago and his magnum opus ends up being a pocket-sized version of the gigantic building-sized power reactor that powers their entire civilization. Yet he has no idea how any of it works.
  • Homemade Inventions: As mentioned above, Lyner is the party's only real source of equipment, regardless of variety or technological complexity. Everything, including a pocket-version of the massive building-sized reactor built by ancient superadvanced technology that powers more than a third of the remaining civilization in the planet, is built by him, in a tent, from scraps.
  • Idiot Hero: At the beginning of the game he's incredibly rash, impulsive and borderline insubordinate. After being forced to look for a legendary artifact to seal the big baddy, gaining more perspective on the world and being scolded for his aggression, he eventually matures... but he's still quite dim.
  • Like a Son to Me: Inverted. Shurelia repeatedly tells Lyner that he reminds her of her father, probably due to Lyner's grathmelding genius & the fact that he's one of the few people to ever see the goddess as a person who needs help sometimes, just like anyone else.
  • Love Hurts: While he can certainly could clear the all the Cosmospheres, Lyner can and does run into the risk of getting raped or even killed further down within their Cosmospheres.
  • Love Triangle: He is the focus of one with the game's Reyvateil heroines.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Lyner, nice job forcing Shurelia to wake up and thereby waking Mir up. She herself calls him on it. She's happy he did it but says it was the wrong decision. He knew what he was doing would restart their problems, and chose it anyway because he believed the search for the Third Option was worth the risk.Subverted in later games, as it's ultimately revealed that the planet is dying and will only last another three years without a great deal of work, work that requires Mir's help. If Lyner didn't wake Shurelia up and then find a way to not only fight Mir but also help her, then he and everyone important to him would be dead in the space of a few years.
  • Really Fond of Sleeping: Lyner Barsett considers sleeping to be one of the most enjoyable activities there is.
  • Serious Business: Lyner's love for the Funbuns may even surpass his love for this world.
  • Their First Time: Misha and Lyner react to their first dive with shyness, awkwardness, and Misha saying it's her first time. Diving is not sex but the level of intimacy required is the same.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Funbuns.
  • 24-Hour Armor: Lyner and Radolf never change out of their armor-plated outfits.
  • Warrior Therapist: Lyner. It's not just the Cosmospheres. As of the second game, Mir still doesn't know what hit her.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: Subverted by Lyner. It's not that he can't win Leard's favor, it's that he's actively refusing to do it, and doing something that makes Leard happy with him is one of the few things that actively annoys Lyner. This makes sense, given that most of the things that make Leard praise Lyner in the early game aren't very nice. In the scene where Leard finally says he's So Proud of You, it's noteworthy that the other characters are far more excited about it than Lyner is. Apparently, the extent of Lyner's Character Development is not rejecting Leard's feelings: even when Lyner asks Leard to help craft the hymn at the end of the game, it still feels as though Lyner is making the effort because Leard is his father, after all: their relationship is still rocky, and it doesn't get solved until the AT3 novels in which Lyner admits he must have disappointed Leard due to his career choice because his father wanted Lyner to be a politician like him ever since he was a baby. Ultimately, Leard surprises Lyner by telling him that he has never felt disappointed about his son.
  • You Are in Command Now: He's put in charge of Platina briefly after a hacked Shurelia kidnaps Leard and Ayatane is nowhere to be found. Radolf notes he isn't really using to giving orders instead of taking them, so it's fortunate the first order of business is getting a competent leader back in charge by going after them.

    Aurica Nestmile
Voiced By: Ui Miyazaki (JP), Kari Wahlgren (EN), Haruka Shimotsuki (Hymmnos)

Aurica is a rather normal Reyvateil with self esteem issues that saves Lyner's life in the forest after he crashes his ship. Though she's rather down on herself about her D rank abilities, she actually has a great deal of hidden potential. Actually, the two traits are linked: Confidence issues and emotional withdrawal sap the ability to tap into the power source that all Reyvateils draw power from.

  • Always Second Best: In her hometown, she was compared by the villagers with her best friend and the Mayor's daughter Claire since they were both Reyvateils.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy:
    • Happens to either Aurica or Misha, depending on who you chose to sing Purger, when Mir invades their Cosmosphere. They recover.
    • Almost happens again when Aurica sings Linker in the Altar of Apostles. Luckily, Misha returns to the Crescent Chronicle in time to sing Chronicle Key and stop Mir from hijacking her.
  • The Chosen One: Played with. She is at first believed to be a reincarnation of the Goddess Tyria and chosen to become a Holy Maiden. Lyner and the others soon find out that Mir was pretending to be Tyria to use Aurica as her vessel with the help of Bishop Falss.
  • Cordon Bleugh Chef: Her creations look terrible, but taste good... at least once Lyner gets up the courage to try them. They also make surprisingly effective healing items.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Her parents were killed when Tenba and the Teru tribe started a battle that destroyed her hometown.
  • Double Entendre: Oh Aurica, must you make installing sound so dirty?
  • Dub Name Change: From Orica to Aurica.
  • Foreshadowing: Her hymn code has the name "Mir" in it.
  • Giver of Lame Names: Don't ask her to explain her reasoning; it only makes the names sound even worse.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: Third Generations Reyvateils start as humans which manifests their Reyvateil abilities at any time during their childhoods/puberty, and can interbreed with them. The children may be either human or Reyvateils.
  • I Just Want to Be Special: Her dream is to be chosen for the title of Holy Maiden at the Church. It later turns out that she is special because she's very similar to Mir and can be used as her vessel.
  • It's All My Fault: She blames herself for the deaths of her parents as she was out of town the day Skuwat was attacked.
  • Kindhearted Cat Lover: She loves cats, to the point of sleeping like one.
  • Love Triangle: With Misha and possibly Shurelia for Lyner.
  • Meaningful Name: The Japanese pronunciation of her last name makes it sound like"nest of Mir".
  • Miko: One of Aurica's costumes.
  • Modesty Towel: Another one of Aurica's costumes.
  • Playing with Fire: Don Leon tells Lyner fire is a good element for her, but she fears it after witnessing Tenba and the Teru tribe burn down her village while fighting over Misha.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Her hair actually goes below her knees, but she keeps the long strands wrapped up in a ponytail.
  • Selective Obliviousness: She ends up revealing to Lyner that she leaves letters for her parents in the burnt down remnants of her childhood home, in the vain hope that they'll come home one day and find them.
  • Self-Fulfilling Prophecy: Her low self esteem leads to her never trying and when she doesn't try she doesn't get results, reinforcing her feelings of uselessness.
  • Sole Survivor: She and Claire are the only survivors of Skuwat Village.
  • Shrinking Violet: She is quite shy and has difficulty expressing herself.
  • Took a Level in Badass: While every Reyvateil will have this for each successive clearing of their Cosmosphere levels, Aurica's was especially notable as she started as a Class D Reyvateil as she had subconsciously imposed a limiter on herself due to her inferiority complex. If Lyner managed to make it all the way to the 9th Level in her Cosmosphere, the residents in her Cosmosphere will note that she has grown to become the strongest 3rd generation Reyvateil, with her Song Magic at par with Misha's.
  • Yandere: Aurica's Lilim persona has shades of this, as she tries to kill Lyner and herself in her Cosmosphere because of her self-loathing, jealousy, and fear of him abandoning her.

    Misha Arsellec Lune
Click here to see her adult form 
Voiced By: Sakura Nogawa (JP), Karen Strassman (EN), Akiko Shikata (Hymmnos)

Misha is a little girl that claims to be a childhood friend of Lyner's and is irritated that he cannot remember her. She is a different type of Reyvateil from Aurica and is blessed with a great deal of talent. However, she is childish and resents her duty and is thus not exactly heartbroken when her ability to fulfill it is hampered. She claims that her looking so young despite being the same age as Lyner is due to losing the suppression crystal inside her mind.

  • Absolute Cleavage: Part of Misha's Spy Catsuit in Frelia's Binary Field.
  • Artificial Human: As are all Beta-type Reyvatails.
  • Barrier Maiden: Misha and the rest of the Lune Clan were created to seal the source of the viruses by spending a good part of their lives singing Chronicle Key.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Happens to either Aurica or Misha, depending on who you chose to sing Purger, when Mir invades their Cosmosphere. They recover.
  • Combat Stilettos: Misha's default costume and a few others have impractically tall shoes. She gets away with it because her role is singing and, if her vanguard is doing their job properly, she won't have to dodge.
  • Dual Age Modes: Misha has child and adult forms.
  • Dub Name Change: From Misya Arcerc Lyune to Misha Arsellec Lune.
  • Empty Shell: Right at the end of her Lv. 6 Cosmosphere after she suffers an emotional breakdown from getting trapped in a paradox loop.
  • Erotic Dream: Implied in an optional conversation with Hama that she has these about Lyner since he started diving deeper in her.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: Older Misha only needs one stocking.
  • Forgotten Childhood Friend: Lyner, how in the hell did you forget Misha? Would be justified since they were pretty young when they separated, and that never communicated again, nor Lyner ever heard of Misha again, until the start of the game. Misha did remember him because she recited the promise Lyner made to her at that moment over and over like a mantra during all that time.
    • Lyner finally remembers after he gets the part needed for the ship. Misha doesn't hold it against him since he's been subconsciously fulfilling his promise to her. As far as Misha is concerned, It's all good... Although if Jack's comments in her Lv. 6 cosmosphere are anything to go by, it's at least part of the reason why that level takes the form it does
  • Gag Boobs: "Misha, you grew boobs!"
  • Girlish Pigtails: Young Misha to highlight her childishness.
  • Gratuitous Ninja: Misha's shinobi costume. There's a giant kunai.
  • If I Can't Have You...: Her driving motivation in her Lv. 6 Cosmosphere. It becomes apparent pretty quickly once she admits to trapping Aurica in the forest.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: Misha; the Star Singer has a crappy life stuck singing for years on end in a dark room.
  • Love Triangle: Part of one with Aurica for Lyner.
  • Magical Girl: One of Misha's costumes is a pink and frilly dress like the stereotype of the genre representing her status as a Lune singer.
  • Magic Knight: Misha would like to be this: "If I could fight while singing then I'd be killing two birds with one stone." This trope isn't played straight until II with Cocona.
  • Older Than They Look: Misha's introduced form is younger than how she truly is due to the lack of Chronicle Key.
  • Power Perversion Potential: Misha's "ability" to go from a pre- and post-prepubescent ages by adding/removing the Chronicle Key, or more technically, her D-Cellophane.
  • Qipao: Once she's returned to normal, one of these will be her first new costume.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Misha and heights which is odd when you notice that (When you meet her) she lives in a man-made flying island just below a flying continent, all of which are one Creative Virus away from crashing down.
  • Yandere: Misha believes that Lyner's presence is complicating the struggle between her desire for freedom and her fate of becoming the seal for Mir, so she Mind Rapes him, and then attempts to kill him in her Cosmosphere.

Click here to see her without Linkage armor 
Voiced By: Kanako Sakai (JP), Paula Tiso (EN), Noriko Mitose (Hymmnos)

Shurelia is the third heroine of the game, accessible only in Phase 3. She is a very powerful Reyvateil of yet another type and is one of the leaders of Platina city. She wears a bulky suit of song boosting armor at all times and thus very few people actually know her true appearance. She is more lonely and childish than she appears. Unlike Misha and Aurica, she only hosts a prototype Cosmosphere that has no true connection to her inner thoughts and emotions. Rather, it operates as a sort of game that people of the First Era played.

  • Artificial Human: As are all Origin-type Reyvatails.
  • Battle Ballgown: Linkage is quite fashionable as far as Powered Armor goes.
  • Big Good: Shurelia, the tower administrator. She is Lyner's boss and his inspiration.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Shurelia, the administrator of the titular Babylonian tower, has No Sense of Direction is a Cute Clumsy Girl and she likes bunnies.
  • Cliffhanger: All of the "episodes" in Shurelia's Cosmosphere involve this except for the last one.
  • Combat Stilettos: Shurelia's Linkage costume takes the cake (granted, she avoids the practical problems by floating everywhere in it...)
  • Cute Clumsy Girl: Shurelia will occasionally lose her balance when she fires off a spell, falling flat on her face. When pressed about it, she accidentally lets slip that it happens a lot.
  • Dub Name Change: From Syureria to Shurelia.
  • Fix Fic: Done in-game in her Cosmosphere story at the request of Lyner, who Justifies it by (what else) "the original sucks!" Mir takes this very personally but then again she did infect the scenario in the first place because Lyner was 'playing next to her prison'.
  • Flawed Prototype: While being the first Reyvateil Origin with an entire Tower under her administration certainly qualifies her as the Super Prototype, she never reaches her full potential as her synchronization with the titular tower was left incomplete at 10% when the First Era was brought to untimely end by the Grathnode Inferia, leaving her as flawed as she is now.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: At one point she sings EXEC_SUSPEND/ to shut down the tower, which shuts herself down as well. You can let this be the end of the game, but you'll miss the entire third act of the game if you don't undo it.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: Her story in Binary Field is chosen specifically because she wants to experience 'normal' life. The story got hijacked into a bittersweet Magical Girl story by Mir almost immediately.
  • Immortal Immaturity: When she joins the party and takes off the suit, she begins to act more casually for the first time in centuries. In the process, she reveals that she's actually pretty childish and at times almost bratty. This is due to her HD-Cellophane was programmed with a predetermined character parameters that remains static throughout her life, effectively preventing her form growing out of her default appearance and personality.
  • In the Name of the Moon: Shurelia says something similar to this during the second level of her Binary Field.
  • Lady of War: Shurelia until she sings EXEC_SUSPEND/. and finally reveals what she really looks like under that armor. When she eventually joins the party, she also begins to act more like her age. Well, her apparent age at least, considering she's actually a few decades younger than the Tower itself.
  • Cordon Bleugh Chef: Shurelia's dishes look odd, but taste great.
  • Like a Son to Me: Inverted. She repeatedly tells Lyner that he reminds her of her father, probably due to Lyner's grathmelding genius & the fact that he's one of the few people to ever see the goddess as a person who needs help sometimes, just like anyone else. However, there's still the fact that she looked over Lyner as a baby once when Leard was too busy due to his work. She even stated in the AT 3 novels how she fed him bottles and changed his diapers before Aurica and Misha, causing him extreme embarrassment.
  • Magical Girl: Shurelia assigns herself the role of a traditional one Binary Field. She transforms, fights monsters, etc.
  • Mayfly–December Romance: Hello there Shurelia. How's life as what is probably the oldest person alive? Is Lyner doing alright? What, he grew old and died?!
  • Meido: One of her costumes from the Binary Field.
  • Mystical White Hair: One of the three tower administrators, and her mythological namesake the Goddess Eoria.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: While she did have a justified reason to sing EXEC_SUSPEND/. and had no idea how this would affect the area beyond her Tower, this action worsened the situation in Metafalss as Sol Marta stopped receiving energy from the First Tower and dropped part of the Rim into the Sea of Death. This action resulted in civil unrest and the Grand Bell speeding up their plans to go to war with the Goddess.
  • No Sense of Direction: Shurelia, considering she somehow finds herself lost easily in her own tower (on top of being over 700 years old), not to mention everywhere else. This is because the bug that prevented her from recognizing the layouts of her Tower without her Linkage armor was left unpatched by the end of the First Era.
  • Older Than They Look: She's hundred of years old in the present but looks even younger than Lyner.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Shurelia is not her real name, but she's never referred to as Eoria and she doesn't bring it up herself. The only way you'd really be able to guess based on in-universe events is by noting how old she is and how important she is to the tower.
  • Powered Armor: Linkage significantly increases Shurelia's ability to sing song magic while also making her more durable. It also has an on-board navigation system to prevent her from getting lost in her own Tower.
  • Power Floats: While wearing Linkage. It also prevents her from tripping and falling on her face after unleashing her Song Magic.
  • Really 700 Years Old: Shurelia (Eoria), Frelia, and Tyria are the Origin Reyvateils, and thus, are around the same age as the towers they administrate. She casually mentions events from centuries ago and even refers to them as a time when her age still numbered in only triple digits, though its implied she's doing that only to impress Lyner by exaggerating her age. With all other people, she acts the opposite way and insists she's just 16-years old. It's gotten to the point the Japanese fans and even the series' staff have nicknamed her as the "Self-Proclaimed Eternal Sixteen".
  • Replacement Goldfish: Played straight and then subverted. In the backstory, her foster father and dedicated researcher Eleno gave her that name because she was identical to his deceased daughter, which is why she has that name instead of her original name. This ultimately caused a great conflict between them because Eolia wanted her to be seen as a different person from the dead Shurelia, but this made Eleno apologize to her for not being confident in his ability to raise her as his own child, which made the boss break down crying. So Eolia later on ended up adopting the Shurelia name herself much to Eleno's surprise, and she's kept it ever since because it contains both the feelings she had for Eleno and the ones she holds for all the humans.
  • Third-Option Love Interest: Should you complete her Cosmosphere in Phase 3, it's possible to enter her ending instead of either Misha or Aurica's. Notably, the girls will start getting jealous of Shurelia instead of each other after she joins the party.
  • Tsundere: She has a tendency to fall into some obvious tsundere traps, much to her frustration. She really wants to be more honest, but continues stumbling.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Mir after the true ending of the first game as they begin working together for a common goal and their brief interaction during the second game showcases this.
  • Voice of the Legion: Heroic example when she's not possessed by Mir, anyway. Only in the Japanese dub, though, and only while wearing Linkage, as it's supposed to make her sound as if she was a robot.

Voiced By: Ui Miyazaki (JP), Mary Elizabeth McGlynn(EN), Noriko Mitose (Hymmnos)

Mir is a legendary sealed evil kept in check by a song sung by special Reyvateil. She spawns viruses when possible and has the ability to infect Reyvateil. She is responsible for a terrible war that occurred four hundred years ago and wishes for the world to be populated by Reyvateil after she destroys all humans.

  • Animal Motifs: A baby bird. This becomes clearer in Melody of Metafalica, where all of her songs involve a baby bird in the lyrics, but the origin of the motif is actually in this game with the lyrics of EXEC_HARMONIUS. Although in-game, Misha is the only one to sing it, it's a plot point that its original creator was Mir.
  • Artificial Human: As are all Beta-type Reyvatails.
  • Big Bad: Mir, the "Mother Virus". All of the first game's conflict begins and ends with her.
  • Brain Uploading: Mir escaped one form of imprisonment by doing a special Reyvateil version of this. Now instead of being limited by her body, her limitations are those of Ar tonelico itself. During the true final battle she returns to her physical body.
  • Break the Cutie: Poor Mir; created without emotions but developed them anyway only to be abused. Her first song, Harmonious, is called trash, and she's sealed away for trying to improve the lot of Reyvateils.
  • Bullying a Dragon: Mir's treatment during the second age; one does not abuse a pure blood Beta type whose power is on the same scale as the Origins. Eventually she had enough.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: Following Lyner and Co. defeating but not killing her, she turns over a new leaf and becomes one of the heroines of the next game. However, she is not friends with Lyner himself because he rewrote her script in Shurelia's binary field.
  • Dub Name Change: From Mule to Mir.
  • Emotionless Girl: She was designed not to feel emotions so the scientists kept torturing her to make her lose them again until she snapped.
  • Evil Is Petty: Subverted. At first it looks like she hacked into Shurelia's cosmosphere just to be obnoxious and ruin the story, but for her it's more like playing a game with an old friend. While Lyner may not have liked the original ending, Shurelia did find it beautiful and Lyner's own altered ending doesn't really make any sense.
  • Evil Plan: Mir wants to wipe out humanity to create a world just for Reyvateils because she believes that Humans Are the Real Monsters.
  • Godiva Hair: She doesn't seem to have any clothes anymore and post defeat is not really in the habit of wearing them, so she tends to walk around naked.
  • Go-Karting with Bowser: She shows up in Shurelia's cosmosphere and plays along with it, presumably because she has nothing better to do. She turns the story depressing, but is otherwise just goofing around like Shurelia and Lyner.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Works to restore the planet in all her post game appearances instead of causing trouble with viruses.
  • Humans Are the Real Monsters: This is the reason for Mir's Kill All Humans and why her listed dislikes are humans. She gets over it thanks to Lyner who ironically is the only human that she still hates because he has ruined her script.
  • Kill All Humans: Mir's goal. Of course, she's just doing it for her fellow Reyvateils' sake.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: Mir is implied to be one, with the ability to be a major nuisance even when she's trapped in Ar tonelico's equivalent of Cyberspace. Not to mention she's as powerful as the Goddesses of the three towers. She's noted that she could definitely beat Shurelia in a fight simply because she knows all the latter's weaknesses, although doing that would also cause them both to die. It helps that the former has a stronger up-front personality so she could simply bully the latter regardless.
  • Rapunzel Hair: It hasn't been cut for a few centuries.
  • Really 700 Years Old: Though she looks all of about fourteen Mir is coming up on her four hundredth birthday - her life extended by being locked in the Binary Field for a few of those centuries.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Mir is sealed within the Crescent Chronicle. It is the only thing that can contain her after she uploaded her brain.
  • Serious Business: After her redemption in the first game, she begins to forgive humans for everything they put her through except for Lyner. Why? Because he changed the ending to the story she wrote!
  • Talking To Herself: Aurica and Mir share the same voice actress in Japanese. Justified: Aurica shares enough certain characteristics with Mir that Ar tonelico mistakenly assigned Mir's Hymn Code to Aurica, which allows Mir to infiltrate Aurica's Cosmosphere and later take complete control of her.
  • Utopia Justifies the Means: She plans to wipe out humanity to create her perfect world.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: The best way to describe her relationship with Shurelia after the war and they begin working toward a common goal. Mir even trolls her inside of Frelia's Binary Field in the second game.
  • Voice of the Legion: Her voice sounds like this while she's imprisoned.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: Mir's first song, Harmonius, was meant to express her hope for the human race. However, since she was created with the hope of making an emotionless Reyvateil, it led to her being tortured and locked up. Nevermind that to be told "Your song's no good" would be an incredible insult all on its own, considering Reyvateils' songs are born out of their deep, heartfelt feelings. It's no wonder she started hating humans. It only got worse after that while connected to the tower, she is keenly aware of the Fantastic Racism against Reyvateils, and her inability to do anything else to stop it leads to her (understandable) declaration that Humans Are the Real Monsters.
  • Yandere: Most of Mir's songs are like this - you could make a bit of a leap to say her role as the Big Bad of Elemia was a Yandere reaction to humanity. Harmonious Fusion doesn't contain any kind of Yandere-ness in its feelings (and arguably, in the lyrics neither), and Colors is no more than an image song for her, illustrating the development of her feelings.

    Ayatane Michitaka
Voiced By: Shouta Kibe (JP), Liam O'Brien (EN)

Ayatane is Shurelia's second knight. He is more composed and calm that Lyner and highly devoted to Shurelia. He appears to make a heroic sacrifice at the beginning, but later shows up again with a rather odd story for his survival.

  • Ambiguously Human: He manages to escape situations that spell out certain death and can use shadowy attacks because he's a Virus.
  • Dead Guy Junior: Ayatane's first and last name (as well as his fighting style) came from a Teru man named Ayatane Michitaka Kirinami, who arrived from Sol Cluster in order to free Mir when she was still an experiment and wanted her to sing Rebirthia Protocol. The kindness he showed her had a deep effect on her and after he was killed, she passed her breaking point and began the war against humans.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: He was already Lyner's friend but losing a fight to him made then friends again.
  • Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: Ayatane's in things so his mother, Mir, can finally be happy. Though it should be noted that he's more like Love Makes You Evil than a real bad guy.
  • Facial Markings: Ayatane who is a Virus has facial markings that others do not.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Like his mother, he becomes a true good guy.
  • Katanas Are Just Better: He dual-wields two katanas in battle.
  • Love Makes You Evil: Ayatane is motivated by a love for his mother, Mir. though he gets better.
  • The Mole: Infiltrated Platina and got close to Shurelia for Mir.
  • Momma's Boy: Everything he does is for his mother's sake (i.e Mir's), for better or worse.
  • Mystical White Hair: He has white hair with green tips that hints at his true identity as a virus.
  • One Steve Limit: Averted. Melody of Metafalica has another Ayatane in Jacqli's Cosmosphere and Qoga introduced another character named Ayatane Kureha, AKA Luphan.
  • Welcome Back, Traitor: Welcome back to the guy who was the reason why everything turns crazy in Phase 2.

    Jack Hamilton
Voiced By: Nobutoshi Canna (JP), Spike Spencer (EN)

Jack is the first person Lyner meets on the surface world after being healed of his injuries. As a first introduction, Jack attempts to claim the wreckage and sell it for scrap. Following this, however, he begins assisting Lyner with his goals. He knows more than he lets on.

  • Artificial Limbs: Jack has a mechanical arm with a gatling gun.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Developed one for Misha while she was in Em Pheyna. He almost got himself killed at the battle in Skuwat because of this.
  • The Cameo: He doesn't appear directly in Ar tonelico II but is seen among the members of the Teru tribe in the scene where Jacqli explains the tribe to the rest of the heroes. It's also implied that he gives Sasha a recipe card offscreen in one of her events.
  • Casanova Wannabe: He's described as a womanizer, but the one woman we see him try to hit on shuts him down quick.
  • In Harm's Way: "I'm glad the world is peaceful and all but I need some excitement in my life."
  • Interspecies Romance: He's hinted to be starting one with Krusche, a human, at the end of the game.
  • Little Bit Beastly: On top of losing parts of his upper body in battle, he also lost his Teru horns and tail.
  • Musical Theme Naming: His real name is Harmonica de Pameli.
  • Nice Hat: Has a sharp fedora on his head.
  • Older Than They Look: His profile claims that he's 19 but he looks the exact same in a flashback that takes place 7 years prior to the plot.
  • Work Off the Debt: He works as a mercenary to eventually pay off Krusche for his body.
  • Unwilling Roboticisation: He didn't actually choose to receive the mechanical body parts. Krusche found him with his arm and part of his torso missing and performed the surgery at her own behest.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: His hair is a pale blue and becomes a lighter shade when he makes his return in the third game.

    Radolf Schnaizen
Voiced By: Masakazu Handa (JP), Vic Mignogna (EN)

Radolf is the commander of the Church under Bishop Falss and helps to care for Aurica. He is dutiful, honorable and compassionate.

  • Blade on a Stick: His weapon of choice is a spear. IT'S GOD'S WRATH!
  • Church Militant: That's some spear you got there, Radolf. Justified: Bishop Falss intended to use the Church as a military group to invade Platina. Which he does.
  • Good Shepherd: One of Radolf's first lines is reminding those under his command to take care of their Reyvateil partners and his second appearance is coming to the defense of a Tenba reyvateil being abused by her partner. At all times, he's polite and helpful.
  • 100% Adoration Rating: If the player asks around in Nemo during Phase 3 nearly everyone will tell you how much they love Bishop Radolf. The rest are admittedly jealous of him because they recognize how great he is. Being the head of a Saintly Church will do that for you.
  • Light Is Good: He joined the Church out of his admiration for the goddesses, takes care of his allies, and is one of the only Church members who doesn't help Bishop Falss invade Platina and actively tries to stop him.
  • Team Dad: Specifically plays this to Aurica and Lyner. He spent years looking out for Aurica after she joined the church, and later helps Lyner lead the party.
  • 24-Hour Armor: Like Lyner, he never change out of his armor.

    Krusche Elendia
Voiced By: Yoshino Nanjo (JP), Jessica Straus (EN)

Krusche is a boyish engineer that Lyner runs into while attempting to escape from Tenba. She wields a large chainsaw and is fond of airship design and assembly. Her boyfriend disappeared above the Blastline, which motivates her even more to attempt to cross it. Jack owes her an unspecified but large amount of money.

  • Bare Your Midriff: Proudly shows it off due to her undershirt being short.
  • Chainsaw Good: Her weapon is a chainsaw.
  • Dub Name Change: From Cursye to Krusche.
  • Fiery Redhead: Subverted with Krusche. The only time she EVER gets fired up at all is when she's talking about or involved with high-tech airships and getting to the top of the Tower. 99% of the rest of the time she's the incredibly laid-back, droll, Deadpan Snarker type.
  • Goggles Do Nothing: Krusche wears them and never uses them except for when she uses special attacks in battle.
  • I Will Find You: Her boyfriend, Luke, went missing after he flew above the blastline. Krusche has always wanted to get her own airship and search for him and she gets her wish. She finds nothing except for his toolbox (indicating that he's breaking up with her) and information that he flew off to another tower afterwards. In the final game, she finds data on him in the Archia Think Tank in Sol Cluster and finds out that he died.
  • Interspecies Romance: With the Teru Jack at the end of the game.
  • Never a Self-Made Woman: Krusche says she got into engineering to be closer to her boyfriend, Luke. However it's downplayed to the point that it might as well not exist. 1.) Luke is mentioned three times and one of them is a bonus area. 2.) She was already "grathmelding missiles for fun" before she met him.
  • She Cleans Up Nicely: Krusche has this opinion of herself: "If I wore a dress, your (Lyner's) ass would be knocked out." However, she never changes out of her engineer clothes.
  • Short Tank: Krusche, although she doesn't get much sexual tension due to not being a Reyvateil, and hence, not a romantic option. (Something she lightly pouts about at one point, asking if Lyner'd be in love with her if she were a Reyvateil. She gets paired with Jack/Harmonica.)
  • Teen Genius: She's only 15 and already a renowned grathmeld engineer.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Misha starts off jealous at any other woman being around Lyner, and Krusche can't resist hassling her back. Before too long they're setting each other silly challenges over anything and everything, and each swiftly "owes" the other hundreds of snacks, dinners, and drinks over them.
  • Wrench Wench: She's an engineer with a boyish personality.

    Other Characters 

Don Leon

Don Leon is the Mind Guardian of Aurica's Cosmosphere. He is rather abrupt and rude to Lyner, though he eventually comes to develop a grudging respect for his ability to help Aurica. His form is based on a doll that Claire once gave to Aurica.

  • Dashing Hispanic: His Spanish accent and Gratuitous Spanish is an attempt to use this trope for Aurica's mind guardian.
  • Dub Name Change: From Donsuke to Don Leon.
  • Guardian Entity: Like all Mind Guardians, he helps Aurica deal with mental trouble. Although, he is a rather weak one, in comparison to other fictional universes.
  • Living Toys: His form is based on a doll that Claire once gave to Aurica. He can only talk inside Aurica's mind.


Hama is Misha's mind guardian. Like Don Leon, she is pretty unfriendly towards Lyner, although for a reason Lyner doesn't seem to remember. Her form is based on a present that Lyner once gave Misha.

  • Cat Girl: She has the ears and tail on a humanoid form.
  • Deadpan Snarker: She talks in this manner due to her bitterness at Lyner forgetting about her and Misha.
  • Guardian Entity: Like all Mind Guardians, she helps Misha deal with mental trouble. She's a rather weak one in comparison to other fictional universes.

Tastiella De Lu

Tastiella is the oldest member of the Teru Tribe, and is also considered the wisest. Flute will often seek her advice before making any decisions. She is also the Crescent Chronicle terminal.

  • Barrier Maiden: Her "body" became the Crescent Chronicle, where Mir is contained by Star Singers.
  • Dead All Along: The real Tastiella sacrificed herself hundreds of years ago in order to seal Mir. The one that the party interacts with is not the real her.
  • Dub Name Change: From Tastiera De Ru to Tastiella De Lu.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: Jack calls her "granny", which she really hates.
  • Familiar: Her familiar is the dragon sitting on her shoulder.
  • Go Out with a Smile: At the end of the game, she's peacefully fades away after the party is able to make peace with Mir and end the need for the Crescent Chronicle.
  • Little Bit Beastly: She is a Teru, a race of half-dragon people who have horns and tails. Aurica thinks she looks like a cat.
  • Musical Theme Naming: Her Japanese name "Tastiera" is Italian for "keyboard".
  • Old Friend: She and Shurelia were friends in the second era.
  • Really 700 Years Old: She appears to be sixteen, but Shurelia met her 714 years ago during the Second Era.

Flute Ross Loria

Flute is the de facto leader of the Teru tribe. Though the Teru tribe is feared by the humans as an aggressive bunch, he is actually quite civil, if perhaps a stickler for rules and a bit of an isolationist.

  • Bishounen: A lot of the guys count, but Flute also counts under his hat and mask (he's very pretty).
  • Dub Name Change: From Flaut Ros Roria to Flute Ross Loria.
  • Familiar: As a member of the Ross family, his familiar takes the form of a falcon and helps him teleport.
  • Lawful Stupid: Jack accuses him of this over his stubborn insistence of abstinence of using the antiquated weaponries against Tenba forces even at overwhelming odds, all to uphold the Covenant of Elemia. It is justified as the Covenant of Elemia was intended to avoid repeating the tragedies that ended both the First and Second Era in Sol Ciel. It was never amended for circumstances such as when the Star Singer ended up being kidnapped, though.
  • Little Bit Beastly: He is a Teru, a race of half-dragon people who have horns and tails.
  • Musical Theme Naming: He's named after a flute.
  • We Used to Be Friends: He was very upset by Jack's rash rescue attempt at the battle of Skuwat village. They manage to make amends.

Claire Branch

Claire is Auric's childhood friend and a fellow Reyvateil. However, she chooses not to use offensive Song Magic anymore because she believes that singing should be done for the purpose of art alone.

  • Actual Pacifist: She firmly believes that Song Magic shouldn't be used to hurt people. The only Song Magic she uses now is blue magic.
  • Cool Big Sis: She's a childhood friend of Aurica and provides her with advice and support. Later, she does likewise for Lyner.
  • Dub Name Change: From Crea to Claire.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: She's incredibly kind to everyone and sings songs of healing.
  • Hidden Depths: She was once part of Tenba but left after she got sick of the attitude of the organization. She also once had a lover named Dian, who disappeared after trying to save her from the creature she created by accident with her songs. She swears to wait for him forever.
  • I Will Wait for You: She will wait for Dian to return no matter how long it takes.
  • Stripperiffic: Her outfit shows a lot of skin, most notably her chest area.

Bishop Falss

Falss is the Bishop of the church that Aurica and Radolf represent. He tends to act very calm and reasonable and has a great deal of knowledge.

  • Evil Plan: Bishop Falss, AKA Kyle Clancy wants to resurrect Mir and take over Platina as the first step to taking over the world and returning it to the prosperity of the first age.
  • Faking the Dead: Bishop Falss, then known by his real name Kyle Clancy, faked suicide in order to flee Platina.
  • The Mole: Bishop Falss infiltrated the Church
  • Punny Name: You should be suspicious if your Bishop is named 'false'.
  • Sinister Minister: Bishop Falss inspires the Church to invade Platina and raise Mir.
  • Smug Snake: He develops this attitude the moment he manages to get Aurica to the Altar of Apostles. Too bad Mir immediately sends him packing when he tries to control her.
  • We Used to Be Friends: He used to be one of the three magi with Leard and Shurelia.

Bourd Rade

Bourd is the second in command of the Tenba corporation. He is aggressive, cruel and looks down on Reyvateils as puppets. He has been leading Tenba in a much more violent and unethical direction behind Ayano's back.

  • Evil Plan: Bourd wants to continue the kind of research that's based on the 'Reyvateils are replacable dolls' idea and believes Mir to be its greatest fruit.
  • Fantastic Racism: He firmly believes that reyvateils are just meant to be used as tools.
  • General Ripper: Besides having zero regard for any reyvateils, he has also: done unethical experiments on reyvateils behind his president's back, kidnapped Misha to experiment on her, and destroyed Aurica's hometown by forcing the citizens to fight for him when the Teru Tribe attacked to rescue Misha.
  • Smug Snake: He is so slimy in his over-confidence that it is quite satisfying to see him over-reach and fail.

Leard Barsett

Leard is Lyner's father and the other of the two leaders of Platina, holding the position of governor. He disapproves of Lyner's choice to join the military as he wants him to follow in his footsteps. The two do not get along.

  • The Leader: Leard is the governor of Platina and his conflict with Lyner is based on him wanting his son to succeed him when Lyner doesn't want to. Over the course of the game, Lyner becomes this for his group.

Ayano Raizer Elduke

Ayano is the president of Tenba despite her unique appearance. Unlike Bourd, she's actually an entirely reasonable and ethical individual, but hasn't been keeping an eye on him of late.

  • Benevolent Boss: Compared to her Jerkass second-in-command, she's a very decent person.
  • Big Eater: She's well known in Firefly Alley for being able to put away a ton of Dokkoi Sets.
  • Retired Badass: Ayano used to be an adventurer but now she's content to run Tenba. She gives her old sword to Lyner.
  • Stripperriffic: Suffice to say that "Professional" is not a word to describe her work outfit.

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