The main characters of the game, and the only characters who figure regularly in both the main plot as well as the various Arcana side-stories.
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Book 1 and 2 Main Characters
The Hero (Default: Yuuri)
- "Grab the light!"
- Voiced by: Akira Ishida
The leader of a small squad in the Volunteer Army, he is thrust into the spotlight when he rescues Phoena from the Black Army forces that were pursuing her. Along with his sprite companion Pirika, he accompanies the amnesiac girl in her journey to recover her lost memories, which in the process leads them into direct conflict with the leader of the Black Army himself, the Black King.
- Ambiguously Bi: Some options allow you to play him in a way that implies this. In the quest where you unlock Haruaki, Kain asks him what he thinks of Haruaki, you can have him say "He's quite good-looking."
- There's also some Ho Yay moments between him and Kain, Amelia's first quest reveals that they sleep close to each other.
- Battle Harem: Play your cards right. and the hero will eventually play this trope very straight. See Chick Magnet below.
- Boring, but Practical: His 3-Star rarity Arcana. Decent Attack and Hit Points even at max level (level 40), 1-mana special, and a HP-restore secondary ability makes him useful as a second-line fighter well into Book 10, where the game pretty much forces you to make up a team of 4 or 5-star rarity Arcana to even advance.
- Canon Name: Yuuri in the Brave Frontier crossover and in the Japanese version.
- Chick Magnet/Even the Guys Want Him: Counting just how many girls (and sometimes guys!) that fell for him is an exercise in futility. But let's mention some of them anyways: Phoena, Elena, Marina, Juliana, Rowendia, Faceless, Madena, Ihelmina, Trystan, Armilus (who, mind you, is a demon)...
- Chivalrous Pervert: Some options allow you to play him as one.
- The Chosen One: While it seems that at first that the Hero is just some low-ranking soldier who just had the luck to rescue Phoena when he did, as the game goes on it becomes apparent that there's something special about the Hero. And if the revelation about the Black Knight's identity is anything to go by, as well as inheriting his Chronicle, he is indeed special.
- Chronic Hero Syndrome: If one of the members of the Volunteer Army needs help, he's ready and willing to help them solve their problems.
- Determinator: While his physical prowess isn't anything special, his persistence and tenacity in the face of overwhelming odds is a thing to behold. Just ask the Black Knight in Chapter 10.
- Dreaming of Things to Come: In the beginning of the story, he has flashes of the future laid out for him after he rescues Phoena. He experiences this again at the start of Book 2
- Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: He eventually faces down and defeats the Black King, who at that point had transformed into the physical embodiment of madness and destruction. Not bad for someone who sort of started out as a low-ranked noncom.
- The Dividual: Pirika does the talking for him, and both of them are very often seen together. In the special Brave Frontier crossover though, he actually talks when you first summon him, and still is even when his second evolution adds Pirika by his side.
- Expy: Considering the nature of the setting and the identity of the Black Knight, he is this to Sieg from Suikoden Tierkreis. Amusingly, that game also had a plot revolving around chronicles. Even the revelation of his connection with the Black Knight almost perfectly mirrors the connection between Sieg and The One King.
- Heroic Mime/Silent Protagonist: Outside of his Special Moves, the Hero doesn't really talk much. In fact, Pirika or Phoena literally speak for him during most of the main plot and the various character quests. Depending on the dialogue choices you choose however he can be either The Charmer or a very Deadpan Snarker. He does have voiced skill lines, and has recruitment lines as well.
- He's a bit more talkative in the manga Chain Chronicle Crimson.
- Hello, [Insert Name Here]: The name selected by the player at the start of the game will be the one used by Pirika and Phoena whenever he is mentioned in conversations. Unlike similar cases, the name can be changed anytime.
- Heroic Willpower: Something that surprises even the Black Knight during their final encounter.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Kain.
- Magnetic Hero: A good number of the recruits to the Volunteer Army are there because of the Hero himself, or his exploits. Lampshaded by Oletta in Book 2.
- Master Swordsman: he is pretty handy with a blade and his skill is acknowledged often.
- Nice Guy: Heavily implied, or else he probably wouldn't do half the Arcana-related quests (some of which involve some manner of embarrassment or injury to himself).
- In the manga Chain Chronicle Crimson, he's such a nice guy that he takes on low-level jobs atypical to a fantasy hero, like repairing city walls (along with some high-rarity units, so his kindness must be infectious) or cleaning battlefields in search of lost mementos to be given to their families.
- The Nondescript: Apparently has became this for the Volunteer Army after a while. In a recent series of event quest, New Advent Party For All, he became Monette's third millionth customer by virtue of being in frontmost of the group, rewarding him with free food and drinks...and yet Kain, Piirka and Phoena didn't even notice, causing them all to argue with each other on who wins the free dishes.
- Not So Above It All: He has his moments of goofiness, as shown in some of the Arcana quests, like fighting on despite being in tears during Charno's (because he was disappointed that Charno ran away during battle), or enjoying getting a peek of Phoena's underwear during Kristian's (complete with nosebleed).
- Side Story 5 has him making honestly bone-headed decisions, like touching a power source that renders him frozen solid. In the side story, he also marched straight into a poisonous mist without your input and gets his ass handed to him.
- Oblivious to Love: Some speech voices can play him this way.
- Stealth Mentor: To Kaz, the protagonist of the Chain Chronicle Crimson manga. He breaks Kaz's weapon due to him not understanding what being a hero means (he thinks only extermination jobs counts as heroic deeds), but after witnessing a civilian doing her best to return Kain's shield in a monster ambush, the Hero gave him a new weapon, remarking that Kaz finally starts to understand what it means to be a hero.
- Took a Level in Badass: As shown by his 5-star Arcana. Increased HP and Attack, a stronger Special (in return for costing more Mana), and an Attack buff for the Boss Phase. Heck yes.
- Even further in the Japanese version, where he even gets an ability to turn himself into the Black Knight.
- You Are in Command Now: Is given temporary command of the Guild Alliance for a day during The Longest Day while Gilbert and Selene are rendered unable to lead due to a bad flu outbreak.
- Voiced by: Maaya Uchida (OVA, Movies)
The Hero's faithful companion, Pirika is a sprite, though of what type no one is really sure, not even Pirika herself. Despite being less than a foot tall, she possesses the courage — and the attitude — of someone many times larger, and will not hesitate to throw herself into the fray against the forces of the Black Army to help her friends.
- Ambiguously Gay: Despite seeming female, Pirika likes looking at the female characters' unmentionables and hardly mentions anything about male characters. Though, she is a fragment of the World's Will, and since there are people like that, it can be a case of Fridge Brilliance.
- Deadpan Snarker: Much like the Hero, Pirika can pour on the snark when she's inclined to do so.
- Fairy Companion: For the Hero and, later on, for Phoena as well.
- I Am Who?: The Fragment of the World's Will, that's what.
- The Gadfly: Most of the time towards Kain and Phoena, but many comedic stories involve her messing with the focus character.
- Series Mascot: For Chain Chronicle itself.
- Shipper on Deck: Ships the Hero with practically everyone who shows interest with him, mostly to spite Phoena.
- Single Specimen Species: Unlike all the other nature-attuned Sprites, Pirika is the only one of her kind, though this fact doesn't seem to bother her that much. It turns out, there's a very VERY good reason why there's only one of her.
- Out of Character: Heavily subjected to this in Gumi-written stories. An example is that she'd normally be the type to hide in fear from Carmilla, but she openly supports her interest in blood.
- Likewise, many players believe that Gumi's roleplay as her on Facebook is the same.
- Troll: She usually ends up messing with people for her amusement, including tricking Hati to eat wasabi, convincing the Hero to go on a mock date with Nicky to annoy Phoena, and looking up Phoena's skirt.
- "I trust you."
- Voiced by: Ayane Sakura
A girl that the Hero and Pirika rescued during one of their routine patrols, she could recall nothing of her past. The forces of the Black Army have a keen interest in her however, especially the strange tome that she carries with her. With nowhere to go, she enlists in the Volunteer Army, in the hope of rediscovering her past over the course of their journeys.
- Apocalypse Maiden: What Sage Fatima considers her to be. Can you seriously blame her for thinking so though, especially when the grimoire Phoena keeps with her randomly summons hordes of monsters?
- Clingy Jealous Girl: To the Hero. Shown best in the quest preceding the Armilus demon raid.Volunteer Army, relay this to all forces! Annihilate Armilus the demon upon discovery! You will never get [Hero]!
- Covert Pervert: Might be. In Ihelmina's second character quest, Phoena was angry over how Ihelmina tries to train the Hero until she was made blushing ear to ear after Ihelmina whispers something regarding on how the Hero got, ahem, bent over after the training. Note that it's kinda ambiguous on what actually happened to the Hero, but considering we're talking about Ihelmina...Phoena: (after a discussion regarding Hero's condition)...oh my, really? I didn't know that happened to so many people...Ihelmina: Oh it does, believe me. Perhaps you've even experienced it yourself?Phoena: I-I-I don't think I...uh...
- Distressed Damsel: Very early on in the game. Phoena eventually grows out of it.
- Lethal Chef: Phoena's dinners are never something to look forward to. See Michidia's final 1-star Arcana quest, where they push the job of taking the first taste to Kain.
- Long-Lost Relative: In Book 2, Phoena later remembers she had an older sister who left her and father before he became the Black King and now wants to find her as she's the only family member she has left.
- Not So Above It All: Goes along with Airi's delusions, remarking that she was bound to Airi by 'soul contract' in Jedah's Chain Story.
- Quest for Identity: Much of the game's plot is driven by Phoena's need to find out who she really is.
- Royals Who Actually Do Something: Once Phoena recalls her identity as the daughter of the Black King, she becomes this, and actively rally the forces that would oppose her father, and eventually join the Hero in facing him down.
- Silk Hiding Steel: When Shuza kidnapped her so that he can use her chronicle for his own goals, she steadily refuses, trusting the Hero and Co. to stop Shuza. Eventually, she forces Shuza to listen to her demands in the Alliance meeting.
- Support Party Member: Her second ability increases party's attack and defense by a relatively large amount as long as she's in the sub-party. As a result, a lot of players equipped her with the Volunteer Staff, which increases Main Party's defense as long as the wielder is in the sub-party. See Magikarp Power below for the catch.
- Trauma-Induced Amnesia: Phoena literally can't remember anything prior to her meeting the Hero and Pirika. And with good reason — witnessing your father, the King, go insane after being possessed by a malevolent and ancient evil AND destroy the kingdom you grew up in will do a number on a girl.
- White Mage: While technically part of the Cleric class, Phoena is notable in that not only is her healing really weak for a 5-star Arcana cleric (due to her low Attack score), she has a map-wide offensive special of the type you'd expect Wizards to have.
- Magikarp Power: However, if you manage to fully Limit Break her, she boasts one of the highest attack score for a cleric (exactly nine-thousand!), making her normal healing more feasible in battles and her special much deadlier. Also, her second ability will be more powerful the more you Limit Break her, so completing as much Chain Stories as possible is a good thing.
- Averted with her Version 2 counterpart, who is set as a Magician rather than a Cleric.
- "Someday, I want to travel without having to do so for anyone's sake."
- Big Sister Instinct: She cares greatly for Phoena and thanks the Hero for watching over her when she couldn't.
- Gameplay and Story Segregation: She appeared as a recruitable character during the Third Anniversary, and was obtainable even by those who didn't even find out she existed yet.
- Infinity +1 Sword: Her sword, The Machete of Time, can erase beings from existence.
- Lady of War
- Late-Arrival Spoiler: Used to be a big spoiler, nowdays she's used in advertising as much as Phoena and Pirika.
- Magnetic Hero: Much like the Hero, she has made friends with many people on her journey.
- Seventh Ranger
- Tragic Keepsake: Her katana was formerly her father's.
Book 3 Main Characters
- "We'll never surrender the future!"Voiced by: Kōki Uchiyama (game)