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This is a work-in-progress page for characters from the Surge Concerto series, as they are depicted in Ciel nosurge. For characters and tropes exclusive to the sequel, please add them to the corresponding page.

All spoilers are unmarked due to the sheer number of them in character pages although tropes that detail the sequel should remain marked. Be careful.

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Main Characters

    Ion 

Ionasal.kkll.Preciel/Nei Yuuki

Voiced by: Ai Kakuma (VA), Akiko Shikata (Singer)

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The protagonist of Ciel nosurge, and the empress candidate of the Tenmon (Astronomical faction) group. Unsure of herself, she wants to do what she can to save Ra Ciela but lacks conviction at first, especially compared to the fiery and determined Kanon. Ion is quite the gearhead, and loves tinkering with machinery.

  • All-Loving Hero: She's believes in the best of everyone, even the likes of Neptool, Zill and Revelt despite being fully aware of their horrible deeds. While this makes her susceptible to manipulation by the antagonists, this trait enables her to make devoted allies of those who should be her enemies such as Kanon and Nay.

  • Amnesiac Heroine: At the start of the game, she has no recollection of her memories and both her and the player's objective is to restore her memories in the dreamsphere.

  • Cute Clumsy Girl: Nay's attempts to train her to dance fail when she trips and falls down at even the simple dance routines.

  • Famed in Story: After saving Manjusara from a Wave Burst with giant lotus flowers, Ion becomes known far and wide as "the princess who can create miracles".

  • Good Is Not Soft: While naive at the beginning, as Ion's character development goes on, she is no longer cowed or guilt-tripped and is quite capable of drastic actions if it will save everyone.

    • In Chapter 4, she strangles herself, knowing that Nero will feel her pain due to Synchronization and that she will be stopped.

    • She develops offensive song magic with Telefunken and uses it to incapacitate Zill in Chapter 6.

    • The very last chapter has her order Nay to kill her in order to stop Nero from taking over her mind. She reluctantly agrees.

  • Killed Off for Real: Gets killed alongside Renall at the end of Chapter 7 by Chimon forces attacking the wire ship they are on. Thankfully, Nay and her friends are able to undo the process through a 6th axis shift near the end of Chapter 8.

  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: Due to Nero erasing her memories and it's up to the player to help her recover them.

  • Trapped in Another World: Originally a Japanese schoolgirl from Earth, who was attacked and nearly killed by another person,and used an experimental machine that sent her soul to Ra Ciela and Ion's body. Her original body is still on Earth.

  • Sadistic Choice:With all of her memories recovered, she is forced to either choose between staying with her lover(The Player) but dooms her friends to their hopeless fates or save them but she risks losing contact with the player, possibly forever. She chooses the later but it pains her to do so, with the player's last sight of her as the terminal shuts down is her crying her eyes out.

  • Wrench Wench: She is well versed in electronics and engineering and the Dreamworld and the Real World has her using her skills to her advantage.

    The Terminal(The Player) 

    Nay 

Nayaflask/The real Ionasal.kkll.Preciel

Voiced By: Maaya Uchida (VA) Haruka Shimotsuki (Singer)

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An energetic singer and idol with a twisted and complicated past who inhabits the body of an artificially created genom, she befriends Ion early on.

  • Be Careful What You Wish For: At the end of the game, she fulfills her original objective: regain her identity as the original Ion and become the Empress of Ra Ciela. Unfortunately, she had to forcibly stab Ion to stop Nero, the Imperial Government officials refuse to obey her to the point that Renall had to put them all in forced house arrest to prevent unnecessary strife and she feels uneasy at having to maintain the fasacade to the populace.

  • The Cynic: Her horrible experiences have given her this mindset. This gives her a nice balance towards Ion's Wide-Eyed Idealist.

  • Deadpan Snarker- She possesses a sharp and witty tongue.

  • Deuteragonist: The second-most important character as she gets just as much focus as Ion in the story.

  • Grand Theft Me: Revelt and Fractel forcibly removed her soul from her body in order to have a vessel for Nei Yuuki. She originally seeks to accquire her body back but eventually she accepts her sharl-body made for her by Fractel.

  • IdolDancer: Her alter-ego as Pretty Berry in thr Planetary Maison. A role she eventually enjoyed due to being a genuinely happy occupation that helps her ease her pain.

  • The Mole: She was actually a spy for Zill sent to watch over Ion for the first half of the game.

  • Powerof Hate- Endured the suffering she had experienced at the hands of the Tenmon through her hatred of her father Revelt and the one of who stole her original body and identity, the current Ion/Yuuki Nei.

  • Stepford Smiler:While her debut shows her as a happy-go-lucky girl, she hides a boatload of trauma and hatred.

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    Nelico 

Nelico

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An eccentric woman who is the only resident of the dreamworld besides Ion. Runs a shop from which the player can get virtual cards that can send Ion and the player to make-believe worlds.

    Nero 

Nero, Reon, Uliliya

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Known as 'Reon' at first and then as 'Nero' eventually, her real name is 'Ululiya'. She is a being who was summoned and imprisoned by humans 5000 years ago. Her power was used 5000 years ago to teleport humanity away from a different dying planet to Ra Ciela. Her main wish is to be returned to her home world. Like Zillillium, Nero will use any means necessary to get what she wants.

  • Assimilation Plot: Nero attempts to use the people of Ra Ciela to create the Overseer, in a desperate attempt to go back to her original dimension and out of pure hatred against them for their abuse against her.

  • Creepy Monotone: Even at serious moments and when her plans have failed, she never raises her voice. Until Chapter 12 in which she reacts with utter rage and betrayal after suffering at the hands of Revelt.

  • Expy: Of Mir from the Ar Tonelico series. Both of them are little girls that been abused and imprisoned by humans for their powers, possessing an immense hatred against them as a result.

  • Gone Horribly Right: Nero finally leaves Ra Ciela with the help of Zill in Chapter 7, except that since they don't know the exact coordinates to her original dimension, she is basically stuck in the same situation as before: trapped in an endless void unable to sense or feel anything, except there is no way for her return. The Sixth Axis Shift near the end of Chapter 8 saves her and makes her admit defeat to Ion and cooperate with her.

  • And I Must Scream: Her condition when placed in the Cielnotron server is that of floating in an endless dark void. And experienced an even worse one that lastd 10000 years before she was placed in her current body.

  • Powered by a Forsaken Child: She is used to power the Cielnotrons and 5000 years ago used to guide the ancient Ra Cielians to the present-day Ra Ciela using her Oversight ability.

  • Villainous Breakdown: Her suffering at the hands of Revelt has left her with a bitter hatred towards humans of Ra Ciela that breaks her usually calm personality, ranting how they have harmed and betrayed her again and again before trying to forcibly possessing Ion's body by painfully erasing her memories.

    Nero: Betrayed, Betrayed, Betrayed, Betrayed, Betrayed

    • When she is foiled once again due to the efforts of Ion and Nay, she angrily sends Ion and herself 5000 to the future using the micro-quasar of the Singing Hill, knowing fully well that the Grand Phoenix Project will fail and the people of Ra Ciela will die slowly.

  • Woobie Destroyerof Worlds: Her situation is similar to Ion but to a greater extent. She is forcibly brought to a foreign dimension to be used by the ones who summoned her without any care towards her. It's no wonder she desires to go home at any cost.

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    Tabou 

Delta Lantanoil

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A young boy from the town of Manjusara who saves Ion. Childhood friends with Casty, he always rushes into danger to help his friends and cheers them up however he can. Headstrong but a bit thickheaded.

  • Childhood Friends: Literally at that time with Cass and Pram.

  • Distressed Dude: Is possessed by Nero in Chapter 5 and Ion and her friends have to save him from Zill and Nero in Chapter 6.

  • Despair Event Horizon: The sudden death of Pram leaves him utterly depressed until Cass and Ion manages to convince him not to give and carry on Pram's promise.

  • The Champion: The kid is devoted to Cass to the point of willingly sneaking in a highly guarded complex to save her. After the death of her father, Griecoff, Cass promises Tabou to always be at her sides and he does.

  • Idiot Hero: Not exactly the brightest kid as Cass and Ruray comment.

  • Hot-Blooded: Is quite full of passion and excitement that he he usually screams at the top of his lungs whenever discussing or mentioning his interests.

  • Only Known by Their Nickname: His real name is only mentioned in All in the Manual and the Sequel as everyone in-game calls him by his nickname.

  • Small Role, Big Impact: While he's just an ordinary boy, his actions in saving Ion by inviting her to his home ensures her survival and begins a series of events that strengthens her as a person and as a savior of Ra Ciela.

    Casty 

Casty Rianoite

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Voiced by Inori Minase (VA) Yoshino Nanjo (Singer)

A young girl from the town of Manjusara who is friends with Tabou. Haughty and arrogant at first, she's a good person underneath her cold exterior, you could call her a tsundere.

  • Action Girl: When synchronized by Sarly, she can use song magic to fight off her enemies. She later uses G2trons given to her by Professor Clacket that allow her to use song magic without Sarly' presence. At the end of the game, she plans on injecting herself with the rGNA virus to give herself the same powers as Sarly and Nay.

  • Damselin Distress: Gets kidnapped by Neptool in order to force her father, Griecoff's cooperation in completing the Neptron.

  • Fangirl: Of the mascot character, Nyuruki. This makes fast friends with Sarly due to having the same love for the mascot.

  • Like an Old Married Couple: With Tabou. Pram, Nay and Sarly often tease her about it.

  • Tsundere

    Pram 

Prime Seodyum

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A young mechanical genius and is best friends with Tabou and Casty.

  • Child Prodigy: He's knowledgable about Cielnotrons at a young age as he is able to read and understand a complex manual that his other kid friends Tabou and Cass aren't able to do so.

  • Dropped a Bridge on Him: Early on in Chapter 1, he is killed when as a wave burst strikes Manjusara, wiping out a large portion of the town's old protective barrier, causing debris from the barrier to rain down on the city, including the house that Pram lived in, killing him and his family in the process.

  • Forgotten Fallen Friend: Averted as Ion, his brother Shirotaka and his friends Tabou and Casty remember him fondly and sorrowfully lament his early death. Even 5000 years later, he is still fondly remembered.

  • Posthumous Character: Despite being killed in Chapter 1, his friends mention him often and he is fortunate enough to receive characterization via flashbacks.

    Ruray 

Ruray Lantanoil

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The mother of Tabou and the owner of the General Store, Ruru's in Manjusara.

  • Badass Bystander: Despite being an ordinary shopkeeper, she is able to provide valuable help to the heroes and she's even join in on fighting Zill's Temple Knights.
  • LikeMotherLikeSon: She not an idiot like his son but she just as hotblooded, stubborn and couragous as him.
  • Shopkeeper: Her store has lots of useful items and random junk. This comes as an advantage to Clacket and Undu in order to retrive Ion's soul.

    Pari & Coolin 

Paralyno & Coolin

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Pari

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Coolin

Community Representatives of the Tenmon and Chimon community(respectively) in the Dreamsphere Colony. Despite their rivalry and endless bickering, they care for each other alot.

  • Childhood Friend Romance

  • Like an Old Married Couple: Very often they would argue, even at the most minor instances. They eventually marry off-screen in Chapter 12.

  • We Used to Be Friends: The ongoing conflict betweem the Tenmon and Chimon communities in the Dreamsphere and Neptool's manipulations have utterly strained their friendship despite their efforts. Thankfully, they are inspired by Ion's beliefs and they not only managed to repair the rifts between their respective communities, they even admit their love for each and get married.
  • Unwitting Pawn: Both are manipulated in an ongoing feud by Neptool's machinations. Coolin especially, when he falls for Neptool's plot to frame Ion for his attempted assassination of Kanon.

    Shirotaka 

Leolm Seodyum

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A bright and kind, nerdy figurine collector who is also a hacker-enthusiast, he lends his technical expertise to the party many times.

Big Brother Mentor: To Pram. He was the one who taught and instilled in him a curiosity to study cielnotrons at a young age.

  • Chivalrous Pervert: Despite him being a rather tactless pervert who has no problems showing off his figurines (especially a scantly clad figurine of Ion that accurately scarily matches her physical proportions), he doesn't take advantage of Ion when wearing only her underwear (left after have a fight with Nay) and he even offers valuable advice and insight.

  • That Manis Dead: Considered his old identity as Leolm to have died when he left his household and the entire family died during the wave burst disaster at Manjusara.

  • Lovable Nerd: Of Pretty Berry. He's even the leader of the fanclub he established on the Genometrics.

  • Intergenerational Friendship: With Sarly.

  • Otaku- Painfully so as he proudly and loudly proclaims the wonders of Moe and is rather obssessive when it comes to his figurines. His friends usually mock on his ridiculous obssession.

  • Running Gag: His Ion figurine and the bewildered reactions of everyone toward it.

  • Playful Hacker: An excellent one alongside with his friend Sarly and it's one of the reasons why they bonded as friends online in the Genometrics.

  • Strong Family Resemblence: He basically looks like an older version of Pram.

Quantize

Located at the Colony Four Seasons, they are a hacker organization in opposition against the Tenmon and whose goal is the salvation of the world.

    Sarly 

Sarly Planck

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A young girl and childhood friend of Casty's. A hacker prodigy. The leader of the resistance group 'Quantize'. Helps the party however she can throughout the story.

  • Action Girl: When she becomes an Incarnate, she is able to fire powerful bursts of song magic althougth this tires out easily due to her weak constitution.

  • Cat Girl: She wears a cat-ear headband and a cat's tail.

  • Fangirl: Of Nyoroki

  • Intergenerational Friendship: With Shirotaka.

  • Ill Girl: Is afflicted with a deadly illness that she inherited from mother, forcing Neptool's Actions. She is cured in Chapter 6 when Ion and her friends retrived the gRNA virus from Zill.

  • The Stoic: Is quite calm and composed for a little girl.

  • Not So Above It All: Despite knowing she's in enemy territory in Chapter 9, she can't help but go and accept the invitation to Palace Nyurokiel.

  • Playful Hacker: She even leads an organization full of them and it is why she bonded with Shirotaka so well.

  • Wise Beyond Their Years

    Clacket 

Clacket Palmium

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A highly reowned scientist who formerly worked with the Tenmon. He is the ex-leader of the research team at the Genomirai Laboratories and the creator of the Cielnotrons.

  • Absentminded Professor: Is usually carried away with inventing weird food products or reminscing about his old inventions.

  • The Atoner: For his role in forcibly bringing Yuuki Nei aka the Current Ion to Ra Ciela out of mere scientific curiosity, he is willing to send her back home and repair the damage that he has done.

  • Cool Old Guy

  • Defector from Decadence: He soon saw how repulsive Revelt and his faction is, so he faked his own death, left to hide in the old Genomirai Labratories and cooperated with Sarly to create Quantize in order to save the world from the problem that he caused.

  • Heroic Sacrifice: He disables the shields on the cielnotron protecting Revelt and his faction from being converted into energy ,at the cost of Revelt shooting him in an attempt to stop him, leaving him too mortally wounded to escape.

  • Mentor Occupational Hazard: He dies stopping Revelt from escaping the planet. Fully aware that his attempts to stop Revelt may result in his death, he hands Cass his cielnotron containing his research and asks her to give it to Sarly.

  • Parental Subsitute: To Sarly, Casty and Kanon. He considers them his own family due to earlier neglecting and abandoning his own family for the sake of his scientific exploits.

The Tenmon Faction

A political faction that places their faith in human technology and ingenuity. They developed advanced devices that allow humans to make use of song magic without needing the help of genom. Formerly a subordinate faction to the Chimon, the Tenmon rose in power due to the invention of Cielnotrons, eclipsing the Chimon and becoming the ruling faction of Ra Ciela. They take great pride in being free of ancient traditions imposed by the Chimon.

    Revelt 

Revelt Flandresca

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The Leader of the Tenmon Faction and the father of Renall and the Original Ion (Nay). A ruthless and ambitious man who wants nothing but to secure his position and seeks the death of all genoms in Ra Ciela.

  • Abusive Parents: Sees his children as nothing more than tools to help conquer Ra Ciela.
  • Archnemesis Dad: The father of Renall and Nay(the real Ion), and their biggest enemy.

  • Big Bad: The most villainous character in the game, the one pulling all the strings and responsible for the terrible state of Ra Ciela and the suffering of many characters, most prominently Ion, Nay and Nero.

  • Fantastic Racism: Hates Genomes and plans to wipe them out despite their cohabitation with humans.

  • Hannibal Lecture: Towards Nero as he bluntly tells her that she will always be considered a disposable tool by everyone in Ra Ciela before forcibly and painfully controlling her mind in order to figure out the coordinates for a new planet for his escape. This has dire conquences even after his death...

  • Hate Sink: While the other antagonists are given Even Evil Has Loved Ones moments and have at least an understandable motive for their extreme actions, Revelt has no excuse for his actions due to being only motivated due to pure selfishness and what little Pet the Dog actions he has is tainted by his repulsive actions and personality.

  • He-Man Woman Hater: As if to further the point that he's a dick, he comments to Renall on how problematic her gender is when discussing a possiblity that she may be his successor and his idea of "convincing" a little girl like Cass to join his side is that she would make "valuable breeding stock".

  • Hypocrite: Says that he wishes to free the people of Ra Ciela from being too dependent to the genoms, except he and his cielnotron system does the same thing to an even worst extent.

    • He also felt betrayed by Renall when she forcibly removes him from power, when he ruthlessly treated Nay like disposable trash by forcibly removing her soul from her body and later ordering her killed without any hesitation upon finding out her escape.

  • If I Can't Have You...: After escaping from Renall's custody. He forces the sharls to go powering the Cielnotrons of Ra Ciel to go berserk, knowingly causing an even worse cielnotron panic while he and his followers escape to the circle of power at the Earthen Shaft, in order to capture and force Nero to show him the coordinates to a new planet and forcibly order Zill to sing Que1l->EX[cez]->{kranz}; ensuing that he and his faction escapes to the new planet while damaging Ra Ciel and dooming the rest of the populace as a rest. The first was stopped thanks to the efforts of Ion and her friends and allies without any major problems but the second finally has Revelt and his faction dying but at the cost of the lives of Clacket, Kanon and Cosal and hastening Ra Ciela's demise.

  • Karmic Death: He and his faction are absorbed and turned into energy by the very cielnotron he's used to fuel their gateaway and caused the death of Kanon and Cosal.

  • A Nazi by Any Other Name: Believes the Genom are trash and decides that only an "elite 1%" of humanity is fit to survive the coming apocalypse.

  • Offing the Offspring: Pulled the soul out of his own daughter, Original Ion(Nay) then orders his men to kill her on sight upon finding out she escaped with a new vessel. When his other daughter Renall rebels against him, he decides to use her as a sacrifice to fuel his getaway.

  • The Social Darwinist: Justifies his horrible actions by saying that it's natural that the "strong live, the weak die."

  • Smug Snake: Whenever he's present in a scene, he speaks with a tone of utter distain to both his allies and enemies and loves to proclaim his superiority to them.

  • Ungrateful Bastard: His daughter Renall chooses to spare him and have him live the rest of his life in forced retirement despite knowing all of his horrible crimes. He later repays her by having her be brutally beaten by his goons and later be used as an expendible power source to fuel he and his faction's gateaway to another planet.

  • Villain Has a Point: He and the Tenmon rightfully consider the Save Bezel Project as a plot by the Genoms to destroy humananity and regain control of the planet.

  • Villainous Breakdown: Being desposed by Renall sends him into a maddened and desperate state in Chapter 11, willing to pull off a If I Can't Have You... plot against everyone and the planet itself if he is no longer on control.

  • Villainous Legacy: Despite his death, his actions utterly worsens the fate of Ra Ciela and everyone on it. His attempts to escape to a another planet hastens the demise of the Ra Ciela, his actions result in the deaths of Clacket, Kanon and Cosal, causes most of the populace to develop a Fantastic Racism towards the genoms, and his Hannibal Lecture towards Nero corrupts her into thinking Humans Are Bastards, driving her to ruin the Planetary Migration Plan and make Ra Ciela's sacrifice a senseless one, forcing the people of Ra Ciela to live in the Colony Ship Soriel in search of Ion. All of these still have disastrous effects that reververate in the sequel....

    Renall 

Renall Tartalka

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A high-ranking officer in Tenmon's special PLASMA task force, her conscience and the orders she receives from above are a constant source of conflict for her.

  • Good Is Not Soft -While she is a genuine sister figure to Ion and a good person who knows the needs of people in mind, she is not above using dubious and questionable actions to get her way. Her plan to drive Ion to willingly participate the imperial trials? Use a paid actor to motivate Ion using a fabricated story then shooting her dead once her role is done.

  • Nepotism: It is implied this is how she got a high position at PLASMA, despite the Tenmon's Stay in the Kitchen attitude. She earned it through her hard work and talents.

  • Not So Different: With Kanon. As both comment on it when circumstances has them cooperating with each other while up against Revelt's forces in order to help Ion.

  • Nerves of Steel: Even at the rare moments when something actually gives her a reaction, she is able to maintain a calm and rational attitude and thinks up the most suitable plans and countermeasures to whatever situation she's facing.

  • The Coup: She gains enough influence, power, and the highest rank available in order to successfully topple Revelt's regime in Chapter 10. She later does it again in Chapter 12 when the Imperial officials refuse to obey Empress Nayflask's orders and puts them all in forced house arrest.

  • The Political Officer: A high ranked member of one.

  • Spanner in the Works: Her coup successfully turns the favor to Ion and her friends, who were moments away of being bring unable to stop Revelt's plans by virtue of Ion being capture and threatened to have her mindbe erased.

  • State Sec - Her organization PLASMA is used by the Tenmon faction to supress any dissidents and brainwashing them at Palace Nyurokiel to feel blissfully happy and then to be used as Sharl Nests to fuel the second Cielnotron server.

  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Towards the Genom. Justifed on how she saw the Genoms kill her mother(the previous empress) in retribution to Revelt's actions.

    Neptool 

Neptool Planck

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President of the Tube Company and the father of Sarly.

  • Arc Villain - In Chapter 2 and Chapter 4.

  • Big Bad Wannabe: Plans to use Nero in order to take control of the world, except he is unware that Zill and Nero are only using him for their plan.

  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: He purposedly discriminates against the Chimon citizens living in the Dreamsphere by neglecting to power the Cielnotrons powering their side of the barrier and is all too happy when he sees the Tenmon citizens' cielnotrons get destroyed by Kanon, knowing that they will be buying from his company in order to replace them.

  • Fat Bastard: A rather portly individual and aside from committing his atrocities, he is not shy in stating on how he finds Ion and Dreamsphere citizens to be utterly stupid.

  • Locked Out of the Loop: He is largely unaware of Nero's true existence and the conspiracy surrounding her existence.

  • Manipulative Bastard - Fans the conflict between the Tenmon and Chimon citizens in the Dreamsphere Colony for his advantage. He later takes advantage of Ion's naivety in order to frame her for his attempt on Kanon's life.

  • Unwitting Pawn - To Zill and Nero.

  • We Used to Be Friends - With Griecoff.

  • Well Intentioned Extermist - In order to get the gRNA virus to cure his beloved daughter Sarly. He is willing to resort to villianous actions such as kidnapping and threatening Cass' life in order to force Griecoff's cooperation in completing the Neptron.

The Chimon Faction

A political faction that admires and reveres the genom and their close relationship with the planet, they think that humanity should learn more from the way the genom live. Formerly the ruling faction of Ra Ciela until the Tenmon eclipsed them in power through the invention of the Cielnotrons, greatly reducing the usage of sychronizing with genoms and endangering them in the process. However, they still wield considerable power despitw the heavy loss of influence and followers.

    Kanon 

Kanoyeel.kkll.Preciel, Dudu Noechium

Voiced by Nana Inoue (VA) Minami Kuzuki (Singer)

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The empress candidate of the Chimon (Earthbound faction) group. Sophisticated, good at public speaking, and firm in her ideals, she wants to save Ra Ciela and at first thinks that Ion is too wishy-washy and weak to enact real change. She has a weakness for cute animals, especially birds, although she's embarrassed by it. Highly dignified, kind, and elegant.

  • Cuteness Proximity: Even as a child, she loves cute birds. Her time in the Dreamsphere and Planetary Maison has her squeeing in delight at seeing so many birds of different colors.

  • Dark and Troubled Past: She was originally an orphan living in Manjusara. She is then selected to be one of the many children selected to find who is compatible with Nero's DNA and she is the only survivor among the hundreds.

  • Sugarand Ice Personality: While initially presented as a cold and stoic person, Ion's interactions with her reveal that she's also an All-Loving Heroine just like Ion.

  • Killed Off for Real: Near the end of Chapter 7, she is shot dead by PLASMA agents although Ion's 6th axis shift has her surviving under the care of Renall. She meets her end in Chapter 11 when she and Cosal are converted into energy after successfully stopping Revelt.
    • In Ar Nosurge, it turns out this is subverted when she and Cosal are revealed to be alive.

  • Half-Human Hybrid: She's basically a prototype of the Incarnates, being injected with the rGNA virus alpha and Nero's DNA, enabling her to create power song magic and channel with a Physical God like Cosal.

  • Heroic Sacrifice: She is converted into energy alongside Cosal and the many genoms after they managed to prevent Revelt and his faction from escaping.

  • Meaningful Name: "Kannon-sama" is the Japanese name for Kuan Yin, the Buddhist goddess of compassion.

  • Willing Channeler: Of Cosal thanks to being injected with Nero's DNA and with the gRNA virus alpha although this puts a considerable strain to her health, requiring her constast bedrests to recover her energy.

  • You Are Number 6: She is designated as Dudu Noechium/229 when she was one of the sucessful candidates injected with Nero's DNA, the number is also marked on her upper arm.

    Zill 

Zillillium Rimonite

Voiced by Meiko Kawasaki (VA) Noriko Mitose (Singer)

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A genius researcher aligned with the Chimon faction who aims to create a world where everyone lives in harmony as Sharl-like creatures that lack individual free will. She is in love with Undu, a researcher who currently inhabits Nero's body after he lost his in an accident. Her secondary goal is to rescue him. She will stop at nothing to achieve her goals.

  • Arch-Enemy: Of Nay. While she harbored some suspicions, Nay did appreciate that Zill saved her life and is devastated to find out that she never intended to fulfill her promise to get her back to her own body in the first place, from then on utterly hating her guts. Zill eventually feels the same way towards her when she becomes a thorn on her side and continually foils her plans.

  • Assimilation Plot: One of her goals is the Save Bezel Project and it is the driving force for her actions in Chapter 8. She enacts her own version in Chapter 12 by singing Class:EXSPHERE_NOSURGE, using the people of Ra Ciela as fuel to power Nay's song but due to the efforts of Nay and Tabou, she is stopped and imprisoned for her efforts but not before significantly killing off a number of Ra Ciela's populace.

  • Big Bad Ensemble: With Nero and Revelt. While Zill may be forced to cooperate for the two, she has her own agenda and she enacts it in Chapter 12.

  • Consummate Liar: Many characters comment on how she's highly untrustworthy and indeed, she only makes promises in order convince someone to help her and fulfill her plans.
    • Averted in Chapter 7, where she told the truth about her intent to only send Nero back to her world, while Renall and the Tenmon told Ion that Zill planned to escape Ra Ciela with Undu.

  • Control Freak

  • Dark-Skinned Blond

  • Determinator: No amount of setbacks or people (including her lover Undu) pointing out how wrong her goal is going to make her give up or change her mind. Even being imprisoned by Nay at the end of the story does nothing to convince her.

  • Expy: Of Infel from the Ar Tonelico series. Both of them have suffered trauma due to events that have happened in their past and both seek to accomplish an Assimilation Plot. However... Zill is far more ruthless individual than Infel could ever possibly be and not even her love for Undu could even more her pause to reconsider her actions.

  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones. Despite her utter ruthlessness and disregard for human life, she loves her fellow researcher Undu and her devotion to the Genoms is genuine to the point Cosal instructs her to carry on his legacy in his dying breath.

  • Evilutionary Biologist: A renowned genius in the field of biological science. She created the gRNA virus and the SHS Hetetomycin alongside her colleage Professor Undu. She also created the Astrocyte Modulatory Virus, which turns the unfortunate victim into an incubator and nest that produces Sharls, at the cost to the victim's life. She also believes that forcibly assmilating humanity in order to create the Overseer is for the good of humanity.

  • Evil Genius: She is not only a renowned biologist, she is also a cruel manipulator and a high-ranking member of the Chimon faction. Her genius is such that Revelt forcibly recruits her to fulfill his plans and even Nay admits that Zill is an amazing woman due to her talents.

  • Foil: To Ion. Both of them desire a peaceful world, but Ion has a strong belief in the good of humanity, while Zill believes humanity to be so wicked that an Assimilation Plot is the only hope for salvation. They also both fight for the Genom and to protect Ra Ciela, but Zill's path to do so is a lot darker than Ion's.

  • Humans Are Bastards: She believes that humans are unable to ever improve by themselves, as such her plans usually involve in forcibly making them decent in her own way.

  • Knight Templar: Honestly belives that her villainous and cruel actions are for the good of humankind.

  • Lack of Empathy: Besides her love of Undu and the Genoms, she expresses no remorse regarding her actions, treating everyone she doesn't love as disposable pawns at best.

  • Manipulative Bitch: She usually manipulates people to accquire their help, such as promising Nay that she will help her regain her body and promising Neptool that she will give the rGNA virus to a terminally-ill Sarly, promises that she has no intentions of fulfilling.

  • Motive Rant: Engages this with Sarly in Chapter 12 as she sings Class:EXSPHERE_NOSURGE: explaining that the people of Ra Ciela are "unworthy" in her own eyes and she believes that forcibly using them as fuel for her Assimilation Plot is their only use.

  • Misanthrope Supreme: She really, really hates people as she believes they are too obssessed with themselves to care about the greater good.

  • Not So Different: To Revelt. Both of them have established an oppressive government that controls the populace of Ra Ciela through a highly dependent power source (The Cielnotrons for Revelt and The Sharls for Zill.), both are utterly ruthless and have a great disregard for human life and both believed that only 1% of humanity is worthy of being alive in their own terms. However...

  • Not So Similar: While Revelt does it out of petty selfishness and ensuring that he remains in power, Zill fully believes that humans are incapable of goodness and that her plans in forcibly evolving humanity is the only way.

  • Overarching Villain: As early as Chapter 3, she uses Nay as a middle man in order to manipulate Neptool in using the Neptron to free Nero. In chapter 6 and 7, she works alongside with Nero in achieve her goal of going back to her home dimension in exchange for freeing Undu and distablizing the Tenmon faction's cielnotron system. Thanks to Nero performing a 6th axis shift and Kanon being killed by the Tenmon, she succeeds in leading the Chimon against the Tenmon and she becomes the ruler of Ra Ciela as the Archbishop of the Chimon in Chapter 8, only to be foiled at the end by efforts of Nay and her remaining friends, using Ion's Oversight to perform a 6th axis shift to travel back to Chapter 7 to stop her. She later spends the rest of the chapters forced to work with Revelt although she is shown to have her own agenda. With Nero gone and Revelt dead, she enacts her plan, singing Class:EXSPHERE_NOSURGE in order to use the people of Ra Ciela as fuel to power Nay's song but due to the efforts of Nay and Tabou, she is again stopped and is imprisoned again for her efforts. Even then... she remains unshaken and it is implied she will remain a consistent threat in the future.

  • The Unfettered: She will do anything if means it gets her to one step close to achieving her goals. Making promises she doesn't keep, cooperating with her hated enemies and having no limits like moral restraints for anything she does is just the start for her.

  • Utopia Justifies the Means: Honestly belives that her actions are for the good humankind. As such, she belives that forcing them to evolve using an Assimilation Plot is the only way to achieve true unity.

  • Villainous Valor: Before she even managed to build her powerbase at the Four Season Colony, she had to struggle to even make money in order to fulfill her plans. Even Nay admits that she found Zill's determination and genius admirable.

  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: She truly believes that her actions are for the good of humanity but due to believing that humans will never improve on their own, she takes drastic measures.

  • Red Eyes, Take Warning

    Undu 

Undu Quinquem

A professor at Genomiral Laboratories who onced worked with Clacket and eventually Zill. He is responsible for the creation of Kanon.

He is currently trapped in Nero's mind.

  • Morality Chain: He tries to be one when he attempts to convince Zill of the folly of her actions in Chapter 8 with no success, driving him to help Nay, Sarly and Clacket in order to stop her.

  • Only Known by Their Nickname: His name, Undu Quinquem is his alias as even the Chimon don't know much about him.

  • The Spook: No one, not even his follow scientists or Chimon members know anything about his real name, background or his birthplace.

    Griecoff 

Griecoff Rianoite

The father of Casty. A loyal follower of Kanon, he is a former employee of the Tube Company and one of the two apprentices of Professor Clacket alongside Neptool.

  • Heroic Sacrifice: Blows up the Neptron in an attempt to seal Nero and make sure it is never used again. Unfortunately, Nero is freed anyway.

  • Parents as People: While shown at the beginning to be rather controlling and dismissive of Casty, to the point of abandoning her on Manjusara when she refuses to go with him. Further revelations reveal that he has essentially raised and protected her for all his life and he even willingly aids Neptool if only to see her safe.

  • We Used to Be Friends: He and Neptool started as appretices of Professor Clacket and worked together to founder create the Tube Company. Unfortunately, Neptool's growing greed and political differences estranged them to the point that Neptool made several attempts at Casty's life, forcing the Rianoites to hide in Manjusara.

  • Undying Loyalty: Towards Kanon.

Genoms

A race of creatures that live on Ra Ciela that are capable of synthesizing with humans to bind and create song magic.

    Telefunken 

Telefunken

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A small genom that looks like a tiny flying dragon. Ion saves him by synchronizing with him and becoming his genom partner. He worries often about how he is holding back Ion by being such a weak genom.

    Cosal 

Cosal

The king of the genoms, he is Kanon's genom partner. Like most genoms, he seeks harmony between the planet and the people living on it.

  • Greater-Scope Villain: Towards Zill amd the Chimon. Via All in the Manual, he was planning on retaking Ra Ciela from the humans through the Chimon and has directly clashed with Revelt and the Tenmon in the past, causing the death of the previous empress(the mother of Renall and Nay) in the process. He is also the one who came up with the Save Bezel Project and cooperated with the experiments that resulted in Kanon's Dark and Troubled Past.

  • The Ghost: He's essentially unseen and usually needs a powerful channeler like Kanon to manifest in the physical world.

  • Humans Are Bastards: Remembers all too well how the ancestors of the humans of Ra Ciela basically invaded Sharlanoia(the current planet's original name) and drove out the Genoms to the point of being forced to hide inside the planet and as such bides his time in order someday reclaim the Genoms' homeland. The actions of Revelt and the Tenmon faction helps little in improving his view of them.

  • Heroic Sacrifice: He, Kanon and the many Genoms under his command managed to prevent Revelt and his faction from escaping Ra Ciela and dooming everyone else on the planet, at the cost of their lives by being converted into energy.

  • Physical God

  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: A single comment intended to only guide the Chimon results in the forced exile of the Rimonite family from the Mediator Families, ensuring Zill's Start Of Darkness.

    Almetica 

Almetica

An enoromus genom whose vast stores of knowledge are like a library of history.

  • Cryptic Conversation: He vaguely hints to Kanon about her past, stating that "knowing everything is not the same as understanding everything".

  • Mr. Exposition: Is this to Ion and Kanon.
  • The Omniscient: Is so knowledgable that he essentially used as a literal library of knowledge and history by it's namesake colony.

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