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Characters found in Dark Chronicle. For characters that appeared in Dark Cloud, the first game, please go here.

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    Playable Characters 

"I guess it's easiest to start at the beginning."
Voiced by Megumi Kubota (Japanese) and Scott Menville (English).

The son of the wealthiest man in the town of Palm Brinks. Max is a kind 13-year-old kid, who's also handy with a camera and has a very strong knowledge of machinery. He has been chosen by the Red Atlamillia. His weapons of choice are Wrenches, Hammers, and Guns, and he can control Steve the Ridepod after he helps Cedric fix it up.

  • Adventurer Outfit: His Explorer's Outfit.
  • Badass Normal: Aside from having the Atlamillia, Max has no magic or special powers. On the other hand, Elena theorizes that his prowess comes from being descended from two different eras.
  • Child of Two Worlds: His father is from the present, while his mother came from the future.
  • Drop the Hammer: Some of his wrenches build up to such.
  • Dual Wielding: A wrench/hammer and gun.
  • Firing One-Handed: Since he holds the wrench in his other hand...
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Can create a slew of unique items and weapons, all while taking ideas from random doodads and even attacks he sees.
  • The Gunslinger: The type he is depends on what kind of gun you have and how you wanna play.
  • Golf Clubbing: Some of his weapons are golf clubs. They're meant to be used for the "Spheda" minigame, but there's nothing stopping you from using them to fight monsters too.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Max has blonde hair and is generally a pretty Nice Guy.
  • Improbable Weapon User: A wrench as a melee weapon.
    • Also, one of his hammers is a turtle shell on a stick, which can be upgraded to a frozen tuna.
    • He can wield golf clubs too. And even a ordinary stick he quite literally found laying on the ground.
  • Instant Expert: The moment he fights in combat, he shows no trouble in doing so. Elena theorizes that this is because he's descended from two different eras.
  • In the Blood: Supposedly, where his skill comes from. Being a child of the past and the future is where his mother theorizes his skill came from. Considering she's a Rebel Leader, this wouldn't be surprising.
  • Jumped at the Call: He was already quite eager to see the outside world when The Call knocked on his front door.
  • Kid Hero: He's thirteen years old.
  • Missing Mom: His motivation for starting his journey.
  • Mr. Fixit
  • Nice Hat: He has several.
  • Non-Idle Rich: He's the son of a rich nobleman, and rather than lounge around his mansion all day, he likes to spend his days working under a local mechanic at an ordinary repair shop, and, as stated above, when The Call came a-knocking, he leaped into action without any hesitation.
  • Noodle Implements: All of his inventions, created from monster parts, household objects, and possibly even food. His very first invention is an energy tank made out of milk cans, and it only gets weirder from there.
  • Parental Neglect: His mother disappeared when he was young for unknown reasons. As it turns out, she was a leader in the rebellion against Griffon and couldn't stay in the time period. This causes some contention when Max finally finds her and she won't come back.
  • Spoiled Sweet
  • Tell Me About My Mother: Tries this with his father. It doesn't work.
  • Wrench and Gun: His weapons of choice.
  • Wrench Whack: If not using a hammer.

Monica Raybrandt
Voiced by Hiroko Takaguchi (Japanese) and Anndi McAfee (English).

The daughter of King Raybrandt, Monica is a 15-year-old girl from the future that has been sent to the past to prevent its destruction. She holds the Blue Atlamillia. Her weapons of choice are swords and magic armlets, and by equipping medallions, she can transform into monsters.

  • Action Girl: Jumping through time and leaping onto the Death Ark, where she fought evenly with Gaspard, to name a few moments.
  • Age-Inappropriate Dress: As stated above, she's 15-years-old. Yet, her default outfit (pictured to the right) puts some emphasis on her bust and bottom (moreso her bust), and her alternate outfits are also varying degrees of sexy. One of them is even a leopard-print bikini that leaves absolutely nothing to the imagination.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: She's a princess and an excellent swordfighter.
  • Bare Your Midriff: When she's wearing her Princess Outfit or the Panther Ensemble.
  • Bedlah Babe: Her "princess" outfit seems to be this.
  • Boobs of Steel: Is quite busty, especially for her age, and quite good with a sword too.
  • Braid Of Action: She secures her Rapunzel Hair into a single long braid for adventuring.
  • Cat Girl: One of her alternate costumes lets her dress as one.
  • Curtains Match the Window
  • Distress Ball: In the incident with Gaspard atop Heim Rada.
  • Dual Wielding: Sort of. She wields a sword in one hand, and casts magic with the other.
  • Fur Bikini: One of her alternate costumes.
  • It's Personal: Gaspard killed her father. She doesn't take it well. But not unwell enough that she doesn't sympathize with him.
  • Kid Hero
  • Magic Knight: Wields a broadsword and magic with equal aplomb.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Downplayed. As stated above, she's quite busty and gets some revealing alternate costumes to wear. However, outside of that, nothing in the game ever draws any attention to her attractiveness.
  • Parental Abandonment: Her mother is never shown and her father is killed at the beginning of the story.
  • Precision F-Strike: Though mild, she utters some of the only swear words heard in the game when cursing Griffon.
  • Pretty Princess Powerhouse: Monica Raybrandt is introduced to the player slicing up enemies in her princess clothes. She's an expert of the sword and magic, and doesn't hesitate to travel and fight through time to avenge her father and save the future.
  • Rapunzel Hair: It reaches near her ankles.
  • Rebellious Princess: It's not said whether she originally left her kingdom acting as this, but breaking the law and jumping through time after it's been banned, thereby abandoning her home for good just to hang out with Max definitely counts.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something
  • Secret Test of Character: How she first meets Max.
  • Ship Tease: Well, how else can you interpret the Playable Epilogue where she uses the Starglass, which takes people back to the time most important to them, straight to Max?
  • Skirt over Slacks: Her Striped Dress.
  • Stripperific: Some of her alternate outfits are this
  • Sympathy for the Devil: Easily forgives Gaspard, who murdered her father in cold blood.
  • Technicolor Eyes
  • Tomboy Princess: Swordcraft and combat magic are implied to be hobbies before she needed them to fight a villain. Her adventure clothes are also pretty simple and practical. Well, her voice is a bit more feminine in the Japanese version than in the English version.

    Supporting Characters 

Voiced by Paul Eiding (English).

The eponymous owner of Cedric's Maintenance Shop in Palm Brinks, and Max's mentor when it comes to mechanics. He accompanies Max on his quest, but plays a fairly passive role after the end of the first chapter. He built the Ridepod and is able to refuel it and assist Max with upgrading it.

Borneo and Erik

Borneo voiced by Gregg Berger (English).

A pair of railroad engineers from Palm Brinks who drive and maintain the train, the Blackstone One.

Voiced by Armin Shimmerman (English).

The leader of the Firbits living in Sindain. After Max and Monica help the Firbits, he'll offer them use of the Carpenterion and he'll hang out in the back of the train, selling Georama parts.

Lin/Great Sage Crest
"I was saved just by having you with me."
Voiced by Kim Mai Guest

A young, student mage from Balance Valley.

Doctor Nobb
"I know what you're thinking. 'What's a kid doing in a place like this?' Right?"'
Voiced by Ryan O'Donohue (English).

The head researcher in the Lunatic Wisdom Laboratories.

"Get ready. To ten-thousand years in the past!"
Voiced by Michael Bell (English).

One of the top researchers in the Lunatic Wisdom Laboratories.


Click here to see Elena 

Voiced by Kath Soucie (English).

Max's mother and a prominent figure in the rebellion against Griffon.



Voiced by Phil Proctor (English).

A crazed circus ringmaster, and one of Emperor Griffon's servants.

  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: Through chapter 1, he seems rather goofy, with his minions and robot Halloween doing the real dirty work. But near the end, you manage to finally throw him over the edge when he gets on the train. He has dynamite strapped to himself and threatens to kill himself, and take Max with him.
    • And then there's his return in the Zelmite Mines.
  • Repulsive Ringmaster: A circus ringmaster with sinister intentions.
  • Robot Clown: Aside from his clown-themed Spider Tank, he himself becomes one of these when he returns as a cyborg.

Doctor Jaming

Voiced by Cam Clarke (English).

Gaspard's henchman and final boss of Veniccio.

"All there is to see in the future is darkness and despair."
Voiced by Rino Romano (English).

A recurring servant of Emperor Griffon's and the final boss of Heim Rada.

Emperor Griffon/Sirus

Click here to see Griffon 

"The one you would call Emperor Griffon, the ruler of darkness! That is me."
Voiced by Kath Soucie (English) and Mark Hamill (English).

A mysterious figure that's threatening all human life, past and future.

    Optional Party Members 

In alphabetical order:


Max's maid. She sells fruit and gradually restores weapon durability to unequipped weapons.


The Sheriff of Palm Brinks.

Priest Bruno

The man that maintains the church in Palm Brinks.


Max's next door neighbor.


A girl residing in Palm Brinks that has you play hide-and-seek with her.

Dr. Dell

Voiced by Michael Bell (English).

An anthropomorphic duck with a medical degree.


Voiced by Debi Derryberry (English).

An old friend of Max's that spends his time in the Underground Channel, and knows a few things about getting scoops with a camera. He can bypass locks and sell repair powders.


Firbit boy that loves to fish.


The chef at Max's house. He can cook chicken and sell recovery items.


Max's father.

  • Gun Nut: If the collection in his room is anything to go by. And then there's the fact that you need to level one up to get him to join you.


The gardener that maintains Max's house. He sells Georama parts and allows Max and Monica's weapons to deal extra damage to plant monsters.


Parn's girlfriend/wife. She can charm enemies and sell armbands.


A girl from Palm Brinks. She complains of an illness that's beyond even Dr. Dell.


The owner of the Palm Brinks weapon shop.

Mayor Need

Voiced by Alan Oppenheimer (English).

The mayor of Palm Brinks.


An artist living in Palm Brinks. He sells paint, and can help Max and Monica escape from un-cleared dungeon floors.


Little rabbit with a Shigura orphan for a pet.

  • Trademark Favorite Food: Carrots.
  • Informed Ability: His description as a party member says he can see the future. This never comes up once when he's plot relevant, despite being in a game about time travel.

Aunt Polly

The owner of the Palm Brinks bakery. She makes bread.

Granny Rosa

An elderly lady with an unknown relationship to Max.


A strange little figure that feels connected to the moon and is wary of humans.


Max's butler. He sells shoes and heals Max and Monica if they've been in a dungeon floor longer than three minutes.

  • Bookworm: Joins the party after Max gives him money for a book and he'll refuse to go anywhere his collection could get damaged.


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