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Here are the twelve playable characters in DeStrega.

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    Gradd (Grad)

"Get lost!"
Voiced by: Hideo Ishikawa (JP), Joseph Foss (EN), Massimo Marinoni (IT)

Main character of the game. He acts as the standard fighter in the roster. Plot-wise, he works as a miner for a living, enjoying his carefree lifestyle. At least, until Zauber's army raids his village. His adventure begins as a quest for vengeance at first, and later his motives shift towards helping others, while also learning to cooperate with others as well.


    Celia (Serea)
"We could have lived in peace!"

"I just had to win!"
Voiced by: Houko Kuwashima (JP), Ashley Lambert (EN), Ilaria D'Elia (IT)

Like Gradd, Celia is one of the few surviving Strega. Gradd first meets her and Rohzen while mourning those who died in the raid of his village. Following Rohzen's plan, she aims to gather the Strega together in order to bring an end to Zauber's rule, while also clearing their name in the process.

She's also Fahlma's younger sister.

  • Big Damn Heroes: She helped Gradd when he was wounded by one of Zauber's soldiers, snapping the former out of his loner attitude.
  • Blow You Away: Her magical attacks are wind-based.
  • Clear My Name: What she aims to do, speaking in her race's behalf.
  • Dub Name Change: Known as Serea in Japan.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: The reason she gives the secret word for destroying the Master Relic to Gradd against Fahlma's wishes. Celia laments that she and her brother could've lived a normal life, and that so many lives could have been saved, if only they didn't have to carry the burdens of being Strega.
  • Meaningful Name: The name Celia is thought to originate from caelum, the Latin word for "heaven" or "sky."
  • Secret Keeper: She knows the secret word required to destroy the relics which just happens to be a Title Drop.
  • Wide-Eyed Idealist: Even more so than Gradd, so much she's best described as outright naive. Which is why she doesn't expect Rohzen to be the asshole he is.

    Anjie (Anzeal)

"Woohoo! I'm invincible!"
Voiced by: Saori Kaneda (JP), Danni Wheeler (EN), Ilaria D'Elia (IT)

A young princess under the protection of Milena, her older cousin. Anjie is the sole survivor among the Imperial Family in the aftermath of the Great Offscreen War. Her status keeps her under a high security watch in a dreaded life of seclusion. As such, she often dreams of the day she could surrender her title and join the military.


"Try paying attention next time."
Voiced by: Yuko Nagashima (JP), Candice Signa (EN), Benedetta Ferrero (IT)

Princess Anjie's older cousin, and her bodyguard. Additionally, she's the daughter of the former Prime Minister of Ipsen who was mysteriously killed during the carnage eleven years ago. When she is not attending to her duties by Anjie, Milena investigates the truth of her father's death.

  • An Ice Person: Her powers are primarily ice-based.
  • The Baroness: Sexpot variety, though a milder example than most.
  • Cool Big Sis: Implied to be this to Anjie, though the story barely explores their relationship.
  • Dark Chick: Arguably the most noble and empathetic of Zauber's enforcers. She's also the only one to openly defect from his side when she learns Anjie is in danger.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: So much, her ice-based powers almost look like a personality power.
  • Fantastic Racism: She hates Strega with a passion. When Doyle is set up by Zauber to kill Anjie as part of Zauber's grab at power, however, she sets it aside and helps out Gradd's group for the sake of Anjie.
    (to Celia) "You're too young to know anything about my father, but you are still a Strega. And all Strega must die!"
  • Faux Action Girl: Despite being lauded by Zauber for her abilities and accomplishments, poor Milena always ends up doing battle against opponents with serious Plot Armor: both Celia and Gradd fight her to a standstill and when players finally get a chance to use Milena against Zauber, it's a Hopeless Boss Fight.
  • Freudian Excuse: Her ill-will towards Strega and subsequent devotion to Zauber's cause stem from the death of her father, allegedly at the hands of a Strega.
  • Getting Crap Past the Radar: Her victory pose includes a backflip... and her skirt isn't exactly long.
  • High-Heel–Face Turn: Technically, if one excludes Fahlma.
  • Larynx Dissonance: Accidentally so. Her death cry just doesn't sound right, in the English dub at least.

    Doyle (Doil)
"Oh, one of Zauber's goons. Well, you can tell him I'm not interested, especially where Zauber's concerned!"

"Leave me alone!"
Voiced by: Takahiro Yoshimizu (JP), Bill Smolenske (EN), Alessandro Ricci (IT)

A retired soldier, and Reyus' father. When his son gets kidnapped, circumstances force him to fight once more, even though this means taking an innocent person's life.

    Reyus (Reus)
"Wha...? Father?"

"Look, Dad, I won!"
Voiced by: Junko Noda (JP), Lazer Friedman (EN), Massimo Marinoni (IT)

Doyle's son. Before the game begins, Reyus is kidnapped by Zauber's men and used as a bartering chip to ensure the former general's cooperation. Like Gradd and Celia, he is also a Strega but has not been able to awaken his powers.


    Tieme (Teem)
"I feel much better. Thanks for everything."

"Nothing escapes these blades!"
Voiced by: Kazuya Nakai (JP), James Taylor (EN), Andrea Piovan (IT)

Leader of the resistance. Along with Celia, Tieme is the game's deuteragonist in its Story Mode. He is a former knight of the Ipsen Empire who once served the imperial family before Zauber began his despotic rule. Banding together with the remaining knights, he leads his own resistance group under the banner of their fallen kingdom.

  • The Aragorn
  • Badass Normal: His projectile attacks are ethereal blades formed from his slashes. He has no magical powers whatsoever, either as a Strega or coming from a Relic.
  • Dual Wielding: Being the only swordsman in the game's roster, he makes up for it by wielding two swords.
  • Dub Name Change: Known as Teem in Japan.
  • It's Personal with the Dragon: Tieme has a bone to pick with Raone for giving the command that led to the resistance suffering major casualties. The fourth-to-last battle of the Story Mode sees Tieme avenge his fallen allies by slaying the empire's general.
  • Foil: His skepticism towards strangers is in stark contrast with Celia's naivete.
  • La Résistance: Leader of the resistance against Zauber's iron fist.
  • Thou Shalt Not Kill: Often preferring diplomacy over brute force, he tends to give his opponents a chance to surrender... if possible, that is.
  • True Companions: Once someone gains his trust, Tieme acts like this. He's very loyal to his companions.

    Couger (Kuga)
"Zauber is planning to invade my land..."

"Another poor fool."
Voiced by: Takeshi Endo (JP), Jeff Hanley (EN), Alessandro Ricci (IT)

Couger is a foreigner from an eastern country serving as one of the key members in Tieme's resistance group. He is sent by his masters to prevent Zauber's warmongering from spreading to his homeland. His specialty is espionage: he departs whenever able to work behind the scenes and gather information. Though neutral in regards to the political setting of Ipsen, his presence is nonetheless crucial in gathering half the cast together against Zauber.

    Rohzen (Rosen)

Voiced by: Yasunori Masutani (JP), David Brainard (EN), Andrea Piovan (IT)

A sage looking for the survivors of his kind, Rohzen is one of the three Strega who voiced his opposition against Relics eleven years ago. After being forced to go into hiding, he appears once more to gather any remaining Strega and rally them against the tyrant Zauber. In the beginning of the story, Rohzen acts as Gradd and Celia's ally who disappears at select times to attend to other matters.

    Raone (Laon)
"Don't fool yourself. You cannot defeat me. You will join your friends in Hell!"

"Fool! You'll never beat me!"
Voiced by: Shinichi Yamada (JP), David Brainard (EN), Alessandro Ricci (IT)

Raone is Zauber's trusted general who served his master before the latter came to power. Aside from Fahlma, he is the strongest Relic-user within the Prime Minister's forces and uses his abilities to slaughter those in his way. Since Raone is the one who ordered the slaughter of Tieme's resistance group early on in the story, former Ipsen knight Tieme holds a grudge against him.

  • Blood Knight: He shows almost no restraints in combat.
  • The Brute: He's the "big one" among Zauber's minions.
  • The Dragon: To Zauber.
  • Dub Name Change: Known as Laon in Japan.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: Notable in that he witnesses both ends of the treatment — namely, before his own death, he's responsible for that of Rohzen, and the player has already found out the sage's true colors by then.
  • Nepharious Pharaoh: His outfit is meant to invoke the effect, what with the nemes he wears.
  • Playing with Fire: Same thing as Gradd and Doyle; his variety of fire is very similar to lasers, reaching Wave Motion Gun levels in the stronger combos.
  • The Stoic
  • Underestimating Badassery: See that caption beneath the image of Raone's character profile? Those are his words to Tieme right before the knight kills him in a knock-down, drag-out fight.
  • You Fool!: See his victory quote.

    Fahlma (Falma)
"Lord Zauber requests your presence. Please come with me."

"You moron!"
Voiced by: Shin-ichiro Miki (JP), Chris Wolf (EN), Massimo Marinoni (IT)

An additional ally to Zauber, and Celia's older brother (yeah, brother). As Zauber's loyal henchman, Fahlma is ordered to seek out the whereabouts of the resistance and has most of them eliminated.


"I never lied. Why would I, when I could easily kill anyone who knows the truth?"

"You should have known better!"
Voiced by: Hirohiko Kakegawa (JP), Terry Stain (EN), Andrea Piovan (IT)

The main villain of the game, Zauber took advantage of the Great Offscreen War and rose to power. He's currently dead-set on taking down the resistance of the Strega. Before Zauber obtained Relics, he was a minor landowner. However, he soon learned the potential of the magical weapons and advocated for the Emperor to use them. With these weapons, he plans to have Princess Anjie and the Strega assassinated. Once they are out of the picture, he would then don himself Emperor and conquer other countries including Couger's.

  • Villains Never Lie: Claims this when Milena confronts him over his various murderous ploys ("Your days of lying have come to an end!"), stating that it's far easier to simply kill those who stood his way — Milena's father was among these people.


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