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The Dragon Commander
The main protagonist.
- The Corrupter: How the Elves or Undead can end up seeing him with regards to their respective princesses if you choose to challenge their cultural norms.
- The Blue Beard: It's completely possible for the Commander to sacrifice each and every single one of his wives to Corvus in exchange of power, and all your allies will quickly piece together you are responsible and act appropriately disgusted.
- Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": You can give your character a name but everyone will call you variously "Commander," "Emperor" or "The Dragon." The only exceptions are the potential wives (who make use of pet names) and Henry and Edmund at the start of the game (who charmingly call you "bastard").
- The Good King: He can aim for this direction, but do note that being a good and strong ruler at the same time that manages to please everyone won't be an easy task.
- Half-Human Hybrid: His father was a human emperor, while his mom was a dragon.
- Heroic Mime: The Dragon Commander has a lot of dialogue, but their voice is never heard.
- Hidden Backup Prince: He was raised by Maxos in secret and emerged after his evil siblings turned on their father and deposed him.
- Perfectly Arranged Marriage: If you come to love your new wife and she loves you in turn.
- Royal Bastard: To Emperor Sigurd, who married a female dragon disguised as a noblewoman that gave birth to a child. Given she is referred as the Dragon Queen, that would make your claim legitimate.
- Sickeningly Sweethearts: Some dialogue with Lohannah and Ophelia suggests they and the Dragon Commander can end up this way.
- Villain Protagonist: You can turn into a pretty ruthless despot who rules with an iron fist, especially if you follow the Undead's advice.
- Youngest Child Wins
The Commander's guide and mentor.
's chief engineer.
- Gadgeteer Genius
- Unwitting Pawn: Of Corvus. The demon makes the wizard work for every advancement, but he gives revelations freely to Grumio in dreams so he can build even greater weapons of war.
The captive demon powering the Cool Airship The Raven
- Big Bad: He is responsible for starting the plot by driving the Commander's siblings to madness, but also for nearly every bad thing happening in his life such as killing his mother and driving his father to father several bastards (who would later depose him).
- Dream Walker: In his dreams, Corvus can travel to other worlds and consume the souls of Rivellon's citizenry.
- Evil Sounds Deep
- Evil Laugh
- For the Evulz: Corvus has no motivation beyond wishing to cause even more destructive and bloody war.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: Imbuing the Dragon Commander's enemies with his essence ultimately causing him to lose almost all of his strength as they are destroyed leaving him all but powerless.
- Leaking Can of Evil: Although Corvus is bound to the Raven, he still offers aid to the Dragon Commander's murderous half-siblings and can consume the souls of others if the Dragon Commander gives him permission to do so. In the final act, he uses Blood Magic to empower the Dragon Commander's remaining enemies in a bid to extend the war.
- Arranged Marriage: You are required to marry one of them in Act II to ensure political alliances. You can work it out and turn it into Perfectly Arranged Marriage.
- Buxom Is Better: All four princesses have massive chests - including the lizard and undead princesses.
- Gratuitous Princess: The four available love interests to the main character are all royal young ladies.
- Interspecies Romance: They all belong to a different species than the Commander, who is a human/dragon hybrid. Justified, since he doesn't need to secure an alliance with humans, but needs to form one with the non-humans.
- Hot Consort: To the Emperor of Rivellion (which is the player).
- Ms. Fanservice: They all qualify to a degree, since they are all very buxom as noted above and considered very beautiful in-universe too if Scarlett drooling over them is any indication. Aida and Lohannah fit this trope more closely due to looking more conventionally attractive, but Camilla counts as a gorgeous Cute Monster Girl. Ophelia subverts this trope at first due to being a walking skeleton, but it's possible to gain more beautiful bodies if you pursue a relationship with her.
- Romance Sidequest: You can pursue a relationship with any of them that will develop their characters significantly.
- Significant Wardrobe Shift: All of the brides can have this at the end of the game, depending on how they've developed.
- If Lohannah becomes more pragmatic and less naive she will change out of her flimsy elven clothes into ones more dwarven in style. She keeps her outfit if she remains naive.
- Camilla will always change into a more queenly outfit, but the stricter path gives a more severe wardrobe while the freer path is slightly more relaxed in look.
- Aida has three options. The middle path has no change, the reconciliation with her father is a more conservative dress, and the revenge path is a more wild dress.
- Ophelia, with one exception, changes her whole look. She is normally topless and either a vampire, a robot, a robot with flesh covering that resembles a attractive flesh golem, or a human. Notably, one of these ( the uncovered robot) sees everything but her wardrobe change.
- Video Game Cruelty Potential: If you are feeling particularly cruel or sadistic, you can sacrifice your current wife to Corvus in exchange of power. This can come across as a really bad idea when it turns out to be your enemy you have been inadvertently empowering with your loved ones.
The Lizard princess.
- Abusive Parents: She mentions later into her arc that she lived a very strict life and was harshly punished for even the slightest infractions.
- Cute Monster Girl: Compared to other lizard characters in the game, she looks distinctly human-like.
- Defrosting Ice Queen: She's initially haughty and dismissive of her role as your Queen. If you marry her and then encourage her to rule on cases according to the spirit and not the letter of the law, she can soften to the point where she admits she may even love you one day.
- Karmic Jackpot: Should the Dragon Commander guide Camilla to the right path, she will make an Impirime wide Supreme Court with her as the Supreme Judge.
- Lie Back and Think of England: If encouraged to be more rigid, she will say that if the issue of heirs ever comes up, she will close her eyes and "think of Justice."
- Non-Mammal Mammaries: She is quite stacked, despite being a lizard herself.
- Sexless Marriage: Camilla makes it clear early on in their relationship that she married the Commander for political reasons, and if he is looking for affection, he should find himself a concubine. Should you manage to soften her, she admits this may no longer be the case.
- Reptiles Are Abhorrent: While she is not really evil, she acts the coldest of all your love interests.
- Royals Who Actually Do Something: She's the only one of the available brides that actually has a job.
- To Be Lawful or Good: Her Character Development essentially boils down to this: she starts out very inclined towards the side of the Law in the beginning, but depending on your interactions she may either soften up or become even more rigid than before.
The Dwarven princess.
- Big, Screwed-Up Family: She's not on good terms with her father, to put it mildly. Her plotline involves either reconciling her with her father or setting in motion the circumstances that lead to his death.
- Boobs of Steel: All four of your potential brides are very buxom, but Aida is a hard drinking fighter and a ruthless politician.
- Cleavage Window
- Daddy Issues: One of the reasons why she pursues trying to get married off with you is just to get as far as possible away from the old man.
- Fiery Redhead: Naturally, for a hard-drinking dwarf.
- Vengeance Feels Empty: If Aida allows her hateful father to die and takes his throne, she admits that she is left feeling empty.
The Elven princess.
- Bare Your Midriff: Her starting outfit.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: She has dirty blonde hair, but she comes across as the most naive and innocent of all your available brides.
- Letting Her Hair Down: If encouraged to be more pragmatic, she adopts a more loose hairstyle.
- Sheltered Aristocrat: She has spent her life as one of these. Her storyline involves either making her more pragmatic by exposing her to other cultures or encouraging her to adhere more closely to elven traditions.
The Undead princess.
- Added Alliterative Appeal: Her speech is peppered with it.
- All of the Other Reindeer: She is treated as an outcast among her people especially because of the mysterious disease killing her, and the Undead are looking for an excuse to remove her from the court. The only way to make her accepted to her people is giving her a golden mechanical body, which makes her truly blessed among the undead for achieving immortality.
- Brain Uploading: The only way to save her life is to transfer her consciousness to another new body.
- Dem Bones: How she starts out. It doesn't last too long, depending on your choices.
- Godiva Hair: In her living human, vampire and flesh golem form at least.
- Ill Girl: She has an unspecified disease that is slowly killing her (her fellow Undead attribute it to her lack of faith or romancing a non-undead being divine punishment from their deities). Her storyline involves transferring to a new body to avoid death.
- I Love the Dead: If the Commander choses her, their union will cause quite the scandal for him engaging in necrophilia.
- Robot Girl: If you opt to transplant her soul into a mechanical body.
- Shrinking Violet: She is painfully shy and submissive due to her upbringing.
- Undeath Always Ends: Zig-zagged to hell and back. Depending on your choices, Ophelia can become either a living human woman, a golden construct revered by her people, a Flesh Golem, a vampire or a painting made flesh.
The first Emperor of Rivellon, and father of the protagonist.
- Clueless Boss: While Sigurd was an effective Emperor at one point, his rule became so weak in the last decade that his children were able to amass armies in secret with the intention of deposing him.
- Plot-Triggering Death: His death at the hand of his bastards is what begins the story.
- Posthumous Character
Aida's father, the Dwarven king.
- Abusive Parents: His daughter's treatment is truly appalling, he also constantly badmouths her in the tabloids.
- The Ghost: He never appears onscreen and he is only alluded in a relationship with Aida.
- Fed to Pigs: If Aida allows Theron to be killed, you can encourage her to dispose of his body in this way.
- 0% Approval Rating: So much so that his people will celebrate his death.
The Veteran general.
- An Arm and a Leg: Henry lost his arm and eye trying to defend Emperor Sigurd. Sadly, his fellow generals deserted their posts and the Emperor was killed by his children.
- Artificial Limbs: As a result of the aforementioned battle.
- Bald of Awesome
- I Work Alone: As a result of his fellow generals' betrayal, Henry adopts an "every man for himself" outlook, which you can either encourage or discourage.
- Papa Wolf: When his daughter is targeted by assassins, he immediately takes off to defend her. He even threatens to destroy the Skeleton Spire the undead race's most holy site if she ends up being kidnapped.
- Old Soldier: Though he still has a couple decades of fighting left in him.
The Lizard general.
- Deadpan Snarker: Oh, is he ever. Virtually every interaction with Edmund drips with caustic wit.
- High-Class Glass
- Insufferable Genius: His intelligence is his most prized virtue. Helping him grow beyond his bigoted views involves placing him in situations where he's forced to admit that prejudice clouded his rationality and insight.
- Interspecies Romance: With an elven beauty named E'Lhissabetha. Your advice can either ensure the relationship continues or ends when he challenges her Overprotective Dad to a Duel to the Death.
- Noble Bigot: You can either encourage him to set aside his bigoted views or encourage him to be even more of a racist ponce.
An upbeat young woman with a passion for combat, liquor and all the pleasures of life.
- Anything That Moves: Despite proclaiming herself to be a lesbian, Scarlett is very.... open towards just about anyone. Although she occasionally flirts with the Commander, she never actually pursues it. It just may be the case he is the exception though.
- I Have No Son!: Her parents encouraged Scarlett to keep her homosexuality secret or else they would disown her.
- The Alcoholic: She's already a hard drinker, but if you encourage her to keep her sexuality secret, she either enters a religious order or becomes a drunk.
- Transparent Closet: Between her salivating over your brides and championing every gay rights cause, her revealing that she's a lesbian doesn't come as much of a shocker.
The former Queen of a matriarchal society, lusting for revenge after her throne was toppled.
- Does Not Like Men: She really doesn't and it's clear she was always like this, saying that men in her kingdom did menial tasks as nature intended.
- Fallen Princess: Fallen Queen to be precise, but she fits the mold.
- Hypocrite: She is outraged when she hears Trinculo is going to marry off his twelve year old daughter to a forty year old man and demands the Emperor institute an age restriction and a requirement of consent for marriage. You have the option to point out that she did the exact same thing as Trinculo with her sons when she was queen. Unfortunately, if you want to pass the restrictions anyway, you'll have to pass up the opportunity to call her out on this since it is tied with blocking the restrictions.
- Hypocrite Has a Point: While (as mentioned) she is guilty of it as well, she is right that Trinculo is forcing his young daughter to marry someone several years older than she is.
- Jerkass: She is one of the most unpleasant people on your side, and that is saying something when next to Yorrick and Edmund.
- Matriarchy: She is the former ruler of one, at any rate.
- Straw Feminist: To put it mildly.
- Strawman Has a Point: In truth, many of the reforms proposed by Catherine actually make sense equal pay for women, the end of misogynistic traditions that victimized dwarven brides, etc. But she comes off as such an overbearing man-hater, some players are tempted to deny her out of spite.
The Undead councilor.
- Everyone Has Standards: Despite being one of the nastier and unfriendly people on your side, he will be just as disgusted as everyone else at the Commander if he arranges the deaths of his wives.
- Expressive Skull: His eyeholes and teeth will sometimes move just like a face.
- The Friend Nobody Likes: Among your council, he is not very well-liked because of his grumpy attitude and highly conservative policies. Even his own political ally Falstaff isn't very fond of him.
- The Fundamentalist: Like all Undead, he is hyper-religious and generally proposes religious-based edicts.
- In the Hood: Wears a black one that gives him a distinctive Grim Reaper look.
- Hypocrite: While medicine is explicitly forbidden by his religion and he votes against national health care, Yorrick is willing to ... ahem ... make an exception for the sake of fixing his brittle knee.
- Skeletons in the Coat Closet: He's a skeleton who wears skulls as part of his clothing.
- Suspiciously Specific Denial: If you anger him by refusing to censor violent games and literature, he will go on a small tirade about you'll be the next person sitting under their bed with a candle with questionable content, accidentally set fire to the bed and that if you're not fortunate enough to come back as an undead... he decides to stop at that point.
- Unstoppable Rage: While his attitudes are probably one of the ones the player will oppose the most, if they refuse to make religious education mandatory, they will witness one of the few times Yorrick is well and truly furious.
The Imp councilor.
- Artificial Limbs: Like many other imps, in fact.
- Heads or Tails?: At one point when commenting on the freedom of the press to print lies and sensationalist articles, a matter that the imps have no investment in, he decides his position by flipping a coin.
- Nice Hat: He wears a metal top hat with a clock and a spigot in it.
The Elf councilor.
- Not So Above It All: Despite being pretty liberal in his politics, Oberon is willing to bribe the Dragon Commander to cover up the crimes of an elven noble who murders suspected homosexuals under the guise of hunting necromancers.
- Rags to Riches: Oberon came from humble beginnings, but benefited from a scholarship that allowed him to pursue an education.
The Lizard councilor.
- Only Sane Woman: While she still has her moments, she comes of as the most level-headed and pragmatic of your councilors.
- The Smurfette Principle: She's the only female members of your councilors.
- Your Normal Is Our Taboo: Prospera proposes a ban on public breast-feeding, a departure from her typically liberal views. From a lizard perspective, the sight is quite distasteful, akin to laying eggs in public. Aside from the issue of government scholarships, this is the only time where she and Yorrick will be in agreement while the other councillors are in opposition.