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The Dragon Slayer/KnightThe main character, a newly trained Dragon Slayer who is turned into a Dragon Knight by Talana, who tasks them with killing Damian.
- Animorphism: After taking over Maxos's Battle Tower, the Dragon Knight can turn into a dragon at will so long is there's enough space and no anti-dragon field.
- Deadpan Snarker: An unusually large number of dialogue options involve snarking at people. This ranges from random peasants to terrifyingly powerful bosses.Mundus: Hahaa! Come from the earth, my trolls! Claim this territory as yours! But... Who are you?Dragon Knight: I'm from the earth-is-for-softies-fire-is-the-real-deal foundation and we'd like you to sign our charter.
ZandalorSee Divine Divinity.
DamianThe reincarnation of the Lord of Chaos.
- Anti-Christ: He is the prophecized child of the Lord of Chaos. Lucian tried to raise him so he wouldn't turn evil, but a combination of poor parenting on Lucian's part and Ygerna's corrupting influence doomed any chance of Damian becoming a hero.
- Bond Villain Stupidity: Despite Lucian not being his biological father, a running theme between him and Damian seems to be their inability to simply kill their enemies when they have the chance.
- Damian could have killed the Dragon Knight three times before they were even capable of taking on their dragon form, and one of those times the Dragon Knight was unconscious for several hours.
- Once he finally starts trying to actively kill the Dragon Knight, he does so by throwing a few mooks at them and teleports off.
- He also left Lucian alive, albeit imprisoned.
- Even back at the end of Beyond Divinity he spares the paladin. Although the paladin didn't really pose much of a threat at that point.
- Deadpan Snarker: As the Black Knight in Beyond.
- Names to Run Away from Really Fast: Lampshaded in the loading screen tips.If you meet a man named Damian, run.
YgernaThe leader of the Black Ring and Damian's lover.
- Big Bad: Of the game as a whole, but most directly Flames of Vengeance.
- Bond Villain Stupidity: A running theme between Damian, Lucian, and herself. The Dragon Knight can even lampshade it before their fight.
- The Corrupter: Her influence is what helped make Damian who he is today, although she claims he would've turned to chaos regardless.
- Deadpan Snarker: As Talana.
- Dragon-in-Chief: Is ostensibly Damian's right hand woman, but is the direct leader and face of Damian's force invading Aleroth in Flames of Vengeance.
- Hoist by Their Own Petard: Her leaving the Dragon Knight alive allowed them to meet Lucian, escape with Behrlihn, crash an airship with a fantasy nuke into her flying fortress, kill her again, and free Lucian. Now she's dead again, a good number of Black Ring soldiers are dead, Lucian's back, and he has an incredibly powerful dragon friend.
- Manipulative Bastard: Played the Dragon Knight like a fiddle for the entirety of Ego Draconis.
AmdusiasA Dragon Knight who gave himself his powers instead of having it bestowed on him. Maxos imprisoned him in his temple as punishment.
- Berserk Button: He's set off by the mere mention of Maxos's name. Obviously, this means the Dragon Knight can take every opportunity to bring up Maxos.
LaikenA necromancer and self-styled Dragon Knight who took over Maxos's Battle Tower. Unlike Amdusias, he hasn't found a way to become a Dragon Knight; he just claims to be one.
- Oh, Crap!: When he realizes the Dragon Knight is an actual Dragon Knight.
MarkthumA member of the Dragon Terror Squad.
- Sentai: The Dragon Terror Squad's introduction is a reference to the name/pose introductions of sentai characters.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: The Dragon Terror Squad is... odd, and effectively Dragon Slayer rejects, but they fight like any other Dragon Slayer at their level. Also there's five of them. This can make them a surprisingly hard boss fight.
The leader of the Dragon Slayers, an order dedicated to avenging the Divine's murder at the hands of the Dragons and their Dragon Knights. Although initially an ally, the events of the plot cause her to rapidly grow more and more unstable.
- Jumping Off the Slippery Slope: Goes from a kind, motherly Reasonable Authority Figure to a ranting, raving lunatic by the end of her final scene.
- Sanity Slippage: Starts after Marius' defeat and reaches its climax when the people of Aleroth side with the Dragon Knight over her.
- Taken for Granite: In Flames of Vengeance, she is turned to stone by Bellegar.
- Villainous Breakdown: Completely and utterly loses it when the people of Aleroth choose to trust the Dragon Knight.
BellegarAn inconceivably powerful wizard with a penchant for rhymes and dangerous 'pranks'.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Any eccentric wizard could fit into this, but Bellegar's pranks range from summoning a few goblins to constructing a cave of moral choices... where the choices made are actually occurring somewhere in the world. The disparity between how whimsical his eccentricity is and how seriously powerful he is is pretty huge.
- Maxos sealed him away for the good of Rivellon. Considering Maxos is one of the most powerful wizards to ever live, that's saying something.
- I Have Many Names: People know him as Bellegar, the Rhyming Wizard, or a combination of ancient words.
- Physical God: There are some hints to this effect. Those shrines dotted around Broken Valley? Ostensibly, they're to him.
- Played up in Flames of Vengeance, to the point that he instantaneously teleports the Dragon Knight to the plane of Hypnerotomachia five separate times. A feat that took Ygerna the entirety of Ego Draconis and the willing help of her victim to pull off.
- Really 700 Years Old: He used to be known as a combination of words in an ancient form of the modern language. He also shows up in Original Sin, which took place over a millennium before Dragon Knight Saga.
BehrlihnA mysterious Demon residing in Aleroth. After Damian imprisons the Dragon Knight and begins his invasion of Aleroth, Behrlihn offers to release them in exchange for certain "favors".
- Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: He starts Flame of Vengeance betraying the Black Ring by freeing the Dragon Knight... so he can free himself, betray the Dragon Knight and rejoin the Black Ring. To be fair, he makes it clear beforehand that this is his plan; he simply doesn't think Damian could possibly lose, so betraying the Black Ring once to come back to life wouldn't make a difference in the long run.
- Plus, Ygerna already did that, so...
- Sealed Evil in a Can: He's locked in a vault under Aleroth. His goal in helping the Dragon Knight is to break out.
Talana was the last Dragon Knight before rousing the slumbering dragon powers in the Dragon Slayer. After her encounter with Rhode, she meets the Slayer, and imparts her power to the Slayer in a dream, thus revealing the true threat and turning the Dragon Slayer into a Dragon Knight. She speaks to the Dragon Knight after her death, commenting on their current goal and actions. This voice is actually Ygerna, posing as Talana.
- Deadpan Snarker: Her comments on some of the more pointless things the Dragon Knight can get up to.
Zombie JakeA serial killer living under Aleroth. He's collecting bodies for a ritual to make himself invincible.
- Running Gag: A continuing one from Divine Divinity, where he could be fought three separate times.
HermaphroditusThe resident illusionist of the Battle Tower. Related to Tiresius, the illusionist of Farglow.
- Gender Bender: Their voice changes pitch between masculine and feminine from sentence to sentence (and even word to word). This, plus their mindreading dialogue, would indicate that they make use of the same gender changing magic they offer to the Dragon Knight, although they only ever appear as male.
- Meaningful Name: Named after Hermaphroditus (where the word 'hermaphrodite' comes from), a Greek mythological figure who was the son of Hermes and Aphrodite and was merged with a water nymph into an androgynous form.
An assassin, and the granddaughter of Penumbra. She is hunting down the alchemist Buad.
- In the Blood: A member of the Assassin's Guild, just like her grandmother.
- In addition, her grandmother started the hunt for Buad.
- Meaningful Name: Antumbra and Penumbra are both named after distinct parts of a shadow. If Antumbra's mother followed the same theme, she presumably would've just been named 'Umbra'.
Miller UptonThe father of Linda. His true identity is Buad, an alchemist that earned the Assassin's Guild's ire after a potion mix-up accidentally killed a member he was trying to heal.