The cast of Etrian Odyssey and Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl.
- The Berserker: War Cry and Hell Cry bestow a buff that raises attack at the cost of defense. War Cry in the remake also has the ability to affect a line in exchange for being Cast from Hit Points.
- Bilingual Bonus: Landsknechts were famous German mercenaries in the 15th and 16th centuries.
- Choice of Two Weapons: Swords or Axes. The class is known as Swordsman in the original Japanese, which is a little odd considering they can also use axes as well.
- Curtains Match the Window: The female red-haired Landsknecht has red eyes, as well.
- Dub Name Change: Swordsman in Japan.
- Elemental Punch: Can perform fire, ice, and volt chasers with swords and a party member with elemental skills. In the remake, it's been made accessible to swords and axes alike.
- Glass Cannon: They can turn themselves into one with their war cry abilities.
- Jack-of-All-Stats: A reasonably strong and durable frontliner who can sweep through mobs.
- Mighty Glacier: The remake drastically lowers their Agility, making them only faster than the Protector.
- Peek-a-Bangs: The red-haired male Landsknecht.
- Power-Up Letdown: Arm Heal. Investing skill points into it only decreases its TP cost, from 2 to 1 with 5 skill points invested, to 0 when maxed. In the remake, it is replaced with Recover, which now can remove any bind from the Landsknecht and raise their max HP.
- Real Men Wear Pink: The red-haired Landsknecht wears a full suit of pink armor.
- Action Initiative: First Turn/Quick Step lets them grant slower party members temporary turn priority. The class's own Act First skill in the remake lets them get the jump on enemies randomly, even outspeeding rare breeds.
- Charged Attack: The Apollon/Sagittarius Shot skill, which launches arrows into the sky and rains them down on enemies a few turns later.
- Dub Name Change: Called Ranger in Japan.
- Encounter Repellant: Stalker reduces the enemy encounter rate while moving through the labyrinth, making it a godsend for gathering parties full of Survivalists to safely reach gathering spots.
- Eyepatch of Power: The older woman wears one, which is mostly concealed by her hair.
- Forest Ranger: The original name of the class in Japanese is Ranger.
- Fragile Speedster: Possess the highest Agility stat among all the classes, but their offense options are rather lacking as they are designed more for support.
- Goggles Do Nothing: Both of the male portraits have them.
- Lightning Bruiser: The first game gave the Survivalists very good damage options alongside their high speed, which made them very strong. These damage numbers were nerfed in the remake.
- Master of All: In the first game, they have respectable speed, field navigation utility, fantastic damage potential, and can reach slightly higher HP than some of the frontliners. Their combat performance took a hit afterwards and never quite returned to what they used to be.
- Multishot: One of the bow techniques, which sends a random volley of arrows at a group of enemies. This is very powerful against single enemies like FOEs or bosses.
- Nice Hat: Each portrait has one.
- Scarf of Asskicking: Each of the designs have one.
- Status Buff: They have a few, including increasing the party's speed, evasion, and allowing party members to move first at the beginning of the turn.
- Utility Party Member: While their damage output isn't as good as the other classes, they have access to all three foraging skills to allow for a party to gather materials to sell, on top of out-of-battle skills that make it easier to traverse the labyrinth. The remake also gives them Efficiency, which passively increases the potency of recovery items they use in battle. Combined with their high innate speed, they make for good emergency healers.
- Weapon of Choice: Bows, as fitting for their Forest Ranger status.
Protector #3 voiced by: Kenji Hamada (Drama CD)
Protectors are the classic Knight in Shining Armor, and they generously share their incredible defense with others by protecting them, via magical spells channeled through their ever-present shields or using their own body as a blockade. They also learn a couple of simple healing spells to round out their repertoire.
- Dub Name Change: From Paladin to Protector.
- Freudian Trio: In the supplementary materials, she's portrayed as being part of one with the Medic and the Gunner. She plays the Id, being generally emotional and whimsical.
- Healing Hands: Although not as strong as the Medic.
- The Hero:
- Since she appears on both the covers to EO I and II and a lot of the promotional artwork, the "long-haired-blonde female Protector" is usually treated as the nearest thing to a "main" character the games have. You're still not required to use her in any way, of course.
- Her occasional appearance in promo material for the other games, such as the punny final panel of the short comic at the back of EO 4, reinforces this notion. Not to mention the fact that she basically appears as one of the selectable Imperials.
- To illustrate the point: in the ''Etrian Untold II'' DLC, which gives classic mode a huge number of extra portraits sourced from EO I as well as other promo materials, a decent number of the popular character designs end up with three portraits between their pack-in EO II portraits and the DLC. Shishou? She gets six.
- She's also the banner character of Etrian Mystery Dungeon and appears again in EO V as a DLC portrait.
- Luckily, My Shield Will Protect Me: A lot of their defensive skills are dependent on their use of a shield.
- Named by the Adaptation: The male older Paladin is known as Alan in the Drama CD of the game.
- The Paladin: Protectors are known as Paladins in the Japanese version.
- Power-Up Letdown:
- Provoke, which (despite looking, at first glance, like the main point of the class) simply doesn't have enough of an effect to be worthwhile in the main games. On the other hand, it's one of the best abilities in Mystery Dungeon.
- The Anti(element) shields are actually a downgrade past level 5 (when they start making the element heal you instead of hurting you), since the most dangerous opponents have elemental attacks that inflict status effects, and you only avoid those status effects if you have the skill at exactly level 5 to reduce the damage to exactly zero. Doubles as a Guide Dang It!, since the final boss is essentially impossible to beat without a Protector who has all three Anti(element) skills at exactly level 5. In the remake, skill levels past five instead lower TP cost and the skills absorb the element at max level.
- Series Mascot: Given the above-mentioned treatment in EOU II, it's kind of hard to deny at this point. Her headlining Etrian Mystery Dungeon just cements it further.
- Shield Bash: When using Smite. The remake adds Shield Rush which is an area-hitting version of this.
- Stone Wall: The class is slow as molasses and can inflict decent damage at best (amplified with the Smite skill), but their HP and defense are excellent.
- Weapon of Choice: Uses swords as fitting for their prominence.
- Badass Longcoat: Both of the female Dark Hunters.
- Choice of Two Weapons: Whips and Swords. Between these, whips are more iconic of the Dark Hunters.
- Critical Status Buff: The remake gives them Wrath Might, which increases their damage output should their health fall below a certain HP threshold.
- Dark-Skinned Blond: One of the choices.
- Does This Remind You of Anything?: Their whip skills have very suggestive names, including Cuffs, Gag, Ecstasy, and Climax. The Dark Hunter's comic even lampshades this, with a pair of Dark Hunters looking shocked as they look at a book of techniques. Said book is titled Bondage 101: Proper Usage of Ropes.
- Fashionable Asymmetry: The blue-haired male Dark Hunter wears pants with one short leg.
- Hell-Bent for Leather: All of the Dark Hunters seem to be decked out in leather from neck to toe.
- Life Drain: Via Drain Bite and Climax.
- Named by the Adaptation: The blonde Dark Hunter goes by Sylphy in the Drama CD.
- Of Corsets Sexy: The female Dark Hunters wear them.
- Peek-a-Bangs: The blue-haired male Dark Hunter.
- Standard Status Effects: The sword skill line inflicts various status ailments, while the whip line is focused on binds.
- Too Many Belts: Each of the designs seem to be covered with them.
- Yellow Eyes of Sneakiness: The dark-skinned male portrait, fitting for his character class.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: And pink, as evidenced by another Hunter's Drill Pigtails.
- Combat Medic: The great damage multipliers from ATK Up and Caduceus allows for a Medic to function this way. The remake tones down the multipliers a bit but also adds Clear Strike that scales off the Medic's good Tec stat.
- Freudian Trio: With the Protector and the Gunner in the supplementary materials. She's the Ego, being the most level-headed of the group.
- Glass Cannon: Can be built into a powerful-but-squishy Combat Medic.
- Labcoat of Science and Medicine
- Last Chance Hit Point: In The Millennium Girl, Medics gain CPR, which is a temporary buff applied to the party that has a chance to let them endure fatal damage.
- The Medic: As the name indicates.
- Named by the Adaptation: The younger female Medic is called Mill (or Miru) in the Drama CD.
- Power-Up Letdown: H. Touch, as it heals for pitiful amounts and never heals past 40% HP. This is absent in the remake.
- Series Mascot: "Mediko" is a kind of "junior mascot" next to the Protector noted above; in that EOU II DLC, Mediko is the only other classic character to get more than three portraits overall (clocking in at an impressive five).
- She also returns together with Shishou in EO V as a DLC portrait.
- Shout-Out: H. Touch and Caduceus skills are a reference to another popular Atlus series.
- Standard Status Effects: The remake gives them the ability to inflict Poison, Paralysis, or Sleep, as a means for the Story Mode party to utilize some form of status ailment without relying on Grimoire Stones.
- Status Buff: The standard HP regen and Immunize, which according to the game's text is only supposed to reduce elemental damage, but actually reduces all damage. This made Immunize a Game-Breaker, but only in the first game — the remake makes it work completely as intended.
- Weapon of Choice: A Magic Staff. These also include hammers.
- Awesomeness by Analysis: The remake grants them the Analysis skill, a buff that amplifies the damage they do when they hit an elemental weakness.
- Braids of Action: The blonde female Alchemist.
- Boyish Short Hair: The dark-haired female Alchemist.
- Crutch Character: As one of the only classes with easy access to elemental damage, they turn into this trope whenever you are faced with physically resistant foes with glaring elemental weaknesses. In the first game, their poison damage can inflict bigger numbers per tick, too.
- Fire, Ice, Lightning: The three magical forces they can pick from.
- Hand Blast: Their formulas are depicted as elemental blasts from their gloves.
- Meganekko: The dark-haired female portrait wears glasses.
- Qipao: Both of the female designs wear qipao-like outfits. The dark-haired female Alchemist can be seen wearing one in this concept art.
- Peek-a-Bangs: The blond male Alchemist.
- Power-Up Letdown: Maxing out Formula Mastery in the remake unlocks Pain Formula, which requires the Alchemist to be on the front row to use. Given the Alchemist's poor durability keeping them off the front line, and the fact that the associated skills are situational at best, many players simply opt to stick with their other more reliable elemental spells.
- Scarf of Asskicking: Each of the designs seem to have them.
- Squishy Wizard: In exchange for their elemental powers, they have some of the lowest HP and Vitality scores among classes.
- Universal Poison: Only in the first game — the ability to poison has been removed in the remake, in exchange for a better condensed skill tree.
- Weapon of Choice: A Magic Staff.
- When All You Have Is a Hammer...: Their entire skill tree practically boils down to hitting things with elemental damage, with little in the way of practical support without use of Grimoire Stones. They, however, hit exceptionally hard with their spells.
- Ambiguously Brown: One of the female Troubadours.
- Belly Dancer: Both of the female Troubadours.
- Choice of Two Weapons: Three, actually: Bows, Swords, or Staves.
- Dub Name Change: This class is called Bard in Japan.
- Encounter Repellant: Stalker/Fightful Yawl reduces encounter rate for a set duration in the labyrinth.
- Experience Booster: Divinity/Holy Gift increases the party's gained experience from battles. It even stacks if multiple members have it via Grimoire Stones.
- Girlish Pigtails: The light-skinned female Troubadour has them, and she looks very young.
- Jack-of-All-Stats: Their stat spread is the most well-rounded, though their combat performance average.
- Magikarp Power: It takes some time and investment before their buffs do anything significant. Slightly complicated by the fact that their base offensive capabilities are average.
- Oral Fixation: The albino bard chews a blade of grass.
- Regenerating Health: Healing/Healing Lullaby bestows a buff on the party that functions like this. Relaxing/Peace Ballad does the same for TP.
- Spoony Bard: Well, they're bards, but they're not exactly weak. They're quite useful in the main game and almost completely mandatory in the Bonus Dungeon.
- Status-Buff Dispel: Erasure/Eerie Chorus allows them to perform this on enemies.
- Support Party Member: Their entire skill set is focused on applying Status Buffs to the party, to the exclusion of other skills, leaving their normal attack as their only offensive option.
- Wandering Minstrel
- All Your Powers Combined: The remake introduces Peerless Stance which buffs nearly all stats, scales according to the strength of each stance, and allows usage of skills from all three stances. The drawback to this is that it must be entered from another Stance and cannot be extended like the others, forcing the Ronin to spend extra turns to maintain it. note
- Dub Name Change: Bushidou in Japan.
- Glass Cannon: Capable of incredible damage output once their stances are established, but suffer from low vitality and HP.
- Iaijutsu Practitioner: Iai (known as "Drawing Stance" in The Millennium Girl) is one of the three available stances; it improves speed and accuracy, and one of the associated skills is a potential One-Hit Kill.
- Katanas Are Just Better: They can wield normal swords, but can't perform any techniques with such "unrefined" blades.
- Magikarp Power: Given their tiny TP pool, their reliance on Stances, and significant skill point investment to open up more attack variety, expect to see low-level Ronin do nothing but spam their normal attack during random encounters.
- Peek-a-Bangs: The younger looking male Ronin has them.
- Rōnin: Yup.
- Sarashi: Worn by one of the female Ronin, who otherwise resembles a Miko.
- Single-Stroke Battle: They can learn a passive skill that gives a chance to instantly cut down all enemies as soon as a battle starts.
- Stance System: They can go into three different stances, which give them different buffs and access to different skills.
- Walking Shirtless Scene: The two male designs.
- Weaksauce Weakness: Because their Stances count as buff, a Status-Buff Dispel can halt their momentum and force them to spend more time re-assuming their Stance.
- Weapon of Choice: Katanas, fitting given their Eastern appearance.
- Awesome, but Impractical: Hexers aren't too good against bosses due to their frailty, low power, and bosses being more resistant to ailments. However, their practicality against bosses was increased in The Millennium Girl. It's possible to semi-reliably give bosses crippling ailments like Sleep, Curse or Fear for a few turns.
- Dub Name Change: Originally named Curse Maker.
- Creepy Child: The small, hooded, grey-haired Hexer with pigtails is addressed as being twelve years old in some of the official comics, and she is often portrayed as a 'little sister' type when she turns up in sidequests in Etrian Mystery Dungeon.
- Facial Markings: One of the female Hexers has them.
- Magikarp Power: Suffers from being a Squishy Wizard with very little offensive capability unlike the Alchemists or Medics. Their support capabilities reach full potential once they have enough skill points to let them land their ailments with consistency.
- People Puppets: An entire branch of their skill tree involves commanding and manipulating enemies if they are afflicted with Fear.
- Standard Status Effects: Their whole M.O.
- Squishy Wizard: Their health and vitality are among the lowest in the game, close to the similarly squishy Alchemists.
- Weapon of Choice: A Magic Staff.
The Guildmaster. One of the first persons you meet, he'll set you with an adventuring party, while reminding you that you'll probably die. Goes by Ganryu in the Japanese version.
- The Alcoholic: In a few missions and conversations.
- Deadpan Snarker
- Doting Parent: Though he'd rather word of it didn't get around.
- Eyepatch of Power: During one sidequest, it is heavily implied that he lost that eye escaping a treelike monster called a Sickwood, after it killed off the rest of his adventuring party.
- Ambiguously Brown
- Dub Name Change: Called Sirka in Japan.
- The Idiot from Osaka: In the original Japanese.
- Ms. Fanservice
- Stripperiffic: She wears a bandeau for a top. You are repeatedly given the option to comment on this during the quests where you escort her through the Labyrinth.
- Tribal Facepaint
- You No Take Candle: Downplayed in the English translation. While she does have an accent, her grammar is better than most examples and runs the shop, but she makes some ordering mistakes from time to time.
Ren & Tlachtga
Tlatchga voiced by: Kana Asumi (Drama CD, The Millennium Girl; Japanese & English)
- A Taste of Power: While in the party during the mapping mission in The Millennium Girl, their levels are in the early thirties.
- Dual Boss: Confronted together early in the fifth stratum.
- Dub Name Change: Tlachtga's name in Japan is Tusukur.
- City Guards: Including one instance where they try to kill you for trying to go deeper.
- Crutch Character: Don't rely on them to much because they're not going to stick with you for long.
- Fiery Redhead: Inverted with Tlachtga. She's very soft-spoken and somewhat shy.
- Guest-Star Party Member: They're the Highlander's first party members in The Millennium Girl during the first mission.
- He Knows Too Much: The reason for them opposing the party in the fifth stratum.Ren: The town only prospers from the people burning to discover the Labyrinth's secret. Do you understand now? No one must be allowed to actually solve the forest's mysteries. Curiosity is welcome up to a point, but those who learn too much are troublesome... Thus, the Radha has charged us with eliminating you before you learn the truth of Yggdrasil.
- Iaijutsu Practitioner: Of the three Ronin stances, Ren's skills are focused on the Iai/Drawing Stance.
- Mirror Boss: Can be invoked by the player by including a Ronin and Hexer in the party.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Ren.
- Dub Name Change: Known as Orelus in Japan.
- Quest Giver: Though he usually just passes them along from higher up.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: He's quite friendly to the guild, and notes when the Radha quests might be too much to expect of you. He also picks up on Visil's erratic behavior and offers to look into things behind the chieftain's back for you if you take him into your trust.
- Adaptational Heroism: In The Millenium Girl Story Mode he at least has a better reason for opposing the party, since it's implied that he feared the party's progress in the labyrinth would hasten the activation of Gungnir. He also may or may not have been possessed by Yggdrasil during his boss battle.
- In Etrian Odyssey, he puts forth a mission to effectively commit genocide on the Forest Folk in order to protect the town's tourist industry. In The Millennium Girl, he instead does this in order to prevent a disease among their numbers from spreading outside the labyrinth.
- Big Bad: Eventually, he turns against the player guild and fights them as the final boss, though Untold makes him part of a Big Bad Ensemble.
- Dub Name Change: From Vizurr to Visil. His boss form Etreant is called King of the World Tree in Japan.
- Fighting from the Inside: In the fifth stratum in The Millennium Girl, Yggdrasil fused with him in a way, causing him to act to protect Yggdrasil's life, culminating in the Etreant. However, he did somehow manage to retain the Yggdra Virus meant to kill Yggdrassil, even having it on his person when the protagonists fight the Etreant.
- Last of His Kind: He is the last scientist who has been keeping the Yggdrasil system running.
- Physical God: The Forest Folk worship the Etreant as one, anyway.
- Really 700 Years Old: He may already look old, but he is actually over 1000 years old.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Whenever Yggdrasil is possessing him.
- Treacherous Questgiver: There's no big scheme behind the Radha's missions initially. However, he decides to have the player guild killed one way or another when he decides they're too successful.
- Walking Spoiler: Well, you would be forgiven for thinking that you'd be dealing with the Radha's representative the entire game without ever meeting their leader.
- When Trees Attack: He fuses with the Yggdrasil Tree to become the boss of Stratum 5: the Etreant.
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: While initially thankful for the party's ventures through the first few strata of the labyrinth, he begins plotting to kill them once they travel too deep and begin discovering things they were not meant to know.
- All There in the Manual: A subversion. Thanks to a cutscene that can be Permanently Missable in the original Etrian Odyssey, many fans only knew of her name by the artbook. Averted in The Millennium Girl, where her name is mentioned more often.
- Defrosting Ice Queen: Holy hell. Her initial impression is her giving the party (and by extension the player) a wide-eyed stare while mentioning threats about their progress. The party tries to make her understand that they don't wish to harm her folk, but that only slightly makes her less hostile, but not enough to stop her from summoning monsters. In The Millennium Girl, after she is brought back to Etria and recovers, she becomes a guild keeper but her voice clips point out she is still disgusted with you. But as you raise her affinity level, she will stop showing disgust and show some genuine...neutral territory. By the time you max her affinity and she regains the ability to re-summon Iwaoropenelep, she seems to be at least willing to part on decent terms.
- Dub Name Change: Goes unnamed in Japan, but Untold names her Sirar.
- Expy: An NPC in The Drowned City sent to hunt the Elemental Dragon of Lightning looks very similar to her. Some fans theorize they're the same person,, or that the forest folk survived the events of the first game.
- Gods Need Prayer Badly: In Story Mode this is the reason she keels over after you defeat Iwaoropenelep; it's her people's belief in their 'gods' that gives them strength, and since so many of them had been lost to madness and slaughtered by your guild, she had to use her own energy to make up the difference.
- HeelFace Turn: In The Millennium Girl's Story Mode she (somewhat begrudgingly) lends you her aid as a Guildkeeper after being saved by your party.
- Heroic Sacrifice: In Story Mode's final battle, she gives her life to imbue your weapons with the power necessary to defeat the Yggdrasil Core.
- The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: She and the Forest Folk revere the Yggdrasil Core as a god and and protect it from explorers. However, she's also obligated to "put it to rest" once it fulfills its purpose.
- Permanently Missable Content: The cutscene where she "introduces" herself as Kupala on the 14th floor in Etrian Odyssey was in an out-of-the-way area, and could no longer be reached after a certain point in the game. Many fans only knew of her name through the Forests of Eternity artbook. Avoided in The Millennium Girl's Story Mode, where she's mentioned more often.
- Summon Magic: Two of the stratum bosses, Corotrangul and Iwaoropenelep, were summoned by her to fight you. This is also her specialty as a Guildkeeper.
- An Ice Person: His skill "Cold Fangs" is an ice-elemental attack.
- Dub Name Change: His name is Snowdrift in Japan.
- Non-Indicative Name: In the original game anyway, since his appearance is based on a saber-toothed cat, rather than a wolf. In The Millennium Girl, his design is updated appropiately to a wolf.
- Palette Swap: Barbed Tiger and Sabremaw are this to Fenrir in the DS game. The former's sprite is recolored in gold, while the latter recycles the same sprite.
- Counter-Attack: If Cernunnos is attacked physically, he'll counter with a Bash attack to the attacker.
- Deadly Gaze: Uses "Gaze" immediately after his partners are offed. This skill is replaced in The Millennium Girl by the less-threatening "Silent Stare", which can bind the party's head.
- Enemy Summoner: When his HP is below half, he summons two Healing Rollers in the back row, who can heal him up or raise their defenses.
- Harmless Enemy: Not him, but his partners, the Healing Rollers. They focus on helping Cernunnos, rather than attacking the party.
- Miniboss: She may be a stratum boss, but your trip in Azure Rainforest is still far from over.
CorotrangulA flying giant manta ray summoned by Kupala to stop the party from advancing further into the labyrinth.
- An Ice Person: His skills "Flood" and "Ice Breath" inflict ice damage.
- Status Buff: "Aqua Veil" raises his Fire resistance for 3 turns.
IwaoropenelepThe guardian of the Forest Folk.
- Dub Name Change: From Twiniwao to Iwaopeln... And Iwaoropenelep later in The Millenium Girl.
- Shock and Awe: Deals heavy Volt damage to the party with "Volgwing" ("Thunderwing" in the remake), which can also paralyze them.
Introduced in Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl
- The Ace: If he has the skill Limitless, he can use any skill in his arsenal, regardless of the weapon he has equipped. He can even use shield skills without one. It's only good the turn after it's used, however.
- Cast from Hit Points: Eleven skills in his default class' arsenal either have the user lose HP to use, or require HP to be lost to activate.
- Counter-Attack: Bloodlust gives him a chance of attacking a random enemy time he loses health. Note the description is "loses health", not "is attacked". This means he has a chance of attacking even from poison damage or health lose he causes himself, meaning if he has the Bloody Offense buff and uses a skill that consumes HP, he has two chances of extra attacks even on turns where the enemy doesn't attack him at all.
- For Great Justice: The Highlander's mantra is "true justice for all". This leads to his rejection of Gungnir and M.I.K.E's rationalization of its use.
- Good Scars, Evil Scars
- Healing Hands: Turning Tide and Allied Bonds can heal the party's HP. Black Sabbath can as well, but may leave the party with status effects.
- Hello, [Insert Name Here]: The player names him at the start of the game. Some voiced parts of the dialogue will refer to him as "Highlander".
- The Hero: He's a good guy through and through.
- Heroic Mime: An instance that's similar to Link. He doesn't talk to characters on-screen, and doesn't speak during cutscenes, but he has Voice Grunting and has different answers and responses in certain situations, which are chosen by the player.
- Jack-of-All-Trades: Spear damage aside, he possesses a wide variety of buffs with varying effectiveness, encouraging use of the Grimoire system to transfer to other characters for best effect.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Many of his dialogue options push him into this territory.
- Not So Stoic: He does feel an urge to yell like Tarzan while swinging in a vine, regardless of whether you choose to do it or not. Should you decide not to do the former, the game will remark that you have your shame to consider, possibly poking fun at the trope of Stoics.
- One-Hit Kill: His Head Pierce skill has a chance to instantly kill an enemy.
- Sean Connery Is About to Shoot You: His portrait shows him pointing his spear towards the player.
- Shout-Out: One of his skills is named Stigma, though it's called Stigmata in the English version. Another of his skills is Black Sabbath.
- Standard Status Effects: The two skills above can inflict binds and status ailments he has on an enemy and transfer the enemy's to the whole party, respectively.
- Status Buff: Bloody Offense, Spirit Shield, and Battle Instinct are some examples.
- The Stoic: All artwork of him shows him to be completely stone-faced, and the majority of dialogue options tend to make him come off as relatively composed.
- Supporting Protagonist: While he is the player character and leader of the guild, the story is really about Frederica.
- Terse Talker: His voice likes consist of one word at most, like "Better?" if he heals someone.
- Weapon of Choice: A spear as his default class.
- Affectionate Nickname: M.I.K.E. calls her "Ricky", as did her father. After regaining her memories, she asks the party to do the same — even if you don't agree, her name in-game changes to it permanently. The change also makes everyone call out her name in battle change to her nickname, even.
- Amnesiac Hero
- Character Title: She's the titular Millennium Girl.
- The Chick
- Fire, Ice, Lightning: Can use elemental shots.
- Fling a Light into the Future: Went into cryogenic sleep for a thousand years in the hopes that when she woke up, she could find a way to destroy Yggdrasil.
- Freak Out: Shows some really but rare panicked expressions when M.I.K.E tries to use the wide nuke Gungnir to destroy the Yggdrasil Core AND Etria after being told not to.
- Girlish Pigtails: Her short twintails emphasize how young-looking and girlish she is.
- Healing Shiv: As a Gunner, her Medic Bullet can heal HP and cure status effects.
- I Am Who?: The Millennium Girl.
- In-Series Nickname: Ricky, given to her by the people from her era. The party eventually addresses her as Ricky as well.
- Informed Attribute: The artbook from The Fafnir Knight says that she's grouchy. Aside from a few moments and whenever the Highlander says something silly during a serious moment or stupid, this is not the case.
- Jack-of-All-Trades: Can bind, inflict elemental damage, heal allies, and has a relatively even stat spread to complement the skill set.
- Last of Their Kind: She's the last living human from our version of Earth.
- Little Miss Badass: One of the youngest of the Story Mode cast, but capable of holding her own in combat.
- Luminescent Blush: Her default look has this, but she can go completely red in the face sometimes.
- Mysterious Waif
- The Paralyzer: As a Gunner, she has skills which can bind an enemy's limbs.
- Pre-Asskicking One-Liner: Just before you take on the Yggdrasil Core, she says, "I have waited a thousand years for this moment."
- Quad Damage: Her Charged Shot skill, which can deal 400 percent damage at max level.
- Really 700 Years Old: Spent a thousand years in cryogenic sleep in order to destroy the Yggdrasil Core.
- Spam Attack:
- Ricochet, which can have her shoot between three to five bullets at max level at the enemy party.
- With Action Boost at max level, she can repeat whatever attack she does on the next turn three times, including Ricochet.
- Spell My Name with an "S": One of the computer screens visible in her introductory cinematic still refers to her as "Fredrika"note in the North American version.
- Tsundere: She is always composed and serious. Pointing out whenever she shows a lot of emotion and concern for others makes her really red in the face.
- Weapon of Choice: Guns for her default class. Unlike other EO-universe Gunners, she is shown in cutscenes using a 'modern era' semi-automatic pistol instead of the hand-cannons, revolvers, flintlocks, matchlocks, and archaic gonne designs most other gunners are portrayed with in official media.
- The Cameo: Makes a guest appearance in Etria during Classic Mode to explain Grimoire Stones to the party. He later takes the alias 'Ryle' and visits High Lagaard to send an exploration team to repair the Seal of Tindalos.
- Deadpan Snarker
- Doomed Hometown: Simon's hometown of Gotham was within a Gungnir unit's blast radius and was decimated, and Simon saved Arthur from being killed. Afterward, he and Arthur went to the Midgard Library.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Arthur.
- Labcoat of Science and Medicine
- The Leader: Before the Highlander came along, and even during the course of the game he still seems to make most of the decisions.
- Magic Knight: Joins the party already knowing a few sword techniques, and can be played as a combat unit.
- The Medic
- Not So Stoic: Teach Simon any skills that makes him inflict status elements on the enemy. Once he succeeds, there's a chance that he will laugh, if very briefly (and in a manner reminiscent of Mad Scientists). You can also point out how he's not acting like himself (and he agrees!) when you have a private conversation during the Marathon Level-quest.
- Only Sane Man: Every now and again. To emphasize this, he is the only member of the group to Facepalm as a rare, but recurring sprite.
- Outnumbered Sibling: In an optional event, he reveals that he has many siblings. He makes a note of his older sister, who usually spoiled and told him about his strange habits.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue oni to Arthur and Raquna's red.
- Sean Connery Is About to Shoot You: His portrait shows him just about to draw a sword towards the player.
- The Smart Guy
- The Spock
- The Stoic: Not an extreme example, but when compared to the likes of Raquna and Arthur, this really stands out.
- Weapon of Choice: A Magic Staff for his default class, but he starts out with a sword thanks to his Grimoire Stone.
- Canada, Eh?: An Etrian Odyssey version, anyway. It's even called Ontario, which is clearly the same place given the plot twist.
- Fiery Redhead
- Good Parents: Raquna's father could be seen as a more stern version of this; he is the only parent who sends letters asking how Raquna's journey is going, and prepared her for becoming a warrior both by giving her guild a homebase (and Rosa came with it) and staging events like the Marathon Level-quest before she left.
- Hard-Drinking Party Girl: She has an iron liver. Valerie (the pub owner) eve points out how Raquna is one of her bigger sources of income - because all of the guys who try to challenge her get drunk under the table.
- Healing Hands: Has access to Cure and Party Cure in her skill tree, though she's not as adept at it as Simon.
- The Kirk
- Knight in Shining Armor: She serves as the party's tank.
- The Lad-ette
- The Lancer: Can potentially be one in terms of gameplay. She can handle the defense while the party takes shots at the enemy, while able to hurt the enemy herself with an offensive skill.
- Luckily, My Shield Will Protect Me
- Modest Royalty: She's clearly from a very important family and yet acts like a rough and tumble mercenary 24/7.
- Proper Tights with a Skirt: She's a royal wearing tights.
- Rebellious Princess: While not a princess, Raquna is a high ranking noble who left home to become a wandering fighter.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to Simon's blue and the blue to Arthur's red.
- Sean Connery Is About to Shoot You: Her portrait shows her pointing the player with her sword.
- Shield Bash: When using Shield Smite and Shield Rush.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Japanese official media renders her name as "Racoona", and various other spellings were used by different sources before the English release.
- Stonewall: As the party's tank, her job is to soak up all the damage.
- Weapon of Choice: A sword in her default class.
- The Big Guy: In terms of gameplay.
- Buffy Speak: Despite his really useful profession and how there should be a lot of scientific terms to his attacks, Arthur is more prone in describing his attacks as "BOOM!"
- Doomed Hometown: Arthur's hometown of Gotham was within a Gungnir unit's blast radius and was decimated, and Simon saved Arthur from dying. Afterward, he and Simon went to the Midgard Library.
- Fire, Ice, Lightning: His elemental formulas, as a Alchemist.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Simon.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Can be pushy and impatient at times, but is still a good guy.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red oni to Simon and Raquna's blue.
- Sean Connery Is About to Shoot You: His portrait shows him pointing the player with his gauntlet.
- Weapon of Choice: A Magic Staff for his default class.
- Relationship Values: The game will helpfully point out when your relationship with Rosa has increased or reached its max value (which happens very soon into the game). This results only in the gifts and teas generally being of better quality and a few new voice clips that make her sound a bit more like a Doting Housewife (with no actual romance involved).
- Does This Remind You of Anything?: He has this to say when he's about to start offering a bindblocking service:It's a fact that you'll want to avoid having your arms and legs bound as much as possible. In the forest, at least.
- It is also possible for him to give you a ring accessory, tell you that it's as thanks for everything you've done to him, and this being accompanied with the "This is something special"-voice clip.
- Expy: Of Sherlock Holmes. (Though he tried having a Watson with him, it apparently didn't work out.)
- Hero of Another Story: As your relationship value increases, he'll have one of these, which culminates in Baroudeur (a Moriarty expy)'s apparent death, subsequent 'revival', And the Adventure Continues.
- Master of Disguise: He briefly impersonates Valerie to demonstrate that, according to him, it's not a difficult feat to replicate.
- Relationship Values: Like with Rosa. He starts off sounding irritated whenever you visit, you know, your own guildhouse, but eventually warms up to you and even asks "Leavin' already?"
M.I.K.E.The main computer system for the ancient Gladsheim ruins, which the Highlander was hired to investigate.
- A.I. Is a Crapshoot: M.I.K.E takes the gang's refusal to use Gungnir... poorly. His speech starts to break down and he turns on the party, culminating in an attempt to use a half-charged Gungnir: the result would be a flattened Etria and an unscathed Yggdrasil Core.
- Big Good: After finding him, he plays this role for the party through the midgame. Then he goes completely bananas.
- The Comically Serious: Frederica recalls a conversation she had with M.I.K.E. when her father died and she went to M.I.K.E. for comfort:Frederica: You'll always be my friend, right? You won't go away?M.I.K.E.: My hardware is designed to be much more durable than yours. So yes, we will always be friends.
- Disney Death: Killing him proves to be the ultimate solution to stop the half-charged Gungnir from going off. However, if the Highlander goes to see Frederica sneaking off, he will vaguely reactivate.
- Fun with Acronyms: At first, Frederica only remembers his name, and the party mistakenly believe that the "Mike" they're looking for is a human. It's short for "Memetic Installation Keeper Engine" ("Machinery Interface Knowledge Encaser" in Japan).
- Knight Templar: As a machine, M.I.K.E. will follow his programming no matter what the circumstances or who gets in his way. Helpful when it involves taking down a powerful monster before it escapes the labyrinth and goes on to ravage the world. Less so when it involves huge amounts of collateral damage and a refusal to take any other options into account.
- Mr. Exposition: Meeting someone who remembers the creation of Yggdrassil and is willing to talk about it is a big help to the party, and shifts the story's tone majorly.
- The Needs of the Many: Gungnir will cause the deaths of millions of people, but M.I.K.E. reasons that it's a small price to pay for the safety of the entire planet.
- Robot Buddy: He's honestly proud that Frederica considers him a friend and lets him call her by her nickname.
- Villainous Breakdown: After refusing to activate Gungnir and destroying Gimle when he tries to force the protagonists, he lapses into a Madness Mantra of "There is no alternative. To activate Gungnir is my sole purpose." Alas, he only gets worse from there.
- Voice with an Internet Connection
- Invisible Monsters: You can't hit this guy if you don't turn up the lights.
- Hopeless Boss Fight: Zig-zagged. Since Coeurl hides in the darkness, he cannot be damaged normally, and you're supposed to run away from the fight. It's still possible to kill him via poison, but that would take a long-ass time.
- Panthera Awesome: Resembles a big black panther.
- Insect Queen: The leader of a colony of Noble Bees.
- Non-Malicious Monster: This creature is not really hostile, but the party is forced to fight her since the Queen Bee is nesting on Gladsheim's power, causing critical power surge all over the place. Naturally, she fights back, and is more than capable to do so.
- Poisonous Person: "Spreading Shot" will randomly hit 2-4 targets and may also inflict Poison.
- A Load of Bull: A giant bull-like monster with the skin color of a cow.
- Shock and Awe: "Thunderstrike" deals Volt damage to the entire party.
- Status Buff: "Wild Breath" increases his attack power for 3 turns.
- More Dakka: It's armed to the teeth.