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The main party of Brave Exvius, all acquired as playable characters through the main story of the game. It is worth noting that, unlike a chunk of the summoned playable characters, these people are all living humans who join Rain, Lasswell and Fina in their travels directly.

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Tropes associated with the team as a whole:

  • The Fellowship Has Ended: By the end of Season 3, every party member has seemingly taken an individual path, including Fina.
  • Fighting Your Friend: They are forced to fight each other by request of Veritas of the Frost because otherwise he won't free the villagers from his spell.
  • My Future Self and Me: There is nothing preventing alternate or future versions of the same person being put in parties together, allowing for this trope if the basic units are thrown in with their CG or Halloween selves, for instance. An in-game case of this happens as, for a short time, Akstar, who is a Future Rain, travels along with Rain, both during the first third of the Visectrum arc, and during a major portion of the Aldore raid.
  • Ragtag Bunch of Misfits: The group doesn't begin as such, as Rain and Lasswell are career soldiers (if slightly bedraggled after their misadventure at the Earth Shrine and the subsequent loss of their airship), but they pick up, in order: an amnesiac girl whose naivety leads her into danger more often than not, a highly eccentric master mechanic, a far-too-serious tactician, a half-washed-up rebel leader, and a centuries-old arch-sage who doesn't exactly look the part. By the time Mysidia is over, they're quite the crew.
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  • Significant Wardrobe Shift: The party gets this in Season 2 to show how they matured between their adventures. Rain, Lasswell, Akstar, Charlotte and Physalis also get new wardrobes for their Neo Vision units, which reflects on their appearance as of Season 4.
  • Summon Magic: Outside of Lid and Jake, everyone in Rain's party can summon Visions to fight for/with them. It's eventually revealed that Citra, Veritas of the Light, can summon Visions as well, having made a copy of Raegen from 700 years ago.
  • Time to Unlock More True Potential: The "Side Stories" events opened in the second anniversary show the main party members prior to the start of Season 2, with the stories demonstrating how they came to the levels of power shown in their season 2 rereleases. Playing through them has the practical effect of unlocking special passive traits for those units.
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Season 1 Party Members

    Rain 

Rain/Hyoh of the Delta/Gamma Star

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Blazing Soul
Voiced by: Nobuhiko Okamoto (JP), Nezar Alderazi (English, Star Ocean: Anamnesis), Daman Mills (English, War Of The Visions)

A knight of the Kingdom of Grandshelt, and the protagonist of Season 1 and 4. A precocious knight and pilot who was entrusted with command of an airship at the tender age of eighteen, he maintains a carefree — some might say lackadaisical —- demeanor. He has the unwavering trust of the king and his nation's people, in large part due to his father's reputation as a stalwart knight of the kingdom.


  • Abdicate the Throne: Rain states as early as Berga to Lasswell that he intends to follow his father's idea of turning Aldore into a democratic country so he can go back to being an adventurer. At the end of Season 3, he apparently has made good on these intentions, having gone back to traveling.
  • A.I. Breaker: The first fight against him has a rather severe one. He starts the fight by preemptively buffing himself in several ways (attack, defense, elemental resistance). If you dispel these buffs, he'll spend the next round reapplying them all at the expense of attacks he might otherwise have used. Dedicating a single unit to dispelling him every round (easy enough, as Dispel is available on three Espers and Fingersnap can be obtained through Odin) will cut off most, if not all of his attacks every round, making defeating him a simple matter of attrition. The second fight is hardly better, as his only improvement is an innate physical/magical resistance that only makes him slightly tougher to kill, and he'll throw in the occasional attack that can be easily healed off so long as the dispelling has been regularly reapplied. Lampshaded in the Raegen's fight against him; one of the bonus missions for extra lapis is to beat Hyoh without using a dispel of any variety (though those who don't want to bother with said bonus mission will find that this still applies).
  • All Your Powers Combined: As Vagrant Knight Rain he summons visions of the cast to help him out in battle and has attacks he gained through his bonds with his friends.
  • Animal Motifs: As Hyoh, whose name translates to "Leopard", and his helmet is shaped like a leopard's head.
  • Back from the Dead: His Vagrant Knight description reveals he died at the end of Season 1, but was revived by Dark Fina along with the Veritas.
  • The Battle Didn't Count: Hyoh pulls this off against Raegen. This can come off as rather egregious if you took advantage of the A.I. Breaker above. At least in this case, it's justified as Raegen successfully wounding him, but Hyoh managing to score a deeper wound in the process, rather than just suddenly powering up as Galas did the first time.
  • BFS: His signature weapon, Crimson Saber, is a fire-element great sword.
  • Big Damn Heroes:
    • At the end of Crystalis part 3, Hyoh of the Delta Star has the party dead to rights, has powered up, and is about to go in for the kill. Suddenly, a hooded man dashes in, blocks Hyoh, and one-shots him. The hood comes down, and it's Rain. Later subverted; the whole thing was a False Flag Operation.
    • Rain does a more straight one in the middle of the Berga arc in Season 3 with Lasswell, saving Daisy after she pulls a pair of Voas away from Nerine and Poppy's attention.
  • Big Red Devil: As Demon Rain, his Halloween alternate.
  • Brought Down to Badass: Lapis' Hollow completely deactivates Rain's Aldoran Awakening for a while... which doesn't really stop him from kicking ass.
  • Calling Your Attacks: "I won't hesitate! CRIMSON NOVA!!!"note 
  • Cannot Spit It Out: Rain clearly has feelings for Fina, but can't bring himself to admit it. After spending six months looking from a way to bring Fina Back from the Dead and succeeding, Rain finally confesses to her, but he's interrupted by Luce and Neilicca before he can get an answer from Fina.
  • Came Back Wrong: Discussed in the first third of Season 2. The esper Phoenix mentions that people brought back from the dead don't return the same way they were in order to prevent them from simply rushing into the same situation that got them killed in the first place and dying yet again. This implied that Hyoh might have been a Rain that became evil as a result of his resurrection. Ultimately averted, since it turns out Hyoh is Rain, but Rain willingly took up the identity as a result of hitting the Despair Event Horizon. As a bonus, he in fact did die during his battle with Sol, but Dark Fina revived him.
  • Catchphrase: "...As a Knight of Grandshelt." *Raises thumbs up*
    • The fact he doesn't use this catchphrase when with Lasswell in Visectrum and Magistellus tips the player off that something might be wrong with him.
    • After becoming King of Aldore, Rain mutates it into "As a king, and a Knight of Grandshelt".
  • Characterization Marches On: Early on, Rain has a few Chivalrous Pervert moments (most blatantly with the recruitment/powering up cutscenes for Siren and Shiva, though a couple with Fina as well). This gets completely abandoned later on - his status as the "flirty" Grandshelt knight gets shifted to Lawrence, Jake takes over that status for the main party, and in Season 2, Jake even point-blank asks Lasswell if Rain likes women. It's hard to imagine anyone who had seen early-game Rain even needing to ask.
    • That said, he still has shades of his casanova side. At the end of his own Story Event, he hits on Diezell and Maisie in front of Nichol and Sakura, and in the Dark Visions Story Event he has some interesting comments on Lasswell's covenant bond with Shiva.
  • Chick Magnet: Attracts Fina, Dark Fina and Lid at various times during the story. In Season 3, Daisy also ends up falling in love for the guy.
  • Character Check: His Chivalrous Pervert characterization gets brought up in Season 2 a couple of times in side events, which feature a vision of Rain acting as he did in the earlier parts of Season 1. In particular, it takes Jake by surprise, whereas Lid makes sure to note that Rain matured out of such behavior.
  • The Chosen One: Rain's power to use crystals to relate to Visions and gain power from them is apparently quite rare; Lasswell, Fina, Sakura and Nichol all believe that he may be destined to save the world from destruction. Turns out it's Visionary Magic developed by Yuraisha and taught to Raegen, whose abilities Rain has inherited.
  • Chronic Hero Syndrome: Helps anyone who he sees in trouble, even when the main focus of the group is to prevent the Veritas from destroying the remaining crystals as soon as possible. Sakura calls him out on it in Mysidia, outright stating that the world could have been destroyed by the Veritas destroying the last two crystals while Rain and the group were helping a village from a monster attack. This trait backfires spetacularly on him in the passage between the first and second seasons, as shown in "The Day the Spark Was Lit".
  • Combination Attack: The entire point of Rain & Fina as a duo unit (as well as Raegen & Lasswell and Charlotte & Physalis) is the Tag Attack mechanic that allows them to self-chain. Their Limit Burst is no slouch: Fina uses Rain's Crimson Saber as an arrow to fire at the enemy.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle:
    • Rain delivers two to his own father as Hyoh in Season 2, the first when Raegen first storms the Aldore Tower, and the second with Raegen already aware of his identity and the events of Sacher, which allows Rain to deliver a Motive Rant along with it.
    • Once Rain and Lasswell are teleported by the Will of Light to Berga, they happen onto Chorale's Hollow Keepers, Mazurka, Melo and Conche. Rain fights the three alone and wins. Then come Diverti and a possessed Rinora into scene...
      • Bonus points for Rain beating the three while still weakened by Lapis' Hollow.
  • Demoted to Extra: Zig Zagged Trope. If Brave Exvius were one of the 16- or 32-bit RPGs it draws inspiration from, then Rain would not be a part of the playable party for most of Season 2: the main quest is to find him, so obviously he must be absent, and even after they do, he leaves again to return to the Alter Ego he donned while missing, being shown exclusively in cutscenes for a good portion of the campaign. But this is Brave Exvius, where the whole point is that you can summon instances of any character the gacha has given you. Including Rain. (Heck, you could have five different Rains fighting the battles while Lasswell tries to find him!)
  • Despair Event Horizon: Rain suffers an enormous one between Seasons 1 and 2. After getting stranded in Paladia, he was taken in by a small town, only for it to be completely wiped out due to a conflict caused by royal blood he didn't even know he had. This breaks Rain's psyche to the point he simply decides to mow his way to the Emperor, who single-handedly defeats him and, seeing use on the strength of a man able to take Delmodoa down, offers him a position in the Orders. Rain, seeing his own ideals and methods as completely useless in Paladia, takes the offer in order to become powerful enough to kill him.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: Earth is a secondary part of his skill set, always accompanying his Fire attacks.
  • Dramatic Unmask: Subverted. When Hyoh and Lasswell fight, while his helm goes flying during a fight scene, he's quick to cover his face and teleports away before his identity can be revealed.
    • It's then inverted when Rain does an actual "Dramatic Masking" while revealing to his friends to be Hyoh of the Delta Star.
  • Drunk On Power: His Demon form is notably more power-thirsty and hot blooded than any other incarnation of him. Flavor text suggests this is a result of the costume itself.
  • 11th-Hour Superpower: Rain has two of these. He fully awakens to his true powers to help his dad try and close the portal at the end of Season 1, and after reuniting for good with Lasswell's party in Season 2, he gains an armor, even greater power and a very powerful upgrade to his Crimson Saber, which Lasswell gives back to him.
  • Evil Knockoff:
    • Played straight when Distorque, back for vengeance on the Aldore Tower, summons a Vision of Hyoh to fight Nagi.
    • Heavily subverted in Nichol and Sakura's Story Event when cosplayers pass for members of the Orders and one of them cosplays as Hyoh.
  • Face–Heel Turn: Becomes Hyoh of the Delta Star in Paladia after a traumatic event.
  • Fallen Hero: Rain becomes one in Season 2 as Hyoh, once his mentality is broken to the very core following the destruction of Sacher. He gets better.
  • False Flag Operation: Performs a few as Hyoh:
    • He gets Nagi to wear his armor to throw the party off the trail of his true identity.
    • In the event "The Color of Heartlessness" he pretends to kill Domino and Shatal to let them escape with intelligence on Yuraisha's whereabouts.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: Rain's cloak/cape is tied off with a knot off to the right, and with sashes slung around only his right shoulder. He even averts Ambidextrous Sprite - the cloak and sashes are always favoring Rain's right.
    • His Season 4 appearance as shown in his Neo Vision unit is like this as well, with his left arm decked on his royal armor's entire armguard, while the right arm is fully exposed and shows a tattoo under his armband.
  • Fighting Fingerprint: Lasswell easily noticed Hyoh's fighting style when the two fought in Crystalis, which basically all but blows Rain's cover until he starts pulling some evil out his bag to prove his point.
  • Fire/Ice Duo: Rain is the Fire part of the duo with Lasswell.
  • Gameplay and Story Segregation: Despite being shown in Lasswell's flashback that he inherited Raegen's Signature Move Tranquility/Mirror of Equity, it's not in his default moveset. However, see Akstar below.
  • Hard Work Hardly Works: Rain has massive natural talent compared to Lasswell's improvement through practice. Case in point; he learned his father's Mirror of Equity without even trying, and he never bothered to improve on that technique, preferring to apply his own style to his abilities.
  • Heroic Lineage: The consequence of being the son of Raegen, who happens to be Aldoran royalty, is that Rain inherited his father's abilities and all the perks that come with it.
    • Luce reveals to Rain at the end of Season 3 that his lineage is not even from Paladia, but from Livonia. Rain's interest in understanding the origins to his powers is what kicks Season 4 into motion by taking Rain to a new world.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Maybe, but he tries to stop Sol from further opening the portal after the final boss. He is successful, but it's unknown whether he survives or not currently. Later chapters confirm he did die trying to save Lapis but was revived by Dark Fina.
  • Heroic BSoD:
    • Suffers a brief one when he sees the undead soldiers from his airship crew in Kolobos.
    • He suffers a bigger one which becomes a Despair Event Horizon once Mirfas dies on his arms in Sacher and the town is destroyed by Aldoran soldiers. The event itself is the catalyst for him to become Hyoh.
  • If You're So Evil, Eat This Kitten: Invoked. He attacks Fina specifically to try to convince the party he is not Rain when in his Hyoh disguise.
  • I Let Gwen Stacy Die:
    • While he barely even knew Mirfas, her death and Rain's feelings of guilt for it become a driving force for his acts in Season 2.
    • His inability to reach Fina in time to prevent her Heroic Sacrifice and Cessation of Existence in Season 3 eventually drives him to seek Roca, Lasswell and Poss in order to find a way to bring Fina back by all means possible.
  • Infinity -1 Sword: Along with Lasswell, you start with him and he can be upgraded to a 6-star unit, and his upgraded form does have some very useful abilities (like Undermine), but ultimately there are units who outperform him.
    • His Aldore King unit sounds like one of these by the time of release, being an LB-based timed burst known for his immense burst damage and versatility, despite there still being units that are more powerful than him.
  • I've Come Too Far: After reuniting with the party in Season 2, he abandons them to go back to being Hyoh for several reasons, one being this, as he points out to Raegen when they fight at the Magitek Armor Factory.
  • Kick the Dog: Another set of acts that applies to him as Hyoh:
  • Ki Manipulation: The end result of his Aldoran Awakening is that Rain becomes a Dragon Ball character in all but name; Rain is shown to be able to fly at the ending of Season 1, and his Awakened Rain unit possesses a Kamehame Hadouken as his Limit Burst.
  • Late-Arrival Spoiler: His Neo Vision unit flat out spoils that he is Hyoh of the Delta Star through his Brave Shift. It also spoils Rain's look in Season 4, as per The Stinger at the end of Season 3.
  • Laser Blade: Wields an energy sword as Hyoh, which happens to be Brave Exvius's version of the Ultima Weapon.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: If he sees a situation that he feels needs his attention, he rushes right in, much to Lasswell's chagrin. It causes serious problems in the Olderion arc, as a power within him went out of control when he grabbed the Ring of Paladia despite Dark Fina's warnings.
  • Lethal Chef: Makes soup for Sol, Nichol, and Sakura during the Rubiena arc. Sol calls it disgusting while Sakura flat out vomits. Rain since then tried to improve his cooking, but Sakura for example was traumatized by that experience and refuses to ever taste his food again.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: Rain knew nothing of his father's past before becoming a Knight of Grandshelt. He didn't know that he was part of a centuries-old elite force, or that he was heir to the Aldoran throne, or even what happened about his mother's death. This bites Raegen back violently once Rain ditches the formalities in Season 2 and reveals to be Hyoh.
  • Motive Rant: Rain gives a fierce one to his own father when they fight at the Magitek Armor Facility in the Operations Map arc, detailing what happened at Sacher and how he sees no other way to solve the Emperor's rule if not playing by the Orders' rules.
  • My Future Self and Me:
    • In the Global version, Hyoh as an unit gets a special synergy passive if Aldore King Rain is alive in the same party.
    • In-universe Rain actually rides along with a future version of himself, disguised as Akstar, when they climb the Aldore Tower all the way to their second fight with Vlad.
  • My Greatest Failure: The destruction of Sacher is something Rain heavily blames himself for, to the point it's part of the reason he decided to go back to being Hyoh: He didn't want Milo's war to make more cases like Sacher note  and was willing to fight his own brother if that was needed to prevent it.
  • Named Weapons: Crimson Saber, which can be obtained and equipped by anyone if earned in an event. It was one of Raegen's swords, named after Crimson, a man under his command on the Hess Independence War.
  • Necessarily Evil: He commits evil acts to make his Hyoh identity more believable, such as attacking Fina.
  • Oblivious to Love: Dark Fina's teasing comments tend to go right over his head. He also tends to not realize his own feelings for Fina, even when Raegen points it out to him.
  • Parental Abandonment: His dad left home when Rain was thirteen and his mother was murdered by Veritas of the Light. Rain spends half of the first Season demonstrating how he's not okay with that.
  • Playing with Fire: Rain's main schtick is how attuned he is to the Fire element. Fire, Fira, and Firaga are part of his spell pool. His Limit Break does fire damage. His Lava Floor skill combines earth and fire elements in a single physical attack. Finally, his sword, obtainable from the Trial of the Burning Soul, does fire damage. All future units has his abilities centered around the Fire element as well, and his Esper Unit has him bonded to Ifrit.
  • Power Tattoo: May have gotten one of these on his right wrist after Season 2, where his Mark of Aldore is, if his Neo Vision/Season 4 unit is of any indication.
  • Prodigal Hero: At the end of Season 1 Rain goes missing after the final boss monster. Lasswell finds Rain's sword and is determined to find him, which leads us to Season 2.
  • Punny Name: The name "Hyoh" can be translated either as "leopard", referring to his leopard mask, or as "hail", which is fitting since he is Rain trying to act as a villain; in essence, a colder Rain.
  • Put on a Bus: While everyone knows where Rain is during Season 3, he's way too busy being the king of Aldore to participate in the plot. As noted under Demoted to Extra, however, this is a Zig Zagged Trope for gameplay purposes, and he is thrusted back into action once he happens into Physalis and Charlotte, who came to Lasswell to alert about Fina's disappearance.
  • Red Is Heroic: Has fire-based magic, wears a red cloak and is the hero of the story.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Red to Lasswell's Blue. Later, he continues to be Red to Nichol's Blue.
  • Reluctant Ruler: While Rain took the Aldoran throne without complaining, he has zero interest in being a king. He states to Lasswell in Berga that he outright plans to use his power to abolish Aldore as a monarchy, instead making it a nation whose leader is chosen by the people, so he can go back to being a wandering knight.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: He doesn't give a damn if he's a VIP dissenters could see as a target; for Rain, if he could take Vlad down, then he can go personally and solve Paladia's problems as the King of Aldore, Nichol and Sakura be damned.
  • Secret Legacy: While it hasn't been given much attention by the story thus far, the fact that his father is the rightful heir to the Paladian throne means that Rain is technically the rightful crown prince. Nobody outside the Sworn Six and the Mother of Hess are aware of this, however. Has tragic consequences in Paladia, where where his heritage causes a devastating civil war in a small town he was taken in.
    • This stops being a secret at the end of Season 2, as he explicitly reveals it to all and sundry. His Aldore King variant is even an unit, a powerful one at that.
  • Seer: Can gain memories of the visions he summons in an area where their memories are the strongest. These only apply to events however.
  • Shock and Awe: A tertiary part of his elemental set in his Season 2 variants, as both Hyoh and Aldore King Rain.
  • Spell Blade: This is definitely Rain's Job. Many of his abilities involve infusing his blade with either Fire, Earth or Lightning to attack his opponents. Final Fantasy Record Keeper puts this as his main class, and War of the Visions has him as a straight out mage with an unique class, with Spellblade as a secondary class.
  • Split Personality: Adding on to Seer above, it also makes his personality more like the hero in question.
    • The trope is played with on his Neo Vision unit, which has Hyoh as his Brave Shift form.
  • The Stoic: As Hyoh, he puts this façade to hide his own emotions and intentions. Rain is shown to be heavily conflicted by this act.
  • Stone Wall: His Awakened Rain variant, which is a fierce magic tank if equipped for it. He still has enough skills to temporarily power up into a Lightning Bruiser, though.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Raegen's face is strikingly similar to Rain's, save for some scars and lines to indicate that he's slightly older (Raegen was over thirty when he took the operation for his immortal heart). He also has a similar fashion sense, though preferring grey over Rain's red.
  • Swiss Army Weapon: His Crimson Saber after the upgrade can unfold into an even bigger BFS than it already was during his Crimson Nova. His Neo Vision unit has the blade further upgraded, outright converting into a gigantic spear during his Crimson Explosion.
  • Temporal Paradox: His Side Stories chapter, added as of the third anniversary, has him (and Raegen) cause one, of the "Object Loop" variety. Rain from the end of Season 1 is sent to an alternative dimension along with Raegen from five years before the story's start. When Raegen tells Rain where he was when he left, Rain mentions that's where they encountered each other when Raegen wore the Frostlord's armor, which let him know that the armor was in that area so that he could wear it when encountering Rain later.
  • Villain Respect: As Hyoh, Rain claims he knows of the Sworn Six from Aldore's history books, and he's earnestly congratulatory towards his foes for the effort they put forth against him. Note that Rain knows every member of the Sworn Eight sans Gilgamesh personally.
  • Walking Spoiler: Nearly everything pertaining to his act in Season 2 makes him this.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: As Hyoh, his goal is to take over Aldore from Emperor Quadis. To do this, he needs to get in the Emperor's good graces by acting as "despicably" as possible. When he's done? He'll play by the Klingon Promotion rules of the Orders and kill him to become the next Emperor and start fixing the system.

    Lasswell 

Lasswell

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Voiced by: Yuusuke Kobayashi (JP) , Jared Zeus (English , Star Ocean: Anamnesis), Alejandro Saab (English, War Of The Visions)

The Deuteragonist of Season 1, and the protagonist of Season 2. A knight of the Kingdom of Grandshelt, he shares command of an airship with his childhood friend Rain. His skills are on par with Rain's, and his no-nonsense attitude has earned him the trust of his superiors and subordinates alike. However, he has a tendency to dragged along by Rain against his own better judgment.


  • Ancestral Weapon: Purple Lightning, his katana, was given to him by his adoptive father Raegen. The reason he gave it to him was because his biological father, Rowen, won it from Raegen but lost his memory of the event. In his final moments, Rowen shows to have recovered his memory and asks Raegen to give the sword to Lasswell instead of him.
  • Badass Baritone: His English voice actor in War of the Visions gives him a baritone voice.
  • Badass Longcoat: The most powerful of the guaranteed party members in terms of physical strength, able to equip katanas, and wearing a magnificently deep purple overcoat, even in the desert. Though that last part nearly bit him in the ass.
  • Bad Liar: As the Hess King Lasswell story event makes clear, he's really lousy at any sort of deception namely, hiding that he's king of Hess during his travels to pay respects to fallen allies. He even notes that he's fortunate that Sister and Scartio appear to be fairly gullible. They're not; they're just being polite.
    • It bites him back further as Physalis bluntly comments in front of Charlotte about the letters he's been sending to her. Lasswell tries to dodge the issue, but the thing only snowballs from there, and is only avoided because Rain arrives on the scene.
  • Berserk Button: Being called weak, or insulting the Mirror of Equity, will set him off. Usually played with Akstar.
  • Big Brother Instinct: He's basically Rain's older brother in all but blood, having been raised alongside him, and is overprotective to the point it often annoys Rain. Lid even lampshades that Lasswell is the 'older brother type'. Not surprisingly, he jumps without making questions into his quest to bring Rain back home in Season 2.
  • Blood Knight: While not looking the part, Lasswell sure likes to test himself against other fighters, and draws attention from these fighters as well, such as the real Akstar, who learned the Absolute Mirror of Equity just to use it on Lasswell, and eventually masters it when fighting him personally.
  • Blow You Away: While not a strong magic user, Lasswell naturally learns Aero, Aera, and Aeroga. His Exorcising Storm combines ice and wind damage in a physical attack which hits twice, four times if dual-wielding. Neo Lasswell rewinds his elemental affinities to Wind and Ice, both on his normal form and his Brave Shift.
  • Brought Down to Badass: Lasswell has his Hess Awakening deactivated by Lapis' Hollow for a nice chunk of Season 3, yet he still can pull his weight in battle, as shown in his fights against Chorale's Hollow Keepers and Spada.
  • Butt-Monkey: He's treated rather poorly by Akstar in Season 2 as a means of making him build character.
  • Cannot Spit It Out: He shows several indications in Charlotte's Character Quest that he's attracted to her, and it frustrates Lid to no end that he won't say anything about it. The end result is that he does end up spitting his feelings in Season 2... for Physalis. Which causes a Love Triangle problem for him in Season 3 when he has to search for Fina with both Physalis and Charlotte in tow.
  • Celibate Hero: Japan's summer event shows that he is at least subconsciously aware of both Charlotte and Physalis's attraction to him, but he'd rather not pursue romance. Come Season 3 and he is forced to deal with the problem directly due to Physalis roping him in on searching for Fina and including Charlotte on the party.
  • Clueless Chick Magnet: Not nearly to the extent that Nichol gets, but Lasswell gains the attention at various points of at least six different women (Charlotte, the Magus Sisters, Physalis, and even briefly Lid), but he never notices it unless it's explicitly pointed out to him. He finally notices when the esper Asura flirts with him but it only serves to fluster him.
  • Combination Attack: He and Raegen in their duo unit perform this in their CG LB as both slice their opponent to bits with two pairs of blades.
  • The Comically Serious: Takes almost everything very seriously to the point of hilarity.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: He easily defeats Rain after he stops holding back. At first.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Has many comments about Rain's Chronic Hero Syndrome... Which he ends up regretting in Season 2 as he starts doing the same thing.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: Appears to be cold at first glance, but has a warm side that comes further out as season 1 progresses. By Season 2 his personality is more sugar than ice.
  • Deuteragonist: The second protagonist after Rain. Becomes the protagonist in Season 2.
  • Didn't Think This Through: After Hyoh's identity is revealed in Season 2, Lasswell runs off trying to find Rain again accompanied by Fina, only for the pair to run into soldiers and have to escape. He admits even if he wasn't being chased by soldiers, his actions were ill-considered and only served to put himself and Fina at risk.
  • Dual Wield: In Season 2, in addition to Purple Lightning, he also wields Rain's Crimson Saber. The summoned version of this form, Pyro Glacial Lasswell, can dual wield katanas and great swords by default.
    • The Lasswell & Raegen dual unit JP got on their 5th Anniversary effectively remembers Lasswell learned to manipulate two blades and gives a hell of a show on his part on their CG.
  • Due to the Dead: Lasswell's story event post-Season 2 has him visiting the graves and the sites where several Season 2 allies died, offering his respects to all those who died during the Visectrum tournament.
  • Elemental Weapon: During his CG LB with Raegen, Lasswell fabricates a blade of ice to join him in Dual Wielding shenanigans.
  • Extreme Doormat: Only towards Rain, his brother. Both Nichol and Charlotte at separate points note that Lasswell will just go along with what Rain wants to do, even if it's not a wise decision, because of his devotion to Rain.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: As of Season 2, Lasswell has changed up his look a bit to demonstrate this. He's got one of Rain's shoulder guards and Rain's Crimson Saber on this back. Like in all other cases in the game, he avoids Ambidextrous Sprite - he has unique sprites for facing left and right.
  • Fire/Ice Duo: The Ice part of his duo with Rain. Also serves as the Ice part of his duo with his father Raegen in his dual unit.
  • Friendly Neighborhood Vampire: As Dracu Lasswell, his Halloween skin.
  • The Good King: Played with. As the King of Hess, Lasswell does his best to take what he learned from the King of Grandshelt and apply it to good use. Unlike Rain, he actually has interest in being a king for his people and the only reason he doesn't think of doing the same as Rain and go back to being and adventurer is that he feels bound by duty into being the best leader he can be and doesn't understand how Rain can be so carefree into the idea of just leaving the leadership of Aldore at the hands of someone else, leaving Rain taken aback by Lasswell not being in tune with his ideas like he once was. At the end of Season 3 he decides to make Hess a democratic country like Aldore at Raegen's suggestion so he can be free of that duty.
  • Heroic Lineage: Lasswell is son to one of the Eight Sages of Hess, and grandson to their leader. Season 1 foreshadows it in the Gronoa arc when Lasswell gets an unexplained power upgrade, but the Visectrum arc in Season 2 has it revealed that being the descendant to Yuraisha has several perks.
  • An Ice Person: His main element, one he's always associated with. He has Blizzard, Blizzara, and Blizzaga in his spell pool. His Limit Break in most of his variants does ice damage. Finally, Exorcising Storm combines ice and wind damage in a physical attack which hits twice, four times if dual-wielding. His Esper Unit also has him bonded with Shiva.
  • Infinity -1 Sword: Along with Rain, you start with him and can be upgraded to 6* unit, but he's far from being the best unit in the game. His Mystical Ice Esper Unit, however, rams into Infinity +1 Sword territory.
  • Katanas Are Just Better: Every unit Lasswell has will prefer to field with a good katana on his hands. While he can equip a wide variety of swords, his 6* form gets a buff to all of his offensive and defensive stats when he wields one. His Named Weapon is also one... Despite looking like a longsword.
  • Magnetic Hero: Downplayed, especially when Rain is the one whose power with Visions is emphasized; but, once Lasswell takes the role of protagonist in Season 2, he ends up with an astonishing number of former foes on his side. The story starts with some baddies joining up (to wit, all remaining members of the Sworn Six of Paladia), and a prodigious number of the Season 2's enemy faction defect to him as well (to the tune of nine of the sixteen members of The Orders, one of them becoming an actual main party member — though, in fairness, three of those nine are former party members who are explicitly Fake Defectors).
  • Manly Tears: Has a tendency to cry. Akstar nicknames him "crybaby Lasswell" as a result.
  • Named Weapons: His sword's name is "Purple Lightning" who was given to him by Raegen. As of the anniversary update, it can be obtained in an event fight. A stronger version of this sword is Hess King Lasswell's STMR.
  • Oblivious to Love: Subverted. He initially seems completely ignorant of the fact that Charlotte is taken with him, as he shows when Lid specifically drills him on what they mean to each other. He's little better in Season 2 when Physalis is apparently similarly taken with him (not that she's any better). In Japan's summer story event, however, he's shown to at least be aware of his effect on women, but he's not very interested in pursuing romance, or so he says.
  • Playing with Fire: Pyro Glacial Lasswell has a fire-damage attack, Crimson Era, which can be unlocked for a turn by using Crimson Flash. His Hess King unit goes further into this with a mix of Fire and Ice attacks, playing into his "Pyro Glacial" title.
  • Poor Communication Kills: Lasswell's Fatal Flaw.
    • He nearly falls victim to this twice. The first time is in the desert on Lanzelt; he tries to hide how poorly he fares crossing it and nearly dies of dehydration. The second is in the Fire Temple; he takes a hit for Rain and starts bleeding out. He refuses to ask for help despite the fact that Fina is a fairly competent (in theory) white magic user. He's very lucky that Veritas of the Dark practices Evil Virtues.
    • His lack of understanding of Rain's plan to have Lasswell join the Orders via the Visectrum tournament causes him to blow his cover once Emperor Quadis shows his face, sinking Rain's plans instantly. This, plus his willingness to help Milo fight for Hess against Aldore and his complete obliviousness to Rain's opinions of this, is what causes Rain to get fed up with his own brother and defect back to the Orders, revealing he is Hyoh in the process.
    • The last scenes of Rubiena get to a point where one would ask if Lasswell has a problem. He finally gets to reunite with Rain, and Rain is still insistent that his bloodline stops him from fighting alongside Lasswell. Instead of reminding Rain that he is his brother despite the clashing bloodlines, Lasswell swings with that, to the point it irritates Physalis of all people, causing her to save the entire day by herself and making Rain realize his enormous mistake.
  • Put on a Bus: While everyone knows where Lasswell is during Season 3, he's way too busy being the king of Hess to participate in the plot. As noted under Demoted to Extra in Rain's entry, however, this is a Zig Zagged Trope for gameplay purposes. He's called back into action when Physalis comes to him to alert that Fina disappeared.
  • Really Royalty Reveal: He's the Mother of Hess's grandson and the heir to the throne of Hess.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Blue to Rain's Red. While downplayed, Lid sometimes also acts like the Red for Lasswell's Blue.
  • Samurai: While he does not appear to follow traditional Bushido, Lasswell uses katanas and learns some samurai abilities.
  • Samurai Ponytail: He wears his hair in one in Season 2.
  • Sand In My Eyes: He gives this excuse when he is crying about leaving Emma on Kolobos. Even Fina doesn't buy it.
  • Secret Legacy: As revealed by Raegen in Season 2 in Crystallis - Lasswell is the last descendant of the Mother of Hess, thus making him the heir to the remnants of that kingdom. Lasswell is still in the dark about this, as he wasn't present when Raegen made the revelation, that is, until Sakura tells him the details at the final leg of the Visectrum tournament, not long after she witnessed Lasswell perform a Complete Hess Awakening by accident.
  • Taking the Bullet: Covers for Rain in the Magitek Weapon Factory from a rouge Searcher. He does not fare well afterwards.
  • Took a Level in Badass: In Season 2 Lasswell ceases to be in Rain's shadow and starts to seriously make an impact, training under Akstar he gains a new signature attack in "Absolute Mirror of Equity" (Gained in his 7* form) and uses it to put Demoloda down for good. He also awakens his Hess bloodline powers during the course of the story. Later on he is able to construct a new attack combining all 3 aspects of the Mirror of Equity moves into "Final Mirror of Equity" just minutes after executing True Mirror for the first time, a move so strong that it leaves Levnato wanting to resort to dirty tactics to avoid it and even Raegen (The inventor of the original Mirror of Equity) is unable to learn it, leaving him to admit Lasswell has surpassed him as a Swordsman.
  • Tragic Keepsake: His sword, Purple Lightning, is one in hindsight; his adoptive father, Raegen, gave it to him due to a bet he made with his dead biological father, Rowen.
  • Willfully Weak: During his fight with Nichol and Jake he holds back, both of them noticing it. He still wins.
  • Yin-Yang Bomb: Wields both fire and ice as Pyro Glacial Lasswell and as Hess King Lasswell.

    Fina 

Fina

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Season 2 (Lotus Mage) 
Season 3 
Fina's artwork in War of the Visions 
Amnesic Child
Voiced by: Akane Fujita (JP) , Shin Fei Chen (English , Star Ocean: Anamnesis)

The Tritagonist, and the protagonist of Season 3. A young girl who emerged from the Earth Shrine's Crystal with no recollection of her past save for her name. Fina's lack of general knowledge prompts her to act with the innocence and curiosity of a child. She is proficient with white magic and the bow and arrow, though where she acquired such impressive skills, she cannot say. Hints to her past as Dark Fina could reveal her true identity.

For her team in Season 3, consult Final Fantasy Brave Exvius Hollow Breakers.


  • Abnormal Ammo: Fina normally throws solid light arrows with her bow, but her dual unit with Rain decided Crimson Saber was viable as ammunition.
  • Amnesiac Dissonance: Between Fina and Dark Fina, you can notice the stark personality difference. When she briefly "regains her memories" in Olderion, her mind acts like it turned a 180°; she becomes far more active and aggressive, much more flirting and open about her feelings for Rain, and her moveset changes to that of a Black Mage. Dark Fina also heavily draws from experience, between her shit life in Andigo and what she endured in Paladia, and the fact that Light Fina is technically a newborn made of her ideal self.
  • Amnesiac Hero: She lost her memory upon breaking free from the Earth Shrine's Crystal and it isn't until late into Season 3 that the whole of her life is finally revealed.
  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: Early in the story Fina gets easily distracted by a chocobo and went chasing after it when Rain's group arrived at Lanzelt. Occurs again when she spots a special flower and runs off without telling the others, resulting in her getting kidnapped by bandits. Although this was done out of good intentions as Lasswell commented its healing properties would be useful to the group.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Once she gets an outfit, it's a fairly minimal affair with a small cloak and skirt over what could be warm-weather workout clothes and high socks. It's more evident in character illustrations than the in-game sprites. The same applies to Dark Fina and the outfit worn in Season 2 by Fina, which is a combination of her cloak with Dark's Fina's clothes. Season 3 continues the tradition by still exposing her midriff in her Blue Mage outfit.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: Once the writers finally address the subplot of her memories in the final section of Season 3 Chapter 7, you realize she's one of those instances where she was better off not having those memories as her past manages to be far, far darker than just being experimented on by Vlad's scientists.
  • Body to Jewel: Happens to her in Season 2 after she's hit by one of Hyoh's attacks: her wound starts to crystallize and Lasswell is forced to take her to a crystal refinery to undo the wound. Subverted as Hyoh/Rain did this to non-lethally incapacitate Fina and to distract Lasswell from asking too many questions by proving he is not Rain.
  • Blue Is Heroic: As a Blue Mage.
  • Brought Down to Badass: Due to Dark Fina's existence fading completely into the Earth Crystal, Fina loses the abilities she gained from her original counterpart in between Seasons 2 and 3. She still keeps her White Magic, however.
  • Cannot Spit It Out: In part because she doesn't really understand it, Fina just cannot admit her feelings to Rain. Even after Dark Fina spells it out for her, she still can't bring herself to admit it.
  • Cessation of Existence: Fina begins to disappear due to Dark Fina splitting from her. Ultimately averted, as Dark Fina decides to sacrifice her own existence so that she can live.
    • That said, Fina's acquired powers in Season 2 are dependent on Dark Fina's existence. Once Dark Fina ceases her existence due to expending all of her life force helping Rain and the others, Fina starts to lose her powers, having almost none of it by the time Season 3 starts.
    • Then Fina actually suffers this instance when she manages to convert the Will of Oblivion to a Will of Light, complete with meeting Future Rain and Dark Fina.
  • Character Development: Fina starts out almost as a Blank Slate of a person due to her stint in the Earth Crystal and has to learn everything about the world from scratch, getting help from Rain, Lasswell and their party for doing so, and eventually becomes dependent on Rain and Lasswell to the point that, at the end of Season 2, she can only think on how her adventures with them will end once Vlad is dealt with. In "Genesis of Chaos", Fina realizes how selfish she was and how that attitude could put her friends in danger as she loses Dark Fina's powers granted to her at the beginning of Season 2, due to Dark Fina now being fully absorbed into the Earth Crystal. Season 3 then starts another important step: It has Fina getting a party of her own, learning to deal with the same hardships Rain and Lasswell have as leaders of a party, and learning to fight on her own rather than counting on Rain and/or Lasswell at her side.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: While having the body of a teenager, she has the mind of a little girl due to her amnesia. And with Dark Fina instilling on her a desire to "become sexier", this causes her to become fixated on that goal.
  • Combination Attack: The entire point of being in a dual unit with Rain.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Gets this treatment by the Veritas of the Waters in the Olderion plot at first before she awakens as Dark Fina and inflicts this back on her.
  • Cuteness Proximity: As noted under Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!, Fina is easily distracted by cute things and will go over to lavish attention on them when she sees them.
  • Cute Witch: The Global Halloween-exclusive version of Fina dressed as one, along with extra magic powers to assist her allies.
  • Cutscene Incompetence: Fina has a bad habit of forgetting about her healing spells during cut scenes. In particular, she's the one who notes that Lasswell took a nasty gut wound in the Fire Temple but she never thinks to try healing it.
    • Thankfully as of Season 2 she is much better about avoiding this although she isn't without her limits, being unable to do anything for the clearly doomed Magus Sisters, which upsets her greatly, and being told by Akstar to not bother healing him after he loses his final battle against Lasswell in Rubiena.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Fina lived a life of abject misery in Andigo and was treated like dirt by everyone and they were aware of her powers, going so far as to try to burn her at the stake before she managed to escape via accidentally teleporting to Paladia... where Vlad's scientists basically tortured her, which caused Yuraisha to break her out. When Vlad declared Hess an enemy to Paladia for his own profit, Fina herself came to Yuraisha. Not because it was the losing side as Dark Fina once claimed in Season 1, but because Yuraisha spared Fina from a Fate Worse than Death.
  • Dimensional Traveler: The premise of Season 3 has Fina traveling between worlds to stop the influence of the Hollow.
    • It's actually far more than this. Fina is linked to the Will of Light, and is naturally able to transcend time and space, being able to transport herself and others around the universe. This is actually the real reason Aldore decided to experiment on her: Vlad wanted that ability at all costs.
  • Discard and Draw: Fina's Season 3 form, Blue Mage Fina, loses all of the offensive capabilities that her Season 2 Form, Lotus Mage Fina, has. She conjectures that this is due to being completely cut off from her former self's power. However, part of Season 3 is her discovering a new power in herself. Downplayed in that almost all of her buffing and white magic capability is still available to her.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: Less obvious than Rain, but Fina has a flower hairpin on her right side, and it always remains on her right.
  • Femininity Failure: Fina's attempts at trying to seduce the Paladian Guards in Georl is comical in how badly it goes, extra funny when you remember just how good Dark Fina is at vamping it up. Fortunately, it turns out that the guards in question are a disguised Nichol and Sakura, and Fina and the others are soon released. There's a later reference to Fina's issues with this when she tries flirting with Sieghard, which gets even funnier considering how obsessed Sieghard had been with Dark Fina.
    • In fact, the "sexy pose" joke has become one the writers started using nonstop when it comes to Fina, to the point it becomes an Once per Episode occurrence in Season 3. They eventually tone it down once the story starts to get serious.
  • Flower Motifs: Her Season 1 form wears a lotus flower, symbolizing rebirth, in contrast with Dark Fina's white lily, representing death. A different lotus is the most prominent feature of the hairpin that is her Season 2 unit's Trust Master Reward.
  • For Want of a Nail: Her Side Story shows that Dark Fina saw Fina as this - the type of person she would have been if she had lived in a more loving environment. In Season 3 you realize why Dark Fina thinks such when her Dark and Troubled Past is revealed in its full.
  • Guys Smash, Girls Shoot: Rain and Lasswell have swords as their default weapons, while Fina walks around with a bow everywhere.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Very kind even though she's a bit naive. Chorale tries to take her down by taking profit off of this in Season 3.
  • The Heart: Fina inevitably becomes this to the party, both as a member for Rain and Lasswell's teams, and as a leader in Season 3 due to her energy, determination and optimism. Case in point, once she ceases to exist, everyone involved in the scene is just completely broken months later.
  • Helpless Good Side: Her general ineffectiveness before she Took a Level in Badass contrast greatly with Dark Fina's.
  • Heroic BSoD: Chorale deliberately triggers this on purpose on Fina by making her see the reality of the world of Couleur. Being unable to solve such a conflict with dialogue, and unable to simply resort to violence where Rain and Lasswell would see no choice, tears her in half and renders her vulnerable to Couleur's Hollow.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Seeing no other option to stop the Will of Oblivion from consuming everything, Fina gives her own soul in order to convert it to a Will of Light.
  • Light 'em Up: Her main element is Light, constantly having moves that deal damage of that element. Fitting when she's born as an extension of the Will of Light.
  • Literal Split Personality:
    • Fina and Dark Fina split into two separate beings after Dark Fina's psyche is beaten. An unpredictable result of their imprisonment in the Earth Crystal.
    • In fact, Fina's very existence seems to be a split of Dark Fina's ideal version of herself, by her own admission.
  • Magikarp Power: Like many other white mages in the game, it takes time for Fina to ramp up in power. Her season 2 form, Lotus Mage Fina, is particularly notable, as she doesn't have any spell to restore hit points until she's awakened to a six-star form. However, when she reaches level 100, only Ayaka competes with her in terms of potency with white magic, and as an enhanced 7-star, she far surpasses Ayaka due to her access to Dualcast, elemental resistances, Reraise for the party and many other buffs.
  • Mama Bear: Develops this instinct for Roca in Season 3.
  • Martial Pacifist: Season 3 works on developing Fina into this. She initially tries to solve everything with dialogue, as she doesn't consider herself as strong as Rain or Lasswell are and thinks she can reach out to others if she lets them voice their Angst. When Chorale puts this rhetoric to test by showing the real problems of Couleur, Fina gets depressed because her method won't work on people who are all too willing to destroy Couleur Castle in retaliation for how they have always been treated. It's not until Rain and Lasswell give her motivation from distance at a critical moment that Fina decides to Take a Third Option and alternate between this for her foes and Technical Pacifist for other cases.
  • Naked on Arrival: Due to being trapped in a crystal, Fina didn't need clothes until she joined Rain's group.
  • Named Weapons: As revealed in the Training the Soul trials, Fina's bow is named Reincarnation. It upgrades into the Resurgence in Season 3 after Fina closes the last wormhole in Illumia.
  • Only One Me Allowed Right Now:
    • As a result of her and Dark Fina being around at the same time, Fina begins to fade into nothingness. She's only saved by Dark Fina performing a heroic sacrifice and turning herself back into the Earth Crystal.
    • That said, Season 3 Chapter 6 reveals that as long as there is one of the Finas around, the other's continued existence is assured, due to both Finas being linked to the Light and the Void.
  • Power Copying: Gets these abilities as result of becoming a Blue Mage in Season 3.
  • The Power of Friendship: Fina's firm belief in her friends is what makes her strong and resolute.
    • In fact, this is even the reason she came all the way through to where she is now. In Season 3, receiving encouragement from Rain and Lasswell from Lapis allows Fina to get out of her depression, overcome Couleur's Hollow and get her strength back.
  • The Power of Love: Fina invokes this to try and get Roca back to her side when she's being controlled by a possessed Rinora.
  • Really 700 Years Old: Dark Fina has been in the crystal for a really long time. This is partially why Dark Fina says she should become the Earth Crystal and not regular Fina, as she's already lived a long life.
  • The Red Mage: Her Season 2 form, Lotus Mage Fina, not only supercharges her healing and Light 'em Up skills, but it gives her the magical powers (and passives to go with it) of Dark Fina as well. She can be built to ably use both, or she can specialize in either offense or defense while still being able to contribute to the other aspect.
  • Scenery Censor: Whenever any view of in-crystal Fina is shown, there's a gleam that prevents the game from being rated higher than T.
  • Sharing a Body: Fina and Dark Fina. They do end up separated towards the end of the Mysidia arc. However, this resulted in later problems with Fina who would have faded away if Dark Fina had not sacrificed herself to turn back into the Earth Crystal.
  • Split Personality: Fina's psyche was split by her imprisonment in the Earth Crystal. Her original self appears dressed in a dark cloak, carrying a whip, and acting much more Tsundere-like to everyone as Dark Fina. Partway through the Water Temple, a vision of her more Light self appears and talks to the cloaked version, and the cloaked version willingly gives control back to her light half after the battle against Veritas of the Waters.
  • Story-Breaker Power: As Season 3 progresses, Fina starts acquiring abilities she shouldn't normally have, which includes sealing the Hollow and, at one point, the Will of Oblivion at the cost of herself. Guess this "trait" is not unique to Dark Fina after all.
    • Also, she apparently was able to call five children back seven hundred years in time so she could have someone to play with.
  • Taken for Granite: Fina is trapped inside the Earth Crystal at the beginning, and she's technically not freed until a few areas have been cleared. Dark Fina later invokes this, turning herself (not trapping herself) into a new Earth Crystal to buy Rain enough time to stop Sol's plans at the Land of the Crystals.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Season 3 does this for her, making her less dependent on Rain and Lasswell and actually making her a capable fighter on par with the two.
  • Toxic Friend Influence: Yeah, Fina. Keep doing the Sexy Pose in front of Roca. She super won't try to get that trait from you once she becomes a child at the end of Chapter 4.
  • Traumatic Superpower Awakening: The prospect of being burned at the stake and Fina's despair led her to teleport herself out of Andigo and into Paladia.
  • What Is This Thing You Call "Love"?: Partway through Olderion, she discusses Nichol's The Needs of the Many attitude with Luka, who points out the other side of the coin. Fina doesn't quite get at what Luka means by someone you care about above all others. When Luka prepares to leave to purify the waters, Fina says she's beginning to understand.
  • White Mage: The vast majority of the abilities she learns are healing and curing spells, with the one attack spell that she can innately learn being Banish, one of the only two attack spells (the other being Holy) that are classified in-game as white magic.
  • Yin-Yang Bomb: As the Lotus Mage, she can utilize both light and dark elements. Lotus Mage Fina's Limit Burst even features her Season 1 form and her Dark Fina Form posing like a yin-yang symbol between LM Fina's hands in the limit burst animation.
  • Weapon of Choice: Her Bow Reincarnation.

    Lid 

Lid

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Season 2 (Heavenly Technician) 

Voiced by: Ayaka Ohashi (CG limit burst)
A mechanical engineer that lives in the land of Dirnado. Her great expertise at building machines has her in the running for the title of Cid. She initially is only in it because Rain and Lasswell were willing to pay her to take them to the Wind Crystal; once the event leads her to discover one of the Veritas is the very first Cid, she joins Rain's team in search for answers.
  • Animal-Eared Headband: The Halloween-exclusive version of Lid wore one of these and a tail to dress as a Cat Girl.
  • Badass Normal: The only party member without some kind of noble lineage or Paladian bloodline, she nevertheless holds her own with the rest of the cast.
  • Bag of Holding: That bag of hers contains her hammer and various inventions, if her attacking animations are to be believed.
  • Boobs of Steel: A downplayed example in that her primary use is as a buffer/debuffer, but of the required party members, Lid is the woman with the highest base strength, the highest potential strength, and the largest bust. This even holds true if you factor in post-Heel–Face Turn Citra and Folka.
  • Cat Girl: As her Halloween version, Black Cat Lid.
  • Character Check: The Final Fantasy III event that takes place in Goldor's Castle (which runs early into Season 3, roughly three years after she was added to the game) is one for her early Mr. Vice Guy portrayal - while she's much nicer to her companions than when she first joined with Rain and Lasswell, she points out that money still is a pretty big limiting factor for an engineer, and she wants to ransack the castle to make sure she can afford to make her prototypes without restraint. She's suitably frustrated that she's only able to bring back a very small amount of gil.
  • Cleavage Window: Her Season 2 outfit contains one. It's not particularly noticeable in most cases, but if you use her Limit Break, the CG video that accompanies it will focus on it to remind you.
  • Companion Cube: Has a mechanical pet chocobo that she built herself follow her around, and eventually converts into the huge hammer she uses in Season 2.
  • Damage-Increasing Debuff: Her unit kit involves weakening foes through the use of debuffs.
  • Demoted to Extra: For other members of the main party, the release of their Season 2 forms includes a story event that goes into detail about either their past or something between the timeskip between season 1 and 2. For Lid, she merely has a flashback to an event that took place before the start of the game, and she barely cameos in her own Story Event.
  • Drop the Hammer: She can naturally equip hammers and maces, and she pulls a hammer out of nowhere as part of her standard attack animation. Her season 2 form has her mechanical pet chocobo transform into a gargantuan one with a drill tip for her to smack her foes with. This hammer is also her Super TMR.
  • Dynamic Entry:
    • At one point during the team's travels through Mysidia, Jake tries to give Rain romantic advice along the lines that one would expect a Casanova Wannabe to give. Lid, already fed up with Jake's incessant flirting, flies in from offscreen and interrupts Jake, feet first. This marks the start of her usual skit of slamming Jake around with her hammer.
    • Weaponized in the Limit Break for the Season 2 summer form as Summer Fina & Lid - the animation of her, Fina, and Sakura frolicking on the beach is eventually revealed to be a fantasy of Jake's, which gets interrupted by Lid, flying in and landing on Jake hammer-first.
  • Fanservice Pack: Subsequent versions of Lid have been increasingly sexualized. Both Beach Time Lid and Heavenly Technician Lid display distinct amount of Gainaxing (less obvious in some animations/poses for the latter as she wears a black halter top), fair amounts of leg, and increasing amounts of cleavage. And Lid's Esper Unit with Lakshmi, Healing Avatar Lid, is a sight to behold when her fusion with the Esper has her in a skimpy Dancer attire.
  • Fiery Redhead: She even manages to outdo Rain in regards to being passionate and very easily moved.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Her class is "Airship Tech," and she uses her building skills in combat, with one skill even called Invention (in which she builds one of four random machines, three of which can help a fight). She also looks to use her building skills in mundane ways to help as well, at one point scrounging up scraps that were used to make a fan to cool off an ill party member.
  • Gainaxing: Beach Time Lid very noticeably jiggles in her idle stance (even moreso than Seabreeze Dark Fina), leading to the impression that her usual outfit binds her breasts a bit and that she's got some Hidden Buxom qualities. Heavenly Technician Lid also has distinct amounts of jiggle, particularly in her "readied" and "attacking" animations.
  • Genius Ditz: While she's a master of engineering, she's not that good at thinking about things besides it. She never wondered until Zoldaad why her brother was so obsessed with money and why she was allowed to make her inventions freely in Dirnado despite there being no benefits for their nation. She realizes even Rain figures out what is going on in Mysidia and Gronoa before she does. The fact Jake tries to comfort her about being on his level only frustrates her more.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: As shown in Season 2 and in her "Side Stories" chapter, she quickly acts out in jealousy when Jake shows any sort of interest in any other woman. Which he does. Often.
  • Hammerspace: Weaponized - Lid's attack animation is to dig out a rather large hammer out of a rather small bag to attack her foes. She also pulls one out to shut Jake up as part of their usual number.
  • Heroic Sacrifice:
    • Said pet chocobo protected the party from being destroyed by a Guardian's laser beam. However, as Lid officially joins soon after, and the mechanical pet chocobo is part of her Limit Break, it's suggested that she just repaired it. A gag in Zoldaad confirms it, when she uses it to discourage Jake's flirting. With lasers.
    • Another in Season 2 - after Jake is crippled in combat during the Visectrum tournament, Lid goes hunting for a rare item called the Tear of Provenance, which can heal any wound but requires someone to sacrifice their life to acquire it. Lid goes to get it knowing that she'll die in the attempt. Thanks to Juraga's intervention, however, she's able to get it and live.
  • "I Know You're in There Somewhere" Fight: Lid desperately has one with Evan to remind him of what they are to each other after learning that Evan was brainwashed by Lazarov. She manages to break through to him without killing him.
  • Kick Chick: Part of her attacking animation as Heavenly Mechanic Lid is to fling herself across the screen and kick her foes. She also tends to dropkick into Jake when he goes a few lines too far in his casanova tendencies.
  • Legacy Character: She is currently the top candidate for Cid. Doubles as a Mythology Gag.
  • Loophole Abuse: The only reason why Lid is still able to fight after being affected by Lapis' Hollow is because her main talent is her knowledge of Airships.
  • Loving Bully: Jake accuses her of being one in the third part of Zoldaad, although that might just be Jake flirting and/or teasing Lid.
  • Money Fetish: She just LOVES money, and at one point wants to charge Rain a knight's fortune to listen to her story. Her victory pose is her diving into a pile of coins with hearts for eyes.
  • Mr. Vice Guy: Sure, she's incorrigibly greedy, to the point that she even tries to use her greed to cover her actual intentions. However, it's clear that she does have a strong sense of justice, and that she's joining Rain because she agrees with his goals and not just to sponge wealth from him. She also stops trying to sponge Rain and Lasswell for money once she joins them.
  • Out-of-Context Eavesdropping: Lid is inadvertently present for a conversation between Nichol and Jake, where the two think they're alone and Jake says that he's not going to confess his feelings to Lid. She then runs off, and Jake adds "until we're done with our current goal," because he doesn't want a confession to weigh on her should he die. She treats him rather coldly after that, with Jake confused as to why.
  • Pervert Revenge Mode: Every time Jake thinks of flirting with a girl, expect Lid to appear beside him and launch him meters away with her hammer.
    • Case in point, she threatens Rain that she'll knit his crotch shut if he ever takes romantic advice from Jake.
  • Random Effect Spell: Her Invention ability, which has Lid whip up a random machine quickly to assist in battle. It has four results - three beneficial to the party (though no guarantee that it'll be beneficial at that moment), and a fourth that's a dud result (though it can be awakened to eliminate that possibility). Her Halloween-exclusive form gets a much more reliable version in Hex Strike, which will attempt to nail a foe with three status ailments at once. However, which three are determined at random - it could just Silence something that doesn't have spells, or Blind something that doesn't do accuracy checks (like spellcasters). Her Heavenly Technician version, Super Invention, has four useful effects rather than three and a dud, with effects such as healing the party, reducing all damage for three turns, or activating a 40 hit chaining or finishing attack.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: She develops a more comedic version of this dynamic with Nichol when they meet, as the Red.
  • Ship Tease: She even gets some of this with Jake of all people towards the end of Season 1, with some of her comments about him being very explicit. Season 2 only amplifies it - much of her interactions with him (and even the guide entry for her season 2 form, Heavenly Technician Lid) come across as someone who desperately wants to avoid admitting to a crush.
    • Before this, Lid got some Ship Tease with Jake's younger brother Shera, who asked Jake whether he could go on a date with her in the 4komas.
  • Swiss Army Weapon: It's stated that her Mechabo Hammer has numerous tools installed, to the point she herself doesn't remember which button does what in her hammer.
  • Teen Genius: Supplemental materials reveal that Lid is only 16, and yet she's already one of the most impressive engineers in all of Dirnado, only surpassed (at the start of the game) by her elder brother.
  • Transforming Mecha: Her Season 2 form's Limit Break involves her trusty Mechabo transform into a truly massive drill-tipped hammer that's able to utterly decimate all of every foe's stats.
  • Tsundere:
    • She likes to present a greedy front and make it seem that the only thing she cares about is airships and money with which to pay for their construction. But when she warms up to Rain, Lasswell, and Fina, she lets her softer side show.
    • She is also very tsuntsun when it comes to Jake, going as far as dropkicking him when he offers advice to Rain and threatening to "knot their crotches together" if he takes any of Jake's advice to heart.
  • Wingding Eyes: In her victory pose, Lid's eye's turn into hearts as she dives into a pile of coins as tall as she is.
  • Wrench Wench: A cute young mechanic girl.

    Nichol 

Nichol

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Season 2 (Maritime Strategist) 
Voiced by: Tsubasa Yonaga (CG limit burst)

One of Olderion's main tacticians, and a Warden of Water, tasked with the protection of Olderion's Water Crystal. He meets up with the party when he and his soldiers are trying to dispatch of a group of enemies before Rain and co. interfere and helps the party try to protect the Water Crystal. When one of his siblings die at the hands of one of the Veritas, Nichol decides to join the party to get his revenge, but eventually becomes one of Rain's most trusted party members and later becomes one of his retainers along with Sakura.


  • An Ice Person: He learns Blizzard, Blizzara, Blizzaga.
  • Brainy Specs: His Season 2 redesign includes a pair of these, further highlighting his Smart Guy status.
  • Brutal Honesty: Everyone who knows him is quick to note that Nichol won't sugarcoat the truth. Best exemplified after defeating Veritas of the Waters at the Water Shrine - he notes how he believes Rain has a special destiny, but that Rain won't be able to do it if he keeps charging ahead without thinking, if Lasswell keeps enabling Rain because of their long-standing friendship, and if Lid is so easily ruled by her emotions. While true, it's rather blunt. Darkly revisited in Pharm - he's positively vicious to the rest of the party when he thinks that they're hindering his quest for vengeance.
  • Cassandra Truth: Doesn't believe the heroes' story when they tell him how they got the power of visions, describing it as "some storybook cliches".
  • Celibate Hero: Later in Season 2, in a conversation with Jake, Nichol finally admits to being aware of the attention that both Citra and Folka are giving him, but he flat-out states that he's not interested in either, with an undercurrent of him not being interested in anyone.
  • Clueless Chick Magnet: There are strong suggestions in Season 2 that Nichol is becoming one, much to Jake's chagrin. Jake even notes that both Citra and Folka seem smitten by Nichol in a flashback. Note that, even though she's (at first) unaware of it, Folka is Nichol's great-great-etc.-grandmother. A conversation with Jake later in Season 2 subverts it; Nichol knows full well that Citra and Folka are competing for his attentions; he's feigning ignorance because he's not interested in either and doesn't want to encourage it. However, it seems it is played straight again with Sakura as she is joining the Nichol fan club thanks to his kind gestures toward her, such as offering to carry her on his back when she is tired, leaves her very embaressed, with his later compliments that he needed her with him in the Orders leaves her taken by the way he speaks.
  • Combat Pragmatist: He makes it clear from the get-go that he has no qualms about any tactic that will grant victory.
  • Cool Hat: As Illusionist Nichol, he wears a nice top hat. This hat can be earned by maxing out the trust on his unit.
  • Conflict Ball: Grabs it with both hands in Pharm. He basically rushes off to take revenge on Veritas of the Waters, to the point that he explicitly wants to leave behind the others, who follow him to make sure he doesn't get killed.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He very quickly slides into this role when dealing with Rain. Take this example, when Nichol responds to Rain's assertion that leaping from a moving train was a good idea:
    Nichol: Yes, I remember thinking, "What a brilliant strategy," as the ground came charging at my face like a mad bull.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: Nichol begins the story as very blunt and unkind to others. As he befriends the party, he softens up significantly.
  • Even the Guys Want Him: It's not entirely clear how serious Sieghard is about it, but more than once, he makes reference to wanting Nichol's romantic attention as well. And that's not even getting into the mounds of subtext about Jake...
  • Fake Defector: Nichol and Sakura join the Orders late in Season 2, not wanting Rain to carry the entire burden of his objective alone.
  • Good Is Not Nice: He starts the story incredibly blunt, to the point of cruelty. In Dark Fina's story event, she warns him that having too blunt of an attitude would turn people off and make them unwilling to listen to his advice even if it was well-intentioned, starting off his Defrosting Ice Queen arc.
  • Hurting Hero: Rain notes this in the story commentary during the Kefka event, that Nichol has buried his emotions after the attack on Olderion and the loss of Elle. More detail emerges in the first part of the Kingdom of Pharm - Nichol blames himself for Elle's death and Luka's sequestering, which all comes to the fore when he meets Veritas of the Waters again.
  • Improbable Weapon User: Present in both of his Season 2 forms. The one from the main story, Maritime Strategist Nichol, apparently uses a strategist's fan as a rod to channel magic through. Even more extreme, the Trust Master reward for his summer version, Seaside Nichol, apparently figured out how to channel magical power through a tropical drink.
  • It's All My Fault: He feels that, if he had only discouraged Elle a bit more, he could have prevented Elle from becoming a soldier, which would have meant that Veritas of the Waters wouldn't have killed him.
  • Making a Splash: Learns Water, Watera and Waterga naturally, and his Limit Break deals Water damage.
  • The Needs of the Many: He's fond of asking whether it's best to save one person or to save one hundred. While he's clearly emotional about having to make such a choice, he fully agrees with his sister when she has to leave for several years to purify Lake Dorr. It comes up again when he worries about whether to save Olderion with the power of the Water Crystal or Rain... compounded by his suspicions that Rain might be destined to save the world, in which case saving him is the "needs of the many"
  • Not So Above It All: As his Halloween form, Illusionist Nichol, he notes he's learning sleight of hand in order to impress children.
  • Oblivious to Love: Romance just isn't something he's interested in, to such an extent that while he does learn some of Jake's seduction techniques, he only uses them for non-romantic means. Of course, this naturally leads him towards being the most successful in the entire party at attracting romantic attention. As noted below, this includes his great-great-etc.-grandmother's romantic interest.
  • Odd Couple: In the Land of the Crystals, Nichol becomes half of one with Jake. The two seemingly have no interests (outside of saving the world) in common, but both readily admit that their styles complement each other and that both can learn valuable techniques from the other.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: When Nichol sees Veritas of the Waters again in the post-script to Gronoa/first part of Pharm, Nichol completely abandons his usual stoic demeanor and becomes obsessed with getting revenge over the fallout of the end of what happened in Olderion.
  • Parental Abandonment: No mention of his, Luka's or Elle's parents are mentioned in the Olderion plot.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: He plays the blue oni to both Rain (who much prefers to rush in compared to Nichol's strategizing) and Lid (who is more emotional and forward about her feelings).
  • Sand In My Eyes: Makes up a excuse for crying when Luka leaves to purify the waters.
  • Scarf of Asskicking: Has a nice blue one matching his colour scheme. It becomes more prominent (as he pairs it with a black longcoat, making it stand out more) in Season 2.
  • The Smart Guy: Likes to study about various war tactics that were used in the past to help with his tactician duties.
  • The Strategist: It's his primary duty for Olderion and his role for the party after he joins. He's even willing to use his own sister as bait to lure out Veritas of the Waters so that the waters can be purified. "Tactician" is even his in-game class.
  • Support Party Member: His Season 2 form moves towards this - while he's still capable of decent magic damage, he truly shines by handing out some of the strongest buffs in the game (while also acting as a Mana battery) to the rest of the team. His Limit Break is, fully powered, one of the best all-around buff for a long time after his release. His Epsilon Star form is basically his Season 2 form on steroids.
  • Tragic Keepsake: His glasses in Season 2 were a present from Elle that his brother was trying to give him before he died.
  • Servile Snarker: His role as of the end of Season 2, to Rain, now King of Aldore, along with Sakura - the two make great efforts to keep things organized while regularly expressing frustration with Rain's refusal to rule from his throne.
  • Squishy Wizard: He's as squishy as Fina, yet he has the highest Magic stat out of the main characters.
  • Socially Awkward Hero: Discussed, particularly regarding the opposite sex, in the 6* unit descriptions for Maritime Strategist Nichol and Seaside Nichol. In particular, the only ones he feels comfortable bonding with are Jake and Sakura... it's probably not coincidence that he gets Ship Tease with the latter and has heaping amounts of subtext with the former.
  • The Stoic: While he doesn't hide his emotions (except at Lake Dorr), Nichol downplays his own emotional reactions to keep a steady and logical view of any situation. He deliberately compares himself to Lasswell, who Nichol notes tries to do this, but Lasswell's long-standing friendship with Rain gets the latter to easily pierce the former's attempts.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: When Nichol tries to go after Waterlord in Pharm, he specifically scorns Rain, telling Rain that he has no idea the pain that the Veritas have brought him due to killing a member of his family. However, as Fina and Lid are very quick to point out, Rain knows, thanks to Lightlord, all too well the pain of losing a beloved family member to the Veritas and that his comments were dramatically unfair. Nichol's reaction is merely to compound the problem, even going so far as call Rain "a monster" for the fact that Rain isn't letting a desire for revenge fuel his quest.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Has light blue hair.

    Dark Fina 

Dark Fina

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Voiced by: Inori Minase (CG limit burst)

Fina's true self, a Really 700 Years Old Sage of Hess. She was imprisoned in the Earth Crystal due to siding with Hess on the Independence War. When the Veritas of the Dark smashed her crystal she was freed, but lost her powers and memories. She is reawakened in Olderion as the result of contact with the Sacred Vessel of Paladia, which has the power to restore a person's old self. She alternates her body with Fina, and eventually is separated from her when Sakura's ritual to reassess the light Fina's control of her body goes awry.

For her reincarnation, Roca, see the Hollow Breakers section.

  • Accidental Misnaming: According to flavor text, her Named Weapon, the Empress Birch, was based off of the name the Olderians thought she had due to the relevant history about her becoming lost to the ages.
  • Ambiguously Evil: She is initially presented as a mysterious Vamp whose motives were unclear, and was even called a demon in-universe. However, as story chapters progressed, she was shown to be a good person.
  • And I Must Scream: She was imprisoned inside the Earth Crystal for 700 years and aware the whole time. Yikes.
  • Badass Boast: Dark Fina comments in her days before being imprisoned in the crystal she could have defeated the Waterlord in a single hit. Not that Folka is a particularly strong member of the Sworn Six, but...
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: Though she denies it, it is likely part of the reason Dark Fina joined Hess's side of the war was because Yuraisha treated her with kindness and got her out of living as a lab experiment. This is confirmed in Season 3 when the Will of Oblivion reveals Fina's past to her.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Saves the party from the Veritas of the Waters after she was originally going to leave them to die.
  • Big Good: She is basically this over the course of Season 2, bringing Rain and the deceased Veritas Back from the Dead, and eventually forming a Vision of herself from the Earth Crystal, which culminates in her bringing a Bad Future version of Rain to the present and aiding him, Fina and Rain/Hyoh at the same time from afar.
  • Blood Knight: Dark Fina's comments towards Veritas of the Earth in her mental flashback show that she primarily joined Hess during their war with Aldore because she would then get to test her strength against the Sworn Eight of Paladia, who sided with Aldore.
  • Blow You Away: Dark Fina has access to wind magic, which she puts to good use in her Brave Shift as a Neo Vision.
  • Body to Jewel: Done willingly when she turns back into the Earth Crystal near the end of Season 1 to prevent Lapis from being thrown into the gate to Paladia.
  • Bullying a Dragon: Played for laughs in a cameo appearance in the Limit Break for Summer Folka & Citra - both Dark Fina (in her Seabreeze Dark Fina outfit) and Citra blindside Folka with magical water balloons, knocking her into the ocean. They apparently forgot that Folka was made Veritas of the Waters for a reason, and Folka responds by summoning a tidal wave to wash over them (which then hits all foes).
  • The Cameo: She makes a few appearances after turning back into the Earth Crystal in Sol's flashbacks and after Fina begins to turn into crystal. She also appears as a spirit in Lotus Mage Fina's and Awakened Rain's limit bursts. It is later revealed that she was also acting as a Spirit Advisor to Rain when he was masquerading as Hyoh, and to Akstar/Zeno as well. She eventually comes back into the fray by the end of Season 2 for a short time.
  • Casting a Shadow: Her primary element after Earth is Dark. This ends up being the main focus of her Esper Unit, Umbral Dragon Dark Fina, who is partnered to Dark Bahamut.
  • Cessation of Existence: The direct consequence of becoming the Earth Crystal is that eventually Dark Fina has her entire sense of self destroyed and merged into it. In a final effort to help Rain and the party, she musters energy through her memories of Rain's team to form a vision of herself, which is the last remains of Dark Fina's very existence, and that vision eventually dissipates once it runs out of fuel, just in time for the heroes to strike a decisive blow to Vlad. This also means that by the end of Season 2, Dark Fina is gone for good... That is, until Roca, who is her reincarnation, enters the scene.
  • Combination Attack: Her dual unit is with Sol of all people.
  • Cuteness Proximity: It's shown in Season 2 that Dark Fina had the exact same interest in cute things as her amnesiac self and would fluff fellow Sage Behemoth K's fur.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle:
    • Stomps Veritas of the Waters upon regaining her true self and later solos Veritas of the Earth while the rest of the team took on Veritas of the Light.
    • In her Story Event she's shown to have similarly stomped Lasswell in a fight during the Olderion arc, though that battle was due to Lasswell trying to read her intentions.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: While she appears morally grey at first, later chapters and her actions within them show she has a heart of gold.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Has her moments, mostly sassing Rain and Lasswell in Olderion.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: Dark Fina has access to Earth magic, which becomes her main focus as a Neo Vision.
  • Dub Name Change: She is called Majin Fina (in line with her "Demon of Hess" title) in Japanese version of the game, but is called Dark Fina in the Global version.
  • 11th-Hour Ranger: Dark Fina shows up as a vision of herself (the circumstances of this feat are depicted in the "White Lily Bouquet" Story Event) aiding Akstar for a good portion of the final act of Season 2.
  • Fate Worse than Death: Was trapped in the Earth Crystal for over 700 years and was aware of the situation the whole time.
  • Flower Motifs: Wears a white lily flower, representing death, in contrast with her amnesiac self who wears a lotus (representing rebirth).
  • Friendly Rivalry: With Sieghard, sort of. Back when Aldore and Hess were still one country, they would always hold sparring matches with each other until they were exhausted.
  • Good Is Not Nice: Despite being initially presented as Ambiguously Evil, being called the Demon of Hess and with motives shrouded in mystery, Dark Fina is a force of good. She's just not necessarily nice about it.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: She performs one towards the end of Season 1. She leaves the group and turns into the Earth Crystal to stabilize the world after all the crystals had been destroyed. Note that this is different from her last experience with the crystal; Dark Fina had initially been sealed inside the crystal, but this time she actually becomes the crystal itself. This means that, short of somehow cloning another body (which Aldore has already tried via Vesvia, with no apparent success) or reverting the crystal-change, Dark Fina's body is permanently gone.
  • Hotter and Sexier: She is a Ms. Fanservice, older version of the Fina the heroes meet at the beginning of the game.
  • I Fight for the Strongest Side: Inverted. Dark Fina claims to have sided with Hess because it was the weaker side. As a warrior it's her duty to make the impossible possible and achieve victory where there is no chance. It also lets her fight strong opponents. It's actually a lie. She joined Yuraisha because she saved her from being tortured in Vlad's laboratories.
  • Lady of Black Magic: She easily kicks ass. She takes down Veritas of the Waters in a cutscene remarking it as a "warm-up session" after her long sleep and as a summon she initially was (and became again upon getting a Neo Vision Awakening) one of the best mages in Japan and Global.
  • Late-Arrival Spoiler: Any mention of Dark Fina's existence is hard to ignore as a new player, considering her sprite is on one of the in game gacha summons and can be set as a lead character from friends, and she is also featured in official Global FFBE promotional videos.
  • Literal Split Personality: Fina and Dark Fina split into two separate beings after Dark Fina's psyche is beaten in her mindscape and Rain expresses his intention to protect both Fina and Dark Fina.
  • Making a Splash: Dark Fina has access to some water magic. Her Seabreeze version emphasizes this, with access to Flood and Meezerstorm, an ability that greatly reduces enemies' water resistance.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Comes with the full fanservice pack of a low cut top with ample cleavage and long, bared legs mixed with a Vamp personality.
    • Her CG LB is arguably very suggestive. Sexy leg stomp? Magic snake slithering on her exposed leg? Kissing magic snake's head? Innately equipping whip, suggesting a bit of a dominatrix theme? Yeah...
  • My Life Flashed Before My Eyes: Before Dark Fina sacrifices herself to transform back into the Earth Crystal, she recalls the fond memories she spent together with Rain and co. ever since being freed from the crystal.
  • Named Weapons: Dark Fina's whip is named Empress Birch.
  • Not What It Looks Like: In Dark Fina's Story Event, a flashback to the Olderion arc shows Lasswell assuming Dark Fina had sex with Nichol when she cornered him in his quarters to give him advice. While they didn't, she doesn't deny it, embarrassing Lasswell.
  • Playing with Fire: Can control fire in her lotus mage variant.
  • Power Floats: In her ad for the Japan-only subscription artbook, she is shown floating while reading with no apparent effort.
  • Put on a Bus: Her Body to Jewel move at the end of Season 1 basically removes her from active participation in the plot. It's revealed late in Season 2 that she eventually was able to store enough power in the timeline where they failed to stop Vlad to manifest as a Vision, and this manifestation travels back with Rain to Set Right What Once Went Wrong. It's heavily implied that this Vision is all that was left of Dark Fina's life force due to her sense of self being lost as the Earth Crystal.
  • Red Baron: 700 years ago as Dark Fina she was known to the Veritas as the "Demon of Hess".
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Subverted, as she's with the good guys, despite not showing at first.
  • Sealed Good in a Can: She was trapped in the crystal as part of the Sworn Eight's plan to stop the war between Aldore and Hess. She was supposed to be free after the plan was executed, but Raegen's choice to abandon his past and start a family caused her to be in there until the start of the game.
  • Set Right What Once Went Wrong: Late in Season 2, it's revealed that she and Rain from a timeline where Vlad succeeds went back in time to train Lasswell so as to prevent Vlad's victory.
  • She's Got Legs: Just look at her in game sprite and her offical artwork!
  • Ship Tease: Both Fina and Dark Fina get this with Rain but Dark Fina is far more direct about it. In particular, before Dark Fina turns herself back into the Earth Crystal, she wryly says to herself how her disappearing in this way would make Rain unable to forget about her and asks him to remember her until the day he dies.
  • Silly Rabbit, Idealism Is for Kids!: Dark Fina starts off quite cynical due to losing everything over Hess's defeat. However, Rain's hope begins to rub off on her.
  • Split Personality: Fina's psyche was split by her imprisonment in the Earth Crystal. Her original self appears dressed in a dark cloak, carrying a whip, and acting much more Tsundere-like to everyone. Partway through the Water Temple, a vision of her Light self appears and talks to the cloaked version, and the cloaked version willingly gives control back to her Light half after the battle against Veritas of the Waters, only to be forced out again by the Veritas of the Earth in Mysidia.
  • Spirit Advisor: Appears to Rain, Fina, and Akstar in Paladia after sacrificing her body to become the Earth Crystal, before appearing in person as a conscious Vision.
  • Superpowered Evil Side: To the Fina from the first chapters. Played with, as Dark Fina is the original Fina, and is pretty far from being actually evil.
  • Super Prototype: The "Side Stories" event has Fina dive into her memories, where she discovers that she spent her childhood as a lab experiment and later she offered herself as the test subject for the Immortal Heart operation procedure that the Veritas (and later, some of the Orders) underwent. Season 3 reveals why: Paladia is not her homeworld; Fina is a Dimensional Traveler and Vlad wanted that power at any cost.
  • The Vamp: She is a Ms. Fanservice and very aware of it, mocking Rain for openly gawking at her when she is restored to her true self. As her 7* form this is further represented by an attack that charms enemies.
  • Whip It Good: Her Weapon of Choice is a whip that seems to come alive as a serpent.
  • Worthy Opponent: Veritas of the Earth views Dark Fina as one, even using his own power to restore Dark Fina to her full strength in present time in order for them to fight to the death.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Dark Fina tries to pull this on Rain when his power begins to go out of control during the Olderion plot, but her other self begs her to save Rain, calling her out that since Dark Fina is part of her, she cares for Rain too.

    Jake 

Jake

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Season 2 (Nameless Gunner) 
Voiced by: Yoshimasa Hosoya (CG limit burst)

Leader of the Raven Rebellion in the Zoldaad Empire and a massive Casanova Wannabe that will try to flirt with everything that identifies as female. He first meets the party on the train leading into the empire while trying to make a getaway from the guards. Rain's party is eventually forced to help him stop the Zoldaad Empire's plans. Once that's dealt with, Jake joins the party to compensate for one of his acts complicating matters for Rain and the others.


  • Anything That Moves: The targets of his flirtation include teenage girls (Lid), older women, an immortal woman with the appearance of a child, a Shibrya (a beast species), Nichol, and a giant water snake (Leviathan).
  • The Atoner: Minor, but after Sozhe is finally deposed, Jake admits that things got worse due to his shattering of the Fire Crystal, so he will accompany Rain in part to make up for his actions.
  • Badass Normal: To a lesser degree than Lid (seeing as he's the son of the emperor of Zoldaad), but Jake is limited solely to non-magical skills. Of the main party members, he is the only one who never learns any spells in any of his variants (Black Cat Lid learns two).
  • Big Brother Instinct: Towards Shera, his half-brother. Jake makes a point to protect Shera whenever possible, and he decides to join Rain in part to avoid a Succession Crisis between the older illegitimate child and the younger legitimate heir. Appropriately enough, outside of the Really 700 Years Old characters, he's the oldest of the main party members. It really comes through with his interactions with Lasswell in Gronoa.
  • Big Damn Heroes: This is how Jake and Lid return to action in the Operations Map arc — by making a much needed intervention in Lasswell's mission and saving Domino and Shatal's hides.
  • Butt-Monkey: Is always either verbally, or physically abused by Lid whenever his Casanova traits show. The game also plays up for laughs that Jake is all too aware that Nichol is, completely unintentionally, way more attractive to women than he is. He even gets this as part of a battle effect - Summer Fina and Lid's Limit Burst is him fantasizing about Fina, Lid, and Sakura in bikinis and Lid smacks him and all nearby enemies with a hammer in response.
  • Call-Back: Crossing into Breaking the Fourth Wall in his first appearance in Season 3, right on his first line, making a reference to how Brave Exvius' story started:
    Jake: What's with all the commotion? Don't tell me a crystal-encased babe appeared out of nowhere or something.
  • Casanova Wannabe: He is a shameless flirt, but nobody seems particularly interested, and Lid in particular seems to want to smash his face in.
  • Cool Gun: Using two pistol-sized gunblades which looks really high tech, which is made by Aileen.
  • Deadpan Snarker: One notable one to Nichol:
    Jake: So you come in more flavors than just salty, after all.
  • Didn't See That Coming: Even though he admits that he would have done the same thing regardless, he was pretty blindsided by the emergence of Bahamut after the destruction of the fire crystal.
  • Game-Breaking Injury: During the Visectrum tournament, Jake starts taking a series of bad blows while protecting Lid. Delmodoa, who came soon after, was going to finish the job had the Magus Sister and later Lasswell not intervened. The blow nearly kills Jake, and Lid evacuates him to Natura to even have a chance of saving him. She succeeds, but the damage is extreme - Jake is left blinded, deafened, and paraplegic for a chunk of the season.
  • Gameplay and Story Segregation: Despite what his character model suggests, Jake's Season 1 story version does not have inherent Dual Wield. Averted with Cowboy Jake, Pirate Jake, and Season 2's Nameless Gunner Jake, who all learn Dual Wield (Pirate Jake, however, is limited to swords and guns).
  • The Gunslinger: While he doesn't have to be equipped with pistols, his character model apparently carries around pistol-sized gunblades, and several of his skills are oriented around doing various trick shots.
  • Heroic Bastard: He's the illegitimate son of Emperor Sozhe, and he fights to end Zoldaad's militarism and establish peace in the country.
  • He's Back: How do you know Jake is fully back after taking the Tear of Provenance? He hits on Domino in front of Lid, who wastes no time of slamming him with her hammer, launching him against two Aldoran soldiers.
  • I Did What I Had to Do: Jake's response to being called out for his actions - he points out that pretty much all of the rebels are people who were left orphaned by Zoldaad's constant warring with neighbors, noting that he is just one of many who were raised there. Even if he knew about Bahamut, he would have considered that an acceptable Godzilla Threshold to cross, especially when Bahamut was not an immediate threat like the brainwashed Sozhe was.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Subverted. After defending the Fire Crystal from Flamelord, he shatters the crystal so that it can't be used by the empire anymore. He wasn't exactly expecting Bahamut to be released from it, though. Bahamut however does nothing bad afterwards and even unintentionally helps the heroes. Of course, it does push the world of Lapis one step closer to collapse, even if its effects aren't immediately problematic.
  • No MacGuffin, No Winner: This is what Jake believed when he smashed the Fire Crystal, as this would stop Sozhe or the Veritas from accessing its powers... Except destroying the crystal is pretty much the Veritas' plan. Jake joins the party initially to compensate for this blunder.
  • Odd Couple: In the Land of the Crystals, Jake becomes half of one with Nichol. The two seemingly have no interests (outside of saving the world) in common, but both readily admit that their styles complement each other and that both can learn valuable techniques from the other. This eventually causes the two to become Best Friends.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: If Jake is not trying to flirt with a girl, then something weird is going on. When he's doing his utmost to break through to Lasswell, he completely drops the Casanova Wannabe antics, which startles Lid enough for her to comment on his sudden shift in behavior.
  • Playing with Fire: It says something that his Esper Unit, Flame of Rebirth Jake, bonded him with Phoenix. May have to do with taking the Tear of Provenance in Season 2 to come back from a state where he was far too crippled to even live.
  • Put on a Bus: After his incident in the Visectrum tournament, Jake is removed from much of the action in Season 2 until near the end of the Operations Map arc when he and Lid rejoin the team. He only makes token appearances after that point, and even then it's mostly to motivate Lid into taking a huge risk for just a chance at curing his injuries.
  • Relationship Upgrade: After Season 2, Lid and Jake are officially hooked up. When Raegen and Citra pay a visit to him, Jake reveals he's waiting for the right time to ask Lid's hand in marriage.
  • Sensei for Scoundrels: He's quite willing to give Rain romantic advice regarding Fina. Rain seems to find it a bit dubious, and Lid, when she finds out, flies in from offscreen to prevent it from sticking. Nichol also admits to having borrowed a trick or two from Jake as well, which Jake approves of.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: To an extent - he's certainly a capable combatant and prominent enough in his home country, but he frequently continues to act like he should be the center of attention (particularly female attention) when matters grow to be global in scale, and he acts like he's on par with Rain, The Chosen One with Heroic Lineage blood.
  • Succession Crisis: Jake wants to avoid one - he's technically the oldest heir to Emperor Sozhe, but he's the illegitimate son, while his younger half-brother Shera is the legitimate heir. Part of his rationale for accompanying Rain is that it's an easy and non-violent solution to the issue.
  • Warrior Therapist: In the Tournament Arc subplot of the second part of Gronoa, his reaction to seeing Lasswell struggle emotionally with his newfound power is to try to beat some sense into him. While not fully successful, he makes progress such that Rain is finally able to reach Lasswell.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Rain and his allies quickly call Jake out on his Nice Job Breaking It, Hero! moment.

    Sakura 

Sakura

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Season 2 (Blossom Sage) 
Voiced by: Aoi Yuki (CG limit burst)

The founder of Mysidia and Pharm who knows a lot about the Sworn Six of Paladia. This is because she used to be part of the Veritas when they were the Sworn Eight 700 years ago, being the former Veritas of the Bolt. She abandoned the group when she saw people in Lapis living peacefully, not wanting to take part in her sister Citra's plan to destroy the crystals to get back to Paladia. Sakura took into herself the duty of looking out for Rain and Lasswell in Raegen's stead, knowing they would play an important role in the events to come, and this leads to her having to force herself into Rain's party when someone who looks like Raegen appears to aid her sister's plans.


  • Animal-Eared Headband: While they're actually guide funnels for her ponytails, the two risen parts of her headband do give this distinct impression, especially in her sprite, and her Blossom Sage Sakura variant (which uses a single braid ponytail instead) also more strongly resembles the trope. It eventually becomes her Trust Mastery Reward for her Delta Star variant.
  • The Archmage: Recognized by the Sworn Six as being, at the very least, one of the most powerful spellcasters in Lapis, and she demonstrates her skills to Rain and his crew enough times to have their acknowledgement of it as well.
  • Bag of Spilling: Implied, her fusion and awakening quote says that her power is starting to come back, more apparent in her first awakening with her saying that her power has been lost for a long time. To date, her Season 1 version doesn't have a 6* form as part of the main story, even in Japan, although her "Blossom Sage" variant as a Vision showcases what her power must've been like at her prime, further evident in her Neo Vision awakening. The Halloween event did produce a version, Grim Lord Sakura, that could awaken to six stars, and that form is running neck-and-neck with enhanced Trance Terra as the most powerful magic user in the game. The Halloween version, as well as her Season 2 version, are both able to reach 7* now, and both are among the top offensive magic users in the game, especially now that said Season 2 variant became able to become a Neo Vision.
  • Blade on a Stick: That staff of hers? It turns into an energy scythe when she needs to get physical. She stops playing with this when she gets a new staff in Season 2, preferring to roll purely with magic instead.
  • Braids of Action: Her Blossom Sage variant changes out her twin-tails for a style more like this.
  • Butt-Monkey: Has started to have a few moments of these in Season 2, such as Citra throwing her face first into a wall to move her out of the way to get to Nichol, being blown away off a cliff from the power released from Lasswell as he awakens his Hess powers, and being tricked into tasting soup Rain made by Sol, only to collapse and vomit at how bad it is.
  • Casting a Shadow: She has a few Dark-element attack skills.
  • Child Soldier: Her eternal youth suggests she was drafted into Aldore's army from a very young age. According to her Short Story, Sakura undertook the operation for an immortal heart against Citra's wishes.
  • Cuteness Proximity: Has one towards Moogles when they eventually get to a town that is nothing but them.
  • Due to the Dead: One of her closest friends was called Roselia. She eventually gives her name to the new staff made by Verun.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: She shows up in Olderion's ending cutscene, which is about her confronting Veritas of the Dark about his identity and goal.
  • Fake Defector: With Nichol, she joins the Orders in order to help Rain with his mission. Sakura also is aware that in doing that she and Nichol can make things far worse for everyone.
  • Gameplay and Story Integration: She has more than just a reputation for being a skilled mage - she's also the only story unit with innate dualcast, and she's also the first unit to have an offensive spell (Thundaja) that uses the fourth-level "-ja" suffix. Similarly, even extremely powerful mages from other games take most of their level-up process to get Dualcast, if they have it in their kit at all. Sakura begins play with it, at 3* level one.
  • Heel Realization: Her brief appearances in "Memories from the Battlefield" show the beginnings of one back when she was still the Veritas of the Bolt. Upon seeing the normal people building new lives in this new land, Sakura began to realize that there might be disastrous consequences to breaking the crystals. This later combined with hundreds of years passing to cool her own desire for revenge.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: She intended to drain her body completely to destroy the Chaotic Darkness, but ultimately averted as the party stops her and fight it together.
  • I Call It "Vera": The staff Verun makes for her at the start of Season 2 is named "Roselia" after her deceased friend. Her Delta Star variant has a black-colored, sharper version of it, "Black Roselia", as her STMR.
  • Light 'em Up: She several Light-element attack skills at her disposal. Her War of the Visions unit for some reason alters her main element to Light.
  • Little Miss Badass: Comes with being stuck at the biological age of ten or so while being the team's Black Mage.
  • Living Emotional Crutch: Treats her memories of Roselia as this during her story event, but comes to realize she has to move on by the end, only naming her new staff after Roselia.
  • Magic Knight: She has equal power in both strength and magic in her Season 1 form.
  • Not So Above It All:
    • She tries to play up the "ancient and wise magical adept" angle with the rest of the party as much as possible, but when she tries to hide from her current acolyte, how does said acolyte get Sakura to emerge? She offers Sakura some candy.
    • She also lampshades this when she calls Moogles "So fluffy", saying that she should act like how she looks sometimes.
    • The "Aldore Five-O" event shows that Sakura really enjoys herself when wearing her Orders uniform, which she sees as a nice way to relieve stress from her job as Rain's retainer.
  • Older Than They Look: While really ancient, she looks like a young girl, 12 years old at most.
  • Playing with Fire: As her Halloween alternate, Grim Lord Sakura, she gains the power of fire along with her other abilities.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Even bound up in ponytails that are teased high, her hair still extends down past her waist. In her Sage variant, her braided single ponytail goes down nearly to the floor.
  • Really 700 Years Old: Literally 700 year old, even. She outright states this to the group when she first meets them.
  • Riddle for the Ages: It's finally brought up by the party near the end of Season 2 when Vlad brings out a soulless clone of her to fight in a copy of her old Boltlord armor that her old Veritas armor was much larger than her, and it doesn't make much sense as to how she effectively used it. All she'll say is that "there's a trick to it".
  • Servile Snarker: Her role as of the end of Season 2, to Rain, now king of Aldore, along with Nichol - the two make great efforts to keep things organized while regularly expressing frustration with Rain's refusal to rule from his throne.
  • Shock and Awe: This is her natural playing field, being the former Veritas of the Bolt. She learns nearly every Thunder spell and ability in the game, both offensive and defensive, including being the first character available to players that learns an offensive fourth-level spell (in her case, Thundaja).
  • Supernatural Gold Eyes: Difficult to see on her sprite, but they're more obvious on her CG model. It's especially obvious in the CG cut-in for her Blossom Sage variant. And, of course, she's a 700-year-old archsage, so...
  • Sweet Tooth: Loves candy, to the extent that her Halloween-exclusive version, Grim Lord Sakura, has exclusive abilities themed around eating it. Despite not being part of the unit or its abilities, she also makes a cameo appearance in the victory pose for Summer Fina & Lid, eating a truly massive (nearly half her height) shaved ice.
  • Twin Tails: Her standard hairstyle in Season 1. She switches to a single ponytail as of Season 2.
  • Who Wants to Live Forever?: Before joining the party she angsted over her immortality due to her appearance as a child, lamenting that she will never fall in love due to it. The last point may be debatable as she is seemingly falling for Nichol herself thanks to their time together in the Orders, although is very shy about it and gets pissed when Rain and Lasswell point out their possible romance in retaliation for her and Nichol questioning when the two kings are going to find a suitable queen.
  • Wrecked Weapon: Her scythe is broken between seasons, as chronicled in "The White Sage and the Magic Cane", hence why Blossom Sage Sakura wields a staff featuring a similar design, called "Roselia".
  • Yin-Yang Bomb: Inverted - her combination of both light and dark-element abilities doesn't cause damage of both types; it mitigates damage received from both types (and lightning; see above as to why).
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Pink in her case.

    Raegen 

Raegen

See The Sworn Eight.

Party Members on Season 2 and Onwards

    Akstar 

Akstar/Future Rain

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Click here to see him as Zeno 
Voiced by: Takuya Eguchi (CG Limit Burst)

A mysterious swordsman in Paladia with extreme skills, and who happened to dominate and evolve the Mirror of Equity, Raegen's Signature Move, into far better skills. He eventually becomes Lasswell's master at his request when the young Knight of Grandshelt witnesses his prowess. It is later revealed that his true identity is Zeno of the Beta Star, and even later, Rain from an alternate future. See also The Orders.


  • Ambidextrous Sprite: He stands out for this because he's in a game that's generally good about representing Fashionable Asymmetry. The lines on the left side of his armor are supposed to glow red as they're meant to be Magitek augments for Future Rain's missing limbs, but generally, the side facing the camera will be shown as glowing red outside of his boss battle sprite.
  • Artificial Limbs: Has a prosthetic leg that allows him to still walk and run, and a prosthetic arm as Zeno to compensate for the one he lost to Vlad.
  • Broken Ace: Akstar is pretty widely acknowledged as being peerless at whatever he does - whether it be sword-fighting, strategizing, teaching, or even cooking. That said, as noted below under Cynicism Catalyst, he's extremely dour and hurt by all of the losses he's faced over the years.
  • Cynical Mentor: He's abrasive to a fault and has no confidence that Lasswell will succeed... but he still tries to teach him both swordsmanship and leadership, in his own harsh way. This is done in order to harden Lasswell's resolve when the time comes. Lasswell, however, finds his own way, which is a success in Future Rain's point of view.
  • Cynicism Catalyst: He was a lot like Rain and Lasswell in his youth, and attempted to fight the injustice of Aldore by challenging the Emperor with his friends. Losing them in that fight, not to mention his eye, arm, and leg, hardened his worldview. Note that these friends were Fina, Lasswell, Raegen and both their parties.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: While he starts as a jerkass he warms significantly to Lasswell, enough to genuinely praise him before parting ways with the party.
  • Dented Iron: While Akstar is unquestionably powerful, he's suffered some pretty rough injuries — his eyepatch and empty left sleeve suggest that he once received a very powerful attack that left permanent scars, and he notes that he has a prosthetic leg, too (and in his boss battle sprite, his left foot is rather obviously mechanical in nature). He brings these up to Lasswell as a warning about doing something he finds particularly foolish (in this case, trusting strangers in Paladia). He later reveals that these injuries came in a fight against the Emperor of Paladia. Thing is, that Emperor was not Quadis.
  • Eyepatch of Power: Akstar has one over his left eye, and the utter lack of depth perception does nothing to contain just how much ass he kicks, given that he hands out defeats in Single Stroke Battles all over the place.
  • False Flag Operation: He returned to the Orders specifically to challenge Lasswell and force him to feel betrayal so that he could one day develop the hardness of heart to fight even at the cost of his friends.
  • Handicapped Badass: In addition to missing his left eye and hand, he reveals that he also has a prosthetic leg. This doesn't stop him from being more powerful than a fair portion of the Orders and fighting Sol to a draw. As Zeno, he has a prosthetic left arm that allows him to fight with the full of his strength. This only applies to the time-traveling Rain; Akstar in truth has no such injuries.
  • An Ice Person: He's able to wield the power of ice.
  • Jerkass: He constantly insults Lasswell, nicknaming him "Lassworm" (among others) and insulting his poor swordsmanship.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: Lasswell admits that his criticisms have merit, given how impressively strong Akstar is. He even swallows his pride and requests that Akstar teach him. This is lampshaded through Akstar's criticism of Mirror of Equity, Lasswell's signature move in-game (which Raegen taught him). As Lapis has been behind Aldore for 700 years, the techniques of the Veritas' generation have become obsolete. Akstar thus calls Lasswell's Mirror of Equity a weak technique. This is the first ability Lasswell learns in-game, and is so simple that one can learn it as the first skill from Odin or obtain it as Shiki's (a unit that caps at 3-star power) Trust Mastery Reward. Akstar's "Absolute Mirror of Equity", by comparison, hits everyone in his field of view while simultaneously avoiding anyone he doesn't want to hit, and can be learned by 7* Pyro Glacial Lasswell and other variants that came after, in which he can gain it after using his Limit Burst or Perfect Selflessness cooldown skill, it has its own chaining family and is ridiculously strong.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: In spite of his insults, he does respect Lasswell's unwavering devotion to his beliefs, especially when it pays off at the execution grounds.
  • The Man Behind the Man: The Akstar we've seen is actually Rain, but there's a real Akstar whose place he took using transformation magic after he explained he was trying to save the world.
  • Master Swordsman: His first action is to defeat Galas in a Single-Stroke Battle after Galas pulls a The Battle Didn't Count on the party.
  • Miles to Go Before I Sleep: He knows he doesn't have much time left, and he wants to ensure that, before his time comes, the Emperor dies first. This is because he's altered the timeline enough to the point he's aware that he's about to become a Temporal Paradox and fade out of existence. He wants to fully make sure Lasswell is able to finish the job this time.
  • The Mole: In two senses. He joined Lasswell's team under Akstar's guise as to feed information on him to Quadis and wanted Lasswell to experience betrayal before Present!Rain made The Reveal to him that he's Hyoh so he could stand the events better. As for his act as Zeno, Future Rain sees this as a good opportunity to get closer to Quadis than Hyoh ever got.
  • The Nicknamer: He's most frequently shown indulging in this with regards to Lasswell (to the extent that the fans latched onto "Lassworm"), though he does give Fina one in-story, and the description of his Vision's 6-star form has one for all of the main party outside of Rain and Lasswell, as well as five of the Sworn Six ("Unicorn Lady" for Citra comes to mind). The fact that the two who don't get nicknames are Rain and Raegen may be a subtle clue as to his true identity; he doesn't want to accidentally reveal how much he knows about them. Once he's on his way to finish his job with Vlad, however, he gives Rain a nickname: "The Tongue-Tormenting Soup Man".
  • Not Afraid to Die: Akstar is rather stoic about his limited lifespan, calmly accepting that each battle may be his last (even if he's fairly confident in many cases that it won't be). The real Akstar has a terminal illness and has come to terms with it. Future Rain knows that he's destined to fade should Vlad be defeated; he can accept this if it means that his friends are safe, also mitigated by the fact that a version of him will still be around.
  • Old Master: He effectively becomes this for Lasswell, being responsible for the Season 2 protagonist's evolution as a character.
  • Playing with Fire: One of his elemental capabilities.
  • Powered Armor: Future Rain uses a prosthetic left arm with Zeno's armor that makes up for his missing limbs.
  • Ret-Gone: As Rain, Lasswell and Raegen defeat Vlad's second form, this means the future has completely changed, and because of this Future Rain fades from existence, but not before Lasswell manages to intercept him, confront him on the truth and say a tearful farewell to him.
  • Secretly Dying: Akstar reveals later in Season 2 that he isn't long for the world, and that he hopes in part to prepare Lasswell for when he's not around. This applies to both the real Akstar and the version of Rain from the future, albeit for different reasons.
  • Supreme Chef: As revealed before he leaves the party, he's actually quite the accomplished chef, able to make incredible meals with limited ingredients gathered while foraging in the wild.
  • Teach Him Anger: Akstar tries to teach Lasswell to harden his heart and cast aside his emotions in order to win at any cost. However, Lasswell rejects this lesson, feeling it's better to fight with one's emotion rather than without.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Akstar gives one to Lasswell in Visectrum over letting Pris and Atole participate in the Order of Aldore Tournament, knowing they would not last. Akstar is proven right when Delmodoa kills the two with a surprise hammer throw at them.
  • Years Too Early: His reaction, more or less, to the whole party when they try to approach him after he saves them from Galas. In particular, he gives rather insulting nicknames ("Lassworm" and "Lassfool") to Lasswell.

    Physalis 

Physalis

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The sixteenth of the Orders of Aldore, and a recent addition at that. A Genki Girl and The Pollyanna despite her horrible childhood marked by constant racism against her from both Aldorans and Hess thanks to her mixed blood. Has a Moogle companion named Moog, who is Physalis's "soul mate" and, until she meets Lasswell's party, the only friend she ever had. Physalis's unwillingness to kill people, even more one like Lasswell who could solve the suffering in Paladia, causes her to switch sides and join his party.


  • An Ice Person: Her main element from the beginning. The only variant of hers to not use this element is her Esper Unit.
  • Apocalypse Maiden: She is the key to awakening the Weapon Monster in Rubiena.
  • Befriending the Enemy: This is just how easily she makes friends. Lasswell learns a lot by seeing Physalis among the Orders' ranks.
  • Big Eater: Has an endless stomach, and is called out on being one by Moog, much to her embarrassment. She also has shown quite the taste for Lasswell's fried rice.
  • Blow You Away: Her Esper Unit, Four Winds Physalis, shifts her element to Wind (and Water) and bonds her to Tetra Sylphid, making her a very strong mage. Neo Physalis has this as her secondary element in her normal form as well.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: A fun weird girl powerful enough to take out the Alpha Star in a single blow.
  • Book Dumb: Physalis is far from being very intelligent, with Moog in one occasion trying to swear to Lasswell that she isn't stupid.
    Moog: That's just how Physalis is. She's not an idiot, I swear. She just runs on instinct, that's all.
    • Having seen her Super Strength firsthand and realizing she would never make it through a written test for appliance to be a Knight of Grandshelt with that brain of hers, Loren decides to enact a fake coup in Grandshelt as a Secret Test of Character for her.
  • Brought Down to Badass: Lapis' Hollow causes Physalis to temporarily lose the ability to unleash her full strength. It's restored to her later by the Will of Light.
  • Casting a Shadow: Uses dark magic in battle.
  • The Chick: The seemingly weakest of the Stars and the most optimistic of them.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Joined the Orders yet seems to know nothing about what they stand for or their methods and seemingly never took a shower before joining their ranks. When she meets the heroes, she is more interested in learning about them than fighting them.
  • Cloudcuckoolander's Minder: Moog acts as one to Physalis, though he is often neutral on what she decides to do.
  • Combination Attack: The crux of her dual unit with Charlotte.
  • Cool Hat: Her Neo Physalis unit has her sporting a nice black beret as part of her new costume.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle:
    • She's shown to have taken Gudon, the fourteenth Star, out in a single punch in her Story Event. This attracted the Emperor's attention and led him to send Juraga to recruit her.
    • Later, she defeats none less than the Alpha Star in a single punch. Yes. The same guy who curb-stomped Raegen in Visectrum not long before and was giving Lasswell's team the headache of their lives. And also happens to be the Season's actual Big Bad.
  • Cute Bruiser: A cute young woman who nevertheless packs quite the punch.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: From a young age she was alienated from the other kids who she just wanted to play with, having been told she is a weirdo and their own parents warning them to stay away from her. She never gives up trying to be nice to them, but is shown to be harboring deep and confused sadness at why she must be alone leading to her deep fear of isolation. It lasted like this until she met Moog who remained with her and could even be inferred that Lasswell is the first man who is truly nice to her.
  • A Day in the Limelight: Two.
    • "Fun With Physalis" focuses on Physalis's recruitment into the Orders all the way to her first meeting with Lasswell.
    • Her new Story Event for Neo Physalis focuses on how she became a Knight of Grandshelt after going to Lapis with Fina.
  • Determinator: Despite being fused with the Omega Weapon, which should have removed her consciousness from said weapon, she manages to prevent it from destroying the world through sheer force of will.
  • Dumb Blonde: A blonde Cloudcuckoolander.
  • Friendless Background: It happens when everyone sans a Moogle treated her as an abomination because of her mixed blood. She starts to get more friends once she's recruited into the Orders (Nagi is a good example), once she joins Lasswell's team, and finally, once she becomes a Knight of Grandshelt.
  • Friendly Enemies: With Lasswell. In fact, they're so chummy that they only qualify as enemies because they're on opposing sides: she looks up to him, he treats her with respect, and they fight almost entirely as contests of skill.
  • Gameplay and Story Segregation: While in the story Physalis is shown to be even more powerful using her fists, her in-game unit can't even equip them.
  • Genki Girl: Physalis doesn't seem to know what "settling down" is or means, and Juraga can attest to that, as he had to follow her through the whole of Naturia and basically couldn't keep up with her. Not to mention how Charlotte has to put up with her shenanigans as a Knight of Grandshelt.
  • Goggles Do Something Unusual: Physalis has a set of night-vision goggles she likes to carry around. While it's never stated what good it does for her, it ends up becoming her Neo Vision's STMR, giving a good amount of magic and providing Spirit Killer.
  • Guns Akimbo: She's a fierce practitioner of this in every of her variants.
  • Guys Smash, Girls Shoot: She wields a pistol and a rifle. Subverted later, when she is shown to be even stronger when smashing and defeats Levnato in a single punch.
  • Half-Breed Discrimination:She has mixed blood, her parents coming from both Aldore and Hess. The blend is the source of her incredible strength, not to mention her status as Apocalypse Maiden, and why everyone from her hometown shunned her.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: She is a nice girl with blonde hair who cares for others.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Joins the heroes in Chapter 7 of Season 2 when she realizes the Aldoran Empire is evil.
  • Hidden Depths: For some reason, she's able to project a massive, well-detailed ice statue of Moog while shooting at enemies with magic-infused bullets on her Neo Vision's CG Limit Burst.
  • Honorary True Companion: Good thing she's already named after a flower, because she's basically a honorary Hollow Breaker when shit starts to get real in Season 3, and her Neo Vision unit shows as her Brave Shift has Moog basically dressing her as one of Fina's team.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: Was completely ignorant of the despotic nature of the Emperor until it is blatantly pointed out to her.
  • I Am Not Left-Handed: It's noted by Lasswell and later by Chloe in her second SE. Physalis mainly uses guns to do her job and refuses to do any serious harm to her opponents. Once she decides to use her actual physical strength, she is just unstoppable. Just ask Levnato, an Orders member and none less than Emperor Vlad himself, how he felt when Physalis defeated him in a single punch.
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall: In the late parts of the Operations Map arc, she discusses the fun and thrill of random summons and even calls the act of summoning "a pull", much like the player base does. However, she does so in the context of a summon crystal that she found in the Aldoran armory. When it reveals that the summon is of Zolulu and Delulu, she starts complaining about it like she just got a Junk Rare In-Universe.
  • Letting Her Hair Down: Her Neo Vision unit has her long hair down in her default form, a contrast to her usual appearance where she ties it in a bun.
  • Loyal Animal Companion: Has one in the form of a Moogle.
  • Mage Marksman: Her Season 2 unit is the only one that does any physical damage, with all subsequent units she got (Four Winds Physalis and Neo Physalis) being magic-oriented while still wielding guns.
  • Making a Splash: Four Winds Physalis can use Water attacks with Tetra Sylphid's help. Neo Physalis can access Water-elemental attacks through her Brave Shift.
  • Oblivious to Love: Even when it's pointed out to her that she's becoming enamored with Lasswell, she's totally oblivious as to what that even means.
  • One-Woman Army: Physalis's physical test to become a Knight of Grandshelt is marked by her taking a whole detachment of Grandshelt soldiers on her own, defeating even William with ease, which completely impresses Charlotte and Loren. Atlie instantly becomes her fangirl over that demonstration.
  • OOC Is Serious Business:
    • Physalis may not have the best head over her shoulders, but when this cheery girl gets legit pissed about Lasswell basically giving up on Rain at the end of the Rubiena arc, you know this is real shit going on. In fact, any time she goes dead serious is a sign something went seriously wrong.
    • Physalis' cheeriness completely evaporates once Fina performs her Heroic Sacrifice and she enters a serious depression case.
  • Nice Girl: She's uncompromisingly sweet to everyone she meets, she had no idea about Lid's situation with Jake when she and Fina were talking about it, but immediately offered her encouragement.
  • Non-Indicative Name: Her rank has nothing to do with her power level, unlike the other Stars. She is only 16th because she joined recently. Lasswell comments she is at least as strong as Akstar when they fight.
  • Scary Shiny Glasses: Downplayed, in that she's always a cheery goof, but she wears sinister night vision goggles with three green, glowing lenses when she's working as an antagonist. Her Heel–Face Turn is cemented by her removing them.
  • Ship Tease: With Lasswell. Lid and Fina are quite happy to tease Lasswell on itnote  while Physalis herself is oblivious to most of it, not even knowing what a "date" is. They also have moments to themselves on how much they like one another. Moog also treats the two as already in a relationship and thinks it will be fun to see how the Love Triangle between her, Charlotte and Lasswell will pan out.
  • Small Girl, Big Gun: Neo Physalis happens to carry a rather big rifle... which gets an even longer barrel she activates on her Limit Burst.
  • Super Strength: Granted by her mixed blood of Aldore and Hess. Lasswell notices she's as strong as Akstar when they first fight, and she's shown taking down Gudon and later Levnato with a single punch.
  • Technical Pacifist: Even as a member of the Orders, Physalis sees no reason to kill anyone, only attacking to incapacitate. Lasswell takes notice of this when she does it to members of the Children of Hess in Magistellus.
  • Token Good Teammate: Of the Orders. She is only part of the Orders due to wanting to become the next Emperor and is adamant about preventing death, healing the wounded, and practicing chivalrous conduct. She eventually joins the heroes after refusing to allow Levnato to kill Lasswell, which to her knowledge would have killed off the Hess royal bloodline.
  • Trailers Always Spoil: Her appearance and combat style were both shown in promotional material at the 2nd FFBE Fan Festa a month before she appeared in the story proper.
  • True Companions: Moog is this for her, having been around since her childhood. He also declares himself her "soul mate", although not in the romantic sense.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: As shown in Physalis' story event, she is powerful, apparently as strong as Akstar by Lasswell's estimation, but has been given no training, simply using her basic power to get through life. Lasswell later surpasses her in power, perhaps due to his training.
  • Yin-Yang Bomb: Descends from both Aldoran and Hess bloodlines, which grants her her Super Strength.

    Charlotte 

Charlotte

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Voiced By: Yōko Hikasa (CG limit burst)

A knight of Grandshelt who trained beside Rain and Lasswell. A stalwart Knight of Grandshelt with true loyalty to her king, and a potential Love Interest for Lasswell, even if the two don't like to talk about it. She eventually comes to lead her own division of the knights, which Physalis becomes part of between Seasons 2 and 3.

In Season 1, she stayed behind to help rebuild the kingdom after the Darklord attacked, being only seen in a Character Quest, in a part of Lasswell's Short Story, and her own Story Event. She becomes a party member in Physalis's side of Season 3 when Physalis sets out to search for Fina with her help.


  • Beyond the Impossible: Her desire to reunite with Rain and Lasswell is so strong that she produces a Vision version of herself.
  • BFS: Her appearance is not the only thing that changed in her Neo Vision Base unit; her playstyle completely changed from a tank to a physical DPS, giving her a large sword to go with it.
  • Blow You Away: Inheriting Loren's armor also caused Charlotte to inherit her elements as well, Wind among them.
  • Brought Down to Badass: She's temporarily depowered by Lapis's Hollow along with Rain, Lasswell and Physalis.
  • The Bus Came Back: Charlotte was a bit character from a sidequest in Season 1, who eventually got her own Story Event in Season 2 (and a CG unit at that). She completely disappears after that, until Season 3, when she is finally granted party member status.
  • Cannot Spit It Out: She shows several indications in her sidequest of being attracted to Lasswell, and it frustrates Lid to no end that she won't say anything about it. It backfires violently from Season 2 onwards once Physalis enters the equation (and Lasswell is quite open about his feelings with her rather than Charlotte) and unknowingly forms a love triangle.
  • Combination Attack: Charlotte leads a dual unit with Physalis as of JP's Fifth Anniversary to sell the new Tag Attack mechanic. (The duo are a free unit, however.)
  • The Comically Serious: Charlotte takes everything far more seriously than she should, to the point she even questions Lasswell if his party is usually that relaxed.
    • Take a look at her Esper Unit's bio and you may realize that she takes her work seriously enough to almost veer into Knight Templar territory.
  • Determinator: She refuses to back down or abandon what she sets out to do. Her Side Quest in Season 1 amounts to Rain and company bailing her out when she repeatedly gets in over her head. This also applies to her interest in Lasswell once she realizes Physalis is a potential love interest for him.
  • Dual Wield: Her Neo Vision unit's Brave Shift has her going with two blades and donning Loren's armor to go with it.
  • Even the Girls Want Her: In her story event, "A World United," she has two loyal underlings, Shephard (male) and Friese (female), who are not at all subtle about their affection towards her (and despite the below, Charlotte is quite cognizant that the two are infatuated with her).
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Charlotte is a courageous, selfless and caring knight with blonde hair.
  • Hell-Bent for Leather: Shielding Blade Charlotte shows Charlotte ditching her armor in favor of a leather top that exposes her midriff. Much like Rain, Lasswell and Physalis before her, this is likely how she'll look in Season 4.
  • An Ice Person: Her secondary element, usually.
  • Light 'em Up: Her main element. Also helped by the fact that her Esper Unit, Hallowed Aegis Charlotte, has her bonded with Alexander. This shifts into Ice once Charlotte succeeds Loren in leading the Knights of Grandshelt, discarding this element and adding Loren's to the kit.
  • Logical Latecomer: As a by-the-book knight, she's pretty much aghast when seeing how Lasswell and Co. handle their incursions. Not to mention dealing with Physalis'... eccentricities, so to speak, has also gave her quite the work out.
  • Luckily, My Shield Will Protect Me: Charlotte's main schtick is that she's a Paladin, a powerful one at that. Her main traits all rely upon using her shield to protect herself and her allies, and she even got from the king of Grandshelt a special shield, the Honor of Grandshelt, which is Sacred Shield Charlotte's STMR.
  • Oblivious to Love: She apparently is completely ignorant of the fact that Lasswell is taken with her. Heavily subverted; at first she looks like she's ignorant. Until Physalis enters the game, that is. Then Charlotte is in for the competition.
  • Prim and Proper Bun: Wears her hair up in a bun. In her Sacred Shield variant, her hair is in a updo.
  • Shock and Awe: When in Loren's armor on her Shielding Blade unit's Shift, she has access to Lightning attacks.
  • Stone Wall: Viewed as one of the best budget tanks in the game, and her natural mitigation has a range of 50-80%. Her Season 2 form, Sacred Shield Charlotte, is even more of one, having been the most powerful Magic Tank for a while and only taking Paladin Cecil to dethrone her... Until she got her Neo Vision Awakening, which makes her even bulkier and a fierce competition for Summer Fina and Daisy in that department. Her Esper Unit, Hallowed Aegis Charlotte, is a Physical Tank with functions to double as a Mage Tank, and a tad more versatile than her competition in release, Awakened Warrior of Light, although she's still inferior to him in some aspects.

    Spoiler character 

Akstar (The true one)/Zeno of the Beta Star

Second of the Orders. A man whose entire life was a complete mystery, and a close position to Emperor Quadis, second only to Levnato, the Alpha Star. He was only in it to claim the Emperor's life, but a terminal disease made him reconsider his entire life. Future Rain approached him due to their encounter in the Bad Future, and suggested to take his identity in order to act undercover and provide Lasswell the skills and heart needed to not fumble his fight with Vlad. This causes Akstar to encase himself in a crystal in order to sell Future Rain's disguise and spend the entirety of Season 2 in there, freeing himself once Future Rain ceases to exist.

By Season 3, the true Akstar was chosen as Lasswell's goodwill ambassador for Hess, while he himself decided to learn Lasswell's main technique, the Mirror of Equity, and take it to a new spin. He's dragged onto the current chain of events when the Hollow appears in Paladia right as he was challenging Raegen to a fight.


  • Badass Normal: Akstar has nothing in special that makes him stand out, yet he lives up to the status of a man who was only second to Levnato in the Orders. His Mog King event, which occurs between Seasons 2 and 3, has him seeking out Lasswell to learn his Mirror of Equity (which he does with ease). His first appearance in Season 3 has him challenging Raegen to a fight and going toe to toe with him, he later defeats Lasswell in Andigo (Lasswell was still weakened by Lapis' Hollow, but still strong enough to hold his ground against the likes of Diverti and a possessed Rinora, mind you), and by the time Rain is in his quest to bring Fina back from her Cessation of Existence, he challenges Lasswell again and is able to take him on at full power.
  • Blood Knight: This man likes his fights as he likes tea. Just ask Lasswell. Or for that matter, Raegen, who he challenged to a fight right before the Hollow reached Paladia.
  • Combination Attack: He and Cleome ended up getting a dual unit that works with this mechanic.
  • Dual Wielding: Wields two katanas when operating as the Beta Star. Demonstrated better in his Brave Shift.
  • Fallen Hero: If Future Rain's tale about his backstory is true, he once tried to kill the Emperor with his friends, only for them to all die.
  • Foil: To Future Rain. Future Rain is a Supreme Chef and The Nicknamer of Lasswell's team in Season 2, whose main goal is to be the protagonist's mentor, teaching him evolved versions of his Signature Move, and is found to always try to avoid unnecessary fights. The real Akstar? He can't cook to save his life, takes everyone far more seriously, is a Blood Knight who doesn't fear challenging Lasswell, Raegen or Moneta, and would rather ask Lasswell to teach him the Mirror of Equity. Akstar even lampshades this to Raegen when the two are fighting, noting how different he is from Future Rain.
  • An Ice Person: He uses mainly Ice-elemental abilities and attacks.
  • I Choose to Stay: Akstar decides to keep training Cleome in Symphonia after the deal with the Will of Oblivion is resolved. Cleome in exchange decides to teach Akstar to play a piano.
  • Katanas Are Just Better: One trait Future Rain copied from him is his taste for katanas.
  • Miles to Go Before I Sleep: Akstar originally clinged to life only to see to the end on his goal of killing the Emperor. Once Future Rain helped Lasswell bring an end to both Quadis and Vlad, he decides instead to set out and enjoy his remaining time among the living.
  • The Mole: He joined the Orders for the sole purpose of killing the Emperor.
  • Old Master: He becomes one to Cleome once he sees her in battle.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: His helm has a pair of red lenses on them, giving Zeno this effect at all times.
  • Revenge: His main drive in life was to undo the Aldoran Empire, which he tried to do from the inside.
  • Your Days Are Numbered: He has a terminal disease which will one day claim his life. After leaving his crystal stasis and realizing Future Rain did the job he set out to do, he's willing to spend whatever time he has left at its fullest.

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