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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 the summoned playable characters, these people are all living humans who join Rain in his travels directly.

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Tropes associated with the team as a whole:

  • 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.
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Significant Wardrobe Shift: The party gets this in Season 2 to show how they matured between their adventures.
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  • Summon Magic: Rain, Lasswell, Fina, Dark Fina and Sakura can summon Visions to fight for/with them. Nichol also uses this power against Rain, which is mentioned before the Tournament Arc in Gronoa. It's eventually revealed that Veritas of the Light can too, summoning Veritas of the Dark from 700 years ago.
  • Time to Unlock More True Potential: The "Side Stories" events opened in the second anniversary show the main party members ( minus Rain, for plot reasons) 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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Rain

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Voiced by: Nobuhiko Okamoto
A knight of the Kingdom of Grandshelt, and the protagonist of Season 1. A precocious 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. For Season 2 tropes, see Hyoh of the Delta Star.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Big Red Devil: As Demon Rain, his Halloween alternate.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Chick Magnet: Attracts Fina, Dark Fina, and Lid at various times during the story.
  • The Chosen One: Rain's power to use lapis to relate to Visions and gain power from them is apparently quite rare; Lasswell, Fina, and Nichol all believe that he may be destined to save the world from destruction.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Deal with the Devil: His vision powers came from Dark Fina when he touched the Earth Crystal.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: While not a strong magic user, Rain naturally learns several Black Magic spells including Stone, Stona, and Stonaga. His Lava Floor skill combines earth and fire elements in a single physical attack.
  • 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: Fully awakens to his true powers to help his dad try and close the portal.
  • 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.
  • Face–Heel Turn: Becomes Hyoh the Delta Star in Paladia.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Infinity -1 Sword: Along with Lasswell, you start with him and he can be upgraded to 6 star unit, and his upgraded form does have some very useful abilities (like Undermine), but ultimately there are units who outperform 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.
  • 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 New Olderion, 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 season 2. Sol calls it disgusting while Sakura flat out vomits.
  • Named Weapon: Crimson Saber, which can be obtained and equipped by anyone if earned in an event.
  • Necessarily Evil: 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.
  • Parental Abandonment: His dad left home when Rain was still young and Rain's mother was murdered by Veritas of the Light out of jealousy.
  • Playing with Fire: 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 supporters of Hess slaughter a village he took refuge in due to this heritage.
  • Seer: Can gain memories of the visions he summons in an area where their memories are the strongest. These only apply to events however.
  • Split Personality: Adding on to Seer above, it also makes his personality more like the hero in question.
  • Stone Wall: His Awakened Rain variant, which becomes perhaps the best anti-magic tank in the game if equipped for it. He still has enough skills to temporarily power up into a Lightning Bruiser, though.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: In flashbacks, Raegen's face appears very similar to Rain's, with a couple of lines suggesting being older than present-day Rain. He also has a similar fashion sense, though preferring grey over Rain's red.
  • 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 5 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 Veritas of the Frost armor, which let Raegen know that the armor was in that area so that he could wear it when encountering Rain later.

Lasswell

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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.
  • 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.
  • 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'.
  • 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.
  • Butt-Monkey: Is treated rather poorly by Akstar in Season 2.
  • Cannot Spit It Out: He shows several indications in Charlotte's sidequest of being attracted to her, and it frustrates Lid to no end that he won't say anything about it.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Friendly Neighborhood Vampire: As Dracu Lasswell, his Halloween skin.
  • An Ice Person: Also has Blizzard, Blizzara, and Blizzaga in his spell pool. His Limit Break does ice damage. Finally, Exorcising Storm combines ice and wind damage in a physical attack which hits twice, four times if dual-wielding.
  • Infinity -1 Sword: Along with Rain, you start with him and can be upgraded to 6 star unit, but he's far from being the best unit in the game.
  • Katanas Are Just Better: While he can equip a wide variety of swords, his six-star form gets a buff to all of his offensive and defensive stats when he wields one. His Named Weapon is also one.
  • Manly Tears: Has a tendency to cry. Akstar nicknames him "crybaby Lasswell" as a result.
  • Named Weapon: His sword's name is "Purple Lightning" who was given to him by Sir Raegen. As of the anniversary update, it can be obtained in an event fight.
  • Oblivious to Love: He is 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 he's shown to at least be somewhat aware of his effect on women, but he's not very interested in pursuing romance.
  • Playing with Fire: Pyro Glacial Lasswell has a fire-damage attack, Crimson Era, which can be unlocked for a turn by using Crimson Flash.
  • Poor Communication Kills: 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.
  • 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 starting in season 2.
  • Sand In My Eyes: 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.
  • Taking the Bullet: Covers for Rain in the Magitek Weapon Factory from a rouge Searcher. He does not fare well afterwards.
  • Tooka Level In Badass: In Season 2 Lasswell 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.

Fina

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Voiced by: Akane Fujita
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.
  • 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.
  • Amnesiac Dissonance: When she briefly regains her memories in Olderion, her personality drastically changes and she appears to be some kind of demonic entity. Her job sprite as Dark Fina lists her as a 'Dark Spirit' and she was also called the 'Demon of Hess' 700 years ago. Having said that, using Libra on her in game monster battle does reveal her race as Human.
  • Amnesiac Hero: She lost her memory upon breaking free from the Earth Shrine's Crystal.
  • 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.
  • Body to Jewel: Happens to her in Season 2 after she's hit by one of Hyoh's attacks.
  • 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 performs a heroic sacrifice.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: While having the body of a teenager, she has the mind of a little girl due to her amnesia.
  • 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.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Gets this treatment by Veritas of the Waters in the Olderion plot at first before she awakens as Dark Fina and inflicts this back on her.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • Flower Motifs: Her season 1 form wears a lotus flower, symbolizing rebirth, in contrast with Dark Fina's lily, representing death. A different lotus is the most prominent feature of the hairpin that is her season 2's Trust Master Reward.
  • For Want of a Nail: The "Side Stories" opened up as of the second anniversary 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.
  • Friendly Rivalry: With Veritas of the Earth. Back when Aldore and Hess were still one country (Paladia), they would always hold sparring matches with each other until they were exhausted.
  • Guys Smash, Girls Shoot: Rain and Lasswell have swords as their models' default weapon, while Fina walks around with a bow everywhere.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Very kind even though she's a bit naive.
  • Hair Decorations: A flower in her hair.
  • Helpless Good Side: Her general ineffectiveness before she Took a Level in Badass contrast greatly with Dark Fina's.
  • Light 'em Up: Naturally learns Banish, and her Limit Break does holy damage.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Grade B.

Lid

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Voiced by: Ayaka Ohashi
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.
  • 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 Veritas of the Light and Veritas of the Waters.
  • Cat Girl: As her Halloween version, Black Cat Lid.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. 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.
  • 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 at one point.
  • 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 Demoldoa cripples Jake, 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.
  • Legacy Character: She is currently the top candidate for Cid. Doubles as a Mythology Gag.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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

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Voiced by: Tsubasa Yonaga
One of Olderion's tacticians, and a Warden of Water. 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.
  • 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 Veritas of the Light and Veritas of the Waters seem smitten by Nichol in a flashback. Note that, even though she's (at first) unaware of it, Veritas of the Waters 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.
  • Even the Guys Want Him: It's not entirely clear how serious Sieghart 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...
  • 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.
  • O.O.C. 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. 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, the best all-around buff in the entire game.
  • Tragic Keepsake: His glasses in Season 2 were a present from Elle that his brother was trying to give him before he died.
  • 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.

Dark Fina

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Voiced by: Inori Minase
Fina's true self, A Really 700 Years Old Sage of Hess. She was imprisoned in the Earth Crystal in the past due to siding with Hess over Aldore. When Veritas of the Dark smashed her crystal she was freed, but lost her power and memories. She is reawakened in Olderion as the result of contact with the Sacred Vessel of Paladia, which had the power to restore a person's old self.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Blow You Away: Dark Fina has access to wind magic.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Saves the party from the Veritas of the Waters after she was originally going to leave them to die.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Casting a Shadow: Her primary element after earth is darkness.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Dub Name Change: She is called Majin Fina in Japanese version of the game, but is called Dark Fina in the Global version.
  • 11th-Hour Superpower: She regains her memories along with a great boost to her magic when she faces off against Veritas of the Waters in New Olderion, enough to OHKO her.
  • Fate Worse than Death: Was trapped in the Earth Crystal for over 700 years and was aware the whole time.
  • Flower Motifs: Wears a lily flower, representing death, in contrast with her amnesiac self who wears a lotus (representing rebirth).
  • 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 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 sided with Hess because it was the weaker side. As a warrior its her duty to make the impossible possible and achieve victory where there is no chance. It also lets her fight strong opponents.
  • 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 is 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 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.
  • 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 Weapon: Dark Fina's whip is named Empress Birch.
  • Power Floats: In her ad for the Japan-only subscription artbook, she is shown floating while reading with no apparent effort.
  • Red Baron: 700 years ago as Dark Fina she was known to the Veritas as the 'Demon of Hess.'
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: As Dark Fina. Although she seems to have mellowed out and helps Rain's group in present time, she was a powerful opponent against the forces of Aldore in the past.
  • Sealed Evil 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.
  • 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 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 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, only to be forced out again by the Veritas of the Earth.
  • Spirit Advisor: Appears to Rain, Fina, and Akstar in Paladia after sacrificing her body to become the Earth Crystal.
  • Superpowered Evil Side: To the Fina from the first chapters. Played with, as Dark Fina is the original Fina.
  • Super Prototype: The "Side Stories" event opened up in the second anniversary has Fina dive into her memories, where she discovers that she spent her childhood as a lab experiment and later used as the test subject for the life extension treatments that the Veritas (and later, the Orders) underwent.
  • 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 Star form this is further represented by an attack that charms enemies.
  • Whip It Good: Her Weapon of Choice is a whip.
  • 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

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Voiced by: Yoshimaya Hosoya
Leader of the Raven Rebellion in the Zoldaad empire. First meets the party on the train leading into the empire while trying to make a getaway from the guards. Afterwards, he helps the group stop the empire's plans and bring it back to its original state.
  • Anything That Moves: The targets of his flirtation include teenage girls, older women, an apparent 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Expy: This isn't the first time a hero carried a rose and was a member of the rebellion.
  • Game-Breaking Injury: During the Tournament Arc in season 2, Jake intercepts one of Demoldoa's blows that would have killed Lasswell had 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 Zoldaad was.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Subverted. After defending the Fire Crystal from Flames, 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.
  • 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.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: 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.
  • Put on a Bus: After Demoldoa's attack, Jake is removed from much of the action in Season 2. 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.
  • 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 a mysterious power.
  • 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

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Voiced by: Aoi Yuki
The founder of Mysidia and Pharm who knows a lot about the Sworn Six of Paladia because she used to be part of the Veritas when they were the Sworn Eight 700 years ago. She was known as Veritas of the Bolt.
  • 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 Sage Sakura variant (which uses a single braid ponytail instead) also more strongly resembles the trope.
  • The Archmage: Recognized by the Sworn Six her former comrades as being, at the very least, one of the most powerful spellcasters in the world of Brave Exvius, 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 "Sage" variant as a Vision showcases what her power must've been like at her prime. 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.
  • Blade on a Stick: That staff of hers? It turns into an energy scythe when she needs to get physical.
  • Braids of Action: Her 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 two, 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. Confirmed in her Side Story, she was immortalized at a young age against Citra's wishes.
  • Cuteness Proximity: Has one towards Moogles when they eventually get to a town that is nothing but them.
  • 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.
  • 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 Dual Cast, 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 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: Intended to drain her body completely to destroy the Chaotic Darkness, but ultimately averted as the party stops her and fight it together.
  • Light 'em Up: She several light-element attack skills at her disposal.
  • Living Emotional Crutch: Treats Roselia as this during her event, but moves on by the end.
  • Magic Knight: She has equal power in both strength and magic.
  • 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.
  • Older Than They Look: While really ancient, she looks like a young girl.
  • 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.
  • Shock and Awe: 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). This would be why she was previously Veritas of the Bolt.
  • 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 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 these days.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.

Akstar

A mysterious swordsman in Paladia. He eventually becomes Lasswell's master.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.
  • An Ice Person: He's able to wield the power of ice.
  • 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.
  • 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.
    • Makes sense when you consider he IS Rain, a future version that failed in his mission
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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's 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 only be learned by 7* Pyro Glacial Lasswell, in which he can gain it after using his Limit Burst or Perfect Selflessness cooldown skill, it's has it's own chaining family and is ridiculously strong.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: In spite of his insults, there are hints that 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 illusionary 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.
  • Playing with Fire: One of his elemental capabilities.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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