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The main antagonists of Season 1. They initially seek to destroy the world's crystals, claiming to be on a quest for revenge against Aldore. Come Season 2, their unarmored versions are Promoted to Playable and Raegen, their leader, becomes a Deuteragonist to Lasswell.

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  • 100% Adoration Rating: The people of Aldore adored them over their leaders, which is the reason Vlad has gone to such lengths to get rid of them.
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  • The Ageless: All of them took operations to receive an immortal heart, which completely stalls their aging. At the end of Season 2, all of them except Raegen and Sakura ceased to be immortal due to taking the Provenance Drug while healthy in order to fight their Evil Knockoffs.
  • Amplifier Artifact: Their armor enhances their abilities. Without those, they're still powerful, but they could never hope to match the armor on their own.
  • Back from the Dead: As of the start of Season 2, the entire group - sans Raegen and Sakura, who weren't killed to begin with, and Gilgamesh — whose status is completely unknown — are revived some undefined time after the end of Season 1. It's strongly suggested that Dark Fina brought them back, though none of them are quite sure as to why.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Downplayed. The armor the Veritas wear not only increases their power but draws them to fight and amplifies their bloodlust to the point that some of them become almost completely different people while donning it.
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  • Deadly Upgrade: They use Lazarov's life-enhancing machine to increase the power of their armor, giving themselves a major boost, but the strain it puts on their life force is too much for them to handle. While Rain and friends don't see it happen until their match against the Veritas of the Flame, their victories in Pharm end up costing the Veritas too much and results in their deaths. Waterlord and Lightlord survive, while Vision!Darklord gets offed by Behemoth instead.
  • Dramatic Unmask: Early in Season 2, the Amplifier Artifact armors of all the Veritas get their power enhancing abilities permanently destroyed. Since they just weigh down the Veritas at that point, they all remove the armor and permanently stop using their Veritas titles.
  • Elemental Absorption: Unsurprisingly, each can absorb attacks of their signature element. Fortunately for the player, this is equally true of their playable versions. However, it's an element of their armors, as Sakura, Raegen, Citra, Sieghard, and Folka prove, so only their Veritas forms can do this.
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  • Elemental Powers: Each of them is associated with one element of the crystals.
  • Evil Knockoff: Each of them faces a brainwashed clone of themselves at the end of Season 2.
  • Face–Heel Turn: They were working with Aldore during the war, but they are antagonists in Season 1, and want revenge on Aldore for their exile, not caring if Lapis would be destroyed in the process. Sakura and Raegen are no longer with them because they disagree with this stance, and Ignacio could be as well given he has no particular reason to help them.
  • Feed It with Fire: One common link that the Veritas have is that they heal from attacks of their element. It's a function of their armor, although most of the Veritas do have an inherent resistance to their chosen element outside of their armor, as most Season 2 forms attest - only Citra inherently lacks it, and even then she has a skill to buff it.
  • Guys Smash, Girls Shoot: Downplayed in that the Veritas generally have a bit of flexibility in what they can use (all of them are capable of strong magic use, and several of them have a range of weapons that can be equipped), but the two Veritas best suited towards magical/ranged builds are the two women on the team, Folka and Citra. Meanwhile, outside of one very specific build for Ignacio, all of the men are most capably geared towards melee combat. This also held true of the two missing members from when they were the Sworn Eight - Gilgamesh was practically a Walking Armory of melee weapons, while Sakura carried a bow when donning the armor.
  • It's Personal:
    • Pretty much all of the party members have, or end up with, an axe to grind with these guys in some way. Rain and Lasswell want to settle things with Darklord (though in this case, it can't quite work out that way), Lid is incensed the first Cid would engage in such behavior, Nichol despises Waterlord for killing Elle, and Sakura strongly disagrees with revenge after 700 years going by, with it being reciprocated and extra personal when it comes to Citra's hatred of Sakura.
    • The Sworn themselves have a big reason for their actions in Season 1, as they indeed intended to pay Aldore back for their betrayal. This is especially true of Raegen, as Vlad killed his father to take the Aldoran throne when Raegen was a newborn.
  • The Missing Faction: It quickly becomes obvious that the Sworn Six are themed around the elemental affinities present in the game. However, there are eight affinities, but they're openly the Sworn Six; what happened to the other two? Eventually explained: In Dark Fina's memories, it's revealed that Veritas of the Bolt was Sakura's old title before she abdicated it, while Veritas of the Frost was killed in battle 700 years ago (or so it was assumed), and is thus The Ghost, with his old armor being eventually found and used by Raegen, former Veritas of the Dark.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Take a nice look at their role in the Independence War and the fact that Raegen and his team basically enabled Vlad to take over the whole of Paladia.
  • Phlebotinum Overdose: They all power up their armor further near the end of Season 1, but this has the effect of making almost all of them overload and die after battle.
  • Powered Armor: All of them possess a set that enhances their powers and absorbs attacks of their respective elements.
  • Promoted to Playable: The six primary Veritas were eventually released as Visions and are all major protagonists in Season 2.
  • Really 700 Years Old: They have been around ever since the war between Aldore and Hess. Bonus points for it actually being 700 years old.
  • Tin Tyrant: They all have this appearance, in line with other Big Bads of the series. It actually goes a little further in that the armor is a crucial component of their powers — they're still highly capable individuals without it, but it's the armor that turns them into nigh-demigods.
  • True Companions: Season 2 underlines this, not only by showing the Six interacting, but by giving each of them a (small) Cast Herd that is related to them by blood or adoption. Raegen has his sons; Citra is Sakura's older sister; Folka is Nichol's distant ancestor; Cid and Sieghard each adopt a couple of Stars, one of which is Cid's biological daughter; and even Ignacio, the odd one out, still has a relationship to the Exostars.
  • Unwitting Pawn: Aldore had planned to dispose of them from the start of the war, a fact mentioned by Sakura in Gronoa.
  • Wrecked Weapon: As noted under Amplifier Artifact and Tin Tyrant, their Veritas armors are actually potent power boosters that provide them with extra strength. Early in season 2, all of them are ruined by Hyoh, at which point they simply become inhibiting husks of metal that make more sense to just abandon.
    • Subverted with Season 2 Ignacio and Sieghard, whose Brave Shift still have them don their Flamelord and Earthlord armors.

    Raegen 

Raegen, Veritas of the Dark

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Voiced by: Akio Ōtsuka (CG Limit Burst)

The leader of the Sworn Six and Sworn of the Dark, a valiant man who believes in his friends and deems them as True Companions. After being betrayed by Aldore and having himself and his team banished to Lapis, he starts hatching a plan to get back to Paladia and enact revenge, that is, until Raegen decides that it's just not worth it and deserts the team, leaving it headless, to Citra's extreme chagrin. Citra eventually manages to create a Vision of him from the times of the Independence War, and tries a forceful recruitment of the real Raegen herself, which ends badly when Raegen, now a married man with children, watches his wife take a shot meant for him and die in his arms, causing Raegen to drop even his son to embark on a journey to stop his former companions.

In Season 2, after sorting most of his problems out, he becomes the Deuteragonist, with his own path set apart from Lasswell, and his own party comprised of the other members of the Sworn Six, in his own mission to free Paladia from Aldore's dictatorship.


Applying to Raegen:

  • The Atoner: The main reason Raegen is willing to go out of his way on searching for his son in Paladia to stop the despotic Aldore Empire is that he personally helped put that empire there in the first place.
  • Badass Back: Once he connects his Limit Burst, Raegen gives his back to the opponent as the million cuts from his attacks do his target in.
  • Blood Knight: Raegen is not one to shy away from a challenge. Just ask Akstar. The real one.
  • Combination Attack: The 5th Anniversary in JP gave him a dual unit with Lasswell centered about this mechanic.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle:
    • Raegen knows how to be on the giving side of one. Especially if it's a lower Orders member.
    • He's also on the receiving side often in Season 2, having two embarrassing defeats each to Emperor Quadis and Hyoh, his own son Rain in disguise. Ouch.
  • Daddy Had a Good Reason for Abandoning You: Raegen set out to travel alone five years prior to Season 1 in order to stop Citra's plans, leaving Rain and Lasswell to fend for themselves and causing Rain to be highly bitter about this.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Raegen has seen enough over his life to prefer to deliver some humor when in battle.
    Mesartein Soldier: Is he even human??
    Raegen: I'm not sure myself anymore. Does your average human live for hundreds of years?
  • Died in Your Arms Tonight: Raegen is forced through this thrice.
    • First, he arrives too late to save Rowen from a monster attack. Rowen has just enough time to admit to Raegen he remembered his past but didn't want to tell him as this would mean the end of the life he's made with Yona and the newborn Lasswell.
    • Then Raegen has to cradle his wife Sophia in his arms five years before the events of the game, after she threw herself against Citra's attack, which Raegen would very likely survive. Sophia as a last request asks Raegen to put her memories in a crystal so she can give her final words to Rain and Lasswell.
    • Finally, Raegen in Season 2 is forced to cradle his own adoptive mother, Yuraisha, after she uses the rest of her life force to send a huge message to both the Children of Hess and to Lasswell. She dies soon after Raegen finally brings himself to call her "Mother".
    • Citra almost becomes a fourth time after giving her life force to allow Raegen to overpower Levnato. Luckily for her, Yego found a surplus of the Provenance Drug on Levnato and was able to heal her.
  • Discard and Draw: Most of the powers usable by Veritas of the Dark and Raegen as units are mutually exclusive. There are reasonable explanations for most of these, though — the Season 2 form lacks the Amplifier Artifact that Season 1's form has, while the Season 2 unit is based on a version of Raegen that's 700 years older, and thus presumably learned new abilities.
  • Dramatic Unmask: At the end of the Gronoa arc, he takes the Frostlord's helmet off, revealing his identity as Rain's father. Rain is both not amused and confused at the event, as well as four of the Sworn Six (as Citra made a Vision of him to cover for him going rogue).
  • Dual Wield: When not in his armor, Raegen takes preference for a pair of blades, colored red and blue.
  • 11th-Hour Ranger: By the Land of the Crystals/Wandering Lands arc, Raegen is effectively an eighth party member on Rain's team, and from this he becomes the Deuteragonist of Season 2.
  • Fire/Ice Duo: He's the Fire part of his dual unit with Lasswell.
  • Heroic Neutral: Raegen just wanted to live his life with his family in peace when the Veritas of the Light showed up and demanded him to join her side, killing Sophia in the process. From then on he opposes his former friends and seeks to stop them.
  • Iaijutsu Practitioner: Being the creator of the Mirror of Equity is just not enough; he has to deliver those skills as fast as he can and multiple times in order to dice his targets. No wonder his Esper Unit bonds him to Odin.
  • An Ice Person: Wields Ice as one of his elements.
  • It's Personal: While he doesn't let it show, he has a severe bone to pick with Emperor Vlad, as he's responsible for the death of his biological parents and later his banishment to Lapis.
  • Katanas Are Just Better: Feels just about right for the creator of the Mirror of Equity technique that he gets to use two of those.
  • Ki Manipulation: Once Raegen enters his Brave Shift, he's basically Awakened Raegen and pulls the same maneuvers as Rain, down to his Limit Burst being a Kamehame Hadouken.note 
  • King Incognito: He reveals in Season 2 that he is the rightful heir to the throne of Paladia, with his father being assassinated by the current Emperor when he was an infant. It doesn't seem to concern him much outside of wanting revenge on the Emperor, and he lets his son Rain assume the throne of Aldore with zero objections.
  • The Knights Who Say "Squee!": Raegen of all people is an Elena fanboy.
  • Lost Orphaned Royalty: Was saved from the royal family of Aldore being murdered by Vlad by Yuraisha, who named him and raised him as her own son. When he learned the truth, he joined Aldore's side in the war.
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: He pulls this off when posing as Gilgamesh, Veritas of the Frost, when he takes off his helmet at the end of the Gronoa arc. Rain is not happy with the revelation that his father was testing his entire party all this time.
  • Named Weapons: As of his duo unit with Lasswell, his two blades (which are their STMR) have a name: The "Dark-Purging Blades of Azure Crimson".
  • Playing Nice for Now: The only reason he even joined the Veritas was to get close enough to Vlad so he could kill him. Yuraisha was heavily disapproving of this idea, however, and this drove Raegen apart from her.
  • Playing with Fire: Has Fire as one of his elements.
  • Secret Test of Character: When posing as Gilgamesh, he's putting Rain and his friends through a combat tournament to make sure that they're strong enough to defend the last crystal from the Sworn Six.
  • Signature Move: Mirror of Equity is his creation, one he's proud of. Raegen, however, knows it's not the most efficient one, being created centuries ago, and when Akstar points out to him how outdated the technique is, Raegen doesn't fight the notion back, as he's aware his technique is far too old. Which is what causes him late on Season 2 to ask his son Lasswell to teach him the Absolute Mirror of Equity.
  • Shout-Out: He throws one to Nora Estheim when he's drawing attention from Mesartein's soldiers:
    Raegen: Do your worst, men. I'll have you know, dads are tough.
  • So Proud of You:
    • Seeing his adopted son Lasswell using the full potential of the Purple Lightning, a blade that was originally his and then was supposed to be passed to Lasswell's biological father Rowen after he lost a bet, fills him with pride, if the fact that his Vision version healed Lasswell just because he mastered use of that blade says anything.
    • Seeing both his sons as kings of Aldore and Hess feels like a life fulfilled for him, with Vlad now gone from the picture and Paladia having a chance to recover from the massive damage the Emperor has done.
  • Temporal Paradox: His Short Stories chapter, added as of the third anniversary, has him (and Rain) 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 armor, which let Raegen know that the armor was in that area so that he could wear it when encountering Rain later.
  • Theme Naming: "The Azure Crimson", which can be considered his Red Baron status, reflects on both Rain and Lasswell's main colors (the latter even inheriting his adoptive father's main theme, elements and techniques), and permeates his techniques' names, as well as naming his two swords.
  • What Have I Done:
    • Upon returning to Paladia after 700 years away, Raegen discovers that his participation in the Independence War caused the Aldore Empire to take over all of Paladia and turn it into an eternal dictatorship. Raegen feels personally responsible for this, and splits from Lasswell's team with his former Veritas comrades to embark on a mission to dismantle The Empire.
    • Once Rain leaves Lasswell's party and reveals to be Hyoh of the Delta Star, Raegen starts having a massive conscience crisis and blaming himself for causing things to get all the way there by not letting Rain in on anything about his previous life. Which gets worse when the two fight each other not long after, with Rain giving a Motive Rant to his own father and curb-stomping him a second time.
  • Yin-Yang Bomb: When not using his armor, he's a specialist in both Fire and Ice-elemental attacks.

Applying to Vision!Darklord:

  • The Battle Didn't Count: The first time you fight him and reduce his health to less than 10%, he recovers and wipes out your party with Seal of Conviction. Subverted in that returning to the mission will allow you to defeat him.
  • BFS: His sword is almost as big as him, as seen in his sprite.
  • Casting a Shadow: One of the two forms his Dark magic takes.
  • Cloning Blues: As revealed in "Chasing Light", the version of Darklord summoned by Lightlord is earnestly looking forward with the chance to cross swords with the real Raegen, feeling that the latter abandoned who he was, and the vision wishes to defeat the real Raegen to become the "true" Darklord. He gets his chance in the Pharm arc, even managing to overpower Raegen despite his opponent being in the Frostlord's armor.
  • Crippling Overspecialization: In Pharm, he spams a Dispel technique followed by a massive Dark damage attack. This can easily knock out your healers/buffers in one hit. However, get enough dark resistance and he can't do anything, because he doesn't have any other attacks.
  • Dark Is Evil: He's not even remotely subtle — the only thing keeping him from ticking off every box in the Tin Tyrant checklist is not actually being a ruler.
    • Subverted during the delve into Fina's memories, as it shows him to be very similar to Rain.
    • Fully subverted during the Pharm storyline, when it's revealed that the current Darklord is a Vision summoned by Veritas of the Light.
  • Darth Vader Clone: He's clad in imposing black armor, functions as The Heavy for the entire villain team, uses Dark magic, and even his battle sprite has a glowing sword. Oh, and he's the protagonist's father. Or not, judging by his nature as a Vision.
  • The Dragon: Appears to be the Big Bad of the story until Pharm, when he is revealed to be a vision summoned by Veritas of the Light.
  • Evil Virtues: Veritas of the Dark is a surprisingly big fan of The Power of Friendship — he tries to help out the other members of the Sworn Six whenever possible, and he even makes a point of healing them when necessary.
  • Final Boss: Of the Pharm storyline. Borders on Climax Boss as well.
  • Fixed Damage Attack: He has access to the Gravity spell and its variants.
  • Gameplay and Story Segregation: As noted under Villainous Rescue, he uses healing powers to save Lasswell's life in the Fire Temple, despite not having access to any such powers as a vision. Averted when Raegen as he is in the present becomes a recruitable vision; he does have Raise and Curaga.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: He saves Lightlord from Behemoth K, taking a fatal wound and his crystal shattering in the process.
  • Lady and Knight: The Black Knight to Lightlord's Dark Lady.
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: Lightlord flat out tells Rain in Mysidia that Darklord is Sir Raegen, Rain's father. Its actually subverted though, as the current Veritas of the Dark is a vision of Raegen created by her.
  • Noble Demon: He shows shades of this in the Fire Temple: He makes the effort to heal Lasswell after Lasswell has shown mastery of Purple Lightning. Worth noting that the one who heals Lasswell is a Vision from before Lasswell was born, so he only knows him as an enemy of the Sworn Six.
  • Poisonous Person: The other form his Dark magic takes.
  • That Man Is Dead: His response to Sakura when she approaches him and addresses him by his name. His responses beyond that suggest that he actually believes that life belonged to someone else. It's revealed in Gronoa that the real Raegen isn't even currently using the Veritas of the Dark armor, so the life of Raegen really does belong to someone else.
  • Tomato Surprise: Turns out to be a major one, revealed in the Wham Episode at the end of Gronoa. The Veritas of the Dark encountered throughout Season 1's present is a Vision that Veritas of the Light brought forth based on how Raegen was at the start of the Veritas's exile to Lapis. Among other things, this is why he doesn't recognize Rain or Lasswell at first; the Vision is a version of Raegen from well before either was born.
  • Villainous Rescue: Well, if Fina isn't going to heal Lasswell's mortal wound at the Fire Temple, he's not about to let the guy who just mastered Purple Lightning die.
  • Wake-Up Call Boss: He's pretty powerful, being able to poison, dispel, and do a lot of damage to your entire team multiple times. The fact that he's first battled in a Marathon Level also counts. He is also this In-Universe to Rain and Lasswell as they acknowledge how powerful the Sworn Six of Paladia are compared to them.

    Citra 

Citra, Veritas of the Light

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Voiced By: Yoshino Nanjo (CG limit burst)

Sworn of the Light, and the one truly responsible for the Veritas's plan to destroy the crystals. Originally a loving woman from Moraque with high magic talent, she joined the Veritas out of her desire to be with Raegen. Her joining also caused her sister Sakura, then a preteen, to inadvertently take an operation for her immortal heart in order to join the Veritas, much to Citra's chagrin. Out of the seven surviving Veritas, she became the most obsessed with the plan to destroy the crystals so they could return to Paladia and get their revenge on Aldore. Things start to not go as she expects when both her sister and Raegen decide to abandon the plan, instead taking to a peaceful life in Lapis. Citra doesn't take well to this, which sours her relationship with her sister and puts her at extreme odds with Raegen. To counterbalance Raegen's absence, she manages to create a vision of him from the times of the Hess Independence War, and uses that vision to fool the other Veritas into going along with her plan. Things finally come to a head when Citra tries to get the real Raegen back by force and ends up accidentally killing his wife Sophia, causing Raegen to finally turn against her and take a stance to stop her plan to destroy Lapis.


  • Accidental Murder: This is how Citra got Sophia killed when she and Raegen confronted each other five years prior to the events of the game. Raegen was losing the fight; Citra was ready to land the finishing shot and Sophia jumped in front of her as she fired. Citra is visibly wrecked by the outcome as this seals for good the fact that Raegen, the person she once loved, is now her enemy.
  • All Your Powers Combined: Her Limit Burst as her Season 2 unit involves every available Esper.
  • Arm Cannon: Her armor has cannons instead of hands.
  • The Atoner: It takes a long while, but near the end of Season 2, she admits that one of the things she wants to do after she dies is to find the spirit of Sophia and apologize for all that happened. Citra even admits that she doesn't expect to be forgiven, but she wants to apologize nonetheless.
  • Big Bad: Effectively ends up as this for most of the first season. She's the one who really kicked things off when she summoned a Vision of Raegen, and had this Vision assault the Earth Temple as Veritas of the Dark. The remaining Veritas followed from there and the plot snowballs into what it becomes. She's also got the biggest, most personal axe to grind with a party member, that being Sakura. She's also revenge-obsessed to the point of almost being irrational about it, and this includes being the one who really wants revenge against Aldore.
  • BFG: Her armor features built-in blasters in place of hands, and several of her more powerful attacks use the same or similar animation as the powerful attacks of the various gunners that can be recruited.
  • Bullying a Dragon: Played for laughs 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).
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Actually has shades of this, despite her general place in the story. After one particular fight with Team Rain, she manages to walk off a cliff due to being distracted, which leaves everyone rather speechless. She's just fine, though.
  • Despair Event Horizon: It's revealed in her Story Event that Citra came very close to giving up on revenge against Aldore when she met a grandfather and his daughter in Dirnado. Her involvement in matters, however, caused a group of bandits to kidnap and kill that family, causing Citra to ditch whatever faith in mankind she had and resume her path full force. The worst part? That family was in Dirnado because Sakura banished the little girl from Mysidia for being inept at magic, and her grandfather went along as to not leave her alone. Now do you really think this is not personal between Citra and Sakura by the time Season 1 rolls? note 
  • Desperately Looking for a Purpose in Life: She has such a strong dedication to revenge because it's the only thing left she has to give her life meaning after sacrificing everything else. When Nichol rigs the coin toss to make her give up revenge and protect Lapis she goes for it, seeing it as an out to look for a new purpose in her life.
  • Discard and Draw: A downplayed example. While both her Season 1 and Season 2 versions can Dual Wield, each can only do so with two particular weapon types (guns and thrown weapons for the former, staves and rods for the latter).
  • Dramatic Unmask: Early in Mysidia it's revealed that she's Sakura's sister.
  • Driven to Suicide: Discusses killing the Vision of Raegen that she summoned and then herself during the Piercing Light event, which finally prompts the Vision to speak and take up the Darklord's mantle.
  • Dual Wielding: Her sprite has cannons on each arm. Not surprisingly, the vision of her can do this with both guns and thrown weapons innately.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: She doesn't like being called "sis" by Sieghard.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: She couldn't understand at first why Rain does not kill her to avenge his mother, Sophia. Once she turns over a new leaf, the trope gets averted as she becomes The Atoner and remembers what it is to forgive.
  • Failed a Spot Check: Again, she walked off a cliff because she wasn't paying attention to where she was going. And it's not like the steep fall was an unknown, given that she knew she was climbing a mountain at the time.
  • Fanservice: Her Season 2 outfits are not leaving much to the imagination, and she's not adverse to being The Vamp, even if not to the same level of Dark Fina. Played for Laughs in the victory pose for her summertime version - she's leaning over clearly to give onlookers an eyeful of her cleavage, and she's apparently successful in getting Folka to do the same... briefly, until the latter gets embarrassed and covers herself up.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Levnato, after taking the Provenance Drug to get far stronger than in the previous fight, forces Citra to promptly lend strength to Raegen, and eventually her own life energy, to allow him to overpower Levnato. She would have surely died after that, had Yego not recovered a leftover of the Provenance Drug from the defeated Levnato to heal her.
    • Citra then learns from Elmaul that when he meant "everything is returned to its original state", he meant it; the drug only healed Citra because she was dying at that point. Had she taken the drug while healthy like Levnato did, her immortal heart would revert to a mortal one, as the operation she took is not the original state her heart was in. By telling this to Sieghard, who just took hefty amounts of the drug from Vlad's stock, they decide to take it in order to power up and make them able to face the Evil Knockoffs Vlad sent at the party, losing their immortality in the proccess. They leave Sakura and Raegen out of this, however, telling them to go ahead and finish the job with Rain and Lasswell.
  • Horned Humanoid: Has a horn in the middle of her head, like many Summoners in Final Fantasy. It's revealed to be part of her headpiece when it becomes obtainable in the "Piercing Light" event. It's also a feature (perhaps the most prominent one) of her Veritas armor, and even Akstar gave her the nickname of "Unicorn Lady" for it.
  • I Hate Past Me: By the end of Season 2, being reminded of how she was in Season 1 elicits extreme distaste for how she was. When she has to fight her soulless clone in the climax of the season, it becomes most apparent.
  • I Have No Sister: Completely denies being Sakura's sibling in the present, despite claims otherwise. That's because she has an enormous beef with Sakura.
  • It's Personal: As noted under Despair Event Horizon, Sakura deserting the Veritas is not the only reason Citra has to go for her head in Season 1.
  • Knight Templar: As Sakura notes, Lightlord is a pure and simple girl primarily motivated by what she loves and cares about. The problem is, she has no limits as to what she'll do for them, such as risk all of Lapis. This also including risking her own life; when Raegen finds himself unable to push through Levnato in battle, Citra decides to give him all of her life energy to empower him enough to defeat Levnato.
  • Lady and Knight: The Dark Lady to Darklord's Black Knight.
  • Light 'em Up: Her primary element.
  • Lighter and Softer: Obvious pun aside, her behavior in Season 2 definitely comes across as this, showing some of her character development after Nichol's brinksmanship near the end of Season 1. She also comically falls into a Vitriolic Best Buds dynamic with Folka, with the two arguing over who should get to woo Nichol... and she's more than willing to include Sieghard in those discussions.
  • Light Is Not Good: While having light powers, she is clearly a villain in Season 1.
  • Made of Iron: At one point, after a confrontation with Rain's crew, she stops paying attention to where she's walking and falls off of a mountain. Sakura specifically notes that such a fall would only temporarily incapacitate the Lightlord, and that Rain and company need to hurry to their next objective before the Veritas can get there.
  • Mage Marksman: She's the most magically adept of the Veritas with only her sister able to compete, and those Arm Cannons on her armor are not for show. Her specific weapon, obtainable in an event, is a magic-improving gun. She's also quite capable of using thrown weapons as well.
  • Meaningful Rename: Not quite a rename so much as no longer using the Veritas title, but the signal that the struggle against the Veritas is over is when Raegen uses her real name, Citra, and she stops using the title of Veritas of the Light.
  • Morality Pet: While she tried to deny it, she grew increasingly attached to Macmedi, the man who helped maintain the Lightlord armor's guns, and his granddaughter Lotti, and said growing fondness has her consider just how far she should go for revenge against Aldore. Their death by a random thug causes her to commit to her revenge against Adlore and added a new reason for her to rail against Sakura should the two meet again.
  • Murder the Hypotenuse: She was in love with Reagen and ended up killing Sophia, Raegen's wife and Rain's mother, by accident during her confrontation with the Darklord. Played with in that while she threatened to kill Sophia, she ultimately only did it by accident when Sophia jumped in front of Reagen to protect him, and was horrified by her mistake.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: "Piercing Light" shows the aftermath of her murder of Sophia, where she's panicking and saddened over what she just did. Played with in that her concern isn't a cold-blooded murder, but that she realizes that it guarantees that Raegen will go for her head next they meet.
    • My Greatest Failure: Season 2 all but shows that Citra considers this moment her absolute lowest. When Raegen is having a serious Heroic BSoD due to Rain fighting him as Hyoh a second time and giving him a Motive Rant, she wonders what Sophia would to do pick Raegen up from that state. Later, when she attempts a Heroic Sacrifice by giving Raegen enough strength to overpower Levnato, she says to Raegen she wants to personally apologize to Sophia for all the damage she's done, as she lies in his arms waiting for her end.
  • The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: In the race for the final crystal, she fights with Dark Elf because she insists that she be the one to destroy the Crystal of Darkness so that she can have her revenge on Aldore. She also makes sure that Rain isn't killed by Dark Elf because she's insistent on being the one to kill him.
  • Pure Is Not Good: Sakura describes her as pure in heart, which is why she becomes so fixated on the things she cares about.
  • Redemption Equals Death: Along with Waterlord, she makes a Last Stand against Behemoth to buy Rain enough time to stop Sol. While they ultimately fall in battle to Behemoth, he takes enough wounds from the two Veritas that allow Rain and crew to deliver the final blow.
  • Revenge: Whether it involves Aldore, or being abandoned by two of her companions, or losing people she cared about to random mooks, or even asking why Rain does not indulge in getting revenge against her for killing his mother, she is obsessed with this. Citra's arc in Season 2 is her developing out of her obsession and mindset.
  • Samus Is a Girl: Her armor does a good job at hiding her gender, which isn't revealed until she's removed from it.
  • Sibling Rivalry: She despises Sakura in the present despite showing she deeply cared for Sakura in the past, saying that she never had a sister.
  • Stalker with a Crush: The "Memories from the Battlefield" event focuses on what the Veritas did just after the Veritas were banished to Lapis, and Lightlord spends pretty much the whole thing trying to stick with Darklord, hoping to finally get his undivided attention. As this took place several centuries ago, it's obvious that she's going to consistently fail. While she tones it down, she's still obviously obsessed with Raegen in Season 2. She also shows a growing fascination with Nichol. Which evolves to the point when talking with Sakura, she throws her to into a wall face first to move her out of her way to stop Folka talking with him alone.
  • Summon Magic: She's also capable of summoning Visions, as she demonstrates in her second boss fight. She is also the party's Summoner, sporting the series' usual Summoner's horn both in her armor and outside of it.
  • The Unfettered: As it gets shown as time goes on, Veritas of the Light is willing to go to any length to get her revenge on Aldore. She even summons a Vision of Raegen from 700 years ago because the present-day one won't go along with her. She starts to move away from this after Nichol dissuades her from her path with a bet.
  • Third-Person Seductress: Her CG movie focuses first on her hips, and then on her chest, before finally reaching her face and then going on to display the attack animation. No other character's movie is this overtly sexualized until that of her Season 2 summer form, which focuses on three characters' cleavage at the end (hers, Folka's, and Dark Fina's).
  • A Tragedy of Impulsiveness: Citra's whole ordeal between her banishment to Lapis and almost all of Season 1 is this. Her often impulsive, raging act caused her many times to do more damage than good, such as pushing Sakura and Raegen away from her, Lotti and Macmedi's deaths, and Sophia Taking the Bullet for Raegen and dying. Once she's revived for Season 2, she decides to use her second chance to atone for her sins.
    • It's also deconstructed where Citra's impulsivity might actually save the day: She jumps headfirst into fighting the sage Behemoth, with Folka offering to help, so that Rain's team can proceed to fight Sol; she thinks nothing of giving her own life energy if it allows Raegen to overpower Levnato; and she makes no angst of losing her immortality if taking the Provenance Drug while healthy means Rain, Lasswell and Raegen can proceed on their final battle with Vlad.
  • Wham Episode: The final battle against Rain and company in Mysidia, where she reveals that Rain isn't the only one capable of using visions — this becomes even more significant as the plot progresses.
  • Yandere: She's heavily obsessed with Raegen to the point where she summons a vision of him from the war. Killing his wife doesn't count, however, as it was by total accident due to Sophia deciding to Take The Bullet for her husband.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Pink in her case. She is Sakura's sister after all.
  • You Killed My Father: She tries to invoke this with Rain when she reveals to him that she was the one who killed his mother, Sophia. Rain at this point is so past what happened that he allows Citra to live.

    Cid 

Cid, Veritas of the Heavens

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Voiced By: Show Hayami (CG Limit Burst)

Sworn of the Wind, a Family Man above all else. He is the first Cid of Dirnado, revered by man and dwarf alike, and his name is granted as a title to the greatest inventor of every generation. He fought the Independence War in Paladia for the sake of his family and his newborn child Mid, but his banishment to Lapis, plus the fact he's the bearer of an immortal heart (meaning he lives without aging while his family dies of old age), caused him to be extremely bitter about life and mankind, and all too willing to participate in the plan to shatter the crystals and return to Paladia.


  • Because You Were Nice to Me: When he first arrived in Lapis, after fighting off some monsters, the dwarves thanked him by fixing his pocket watch. This deed, and the intellectual curiosity of the dwarves is what convinced him to teach them how to make airships.
  • Blade on a Stick: He fights like a traditional Final Fantasy dragoon and thus specializes in using spears for jumping and thrusting attacks.
  • Blow You Away: His primary element in battle.
  • Broken Pedestal: A major reveal at the end of the Wind Shrine is that he's actually the original Cid, which sends Lid for a loop.
  • Despair Event Horizon: After the confrontation with Rain and his party, he reveals his in Pharm. He was made immortal, but his wife and daughter were not. Aldore's actions in sealing off the world meant that he would never be able to see his family again, and that his child would live and die without really knowing her father. While he tried to build a new life in Dirnado with the dwarves, the despair eventually became too much.
  • Dramatic Unmask: How his identity is revealed after fighting him at the Wind Shrine.
  • Endearingly Dorky: Whenever the subject of his child and after Yego joins, children comes up, Cid becomes an effusive, blubbering fool. Moreover, he doesn't care who sees it - being a dad is his whole life, and he'll gladly act as goofy as possible if it means he shows his love and affection. Both Mid and Yego are rather fond of this, and they awkwardly let him know.
  • Flight: Comes with having wind powers.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: As to be expected from someone who is invested in airship use in a Final Fantasy game, he's exceptionally good at putting devices together. As one would expect from a Cid in this series.
  • In a Single Bound: Cid is a textbook example of a Dragoon and, like the Final Fantasy VII incarnation, an airship engineer. It also runs in the family, as Mid adopted the same class.
  • Legacy Character: He's Brave Exvius' version of Cid. This also happens In-Universe, as his identity is that of the very first Cid in Lapis, whose name in the present defines the current biggest inventor in Dilmagia.
  • Meaningful Background Event: During the introduction to Village of Ambel, you can see him flying out of nowhere.
  • Odd Name Out: He isn't directly named after his primary element like the other five. This is possibly due to the fact that he's a Dragoon, and he's as much about jumping around in the sky as the wind itself.
  • Overprotective Dad: Hinted at several times during Season 2, but confirmed in the epilogue: Cid is defensive about both Mid and Yego and wants to make sure that neither will be hurt... and that includes by jerk boyfriends. Keep in mind that both managed to become elite forces all on their own.
  • Papa Wolf: He's fiercely defensive of anyone he has taken in by family, including the other Veritas, and he's one of the oldest among them. When he finds that his daughter is still alive in Season 2, he does everything he can to protect her, even before she makes a Heel–Face Turn. When Yego makes a proper Heel–Face Turn as well, Cid is just as quick to treat her the same.
  • Power Floats: Not surprising, given both his element and the fact that he's a Final Fantasy dragoon, but Heavenlord spends much of his time airborne, with his battle sprites both as an enemy and as a Vision hovering over the ground.
  • So Proud of You: Cid is nothing if not effusive of his daughters, both by blood and by adoption. He spends his spare time in his travels even making little mementos for them to show how much he cares, even as he admits that he's out of touch with what young women might want from their father.
  • Who Wants to Live Forever?: He discusses the downsides to being made immortal to Lid and the others when confronted in Pharm. He reveals that his immortality is something given to him by Aldore... while his wife and child were just normal humans. He painfully reveals his certainty that they are long since dead.
  • Wind Is Green: Has green armor and is elementally associated with the wind.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: The Veritas tolerate Lazarov up until the point that his actions nearly cause the destruction of the Invincible by Bahamut, at which point Heavenslord steps in and makes sure that Lazarov isn't going to escape after Rain manages to finally confront the scientist.

    Folka 

Folka, Veritas of the Waters

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Voiced By: Kana Hanazawa (CG Limit burst)

Sworn of Water, a ditzy woman with a chip on her shoulder. While she fought for Vlad's side on the Independence War, her distaste for violence was driving her to madness to the point she decided to use hypnosis magic to brainwash herself in order to stand the horrors of war. Life after banishment in Lapis did her no favors, due to Folka becoming quite the vengeful soul, despite becoming the creator of the bloodline that serves the water goddess Esper, Leviathan, which results as well in the creation of Olderion, meaning she is also ancestor to Nichol, Luka and Elle. When she is recruited to finally put in motion the plan to shatter the crystals so the Veritas can return to Paladia, she brainwashes herself as to not feel any guilt for her acts and hops into action.


  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Late in the story of Season 1, it's revealed that Veritas of the Waters inflicted this on herself as the toll of war was getting to her too much.
  • Being Tortured Makes You Evil: She's a big believer in this. Perhaps the biggest Spanner in the Works she faces is when Luka manages to break Leviathan free of her torture-induced Face–Heel Turn.
  • Bullying a Dragon: Played for laughs 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).
  • Card-Carrying Villain: By far the pettiest member of the Sworn Six, and the one most willing to perform atrocity for her own sake rather than for any sort of "higher purpose".
  • Chekhov's Gun: The item that Darklord took from the Lanzelt Ruins appears again when her plan is revealed.
  • Didn't See That Coming: Veritas of the Waters is so egotistical that she refuses to believe that anyone could pierce her plans at first, so she overlooks just what the Maiden of the Waters can do when teamed up with Rain. Even after she realizes just what a threat Rain poses, she completely overlooks what the Wardens of the Waters could do to stop her. Ties in with being a Smug Snake.
  • The Ditz: Is often clueless of what's going on around her and drops her wallet frequently.
  • Foil: For Nichol - both are magic-focused strategists that favor water elemental magic, but they're on completely opposite sides at first and his humility and consideration for others contrasts sharply with her pride and disdain or later his calm observant nature contrasts with her ditzy cluelessness. Them being relatives completes the set.
  • Foregone Conclusion: Her story event, "Priestess of the Crystalline Waters", details how she chanced across a small town named Olde early in her exile in Lapis. Anyone who has cleared through enough of Season 1 knows that her story will end with her having a child with one of the people of Olde, but with her abandoning the village and said child becoming the Water Priestess for the future Olderion. It's also very obvious early on just who will become the man that she'll have a child with.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: Take a close look at her victory sprite at the end of the battle when using her as a Vision. She breaks down, likely due to realizing all the suffering she has caused due to being Brainwashed and Crazy, especially the realization that she killed her own great-etc-grandson.
  • I Hate Past Me: Not terribly surprising, but she notes at several points during Season 2 that she has great regrets over what she did in Season 1, and being confronted by a soulless clone of her made by Vlad in the climax of Season 2 has her affirm both regret for Season 1 and the desire to move beyond what she was.
  • Incest Subtext: For a generous definition of the prefix "sub-" at that - during season 2, Folka is openly competing with Citra for the attention of Nichol, who is her distant descendant. Moreover, a comment she makes partway through the Gungan chapter of the story suggests that she is aware of their genetic relation, and she's still interested in him. The only reasons it counts as subtext are that Folka doesn't openly state that she's interested in romance and the fact that Nichol has no interest in her.
  • Making a Splash: Her primary element.
  • Offing the Offspring: From way downtown after 700 years, but in killing Elle and trying to kill Luka and Nichol, she's killing her own great-great-et cetera-grandchildren.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: The party notes, when confronting her in Pharm, that she's completely changed her tactics and basically approaching them dead-on without setting up traps. It's because she's no longer in her self-induced Brainwashed and Crazy state; she's actively suicidal and wants Rain's party to stop her before she makes things worse.
  • Redemption Equals Death: Along with Lightlord, she makes a last stand against Behemoth to buy Rain enough time to stop Sol. While they ultimately fall in battle to Behemoth, he takes enough wounds from the two Veritas that allow Rain and crew to deliver the final blow.
  • The Red Mage: As a Vision, she plays this way, capable of both high-level healing and attack magic. Her Trust Master Reward also benefits both white magic and black magic users, and would be at its most effective for a red mage Dual Wielding a staff (for white magic) and a rod (for black magic). Downplayed in her Season 2 form - while she still has some offensive water-element abilities, she's primarily a White Mage.
  • Samus Is a Girl: Treated as a man and referred to with male pronouns in Olderion. Her battle description reveals that she is female. Not helped by her calling herself handsome at one point in the Water Shrine.
  • Smug Snake: Very proud, very vain, and very loud about both of those. She's also the member of the Sworn Six with the worst success rate.
  • Star-Crossed Lovers: Ultimately the case with Ichor, the Lapis resident that she briefly has a relationship with, which resulted in a daughter and the line of the Water Priestess in Olderion. As much as the two loved each other, she abandoned him because she feared that people would notice her immortality more and more and increase attacks on the whole family if she were present.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: When she removes her helmet after being defeated in Pharm, she looks very much like a long-haired Nichol, with a style similar to Luka's. When she finally removes the armor in Season 2, she also dresses very similar to Luka.
  • Suicide by Cop: Her non-Brainwashed and Crazy personality is attempting this in Pharm; she's so laden with guilt that she's all but daring Rain and friends, particularly Nichol, to kill her.
  • White Mage: A very powerful one at that when she's not in her Waterlord armor. Her kit also offers decent support kit, strengthening Water magic for others and providing ailment resistances, as well as damage mitigation, and she can easily provide MP for other party members. Being able to dualcast her kit is just the icing on the cake.
  • You Killed My Father: Is this to Nichol for killing Elle.

    Ignacio 

Ignacio, Veritas of the Flame

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Voiced By: Kenta Miyake (CG Limit burst)

Sworn of the Fire, a blacksmith by trade, and a kindred soul who will make friends with mostly anyone. He joined the Veritas to honor his friend Kagane, who died in service to the Emperor, and it's implied she also was the very reason he became a blacksmith as well. His only reason for participating in the plan to destroy the crystals is being unwilling to take the undeserved banishment to Lapis sitting down, and because after 700 years in Lapis, he feels like he has no other reason to live. Else, he's the most friendly of the Sworn Six.


  • An Axe to Grind: Depicted in his sprite with a massive Axe about half his size (while already towering over Dark Veritas in armor), and comes with both a passive skill and a Trust Mastery Materia that grant large attack bonuses for wielding an Axe.
  • The Big Guy: He's rather distinctly the largest of the Veritas, and he's also the strongest in terms of raw power. It becomes even more apparent when they ditch the armor in Season 2 - while most of the unarmored Veritas are smaller and less assuming out of it, Ignacio is the same size, towering over his companions.
  • The Blacksmith: Aside from being the creator of Laswell's weapon, he fixes up most of the weapons of the rest of the Sworn Six before major battles, and is a blacksmith by trade. It becomes more prominent in his Season 2 form, in which he can work on his allies' equipment mid-battle to grant elemental resistances or imbues.
  • Blood Knight: He really enjoys it when his foes give him a challenge. When Lasswell finally unlocks the potential of Purple Lightning, he's eager to see just what it can do. Discussed and deconstructed after his defeat in Pharm; he threw himself into battle because he became numb to everything else.
  • Camera Abuse: He smashes his head on the camera after executing his Limit Burst in his armorless unit version.
  • Defeat Equals Friendship: In the flashback to the Sworn Six joining with Lasswell and crew to go to Paladia, he's earnestly happy that Lasswell welcomes them all to join the journey.
  • Dumb Muscle: It doesn't come up much until Season 2, but he's not particularly astute or able to figure out more complicated plans; he trusts the others (particularly Darklord and Lightlord) to handle the thinking while he uses his strength.
  • Fiery Redhead: Reveals a red beard when he removes his armor.
  • Gentle Giant: Downplayed, given that he's more or less a special forces agent and general, but he's consistently the friendliest and most gregarious of the Sworn Six (and given that Frostlord in flashback was rather belligerent and Sakura was aloof when she was Boltlord, this was also true when they were the Sworn Eight), and even though he enjoys a good scrap, he's the least interested in actually killing anyone.
  • The Heavy: His role in the villains, even more than Darklord listed above. As a summon, Darklord has multi-hit chaining moves and some utility, while Flamelord specializes in powerful single hit moves suited to ending a big chain. The same applies to Raegen and Ignacio in their Season 2 units: Raegen is an AT chainer before everything else, while Ignacio acts as a Finisher and Fire-based buffer.
  • Hidden Depths:
  • Intimate Artistry: As seen in the epilogue of Season 2, as the fighting is over, he retires to become an artist, and his main focus is to come up with a suitable memorial for his fallen friend, Kagane. He also thinks that if he makes the most perfect possible statue of her, her soul will find a way there.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: Had Ignacio known the Raegen he was following was a Vision made by Citra, he'd have deserted her and switched to the heroes' side, which Raegen is on. In fact, once the real Raegen shows up in Gronoa, he is the one who raises the question of who is wearing the Darklord armor, and only sticks around in Pharm because Folka is still on Citra's side and needs help as both her body and mind are breaking down.
  • Multi-Melee Master: While axes are his preferred weapon, he can equip every non-mage weapon as a summon.
  • Named Weapons: His Ignition Axe, made by Kagane to fit his immense frame.
  • Odd Couple: He and Folka form one, with both of them mutually supporting each other at difficult times. His death in Season 1 involves him keeping the heroes back to try to allow Folka to escape them, and when he is tortured by his childhood friend Kagane's imprisonment, Folka is the Veritas who offers him the most comfort.
  • Playing with Fire: His primary element in battle.
  • Spirited Competitor: Thanks to the Lighter and Softer turn that all of the Veritas make in season 2, he becomes this - he's always up for a spar, but he knows and respects everyone's limits.
  • Supreme Chef: It's only gone into detail on the unit description screen of his Season 2 form, but he's apparently the Team Chef for the Veritas, and he's apparently extremely good at it. It's suggested that he uses his Veritas powers to do it.
  • Token Good Teammate: In Season 1, he's effectively this for the Veritas, having always the friendliest demeanor to Rain's party.
  • Tragic Keepsake: His Ignition Axe is this, as it was shoddily made by Kagane to fit his enormous frame. Ignacio has honed and improved that axe since then.
  • True Companions: With Raegen. The "Time for Revenge" event shows that this extends towards anyone whose weapons he has worked on; improving their gear is how he shows that he cares. Further shown in the "Memories from the Battlefield" event - when he goes to see Folka in Olderion, she specifically notes that Ignacio really dislikes areas with that much water and water magic around. He outright states that he's there because he's worried about her well-being.
  • Undying Loyalty: Ignacio will always stick for his friends, no matter what side they are on. This is especially true of Raegen, which becomes important when Raegen reveals himself in Gronoa as he wasn't in the know that Citra made a Vision of him.
  • Worthy Opponent: He demands that Rain and Lasswell grow stronger if they want to have a hope of defeating him. When they do, he's earnestly congratulatory.
  • You Shall Not Pass!: He fights Rain's party to the bitter end in Pharm in order to protect Folka from a raging Nichol.

    Sieghard 

Sieghard, Veritas of the Earth

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Voiced By: Yuichi Nakamura (CG Limit Burst)

Sworn of the Earth, a noble known for his narcissistic attitude as much as his taste for battle. Despite his attitude, he's one of the most considerate members of the Veritas, to the point he's The Heart of the team. He joined the Veritas only so he could fight alongside or against Fina, while leaving his family behind. His desire for revenge on Aldore isn't as much as a motivation to help the Veritas destroy the crystals in Lapis as much as his desire to fight Fina again is, to the point he goes out of his way to bring the real Fina back from the one that emerged from the Earth Crystal.


  • Agent Peacock: Earthlord is not shy about loving beautiful things, power, and kicking lots of ass. As shown in Season 2, he also puts quite a bit of effort into his appearance.
  • Bishōnen: He's vain about his appearance, and Season 2 reveals him outside of his armor, where he's dressed finely and can easily be mistaken for a beautiful woman.
  • Blood Knight: Probably the most out of all the Veritas, as he is always looking for an opponent worthy of facing him. In the "Time for Revenge" side event, he even casually threatens both Darklord and Flamelord.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Particularly in Season 2, when he's so narcissistic that he doesn't even register when his companions are mocking him, he comes off as a completely oddball that doesn't even seem to have a reason to be accompanying the other Veritas. That said, there are some suggestions that he's intentionally acting like a goof to defuse tensions and help his allies stay united, and even when everyone is caught off guard and dead-to-rights by the Orders, he can still produce a defensive barrier without peer, even without his Veritas armor. His Story Event in Season 2 reveals that he comes from an entire family of them. After defeating Shamlin, Sieghard reveals that this is entirely intentional, done to be The Heart for the whole team. Citra, Raegen, and Folka are all floored to learn that all of it was as Sieghard planned.
  • Discontinuity Nod: In the late Season 2 fight against Nagi when Sieghard is trying to convince her to make a Heel–Face Turn and become Blood Siblings, he references the Spell My Name with an "S" issue that he had at the beginning of Season 2 - among the nicknames that he suggests Nagi use for him as an honorary sibling, he notes that some people even call him "Zeke," short for "Zekehart," the first translation used with him.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: His primary element.
  • Draw Aggro: Not just his main battle ability as a physical tank, this is also his way of handling battle and life. Sieghard knows that his narcissism is a nice way to distract people. Case in point, his Neo Vision Awakening goes all the way into making his natural passive Provoke at 100% with no need to gear for it.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: Back during the war, he used to call Citra "sis".
  • The Faceless: He is one of the two Sworn Six members who never takes off his helmet until Season 2, when he abandons it after it's permanently damaged.
  • Foe Romance Subtext: He is given a massive helping with Dark Fina when he tells the story of how he became a Veritas. He met Dark Fina when she destroyed a gargoyle that kidnapped two children and immediately fell for her beauty and power, demanding she become his rival. She defeated him effortlessly and told him she was going to be turned immortal and couldn't become rivals with a mortal man. He immediately decided to join the army, abandoned his family, and worked up through the ranks until he too could earn immortality so they would always be together. Does This Remind You of Anything?? The only thing not making it text is that neither ever says the word "love".
  • Friendly Rivalry: With Fina. They would always hold sparring matches with each other until they were exhausted. The fact that they joined opposite sides of the war fit this as well.
  • The Heart: Season 2 reveals that he, of all people, functions as one for the Veritas. Whether it be by defusing arguments, being there to back up everyone when all else seems lost, and most notably, being the one most incensed by Mombert's Harmful to Minors plan. He's not above resorting to Warrior Therapist moments as Nagi and Shamlin learn late in Season 2, but he ultimately views his Noblesse Oblige as trying to make as many people as possible happy.
  • Hidden Depths: For the longest time, it seems as if there's really not too much to him other than his vanity, his fondness of combat, and his loyalty to the other Veritas. However, the third part of Chapter 4 in Season 2 shows that he's more than just that. His love of beauty extends to wanting to protect any sources of it (perhaps why he's the most defense-oriented of the Veritas), and it's rather telling that he, of all people, is the most vocally outraged by the fact that Mombert's plan involves sacrificing four children's lives. He is also not that self-centered or clueless, particularly shown when he takes both Maemae and Honor alone to give the latter a chance to confess his feeling toward the former.
  • I Hate Past Me: Played for Laughs compared to his compatriots — when confronted by his soulless clone late in Season 2, he can't believe how ugly the Earthlord armor was on him.
  • "I Know You're in There Somewhere" Fight: Not so much as a fight, but rather returns Fina back to her dark form while trying to erase her light form.
  • Irony: He always understood Fina by fighting her and the two shared a strong bond through their desire to fight to the death against one other, yet he could never understand why she sided with Hess until she tells him outright.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: When travelling with Mombert and the Children of Hess he bonds quite closely to Redge, asking for a crown of flowers from her sometime seeing the one she made while playing among them. When the truth comes out and Redge sacrifices her life at the shrine forming one of the magical points to defuse the Emperor's paling he is most visibly upset and outraged not just at the fact it was Redge, but at the entire idea in general. The entire event is one big slip of his facade.
  • Luckily, My Shield Will Protect Me: Has a very big shield as primary "weapon."
  • Mad Love: In Season 1, he cannot be convinced Dark Fina is no longer interested in him after the centuries spent apart, even when she beats him up numerous times.
  • Mythology Gag: In the first fight against him, he summons the recurring Demon Wall boss to fight against the party (his shield becoming the wall's face). When recruited, this summon becomes his limit burst.
  • Narcissist: He shamelessly admits he's one. In flashback, it's shown that part of the reason he became a defensive specialist is because his family had a shield that was mirrored on both sides, so that he could always look at his own beautiful face even in battle.
  • Noblesse Oblige: Bit of a family tradition, in fact — he comes from a family of beautiful nobles, who all believe that it's their duty to spread their nobility and beauty throughout the world via good deeds. Appropriately, it's even the name of one of his passives (giving him a boost to all his defensive stats and making him immune to charm).
  • Odd Friendship: He has an odd way of making his rivalries sound like passionate affairs, to the extent that the two characters that he's shown getting along best with are Dark Fina and Sol - particularly when those characters are openly talking about killing him in combat.
  • Rapunzel Hair: A rare male example, as his luxuriously long blond locks spill out of the back of his helmet and come to around his ankles, helping to show just how vain he is. In Season 2, once the Veritas abandon their armors, he reveals that he even beats out former Boltlord Sakura, above, in hair length. His vanity gets even more attention from the story at this point, too.
  • Replacement Goldfish: Late in Season 2, he talks about how much he misses his blood siblings, and there's a strong undercurrent that he views the other Veritas as replacements for them. He explicitly offers to Nagi that they be this for each other's late siblings, and she takes him up on this after he pulls a stint as a Warrior Therapist. While he isn't as explicit with Shamlin, it's suggested that he does it with him as well.
  • Shield Bash: His attack animation involves taking that ridiculously large shield and smacking his opponent repeatedly with it.
  • Something About a Rose: His Season 2 unit version has this in spades. His spellcasting and victory pose have him holding one. His 7-star idle animation and limit burst CG has petals of roses scattered around him.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": His real name started out as "Zekehart", but ended up changing it to "Sieghard" a couple of chapters later.
  • Stone Wall: Obvious pun aside, his battle sprite has him carrying a massive shield, and his playable summon version is best used as a tank. He comes with numerous abilities that block status breaks and buff the team, in addition to having a full-cover skill which absorbs every attack. He's also the one Veritas whose Trust Master Reward improves defense as well as attack.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: In his Season 2 story that flashes back to his origins, we get to meet his family. Not only do they look similar (both in terms of physique as well as style), they all tend to act the same, too.
  • The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: Goes to great lengths to save Dark Fina because he wants to surpass her in combat.
  • Tsundere: He can be abrasive, but deep down he does care for those he views as comrades. The version of him from Fina's psyche fights Rain and companions for opposing him trying to slay Fina, only for Veritas of the Light to reveal how worried he was for them when they disappeared.
  • Walking the Earth: Again, obvious pun aside, His fate as of the end of Season 2 — he, Nagi, and Shamlin become traveling entertainers. Based on how things are going when Raegen and Citra check in on them, the three are apparently good at it.
  • We Can Rule Together: Offers Fina a chance to join the Sworn Six in revenge against Aldore. Fina refuses.
  • Whip Sword: Possesses one outside his armor that he uses behind his shield.
  • Worthy Opponent: He always viewed Fina as this and vice versa. Though their desire to fight to the death also has some romantic undertones, with him getting jealous of Rain when she picks Rain over him.

    Gilgamesh 

Gilgamesh, Veritas of the Frost

A member of the original Sworn Eight of Paladia that fought in the war between Aldore and Hess. He was thought to be dead after the war, but traveled 50 years into the future to the War of the Visions timeline. His armor was taken over by Sir Raegen to counter the current Sworn Six.
  • Ambiguous Situation: It's not clear yet, with the reveal of his name, if he's the same Gilgamesh that keeps popping up in the Final Fantasy series or he's one of the rare Legacy Character instances of the name in the series. Points in favor of the former are his ability to equip any weapon and dimensional travel; points against are his elemental affinity and the fact that a more traditional Gilgamesh appearance can be found in the Chamber of the Fallen.
  • An Ice Person: His primary element. His unit is limited exclusively to ice-elemental attacks.
  • Blood Knight: Only fights people that can stand up to him. This is one of the few tropes that apply to both the original Frostlord, as shown in flashback, and the current one, although the current one isn't quite as obsessed with it.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: He gets discussed in Fina's memories well before he makes an appearance. On top of this, the second half of Gronoa even has Veritas of the Dark and Veritas of the Flame discuss Frostlord, even mentioning that there was no way that he could have survived his wounds to the present day. In a twist, they're right - someone else is using the armor, and Gilgamesh himself was thrown onto another time period in Lapis, which went totally unnoticed on Raegen's radar.
  • Enemy Mine: He is shown to have allied with Minerva, the unseen Sage of Lightning in the War of the Visions timeline, to cause the "Time of Judgement" in order to be able to return to Paladia and get back at Vlad.
  • Gameplay and Story Integration: He is shown in flashbacks to have been a walking armory of different wielded weapons. His in-game unit can not only wield any kind of weapon, but can uniquely be built to either max out physical damage or magical damage (and unlike most hybrid units, he only deals one at a time rather than a mix).
  • The Ghost: Thought to have been long dead since the war happened.
  • The Leader: His clone is in charge of the other Evil Knockoff Veritas.
  • Multi-Melee Master: Unlike most of the Veritas, who generally specialize in one style and stick to that, he carries around a veritable armory (including a flail, a spear, a longsword in a sheath, and a scimitar or scythe) when he battles. His playable unit furthermore can be built to do either physical or magical damage and can equip any type of weapon.
  • Never Found the Body: No one has even seen him or his armor since the war had finished. That is, until Raegen found the discarded armor in Gronoa.
  • No One Could Survive That!: When Darklord and Flamelord discuss Frostlord in the second half of Gronoa, they specifically discuss how it'd be impossible for him to have survived what happened to him. Subverted in that they're right. Nobody anticipated that anyone else would try to use his old armor, though. However, he's one of the main antagonists of War Of The Visions, suggesting he really did survive for a time.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: At the end of the first half of Gronoa, we see his armor standing, which glows red where his eyes would be. It's Raegen activating his armor after centuries of disuse.
  • So Last Season: Immediately upon emerging in Lapis with Minerva, he ditches his old armor (which explains how Raegen eventually finds it by itself in Gronoa) and goes for a new set.
  • Walking Spoiler: About the only thing that isn't a spoiler is that there is a Veritas associated with ice, given that there's a Veritas for each other element. In particular, the reveal that the present-day user of the Frostlord armor is Raegen is a huge spoiler that upends what everyone previously knew about the plot.
  • Winged Humanoid: His War of the Visions armor makes him into one.

    Sakura 

Sakura, Veritas of the Bolt

See Main Characters.

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