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The main antagonists of Season 1. They seek to destroy the world's crystals for an unknown reason. Come season 2, their unarmored versions are Promoted to Playable.

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  • 100% Adoration Rating: The people of Aldore adored them over their leaders, which is the reason Aldore goes to such lengths to get rid of them.
  • Amplifier Artifact: Their armor is what makes them so powerful. Absent it, they're still powerful, but they could never hope to match the armor on their own.
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  • Back from the Dead: As of the start of Season 2, the entire group - sans the original Darklord and Boltlord, who weren't killed to begin with, and the original Frostlord, who died 700 years ago - are revived some undefined time after the end of Season 1. As of the second Season 2 update, 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 armour 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 the armour.
  • 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 lifeforce is too much for them to handle. While Rain and friends don't see it happen until their match against Veritas of the Flame, their victories in Pharm end up costing the Veritas too much and results in their deaths. Veritas of the Light survives, while Veritas of the Dark gets offed by Behemoth instead.
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  • 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.
  • 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. Sakura is no longer one of them because she disagrees with this stance.
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  • 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, Veritas of the Waters and Veritas of the Light. Meanwhile, outside of one very specific build for Veritas of the Flame, 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 - Veritas of the Frost was practically a Walking Armory of melee weapons, while Veritas of the Bolt that is, Sakura back when she regularly wore her armor carried a bow.
  • 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 Raegen (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 Waters for killing Elle, and Sakura strongly disagrees with revenge after 600 years going by, with it being reciprocated and extra personal when it comes to Light's hatred of Sakura.
  • 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, and is thus The Ghost, with his armor currently in use by Raegen, former Veritas of the Dark.
  • Phlebotinum Overdose: They all power up their armour 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. (Raegan has his sons; Citra is Sakura's older sister; Folka is Nichol's distant ancestor; Cid and Siegfried 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.

Veritas of the Dark / Darklord / Raegen

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Voiced by: Akio Ohtsuka
The first of the Sworn Six of Paladia that the heroes encountered. He sets the plot in motion by destroying the Earth crystal in Grandshelt.It is eventually revealed that there are two Raegens; one decided to abandon his thoughts of revenge in favour of freeing his brother Rowen from the Ice Crystal he was sealed inside, and during his quest fell in love with a woman from Lapis, eventually marrying her and having Rain. The other was a Vision of Raegen from 700 years ago accidentally summoned by the Lightlord. Upon hearing her grief he decided to lead the other Veritas on their quest for revenge, desiring to defeat the real Raegen in the process and become the true 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.
  • 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.
  • Daddy Had a Good Reason for Abandoning You: He abandoned Rain after Rain touched Dark Fina's crystal.
  • Dark Is Evil: He's not even remotely subtle - the only think 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. Or is he?
  • Discard and Draw: Most of the powers usable by his season 1 form, Veritas of the Dark, and his season 2 form, Raegen, 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 form is based on a version of Raegen that's 700 years older, and thus presumably learned new abilities.
  • 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. He's the last story boss on that continent.
  • 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 Neutral: The original Raegen just wanted to live his live with his family in peace when the Veritas of the Light showed up and demanded he join her side, killing Sophia in the process. From then on he opposes his former friends and seeks to stop them.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: The Darklord saves Lightlord from Behemoth K, taking a fatal wound and shattering in the process.
  • An Ice Person: Raegen can use ice magic.
  • 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.
  • Lady and Knight: The Black Knight to Lightlord's Dark Lady.
  • Lost Orphaned Royalty: Was saved from the royal family of Aldore being murdered 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: A cutscene right after Olderion is cleared reveals that Dark is Sir Raegen, who is Rain's dad. Its actually subverted though, as the current Veritas of the Dark is a vision of Raegen created by Veritas of the Light.
  • 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.
  • Playing with Fire: Raegen can use fire magic.
  • Poisonous Person: The other form his Dark magic takes.
  • The Red Mage: As Raegen, he can use healing as well as offensive magic.
  • That Man Is Dead: His response to the mysterious woman who approaches him and addresses him by the name "Raegen". 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 currently using the Veritas of the Dark armor, so the life of Raegen really does belong to someone else.
  • Temporal Paradox: His Side 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 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.
  • 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' 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 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.
  • Yin-Yang Bomb: Combines fire and ice outside of his armour.

Veritas of the Heavens / Heavenlord / Cid

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The second of the Sworn Six of Paladia. He is first encountered in Dirnado after the heroes have found a missing dwarf. His identity is of the first Cid. The heroes then attempt to stop him from destroying the Wind crystal, but end up too late and breaks the seal on the Heart of Babel, unleashing the airship, Invincible.
  • Adorkable: 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Legacy Character: His identity is that of the very first Cid.
  • 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 Paladia... 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 Heavens steps in and makes sure that Lazarov isn't going to escape after Rain manages to finally confront Lazarov.

Veritas of the Waters / Waterlord / Folka

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The third of the Sworn Six of Paladia. She first appears on the bridge of the Invincible, hinting of her plans to Evan, Dark, and Heavens. She's a very proud strategist, sure that her plans will succeed. She was the first Water Priestess and is the ancestor of Nichol, Luka and Elle.
  • 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 most petty member of the Sworn Six, and the one most willing to perform atrocity for its own sake rather than for any sort of "higher purpose".
  • Chekhov's Gun: The item that Dark 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 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 apparently hasn't noticed it.
  • Making a Splash: Her primary element.
  • Meaningful Rename: Folka is revealed to be her true name.
  • 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.
  • O.O.C. 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.
  • Poisonous Person: Is able to cast Biora magic in battle.
  • 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 healer.
  • 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.
  • You Killed My Father: Is this to Nichol for killing Elle.

Veritas of the Flame / Flamelord / Ignacio

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The fourth of the Sworn Six of Paladia.
  • 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.
  • The Faceless: He's 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.
  • Fiery Redhead: Reveals a red beard when he removes his armour.
  • 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 Dark listed above. As a summon, Dark has multi-hit chaining moves and some utility, while Fire specializes in powerful single hit moves suited to ending a big chain.
  • Hidden Depths: Later in Season 2, a chance encounter with the Obliterating Star reveals much, explaining why he's both The Blacksmith and his utter devotion to his companions. When he was originally just a soldier working up through the ranks of Aldore, he was extremely close to a woman named Kagane. The two were devoted to each other, but his physical growth was pushing him towards the royal guard while she hit a wall, and she was going to retire to become a smith to make his gear. However, on their last mission together before her retirement, she was killed when their position was overwhelmed by monsters. He took up her planned profession, and it's strongly suggested that he treats all his friends with the same devotion that he had towards her.
  • 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.
  • Multi-Melee Master: While axes are his preferred weapon, he can equip every non-mage weapon as a summon.
  • Odd Couple: He and Folka form one, with both of them mutually supporting each other at difficult times. His initial death 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.
  • Villainous Friendship: With Veritas of the Dark. 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 Veritas of the Waters in Olderion, she specifically notes that Flamelord really dislikes areas with that much water and water magic around. Flamelord outright states that he's there because he's worried about Waterlord's well-being.
  • 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.

Veritas of the Earth / Earthlord / Sieghard

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The fifth of the Sworn Six of Paladia. He joins Light with the task of the destroying the light crystal in Mysidia.
  • 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.
  • Bi the Way: Falls for Nichol along with some of the other Veritas in Season 2.
  • 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 side 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.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: Back during the war, he used to call Light "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: 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 Momhart'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 Veritas of the Earth 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 erasing 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 Momhart 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 create a field against the emperor 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: 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 Veritas of the Bolt 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 armorless 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 armour 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.

Veritas of the Light / Lightlord / Citra

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The final of the Sworn Six of Paladia. She joins Earth with the task of destroying the light crystal in Mysidia.
  • Adorkable: 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. And of course, as Sakura's sister, she's pretty cute, even if her aging halted a little later than Sakura's did. And being from Sakura's family, the trope isn't as surprising. The "Piercing Light" side event emphasizes this, as Lightlord spends about 75% of the event flustered and somewhat ridiculous, particularly regarding how she treats the newly summon Darklord when nobody else is around.
  • All Your Powers Combined: Her Limit Burst as summoner units involves every available Espers.
  • 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 arc of the story. 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).
  • 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. 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: Is actually Sakura's older 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 Earth.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: Cannot understand why Rain does not kill her to avenge his mother, Sophia.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 Sieghart 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, formerly of the Veritas, able to compete, and those BFGs on her armor's arms 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 Lightlord to commit to her revenge against Adlore.
  • Murder the Hypotenuse: She was in love with Reagen and ended up killing Sophia, Raegen's wife and Rain's mother, out of jealousy. 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 won't join her cause.
  • 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 even asking why Rain does not indulge in getting revenge against her for killing his mother, she is obsessed with this.
  • 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: 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 Paladia sealed the world of Lapis away, 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 armour 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 moves away from this after Nichol dissuades her from her path with a bet.
  • Third-Person Seductress: One of the game's latest features is that second-season versions of plot-relevant characters get a brief pre-rendered Cut Scene, typically 10 seconds or less, for their Limit Bursts. This character's 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).
  • 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: Psychotically obsessed with Raegen to the point where she summons a vision of him from the war and kills his wife.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Pink in her case. She is Sakura's sister after all.
  • You Killed My Father: Tries to invoke this with Rain when she reveals to him that she was the one who killed his mother, Sophia.

Veritas of the Frost / Frostlord

A member of the original Sworn Eight of Paladia that fought in the war between Aldore and Hess. He has been long since dead after the war. His armor was taken over by Sir Raegen to counter the current Sworn Six.
  • An Ice Person: His primary element.
  • 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.
  • Dramatic Unmask: Is the REAL Sir Raegen that abandoned his son.
  • The Ghost: Has been long dead since the war happened.
  • Jerkass: He freezes the entire Duggle Village to force Rain and his companions to fight each other to see who will match swords against him. He also sets up a spell to destroy the final crystal to put a time limit on the bout with Rain when the two finally meet. Both are ruses - nothing happens to the crystal at all, and returning to Duggle reveals that everyone in the town is just fine and have no idea what Rain is talking about.
  • The Leader: His clone is in charge of the other Evil Knockoff Veritas.
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: When encountered, he's Sir Raegen.
  • Multi-Melee Master: Unlike most of the Veritas, who generally specialize in one weapon, he carries around a veritable armory (including a flail, a spear, a longsword in a sheath, and a scimitar or scythe) when he battles.
  • Never Found the Body: No one has even seen his armor since the war had finished.
  • 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, Word Of God states he will be a part of the spinoff game 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.
  • Secret Test of Character: The present-day user of the Frostlord armor is 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.
  • 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 Sir Raegen is a huge spoiler that upends what everyone previously knew about the plot.

Veritas of the Bolt / Boltlord / Sakura

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