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This covers the many antagonists that the crew of the Grandcypher has faced in the main and anniversary story arcs of Granblue Fantasy. For antagonists who are introduced in other story events or collaborations, see the Event Antagonists page.

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Covers the antagonists debuting in the first arc, from Chapters 1 to 63.

     Sturm & Drang 

Sturm voiced by: Kanae Ito (Japanese), Katelyn Gault (English) Drang voiced by: Tomokazu Sugita (Japanese), Ray Chase (English)

Two mercenaries hired by the Erste Empire to help engender their nefarious schemes. See the Granblue Fantasy Draph page for tropes related to Sturm and Granblue Fantasy Erune for tropes related to Drang.


  • Back-to-Back Badasses: Their second artwork for their playable versions shows the two back-to-back in the heat of battle.
  • Fire/Water Juxtaposition: While their general personalities contrast, so does their elements (Fire for Sturm and Water for Drang).
  • Friendly Enemy: They're technically on the enemy side, but as the game goes on they prove to be... less than aggressive, and even regularly help the crew. It later turns out their loyalty lies with the Black Knight alone, not the Empire, and the Black Knight herself isn't much of a villain in the first place, which applies to the duo by extension. Due to this, the Grandcypher crew eventually warmed up to the Black Knight and her friends despite their previous encounters and even though the latter group are on their separate journeys from the main cast.
  • Gathering Steam: Both have a toggled Stance System skill which passively increment specific stats at the end of the turn.
  • Guys Smash, Girls Shoot: Inverted, Sturm is the sword wielder who gets physical very often while Drang specializes in ranged magic.
  • Ham and Deadpan Duo: Drang's hammy antics are balanced by Sturm's serious, deadpan nature.
  • Hired Guns: The nature of their allegiance to the Black Knight as they see themselves as paid mercenaries. At least, at first. They quickly grew to genuinely care for her and Orchid however.
  • I Was Just Passing Through: They both have a tendency to justify their helpful actions as simply being convenient or the most logical thing to do. Sturm in particular makes a point to act dispassionate and calculating, though Drang frequently teases her and points out she's much kinder than she lets on, to which she responds by blushing and jabbing him with her sword.
  • Promoted to Playable: Both of them have become playable characters at 2017. What's significant about these two becoming playable is that under the last producer's management, he stated that Sturm and Drang would never become playable as long as he was producer. After he left in November 2016, players started to wonder if the current producer would stick with that promise or not and obviously he did not.
  • Running Gag: Sturm stabbing Drang with her (sheathed) sword after he says something she doesn't like.
  • Strong Girl, Smart Guy: Sturm is usually the one making threats and jumping directly into action while Drang is more cunning and diplomatic, preferring to use words to get his way.
  • Theme Naming: Sturm and Drang's names come from the Germanic "Sturm und Drang" ("Storm and Stress"), which was a proto-Romantic movement in German literature and music that occurred between the late 1760s and the early 1780s. Within the movement, individual subjectivity and, in particular, extremes of emotion were given free expression in reaction to the perceived constraints of rationalism imposed by the Enlightenment and associated aesthetic movements. The period is named for Friedrich Maximilian Klinger's play of the same name, which was first performed by Abel Seyler's famed theatrical company in 1777.
  • Those Two Bad Guys: They pop up in and out of the story, providing lots of exposition on the islands they're on and some of the Empire's tech, while also being an inconvenient roadblock for the crew.
  • Undying Loyalty: To the Black Knight. They first met back when she was still an idealistic young woman, who tried to pay them upfront because she never learned to distrust people. At first they were amused, but as time went on they grew genuinely fond of her. The only reason they're still officially hired mercenaries and not her aides is that non-knights getting such a position is unheard of.
  • Wall Pin of Love: In Grand Blues! comic #761, Drang does the "kabe don" pose at Sturm. Of course, he gets stabbed as per the usual Running Gag of the duo, but the last panel takes a shot at Sturm's Tsundere trait.
  • Will They or Won't They?: They're very loyal to one another, and share a closeness that seems to go further than either will openly admit, but it's difficult to say whether they're suffering from Belligerent Sexual Tension or are genuinely Platonic Life-Partners. A few story chapters and episodes will sometimes lampshade this one:
    Drang: (after getting stabbed by Sturm) Huff... That was too much, Sturm...
    (Beat)
    Drang: But I wouldn't trade that Sturm for anyone.
    Narration: His quiet words are lost to the wind. Whether those words will reach her ears is up in the air.

     The Black Knight 

Apollonia Vaar

Voiced by: Romi Park (Japanese), Allegra Clark (English)

     Captain Pommern 

Pommern Vettner

Voiced by: Wataru Yokojima (Japanese), Keith Silverstein (English)

https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pommern_npc.png

Katalina's former commanding officer and the Erste Empire military officer formerly in charge of supervising Lyria. While fulfilling the duties of the empire, he takes every opportunity to take revenge on Katalina for humiliating him.


  • A Day in the Limelight: He is the main character of a prequel novel depicting his younger days before the start of Granblue Fantasy.
  • Anti-Villain: While he does have a propensity for sadism and petty revenge, his loyalty ultimately lies with the people of Erste and soldiers under his command. And more to the point, once some of his superiors start really Jumping Off the Slippery Slope, he's notably quite hesitant to follow them to such a frightening extent. He ultimately has a full Heel–Face Turn and sides with Queen Orchis' true Ertsan government.
  • Breaking Speech: He inflicts one on Lyria in the anime by telling her that she's nothing but a tool of destruction who should be restrained for her and everyone else's own good.
  • Brick Joke: He has two appearances in the Grand Blues! comics where a hot boiled egg flies in his mouth, making him scream in pain. In the "Odenlicious" Free Quest of Agastia, Pommern is so lost in his train of thoughts while eating oden to the point where he accidentally burned his tongue from an egg.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: His response to the player coming into contact with Lyria is to unleash a Hydra on them which kills them.
  • Evil Is Petty: Whenever he sees Katalina, he drops everything he was doing to get his chance at revenge. This fades as time goes on, however (though it still remains a bit of a sore spot).
  • Good Costume Switch: In the third arc he is firmly on the side of good as a general of the reformed Erste Kingdom, and the position comes with a more elegant, gold trimmed uniform and brighter armor.
  • Happily Married: With his wife, if his Valentines and White Day lines are any indication.
  • Heel–Face Turn: After his Heel Realization bellow, he opens the way into the Tower so that the heroes can go and stop Freesia. Later, when the party visits Agastia again during the second arc, he's seen leading a group of loyal soldiers trying to maintain what little order is left in Agastia and helps the crew track down the kidnapped Queen Orchis. In the third arc, he is properly positioned as the general for Queen Orchis' Erste Kingdom.
  • Heel Realization: He's quite disturbed when he realizes just what Akasha is capable of. However, the realization only fully hits when he learns that Freesia plans to sacrifice everyone in Agastia in order to awaken it.
  • I Was Quite the Looker: As a younger man he had a far less prominent nose and looked like a typical JRPG protagonist.
  • Oh, Crap!:
  • Pet the Dog: To show how he's less of a jerkass relative to the other Erste military officials, he gets some nice moments here and there.
    • In a free quest on Golonzo Island, he helps walk an old lady to her house.
    • In another free quest, Farrah and a group of some of the younger girls in the crew get lost in the woods and stumble upon him and his men during a training exercise. Despite suspicions that they're there to spy on them and the fact that Farrah is a known deserter, he decides to lead them back to town.
    • The Valentines and White Day lines had him talk of how much he loves and give gifts to his wife regularly.
    • And then of course, once he performs a Heel–Face Turn in full, he's found during the kidnapping sub-arc of Dawning Sky, trying to restore order to Agastia while the Erstan government is in chaos.
  • Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right!: When Freesia activates Deus Ex Machina and the citizens of the capital begin falling ill due to it draining their souls, he orders his soldiers to fall back and clear the way for the party so they can stop her.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Thanks once more to the spotty localization of the game's early sections, his surname is variously spelled as "Vettner" and "Boettner" in different places. This isn't helped that the two names would be spelled almost exactly the same way in katakana (Japanese lacking a true "V" sound).
  • Super Mode: Via the power of dark essence, he can become some kind of mini-mecha with him interred at the center of the mecha.
  • Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: He's married to an attractive Erune woman.
  • Verbal Tic: Will occasionally end his sentences with desu-ne or desu-yo ("I Do Say").
  • Villain Decay: He was introduced as a cruel general of the Empire, who kills the protagonist as Establishing Character Moment. As more dangerous antagonists are revealed, Pommern is slowly relegated to the role of Comic Relief and even pulls a Heel–Face Turn.
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     General Furias 

Voiced by: Yuko Sanpei (Japanese), Tara Sands (English)

https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/furias_npc.png
General Furias
Emperor Furias 

A general of the Erste Empire who's been enacting several plans of the empire at the islands the Grandcypher travels to. After the events of the Nahlgrande arc, he leads the Holy Empire of Erste and fight against the heroes.


  • Asshole Victim: Around the end of the first arc Freesia overloads him with Dark Essence, causing him agonizing pain.
  • Bad Boss: If he's not sending out his troops in droves to their death, he's most likely offing them himself for annoying him.
  • The Bus Came Back: He returns in Wayfaring Astral as the head of the Holy Erste Empire and a seemingly completely different demeanor... for good reason.
  • Character Development: From ill-tempered Bad Boss of the first arc to a calculative and subtly kinder boss to his men in the third arc. There's a good reason for this.
  • Cloning Blues: The duplicate Furias has a breakdown over killing the original, which is what partially drives him to give Zwei a new identity and home away from Orchis so she doesn't completely fall into the same loop he did.
  • Commonality Connection: The reason why the Furias of the third arc is so protective of Zwei is because he can relate to her as someone who is also a fake individual trying to assume his original counterpart's identity.
  • Costume Evolution: As he returns in the third arc, Furias dons a new outfit with a black-white-red theme.
  • Dead All Along: The real Furias? He was dead way before the start of the third arc. The current Furias is a clone created by The True King and is ordered to kill him.
  • Drunk with Power: Using the dark essence on himself makes him mad with power as he shoots down anyone in his path, even the soldiers who were fully obedient to him.
  • Establishing Character Moment: In the anime, when a soldier brings up his concerns that destroying the island is excessive, Furias casually kills him for doubting his judgement.
  • Foreshadowing: In Chapter 117, Loki claims that this new Furias is a fake or a copy of the real one. He is proven right in the next chapters.
  • Four Eyes, Zero Soul: He wears glasses and is arguably the cruelest member of the Empire.
  • Go Out with a Smile: In chapter 122 the fake Furias shows his first and last genuine smile right before he dies, thinking about how he only wanted to help Zwei.
  • Kill and Replace: The first task given to the fake Furias was to kill the original. Since he is a part of the original, the fake ponders on the absurdity of his current situation.
    I've killed the original... And so I'm the original... But then who did I just kill? I killed Furias... Furias killed Furias... I... killed myself? Then who is standing here mumbling right now? Who... am I?
  • Literal Split Personality: The True King spliced his logical part of his personality into another body.
  • The Napoleon: Being a Harvin, he has a height complex and takes offence to anyone who mentions it.
  • Not Himself: There are plenty of things that changed within Furias when he returned in the third arc, and both his allies and enemies notice such drastic changes, such as when he no longer hams up his dialogue but speaks with a calm yet serious tone... Chapter 122 explains why. The Furias in the third arc is a clone created by The True King.
  • Not So Stoic: Briefly shows a satisfied smile in Chapter 122 after Lyria agrees to call Zwei by her name instead of "golem girl".
  • The Promise: Loki and the fake Furias made a deal to have Zwei join Loki's crew and give her the freedom to roam in the vast skies.
  • Punny Name: Furias has one of the shortest tempers of any character in the game.
  • Put on a Bus to Hell: The fate of the real Furias as revealed in Chapter 122.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: At the end of the "Duelist of Eternity" event, he decides that he's had enough of this experiment and leaves the facility, with his soldiers having to clean up the mess created by Mordecai and Luna.
  • The Starscream: He's planning a coup d'etat to get rid of Freesia and the Emperor, with Loki even encouraging Furias to take strike at her since it'll be amusing for him. However, Freesia manages to defeat him and punishes him by overloading him with more Dark Essence than he can handle.
  • That Man Is Dead: Says a variation of this in Chapter 117, implying that he has completely changed.
    Furias? I'm definitely Furias, all right. But the Furias you knew is no longer around.
    • Takes a literal, darker turn when chapter 122 reveals that the real Furias that the crew knows from the first arc is dead.
  • This Cannot Be!: When the crew takes down Adversa, he responds with shock that they managed to beat his superweapon.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: He disappears from the story completely after Akasha is dealt with. He returns in the third arc... as a clone to the actual Furias, who is Dead All Along.

     The Erste Prime Minister 

Freesia von Bismarck

Voiced by: Yuko Kaida

https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/imperial_prime_minister_freesia_npc.png

As Prime Minister of the empire, she only answers to the emperor himself. Using everyone including the Black Knight as a pawn to achieve her goals for the prosperity of the empire, not caring for the commoners as long as she gets victory. She begins to actively pursue Lyria herself as part of her search for the Primal Beast, Akasha.

For tropes relating to Freezie, Tomoi's fantasy of her, see the Granblue Fantasy Erune page.


  • Animal Motifs: The spider. She turns into a monstrous form of one when consuming Dark Essence. Even her handgunnote  is named Arachne, and is custom-made to have a purple spider engraved on it.
  • The Atoner: After her second attempt to use Akasha to rewrite history goes awry, she decides that even if she can't make up for her atrocious acts, she'll watch over Viola's child.
  • Big Damn Heroes: In chapter 120 alongside the Black Knight. They stop Zwei from attacking Orchid and corner her, at least until Queen Orchis collapses, giving Zwei some time to escape.
  • Break the Haughty: After her first defeat, she summons Mithra, primal beast of contracts and oaths, and swears to accomplish her goals no matter what. Because Mithra's power compels those who swear oaths or sign contracts within its domain of power to fulfil the terms of these promises, Freesia is continuously revitalised by Mithra's power no matter how many times she is defeated in battle, which in turn forces the unstable dark matter she has injected herself with to activate, continuously mutating her body. After her second defeat and subsequent revitalisation, it becomes apparent that this process is anything but pleasant. Freesia's mind snaps under the strain, and by the time the party frees her via Akasha, all she can do is scream in agony.
  • The Chessmaster: What makes Freesia so brutally effective as a villain is her ability to predict what the heroes will do. For example, when the crew is trying to infiltrate Agastia, Adam leads them to a hidden port, hoping to sneak in past the guards and dock the Grancypher there. However, Freesia knew that Adam wouldn't want to risk charging through the front so she figured out which port Adam would use and put reinforcements there instead.
    • Also displayed brilliantly in her prison break in the second arc. She set the golems guarding her berserk as a diversion for her escape, right? Nope. They are a diversion, but she already escaped last night. Their real purpose is to draw the heroes out while she breaks into the palace to kidnap Orchis. By the time the heroes have quelled the golems and figured out what she did, she's already on her way to Agastia with Orchis in tow.
  • Coat Cape: She has a white military coat as a cape.
  • Didn't See That Coming: She didn't expect Loki to start interfering with her plans and she didn't expect him to fill in the slot of Emperor, since she was intentionally taking advantage of lack of an emperor to pursue her goals how she saw fit. In fact, she didn't even expect an Emperor at all to take control of the Empire.
  • Four Eyes, Zero Soul: Wears glasses, and has no qualms with cutting down her own troops or performing horrific experiments.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Orchid's refutation of the idea that Freesia is nothing shifts the gears in Freesia's mind and she accepts her punishment for what she's done, quietly going back to prison and giving the protagonists the information on where the Mephorash Sky Map piece is.
  • Hostage For Macguffin: In the second arc, she kidnaps Queen Orchis and demands that the heroes hand over Akasha in exchange for her. The heroes are smart enough to realize she'll never hold up her end of the bargain and that the deal is extremely lopsided given what Akasha is capable of and what she plans to do with it. She still tries to make off with Orchis anyway since her half-Astral ancestry is needed to activate Akasha anyway.
  • Inconsistent Dub: Her title in the English version is either Chancellor or Prime Minister.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Her plans are ultimately foiled by Akasha, the very Primal Beast she sought, twice. First was when the heroes use Akasha to remove her contract with Mithra. The second time was when Orchid arrived with the Akasha-powered Lloyd to help rescue Orchis.
  • Legacy of Service: Her family has been dutifully serving the Erste dynasty for decades, even when the Erste Empire was just a small kingdom on Ravi Island. This is thus how Freesia met Viola when they were young, and how Freesia fell hopelessly in love with her.
  • Never My Fault: She blames the Astrals for Queen Viola's death, completely failing to acknowledge the fact that she was the one who unsealed Deus Ex Machina, which lead to the primal rampaging and killing the King and Queen.
  • One-Winged Angel: She uses Dark Essence to turn her most of her body into a giant mechanical spider.
  • Promoted to Playable: Sort of. Her playable version is actually Tomoi's fantasy of her from the event, "L.E.T.S. H.A.N.G." but is practically identical for all intents and purposes.
  • Psycho Lesbian: It's revealed in the second arc that she had feelings for Queen Viola, Orchis's mother, and her desire to erase the Astrals from history started from her jealousy over the Queen "picking" an Astral over her.
  • Set Right What Once Went Wrong: Her primary motivation. She plans on using Akasha's power to Cosmic Retcon the Astrals out of existence, thereby preventing the War from ever happening - and thus, on a more personal level, ensuring that Viola never marries her husband and can "choose" Freesia instead. The problem comes from her either underestimating or just not caring about the negative consequences of changing the past in such a drastic way, as well as possibly not being able to accept that Viola may or may not have really reciprocated her affection.
  • Undying Loyalty: To the former queen of Erste and Orchis' mother, Viola, which pushes her to do what she does as she desperately wants to reunite with her.
  • Villainous Breakdown: When the party manages to defeat Leviathan Malice, Mithra Malice, and Freesia herself, she begins screaming bloody murder about how short-sighted and foolish they are for opposing her. This is also a breakdown with consequences, as it lasts well into the Dawning Sky arc, and toward the end of that segment Freesia is really jumping off the cliff, down to having episodes where she perceives Orchis as her mother, Viola.

     Vice-Admiral Gandharva 

Voiced by: Atsushi Miyauchi

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A former member of the Order of Enforcers, he rose to the ranks in the Empire and returned to Amalthea Island to take revenge.


  • Art Evolution: He receives an updated artwork along with a Costume Evolution once he is properly re-introduced in the third arc.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: He's far stronger then most of the Imperial soldiers faced by the crew and climbed up through the ranks because of this. Walfried kicked him out of the Enforcers because he was using his strength to assert his supremacy and become a captain through brute force.
  • Blood Knight: He enjoys fighting strong opponents and fighting in general which is why he was kicked out of the Enforcers because he was too violent for them. This is also the reason why he sided with Loki in the third arc, since he is keen on travelling skydoms and Gandharva hops in to fight stronger opponents. He even states that he may end up fighting Loki and Fenrir if there would be no other challengers to sate him.
  • The Bus Came Back: He returns in the third arc...as Loki's ally.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: He refuses to use the Dark Crystal that Freesia offers to him because he dislikes trickery and outright destruction.
  • Good Old Fisticuffs:
    • He only uses his fists when fighting the crew on Amalthea Island because he didn't see them as worthy of using his sword on them.
    • In the final battle against him in Agastia, he discards his sword halfway through, only this time it's to show that he's serious.
  • It's Personal: Has a grudge against Lecia's father, Walfried, and the Enforcers for his forced resignation which is why he personally led the assault on their headquarters.
  • Multi-Melee Master: He can switch between using his fist or his large sword depending on his preferences. In his boss battle, this is establish via his Stance System halfway through the fight.
  • One-Handed Zweihänder: Has a gigantic sword which he holds in one hand. He only uses it on those he deems worthy of fighting with his sword.

     The Erste Emperor 

Loki

Voiced by: Ryoko Shiraishi

https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/loki_npc.png

The first emperor of Erste and the last Astral.


  • Affably Evil: Throughout the story arcs that Loki has been through, he is more of a troll than an outright evil antagonist which the main quest intially painted him as. During the third arc, he has expressed a desire to form his own crew as he is intrigued by the protagonist. He even keeps his promise to the fake Furias by having Zwei the freedom to travel across the skies. And when they are outnumbered by the incoming Otherworldy beasts, he prioritizes the protagonist's safety by opening a window of escape.
  • Bishōnen: His 2018 artwork revamp makes him much prettier.
  • The Bad Guy Wins: He ultimately gets what he wanted out of the crew's time in Nalhegrande, the Great Wall's destruction to unseal its Astral creator inside.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Will sometimes spout these, mostly towards Fenrir, who easily gets irritated by this. For example, when he commends her for babysitting Mikaboshi:
    "But you know, you're actually pretty good at this nanny thing."
  • Enemy Mine: Loki and his allies along with the crew are on a truce in order to deal with the otherworldly beings infesting through out Nahlgrande.
  • Evil Counterpart: He's slowly becoming one to the Captain, recruiting his own allies and using the Grandcypher's sister ship, the Grandsleuth, to travel around.
  • Evil Uncle: To Orchis, as it's revealed that he's Orchis' father's brother. He loathes her to the core and wishes to never hear her call him that ever. If the Black Knights's information is to be taken to any hint, it may have to do with him not approving of the marriage of Orchis's parents.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Stalls the Violet Knight in Chapter 122 so that Orchid and her friends can escape with Zwei. He also helps the latter snap out of her depressed state.
  • HP to 1: Loki and Fenrir's Fimbulvetr does this to the entire party in Chapter 114, ending the fight as he has other plans at hand.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: Loki is very much intrigued at how the crew of the Grandcypher persists on their arduous journey. And his brother was always surrounded with fellows of his own. He claims that both parties have one thing in common, a factor that motivates them to do as they wish. And this is having allies or friends – something which Loki never had. So in the third arc, he tries to imitate the Grandcypher by recruiting Mikaboshi, Furias and finding an airship to start a journey with them.
  • It Amused Me: He's aware of his subordinates' intense dislike of him and their plans to get rid of him, but he doesn't really care as long as they sow discord and chaos for him to watch.
  • Know When to Fold 'Em: As Loki's and the Grandcypher's remaining crew members get overwhelmed by the number of Otherworldly beings in the third arc, Loki commanded everyone to escape for the time being so that they could all give the injured protagonist the chance to recover.
  • Lampshade Hanging: In Chapter 116, he wonders why the Grandcypher crew is composed of a Ragtag Bunch of Misfits recruiting all sorts of adventurers.
    I'll never understand them. That crew openly accepts anyone, making no distinction between skyfarer or Astral.
  • Last of His Kind: He claims to be the last Astral in the world. Which given that Mikaboshi was sealed away with no one the wiser after the War, Lucilius was only resurrected after a centuries-long scheme was fulfilled, and Neutronon was only kept alive by force and is later dissected, is most likely true. However, he didn't say he was the last Astral in the Astral world, just the Sky world, since they all left for Estalucia and have never been seen since. And there are also Astrals hanging about in the Crimson Horizon on Ebisu, though they've given up on interfering with either world in a self-imposed exile.
  • Not So Different: During the "Winter Nights, Stardust Memories" Christmas event, even Loki is amazed at the beauty of the Stardust trails left by the sleigh of Santa Claus.
  • Occult Blue Eyes: Has very light shining blue eyes, hinting at an otherworldly nature.
  • The Omnipresent: In "Winter Nights, Stardust Memories", Loki tries to invoke this when Katalina asked how he suddenly appears behind them from out of nowhere.
    Heh, I'm everywhere, you know. And at the same time, nowhere at all.
  • Outside-Context Problem: He suddenly comes out of nowhere, having taken control of the Erste Empire and changes the nature of the conflict dramatically.
  • Pet the Dog: Well, in a rather downplayed case, he's maybe cryptic and a Jerkass, near the end of the event, Ranger Sign: Bravo!, his reaction to Fenrir's speech of how she doesn't believe that primals and skydwellers can co-exist being impossible is asking if that also applies to his relationship with Fenrir. He maybe evil, but it's no denying that he values Fenrir.
    • To Zweiin chapter 122. He takes her with him to show her the world, as per Furias's request, and expresses genuine regret over her seeing Furias's dead body, saying that had he not rushed her, she could have gone on with her life thinking Furias was still alive and safe somewhere.
  • The Promise: Loki and the fake Furias made a deal to have Zwei join Loki's crew and give her the freedom to roam in the vast skies.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: He wears an outfit with these as its primary colors after assuming the seat of emperor.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Near the end of the first arc, he decides to leave early with Fenrir since no matter whether Freesia or the heroes succeed, the Erste Empire is finished.
  • Wham Line: When Rackam, Eugen, and Io display their heightened powers thanks to the bonds they formed with the Primal Beasts, Loki is not even threatened, as he reveals having the same ability with Fenrir.
    Hold on... Something's coming to me... Something I once heard about that very technique... Oh, that's right. Skydwellers aren't the only ones who can use it!
  • Who Wears Short Shorts?: It's not apparent in his talking sprite but his full artwork reveals that he's wearing these. He drops them with the beginning of the third arc.

     Fenrir 

Voiced by: Yuki Matsuoka

https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/fenrir_npc.png

The Emperor's private enforcer and "pet" Primal Beast


  • An Ice Person: She uses lots of icicles in combat.
  • Art Evolution: Compared to Fenrir's initial static NPC artwork, her 2018 artwork revamp allows Fenrir to have more expressions in later story events, and also makes her attractive.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: To Jade, a character from an event, "Ranger Sign: Bravo!". Fenrir was willing to pay her back because Jade once saved her in a previous experiment.
  • Chained by Fashion: She has several chains attacked to her manacles and collar. It's hinted that they serve as a Power Limiter for her, and if they were let loose, she'd wreak unfathomable havoc.
  • Desperately Looking for a Purpose in Life: She was repeatedly experimented on and modified by her Astral masters before being ultimately discarded as a failure, and as a result desperately wants to be seen as useful or valuable by someone. Loki sees her as a valued servant, which is why she's loyal to him, even if she doesn't particularly care for him as a person.
  • I'm a Humanitarian: She loves to eat people.
  • Little Bit Beastly: She has blue wolf ears and a tail.
  • Red Herring: Is seemingly set up to be the main antagonist in the early chapters of the event, "Ranger Sign: Bravo", but she is not the monstrosity of Treetop Isle.
  • Slave Brand: Has one on her left thigh.
  • Stripperiffic: She's only wearing rags and those barely cover anything.
  • Villainous Rescue: In "Ranger Sign Bravo!", Fenrir rips an opening in the enclosed dimension of Jade's pillar of light, allowing Walder to get out. She literally rescued the guy whom she fatally wounded minutes ago, by denying his Heroic Sacrifice!
  • Wham Line: Her Inner Monologue at the end of Chapter 116, hinting that she is slowly doubting Loki now that he desires to have real friends.
    Fenrir: What am I to you?
  • Why Don't You Just Shoot Him?: Constantly asking her master, Loki, this. She doesn't understand the point of letting the protagonist and company escape, or holding back when fighting, if they're just going to eventually kill them at some point in the future.
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Dawning Sky

Covers the antagonists debuting in the second arc, from Chapters 64 to 110.

     Otherworld Denizens 
Beings from a world called the Crimson Horizon, which lies far below the Sky World. They constantly seek entry into the Sky World, whether it be through Pandemonium, the great Astral prison that physically bridges the two realms together or through magic gateways. Regardless of their methods, their goals are always the same: destroy the Sky World and capture Lyria and Vyrn.

Shared tropes:

  • The Corrupter: They appear before several people to corrupt them and make them their minions.
    • With Jeanne, they take advantage of her trauma from leading troops into a massacre to convince her to bring Vyrn to them.
    • In Lucio's Fate Episodes, they tempt an old woman with the idea of reviving her dead granddaughter in exchange for Vyrn and Lyria.
    • They corrupt Aglovale into going along with the plan to opening up a gate to the Otherworld.
    • They attempt to manipulate Ferry in her Grand version's Fate Episodes but she doesn't fall for it.
    • They corrupt Echidna into something more monstrous after she ends up in their domain.
  • Dual Boss: When fought in the Co-Op quests they always come in groups of two or three.
  • Eldritch Abomination: Incredibly bizarre beings in appearance whose speech is at times incomprehensible and always attempting to overtake the world for reasons unknown.
  • Kill the God: The Envoy claims their true aims are to kill both the Sky and Astral Gods and want the Singularity, Lyria, and Vyrn's assistance in doing so.
  • Kryptonite Factor: Grea's inherent dragon abilities as well as Proto Bahamut's and Vyrn's powers (all are Anti-Magic variants) have been shown to cripple them severely.
  • Precursors: The Envoy states that their proper title should be this rather than the epithet of Otherworldly Being used prior to chapter 129, though does not elaborate why they should be called this.
  • Revenge: The Envoy claims that their desire is to inflict this upon the gods and believe that the Captain has a similar stake in this conflict.
  • Super Empowering: They can empower denizens of the skydoms with their otherworld magic. One case being Gilbert.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifter: Female Otherworldy Beings can imitate the appearance and voice of skydwellers, as seen in Ferry's Grand version when one of them shapeshifts into Ferry's deceased sister Firra. It doesn't work well unless they fully understand who they are imitating, as the other skydwellers can single them out if the Imposter Forgot One Detail.
  • Zerg Rush: A never-ending horde of them awaits the crew on the ruins of Starke Island, with them only barely able to push through their onslaught.

Otherworld Nomad

An insane Isabella summons this entity in "Four Knights of a Fallen Land".
  • Deal with the Devil: In exchange for his summoning a human must be sacrificed. Due to Siegfried saving King Carl, the crazed Isabella offers her own in his place.
  • Final Boss: The last enemy faced in "Four Knights of a Fallen Land".
  • Human Sacrifice: He can only remain in the world by having a human sacrificed to him.
  • My Death Is Just the Beginning: Uses his final breath to boast that thousands of his kind will one day descend on Feendrache.
  • Snakes Are Evil: Serpents cover his body, with a few even serving as arms.

Aberration

Dark creatures led by the Aberrant Tower and serve as the main antagonists of the event, "Lonesome Dragoness", invading Mysteria Academy by taking advantage of students experimenting with forbidden magic.
  • Dark Is Evil: Their overall getup are dark and shadowy. Curiously, they're not dark element.
  • No Ontological Inertia: The moment the core monolith at the quadrangle was broken, all the aberrations immediately dissipated into mist. Subverted when Grea destroyed the core monolith at the clock tower. As it turns out, the Aberrant Tower wanted them to think destroying the monoliths would make them disappear.
  • No-Sell: The barriers they erect are highly resistant, if not outright immune, to the magic Io and the Mysterian Academy students possess. Only Grea's dragon power (as well as from Proto Bahamut's, courtesy of Lyria) is able to cancel their magic.
  • Outside-Context Villain: Their armies suddenly appear out of nowhere, terrorizing the academy and the nearby town.
  • Taken for Granite: They seem to be able to convert the people they capture into smaller versions of the core monoliths. Destroying the monoliths reverts the process.
  • Thanatos Gambit: When Anne's spell begins closing the portals of Outworld, the Aberrant Tower eventually resorts to sacrifice himself to summon their emperor, the Chaos Beast, and to ultimately keep their world connected to the skydom.

The Envoy

With the Otherworld's incursion into Bestia Island and Nalhegrande, they required a suitable leader to rally around and brought this entity into existence.

  • Affably Evil: Unlike the Aberrant Tower, the Nomad, and the Key, all of whom are actively hostile and various shades of homicidal when they meet the crew, the Envoy is unerringly polite and only orders Echidna to attack after it's clear they're not willing to go along with their plans. Though disappointed in the Captain's refusal to an alliance, he withdraws his forces after being beaten as a show of goodwill.
  • Horns of Villainy: Has some wicked goat horns adorning his head.
  • Mouth of Sauron: He serves as this for both the forces invading Bestia and the Otherworldly forces as a whole, as he offers an alliance with the Captain for their role as Singularity to take out the gods.
  • Unreliable Expositor: Though parts of his information do match up with what Mikaboshi has stated and other parts of the game, there's one key bit that doesn't gel with previous reveals. He claims that the Sky and Astral Gods have been working together this whole time in contrast to the Creation Myth stating they split off permanently and Lucilius' (correctly proven) deductions that the two gods have been fighting this whole time.

     Gilbert 

Voiced by: Nobuhiko Okamoto

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A young man serving as an advisor to the ruler of Rhem Kingdom. He's faithful, even-tempered, and excels in his duties, which has earned him deep trust from both the nation's leaders and citizens alike.


  • Arch-Enemy: Of Cain and Leona. While Pholia did pull the strings into plunging Torhid Kingdom into a state of war that led to Abel's demise, it was Gilbert who ultimately killed him.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: His plans to destroy islands using the Great Wall was nothing compared to what the True King wanted to do with it. See also Unwitting Pawn.
  • The Dragon: To King Dolza Rhem. Later, it's revealed that he's taking orders from the True King himself. Even that is subverted, as he only thinks of himself.
  • Dragon with an Agenda: He privately harbors ambitions to take control of all the Skydoms, even planning to eliminate the True King at some point in the future.
  • Fate Worse than Death: During the final moments of his sanity, he was killed by the White Knight under the command of the True King. However, since his body is already leaking Otherworldly magic at that point, his "corpse" transformed into a more grotesque-looking beast, with the King mentioning that he is no longer the same Gilbert. Said beast is later put into and disintegrates inside the urn of the Great Wall.
  • Freudian Excuse: He was obsessed with power as he always lost in the past, he craves power great enough to win and obliterate those who get in his way. He wants the main crew's powers and connection with the Primal Beasts for himself.
  • Hate Sink: Unlike the antagonists of the first arc, he shows no signs of redeeming his wrongdoings. Instead, Gilbert's main motivation is to take the powers of others to himself, he demonstrates his hatred towards his mother in a violent way by lashing it out at Echidna, he killed Abel, sees Pholia as a "tool" and has overused the powers of the Otherworld to turn himself into a monster.
  • Hypocrite: All too willing to expose Pholia's sins when he himself offs anyone who opposes him.
  • One-Winged Angel: The Otherworldly energies he's using turns him into a giant knight-like titan when the heroes start overpowering him and he gives into his own lust for power. However, while the form is powerful enough to hold back the heroes, he can't maintain it long enough to finish the heroes. He then transforms even further thanks to the True King.
  • Parental Abandonment: Was abandoned by his parents, an event that made him extremely spiteful and bitter. He was immune to Echidna's influence as a result of his hatred.
  • Smug Snake: Very much.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Weakening Echidna during the Dawning Sky arc led to the otherworld beings to manifest and plague the skies of Nahlgrande during the Wayfaring Astral arc, with Bestia island suffering the worst damage because it's home to Echidna.
  • Unwitting Pawn: To two people at the same time, even. As it turns out, his absorption of the Otherworld energies and eventual betrayal against the True King was already accounted for, both by the True King himself and Baragona. For the True King, he was to be used as an infinite power supply for the Great Wall. For Baragona, it's to use that same infinite power supply to destroy the Great Wall itself.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Once the crew starts overpowering him, unable to take their power for himself, he starts hallucinating Cain as his brother Abel and begins blaming him for his brother's actions years prior.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: Everybody in Rhem admires him, but everyone who truly knows him also knows how cruel he can be.
  • With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: The repeated use of his Otherworldy powers even causes him to become insane and lose memories of what he was doing when he transformed.

     Dolza Rhem 

Voiced by: Tetsuo Goto

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The current ruler of the Rhem Kingdom. Although he's the second son of the previous king, his older brother fled in pursuit of freedom, leaving Dolza to succeed to the throne.


     The True King 

The Erune king whom the Seven Luminiary Knights serve. He claims dominion over all Skydoms, holding the keys to traverse the Grim Basin.


  • A God Am I: He doesn't explicitly state this, but the implication is pretty damn close. He believes himself to be beyond the morals of good and evil, and claim that the Great Wall, an ultimate weapon that can destroy islands with relative ease should belong to him, befitting his title of the true king.
  • Big Bad: He was responsible for all the events that happened in Nalhegrande since at least fifteen years before the story proper. Even Gilbert's eventual betrayal is something he's already considered and even "rewarded" him with unlimited power for following through his plan to a tee. He is also the one pulling the strings of the events in the following arc.
  • Jerkass: A grade-A asshole through and through. His one regret from activating the Great Wall fifteen years ago is that the Torhid king only gave enough fuel for one shot and he should've brought more people to sacrifice as fuel.
  • The Man Behind the Man: To Gilbert. Even his betrayal was something he exploited to his favor.
  • No Name Given: He has been solely referred to by his title of True King.
  • People Puppets: Seems to have a primal beast named Sybil under his control, allowing him to use and abuse her power over destiny. So far, the True King uses it to take control of people and use them to say what he wants, either to relay a message to his knights or send unwitting pawns to where he wants to send them. Despite this, some consequences don't always go as he intended to. The third arc also reveals that Sybil can also create a clone of any person but have the personality of the aspect he intended. For the clone Furias, his rage and temper is taken away in favor of cold logic.

Wayfaring Astral

Covers the antagonists debuting in the third arc, from Chapters 111 onwards.

     The Blessed Ones 
A group of Edgedwellers consisting of Astrals that have fallen off the skydom during the period of the war. They call themselves "The Blessed Ones" due to their powers.

     The Holy Erste Empire 
The new insurgent faction that suddenly appeared in Golonzo and is known to be a remnant of the old Erste Empire. They are being led by the now-returning Furias.
  • Disc-One Final Boss: They were merely a ploy to distract Phantagrande from the True King's goal of obtaining Akasha.
  • Non-Indicative Name: Easily summarized by Pommern when he speaks his stance regarding the new Holy Erste Empire.
    They're not holy, and they're definitely not Erste.
  • Outside-Context Problem: According to Queen Orchis "pop up out of nowhere" is exactly what they did.

     Zwei 

Voiced by: Minori Chihara

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A golem with appearance similar to Orchid. She is allied with Furias and has a deep-rooted hatred for Orchid.


  • All for Nothing: Despite getting Lloyd, The Violet Knight simply laughs off that she is nothing but a pawn created to be disposed and becoming Orchid herself is impossible to start with. It was enough to leave her catatonic for a good portion of time.
  • Artificial Human: One of the traits she shares with the real Orchid is having a golem body with visible ball joints, similar to a doll or a mannequin.
  • The Cake Is a Lie: The Violet Knight convinced Zwei that she can become "Orchid" when she gets Lloyd... big load of good that turned out.
  • Cloning Blues: Her issue with Orchid stems from this, along with I Just Want to Be Loved. She wants to become Orchid herself and believed that by destroying her, she will become Orchid herself and be loved by the masses.
    Only by killing the original can I become truly authentic...
  • Death Wail: Let's out a long scream when she discovers that the Furias she knew is literally dead and blood-covered.
  • The Ghost: According to a Golonzo townsfolk, there are actually not that many who met the Orchid impersonator in person. They know her only by the traits of having blue hair, red eyes and a golem body.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: In the first episode of Chapter 116, she is briefly covered in shadow with her left eye visibly glowing red.
  • Insistent Terminology: Seriously, she just wants to be called "Orchid". She drops this after a second Villainous Breakdown.
  • Kill and Replace: Her obsession. She wants to be recognized as the one and only "Orchid", and believes that she can achieve this by killing the original. After this got rendered as All for Nothing. She is slowly dropping out of this mentality.
  • Meaningful Rename: The new Furias realizes that calling her Orchid while the original still exists is futile. He later reinforces this by bluntly telling the new golem that she can never be Orchid no matter what, despite her protests. Finally, Furias simply states that the name can cause confusion among their soldiers during fights, as they won't be able to tell which "Orchid" is which when given verbal commands (this is due to the members of the Erste Kingdom actually originating from the Erste Empire, who personally knew and saw the original Orchid from the first arc). With all these reasons, Furias commands that the new golem will be called "Zwei".
  • Motivational Lie: The True King and the Violet Knight convinced her to Kill and Replace the original Orchid so that she may take her identity and Lloyd. It only turned out to be a lie as the True King wanted to have Lloyd. Even the Violet Knight knows that Zwei can never be the original no matter what she does. She was disposed afterwards after fulfilling her mission.
  • My Name Is ???: She gets labeled as "???" in the first three Chapters where she initially appears, despite insisting others to call herself "Orchid". Chapter 118 changes this a bit by calling her "Orchid?". By chapter 119, Furias officially calls her as Zwei.
  • Mythology Gag: Her physical appearance, backstory and personal conflict with Orchid are based on Zwei from Rage of Bahamut.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: Covers her right eye, which helps differentiate her from Orchid and Orchis.
  • Razor Floss: She uses red strings as weapons.
  • Rei Ayanami Expy: Subverted. Despite having the same physical traits that make the original Orchid an example of this trope (blue hair, red eyes, golem body), this golem screams, laughs and easily freaks out.
  • This Cannot Be!: Is shocked at being defeated by the teamwork of Orchid, Sturm and Drang, despite boasting to be stronger than them combined. She ends up screaming "How can this be?"
  • Villainous Breakdown: She freaked out when she lost against Orchid, Sturm and Drang. And another when she finds out that all her efforts to get Lloyd is rendered All for Nothing.
  • You Are Better Than You Think You Are: She gets words of encouragement from Orchid, Orchis and of all people, Loki when Zwei can barely think of what to do after her motivation for existing turned out to be a lie.

     Necesaria 

Voiced by: Hikaru Midorikawa

An Erune brought into Loki's crew by Gandharva.


  • Affectionate Nickname: Before revealing himself to be Loki's crewmember, he makes a casual conversation with the Grandcypher crew, while also requesting everyone to simply call him "Ness".
  • Agent Peacock: Easily his most distinctive trait as he dresses in very gaudy clothes and uses very noticeable makeup, with Midorikawa giving him a more jaunty tone and higher pitch in voice compared to Albert or Freyr.
  • Code Name: "Necesaria" is an entirely fabricated name used for his role as a Society spy.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: He was first previewed in the 5th anniversary spread of characters as a new character to be added into the game weeks ahead of his actual in-story debut.
  • Master Poisoner: He's shown to be using various concoctions for combat, which even can harm Otherworldly Beings. He deploys an odorless, tasteless poison to take out the Violet Knight with the unfortunate side effect of murdering everyone else in the restaurant.
  • Mysterious Past: Fenrir finds it very odd that neither Gandharva nor Loki seem to question Necesaria's backstory more than the one line of being a Skyfarer from the countryside. She was right to question it, because he's feeding everyone a false history to obfuscate his real role as a Society agent.
  • The Reveal: Chapter 130 reveals that he is an agent of one of the Society's branches, working to observe Loki's movements and carry out any other mission they request.

What Makes The Sky Blue

Covers antagonists in the anniversary events and side stories.

     Sandalphon 

Voiced by: Kenichi Suzumura

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An archangel created by the Astrals long ago. He is the antagonist of the event "What Makes The Sky Blue". He was made the event character of its sequel event.

     Belial 

Voiced by: Yoshimasa Hosoya

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Formerly the primarch of cunning, the now fallen Belial embraces in the imperfections of the world. He has since become obsessed with the creator of Primal Beasts, Lucilius, a legacy hidden by Lucifer. He is the main antagonist of "What Makes the Sky Blue II: Paradise Lost".


  • Animal Motifs: "What Makes The Sky Blue III: 000" gives him the motif of snakes. Azazel, another character associated with snakes even calls him as such in the prologue. Sandalphon refers to him as “The Serpent” in “The Maydays”.
  • Beam Spam: His Anagenesis rains down lasers against the party.
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: With Beelzebub during "Paradise Lost". Both have an interest in Lucilius' legacy for different reasons, and both obtained different items of interest for their own separate agendas. In Belial's case, it was Lucifer's headless corpse to resurrect his master.
  • Bishounen: Appears as an attractive dark haired man in human form.
  • Black Eyes of Crazy: After enhancing himself with Avatar's powers, Belial's right eye becomes black with a red iris.
  • Bow Chicka Wow Wow: The last verse of "Parade's Lust" is made up of this.
    Bow-chicka-wow-wow... Now bow chicka bow down.
  • Bowdlerise: His innuendos are toned down in the official English translations from their Japanese context.
    • For example, he outright mentions the word Sodomy in a Japanese line of dialogue during "Paradise Lost", which is never found in the game's English-translated text.
    • This even applies to the Grand Blues! comic strips where Belial appears in. Such as in Grand Blues! Comic #995, #998 and #1067 where "Climax" gets translated to "Hit the Sweet Spot", "Down and Dirty" to "Hanky-Panky", and "I'm Coming!" to a very distant "Free the Beast!" or "Dark Communion".
  • Break Out Villain: Since his introduction in “What Makes The Sky Blue: Paradise Lost”, he very quickly grew to be an almost universal fan favorite character to the point where people have asked for him to become a playable unit.
  • Cain and Abel: Being made at the same time as Lucifer, they could be considered “brothers”, and they essentially have this dynamic. However, he does not end up being the one who kills Lucifer, leaving that to Beelzebub.
  • Calling Your Orgasms: By saying "I'm Coming!" in the original Japanese dialogues such as in Grand Blues! Comic #998. However, any variant of this innuendo gets toned down in the English version to "Free the Beast!".
  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: Betrays both Beelzebub, who in turn planned on betraying him as they were both using each other and Sariel to further Lucilius’ plans.
  • Consummate Liar: No one, not even his own allies, are quite sure whether he's telling the truth, lying, or using Exact Words to disguise intent at any given moment. Beelzebub even openly wonders at one point if Belial is fundamentally incapable of telling the unvarnished truth.
  • Continuity Nod:
    • Belial calls himself a fashion designer while presenting the scythe in the prologue of the Dark Seraphic weapon's quest episodes. This is a reference to how he jokingly labels himself as a fashion designer in his introduction during "Paradise Lost".
    • A Gold Trophy that you can get in WMTSB2 is titled "Let's Climax Together!". Belial says this once again in WMTSB3 just before he fights Beelzebub.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Was on the receiving end when he is beaten up from fighting Beelzebub. Once Belial acquired Avatar's powers, he starts toying with the protagonists and Sandalphon, albeit only temporarily as the latter devised a plan to turn the tide to his favor.
  • Depraved Bisexual: He shows depraved desire for Lyria, Rackam, Sandalphon, and even his dead creator Lucilius. He's completely serious about it, even asking Sandalphon if he is a virgin in Japanese before their fight.
  • Disney Villain Death: Subverted. He deliberately falls from Pandemonium, but is revealed to be Not Quite Dead.
  • Double Entendre: He says a lot of these so much that it serves as a Running Gag in most of his appearances in Grand Blues!
  • The Dragon: Formerly to his creator Lucilius. He instigated the Primarch rebellions as part of Lucilius' schemes. "000" reveals that his loyalties have carried over 2000 years, having used Lucifer's body to revive Lucilius to help the Astral finally witness the end of the world.
  • Expy: His appearance was very similar to Lucifel from El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron which raised some suspicions on whether or not Cygames was aware of that and Ignition Entertainment threatened to charge them with plagiarism but the latter eventually dropped the issue.
  • Extreme Omnisexual: He has some interesting turn-ons, which include one of Lucifer's feathers, having his disguise seen through by the party, and Avatar.
  • Fallen Angel: He fell from the rank of archangel and embraces his new demonic form.
  • False Friend: To Lucifer. Despite being a former adjutant to him and someone who Lucifer openly trusted, he had no issue with eventually betraying him.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: His right horn is broken after being beaten up in his Avatar form.
  • Flying Weapon: Much like Sandalphon, Belial uses four red swords that float beside him.
  • Foil: To Sandalphon. Both have devotion to their superior/creator (Lucifer/Lucilius), however, while Sandalphon eventually redeems himself, Belial firmly remains evil for the duration of the Events he's in. They also share the same fighting style of utilizing up to four floating swords, with the difference that Sandalphon's are blue-purple while Belial's are crimson-red. Both even have a signature Beam Spam ability - Ain Soph Aur for Sandalphon and Anagenesis for Belial.
  • Good Is Boring: How he feels about Lucifer, and why he is far more interested in Lucilius and his legacy.
  • Gratuitous English: Aside from the various innuendos that he pronounces in English, Belial also speaks the Dark Seraphic's name, "Scythe of Belial" in this manner.
  • The Hedonist: Invoked in the first line of his theme, "Parade's Lust".
    "Ah hell, welcome to my feast, time to start the hedonism"
  • Heh Heh, You Said "X": He loves to interpret everyone else's dialogue as something very very dirty.
  • Ignored Enamored Underling: Is revealed to have romantic feelings for Lucillius in What Makes The Blue: 000 despite Lucillius’ treating him as coldly as everyone else. He goes as far as to follow Lucillius into the void to a fate unknown for both of them.
  • Interplay of Sex and Violence: He likes to flirt with others while expressing a desire for affectation through combat. He's done it to Lyria, Rackam, and Sandalphon. In the original Japanese text, he brings up fornication, sodomy, and orgasms.
    Sandalphon: I can still finish you off before I'm done.
    Belial: Oh, and I hope you will. I think you'll train up nicely once you're all tired out and feeling more pliable.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: At the end of WTMSB3, he offers the crew a getaway ship from the place they're currently crashing. However, Belial rigged it so that it would explode upon take-off.
  • Leitmotif: Parade's Lust, a spin on the boss theme from Paradise Lost with lyrics that would make David Bowie blush.
  • Marked Change: Tattoos appear on Belial's body when he absorbs Avatar's power and they glow red when he uses Anagenesis in this form. Yet, they disappear when he reverts back to his usual form at the end of "000".
  • The Nicknamer: Usually uses nicknames in place of a person's real name, like "Bubs" (Bab-san) for Beelzebub, "Cilius" (Fa-san) for Lucilius, and "Sandy" for Sandalphon.
  • No Shirt, Long Jacket: Wears a black cloak buttoned at the middle, but shirtless inside.
  • Not Quite Dead: He flings himself off Pandemonium which everyone takes as a sign that he won't be coming back... until he shows up at Etemananki, having charmed his way into acquiring an airship.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: Though he's treated by the Grandcypher crew as nothing more than an incredibly perverted maniac, his machinations have influenced the skydoms for centuries. He also notably is one of the few antagonists to outright murder a civilian on-screen as a rebuttal to Beelzebub questioning if he had gone soft.
  • One-Winged Angel: His new form as Avatar Belial, having absorbed Avatar's power via Sariel's wings. All of his special attacks become enhanced thanks to this power-up, for example Goetia now goes from a double to triple attack buff.
  • Pet the Dog: Him ripping the wings off Sariel actually is beneficial for the latter as it restores the Avatar-tainted angel's sanity. Though again, like many of his actions, if that was his actual intent or not is unclear. Regardless, the crew tests this as him being not so bad after all.
  • Polar Opposite Twins: Is this in a way to Lucifer. 000 confirms that Lucifer and Belial were Lucilius' first creations and were created at the same time. Whereas Lucifer is a force of order and fights to uphold peace in the skies, Belial thrives on chaos. Their personalities are the exact opposite of one another as well; Lucifer is serious and takes everything at face value, kind, honorable, and remains pure even in death whereas Belial is vulgar, speaks in double entendres, and isn't afraid to back stab anyone other than Lucilius.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: Initially wears a black jacket, and possesses black bat wings. Belial's Weapon of Choice are red floating swords. As Avatar Belial, he later gains body tattoos that constantly glow red.
  • Shared Life Meter: The Impossible raid boss battle in "Paradise Lost" is actually a fight against two bosses, with Belial starting the fight for the first half of their health, and swapping out with Avatar once their HP bar dips at 50%.
  • Satanic Archetype: He fits the mold of Satan better than Avatar. A villainous trickster viewed as a cunning serpent by others, deceiving and manipulating Angels and Fallen Angels alike, performing experiments on those killed in the battle to create doomsday weapons, Lust for everything in his presence, a desire to destroy existence made by God, and even absorbs Avatar's power through Sariel to become Avatar Belial.
  • Sinister Scythe: The Scythe of Belial contains his power, and is, surprisingly, one of the Seraphic Weapons the player can forge.
  • Trapped in Another World: He and Lucilius get sucked into the rift at the end of "What Makes The Sky Blue III: 000", trapped in between dimensions.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Lucillius who he resurrects in What Makes The Sky Blue Pt. 3 in order to see the end of the world with.
  • Underestimating Badassery: Admits that he really should've prioritized the Singularity instead of trying to take out Supreme Primarch Sandalphon.
  • Villains Out Shopping: In a magazine that asked Granblue characters questions about Summer, Belial talks about how he likes to spend his off days shopping for accessories.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: He claims that his true motive was simply to release Primals like Sandalphon and Rosetta from the torment of their eternal duties, lives, and attachment to Skydwellers who care about them. Whether he genuinely champions this cause or was just trying to get in one final needle at Sandalphon is up for debate.
  • Wild Card: Belial does what he wants, including things that don't benefit himself or his master in the long run. Not only did he leave behind the Primal Beast Containment Field research to ensure Beelzebubs downfall, he spared Sandalphon at points when he should have been exterminated long before "000", betrays Sariel for a power up while at the same time saving Sariels life, gets an airship for the crew to escape on but sets a bomb to detonate it, and even gets Lucilius to be frustrated that Belial didn't want him to succeed in destroying existence.
  • Would You Like to Hear How They Died?: Pulls this on Sandalphon so he will lose his will to fight as he tells Sandalphon of how Lucifer died. Unfortunately for him, Gran/Djeeta is there to pick Sandalphon back up.

     Avatar 
A chimera primal beast created by Lucilius using the cores of the primal beasts that rebelled against the astrals as he planned all along. It is a force of pure power with no mind of its own and is fought in "What Makes the Sky Blue II: Paradise Lost". He was later made available as a Bonus Boss in one of the chapters in Nalhegrande.

     Beelzebub 

Voiced by: Katsuyuki Konishi

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The hooded figure, a former astral, and a schemer seeking to make use of Lucilius' dark and light legacy with his fellow conspirator Belial in "What Makes The Sky Blue II: Paradise Lost".


  • Big Bad Duumvirate: He works with Belial to bring about Lucifer's death and grab Lucilius' legacy in "Paradise Lost". The two have differing agendas, however. Beelzebub's involves the Avatar's regenerating shade, which he successfully acquires.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: He certainly thought he was able to match Lucifer and outwit Belial, but Lucifer took said blow to protect Sandalphon and Belial saw through his plans, even his ploy to use Sariel was foresaw by Belial. His plans quickly fall apart when the chaos awakens Lucilius who stabs and shoots an attack as he tries to escape. His attempt to make a comeback is quickly foiled by the skydwellers banding together to take him down.
  • Brought Down to Badass: Even after the severe injuries Lucilius gives him, Beelzebub is strong enough to easily fight Halleul and Malluel wielding Chaos Matter weapons, and the united knight captains. Cagliostro has to rely on the containment research made to imprison primals to finally take him down and seal Beelzebub away.
  • Determinator: When he first died and went to the Crimson Horizon, Beelzebub spent countless ages slaughtering endless swarms of legions sent by another to kill him. He fought his way through that hell to return to the Skydoms, even gaining the immortal killing chaos matter in the process. Even after Lucilius critically injures him, he's still going, planning to go back to the Crimson Horizon and replenish his power and arsenal.
  • Didn't See That Coming: Belial actually having critical knowledge on the Divine Tower's nature blindsides Beelzebub, throwing him into a panic as he tries to plan on the fly to account for this new knowledge.
  • Evil Counterpart: Metatron theorizes that he is the "singularity" of the Crimson Horizon like how the Captain is the singularity of the sky world.
  • Expy: He may or may not intentionally be this to Beelzebubnote  from the Rage of Bahamut: Genesis anime, as they are both very similar in both name and character. Both consider themselves rivals to and want to have power over their respective Lucifer’s, are both Big Bad Wannabe ‘s that get betrayed by the very things they summoned to work in their favor and are both merely pawns in their respective allies’ games. He’s also by extension connected to Azazel, a character that actively worked against Beelzebub in the Anime and still serves and is loyal to Lucifer even in the Granblue Fantasy universe but it’s currently unknown how much they have to do with each other or if Azazel will be the one that ultimately kills Beelzebub, as he did the one from Rage Of Bahamut.
  • A God Am I: Attempted to become lord of creation by sitting out the destruction of the Skydoms in the Divine Tower, remaking a new world to his own vision from the chaos.
    All power will revert to me. All worlds will rest in the palm of my hand.
  • Hybrid Monster: The resident alchemist Cagliostro even calls him an "Astral-Primal Chimera", which explains his supernatural strength.
  • In the Hood: Has his eyes covered by the hood in all appearances. The closest it comes to being taken off is when Lucilius stabs him.
  • Logical Weakness: He incorporated the core of a primal into himself, making him susceptible to all anti-primal measures, as seen with the primal containment field Cagliostro employs against him.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Despite having half of his face covered by the hood, one of his eyes glows red in the shadows.
  • Switch-Out Move: In Chapter 5 of "000", Beelzebub opens a portal right in front of Belial so that Sariel would accidentally teleport and slash his comrade with the Chaos Matter scythe.
  • Unique Enemy: Beelzebub is only fought on a Scripted Battle of "000" and he doesn't even have a stand-alone raid battle outside of the story chapters, unlike the case of Belial and Lucilius during the run of the event.
  • The Un-Reveal: We never get to see what his face looked like In the Hood except the fact that he had blonde hair.
  • Unknown Rival: He sees himself as a rival to Lucifer, wanting to have power over him as Lucifer has power that puts him above all living things. Lucifer doesn’t seem to return the sentiment.
  • Was Once a Man: He was an Astral in the past, but at some point became a creature greater than that. His power is now great enough to challenge and slay Lucifer himself. He implanted a Primal Beast core into himself, which becomes his undoing in "000".
  • The Worf Effect: Beelzebub managed to kill the Supreme Primarch Lucifer with a sneak attack and an immortal killing weapon. Then gets on the receiving end of this when Lucilius incapacitates him, also via a sneak attack.

     Lucilius 

Voiced by: Takahiro Sakurai

Spoilers 

Introduced as ??? in the first part of "What Makes the Sky Blue", Lucilius is later revealed in the second part to be an Astral and the creator of most Primal Beasts. Lucifer killed him off long before the story, but his legacy is the driving force behind the "What Makes the Sky Blue" events.


  • And I Must Scream: He and Belial get sucked into the rift at the end of "What Makes The Sky Blue III: 000", trapped in between dimensions.
  • Apocalyptic Log: In "What Makes The Sky Blue III: 000", Gabriel and Cagliostro were sent to investigate a hidden Astral laboratory to find clues pertaining to the experiments of the now-deceased Lucilius. They were able to find a documentation of his personal thoughts and findings about the discovery of the Crimson Horizon and some regarding fallen angels.
  • Back from the Dead: Though he was decapitated by Lucifer, Belial's retrieval of his head and Lucifer's body allows him to be fully revived by the third "What Makes the Sky Blue" event.
  • Beam Spam: After absorbing Lucio/Helel ben Sahar into Lucifer’s core, he gains the ability to cast Paradise Lost.
  • Biblical Motifs: Keeping in line with the biblical motifs of the Primarchs and Lucio, his skills names and effects as a raid boss make references to the Bible with one skill animation even resembling the tree of life.
  • The Chessmaster: Not only created the Primal Beasts, but also instigated their rebellion and their failure so he could collect their cores.
  • Cloning Blues: He subconsciously knew that he was a mere imitation of Lucio and instinctively made Lucifer in an attempt to fill in the gaps that he had. Lucifer ended up being a superior version of himself.
  • Combat Stilettos: He wears heels in battles.
  • Crazy-Prepared: The grand finale of Pandemonium was merely one of his several thousand plans he had cooked up to destroy the world, with him deciding to employ a Colony Drop to crash into Pandemonium after Belial's defeat.
  • Creating Life: Created Lucifer, Belial, and many other Primals.
  • Decomposite Character: Like Lucifer, he was likely conceived to further repurpose Lucifer’s character into Granblue Fantasy lore, with him taking on the role of the fallen Lucifer who rebelled against God and leads the fallen angels. His resurrected form that heavily resembles Voidwing Lucifer further confirms this aspect. Word of God also states that he and his faction of fallen angels, most of which no longer follow him by 000 because they’re either sealed away, turned to the side of good or on Lucifer’s side, were made to fill in the gaps between the story.
  • Dub Name Change: From Luci... fer... far... faa?... to Lucilius. This one is a bit complicated, so to break it down:break down! 
  • Evil Genius: Lucilius is obsessed with the pursuit of knowledge and was one of the Astrals primarily responsible for producing Primal Beasts.
  • Final Boss: Of "What Makes The Sky Blue III: 000"'s story.
  • Ironic Name: His name translates to “Light”. As light is most commonly associated with goodness, Lucilius as a character is anything but. Even more ironic considering the fact that all his light aligned creations are unambiguously good.
  • Kick Them While They Are Down: Lucilius defeats a gravely injured Beelzebub with a blast that leaves nothing but a crater.
  • Lack of Empathy: Doesn’t seem to care about anything outside of the pursuit of knowledge and taking down God.
  • Leitmotif: "Zero", an escalating orchestral theme that details his motivations, asks the very questions he once did and tells you what exactly he'll do if you don't defeat him.
  • Meaningful Name: Though the change to his name in English might seem off at firstnote , “Lucilius” is the Latin name that translates to “Light”. Technically a departure from the biblical theme of the characters associated with him’s names, the name fits in with the motif of the two “Lucifer” characters associated with him as their names mean “Light” as well.
  • My Name Is ???: When he appears in "What Makes the Sky Blue".
  • Mythology Gag: For his appearance as a top tier raid boss and in "000", he takes a ton of visual cues from Voidwing Lucifer of Rage of Bahamut. The role he fills in 000 covers for some of that aspect of Voidwing Lucifer’s lore as well, making him more or less Granblue’s incarnation of him, sans the horns and fulfilling his role as the second Decomposite Character for Rage of Bahamut Lucifer’s lore.
  • Nay-Theist: One of Lucilius's most prominent characterizations. He hates The Omnipotennt to the point that he wants to destroy all of its creation and even snarks with the Speaker of said god trying to justify his actions.
    Lucio: Why do you hate god so deeply?
    Lucilius: Why do you revere him so highly? What is a god, anyhow? It's a label skydwellers apply to anything they come together to worship...
  • Off with His Head!: Lucifer beheaded him before the events of the trilogy. However, Lucilius still retains his consciousness in this form, and Belial is able to revive him by stitching Lucilius's head into Lucifer's headless body.
  • One Steve Limit: In the Japanese version, his name is an alternate spelling of Lucifer, and their names are pronounced almost identically. note  Despite this, It would appear that Cygames has accepted the English translation of his name to being “Lucilius” rather than “Lucifer”, as it appears as “Lucilius” in official translated works such as the art book and the real world Valentine’s/White Day exchange as well as appearing alongside his JP name in the in-game raids.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: The two millennia plan of Lucilius being mentioned throughout the "What Makes The Sky Blue" trilogy? He wants to destroy all of creation to spite the Creator. His other reason? Sandalphon explains that Lucilius merely wanted to "prove his existence".
    "The only way to defy god is to blot out what he painted upon this canvas – to return his creation to nothingness."
  • Pet the Dog: In a way. His relationship with Lucifer in the flashbacks originally seemed to be on some level of mutual respect. The flashback in What Makes The Sky Blue even shows Lucilius being relatively pleasant toward Lucifer, likely due to him seeing Lucifer as his greatest creation. He even offers to let Lucifer keep Sandalphon if he’s grown attached to him, despite otherwise having plans to dispose of him. Even after finding out about Lucifer’s death, he still talks about him highly in his own twisted way.
  • Polar Opposite Twins: Initially seemed like this to Lucifer due to uncompromisingly cold nature, he’s more this to Lucio, who he is a direct clone of.
  • Posthumous Character: Lucifer killed them long in the past to protect the world.
  • Rage Against the Heavens: Created Avatar to destroy the world in order to spite the Creator (which Cagliostro later summarizes as "flip god the bird"), as he believes life is forced to conform to its whim.
  • Scary Stitches: As of "What Makes The Sky Blue III: 000", there are stitch marks on the neck of the newly-revived Lucilius, since it is his preserved head attached to Lucifer's stolen body.
  • Shoot the Medic First: Lucilius tries to attack Io while she is healing the others, fortunately, Rosetta made her dodge out of the way.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: He only appears once in "What Makes the Sky Blue," but he's indirectly responsible for Sandalphon's rampage. In "What Makes the Sky Blue II: Paradise Lost", Beelzebub and Belial kill Lucifer to unlock Lucilius' legacy, Avatar, and are quite intent on continuing Lucilius' plans to destroy the world.
  • The Last of These Is Not Like the Others: Is the shortest of the Lucifer clones and is the only one that isn’t dressed like Arch Seraph Lucifer of Rage of Bahamut fame. Justified in that his attire is apparently an Astral uniform, if Belial initially wearing something similar is any indication and according to Helel, he was an imperfect copy, and thusly made Lucifer to fill in the gaps, explaining why Lucifer is taller. He does obtain an outfit in Rage of Bahamut Lucifer fashion after he obtains Lucifer’s body, which appears to evoke the image of Voidwing Lucifer.
  • Tsundere: A variant. Claims to not care about Lucifer’s death when initially informed about it and does not initially grieve him, but is notably shown to be annoyed and bitter toward Sandalphon,Lucifer’s replacement, due to his idea that Sandalphon caused Lucifer to fail. He notably taunts Sandalphon and laments the fact that he no longer has anyone to stand as his equal now that Lucifer is gone. He also makes an interesting expression when he initially mistakes Lucio for Lucifer.
    Lucilius: Are you watching, Lucifer?
  • Tomato in the Mirror: Lucilius is the clone of Lucio. Lucilius didn't take it well, to put it lightly.
  • Up to Eleven: As if Belial possessing 8 wings isn't enough of a threat for the first half of "What Makes The Sky Blue III: 000", Lucilius shows that he possesses 12, by absorbing Lucio's core into himself, easily wiping the floor with the protagonists... until Sandalphon himself matches this feat with his own 11th-Hour Superpower.
  • Villainous Legacy: Even though Lucifer kills him to stop him from using Avatar, Lucilius tells him that those who know of it will continue his plans. He is proven right.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: After being brought back, evoking the image of Voidwing Lucifer as seen in Rage of Bahamut.
  • Walking Spoiler: He is the creator of various Primals and had them rebel to use their cores as part of his plan to become closer to the Creator. Lucifer subsequently kills him, with Beelzebub and Belial intent on retrieving what he left behind.
  • White Hair, Black Heart: Unlike the other two beings who share his likeness and are for the most part benevolent, Lucilius is unambiguously and uncompromisingly evil. Also interestingly, in official works outside of the game, his hair color is depicted as more of a silvery-white or gray despite having the same hair color as Lucio initially.
  • World's Strongest Man: Sandalphon describes the twelve-winged Lucilius, after absorbing The Speaker, as possibly the strongest creature in all of creation. This is further evoked with his raid battle, as it is described to be even harder than Ultimate Bahamut’s raid. The lyrics for his boss theme convey it quite well.
    Give praise, for he has no equal. Worship him, a god has been born unto the world.
    What is a God? Omnipotence given form.

Fate Episode Antagonists

Covers antagonists that initially appear on some characters' Fate Episodes without actually being involved in larger story events. For those who serve as antagonists for story and collaboration events, see Granblue Fantasy Event Antagonists.

     True Dragon Medb 
One of the True Dragons alongside Diedre, Drug, Fafnir, and Skadi. She only appears in the 5★ Fate Episode of Scathacha.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: True Dragon Medb can use the Curse of Intoxication to control others, usually making monsters go berserk.
  • Evil Is Petty: She has her dragonkin lead assaults against mortals because of the "disgrace" her fellow True Dragons have shown by living with, being killed by, or loving humans. Making her inferior by proxy.
  • Not in the Face!: Medb panicks and retreats as soon as Scathacha injured her "beautiful" face.
  • Paint It Black: She's a black dragon, just like Skadi.
  • Smug Snake: She's incredibly arrogant and haughty, motivated by her narcissism and superiority over mortals. Once she faces Scathacha in her mortal form and Naoise, however, she is quickly defeated and humiliated.
  • Unique Enemy: Even though Medb has a customized appearance and unique attacks, she only appears on Scathacha's final Fate Episode and haven't had easily accessible battles such as event raids.

     Hakuya 

Palespine

A mystical woman who is introduced in the 5★ Fate Episode of Andira.
  • Agree to Disagree: Tries to convince Andira in this manner word-for-word, just as Hakuya explains that the Divine General's lifeblood can grant her immortality.
  • Ascended Extra: Originally a Unique Enemy only fought in Andira's episode, she re-appears as a boss in her Palespine form during the June 2019 Proving Grounds event.
  • An Ice Person: While she already looks like a yuki-onna, Hakuya also uses ice abilities in her boss fight.
  • Dub Name Change: The English translation labels her true name as Palespine, while the Japanese audio mentions Hakutso.
  • Immortality Seeker: Hakuya can use the blood of her captives to extend her lifespan. She thinks that Andira's blood can definitely give her the immortality she needed.
  • One-Winged Angel: When her true intentions are revealed, Hakuya undergoes a slight change in appearance, while also revealing her real identity as Palespine.
  • Scripted Battle: She always starts her boss fight with a powerful Non-Elemental attack, taking out a huge chunk of the Captain and Andira's HP. Fortunately, Andira has a skill that restores both of them to full health.
  • Taking You with Me: A defeated Hakuya / Palespine tries to trap Lyria and Vyrn in her black mist, but Andira pushes them and gets engulfed herself.
     Hagen 
A necromancer who wanders around the royal capital of Feendrache introduced in Siegfried's 5★ Fate Episode.
  • Face–Heel Turn: The SIEGFRIED event reveals that Hagen is formerly a vassal of King Josef before he went rogue.
  • Necromancer: His specialty.
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