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Covers primal beasts that appear in the story in order of introduction.

     Bahamut 
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Bahamut
Summon 5★ Uncap 
Proto Bahamut 
Ultimate Bahamut 
Super Ultimate Bahamut 

A primal beast residing over Zinkenstill. Lyria borrowed its power when they were cornered by the empire in the beginning of the story. He is called the Omnipotent in the creation myths recorded in Etemenanki. Described by his Speaker, Helel ben Sahar, as a being from another dimension, he created the new world with some similiarity to the previous world he was in. After the creation, Bahamut split into to two halves, one half as the Sky God, the other as the Astral God. For ages both halves fought proxy wars with each other in an attempt to reunite with the other.


  • 2D Visuals, 3D Effects: Like in Rage of Bahamut: Genesis, it's depicted solely in CG in the anime.
  • All-Powerful Bystander: He's the Top God of the Granblue Fantasy universe and literally created the Sky Realm or at least built it on top of the existing world. Despite this, he's the least likely of anyone, primal, human, or otherwise, to step in and help his creations when things go wrong, usually leaving it up to the Astrals, the primarchs, and even the main character to fix his messes.
  • Ambiguous Situation: It's left unclear exactly what Bahamut is despite being defined as a primal beast, with its nature suggesting it existed before Astrals ever appeared in the Skydoms and began creating the primal beasts prototypes, the primarchs.
  • Badass Armfold: Proto Bahamut has his hands tied up but still ends up looking like this.
  • Badass Baritone: While it isn't actually voiced, its appearance as "the Great One" in "What Makes the Sky Blue" notes in narration that with every breath it takes, its gravitas and divinity compel obedience.
  • Bonus Boss: Two raid versions of Bahamut are found in Zinkenstill, and is one of the hardest bosses to beat. An Ultimate and Super Ultimate version can be fought in Bestia Island.
  • The Bus Came Back: The real Bahamut to be exact, as the Proto Bahamut accompanying Lyria is only a copy. After Bahamut's appearances make him sidelined to merely an apparition and a shadowy figure when Vyrn recovers his powers in the first arc, Vyrn gets face-to-face with Bahamut in Chapter 126 in the little dragon's dream-like state.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Obliterates the hydra released by Pommern with relative ease.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: It's a huge black dragon with power over the creation and destruction of the world, but is otherwise benevolent. Maybe.
  • Divine Delegation: After creating the world, he created the Dawn and Dusk Speakers for different purposes; one to deliver his will to the residents of the world, and another to expunge heretics that deny Gods' will. After the split, the Astral God created his own Speakers in the form of Lucilius and Beelzebub, who were both created imperfect.
  • Dragons Are Divine: Is obviously a dragon and he is revered as the God by the sky dwellers.
  • Expy: Of Final Fantasy's Bahamut, complete with its own equivalent to Final Fantasy's Bahamut's Megaflare in the form of Skyfall.
  • Famed in Story: The Astrals and the Primarchs are aware that Bahamut is the Top God in the realm of Granblue to the point that Etemenanki even has murals of him, and that Helel ben Sahar/Lucio calls him the Omnipotent.
  • The Gods Must Be Lazy: Despite being the Top God of the Granblue Fantasy universe, he's the least likely of the anyone to step in and do anything when trouble arises, even if said trouble threatens to end the world that he created. Even Lucifer begins to wonder if he wishes for the end of the world in Created by the Stars, Loved by the Skies, and Lu Woh of the Six Dragons in Old Bond even says that it might be necessary to overthrow him should he continue to neglect his duties.
  • Gold and White Are Divine: When Ultimate Bahamut is fought in the Impossible version of its raid, it eventually shows its true power by taking on this coloration, a stark contrast to every other version of itself in the game.
  • Have You Seen My God?: For Lucio and Helel ben Shalem, as he cut off contact with his two Speakers over a millennia ago and has not offered them guidance since. Interestingly, this isn't the case with most other characters with knowledge of Bahamut, as the protagonist, Lucifer, and even Jeanne have communicated with Bahamut without issue.
  • Instant Runes: Proto Bahamut's Impossible version has the Reginleiv Recidive skill which summons three magic circles in front before it fires an all-elemental laser beam.
  • Kill the God: The trophy reward for clearing the Impossible version of the Proto Bahamut raid is titled "God Slayer".
  • The Maker: He created the sky realm, though it's heavily implied that the sky realms appearance back then was different than what it appears to be now.
  • Mythology Gag:
    • One of Ultimate Bahamut's skills is named "The Rage". This can also be considered as a subtle Title Drop given that he first appeared in Rage of Bahamut.
    • Etemenanki contains murals depicting Bahamut, which are similar to how the Rage of Bahamut: Genesis anime also shows Bahamut murals before each episode's endcards.
  • No-Sell: Proto Bahamut does not even flinch from the attack of Pommern's Hydra. Players can still damage Bahamut in-game like any other raid boss.
  • Power Limiter: Proto Bahamut looks like it has its hands tied up and is blindfolded. They come off when it reveals its true power.
  • Razor Wings: Some of Bahamut's normal attacks involve swiping its wings at a character.
  • Signature Move: Skyfall, its most infamous attack from its raid boss version which hits for 9,999,999 in dark damage to all characters.
  • Top God: It's the top god, being the Primal Beast capable of reshaping reality at its whim and with the power to back it up. Not even supreme primarch Lucifer outranks it. He's even called the Omnipotent by Lucio and the murals in Etemenanki.
  • The Worf Effect: The Top God of the Granblue Fantasy universe but he can be taken down by the player in raids if they're significantly levelled and prepared.

     Tiamat 
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Tiamat
Tiamat Omega 

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     Colossus 
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Colossus
Colossus Omega 

     Leviathan 
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Leviathan
Leviathan Omega 

A massive serpent that lives in the vast ocean of Auguste, where it is viewed as a benevolent deity and protector. Leviathan has immense healing powers that keep its ocean clean, and the people living near it healthy.


  • 2D Visuals, 3D Effects: Like Bahamut, it is clearly 3D-modeled in the anime.
  • Adaptational Early Appearance: In the game, no one has seen Leviathan yet until the final chapter of the Auguste Isles because it was slowly commanding the waves. It made its appearance way earlier than that in the anime
  • Attack Reflector: The Omega form has this, as well as the charge attacks of the weapons derived from it.
  • Benevolent Monsters: Leviathan keeps the ocean in Auguste Isles clean, along with providing a good harvest to its citizens. It is also implied that Leviathan helped a stranded and unconscious young Apollo to return to the shoreline and be found by Eugen.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: In Agastia, Freesia imbues it with Malice to fight against the crew.
  • Call-Back: In the anime, Leviathan is immobilized by Yggdrasil and its fish swarm's leader is killed by Eugen. Both of which are Earth-elemental characters. Leviathan is weak to the Earth element in-game.
  • Combination Attack: "Die Drachenkanone" with Eugen.
  • Dual Boss: With Mithra under Freesia's command, and again with Tiamat in Bestia Island.
  • Expy: It's a direct lift of the recurring summon Leviathan from Final Fantasy, complete with its most powerful attack being a massive tidal wave.
  • Hell Is That Noise: When you get his Impossible version to 10% health, the music suddenly stops and changes into a very unnerving Jaws-esque tune. This is your cue to defeat him quickly before he uses Perilous Tidefall.
  • Kill It with Water: Blasts or drowns its enemies with surging sea waves.
  • Shielded Core Boss: In the 12th episode of the anime, Leviathan is protected by flying swarms of fish that surround it, and the only way to scatter them is to find and kill the swarm's "commander" fish. It is taken into another level when the said commander is actually floating on a separate barrier of fish swarm, making this a case of two shielded cores at once.
  • Snakes Are Sinister: Subverted. Leviathan is outright benevolent and friendly with the mortals living near it, and is worshiped and well loved in return.
  • Tortured Monster: When the Empire begins polluting its ocean, Leviathan's powers go into overdrive trying to heal and cleanse the damage, which in turn drives it to eat literally everything that enters the water to sustain itself.

     Yggdrasil 
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Yggdrasil
Yggdrasil Omega 

     Luminiera 
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Luminiera
Luminiera Omega 

An insect-like primal beast that serves as the guardian spirit of the Fortress City of Albion.


  • Asskicking Equals Authority: How Luminiera decides who should become its next host. Albion stages a tournament with its soldiers as the contestants, with the winner claiming power from Luminiera and wins the right to be its current host.
  • Battle Ballgown: Her Omega form wears a mashup of a gown and an armor.
  • Beehive Barrier: Its Aegis Merge is depicted as a spherical shield, which visibly shatters into shards if removed.
  • Bishounen Line: Its original form looks like an insect or fairy. The Omega version gives her a woman's body clad in armor.
  • Bond Creatures: It protects Albion by bonding with the Lord Commander and imbuing them with its power. However it apparently doesn't even have to bond to a person as it bonds with the Adversa cannon after Vira, its former host, was defeated. Vira's SSR fate episode reveals that during the battle with Adversa, Lyria changed its commands so that Luminiera's bond does not extend to being bound in Albion. This allows the host that Luminiera bonds with to move freely. This also led to Vira being bonded to Luminiera once more without the former restrictions in the same fate episode.
  • Dub Name Change: Known as Chevalier in Japanese.
  • Fusion Dance: With its current host, Vira. The latter's Dark SSR version has a skill that grants an incomplete fusion, while the Grand version of Vira is the result of a perfect fusion.
  • Gratuitous French: Her original name in Japanese, Chevalier, is French for "knight".
  • Hard Light: Having power over light, it can make weapons out of it, demonstrated by its summon attack, Blades of Light where it forms several swords of light and fires them on the enemy.
  • Hidden Eyes: Its eyes are covered by the visor of its helmet.
  • High-Altitude Battle: Its Omega form is fought high above Albion citadel.
  • Light 'em Up: Anything it fuses with gains the ability to project rays of damaging white light.
  • Meaningful Name: Her English name having Lumi derived from the Latin word "lumen" which refers to light.
  • Multi-Armed and Dangerous: Her Omega form has four arms.
  • Promoted to Playable: A variation. The Grand version of Vira merges completely with Luminiera. She fights with the same attacks and skills as Luminiera, becomes light element, and even changes her weapon specialty and race to axe and primal, respectively. However, she still counts as Vira and cannot be played with any other version of her.
  • Stance System: Its Omega form has one. It uses Aegis Merge to buffs its defenses drastically and give itself health regeneration. Debuffing any part of this causes it to use Aegis Unmerge, which drops all the defense buffs for raw power. Once it hits 50% HP, it stays in Unmerge for the rest of the fight.
  • Status-Buff Dispel: Its Blades of Light ability also removes all status buffs on the party members who survive the initial damage of the attack.
  • Stone Wall: Infamous for its Aegis Merge ability, which stacks a ton of 90% damage cuts, a Refresh buff that heals itself up to 65,000 HP per turn, and very high Debuff Resistance. Dispelling any one of them causes it to remove them the next turn. Its Impossible version has a localized version, Aegis Merge Dividio, which combines all of the defensive buffs into one easily dispelled buff.
  • Storm of Blades: Its Blades of Light ability is basically one, with swords made out of light raining from the sky.
  • The Unfought: Its Adversa form anyway, in the anime, due to it never leaving Vira's side.
  • Wake-Up Call Boss: Her Omega form, alongside Celeste Omega, is one of the more difficult pre-Impossible tier Omega raids in the game, with her Aegis Merge granting her extremely strong defensive buffs that need to be dispelled, and her Blades of Light attack being very likely to instantly kill whoever it hits (as well as removing all the buffs of whoever somehow survives).

     Celeste 
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Celeste
Celeste Omega 

A primal beast appearing as a ghastly, spectral airship surrounded by purple fog and illuminated by ghostly red lights. Celeste has control over death, allowing it to forcibly prevent death from occurring.


  • Adaptational Superpower Change: In the anime it also has the ability to steal memories.
  • Animate Dead: Sort of. It steals death itself, making people incapable of dying. Living creatures who are supposed to die one way or another turn into zombies as a result. Still, Celeste is explicitly incapable of resurrecting the dead.
  • Bishōnen Line: Its original form is a ragged airship while the Omega version of Celeste is a gigantic woman (who is also an airship). The full uncap artwork for Celeste Omega goes one step further as she directly faces the player with a slight smile instead of Celeste Omega's original artwork which depicts her frowning and ominously looming from above.
  • Dark Is Evil: Celeste's element is darkness, and among the early primal beasts fought in the game it's the only one that causes tragedy without an apparent reason. Though this is Subverted in a way in that anyone in Celeste's domain can no longer die and therefore enjoys immortality, living on relatively comfortably even as a zombie. In the anime, Celeste by itself is neutral or possibly benevolent like other primal beasts, but it was hijacked.
  • Enigmatic Empowering Entity: Celeste can grant immortality and occasionally does so, for reasons that are mostly unexplained.
  • Exotic Eye Designs: The Valentine picture for Celeste's original form has the patches that serve as its "eyes" in the shape of hearts instead of the usual nondescript tears they usually are.
  • Fog of Doom: Most of its charge attacks are fog-based, both in name and in appearance. It has also covered the island in mists which prevented the crew from escaping upon landing there.
  • Ghost Ship: Clearly evident in its base form, Celeste is a ghastly spectral airship which later on reveals a humanoid body and the ability to emit fog in its Omega version.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: In the game, its red "eyes" are only visible when Celeste is in overdrive mode.
  • Hidden Eyes: The eyes of its humanoid form are covered by a veil.
  • Ironic Name: Celeste means sky blue in Spanish. It's as dark and dreary as it gets. However, see also Shout-Out.
  • Make Them Rot: Apart from inflicting zombify and healing the party, Celeste Omega also occasionally inflicts Putrefy.
  • Nothing Is Scarier: Her Impossible raid invoke this. After her HP drops to a point, she engulfs everything with fog and there is nothing but fog. She does emerge again when her HP drops to another point, though.
  • No Ontological Inertia: When Celeste is defeated and sealed, death returns to the island and all the villagers crumble to dust. Justified in that they were all supposed to have decayed for a long time.
  • One-Winged Angel: In the anime it transformed into a larger and more menacing-looking form when it was taken over and its powers were unleashed, consistent with other primal beasts also having Malice forms.
  • Revive Kills Zombie: Attempts to use this against your party by inflicting Zombie status, then spamming heals.
  • Shock and Awe: In its impossible version's fog phase, it casts Azure Lightning roughly every other turn to wear down your party. This gets a subtle nod in the anime, where its summoning involves lightning. Lots and lots of it.
  • Shout-Out: It's named after Mary Celeste, a ship that mysteriously became abandoned on route to Genoa.
  • Shrouded in Myth: Skyfarers tell stories of Celeste as a ghost ship that randomly shows up on different islands and supposedly grants immortality.
  • Spikes of Villainy: In the anime, its form has plenty of spikes. It loses them when it's freed from the malicious influence that was corrupting it.
  • Summoning Ritual: Under the right conditions, Celeste can be summoned via a ritual by mere Skydwellers, whereas normally the power of the Astrals would be required.
  • The Battle Didn't Count: It goes down suspiciously easy when the party first confronts it, only for it to re-appear right afterwards. Drang's explanation that it must have been Celeste's ghost raises more questions than it answers.
  • The Unfought: It is not fought directly in the anime, and Eugen remarks that doing so would probably require an imperial battleship. Instead, it gets into a tug-of-war with the Grandcypher to stall it and allow Gran to leap into its belly.
  • Wake-Up Call Boss: Her Omega form, alongside Luminiera Omega, is one of the more difficult pre-Impossible tier Omega raids in the game, with her gimmick being to repeatedly torment your party with loads of annoying status effects and debuffs, and abuse the hell out of Revive Kills Zombie by zombifying your team and spamming heals. Bringing a debuff-removing skill along makes the fight much easier however, mirroring how a buff-removing skill is absolutely essential when fighting against Luminiera Omega.
  • Widow's Weeds: Celeste Omega's dress or overall appearance can be summed up as a funeral outfit.
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     Noa 

Voiced by: Kaito Ishikawa

A primal beast of shipwrights and shipbuilding.

     Mithra 
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A primal beast that governs contracts and promises, residing within the trading city of Golonzo.


  • Benevolent Genie: It may be obsessed with making sure contracts are honoured to the letter, but it's still a primal beast, and still a force for good under normal circumstances, so it mostly does it by lending contractors some of its power so their promises become easier to fulfil.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: In Agastia, Freesia imbues it with Malice to fight against the crew, and later to use its powers to force a contract to fulfill her goals.
  • Dual Boss: With Leviathan under Freesia's command. Fortunately, it doesn't heal back to full health in those matches.
  • Magically Binding Contract: Mithra's power forces any promise or contract made within its domain to be carried out to the letter, regardless of situation or laws of reality.
    • This becomes a problem during the Golonzo Island arc when the Grandcypher is incapable of leaving the island until Rackam fulfills his promise.
    • During one of the side quests, it even manages to turn the dead back into a ghost just so it could fulfill her promise.
    • Freesia uses Mithra Malice to force a contract upon her wish to Retcon the Astrals, making her essentially immortal until she uses Akasha to do so.
    • During Noa's final uncap, he exploits this fact to help the party, making them promise so that the Grandcypher can fly again until they reach Estalucia.
    • Its power is so strong in fact that even Mithra itself cannot undo the contracts and promises that received its blessing.
  • Mechanical Lifeform: It's mainly made up of shifting gears.
  • Ominous Visual Glitch: Mithra's "Defrag" ability causes visual distortions and screen tearing on the game interface, before dealing damage to the entire party.
  • Reality Warper: Its power to enforce contracts is explicitly capable of bringing about miracles if it's necessary. In the anime, it kept Noa from disappearing, as this would have made Rackam's promise impossible to fulfill, and gave Noa just enough power to fully restore the Grandcypher after his rampage.
  • Stone Wall: It has a fairly high health on top of being able to return to full health once when its HP drops to 50%.
  • The Unfought: In the Golonzo arc of the anime, where Noa Malice takes its place instead.

     Fenrir 
A primal beast that was discarded as a failure after being experimented on repeatedly. She was saved by Loki, Erste's first emperor.

     Rose Queen 

Voiced by: Rie Tanaka

Spoilers 

A primal beast of plants, roses and thorns. She reveals herself during the second visit of Lumacie Archipelago, forcing everyone out of the islands with her thorns, until the crew can come back to defeat her in their third visit. Her character originates from Rage of Bahamut. For tropes regarding Rosetta, see the Granblue Fantasy Story Characters page.


  • Attack Reflector: Her Rose phase can occasionally set up a Repel buff.
  • Flower Motifs: Roses.
  • Fusion Dance: Was in danger of being merged with Yggdrasil Malice and being infected as a result, which is why she asks the crew to defeat her.
  • Green Thumb: Has power over plants, mainly roses.
  • No-Sell: Her thorns can take hits from the empire's entire weapon arsenal, preventing them from landing in Lumacie Archipelago. Her summon can also grant this effect to the players on occasion.
  • Something About a Rose: Naturally, being the Rose Queen.

     Deus Ex Machina 
A primal beast gifted to the Erste Kingdom before the war. Deus Ex Machina has the ability to extract and transpose souls. Ten years ago, Freesia attempted to unseal it with Dark Essence, resulting in the tragedy that killed the king and queen and turned Orchis into her current state.
  • Adaptational Early Appearance: The reactor it's contained in appears in season 2 of the anime, long before it's revealed in the game.
  • The Ghost: The crew fights a reactor powered by it and Lyria absorbs it, but it's never actually seen.
  • Machine Monotone: Not the primal beast itself, but the reactor is equipped with a sort of voice synthesizer that speaks in this way and is hooked up to its automated defensive system.
  • Soul Power: It can move souls around, however, it can't destroy or create new souls. Apollonia's misconception of this fact led to her despairing over Orchis' death for years..
  • Soul-Powered Engine: Freesia puts it into one of these with the intent of using it to convert all of Agastia into power in order to force-activate Akasha.

     Akasha 
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A powerful primal beast created by the Astrals in the final stage of the War. Although it posses the ability to distort and interfere with history, the Astrals were unable to fully control it, preventing its implementation in warfare. Any tampering with the past is sure to affect the present, so when activating Akasha's powers, one must accept the possible risk of erasing themselves from all history.


  • Bonus Boss: As of December 2018, it has an Impossible raid version, accessed from its original story boss location.
  • Climax Boss: While Akasha's defeat does not mark the end of the game, it is the conclusion of the Erste Empire storyline which was built up over a few dozen chapters.
  • Eldritch Abomination: It's a giant angel-whale-looking thing with a book embedded in its body. Later, it evolves into an angel-like form carrying a feminine form in its arm and a masculine form holding it from behind all on top of a monster whale.
  • Interface Screw: Its raid version always has the Time Warp field effect active, causing 1-3 battle turns to progress per turn.
  • MacGuffin: After it is re-sealed at the end of the Girl in Blue arc, it only becomes relevant again when the Violet Knight succeeds in stealing it and the crew must hurry to get it back under their control.
  • Mind Control: Does this temporarily to Lyria when it first activates.
  • Rewriting Reality: Its main power is being able to rewrite history, both the past and the future. This essentially means that it can erase anything out of existence in its weaponized form. It can also be used to Retcon an event, such as when the crew uses it to prevent Freesia from making a promise with Mithra in the first place. This makes it the only known power that can break Mithra's Magically Binding Contract.
  • Tailor-Made Prison: To keep Akasha from being used under the wrong hands, Orchid volunteered to seal Akasha within a golem, the Automata Lloyd who also serves to help her to fight.

     Kikuri 
A primal beast that resides in the Dydroit belt and connects the islands.
  • Chekhov's Skill: Its hold over bonds was later used by Zeyen to help find the primal beast closest to Rackam and Eugen so they can win against the Luminiary Knights.
  • Cosmic Plaything: Kikuri has the power to control fate to a degree and also the connections people had with each other. Hence making its victims its plaything.
  • He Was Right There All Along: Throughout the arc, Lyria keeps sensing his presence at times when the crew are experiencing particularly close bonds. She eventually realizes that this is because Kikuri is pretty much the embodiment of these bonds, allowing the crew to manifest it so they can stop its rampage.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: This is the primary symptom of Kikuri severing someone's fated bonds. They forget about the people closest to them and the experiences they had. That said, it isn't perfect and those afflicted can sometimes remember certain details like Katalina remembering that she made a promise to someone, but not who she made it to or what exactly it was.

     Dykotomus 

A primal beast that resides in the Silverwind Stretch, North Vast.


  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: Not just itself, but implied to have caused the monsters in Silverwind Stretch to grow much bigger than usual.
  • Big Creepy-Crawlies: Appears to be a large bug.
  • Bonus Boss: It served as the final boss of the Proud+ mode of the February 2019 Proving Grounds event.
  • Forced into Evil: Possible. Lyria senses that something or someone is forcing it to fight the crew and give away a map piece against its will. At the end of the chapter, it's implied that it's Loki's doing.

     Bai Ze 

A primal beast that serves Idelva as her majesty's advisor.

     Antikythera 
The monk Zeyen's Primal Beast who made a pact with him upon reaching enlightenment in Kluger Island.

See Zeyen's entry in the Granblue Fantasy Allies page.

     Echidna 

Voiced by: Haruna Ikezawa

The primal beast of motherhood, who rules over the haven of Bestia Island.

     Ganesha 
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Overseer of Prosperity

The primal beast that serves as Rhem Empire's guardian.


  • Honorable Elephant: Normally he's this.
  • Multi-Armed and Dangerous: He's Ganesha, so of course he has four arms.
  • Unstoppable Rage: Gilbert's coup in the Rhem Empire somehow caused it to become unstable and dangerous, and only Rhem's king could pacify it.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom Ganesha's frantic self-defense against the Otherworldly beings in the third arc also caused a mind control effect wherein the Rhem soldiers are easily agitated to fight against outsiders.

     Ebisu 

The primal beast who swims between the boundaries of the Blue Sky and the Crimson Horizon.


  • Distaff Counterpart: Sort of. Ebisu is the primal beast that swims in the boundaries between the Crimson Horizon and the Skyworld. It has a counterpart in Ca Ong, which swims in the boundaries between the Skyworld and the Astral world. How they are related is still unknown.
  • Genius Loci: The entire Edgelands lies on its back.
  • Name's the Same: In-universe. The fishing boat and summon also named Ebisu found in the event, "Balmy Breeze and Foamy Deep", has nothing to do with the primal beast.
  • Narnia Time: People who have fallen from the Skyworld onto the beast's back all have come from a different time from each other, and they all also arrived at the Edgelands at a different time. For instance, Shitori and Mika have lived there for a fairly long time despite having fallen around the same time as the crew. Likewise, in their perspective, the MC's dad had just left shortly prior to the crew's arrival, even though they came from a timeline where he had already arrived at Estalucia.

     Ares 

Voiced by: Miyuki Sawashiro

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The fourth primal beast of Nalhegrande who disappeared even before the Divine Retribution incident caused by the Great Wall. Ares was introduced in the third main story arc, having been trapped in the Otherworld for a long time.
  • Ambiguously Bi: She married and had a child with a human man, but her relationship with her adjutant, Albion, who had unambiguous romantic feelings towards Ares, seems to have been more than just a friendship.
  • An Ice Person: Most of her attacks are ice-based.
  • Badass Cape: Her armor has a light-blue cape attached.
  • Contralto of Danger: As she is fully-armored like in the case of the Black Knight. Ares speaks in a deep, mellow voice.
  • Deity of Human Origin: Ares was originally an Astral like Mika who came into the Sky Realm. Then for reasons still unknown, she notes that her body had transformed and taken on the properties of a primal beast's.
  • Disappears into Light: She finally finds her peace together with Alby and fades away into light after passing her powers on to Katalina.
  • Identical Grandson: She looks exactly like Katalina, who is heavily implied to be her descendant. This is later confirmed to be the case in (Grand) Vira’s 5★ Fate Episodes.
  • Knightly Sword and Shield: She wields a sword and shield.
  • Late-Arrival Spoiler: The Closed Beta Test build of Granblue Fantasy Versus reveals that Ares is bound to Katalina, assisting in her Super Skybound Art. This was way before Ares is officially introduced in the mobile game's main story.
  • Living MacGuffin: The protagonist crew in the Sky Realm needs to find the fourth Sky Map piece from Ares, the fourth primal beast of Nalhegrande in order to continue their quest. Once thought to have disappeared forever, Ares is actually sealed in the Otherworld.
  • Not Quite Dead: Mikaboshi thought that the fourth primal beast of Nalhegrande is no more, until she herself got taken to the Otherworld and saw Ares with her own eyes. Zeyen is convinced that Ares' disappearance was caused by the protagonist captain's father.
  • Religious and Mythological Theme Naming: Her name and backstory take cues from Greek Mythology. In the Nalhegrande Skydom, Ares is remembered to be the primal beast that governs conflict and war.
  • The Speechless: She no longer speaks after forming a pact with Katalina. However, she can still speak with Lyria, in the same way as Yggdrasil.
  • The Stoic: Her speech mannerisms are mellow and deep that she doesn't seem to display any emotions in all her dialogue.
  • Trailers Always Spoil: Ares is the armored knight revealed in the third arc's trailer. As the camera pans farther to reveal her full body appearance, she bears a resemblance to Katalina's armor.
  • Walking Spoiler: Not much can be said about Ares without mentioning her ties to Katalina or revealing significant details about the third arc's plot.

     Phronesis 
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A composite primal beast assembled from different parts of other primal beasts that the crew encounters on Magmell Island. It has the power to force people to follow immutable rules.
  • Body Horror: Just look at it. As a composite primal beast, it's a bizarre mix of forms that obviously do not mesh well together.
  • Combat Tentacles: Its regular attack his it whack your party with its tentacle.
  • Heart Is an Awesome Power: Enforcing rules at school might not sound very impressive, but those rules can be literally anything, no matter how absurd. Egans abuses this fact to make himself unassailable by the party, among other things.
  • Reality Warper: Its powers are explicitly similar to Mithra's. If there is a rule, Phronesis will change reality to make sure it is followed.

Showdown Primals

The primals that are fought in the Showdown quests. They also have Xeno versions, which appear as events that are run once a year, and feature the very powerful Xeno Weapons.

    In General 
  • Blood Knight: Sort of. The 8th Anniversary event, Created by the Stars, Loved by the Skies, reveals through Vohu Manah that many years of being defeated by skyfarers to become stronger has exhausted them. Cosmos allows them to become stronger in turn (explaining their Xeno forms) because the primals have come to enjoy battling the skyfarers.

    Ifrit 
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Ifrit
Xeno Ifrit 

The Showdown primal of fire. Defeating his Xeno version lets you craft the True Infernal Flamescythe and the Wrathfire Longblade.


  • Bishōnen Line: Xeno Ifrit is noticeably much more humanoid in appearance than his original counterpart.
  • One-Hit Kill: Soulfire Immolation deals massive damage to a party member, and if they survive, it inflicts a debuff of the same name which will kill them after 5 turns if it isn't cleansed.
  • The Unintelligible: Ifrit's voice is so distorted, it's very difficult to make out what he says. Averted with Xeno Ifrit, whose voice is still distorted, but speaks more clearly.

    Cocytus 
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Cocytus
Xeno Cocytus 

The Showdown primal of water. Defeating his Xeno version lets you craft the True Glacial Dreamstaff, and the harp, Dante Alighieri.


  • Dual Boss: Downplayed. Xeno Cocytus also comes with Durante, which serves to buff him, but its health is very low, and it kills itself once you reach a certain percentage of its health.
  • Shout-Out: He is basically a direct homage to The Divine Comedy, with all of his attacks taken from the poem.
  • The Unintelligible: Like Ifrit, his original version's voice is so distorted, it's very difficult to make out what he's saying.

    Vohu Manah 

Voiced by: Madoka Yonezawa

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Vohu Manah
Xeno Vohu Manah 

The Showdown primal of earth. She acts as a judge of lost souls, bringing down her judgment onto them. Defeating her Xeno version lets you craft the Last Sahrivar sword, and the True Judgment Lyre.


  • A Day in the Limelight: Vohu Manah serves as this for the Showdown Primals as a whole in the 8th Anniversary event, Created by the Stars, Loved by the Skies, being one of the primals visited by Cosmos.
  • Contralto of Danger: Xeno Vohu Manah speaks in a deep yet gentle tone, in contrast to her original self, whose voice sounds rather robotic.
  • Eyes Always Shut: Her eyes are perpetually closed, which make her look like she's sleeping.
  • Wake-Up Call Boss: Xeno Vohu Manah is a huge step-up from her original counterpart, with the tome she wields and the platform she stands on becoming separate targets with their own triggers. Xeno Vohu Manah herself packs some nasty debuffs such as Sleep, Confusion, and Death (ally dies after 3 turns), and has Mirror Image and Refresh buffs to make damaging her quite frustrating.

    Sagittarius 

Voiced by: Yuki Ono

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Sagittarius
Xeno Sagittarius 

The Showdown primal of wind. Defeating his Xeno version lets you craft the True Conviction Flashspear, and the knuckles, Arkab Prior.


  • Cold Sniper: He speaks in a cold tone as he shoots you down with his arrows.
  • Gratuitous English: He notably speaks entirely in English for all of his lines.
    "Start tactics."
    "This is your last warning."
  • Our Centaurs Are Different: He's a robotic centaur that speaks entirely in English.

    Corow 
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Corow
Xeno Corow 

The Showdown primal of light. Defeating her Xeno version lets you craft the True Purity Sunblade, and the gun, Flamma Orbis.


  • Armor-Piercing Attack: Xeno Corow sports a few attacks that deal plain damage, which cannot be mitigated in any way. Be very careful if you're using Summer Zooey's Conjunction...
  • Combat Hand Fan: She wields a fan in battle, and she uses it to unleash powerful solar attacks.
  • Dance Battler: Xeno Corow's animations have her dancing around on her throne, and she also has a buff titled Dance of the Empress, which grants her a random buff effect for 2 turns.
  • Perpetual Smiler: Xeno Corow sports a confident smile on her face the whole time.
  • Playing with Fire: Some of her attacks can also deal fire damage, fitting her status as a sun empress.
  • The Power of the Sun: Being an empress of the sun, she naturally has this.
  • She's Got Legs: Her dress showcases her long legs very nicely.
  • Wake-Up Call Boss: Corow is one of the more difficult Showdown primals to face, sporting very powerful attacks that can also remove buffs.

    Diablo 
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Diablo
Xeno Diablo 

The Showdown primal of darkness. Defeating his Xeno version lets you craft the True Phantom Demon Blade, and the spear, Advocatus Diaboli.


  • Bishōnen Line: Inverted, Xeno Diablo looks a lot more monstrous than his original counterpart, who had some semblance of a humanoid appearance.
  • Dark Is Evil: He is the only Showdown primal who is stated to be outright evil.
  • Slasher Smile: His face is warped into a twisted grin.

Primarchs and Fallen Angels

The rank given to the highest of archangels. Lucifer serves as the Supreme Primarch and rules over all angels. His role, powers and memories are later inherited by Sandalphon.

There are four primarchs that control the four tetra-elements are responsible for natural order. They are listed in the order they were introduced in "What Makes The Sky Blue", and are named after the four archangels from The Bible namely Raphael, Michael, Gabriel and Uriel.

Three more primarchs appear in "What Makes The Sky Blue II: Paradise Lost", two acting as messengers for Lucifer and third being the light legacy of their creator Lucilius. A dark legacy named Avatar was also created but only acts as a form of pure power.

Among the known Fallen Angels are Belial, Dark Angel Olivia, Azazel, Magus, Demon King Astaroth, Demon God Astaroth, Sariel, and Kokabiel.

More primarchs were introduced in "What Makes The Sky Blue III: 000", including the two archangels of instruction Azrael and Israfel, along with a skilled, yet emotionless Sariel. All three of which became Fallen Angels.

     Shared Tropes 

  • A Day In The Lime Light: The primarchs are focal characters in the What Makes The Sky Blue trilogy, which also serves as introductions for them.
  • Ambiguously Gay: Several of the angels are this.
    • Lucifer and Sandalphon may either be this or Single-Target Sexuality, as they're depicted as being emotionally fixated on each other. Word of God confirms that their relationship is symbolic of romantic love, familial love, and friendship.
    • Halluel is all but stated by Word of God to be a Lipstick Lesbian. She comes onto Lyria in "The Maydays", is scolded by Malluel for ogling girls in their summer version voice lines, and her profile states that she likes pretty girls. Malluel contrasts her by being exclusively into men like Rackam, so much so that it says that she likes "Brave men" on her profile.
    • Sariel is emotionally fixated on Belial, though it's ambiguous if it's a romantic attachment or if he sees him as a friend. His voice actor says that he loves Belial even though they're separated, though he doesn't specify if it's romantic love.
    • Belial smashes this by being openly and unabashedly bisexual, but he seems to only have a romantic interest in Lucilius per his dialogue in "000".
  • Animal Motifs: Birds. All of the primarchs have bird-like feathered wings and are born from egg-shaped Seraphim Cradles. Sandalphon's wing pattern is the most realistic of the primarchs, being brown with a lighter brown stripe across them, likening him to a sparrow. Sandalphon's Grand fate episode even has him compare himself and Lucifer to a pair of birds he saw frolicking together, with one being brown and the other white.
  • Angelic Abomination: Contrasting the attractive primarchs, archangel weapons are quite terrifying. Take for example, The Cherub, a multi-winged, golden statue-like creature with multiple heads and gaping mouths. It's apparently incapable of vocalizing anything other than groans and screams.
  • Angelic Beauty: High Primarchs are angel-themed Primals that are extremely attractive.
  • Angel Unaware: Due to their humanoid appearances, they blend in seamlessly with the mortals. Gabriel in particular blended in so well that not even Lyria, who should be able to sense primals, knew she was a primal until she revealed herself despite being right in front of her.
  • Anthropomorphic Personification: "What Makes The Sky Blue" explains that there were multiple different types of primarchs with roles that didn't necessarily correlate with an element, though most of them are gone by the time the event happens. For example, Olivia is the primarch that presided over dusk, which rather than literally controlling dusk entails acting as a personification of death of sorts, allowing different creatures a peaceful end at the end of their journey. A throwaway line from Sandalphon implies that there is a primarch that presides over luck, though the player is never introduced to them.
  • Background Halo: All of the Primarchs except Lucifer and Halluel&Malluel have one in their summon and raid forms. Lucifer gains one in his 5* uncap (to make up for his lack of one in his original art which predates the primarch summons). Halluel&Malluel, on the other hand, have a rune-like halo above them.
  • Bonus Boss:
    • The tetra-element primarchs require the protagonist to forge their weapons in order to fight them one-on-one; fighting them in raids requires them to have beaten them on the highest difficulty as well as a corresponding sidequest.
    • Metatron is an optional fight to get unique variations of Gacha summons or a sunlight stone after completing the main story in Paradise Lost. He appears again before the Captain on Kluger Island in further response to the machinations that have begun with Lucifer's passing which unlocks his raid.
  • Badass Crew: Similarly his Rage of Bahamut counterpart note , Lucifer has a team of 4 powerful angels of whom he directly commands as they keep the peace and order in the world. He is the most powerful one and governs over evolution as well as the aether of light and darkness.
  • Beam Spam: Lucifer and Halluel&Malluel demonstrate this ability with "Paradise Lost" and "Eternal Pain", respectively. It's also one of Cherub's triggers.
  • Bequeathed Power: Lucifer gives Sandalphon the powers of the Supreme Primarch before passing on. The Primarchs willingly give their wings to Sandalphon in "000" both to empower him to take on Belial and as part of Lucifer's initiative to cede their authorities to let nature take its course.
  • Biblical Motifs: A huge motif for the Primarchs stemming from Lucifer’s original summons call "Paradise Lost", which serves as a Shout-Out to the epic poem of the same name by John Milton.
    • With the exception of Dark Angel Olivia, whose name is taken directly from her Rage of Bahamut counterpart, all of the primarchs are named after biblical angels and serve as their representatives for them.
    • In terms of characterization and story arc, Lucifer is a Messianic Archetype while Belial and Lucilius are Satanic Archetype's.
    • Lucifer and Belial have a dynamic similar to Cain and Abel though Belial doesn't end up being the one to kill Lucifer as he merely aids in conspiring to do so. The one to actually do the deed is Beelzebub.
    • The research labs garden is all but stated to be an allusion to the Garden of Eden, as it's a calming and idyllic place that was special to both Lucifer and Sandalphon and off-limits to anyone except them to enter without permission. Further playing into the allusion, Sandalphon gaining knowledge of his true purpose and subsequently beginning his Start of Darkness is what caused the garden to lose the sanctity it once had and be left abandoned.
    • There's also Pandemonium, a primal beast shaped like a tower where primarchs, fallen angels and Otherworldly Beings were sealed by Lucifer and the remaining primarchs during the time of the rebellion.
  • Broken Angel: Most of them get their wings ripped off by others:
    • Raphael, Michael, Uriel, and Gabriel lose their wings and powers thanks to Sandalphon. Though they later re-grow them back at the end of the event.
    • Lucifer gets beheaded and his wings ripped as a part of Beelzebub's and Belial's plans in the sequel. He transfers his powers to Sandalphon before they can make use of them..
    • Azrael and Israfel getting horribly disfigured, stitched together and their heads tied in a sack.
    • Belial steals a pair of Sariel's wings just to have the power of Avatar for himself.
  • Celestial Paragons and Archangels: What their roles technically serve as.
  • Color-Coded Elements: Averted for most of the Primarchs, as their wing colors don’t necessarily match up with the element they have control over.
    • Despite being a wind Primarch, Raphael’s wings are a vibrant reddish-orange.
    • Michael, a fire Primarch, has off-white-colored wings.
    • Uriel’s wings are depicted as a grayish-blue color despite him having control over the earth element. At times they're depicted as white, though this might have been an error on the artists part.
    • Sandalphon is (presumably) a light-element based primarch who has brown wings.
    • Metatron is a Light-element primarch with white wings.
    • Gabriel is a Water-element primarch with blue wings.
    • While Hal&Mal are both Light-element Primarchs, Halluel has yellow wings and Malluel has blue wings.
    • Lucifer is an odd case. He’s primarily a light-element Primarch who’s wings are described as white, but they have a pink and purple color to them at full power. When de-powered, they’re white with a yellow glow at the base. As well, nothing about his wing design suggests him having influence over dark, despite the fact that he oversees the balance of light and dark as a primarch.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: They are the strongest Primal Beasts in existence but have their own hobbies and eccentricies. For example, Gabriel, the water element primarch, is a cheerful Hard-Drinking Party Girl when she's not committed to her duties.
  • Cosmic Keystone:
    • As a representative of the ether of light and darkness, the absence of the Supreme Primarch causes the skies to flicker and origin beasts to rampage, with the possibility of destroying inhabited islands in the process. It happens at the start of "What Makes The Sky Blue II: Paradise Lost" when Lucifer is in a weakened state. This causes the other four Primarchs to come down and enlist the help of the singularity. Fortunately, there is a backup – the fifth Primarch Sandalphon whom Lucifer kept in a Seraphim Cradle, with Lyria holding the plume that can awaken him from slumber.
    • Should ever the four primarchs wielding the tetra-elements be defeated in the "grand finale", their powers will also cease to operate. However, Lucifer has an insurance that makes the tetra-element powers be ceded to nature to maintain the natural order even if one of the four is killed. By "The Maydays", the four primarchs and the twin pairs of archangels have already ceded their roles to nature so that they could simply live with the mortals.
  • Council of Angels: They were grouped according to function. Those who are loyal to the Supreme Primarch were given the task of overseeing evolution while messenger angels Halluel&Malluel and Azrael&Israfel were closely associated due to their similar roles. As of What Makes The Sky Blue III: 000, Lucilius and Belial oversaw the group of fallen angels, with the latter being assigned as Deputy Head of Research.
  • Dark Is Evil: Zig-zagged. Nearly all known fallen angels are associated with the Dark element, though only three of them are truly villanous; Belial, Kokabiel, and Sandalphon prior to his redemption arc. That said, while the others aren't actually villainous, they do have some negative qualities:
    • Olivia is a Bitch in Sheep's Clothing who is (or was) using the protagonist to get information on the Supreme Primarch. As well, during the time of the rebellion, she sided with Lucilius. That said, it's implied in her fates and seasonals that she was developing some sort of genuine affection during her time in the crew which had begun to conflict with her mission.
    • Azazel is a Tsundere Jerk with a Heart of Gold who can be quite obnoxious but genuinely looks out for others. He also sided with the Supreme Primarch during the rebellion after finding out that he was manipulated into participating in a pointless war by Belial, though he still ended up sealed away in Pandemonium regardless.
    • Sariel, who is innocent and gentle fallen angel, is Obliviously Evil due to his desire to free the Arc Villain from his prison in the dimensional rift. His intentions are pure, as he only wants to be reunited with Belial who he cares about deeply, but he doesn't fully understand what freeing him might entail due to his Power Limiter affecting his self-reasoning skills.
    • Astaroth's dialogue implies that their hatred for Lucifer is misplaced, as they believe he deliberately betrayed their kind during the rebellion for the sake of the Astrals, which, according to several flashbacks of the rebellion, was shown to not be the case. Regardless, they have a plan to exact revenge on him.
  • Demoted to Extra: With the exception of Sariel, Halluel&Malluel, and Sandalphon, every single Primarch has had their original importance diminish after the end of "000". Lucifer may be better off than the tetra-element Primarchs, because despite being dead, he still has a major influence over pretty much everything that’s happening.
  • The Dreaded: Lower creatures and monsters are afraid of a primarch's aura and tend to stop in fear when they encounter them. For example, in Europa's summer episode, a monster tries to charge straight at the beach house, but since Gabriel is in the building, it turned back from its course and attacked the nearby captain and Europa instead.
    • The primals began rampaging following Lucifer’s death implying that his presence was the only thing keeping them in check.
  • Dub Name Change: From simply "Angels" (天司) in Japanese to "Primarchs" in English. In Japanese, Lucifer and Sandalphon eventually is referred to as the "Chief Angel" (天司長) as opposed to the "Supreme Primarch". That said, "archangel" and "primarch" are used interchangeably in the localization.
  • Elemental Embodiment: The tetra-element primarchs each represent the an element that their powers are based off of, with those being fire, water, earth, and wind for Michael, Gabriel, Uriel, and Raphael respectively. The Supreme Primarch Lucifer and later Sandalphon is representative of the aether split between light and darkness, though he is primarily treated as a light element primarch.
  • The End of the World as We Know It: Due to their powers holding the world together, if anything happens to their wings, this could happen. Uriel losing his wings causes islands to fall out of the sky and Lucifer being in his weakened state allowed origin beasts to rampage.
  • Expy: Lucifer, Avatar, Olivia, Astaroth, and Azazel are all imported from Rage of Bahamut with their roles have been altered slightly or outright changed to reflect the new setting they appear in. Belial, at least from a design perspective, is based off of Lucifel from El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron. The rest of the primarchs and fallen angels are Granblue Fantasy originals.
  • Fallen Angel: While they don’t necessarily align with those you’d hear about in the biblical lore due to the way Granblue Fantasy’s universe works, the ones introduced essentially work as this. So far, the only fallen Angels we’ve been formally introduced to are Azazel and Olivia, both of whom are playable, Belial, Sariel, Azrael and Israfel. Astaroth has yet to be properly introduced but she and some of the other fallen angels are shown in the Pandemonium level of Co-op. A fallen angel named Kokabiel was introduced in Cerberus' 5* fate episodes.
  • Famed in Story: Similarly to the Speakers, the tetra-element primarchs have their roles and abilities recorded in history books.
  • Fatal Flaw: "Pride" might be one for the tetra-element Primarchs. Their failure to assess Sandalphon as a legitimate threat is what allows him to get the jump on them and steal their wings in What Makes The Sky Blue. They also act dismissively toward the mortal characters who are trying to help them until they prove their usefulness.
  • Foil: To the six dragons. Both groups govern the world's elements, but in different ways — the Primarchs regulate what their elements can/should be used for, while the Dragons govern the physical laws and limitations of their elements. Additionally, the Primarchs once answered to the Astrals prior to the rebellion. After the rebellion and the elimination of their Astral overlords, they followed the supreme primarch. The Dragons, on the other hand, do not answer to any higher being (though they came into being shortly after Bahamut, they are not directly connected).
  • Four-Element Ensemble: The four-element primarchs command fire, water, earth, and wind.
  • Japanese Honorifics: The Primarchs refer to Lucifer as “Lucifer-sama” when they aren’t simply referring to him as the Supreme Primarch, noting his superiority over them and their respect for him. It’s shown in the flashbacks that Sandalphon referred to him as this, as well, though dropping it after he rebelled. Post-What Makes The Sky Blue: Paradise Lost, he begins to refer to him as “Lucifer-sama” again.
  • Gender-Equal Ensemble: The tetra-element Primarch group features two women and two men.
  • Gender Flip: The female angels are all named after angels in mythology that are described to be male.
  • Ghost Memory: Primarch memories are transferrable through their feathers, as we learn from Sandalphon seeing Lucifer's memories after obtaining his wings. We are later treated to flashbacks from Belial's perspective after Sandalphon touches his feather. The transference of memories seems involuntary on the part of the viewer and seemingly only works among primarchs, as Lyria had access to one of Lucifer's feathers but was never shown his memories.
  • God in Human Form: The most powerful primals in existence who occasionally take on human forms to interact with the sky realm. When they're not in human form, they're usually assimilated with their respective elements.
  • Good Wings, Evil Wings:
    • Friendly Primarchs usually have the typical "bird"-like wings, with varying colors to distinguish their feathers from the others.
    • To signify their status as Broken Angels, the deformed state of Azrael and Israfel in "What Makes the Sky Blue III: 000" has bone wings.
    • Fallen Angels usually have feathered wings. Two of them (Azazel and Sariel) have jet black wings, while Olivia's are unique, being mixed shades of gold and purple.
    • Avatar and Belial (after absorbing the former's powers) have black bat wings accented with a shade of red. Likewise, Avatar and Metatron have three pairs of wings to signify their higher ranking than the tetra-elemental primarchs and pairs of twin angels.
  • Grew Beyond Their Programming: All of the Primarchs were created with a specific purpose, but they eventually grew to want to do things for themselves, leading to Lucifer's plan to have them return their roles to nature and retire.
  • Hair Wings: With the exception of Lucifer, Sandalphon and Gabriel, every primarch has wings in their hair. Michael hair in particular seems to be made up entirely of wings. On the other hand, Gabriel's hair appears to be a mass of pink feathers.
    • Fallen Angels generally don't have wing hair. The only exception introduced so far is Sariel.
  • Healing Factor: Primarchs have the ability to regenerate parts of their bodies and as well as their wings when they’re injured.
  • Humans Are Special: Initially downplayed in What Makes The Sky Blue, as the primarchs initially rejected the help of the mortal characters after being taken down by Sandalphon. They become more welcoming of their help once they prove how capable they are against an unknown foe.
  • Last of Their Kind: In "What Makes the Sky Blue", the tetra-element primarchs explain that there aren't any other high primarchs wandering around after the events of the rebellion, which is why Sandalphon's appearance as the fifth primarch was such a big deal. After "Paradise Lost", this trope gets downplayed considerably due to Belial, Az&Is, Sariel, and Halluel&Malleul showing up in the events while Azazel and Olivia are relegated to fate-episode introductions. Halluel&Malluel is perhaps the worst case, as they're the only ones among that group that aren't fallen angels and weren't given decent explanations for why they weren't mentioned as being among the remaining primarchs before. note 
  • Light 'em Up: Halluel, Malluel, and Metatron are light primarchs. While Lucifer is said to oversee the balance between light and dark, so far he's only been demonstrated to have light-based powers.
  • Light Is Good: Lucifer, Halluel&Malluel, and Metatron are all light-element primarchs and are unambiguously benevolent.
  • Living Relic: They are relics of the time before the war when the first primals, aptly titled "origin beasts", were created over 2000 years ago.
  • Leotard of Power: Nearly all the female Primarchs shown so far wear leotards. The only exception thus far has been Dark Angel Olivia, however this is justified as her design is imported from Rage of Bahamut.
  • Mooks:
    • The Angel/Archangel Cores, known as lesser Archangels, are this for Lucifer as they only answer to him as the Supreme Primarch.
    • The mooks that Sandalphon can summon and command are referred to as "origin beasts" or "Virtue Cores", looking similar to Angel cores but with a darker palette.
    • Fallen Angel variants of the Angel Cores likewise exist, dubbed Exia. They appear in Versus under Beelzebub's control.
  • Mook Maker: Lucifer is able to summon more Angel Cores at will. Sandalphon had his own version of these that were under his command in What Makes The Sky Blue, which were called Virtue Cores and were essentially Angel Cores with a darker color scheme.
  • Nature Spirit: The tetra-element Primarchs technically function as this, as they were created with the explicit purpose of keeping the elements in check and assisting Lucifer in governing over evolution. Michael has control over fire, Gabriel water, Uriel earth, and Raphael wind. It's revealed that if anything happens to them or their wings, the Sky Realm would end. We even get to see an example of this, as Uriel having his wings taken causes islands to fall out of the sky. At the end of 000 per Lucifer's plan, they return their roles back to nature and retire.
  • Our Angels Are Different:
    • They typically fit the normal trend of Winged Humanoid, but the four and Metatron spend their time typically without physical form, as they are assimilated with their respective elements. Raphael is the most distinct as his body unravels in his strongest form. While the angels also have a form of hierarchy and organization, being a Fallen Angel is pretty much like how it is depicted in mythology and religion, with the difference that the angel was recruited to a secret coup-de-etat faction by Belial (like in Sariel's case), or worse, experimented and forcibly turned into (like in Azrael and Israfel's case). The narration may also interchange the terms "fallen angel" and "origin beast", which are actually synonymous.
    • Rather than being descendent from any sort of Heaven or the souls of deceased humans like traditional angels, these primals were created by the Astral researcher Lucilius to help him study and monitor specific aspects of evolution, though the exact details of how he managed to do that are unknown.
    • Lesser primarchs rarely have humanoid forms, with the Angel Halos, the most common Primarch, being floating wings and halos surrounding their cores, followed by the more human and baby-like Archangels and Watchers, gaining more humanoid traits the higher up the hierarchy they are. Primarch weapons also existed but were no more than tools of slaughter, as the four-faced Cherub shown in "000".
  • Out of Focus: The original Primarch's save for Lucifer after "000", to the point of not physically showing up in the angel storyline continuations such as The Maydays or Tower of Babyl or their related stories. As well, as of 2022, they haven't been given playable units.
  • Perception Filter: Primarchs are able to mask their aura for extended periods of times, which Gabriel equates to a mortal not sleeping. The only primarch known to have done this is Belial, who used this tactic to evade being tracked down by the other primarchs for over two thousand years.
  • Physical God: They're among the strongest primals in existence, vastly overshadowing the primals that came after them in power, and are able to appear before the crew in human form. When they're not in human form, they're usually assimilated with their respective elements, being described as omnipresent just as nature is around mortals.
  • Power Echoes: When their powers are activated they have a notable reverb to their voices.
  • Power Gives You Wings: Their power is directly tied to their wings. When they lose their wings due to an outside force, they lose most control over the elements and the world begins to change as a result of that, such as islands falling from the sky when Sandalphon snatches Uriel's wings. It's unknown if other types of Primals can make use of the primarch wings, but primarchs can power themselves when sharing wings amongst each other. As well, the more wings a primarch has, the more powerful they become as evidenced by Sandalphon becoming the most powerful primal in existence at 12-wings. What Makes The Sky Blue implies that they can even use non-primarch wings to power up themselves as Sandalphon attempted to steal even Vyrns wings to gain more power.
  • Putto: Winged babies, likely meant to evoke the modern image of cherubs, are seen holding up Gabriel's shawl. They also cameo in in SSR Lamretta's uncap art. Unlike the angel halos, their nature as primarchs is never explained in the story, though it can be assumed that they're a level higher than the lesser primarchs due to their humanoid forms.
  • Rainbow Motif: Lucifer, in his playable unit. The Cherub also first appears as a swirling ball of light with rainbows shining from it, giving off the false impression that it's less threatening than it actually is.
  • Religious and Mythological Theme Naming: Their names are taken from the pre-existing Angels of Abrahamic religions. There are also outlying examples of Dub Name Change in the cases of Halluel and Malluel (from Harut and Marut) and Avatar (whose appearance is based on one of Satan's forms from Rage of Bahamut), yet they are still derived from Abrahamic characters.
    • Lucifer's base of operations after the rebellion is the holy shrine Canaan, a name that appears frequently throughout the Bible.
  • Remember the New Guy?: Save for the fallen angels who at least have the excuse of having been trapped in Pandemonium off-screen, the angels introduced from "Paradise Lost" onwards are this, as "What Makes The Sky Blue" confirmed that there weren't any other primarchs beyond the supreme primarch Lucifer, the tetra-element primarchs, and Sandalphon that remained in the sky realm after the rebellion. Halluel and Malluel still show up without explanation.
  • Retired Badass: All of the main primarchs after they ceded their roles back to nature at the end of "000". They're still plenty powerful, though they're now free to do what they want without being confined to their duties.
  • She's Got Legs: Appears to be a running theme for the primarchs, including the male ones, to have shapely, prominent legs.
  • Super Prototype: Primarchs are the original Primal Beasts created by the Astral researcher Lucilius. Their natures are more fundamental for the world and help keep it functioning compared to future ones who served more specific duties. Their power likewise is greater, and later Primal Beasts were created weaker to make them easier to control as most of the primarchs rebelled.
  • Spotlight-Stealing Squad: Sandalphon, Halluel and Malluel become this from "Paradise Lost" onwards.
  • Super Empowering: Primarch's have the ability to transfer their wings and powers between each other. The only characters who have been shown to do this are Sandalphon and Belial.
  • Telepathy: They have the ability to speak directly into the minds of the other characters.
  • There Is Another: The primarchs believed that there weren't any other high primarchs left in the Sky Realm beyond themselves after the end of rebellion until the fifth primarch Sandalphon made an appearance. Downplayed, however, as Sandalphon escaped his imprisonment in Pandemonium and wasn't simply walking around, explaining why they couldn't sense him.
  • The Unfought: Lucifer, Sariel, Halluel&Malluel, Azazel, and Azrael&Israfel are all angels that the player doesn’t fight against at any point. As well, none of them have raids.
  • Training from Hell: The fights against the four are this; after acquiring their respective weapons, they appear to the protagonist in a dream and battle them in order to ensure that the protagonist can wield them properly.
  • Turned Against Their Masters: While they aren’t robots, they were primals created by the Astrals that rebelled against them under the orders of Lucilius during the Astral vs origin beast rebellion. While Rosetta read that they rebelled because they believed they were superior to their Astral creators, "000" reveals that some rebelled because they believed they were doing it for the sake of the respective person they had loyalty to (Lucifer for Azazel, Lucilius for Olivia). After Lucifer killed Lucilius, he took over, leaving the Astral labs abandoned. By the time of "What Makes the Sky Blue" the Astrals labs have become crumbling ruins.
  • Turns Red: The four become much harder fights once their health starts running out.
  • Tron Lines: Michael's armor, Uriel's veins, Raphael's unraveled body, and Gabriel's leotard all take on these traits as a cue for the second phase of their fight.
  • Uncertain Doom: It’s currently unknown what happened to every fallen angel that Lucifer sealed in Pandemonium once it had begun its descent and was eventually destroyed by Shalem and Sahar.
  • Winged Humanoid: Every Primarch and Fallen Angel is this, though the number of wings they have is varied. For the strongest Primarchs, the base number of wings they have is 6, though they are able to obtain more through an outside force.
    • Lucifer, the tetra-element Primarchs, Avatar and Metatron all have six wings.
    • Sandalphon originally had one set wings, though by the end of the trilogy, he has 12.
    • Olivia and Azazel both have one set of wings.
    • Sariel has one wing.
    • Both sets of twin angels share a pair of wings between themself and their respective Angel partner, making four wings all together.
  • With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: Upon uncapping all Seraphic weapons to 4 stars, the player is given the Alter Ego Conjurer skin which depicts them as crazed because of the hold chaos has gotten on them. Belial warned them of this, and it’s heavily implied that he’s the direct cause of their transformation as there was a second skin released that’s tied to his Granblue Versus unit titled Malevolent Alter Ego, which depicts them in a similarly warped way but dressed in his style of clothing.
  • The Worf Effect: For extremely powerful prototype primals, they get taken down fairly easily by Sandalphon, who is a fledgling primarch with two wings. Rosetta justifies this by saying that despite their power, they lack defense.
  • World's Strongest Man: They are among the oldest and strongest primals ever created, if not the strongest, with Lucifer being the most powerful among their ranks and existing on higher plane. Sandalphon, who by the end of "000" has the power of Lucifer and the tetra-element primarchs, is the strongest being in all of creation, only held back by the fact that he hasn't fully grasped how to handle ultimate power.
  • Undying Loyalty: The primarchs to Lucifer. Michael even says he’s irreplicable as their Supreme Primarch after his death, but grows to accept Sandalphon as his successor when he proves himself.

     Lucifer  

Voiced by: Takahiro Sakurai

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Originated from Rage of Bahamut.

One of the very first primal beasts ever created, he is known as the supreme primarch who commands all other archangels. His purpose is to oversee and guide evolution within the skydoms. His appearance is said to be the spitting image of the Astral researcher who created him.

Originally a summon, he becomes an important recurring character in the "What Makes the Sky Blue" storyline.


  • Adaptational Dye-Job: His summon was originally depicted with brown eyes, which was accurate to his depiction in the now defunct game Knights of Glory but not the original Lucifer from Rage of Bahamut or his Granblue Fantasy incarnation. His eye color was corrected to blue in 2019.
  • Adaptation Deviation: As a result of his Divergent Character Evolution, Lucifer, who embodies an aspect of Arch Seraph Lucifer, underwent several changes from his personality to his role.
  • Adaptation Species Change: A downplayed example. In Rage of Bahamut he is an Angel, however in Granblue Fantasy, he is a specific type of Primal Beast called a "Primarch", though "angel" and "archangel" are used as interchangeable terms along with it. Our Angels Are Different is at play here.
  • Adaptational Personality Change: His personality differs greatly from his original Rage of Bahamut counterpart, who was introduced as a Jerkass and bordered on being a generic doomsday villain until a follow-up event explored his origin story and allowed him to graduate to Anti-Hero status after his issues were resolved. Granblue Fantasy's incarnation of Lucifer is comparatively mellower and more dutiful, choosing the path of good even though his circumstances as in being used and betrayed by someone he trusted were similar to the original Lucifer's. This puts him a bit closer to Lucifer before his fall, who is known as Arch Seraph Lucifer, as they share in common their naivety, pure intentions, and their loyalty to their respective Gods despite their questioning what their Gods' motives are.
  • A Day in the Limelight: While the events in the "What Makes the Sky Blue" trilogy mostly focus on Sandalphon, he ends up getting a bit of development as well, which also served to expand on his role and relationships to the other characters. The second part of "Created by the Stars, Loved by the Skies" also goes into what he was up to after The War, and demonstrates his playable version in a one-on-one Scripted Battle with Bahamut.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Not really a nickname, but Lucifer rarely ever refers to Lucilius by name, instead calling him "my friend".
  • All-Loving Hero: Even before designating himself to be the protector of the Sky Realm, Lucifer was kind to even those who had a clear dislike for him and were obviously not good people. Lucilius exploited his naive trust in people to further his own ends, even though he was fully aware of what Lucifer's reaction would be once he became privvy to his plan to use his creations to destroy the world.
  • All-Powerful Bystander: As he believes that meddling in mortal affairs is forbidden, he instead watches over the evolution of the skies from a distance and only involves himself when he feels it's absolutely necessary.
  • Alternate Universe: The Q-pot collaboration drama track takes place in one where he's a top Pastry chef working in a Patisserie he owns called "Le Ciel" with Lyria, Vyrn, The Dragon Knights and Sandalphon as his employees. "Le Ciel" exists in a space he created with the purpose of being a place of relaxation for sky farers after their travels.
  • The Aloner: A self-inflicted example. After the war, Lucifer resigned himself to Canaan where he would remain alone for hundreds of years watching over the evolution of the sky realm. It's self-inflicted in that there is nothing keeping him from leaving his post, however he believes it's his duty to watch from the evolution of the sky realm from afar, enforcing the unwritten rule that making contact with humans is forbidden long after the Astrals that created it are gone. He does break this rule quite a few times, as Sandalphon's skill fate reveals that Lucifer taught humans how to make coffee. He also begins to influence change in the sky realm with Cosmos' help.
  • Always Save the Girl: If Belial's words are to be believed, he chose to die so that Sandalphon wouldn't become collateral damage upon his firing off in retaliation to Beelzebub's assault, this action playing into Belial and Beelzebub's plan to gain access to Lucilius' legacy, a potentially world-ending monster that can only be unleashed if he wasn't around to keep the seal on it intact. If it weren't for Sandalphon coming around to the idea of protecting the sky realm after obtaining Lucifer's power and hearing his final words, the world would been doomed.
  • Ambiguously Gay: He is emotionally fixated on Sandalphon, calling him "my eternal peace". Word of God confirmed that there are feelings of romantic love in his relationship with Sandalphon, among the various other forms of love that their relationship represents.
  • Art Evolution: The art progression from his original summon art to his 5★ uncap art is stunning.
  • Ascended Extra: He was originally a collaborative summon from Rage of Bahamut that was meant to be elementally paired with the Bahamut summon. It wasn't until "What Makes The Sky Blue" that he would make a proper appearance as a character.
  • The Atoner: He sees his death as atonement for being unable to protect the skies and for failing Sandalphon.
  • Badass in Distress: "Paradise Lost" begins with Lucifer getting ambushed in Canaan. The event is put into motion because the four primarchs fear something has happened to Lucifer to cause ether to go out of balance and primal beasts of light and dark to begin rampaging across the skies. Much of the event focuses on the crew's efforts to reach Canaan and save Lucifer. They don't make it in time.
  • Barrier Maiden: Used himself as the seal for the Avatar. His continued existence was the only thing stopping the Avatar from breaking out of Canaan and bringing the world to ruin. When Beelzebub kills Lucifer, the Avatar breaks free from its seal and begins rampaging immediately.
    • It's also revealed that Lucifer's power kept Pandemonium sealed and prevented the imprisoned origin beasts from escaping. Unlike with the Avatar, the seal remains intact because he was able to pass on his power to Sandalphon.
  • Backup from Otherworld: Appears in Event Sandalphon's "Paradise Lost" charge attack after the latter's White Wing buff is consumed. Their voices even overlap upon shouting the ability.
  • Beam Spam: His signature attack "Paradise Lost" is this.
  • Being God Is Hard: His role as the supreme primarch and ultimate weapon wore on him overtime, as Sandalphon finds out when viewing his memories that he was very lonely due to constantly being placed on a pedestal by those around him and was conflicted about his duties. These lines from his summon description sum up his plight pretty well.
    "Bequeathed with ultimate power by the Astrals, he strives to protect the people of the Sky Realm. Even now, his eyes — melancholic and unsuited to an ultimate weapon — scan the blue horizon, in search of anything that might disturb the progress of the skies."
  • Benevolent Boss: To the other Primarchs and Sandalphon. Sandalphon notes that Lucifer was loved and respected by everyone as well, though that didn’t stop Sandalphon from turning against him in the past. This extends to the fallen angels as revealed in "000", as rather than simply killing them for their parts in the rebellion, he sealed them anyway in Pandemonium, though whether this was the more "merciful" thing to do depends on your interpretation..
  • Beware the Nice Ones: He's easily one of the gentlest primary Primarchs, possibly only being beat out by Gabriel, but he was also implied to have enough power to destroy the world and is ruthless towards enemies of the skies. Not only did he cut down his own creator without hesitation, the Ghost Memory Sandalphon sees shows that he relentlessly pursued Beelzebub and imprisoned every fallen angel who worked for Lucilius. However, if his reaction to any of this is any indication, he didn't like it one bit.
  • Big Good: He is tasked with being the divine protector the skies and takes his job very seriously, thinking of his duty even in death. "What Makes The Sky Blue: Paradise Lost" implies that he wasn’t originally created with this purpose, as his original purpose was to govern over evolution with the tetra-element Primarchs assisting him in doing so though after a "disagreement" with his creator that resulted in their death, he took it upon himself to become a largely unknown protector of the sky realm, sealing away Lucilius’ legacy before it can do any harm to the Sky Realm.
  • Bishounen: He's described as being extremely beautiful, and it tends to hold up in his official art. His beauty is one of the things that fueled Beelzebubs' hatred of him.
  • Break Out Character: Originally was and still is one of the most popular summons in the game likely due to his usefulness as a summon, his role in the “What Makes The Sky Blue” trilogy and the fact that he’s always been a popular recurring character across all of Cygames franchises. He was popular enough to get a 4* uncap alongside Bahamut in 2017 and an ultimate 5★ uncap in 2019. Even after being killed off in What Makes The Sky Blue, there are still fans begging the creators for his return, with Word of God hinting that it just may happen in the future. He's also consistently been a requested character to become playable in Granblue Versus despite not being playable in the main game. When it came to an official 2021 poll from Famitsu on which NPCs players want to be playable, Lucifer beat other unplayable NPCs, including Belial, by a wide margin.
  • Bury Your Gays: Has had a ship tease laden relationship with Sandalphon since his NPC debut in "What Makes The Sky Blue" and was promptly killed off in the sequel event Paradise Lost. While their feelings for one another were reaffirmed in 000, the final entry to the main trilogy, and Word of God confirmed that their relationship is a symbol of romantic love, they’re still separated with it being unlikely that either character will be able to interact with each other onscreen for a long time, if ever again, due to his being dead.
  • Cain and Abel: Being made at the same time as Belial, he could be considered his "brother", and they essentially have this dynamic. Though ultimately, rather than being killed by Belial, Beelzebub is the one who does the deed in order to restore Lucilius.
  • Call-Back: Playable Lucifer's "Paradise Lost" animation has him teleport into the golden heavens to rain down rays of light onto his enemies, similarly to what Lucifer does in his summon animation.
  • Cannot Spit It Out: One of his major issues is his inability to properly convey how he feels to those around him. This is likely due to the fact that he doesn’t understand his own feelings.
  • Catchphrase: "そうか" or "I see".
  • Character Death: Is killed by Beelzebub and Belial in "What Makes The Sky Blue: Paradise Lost" and becomes a driving force for Sandalphon to fulfill their promise.
  • Cloning Blues: Averted Trope. Unlike Sandalphon, he doesn't seem to mind that he's a lab experiment created in Lucilius' image. That said, It's currently unknown if he knows of Lucio or the fact that his powers were created with the memories of Helel ben Sahar in mind.
  • Combat Medic: He's the commander of the archangels, is widely regarded among Astrals and primarchs alike as an extremely powerful primal beast to the point where Astrals feared him, and he's strong enough to be able to go toe-to-toe with Bahamut. He's also a healer, if his summon's effects are any indication.
  • Comically Missing the Point: A few times, as he tends to take things at face value. Most notably during Sandalphon’s fate episode where he couldn’t see that Sandalphon was clearly lying about enjoying the taste of his coffee to spare his feelings and another time in a flash back in 000, where he misses Belial’s Double Entendre about boiling beasts.
  • Connected All Along: His role in "Created by the Stars, Loved by the Skies" connects him to Zooey and Geo through Cosmos. He is also connected to several other primals such as Tiamat, Luminiera, among others as he and Cosmos worked together to help the primals find a way to coexist with the sky dwellers after losing their assigned roles.
  • Continuity Drift: His original summon description differed greatly from the role he was described to have in "What Makes the Sky Blue", as it was more in-line with his Rage of Bahamut incarnation. This was apparently deliberate on Word of God's part, as while the summon was originally introduced to be a collaborative item between the two franchises, the writers decided they wanted to differentiate the two worlds from each other by introducing their own take on "Lucifer", who became the character that appeared in "What Makes the Sky Blue". The summon description was updated in 2020 to reflect the new direction his character was taken.
  • Cosmic Keystone: Along with being the primarch of evolution, Lucifer embodies the rare element of ether, representative of the light and darkness in a constant cycle. When broken, it causes primal beasts to rampage and the skies to flicker until it turns pitch-black in color. This can only happen when Lucifer is in a weakened state, which tips the other primarchs off that something has happened to him in "Paradise Lost".
  • Creating Life: He created Sandalphon under Lucilius’ order.
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: It's at least hinted that Sandalphon wasn't the only possessive or protective one in their dynamic, as Lucifer does have moments in the flashback sequences where it would appear that he's kept the other angels away from Sandalphon. For instance, despite all of the angels being present at the research facility, Sandalphon didn't know any of them personally and the other primarchs only had a vague notion of him existing as someone who served under Lucifer. This is because Sandalphon was confined to the garden, which was off-limits to everyone except Lucifer and needed permission to be entered. It's unknown if Lucifer is the one who made this rule, but he clearly did nothing to overturn it.
    • Zig-zagged in the case of Belial's raid story flashback. Lucifer becomes visibly annoyed at Belial when he interrupts his coffee date with Sandalphon and reminds him that he's not supposed to be in the garden without permission, to which Belial clarifies that he got permission from Lucilius. Even after that, it's clear that he wants Belial to hurry up and leave after he gets what he came for. It's unknown if Lucifer's attitude toward him was because he was being possessive, or if it was because he doesn't trust Belial. That said, there was very little indication that he was aware of Belial's true nature up until that point, making it come off as the former.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Outside of his shimmering wings, his color palette is quite dark and he is a representative of the aether of light and darkness. Despite this, he is a benevolent entity that has been the protector of the sky realm for over two millennia.
  • Death from Above: In both his summon animation and playable unit shown in Created by the Stars, Loved by the Skies, Lucifer appears in the heavens and makes beams of light rain down on his foes.
  • Decomposite Character: Like the other Lucifer-lookalikes, he covers an aspect of Lucifer from Rage of Bahamut, though in his case, his similarities aren't immediately noticeable and/or were revealed over the course of several events.
    • While initially only implied throughout the "What Makes The Sky Blue" trilogy, "Created by the Stars, Loved by the Skies" reveals that Lucifer does have a direct connection to Bahamut, as he seeks him out for guidance.
    • Both Rage of Bahamut and Granblue Fantasy incarnation of Lucifer rebelled against their masters after finding out that they were being manipulated to their own ends by them, killing them. However, unlike Arch Seraph Lucifer who began his Start of Darkness because of this, Granblue Lucifer remained on the side of good.
    • They're both high-ranking angels, though Arch Seraph Lucifer's rank is only implied by his title. Lucifer meanwhile has a bit more depth given to his being the supreme primarch, as he has angels he's directly shown commanding.
  • Determinator: Beelzebub mentions that Lucifer was more resilient than he anticipated. Belial confirms that Lucifer didn't fight back because he was more focused on protecting the cradle Sandalphon was sleeping in, but these points do imply that Lucifer endured quite a lot before Beelzebub was able to behead him.
  • Divergent Character Evolution: According to Word of God, he was deliberately created to be this to Lucifer from Rage of Bahamut, who he was based off of, in order to differentiate the world of Granblue Fantasy from Rage of Bahamuts universe.
  • The Dreaded: His existence was one of the only things keeping the origin beasts in check, and following his death, they’d begun to rampage across the Sky Realm until Sandalphon obtained his power.
    • He’s also this to the villains in Paradise Lost, to the point where rather than facing him head on, they waited two thousand years for him to let his guard down so that they could ambush him.
    • Astrals feared him because of the sheer amount of power he held, which lead to later generations of primals being created as weaker than the primarchs and in some cases, less intelligent, so that they would pose less of a threat and would be easier to control. According to Cosmos' NPC description, the Astrals hid her existence from Lucifer out of wariness that he would affect her ability to carry out arbitration, no doubt due to his role in the rebellion and his executing his creator Lucilius.
  • Dropped a Bridge on Him: It's an understatement to say that he was very abruptly killed off in part 2 of the "What Makes The Sky Blue" trilogy after the initial event set him up to be a more important character. Unlike most examples of this trope, however, his importance to the plot still persists after his death, though his appearances are usually relegated to flashbacks.
  • Dying Declaration of Love: Though he doesn’t quite say "I love you", the last thing he confesses before he passes on is that if he had one wish, it would be to have coffee with Sandalphon again in that shaded garden. This finally convinced Sandalphon that Lucifer did truly care for him despite everything, and what begins his journey to avenge him.
  • Dying to Be Replaced: In spite of the set up he was given for a bigger role after What Makes The Sky Blue, he was killed in the follow-up event so that Sandalphon could not only take over his role as the Supreme Primarch and be redeemed in the process, but also so that players would feel sorry for Sandalphon enough to want him to join the crew.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: "Created by the Stars, Loved by the Skies" demonstrates his playable version’s kit in a one-on-one battle with Bahamut before it's official release.
  • Elemental Embodiment: Of the aether split between light and darkness, though he is primarily treated as a light-element primarch.
  • Even the Guys Want Him: Although downplayed compared to Lucio due to Lucifer having less interactions with characters outside of the primarch group, Lucifer is very popular among the "What Makes The Sky Blue" characters characters of all genders, but most notably male ones like Sandalphon, who is described to love and/or yearn for Lucifer; Azazel, who rebelled for his sake; Lucilius, who was fixated on Lucifer as his creator and favored him over Belial; and Beelzebub who, despite hating and fearing Lucifer, was entranced by his beauty.
  • Everyone Can See It: According to "What Makes the Sky Blue", the other primarchs were aware of Lucifer's favoritism for Sandalphon and were jealous over it. Lucilius and Belial also picked up on this addressed it differently; when discussing what would become of Sandalphon once his usefulness ran out, Lucilius offered to let Lucifer keep him as a pet instead of simply disposing of him; Belial on the other hand teased Lucifer over his obliviousness and used his attachment to Sandalphon to break him down during the rebellion.
  • Fighting Your God: Challenges Bahamut to a fight in Created by the Stars, Loved by the Skies in order to be shown the future of the sky realm.
  • Flashback: Nearly all his appearances post-"Paradise Lost" are this due to his death in that event.
  • Flying Weapon: He's able to control his katanas telepathically in battle.
  • Gameplay and Story Integration: "000" reveals that Lucifer was created with the powers of "Lucio"/Helel ben Sahar so that Lucilius could complete himself. This is reflected in his playable unit as demonstrated in "Created by the Stars, Loved by the Skies"; he has abilities akin to Lucio'snote  and he also incorperates effects shown in Sahar's battle, such as his "Cleansing Light" animation looking like a more devastating version of Sahar's "Sprout". His skills also have a Rainbow Motif, something seen in Sahar''s "Sprout" animation and his "Morning Star" attack versus Lucio's more uniformly yellow kit. This suggests that Lucilius combined the powers of Lucio and Sahar's into a single being, versus Lucio only using his alternate powers when he changes into Sahar form.
  • God in Human Form: One of the most powerful primals beasts who is described as an omnipotent entity. This is highlighted by his being part of the Providence series summons along with Bahamut and later Belial, Providence being defined as "The foreseeing care and guidance of God or nature over the creatures of the earth".
  • Good Is Not Soft: He’s shown to resort to violence when necessary. He cut down Lucilius without hesitation after he revealed his plans to him and delt out his punishment to Beelzebub. Judging by his actions afterward, he doesn’t enjoy having to resort to violence, making him come off as a sort of Martial Pacifist.
  • Green Thumb: The Supreme Primarch is able to bring plants back to life by simply having it come into contact with his power. Sandalphon demonstrates this ability in his skill fate episode by unintentionally revitalizing a coffee plant that had been dead for hundreds of years.
  • Grew Beyond Their Programming: Lucifer was a primal created with the purpose of governing over evolution as well as to act as the ultimate weapon that could be used at the disposal of the Astrals. He eventually outgrew his programming as he felt that his duty to the sky realm was greater than his loyalty to Astrals leading to him killing the Astrals and trapping any rebellious primals in Pandemonium.
  • Guilt Complex: He seems to have some form of this as he tends to shoulder blame for things that he has no control over. Sandalphon calls him out on it several times.
  • Hellish Pupils: Zooming in on his default sprite shows that his pupils are white and diamond-shaped. His pupils being white has begun to be carried over to his 4koma appearances, and he's the only "Lucifer"-face drawn with these, until Yuni was created. Sandalphon also has eyes like this, hinting at his relation to Lucifer.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Belial confirms that the reason Lucifer couldn't fight back against Beelzebub was due to his proximity to the seraphim cradle Sandalphon was sleeping in. In other words, he was either worried that using his powers would destroy the cradle or a skirmish would wind up with Sandalphon as collateral...so Lucifer let himself get killed so Sandalphon could live.
  • Hero with Bad Publicity: At least among the fallen angels, as they believe that he slayed and hunted their brethren during the rebellion under the orders of the Astrals. The only fallen angel known to be on his side is Azazel, who became aware of Belial's scheme before he was sealed away.
  • Hidden Depths: Thought to be The Ace by those around him, particularly the Primarchs and Sandalphon, who they’d always look to for the solution when things went wrong. It’s revealed in a flashback that he doesn’t believe himself to be perfect. As well, being put on such a high pedestal led to him being very lonely, which is why he took such comfort in his interactions with Sandalphon prior to the rebellion.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: If trusting the Obviously Evil Belial and Lucilius is any indication.
  • Holy Backlight: Gets this in his 5★ uncap pose.
  • Home of the Gods: The holy shrine Canaan is his base of operations, located in the very center of the sky realm once one has ventured through the Celestial Strait. It is nigh unreachable by the sky dwellers and even the tetra-element primarchs themselves due to the low concentration of the elements there.
  • Humans Are Special: Seems to hold this view after the Captain proves their strength to him in Wyverns Reverie.
  • Human Weapon: He is a humanoid Primal created with the purpose of serving as the ultimate weapon for the Astrals.
  • Iconic Item: The red scarf he wears, another carry over from his Rage of Bahamut appearance, though lacking the orange glow the original had. It's been used in various instances to signify his presence, along with his white feathers.
  • Informed Attractiveness: While not yet hammered home on the same level as Lucio, his beauty managed to be one of the things that pissed Beelzebub off enough to want to take him out.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: Due to his status as a supremely powerful being, he was looked up to by everyone and treated as the pinnacle of perfection, making him unable to form a genuine connection with anyone except Sandalphon, who he felt he could stand on equal footing with due to the latter not having a role. He also attempted to force a friendship with Belial, who would passive-aggressively reject his attempts, and Lucilius, who he began to refer to as "friend" without his prompting. This is also likely the reason he was quick to accept Cosmos as a business partner, as he spent several centuries in Canaan watching over the Sky Realm alone.
  • Innocently Insensitive: As he was seemingly oblivious of the fact that Sandalphon went on a rampage to get his attention, his response to Sandalphon questioning why he didn't come to stop him in "What Makes the Sky Blue" is quite objective. Sandalphon, who at that point already felt that Lucifer viewed him as lesser, gives the expected response.
    Sandalphon: You ignored my rampage and kept watch on Pandemonium this whole time... Mwahaha! Am I so worthless to you that I'm not even worth confronting?
    Lucifer: That's not it. Archangels are forbidden from interacting with the Otherworld. I simply fulfilled my duty.
    Sandalphon: That's exactly the problem with you! You always filter out the things you don't care about! How could you possibly understand the suffering of those deemed worthless!
  • Instant Runes: His summon animation for Paradise Lost has him summon runes around himself. His playable unit also summons 3 runes above himself when performing his charge attack, similarly to Lucio and Sandalphon when they use Paradise Lost.
  • Intrigued by Humanity: Part of the reason why he told the primarchs to learn the ways of the Skyfarers. It’s revealed he wants to know the strengths of humanity before he decides to return the reigns of evolution to the world.
  • I Will Wait for You: Says he will wait for Sandalphon in the afterlife in "What Makes The Sky Blue: 000".
  • Katanas Are Just Better: Wields 3 Katanas like his Rage of Bahamut counterpart.
  • The Leader: As his title would imply, he's the commander of all of the angels, being the strongest of them all. He passes on this role to Sandalphon as of "What Makes The Sky Blue: Paradise Lost".
  • The Last of These Is Not Like the Others: When separating summons by series was implemented, he was originally the only primarch to not be categorized as a "Primarch Series" (now renamed to "Archangel Series") summon, despite all of his fellow primarchs ending up in that category. He was instead categorized with Bahamut in the "Providence Series", which lore-wise is technically accurate, as he is stated to be only second to Bahamut in terms of power. Sometime later, Belial was also added to the "Providence Series" category as summons, finally averting this trope.
  • Light 'em Up: He has power over light and utilizes it in his attacks.
  • Lonely Together: He and Cosmos share a common bond of loneliness, as their roles as guardians of the Sky Realm have them isolated from others. Cosmos lampshades this when it is time for her to rejoin with her original body, as she's aware that they will both be doomed to an eternity of loneliness.
  • Martial Pacifist: He was created to be the ultimate weapon, though his summon description states that he was not suited for this role. He still takes his job as the Sky Realms protector seriously and is willing to do whatever is in his power to protect it.
  • Meaningful Name: His name translates to "bearer of light" and he’s one of the most powerful Light element wielding Primals, if not the most powerful until Sandalphon takes up his role.
  • Messianic Archetype: Despite being named Lucifer, he's actually closer to this trope, though it's possible the parallel was unintentional due to Word of God's claim that he was meant to embody an aspect of Lucifer the fallen angels story, with Lucilius, Belial and Avatar filling in for the other parts he doesn't cover. He is the benevolent protector of the Sky Realm who was betrayed by the people he considered close companions and confidants, and then later died so that Sandalphon could be redeemed of his sins in the eyes of everyone. He also holds no grudges against the people that betrayed him. All he's missing is a ressurrection to be solidified as the Granblue Fantasy equivalent of Jesus Christ.
  • Must Have Caffeine: He’s very fond of coffee and according to Sandalphon’s Fate Episode, he invented the stuff and spread his discovery across the skies. He also turned Sandalphon on to liking it.
  • Mysterious Protector: He is the divine protector of the sky realm and had been for thousands of years. That said, if "Created by the Stars, Loved by the Skies" is any indication, many primals appear to be unaware of him or his role, as he primarily acted as an All-Powerful Bystander who influenced the direction of the sky realms evolution from a distance unless it was necessary for him to step in.
  • Mysterious Watcher: During the war between Astrals and sky dwellers he watched over everything from Canaan.
  • Mystical White Hair: Has white hair and is one of the most powerful Primal Beasts in existence.
  • Mythology Gag: Azazel retains his loyalty to Lucifer despite Lucifer never having been a ruthless leader of a demon army in this universe.
  • New Work, Recycled Graphics: Or new unit, recycled graphics. While his skills and skill animations avoid this trope, He has the same base sprite as Grand Lucio, with the main difference between them being how they pose, their expressions and their wings note . This is justified, as the two characters have the same design minus the wings, which would make creating another sprite for Lucifer an unnecessary expense. Their attack animations are also the same, however, we aren't given any indication that the two fight differently, and it's shown in Rage of Bahamut that Arch Seraph Lucifer also uses his Katana's telepathically.
    • His "Paradise Lost" animation zig-zags this. Before him, Grand Lucio and Sandalphon had mostly the same animation with the only differences being how they pose and how the rays of light activate. Lucifer's "Paradise Lost" looks fancy compared to both of theirs; he's summoned into various beams of light, opens his wings to reveal the golden heavens as feathers rain down (itself appearing to be reference to his summon animation where the same thing happens) which fades into black as a light shines in his chest, and then he casts Paradise Lost which rains down light from the heavens. The only things it has in common with Lucio is the beam activation and sprite poses.
  • Nice, Mean, and In-Between: He's the in-between to Lucio's nice and Lucilius' mean. While he's a benevolent primal with the best intentions for the Sky Realm in mind, he does have moments of aloofness and can come off as kind of a jerk despite otherwise being quite friendly, such as when he has a tone with Sandalphon for asking him what his purpose is in "What Makes the Sky Blue". He's also shown to be quite snippy with Belial in the flashbacks, though considering it's Belial, it's at least understandable in that case.
  • No-Sell: In "Created by the Stars, Loved by the Skies" he's able to dodge and tank a number of Bahamut's attacks.
  • Nostalgia Heaven: Our glimpse of the afterlife he's in shows the research lab gardens, a place that was special to him and Sandalphon. He theorizes that it may be created from his memories.
  • Not So Stoic: Quite clearly loses his cool before beheading Lucilius. He's also visibly shaken during the rebellion, so much so that Gabriel comments on it.
  • Number of the Beast: The health bar for his scripted battle unit in "Created by the Stars, Loved by the Skies" is "666000".
  • Oblivious to Hatred: He seemed oblivious of the fact that Belial secretly hated him and was plotting against him, all while he was trying to push for a friendship between them. He’s also very kind to Beelzebub upon meeting him in spite of Beelzebub’s very obvious disdain toward him due to his being a primal beast. He completely brushes off Beelzebub’s threats with a warm smile.
  • Oblivious to Love: To go along with Poor Communication Kills. Had he been aware of Sandalphon's feelings for him and made it clear that he reciprocated them sooner, things may have ended differently. That said, according to several flashbacks, he was apparently unaware of his own feelings and didn't believe that primarchs were capable of loving or being loved.
  • Off with His Head!: He is decapitated by Beelzebub so that they can harvest his body and use it to resurrect Lucillius. Ironically, he was killed in the same way he killed Lucillius.
  • Only Friend: For a while, he was this to Sandalphon, who in turn was this to him as he couldn't form any genuine friendships with any of his other subordinates due to them looking up to him. In one of the flashback sequences, he attempted to get Belial to drop the formalities between them due to them being made around the same time and thusly being on the same standing, though this attempt at a friendship would end poorly for him.
    • As of "Created by the Stars, Loved by the Skies", it was revealed that he and the duplicate of Cosmos were this to each other after the war, as they began their relationship as business partners monitoring evolution and fate together for hundreds of years while a friendship bloomed between them by the end of their partnership.
  • Passing the Torch: Makes Sandalphon the next surpreme primarch after his death.
  • Perpetual Molt: His wings appear to be constantly molting feathers of light that disappear before they touch the ground, made most evident in the “Ain Soph Aur” MV and his summon animation. The only shown exception is after the player defeats Proto Bahamut in Wyvern’s Reverie and they wake up to find one of his feathers in hand. Lyria describes it as feeling warm like the sun and Vyrn says it’s like a jewel.
  • Personalized Afterlife: As the research lab garden is treated as a special place for him, his afterlife takes the form of it from his memories.
  • Plot-Triggering Death: His assassination at the beginning of the event "Paradise Lost" is what kicks off the plot of the event.
  • Polar Opposite Twins:
    • Despite being Lucilius’ creation, he’s nothing like him in terms of personality, being benevolent and self sacrificing as opposed to Lucilius’ cold and calculating demeanor.
    • He could be this to Belial as well. 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.
    • And to Lucio, who after his appearance in "000" is the more cheerful and easy going of the two, sometimes to exaggerated degrees in secondary materials, while Lucifer is more solemn, brooding, and serious.
  • Poor Communication Kills: A lot of the issues between himself and Sandalphon stem from their inability to communicate their feelings properly, likely due to neither of them fully understanding each others positions. Had either of them realized these things sooner, the outcome would likely have been different.
  • Power Echoes: Appears to have an echo behind his voice when he speaks, hinting at his being a powerful being.
  • Power Floats: His in-game battle sprite shows him floating in mid-air, likely as an effect of his wings.
  • Power Glows: His summon animation shows him turning into a glowing silhouette of light that explodes and casts beams of light down from the heavens.
  • The Promise: He entrusts his mission to take care of Lucilius' legacy to Sandalphon before he dies, and Sandalphon treats it as a promise that he makes his mission to fulfill.
    • He promises Cosmos that he will stop her when the time to judge the singularity and their purpose in this world comes. Unfortunately, he is unable to keep this promise due to having been assassinated before the promised time came, leaving Cosmos to judge the protagonist in his stead.
  • Rainbow Motif: All except one of the skills on his playable unit has a rainbow motif to it.
  • Religious and Mythological Theme Naming: Shares his name with the fallen angel Lucifer from Christian theology.
  • Reality Warper: He's able to create different realities to warp himself and others to, as demonstrated in Wyvern's Reverie.
  • Really 700 Years Old: Appears to be a young adult, but he is in fact one of the oldest Primal beasts in the game making him at least several thousand years old.
  • Recurring Element: Initially a summon, he carries on the Cygames tradition of having Rage of Bahamut Lucifer appear in their games in some way, shape or form alongside Bahamut.
  • The Reveal: "Created by the Stars, Loved by the Skies" reveals that he is part of the reason why Primal's were able to become integrated into the Sky Realm. Working with Cosmos, the original primal of arbitration, he offered her guidance on how to instruct the Primal's in their conflict with the sky dwellers, while she would go to them and act as a mediator between to two races.
  • Rule of Seven: His third skill is titled "Seven".
  • Sacrificial Lion: Assassinated by Beelzebub with his immortal killing weapons to show the threat facing the Skydoms and kicking off Sandalphon’s character path to redemption.
  • Satan Is Good: Unlike his Rage of Bahamut and biblical counterpart, he's an unambiguously and uncompromisingly good entity. To make up for this, Lucilius, Belial, and Avatar were created to make up for the biblical figures "evil" sides.
  • Scripted Battle: "Created by the Stars, Loved by the Skies" gives him one between Bahamut to demonstrate his playable units abilities and charge attack.
  • Series Mascot: Along with Bahamut, he retains the role of being this to Cygames as a whole, though he's not as much as Lyria, Vyrn and the two protagonists. He was tied to various anniversary events, and his summon would usually receive updates to coincide with it.
  • Ship Tease: With Sandalphon to the point where they seem like Star-Crossed Lovers. He becomes The Lost Lenore for Sandalphon after his death, with Sandalphon determined to fulfill the promise he made to him. They declare their feelings for one another near the end of "What Makes The Sky Blue: 000" and Lucifer says he will wait for him in the afterlife.
  • Shout-Out: His summon call and signature attack "Paradise Lost" is one to the John Milton epic poem of the same name. It might also be a reference to the Symphony X album title of the same name.
    • His playable unit's skill names are lifted from several Symphony X songs, with those being "(The End) of Innocence", "Absence of Light", "Premonition", and "Seven".
  • Signature Move: His Beam Spam attack "Paradise Lost", which was first introduced with his Gacha summon. Every "Lucifer"-face introduced after the summon has it, as does Sandalphon after he inherits Lucifer's powers.
  • Single-Target Sexuality: He was confirmed by Word of God to have romantic feelings of love for Sandalphon and as far as the player is shown, he doesn’t appear to have extended those feelings to anyone else.
  • So Proud of You: In the epilogue battle of "What Makes The Sky Blue", he summons the crew members into another dimension to test their strength in order to determine whether Skyfarers are able to survive without the need of a Supreme Primarch. When the crew defeats Proto-Bahamut, he’s shown to be very satisfied with the results. It’s revealed in "Paradise Lost" that this was because he planned to retire his duties as the Supreme Primarch due to believing that the Skyfarers grew beyond their need for him to protect them.
  • Stepford Smiler: Implied to be, as he had to take on the role and pressures of being the all-knowing supreme primarch with everyone expecting him to know the answer to any of their worries, all while the role of being the Supreme Primarch was a thankless job. What Makes The Sky Blue: 000 shows that, by the end of the origin beast rebellion and the fall of the fallen angels, Lucifer had been crumbling under the stress and emotional burden of it all to the point where even Gabriel noticed that he looked ill—of course, he brushed off her concerns and said that he was fine. Sandalphon feels empathy for his struggles after finding out what he must have went through all of those years.
  • Straight Gay: Confirmed to have romantic feelings for Sandalphon, a male Primal, but doesn't conform to any stereotypes typically associated with gay men.
  • Strength Equals Worthiness: His entire reason for summoning the protagonist in the "Wyvern's Reverie" quest was to test if humanity had evolved enough to survive on it's own without the need for his continued protection. Once the protagonist proved themself worthy by defeating the wyvern, he proceeded with his plan to retire the primarchs and return the reigns of evolution to humanity.
  • Telepathy: One of his powers as the Supreme Primarch is his ability to speak directly into the minds of others. He uses this to communicate his last wish to Sandalphon before passing on.
  • Team Dad: Implied in "What Makes The Sky Blue", which has him appear before the protagonist in "Wyverns Reverie" to apologize on behalf of the Primarchs and Sandalphon for the trouble they caused the crew.
  • The Lost Lenore:
    • He becomes this to Sandalphon after his death, though they reconcile in the afterlife after Sandalphon appears there. Even though it’s assured that they’ll be reunited someday, Sandalphon is still grieving him.
    • Lucilius also appears to grieve him in his own way soon after learning about his death. After initially being dimissive of it, he bitterly prods Sandalphon over the course of their battle in "000", as if blaming him for Lucifer's death.
  • The Unfought: The player never engages in direct combat with him as he summons a Wyvern to fight them in "Wyvern's Reverie" instead.
  • The Omnipotent: He is described as this, being near Bahamut levels of powerful and so powerful it places him above living things. "Created by the Stars, Loved by the Skies" has him battle one-on-one with Bahamut as a playable unit and he is shown to be very strong, doing significant damage to Bahamut to the point of halving his health before the battle ended. And this is with Bahamut healing significantly every turn.
  • Top God: His power with just six wings is near equal to Bahamut's. As a testament to this, he was the only other Primal in the Providence series summons alongside Bahamut for years until Belial and later Beelzebub's summons were implemented.
  • Tragic Hero: His self-sacrificing nature is what ends up being his undoing, as he dies in order to protect Sandalphon rather than fighting back after being ambushed.
  • Tragic Keepsake: He left Lyria a feather from his wing which she still has long after his death. His six wings in general are this to Sandalphon, and Sandalphon will occasionally be shown with a similar white feather that represents him.
  • Tranquil Fury: His reaction when confronting his enemies. Interestingly averted during his confrontation with Lucilius, as he makes it very clear in his voice that he’s angry, even shouting the man's name before cutting him down.
  • Turned Against Their Masters: Exterminates the Astrals including his creator Lucilius in a confrontation upon his realization that he was manipulated into helping him sow the seeds of the rebellion. He then took over, leaving the Astral labs abandoned and operating from Canaan.
  • Twins Are Special: In the Fallen Paradise Fate Episode, Belial and Lucifer fight a horde of Otherworldly creatures together and wordlessly remain in sync with each other through eye contact and flaps of their wings.
  • The Unintelligible: In both Lyria’s and Azazel’s skill fate episodes, Lucifer appears to be this, disguised in a silhouette as he speaks to them. The audience is incapable of understanding what he is saying, due to his voice sounding like heavily distorted Japanese and simply being translated into text as “...”, however both Azazel and Lyria seem to understand him.
  • Ultimate Life Form: He is essentially a God-like figure, likely second only to Bahamut in terms of power.
  • Unwitting Pawn: He was used by both Lucilius and Belial to further their own goals.
  • Villain Respect: Despite their hatred for him, Belial and Beezebub acknowledge how powerful he is and are quick to remind Sandalphon that he'll never be able to achieve what Lucifer's greatness. Lucilius has also said similar things, though he differs from the aforementioned as he actually likes Lucifer.
  • Vocal Evolution: His speaking voice from What Makes The Sky Blue onwards is notably deeper than the more youthful sounding voice heard in his summon animation.
  • Walking Spoiler: As can be seen by the among of spoilers lining his page, it's difficult to talk about Lucifer without getting into the entire overarching story that has begun to extend beyond the original "What Makes The Sky Blue" trilogy.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: While it's left up in the air if he was aware that his fellow primarchs were manipulated into rebelling by Belial, he sealed away fallen angels and primarchs alike because he deemed them to be threats to the sky realm, damaging his reputation with them enough for him to be labeled a Hunter of His Own Kind according to Astaroth, who believed he did so under the orders of the Astrals.
    • While he doesn't enjoy seeing his primal beast brethren in conflict with the skydwellers and he admits that it's a cold stance to take on the matter, he believes that antagonism between the two races is necessary for the evolution of the skies to continue and that it will never truly go away regardless of how much progress is made.
    • According to his monologue in "Paradise Lost", Lucifer wanted the primarchs to cede their roles back to nature as well as retire his own status as the sky realms protector because he felt humanity had advanced enough to handle what would come next, even if it meant the destruction of the world.
  • We Used to Be Friends: Belial used to be his adjutant before he rebelled. Lucifer trusted him as a comrade, and as we find out in "Paradise Lost" as well as "000", that was a mistake. To a lesser degree, this is also in effect between him and Lucilius. He even called Lucilius “friend” long before he was forced to kill him and even afterward, apparently.
  • What Is This Feeling?: Sandalphon's Grand Fate Episode has him muse to himself on why he felt compelled to continue returning to the research lab garden to spend time with Sandalphon, being oblivious of the fact that he was growing attached to him.
  • Worf Had the Flu: He's one of the most powerful primals in existence and yet was taken down by Beelzebub with immortal killing weapon while his back was turned. It was revealed in "000" that he didn’t retaliate due to not wanting Sandalphon to be collateral damage.
  • World's Strongest Man: Outside of the supreme primarch generally being described as all-powerful, he seems to be on near equal footing as the Top God Bahamut, and has been described as omnipotent in "What Makes The Sky Blue".
  • Your Size May Vary: "Your Wing Size May Vary", as they aren't always drawn consistently. In his original summon art, one wing appears to be larger than his entire body in length and width. However, in his NPC art, his wing appears to be about the same size as his body, if not slightly longer, with this seemingly being carried over to his in-game battle sprite. That said, it could just be perspective, or the wings being simplified for the sake of saving space. His art in the Q-pot collaboration takes this even further, as not only does he only have one set of wings as opposed to six, but his wings are also even smaller than usual.

     Raphael 

Voiced by: Koichi Haruta

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The Wind Primarch
Summon Version 

The primarch of Wind. He is very intelligent but keeps his distance from others, archangels and mortals alike.


  • Aloof Ally: He's the most aloof and silent of the primarchs, and tends to keep his distance from others.
  • Body Horror: During fights, his body becomes unraveled, which is rather off-putting. He then uses unraveled flesh to swing his weapons at foes.
  • The Medic: Raphael practices healing abilities to save other primarchs, which he uses to help Sariel and Azrael.
  • Elemental Embodiment: Of the wind element.
  • Energy Bow: The big rings over his arms serve as these. Though he uses them more like whips due to the way his body works. The Ring of Raphael contains his power and is one of the Seraphic Weapons the player can forge.
  • Hair Wings: He has a pair of wings growing out of either side of his head.
  • The Mentor: He’s this to his disciple Grimnir, though they have yet to be seen interacting onscreen.
  • Out of Focus: Along with the other tetra-element Primarchs, his role become lesser and lesser as the "What Makes The Sky Blue" storyline progresses, to the point where he doesn’t show up in The Maydays or Tower of Babyl, which are both direct continuations of the story. Sandalphon even makes up an excuse for why he and the other primarchs can’t be of any help to them in Tower of Babyl.
  • Perpetual Frowner: Though his journal portrait depicts him smiling, the guy actually smiles very rarely, and his default expression is a Death Glare.
  • The Quiet One: He doesn’t have much to say.
  • Stone Wall: This is his role in the Four Primarchs raid, spamming Mirror Image and Refresh buffs to make damaging him a pain in the ass.
  • Terse Talker: A man of very few words.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: While all four of the tetra-element primarchs are Out of Focus, he and Michael are the most so, as neither of them have done anything since "What Makes The Sky Blue: 000", with it being up in the air what they've been up to since they retired their roles to nature. In contrast, Uriel showed up in Alexiel (Summer)'s fate episodes still acting as her mentor, while Gabriel showed up briefly in "Kappa Summer Chronicle" and later Europa's fate episodes where she determines if it would be right to leave her disciple in the protagonists hands.

     Michael 

Voiced by: Kotono Mitsuishi

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The Fire Primarch
Summon Version 

The primarch of Fire. Her valor goes beyond normal bravery, and her leadership qualities are second only to Lucifer. She empathizes with skydwellers, bearing an attitude of cooperation.


  • Affectionate Nickname: Gabriel refers to her as "Mika-chan". Belial also refers to her the same way, though that one is less affectionate.
  • Attack! Attack! Attack!: This is her role in the Four Primarchs raid, being the last phase of the raid, she goes all out on offensive attacks to destroy the raid quickly (not to mention the raid will most likely still be reeling from Gabriel's torment of debuffs and ailments).
  • Combat Pragmatist: She immediately tries to shoot Belial with Eugen's rifle the moment he becomes vulnerable.
  • Contralto of Danger: She sports quite the deep voice to match her tough and valorous nature.
  • Cool Sword: The Sword of Michael contains her power, and is one of the Seraphic Weapons the player can forge.
  • Dual Wielding: Wields a spear and a sword.
  • Elemental Embodiment: Of the fire element.
  • Gender-Blender Name: Michael may be a masculine name, but she is a woman.
  • Hair Wings: Her hair appears to be made up entirely of wings.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: She trusted Belial enough to share information with him, after all.
  • It's Personal: Besides Sandalphon, she has the biggest beef with Belial, due to his reveal that she was the information pipeline he relied on to help the rebellion and his successful attempt at fleeing her wrath.
  • Mystical White Hair: Has white hair shaped like wings.
  • Not So Above It All: Despite her tough and serious nature, her response to Stan saving her life with his dragon blood in "What Makes The Sky Blue" is to squeeze him against her chest while ruffling his hair. Needless to say, Aliza is NOT amused when she sees this. She's also quite fond of mortals more than she'd admit, and Gabriel loves to tease her about it.
  • Number Two: She is essentially this to Lucifer, the Supreme Primarch. While they all answer to him, she is seen as a secondary leader to the archangels after him. As well, during their time working with the Astrals, she worked under Lucifer as his adjutant per Belial's recommendation.
  • Out of Focus: Along with the other tetra-element Primarchs, her role become lesser and lesser as the "What Makes The Sky Blue" storyline progresses, to the point where she doesn’t show up in The Maydays or Tower of Babyl, which are both direct continuations of the story. Sandalphon even makes up an excuse for why she and the other primarchs can’t be of any help to them in Tower of Babyl.
  • Taking the Bullet: She stands directly in the way of Avatar Belial's attack initially directed at Sandalphon, so she can give him the wings of the other Primarchs to power him up enough to take on Belial.
  • The Mentor: She’s this to Shiva, though they have yet to be shown interacting onscreen. Interestingly, she isn’t alluded to in Shiva’s fate episodes, unlike the other primarchs to their disciples who at least get a passing mention.
  • The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: She tries to stall her allies during their second encounter with the corrupted Fallen Angel form of Azrael and Israfel, claiming that she should take over the responsibility as an atonement for her negligence over the previously missing archangels.
    "My motives are partly selfish. I can't allow anyone else to kill her."
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Of herself and Gabriel, she’s clearly more the more masculine Primarch in terms of personality which translates to her speech and mannerisms.
  • Undying Loyalty: She’s shown to be as loyal to Lucifer as Sandalphon is, though without the romantic undertones. She initially doesn’t go easy on Sandalphon when it comes to him acting as Lucifer’s replacement, though she lets up over time when he proves himself capable of handling the role.
  • Unwitting Pawn: She was used by Belial to further Lucilius' goals, much to her dismay as she respected and trusted him greatly.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: While all four of the tetra-element primarchs are Out of Focus, she and Raphael are the most so, as neither of them have done anything since "What Makes The Sky Blue: 000", with it being up in the air what they've been up to since they retired their roles to nature. In contrast, Uriel showed up in Alexiel (Summer)'s fate episodes still acting as her mentor, while Gabriel showed up briefly in "Kappa Summer Chronicle" and later Europa's fate episodes where she determines if it would be right to leave her disciple in the protagonists hands. That said, Gabriel does briefly imply that Michael's also around in one of her "Kappa Summer Chronicle" blurbs.
    • She is the only mentor of a disciple to have little involvement in her student's story after being tied to them in their raid battle, as Shiva doesn't mention her at all outside of his raid. It's unknown if she's still meant to be considered his mentor since his character seems heavily independent from hers.

     Gabriel 

Voiced by: Mariko Kouda

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The Water Primarch
Summon Version 
"Kappa Summer Chronicle” Summer Version (NPC) 

The primarch of Water. Overflowing with kindness and compassion, she often acts as a mediator. Every now and then she will assume the form of a mortal and live among them to satisfy her interest in people-watching.


  • An Ice Person: Nearly all of her attacks are ice-themed.
  • Angel Unaware: After learning what became of her fellow primarchs, she hid herself among the mortals, pretending to be a nurse. She did so so well that Lyria, who should be able to sense primarchs, didnt realize she was one.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: She may be the nicest and kindest among the Primarchs, but she's every bit as deadly and powerful as them. Gameplay-wise, many players consider her the most difficult of the Primarchs to face.
  • Birds of a Feather: With her disciple Europa, which is likely why they get along better than the other disciple and primarch pairs introduced,.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: She appeared very briefly in the "Kappa Chronicle" summer event alongside to set up for a future storyline. The set-up was for Summer Europa's fate episodes in which she played a big role.
  • Elemental Embodiment: Of the water element.
  • The Gadfly: She's quite fond of teasing others just to see their reactions, with how she teases Michael in the first WMTSB, and Cagliostro in 000.
  • God in Human Form: Will sometimes disguise herself as a human in order to go people-watching.
  • Hair Wings: Averted Trope, as she's notable one of the only primarchs without these. Instead, her hair appears to be a mass of pink feathers.
  • Hard-Drinking Party Girl: She loves the liquor that mortals make and brags that she can finish several bottles all by herself, much to Michael's concern.
  • Hospital Hottie: When in her human disguise in WMTSB, she takes up a job as a nurse and takes care of Eugen.
  • Informed Attractiveness: In "Kappa Summer Chronicle", The sight of Europa and Gabriel in swimsuits caused a passerby skirt-chasing guy to utter this line:
    S-such beauty! Beauty beyond what any mortal could possess! Absolute beauty... lies before my very eyes! How could I even think to speak to such divinity... What a grievous sin I've committed!
  • Magic Staff: The Staff of Gabriel contains her power, and is one of the Seraphic Weapons which the player can forge.
  • Nice Girl: She's easily the nicest among the Primarchs, often speaking to the captain in a very gentle and motherly tone.
  • No Macguffin No Winner: When Sandalphon comes for her wings in "What Makes the Sky Blue", she destroys her wings so that Sandalphon can't take them, giving the Captain and the others a chance to defeat him. Once the other Primarchs' wings are restored to their rightful owners, they heal her wings back to normal.
  • The Mentor: She’s this to Europa, though they appear to have a closer relationship than the other primarchs to do their respective disciples.
  • Out of Focus: Along with the other tetra-element Primarchs, her role become lesser and lesser as the "What Makes The Sky Blue" storyline progresses, to the point where she doesn’t show up in "The Maydays" or "Tower of Babyl", which are both direct continuations of the story. Sandalphon even makes up an excuse for why she and the other primarchs can’t be of any help to them in "Tower of Babyl".
  • Perpetual Smiler: Her default expression is a gentle and kind smile.
  • Rose-Haired Sweetie: She's by far the friendliest of the tetra-element Primarchs.
  • She's Got Legs: Reveals a lot of skin, just look at her NPC artwork.
  • Status Effects: This is her role in the Four Primarchs raid, by inflicting some very nasty debuffs and ailments, as well as repeatedly removing buffs from the players.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Is clearly the more feminine Primarch between her and Michael.
  • Water Is Womanly: She's the most feminine of the tetra-element Primarchs and is the Primarch of water.

     Uriel 

Voiced by: Kenyuu Horiuchi

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The Earth Primarch
Summon Version 

The primarch of Earth. Being the youngest of the four primarchs, the others treat him like a little brother.


  • Attack! Attack! Attack!: His primary fighting style as his regeneration basically nulls any wounds an enemy inflicts. Unfortunately this doesn't quite work against Sariel wielding an immortal killing weapon.
  • Armor-Piercing Attack: His role in the Four Primarchs raid, being the first phase of the fight, he puts up a buff that lets him completely ignore Damage Cut buffs (the all elemental type ones only, the single element cuts wotk normally), letting him bring the pain as early as possible.
  • The Baby of the Bunch: The youngest of the tetra-Primarchs. It’s stated in his profile that because of this, the elder 3 treat him like a younger brother.
  • Blood Knight: Not a villainous example, but he loves to fight and test the physical capabilities of others, even challenging others to outdo him.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: He’s an earth element Primarch.
  • Dumb Muscle: Or Sandalphon expected him to be as the brawn of the tetra-element primarchs. He ends up being a bit smarter than he seems.
  • Elemental Embodiment: Of the earth element.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: Because Sariel is the only angel capable of matching Uriel in terms of physical strength, they treat each other as a Worthy Opponent. But as "The Maydays" event shows, Sariel is actually concerned about Uriel that he inquires his condition from the other angels. In return, Malluel thinks of informing a worried Uriel right away that Sariel returned from being missing-in-action.
  • Good Old Fisticuffs: His fists are infused with the power of earth. The Gauntlet of Uriel contains his power, and is one of the Seraphic Weapons the player can forge.
  • Hair Wings: He has two brown wings growing out of the sides of his head.
  • Heroic Build: Very muscular.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's the most openly abrasive of the primarchs, often speaking in a very rough manner and he tends to mock the captain, but he's a pretty nice guy underneath it all.
  • Magma Man: Has one charge attack that deals both earth and fire damage.
  • The Mentor: He’s this to Alexiel, though Alexiel takes his training far more seriously than he seems to.
  • Muggle Sports, Super Athletes: In Alexiel’s summer fate episode, Vyrn calls him out on calling mundane summer activities “Uriel Style”, until they see it put into practice. Needless to say, only Alexiel and the protagonist are able to keep up, though the protagonist is noted to become became visibly weary over every activity.
  • Muscles Are Meaningful: He’s extremely muscular which translates to his demonstrated Super Strength.
  • Out of Focus: Along with the other tetra-element Primarchs, his role become lesser and lesser as the "What Makes The Sky Blue" storyline progresses, to the point where he doesn’t show up in The Maydays or Tower of Babyl, which are both direct continuations of the story. Sandalphon even makes up an excuse for why he and the other primarchs can’t be of any help to them in Tower of Babyl.
  • Smarter Than You Look: Sandalphon essentially says this to him in his Grand versions skill fate episode after he quickly deduces that Sandalphon is a primarch and an escaped convict from Pandemonium.
  • Spinning Piledriver: Attempted this to Sariel from some distance in the air, to some effect as it ends up taking out two of his wings, which would in turn prevent Belial from gaining an unbeatable amount of power when he took Sariel's wings.
  • Super Strength: The most physically adept of the Tetra-element Primarchs to an almost exaggerated degree, further demonstrated in Alexiel’s summer fate episode.
  • Supreme Chef: He's well known for his "Uriel Stew".
  • The Big Guy: Of the four Primarchs, he fulfills this role.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: Only wears what looks like a fur collar.
     Sandalphon 

Voiced by: Kenichi Suzumura

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The Fifth Primarch

Having arisen from a deep, long slumber, this archangel has inherited the will of the supreme primarch, Lucifer. Though Sandalphon previously had no role to play, he now bears the burden of carrying out vengeance in hopes of fulfilling a promise.

For tropes concerning his character, visit his character page.


     Halluel and Malluel 

Voiced by: Emiri Katou

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Sibling messenger primarchs that contain great knowledge about the world, but were made absent minded to keep them from utilizing said knowledge in a meaningful capacity.

For tropes regarding their character, see the Granblue Fantasy Primal Characters page.


     Azrael and Israfel 

Voiced by: Marina Inoue

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"The Maydays" NPC Version 

Fellow messenger primarchs who were originally known as the archangels of instruction. They mysteriously disappeared centuries ago on one of their missions during the Primal Beast rebellion. Azrael and Israfel also share close sisterly bonds with the archangel twins Halluel and Malluel.


  • A Day In The Lime Light: Outside of the “What Makes The Sky Blue” trilogy, they get some spotlight alongside starring character Sandalphon in “The Maydays” summer event.
  • And I Must Scream: They were trapped inside the Avatar for two millennia. And even after they were freed from Avatar's downfall, they can no longer retain their physical form and most of their sanity. Among the twins, Azrael became more deranged, with Israfel still capable of comforting her with words and speaking through telepathy.
  • Body Horror: AND HOW.
  • Break the Cutie: Azrael is still shaken up by their circumstances, which is understandable considering what they went through prior to being brought back to their senses.
  • Catchphrase: Azrael has "Oyoyo".
  • Continuity Nod: The prologue of "The Maydays" recalls that Az and Is are now settling down on a tree house with Hal and Mal, just like how the WMTSB trilogy ended.
  • Cloudcuckoolander's Minder: While Azrael isn't that weird, she is easily so ditzy that Israfel qualifies as this to remind Azrael of their missions. Often, with varying success.
  • The Ditz: Azrael is easily the ditziest out of the two messenger angel duos as she's quickly distracted by any mention of food.
  • Dark-Skinned Blond: Azrael is dark-skinned with lavender hair.
  • The Dividual: The Twindividual. Like Halluel and Malluel, before they were forced to stay together, they were never seen apart and have two wings between each other, making four in total.
  • Driven to Suicide: Due to their horrific fate and to spare Halluel and Malluel from any more pain, they ultimately take their own life with the chaos blade. However, Cagliostro was able to create a spare body through her alchemy and bring them back at the end of 000... but at the side effect of putting them in a Two Beings, One Body situation.
  • Embarrassing Animal Suit: The angels wear a pink dolphin costume to hide their disfigured bodies during the 2019 summer event.
  • Fallen Angel: By the time the two get reunited with Halluel and Malluel, Az and Iss are now being controlled by Belial and Beelzebub. Covered in some sort of sack, with their limbs and wings sticking out, it is implied that they become heavily deformed. This physical form of an abomination is no longer capable of normal speech, but growls and screams like a beast instead.
  • The Glomp: In "The Maydays", Azrael charged straight at Sandalphon so hard he got pushed back, when all she wanted to do was hug him.
    Malluel: Hey, hey! That's more of a tackle than a hug!
  • Hair Wings: Azrael has a wing growing out of the left side of her head while Israfel has one growing out of the right.
  • Heroes Prefer Swords: Contrasting Halluel and Malluel, who wield daggers, they wield swords.
  • Historical Genderflip: They’re both named after male angels from the Quran though their roles are different from those angels. Rather than being a messenger Angel, Azrael from the Quran was the angel of death while Israfel was an angel of music.
  • Leotard of Power: Like the other female Primarchs, they’re shown wearing leotards as part of their uniform.
  • Mood Whiplash: In "The Maydays", Azrael breaks the serious and emotional conversation between Sandalphon and Sariel squealing while in a pink dolphin outfit.
  • Not Quite Dead: They impale themselves with an immortal killing weapon, the same weapon that killed Lucifer, and in a scene that comes off as a Heroic Sacrifice. Later it's shown that Cagliostro and Raphael mangaed to save them from death, though Azrael remains in her deformed state.
  • Power Limiter: The archangels of instruction were made with ability limiters.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Israfel is the blue to Azrael’s red.
  • Religious and Mythological Theme Naming: They’re both named after angels from the Islamic religion.
  • Remember the New Guy?: Introduced in “What Makes The Sky Blue: 000” as long time companions of Halluel and Malluel despite not previously being mentioned by any of the angels in the previous events. Possibly justified in universe as it is stated that they had gone missing a long time ago.
  • Sadly Mythtaken: Unlike the previously introduced archangels, they have little in common with the angels they're based off of. Along with being gender-flips, they're portrayed as twin messenger angels in Granblue which is not what their original namesakes are. Azrael is the angel of death, a role that was given to Sariel instead. Israfel was the trumpet blowing angel that signaled the day of judgement. They were also not twins, as Israfel was stated to be the oldest of all the archangels.
  • Sharing a Body: Due to their physical bodies being experimented to fuse as a deformed single entity, they now count as two beings in one body. Azrael gets to control the phyiscal body for most of the time, and Israfel can only perform telepathy to communicate with others. Near the end of WMTSB3 and during the prologue of "The Maydays" event, Azrael recovers full consciousness and control of the body, while Israfel can only take over telepathically when Azrael is sleeping. But as of the ending to "The Maydays", the two can now voluntarily switch who gets in control.
  • She's Got Legs: Due to their leotard outfits, their legs are exposed, which also reveal areas of skin that are unusually colored and display markings that resemble tattoos.
  • Supernatural Floating Hair: Their hair appears to float in the rings that support them.
  • Super Speed: They are implied to have this ability as the Grandcypher crew are unable to properly aim at their corrupted form as they continuously move in mid-air. Even Halluel and Malluel had difficulties fighting them in combat because of this.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: As of "The Maydays", Azrael has taken a liking to bring up eggplant topics to the point where she once thought of declining to go the beach because it doesn't have eggplants.
  • Unusually Uninteresting Sight: Despite interacting with him multiple times in “The Maydays”, they don’t seem to point out or acknowledge the fact that Lucio looks exactly like their former boss, Lucifer, and Azrael treats him with very little respect.
  • The Unreveal: They are heavily implied to be fused together in some way due to the sack having two different pairs of wings sticking out, but the exact details are never shown.

     Sariel 

Voiced by: Akira Ishida

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Archangel of Execution
Christmas Appearance (Summon) 

Once known as the Archangel of Execution, Sariel now directly serves Lucilius and is allied with Belial. He possesses exceptional battle prowess, but also has a stunted psychological development due to a limiter placed on him.

During the events of "What Makes The Sky Blue III: 000", Sariel debuts as one of the Fallen Angels summoned by Beelzebub to counter the four tetra-primarchs. However, his mentality has been shattered and now wears a mask. Like Azrael and Israfel, he is armed with a chaos weapon in the form of a scythe.


  • A Day In The Lime Light: Outside of the “What Makes The Sky Blue” trilogy, He gets some spotlight in “The Maydays” summer event which also serves as foreshadowing for him triggering the return of Belial and Lucilius.
  • Advertised Extra: Sariel had a unique close-up shot in the Teaser Trailer for "What Makes The Sky Blue III", placing him among Sandalphon, Belial and Beelzebub (the former being the event protagonist while the latter two are the villains), like he would be set up to play a large role in the event. Sariel would actually receive the same plot relevance, and almost the same amount of screentime and dialogue as Azrael and Israfel, two angels who weren't even featured in the trailer video.
  • Ambiguously Gay: His relationship with Belial makes him come off as this, with it as of “The Maydays” being juxtaposed with Lucifer and Sandalphon’s all but stated by Word of God to be romantic connection. In a Pash! interview with his voice actor, when asked what Belial is to Sariel, he states that to Sariel, Belial is someone he loves even though they’re apart.
  • Apologetic Attacker: Before he pries open the jaw of Old Bruce, he casually says this line.
    There you go. Just keep saying ah... Sorry.
  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: He can become easily distracted due to his mental handicaps. He was on the verge of tears upon learning that Belial wants him to live, only to lose all interest when he sees an ant.
  • Break Out Character: Like event antagonists Sandalphon and Belial before him, he was one of the most popular newly introduced character to come out of the “What Makes The Sky Blue” trilogy where even fans are asking for him to be playable alongside the usual angels note . Upon his reveal as the dark Primarch summon on 2019’s April 30th Grand Fest, he trended highest on worldwide Twitter for a while. By December 2020, he was given a Christmas-themed summon.
  • Broke Episode: After recovering at the end of the WMTSB trilogy under Uriel's care, Sariel ended up in a bar from a passenger ship. He didn't have any rupies and he was just following a column of ants. The guards arranged him to work part-time, so that he can pay back the transportation fees. In "The Maydays", he also works as a part-time caddie for the Shark Hunter Martin.
  • Bishounen: Follows the trend of the Angels and fallen angels being attractive.
  • Cloudcuckoolander:
    • Even before Sariel became a deranged Fallen Angel, he already had a stunted psychological growth due to his Power Limiter. When Belial decides to tag along with his hobby and past-time, Sariel mentions that he likes observing anthills and compares himself to an ant solder.
    • His limited vocabulary and understanding also gets demonstrated in "The Maydays" event when he mentioned his plan of finding Belial by "tracking down the rainbow". Sandalphon understands that Sariel is actually looking for the dimensional rift (where Belial is sealed). Sariel cannot also understand honorifics like "Mister" and thinks that others are misinterpreting his name, as well as the act of kissing, and even forgetting to pay the food he just bought.
  • Comically Missing the Point: Due to his Power Limiter giving him a psychological handicap and turning him into a Cloudcuckoolander, Sariel doesn't even understand the concept of kissing. When he eavesdrops and watches Ellen and Martin kissing on the beach, he says this gem:
    Are they eating each other?
  • Cool Mask: Sariel wears a white hockey mask with holes and a red stripe of paint similar to what Jason Vorhees has.
  • Death Seeker: Sariel angrily screams "Give me eternal death!" when fighting Uriel. When Sariel recovers at the end of the event, he repeatedly asks in disappointment why is he still alive.
  • Desperately Looking for a Purpose in Life: Shows signs of this in the end of the WMTSB trilogy as he wonders why Belial let him live even after the war has ended. Sariel believes that Belial knows the answer and that "he must track down the rainbow" to find Belial once more.
  • The Dreaded: Sariel's unexpected arrival alone causes Raphael to tremble in fear and lose consciousness, which makes Sariel live up to his title of Executioner.
    • In "The Maydays", Post ending, a line of Sariel's reveals that he did see a Shark man and tried saying hi only for it to run back into the sea, suggesting he has this status despite not being hostile
  • Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: Gender-inverted case. Sariel's pale appearance in a black hair and clothing even gets noticed by Martin in "The Maydays" when he called Sariel a "gangly skeleton".
  • Foil: Sandalphon and Sariel both have a question and a wish that they want to be answered by their mentors who also have opposing goals (Lucifer and Belial). While Sandalphon found his resolve to protect the Sky Realm by the end of the WMTSB trilogy, Sariel is still searching for his own. By the end of “The Maydays”, due to Sandalphon sympathizing with Sariel’s desire to be reunited with Belial due to his own desire to be reunited with Lucifer, he allows Sariel to seek out his purpose by finding the dimensional rift which traps Belial and Lucilius even if it means potentially freeing both of them. By the end of 2020, It’s shown that Sariel is still on his journey to find them and hitches a ride on Santa’s sleigh.
  • Fallen Angel: Is one of the fallen angels recruited by Belial and later summoned by Beelzebub during the war of the "What Makes The Sky Blue" trilogy.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: Because Sariel is the only angel capable of matching Uriel in terms of physical strength, they treat each other as a Worthy Opponent. But as "The Maydays" event shows, Sariel is actually concerned about Uriel that he inquires his condition from the other angels. In return, Malluel thinks of informing a worried Uriel right away that Sariel returned from being missing-in-action.
  • Gentle Giant: Is one of the tallest Primarchs, even taller than Lucifer at around 190 cm according to a Pash! Interview and has an innocent and gentle personality.
  • Grim Reaper: Fits this role among the ranks of the archangels. Appearance wise, he invokes the ivory/white face, black clothing/armor, the title of "Executioner", and most importantly, a Sinister Scythe.
  • Hair Wings: He has a pair of wings growing out of either side of his head.
  • Half the Man He Used to Be: Sariel once lost half of his body fighting monsters from the Otherworld.
  • "I Know You're in There Somewhere" Fight: During the first half of WMTSB3, Sariel has already lost most of his mind, and acts nothing but a pawn. Uriel attempts this on him but it only made Sariel more aggressive. Belial does the same to Sariel when the former is betrayed by Beelzebub and it worked, restoring Sariel's former self.
  • Jawbreaker: In Chapter 3 of "The Maydays", Sariel holds Old Bruce's jaw with his whole arm, pulling out the live, swallowed victims using brute force.
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy: Also with braids on the sides.
  • Malaproper: His mental handicap also limits his vocabulary as he gives an example of this trope in "The Maydays" but quickly corrects himself afterwards.
    Please be patient as I wash and learn... Er, watch and learn...
  • Mental Handicap, Moral Deficiency: Sariel has a psychological defect to begin with. But when he returns as a Fallen Angel, he lost most of his reasoning and only fights under command. His speech patterns are also limited to stuttering cries, and imitating the last word his opponent speaks. Sariel does get better, though it takes two of his former comrades to reason with his previous self. He retains his sentience and mannerisms, enough to briefly fight against Beelzebub in the fifth chapter of WMTSB3.
  • Mood Whiplash: One would expect that Sariel is about to cry after learning that Belial actually saved him by ripping his wings, then Sariel gets distracted by an ant, turning his previously teary expression into complete amusement in just a second.
  • Not Quite Dead: After Belial takes his wings, the corruption by Avatar was also removed from him to allow proper regeneration and revival. Sariel is left unsure of what to do afterwards.
  • Obliviously Evil: Not necessarily “evil” but his desire to see Belial again and the lengths he will go to do it foreshadow that he will be the one who sets Belial and Lucilius free despite the others admonishing him about the consequences of trying to find the “rainbow”.
  • Occult Blue Eyes: The trailer for "What Makes The Sky Blue III" has a shot of Sariel Face Framed in Shadow with one of his eye glowing light blue as his face is slowly darkened.
  • Offscreen Moment of Awesome: "The Maydays" ends with Martin seemingly caught in the explosion of the bomb he used against Old Bruce, with the ending implying that he didn't survive. In "The Maydays 2", Martin narrates that he actually survived the encounter, thanks to Sariel quickly pulling him back.
  • Power Limiter: His limiter slows down his psychological development, essentially turning him to a soldier without self-reasoning. This makes Sariel think that he's nothing but a soldier who can fight without having to think at all. In turn, Belial sees this mentality as Sariel's Fatal Flaw, which Belial takes advantage of to recruit Sariel to their cause.
  • Red Baron: He was known as the Executioner even before the start of the trilogy, and is still capable of living up to his title during the third event.
  • Running Gag: As of "The Maydays", Sariel's obsession with observing and following ant trails gets exagerrated to the point where he ended up in a bar because he noticed a column of ants. And during the flashback scene prior to "What Makes the Sky Blue", Sariel stumbled across Sandalphon's garden because again... he has following a trail of ants. When he and Sandalphon meet in the beach, Sandalphon went saying ahead that he knew Sariel simply followed ants before.
  • Sanity Slippage: Zig-zagged. Sariel was originally The Stoic Executioner made to eliminate hostile threats. He loses his sense of self as a Fallen Angel, muttering only incomprehensible cries in combat. He gets more and more aggressive and deranged as Uriel (and Belial) appeal to his previous self, and it worked on the second attempt, making Sariel allied to Belial on his own volition.
  • Sinister Scythe: His weapon. And since it has been empowered with chaos to function as an Immortal Breaker, even the physically strongest primarch Uriel fears getting hit by it. Michael later attempts to use it as a Weapon Of Intimidation for an incapacitated Belial to spit out their plans.
  • The Stoic: Is one of the most emotionally calm and silent among the archangels.
  • Super Strength: Sariel is noted to be one of the physically strongest primal beasts. He demonstrates this in "The Maydays" when he held open the jaw of the giant shark Old Bruce with one arm and pulled the victims out using the other, a feat that Sandalphon didn't event attempt.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Belial, and subsequently Lucilius, whom the two serve and directly report to.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: He gives the most physically adept Uriel a hard time in close quarters-combat. Sariel's combat prowess is remarked on by several archangels, ally or enemy alike.
  • Unusually Uninteresting Sight: Played with. He doesn’t recognize Lucio upon first seeing him and asks who he is, despite very likely knowing Lucifer, whom Lucio resembles and vice versa, when he was alive. When Lucio tells him his name, Sariel comments that he does know him and that there’s something wrong with him. Lucio comments in turn that Sariel could discern his being without bringing up the fact that he resembles Lucifer.

     Metatron 

Voiced by: Kōichi Yamadera

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One of Lucilius' final creations meant to bring ruin to the world. The light legacy to Avatar's dark. His power rivals Lucifer's himself, but his physical form is unable to contain such power.

As of May 2019’s Flash Gala, he is available as a summon, completing the series of Primarch gacha summons.


  • Ambiguous Situation: It's never explained just why Metatron was created by Lucilious to inhibit Avatar's destruction when Avatar was created for the explicit purpose of destroying the world. It's also made very clear that Metatron himself is a good guy and has no intention of seeing the world go to ruin, making his existence all the more confusing and detrimental to Lucilius' plan.
  • Ascended Extra: In a way. Though he has yet to play a big role outside of Light’s Reverie in story, he was promoted to raid boss with associated weapons and then a gacha summon about a year after his introduction.
  • Badass Arm-Fold: Metatron holds this pose while in battle.
  • Bonus Boss: At the end of What Makes the Sky Blue II, he was the bonus challenge boss in the instance called Light's Reverie. Defeating him rewarded players with a lite version of the unticketable Optimus summons or a sunlight stone (their choice). The exact same fight was made available in Kluger Island later, in which he drops the light element Omega II weapons and his Anima required for various upgrades.
  • Gold and White Are Divine: His body is made of gold, white, and some blue to show his holy nature.
  • Good Counterpart: Of Avatar.
  • Hair Wings: He has four golden wings growing out of his hair.
  • Light Is Good: Contrasting with the destructive, but non-malicious Avatar, Metatron was able to retain his sanity after being made from countless fused cores. The price was that his body couldn't handle the power and self-destructs whenever he takes physical form.
  • Nice Guy: From what little we learn about him in "Light's Reverie", he's a good entity that wishes for the prosperity of the Sky Realm that he was born in and Lucifer loved. Speaking of Lucifer, he had nothing but high things to say about him, and hopes that Sandalphon will continue to protect the skies in his place.
  • Power at a Price: In exchange for keeping his sanity, Metatron's body is not capable of existing for long. Even attacking damages himself in the process. It is likewise harder for him to take physical form using their Healing Factor.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Outside of becoming a primarch series summon, raid boss and being given a weapon series, he hasn't been seen or mentioned in the "What Makes the Sky Blue" related stories since "Light's Reverie".

     Avatar 

Voiced by: Takahiro Sakurai

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Black Beast

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.


  • Attack! Attack! Attack!: Avatar doesn't really have any crippling debuffs to inflict save for Daedalus Pierce, which it uses once, and instead brings the difficulty by hitting really, really hard.
  • Bonus Boss: Along with Metatron, his fight was made available in Kluger Island, with an entirely new cutscene to explain his presence. He drops the dark versions of the Omega II weapons.
  • Brought Down to Badass: He's lost two sets of wings after Beelzebub takes control of him and numerous angels who were used to make him were separated in 000, signifying his loss in power. He's still strong enough to be a challenge in the final battle of Versus.
  • Decomposite Character: Like Lucifer, Lucilius, and Belial, he's meant to represent an aspect of Lucifer from the Bible, though after his fall. It's no coincidence that he was unleashed after the primal Lucifer died. For an added bonus, he's also voiced by Takahiro Sakurai.
  • Demoted to Dragon: Beelzebub made the weakened Avatar into his minion by Versus.
  • Demoted to Extra: From the looming king of hell in Rage of Bahamut to a screaming beast with no will of it's own in Granblue Fantasy, he's become more of a plot device that lacks the potential to become an actual character due to his status as a mindless force of nature.
  • Evil Counterpart: Of Metatron.
  • Final Boss: The last opponent of the event. Even on Impossible where he trades places with Belial at 50%.
  • Healing Factor: Avatar's body can regenerate nearly instantly after death due to all the cores used to create him. Sandalphon, the protagonist and the crew, and finally the combined might of the four archangels and the protagonist killed him three times together. Even with the third attack damaging his core Avatar began to regenerate from his injuries. These properties get passed on to individual cores separated from it, though with less power.
  • Irony: Avatar is a satanic figure amongst the primarchs in a setting where Satan is already a Primal Beast. His design is one of Satan's forms from Rage of Bahamut.
  • Leitmotif: "Paradise Lost" plays in the Avatar's raid battle from the WMTSB2 event, as well as a Magna II boss.
  • Mind Hive: It wasn't obvious during the initial fight with it, but the individual primals merged to create it? Those with intact cores were fully conscious the entire time. For two thousand years. Once the individual cores get separated after Avatar's downfall, the pain and terror of millennia of having all their minds smashed together has driven the individual angels hopelessly insane - and some of these were dear friends of other angels.
  • Multiple-Tailed Beast: Avatar has two tails.
  • Mythology Gag: Its design is taken from the "Abyss Armageddon Satan" of Rage of Bahamut. This also ties in with Dub Name Change as Cygames had to rename it to Avatar, much like how they did with the English localization of renaming Satan to Prince of Darkness in ShadowVerse.
  • Non-Malicious Monster: It is a mindless force of power acting on said power without an ounce of ill intent. When it does target someone, it's only after that person kills him. However, if you separate individual cores from it and try to remanifest those primals, said primals are hopelessly insane from pain, fear and power.
  • One-Hit Kill: When it reaches 10% of its health, it unleashes Archenemy, which deals 99,999,999 damage to everyone, resulting in a guaranteed frontline wipe unless an Unchallenged buff or 100% Damage Cut (and it has to be 100%, as even something as high as 90% still lets 9,999,999 damage leak through, which is still extremely fatal) is put up.
  • Reused Character Design: Of Satan from Rage of Bahamut, who was already given a gacha summon Granblue Fantasy before Avatar's introduction.
  • Screaming Warrior: Its only way of talking is through demonic roars.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Sealed away by the supreme primarch Lucifer to prevent his maker's creation from dooming the world.
  • 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%.
  • Volcanic Veins: Easily visible as they glow in its Overdrive state, Avatar has red veins all over its chest.
  • Was Once a Man: Downplayed Trope, but it was once several primarchs and fallen angels.

     Olivia 
For tropes concerning her character, visit the Granblue Fantasy Primal Characters page.
  • Ascended Extra: Originally just a generic raid boss and a filler gacha summon before being Promoted to Playable as a Grand unit and tied to the What Makes The Sky Blue trilogy.
  • Out of Focus: Notable for being even more so than the original primarchs tied to the Primarch storyline. Once she became playable, she was set-up to be an important player in the story, only to receive a brief cameo in "000", the last event in the main trilogy and then later be presumably killed off-screen.
     Azazel 
For tropes concerning his character, visit the Granblue Fantasy Primal Characters page.
     Belial 
For tropes concerning his character, visit the Granblue Fantasy Antagonists page.
     Kokabiel 
For tropes concerning her character, visit the Granblue Fantasy Antagonists page.

     Magus, Demon King Astaroth and Demon God Astaroth 

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A co-op antagonist and the final boss of the co-op stages. Tied to the "What Makes The Sky Blue" lore, Magus and Demon King Astaroth are some of the original Primal Beasts, crafted from the stars who joined in the Fallen angels' rebellion against the Astrals, only to be sealed away by Lucifer inside Pandemonium. To this day, they still carry a grudge against him and are plotting to enact their revenge once they escapes their imprisonment. The Demon God Astaroth appearance originates from Rage of Bahamut.
  • Adaptational Species Change: From "demon" in Rage of Bahamut to fallen angel or origin beast in Granblue Fantasy.
  • Ambiguous Situation: Pandemonium is destroyed by Sahar and Shalem and the primal beasts inside of it are presumably absorbed by Beelzebub, leaving their fate ambiguous.
  • And I Must Scream: They were left to rot in Pandemonium for over two millennia as a punishment for their participation in the origin beast rebellion.
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: Astaroth's final form is huge.
  • Artifact Title: Demon God Astaroth retains her title from Rage of Bahamut despite the fact that she is a fallen angel or Origin Beast in this universe.
  • Final Boss: They are the final bosses of the Pandemonium segment of Co-op mode.
  • Fusion Dance: At the final stage of the Throes of Death, Demon King Astaroth and Magus merge together to form Demon God Astaroth.
  • Horned Humanoid: Befitting her image as the "Demon God".
  • Locked Out of the Loop: Similarly to Olivia, they’re not only currently unaware of the fact that Lucifer is dead, they also don’t know that he was not their enemy and didn't lock them away under the order of the Astrals.
  • The Magnificent: "Demon King" Astaroth and "Demon God" Astaroth.
  • Misplaced Retribution: Played With. While Lucifer did seal them away in Pandemonium, Demon God Astaroth believes he had done so under the order of the Astrals, viewing it as him choosing to side with them over his fellow primal beasts. As the players would come to find out over the course of the "What Makes The Sky Blue" storyline, this was not the case and their anger is severely misguided.
  • Mystical White Hair: Demon God Astaroth has this like her Rage Of Bahamut counterpart.
  • One-Winged Angel: Demon God Astaroth is this for both Demon King Astaroth and Magus.
  • Revenge: Similarly to Sandalphon and Olivia, the Astaroth’s had been plotting their escape and revenge against Lucifer for millennia.
  • Sequential Boss: Upon entering their raid, the player fights Magus, followed by Demon King Astaroth and then Demon God Astaroth who is the product of a Fusion Dance between Magus and Demon King Astaroth.
  • Voice of the Legion: Demon God Astaroth sounds like this, being the voices of both Demon King Astaroth and Magus.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: They aren't mentioned or seen at all over the course of the "What Makes The Sky Blue" storyline despite being a fallen angel who participated in the origin beast rebellion and their plan to take revenge on Lucifer. Unlike Olivia and Azazel, they didn't even receive a cameo appearance in "000".

Disciples

Primals that are inheritors of the tetra-element Primarchs powers.
     Shared Tropes 
  • Adaptational Species Change: Europa is classified as "Man" (Human) in Rage of Bahamut, but made a "Primal" in Granblue Fantasy. Her summon description justifies this by implying that she was a human that was deified for her beauty.
  • Bonus Boss: They can be fought as a part of the M2 raid series.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: They're Primal Beasts whose powers were recognized by the tetra-element Primarchs, however upon receiving playable units, it's revealed that they have their own eccentricities, no different from their similarly eccentric mentors.
  • Expy: Of their Rage of Bahamut counterparts, though Grimnir and Shiva have more in common with the originals than Europa and Alexiel do.
  • Four-Element Ensemble: Water for Europa, Earth for Alexiel, Fire for Shiva, and Wind for Grimnir, matching their mentors Gabriel, Uriel, Michael, and Raphael's elements respectively.
  • Gender-Equal Ensemble: Like the core tetra-element Primarchs group, there are two women and two men.
  • God in Human Form: They are quite powerful even without the Primarch's influence and provide a challenge in the M2 raids.
  • Out of Focus: They have yet to make a proper appearance in any Primarch-related event story despite their connection to them.
  • Promoted to Playable: All four of them received playable units.
  • Reused Character Design: All of these characters are imports from Rage of Bahamut.
     Europa 
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Voiced by: Mai Nakahara

It is said there was once one of beauty so great that the gods bestowed upon her eternal life. She has captivated the heavens since time immemorial, and her beauty shall continue into forever and beyond.
     Alexiel 

Voiced by: Aya Hirano

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Divine protector of the godly realm. With her all-reflecting mirror-blade barrier and guardian dragon of mirror-blade scales, she allows no evil to pass.
     Shiva 

Voiced by: Creator/ShōHayami

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All things in nature are not permanent. This fierce deity of destruction gazes at a world in flux with an amoral eye. If sent into a fury, the light from his forehead would reduce the world to ash. Brandishing a golden trident in one hand, he looks out over a new landscape created from nothing.
     Grimnir 

Voiced by: Megumi Ogata

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A god of war that rides in on cyclonic gales. Although those winds have whipped up hundreds of victories, this deity is obsessed with chasing ever more power.

Arbitrators and Surrogates

Arbitrators are Primals who served as judges that decide the course of the realm. Cosmos served as the overseer of the Arbitrators.

     Shared Tropes 
  • Cloning Blues: Averted Trope. Zooey and Geo don't seem to care that they're offshoots of Cosmos, the original Arbitrator.
  • Cosmic Motifs: All of the Arbitrators are associated with the cosmos in some way, with this being heavily incorporated into the playable arbitrators kits.
  • Shoulder-Sized Dragon: Cosmos, Zooey, and Geo have these as companions. Yuni is a pair of these dragons given a humanoid form by Cosmos.
    Cosmos 

Voiced by: Junko Minagawa

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The first of the arbitrators who makes an appearance in the 8th Anniversary event, Created by the Stars, Loved by the Skies.


  • A Death in the Limelight: Introduced in "Created by the Stars, Loved by the Skies", which has part 2 and 3 of the event explore her character enough to present her as a tragic figure, as well as explore her connection to Zooey and Geo. Come the end of the event, it's revealed that she cannot continue to exist in the world as long as the protagonist does once judgement time had passed and she fades from existence after losing the determining battle.
  • Bait-and-Switch: The original Cosmos waking up at the end of Chapter 2 of "Truth of Arbitration" and mentioning the role Lucifer promised to fulfill, which lead readers to believe that Lucifer would be revived in the following chapters, perhaps as a ghost or a sort of temporary ally, to participate in the last act of the story. Come the very next chapter, Cosmos acknowledges that Lucifer isn't around to fulfill their promise and creates Yuni in his image using her two dragons, who she then sends to the protagonists in her stead.
  • Borrowed Catchphrase: She borrows Lucifer's "the heart is filled with contradictions" line, which is later reappropriated by Zooey.
  • Character Death: Fades from existence at the end of "Created by the Stars, Loved by the Skies" after losing the determining battle of whether she or the protagonist will remain in the sky realm. She seems at peace with this, however.
  • Disappears into Light: She fades from existence toward the end of "Created by the Stars, Loved by the Skies". Yuni's Grand Fate Episodes reveal that she may not truly be dead, as she reappeared in the precipice between life and death. It's ambiguous if she's still there, however.
  • Dying to Be Replaced: Her final wish is for Yuni to watch over the future of the Sky Realm in her stead, which Yuni agrees to fulfill.
  • Emotionless Girl: At first. This began to change with the time she spent watching over the sky realm with Lucifer, which had begun to affect her ability to arbitrate objectively, just as the Astrals who had created her feared.
  • Final Boss: Of the 8th Anniversary Event "Created by the Stars, Beloved by the Skies".
  • I Cannot Self-Terminate: Says this almost word for word, as she cannot continue to exist so long as the protagonist does, but she cannot kill herself, thusly needing the protagonists to defeat her.
  • Lonely Together: Lucifer and Cosmos share a common bond of loneliness, as their roles as guardians of the Sky Realm have them isolated from others. Cosmos lampshades this when it is time for her to rejoin with her original body.
  • Mirror Character: To Lucifer, which is likely why their business partnership became a friendship. Both are incredibly strong but lonely primals who spent centuries in isolation because they were bound to their duties. Both watched over and were concerned about the primals living in proximity to the sky dwellers but found ways to help the primals and sky dwellers coexist. They also have a fondness for their creations (or in Cosmos' case, their surrogates) and ask them to take their places in the sky realm once they can no longer carry on.
  • My Name Is ???: Both her name and voice actor are shown to be "???" in the event previews.
  • Mysterious Protector: Her job is to keep the world in balance, intervening in conflicts that the sky realm could not resolve themselves. With Lucifer's guidance, she acted as a mediator between the sky dwellers and the primal beasts when trouble between them began to arise, and in turn allowed for primals to become integrated into the sky realm.
  • The Promise: She makes Lucifer promise her that when the time to judge the singularity comes, he will stop her. He reluctantly agrees, but is unable to fulfil his promise to her due to having been killed by Beelzebub some time ago, leaving her to judge the protagonist herself.
  • Really 700 Years Old: She was made around 2000 years ago, making her about as old as the archangels. Despite this, she looks like a young woman. Her surrogates, such as Zooey and Geo, appear to be even younger than that, looking like teenagers.
  • Revision: The reveal that she (along with some guidance from Lucifer) is the reason that the primals and skydwellers are able to coexist in the Sky Realm in relative peace after the war, as she acted as a mediator between the two races when tension between them began to bubble up. It's not technically a retcon because the players weren't given a detailed explanation for how this came to be previously, however, there were no mentions of a primal beast that acted as a mediator when discussions about the war and it's aftermath came up before "Created by the Stars, Loved by the Skies" was released. Satyr even lampshades this by saying she didn't know a primal beast like that existed.
  • The Reveal: With Lucifer's guidance, she was the reason that the primal beasts were able to become integrated into the sky realm alongside sky dwellers, as well as become worshipped as divine beings, and were able to form pacts with certain islands after the War. When trouble arose between sky dwellers and primal beasts, she would appear before them and offer them advice on how to handle the situation, acting as a mediator between the two races.
    • She is also the reason Xeno forms exist within the game's universe, as she granted the Showdown Primal beasts "evolution", making them strong enough to continue battling the sky dwellers in the endless fight they had begun to enjoy.
  • Remember the New Guy?: In two ways:
    • Her existence as the original arbitrator and Zooey being an off-shoot of her is only ever explained in this event, as it was never suggested to be the case in any of Zooey's prior fate episodes. The best the players got as a hint at her existence previously was the "Cosmos" weapon series (Even then, those are only weapon names and don't necessarily point to her as a character. Even the weapon descriptions point to Zooey) and Zooey and Geo mentioning Cosmos by name in "Primal Resonance", which is semi-recent in the Zooey related event timeline.
    • Her debut event reveals that she was business partners in watching over the sky realm with Lucifer for a period of several hundred years, with that partnership eventually becoming a friendship once Cosmos begins to develop the ability to feel. Her role in helping him govern evolution is never addressed in the previously released What Makes The Sky Blue trilogy. As well, it was never suggested that Lucifer had any close friendships outside of the primarchs, with Sandalphon specifically being treated as his most important person during and beyond his death.
  • Shoulder-Sized Dragon: She has two small white dragons accompanying her. She uses these dragons to create Yuni.
  • Truly Single Parent: As Zooey, Geo, and her other surrogates are off shoots born from herself, she is in-universe considered to be their parent. To reinforce this, Geo says he and Zooey can be thought of as siblings.
  • Uncertain Doom: The player is left in the dark as to whether she truly died after sending Yuni back to the Sky Realm or if she's still in the precipice between life and death. According to Yuni's homescreen line, even she's not sure what happened to Cosmos.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: She fades from existence at the end of "Created by the Stars, Loved by the Skies", which is the event she was introduced in. While the players did get a bit of time to get to know her in part 2 of the event, it was still an abrupt exit for a new character. As well, they ensured that there wouldn't be a way to save her, as she cannot exist in the sky realm so long as the protagonist does. Zooey saying that she can no longeer feel her link to Cosmos all but fully confirms that she's gone for good.
  • What Is This Feeling?: A flashback reveals that the more time she spent watching over the sky realm, the more difficult her ability to arbitrate objectively became due to her developing emotions.
  • When It All Began: "Created by the Stars, Loved by the Skies" reveals that she and Lucifer worked together to help the primals become integrated into the sky realm as god-like figures, divine protectors of the islands, and pact makers. Lucifer offered her guidance which she used to act as a mediator between the primals and the sky dwellers. We get to see some of her work as she guides Tiamat, Sylph, the Showdown Primals, and Luminiera and the sky dwellers they're at odds with through their conflict.

    Grand Order 

Zooey

Voiced by: Ami Koshimizu (Japanese), Laura Post (English)

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Grand Arbitrator

     Geo 

     Yuni 

Voiced by: Ai Kayano

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Beloved Child of Arbitration
A mysterious young girl who shows the protagonist visions of the past. Debuted in "Created by the Stars, Loved by the Skies".

     Other Surrogates 
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Surrogates of the arbitrator Cosmos that manifested in the Sky Realm to defeat the protagonists. They appear in "Created by the Stars, Loved by the Skies".
  • Clone Army: Their purpose in the event Scripted Battle. No matter how many of them the protagonists took them down, more of them would show up in their places.
  • Expendable Clone: They aren't given the same characterization or emotional depth as Zooey and Geo, instead acting similarly to emotionless machines that exist solely to complete their mission. They quickly exit the plot and aren't mentioned again after being defeated.
  • Hero Killer: The first surrogate to show up in the event kills the captain and Lyria, kicking off the story.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: They quickly disappear from the plot once they lose their importance as threats and aren't mentioned again. It's presumed that they faded along with Cosmos at the end of the event.
  • Walking Spoiler: While they themselves aren't all too important to the overarching story, it's difficult to talk about them without giving away the twist that they are offshoots of Cosmos in the same way that Zooey is.

Event Primal Beasts

Covers primal beasts that appear in events. For primal beasts that are outright villainous and appear as major antagonists in events, see the Granblue Fantasy Event Antagonists page.

     Nephthys 
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A primal beast appearing in "The Cowardly Hero and the Captive Princess" event.


  • Bare Your Midriff: Her outfit doesn't cover her midriff.
  • Locked Up and Left Behind: She kidnaps people in her lair and...that's it. She then either guards the entrance of her lair or teleports and kidnaps another person. Fortunately for her victims, there's also a massive hole on the other side of the cave.
  • Red Herring: She is this twice. One reason is that the real antagonist of the event was Aviza who was plotting against Aliza, her family, and Valtz as a whole. The second, she never kidnapped Ayer. It was a ruse created by Bowman to make Jessica and her family look for them in the wrong way.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Her kidnapping of Aliza was the catalyst that set Aviza's plot.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: She just disappears after the first half of the event.

     Xolotl 
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A dog primal beast that worshipped as a god and is thought to bring prosperity to the people of Xochitl. It appears in the event, "Five Flowers of Fate", and continues to appear (or at least mentioned) in Diantha's fate episodes.


  • Anti-Villain: It is actually a benevolent primal beast, though became hostile when it was reminded of its tragic past when the ichnia (idol fans) rioted.
  • The Chooser of the One: Or at least likes Diantha too much. Despite her officially retiring after the events of "Five Flowers of Fate", it still ends up calling her and her fellow idols to perform in Auguste Isles.
  • The Determinator: Even after its capture by the astrals during the war, the dog remained loyal to its former master, so much that it escaped their grasp just to meet him once again. Unfortunately, it didn't end well.
  • Forgotten First Meeting: The people eventually forgot about Xolotl over the years due to cultural changes.
  • Hopeless Boss Fight: Gets one of these in the final chapters. It took the five maidens to sing its favorite song to allow the crew to lay a scratch on him.
  • Music Soothes the Savage Beast: The idols' music and song eventually calm it down, now reminding it of the happier past when the ancient Xochitl people had accepted it without fear.
  • Playing with Fire: Despite being wind element, it occasionally attacks using flames. The attack's element is still wind, though.
  • Tears from a Stone: Its statues gush out tears when it is reminded of its tragic past, or gameplay-wise, when entering Overdrive during the raid battle.

     Jade 
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A failed primal beast experiment of the Astrals, she was abandoned in an island for decades until eventually she met and befriended a young ranger named Walder. She appears in the event, "Ranger Sign: Bravo!"


  • Anti-Villain: She was the monstrosity the villagers of Treetop Isle mentions about. As it turns out later, it wasn't entirely her fault.
  • Auto-Tune: Her default voice is this.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: Fenrir's motivations in the event was entirely because she was saved by Jade during an experiment before she was taken in by Loki.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: As part of an experiment, she was installed with eternalirium, a condition that would force her into a frenzied state, which is exactly what happens in the event.
  • Connect the Deaths: Spotting one of the ranger signs he and Jade learned when they were kids leads Walder to realize that the seemingly random attacks that Jade had been making form a ranger sign saying that a specific place is dangerous when you connect the dots on a map. It turns out to be where she intends Walder and his friends to trigger her Self-Destruct Mechanism to stop her rampage.
  • Famed in Story: Due to her assistance with a young Walder in driving away the hunters, she gained quite a reputation among villagers in Treetop Isle including Jasmine herself. This actually came in quite a heavy blow to the villagers after The Reveal of the monstrosity's true identity.
  • Gameplay and Story Integration: By the end of the event, Jade's consciousness is trying hard to prevent her body from going on a rampage. This continues in the raid boss fight where it doesn't start to attack for two turns, as well as occasionally causing self-inflicting damage.
  • "I Know You're in There Somewhere" Fight: Walder invokes this and it works. The process seems to be interrupted by Fenrir, but fortunately, it sticks when Walder finds her again.
  • Right for the Wrong Reasons: The village's chief herbalist deduces Jade as a primal beast due to her animalistic and child-like characteristics. Considering the massive differences between each primal beast, as well as existence of non-primal creatures such as Vyrn, she made a lucky guess.
  • Sealed Good in a Can: Her eventual fate. She returns to the real world in crystal form due to having her body being destroyed by the party.
  • Self-Destruct Mechanism: The Astral researchers who created her built in one of these in case she became a liability. The heroes are unfortunately forced to activate it in order to stop Jade's rampage.
  • She's a Man in Japan: For some reason, the initial translation of the game labelled Jade as female, while she was treated as male in Japan. It wasn't until the event was added to the side stories that male pronouns were used for Jade.
  • Theme Naming: Her name is the first of many "ranger names" Walder came up with, a gemstone based on the color of a body part or clothing—in this case, her green eyes. Shares the theme with Ruby (Vyrn), Sapphire (Lyria), and Turquoise (Jasmine), the latter of which refused to answer unless she's called Tiger's Eye instead.
  • Walking Spoiler: Naturally, since the entire plot of the event revolves around her.

     Sharom 
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A pacifistic primal beast with the power to take away the will to fight. It appears in the event, "Violet Violence".


  • Actual Pacifist: Apart from making other people and monsters to dislike fighting, it also actually dislikes fighting. However, it is forced into fighting the crew when Baldir takes over it.
  • The Blank: Has a head but otherwise has no facial features.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Originally Dark element but is possibly the least likely to attack unprovoked.
  • Green Thumb: Its magic actually created the flowers that help calm the monsters in the island down. When forced to fight, it uses vines as well.
  • Meaningful Name: Shalom is a Hebrew word meaning peace and tranquility, which is what Sharom is all about.

     Procris 

The unicorn-like primal beast of summoning which resides in the Fairy Gorge, otherwise known as the Nymph's Ravine. It appears in the collaboration event, "Cardcaptor Sakura: Sakura and the Mysterious Sky Journey".


  • Continuity Nod: It's one of the answers in the Captain's Pop Quiz section of the event, "Auld Lanxiety". It's actually the incorrect answer to the question it appears. Picking the answer would prompt Lyria to explain about Procris, indicating that the collaboration event was (possibly) canon.
  • Dimensional Traveler: It enters Japan looking for its master, opening up a portal to the Skyrealm in the process.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: Its main reason for inadvertedly scattering the Clow Cards into the Skyrealm, as they share similarities of having been abandoned by their masters.

     Arte 

Voiced by: Yūma Uchida

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Primal Beast of the Arts
Caro 

The primal beast of arts residing in and is regarded as the guardian of Perfetto Island. He appears in the event, "Together In Song".


  • Anti-Villain: The final boss of the "Together In Song" event, but not by choice. He took in the despair of the people of Perfetto Island but it caused his power to become unstable and the crew is forced to stop him.
  • Deep Sleep: Because his body isn't as strong as most Primal Beast, it'll take years for him to recover and by the end of the event, he fell to a slumber.
  • Easily Forgiven: Despite the villagers threatening to kill him, he's was never angry nor held a grudge against them.
  • Genius Ditz: In one of the more hilarious moments, he actually buys Elta's Suspiciously Specific Denial about him not seeing his magic.
  • God in Human Form: He disguises himself as a traveler named Caro to communicate with the residents of the island.
  • Music Soothes the Savage Beast: It takes Elta, Selfira, Niyon and the entire Sky Philharmonic Orchestra to calm him down of his rampage. This is even one of the solo challenges you can do after completing the event.
  • Plot Coupon: Averted. Despite making a pact with Perfetto Island, he is unable to summon a piece of the Sky Map. It's implied that this is because of him unconsciously preventing his paintings from turning into monsters.
  • Your Mind Makes It Real: How his paintings and music look and sound depends on each person. This was a bad thing when grieving residents of Perfetto Island came to see his works as distorted during their despair and later, affecting him as well.

     Euryale 

Voiced by: Mai Nakahara

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The middle gorgon sister known to be fierce in the middle of a battle. She and Stheno were last seen during The War and both of their presence later resurfaced in the "Primal Resonance" event.


  • Absolute Cleavage: Her dress has an opening to show her bust.
  • Cool Sword: Wields a long jagged blade.
  • Deadly Gaze: Is able to turn beings into stone, just like in the Classical Mythology.
  • Fighting from the Inside: Was assimilated inside Geo along with Stheno, but they were able to regain consciousness for a short while, thanks to Baal and the Earth Prime Crystals. And they manage to undo the pertification on Satyr and Nezha.
  • Gorgeous Gorgon: Is very attractive for a female Primal Beasts, a trait which she shares with her gorgon sisters.
  • Living MacGuffin: Baal sensing Euryale's and Stheno's presence in an island is what led to their younger sister Medusa and the rest of the Grandcypher crew to arrive, thanks to a letter sent by Nezha. This kickstarts the "Primal Resonance" event where the party had to find out where their cores are located.
  • Satellite Character: To Medusa, as she's currently a goal for Medusa to work toward rather than a proper character as of "Primal Resonance".
  • The Stoic: Euryale is much more serious than Stheno and Medusa.
  • Uniqueness Value: Blood-related Primal Beast "siblings" are a very rare occurence, which is why Geo is so keen on having Medusa, Euryale and Stheno to himself in "Primal Resonance".

     Stheno 

Voiced by: Chiaki Takahashi

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The oldest gorgon sister. She and Euryale were last seen during The War and both of their presence later resurfaced in the "Primal Resonance" event.


  • Absolute Cleavage: Her dress also has an opening on her bust, but it's wider than Euryale's.
  • Deadly Gaze: Is able to turn beings into stone, just like in the Classical Mythology.
  • Fighting from the Inside: Was assimilated inside Geo along with Euryale, but they were able to regain consciousness for a short while, thanks to Baal and the Earth Prime Crystals. And they manage to undo the pertification on Satyr and Nezha.
  • Gorgeous Gorgon: Is very attractive for a female Primal Beasts, a trait which she shares with her gorgon sisters.
  • Living MacGuffin: Baal sensing Euryale's and Stheno's presence in an island is what led to their younger sister Medusa and the rest of the Grandcypher crew to arrive, thanks to a letter sent by Nezha. This kickstarts the "Primal Resonance" event where the party had to find out where their cores are located.
  • Ms. Fanservice: She's the most provocatively dressed out of the gorgon sisters, wearing what is basically a minidress that shows off her impressive bust and showcases her legs.
  • Satellite Character: To Medusa, as she's currently a goal for Medusa to work toward rather than a proper character as of "Primal Resonance".
  • Uniqueness Value: Blood-related Primal Beast "siblings" are a very rare occurence, which is why Geo is so keen on having Medusa, Euryale and Stheno to himself in "Primal Resonance".
  • Whip It Good: Her weapon is a whip that is actually a pair of flaming snakes.

    Baldr 

Voiced by: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka

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A primal beast created as a weapon by Astrals in the later stages of the War. In order to further enhance his combat prowess, many functionalities given to other primals, particularly emotion, were intentionally limited for Baldr. Through the influence of skydwellers Madl and Kona, the primal ends up betraying his Astral masters and joins a skydweller camp. After the War, he laments being unable to truly blend in with skydwellers and so goes to sleep in core form. Baldr is never truly cognizant of the emotions he feels throughout all of this.

He was introduced in the event "Created by the Stars, Loved by the Skies".


  • A Day in the Limelight: "Created by the Stars, Loved by the Skies" doubles as his focus event as well as the players' introduction to him.
  • Angst Coma: He goes into one at the end of Part 2 of Created by the Stars, Loved by the Skies, as his heart is weary and needs rest after all he's been through. By present-day, he's been asleep for several hundred years, and Satyr plans to find for a way to awaken him and other sleeping primals.
  • Bishounen: He's quite pretty, with an almost androgynous look to him.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: A factor to Baldr eventually siding with the skydwellers is due to the friendship he formed with the skydwellers Madl and Kona, who treated him like a living person instead of a weapon like the Astrals did.
  • Deep Sleep: Falls into one some time after the war between the Astrals and the skydwellers concluded.
  • Flashback: His entire story takes place in one from several hundred years ago.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Initially loyal to the Astrals due to being his creators, he eventually chose to side with the skydwellers due to his Interspecies Friendship with Madl and Kona.
  • Interspecies Friendship: Forms one with the skydwellers Madl and Kona.
  • Lack of Empathy: Initially. After being created, he only knew to do what he was told to do by the Astrals and felt nothing for the skydwellers he slaughtered under their orders. It wasn't until he met Madl and Kona, who showed him unconditional kindness, that he began to gain a "heart".
  • Living Weapon: He was created by the Astrals to be one during the war against the skydwellers.
  • The Lost Lenore: Though he's not dead, he became one to Freyr who feels immense guilt over what happened to him.
  • Put on a Bus: "Created By The Stars, Loved by the Skies" ends his introductory event by putting him on one in the form of going to sleep for several hundred years. Because he needs an outside force to wake him up again, which Satyr and the other primals are stated to be working on, it's likely he won't show up again for a while.
  • Mayfly–December Friendship: With Madl and Kona, though it wears heavily on him that he will eventually outlive them.
  • Turned Against Their Masters: Baldr is the first of the many Primals who eventually turned against the Astrals and side with the skydwellers during the war.
  • What Is This Feeling?: He gains the ability to feel emotions after spending time with Madl and Kona, two humans that showed him unconditional kindness despite him initially being their enemy.
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