This covers Primal Beast characters who are recruitable through the gacha or special events. For non-recruitable Primal Beasts, see Primal Beasts.
- Adaptational Species Change: For the characters that originated from Rage of Bahamut, their species has changed from what they were originally labeled as to "Primal".
- Ambiguously Bi: A number of primals on this page have Ship Tease with the protagonist regardless of their gender and/or another primal (or non-primal character) of the same sex. This is seemingly touched upon in Primal Resonance as Medusa notes that primals dont perceive things in the same way that humans do, likely meaning that they also dont factor gender into their attraction.
- Animation Bump: For a lot of the newer released Primals from 2018 onwards, they receive special charge attacks that resemble chibified versions of their summon or raid boss animations.
- Dub Name Change: Or Species Name Change. Theyre called "Star Crystal Beasts" in Japanese, but their species is renamed to "Primal Beasts" in the translation.
- Early Installment Weirdness: There was a lot of weirdness around when the game was first getting it's wings.
- The first playable primals which initially werent called "Primals" and instead were labeled "Other" are this compared to the later ones.
- Noa. Despite being a main story character, he initially appeared in the gacha as an SR and for a while was the only playable primal to appear in the gacha as that rarity rather than an SSR as every primal that followed him had been. This was rectified in December 2019 where he was finally promoted to SSR status as a Grand character.
- Lucio and Zooey, both whom were stated to appear to be very similar to summons according to Word of God which lead to the assumption that they may not actually be the Promoted to Playable versions of their summon forms. This only ended up being the case with Lucio. Zooey is in fact a Promoted to Playable Grand Order, while Lucio is a different entity than the summon Lucifer entirely. He isnt even a primal as revealed by "What Makes The Sky Blue: 000", though he is functionally like one according to Lucilius. Cygames eventually retconned his race into "Other" again, completely divorcing his character from Lucifer and the primal race entirely.
- Cerberus is perhaps the biggest example of this, with her fate episodes speaking for themselves.
- Elemental Powers: While everyone in the game has powers like this, its notable in the case of Primals as some Primals are explicitly stated to have control over a certain element, such as the four disciples.note That doesnt stop some primals from being given alternate units in different elements, however.
- Expy: Though a running theme of Granblue Fantasy overall, its notable that a majority of the playable primals revealed so far originated from Rage of Bahamut with the exception of characters like Lucio a.k.a. Helel ben Sahar, Noa, Vira, Baal, Halluel and Malluel and Sandalphon. Though in a different universe, their characters have been repurposed to fit the new setting and their backstories and titles remaining at least somewhat faithful to their original lore. According to What Makes The Sky Blue: Part III 000, this is in-universe lore not just limited to Primal Beasts, but to any ported over Rage of Bahamut character in general.
- Fatal Flaw: A variation of Sloth, as shown by Sandalphon, Zooey, the Primarch aprentices and the Primal Pals (specifically Medusa and Baal), Primal Beasts have the ability to become stronger if they train or learn new things to enhance their abilities but, due to the power they are born with and because they have been the most powerful species in the Sky Realm for so long, most simply refuse to do so and thus are caught off-guard when creatures from places like the Otherworld or people like the crew come along and defeat them.
- Fish out of Water: Most of them are very unfamiliar with celebrating holidays, such as Valentine's Day and White Day, and are new at partaking in other human—er, mortal customs.
- Gameplay and Story Segregation:
- Unlike most human characters that aren't necessarily tied to any specific element, thusly justifying their ability to have alternate version in different elements, most primals are stated to tied to the element they have control over or are introduced as having. That, however, hasn't stopped some of them from inexplicably being released in another element when they receive an alternate unit.
- While its justified in the case of lower ranking primals, some playable primals arent as strong as units as theyre stated to be lorewise or as raid bosses.
- God in Human Form: As Primal Beasts, they are all naturally this with varying degrees of "human".
- Averted when the first playable non-humanoid primal, Colossus, was implemented as hes a walking suit of armor.
- Hot God: Well, thanks to the overall Fanservice designs, the humanoid primal beasts are depicted as attractive individuals.
- Intrigued by Humanity: Several of them express an interest in mortal culture and their various foibles in comparison to the long-lived nature of Primal existence.
- Olympus Mons: Taken a step further than the rest of the Primal Beasts, since they can now be active party members instead of being limited to summons or event antagonists. Some of them are explicitly limited as Grand characters with equally powerful recruitment weapons to boot.
- Promoted to Playable: With the exception of Noa, Hal Mal and Azazel, most of them were summons and/or Raid bosses before they became playable.
- Really 700 Years Old: Goes with the territory. They were all created by the Astrals for their war of conquest centuries ago and have been left to their own devices since. By default, their ages are often listed as unknown on their profiles though some have their ages implied in the stories.
- Religious and Mythological Theme Naming: Just like most Primal Beasts, a lot of these characters are named, or based on mythological entities and deities from several pantheons.
- Strong as They Need to Be: Primals in general seem to be affected by this trope, as how strong they are lorewise ultimately depends on the situation and who or what theyre up against.
Voiced by: Aya Hirano
- Rarity: SSR
Style: Defense, Special (Summer)
Weapon Specialty: Sabre+Katana
Charge Attack: Mirror-Blade Helix
Defender of the God-realm and servant of the Primarch Uriel. Originally debuted in Rage of Bahamut.
- Action Fashionista: Despite her serious stoic vibe, Alexiel is fashion-conscious enough to even rummage a lot of shops just to find a swimwear she really likes.
- BFS: Like her raid boss version, that weapon she wields is a large sword, even though it has a long lance-like handle.
- The Comically Serious: Boy, is she ever. Even in a swimsuit, she still comes off as kinda stiff.
- Contralto of Danger: Yes, that is still Aya Hirano voicing her.
- Cool Shades: Wears red-tinted heart-shaped sunglasses in her summer version.
- Dangerously Short Skirt: Alexiel wears a skirt in both of her outfits, but they don't cover her thighs.
- Defeat Means Friendship: She became Uriel's apprentice after she learned about Primarchs, only to then promptly try to beat Uriel's ass. She got dunked but he was impressed with her and so took her under his wing.
- Dub Name Change: From Brodia to Alexiel; one of the many carry-overs from Rage of Bahamut.
- Fish out of Water: A notable example even by the standards of her fellow Primals. Her first Christmas greeting has her turning her sword on Gran/Djeeta... when he/she was just challenging Alexiel to a snowball fight."What? You understand what Master Uriel meant when he said what he did?Singularity. You must tell me the meaning of this."
- Glass Weapon: A lot of her abilities are themed after mirrors or glass. There are even glass shards floating near her, which Alexiel uses in combat.
- Good Is Not Soft: Perhaps one of the epitomes of it in this game. At the end of her second Fate Episode, Alexiel prepares to bring her sword down upon some arms dealers that attempted to kill the Captain. If not for the Captain stopping her, she would have put an end to them right then and there.
- Incorruptible Pure Pureness: Her listed dislikes are "immorality in all its forms."
- Line-of-Sight Name: One that is given to her in Grand Blues! Comic #1027. When Lyria mentions "Egg Rice" when thinking about food, Rosine misnames Alexiel as "Aleggxiel".
- The Magnificent: Unlike her fellow Disciples/Genesis Series summons, Alexiel has a title preceding her name in her summon stone and raid boss battle - Godsworn Alexiel.
- Mundane Utility: In her summer version's intro fate, when seeing and being intrigued by a sand castle, she uses her ability to manipulate earth to make a sturdier sand castle with the crew.
- Promoted to Playable: After about a year of being available as a summon, she was made a recruitable character for the Flash Gala of April 2018.
- Rapunzel Hair: Goes past her waist.
- The Stoic: Uriel describes Alexiel as "a little stiff" in her Fate Episode. She proves him right not even two lines later, with the above quote.Vyrn: Pfft! Ahahaha!Lyria: Vyrn?Alexiel: Red dragon. Why do you laugh?Vyrn: Sorry! Just that he really wasn't kidding about you being all stiff!
- Strength Equals Worthiness: She fights the protagonist in "Fortress Sonata" to see if they are worthy of Uriel's attention and is pleased when they pass the test.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: In a similar vein that the Primarch Michael is this to Gabriel, she is the tomboy to Europas girly girl.
- Work Hard, Play Hard: Uriel sees that she is working hard all the time, so he suggests Alexiel to play hard on the beach too. Cue her Summer version!
Voiced by: Ayako Kawasumi
- Rarity: SSR
Weapon Specialty: Spear
Charge Attack: Minerva Thrust
The Primal Beast of the Aegis, and the patron knight of peace. She embarks on a journey in pursuit of Medusa, hoping to stop her from wrecking chaos and turning skydwellers into stone. As with other characters, she originally debuted in Rage of Bahamut.
- Blessed with Suck: She's actually incapable of stopping from fighting once she starts and is actually suffering because of it. Fortunately, Lyria absorbs some of her power to make her stop.
- Boobs-and-Butt Pose: In her initial artwork.
- The Cameo: In the background of Satyr's Summer-themed summon, one could see swimsuit-clad versions of Athena and Medusa.
- Cast Herd: She becomes a permanent member of the Primal Pals group after Primal Resonance.
- The Determinator: Has been following Medusa for 79 years, according to the latter, since their first encounter. However, see Blessed with Suck above.
- Fashionable Asymmetry: She wears a thigh strap, but only on her right leg.
- I Just Want to Have Friends: It turns out she's mainly desperate to connect with someone who understands Athena's plight of long life but has awful communication skills about this kind of stuff. Luckily for her, she finds friends in the Primal Pals and becomes a permanent member of their group.
- Luckily, My Shield Will Protect Me: Just like in the myths, she is associated with the Aegis. In Granblue this translates into having her equipped with the large shield, as well as a gameplay that focuses on defense.
- Martial Pacifist: She dislikes violence and will always attempt to talk it out first. If that fails, however, she'll incinerate anyone unfortunate enough to cross her.
- No Social Skills: She's so focused on combat and military prowess that she finds it very difficult to initially make small talk about other subjects.
- Promoted to Playable: Athena started as a raid boss and a summon, she later became playable on December 31, 2018.
- Sexy Backless Outfit: Her armor doesn't cover her back.
- When She Smiles: Got one in the Love Live! collab, and it's gorgeous.◊ Shes also almost recognizable as she smiles in her summer summon art.
Voiced by: Masakazu Morita
- Rarity: SSR
Element: Dark, Fire (Halloween)
Weapon Specialty: Dagger+Melee, Dagger+Spear (Halloween)
Charge Attack: Scapegoat, Grigoris Inferno (Halloween)
A Primal Beast once sealed in Pandemonium. After his escape, he was disoriented at how much the world has changed and eventually joins the hero after they try to calm Azazel down when he caused a ruckus in the streets. He originates from Rage of Bahamut and debuted in Granblue on October 17, 2017, nearly two weeks after the last episode of Virgin Soul aired.
- Adaptation Species Change: He is a demon in Rage of Bahamut. Here, he is one of the Primal Beasts sealed in Pandemonium labeled as a Fallen Angel, similarly to Olivia. This might be slightly subverted, as Azazel from Rage Of Bahamut is also called a Fallen Angel, though the fallen angels in Granblue Fantasy arent exactly as one would think theyd be due to how this universe works.
- Amnesiac Hero:
- Calling him a hero would be a stretch, but his fate episode shows that he has little to no memories prior to his sealing and only remembers the war that he took part in along with other Primal Beasts that were sealed in Pandemonium.
- His skill fate episode reveals the hero part as he remembers he was tricked into rebelling/falling and not only is still loyal to Lucifer, he's hell bent on revenge towards the person who tricked him. What Makes The Sky Blue 000 reveals that the one who deceived him was none other than Belial.
- Animal Motifs: Snakes as taken from Rage of Bahamut. He even summons them in his Charge Attack.
- Bait-and-Switch: Introduced and set-up to be a collaborative import from the Rage of Bahamut Anime adaptation ... that is until his skill fate revealed that he was only acting like the same character because of memory loss. His true affiliation is with the Primarch's from the "What Makes The Sky Blue" trilogy, and he's a direct follower of Lucifer, the Supreme Primarch, mirroring his loyalty to Lucifer from Rage of Bahamut.
- Battle Aura: If the player selects him when preparing a skill, Azazel will be surrounded with a black mist.
- Bishounen: Tall and slim, with a pale complexion and white hair. Nina Drango's Blush Value mechanic ranks him at 3 hearts, the highest value she rates for handsome men.
- Butt-Monkey: Look... it's Az. Anyone familiar with Rage of Bahamut: Genesis will tell you that he's by far the least effectual of the demons/fallen angels, and isn't even aware of this. Needless to say, this bears out constantly in his Fate Episode and other content he features in. His "weak state" or "critical health" animation is even his memetic face plant from the RoB anime.
- Early-Bird Cameo: He appears briefly in Nina Drango's Fate Episodes, which were released a month before his debut.
- Fallen Angel: Hes a primal beast, but labeled as a fallen angel specifically. Like Olivia, he is a fallen Primarch.
- The Faceless: His upper body was covered in shadows for his aforementioned cameo in Nina's Fate Episodes.
- Fashionable Asymmetry: From head to toe, Azazel's appearance has a lot of asymmetrical stuff, such as his horns, sleeves, bandage, and belt.
- Fish out of Water: Due to his long imprisonment, he's unfamiliar with a lot of the basics of the Sky World.
- Gameplay and Story Integration: In a silly way. He dresses up as a Devil for Halloween and is given a fire alt. What are devils primarily associated with? Fire.
- Locked Out of the Loop: Like Olivia, despite being introduced to tie into the "What Makes The Sky Blue" storyline, he doesn't actually have much of a role in it, making only a small cameo and not becoming directly involved in any of the recent stories despite apparently being part of the crew along with Sandalphon and Olivia. He's unaware of the fact that Lucifer is dead and has had his role inherited by Sandalphon, and that Pandemonium has been destroyed, likely taking all of his imprisoned brethern with it. His Halloween unit alludes to him continuing his search for his brethren.
- Meaningful Name: His Charge Attack "Scapegoat" draws inspiration from the association of the term Azazel (and this trope applies to his namesake as well) with the scapegoat rites in The Bible.
- Mythology Gag:
- In his Fate Episode, Azazel suspects a Fantastic Racism happening between a human employer and a Draph worker, easily mistaking the latter to be a demon just because he had horns. This is a reference to the general backstory in Rage of Bahamut where there is a racial conflict between gods, man and demons. He beats up the human as a result, thinking that demon slavery is in effect, which actually happens in the Virgin Soul anime.
- His right arm is covered in bandages, just as he becomes fully covered in these while taking the "Rag Demon" persona in the Rage of Bahamut: Virgin Soul anime.
- Of all things, why would his "critical health animation" depict him in a prone (face plant) position? In the Rage of Bahamut: Genesis anime, there was an incident of him getting run over by Bacchus' carriage which sends Azazel lying with his face on the ground.
- His Signature Move in the two anime series of Rage of Bahamut involves spreading out his wings and using his snakes like whips that lash and pierce the enemy in front of him. This becomes the exact animation used for his Charge Attack, Scapegoat.
- His loyalty to Lucifer seems like a trait thats been carried over from his original character in Rage of Bahamut: Genesisnote , though Granblue Fantasy has yet to go into depth on the extent of their relationship.
- His Halloween SSR's charge attack is called "Grigori's Inferno". Grigori was one of the servants of Lucifer in both the original Rage of Bahamut game and the anime storyline.
- Religious and Mythological Theme Naming: Like his Rage of Bahamut counterpart, hes named after the fallen Angel (or demon) from the Bible.
- Snakes Are Sinister: He uses them in his Charge Attack animations as a flurry of lashes towards the enemy.
- Undying Loyalty: As with every incarnation of Azazel that has appeared in Cygames, he is a loyal follower of Lucifer.
Voiced by: Kensho Ono
- I'm Baal. Resonance reverberating between you guys isn't all that bad.
- Rarity: SSR
Weapon Specialty: Harp+Axe
Charge Attack: Amplified Resonance
One of the "primal pals" circle of friends alongside Medusa, Nezha and Satyr. Among them, Baal knows the youngest gorgon for the longest time, and like Medusa, he also wishes to find his long-lost sister.
- Ambiguously Bi: It's implied he may have reluctant feelings for Medusa, a female primal. But it's outright stated that he has feelings for Aoidos, a male human.
- Belligerent Sexual Tension: With Medusa, which has evolved into Unresolved Sexual Tension after the end of "Primal Resonance".
- Bishōnen: He's quite the handsome man.
- Early-Bird Cameo: A Scripted Battle in "Primal Resonance" reveals a playable unit for Baal, despite him not being featured in the gacha the moment the event was released.
- Gratuitous English: He occassionally slips English terms in the Japanese dialogue, and they are italicized to give emphasis.
- Journey to the Center of the Mind: Baal can enter the consciousness of others in a void-like space where he can roam around, as he demonstrates to Geo.
- Loyal Animal Companion: Always carries a cat named Hannibal. However, Hannibal is less of a pet and more of an extension of Baal's being.
- Magic Music: He has a magical guitar that allows him to summon thunder.
- MayflyDecember Romance: Why he doesn't want to get too deeply involved with Aoidos; He dislikes the idea of falling in love with a mortal and then living out immortality without them.
- Peek-a-Bangs: With rather long bangs to cover almost a half of his face.
- Promoted to Playable: Finally becomes playable in May 18, 2019, shortly after his event had ended earlier in the same month.
- Ship Tease:
- Tall, Dark, and Handsome: How Satyr initially describes him, but switches out "handsome" for "mysterious" instead.Satyr: Oh, that's just what the mortals call "being cool". Doesn't it make him like the tall, dark and mysterious type?
- Tsundere: Is a bit like this toward Medusa in Primal Resonance. He also has his moments with Aoidos.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: He has purple hair.
Voiced by: Eri Kitamura
- Rarity: SSR
Weapon Specialty: Melee
Charge Attack: Triple Damnation
A Primal Beast who joins up with the crew after she was accidentally summoned by the Captain. Her character originates from Rage of Bahamut.
- Adaptational Species Change: Like many of the other Rage of Bahamut characters, her species was changed to fit the setting.
- Art Evolution: The "Hellhound Trifecta" summon just contains a lot of improvement over her initial artwork, from the shading, coloring, details, up to the expressions and angles.
- Bare Your Midriff: Her top gear leaves her abdomen exposed.
- Cleavage Window: Depending on the angle, but she has this, especially with her "Hellhound Trifecta" summon.
- Fluffy the Terrible: Her other "heads" are named Coco and Mimi. They're also the weapon that come with recruiting her where their description notes both being terrible and fluffy.
- Genki Girl: Initially, she's very happy to meet her new 'master' and serve you while you and the others figure out who was originally trying to summon her and for what purpose.
- Early Installment Weirdness: She was implemented before Primals were fully defined as a species and it shows through her playable versions fate episodes.
- Legacy Character: While there are many imported characters from Rage of Bahamut in Granblue Fantasy, there are very few who actually consistently make appearances through out Cygames original content like she has making her, like Lucifer and Bahamut, this.
- Living Toy: Coco and Mimi look more like a child's puppet toys than weapons.
- The Magnificent: Her updated gacha summon gives Cerberus the title of "Hellhound Trifecta".
- Mega Twintails: She has a rather long pair of twintails that reach down past her knees.
- Ms. Fanservice: Like the original game she's based from, Cerberus is a very skimpy Primal Beast girl.
- Promoted to Playable: Originally was a summon you could buy in the shop for her conquest event.
- Rocket Punch: Her charge attack has her firing her other "heads" in this manner.
- Rule of Three: True to her namesake of a three-headed dog, all of her skills work in threes, often referencing threes in name at the same time.
- Absorption hits three times and heals Cerberus for up to 1333 HP.
- Disillusion hits three times.
- Triad Deception inflicts three debuffs on the enemy.
- Her charge attack is named Triple Damnation.
- Her maximum base HP is 1333, and her maximum base ATK is 7333
- Lastly, her triple attack rate is increased by her support skill; Infernal Heaven.
- Stripperiffic: She's barely wearing anything as both a summon and a playable character.
Voiced by: ???
- Rarity: SSR
Weapon Specialty: Sabre+Axe
Charge Attack: Ground Shatter
A huge mechanical automaton built in secret by the Draph of Valtz after they were enslaved by the Astrals during the War. While it was never finished in time, Archduke Tzaka completes and awakens it.
- Animated Armor: Colossus is a giant sentient automaton.
- Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: Colossus is apparently 18.0m (59 feet tall) and he takes up a good portion of your screen when used in battle.
- BFS: The Omega form has a gigantic sword.
- Breaking Old Trends: He was the first non-humanoid primal to be made playable.
- Call-Back: In the anime, Colossus is defeated when Io casts a giant icicle to skewer it, just as it is weak to the Water element in-game.
- Dimensional Cutter: Its trademark Dimensional Cleave. It's not a metaphor, either: it can legitimately cleave through dimensions, briefly tearing a giant hole in reality, by swinging its sword really, really hard.
- Dual Boss: With Yggdrasil in Bestia Island.
- Early Installment Weirdness: Just like Tiamat, Colossus' early raids have it occasionally speak some lines in speech bubbles during the fight. It's never been referenced since and is now assumed to be The Speechless like most primals.
- Gameplay and Story Segregation: The one time Colossus actually uses Dimensional Cleave as a story event, it propels everything around it into another dimension and is so taxing on its body that it shuts down for several centuries. Contrast that to its raid boss form, that starts quite literally using it every turn past a certain threshold.
- Gentle Giant: Of the literal variant. Hes an enormous but ultimately friendly suit of armor. He seems to especially like children, with Io, Lyria and Kolulu quickly making fast friends with him.
- God in Human Form: The first playable primal to avert this, as hes a walking, sentient suit of armor.
- Heroic Sacrifice: After defeating Colossus at the end of Chapter 8, the cave it was fought in partially collapses. Colossus uses the last of its strength to shield Tzaka from being crushed before dying.
- Humongous Mecha: It is a full on giant robot, complete with Robo Speak. Its Omega form is even bigger than its regular form.
- Instant A.I.: Just Add Water!: Colossus is a strange being, which makes sense for a robot built from a Primal Crystal. Its programming is very simple: it mainly follows basic commands, and always sees the first order ever given to it ("Use your strength, to kill all Astrals") as its main directive. On the other hand, it also appears to have some sort of sentience and emotions of its own, and seemingly prefers protecting over destroying ever since witnessing the last moments of its creators. After its core is destroyed by Io, its memory gets scrambled and its prime directive changed (the original memory clip was corrupted and spliced with one of Tzaka's memories, turning it into "Use your strength, to give people smiles"); Lyria points out that the giant seems much happier following that order.
- Irony: Overlaps with Gameplay and Story Segregation. In-game, the Colossus is weak against Water. But in the 13th episode of the anime, Lyria, Io, and Djeeta ride on the Colossus as it crosses the sea, without any harmful effects.
- Mechanically Unusual Fighter: In his playable version, Colossus' Charge Bar caps at 200% like many Katana-specialty samurai characters. The catch is that he can only use his charge attack if the charge bar reaches 200%. To compensate for this, Colossus' Charge Attack damage multiplier is very high, with the value soft capping at 3,350,000.
- Mundane Utility: In the anime, Lyria, Djeeta and Io use Colossus as a ride in order to cross the ocean.
- Mythology Gag: Lyria and Io are resting on Colossus' shoulders as seen in his uncapped art. This is a reference to what happened in the Beach Episode of the anime wherein Lyria, Io and Djeeta ride on Colossus' shoulders while crossing the ocean.
- One-Hit Kill: The Omega form's Dimensional Cleave (via 60,000ish damage). Once it hits Overdrive, it resorts to using this when it gets full charges, or when lowering its health to certain percentages. Fortunately, players can dodge it or use a 100% damage cut to negate it completely. In his Impossible raid battle, when his right arm enters Overdrive, he starts using it twice in a row, and once he hits 10% HP, he'll use Resolute Reactor, dealing over 77,000 damage to everyone, killing the party instantly unless a damage cut or Unchallenged buff was put up beforehand.
- Playing with Fire: Has numerous fire attacks.
- Promoted to Playable: Over year after playable Tiamats release, Colossus finally made his appearance as a playable unit in September 16ths flash gala.
- Shoulders of Doom: It is equipped with huge spiky pauldrons.
- The Speechless: Like the other playable omega summons, he doesnt have a voice, though he communicates through beeps and machinery sounds rather than mystical chimes like Tiamat or Yggdrasil. He did manage to sing Happy Birthday to You through those sounds alone, though.
- Stance System: The first half of its Omega form fight has this somewhat. It can use Force Field which provides defense and recover health over time but loses out on damage output. Alternatively, it can use Resolute Reactor, which boosts attack and inflicts burn but loses out on defense.
- Sword and Fist: In the anime, Colossus often resorts to punches aside from swinging its large sword.
- Wingding Eyes: He sports a "^_^" expression in his uncapped art as Lyria and Io sit on his shoulders.
Voiced by: Mai Nakahara
- Rarity: SSR
Style: Heal, Balanced (Summer ver.)
Weapon Specialty: Staff
Charge Attack: Taurus Blight
Known as the Lovely Maiden of Fair Mercury and the servant of the Primarch Gabriel, Europa made her playable debut during the Flash Gala of November 2018. Like most of the Primal characters listed here, Europa originates from Rage of Bahamut.
- Adaptational Species Change: In her origin game Rage of Bahamut, Europas alignment was Man (The games equivalent of Human) making her the only disciple to be deified upon being imported into Granblue Fantasy.
- Badass Adorable: Europa is a very cute and beautiful woman, but she also boasts incredibly powerful water magic.
- Badass Cape: Although it functions like a gown, the blue cloth is wrapped on her back like a cape.
- Beware the Nice Ones: Europa is very gentle and polite, but she doesn't hesitate to unleash her strength when fighting her in her raid.
- Birds of a Feather: Europa and the water primarch, Gabriel. Compared to the other disciple and primarch pairs introduced, they seem to get along the most likely because of this.
- Chekhov's Lecture: Vyrn and Lyria just can't find the perfect analogy to describe to Europa how boys are "picking up girls", since she interprets it as a Literal Metaphor anyway. When they do explain that the act is a way to convince the girl to join you, Europa did understood it in her analogy of giving flowers to a beloved. The captain resorted to giving Europa some flowers to make her stay to the crew, when Gabriel initially planned to take Europa back with her.
- Dissonant Serenity: She keeps her polite and gentle manner of speaking even as she threatens to crush your hope and make you drown in despair in her raid battle.
- Dude Magnet: As a result of her Informed Attractiveness, men would easily fall in Love at First Sight the moment they get near Europa.
- Early-Bird Cameo: Briefly appears in Kappa Summer Chronicle in her summer outfit alongside Gabriel before becoming a premium gala summer character on July 31st 2019.
- Flower Motifs: Blue roses can be found surrounding Europa in her character artworks. None her summer artwork, shes depicted holding lilies which symbolize "purity".
- Informed Attractiveness: More than most characters, the game makes a note of how beautiful she is, with the following tidbits:
- The Quest and Trophy titles related to Europa's boss fight refering to her as "The Celestial Beauty".
- Lyria and the MC being stunned by how beautiful she is during her fate episode.
- 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!
- Keigo: Her shtick, as she uses very polite, humble speech no matter who she is speaking to.
- Lady of War: Is very feminine but isnt against engaging in battle or testing the strength of the protagonist.
- Literal Metaphor: Thinks that a boy "picking up girls" (in other words, flirting) means literally the boy having to lift the girl up in the air.
- Meaningful Name: Her Informed Attractiveness and a couple of her other motifs could be traced back to her Greek mythology namesake. In Greek mythology, Europa was a beautiful woman who garnered the attention of Zeus. In an effort to seduce and kidnap her, Zeus turned himself into a white bull and abducted her by running with her into the ocean. Europa's charge attack, Taurus Blight, is based off of the constellation Zeus recreated in her honor: Taurus.
- Mundane Utility: Used twice in her Summer episode:
- Subverted when she suggests cleannig the beach from litter with her powers. But before she tries it, Vyrn explains that they could just pick up the trash on the way.
- Since the beach house is so crowded, she used her powers to move the waters apart and make room for the protagonists to rest on.
- Nerf: Her summer version, while not necessarily gamebreaking from the off-set, was subjected to this as it removed her team wide buff and made her significantly less useful than before.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: In her summer episode, parting the waters just made some sea monsters come ashore and attack the tourists. Europa took this incident too emotionally even after it was resolved.
- Pink Means Feminine: Europa is the most innocent among the female Primals, and her summer attire is mostly pink.
- Promoted to Playable: After being introduced as an obtainable summon, she finally becomes playable in October 2018.
- Sexy Backless Outfit: As seen on her uncap art, her robe doesn't actually cover much of her back.
- She's Got Legs: A trait that she shares with her master Gabriel.
- Ship Tease: With the main character in her summer fate episode. At the end to convince Europa to remain with the crew instead of leaving with Gabriel, the main character gives her the flowers shes seen holding and asks her out on a date be it either to have tea together or to go on a walk. Her summer description even says that the protagonist has deep affection for her.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: In a similar vein that the Primarch Gabriel is this to Michael, she is the girly girl to Alexiel's tomboy.
Voiced by: Megumi Ogata
- Rarity: SSR
Style: Balanced, Special (Valentine's ver.)
Weapon Specialty: Spear+Staff
Charge Attack: Holy Ray of Purification, Grace of the Radiant (Valentine's ver.)
The wind Primarch Raphaels disciple, Grimnir enthusiastically joins the crew in hopes of learning more from the Singularity and their followers. Originated from Rage of Bahamut.
- Ambiguously Bi: His Ship Tease filled Valentines Day fate episodes with the captain dont change if you change the captains gender.
- Bishounen: Hes quite attractive and pretty.
- Breaking Old Trends: He was the first male character to get a Valentines Day unit.
- Breakout Character: Of the four disciples, hes unrivaled as the most popular due to his endearingly memetic Chuunibyou personality. He was so popular in fact that he was not only given an alternate unit less than a year after his Grand release, he was also the first male Valentines Day unit. Humorously, his original Rage of Bahamut counterpart was also a breakout character in that game.
- Coat Cape: In his Valentine's Day attire, he wraps a coat around his shoulders.
- Chuunibyou: One of his most prominent personality traits, practicing various flowery monologues filled to the brim with vocabulary he thinks is cool and accompanying poses. However, it's ultimately downplayed since as a Primal, he isn't just pretending to have powers because he really does have them.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Though he generally acts like a dork most of the time, childishly whispering to himself about how awesome he was when he says something or squeeing over something that caught his attention, he is fully capable of unleashing incredibly powerful tempests against monsters as demonstrated in his Fate Episode.
- Decomposite Character: Gameplay-wise, his two versions take different traits from his mechanics as a raid boss and summon.
- His original version retains Holy Ray of Purification as a devastating special attack and the gimmick of swapping between AOE and single target attacks via the Tempest of Annihilation buff.
- His Valentine version has the emphasis on multi-attacking with his permanent triple attack and multi-attack debuffs. He can deploy the field effect that grants all elements use of critical attacks regardless of enemy element. This version has permanent AOE attacks.
- Both of them grant Shield buffs like the summon but in different ways, his original uses it in his first skill as one of many defensive buffs, while it's part of his Valentine version's Charge Attack.
- He Cleans Up Nicely: Not that he wasn't already easy on the eyes, but it's particularly emphasized in his Valentine version's Fate Episodes that grooming his hair and donning a well-tailored suit makes him even better looking.
- Heterochromia: His left eye is red while his right eye is blue in color. He plays it up in gameplay by having his red eye glow when his unique buff is active.
- Large Ham: As expected of his character, with two different kinds depending on his mood. If he's calm, he's a lot more dramatic and slow-paced as he does his meticulously scripted one-liners. When he can't control his nervousness/excitement, he ramps up his speed and is Suddenly SHOUTING! at a higher pitch.
- Motor Mouth: When he gets really flustered, he starts rambling at very fast speeds in hopes of moving the conversation away from whatever embarrassing subject related to him. In game, he also has a chance to slip up in his quotes.
- Power Creep: His Valentines Day unit does this to his (Grand) version. While his (Grand) version isnt rendered useless by its existence, the Valentines unit does what his (Grand) version does but better.
- Promoted to Playable: Originally a summon, he became officially playable on April 15, 2019.
- Ship Tease: His Valentine fate is absolutely dripping with this between him and the Captain.
- Suspiciously Specific Denial: Grimnir isn't interested in chocolates for Valentine's Day, is occupied with other things to do, and he definitely isn't thinking of giving some to the Captain. (Okay he was lying, but he still managed to put up a decent front in his Fate Episodes, whereas his skills immediately have him reverse his position.)
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: The narration frequently draws attention to his lilac hair as his most prominent trait.
Voiced by: Emiri Katou
Halluel: Oh, is that the thing where they race around on speedships? Hm, dunno if this is the season for it though.
Malluel: Aww, why didn't you look it up beforehand? Or did you forget we're supposed to do recon in addition to carrying messages?
- Rarity: SSR
Weapon Specialty: Dagger
Charge Attack: Pain Eternal
- Absolute Cleavage: Malluel's summer outfit leaves her chest open at the center.
- 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.
- All Part of the Show: Their wings accidentally popped out during the three-legged race contest in the beach, but the announcer just thinks these are fake and goes on like nothing's unusual.
- Almighty Janitor: After the events of the WMTSB trilogy, Halluel and Malluel now settle down as a delivery service for the mortals despite retaining their Primal Beast abilities.
- Ambiguously Gay: Unclear with Malluel, but Halluel takes an interest in Lyria and actively hits on her. Shes chastised by Malluel for this. The ambiguity on Halluels part drops with The Maydays. According to their profile, Halluel likes pretty girls while Malluel likes brave men.
- Aura Vision: Halluel can sense auras, which allows her to identify Beelzebub as a partial Primal Beast, and for Cagliostro to devise a specific plan to trap him.
- Beam Spam: Their summon call and charge attack animation is this in a way thats very reminiscent of a cross between Lucifers "Paradise Lost" and Sandalphons "Ain Soph Aur" animations.
- Bokkuko: Halluel uses the masculine pronoun "Boku" to contrast Malluels more feminine speech.
- Continuity Nod: Their summer episode references details from the "Poacher's Day", with that event's lead character Carren and some urkins being rewarded in games.
- Cute Little Fangs: Both of them sport fangs.
- Dark-Skinned Blonde: Halluel has dark skin and blonde hair.
- The Ditz: Both were made to lack a certain level of intellect as it made it easier for the Astrals to control them. Both can then be easily distracted by information they have as a result.
- Double Entendre: These twin angels do know how to cover-up some lewd thoughts, as shown in "The Maydays" event:
- Halluel expresses her secret infatuation with Lyria by teasing her in a seductive tone. One of her innuendos goes "Or maybe I should say, it takes a little grit for an oyster to produce a pearl?"
- After Ellen and Martin were done kissing on the beach, Malluel says "Thanks for the show! It was really educational."
- Dub Name Change: In Japanese, their names are Harut and Marut, two angels from Islam. In English, their names were changed to Halluel and Malluel, which are throughly fictional.
- Feather Motif: Like all the Primarchs, they are heavily associated with feathers.
- Fish out of Water: Downplayed. As they have experience interacting with mortals due to their duties, they seem to blend in with them far more easily than the other primals are shown to.
- Flying Postman: They are now working as the "Archangel Parcel Service" postwomen after retiring from their previous roles, but still use their wings to fly and quickly deliver the goods.
- Gratuitous Latin: Their skills name are this.
- Hair-Contrast Duo: Inverted as Malluel, the dark haired twin, has the brighter more bubbly worldview while Halluel, the blonde one, has a gruffer, more tomboyish personality. Theyre both equally friendly, however.
- Hair Wings: They each have one wing growing out of the opposite side of their heads.
- Historical Genderflip: Theyre based off of the male angels that were vaguely described as messengers from the Quran, though portrayed as twin female angels here. Downplayed, however, in that outside of being derived from those two figures, theyre not actually supposed to be them.
- Human Disguise: Downplayed as they already looked like humans in the first place. To blend in with mortals, they simply put their wings away.
- Keeper of Forbidden Knowledge: The archangels of instruction were programmed to know many of the worlds secrets, but similarly to Sariel, though presumably not as severely, they were programmed with a level of disinterest and limited intelligence to keep them from informing others.
- Left-Handed Mirror: They wield their daggers in opposite hands.
- Lipstick Lesbian: Halluel is infatuated with Lyria and tries to flirt with her for several occassions. When Lyria compliments Halluel's swimsuit in "The Maydays" event, she pressures Lyria to describe more of her body and attire. At first, Halluel also drips ice into Lyria to tease and bully her, until Halluel gets seductively speaking and letting out the innuendos. According to her profile, she likes pretty girls.
- Lovely Angels: Kind of literally, since they're two primarchs that work together.
- "I Know You're in There Somewhere" Fight: Sensing the aura of Azrael and Israfel from a deformed Fallen Angel, Halluel and Malluel constantly call out on their former friends. It somehow worked on their second encounter, with Israfel being able to communicate with them with telepathy while convincing Azrael to calm down. However, they decide to take their own lives with the chaos weapon to spare their friends from the pain of fighting. This act sends Malluel on the verge of tears.
- Moment Killer: The two angels (along with Sariel and Lyria) eavesdrop and watch Ellen and Martin kissing on the beach. When the psychologically-impaired Sariel asks what the two were doing, Halluel explains out loud the act of kissing. Because of her, the romantic moment between the couple is interrupted.
- Musical Assassin: The Harp of the Teachers contains their power, and is one of the Seraphic Weapons the player can forge. Downplayed in that they dont actually wield said harp in battle, and are instead dagger users.
- Ms. Fanservice: In their standard outfits, they wear the female Primarch leotard uniform that hug their bodies and they are shown to be very clingy and affectionate with each other, evoking a sort of Girl-on-Girl Is Hot reaction from the audience despite them being described as twins.
- The Nicknamer: They call each other Hal and Mal (Ha-chan and Ma-chan in the original language) and refer to Sandalphon as Sandy (San-chan).
- Necessary Drawback: Theyre privy to the secrets of the world but are programmed to be disinterested in their vast knowledge. The Astrals likely programmed them to be this way so that they wouldnt disclose too much information.
- No Sense of Personal Space: When she gets excited during a conversation with someone, Malluel tends to get really close to that person.
- She does this behind Rackam in a chapter of "What Makes the Sky Blue: Paradise Lost", which Halluel quickly interrupts.
- Malluel does it yet again to a sleeping Gran/Djeeta in the prologue of the Light Seraphic weapon quest.
- Power Gives You Wings: Inverted. Like the other Primarchs, their power comes from their wings.
- Promoted to Playable: Over a year after being introduced in What Makes The Sky Blue: Paradise Lost and becoming summons in February 2018 Grand Fest, they became a playable dual summer limited unit in June 2019 Grand Fest.
- Punctuated Pounding: A furious Halluel gives this to Beelzebub, with the chaos blades he created.We! Do not! Exist to be used!
- Rainbow Motif: Their skill animation for Geminis has this motif. Their summon call and charge attack animations also incorporate this motif.
- Rapunzel Hair: Both have very long hair.
- Religious and Mythological Theme Naming: A running theme of the primarchs. Their Japanese names Harut and Marut are the names of twin angels from the Islam.
- Remember the New Guy?: The first example of this in the "What Makes The Sky Blue" storyline. They were never mentioned or implied to have existed in the first event, as Sandalphon was explicitly stated to be the fifth Primarch which seemingly suggested that there werent any notable humanoid Primarchs beyond him. They still show up in "Paradise Lost" as if they existed all along, however.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Downplayed as Malluel can be just as boisterous as Halluel despite otherwise being her opposite. That said, Shes usually the one that makes sure Halluel stays out of trouble and theyre represented by the colors red and blue which are incorporated into various aspects of their designs. Halluel is associated with red, and Malluel with blue. Even their daggers match this color contrast.
- Religious and Mythological Theme Naming: In the original language, theyre named after the two angels Harut and Marut from the Quran.
- The Rest Shall Pass: Hal and Mal volunteered to fight the abomination (Because they sense that Azrael and Israfel are inside that thing) so as not to delay the Grandcypher's route to Pandemonium.
- Retired Badass: By The Maydays like the other angels theyve retired the roles they were created for and have begun to live their lives as individuals. Ironically, the job theyve chosen to take on in place of their former role is similar to the job they were created for; delivering messages and guidance to the people of the Sky Realm though this time its through their mail service.
- Revenge: Halluel doesn't take the corruption of Azrael and Israfel lightly, as she wanted to see Beelzebub killed. Unfortunately, all that they can do was to trap him. That is... until he escapes in Chaos Returns: Dawn which eventually leads to the Tower of Babyl event.
- Rule of Seven: Running theme of the What Makes The Sky Blue saga associated characters. Their skills Perpetuo and Geminis have a 7 turn cool down. The exception is Eterno, which starts at 8 turns before becoming 7 turns after being leveled up.
- Sibling Team: Theyre twin angels who work together in battle and are rarely ever seen apart.
- Spotlight-Stealing Squad: Along with Sandalphon, they do this to the original Primarchs from "Paradise Lost" onwards.
- Super Prototype: Though weaker than the Supreme Primarch and the tetra-element Primarchs, theyre still very powerful primal beasts and are counted among the very first primals to ever be created.
- The Dividual: The Twindividual. They act like this and hate being apart, it even being stated in their profile that they hate doing things alone.
- Thinks Like a Romance Novel: "The Maydays" event shows Malluel to be one. While the others are busy doing their own thing, Malluel is more intrigued on Ellen and Martin explaining their past romantic lives to her. She interrupts the couple when they suddenly bicker out of nowhere. After the couple kissed on the beach, Malluel is the first one to squeal out of excitement.Malluel: Awww! They've overcome their differences to fall in love again.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: Halluel is depicted as a bit more masculine than Malluel, with a deeper voice, a more sporty look and her usage of "Boku", a pronoun typically used by boys.
- Unusually Uninteresting Sight: Despite interacting with him multiple times in The Maydays, they dont seem to point out or acknowledge the fact that Lucio looks exactly like their former boss, Lucifer and instead treat him as though hes any other character. Due to Lucios power to alter memories, it could be likely that he made it so they knew him already, however this is strangely never addressed in the story itself.
- Weak, but Skilled: They have an extremely low attack stat at 4000 when maxed, but their skill set is very useful. In Light, theyre one of the best support units because of their ability to buff and heal teammates. Their passive even allows them to be effective from the backline, similarly to their summon versions sub-aura effects.
- Weaksauce Weakness: Later on in "The Maydays", Hal and Mal found out that they can't spread their wings if their backs are damaged, in this event's case, it's due to sunburn. Lampshaded after the revelation due to them pointing out that the Astrals likely hadnt taken them vacationing into consideration with they designed them.
- Weapon of Choice: Their unlock weapon twin daggers called Sharp Letter, which they are never seen without.
- Winged Humanoid: Being Primarchs this comes with the territory.
Voiced by: Sakura Tange
- Rarity: SSR
Weapon Specialty: Staff
Charge Attack: Jotunheim
A primal beast of ice and cold who has been punishing mortals all her life for their crimes against nature, but when the crew offers her a new alternative to life, she joins them to explore this new path.
- Absolute Cleavage: Her breasts are large, and her outfits just had to expose them at the center.
- Alliterative Name: Macula Marius
- An Ice Person: Her primary powers.
- Badass Cape: Her long and colorful cape on her initial artwork.
- Bare Your Midriff: Notable for having a summon with a limited swimsuit version.
- Boobs of Steel: Has one of the largest busts, rivaling those of a draph's.
- Defrosting Ice Queen: More like someone who left the fridge open and unplugged in front of an oven. She first appears ready to kill Lyria and the captain and ends up being a Cuddle Bug the following day.
- Gaia's Vengeance: Played with. She freezes those who would dare to harm nature, but Lyria notices that she doesn't kill them outright. It's revealed that she actually detests hurting people, especially kind ones, since she reasons that they too are part of mother nature's creations.
- Harmless Freezing: Lyria notes that her frozen victims still has warmth in them. Her summer version summon does this as well, temporarily freezing fire enemies for a few turns but doesn't deal damage over time.
- Power Floats: Complete with Mid-Air Bobbing, she floats in her default sprite animation.
- Promoted to Playable: She was a raid boss and an obtainable summon first before becoming a playable character in April 2019.
- The Tease: Her Summon's Swimsuit Version has lines that are very suggestive. For example, her line in Grand Blues! Comic #1105 is this:Come and plunge into my bossom if you seek to cool down.
Voiced by: Kaori Mizuhashi
- Rarity: SSR
Style: Attack (Promo ver.), Balanced (Premium Draw and Valentine ver.)
Weapon Specialty: Melee
Charge Attack: Petrifying Stare (Promo ver.), Supreme Medusiana, Magically Delicious Medusa (Valentine ver.)
A Primal Beast from the Lumacie Archipelago, she tried to terrify the crew but somehow ended up joining them instead. Like the majority of the Primal Characters, she originated from Rage of Bahamut.
- A Day in the Limelight: She's the lead character of "Primal Resonance" and the event, alongside her long-awaited standard SSR version, helps expand on her character significantly.
- Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: When Freyr appears in front of Medusa after having fought a now-injured Baal, it sends her into a fit of rage causing this line to come up.Medusa: All I know is you hurt Baal, and that's reason enough to tear you apart! You, Geo, and your dumb hair!
Geo: Oh my, such strong words...
- Art Evolution: The "regular" version of Medusa introduced on 2019 shows some noticeable improvements compared to her initial, Linksmate version, most of which is on the color shading.
- The Baby of the Bunch: The youngest of the Gorgon Sisters.
- Belligerent Sexual Tension: With Baal.
- Big "NO!": Lets out one in "Primal Resonance" just as Geo assimilates the cores of her sisters.
- Big Sister Worship: She adores her sisters Stheno and Euryale.
- Boobs-and-Butt Pose: As seen in her promo version's initial art, based on her card from Rage of Bahamut. Subverted in her regular gacha version's art◊, as Medusa tilts forward a bit to showcase her hips instead.
- Bribing Your Way to Victory: To get her original version, either register a Japanese Linksmate phone data plan, which is only available to those living in Japan, or amass enough gold moons to buy a Siero ticket to unlock her. Her Valentine version isn't subject to this, being a Valentines-seasonal character. And in May of 2019, she did finally get a standard gacha SSR version.
- The Cameo: In the background of Satyr's Summer-themed summon, one could see swimsuit-clad versions of Athena and Medusa.
- Cute Little Fangs: While they are not easily noticeable due to their small size, Medusa has fangs for being a snake creature. A close-up shot of an enraged Medusa in "Primal Resonance" reveals four of them perfectly.
- Determinator: Searched for her sisters for countless centuries just so she could see them again. And fought tooth and nail against Geo to get their cores back.
- Deadly Gaze: Just like in Classical Mythology, she has the ability to pertify others with her gaze. In-game, this is depicted as beams of light which also come from her snake hairs.
- Dishing Out Dirt: Her element.
- Everything's Better with Sparkles: Her Valentine's outfit is full of these as she based it on Sugar Time: Love and Passion, an In-Universe toyline marketed towards little girls.
- Friendship Denial: Even though she doesn't want to personally admit it, Medusa has already made friends with the Grandcypher's crew. When she denies this relationship in "Primal Resonance", the others used this as an opportunity to make fun of her Tsundere trait.
- Gorgeous Gorgon: Like her Fanservice-fueled Rage of Bahamut incarnation, she still retains this design, but her artworks for Granblue tend to upgrade her voluptuous curves.
- Hartman Hips: Medusa is curvaceous, as seen on the Boobs-and-Butt Pose initial arts of her Promo and Regular gacha versions.
- Little Bit Beastly: Has fangs and some sort of a tail.
- No Indoor Voice: She is very loud, to the point that Baal would always bring up, hate and mock this trait of hers several times in "Primal Resonance".
- Out-of-Context Eavesdropping: When she eavesdrops on the girls chatting about Valentine's Day and hears Io's remark about how "looks [of the chocolates] are important too.", she assumes that meant everyone has to dress up in fancy clothes for the occasion.
- Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Is very short and along with her sisters, she was said to be an incredibly formidable primal beast.
- Pet Monstrosity: She is accompanied by her giant pet snake, Medusiana.
- Promoted to Playable: Was originally a summon and a raid battle boss. She was made playable, albeit initially only in Japan.
- Rapunzel Hair: Her hair is incredibly long, almost reaching to her feet. It seems to run in the family.
- Retraux Flashback: While the "Primal Resonance" event features Medusa's updated SSR artwork◊ from the gacha version, the sepia-filtered flashback scenes of her younger days make use of her initial promo version's artwork◊ instead.
- Satellite Character: Her plot relevance in the "Primal Resonance" event has something to do with her sisters' cores. In her new "regular" version's uncap artwork, Medusa's sisters even appear alongside her.
- Sexy Backless Outfit: Subverted. Her back is exposed in some of her Rage of Bahamut artworks, but when she is imported into Granblue, her official artworks make her poses that attempt to hide this, yet her exposed back is still somehow visible. Averted in her Valentine's version as she wears a uniform.
- Shaking the Rump: Whether she readies a skill or her charge attack, she will be doing this. Her normal playable and summon art also calls attention to it (by letting her show it off to the player's point of view alongside a "tail-swaying" motion), making it her best known trait among fans.
- Ship Tease: With Baal in "Primal Resonance" courtesy of Satyr pointing out their relationship Like an Old Married Couple.Satyr: Aww, Medussy... You know you love him.
- The Napoleon: Is short and seems to have a short temper to go along with it, but it mostly lends itself to her Tsundere nature and inability to be honest with her true feelings.
- There Was a Door: She frequently ignores doors on the Grandcypher when making her entrance bursting through walls or ceilings, leading Vyrn to complain about how she'll eventually break the ship if she keeps this up.
- True Companions: Her "Primal Pals" alongside Nezha, Baal, and Satyr.
- Tsundere: Type A. Nezha deadpan calls her out as this during "Primal Resonance", and she is not amused, to say the least. Even an event trophy is explicitly named "Tsssundere" to mock Medusa's defining characteristic.
- 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".
- Vitriolic Best Buds: She can barely talk to Baal without it turning into a sniping contest.
Voiced by: Marina Inoue, Sora Amamiya, Mikako Komatsu
- Rarity: SSR
Weapon Specialty: Staff
Charge Attack: Triad Wings
A trio of battle goddesses.
- Attack Reflector: They're able to grant partial damage reflection to the whole party with their Nemain skill. In their incarnation as a raid boss, this is taken Up to Eleven, as Nemain there lets them reflect 100% of any damage taken, which will kill any character that uses a damaging skill on (or even just attacks) them.
- Blessed with Suck: The people they bless gain great power and become legendary heroes, but will never find rest, going from battlefield to battlefield until they ultimately fall. The last man they granted their power to died cursing them despite what they did for him, because even with all of his fame and achievements, all he wanted was to see his family again. They've been confused about their mission ever since, pondering what makes family great enough to want to discard honor and glory for it.
- Blood Knight: Given their namesake, its not all too surprising that they enjoy bloodshed. This even extends to their allies, as their skills immediately come off cooldown if an ally gets knocked out.
- The Chooser of The One: It's what they do: they seek out individuals of strong valor, and make them into heroes. Sadly, it's not as great as it sounds...
- Color-Coded Characters: The three sisters all wear different color dresses. Badb wears white, Macha wears red and Nemain wears blue.
- The Dividual: This trio of primals isn't seen individually as separate characters. "Morrigna" is a term that they use to refer to themselves as a collective.
- Dub Name Change: In Japanese, their unit is called "Badb Catha", based on the youngest sisters name and the war goddess. In the translation, theyre called by their collective title, "Morrigna". Additionally, Nemain was named "Morrigan" in Japanese, which was likely changed due to avoid confusion with the changed unit name.
- Glass Cannon: Their second skill, Bua, turns anyone on the team except themselves into this. Bua grants a 30% boost to their attack, a 20% boost to their damage cap, and also granting them guaranteed triple attacks, for a permanent duration to boot, with the caveat being a very hefty 70% reduction to their defenses. However, their third skill, Nemain, grants a Repel buff as well as Other Self (dodge all attacks) to the party member with Bua, letting them mitigate this slightly.
- Lady of War: Their shtick, going along with their namesake.
- Sibling Team: A team of 3 female primal sisters named Babd, Macha and Nemain.
- Peek-a-Bangs: All 3 sisters have bangs that cover one of their eyes.
- Promoted to Playable: Following the pattern of most of the playable primals, they were originally a raid boss, then a gacha summon and then promoted to playable during the May 2019 Flash gala.
- What Is This Thing You Call "Love"?: Essentially the core of their story. As primals created for a specific purpose, they have a hard time understanding things outside of it, and have been trying to figure out things that don't involve war and glory. They slowly learn, notably refusing to accord their power to the previous hero's descendant even as he begs them to, to save him from suffering the same fate of abandoning his own new family.
- Winged Humanoid: All three have their own set of wings. Unlike Sandalphon and HalMal, however, they arent primarchs.
Voiced by: Daisuke Kishio
- Rarity: SSR
Weapon Specialty: Spear
Charge Attack: Flamelance: Accendo
One of the "primal pals" alongside Medusa, Baal and Satyr. Once known as a warrior among primal beasts, Nezha became acquainted with the gorgon sisters after he was saved by Euryale and Stheno. Ever since, his battle-hungry attitude was softened as his interest in mortal culture grew.
- Assist Character: In a Scripted Battle of "Primal Resonance", the fight against Zaoshen starts off with Nezha unleashing his Summon Call, taking out a chunk of the boss HP, and as a Revenge to the beast who defeated him earlier.
- Beetle Maniac: He used to collect bugs as a hobby, but traded that for reading books.
- Blade on a Stick: Just like his raid boss version, Nezha wields a spear.
- Blood Knight: Nothing gets him fired up than a good fight, and has been called a "battle maniac" by his pals at least once. It's all but said that Baal and Medusa met him in a fight.
- Bookworm: He's become more knowledgeable about mortal culture than his fellow "primal pals" through books.
- Lampshade Hanging: Of all people, Nezha is the one who points out Medusa's defining trait.Nezha: She's what mortals call a tsundere.
- Not So Stoic: While he sports a calm and silent demeanor for most of the time, Nezha's fight against Zaoshen reveals that he can be Laughing Mad, sporting an unusual smile when in the climax of a battle.
- Promoted to Playable: He finally became a playable character during the April 19, 2021 Flash Gala update.
- Scarf of Asskicking: He wears a tattered blue scarf around his neck.
- Taken for Granite: Was turned to stone by Geo, who is controlling Euryale's and Stheno's powers.
- Violation of Common Sense: Nezha is a Wind unit, but only grows in power if he's hit by Fire damage, which Wind is weak to. Given the state of content at this point of the game, this works completely to his detriment.
- Yin-Yang Bomb: Although primarily a Wind-elemental, he also has Fire-elemental abilities.
Voiced by: Kaito Ishikawa
- Rarity: SR, SSR (Grand ver.)
Weapon Specialty: Staff, Staff+Gun (Grand ver.)
Charge Attack: Divine Flood, Sacred Arc (5★ Upgrade), Sacred Globe (Grand ver.)
The Primal Beast of shipwrights who resides in Golonzo Island.
- Adaptational Villainy: In the game, Noa aids the crew throughout the Golonzo island arc. In the anime, however, he is Brainwashed and Crazy and is ordered by Pommern to attack the Grandcypher crew.
- Back for the Finale: Or rather, back for the epilogue. He unexpectedly appears, fully voiced, at the end of the Nalhegrande arc despite not along for the ride with the main crew. Made even more surprising since he was mentioned in an earlier episode for Rackam's training but was passed over in favor of Tiamat instead.
- Bishounen: Is very pretty in an ethereal sense.
- Bishie Sparkle: Appears in his after battle model, signifying his otherworldly nature and pretty appearance.
- Companion Cube: Like Rackam, Noa also talks to the Grandcypher like a typical family member. Being the primal beast of shipwrights, he can also feel its emotions.
- Connected All Along: Chapter 118 reveals that he also was a member of the Captain's father's crew with Rosetta and Walfrid.
- De-Power: In the anime he loses his powers after his forcibly induced rampage. He remarks that it might take a century or two to regain them.
- Does Not Like Shoes: Wears a pair of giant anklets, but is otherwise barefoot.
- The Empath: He can feel the "emotions" of ships, such as when he claims in his 5★ episode that the Grandcypher became distressed over the numerous run-of-the-mill materials used in repairing it.
- His human appearance with normal proportions (contrasting hulking giants like Yggdrasil) can serve as one. Him being one of two primal beasts of Golonzo Island is another. As it turns out later, Rosetta is a primal beast in human form, just like Noa. She also normally resides in Lumacie Archipelago, alongside Yggdrasil and Akasha.
- In his Fate Episode, Noa tries to warn the crew about the "truth" at the end of the journey that doesn't necessarily end in a happy ending, referencing a Wham Line in the third arc that the captain might end up fighting their father in the end. Noa also tells that Vyrn cannot be a mere bystander, implying that there is something more to the lizard. This is a reference to all the various hints scattered throughout the game's lore that implies Vyrn is (or is a part of) Bahamut.
- Figure It Out Yourself: Noa wants Rackam to remember the specifics of their promise by himself as he says that his pride won't allow him to provide the answer. In the anime, it's more of a case of No Time to Explain as his foremost concern is to warn the crew that they and the Grandcypher are in danger.
- Interface Spoiler: Despite Noa being played up as a minor mystery for the Golonzo Island arc, his status as a Primal Beast is made clear in his gameplay profile accessible to even new players through the characters section in the draw tab.
- The Promise: When he first appears in the storyline, he keeps hinting at a promise with Rackam that he had made. This promise was to have them both fly on the Grandcypher soaring through the skies. In his 5★ fate episode, he makes a new one reinforced by Mithra's powers, promising that the Grandcypher will keep flying until it reaches Estalucia.
- Religious and Mythological Theme Naming: Granblue's Noa takes references from The Bible's Noah, which is hinted several times via his in-game ability names and lore such as:
- Noa being the primal beast of shipwrights, while the biblical Noah is known for the ark.
- His normal and 5★ Charge Attacks being named "Divine Flood" and "Sacred Arc" respectively.
- The similarities would make even more sense thanks to the gacha mechanic that allows you to recruit playable characters and summons into the Grandcypher - including Erunes (based on canine and feline species), Draphs (based on cows and bulls), humans with animalistic traits (Nezahualpilli being a bird-person), and actual animals acting as companions for some characters (Dante's cats, Carmelina's lion, Wulf) and summons (a Gorilla, a duck named Hamsa), etc. This makes a parallel in the biblical narrative where the Ark houses various animal species as part of God's plan.
- Interestingly, Noah's Ark departs as soon as rainstorm clouds come in, before The Great Flood is delivered. At least in the anime of Granblue, the first task that the party does after the Grandcypher takes off for the first time is to fly through the stormy clouds created by the corrupted Tiamat.
- Ship Tease: With Rackam, especially in the Anime adaptation.
- Status Buff: 2/3 of his skills are team buffs. He's also reassuring, when he uses his skills, to his teammates saying, "Mada mada daijoubu" (Everything's still alright).
- The Unfought: Noa is notable as the one of the only playable primal beasts you meet in the main story that you don't get to fight against, either in a regular fight or as a Bonus Boss.
- Inverts this role with Mithra in the anime where he becomes Noa Malice due to the Empire's dark essence and Mithra being the unfought.
- You Can't Thwart Stage One: In the anime, the crew rescues him from the empire's research laboratory and even takes off his dark essence collar that had been used by the empire to control his powers. Then it turns out the collar was actually a Power Limiter and the empire makes him go berserk remotely.
Voiced by: Maaya Sakamoto
- Rarity: SSR, SR
Style: Special, Balanced
Weapon Specialty: Sabre
Charge Attack: Dark Fallen Sword
The Primarch of Dusk who is intrigued by the Grandcypher crew's connection to the Supreme Primarch and the figure resembling him. She attempts to join them in order to investigate more of her enemies, for the sake of her fellow fallen comrades.
One of the many characters who originated from Rage of Bahamut, the fallen angel named Olivia made her debut in this game as a raid boss battle and a summon. She later became a playable character near the end of 2017, only appearing in Flash Gala promotions.
- Aborted Arc: Whatever storyline that involved her spying on the Supreme Primarch was seemingly abandoned by the time "Paradise Lost" came out a few months after her release. The mystery surrounding Lucio resembling Lucifer that was touched upon in her skill fate episode is also solved without her involvement in "000".
- Absolute Cleavage: Her swimsuit outfit just barely covers the top of her chest.
- Adaptational Species Change: Averted. In her home game, she was labeled a Fallen Angel and she retains that title in this game as well. Though her reason for being a fallen angel and how they work in this universe is different.
- A Day in the Limelight: She is featured as the free Summer character in the "Bzzt! Amped Up Summer" event.
- Ascended Extra: Originally a generic raid boss and a gacha filler summon before being Promoted to Playable as a Grand unit and tied to the What Makes The Sky Blue trilogy.
- Balance Buff: She received one in June 2020. Among the adjustments to make her more worthy of the Grand title, she also received a self-buff similar to Halluel and Malluels Limit Breaker buff.
- Because You Were Nice to Me: She's trying to avoid the trope, but as shown through the progression of her first year of Christmas, Valentine's and White Day personal events, the Captain's overwhelming niceness is rubbing off on her and eroding her sense of purpose, at least a little.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: She feigns friendship and camaraderie with the crew in order to keep an eye on the protagonist, who is the singularity the world revolves around, to keep tabs on Lucifer, and free her fellows from Pandemonium. There are hints she's not entirely happy with having to deceive the protagonist, but will still do so in order to achieve her goals.
- Casting a Shadow: Being the Fallen Archangel of Dusk, Olivia has the ability to temporarily darken an entire area by blocking out the light. This is demonstrated twice in the 2018 summer event "Bzzt! Amped Up Summer".
- Connected All Along: Before her Promoted to Playable release, it was speculated on if she had any relation to the angels introduced in What Makes The Sky Blue due to also having Angel in her name. It was confirmed in her playable version that she is indeed connected to them, as a creation of Lucilius who seeks revenge against Lucifer for sealing her and her brethren away in the Astral vs Origin Beast war.
- Dangerously Short Skirt:
- Her skirt doesn't cover much of her legs.
- Meanwhile, this is more obvious with her summer outfit.
- Difficult, but Awesome: What makes Olivia difficult to use is basically her nearly absurd skill cooldowns even at max level (8/8/7 for the three skills respectively). The duration of Sterling Sea's enemy debuff and Nevermore's self buffs are merely 2 turns. But what makes her awesome are because of three factors: First, her unique Twilight Terror debuff which prevents the target from gaining charge diamonds and prevents the use of special attacks (allowing you to survive deadly triggers). Second, Nevermore is a potent buff which guarantees Critical Hits and increased triple attack rates. Third, her charge attack also has synergy with her second skill and EMP passive. In simpler terms, making the best use out of Olivia requires some cooldown reduction abilities.
- Distracted by the Sexy: An Inverted case, and discussed briefly in the "Bzzt! Amped Up Summer" event. Seruel worries that the Society rookies would be distracted if Olivia is watching their beach training, especially while the angel is in her swimsuit attire.
- Dual Wielding: She uses two swords in battle.
- Fallen Angel: The lore about her as a primal beast. She was formerly a primarch that rebelled against her creators and thus labelled Fallen Angel since. And quite unlike Sandalphon, she remains very loyal to her compatriots trapped within Pandaemonium.
- Fashionable Asymmetry:
- She wears a headband, but only her right side hair shows it.
- Her red belt is slanted more on her right hip.
- Flaming Sword: In her raid boss version, her dual swords emit blue flames while in Overdrive Mode.
- Gratuitous Latin: Her second skill "Peccatum Mortale" is Latin for "mortal sin".
- Hidden Buxom: Her normal and summon art have her being very modestly endowed while her summer version boasts a respectable bustline.
- Locked Out of the Loop: Like Azazel, despite being introduced to tie into the "What Makes The Sky Blue" storyline, she doesn't actually have much of a role in it, making only a small cameo and not becoming directly involved in any of the recent stories despite apparently being part of the crew along with Sandalphon and Azazel. She's unaware of the fact that Lucifer is dead and has had his role inherited by Sandalphon, and that Pandemonium has been destroyed, likely taking all of her imprisoned brethern with it. As well, her original body is in there too, leaving her fate up in the air.
- The Magnificent: Dark Angel Olivia, following her original version from Rage of Bahamut. Her name as a raid boss battle also adds the title before her given name.
- The Mole: Olivia's intent on joining the crew is to stick together with the hero, who is the singularity, to keep watch on Lucifer's actions and to help free her fellow fallen angels from Pandemonium.
- Mundane Object Amazement: In her focus event "Bzzt! Amped Up Summer" and its tie-in Grand Blues! comics, Olivia becomes curious of several mortal culture and objects.
- Mythology Gag: In her raid version, Olivia has two transparent snakes on her shoulders when she casts Fallen Sword, just like how her "evolved" artworks from Rage of Bahamut and Shadowverse are depicted to have them.
- One Degree of Separation: The first part of her skill fate episode takes place at the same time as Lucio's introductory fate episode. But they never see eye to eye after that. Not only that, she is also present in the aftermath of the third anniversary event, "What Makes The Sky Blue".
- 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.
- Power Floats: She stays afloat when in combat and only lands after the battle is finished.
- Power Gives You Wings: Like the Primarchs and fallen angels, her powers are connected to her wings.
- Religious and Mythological Theme Naming: Averted and justified. Shes the only angel in Granblue Fantasy a name associated with an angel or demon from the Bible. Its justified in that this was her name in Rage of Bahamut as well.
- Spontaneous Weapon Creation: Inverted. Just before her Victory Pose in her Summer version, Olivia's swords just dematerialize.
- Uncertain Doom: Its very likely that Olivias real body was destroyed when Pandemonium was destroyed by Helel ben Shalem and Helel ben Sahar, though it has yet to be confirmed.
- Unwitting Pawn: Right at the prologue of What Makes The Sky Blue 000, it's revealed that she is nothing but a pawn to Lucillius's plans in the end. This may be why she's so otherwise conspicuously absent in WMTSB - after the betrayal and defeat, she wants to defeat Lucifer and free her fellows, but likely knows better than to have anything to do with Belial and Beelzebub.
- Walking Spoiler: Uh, yup. Needless to say, she is jacked in tightly to the wider lore of the game, making many aspects of her difficult to discuss without heavy spoiler tag use.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: One would think she'd have rather a lot to do with "Paradise Lost", given that Lucifer dies in that event. But she doesn't appear and doesn't have any personal follow-up scenes. She appears in the intro to 000, but has no further role in the story.
- Winged Humanoid: Retains this appearance from her original Rage of Bahamut counterpart, though in this universe she is aligned with the fallen angels.
Voiced by: Kenichi Suzumura
- Rarity: SSR
Element: Light (Event), Water (Summer), Earth (Grand)
Style: Balanced, Special (Grand)
Weapon Specialty: Sabre+Katana
Charge Attack: Ain Soph Aur \ Paradise Lost (Light 5★ upgrade)
An archangel created at the direction of the Astrals long ago, Sandalphon was born with but one purpose - to replace Lucifer should the latter fail in his duties as the Supreme Primarch. As Lucifer was considered an incredible success, however, Sandalphon was in turn considered completely worthless and was kept around almost solely due to Lucifer's whim and kindness. Furious, he joined Astaroth and a number of other archangels (including Azazel and Olivia) in rebelling against the Astrals, only to be imprisoned within the tower of Pandemonium. Millennia later, having stewed in his hatred and bitterness for two thousand years, a chance occurrence on the island of Zinkenstill results in the seals of Pandemonium weakening just enough for a few of the trapped angels to escape - Sandalphon among their number. After two thousand years, Sandalphon prepares to take his vengeance, but he has no idea what fate truly has in store for him and the role he will end up playing.
Debuting as the central antagonist of the event "What Makes The Sky Blue" in 2017, Sandalphon was originally intended as a simple one-off villain for an anniversary event. His popularity with the players, however, caused Cygames to turn WMTSB into a trilogy of events, with him starring in both the second and third parts, being recruitable in both.
He received an Earth (Grand) version during the December 28th, 2020 Flash Gala update.
- 11th-Hour Superpower: The white plume carried by Lyria note in Etemenanki shines bright as Sandalphon finally desires to save the world from his own free will, not for atonement for his sins, and not for fulfilling the role given to him. This gives him the strength and 12 wings to match Lucilius.
- A Day in the Limelight: The later "What Makes the Sky Blue" events are more or less centered around him; the second half explores his relationship with Lucifer in detail and depicts how he himself becomes Supreme Primarch, while the third deals with his newfound responsibilities.
- The Maydays summer event has him as a leading character again, as a sort of continuation of What Makes The Sky Blue trilogy that sets up for future events such as the return of Lucilius and Belial, the potential revival of Lucifer and the promises given by Word of God for the event detailing just who and what Beelzebub is.
- Affably Evil:
- During WTMSB1, he had been courteous to who he was talking to but drops it when Lyria reveals bits of what she sees from his memories. And when he pushed the protagonist off the islands for that matter.
- Inverted to a degree when he joins the party, where he's on the side of good... and doesn't hesitate to say insulting remarks.
- All Your Powers Combined: His original plan in WTMSB1 is to invoke this by taking the wings of the four Primarchs for himself. It is integrated into the original event's Extreme+ difficulty raid by having him randomly deal elemental damage each turn, from the four elements of Wind, Earth, Water, and Fire and having no weakness. He was the first boss to be of the "Null" element which has these traits.
- His (Grand) version gives him the ability to steal and utilize elements beyond his Earth based powers.
- Almighty Janitor: As the current Supreme Primarch, he is the strongest primal in all of the Granblue Fantasy universe at 12 wings, six of which he inherited from the former Supreme Primarch Lucifer, and 4 he was bestowed by the tetra-element Primarchs in 000. While he stands as this, when hes not out protecting the Sky Realm to fulfill his promise with Lucifer, hes peacefully running a coffee shop in the Grandcypher.
- Ambiguously Gay: If his relationship with Lucifer and his lack of romantic interest in any of the other characters including with the Captain is any indication, he may either be this or Single-Target Sexuality with only Lucifer as the target. The scenario writer for all of the What Makes The Sky Blue related events confirms that Lucifer and Sandalphons relationship is a big symbol of various types of love, with romantic love being included in that.
- Ambiguous Situation: Similarly to Lucilius in 000, its left ambiguous just what his plan was if Lucifer had stepped in to stop his destructive rampage sooner in What Makes The Sky Blue. While the event proper and the sequel event Paradise Lost made it clear that he had no intention of killing him and that he went on the rampage to begin with to spite him and get his attention, they never quite go into the details of what his endgame was nor is it ever brought up again past Paradise Lost.
- Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: In "What Makes The Sky Blue" after taking the wings of the other Primarchs, he grows in size to the point where hes even bigger than the Grandcypher.
- The Atoner: He believes that accepting Sierokarte's tourist requests is a way for him to apologize for what he did to her in the past. During the The Maydays summer event, he says to the crew that until he is reunited with Lucifer again, he will have to make amends where amends need to be made and by the end of "The Maydays", Sandalphon acknowledged that his attacks have caused incalculable damage on the island from the past years (referencing his rampage on "What Makes The Sky Blue"). The district chief easily forgives his past mistakes after he saved the island against the Shark Frenzy. However, when asked if the district chief could add his name to the historical records to people further down the line can know who saved the island, he tells him to list his title as the Supreme Primarch rather than his name despite knowing fully that no one will ever know he as an individual contributed. This is likely due to knowing that Lucifer when he was in charge of protecting the sky realm never received recognition for the things hed done, as revealed in 000.
- Animal Motifs: While not overt outside of the 4komas his default wings are far more realistic to a birds than the other Primarchs, being brown with a pattern that resembles that of a house sparrow. In a flashback in his second Skill Fate episode has him point out some birds he saw that reminded him of himself and Lucifer, with one having brown feathers and the other having white.
- Art Evolution: While this applies to the whole game, you can see the drastic shift in the games art style over the years when comparing his original What Makes The Sky Blue story art◊ to his (Grand) art◊, as the player is given the option to use either. The transition from the story art to the default Grand art is rather jarring in the fate episode itself due to how differently Sandalphon looks despite being the same character.
- Battle Aura: The ground he is standing on glows blue when his Charge Bar is full.
- Beam Spam: Being the new Supreme Primarch, he can also cast Paradise Lost. His original charge attack Ain Soph Aur is also this.
- Berserk Button: Pretty much anyone he doesnt like talking about Lucifer, or sullying his name as he would say. and if youre Lucio, looking like Lucifer is his berserk button as well. It eventually turns into Lucio not treating Lucifers face with respect that pisses him off.
- Berserker Tears: He has these in his (Grand) uncap art.
- Bishounen: Well, he is quite pretty.
- Bookends: In WMTSB1 it was he who threw the Captain off a cliff plummeting through the skies and the crew having to save him. At the end of WMTSB3, Sandalphon reappears hurtling through the sky with Gran/Djeeta and company managing to save him at the last minute.
- Bond One-Liner:
- Just before throwing the captain off the cliffs, Sandalphon shouts "Have a safe trip!".
- Says "Checkmate" to Lucilius, fitting for the trilogy's Chess Motifs.
- Breakout Character: One of the biggest ones that the game has ever had, which is a pretty huge accomplishment considering he's a male character in a game with a predominantly male playerbase. In fact, his popularity made Word of God far more open to giving male characters more attention. While What Makes The Sky Blue was originally an event that was supposed to touch on Lyria's issues, with him existing as a Foil to her who would be a one-off villain once the event conclusion, he ended up being so popular with the playerbase that they turned the event into a trilogy, with the events that followed centering on him as the protagonist and promoting him to being playable. By the trilogies end in 2019, he received a summer event and Summer version in the same year which lead to more set up for events and eventually sub-plotlines involving him. By year four since "What Makes The Sky Blue", he already has three versions (Event, Summer, and Grand) all released around one year apart and is one of the fastest characters to receive an 5-Star uncap (received a year after he became playable). And these are only some of his in-game accomplishments thus far!
- Boobs-and-Butt Pose: His cafe skins SD sprite does this, imitating the pose seen in the Granblue Fest 2020 art.
- Brutal Honesty: In "The Maydays" event, Sandalphon explictly says that he is against Sariel's personal goal of finding Belial since it would mean releasing Sandalphon's two greatest enemies. And if it comes to worst, Sandalphon will have to stop Sariel himself.
- Bungled Suicide: Sandalphon planned to die to fulfill his promise with the intention of joining Lucifer in the afterlife, with these thoughts carrying over toward the end of 000. Its implied with him attempting to send the others away in their final fight with Lucilius that he intended to die right there, but the crew stays with him and help him finish Lucilius off instead, making this trope come into play.
- Bury Your Gays: Almost the case for him, but averted due to the protagonist, Lyria and Vyrn talking him into staying in the Sky Realm. Played straight for Lucifer, the man hes in love with, however.
- Butt-Monkey: Frequently the butt of the crews jokes and joking harassment and even Lucio is in on it, much to his irritation.
- Call-Back: In the first "What Makes The Sky Blue" event, Sandalphon stole the wings of the four primarchs, effectively having the powers of the tetra-elements for himself and making Sandalphon a formidable foe. In the sequel, he later inherits the Supreme Primarch's wings and powers in order to take down Avatar for good. When Belial enhanced himself with Avatar's powers in WMTSB3, Michael allows Sandalphon to possess the wings of the four primarchs once again along with the Supreme Primarch's so that he can match Belial's newfound strength.
- Catch a Falling Star: Or "Catch a Falling Angel" in Sandalphon's situation. The Grandcypher managed to catch him just in time in its deck as he falls down the skies after using Paradise Lost.
- Catchphrase: "Nonsense". Surprisingly, it's preserved in English and actually works in English, too.
- Character Development: The biggest one outside some of the main characters, perhaps even moreso than the main characters. He goes from angsty teenager with a temper tantrum, to someone beloved by all who is willing to make a Heroic Sacrifice and it took two real life years to get there.By 000, he gets to finally swallow his pride and willingly reconcile with Lucifer, conquering all the lingering regrets toward him that developed during Paradise Lost and finally moving on so he can live for himself with the promise of returning to Lucifer one day. As his seasonal lines progress, he becomes nicer and more open to the Captain. Though considering the debatable canonicity of seasonal lines, it's unknown if these actually count toward his character development.
- Character Select Forcing: Surprisingly averted, considering other characters get this treatment in Story Mode and Events.Note If you've played the "Paradise Lost" event and acquired him as a playable character, you can have him in your party when you play through the first "Why Makes The Sky Blue" event under Side Stories despite him being the event's primary antagonist. This makes for a hilarious case of Stop Hitting Yourself when you face him as a boss, and it's even better when you consider that after getting three of the primarchs' wings and becoming almost as powerful as Lucifer, he says that the only one who can hurt him is himself.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: Or boy, in his case. Its implied that hes this way toward Lucifer on various occasions, as he retains quite a few of his yandere traits. He even dislikes the idea of people being attracted to Lucifers face, becoming belligerent in summer Lucios fate episode when he notices the customers are attracted to Lucio because he resembles Lucifer. Theres also an instance in the Q-Pot collab drama track story in which Sandalphon seeks out Lucifer upon noticing that hes speaking to the customer directly (something Sandalphon states Lucifer rarely does) and intrudes in on their conversation, as if jealous that Lucifer was paying attention to someone else.
- Cloning Blues: Backup blues, rather.
- Combat Stilettos: It's not easily noticeable, but in his playable version's base artwork, a closer inspection on his foot reveals that he wears heeled shoes. His skins and official art reveal that he always wears heels, regardless of the outfit. Even in his summer outfit, as revealed in The Maydays.
- Continuity Nod:
- One of the dialogue choices that you can mention to Sandalphon in WMTSB3 is "Your fingers are delicate", allowing you to guilt-trip him by throwing back his own words when he once threw the captain off the cliff.
- In "The Maydays", Sandalphon remembers that he attacked Sierokarte in WMTSB1, so now he thinks of her tourist favors to him as debts to be paid.
- *Cough* Snark *Cough*: When he gives his suggestion to the marine committee in "The Maydays" by slipping a letter and having the captain to read it in his stead.Cough, cough! Read! Cough! The solution! Cough!
- Desperately Looking for a Purpose in Life: All he ever wanted was to know what purpose he was created for so that he could help Lucifer. When he learned that his purpose is that he's Lucifer's backup, and at the time of hearing was considered hopelessly redundant to the point of being recommended for termination, he snapped. Of course, the bigger kicker comes from finding out he's not nearly so redundant after all, but now he's adrift, unsure how to fulfill his new duties, and with Lucifer no longer there to guide him.
- By the end of "WMTSB3", he does find a purpose: to protect the Sky World, not because of any obligation or duty, but because he wants to.
- Don't You Dare Pity Me!: His reaction to Lucifer's initial apology in WMTSB1. Because for him, it's far too late for Lucifer to apologize. Later on, of course, he bitterly regrets having said this, as he lost his chance to take it back.
- Dull Eyes of Unhappiness: In his Grand unit art, his eyes lack shine to them.
- Easily Forgiven:
- Ends up being a bit zig-zagged; various characters, including most of the crew, in "What Makes The Sky Blue: Paradise Lost" make it clear that he's not going to be forgiven that easily. Lyria and Vyrn, though, true to form, warm up to him quite fast and are willing to let bygones be bygones. (Lyria, at least, is assisted by having a much deeper understanding of his pain than most others, both due to having some access to his feelings and memories thanks to her powers, and simply because she feels she understands where he's coming from due to her also not really understanding what her purpose is.) By the time of "WMTSB3: 000", it's gotten to the point where Vyrn is willing to casually sit on his head and Lyria will poke through his things.
- It's played straight in the case of Lucifer, who doesn't seem angry or even bothered by the fact that he attempted to destroy the Sky Realm. In fact, Lucifer ends up being the apologetic one upon realizing he was partially the cause of Sandalphon's Start of Darkness that eventually lead to that point. This doesn't go unnoticed, as Sandalphon is both taken aback and distraught by Lucifer being so easily forgiving by him, feeling as though his centuries of preparation for revenge were for naught.
- Embarrassing Hobby: He writes poetry about Lucifer in his spare time, something Vyrn, Lyria and later Lucio make fun of him for much to his chagrin. Whenever hes outed for his hobby, he reacts similarly to a schoolgirl who just had her diary read.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: For as much as he said he hated Lucifer in "What Makes The Sky Blue", it was clear to everyone that there were still feelings there to the point where Vyrn and eventually Lyria call him out on it. Despite still being confused about his feelings, Lucifer's death is the catalyst that sends him on a Roaring Rampage of Revenge and is a contributing factor to his eventual HeelFace Turn.
- Fingerless Gloves: Wears a pair of these in his default (WMTSB1) and playable (WMTSB2 and WMTSB3) outfits.
- Flower Motifs: His (Grand) weapons charge attacks name is "Vernus" which is another name for the Purple Crocus flower and the charge attack animation blooms into that flower. In the flower language, it symbolizes regretting love or regretting having loved someone, being symbolic of heavy love affairs. This description reflects Sandalphon's feelings toward Lucifer at the time of his rebellion.
- Flying Weapon: He uses floating swords (which are as tall as him) during combat. In his playable version, he has two of them which strike the enemy, following his single sword slash upon dealing a double or triple attack. Ain Soph Aur manifests all four of them to fire the attack.
- To Belial. Both primals are loyal to their respective creators/superiors (Lucifer/Lucilius), but while Sandalphon eventually redeems himself and makes amends with all the people hes hurt, Belial remains evil for the entire duration of the event, after deciding that Good Is Boring. They also share the same fighting style of utilizing up to four floating swords, with the difference that Sandalphon's are blue-purple while Belial's are crimson-red. Both even have a signature Beam Spam ability - Ain Soph Aur for Sandalphon and Anagenesis for Belial.
- 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 by the end of the WMTSB trilogy, Sariel is still searching for his own. As well, because he sympathizes with Sariels desire to see Belial again as he wishes to be reunited with Lucifer, this ends up being the reason he allows Sariel to seek out the dimensional rift even if it means Sariel bringing Belial and by proxy Lucilius back to become potential threats to the Sky Realm.
- Hes this to Lucilius in 000. They both devise plans to destroy the sky realm in order to spite a higher power (Lucifer in Sandalphons case, Bahamut in Lucilius ) with it also being in an effort to be noticed by them. They both have complicated feelings for Lucifer, were both created to be replacements for their more powerful predecessors, and are both are different ends of the good and evil spectrum. However, unlike Sandalphon who does a HeelFace Turn and ends up aiding the Sky Realm in Lucifers stead, Lucilius remains bitter and is sealed away.
- Forgiven, but Not Forgotten: In chapter 2 and in the ending of "What Makes the Sky Blue III: 000", you can potentially guilt trip him by echoing what he said to Gran/Djeeta before he pushed them off the cliffs. While Gran/Djeeta meant it in an almost playful way, Sandalphon's reaction shows that he does feel guilty for it. Vyrn continues to tease him about this in The Maydays.
- Gameplay and Story Integration:
- A Scripted Battle in "What Makes The Sky Blue: Paradise Lost" has Sandalphon going one-on-one with Avatar. This is the only instance where Sandalphon has the six wings of the Supreme Primarch visible in his in-game sprite and NPC artwork. He also has a unique Charge Attack where he unleashes Paradise Lost for 10 million damage, instantly killing the boss. After he uses this ability, the six wings disintegrate and all other subsequent battles using Sandalphon will have him revert to his original brown wings and his Ain Soph Aur.
- While at first it seems as though it was Gameplay and Story Segregation due to Sandalphon being a Light element boss in his raid version, Grand Sandalphon being Earth makes sense as Uriel was his first victim when he went on a wing-stealing rampage. This is referenced in his first Skill Fate episode.
- Unlike his (Event) version which only deals out Light based attacks and his (Summer) version which only attacks in Water, (Grand) Sandalphon is able to steal elements from bosses and enemy units, giving him the ability to use said stolen element (or elements as he can have multiple at a time) as a sub-attacks. This is a reference to him stealing the tetra-elements from the Primarchs in "What Makes The Sky Blue".
- Given that Sandalphon is still the enemy of the Sky Realm in his (Grand) version, his third skill gives him the ability to take away buffs from his allies.
- His (Grand) version doesnt have any seasonal dialogue due to it being the version of him that was the enemy. Interestingly, he does still have birthday dialogue unique to that version.
- Sandalphon (Summer) is an underwhelming unit despite him still being the Supreme Primarch in "The Maydays". However, this is justified as Sandalphon is shown to only be using his base primarch wings (in water this time), making him Willfully Weak in this form.
- To uncap Sandalphon (Event) to 5*, the player needs to use the White Feather that can only be obtained from "What Makes The Sky Blue: 000". This is a reference to his supreme primarch powers being activated by the feather Lyria had been carrying with her once his resolve to protect the Sky Realm had finally shown through.
- Gameplay and Story Segregation:
- Despite gaining the 4 elemental Primarch wings in his 5* uncap, Sandalphon is a light element SSR and can only deal light based attacks, a difference from his Extreme+ raid boss from the first event which was null element and could deal damage in any element. Justified in that a playable character being null element outside of the MC or Lyria would be too overpowered.
- Sandalphon (Event) isn't nearly as powerful as he should be lorewise, given that by his 5* uncap he has 12 wings and is the strongest primal in existence by Lucio's own words and 000's standards. While it's shown that he is incredibly powerful in the various scripted battles, it doesn't translate to his actual unit or kit, who is at his most useful for early game content and can easily be replaced by more powerful Light Gacha units by mid to late game.
- Despite being a light-based boss in What Makes The Sky Blue and retaining his default wings in his (Grand) version, (Grand) Sandalphon cannot deal light damage. His ability to steal and deal elemental damage is only limited to the tetra-elements. His (Grand) weapon description implies that this was deliberately left out, as it says that he is so blinded by revenge that he cannot see the light that lingers by his side.
- Despite having the ability to steal all the tetra-elements, his Elemental Friction debuff can only turn non-water enemies into Water (or water enemies into water), which is weak to Earth, his element as a (Grand). Its unknown if his future units will have the same ability but applied to their respective superior element as his (Event) and Water version havent been retroactively given the skill.
- Green-Eyed Monster: Part of the reason for his original rampage as further explored in his Grand fate episodes. Hes bitter that everyone but himself has a purpose, including mortals, which drives him to try to kill some Skyfarers who were attempting to help people evacuate.
- Ghost Memory: Sandalphon also inherited Lucifer's memories when the Supreme Primarch's wings were passed onto him. However, he can only see them when he sleeps and view the flashbacks like an observer.
- Gratuitous Foreign Language: His Charge Attack "Ain Soph Aur" which he even shouts while casting. It is derived from the Hebrew "Ohr Ein Sof" which means "infinite light".
- Hates Everyone Equally: In the profile for his (Grand) version, his dislike section says that he dislikes everything in the world.
- HeelFace Turn: Was once the major antagonist of the first "What Makes The Sky Blue" event. His previous mistakes forgiven by the main cast, Sandalphon managed to have a change in perspective, allowing him to fulfill the role he was supposed to do.
- Hellish Pupils: Hard to see in his normal sprites, but most evidently in his CD skin.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Was willing to go as far as to die fulfilling his promise to Lucifer so he could join him in the afterlife, but after they reconcile he decides to stay with the crew.
- I Can't Believe a Guy Like You Would Notice Me: Its shown in his flashbacks that he had this viewpoint toward Lucifer, who would make it a daily ritual to visit Sandalphon in the garden so that they could have coffee together. When Lucifer muses aloud of why hes compelled to naturally visit Sandalphon in that place, Sandalphon asks if Lucifer hates spending time with him. Though Lucifer denies that, it only heaps onto Sandalphons building insecurities.
- I Choose to Stay: Planned to perform a Heroic Sacrifice to fulfil his promise to Lucifer and join him in the afterlife, but chooses to stay with the crew in the end. Despite this, he still talks about reuniting with Lucifer eventually.
- Iconic Item: His purple and gold coffee cups. Initially shown in his White Day CG◊, theyre now heavily associated with his character and Lucifer by extension due to it being revealed through the Ain Soph Aur MV and various Lucifer and Sandalphon merchandise that came after show that those are the cups he and Lucifer used when they had coffee together in the Garden, adding sentimental value to them.
- I Know You Know I Know: Invoked as he says "And now you know that I know that you knew what I knew. What nonesense."
- Image Song: "Ain Soph Aur". A song detailing his feelings during "What Makes The Sky Blue II: Paradise Lost", of all the things he cant say to Lucifer.
- Inadequate Inheritor: How Michael initially views the recently-made Supreme Primarch Sandalphon, due to his Leeroy Jenkins tendencies and attitude of having to fight alone without the need of allies. She later changes this perception quickly later in the finale event of the trilogy when Sandalphon drops his Leeroy Jenkins mentality.
- Instant Runes: A magic circle / rune appears behind him as he uses Ain Soph Aur.
- In the Hood: In his first appearance in "What Makes the Sky Blue", Sandalphon kept his face hidden underneath a hood.
- His entire character arc is filled with this. In his first appearance during the first "What Makes the Sky Blue", his Evil Plan was to steal the wings of the four Primarchs, which would cause a great calamity, so that he could challenge Lucifer and prove that he's more than just a redundant spare to him. Over the next two parts, he ends up not only fulfilling his not-so-redundant role after Lucifer is killed, but he also ends up being given all four Primarch's wings on top of the Supreme Primarch's powers in order to stop an even greater calamity.
- Being an angel, and the Supreme Primarch at that, one would think that Sandalphon is used to flying a lot, no matter the speed. But during the events of WMTSB3, he gets airsick and pukes when he landed at the Grandcypher. The other crew members tend to invoke this trope as well, because they didn't expect that he of all people would get airsick while the other ordinary skyfarers did not.
- It's All About Me: His initial mindset in What Makes The Sky Blue though he eventually regrets having this mindset in 000 after finding out how Lucifer felt during rebellion.
- Jerkass: In a game with largely redeemable and ultimately misguided villains, Sandalphon in "WTMSB1" stands out as a petty, childish antagonist who wreaked havoc in the world solely because he was created without an immediate purpose, and rather than trying to find one of his own, threw a Suicidal Cosmic Temper Tantrum and seems almost irredeemable. Even when defeated by the crew, he immediately takes advantage of the protagonist's trusting nature by feigning honor and attempts to murder him/her in cold blood, laughing triumphantly about how he wants to see this world which doesn't need him burn. However...
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: At his core, though, Sandalphon actually still really cares what Lucifer thinks of him and holds their time together dear, and he's still very capable of caring for others; it's to the point that Lyria can see it, as noted below. The problem is that the crew has to cut through two millennia of bitterness and lack of self-worth to even begin to see the gold underneath, and even in his Fate Episodes on joining the crew, there's still a way to go. By the time of "000", though, it seems the worst of the grime is finally starting to come off.
- Karma Houdini: He threw the protagonist plummeting downwards in the skies in the first run of "What Makes the Sky Blue". Near the end of "Paradise Lost", casting the eponymous ability disintegrates his wings, and he falls down. But he doesn't receive the full amount of karma from what he did to Gran/Djeeta, as the Grandcypher catches him just in time. He falls yet again in the skies, with the captain saving him once more, at this point, he verbally invokes karma and the captain's chance of revenge.Is this the time for jokes? For a moment I thought you were finally going to get your revenge!
- In a way, He did get his karma for all the trouble he's caused, as he's forced to live with the reality that he caused the death of Lucifer, who was always shown to be someone he loved deeply. Over the course of the angel related stories, he's reminded that it's his fault and he's forced to live with the memories of his demise for as long as he carries the wings of the Supreme Primarch. He's still grieving Lucifer long after it happened as well, and is a long way from moving on from it emotionally, if he ever will.
- Keigo: He uses more polite speech when speaking to or in reference to Lucifer, showing how much he respects him.
- The Last of These Is Not Like the Others:
- Contrary to the belief that his Supreme Primarch form would receive a (Grand) version, it was his antagonistic "What Makes The Sky Blue" form that received the (Grand), making him the first unambiguously villanous (at this stage) character to receive a limited version.
- Sandalphon is the first character to receive a (Grand) version that's not in his original element, as he is a Light primarch who has an Earth element (Grand).
- His Grand version also is the first under the "Fantasy" series, which applies to mainly products of Lowain's delusions, though it's in regards to the character being in the past.
- Last Chance Hit Point: His second passive, The Promise allows him to survive a fatal turn and leaves him with 1 HP afterwards.
- Leeroy Jenkins: Michael calls out on Sandalphon's attempt at recklessness from planning to take on the wall of Pandemonium alone, just because Sandalphon wrongfully believes he already mastered the Supreme Primarch's powers and that he doesn't have to involve anyone else. He later snaps out of it though.
- Like Brother and Sister: By the time of "What Makes The Sky Blue: 000", he's developed this dynamic with Lyria, who calls him "big brother" as a way to tease him.
- Meaningful Echo: He says a variant of Lyria's "Now it's my turn... I will save you" before he rescues a falling Lyria near the end of the trilogy, drawing a parallel◊ to the events of the first "What Makes The Sky Blue".
- Misplaced Retribution: Though he was never able to go through with it, he wanted to exact revenge on Lucifer for being created to be his backup in case he failed, and who would ultimately never be put to use because Lucifer didnt need a backup. While his existential dread is reasonable, his anger at Lucifer seems misdirected as it was Lucilius who deemed him useless and planned to get rid of him. Lucifer, on the other hand, was more or less innocent as he was just as taken aback as Sandalphon was at the reveal of his purpose. His only faults were being fine with Sandalphon lacking a purpose (something he admits to later), and being blissfully oblivious of his glaring insecurities. Its later revealed that his wanting revenge had less to do with Lucifers role in his Start of Darkness and more to do with his desire to be loved and feel needed by Lucifer.note
- Morality Pet: Lyria, Vyrn and eventually the protagonist become this to them over the course of the "What Makes The Sky Blue" saga as he learns the true power of friendship.
- Must Have Caffeine: He appears to be quite fond of coffee after trying some, to the point of offering it to the party. In fact, when the party sees him inside the cocoon, Sandalphon states that he'd been brewing coffee for as long as he can remember. His fate episodes reveal that it was Lucifer who made him come to like coffee. At the end of "000", he decides to open a cafe in the Grandcypher at Lyria and Vyrn's urging. His coffee shop is on its way to being opened after some training from Siero in The Maydays.Sandalphon: I care for my coffee trees. I harvest the fruit they bear, extract the beans, roast them, brew coffee... and drink it. I've been repeating that simple cycle for years... decades... perhaps forever.
- Mr. Fanservice: Cygames definitely plays up the fact that he has nice legs, especially in his (Another) unit art. As well if one looks closely, you can see up his cape.
- My Name Is ???: Even the teaser event guide for "What Makes The Sky Blue" replaces his name and his voice actor's with question marks.
- Next Tier Power-Up: Sandalphon gains more power the more wings he has accumulated throughout the story arc. He initially just starts off with his 2 brown wings, temporarily obtains the 4 wings of each of the tetra-elemental primarchs, and then inherits the Supreme Primarch's wings in "Paradise Lost". He unlocks his potential near the end of "000" (which is also reflected in-game via his 5★ uncap), being able to combine all of the aforementioned powers for a total of 12 multi-colored wings. As of the "Maydays", he is now able to use the 12 wings immediately with ease.
- No Name Given: Invoked at the ending chapter of "The Maydays" event. Sandalphon requests that he would just be recorded as the "Supreme Primarch" in the district chief's annals instead of using his real name.
- Not So Different: At least Lyria thinks so when she talks to Sandalphon again in "Paradise Lost", as they both are Desperately Looking for a Purpose in Life. The difference is that while Lyria had the crew to help her, Sandalphon had no one to help him as he let his resentment and anger consume him.
- Not So Stoic:
- He tries to put on an air of unflappability in WTMSB1, but once Lyria reveals that she saw his memories and tries to reason with him, he completely loses his composure.
- Lucifers death in What Makes The Sky Blue: Paradise Lost also breaks his air of unflappability, causing him to have a catatonic breakdown in which he couldnt function until Halluel slaps the sense back into him.
- Once you unlock his level 70 he has a rather...interesting expression on his face.
- He seems to snap on Lucio a lot, though given how Lucio is to him, its not unwarranted.
- Oblivious to Love: Both he and Lucifer had this issue, as they were unaware of each others feelings for and about each other. While his inability to grasp the fact that Lucifer did care for him stemmed from his own insecurities, on Lucifer's end it was likely because he didn't believe that he was capable of love, despite it being clear to everyone around him that he did care for Sandalphon.
- Omnicidal Maniac: The flashback scene in the prologue chapter of WMTSB3 (as well as the entire trilogy) has Sandalphon even damning all of creation in a fit of rage. Subverted now that he went a HeelFace Turn."Astrals... Skydwellers... The entire world... I'll wreck all of creation! Everything you hold dear will be smashed to dust by my hand!"
- Only Friend: Lucifer was implied to be this to him until he joined the crew. Its also implied by Lucifers memories that this was mutual.
- Shout-Out: For both his normal version and his summer version, his skill names are from the band Sonata Arctica.
- Panty Shot: If one looks closely at the base artwork for his (Another) unit, what can be assumed to be his underwear can be seen under his cape and tights.
- Perpetual Molt: While his own wings and the wings he gets from the tetra-element Primarchs dont do this, the Supreme Primarch wings have a habit of doing this, molting light feathers that disappear before they touch the ground.
- Personalized Afterlife: The afterlife looks like the research lab garden of which he spent a long time in. Lucifer speculates that it must have formed from his memories.
- Poor Communication Kills: Had he and Lucifer communicated their feelings for each other sooner, things likely would have ended differently for them. His summer fate episodes touch on this through other characters that have similar problems.
- Power Echoes: Like Lucifer, his voice has notable reverb when he is in his Supreme Primarch form.
- The Power of Friendship: Learns and uses this power in "000" after he realizes he truly does care for the friends he made over the course of his journey.
- Promoted to Playable: Is the starring event character for the 4th anniversary event, "What Makes The Sky Blue II: Paradise Lost".
- The Protagonist: From "What Makes The Sky Blue: Paradise Lost" onwards, he's the protagonist of the angel storyline along with the "genesis" storyline that's been intertwined within it.
- Proper Tights with a Skirt: In his original outfit, though he wore more of a butt-cape than a skirt.
- Purposely Overpowered: His (Grand) version, which depicts the version of him from back when he was a villain in "What Makes The Sky Blue". Among his many abilities, he has the ability to change the enemies element, steal elements and use said elements as sub-attacks (which can't be dispelled). This is because lore-wise with all the wings of the tetra-element, he's said to be one of the strongest Primals.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: He has red eyes, symbolizing how dangerous he can be. One of his eyes even glow in his (Grand) uncap art.
- Rage Against the Heavens: Or rage against the creators, rather. All his actions are driven by the fact that he was created as a spare in case Lucifer fails to fulfill his duties. He refuses to accept that his purpose is just a backup to Lucifer — a redundant backup to Lucifer. This ends up becoming bitterly ironic.
- The Rest Shall Pass: Subverted. He tries holding off Lucilius on his own in Etemenanki while requesting the rest of the crew to escape. They don't buy this and stayed with him until the end of the fight.
- Retired Badass: Despite being the current Supreme Primarch and the strongest primal in all of the Granblue Fantasy universe, there are very few scenarios in which his power is required beyond 000, and he mostly spends his days running a coffee shop inside of the Grandcypher. It helps that retiring was the plan for the Primarchs all along according to Lucifer, as he had predetermined before passing his role on that the world no longer needed a Supreme Primarch to watch over it. That said, Sandalphon still intends to make good on their promise to protect the Sky Realm, and it turns out that he is needed once again once Beelzebub makes his escape after breaking Cagliostros seal in Chaos Returns.
- Retraux Flashback: Despite "The Maydays" 2019 event taking place right after the "What Makes The Sky Blue" events, the flashback scene of Sandalphon meeting Sariel shows the former in his initial WMTSB1 armor from 2017. This implies that Sariel and Sandalphon met prior to the fallen angel rebellion over 2000 years ago, which is ultimately confirmed by Sandalphons dialogue.
- Roaring Rampage of Revenge: He goes on one of these following the death of Lucifer with this being the primary reason why he sides with the crew in Paradise Lost. He also attempted to exact veangence against Lucifer, though it's revealed that it was mostly because he wanted to get his attention.
- Rule of Seven:
- All of his skills have a 7-turn cooldown.
- His base attack at max level is 7700.
- His event summon (which can be obtained from "What Makes The Sky Blue II: Paradise Lost") grants 70% boost to light attack when uncapped at 3★.
- In his summer version, all his initial cool downs for his skills start at 7. After being leveled up, 2 of them lower down to 6 turns.
- His (Grand) version averts this trope, as nothing within his kit points to the number 7.
- Rummage Sale Reject: Lampshaded by Lucilius's comment on Sandalphon's six pairs of colorful wings.Lucilius: What a mismatched collection of borrowed plumage. Befitting a spare primarch.
- Sadistic Choice: Pulls one at the end of the first "What Makes The Sky Blue" event by pushing the Protagonist off the island. The protagonist is falling too fast for the Primarchs to catch, and the only option is for Lyria and Vyrn to unleash the power of Bahamut. However, doing so means that the seal on Pandemonium could potentially break, unleashing the dangerous Origin Beasts sealed within and dooming the world. The heroes decide that the chance to save the Protagonist is worth the risk, and thankfully the seal holds thanks to Lucifer reinforcing it.
- Serious Business: Brewing coffee. Sandalphon wants his crewmembers to experience pure bliss when they drink his coffee. Vyrn is weirded out of his intricate dedication to his hobby. In "The Maydays", Sandalphon is also disappointed when their customers were always ordering juice instead.
- She's Not My Girlfriend: Averted. When Lucio insinuates that Sandalphon is in a relationship with Lucifer, he doesnt exactly deny it, so much as he sputters his catchphrase while the Lyria and Vyrn laugh at him.Sandalphon: That person is the only one who matters to me! noteLucio: Hahaha... You truly care for him, dont you? Your Lucifer is a lucky man.Sandalphon: Why, you... This is nonsense! Pure nonsense!
- She's Got Legs: Since his introduction, Sandalphon has been portrayed as having slender, delicate legs.
- Ship Tease: With Lucifer, to the point where it appears they confess to each other near the end of What Makes The Sky Blue: 000 in Granblues roundabout way. Lucio even ends up shipping the two after Sandalphon declares that Lucifer is his one and only. Taken even further with the Flavor Text for his Primarch Of Promises skin in both original text and the English translation with the Japanese text referring to Lucifer as someone he yearns for from the bottom of his heart and the English text being more overt with it saying he ascends to breathtaking heights to follow the one he loves so dearly in reference to Lucifer. See For more of their Ho-Yay moments in detail. WordOfGod confirms that their relationship is a symbol of the various types of love he wanted to write, including romantic love.
- Star-Crossed Lovers: While they arent officially confirmed to be lovers likely due to their circumstances, he and Lucifer appear to have this sort of dynamic, as their relationship since the original What Makes The Sky Blue is painted rather tragically, even more so after Paradise Lost which amps up the angst factor by killing off Lucifer, dooming them to be separated and longing for one another. Word of God confirms that there is a romantic aspect to their feelings for one another, further cementing their status as this trope.
- Single-Target Sexuality: Straight up declares that Lucifer is the only one he cares about, or his one and only as he said in the original Japanese. He shows no romantic interest in anyone else, not even Gran/Djeeta in seasonal lines where its consistently shown he regards them as merely a comrade. Word of God confirms that his feeling for Lucifer are a mix of romantic love, family love and friendship.
- Sir Not-Appearing-in-This-Trailer: Sandalphon's case in the event teaser◊ for "What Makes The Sky Blue" averts this trope, from the tradition of Granblue not showing the event's major antagonist in its teasers. While he does appear, neither his name nor his voice actor's is revealed, only replaced with "???".
- Spotlight-Stealing Squad: One would be forgiven for forgetting that "What Makes The Sky Blue" was originally supposed to be Lyrias event, as the sequels and spin-offs shifted the focus entirely onto Sandalphon. In the sequels, Lyria, along with everyone else save for Halluel and Malluel, gets downgraded to a supporting character that assists in and roots for Sandalphons personal growth, acting as his morality pet as he learns to overcome his bitterness and more human.
- He also stole Lucifers plot-line set up, as the end of "What Makes The Sky Blue" suggested that it was Lucifer who would continue the Primarch storyline and deal with Lucilius, while Sandalphon was merely intended to be a one-off villain. Come "Paradise Lost", the sequel to "What Makes The Sky Blue", Lucifer is killed off to make Sandalphon more sympathetic to the crew and Lucifer quite literally passes the entire storyline onto Sandalphon for him to complete. Beyond this, Lucifer simply becomes a recurring extra that expands on the backstory of the Primarch world and an object of motivation and sadness for Sandalphon.
- Straight Gay: Has very blatant romantic feelings for Lucifer, a male primal, and doesnt conform to many, if any, of the stereotypes typically associated with gay men. That said, he is comparatively more feminine than Lucifer, though just barely, as he wears heels which are often associated with femininity, has slender legs on par with the female Primarchs, and originally wore tights in his What Makes The Sky Blue appearance.
- Straight Man: Is this in The Maydays summer event during all of the chaos.
- Surprisingly Good English: The first time he speaks the word "Nonsense" without shouting nor projecting a mean demeanor, he says so in English. Granted, that by the end of "Paradise Lost", he becomes more open to the crew while fulfilling Lucifer's wish, and so he drops his previously rude mannerisms.
- Technicolor Blade: His floating weapons are entirely purple.
- The Mourning After: Its made clear just how important to him Lucifer was as Sandalphon still mourns his death (and their separation) several plot progressions after Paradise Lost ends.
- Took a Level in Cheerfulness: It's subtle, but you can see how he is happier by the third part of the What Makes the Sky Blue event, with him lampshading it in the event's voiced preview.Sandalphon: Heh, days as lively as these are new to me.
- Took a Level in Kindness: By the time of WMTSB III, he is way more open to the crew and openly admits the need to atone for his sins.
- Tsundere: He has his moments where he's incapable of being completely honest with his feelings. He's gotten better over time.
- Unusually Uninteresting Sight: Averted, as hes the only Primarch as well as crew member so far that takes notice to the fact that Lucio looks exactly like Lucifer.
- Used to Be a Sweet Kid: A formerly loyal and kind, albeit insecure, angel under Lucifer's command. He snapped when he found out what he was actually created for. And even as he mellowed by the end of "Paradise Lost", he's still bitter about the circumstances of his creation.
- Villainous Breakdown: He freaks and panics when he sees the protagonist well and alive in chapter 8 of the event.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: While theyre not quite best buds yet, his meeting with Lucio at the end of "What Makes The Sky Blue: 000" seems to imply that this is the dynamic their friendship is going to have, which is seemingly confirmed by Lyria in Summer Lucios fate episode.
- Walking Spoiler: He is deeply tied with the Story Arc of "What Makes The Sky Blue" and its sequels.
- Wave-Motion Gun: Played with, as his floating swords invoke this as they simultaneously fire laser beams from their tips in his Ain Soph Aur Charge Attack.
- Willfully Weak: His playable summer unit, where its shown that hes not using his Supreme Primarch powers and simply defaults to his own wings when in battle.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: Only the case in Granblue Fantasy: Versus, as it implies that Djeeta's story implies that he's no longer part of the crew after "000" leaving it up in the air as to whether he chose to stay in the afterlife with Lucifer or simply went off somewhere when his duties were fulfilled. This is obviously not the case in Granblue Fantasy, as once "000" ends, his adventure is shown to be far from over.
- When He Smiles: Genuinely smiles at the end of WMTSB 000.
- Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: Finding out that he is but a backup destroyed any good will he had. What Lyria sees in his memories shows that deep down, he wished for acceptance, but he's so bitter about the fact that he was created as a backup that at one point of the story, he decided to kill Lyria instead of what he originally promised when Lyria reveals what bits she saw of his memories and one of his event page quotes has him say he'd rather see the world that rejected him burn. He even rejected the chance of atonement that Lyria had asked for on his behalf and pushes the protagonist off the island and down to the bottom of the skies just to unleash Lyria and Vyrn's rage so he could see a destroyed world in the process.
- World's Strongest Man: Like Lucilius was described to be at 12 wings, Sandalphon is now considered the strongest primal because he has his own wings, the tetra-element wings and the supreme Primarch wings. That said, hes still learning how to control all of this power.
- Yandere: "What Makes The Sky Blue" Sandalphon is this. Since he felt that he didn't have a place in Lucifer's beloved Sky Realm, he wanted to destroy it along with anything else he perceived as dear to him. Lyria takes this even further by reading his memories and emotions, and seeing that Sandalphon wanted to be loved and feel needed by him. He gets better.
- Yaoi Guys: What his relationship with Lucifer essentially amounts to, as for the most part Granblue Fantasy has very little to do with the Yaoi genre and their relationship is perhaps the most prominent romantically fueled male same-sex relationship in the game. That being said, their relationship is painted as no less important than any other straight relationship shown in the game and is the driving force of the Primarch storyline.
- You Are Better Than You Think You Are: In "Paradise Lost", he thinks that being trapped in a closed dimension is a necessary punishment for what he did in the event's prequel. But Lyria snaps him out of it so that Sandalphon will find his resolve in fulfilling the role he was given.
- You Are in Command Now: Lucifer makes him Supreme Primarch before he passes on - although since Lucifer was planning on winding down his "overseer of evolution" role and with Canaan in ruins, exactly what the role will entail for Sandalphon remains unclear. The beginning of "000" has him interpreting at least part of this as putting a final end to the threat contained within Pandemonium, and doing something about Beelzebub and Belial, since they seem to have the ability to outright kill Primarchs (which should be virtually impossible).
Voiced by: Manaka Iwami
- Rarity: SSR
Weapon Specialty: Staff+Sword
Charge Attack: Pheltronan
One of the "primal pals" alongside Medusa, Nezha and Baal. Satyr is a carefree and goofy primal beast who always likes to see the good things first in others.
- Absolute Cleavage:
- What kind of dress she wears, it doesn't cover the top of her chest.
- Her swimsuit is even more revealing in its center.
- Assist Character: In a Scripted Battle of "Primal Resonance", the fight against Snow White starts off with Satyr unleashing her Summon Call, taking out a chunk of the boss HP, and as a Revenge to the beast who froze her earlier.
- Best Friend: She describes her bond with Medusa, Baal and Nezha as "best friends for life" even though they are verbally in-denial with this despite being real. Lyria's Flavor Text for all of them in her Journal even make use of the term "primal pals" to describe them as a collective.
- Buxom Is Better: Even with her summon, she's noted for her sizable chest by fans.
- The Ditz: As cute, kind-hearted and energetic as she is, Satyr went around playfully conversing with Snow White, not realizing that the latter had already been brainwashed, which led to Satyr getting frozen without fighting back. When she was released, Satyr made the lamest excuse... that she was simply taking a nap inside the ice for her beauty sleep!
- Funny Background Event: Her summer-themed summon's art shows Athena hitting Medusa's head with a volleyball.
- Genki Girl: Satyr is the hyperactive, cutesy and energetic among the bunch of stoic Baal and Nezha, as well as a loud-mouthed tsundere Medusa.
- Harmless Freezing: Satyr was frozen in a block of ice by a brainwashed Snow White when the group decided to split up the search.
- Lampshade Hanging: For the introductory chapters of the event, she describes her friends in this manner, via name-dropping characterizations and tropes. Even in one dialogue, the English localization uses the word "adorkable" which originated as an English slang from the Internet.
- Little Bit Beastly: Her ears look like a horse's, and she can be easily mistaken for an Erune.
- Mega Twintails: They are thick, long and go past her skirt.
- The Nicknamer: She has affectionate nicknames for her three best friends.
- No Sense of Personal Space: When Medusa arrives, Satyr's first course of action is to quickly and tightly hug her. Baal later verbally chastises her for this. And it is even subtly implied that Satyr also did this to the males (Baal and Nezha) just before Medusa came.
- Promoted to Playable: Became a playable character in May 2020's Premium Gala.
- Sexy Backless Outfit: Not easily obvious, but her playable version's uncap art shows that a portion of her outfit is backless.
- Shipper on Deck: Satyr playfully ships Medusa with their two male "primal pals" Nezha and Baal. However, she ships Baal more since he and Medusa are constantly bickering despite actually being close friends and having known each other for the longest among their group.
- Storm of Blades: Her Summon Call lets her drop large swords at the target.
- Taken for Granite: Was turned to stone by Geo, who is controlling Euryale's and Stheno's powers.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Satyr has purple hair.
Voiced by: Show Hayami
- Rarity: SSR
Weapon Specialty: Spear+Staff
Charge Attack: Awaken Inner Eye/Mahakala, Revered Lightning, Strike Evil (New Years Skin version)
Originates from Rage of Bahamut.
Disciple of the Primarch Michael and Primal of both war and salvation, he appears before the Captain on Kluger Island to test their strength. He officially joins the crew when they encounter each other again on a dreary, plague-infested island.
- Amazing Technicolor Population: In the entire Granblue roster, Shiva is the only purple-skinned playable character.
- The Comically Serious: After the tension is dealt with, it's revealed that he loves to learn new things like words from mortals, using Vyrn as the primary lexicon to pick new vocabulary up from.Shiva: Are you feeling geezed?
- Gods Need Prayer Badly: Shiva uses the prayers from all to power himself and grant their wishes. The Captain's power as the Singularity allows them to create a single prayer powerful enough for Shiva to completely wipe out all traces of the disease and restore everyone back to full health.
- Mercy Kill: In his two Fate Episodes, he sees this as the only way to deal with an incurable plague ravaging an island, taking solace in the fact the people's souls will move on from wracked with indescribable pain through reincarnation.
- Multi-Armed and Dangerous: In accordance with Hindu legend, Shiva has four arms which he uses to wield his various weapons.
- Promoted to Playable: He became recruitable two years after his debut on December 2016 as a summon.
- Religious and Mythological Theme Naming: To go along with his namesake and legend, Shiva has a lot of terms revolving around Hinduism.
Voiced by: ???
- Rarity: SSR
Weapon Specialty: Melee+Staff
Charge Attack: Aerial Blitz, Tempest (5★ upgrade)
A primal beast resembling a woman with three tails ending in dragon heads. Tiamat governs the winds of the world, and her blessing is sought to ensure safe travel across the sky.
- Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: It's not really apparent from her game artwork but her depiction in the anime◊ and Omega version make it clear just how big she is. Just like Yggdrasil, however, she is shown to be able to shrink down in size, thus making her playable form a subversion.
- Bare Your Midriff: Her outfit just leaves her abdomen exposed.
- Blow You Away: She has power over wind, which becomes a problem when she starts stirring up a great storm in the first arc of the game. However her omega form has a charged attack, Backdraft that also has a part inflicting fire damage as well as wind.
- Boobs-and-Butt Pose: Disturbingly so, the Tiamat Malice accompanying Rackam's darker personality has her hips and lower body twisted to the point where her butt appears to be positioned at her right side◊.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: In the anime, she went berserk because of a dark crystal. She gets better when Gran destroys it.
- Combination Attack: "Piercing Firestorm" with Rackam.
- Composite Character: In a sense, one of her skills and her charge attack as a playable character follows the same attack triggers that she used as the normal and hard difficulty raid boss, but her design resembles her Omega version artwork instead of her initial version. The rest of her skills and passives refer to her traits as a boss (hitting multiple times, highly resistant to status ailments)
- Does Not Like Shoes: Just like Yggy, Tiamat is also barefoot.
- Dual Boss: With Leviathan in Bestia Island.
- Early-Bird Cameo: Received a new portrait in one of the story chapters in the Nalhegrande Arc. It was revealed months later that this would be her actual portrait for her playable version.
- Early Installment Weirdness: Her Normal and Hard mode raids in the first chapter have her occasionally say lines in a speech bubble while fighting the crew. She was later retconned as The Speechless, but this small forgotten feature was left intact.
- Fetal Position Rebirth: In Episode 5 of the anime, Tiamat sleeps in a fetal position◊ when the crew arrive only to find her already corrupted.
- Glowing Eyes of Doom: The eyes of her dragons glow purple as she becomes corrupted in the fourth episode of the anime
- Promoted to Playable: Tiamat is released as a playable character as of the "What Makes The Sky Blue II: Paradise Lost" event, in commemoration of Granblue Fantasy's fourth anniversary.
- The Speechless: Like Yggdrasil, she doesn't speak as a playable character and communicates solely in chimes.
- Tainted Veins: In the anime, Tiamat has red veins near her eyes when Freesia corrupts her using the Dark Essence.
- Warm-Up Boss: Being the first primal beast you have to fight in the story, she naturally comes as this. Her omega form also doesn't have any special triggers in her moveset compared to the other omega raids, so her fight is pretty straightforward.
- Wakeup Call Boss: However her Omega form is prone to hitting twice for rather considerable damage, highly resistant to status ailments from non-fire characters, and has some pretty damaging charge attacks, particularly Tempest (randomly hits party members about 5 times for sizable damage per hit; easily able to flatten an early party). But a well prepared party should have little issue lasting against her. Her Impossible Omega form on the other hand, is very definitely this, aside from her dragon heads becoming separate targets with their own HP triggers, she herself packs some annoying debuffs to cripple your team while her dragon heads wail on you.
Voiced by: Asami Imai
- Rarity: SSR
Weapon Specialty: Axe
Charge Attack: Iliad Vision
A complete fusion between Vira and Luminiera, resulting in the first example of a character changing race. For Vira's tropes, see Granblue Fantasy Humans O To Z ; for Luminiera's, see Granblue Fantasy Primal Beasts.
Voiced by: ???
- Rarity: SSR
Weapon Specialty: Melee
Charge Attack: Axis Mundi
A human-like primal beast inhabiting the ancient forests of the Lumacie Archipelago. She joins the crew out of the desire to be with her friend and see the world.
- Animation Bump: She is one of the first characters with unique Charge Attack animations. Yggdrasil floats to the skies and creates an orb of energy that enlarges at it drops to the ground. Her Charge Attack is also notable as it cannot be skipped with the "Charge Attack Animation Skip" setting.
- Art Evolution: Her art has evolved◊ quite a bit over the years◊ from Rage of Bahamut to her playable era. Over time, her hair has gained volume and gotten a bit bushier, the increased volume means she's gained two additional tie-tails, the design of her dress has changed some (there's more obvious cloth in it and it's a lot more white), her ears have become a bit more conventionally "elfin" and the twigs have been moved up her head a bit to function more like decorative accessories, and most notably, her head-sprout has gotten more and more elaborate as time has gone on. It grew a bit in her RoB ascensions, but modern Granblue has made it into almost a small tree.
- Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: It has been mentioned that she's literally the size of a mountain for her Omega version. Even in later story events and the like where she gets to hang out with the crew following her rescue, she's still something like fifteen feet tall or more. Her playable version and her appearance in the anime subvert this as she reveals she can casually shrink to a human's size.
- Because You Were Nice to Me: Part of the reason why Rosetta decided to jump in to protect her and cover the entire Lumacie Archipelago with thorns.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: As Yggdrasil Malice when she was infused by Dark Essence causing her to rampage. It very nearly kills her, but the crew ultimately manages to save her using Vyrn's power, to Rosetta's immense relief and Yggy's own gratitude.
- Breakout Character:
- She was originally, well, just a boss, imported from Rage of Bahamut. She was the most human-looking of the six "core" primal beasts, and rather popular because of it. Once the main story reached Chapter 44 or so and beyond, however with the revelations about Rosetta and her relation to Yggy and some of the resulting events like her Malice fight and her rescue from certain death, Yggdrasil became even more popular. She began to find her way into events (like Table For Six), and players began seriously asking for the possibility of her being playable. Her final, playable version came about almost entirely because of fan desire for it.
- To put a point on it, she blew out the 17th Fan Favorite Poll, which was the first where she was available to vote on. She unseated both the eternally popular Vira as well as Scathacha, who had previous managed to usurp the top spot and would've remained there had it not been for Yggy.
- Yggdrasil was later featured in the cover of the game's ninth Light Novel volume.
- Cute Mute: She isn't actually capable of speech at current, language being (as her fate episode explains) such a foreign concept to her that she doesn't even think in words, and instead communicates using chime-like sounds. Happily, once she starts hanging out with the crew, Rosetta and Lyria can interpret for her just fine, and even other members of the crew have gotten reasonably adept at figuring out what she means.
- Defeat Means Friendship: Her recruitment occurs in-lore in the wake of rescuing her from Freesia, which involved fighting her in her "Malice" form, manifested by overloading her with Dark Essence. She joins you in large part because you saved her and she wants to travel with you like Rosetta gets to.
- Dishing Out Dirt: Uses earth based attacks for the most part. She can also use fire in the form of magma.
- Does Not Like Shoes: She can simply float anyway.
- Draw Aggro: Her default support skill Grace of the Great Tree automatically makes her more likely to be attacked. It also helps fill up her charge bar more quickly when she is hit. This trait can be strengthened or weakened with EMP points.
- Dual Boss: With Colossus in Bestia Island.
- Early-Bird Cameo: She was first shown doing things with the Grandcypher crew in the "What Makes the Sky Blue" event... which ran some three months and change before she was playable. Her sudden appearance surprised everyone, mystified many, and introduced intense speculation over when or if she'd become playable. She would enter the gacha pool the following 30th of June.
- Energy Ball: She creates a large sphere of energy when casting Axis Mundi.
- Evil Costume Switch: Her Malice form spawns four plants from her dress that act like giant carnivorous plants, the green colorization of her dress turns dark-red and the clothing on her chest and arms are adjusted to reveal more of her skin.
- Green Thumb: She demonstrates this power in the anime when she forms a bridge made of vines.
- In-Series Nickname: Lowain and his bros call her Yggy (pronounced as Iggy).
- Instant Runes: A magic circle appears behind Yggdrasil in her uncap art, and also in-game as she prepares Axis Mundi. It is visually similar to the Voynich Circle in her raid's Impossible version.
- Interspecies Romance: With Elsam, one of Lowain's bros. He manages to make it work out despite the massive size difference between the two. Unfortunately, this was all a daydream. Depending on how you interpret the Ship Tease, her relationship with the Captain counts as this as well.
- Irony: Between her bevy of buffs and her ability to passively draw attacks to herself, she works well in a team with Hallessena, who likes not getting hit and having her attack stat buffed even higher. That'd be, however, the sentient tree working together with the chainsaw maniac.
- Late-Arrival Spoiler: Merely seeing her in the gacha is a little bit of a spoiler (as early on there's no indication that Primal Beasts can be recruited as party members, even if Yggdrasil is markedly more human than the others in the "early set" of Primal Beasts), but previewing her Fate Episode will drop some real spoilers on you: namely, that you have to fight her as Yggdrasil Malice at one point, that you rescue her from Freesia's grasp and certain death as a Malice, and that she and Rosetta are "siblings", or as near as two Primals can be to it.
- Mundane Object Amazement: The first time she drinks an apple juice in her Fate Episode, she gets amazed to the point that she accidentally grew plants around her, drawing the attention of nearby monsters.
- Navel Window: Her dress leaves an opening for just about her navel area.
- Pimped-Out Dress: Wears a very elaborate gown with a plant motif. It gets even more pimped out in her Omega form, where it nearly quadruples in size.
- Pointy Ears:
- She has notably "elfin"-like ears, accentuated with small twigs just above them. Interestingly, older Rage of Bahamut-era art made the twigs part of her ears directly◊, but modern Granblue art has turned the twigs into something more like hair decs◊.
- Curiously, the anime actually went with her older, RoB-era ears◊, despite that very clearly not being the ears she has in the game or other Granblue works. The animators seem to have been working more from RoB reference material than the newer art (especially as playable Yggy came out after season 1 of the anime concluded).
- Power Floats: Unlike a few of the other Primal crew members, she still relies on her power to float places when moving.
- Promoted to Playable: She originated as one of the Raid Bosses and a Summon before becoming available as a playable character.
- Random Effect Spell: The 4★ uncap of her Omega summon's Call Effect additionally provides a random status buff to the party.
- Rapunzel Hair: Her hair goes down to at least her knees. For extra comedy, this is true even when she's at "normal" size, so when she's like that her hair is literally climbable by the average human.
- Sadly Mythcharacterized: The World Tree of Norse Mythology has been adapted into a humanoid woman with Earth powers and a plant on top of her head.
- Ship Tease: Between her birthday event and her seasonal personal events, there's a definite trend of this; her personal events tend to have a somewhat clearer romantic bent than many other characters.
- Sibling Yin-Yang: Rosetta claims this true - Yggy is the flower, and she is the thorns, and together they are the forests of Lumacie. Even with just her chiming, it's clear that Yggy doesn't entirely agree with this assessment and thinks Rosetta is nicer than she gives herself credit for.
- Sleep-Mode Size: Of a sort. Normally Yggdrasil is literally dozens of feet tall, but just like Rosetta she's able to manifest a kind of "sub-body" that's roughly human size and has access to a good spread of her powers, which she can use to accompany the crew while her main body and core remains on Lumacie. This initially leads to a hilarious invocation of the Clown Car trope from the Captain, since they point out that the Grandcypher... isn't one, and that Yggy is going to have some trouble fitting. Cue this trope!
- The Speechless: She doesn't talk at all, though Rosetta can understand her just fine, and at need, other members of the crew (as seen in "What Makes The Sky Blue" and "Table For Six") can usually suss out what she's "talking" about.
- Status Buff: Two of her skills fall into this category:
- Blathnat Norn increases the attack, defense, and charge bar speed of all allies for three turns.
- Ziggurat increases the Critical Hit rate of all allies, while also giving all allies except Yggdrasil herself the Shield effect.
- Statuesque Stunner: While the sprites are never completely to scale, and it's not helped by Yggy floating in battle, all of her sprites in battle and cutscenes do give the impression that even at human scale, she's still pretty darn tall. Not quite true in the anime, though, where she's taller than Io or Lyria, but still a bit shorter than Gran, Katalina or Rosetta, which pegs her at around a fairly petite 5'3".
- Support Party Member: All of her skills involve supporting her allies, either through buffing, healing, or drawing attacks to herself.
- The Unfought: In the anime, at least. Rather than being forced to fight due to Orchis' influence, she is summoned to help Lyria battle her fears and awaken her from her coma, after which she joins Gran's party willingly.
- Warm-Up Boss: Downplayed. While she's still very formidable, her Impossible Omega raid battle is often considered the simplest out of the Impossible Omega I raids, as she lacks any HP percentage triggers throughout the fight. Given that Wind will mostly likely be the element that a new player will develop the most first as they enter the Impossible tier, this almost seems intentional.
- When Trees Attack: While she looks pretty human, she is, basically, the essence of a magical tree and her skills and whatnot reflect this.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Yggy has pink hair.
Voiced by: Ami Koshimizu (Japanese), Laura Post (English)
- Rarity: SR, SSR
Element: Light, Dark (Summer), Fire (Event)
Style: Balanced (Promotional and regular version), Special (Summer and Fire version)
Weapon Specialty: Sabre (Promo and Summer), Gun (Regular), Spear (Event)
Charge Attack: Gamma Ray
The Primal Beast known as the Grand Order, observing from the cosmos above the world, takes an interest in the crew of the Grandcypher after they take down Akasha. Introducing herself as Zooey to them, she comes along on their journey to see what they're like.
She was featured as the main event character for "Auld Lanxiety" in 2018, and later had a short role in the 2019 event "Primal Resonance". She is playable in Versus.
- A Day in the Limelight: "Auld Lanxiety" features her as the loyalty character.
- Advertised Extra: Zooey's "Keeper on a Mission" skin is featured in the event teasers of "Primal Resonance", despite the event's spotlight focusing more on Medusa, while Zooey only arrives at the final chapter of the event.
- Animation Bump: Her regular SSR version is one of the few characters with unique Charge Attack animations. Zooey flies to the skies as the background changes to that of the galaxy. She then fires Gamma Ray from her weapon as the screen cuts back to the battle, zapping the enemy from above.
- Battle Ballgown: Her outfit is a mix of a dress with armor pieces and a chestplate.
- Breakout Character: Holy freakin' moley. Zooey began life as a primal fight and summon to commemorate the first birthday of Granblue and remained that way for about a year. Fan demand led to Cygames trialing a playable version as a bonus for signing up for a Cygames-affiliated Visa card... and demand after that led to her getting her infamous summer version and that version later became upgraded to a Grand series character, the only seasonal limited character who would feature in monthly banners after their debut. And then further demand led to her getting two more versions in February 2018, one of them permanently available, and she starred in that month's event, influencing the narrative. All by fan demand. (Did we also mention how she utterly dominated the popularity poll once she could be voted for due to having a normal rollable version?). As of June 2018, Zooey also represents the Dragoncraft Class when the "Brigade of the Sky" expansion was released in Shadowverse. She is also part of the 1st Character DLC Pack of Granblue Fantasy Versus.
- Clap Your Hands If You Believe: Zooey mentions that Primal Beasts are born from the people's desires or wishes, and she is the result of the skydwellers' desire for balance. During the Fate Episodes of her regular version, she has to "be one with the world" in order to prevent an oncoming threat that could end all life. Days past and Zooey never returned. Then Vyrn motivates the crew to wish and think for Zooey to come back, and she does.
- Cooldown Manipulation: One of the gimmicks presented by her regular version's third skill "The Last Wish". It is initially locked out at the start of a player's first turn, and one has to wait up to 5 turns in order for the skill to be usable. However, every time a buff (from green or yellow border skills) successfully affects Zooey, the cooldown of the skill is reduced by 1.
- Counter-Attack: Her regular version's Ray Strike allows her to deal up to 630,000 damage for every successful dodge against an enemy's attack for 3 turns.
- Coy, Girlish Flirt Pose: She strikes this pose in her Summer version's initial art, while carrying one dragon in her right.
- Cryptic Background Reference:
- In her regular gacha version's episode, Zooey risks the possibility of losing her identity so that she could regain her original powers and stop a world-ending threat before it arrives in the skydom. As the next scenes are taken from the captain's perspective, we never get to see how Zooey fared against the threat. Only a collective wish from the Grandcypher crew brought back her identity and skyfarer form. When this scene is referenced in "Primal Resonance" no other details were included to bring up light to what happened to her.
- Also in "Primal Resonance", Geo screams "Cosmos" before fleeing the scene. Lyria notices the oddity, as "Cosmos" isn't someone introduced so far in the game's expanding lore. Zooey monologues that she knows "Cosmos" but just can't bring it up to her skydweller friends just yet.
- Dark-Skinned Blonde: She's got dusky skin but platinum-blonde hair.
- Deus Exit Machina: Inverted. She arrives too late in the "Primal Resonance" event, just after the crew and the wounded "primal pals" defeated Geo. If Zooey arrived earlier, Geo wouldn't be a threat at all, since she is fairly matched as his Spear Counterpart. The narration also has a justification for this; Zooey sensed too many primal beasts in the island that she wasn't able to pinpoint the crew's exact location at first.
- Difficult, but Awesome: An interesting case is built around her Summer version's Conjunction Skill. It reduces all party members' HP to 1, but with added invulnerability buffs that ensure the survival of your team. What makes it difficult is that one has to rely on building Enmity-focused grids and characters so that the greatly reduced HP can be exploited to the player's advantage. The grinding itself can take around months. Fortunately, Wind, Dark and Earth have farmable SSR weapons with the Enmity Skill. Once you are able to build a working Enmity grid on any team, Summer Zooey will eventually become a game-breaker regardless of element.
- Distaff Counterpart: She is this to Geo, with an inverted version of his name, gender, appearance, origins and function.
- Do Not Call Me "Paul": She doesn't like to be called the Grand Order.
- Doesn't Like Guns: Downplayed. In her regular version's Fate Episode, she mentions that for her, all weapons are easy to use. But she does not prefer using guns as they only offer a one-sided offense, as one would only "keep pulling the trigger until the threat goes away". This might have made her using a gun an example of something crossing the Godzilla Threshold for her.
- Double Entendre: When both Zooey and the captain struggle to draw speed to their float, she requests the captain to adjust their center of gravity by holding on tighter to Zooey.Can you hold on to me? The tighter. The better.
- Dragon Rider: As the Grand Order, she rides upon a dragon named the Peacemaker's Wings.
- The Dreaded: Zooey's presence makes Geo worry during the course of "Primal Resonance". When she is about to arrive on the island, Geo panics and flees.
- Dub Name Change: Zooey's original name is Grand Order, in which the English localization changed it from Order Grande in Japanese.
- Foil: Of Geo. Both of them share a nearly identical appearance and accompanied by a dragon. They are both created from emotions and wishes of a race but the difference comes from how they are created. Zooey is created from the wishes of the skydwellers to protect the sky realm. Geo, meanwhile, is created from the anguish and despair of the primals that have fallen. Zooey has white hair and red eyes, while Geo has blue eyes and hair. Similarly, Zooey approach keeping balance by joining the crew. Geo, meanwhile, views the main trio of Lyria, Vyrn and Gran/Djeeta, who is the singularity, as a threat that must be eliminated for the sake of his goal of ruining the balance, as the anti-thesis to Zooey.
- Gameplay and Story Integration: Her promotional and regular versions have the "Balanced" style because, well... she is the keeper of balance. But her other versions are listed "Special" instead, because she is not heavily tied to her usual role during these instances. In her summer version, she takes a vacation leave, and in her Fire version, Zooey temporarily takes the role of a shrine priestess.
- Gathering Steam: Her Gun version has the "Primal Pulse" passive which boosts her critical hit and dodge rates based on the number of turns passed, with the maximum effects being 50% crit rate and 8-10% dodge rate after 10 turns.
- HP to 1: Her most powerful attack as a boss inflicts this, as well as scrambles skill cooldowns to make it very hard to recover from. Her Summer version can also do this as one of her skills, but in this case, you probably want it so that you can exploit Enmity, and she also gives drain and a turn of invincibility, so you're not too vulnerable.
- Lawful Stupid: Takes this attitude during the chapter 41-45 in Versus, it doesn't matter that they are running on limited time, that Gran and Djeeta would stand a better chance together against Beelzebub, or that it would not change the situation in the Sky Realm, the only thing that matters is that there are two singularities and that upsests the balance and thus one of them must die. Fortunately she is shaken off of this attitude by the crew.
- Leitmotif: "Higher Yet do the Astrals Dwell", which was introduced as her primary battle theme for her raid, as it plays whenever she gets serious. It has since gone on to get remixes as "Armageddon" for her Impossible level Raid and "The Peacemaker's Wings" for her battle theme in Versus.
- Loyal Animal Companion: Two small dragons, Lyrn and Dyrn, accompany Zooey throughout her travels.
- Miko: In order to understand more about Kleshas and the Joya, Zooey has to take apprenticeship under the four Divine Generals during the "Auld Lanxiety" event. She then gets to wear her own priestess robes and had to undergo purification rituals as a form of preparation.
- Missed Him by That Much: When Zooey headed for the island to confront him, Geo had just left after sensing her approach towards his location.
- Multi-Melee Master: All Cosmic weapons are just her weapon in different forms and as such her weapon's form changes between her different versions (her limited versions use a sword, her regular gacha version uses a gun, and her event version uses a spear).
- Mundane Object Amazement: Some conversations during her Fate Episodes, and the "Auld Lanxiety" event are about her curiosity of the objects that she encounters for the first time, such as a waterfall, a rice cracker, and a juice.
- Mundane Utility: In her swimsuit version's 2nd Fate episode, she utilizes her abilities to form an inflatable version of the Peacemaker's Wings to ride the water with. Though she does wonder if it's okay to use her abilities to do something like this.
- Mythical Motifs: Dragons are heavily associated with her, symbolizing the incredible power she wields.
- Promoted to Playable: Introduced to the game as a summon, then later as a raid boss, and then as a playable character.
- Ray Gun: The weapon she wields in her regular gacha version acts like one, and fires a giant laser beam as a variation of the Gamma Ray.
- Running Gag: Two in the Grand Blues! comics, which may sometimes overlap:
- "Zooey learns something new everyday!" - When being a godly entity makes her interested in several mortal affairs, with the comics ending with this phrase accompanied with a smiling Zooey.
- "Zooey's Paradox" - She has a fixation on maintaining balance no matter how absurd the subject might be, from the male-female population ratio, up to the sales charts between restaurants. All of these would mostly fail miserably with Zooey lamenting that she herself broke the balance despite being known as the Keeper of Balance.
- Ship Tease: Is implied to have feelings for the protagonist if her seasonal lines are anything to go by. The narration even states that she blushes when sitting beside them.
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Like Lucio to the Lucifer summon, she was introduced to be this to the Grand Order summon. Though unlike him, she is actually the playable version of the summon and not a separate entity.
- Technicolor Blade: Zooey wields the Cosmos Weapon series, which are entirely blue.
- Uniqueness Value: Her Summer version, which has a skill that gives the entire party the full benefits of an enmity grid, makes her the most sought-after character for Dark, Wind, and Fire teams. This led to her Summer version being excluded from the 4th anniversary Surprise Ticket which marketed itself by allowing players to buy holiday variants of any character except Zooey. She and her unlock weapon were "Promoted" to Grand series, meaning that while she won't count as a summer character, she'll be in every Flash Gala pool.
- The Unpronounceable: Her actual name isn't properly pronounceable by humanoid vocal chords. However, she dislikes being called by her Primal Beast name of "Grand Order". And when meeting her for the first time, the party eventually hits on "Zooey" as a compromise for a name, being a series of sounds reasonably close to part of her proper name.
- Updated Re-release: Her "Keeper on a Mission◊" skin from the "Primal Resonance" event is simply a free re-released outfit of her original "Visa Promo◊" playable version. She keeps the traditional sword-and-shield Weapon of Choice, but with a new in-game sprite, a much more noticeable Art Evolution and a rather cute Idle Animation where Zooey constantly plays with her dragon.
- What Is This Thing You Call "Love"?:
- Part of her Christmas lines have her talking to herself, wondering why her heart is beating so fast and why her cheeks feel warm when she's around the protagonist. She then quickly dismisses this newfound feeling after the protagonist calls her attention. She feels it again during her second Christmas lines, saying it feels strange but not unwelcome. Rather, she says it's a good feeling.
- And then, for her second Valentine's: "THIS IS LOVE!" (She proceeds to describe the platonic ideal of love vis-a-vis Valentine's day... and also notes, still with confusion, that spreading her "love" to the Captain makes her feel different compared to the other gifts.)
- The Worf Effect: For all the descriptions of her being a special Primal thats incredibly powerful and charged with keeping the balance of the world, she sure does fail a lot in her various appearances. This is played up even more so when she loses to Belial and Beelzebub in Granblue Versus, as both are aware of her role but dont take her seriously in the slightest.