The Player Character
Heroine/Protagonist/Main Character ("MC")
- Action Girlfriend: Eventually becomes this to whoever she dates.
- The Chosen One: In Alain's fourth season it's revealed that she is a Rose - a "fixed point" in the universe whose actions and fate will determine the direction of the next thousand years.
- Fish out of Temporal Water: She's basically one, even if this past is a lot more magical than the real one.
- Hearing Voices: In several routes — such as Reiner's, Alain's, and Helena's — she hears the Witch Queen taunting and mocking her in her thoughts for some time before she fully returns.
- Hello, [Insert Name Here]: Her name is chosen by the player.
- An Ice Person: In Alain's route, she's able to use ice magic like the Witch Queen's.
- Knight in Shining Armor: She plays the role of Altea's knight in her route, getting her own set of armor and learning to fight with a sword. They even discuss the possibility of her formally becoming a knight once the Witch Queen is defeated.
- Lady and Knight: While she mostly plays the lady to her love interest's knight, especially with Alain, she becomes Altea's knight, even dueling the previous knight for the lady's freedom.
- Living Emotional Crutch: She serves as one to Helena in her route.
- Magically Inept Fighter: In every route but Alain's, to everyone's great surprise, since she otherwise is identical to the Witch Queen.
- Making a Splash: In Saerys route, she gains water magic after the ritual to summon the demon souls, due to Saerys sharing some of that energy with her.
- Morality Pet: Downplayed, but she serves as one to Helena and Alain in their routes.
- Multiple-Choice Past: Her exact connection to the Witch Queen varies from route to route: depending on whose story you are reading, she's indicated to be either the Witch Queen's alternate-universe counterpart, a fragment of the Witch Queen split off by magic, or the Witch Queen herself reverted to the innocent personality she had before her fall to evil and lacking most of her memories of that time. Whether or not she can use the Witch Queen's magic and how much of the Witch Queen's memories she gains access to also varies.
- Occidental Otaku: A more subtle example than most, but she loves to reference anime. This is especially notable in Altea's route since Altea is very reminiscent of a magical girl. When she goes back to Chicago in Saerys's third season, Sophie accuses her of going AWOL at a local anime convention and calls her a "catastrophic weeb" — proving Sophie's point, one of the possible responses is a dismayed "I missed ACEN?!"Heroine: Anime is fucking real, and it's the form of my beautiful magical girl fiancée.
- Someone to Remember Him By: At the end of Iseul's season 6, he reveals that the MC is pregnant - right as he's hanging from a cliff edge, begging her to let him go so she can save herself at least. Ultimately subverted, however, since he survives.
- Soul Jar: In Saerys's route, Lennox explains that the Witch Queen split off a part of her own soul and transferred it into the heroine, making her a Soul Jar which ensures that the Witch Queen can't be permanently killed so long as the fragment of her soul within the heroine remains.
- Took a Level in Badass: She learns to fight and gets her own suit of armor.
- Trapped in Another World: She is transported to the fantasy world after she's struck by lightning in the prologue, and has no way of getting back.
- Weapon of Choice: In August and Altea's routes, she learns to wield a sword. In Reiner's, she uses a shield. In Alain's, she sticks to ice magic.
Lord Reiner Wolfson
Reiner is a fair and compassionate ruler who would defend the people of the human domain with his life.
- The Chains of Commanding: In his route, he is often stressed from the pressures of responsibility.
- A Father to His Men: He cares greatly about his retainers, who are basically family to him.
- Healing Hands: Reiner can use healing magic.
- Heroic Self-Deprecation: After returning from Chicago in his sixth season, he feels guilty over his absence and doubts his ability to lead after having been gone for so long. This is amplified the next season after Barzilai dies during a charge Reiner leads; Reiner can only see his own failures, and tries to get out of taking Barzilai's place on the council, believing himself unsuited for it despite everyone saying otherwise.
- Large and in Charge: He's very large physically and is a lord and the leader of the retainers.
- Leitmotif: Reiner has a calm piano theme, reflecting his down-to-earth nature and his own piano-playing.
- Meaningful Name: "Reiner" comes from "Raginhari," composed of two words meaning "advice" and "army." Reiner is a leader, both during peace and war.
- Megane: He acquires a pair of spectacles when he ends up in the protagonist's world.
- OOC Is Serious Business: In his fourth season, after the Witch Queen returns and his brother is killed, he becomes much more demanding and irritable, even yelling at his retainers at one point, which he is noted never to do.
- Pungeon Master: He has a penchant for puns which the retainers find groan-worthy.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: He's willing to give the protagonist the benefit of the doubt instead of just imprisoning her indefinitely, and accepts Alain and Helena if they attempt to redeem themselves.
- Rugged Scar: One crossing his left eye.
- Team Dad: Acknowledged in-game.
- Weapon of Choice: A heavy crossbow.
- Workaholic: He works himself into exhaustion.
August is the most dedicated knight of Lord Reiner, with a silver heart and sharp sword.
- Anti-Magic: He is naturally resistant to magic. In his route, it's revealed this is why Reiner took him on as a retainer. The downside is that magical healing doesn't work on him. Aisetha later reveals that he does not just dampen magical effects, but nullifies them. It's able to extend his natural anti-magic field beyond him to shield his allies as well.
- Knight in Shining Armor: He can take some time to warm up to the heroine, but August is an unquestionably heroic knight.
- Leitmotif: He has a stately brass theme reflecting his status as a knight.
- Magically Inept Fighter: Exaggerated to the point that he's actually resistant to magic.
- Massive Numbered Siblings: He has five sisters.
- Sugar-and-Ice Personality: He is cold to the heroine at first, suspecting her of being the Witch Queen, but gradually warms up and shows a sweet side.
- Undying Loyalty: To Reiner.
- Weapon of Choice: A sword.
- Wrecked Weapon: His sword is shattered in his sixth season.
Wyndsor RoyaleAugust's horse.
- In-Series Nickname: The heroine calls him "Wynnie."
- Intellectual Animal: He seems to understand August and the heroine when they speak to him.
- Nearly Normal Animal: He has human-like facial expressions (e.g. surprised, sad, glaring) that don't detract from his animality but convey his mood to the audience.
Iseul has a cunning tongue and quick wit, able to serve himself and the needs of the elves well.
- Archer Archetype: Fits both the elven ranger archetype and the somewhat arrogant and independent archetype.
- Alliterative Name: Iseul Idreis.
- Birds of a Feather: A common thread in Iseul's route is that, despite the very apparent setting differences, both he and the MC are basically just aimless millenials with no idea what they should be doing in life.
- Chivalrous Pervert: Iseul loves to flirt and feels no shame about being seen nude, but he'd never try to bypass anyone's boundaries.
- Expository Hairstyle Change: He starts wearing his hair tied back in later seasons.
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: He gets one across his cheekbone in later seasons.
- The Hedonist: Although he can step up when it's necessary, he'd rather live his life eating nice food and having naps by the riverside.
- Inferiority Superiority Complex: Iseul is quick to boast about himself, but it doesn't take long to figure out he's mostly just joking and making fun of himself more often than not, and actually thinks very little of himself and his capabilities.
- Immortality Bisexuality: He's an elf and pansexual.
- Ladykiller in Love: Eventually admits that, while he's certainly gotten around, he has never fallen for anyone the way he has for the MC.
- Long-Haired Pretty Boy: He has long hair that he wears loosely with a couple of braids mixed in.
- MayflyDecember Romance: As an elf, he has already lived for a long time, and will almost definitely outlive the heroine.
- Modest Royalty: While he does like to boast about himself, he otherwise doesn't give off any particularly princely airs, and actively dislikes the responsibilities placed on him by being royal.
- Mystical White Hair: He and the rest of his family have white hair, which is not uncommon for elves.
- Really 700 Years Old: He is, at the least, close in age to Solaire's grandmother.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: He and Altea constantly snipe and snark at each other, but they're best friends.
- Warrior Prince: He fights as a skilled archer.
- Weapon of Choice: He wields a bow.
Altea Bellerose / Altea Ailerose
Altea joined the war against the Witch Queen at a young age, but her energy and firepower have proven invaluable.
- Abdicate the Throne: She formally renounces her claim to the throne of Eclaciel at the end of her fourth season.
- Affectionate Nickname: "My raven" is her nickname for MC, even outside of her own route.
- Alliterative Name: Her original name, Altea Ailerose.
- Badass Adorable: She's very short and wears a lot of pink, but should not be underestimated.
- Badass Gay: She's a lesbian and a very powerful wizard.
- Barrier Warrior: She spends a significant chunk of her second season learning protective magic. Once she's mastered it, she's able to cast a ward around the castle strong enough to repel the Witch Queen's generals.
- Big Eater: Casting spells is extremely draining, and she eats a lot to make up for it. Solaire knows to serve her large portions at mealtimes.
- Child Soldiers: Not anymore, but she was fourteen when she joined the war against the Witch Queen, which lasted until around when she turned eighteen.
- Cute Witch
- Frills of Justice: A bold pink and white dress, which gains golden wings in her Super Mode.
- Gay Option: One of the original five love interests.
- Lady and Knight: Her and Mireille. In her route, the MC very much doesn't like the romantic implications of it, though Altea swears there isn't and has never been any form of Bodyguard Crush. She and the MC also begin to have this dynamic starting in season three.
- Leitmotif: Altea has a musical theme reflecting her Magical Girl influences.
- Little Miss Badass: She is one of the most powerful wizards in the world, and the youngest in the cast. She also played an integral role in putting down the Witch Queen for the first time at the ripe old age of fourteen.
- Magical Girl Warrior: Clearly based on one, right down to having a penchant for Calling Your Attacks.
- Marry for Love: Altea grew up thinking of marriage only as something she'd do to ensure heirs of her own - once she realises that she could actually marry the MC and form a family with her, she's a little stunned, but very happy.
- The Pollyanna: Tries to maintain an upbeat attitude for everyone else, but is actually a major worrywart deep down.
- Power Gives You Wings: Her Super Mode has two sets of wings.
- Power Makes Your Hair Grow: Her Super Mode also has longer hair.
- The Prankster: Loves to pull pranks and tease the others, often joined by Iseul.
- Rebellious Princess: It turns out she's actually the crown princess of Eclaciel, but ran away because her parents didn't value her magic.
- Really 17 Years Old: She lied about her age so she could fight the Witch Queen in the first war.
- Super Mode: She gets a magic shell that transforms her into a powerful form, magical girl-style.
- Teen Genius: Though she's just aged out, she was one very recently.
- Transformation Trinket: A magic shell from the coastal domain.
- Unexpected Virgin: Not that anyone expected her to have a lot of experience, but the MC is pretty surprised to find out she's Altea's first relationship, ever.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: She and Iseul quarrel and bicker good-naturedly whenever they interact.
- Weapon of Choice: Her magical staff.
- Workaholic: Believes it is her responsibility to strengthen her magical power as much as possible, and so spends most of her time reading and practicing.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She has bright pink hair. Her brown eyebrows indicate it may be dyed, though her brother also has pink hair.
Saerys is the last of his kind, alone in this world save for the companionship of Reiner and the other retainers.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: In Reiner's sixth season and August's eighth, the Witch Queen takes control of him and makes him fight his friends.
- Chick Magnet: He's very popular with the mermaids of the coastal domain.
- Horned Humanoid: In his Super Mode he gains a pair of demonic horns.
- Last of His Kind: Saerys is the only survivor of the Witch Queen's genocide of the demon race.
- Lightning Bruiser: He's strong enough that one of his punches leaves a visible gouge in a tree trunk, and he can easily match the running speed of August's horse.
- Marked Change: One of the visible signs of his true demon form is a pattern of dark red tattoos covering his body. They disappear when he reverts back to his normal form, but become permanent as of the start of his sixth season when his "turbo mode" is further powered up.
- Mark of the Supernatural: His eyes are heterochromatic, with one blue and one red, and he has Pointy Ears.
- Mindlink Mates: At the start of Saerys's third season, he saves the heroine from death by performing a demon soulmate ritual, transferring half of his soul into her to sustain her life. As a result, they are thereafter able to sense one another's feelings.
- Only One Name: He has no last name.
- Playing with Fire: As a demon, he naturally radiates warmth. After he gains his true demon form, he is able to generate and control fire.
- Power Makes Your Hair Grow: One of the effects of his sixth season power-up is that his hair goes from his original short, spiky style to shoulder-length.
- The Quiet One: He is often quiet at gatherings. In the heroine's first meeting with him in the dungeon, one dialogue choice produces no response from him at all.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: In his Super Mode, his eyes shift to monochromatic glowing red with no pupil or sclera.
- Super Mode:
- His true demon form amplifies his already-superhuman strength and speed, and gives him the ability to generate and control flames. The transformation is initially brought on by the Witch Queen's magic, but during his second season he works at gaining control over it until he can transform at will.
- At the beginning of his sixth season, his transformation is upgraded further by a ritual which causes Saerys to be possessed by the souls of the murdered demon race. The heroine dubs the upgraded form "Demon God mode."
- Super Senses: Demon senses are keener than those of humans. Saerys can see far better in the dark than other characters, and has better hearing as well.
- Super Strength: Being a demon makes him naturally stronger than any human.
- Trigger Phrase: Inverted in his second season. It doesn't take long for Saerys to learn to shift into his true demon form at will, but transforming back remains a struggle until the heroine suggests designating a word to help trigger it. He chooses "kathik," the demon word for "water," which is also an endearment in that language.
- Voice of the Legion: At the start of his sixth season, while possessed by the vengeful souls of his murdered race, he speaks with a multitude of voices.MC: (This must be what it sounds like when every angry person in the world agrees to say the same thing at the same time.)
- Weapon of Choice: Dual wields daggers. The artwork shows them to be katar-style punch daggers, but the narration mostly doesn't make the distinction.
- Shipper on Deck: In Reiner's route, he approves of Reiner's relationship with the heroine, and makes some not-so-subtle hints at it, to their embarrassment.
The Witch Queen's Forces
The Witch Queen
- Big Bad: She is the driving antagonistic force of the story.
- Depraved Bisexual: She uses both Helena and Alain's love for her to manipulate and control them.
- Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: Unlike the heroine, the Witch Queen has pitch black hair and ice-pale skin.
- Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": She's only known as "the Witch Queen."
- Evil Counterpart: To the heroine, who is identical to her and has a connection to her, the exact nature of which varies by route.
- Evil Doppelgänger: She is one for the heroine.
- Evil Is Deathly Cold: She has ice magic and her presence is associated with cold. Her entire faction is associated with blue and white.
- Evil Sorcerer: She's a powerful magic user.
- An Ice Person: Her powers include freezing people in place, and revolves around ice and freezing in general.
- Leitmotif: The Witch Queen has a foreboding theme.
- Love Makes You Evil: She is said to have first struck out after she was rejected by the King, who she was in love with. In Alain's route, we see how it happened, revealing that while her unrequited love did contribute, she wanted power for herself already anyway.
- Pet the Dog: She seems genuinely sad when Alain dies to save her in several routes, though it's definitely too little, too late by that point.
- Sorcerous Overlord: In Reiner's route, she takes over the human realm while he and the heroine are stuck in Chicago. She does the same in Altea's route while she and the heroine are seeking aid in Eclaciel.
- Super Mode: In later seasons, she absorbs a ton of power and transforms into a more powerful form, complete with new outfit.
- Used to Be a Sweet Kid: In Alain's route it is revealed that she was not always as she is now, and it is the memory of the girl he fell in love with that keeps Alain loyal to her.
- Worf Had the Flu: A rare villainous example. She's weakened by returning from the dead, and is much less of a direct threat to begin with than she was in the first war. This allows the heroes to face her in battle, storm her castle, repel her assaults, and otherwise defeat her, despite her tremendous magical powers.
- You Can't Thwart Stage One: She returns in every route, no matter what steps the heroes take to prevent it and protect the heroine from her generals.
Alain is the Witch Queen's most loyal general and the one who has known her the longest.
- The Brute: Alain is the most physically skilled of the Witch Queen's generals. Where Magnus is the leader of the Witch Queen's troops, Alain tends towards direct confrontation with the heroes more often.
- Can't Hold His Liquor: When the heroine introduces him to vodka tonics during his visit to Chicago in his fourth season, Alain proves to be quite a lightweight (and a very flirty drunk, to boot).
- The Champion: For the Witch Queen, before and after her descent, and then for the MC in his route, too.
- Childhood Friend Romance: In his route, which presents the heroine and the Witch Queen as the same person. Alain served as a stable boy to her family when they were children and was her closest friend and confidant for much of her life. Gradually regaining memories of that time is one of the things that leads the protagonist to fall in love with him.
- Evil Counterpart: To August; they are both knights.
- Extreme Doormat:
- He has never been able to refuse the heroine anything, and that continued when she became the Witch Queen. He gets a little better about it over the course of his route — the heroine's arrival from Chicago gives him the impetus to stand up to the Witch Queen when she re-emerges, and he occasionally voices objections when the heroine is planning something that he fears will put her in danger, though he invariably capitulates if she continues to insist.
- In his third season, having his heart frozen leaves Alain an emotionless shell who is completely obedient to the protagonist's wishes, no matter what they are. Fortunately, he recovers in the latter half of the season.
- Leitmotif: He has a somber piano theme.
- Love Martyr: Both Alain and Helena served the Witch Queen out of love, which she was all too willing to use to manipulate them. He's well aware of all the evil deeds she's committed, but remains by her side, enduring her manipulations. Breaking out of this mindset is one of the challenges he faces in his fourth season.Helena: But Alain's noble heart kept him there, loyalty unending. The perfect knight, for any other queen.
- Love Makes You Evil: Alain's route shows that he was a decent and kind-hearted young man who was dragged down by his devoted love for his childhood friend, which enabled her to corrupt him into the vicious antagonist seen in most routes. A flashback shows that he was horrified when she turned to evil and became the Witch Queen, but could not bring himself to oppose her, and instead became her knight.
- The Mistress: In Helena's route, the Witch Queen tells the heroine that, although she was with Helena, whenever she sent her out on missions she would be with Alain.
- Neck Snap: How the Witch Queen kills him in Helena's route, after he can't bring himself to kill Helena.
- Patient Childhood Love Interest: Alain has been in love with the Witch Queen since they were both children, long before her turn to evil. She seems to have been oblivious, and Alain could never bring himself to make any direct romantic overtures, especially when she began expressing hopes of catching the King's interest.
- Pet the Dog: Alain, like August, loves his horse dearly. When his heart is frozen in season 3, one of the thing the MC can do to try to bring him out of it is to have him visit her. It actually partially works!
- Promoted to Love Interest: Initially, he was only August's Arch-Enemy, but he later got his own route.
- Significant Wardrobe Shift: In his fifth season, the heroine uses magic to transform Alain's armor, in order to help him and others see him as something more than the Witch Queen's former pawn. She changes the colors from the Witch Queen's silver and pale blue to white and gold, gives it a less spiky design, and turns the clasp of his cloak from the Witch Queen's crown into a white rose.
- Single-Target Sexuality: In his third season, Alain says flat out that he can't remember a time before he loved the heroine.
- Taking the Bullet:
- In August's route, he ends up taking a fatal blast meant for the Witch Queen.
- In Reiner and Altea's routes, he throws himself in the way of Reiner's crossbow bolt headed for the Witch Queen.
- Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Said word for word about Alain by Solaire in his introduction.
- Weapon of Choice: He wields a massive double-bladed sword.
- Meaningful Name: She is a black horse, and Nyx in Greek mythology is the goddess of the night.
- Nearly Normal Animal: Much like Wynnie, Nyx has a range of very expressive sprites to convey her moods and reactions, and seems just slightly more intelligent than a normal horse.
- Tsundere: Toward Wyndsor Royale, who is instantly taken with Nyx when Alain and the heroine bring her with them to Castle Wolfson in Alain's second season. Nyx rebuffs Wynnie quite harshly at first; by season five, however, she seems to have warmed up to him.
Helena is the Witch Queen's protégé, wielding both sword and sorcery with ruthless precision.
- Action Girl: Comes with being one of the Witch Queen's most feared generals.
- Alchemy Is Magic: Her route reveals that she's an accomplished alchemist, capable of brewing a variety of potions.
- Amnesiac Lover: When she and the heroine are accidentally transported back to Chicago at the end of her third season, she loses all of her memories at the same time. The heroine doesn't feel comfortable telling her that they were in love, since she doesn't remember anything, but even so Helena is drawn to her, and her memories are recovered after only a short while thanks to a True Love's Kiss.
- The Atoner: In her route. She knows that it would take several lifetimes to make amends for her crimes. She's willing to do it, anyway.
- Back for the Finale: In Altea's route, she returns in time to help defeat the Witch Queen.
- Badass Gay: She's a lesbian and one of the Witch Queen's most powerful generals.
- Barrier Warrior: She can shield an army or entire building easily. The Witch Queen often utilized Helena for this, and for her dark magic.
- Because You Were Nice to Me: She's never experienced much kindness in her life, which is why she falls hard for the protagonist in her route.
- Black Eyes of Evil: Her eyes turn completely black when she's using her dark magic, or when she's in huge emotional distress.
- Black Mage: She favors offensive spells like fire, ice, lightning, life drain, and summoning toxic fumes, but can't cast healing spells at all.
- Broken Bird: Outwardly cold, but extremely torn-up deep down.
- Brought Down to Normal:
- The Witch Queen drains Helena's magic from her to power her own power-up in Altea's sixth season.
- She is stripped of her powers in August's eighth season before being exiled to Chicago.
- Casting a Shadow: She knows a number of dark-themed spells, which she taps into the power of the Witch Queen's crown to cast.
- Conflicting Loyalty: Torn between her sense of duty to revive the Witch Queen and her feelings for the heroine, who is the Queen's vessel in her route. She chooses to be with the heroine in her season one finale, escaping just after the Witch Queen has awakened.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Helena was condemned and ostracized by her village due to the dark nature of her magic. After being cast out, she joined the Witch Queen, by whom she was abused physically, sexually, and emotionally. Her life doesn't get better until she meets the MC in her route, or until her HeelFace Turn in other routes.
- The Dark Chick: As Altea's villainous counterpart.
- Dark Magical Girl: Although Altea is the one with the most blatant Magical Girl coding, Helena fits this to a tee.
- Death Seeker: Shows some evidence of this in the beginning of her season three, when she is on trial before the council, but won't defend herself because she doesn't feel that she deserves it, even though she knows they will probably execute her.
- Defrosting Ice Queen: Initially, she's pretty reserved and hides her emotion behind icy facade. The MC's kindness and gentleness warms Helena up to her considerably.
- Despair Event Horizon: Season six of Altea's route shows her being in this state. Her hesitancy to kill the MC, and subsequent imprisonment at Reiner's castle, caused the Witch Queen to punish her greatly, to the point that she'd rather be killed by Altea and the MC than endure it again.
- Desperately Craves Affection: One of the reasons she stayed with the Witch Queen despite her abusive treatment. The other reason was fear.
- Dual Wielding: She wields two swords: a saber and a shortsword.
- Evil Counterpart: To Altea; they are both female spellcasters.
- The Exile: She is exiled to Chicago in Reiner's seventh season and August's eighth season.
- Face Your Fears: This is a recurring theme in her route. A lot of those fears are understandably Witch Queen-related. Several confrontations and a trial later, she finally finds her resolve to fight the Witch Queen openly, despite her instincts telling her to run and hide.
- Flaming Sword: Her swords can be enhanced with fire magic.
- Foil: To Altea. Both are female wizards of immense power, and both faced hardship because of their magic — Helena was ostracized because of her innate dark magic, and Altea's parents disapproved of her using magic and forced her to hide it. Their magic specialties, however, contrast; where Helena excels at shielding magic, Altea struggles with it, and Helena struggles with healing magic while Altea does not. Their backgrounds also differ, with Helena being from a poor farming village, while Altea was the crown princess of Eclaciel. They also ended up on opposite sides of the war, and were each other's Arch-Enemy. Even their appearances contrast each other, with Helena as the tallest female character in the game, with a pale blue colour scheme, and Altea as the shortest female character in the game, with a pink colour scheme.Heroine: Do you hate Altea too, then?
Helena: Only so much as I can hate myself. We are two sides of the same flawed coin. Magic and war forged us together.
- Friendless Background: Helena was treated with distrust and fear by her village because of her powers. The Witch Queen took advantage of this in order to fully entrap her at her side.
- Gay Option: She was Promoted to Love Interest after release, notable as the first instance of a Lovestruck title offering more than one female love interest.
- Hates Being Touched: Evident in her route, because of the Witch Queen's abuse. The MC notes Helena never gave her the chance to return the favor when they slept together the first time. Shortly after escaping the Witch Queen's castle, she freezes when being touched below her collarbone during sex. As her route progresses, she gradually allows MC to touch her more intimately.
- HeelFace Turn: She eventually joins the side of the heroes in Altea's season six, Alain's season three, and her own season two.
- High-HeelFace Turn: Of the Witch Queen's generals, Helena is the only woman, and the only general to turn to the heroes' side in multiple routes other than her own.
- Lady of Black Magic: Helena is nearly a decade older than Altea, with natural ability to drain life itself.
- Lady of War: She is very graceful in combat, dispatching enemies without breaking a sweat. The MC often comments on it.
- Leitmotif: Helena has a sweeping piano theme.
- Like Brother and Sister: With Alain. The two of them were always at odds with each other due to them both being in love with the Witch Queen, but they also had a kind of comeraderie due to being the most morally good of the generals and both understanding the suffering the other went through because of their twisted relationships with the Witch Queen. Throughout Helena's route, Alain always tries his best to avoid actually fighting her, despite not being able to free himself from his loyalty to the Witch Queen, and Helena attempts many times to convince him to join the side of the heroes as well. When the Witch Queen kills Alain in her route, Helena suffers from a Heroic BSoD that lasts for the entire first quarter of her seventh season.Helena: Had we known each other as children, I think I would have called him brother.
- Lipstick Lesbian: Very feminine with heavy make up, and only likes women.
- Love Martyr: Both Alain and Helena served the Witch Queen out of love, which she was all too willing to use to manipulate them.
- Love Redeems: A theme in her route. Her love for the MC gives her the courage to be more than what the Witch Queen shaped her to be. Later, she begins making amends for her crimes by helping the Council.Helena: I was a puppet for her monstrosity. But I... I can do better. When I am with you, I know I can do better.
- Magic Knight: She is primarily a spellcaster, but also fights with swords.
- Never Be Hurt Again: One of the main reasons that Helena finally defects from the Witch Queen and joined the retainers.Helena: [fighting the Witch Queen] Never. Never again!
- One-Man Army: She can dispatch a lot of enemies easily using her powerful magic and sword skills.Helena: I was worth an army, and you are merely a man. You will die like one if you do not run.
- Playing with Fire: One of Helena's favored methods of attack.
- Promoted to Love Interest: Initially, she was only Altea's Arch-Enemy, but she later got her own route.
- Put on a Bus:
- She is stripped of her magic to fuel the Witch Queen's power-up, after helping the heroes fight her, at the end of Altea's sixth season, and the heroine allows her to run away since she is no longer in any condition to fight.
- She agrees to be stripped of her magic and sent to the heroine's world in Reiner's seventh season and August's eighth season.
- Shock and Awe: She uses lightning spells as often as fire.
- Significant Wardrobe Shift: In her season two, she changes to a completely new default outfit, abandoning the Witch Queen's pale blue and white colors for deep blue and red, signifying her freedom from the Witch Queen.
- Statuesque Stunner: Her character profile states her height as 5'10", which MC finds very attractive.
- The Teetotaler: She chooses to be sober as a way to keep in control of herself and her surroundings. Being around people drinking makes her really uncomfortable.
- Teleportation: She can teleport herself and other people as long as she knows the destination well.
- Thousand-Yard Stare: Very notable in her route, due to her reliving all of her past crimes and traumas.
- Trapped in Villainy: She joined the Witch Queen because her assassination attempt failed, and because the Witch Queen saw a use for the innate dark magic that Helena had been exiled for. She stayed with the Witch Queen for love, and because she knew the Witch Queen would kill her if she crossed her again.Helena: I have already tethered myself to this fate. Perhaps in another world, I would have found someone like you.
- Trauma-Induced Amnesia: The abuse she suffered from the Witch Queen was such that she has gaps in her memory.MC: Do you remember everything the Witch Queen did to you?
Helena: No. Some nights, some... weeks are simply blanks. I knew what happened by the marks that were left behind.
- Weapon of Choice: A European-style saber and a curved shortsword.
- Alliterative Name: Jinhai Jubal.
- Baleful Polymorph: Gets turned into a wolf in Altea's season 6, and a frog in Reiner's season 7.
- The Beastmaster: He commands his beasts in battle.
- The Evil Genius: His animals, especially birds, scout for the villains and relay information. He's not personally invested in the Witch Queen's rule, just amoral and serving her for the rewards.
- Evil Counterpart: To Iseul; they are both elves.
- Full-Name Basis: In Iseul's route he is always referred to by his full name, at least in the first season.
- Non-Human Undead: After being killed in August's route, the Witch Queen reanimates his body to fight. He shows no signs of his former mind, only hurling himself wildly at opponents.
- Volcanic Veins: After being reanimated in August's route, his veins glow blue.
- An Axe to Grind: Wields an absolutely massive axe.
- Badass Moustache: He has a villainous one.
- The Dragon: Magnus commands the Witch Queen's forces in her absence. Helena and Alain are closer to her, but Magnus has more authority.
- Evil Counterpart: To Reiner; they are both the largest member of their group. Magnus also leads the Witch Queen's forces until she returns, making them opposing commanders.
- Weapon of Choice: His great-axe.
- Baleful Polymorph: Altea transforms him into a large rose bush in her seventh season.
- Evil Counterpart: To Saerys; they are both rogues.
- Sinister Minister: He leads a cult who serve the Witch Queen.
- Smug Snake: He's the least capable general in a straight fight, and relies on his cult and his fellow generals for protection. When that fails, or he has to face the heroes alone, he tends to lose and retreat in short order. Among the other generals, he's constantly smug and condescending until someone loses patience with him, at which point he backs down immediately.
- Weapon of Choice: He carries a number of throwing daggers.
Sophie Lawrence / Sophira Lightwing
- Best Friend: The heroine's best friend since college.
- Identical Twin ID Tag: In routes where Sophie is actually Solaire's twin sister Sophira and is brought over from Chicago, she gets a different outfit to distinguish the two.
- Multiple-Choice Past: Like the heroine, Sophie's exact nature and why she's identical to Solaire have different explanations depending on the route. In most routes, she's Solaire's identical twin sister Sophira, transported to modern Chicago and robbed of her memories of her other life by the Witch Queen's magic. In Saerys's route, however, she's a split-off fragment of Solaire's soul, and in Altea's the exact nature of their relationship is never specified, though they're not siblings.
- Promoted to Playable: She plays a minor role in the main love interest routes, but is bumped into the spotlight as the player character of "Romancing A Rogue."
King Barzilai Eurig
- The High King: He is the high king who all the realms are united under.
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Impaled with an ice spike by the Witch Queen at the end of Reiner season 6.
- Sacrificial Lion: In some routes, he is killed by the Witch Queen to show how much the stakes have risen.
- You Shall Not Pass!: At the climax of Altea's sixth season, he takes the Witch Queen on alone to buy the others time to escape and regroup, and dies in the process, but is successful in stalling her for some time.
- The Charmer: He acts suave with the heroine to no response until she refers to Reiner as her husband, then he laughs in surprise and says he'd started to worry about his charms diminishing.
- Eyepatch of Power: He is an accomplished spy and magic user who wears an eyepatch over his right eye.
- Meaningful Name: "Caligo" is Latin for "fog" or "darkness," and he's a spy who dresses all in black and relies heavily on stealth. It's also the name of a genus of butterflies, fitting for a faerie.
- Older Than They Look: He's a faerie and thus long-lived and older than his youthful appearance would indicate. His relationship with Iseul ended fifty years ago.
- Promoted to Love Interest: Caligo is the love interest of the "Romancing A Rogue" short, with Sophie as the player character.
- Rebel Leader: In Reiner's route, he leads the human rebellion against the Witch Queen during Reiner's absence. He gladly turns over the position to Reiner upon the latter's return.
- The Spymaster: He has agents who report back to him.
- Multicolored Hair: Her hair is primarily white with streaks of teal and magenta.
- Silver Vixen: Iseul flirts up a storm with her in Altea's route. Justified in-universe because, being an elf, he's closer to her in age than he seems.
- Strong Family Resemblance: In Helena's route, the heroine is able to recognize almost immediately that she is related to Solaire.
- Winged Humanoid: As a faerie, she has wings, though they're hidden most of the time.
August's Family and Associates
- Mama Bear: She's very protective of her children.
- Interspecies Romance: She's a human married to a faerie.
- Straight Gay: Nothing about her appearance or personality particularly indicates her sexuality, but she's married to a female faerie and is confirmed by Word of God to be a lesbian.
Della & Verene Falke
- Identical Twin ID Tag: Their dresses being different colours is one of the only ways to differentiate them.
- Polar Opposite Twins: Downplayed. Della is a quiet, mechanically-minded carpenter, while Verene is more energetic and specializes in gardening magic.
- The Stoic: Della is subdued in demeanor. When she takes a keen interest in the architecture of the elven palace, the heroine notes that it's the most excited she's ever seen her.
- Dual Wielding: She is training to fight with two swords.
- Dimensional Cutter: One of its monikers is "The Blade Which Opens the Horizons." This turns out to be apt, as it can open a portal between the worlds.
- Legendary Weapon: It's the sword used by the legendary demon warrior Theramis.
- Talking Weapon: It can project its voice into people's minds to speak to them.
Iseul's Family and Associates
- Alliterative Family: Ishara, Imohn, Iraia, and Iseul Idreis.
- Mystical White Hair: They all have white hair, which is apparently not uncommon for elves.
- Royals Who Actually Do Something: They took a very proactive role in the previous fight against the Witch Queen, and are always quick to respond when Reiner calls them up for help again.
Queen Ishara Idreis
- Authority Equals Asskicking: In addition to being a capable ruler, she's also a powerful mage who has faced the Witch Queen in the first war.
- Green Thumb: She can make vines grow.
- The High Queen: Her beauty and power are apparent to all who meet her.
- I Want Grandkids
- Immortality Bisexuality: She's an elf and pansexual.
- Lady of War: She's graceful and collected even during battle. She even goes toe-to-toe with the Witch Queen during Altea's third season.
- Peerless Love Interest: Altea has a crush on her, but it says something that even in her route the MC never feels jealous, just teases her for her obvious hero-worship.
- Seers: She can see the future.
- Stacy's Mom: Altea has a crush on her.
- Transflormation: In Reiner's route, during the final battle, she counters a devastating earthquake spell from the Witch Queen by turning into a massive tree. Also a Heroic Sacrifice.
- The Ace: They are effortlessly kind and charismatic and intelligent and loved by seemingly everyone. Iseul finds it... very hard to deal with.
- Asexuality: After having been confirmed by Word of God earlier, it is stated in-universe in Iseul's season 7 that Imohn is aromantic and asexual.Imohn: Leave me out of this. You all know full well I have no natural inclination toward romance or desire for marriage, and never will.
Iraia: Exactly! Have you so soon forgotten how Imohn dodged their last arranged betrothal?
Imohn: The duties of the Dragon Master leave no room for a spouse.
Iraia: But let us be honest...even without the pressures of their position, Imohn would still insist on remaining unwed.
- Transgender: They are non-binary, using they/them pronouns.
- Drop the Hammer: She uses a warhammer in battle.
- Green Thumb: She can make vines grow to ensnare her opponents, or grow a wall of trees to section off a battlefield.
- The Lad-ette: Downplayed. Imohn remarks to her, "If you truly had your way, you would spend your days wrestling and drinking ale."
- Magic Knight: She is a powerful earth magic user and physical fighter.
- Warrior Prince: She's the crown princess and the commander of the elven army.
- Happily Married: To Ishara, who he speaks of in glowing terms. Though he admits being married to a queen comes with its challenges, he has never regretted it.
Reiner's Family and Associates
- Love Makes You Evil: In Reiner's route, it's discovered that his older brother Aldric fell for and defected to the Witch Queen.
- Reports of My Death Were Greatly Exaggerated: He was long thought to have died in the war, but it is discovered in Reiner's route that he lived and defected to the Witch Queen.
Altea's Family and Associates
- Alliterative Name: Mireille Mercier.
- Butch Lesbian: She wears her hair short and is a knight, and is confirmed by Word of God to be a lesbian.
- Defeat Means Friendship: She warms up to the heroine quite a bit after the heroine defeats her in a duel.
- Knight in Shining Armor: She is a knight of Eclaciel.
- Lady and Knight: She was Altea's bodyguard growing up.
King Ludovic Ailerose & Queen Adelaide Ailerose
- Alliterative Name: Adelaide Ailerose.
- Fantasy-Forbidding Father: They forbade Altea from practicing magic, which eventually caused her to run away and join the fight against the Witch Queen.
- Idle Rich: They deliberately stayed out of the previous war because it didn't affect them directly yet.
- Parental Marriage Veto: They are initially completely against Altea marrying the heroine because she is of lower class, despite the fact that Altea not only is an adult but has also already disinherited herself by that point.