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     Fortress of Doom Heroes 

The Hero

  • Hello, [Insert Name Here]: Starting the trend in this series.
  • Jack-of-All-Stats: He's good all-around, but others beat him to everything.
  • Magic Knight: Can cast healing magic up to the strongest healing spells while dishing out enough damage with his sword.
  • No Name Given: He still doesn't have an offiial name.
  • Stay in the Kitchen: Have a shed of it, though not as bad as Maxim. He tried to leave for adventuring without telling Lufia so she wouldn't be in harm.

Lufia/Erim

  • Amnesiac Dissonance: Hey Lufia, guess what? You're Erim, the Sinistral of Death! Have fun with that.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: She does NOT like any other female characters getting near the hero. Jerin becomes her usual target.
  • Elemental Powers: As one of the mages, she can learn some of elemental spells including:
    • Making a Splash: Her water-elemental spells hit a group of enemies.
    • Shock and Awe: She's the one learning most of the thunder spells, which are the main weakpoint of Gades, Amon and Daos. Sadly, we don't get to use to take that advantage until Guard Daos fight.
  • Generation Xerox: Strangely enough, she "dies" in a very similar pose to Selan at similar place. Both being token love interests.
  • Simple Staff: Her battle sprite has her holding one as one of her weapons of choice. Strangely enough, she can't equip Zircon Staff, the srongest staff equipment in the game.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair

Aguro

Jerin

     Rise of the Sinistrals/Curse of the Sinistrals Heroes 

Maxim

Voiced by: Yuuichi Nakamura (Japanese, DS Game)

"Leave it to me!"

The main character of the second game, he goes on an adventure that becomes part of the original game's history. He's one of the four heroes who battled on Doom Island. He didn't make it back. Until the New Game+ in Curse of the Sinistrals.

  • Anime Hair: His hair is so spiky in the remake.
  • Battle Couple: With Selan.
  • Can't Drop the Hero: Though a few characters stick around for entire halves of a game at a time, Maxim is the only character who never leaves the party.
    • Averted for a single boss battle in the original when the team has to defeat two enemies at the same time. He and Tia fight one while Guy and Selan fight the other.
  • The Chosen One
  • Dash Attack: The remake allows him to do "Cross Dash" as his special attack to cross chasms and gaps.
  • Fingerless Gloves: He has one in DS game.
  • Hello, [Insert Name Here]: A somewhat odd example since the first game gives him Canon Name, and the option to change his name comes in the second game, which is the prequel in timeline which means his Canon Name came before the game people officially play with him as the main character.
    • Averted in DS game since everyone has a default name with voice acting.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: With his wife dead, and the island on a crash course towards his home, and his son, with advice from Iris/Erim, he uses the Dual Blade to convert his life force into energy to destroy the cores and reroute the island to the ocean, giving his life in the process.
  • Oblivious to Love: Tia's love, anyway.
  • Playing with Fire: In the DS version. Somewhat ironic since there's no one who can use fire element (aside from IP attacks) in his bloodline including himself.
  • Shaping Your Attacks: In the remake, he can shape his attack into a firebird by pressing X button while holding R.
  • Sword Plant: His double jump attack in the remake.

Tia

Voiced by: Aki Toyosaki (Japanese, DS Game)

"My name... Tia, like tear. Because of this, I was always teased and I was always crying."

Maxim's childhood friend from Elcid. She runs a weapon shop, but decides to accompany Maxim on his adventure. She doesn't like Maxim's dangerous lifestyle. She's one of the characters who doesn't go to Doom Island in the original.

  • Beta Couple: In the remake with Dekar, along with Guy and Jessy.
  • Expy: Her re-design and new weapons in Curse of the Sinistrals make her something of a Lucca-like.
  • Fingerless Gloves: Her re-design in Curse of the Sinistrals wears these.
  • Genki Girl: What she becomes in the DS remake.
  • Glass Cannon: She trades her squishiness from the original game for this in the remake; She can dish out big damage but has the lowest HP and defense stats growth.
  • Goggles Do Nothing: Her new design in the remake seems to indicate this.
  • Improbable Weapon User: While her frying pans and whips make sense in the original, her new playstyle in remake uses a big suitcase that contains a spring-attached boxing glove, a hookshot, a chainsaw and a drill.
  • Lethal Chef: Dialogue with a chef in Parcelyte implies that she's this. Not to mention the Phantom Fish incident very early in the game where presumably Maxim told Tia that the fish was terrible instead of the cooking while those who have played the first game knows from NPC talk that Phantom Fish is supposed to be delicious or the fact that Albert in the remake gives Maxim a herb capable of making every taste delicious to get through her cooking. The remake even makes this her title, dubbed "No Sense of Taste".
  • Long-Range Fighter: She's more capable in Curse of the Sinistrals as a range attacker.
  • Making a Splash: The remake gives her default element water.
  • Red Herring: Her character in the original game mimics Lufia concept-wise; Blue-haired girl, childhood friend who has a crush on the hero, tagging along out of worry and a mage-type party member with horrible HP and defense combat-wise. This is seemingly to make players suspect her as early incarnation of Erim. While Lufia's proven to be importat to the plot later as Erim, Tia isn't. She leaves the party after the first half of the game.
  • Shorttank: She's redesigned to be like this in the DS version, which helps her stand out from Selan more.
  • Squishy Wizard: In the original version, she's a spellcaster with horrible HP and defense.
  • Trying Not to Cry/Unable to Cry: She forced herself to never cry again, so that she can no longer cry. During the ending, she's able to cry once more. The remake makes her crying scene earlier; The moment Dekar was replaced her with himself to be transferred into another dimension.
  • Tsundere: In the DS version.
  • Unlucky Childhood Friend: She is in love with Maxim, but he ends up falling in love at first sight with Selan with whom he later marries and has a child with. To top it off he doesn't seem to notice her feelings. She lucks into Dekar in the remake.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: In the original version. Probably changed because she's not Erim, and having her with blue hair spoils the theme, also to differentiate with Selan.
  • Zettai Ryouiki - In the remake.

Guy

Voiced by: Kenta Miyake (Japanese, DS Game)

"Hey Maxim! Are you ready to have a little match?"

A warrior from Tanbel (or Parcelyte, depending on the game), he's engaged and has a sister, but finds himself fighting monsters more than spending time with his loved ones. That's when he meets Maxim and joins him on the quest. He's one of the four heroes who battled on Doom Island. The man lived for all the years between Rise of the Sinistrals and Fortress of Doom.

  • Ascended Extra: He goes from being an elderly NPC in the original, to being a main playable character in the second game that takes place in his past. Not counting his A Taste of Power bit toward the start.
  • Badass Normal: He never learns magic, but he is quite powerful.
  • Made of Iron: Can become so explosions do no damage to him in Curse of the Sinistrals.
  • Mighty Glacier: Is stronger than Maxim, but slower.
  • S Hock And Awe: Thanks to DS game's combat system, he can cast magic (though you won't be using him fo that). His element is thunder.
  • Tornado Move: His "Hurricane Hammer" in the remake.

Selan

Voiced by: Marina Inoue (Japanese, DS Game), Caitlin Glass (English, DS Game)

"We've finally done it, Maxim. Now... the world will be at peace once more."

The commander of the Parcelyte army with magic capabilities. When Maxim's party shows up, she's ordered to team up with Maxim. Over time, she grows to love Maxim, and the two wed. She's one of the four heroes who battled on Doom Island. Unfortunately, her injuries from the battle were fatal and she didn't make it back. At least not until the New Game+ of Curse of the Sinistrals.

  • Action Mom: After marrying Maxim and giving birth to Jeros, her status upgrades into this.
  • An Ice Person: In the remake.
  • Battle Couple: With Maxim.
  • Broken Bird: DS version, due to the death of her ex-boyfriend.
  • The Chick: Somewhat. More noticeable once Tia leaves.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen
  • An Ice Person: In the DS version.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: In Curse of the Sinistrals she survives her wounds at least long enough to lend her life force and wield the Dual Blade alongside Maxim, and destroy the fortress' cores, dying somewhat happily in her husbands embrace, knowing she did her part to save her son, her town and the world.
  • Lethal Chef: Whether she's worse than Tia or not is debatable. Selan deep fries a jelly in an olive oil, a concept mocked by the same Parcelyte chef who picks on Tia in the first half of the game. The remake confirms the terrible taste by Guy tasting it.
  • Magic Knight: This stays true even in DS remake. She's Parcelyte army's captain and the strongest warrior of the bunch. One cutscene during Maxim and Selan's happy wedding life montage shows she can go toe-to-toe with Maxim.
  • Precision-Guided Boomerang: Her chakrams will always get back when she throws it.
  • Rings of Death: Her weapon in the remake.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair
    • Adaptation Dye-Job: Light blue in the first game, green in second, then light blue again in the remake.
  • Zettai Ryouiki - In the remake.

Dekar

Voiced by: Daisuke Namikawa (Japanese, DS Game)

"Have no fear, Dekar is here!"

A very strong warrior from the Bound Kingdom, though he lacks intelligence. He meets Maxim and the others and eventually joins them on their quest to defeat Gades. He is one of the characters who doesn't go to Doom Island.

  • Adaptation Dye-Job: His hair is blue in the original, and then changed into pink in the remake.
  • Anime Hair: Likely the most noticeable case of this, at least in the SNES version.
  • Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: Rare heroic example that doesn't grow out of it, when presented with question of if he's the strongest warrior in the Bound Kingdom, he boasts he's the strongest warrior anywhere, and still believes that by the end of the game, seeing Maxim as a close second.
  • An Axe to Grind: His battle sprite in the SNES version of the game depict him holding an axe, though he's not always equipped with one.
    • He can do this in the remake, by being able to equip nearly any weapon, including Guy's axes.
  • Badass Normal: In the SNES version, he never learns magic, just like Guy.
  • Big Damn Heroes: At the end of the game, he comes from nowhere to defeat some monsters that were keeping Maxim's party from going to Doom Island, all better from his Heroic Sacrifice.
    • In the DS version, he appears from nowhere to get rid of a boss for you.
  • The Big Guy: In either version of the game.
  • Boisterous Bruiser
  • Catchphrase: In the DS version.
    Dekar: The other thing/second thing I'm best at is (relevant action).
  • Cutscene Power to the Max: In gameplay terms, he is the slowest character in the game, but if went by what you see him do outside of battle, you'd assume he's the fastest.
  • Dumb Muscle: Emphasis on the dumb and muscle, his response to Idura saying he was sent by "a certain someone" is saying he was sent by someone who doesn't have a name, and after proceeds to effortless defeat the monsters he brought. He also goes and falls into every trap Idura sets for him, but always breaks out through sheer brute force.
  • Fingerless Gloves: In DS game he has one only on his left hand. Justified that his right hand was set with an energy core.
  • Genius Ditz: Not the sharpest tool in the shed, but he knows a lot about fighting (enough to teach his prince), and even cheers Tia up.
  • Giver of Lame Names: He takes this duty in the remake instead of Guy during one scene in Gratze. Unlike Guy who only gets Selan's name lame, he gets everybody but himself lame.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: He gets better.
  • Made of Explodium: Whatever sword he wields to fend monsters off as Maxim and his party set course for Doom Island. Either that, or his sword is so powerful that it makes enemies explode upon contact. Either way, it's enough to make some of the monsters run for the hills.
    • This ability is actualized in the remake as one of his special attacks.
  • Master of None: In Curse of the Sinistrals, he lacks a unique ability like the other characters, and instead is able to use any weapon except the Dual Blade.
  • Mighty Glacier: A more extreme case than Guy in the original. He's got the highest physical damage and the lowest speed.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: Or rather have their hair colored pink. In the DS version.
  • Shockwave Stomp: In the remake, he can create some kind of explosive shockwave using his fist.
  • Too Dumb to Live: He would be if for not the fact that he can brute force his way through anything.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: In the SNES version. DS version gives him pink.

Lexis Shaia

Voiced by: Kenichi Ogata (Japanese, DS Game)

"I get it! So that's how it works!"

A scientist from Treadool. He meets Maxim and friends and discovers how strong they are. He travels with the party for a short time, even providing a ship for them, but he eventually leaves to work in a laboratory with other scientists. While he does not go to Doom Island or battle directly for the rest of the game, he continues to make upgrades to your ship. In Curse of the Sinistrals, he's around for much more of the game, but never playable.

  • Wrench Whack: In the SNES version of the game, he equips wrenches. His battle sprite even depicts him with one.

Artea/Arty

Voiced by: Susumu Chiba (Japanese, DS Game)

"The worst thing you can do is lie to yourself."

An elf from the village of Eserikto. He first appears on the Mountain of No Return to find Milka, one of his elf friends. He meets Maxim's party on the process and decides to join them in order to track down the Sinistral of Chaos, Amon. He is one of the four heroes who goes to Doom Island to do battle with the Sinistrals. In the original game, he is still alive and well, albeit blind from the Battle of Doom Island.

  • Ambiguous Gender: People weren't quite sure what to make of Arty, including the German translators, who made him a girl. The DS version thankfully makes it clear he's a male.
  • Archer Archetype: Literally in the SNES version, but keeps the personality traits in every version.
  • Ascended Extra: Just like Guy's case, though he was still a bit more important than Guy in Lufia and the Fortress of Doom.
  • Character Exaggeration: Noticeably averted, this time. He's the only one of the four who is just as formal all the time as he appeared in the original game.
  • Elfeminate: May be this, if the gender ambiguous artwork is an accurate portrayal.
  • Fingerless Gloves: Apparently DS game character design is so fond with this.
  • Gunslinger: In the DS version.
  • Homing Projectile: His special attack can target enemies and switches unreachable by normal attack in DS version.
  • Just Friends: He and Karyn are this.
  • Light 'em Up: The only playable character in SNES version to be able to cast light magic. In DS version, this becomes his default element.
  • Mage Marksman: Of "arcane archer" variety in the original. Depending on equipment, you can also make him a "magic gunman" variety of this trope in the remake.
  • Not Quite Flight: His special double-jump command in DS version is this, as he said. It's more like "gliding" than "flying" because he needs a mini tornado to increase altitude.
  • Ray Gun: His guns in the remake shoot energy-based projectiles, which justifies their Bottomless Magazine nature.
  • Really 700 Years Old: He looks pretty much the same in the original game, 100 years after the Battle of Doom Island. It's unknown how old he is in Lufia II, so he could be 700 in that game too.
  • He's a Woman in Germany
  • The Sixth Ranger: The game's intro shows all the heroes in the order you meet them, and he's the very last one.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Poor guy has name problem in the franchise; "Artea" in Lufia I and II, "Arty" in menu screen of Lufia II and "Artia" in the epilogue said by Milka before going to Estoland.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: You find his apprentice in a dungeon in the first game, and they help direct you to Artea's location. Artea never even mentions him.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: SNES version.

Capsule Monsters

The various monsters that you find throughout the game that are willing to fight for you.

  • Elemental Rock–Paper–Scissors: Each one has a different element, and would be recommended against enemies of the opposite element.
    • This also applies to their food of choice in changing into master form except Jelze which is neutral.
  • Magikarp Power: They're pretty much useless unless you train them and feed them with items, weapons, and special fruits to reach their super form.
  • Metamorphosis Monster: Their "evolution" stages takes form of mostly completely different beings. Take Sully the earth monster as example; from radish it changes into mini knight, giant, face statue and its master form is a centaur.
  • Monster Allies: Even though they are called monster, they help you in combat.

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     The Legend Returns Heroes 

Wain

  • Berserk Button: Being called stupid ticks him off, and even makes him cry sometimes.
  • Idiot Hero: Becomes a subject his teammates use to mock him.
  • I Know You Arein Theresomewhere Fight: He tried to do this to Seena who was merged with Zalbak. Too bad fighting is the only option.
  • Magic Knight: He can use several healing spells and ice elemental magic but his magic stats are comparably poorer than his ancestors and other members to emphasize his stupidity.
  • Running Gag: People who meets him for the first time say he's stupid in the first half og them game.
  • Super Toughness: He has the highest base defense and can equip the heaviest armor.
  • Sarcasm-Blind: He didn't know Gades was mocking him before battle, and other teammates had to point it out.

Seena/Erim

  • Chekhov's Skill: Her 100% correct prediction ability. She predicts herself to come back from the death after the epilogue
  • The Medic: Especially in the early game, though she lacks the full-party-heal Champion spells.
  • Mind over Matter: Her artwork shows that she's capable of making her Crystal ball floats. This is somehow not true gameplay-wise since all of Crystal ball weapon set only increases her INT without increasing her attack power.
  • The Mole: Unlike Lufia, she realizes she's Erim in the first place.
  • Squishy Wizard
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Though by now, if you know much about the series, you can probably guess why.
  • Weaponized Ball: Her default weapon is a divination ball and other Crystal ball weapon set exclusive to her.

Dei

  • Fragile Speedster: Though his durability is only below average compared to the rest of the party. His ultimate armor somehow cripples his defense since it doesn't give addition to his already below average defense.
  • Genre Savvy: He's the only one suspicious of food given by Leydock, thus escaped his trap.
  • Highly Visible Ninja: His outfit in his portrait and character art looks akin to ninja garb.
  • The Jail Bait Wait: He and one little girl in his town are serious about getting married when she's old enough.
  • Just Like Robin Hood: His character arc before joining the party.

Aima

Randolph

  • BFS: Randolph's specialty.
  • Glass Cannon: His two-handed weapons possess the highest attack of all weapons, though his extremely low HP is a definite drawback.
  • Made of Iron: He manages to keep a fight against a huge monster while still recovering from injury Seena just healed.
  • Mighty Glacier: His two-handed weapons possess the highest attack of all weapons, though his extremely low speed is a definite drawback.

Melphis

  • An Ice Person: Alongside her arrays of recovery and support spells, she learns ice magic up to the strongest tier.
  • Damsel in Distress: Trades herself to the pirate boss for her friends' safety, and you have to rescue her. Subverted, however, in that the whole party was distressed, and the only reason they were able to go after Melphis after she traded herself for their safety was because the villains had a serious Idiot Ball moment and didn't think about closing the door they let their monster through after it went through. In addition, it's implied at any time after you meet up with her again that she could have seriously kicked the pirate's ass, she was just swarmed by guards who would have likely killed her after the fact.
  • Damsel out of Distress: She survived an assassination attempt, was doing just fine surviving in the monster infested lighthouse on her own (In fact, it's her bodyguard who was heavily wounded and ready to kick the bucket when you first meet the duo), was able to cross the entire damn country with Randolph just fine (and given her magical skills and borderline passable physical strength, she likely pulled just as much of the weight), and she basically masterminds the effort to take her country back while ripping pirates to shreds with her ice magic. In fact, given how each character's stats raise, she'll eventually hit harder than Seena, she'll just lack the versatility the latter mage has.
  • The Medic: One of party members whose main role is this.
  • Mighty Glacier: In terms of the three primary mages in the party, Melphis is the most defensively inclined and does the most damage, but her offensive options are limited and she's rather slow. That being said, if given the Cat Ring, Melphis becomes something else entirely.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: She's a really good and loved Princess, and virtually no one who knows the truth wants to side against her. Her main reason for questing with the party to regain control of the throne is to protect her people. The people of Alstadt are in good hands.

Deckard

  • Blade on a Stick: They're only usable by Deckard.
  • Cool Crown: A hidden item exclusive to Deckard, foreshadowing that he's the Prince of Alstadt.

Ruby

  • Cast from Hit Points: Several of her gambling IP abilities consume HP.
  • Death-or-Glory Attack: As her abilities are based on luck. Double Up in particular can inflict thousands of damage or zero damage.
  • Elemental Powers: Despite limited to certain elements, she can learn some elemental spellset
  • Fixed Damage Attack: Her Double Up IP, which does damage equal to her current IP percentage, doubled for each time the player successfully guesses whether a face-down card is lower or higher than the current card.
  • The Gambler: She loves gambling. It's actualized in her battle style.
  • Improbable Weapon User: Throws cards.
  • Squishy Wizard: Has a comparably low HP than most others, and not particularly good defense. Good thing her "strongest weapon" is a dress with a very high defense.
  • Wolverine Claws: Interestingly, one of her best weapon is a bloody manicure.

Yurist

  • Combat Medic: Arguably his role. He has enoguh INT to cast healing spells (although a rather mediocre MP pool) but he can also attack some enemies using his rapiers and attack scrolls, making him really versatile.
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: His portrait looks extremely feminine due to the art style. As such, he's the only male character who can use the Bunny equipment.
  • Jack-of-All-Stats: The most balanced example of the party.
  • Ki Manipulation: He's the only party member other than Aima who can learn the martial-arts IP abilities.
  • Magic Music: His "Strongest Weapon" is a flute which can heal party members 1/3 of his current HP used by attack command.
  • One-Hit Kill: He can learn Perish and Destroy spell, for some reason.
  • Quirky Bard: While he's not exactly a Master of None, he joins the party after you've obtained enough party members to fill your entire formation and doesn't possess any unique abilities like Isaac, Milka, or the Egg Dragon do.

Isaac Shaia

  • Elemental Powers: He can learn some elemental spells but not up to the strongest tier:
  • Magic Knight: Almost has the same built as his ancestor Lexis (highest raw intelligence, mediocre agility and decent MP pool). More notable is that his defense is much higher thanks to his strongest armor.
  • Powered Armor: His exclusive unlock from Parathea Shrine. It's far and away the strongest armor in the game.

     Ruins of Lore Heroes 

Eldin

  • Heroic Mime: "I'm Eldin!" is his only line other than (...) and (!).
  • Palette Swap: You can choose the color of his clothes before you begin.

Torma

Rami

Bau

Dekar

     Sinistrals 

Gades, Sinistral of Destruction

Voiced by: Katsuyuki Konishi (Japanese, DS Game)

Gades is the Sinistral of Destruction, and he is always the first one to make himself known to the world at large.

  • The Battle Didn't Count: If you ever beat him when you were supposed to lose to him, except in the first game where beating can only be done with a game genie, and doing so causes the game to crash because the game is only programmed to continue if you lose.
  • BFS: Is depicted as carrying one each game after his first appearance. He kinda had one there but in that the most prominent feature of his combat sprite was his giant shield.
  • Blood Knight: By the end of Curse of the Sinistrals he looks forward to fighting you, so that he may have a good fight.
  • The Brute: He fights you more than any of the other Sinistrals.
  • Flanderization: By the time of Legend Returns, he acts more like an idiot who roaming around destroying places and even his own throne for no reason, for a sake of his "frue destruction".
  • Hopeless Boss Fight: Subversion in both Lufia II and TLR. Your first encounter with him in each game is like this (not counting the prologue in the original game). In the original game, you first meet him right at the start with only your hero, so you're never going to beat at that point. In Rise of the Sinistrals, you are supposed to lose to him the first you fight him, and in fact he's actually stronger at that point than when you fight him later and are supposed to beat him. In The Legend Returns, you're supposed to lose the first two fights with him, though if you take the right steps you can win.
  • I Am Not Left-Handed: Played with. He is left-handed, but uses his right hand in earlier fights during Lufia II via sprite flipping.
  • Recurring Boss: In Curse of the Sinistrals. Even in the original version of the game, he's the Sinistral that you fight the most.
  • Unfortunate Names: In the remake, which has voice-acting, it's finally revealed that Gades' name is pronounced Gah-dess and not Gah-these. In other words, his name sounds exactly like "Goddess". It's exactly as distracting as it sounds.

Amon, Sinistral of Chaos

Voiced by: Hiroaki Hirata (Japanese, DS Game)

Amon is the Sinistral of Chaos (in the original game, he is the Sinistral of Terror). He is more focused on his duties than Gades.

  • Blade on a Stick: In the first two games, though his attacks mostly consist of magic.
  • Brown Note: In Curse of the Sinistrals the mere sound of his voice drives all who hear it into a panic.
  • Characterization Marches On: He doesn't have any personality traits separating him from Daos in the original game apart, but gets more characterization in the later ones.
  • Cutscene Power to the Max: He mops the floor with your party the first several times you meet him in Rise of the Sinistrals regardless of what your level is.
  • Evil Genius: He tells Daos that he's set up a few methods of keeping the heroes away from Doom Island. None of them work, but he does at least wreck their airship.

Erim, Sinistral of Death

Voiced by: Miyuki Sawashiro (Japanese, DS Game)

Erim is the Sinistral of Death. Her survival is key to keeping the other Sinistrals from being permanently destroyed. She also happens to take on disguises as different mysterious women, such as Lufia, Iris, and Seena. She seems just as much an evil Sinistral as the others until the third game, where she herself is finally fed up with the cycle, so she tries to get herself and the other three destroyed for good.

  • Four Is Death: Not only are there four of the five Sinistrals attacking the world during the first two games(the fifth only shows up in the third game), but she's the Sinistral of Death and also the fourth one to be encountered in either of the first two games. Not counting Lufia and Iris.

Daos, Sinistral of Terror

Voiced by: Banjo Ginga (Japanese, DS game)

Daos is the Sinistral of Terror (in the original game, he is the Sinistral of Chaos), and the leader of all of them. Unlike the other Sinistrals, he relies solely on magic attacks and no weapons.

  • Adaptation Dye-Job: His hair is white in DS game.
  • All Your Powers Combined: In order to create Guard Daos. He also absorbed Gades' and Amon's residual energi wave to fight the party in DS game.
  • Badass Long Robe: He wears a giant armored robe.
  • Bait the Dog: His intro in The Legend Returns has him rescue a man from a Dragon, then kill them man when he thanks him.
  • Big Bad: He is the leader of the sinistral.
  • Crippling Overspecialization: As he only uses magic in battle, in the original game, even as Guard Daos, it means he can be easily beaten by casting mirror on the party because it will reflect back all his spells. While mirror is also present in Legend Returns and can potentially allow the player to win the fights against him they're supposed to lose, it's not the guaranteed win it once was because of a spell he can use that removes all buffs from the target, including mirror.
  • Evil Sorcerer: In all his appearances he uses nothing but magic.
  • Final Boss: In Lufia II and Curse of the Sinistrals, sorta in the original game since the combined sinistral is referred as Guard Daos implying his personality is dominant.
  • Hopeless Boss Fight: Subverted. in The Legend Returns, you got 3 instances of fighting him: First fight in Tower of Sorrow, fight in Tanba, and second fight in Tower of Sorrow (this one with only Wain and Seena). You're supposed to lose, but if you win you can get 3 Sinistrals Items as a bonus. The good thing about those items are that two of them give a good stat bost, the other one grants immunity to all status ailments, and the most important thing is you can bring them to Ancient Cave just like the rewards for beating Gades in similar situations.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Whenever he shows up, it's usually a sign things will get serious.
  • Kick the Dog: Gets a bunch in Legend Returns.
  • Sore Loser: After his defeat by Maxim's party he tries to destroy join powers with the other Sinistrals and destroy the world.
  • Time Stands Still: His main ability in the remake.

Zalbak, Infernal God of Flame

The monster god of Eternal Flame which appeared in Lufia: The Legend Returns as a final boss. It becomes the most powerful of the Sinistrals which makes its appearance in By absorbing Seena into it, the party race to beat it up right after the other four Sinistrals are defeated.

  • Animalistic Abomination: Unlike the other gods, it isn't treated like a person, has no dialogue, and all characters from the Sinistrals, the heroes, and NPCS refer to it like an animal.
  • The Dragon: Its Daos's more powerful, but near mindless follower.
  • Giant Space Flea from Nowhere: Daos and the souls of the other sinistrals except for Erim summon it from the sun after the sinistrals are defeated and the only reason it's around is because Erim is too weak to be the Final Boss (her stats are comparable to Daos', and she's beaten for good after defeating the much stronger Guard Daos).
  • Our Monsters Are Different: In addition to being the god of Eternal flame, its also referred as a Monster by Daos, and several other characters. The former even referring to it as the most powerful monster. It's appearance itself vaguely a resemblance a Lobster spaceship of some kind.
  • Playing with Fire: Its the infernal god of Flame, and has various fire powers.
  • The Power of the Sun: It seems to be summoned out of the sun or possibly Mars.
  • Right-Hand Attack Dog: Its a barely sentient being that lives to follows Daos's commands.
  • Sorting Algorithm of Evil: Considered by Daos to have become the most powerful Sinistral after absorbing Erim into itself. It's so powerful it needed the power of 3 Sinistrals to summon it, which may have furthered empowered it.

Arek the Absolute

"Us or humans? Which of us are really transient on earth?"

Arek is a being above even Daos. He asks Erim if humans or Sinistrals are superior, and alerts the Sinistrals to the resurgence of the Dual Blade that can defeat Daos and the others. Though he doesn't seem very evil.

  • The Watcher: He seems to just watch the conflict unfold, without directly interfering.

     NPCs 

Jeros

Maxim and Selan's baby. He's held captive by Idura, and is put to housemaid's care after his rescue

Iris

Voiced by: Miyuki Sawashiro (Japanese, DS Game)

A mysterious girl who aids Maxim in his quest once in awhile. No one knows her real intention. In the remake, she joins the team for most of the time as an NPC, and acts like a regular good sided character.

  • Ascended Extra: Has a lot more role in the remake, and is available in the party from the beginning.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: Green in the original, white in the remake.
  • "Groundhog Day" Loop: The remake's ending makes it looks like she undergoes through this in New Game +.
  • Inner Monologue: Additional dialogue in New Game + is mostly this from her perspective.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: Her sprite in the game is this and also as Erim
  • Screw Destiny: In Curse of the Sinistrals, she begs Arek the Absolute to rewind time to save Maxim and Selan, willingly using the majority of her strength in a decoy battle, to die in their place.
  • Secret Identity: Of Erim

Berty and Bart/Berty and Betty

Voiced by: Tomokazu Sugita (Japanese,GDS game, Berty) and Kana Hanazawa (Japanese, DS game, Betty)

A couple of lowlife thieves who sneak into Parcelyte to steal the king's crown, and later the Ruby Angel. In the remake, they tried to steal Rochy's Ruby Apple.

  • Made of Iron: They both were in close proximity of a bomb when it exploded and yet they were still able to keep going. One soldier guarding Alunze Castle basement received th same treatment and he passed out.

Idura

Voiced by: Kosuke Toriumi (Japanese, DS game)

A follower of "The Nameless"(the Sinistrals). Fights Maxim's party numerous times.

  • Flunky Boss: He summons lots of monsters in his first appearance. This is also actualized in his battle where he summons Lizard man called "Groupie."
  • Sinister Minister: In the original, he's technically part of the Sinistral's Religion of Evil. In the remake, he's a priest in Parcelyte.
  • Shock and Awe: Idura Thunder is one of his moves.
  • Taking You with Me: He invoked this both in original and remake. The original has him trying to blow up a shrine (of course after blocking escape spell Iris has) but only managed to take Dekar along. The remake had him trying to teleport Tia into another dimension only for Dekar to perform Heroic Sacrifice. Amusingly, both of the attempts failed since Dekar was back in the finale
  • Would Hurt a Child: He kidnapped Maxim's and Selan's child to cut Maxim's lineage, implying that this trope would've come into play had Iris not interrupted the whole thing.

Jessy

Guy's girlfriend. Runs a shop. in the remake, where you can also trade soul shards for reward items.

  • Damsel in Distress: In DS Games, thanks to Idura.
  • I Will Wait for You: She pretty much understand that Guy wants to join Maxim in his adventure, and pretty much assures Guy she will do this until his adventure is over.

Hilda

Guy's sister Maxim and Tia first met in a shrine to Tanbel.

Milka

An elf girl NPC from the village Eserikto. Steals Lexus's blueprint for Ecerlion befause his factory pollutes the nature. Becomes playable in the third game.

  • Holy Hand Grenade: She's the only character who can be taught the Fry and Zap spells in the game where she's playable.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: As depicted here, her shoes have different length (her right one is thigh-length while left one is calf-length) and her Fingerless Gloves have different length too, with the right one being longer again. US artwork somehow adds her cape to the asymmetry, being attached to her left side.
  • Fingerless Gloves: In both artwork.
  • Fragile Speedster: Sports one of the best agility and one of the worst HP and defense.
  • Jack-of-All-Stats: Leans towards magic, in contrast to Wain.
  • Recurring Character: She's been witnessing the batlle between mortals ans Sinistrals from Maxim's era and she's playable in the 3rd game.

Leefa

A flower girl NPC the party meets, leading them into a side quest to discover a rare flower called Priphea.

Egg Dragon

A mystic beast who grants one wish to anyone who collects and hands him 8 Dragon Eggs, which are scattered around the world.

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