Voiced by: Hikaru Midorikawa (JP), Mark Zempel (EN, Eternal Blue), Chad Letts (ENG, Eternal Blue Complete)
- Accidental Pervert: He doesn't ever encounter Lucia naked on purpose, but it just keeps happening.
- Adorkable: To a great degree, especially when he blushes - which he does quite often when Lucia's involved, as he gets easily flustered. Also tells Ruby he wants to get on the helm of the Destiny and pretend he's in charge of it, and asks her to look out for Leo so she won't make fun of him. He's lying through his teeth and just wants to ensure he can speak with Lucia alone, though Ruby points out that he does like to pretend he's Dragonmaster Alex sometimes.
- Adventurer Archaeologist: His introduction occurs as he explores an ancient ruin full of traps.
- Blow You Away: Specializes in wind magic.
- Determinator: Almost to a fault. He steadfastly refuses to give up on a mission, especially if it involves Lucia. To the point where, in the Epilogue, he and his friends find a way for him to travel to the Blue Star to be by her side.
- The Dulcinea Effect: So much so that The Grand List of Console Role Playing Game Clichés calls this trope "The Hiro Rule".
- Facial Markings: Tattoo-like bars that are apparently just for visual appeal, since none of the characters ever mention them.
- Furo Scene: He gets one. Of course, Fanservice being Fanservice, Lucia walks in on him.
- Happily Adopted: Gwyn isn't his real grandfather, but the two clearly love and respect each other a great deal.
- The Hero: Obviously.
- Heroic BSoD: Towards the end of the main game, after Zophar has captured Lucia and the world has been drained of its magic. It takes a beatdown from Stealth Mentor Ghaleon to renew his determination and faith.
- Image Song: Adventure Road - A New Journey
- Jumped at the Call: Eagerily joins Lucia to save the world.
- The Leader: The others tend to follow his lead because they respect him, thus making him a Type IV.
- Mr. Fanservice: Nowhere near as much as the women, but he does get that rather nice Furo Scene mentioned above - even if it mostly involves him gawking at Lucia walking in on him and Ruby.
- Nice Guy: Granted, you can have him refuse in a rather dickheaded way in a few situations - but those are all But Thou Must! scenarios. Overall, he's very down-to-earth, friendly, and always eager to help people in need.
- Precision-Guided Boomerang: He carries a boomerang which is employed in one of his early special attacks. It strikes (multiple times!) and returns anyway, in that way that video game boomerangs always seem to do.
Voiced by: Chisa Yokoyama (JP), Kelly Weaver (EN)
- Adaptation Dye-Job: Blue eyes in the Sega CD version, green eyes in the remake.
- All-Encompassing Mantle: Her first outfit includes a red cloak that sometimes appears seamless.
- But Now I Must Go: But no one ever said anything about people not being able to follow.
- Comically Missing the Point: Very often, when she first arrives on Lunar. When Ruby warns her not to get too close to Hiro, or she'd be setting herself up for a fall, Lucia takes this to mean Hiro trips people who walk near him, and reassures Ruby that she will be sure to walk several paces behind Hiro in the future.
- Crutch Character: When she is first introduced she is much more powerful than the other characters, but it doesn't last long. Shortly after she joins up, Zophar takes away most of her power.
- From this point on she's a lot less useful because she's basically a magic using party member whose actions you can't control. The only upside is that she can be KO-ed and still level up because her current level is always based on Hiro's, though she still takes experience from everyone else when she's up.
- Deep Sleep: Lucia hibernates in a crystal on the Blue Star, using her power to restore the planet's lifeless environment to its former glory and presumably keeping her ageless. She's later joined by Hiro. Together they eventually see the Ice Age on the Blue Star melt away to reveal budding plant life.
- Element Number Six: She specializes in (fantastically destructive, when she's at her peak) non-elemental magic.
- Emotionless Girl: At the beginning of the game she is entirely focused on her mission and does not emote very much. Getting Brought Down to Normal opens her up to learning new things.
- Exposed to the Elements: In the game's introduction, this is used purposely to establish her character, by showing that she's not bothered (well, much) by standing naked in a blizzard.
- Friendless Background: One of the main reasons Hiro becomes completely dedicated to helping her, despite having just met her, is because she doesn't know anyone on Lunar. He doesn't think it's right for someone to have to shoulder all their problems alone.
- Friend to All Children: Lucia becomes this when asked to stay behind and watch the children of Taibens Peak. The children take a very quick liking to Lucia and hug her. When the party returns, Lucia is seeing singing a lullaby to the children who love it. Lucia even admits that she ended up enjoying singing to the children.
- Heroic BSoD: When she sees the hologram left behind by Luna explaining how she willingly gave up her godhood, and how Lucia must learn to rely upon humanity to defend itself from Zophar.
- Hot God: The game never gives her a full backstory but she appears to a goddess and she is definately hot.
- Imprinting: Post development interviews with the creators state that she began undergoing this when she first encountered Hiro in the crystal teleportation room. It explains her growing reluctant loyalty to him in the early stages of the story, and combined with The Dulcinea Effect that Hiro experiences, gives greater context to their initial Unresolved Sexual Tension.
- Innocent Fanservice Girl: In the remake, her not getting human behavior has her attempting join Hiro in public hotspring. Hilarity Ensues with that and Ruby's reaction.
- Literal-Minded: Starts off this way to a hilarious degree - she's never really interacted with humans before, and thus is unfamiliar with social cues, figurative speech, and nuance. She does gain a better understanding during her journey, however
- Leitmotif: Lucia's Theme (or, if you prefer, here's the version with Japanese vocals). Like Luna's Theme, this can heard throughout the game, both as BGM and sung by Lucia herself.
- Makeover Montage: The party realizes that if you're on the run from the law, it might not be such a great idea to wear a bright red robe. They put her through one of these before deciding on her new clothes.
- Ms. Fanservice: Crosses over with Innocent Fanservice Girl, with her penchant for being mostly unfazed by nudity until later on. She appears naked at least four times (though never in any great detail), and her makeover outfit really shows off her legs.
- Mysterious Waif: So mysterious that she is never even given a backstory.
- No Social Skills: She tends to speak in a blunt manner and is ignorant of social niceties, especially early on.
- One-Hit Point Wonder: She is this for a while after she gets depowered by Zophar.
- Physical God: Of... some flavor. Exactly what she is remains up for debate.
- The prologue of the manga adaption authored by Shigema Kei and drawn by Naruse Kaori begins with an explanation that Lucia is the goddess of the dormant Blue Star, just how Althena is the goddess of Lunar. She was forgotten about after thousands of years. The epilogue outlines the Blue Star is supposed to be a future home for humanity once the planet recovers. In a sense Lunar was an "ark" to keep humanity safe until their home world was repaired.
- She's Got Legs: And her second outfit - which includes short-shorts - drives it home, as do her bromides.
- What Is This Thing You Call "Love"?: The essence of her Character Development.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Has blue hair.
Voiced by: Kumiko Nishihara (JP), Jennifer Stigile (EN)
- Berserk Button: Calling her a cat.
- Blush Sticker: Present when her cuteness needs some extra emphasis.
- Breath Weapon: She breathes fire.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: Towards Hiro, not made any better by the fact he clearly prefers Lucia.
- Cute Little Fangs: No cat is complete without them.
- Hypocrite: Not that much attention is drawn to it, but in the remake she berates Lucia for walking into a hotspring with Hiro, therefor walking in naked in front of him. Ruby never wears any clothes either.
- I Am Not Weasel: Her most definitely cat-like appearance leads to a lot of this trope.
- I Knew It!: An obvious one for those that played Silver Star first - Ruby really means it when she says she is a baby dragon.
- Image Song: Love Love Funny.
- Our Dragons Are Different: They start out as fuzzy little winged kitties, which can turn into big, (usually) furry winged beasts once they gain access to their full powers.
- Palette Swap: Her ingame sprite is a pink Nall with a bow.
- Snarky Non-Human Sidekick: Much like Nall, though she is more of a jerk.
- Team Pet: One who starts off with a crash on her supposed owner.
- Tertiary Sexual Characteristics: The biggest differences between Ruby and Nall? Ruby is pink, has longer eyelashes and has a huge bow on her head.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Like Nall before her, she loves fish. Though she's not quite as obsessed with it as he was.
- We Are as Mayflies: She fears claiming her full power because it means acknowledging that as an adult dragon, she will outlive her friends by centuries.
Voiced by: Ryotaro Okiayu (JP), Ned Schuft (EN)
- Badass Preacher: A former priest of Althena, a pretty well unflappable cool customer, and good guy to have on your side in a fight.
- Combat Medic: He can dish out some decent damage, especially in the Sega CD version where most of his weapons are maces.
- '80s Hair: He rocks a mullet.
- The Gambler: His luck with dice is so overwhelming that the game uses it to drive But Thou Must! scenarios. He only loses when he wants to. He even quotes the Trope Namer in one of his retreat lines: "The trick is to know when to walk away and know when to RUN!"
- Handsome Lech: A number of NPCs comment favorably on his looks, at any rate.
- Interspecies Romance: With Mauri the beastwoman.
- Leitmotif: Wine, Women and Song
- Loveable Rogue: He lies, drinks, and at least talks about womanizing, but before long proves himself to be loyal, wise, and willing to put himself on the line for people in need.
- Obfuscating Stupidity: He attempts to pass himself off as a run-of-the-mill barfly when Hiro first comes looking for him.
- Oral Fixation: Perpetually has a twig dangling from the corner of his mouth.
- Scrap Heap Hero: He was once a talented healer until his failure to cure Mauri's disease sapped his confidence. He gave up the priesthood in favor of drowning his sorrows and dice hustling until Hiro convinces him to take up the healing arts again.
Voiced by: Aya Hisakawa (JP), Jennifer Stigile (EN)
- Action Girl: In fights her high range lets her zoom around the screen, and she gets a large number of attacks per turn.
- Adaptation Dye-Job: Green eyes in the Sega CD version, brown eyes in the remake.
- Ambiguously Brown: Has a duskier complexion than the other major characters, which goes completely unmentioned in the game.
- Bare Your Midriff: Her cabaret-styled dancing costume.
- Beauty Mark: Near the corner of her mouth.
- Big Eater: It doesn't show up during the game proper, but one bromide shoes her digging into a huge meal.
- The Big Girl: Jean is one of the game's leading damage-dealers, though she doesn't fit any of the personality profiles for the trope very well.
- Combat Stilettos: To go with her dancing dress.
- Dance Battler: After forsaking karate, she became a professional dancer. Encountering Hiro and company got her to combine the two.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Although she is a genuinely kind woman with a positive attitude, it still haunts her.
- '80s Hair: A big ol' side ponytail tied with either a flower accessory or a plain ribbon, depending on her outfit.
- If You Kill Him, You Will Be Just Like Him: The main reason she refuses to kill her old master, Lunn. Proving his philosophies on power and killing wrong were more important to her than getting revenge for all he had put her through.
- Improbable Weapon User: She throws her dancer fans at enemies. She ditches it upon returning to her Blue Dragon Karate.
- Kamehame Hadouken: The "Haduken", renamed the Blue Dragon Palm in the remake, is one of her regular attacks. She also has a Shoryuken called Blue Dragon Fist.
- Ki Manipulation: She gains access to kung-fu-style energy attacks after confronting her past.
- Leitmotif: Gypsy Heart. You might notice that it seems to change into a different song midway. This is because in the Sega CD version, it was two separate themes, one for her initial introduction, and one for her costume change.
- In the Complete remake, she actually gains a third theme, Oasis Rose, which plays for her introduction and when viewing her bromides. Unfortunately, it's not used as proper BGM, so it doesn't appear on the soundtrack.
- Lightning Bruiser: High attack power and blindingly fast Speed. It's a very rare enemy who gets to go before she does.
- Magic Dance: Some of her dance special moves summon animals to inflict status effects.
- Martial Arts Headband: In her martial arts outfit.
- Martial Pacifist and Technical Pacifist: At first, she refuses to even fight at all, even when her caravan is in danger. This changes after some words of encouragement from Hiro successfully inspire her to use her strength to save her friends. But she is sworn against killing anyone, even her loathed Evil Mentor who trained her to kill people in the first place.
- Ms. Fanservice: Of course, given the graphical style, it's only in movies and bromides.
- Power Fist: Her second weapon-of-choice.
- She's Got Legs: Her dancer outfit is a leg-showcasing combination of Showgirl Skirt and Dangerously Short Skirt which always manages to protect her modesty nonetheless.
- Standard Status Effects: Her dance-based special moves inflict poison, paralysis, etc.
- Took a Level in Badass: From a dancer to a martial arts fighter, though in practice it's more like "Regained a Level in Badass".
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Has green hair.
Voiced by: Megumi Hayashibara (JP), Kathy Emme (EN)
- An Ice Person and Playing with Fire: It must run in the family or something.
- Black Magician Girl: In her own words, the Junior Premier of the Magic Guild of Vane.
- Fortune Teller: When she first appears, she poses as one to trick people to taking a Magic Guild recruitment test.
- Furo Scene: One of her bromides.◊
- Genki Girl: She has a Motor Mouth, a one-track mind, and tends to have outsize reactions to things that pique her interest. In the Japanese versions she is specifically labeled a burikko - someone who pretends to be cute.
- Glacial Waif: A Squishy Wizard with a cripplingly low Speed stat.
- Hidden Depths: True, she spends most of the game being the comically money-obsessed butt of jokes, but in the original game she does get a lovely moment after Zulan is saved from Missing Link, wistfully appreciating the happiness of two children in the village as the best reward. (A line inexplicably removed from the remake.)
- Image Song: Money Is The Best
- In the Hood: Worn in her introduction. Lampshaded by the other characters, who point out how weird this looked.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She drives everyone crazy with her constant attempts to talk people out of their money, but she's doing it because she loves her mom and her hometown. In Vane, people seem to like her quite well.
- Large Ham: Pretty much spelled out when she introduces herself. Even most of the villains are restrained compared to her.
- Leitmotif: Holding On
- Linear Warriors, Quadratic Wizards: Inverted. She's great at taking out groups of enemies (though Jean's Blue Dragon Punch with eventually be the best for that) but when it comes to single target damage, she quickly becomes outdone by the fighters, and her main job in boss fights will be buffing.
- Miser Advisor: Lemina is always running an angle which usually looks like self-interest. She joins the quest to talk the other characters into joining the Magic Guild, thereby building the prestige of her hometown. She's been known to haggle with NPCs who offer to buy Ruby.
- Money Fetish: Another one of her bromides, showing her counting and polishing her coins in bed.
- It should be noted that in her bath bromide, she has piggy banks floating around in the tub with her.
- At Taben's Peak, while the other party members are bonding with the kids, Lemina's inviting them to play "Pin the Cash on Lemina," advising them to break open their piggy banks - and promptly becoming disappointed when she realizes the kids are totally broke.
- Smart People Wear Glasses: Worn in the credits when she's studying the texts of Vane.
- Squishy Wizard: She can use a variety of spells but can't take much damage.
- Strong Family Resemblance: She looks exactly like her ancestor, Mia Ausa, except with a change of colors and a big red bow tied around her waist.
- Verbal Tic: She's mega-fond of throwing "mega-" before words.
- Wing Ding Eyes: Sometimes seen with dollar signs for eyes.
Voiced by: Shinichiro Ota (JP), Ty Webb (EN)
- The Atoner: In later parts of the game he often talks about trying to make up for the damage he did early on.
- Badass Cape: No matter what outfit he's in, it will have one of these.
- ...But He Sounds Handsome: Does this when the others let on that they know he's Mystere.
- The Cape: He thinks he's this: a powerful paragon of law and justice. Parodied as Mystere!
- The Captain: Of the Dragonship Destiny.
- Character Tics: Wiggling his ears.
- Cool Mask: As Mystere! he sports a Domino Mask.
- Cute Little Fangs / Fangs Are Evil: Drawn more like the first type, but could arguably qualify for both.
- Demihuman: Beastman.
- Facial Markings: The bits of fur around his cheekbones.
- Good Costume Switch: In the remake, he gets one for the epilogue. The most notable difference? He ditches the red cape for a blue one.
- Guest-Star Party Member: For Azado and the Pentagulia. He permanently joins just before the final fight with Ghaleon.
- HeelFace Turn: He spends some time in the HeelFace Revolving Door as he becomes more convinced of Hiro's virtuousness.
- Heel Realization: When he decides to break the heroes out of confinement in the holy city Pentagulia, he discovers that all the movers and shakers in Althena's Chosen are corrupt...except for him. And following their orders made him complicit in their evil. Queue a Heroic BSoD in which he rushes away to be alone (and conveniently makes room for the imminent return of Lucia.)
- Inspector Javert: He spends about half the game chasing the heroes around, firmly convinced that they are a threat to the world.
- Knight in Shining Armor: This is what he thinks he is.
- Knight Templar: But he gets better.
- Large Ham: As Mystere!
- Leitmotif: Justice. Which has a fantastic arrangement called White Mask Funk which plays when he's working with the party as Mystere!
- And if that wasn't awesome enough, Mystere even gets his own theme!
- Paper-Thin Disguise: Subverted as Mystere as everyone sees through it, but keeps up the act anyways.
- The Sixth Ranger: Is the last character to join the main party for good.
- To Be Lawful or Good: It takes him a while to realize they're not always the same thing.
Voiced by: Koji Yada (JP, Eternal Blue), Masaharu Sato (JP, Eternal Blue Complete), Blake Dorsey (EN)
- Arrogant Kungfu Guy: After the big reveal that he's only pretending to be a Reasonable Authority Figure, players see first hand that he heads up a Thug Dojo that specializes in Training from Hell and advocates extreme violence against opponents.
- The Atoner: Becomes one after Jean defeats him and makes him see the error of his ways.
- Badass Mustache: One of the signs identifying him as a veteran martial artist.
- Black Cloak: In his cult leader outfit.
- Blood Knight: Preaches the use of martial arts to hurt other.
- Deceptive Disciple: To Wong-Li, the master who taught him the Blue Dragon Fist.
- Easily Forgiven: Granted, Jean does whoop his ass at the tournament, thus shaming him into giving up the Shadow Dragon Fist. And, technically, she does say she'll never forgive him, but now she can start to forget. Still, considering the man ran a cult that kidnapped children so they could be brutally and routinely beaten to near-death and raised as bloodthirsty assassins... he seems to get off fairly lightly for his crimes.
- Evil Mentor: To Jean, whom he taught the Shadow Dragon Fist.
- Eyes Always Shut: Another of the signs identifying him as a veteran martial artist.
- Hong Kong Dub: He speaks this way in the original. Toned down in the remake.
- Martial Arts Headband: Well he is a martial artist so it fits.
- Mask Power: In his cult leader outfit.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: What he looks like at first.
Voiced by: Daisuke Gori (JP), Dean Williams (EN)
- Bald of Evil: As a "sinister evil wizard" character trait. As his plot progresses the player learns that he basically has nothing good going for him - not even hair.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: His Villainous Crush on Lemina's mother isn't him trying to get under Lemina's skin, he does actually love her.
- Evil Sounds Deep: He does have possibly the deepest voice of the Four Heroes.
- Fan Disservice: His bromide. View at your own risk.◊
- Fat Bastard: He's heavy enough that he uses a magical platform to get around, mean enough to press-gang people into populating his magic city, and definitely the butt of copious quantities of fat jokes.
- Gonk: His pock-marked face (complete with fleshy lips not seen on any other character in the game) is fortunately the most the player will see of his skin...excluding the above bromide.
- How the Mighty Have Fallen: Borgan is introduced as "the most powerful wizard in the world", but after his defeat he is revealed as a sham. He has no magical aptitude of his own, and when the heroes take the Black Dragon Aura from him he's brought down to a very unimpressive normal.
- Image Song: He sings his own version of Lemina's image song, Money Is The Best.
- Inept Mage: He tries to cover it up, but he has no talent for magic and got his power thanks to his deal with Zophar.
- Karma Houdini: He enslaved the Muggles of Zaback, and one NPC explicitly says that many people, including children, were worked to death in the mines. He's still Easily Forgiven and faces no real punishment but the loss of his magic.
- Kick the Dog: His kidnapping of Lemina's mother and Neo-Vane's policy towards ungifted people definitely count. Even in Neo-Vane you'll find he actually took people in against their will.
- Nerf: In the Sega CD original, he's widely considered the hardest boss in the series. He is made much easier in Eternal Blue Complete through a number of means:
- His orbs are no longer separate targets, and cannot heal him.
- He has more HP (4000 compared to the original's 2700) but much less speed and defense.
- There's a Statue right before him.
- And most importantly, no more Gravity Bomb.
- Pet the Dog: He does genuinely love Lemina's mother.
- Terms of Endangerment: Addresses Lemina with an assortment of food-themed pet names.
- Villainous Glutton: He is never depicted eating, but the topic comes up many times with varying shades of disgust.
Voiced by: Kumiko Watanabe (JP), Emmunah Hauser (ENG)
- Ax-Crazy: Due to Zophar's influence she is downright homicidal. She'll burn down entire towns for little reason, or no reason, depending on the version.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: When Ronfar could not save Mauri from a deadly disease, Ronfar unknowingly gave the blood of Zophar to Mauri, which did save her but resulted in her current state.
- Cute Little Fangs: As a beastwoman this is basically obligatory, but has extra edge in her case; she is scary.
- The Dark Chick: She is the sole woman among the Four Heroes, and unlike Lunn she does not go to the trouble of putting on a benevolent facade.
- Distaff Counterpart: One of her bromides has her become a female Mystere.
- Easily Forgiven: Justified unlike the other villains. Her villainy was all thanks to Zophar's influence.
- Demihuman: Beastwoman.
- Journey to the Center of the Mind: Ronfar has to do this to save her from Zophar's influence.
- Knight of Cerebus: Thanks to her corruption by Zophar she is easily the darkest of his underlings, spreading death and destruction for reasons that regardless of her reasoning, she is clearly doing for her own amusement.
- Knight Templar: Far more sinister than Leo.
- Power of Love: What Ronfar evokes to save her from Zophar's influence for good.
- Adventurer Archaeologist: Much more of an archaeologist and less of an adventurer than his grandson. But he tags along for an early dungeon, so that's saying something.
- Demihuman: He's a Beastman. Oddly enough, no one seems to comment on this, and the game never explains why his grandson, Hiro, is apparently a normal human.
- Guest-Star Party Member: For the first trip to the Blue Spire.
- Parental Substitute: On one hand, Word of God explains that Gwyn isn't actually related to Hiro.
Voiced by: Rica Matsumoto (JP), Jonathon Esses (EN)
- Humanity Ensues: Previously a winged-kitty/Dragon; he returns as a punk-ish teenage human. And sometimes a winged-kitty/Dragon.
- Leitmotif: Nall's Theme.
- Taben's Peak could be considered a secondary theme of his.
- Multicolored Hair: In his human form; A gold streak in the middle of white that mirrors his kitty form.
- Really 700 Years Old: He's lived centuries at this point, but in his human form he looks like a teen.
- We Are as Mayflies: He has survived his friends from the original cast, and shows clear signs of missing them.
- Expy: Of Laike! The scruffy beard, the aloof fatherliness, the way he throws back his head when he laughs... In fact, he actually was Laike in early drafts of the story.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: A genuine Reasonable Authority Figure, but she's a little quirky...
- Doting Parent: She adores Lemina.
The Fake Goddess Althena
Voiced by: Shiho Niiyama (JP), Katie Staeck (EN)
In truth she is an imposter set up by Zophar.
- Adaptational Attractiveness: As a human, she looks the same in both the Sega CD and Playstation versions. But her monster form? Hideous chimera in the original, sexy scorpion-woman in the remake.
- Beauty Is Bad / Vain Sorceress: The whole reason she became a servant of Zophar, posed as the goddess Althena for him and became the figurehead of a fake church bent on destroying the world? Eternal youth and infinite beauty.
- Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": Everyone calls her Althena. Her real identity is never mentioned.
- Genre Blindness: She's pretty much in a Deal with the Devil and expects to not get burned from.
- Leitmotif: Goddess of Lies
- No Name Given: Her real name is never stated at any point.
- Rapunzel Hair: Has dark, wavy hair that is as long as she is tall.
- The Man Behind the Curtain: She masquarades as a goddess but she's really a powerless mortal.
Voiced by: Rokuro Naya (JP), John Truitt (EN)
- Back from the Dead: Very definitely killed at the end of the first game and very definitely resurrected by Zophar this time around.
- The Chessmaster: Mere ham-tastic card-carrying villainy is not enough for ol' Ghaleon. He takes it to the next level by hanging many a lampshade and anticipating how other characters will behave. The fact that he's seen it from both sides probably helps."If there is a god of destiny, he is fond of plot twists...and so am I."
- Demoted to Dragon: After masterminding his own scheme in the prior game, now he must follow Zophar's orders and even make a show of obeying the fake Althena. He doesn't often show it, but he chafes under the restrictions.
- Good All Along: He's had a thousand years since the previous game to reconsider his actions. He keeps the villainous facade going for the majority of the game until the climax... where he then promptly reveals his true allegiance and asks Hiro to take up his sword.
- Large Ham: As ever! He really loves to emphasize some of his lines.
- Leitmotif: Ghaleon's Theme.
- Magic Knight: Notably brandishes a sword in this game.
- Spikes of Villainy: Featured on his new armor.
- Stealth Mentor: Despite acting very ominous and threatening whenever he shows up, but he consistently does more good than harm. In the end, his boss battle helps Hiro and his friends unlock their full powers.
- Take Up My Sword: At the conclusion of his boss fight, he bequeaths his sword to Hiro, urging the young warrior to use it in the final battle against Zophar. Ghaleon soon perishes afterwards, finally at peace.
- Two-Faced: A good portion of the left side of his face is covered in crystalline-like wounds.
Voiced by: Iemasa Kayumi (JP), T. Owen Smith (EN)
- Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: His initial form is so massive that he turns into The Very Definitely Final Dungeon. The final form he's faced in isn't nearly as large but is so big that he's essentially part of the scenery.
- Batman Gambit: In his first scene, Zophar invites Lucia to search for Althena. Later, Zophar instructs his servants to let Lucia proceed with her quest. He is betting that over time, Lucia will become too attached to her human friends to vaporize him when he goads her to do it, since she would destroy the world in doing so. Her hesitation becomes an opportunity from him to usurp her powers.
- Big Bad: Identified as the primary antagonist in the first hour or two of the game, and persists in the role until appearing as the Final Boss.
- Bishōnen Line: His initial form is a mountain sized Eldritch Abomination. When he takes the power of Althena he becomes far more human like.
- Card-Carrying Villain: He is a dark god, after all.
- Clipped-Wing Angel: The boss fight with him ends with not with a battle against his ultimate form, but a remnant of it that poses so little threat that Hiro and Lucia can defeat without the rest of the characters to help.
- Deadpan Snarker: Not quite to Ghaleon's level, but still there.
- Eldritch Abomination: Zophar appears in a variety of forms, starting with a colossal stony (fleshy?) pillar that descends from the clouds, obliterating the ruins of Pentagulia with its arrival. The bottom of it has tentacles that end in gargoyles, plus a face. Once Zophar sets up shop, Bishōnen Line comes into effect, resulting in assorted androgynous Humanoid Abomination forms of a scale that is suitable for boss fights.
- Evil Is Hammy: Even surpasses Ghaleon in this area.
- Evil Laugh: Does this whenever he attacks.
- Evil Plan: Steal Althena's power and Take Over the World. Use Althena's powers to remake it to suit himself.
- Evil Sounds Deep: The deepest baritone of the U.S. cast, thanks to studio magic.
- Giant Hands of Doom: A key element of Zophar's main event boss form - hands that are independent targets from the body. The remake adds extra hands to take out.
- God of Evil: He is a sower of discord who's powers drove humankind to destroy the Blue Star.
- Jackass Genie: In return for her servitude, Zophar promises to grant the fake Althena eternal beauty and youth. Instead, he turns her into a blue-skinned monster woman with a scorpion's body. In retrospect, maybe it was a bad idea to ask an Eldritch Abomination for something as subjective as beauty.
- Knight of Cerebus: He's a Card-Carrying Villain whose goal is nothing less than destroying and recreating the world as he sees fit For the Evulz. The entire reason the world is much worse than the original is because of him.
- Laughably Evil: In outtakes.
- Leitmotif: Zophar's Theme
- Obviously Evil: Even without appearing on screen he's this given his deep voice and hamminess reserved for villains.
- Omnicidal Maniac: Wants to destroy everything and created it as he sees fit.
- One-Winged Angel: In both version after the player defeats his initial weaker form, he uses Althena's power to turn into a giant, much more efiminate form.
- Sculpted Physique: Prominent in his remake cutscene form, which appears to be (featurelessly) nude from the waist down.
- Sissy Villain: If you can get past how disturbingly inhuman he looks in a human form, you might notice he also looks very androgynous. His main two hands during the second and third stages of his boss fight are particularly feminine and delicately manicured. The remake also gives him very feminine hips.
- Voice of the Legion: Very deep with a heavy reverb effect.