Characters from the various iterations of the first game of Game Arts' RPG series, Lunar, including (but not limited to): Lunar: The Silver Star and it's Updated Rereleases Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete, Lunar Legend and Lunar: Silver Star Harmony. All spoilers are unmarked.
Voiced by: Kikuko Inoue (JP, The Silver Star), Akira Ishida (JP, Silver Star Story and Harmony), Ashley Parker Angel (EN, SSS), Yuri Lowenthal (EN, Harmony)
- Ascended Fanboy: He is a fan of the late Dragonmaster Dyne and dreams of being a famous hero. His fanboy-ness is particularly pronounced in the novels, where he rattles off lists of Dyne's expoits.
- God Was My Copilot: Pulled twice. His girlfriend is the Goddess Athena('s reincarnation) and his mascot companion becomes the new White Dragon.
- The Hero: Noble and pure of heart.
- Hero-Worshipper: For his idol, Dragonmaster Dyne.
- Jumped at the Call: Because what else is a brave young aspiring adventurer going to do?
- Marriage to a God: Technically, post-game.
- Nice Hat: But not nice enough, apparently, because the remakes removed it. At least he gets a better one later in the form of the Blue Dragon Helmet.
- Playing with Fire: In the Sega CD version, he has an affinity for flame magic before he comes upon Dragon spells.
- Psychic Dreams for Everyone: He dreams of Luna after she is kidnapped.
- Silent Bob: He barely spoke in the first game (he only had one voiced line, right at the end, and about two or three dialogue boxes) and only spoke at important moments in the Silver Star Story remake. He's much more chatty in Harmony.
Voiced by: Kikuko Inoue (JP, The Silver Star), Kyoko Hikami (JP, Siver Star Story and Harmony), Rhonda Gibson (EN, Silver Star (Story)), Danielle Judovits (EN, Harmony)
- Ascended Extra: In the Sega CD game, Luna leaves the party before the trip to Meribia, returns home, and doesn't have a role until she gets kidnapped and turned into evil Althena. In Silver Star Story and the other remakes, she stays in the party for longer but the outcome is much the same.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: Happens to her in the middle of the game by the Magic Emperor.
- Brown Note: Two of her songs in the Sega CD version, Supersonic and Destruction, are attack spells. Outside of gameplay, The remakes have her sing songs that brainwash the Four Dragons when she becomes Althena.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: In the original version, she is prone to fits of jealousy. She seems highly possessive of Alex.
- Guest-Star Party Member: Luna doesn't stay with the party for long, but spends more time with Alex in the remakes.
- Evil Costume Switch / Go-Go Enslavement / Evil Is Sexy / Stripperiffic: Her costume switch after being kidnapped and brainwashed by the Magic Emperor falls under all of these. Eternal Blue references it in haiku: "Heavenly bodies / Eyes gaze upwards in rev'rence / Goddess in a thong"
- Hair Decorations: Ties her hair back with a scarf.
- Leitmotif: Luna's LaLa Song. Normally sung by herself, though it's also played by Alex on the ocarina both in-game and in the BGM. It's the song you're going to hear peppered throughout the game the most, besides the theme for the game itself.
- Magic Music: Her songs have magical effects.
- Nice Hat: She gets some awesome headgear when she awakens as the Goddess.
- Pretty in Mink: The white fur trim on the hem of her skirt isn't quite this, given she grew up in a village where it's the norm instead of a luxury. What does fit this is the fancy silver fur cape she drapes over her shoulders on the back of the original Sega CD game case.
- Shy Blue-Haired Girl: Averted. Luna can be coy with her feelings, but she's generally more grumpy and willful than shy.
- Stripperiffic: when in Goddess form. A stark contrast to her human form, which is never seen in anything but modest clothing, even in bromides.
- Team Mom: In the remakes, constantly reminding the team to mind their manners and be on their best behavior.
- Tsundere: Very slight tendencies.
- White Mage: Plenty of healing and status-affecting songs.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She is one of the only characters in the first game who doesn't have a "normal" hair color.
Voiced by: Rei Sakuma (JP), Jackie Powers (EN, SSS), Spike Spencer (EN, Harmony)
- Berserk Button: Calling him a cat.
- Angel Unaware: Nall had no idea what species he was, much less a dragon.
- I Am Not Weasel: See Berserk Button.
- Image Song: Les Miserables
- Our Dragons Are Different
- Snarky Non-Human Sidekick: Most conversations with NPCs end with Nall making an offhand joke about the situation.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Fish.
Voiced by: Yasuhiro Takato (JP), Nancy Davis (EN, SSS), Bryce Papenbrook (Harmony)
- Adam Smith Hates Your Guts: Played straight until the very end right before the final battle, when Ramus finally lets you take what you want from his store for free.
- Big Fun: A portly lad who knows a thing or two about how to enjoy himself.
- Call to Adventure: He's the caller for Alex.
- Crutch Character: He's literally just there at the beginning to give your party another front-line fighter to help divert attention away from Luna. Once you get to Meribia, his usefulness is utterly shattered, which the game underscores as he stays behind to run his new shop.
- Guest-Star Party Member: He hangs around the party until Alex has to venture to Vane. Since Ramus can't use magic, he decides to hang up his adventuring boots after the Dragon Diamond theft and open up a shop in Meribia.
- Identical Grandson: His descendant, who appears one thousand years later in Eternal Blue. He's completely identical to Ramus the First, down to the name and clothes.
- Muggle: Ramus is the only playable character in the game who can't use magic, and he gives this as the reason why he stays behind in Meribia when Alex and friends travel to the magic city of Vane.
- Wealthy Ever After: Becomes one of the richest merchants in Meribia after gaining his store.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: He canonically has brown hair, but for some reason (likely color limitations on the Sega CD and nostalgia on the PSX), he has blue hair in his overworld sprites.
Voiced by: Daisuke Sakaguchi (JP), Lief Huckman (EN, SSS), Sam Riegel (EN, Harmony)
- Anime Hair: That silly oversized cowlick he sports.
- Black Mage: Nash specializes offensive magic. Unlike Mia, his expertise is limited to lightning-based spells.
- Bratty Half-Pint: Subverted by the fact that, according to Japanese materials, he's 17 and by extension the second-oldest in the party! (Kyle has him beat at 18; Alex, Luna and Nall are 15, and Mia and Jessica are 16.)
- Crippling Overspecialization: Problem with specializing in thunder magic.
- FaceHeel Turn: In the remakes his belief that Ghaleon is unstoppable drives him to pull one of these just before the group leaves for the Frontier. The rest of the group is less than pleased.
- Fake Defector: In The Silver Star only, this is the case. He is easily brought back to the fold when he returns to them and reveals that he was actually trying to spy on Xenobia. While escaping her, he stole the Dragon Helmet back from her for good measure.
- Fragile Speedster: Compared to Mia as a caster, he lacks her raw firepower but makes up for it by being the fastest character on the team (whereas Mia is one of the slowest) and is almost always the first character to act in battle.
- HeelFace Turn: Does this after getting slapped by Mia and pounded into the ground by everyone else.
- Inferiority Superiority Complex: Hinted through the series, and his bio in the Silver Star Harmony official site notes that "he's simply a person without any confidence in himself". And it shows.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Despite his often very abrasive behavior, deep down he wants people to think well of him, and he regrets it when his actions cause other people harm. That regret is what makes him join Alex's fight against Ghaleon.
- Image Song: Magical Weapon Nash
- Leitmotif: Modern Boy
- During his brief switching of sides, he also gets Magical Weapon Nash.
- Love Makes You Evil: He says that he did his aforementioned FaceHeel Turn in order to protect Mia.
- Optional Party Member: In the original game, when Ghaleon sends you to deal with the fake Dragonmaster, Nash doesn't have to come along, although there's really no benefit to leaving him behind.
- Reverse Mole: Late in the game, Xenobia turns Nash against the party. He claims to have done so out of his love for Mia.
- Shock and Awe: Nash's talent lies in his command of thunder-based magic.
- Squishy Wizard: He is not useful in melee combat, and is best situated near the back of party formations.
- Standard Status Effects: Some of his spells inflict paralysis.
- Small Name, Big Ego: He thinks highly of himself, and to a degree looks down on people that can't use magic. The fact he's not as good as he thinks he is even reflected in gameplay where, in both versions, he's widely regarded as the least useful of your major party members due his useless status effect spells and being the least reliable source of damage since he only uses thunder magic, so he's pretty useless against anything resistant to it.
- Useless Useful Spell: Has a bunch of status effect spells. Too bad they're useless as you can kill the enemies faster with attacks.
- Welcome Back, Traitor: After Nash defects to the Vile Tribe, the pay is willing let him back in, no questions asked, when he sees the error of his ways.
Voiced by: Yoko Asada (JP), Jackie Powers (EN, SSS), Heather Hogan (EN, Harmony)
- Armor-Piercing Slap: Delivers one to Nash after his FaceHeel Turn
- An Ice Person and Playing with Fire: Yes, she is both.
- Beware the Nice Ones: Let's just say Mia can get scarier than Jessica if Mia gets pressed enough.
- Black Mage: A better one than Nash, as she has a variety of useful fire and ice spells.
- Blow You Away: Has the Tornado, Wind Blast, and Sand Spike spells in The Silver Star.
- Dishing Out Dirt: Has the Landquake spell in The Silver Star.
- Glass Cannon: Her magic is powerful, but she is physically the weakest of the main characters.
- Hair Decorations: Pulls her hair back from her face with a yellow ribbon.
- Image Song: Fairy Rain
- Leitmotif: Fairy Rain in-game instrumental version.
- Nice Girl: Extremely polite and well-mannered, and she almost always has supportive things to say to her companions.
- Nightmare Fetishist: Let her mold the clay in Damon's Spire and learn she finds the game's monsters to be adorable. Nash is left utterly dumbfounded.
- Non-Elemental: In The Silver Star, she has a few spells whose typing might be difficult to determine, such as Spillter, Trouble Bubble and Byebye Air.
- Shower Scene: One of her bromides.◊
- Shrinking Violet: Her upbringing in the magic city of Vane was very sheltered, making her awkward around people she doesn't know.
- The Smart Guy: Very knowledgeable on matters academic.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: With Jessica. Again, guess which one she is.
- Took a Level in Badass: Aside from the afore-mentioned Armor-Piercing Slap, she musters up enough power to destroy the shield surrounding the Grindery.
Jessica de Alkirk
Voiced by: Haruna Ikezawa (JP), Melissa Gulden (EN, SSS), Michelle Ruff (EN, Harmony)
- Aww, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: With Kyle.
- Beta Couple: She and Kyle.
- Combat Medic: Don't let the White-Mage robes fool you—she packs a mean punch. She has higher melee damage, speed, and defense than the other spell casters in the party and up to four attacks, assuming you level her up to level 99.
- Cute Little Fangs: These are a sign of her half-beastperson heritage.
- Epic Flail: Often wields clubs and flails.
- Genki Girl: She is cheery and outgoing, but temperamental.
- Half-Human Hybrid: The other half being the series' Demihuman race, the Beastmen.
- Image Song: Pretty Girl
- In the Hood: Averted. She's wearing a hood, but it's part of her White Mage look.
- Leitmotif: Pretty Girl
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: With Mia. Guess which one she is.
- Tsundere: Towards Kyle.
- Wolverine Claws: She can occasionally use them, and the Silver Claw is her best weapon in The Silver Star.
Voiced by: Tomokazu Seki (JP), John Haas (EN, SSS), Travis Willingham (EN, Harmony)
- Ambiguously Brown: Maybe a tan?
- Aww, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: With Jessica.
- The Big Guy: Most HP and strongest physical attack in the game.
- Boisterous Bruiser: Loud, boastful, and hits like a truck!
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: The first time you meet him, his own lackeys have locked him in the Drunk Tank; he's completely toasted and basically comes across as a big joke. The second time however... Well, okay, he lures in a bunch of monsters by wearing an ugly and unconvincing Wholesome Crossdresser disguise and pretty much hamming it up. THEN he drops the act and proceeds to mop the floor with them.
- The Drunken Sailor: His girlfriend storms out after a shouting match; he goes on an epic bender. The party nearly drowns; he gets into a drinking contest (it has plot significance, though). Alex goes off on a solo quest; he's sloshed when everyone reconvenes. The end of the world is imminent; he intends to go out in a drunken haze (until Jess convinces him otherwise.)
- Martial Arts Headband: The only time we see him without it is when he's Disguised in Drag.
- Mighty Glacier: He's slower than Alex, but is physically stronger.
- Monster Protection Racket: He and his band of rogues leads one of these.
- Snot Bubble: One appears in his introductory cutscene in the remakes.
The Goddess Althena
- Fantastic Nuke: Althena's power is what laid waste to the Blue Star.
- Image Song: Althena's Song - Distant Journey
- Who Wants to Live Forever?: Her eventual decision to stop her cycle of reincarnation (and, by extension, her immortality) is based on this.
Voiced by: Yusaku Yara (JP), Hal Delahousse (EN, Silver Star (Story)), David Lodge (EN, Harmony)
Voiced by: Yasunori Masutani (JP), Chad Letts (EN, SSS), Roger Craig Smith (Harmony)
- Defeat Means Friendship: Has to be beaten in order to convince him to trust Alex.
- Guest-Star Party Member: Tempest only joins Alex for one quest.
- Happily Married: To Fresca.
- Leitmotif: Lone Wolf
- Whip It Good: Only in the original. In the newer versions, he uses a bow instead.
Voiced by: Sakura Tange (JP), Melissa Gulden (EN, SSS), Kate Higgins (Harmony)
- Happily Married: To Tempest.
Voiced by: Yusaku Yara (JP), Dean Williams (EN, SSS), Christopher Corey Smith (EN, Harmony)
- Demihuman: He's a Beastman, or at least he's got the ears of one.
- A Day in the Limelight: In the PSP version: Silver Star Harmony, you can play as them in the prologue.
- Leitmotif: Four Heroes
- Precursor Heroes: Celebrated heroes well before the game begins.
Voiced by: Akio Ohtsuka (JP), Blake Dorsey (EN, SSS), Joe J. Thomas (EN, Harmony)
- Badass Beard: The beard emphasizes both his skill and his worldliness. It also provides a good disguise.
- Brought Down to Badass: He gave up his Dragonmaster powers, but retained his extraordinary swordsmanship.
- Crutch Character: A rare case of a late game example. He's maxed out, is really powerful and tough despite his equipment being garbage for that point in the game, and can make four moves/attacks in one turn. In the remakes he's just maxed out with no special tricks.
- Determinator: Once fought Hell Mel for seven days straight until it finally ended in a draw and the two became best friends.
- Eccentric Mentor: He seems mercurial and almost incapable of taking anything seriously, but he does have good advice to offer.
- Posthumous Character: Dyne is believed to be dead long before the game even began. Subverted as it's revealed that he faked his death and took up the identity of Laike.
- Recurring Traveler: As Laike
- Retired Badass: Surprise! He's Dyne. That speaks for itself.
- Small Steps Hero: Surviving members of the Four Heroes tell stories about Dyne's dedication to doing what's right, no matter what...to the point that he took time out to save a drowning puppy while his band was on their way to save a town from invasion.
Master Mel de Alkirk (Hell Mel)
Voiced by: Yusaku Yara (JP), Keith Lack (EN, SSS), Christopher Corey Smith (EN, Harmony)
- An Axe to Grind: Mel's trademark weapon is an axe almost as big as he is, and yet he can still wield it one-handed.
- Badass Beard: A very impressive one at that.
- Defeat Equals Friendship: Or rather, "a seven-day duel with Dyne that ended in a stalemate equals friendship."
- Demihuman: Probably the most beast-like example of Lunar's Beastmen.
- Fangs Are Evil: More intimidating than evil, but they're certainly less cute than his daughter's.
- Overprotective Dad: He treasures Jessica, but he doesn't realize just how much she takes after him. Kyle's avoidance of Mel is probably justified due to this.
- Taken for Granite: Becomes a victim of the Vile Tribe's magic. In SSSC, his stone form becomes a boss battle (as "Plaster Mel").
Voiced by: Aya Hara (JP), Dixie Garrett (EN, SSS), Kate Higgins (EN, Harmony)
- Brainwashed and Crazy: The real Lemia was captured by Xenobia, brainwashed and spirited away. Then Xenobia took on her likeness in a bid to ake over Vane.
- Brought Down to Normal: It's heavily implied (if not outright stated) that her extended brainwashing/imprisonment at the hands of Ghaleon and Xenobia has pretty much completely sapped all of her magical powers, and very many (Lemia included) are unsure she'll ever even recover any of them for as long as she lives. Her resulting physical health was also implied to be pretty dire, though that at least seems to have taken an upturn. Still, harsh.
- Forgiven, but Not Forgotten: Her attitude towards Nash at the end. Although she still cares about him, she makes it crystal clear that he will have to work his butt off to earn back her trust.
- God Save Us from the Queen!: The instruction manual mentions that she's been acting a little out of character. It doesn't, of course, give away the reason but to quote the English language manual: "Could it be menopause...or madness".
- An Ice Person / Playing with Fire: Like mother, like daughter.
- It's All My Fault: Lemia is a little too hard on herself. She feels that she's to blame for the fall of the sky city Vane from the sky. This is what convinces her to resign her position as mistress of the guild and quietly go into retirement.
- Lady of Black Magic: The main Black Mage of the Four Heroes.
Voiced by: Rokuro Naya (JP), Kiyoyuki Yanada (JP, SSS), John Truitt (EN, SSS), Troy Baker (EN, Harmony)
- Adaptational Heroism: In the remakes, where he's turned into a Well-Intentioned Extremist, as opposed to his motives being Rage Against the Heavens, and also cuts some of worse Kick the Dog moments such as kidnapping villagers to work on the Grindery, and then tests its weapons on them when its finished.
- A God Am I: Ghaleon did try to become an omnipotent being by hijacking the power of Althena.
- All-Encompassing Mantle: Both on his final boss armor for Silver Star Story, and the armor he wears when he returns in Eternal Blue.
- The Archmage: Noted as one of the most powerful magicians in the world, with various highly destructive magics in his command.
- Big Bad: The main antagonist of Lunar.
- Card-Carrying Villain: As the Magic Emperor (at least, in the Sega CD version).
- Climax Boss: Has his own unique battle theme, and throws really flashy attacks, and is the strongest enemy in both versions.
- Crutch Character: All versions, when you get him briefly. He's maxed out, so he has a ton of HP and deal more damage with or without his magic staff than Alex can with his current weapons at the point in the game you have him, and his magic will pretty much end a fight instantly.
- Darth Vader Clone: As the Magic Emperor he wears head-to-toe black armor with a black cape and his voice is artificially lowered.
- Evil Laugh: When acting as the "Magic Emperor".
- Fallen Hero: He's one of the Four Heroes and presumably lived up to the "hero" part in the past (particularly seen in Silver Star Harmony). No longer.
- Flaming Hair: His demonic form in the original game, rendered much more abstractly in his introductory cutscene, and then shown more traditionally in the following boss fight.
- Guest-Star Party Member
- Jerkass: Big time. You oppose him, he'll mock you to no end, especially if you're losing.
- Leitmotif: Magic Emperor Ghaleon.
- Nice Hat: In his premier regalia.
- Obviously Evil: Toned up in the remakes with a Scare Chord following his introduction, despite him being significantly less evil in the remakes.
- One-Winged Angel: In the original, after you defeat him the first time and leave him for dead in a pool of his own blood (seriously), he comes back five minutes later and turns into a demon.
- Painful Transformation: His One-Winged Angel transformation in the original. After giving a speech about how he isn't beaten yet and will kill the heroes, he screams in agony while transforming...and then the screaming seamlessly transitions into a deep Evil Laugh once he finishes.
- Pet the Dog:
- He has a garden of pixies, who think he is a genuinely good human. Doesn't it just warm the heart?◊
- The pixies themselves mention the garden is a Gilded Cage and think he's out of his gourd. In the remakes, one or two of the pixies state that Ghaleon still had them kidnapped and locked up, albeit in a pretty garden. One notes that he treats them like prized trophies in a display case. Though on the other hand, one mentions they didn't think good humans existed until they met him.
- In the GBA version, it shows Ghaleon meeting with a man who just trapped a fairy and freaks at Ghaleon's presence... and Ghaleon offers to buy the fairy and immediately releases it.
- Sanity Slippage: Big time in the original game. Rage Against the Heavens is one thing, but he's so pissed that decides to involve numerous innocent lives in what basically boils down him having a personal grudge. Most anybody that doesn't work for him notes he's crazy.
- Shoulders of Doom: His final boss outfit.
- Tin Tyrant: Despite the fact that he specializes in magic.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: In the remake. He believes humanity can't survive without a deity watching over them, and he sees Althena's choosing to give up her powers and become mortal as abandoning the people of Lunar to inevitable ruin. His plan is to either become a god himself, or failing that at least force Althena to resume her role.
Voiced by: Aya Hara (JP), Kathryn Kirk (EN, SSS), Mary Elizabeth McGlynn (EN, Harmony)
- The Dragon: To the Magic Emperor.
- Hair Decorations: Even evil girls like their hair ribbons, apparently.
- The Hecate Sisters: Crone
- Master of Disguise: She poses as Lemia after robbing the guildmistress of her memories. Her ruse is finally exposed once the heroes find "Lemia" in the Crystal Tower and Mia uses the Mirror of Truth on her.
Voiced by: Machiko Toyoshima (JP), Jennifer Stigile (EN, SSS), Kate Higgins (EN, Harmony)
- Hair Decorations: Even evil girls like their hair ribbons, apparently.
- Feather Boa Constrictor: Seen on her battle sprite and her bromide◊.
- For the Evulz: She seems to enjoy making others suffer a bit too much.
- Fortune Teller: She poses as one when the heroes first meet her.
- The Hecate Sisters: Maiden
- In the Hood: Before unveiling her true identity.
- Plot-Irrelevant Villain: All she really serves in the plot is a boss fight at the end of the game and takes some scenes Xenobia had in the original game, and in the end isn't even needed for the story.
- Stripperiffic: How is that top piece even staying on?
Voiced by: Sakura Tange (JP), Paula Angel (EN, SSS), Michelle Ruff (EN, Harmony)
- Anti-Villain: She sincerely wants to improve the lives of the Vile Tribe, who were banished long time ago to the barren frontier.
- Because You Were Nice to Me: Phacia's HeelFace Turn happens because she witnesses Alex and the party help an injured member of the Vile Tribe during their trek through the frontier. That act convinces her that her people will be more likely to see their lives improved if Alex wins than if Ghaleon does.
- Hair Decorations: Even evil girls like their hair ribbons, apparently.
- Sensible Heroes, Skimpy Villains: Notice how she's the only one of the three sisters who isn't wearing something Stripperiffic. Now, which one do you think ends up doing the HeelFace Turn?
- The Hecate Sisters: Mother
- HeelFace Turn: She later betrays her sisters to let the heroes fight against the Magic Emperor.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Surprisingly averted, despite the very blatant set-up for one at the Grindery. Shortly before you reach the top, Phacia appears, injured, to help break the seal on the door leading to where Luna awaits, revealing she believes Ghaleon has used them and wishes to aid Alex's cause. Royce and Xenobia appear as well, and express their disappointment in Phacia, who urges you to press on ahead while she holds them off... and disappears with them in a noisy flash of light. Except, after you've defeated Ghaleon and rescued Luna, you later run into her in Meribia - with no explanation of how she survived, or mention of her now-dead sisters - where she discusses her plans of helping the Vile Tribe find a newer, happier life somewhere on Lunar.
- Plot-Irrelevant Villain: Well, mostly irrelevant. He does create the Grindery, and pits you against Magical Weapon Nash, thus reuniting Nash with your party. Still, he contributes virtually nothing else to the plot, to the point where Ghaleon or Xenobia may as well have been responsible for that.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: Shows up when the Grindery starts moving and vanishes from the plot without a trace.