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A list of the characters appearing in Lunarosse. Warning! The game has Loads and Loads of Characters!

Also, be warned against Spoilers.

    Main Characters 
The ones who the story revolves around.

Channing Farrow

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Noel Warhol

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  • All Love Is Unrequited: He's in love with Channing, but the latter is straight.
  • Anguished Declaration of Love: To Channing. It doesn't work.
  • Back from the Dead: He dies in the Dreadnought Tower to save Channing and Gloria from Gerard, but can be revived with Eris' help on the path to the best ending.
  • Childhood Friends: With Apollo.
  • Fighting from the Inside: Once Gerard finally manages to take full control, he tries to stop him from the inside.
  • Healer Signs On Early: He comes equipped with a Water Glyph.
  • Heroic Sacrifice:
    • After Vaarn's Fortress collapsed, he and Gloria nearly fall and Channing has to hold them to prevent them from falling into a pit. He will let go of Channing's hand if the latter refuses to let him fall in order to save him and Gloria. Subverted however, as he survives the fall.
    • He does it again in the Dreadnought Tower, stabbing himself to prevent Gerard from killing Channing and Gloria. This time, he really dies. However, Channing manages to bring him back to life in the Golden Path.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: The reason why he doesn't try to come between Channing, whom he loves, and Gloria.
  • Killed Off for Real: He sacrifices himself to save Channing and Gloria from Gerard in the Dreadnought Tower and stays dead in the two normal endings. In the Golden Path, however, this is subverted, as Channing finds a way to bring him back to life.
  • The Lancer: For Channing.
  • Morality Chain: His influence is litterally the only thing preventing Gerard from killing Channing and Gloria.
  • Regretful Traitor: Because of Gerard's influence, he's the one who foils the peace treaty with Yliandra. Of course, he deeply regrets this.
  • Straight Gay: To the point that the reveal of his sexuality can be considred a Wham Line in-universe and out.
  • Super-Powered Evil Side: Gerard is his.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: He has this dynamic with both Channing and Gerard. Each time, he's the Blue one.
  • Walking Spoiler: A lot of the tropes discussed about him spoil several twists of the game.

Gloria Harper

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  • Action Girl: She's a fighter.
  • Arranged Marriage: She is in one with Channing. They both don't like it. Subverted in the sense that this situation and these sentiments were created by Corlia's dream. In the real world, they love each other. The player can rekindle their relationship once Channing gets his memories back, even though it has shades of Slap-Slap-Kiss.
  • Big Damn Kiss: With Channing during their optional scene in the Hot Springs.
  • Fiery Redhead: She even comes equipped with a Fire Glyph. In a more serious note, she was so angry at Noel after the reveal that Gerard is his split personality that she would have killed him in order to avenge Rain and Rani.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: It's implied that part of the animosity she feels towards Noel exists because the latter has a crush on Channing.
  • It's Personal: She hates Gerard because he killed her two friends Rain and Rani in the Prologue, even though they weren't a threat for the Empress. To have her revenge, she was even ready to kill Noel, after The Reveal that Gerard is his Literal Split Personality. It takes her a long time to forgive him.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: Although she rarely shows the "Sugar" part, except to Channing, like in their optional scene in the Hot Springs.
  • Tsundere: Towards Channing, combining Slap-Slap-Kiss and Violently Protective Girlfriend.
  • Violently Protective Girlfriend: Towards Channing, after he gets his memories restored. She's especially quick to threaten Noel.

Garrett Davis

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  • Cain and Abel: Subverted. He wants to help his sister, even if it means betraying her and ending the dream world she created. Played Straight if you decide to side with Yliandra during the final battle.
  • Childhood Friend: To Phillip.
  • Noodle Incident: Apparently, he almost married a male-to-female transsexual when his sister tried to marry him so he could fund his own kingdom.
  • Properly Paranoid/Right for the Wrong Reasons: Soon after Channing and his team join the Mnemosyne Company, he notices that one of the medals was thrown into the see and concludes that a mole must have infiltrated the Company and is trying to help the Lunarosse Empire find their hideout. It turns out that the thrown medal was a Red Herring, since it was Ashley's, who panicked when she met her sister Marina and threw it into the see in order to not be unmasked. However, this reveal only comes after the discovery that there really was a traitor: Noel, when controlled by his Super-Powered Evil Side, making his paranoia more justified. (Although Zevahn disagrees with the last part.)
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: He's a good leader. Even when he's confronted with The Reveal of Gerard's identity as Noel's Super-Powered Evil Side, he keeps his self-control and doesn't try to kill him on sight.
  • The Strategist: Channing may be the hero, but it's still this guy (with Joyce) who comes up with the plans.
  • Star Crossed Lover: He loves Ashley, but they can't be together.
  • Supporting Leader: Played with. He's the true leader of the Mnemosyne Company and the one who gives Channing his missions. However, even though he can be selected as a party member, it's still Channing that makes the plot move forward.
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    Mnemosyne Company 
The recruitable party members who will help our heroes.

Carmen Jimenez

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  • Action Girl: A powerful mage who can also fight with her scythe.
  • A Day in the Limelight: The Slave Trade sidequest, during which she has to rescue her mother from the aforementioned Slave Trade.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: Ditziness aside, she's still a competent fighter and mage.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: The stories she reads and mentions are often suspiciously close to real life works. It's actually a hint that Lunarosse is a Constructed World in-universe.
  • The Ditz: Her thought process is sometimes... rather odd and random, to put it midly.
  • Genki Girl: A hyperactive otaku.
  • Gratuitous Japanese: Sometimes speaks in Japanese. This is another clue that Lunaross is a Constructed World in-universe.
  • Hidden Depths: Behind the silly hyperactive ditz is also a young woman who joined a guild in order to win enough money to pay her mother's gigantic debts.
  • Magic Knight: She's both a mage and a fighter.
  • Otaku: An avid reader, but her books are suspiciously close to real-life Anime. This is actually a clue for Lunarosse's true nature.
  • Ship Tease: With Esau. They are really close and share some moments. During the peace conference with Yliandra, Carmen doesn't mind to sleep in the same room than him. From his part, Esau is always supportive of her and even promises to her mother that he will protect her. And then there’s her distress when Esau took the bullet for her. They also spend the party of the Winter Solstice together. In Phillip's opinion, she is past the "Tease" part.
  • Sinister Scythe: Her weapon, though there is nothing sinister about her.
  • Stepford Smiler: She admits during the trip to Sabatini that (part of) her cheerful demeanour was an act to hide her money problems and the fact that she has a huge debt to refund in order to help her mother.
  • Will They or Won't They?: With Esau. They have several moments, but nothing is confirmed.

Esau Dittmar

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Apollo Holland

  • Big Brother Instinct: During the incident with the Cheshires, he becomes some kind of adopted brother for Taimi in order to ease the tensions between Channing's team and the tribe. However, he seems to be happy with this arrangement and doesn't hesitate to jump into battle in order to protect the kid and the other Cheshires from Marina.
  • Childhood Friends: With Noel.
  • Forgetful Jones: He tends to forget some of the basic things in the first part of the game, i.e. how to get through the forest, remembering names, etc. Later subverted. When his memories return, he loses this trait.

Joyce Fairweather

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Elijah and Milo Cavarno

  • Cat Folk: Like all the Cheshires.
  • Frame-Up: They are the victims of one deviced by Marina, to make appear that they stole the cargo the heroes were supposed to bring in Sherwood.
  • No Hero Discount: Even if they are members of the team, don't hope that they will offer their gear for free.
  • Noodle Incident: It's implied that they played their little game of riddles with Marina, of all people. Apparently, she really sucks at this.
  • The Trickster: They like to confuse people with annoying riddles (and homosexual gestures) just to mess with them.
  • We Buy Anything

Sonia Klein

Erika Wells

Ouri

  • Bodyguard Crush: Towards Nerida.
  • Fantastic Racism: He's highly prejudiced against all humans. However, he eventually does warm up to them thanks to Channing and his team.
  • Heroic Albino
  • Innocent Fanservice Boy: As a merboy, the concept of wearing clothes is completely alien to him. He doesn't seem to understand why human women become uneasy when he takes off his pants in order to swim.

Nerida

Icas Astrophel

  • Knowledge Broker: Can locate a special item if given a Star Chart. He uses his ability to read the stars to locate Erika.

Sylvia Server

Bruce Parker

Sophia

Isabelle Crown

  • A God Am I: As seen in her Enchanted Light and Izzynami personae.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: She may be mentally unstable, but she still packs a punch.
  • Big-Lipped Alligator Moment: Her whole dream world is treated as this in-universe after the end of the sidequest. There are even Big Lipped Alligator Moments inside this Big-Lipped Alligator Moment: the dancing Uranium Monkeys, the dancing zombies...
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Compared to her, Carmen and Sophia are normal.
  • Fiery Redhead: Though more on the crazy side of things.
  • Heroic Comedic Sociopath: She’s a recruitable heroine who happens to be a bit on the unstable side.
  • Insane Troll Logic: About half of the things happening in her dream world rely on this. The best example would be the way of leaving it. You have to punch a moose in the face.
  • Lethal Chef: Her Moose Pies. They are highly hallucinogenic and may or may not contain actual drug in it.
  • Mad Bomber: When under the influence of her male, Mexican split personality, Boom-Boom. Hints she doesn't need "his" influence at times.
  • Motor Mouth: She has a tendency to go off on random rants about nothing most of the time.
  • No Fourth Wall: Her references include, but are not limited to: Jesus Christ, Michael Jackson and Vincent Price. She also knows about nuclear physics in a medieval setting. She makes mention of Betty White and Chuck Norris, although stating a part of their name as a form of attack to use on a moose. "B. White spinning uppercut or Norris kick". Justified in-universe, as she still had her memories of the real world even before meeting Channing.
  • Our Angels Are Different: Izzynami's appearance in-battle depicts her as a beautiful goddess-like entity with inverted wings.
  • Redhead In Green: Her default outfit.
  • Shout-Out: To Izzy.
  • Split Personality: In Isabelle's dreamscape, she reveals she has multiple personality disorder, at least seven - not counting her default one.
    • "Granny" is her elderly, grandmotherly personality and the most sane of the bunch. Even she has her moment of insanity when she starts dancing around with monkeys and singing about Uranium rather than giving helpful advice.
    • "Enchanted Light" is her religious/Messiah complex side where she constantly nails herself to a cross, proclaiming she died for everyone... while still clearly alive.
    • "Professor" is a motor mouth physics professor with a habit of dishing out "intellisults" and giving lectures in a single breath without breaks.
    • "Boom Boom" is her only "male" persona, a stereotypical Mexican obsessed with explosives.
    • "Zombie" might be the side of her exposed to drugs for a long period of time.
    • "Izzynami" is her nihilistic and dark side obsessed with death and destruction. This is also clearly a nod to the Japanese goddess, Izanami. Carmen points this out before the fight.
  • Techno Babble: Her unique ability as "Professor".
  • The Dead Can Dance: Her "zombie" persona displays this.

Tierkreis

Tarja Sonne

Nalhir

Oracle

Himiko Oshiro

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  • Miko: Her design.
  • Morality Pet: For Marina. The fact that she's worried about Himiko's safety, is ready to go inside a near-erupting volcano to save her and that she tries to protect her are the first clues that Marina is not completely bad.

Ashley Audubon

  • Action Survivor: She has to take part in several fights (like when the Ponaredek attacks her ship or in Xanatos' Fortress), but she's not a fighter and she's better at surviving than at battling.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: Or more like Cunning Sibling, Honest Sibling. The Honest/Responsible to Marina's Cunning/Foolish.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: The exact opposite of her sister Marina.
  • Star Crossed Lover: With Garrett. They love each other, but can't be together.
  • Sucks at Dancing/I Can't Dance: She's a terrible dancer and, at the party during the Winter Solstice, poor Garrett apparently suffers a nasty Agony of the Feet when they dance together.

Angel Wittenaur

  • Team Mom: She was a staff member of the summer school the heroes attended in their youth.
  • Trauma Inn: Her specialty. She has one at the headquarters. Sleeping at it 15 times earns you an achievement.

Briea Tomlin

  • Cat Folk: Like the other Cheshire people.
  • Easily Forgiven: She's the one who ratted out Channing's presence in Sherwood to Abel and Marina, which results in the village being set on fire and at least one person dying, but nobody seems to hold a grudge. In fact, she's the one who has trouble forgiving herself.

Vicious/Sid Carlton

  • Cat Folk: Like the other Cheshire people. Appears more tiger-like than the normal cats.

Beverly Morrison

  • It's Personal: Though not disclosed as to why, she's embarrassed to recall she played with Corlia as a child in the real world.
  • New-Age Retro Hippie: Implied to live with a hippie family in Sherwood Village.

Jacque Sullivan

  • Jerkass: Calls everyone around him mediocre and proclaims himself the world's best chef.
  • Not Good with People
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Believes he is the greatest chef in the world, but can only find work in a three-star restaurant.
  • Sour Supporter: Only cares for the people around him as long as they love his cooking.
  • Team Chef: Becomes this upon recruiting.

Phillip Landis

  • Cat Folk: He's a Cheshire, though neither his sprite nor face portrait show it. It's explained he hides his ears under his hair and tail in his pants to avoid suspicion of his true identity.
  • Childhood Friend: To Garrett.
  • Knowledge Broker: Offers information and trivia about each character, i.e. their real names and what they were like in the real world.
  • Private Detective: Kind of his profession. If anything he's more of a scout or spy.

Hanamori Miyamoto

  • Furo Scene: Her specialty. Once recruited, she sets up a bath house at the HQ resembling a traditional Japanese one.
    • Bathtub Bonding: Certain combinations of characters placed within the baths will activate a variety of mini scenes.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Himiko.

Alek Dawson and Lauma Wei

Bahrmuel Donovan

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  • Bad Boss: He's prone to yelling and throwing things at the people who work for him. Usually both.
  • Does Not Like Magic: He thinks it's for wimps.
  • Everyone Has Standards: He can't stand Marina's unscrupulous methods (stealing the missions of other guild members and keeping most of the money for herself instead of giving it to the guild) and only keeps her because she's one of the best.
  • Freudian Excuse: The death of Serena, the woman he loved, and his falling out and estrangement with his son Abel turned him into the angry, bitter person he is today.
  • Jerkass: He gets angry at the people who show up late, and at the people who show up early, and even when he's not having one of his infamous fits of rage, he still has a condescending attitude towards everyone.

Abel Donovan

See Lunarosse Empire.

Marina Audubon

See Lunarosse Empire.

Llyr

  • Distracted by the Sexy: How Sojourner managed to escape him.
  • I Owe You My Life: Llyr was captured by slave traders upon being washed up on shore years prior to the story. He had underwent the first change into human form, meaning he couldn't revert back until his three days were up. Lady Vescual purchased him from the slave trade as a means of saving him from whatever torture other buyers had in mind for him.
  • Long-Lost Relative: He is the eldest brother of both Ouri and Heirin who was swept away by the storm created by Ajagara.
  • Innocent Fanservice Boy: Though he's aware of how humans handle nudity he's quick to try to strip out of his clothing whenever possible. He at least gives the party a warning before he does so.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Yvette Vescual.

    Lunarosse Empire 
One of the two factions whose conflict is the driving force behind the game. The supporters of Empress Corlia del Lunarosse.

Empress Corlia del Lunarosse/Corlia Davis

  • Big-Bad Ensemble: She's the leader of the Lunarosse Empire, one of the two antagonistic factions of the game. If Channing sides with Yliandra during the final battle, she's the Final Boss. She is not, however, the true Big Bad of the game.
  • Big Good: How she's seen by her subjects. The truth is more complicated.
  • Black and White Insanity: Another sign of her Villainous Breakdown. The more the game progresses, the more she locks herself into a scary denial of complexity, believing everyone who doesn’t blindly agree to stay with her in Lunarosse is a selfish villain.
  • Bratty Half-Pint/Psychopathic Womanchild: At heart, Corlia remains a child who refuses to accept the fact that things change and that she has to grow up, move on with her life and accept the fact that the friends she had back at the summer camp have their own lives as well and can't play her game forever. After she starts to lose her control of the events, her reactions become more and more childish. She grows out of it in the Golden Path.
  • Freudian Excuse: Corlia befriended the heroes during their time at their summer school when they were still children and created with them the Constructed World of Lunarosse to play. However, she couldn't cope with the fact that they had to be separated once summer ended. The forcible separation from her friends caused her to snap and to burn the summer school in which they used to play. She was then left in an asylum for ten years with only her brother for company, while her parents disowned her. She felt betrayed when none of her friends came to visit her during her years at the asylum.
  • Heel–Face Turn: In the Golden Path, Channing manages to reunite her with Yliandra, her Literal Split Personality, and the heroes manage to convince her to release everyone from Lunarosse.
  • It's All About Me: This is her biggest flaw.
  • Literal Split Personality: She's actually only one half of the "real" Corlia Davis. The other half is Yliandra.
  • Morality Pet: She seems to be the only one that Zevahn treats with respect. The Wiki notes that, even though Zevahn hates everything in the world, Corlia is the only person he finds comfortable speaking to and he considers her a little sister. It's ultimately subverted however, as he calls her a brat in the Golden Path.
    Zevahn (to Garret, Corlia's brother): "I stand by her, I support her decisions, I entertain her, I even do her hair and make up on occasions. When was the last time you did any of that?"
  • Reality Warper: She created Lunarosse and dragged everyone into it.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: At first played straight, since she was favorable to a peace treaty with Yliandra. Averted later however, when she refuses to believe or even listen to the heroes' claims of their innocence in the incident that ruined the negotiations on the sole words of the openly racist Abel, and later her reaction when the heroes tell her that they want to return to the real world.
  • Sympathy for the Devil: She ends up feeling pity towards Naamari/Dario Naumov, whose unrequited love towards her actually drove him mad.
  • Villainous Breakdown: It starts when Garrett, Noel and Channing tell her that they want to leave Lunarosse and bring everyone back to the real world, especially when Channing tells her that things change, people grow sometimes apart from each other and she has to accept it. It all goes downhill from here and, in the end of the game, she starts to trap all her supporters into a Lotus-Eater Machine.
  • With Us or Against Us: The first sign of her Villainous Breakdown is when she starts to consider everyone who don't blindly obey her a traitor to be executed. Even her own brother.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: Not Corlia as the Empress, but the "real" Corlia Davis, the girl who created the Constructed World of Lunarosse. All she wanted was to have her friends and write stories. The forcible separation from those caused her to snap and to burn the summer school in which they used to play. She was then left in an asylum for ten years with only her brother for company, while her parents disowned her, and her friends never visited her.

Zevahn

  • Bad Boss: Blasts a soldier for making a stupid comment.
  • Big Bad: He is one of the personalities of Dario Naumov, and the one who manipulates Corlia and the empire for his own ends.
  • The Corrupter: To Corlia, dragging her down to his level.
  • The Dragon: He's Corlia's second in command.
  • Evil Chancellor: Essentially serves as this to Corlia, encouraging her to commit evil acts.
  • Evil Laugh: He likes to do this.
  • Evil Redhead: Goes nicely with his Monster Clown getup.
  • For the Evulz/It Amused Me: About half of the things he does, especially if it involves trolling someone. He also claims that this trope is his motivation to make sure that Corlia keeps dreaming her Constructed World.
  • Literal Split Personality/Two Aliases, One Character: He, Naamari and Bellahan are actually the three vessels of the same person, Dr. Dario Naumov. They do have distinct personalities though, especially him.
  • The Man in Front of the Man: He’s rather obviously pulling the strings of Empress Corlia and dragging her further and further into insanity.
  • Manipulative Bastard: He uses Corlia and the empire for his amusement. His confrontation with the heroes in his House of Cards is basically Zevahn trying to psychologically torture Garret by showing he's not a good leader because of his paranoia, then Noel with illusions of Garrett and Channing saying he's a freak for loving another man.
  • The Mole: For Naamari. He's actually one of his vessels and spies and manipulates the Empire to serve Naamari's goals.
  • Monster Clown: Must have gotten some tips from Kefka when it comes to his attire. Other characters even call him a "clown". His battle sprite is even a recolor of Kefka. And, like Kefka, he is manipulating the Empire’s leader for his own ends and is the Final Boss... sorta.
  • Obviously Evil: If the fact that most of the characters distrust him and he wears Monster Clown getup is not enough, his ominous musical leitmotiv indicates that this guy is up to no good.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: He calls the homosexual Noel an "abomination to God and all His creations" via an illusion of Channing, then imply several times that a real man should love women.
  • Summon Magic: With his Cardian monsters.
  • Troll: Towards everyone except Corlia.
    Zevahn: (to Noita, after evading her questions for several minutes): "You really want to know? In that case, I'm not telling~!"

Xanatos the Absolute

  • A God I Am: He claims that he is superior to men and even to God. We later learn that, in the setting of Lunarosse, he can be regarded as some kind of god, as he has control over death.
  • The Comically Serious: He will always keep his composure and answer with a staight face, even when Garrett mentions the time when he almost married a male-to-female transsexual, or when Channing wonders why Corlia imagined him as a glamorous transvestite when she created him.
  • Death Equals Redemption: After his death, his spirit gives useful advices to Channing about how to wake Corlia up and then fuses with him in order to give him a new power. Justified in that he was created by Corlia from her memories of Channing himself, meaning that, in a sense, he is a part of Channing.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: In a sense. His spirit fuses with Channing in order to give him more power after his death.
  • Eldritch Abomination: His true form. Albeit a more benign example than usual, since he's been created by Corlia herself to prevent the people chosen by her from dying.
  • Graceful Loser: See Death Equals Redemption.
  • Light Is Not Good: Has bright golder armor, but is a bad guy- well, sort of.
  • One-Winged Angel: After being defeated, he assumes his real form.
  • Shout-Out: His design and his battle sprite bring in mind Emperor Mateus from Final Fantasy II.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Corlia. Even when he betrayed Lunarosse and joined the Faction, he did it because he wanted to help her and free her from her madness.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: His reason for betraying the Empress and joining the Faction. He did it because he wanted the war to end. In his opinion, Corlia's story had been too much altered and Yliandra's victory was the only way of ending it now.

Vaarn the Indestructible

  • Animated Armor: This is the reason why nobody ever saw him without his helmet.
  • Black Knight: His design.
  • Clipped-Wing Angel: His real form, as it can be damaged and destroyed, contrary to his regular form.
  • Death Equals Redemption: After his death, his spirit reveals to Garrett the existence of the Dreadnought, and then fuses with him in order to give him a new power. Justified in that he was created by Corlia from her memories of Garrett himself, meaning that, in a sense, he is a part of Garrett.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: In a sense. His spirit fuses with Garrett in order to give him more power after his death.
  • Eldritch Abomination: His true form. Albeit a more benign example than usual, since he's been created by Corlia herself to give people happiness by taking away their despair.
  • Graceful Loser: See Death Equals Redemption.
  • Tin Tyrant: Wears armor that fully covers him. Later revealed to be an Animated Armor.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Corlia. Even when he devised his own death with Noita in order to weaken the barrier that protects the tree that allows Lunarosse to exist, he did it because he wanted to help her and free her from her madness.

Noita the Enchanted

  • Anti-Villain: Type 4. She lacks villainous traits so much that, in the end, she only fights the heroes because Zevahn is controlling her.
  • Apologetic Attacker: During her fight, because Zevahn is controlling her body.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: In spite of her witch-like appearance and her ominous music theme, she's the least antagonistic of Corlia's Grimoires.
  • Death Seeker: With a dose of I Cannot Self-Terminate. In the end, while Zevahn controlls her, she's actually begging Channing and his team to kill her while she's still herself.
    Noita: "I am the keeper of deception itself! I give the Empress the power to keep the truth from the poor people trapped here! Killing me shall only bring the truth to light! I can no longer bear the guilt of keeping that from them any more! Finish the job."
  • Defeat Means Friendship: In a sense. Her spirit fuses with Gloria in order to give her more power after her death.
  • Enemy Mine: She helps the heroes to escape Zevahn's House of Cards because he locked them up in it without his Empress' permission and tried to prevent them from having their audience with her. She later helps them again to defeat Vaarn and get their base back because she wants them to end Corlia's dream and save her from herself.
  • Irony: She's said to be unable to tell a lie, but she has been created by Corlia to keep the truth from the people trapped in Lunarosse. She hates that fact.
  • Replacement Goldfish: For Abel, as she looks like his mother. However, it's only an illusion.
  • Token Good Teammate: The least antagonistic of the Grimores (though that’s not saying much), she has to be controlled into fighting you.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Corlia. Even when she helped the Mnemosyne Company, she did it because she wanted to help her and free her from her madness.

Gerard the Deceiver

  • Ax-Crazy: He loves to kill, and is merciless about it.
  • Bad Guys Do the Dirty Work: He's the one who kills the Ponaredek, whom the heroes couldn't truly defeat, and Escobar, who was starting to show remorse over his actions (therefore, making it morally harder for the heroes to off him).
  • Depraved Homosexual: He is Yandere for Channing, and creepily “flirts” with him at times, though the usual implications about gay people are absent.
  • Hopeless Boss Fight: The first two battles against him.
  • Literal Split Personality: He's the living manifestation of Noel's repressed dark feelings.
  • Super-Powered Evil Side: For Noel.
  • Token Evil Teammate: He is the most violent of the Grimores, and his bloodthirstiness combined with his lack of loyalty towards Corlia make him a noticeable contrast to the other three.
  • The Unfettered: He's a terrifying opponent of the Mnemosyne Company, especially because no matter how much they hurt him in battle, he never seems to flinch.
  • Undying Loyalty: Averted. Xanatos, Vaarn and Noita all wanted to save Corlia, even if it meant seemingly betraying her by helping her enemies. He, on the other hand, tries to kill her when he decides that he's had enough with her.
  • Yandere: Towards Channing, a same-sex example. He tries to kill Gloria in the Prologue just to get her out of the way, and his love rubs off on Noel.

Abel Donovan

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  • "Ass" in Ambassador: How could Corlia even believe that it would be a good idea to send someone like him to oversee the signature of a peace treaty with the demi-human faction?
  • Calling the Old Man Out: He did it when he left his father's guild to become Noita's apprentice. Although he ended up regretting it later.
  • Fantastic Racism: His belief is that all demi-humans are an abomination to all and should be wiped out. He can undergo some Character Development if he does his optional Heel–Face Turn.
  • Freudian Excuse: When he was a child, while he was accompanying his father and his mother in one of their expeditions, he had to witness his mother being controlled by the Abyss-King and attacking him. In order to save him, his father had to kill her in front of him.
  • Hate Sink: The real villains take a while to get the spotlight, so in the meantime he antagonizes the party. He acts like a Jerkass with nearly everybody, to the point that he would make Bahrmuel or Marina look good in comparison, he shows Fantastic Racism against demi-humans and is generally just a rude and overbearing pain in the ass. He would have gladly left Channing, Noel, Carmen and Esau behind after the failed peace conference with Yliandra, tried to kill them in order to cover this, and then he prevented them to explain themselves to the Empress by turning her against them, which results in the heroes being accused of the fiasco of the peace treaty. He is, however, a rare oddity among Hate Sinks in the sense that he can have a Heel–Face Turn and become less intolerable.
  • Heel–Face Turn: If you help him to recover after he falls into a coma, he will have a Heel Realization and will join the Mnemosyne Company.
  • Hidden Depths: Thanks to Phillip, we ultimately learn that Corlia based his bad personality on the one he had when he was a child. In the real world, he eventually grew out of it. Meaning that part of his negative traits were due to Corlia's influence.
  • Jerkass: The game's wiki and the game's guide describe him as an arrogant snob.
  • Smug Snake: Strong enough to back up at least part of his claims, but he's still nearly not as strong or as intelligent as he thinks.
  • Summon Magic: While using Zevahn's Cardian monsters. And his Pale Gate Glyph.
  • Too Dumb to Live: This guy must have a death wish, since he insists on insulting the leaders of Yliandra's Faction when he's in the middle of their stronghold, negociating a peace treaty.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Hard to believe when you see what he is now, but he used to be a nice kid, a devoted son of Bahrmuel and in a relationship with Marina.
  • You Are What You Hate: His mother was a demi-human.

Marina Audubon

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  • Becoming the Mask: Her "tough girl" persona was originally an act she created after Abel left her. Over time, she let it affect her personality.
  • Bounty Hunter: Although she's a member of Bahrmuel's Guild, she's a lot closer to this trope.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: When possessed by Esonusashi.
  • Cunning Like a Fox: A recurring theme with her, with her red hear and her smarts. She is intelligent, greedy, and deceptive, putting on an act of kindness to rookies or other unsuspecting rangers of her own guild, before stealing their missions from them.
  • Fantastic Racism: Not to the extent of Abel, but she is prejudiced towards demi-humans, especially the Cheshires.
  • Fiery Redhead: When she's around Abel, she reveals her Tsundere and Violently Protective Girlfriend side.
  • Freudian Excuse: She becomes embittered and cynical after Abel, with whom she was in a relationship that could have gotten the two married, left her to become Noita's apprentice, furious as to why he left without so much as an explanation. The Wiki notes that she developed her sinister persona afterwards.
  • The Gunslinger: The only gun-user shown in the game.
  • Heel–Face Turn: After Channing saves Himiko and then the death of Noita and Abel going crazy and injuring himself until he's left in a comatose state, she drops the bounty on Channing's head. However, it will take a few more sidequests for her to become a permanent member of the company.
  • Hidden Depths: It turns out that she didn't oppose Channing only for the money. She also genuinely believed that he was a traitor to the Empress. And it's only the start. Then, the truth of her relationship with Abel is revealed, along with the fact that she used to be a petty delinquent who stopped to be a criminal after working in Izumo's shrine until Himiko was an adult. Thanks to Phillip, we ultimately learn that Corlia based her bad personality on the one she had when she was a child. In the real world, she eventually grew out of it. Meaning that part of her negative traits were due to Corlia's influence.
  • Hoist by Her Own Petard: During their second quest for the guild, when she tries again to steal their mission by stealing the cargo they're transporting, the heroes manage to use the letter she forged to accuse the Cheshires of the theft to denounce her.
  • Humiliation Conga: A very satisfying one, after being Hoist by Her Own Petard. She loses her perfect mission-winning streak, Bahrmuel forces her to be stuck with the most tedious and/or boring works, and Channing can even rub her failure in her face.
  • Only in It for the Money: She squanders most of the reward money of her missions for herself rather than on her guild. Later in the game, she works against the heroes because of the bounty on their heads. Subverted when her Hidden Depths are revealed.
  • Pet the Dog: She shows great concern towards Himiko when the latter goes into a near-erupting volcano to try to appease the spirits threatening Izumo, which is the first clue that she's not as bad as she appears.
  • Starter Villain: Before the actual plot gets rolling, she serves as the antagonist of the first few chapters, constantly getting in the way of the party’s missions for the guild.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: Even more than Gloria. While she mostly shows the "Ice" part, the "Sugar" part becomes apparent in the last chapters of the game, when she's worried for Himiko and Abel. Ultimately, she reveals that her "mean tough girl" persona was an act she started to use after Abel left her, even though, given how she acted in the beginning, Becoming the Mask was at least partially involved in the mix.
  • Summon Magic: She's mentally strong enough to use Zevahn's Cardian monsters.
  • Tsundere: Towards Abel.
  • Violently Protective Girlfriend: Implied with Abel, given how she reacted when the latter confronted Bahrmuel.

    Yliandra Faction 
One of the two factions whose conflict is the driving force behind the game. The supporters of shamaness Yliandra.

Yliandra

  • Alas, Poor Villain: If Channing sides with Corlia during the final battle, she will die lamenting that she failed her people after being defeated. Channing will even wonder if they did the right thing. Then Gerard comes by and gives her the power to fight again for the Final Boss battle...
  • Big-Bad Ensemble: She's the leader of the demi-human Faction, one of the two antagonistic factions of the game. If Channing sides with Corlia during the final battle, she's the Final Boss. She is not, however, the true Big Bad of the game.
  • Enemy Mine: She forms an alliance with the Mnemosyne Company after Zevahn's attack on their base against Corlia, but both sides know that they will probably betray each other at some point and act accordingly.
  • Heel–Face Turn: In the Golden Path, Channing learns that she is in reality a part of the "real" Corlia's personality and uses this knowledge to convince her to stop fighting to try to end the war peacefully with Corlia.
  • Hypocrite: The great shamaness, who presents herself as the good leader fighting against the Empress' oppression and as the defender of the demi-humans, is perfectly okay with the idea of letting Escobar attack other demi-humans (the merpeople) in order to harvest their tears, which form magical pearls that can be used as ammunition for her cannons. Surprisingly, nobody (not even Channing) ever uses it as an argument against her.
  • Literal Split Personality: The Golden Path reveals that she's actually one half of the "real" Corlia Davis. She's her split personality, born from her repressed anger towards those she believes treated her unjustly, and brought to life when Lunarosse was created.
  • Only Sane Man: Especially compared to Lujayn, she's reasonable when it comes to deal with humans.
  • Pet the Dog:
    • When she arrives in the Dreadnought Tower and discovers that Noel has been killed, she seems sincere when she offers her condolences to Channing. She even let pass his first insult (not the second one, though).
    • She refuses to take vengeance on the human race as a whole for all the wrongs some humans did to her Faction.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: She tries to avoid unnecessary casualties among Corlia's human subjects when she conquers a region of the Empire, but it's more to avoid too much resistance and be able to raise taxes and recruit soldiers than out of the goodness of her heart.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Zigzagged. At first, she agrees with Corlia's peace offer. She drops the "Reasonable" part when she decides to continue the war after the failure of the peace treaty. Although she regains some of it during the last stage of the war, when she agrees to let the Mnemosyne Company capture Corlia and to spare her as long as Garrett prevents her from continuing the war because she wants the bloodshed to end. Later averted again though, when she gets the keys of the Dreadnought and decides to use it to destroy Corlia. Later again played straight when it's revealed that she doesn't intend to enact revenge on the human race after her victory. In the Golden Path, after it's revealed that she's Corlia's Literal Split Personality, she agrees to talk to her other side to try to end the whole conflict peacefully.
  • Snake People: She's a Lamia.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Her hypocrisy towards the whole letting-Escobar-attack-merpeople-to-get-her-more-weapons aside, she's still trying to fight for the demi-humans' rights, as it has been shown that at least part of Corlia's empire is prejudiced towards them.
  • You Gotta Have Purple Hair

Bellahan

  • Ambiguously Human: He looks like a human, but serves Yliandra's non-human faction. (And it's stated that the civilians of its town would lynch humans on sight.) It's never explicitly stated if he's the Token Human of the Faction or a human-looking non-human. It's eventually revealed that he's the Literal Split Personality of Dario Naumov, a human, so he's probably a human.
  • Big Bad: He is one of Dario Naumov’s vessels/personalities, and manipulates Yliandra and the Faction for his own ends.
  • The Corrupter: To Yliandra, encouraging her to wage war against the empire.
  • Hypocrite: See Yliandra's entry, although he's perhaps even worse, as he is the one who created the Ponaredek, the creature who can survive only by eating merpeople. However, to be fair to him, the last part is implied to be an unwanted side-effect. And he is Playing Both Sides, so likely a Straw Hypocrite.
  • Literal Split Personality/Two Aliases, One Character: He, Naamari and Zevahn are actually the three vessels of the same person, Dr. Dario Naumov. They do have distinct personalities though.
  • The Man in Front of the Man: He goads Yliandra into fighting the war as part of his own plan.
  • The Mole: For Naamari. He's actually one of his vessels and spies and manipulates the Faction to serve Naamari's goals.
  • The Strategist: He's Yliandra's tactician.
  • Summon Magic: One of his powers. He summons a monster to fight Channing's team in the cave under Naamari's cabin, and he's the one who created the Ponaredek.
  • Token Human: Potentially. He's the only human-looking member of the Faction.

Lujayn

  • Better to Die than Be Killed: If Channing sides with Corlia during the final battle, she will kill herself after being defeated by jumping into the Dreadnought's core to power it up.
  • Blood Knight: Never misses an opportunity to fight or train with a new sparring partner.
  • Heel–Face Turn: In the Golden Path, Channing spares her after they defeat her and they manage to convince her to help Yliandra talk to Corlia to end the war.
  • Hypocrite: See Yliandra's entry, as she doesn't seem to be disturbed by her way of getting weapons.
  • Proud Warrior Race Girl: She has shades of this. She *is* a Blood Knight who values strength above all.
  • The Unfettered: She's so strong that the only fight the heroes can win against her is the last one. In every other confrontation, she will end up the victor (sometimes thanks to Cutscene Power to the Max though).

Rasul

  • Anti-Villain: He's never antagonistic towards the Mnemosyne Company and, should Channing choose to side with Corlia during the final battle, will lament that he didn't want to fight him and wish that they could have become friends.
  • Better to Die than Be Killed: If Channing sides with Corlia during the final battle, he will kill himself after being defeated by jumping into the Dreadnought's core to power it up.
  • Heel–Face Turn: In the Golden Path, Channing spares him after they defeat him and they manage to convince him to help Yliandra talk to Corlia to end the war.
  • Hypocrite: See Yliandra's entry, as he doesn't seem to be disturbed by her way of getting weapons.
  • Only Sane Man: Even more than Yliandra. And with her, the only one who's polite with their human companions.

Ajagara

  • Berserk Button: Calling her "ugly".
  • Brainless Beauty: She's not very smart.
  • For the Evulz: Since no explanation is given to why she raised the storm that killed Bruce's family, we can only assume this is her reason.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: She doesn't get much respect among the Faction, if Lujayn's words are any indication.
  • One-Winged Angel: Her real form is a dragon.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: She fancies herself as one of Yliandra's elite warriors and most important fighters. Channing quickly understands that she's making that up.
  • Smug Snake: Far too overconfident for her actual strength. Especially jarring if you do the second (optional) battle against her. Even though you already defeated her once, she's still gloating that she will destroy Channing and his team. The following boss fight, where she forgot to level grind, confirms that she's far less strong than she thinks she is.
  • Villain Forgot to Level Grind: During the optional sidequest to recruit Bruce, she's fought a second time, but has the same HP than during her first battle.

    Minor Antagonists 
The other antagonists of the game.

Placido Escobar

  • Alas, Poor Villain: Surprisingly, given his actions, he evokes some sympathy during his death. The facts that he's ultimately revealed to be a somewhat tragic figure (see Freudian Excuse and Irony) and that he dies after agreeing to surrender and to face punishment and that his last action is to say farewell to his wife probably help.
  • Bad Boss: Not to the extent of Bahrmuel, but it can be a pain to work for him.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: He's implied to have ties with the slave market. Later in the game, it's revealed that he's actually behind the attacks of the Ponaredek against the merpeople, who kidnaps mermaids and mermen so he can harvest their tears, which transform into pearls. And he feeds those who refuse to obey to the Ponaredek.
  • Evil All Along: He's the one responsible for the disappearance of the mermaids and mermen.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He deeply loved his wife and loves Desideria as well.
  • Freudian Excuse: He hates the merpeople because he thinks they're responsible of the death of his wife during a shipwreck.
  • Filler Villain: He becomes an antagonist for the heroes during a short time in the middle of the game. While it's somewhat subverted in the sense that he sells weapons to Yliandra's Faction, his incidence into the overarching plot is minimal, even though he was trying to find the key of the Dreadnought for them.
  • Irony: He spent years hating the merpeople for the death of his wife, not knowing that she was herself a mermaid to begin with and that she didn't die in the shipwreck.
  • Jerkass: Dowplayed. Not the most pleasant person you'll meet during the game, but he's more very demanding than really mean. And he's sometimes right when he criticizes Channing's decisions... like thinking that they can slay a Kraken. The same can be said about his attitude about Valencia's debt. Sure, he didn't leave Carmen much choice. But on the same time, he wants to recover his money. Subverted later, when we find out the true extent of his malevolence.
  • Lack of Empathy: He's perfectly okay with letting the Ponaredek (aka Desideria) eat merpeople.
  • Redemption Rejection: Although, surprisingly, a more sympathetic display of this trope than usual. When Cleodora reveals that she's his wife, whom he thought to be dead, he seems to hesitate for a brief moment. He then decides to continue his mission for the Faction, arguing that Bellahan would destroy Sabatini if he didn't give him the relic.
    • Heel–Face Door-Slam: And even when he agrees to surrender and to face punishment for his crimes against the merpeople, he's killed by Gerard.

Desideria

The Ponaredek

  • Cutscene Power to the Max: No matter if the player has a hard time against her or if the player steamrolls her, the narration will always act like the characters barely manage to survive after the fight.
  • Lone Wolf Boss: She's a recurring antagonist of the first half of the game, but isn't affiliated with the Lunarosse Empire or the Yliandra Faction. It's somewhat subverted later, when we find she works for Escobar, who is himself working for Yliandra's Faction.
  • Our Mermaids Are Different: Subverted. She's a false mermaid.
  • The Reveal: She's Desideria's true form.
  • Shout-Out: The Ponaredek resembles Alexia Ashford's first mutation.

Maganda

  • Bonus Boss: Only fought during an optional sidequest.
  • Maybe Magic, Maybe Mundane: How she was able to make Colton fall in love with her. He claims that her perfume had hypnotic powers, but Channing finds this a little too convenient.
  • One-Winged Angel: She's a plant-like monster who passes herself for a human woman.
  • Yandere: Towards Colton. She refuses to let him leave her and tries to kill Channing when he interferes.
  • You Gotta Have Green Hair: A clue of her true nature as a plant-like monster.

Creid Maeus

  • Ain't Too Proud to Beg: When the fake Gerard arrives to kill him, he pathetically begs Channing to help him. It turns out, however, that he somehow survived.
  • Dirty Coward: As soon as he loses control, he reveals how much of a coward he is.
  • Filler Villain: For the Slave Trade sidequest.
  • Hate Sink: A smug cowardly slaver. The guy is a fusion of Abel's, Zevahn's and Escobar's worst traits, with a dose of Dirty Coward added to the mix. He seems to have been designed to be even more hateful than Abel himself. There is, however, more to him.
  • Smug Snake: When he thinks he is in control, he oozes smugness. He's far from being competent or strong enough to back up his claims however...

Sojourner Vescual

    True Ending Antagonist (Spoilers) 

Naamari/Dr. Dario Naumov

The true Big Bad of the game, who only reveals himself in the Golden Path. An ambassador and ex-boyfriend of Yliandra, he supposedly got assasinated by Gerard, sparking the events of the story. It is later revealed that he deliberately sparked the war to change Corlia’s story into something more exiting.

In the real world, he was Corlia’s doctor/therapist at the asylum she was sent to. As they bonded over her storytelling, he fell in love with her. His love, however, was unreciprocated, and he hated the role he was assigned by Corlia, and he thought her story in general was crap. Feeling rejected, disappointed, and all-around hurt, he decided to take over Corlia’s story for himself.

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    Other 

Rain and Rani

  • Forgotten Fallen Friend: Averted. Even long after their deaths, Gloria continues to mention them. In fact, she was ready to kill Noel on sight in order to avenge them when she learned that Gerard was his split-personality.
  • Nominal Importance: You know that something bad will happen to them, since their names aren't given by the game's menu. We only learn their names after their deaths.
  • Mauve Shirt: They get a little characterization during the Prologue, then are killed by Gerard.
  • What Measure Is a Non-Human?: Averted. Since they were not needed to break the spell trapping everyone into Lunarosse, it's safe to assume that they weren't part of the people trapped by Corlia. Therefore, they aren't real humans, but constructed creations of Lunarosse. Gloria still befriended them and was outraged by their deaths.

Taimi

Valencia Jimenez

  • Amazingly Embarrassing Parents:
    Carmen: "I said I'll be careful, Mom. I never break my promises to you."
    Valencia: "Except when it comes to cleaning your room..."
    Carmen: "MOOOM!"
  • Good Parents: She's Carmen's mother and loves her dearly...
    • Parents as People: ... although it's also because of her spendings that the family is in debt and Carmen had to join Bahrmuel's guild to gather the money to refund it.
  • Supreme Chef: She's a great cook.

Tuntema

See also Gloria Harper.
  • In the Hood: In order to disguise her true identity.
  • Samus Is a Girl: Revealed early on, although her true identity remains hidden longer.
  • Walking Spoiler: The reveal of her true identity changes a lot of things.

Heiren

  • Big Brother Bully: Downplayed example. He's the older brother of Ouri and can be a jerk towards him, but this trait is eventually toned down.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He sometimes acts like a Jerkass, but deep down, he cares about Ouri and Nerida. A good example would be his first scene. He starts by mocking his brother for his weakness, gets worried for Nerida's safety and says that he will let Ouri (back then turned into a human) and the other humans drown. Then, when they faint, he gives to each of them one of his scales to allow them to breath under water.

Cleodora

  • The High Queen: For the merpeople.
  • The Lost Lenore: She's Escobar's wife, who was presumed dead.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: For the merpeople. Even though her kind is wary of humans, she listens to Channing and his team when they tell her her kingdom is in danger.
  • Star Crossed Lover: With Placido Escobar, a human. She left him because, as a mermaid, she thought that she couldn't be with him and she feared his reaction if he found out her true nature.
  • Together in Death: She dies shortly after Escobar.

Colton Farrow

Deandra Farrow

  • Beware the Nice Ones: If the threats she makes to Colton are to be believed.
  • Damsel in Distress: Briefly captured by Vaarn in order to lure Channing into a trap.
  • Good Parents: She seems to be a far better parent (and role model) for her son than Colton.

Ohirume

  • Big Damn Heroes: She fuses with Himiko to save her, then uses their combined powers to stop Mount Aso from erupting.
  • Big Good: For the most part, she's this for Izumo region.
  • Blue and Orange Morality: She's mostly a benevolent entity, but she still curses the couples who choose to do the lovers' trial and then stops it before the end. Himiko implies that this is a question of loyalty (or in that case, disloyalty) towards the spirits.

Lunarosse/The Goddess Eris

  • Dark Is Not Evil: She looks like a witch and is actually the Goddess of Discord, but she tries to help Channing and his friends escape Lunarosse.
  • God Was My Copilot: Eris, the Goddess of Discord, aids the party late in the game due to the unusual nature of Lunarosse's existence
  • Shout-Out: Aside from the Greek Mythology reference, she looks like Zerase.
  • Unexpected Character: Let's just say that nobody could expect that a physical incarnation of the world itself, later revealed to be the Greek Goddess of Discord, would make an appearance.

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