The main character. Makoto hails from an alternate continuity where the Tragedy hasn't happened. But he's also stuck with a rather large bout of bad luck. When incidents occur that let him learn the truth about the multiverse and his place in it, Makoto must take it upon himself and save all of existence from devastation.
Stat-wise, Makoto has the highest Luck stat growth of the cast, making him suited for debuffs and status effects. Aiding him is the fact that as a result of the ritual that got him dragged in, Makoto now has the power to summon beings to aid him in combat.
- Adaptational Angst Upgrade: Apparently, this Makoto once considered committing suicide at some point.
- Adaptational Badass: After becoming a Realmwalker, Makoto has become more confident in his self. While he doesn't concur to hurt anyone, he's willing to fight back only when necessary.
- Catch Phrase: It wouldn't be Makoto if he didn't say "You've got that wrong!" at least once.
- Contrasting Sequel Main Character: To Kyuu from Rakenzarn Tales. While Kyuu is meant to gradually become the strongest party member, Makoto remains about the same level of strength compared to his teammates.
- Darker and Edgier: Counterpart variant. Unlike the original Makoto Naegi, this version of him has personal issues but does his best to stay positive.
- The Generic Guy: Middle of the road average all around. However, an examination of his character in chapter 4 deconstructs this, taking a look at how being considered nothing but average is rather mentally taxing.
- I Know Mortal Kombat: His experience at playing light gun games at the arcade is used to explain how he's decent enough not to shoot himself when Lion gives him a gun to defend himself with at the start of the game.
- The Jinx: Yeah, that "Ultimate Lucky Student" thing didn't last very long for him.
- Leaning on the Fourth Wall: Some of Makoto's victory quotes skirt a fine line between openly acknowledging his video game status."Another level up! The key to every RPG! Well, most of them.""All right, I leveled up! So, do I have to spend Skill Points or what?"
- Nonstandard Skill Learning: Makoto gains new summons over the course of the game.
- OOC Is Serious Business: Makoto is usually very kind and forgiving, much like his prime counterpart. You know something is up when he starts to get angry, toward Solo when he had Kyoko hostage and tortured. When Solo accuses Makoto for letting his friends from his world get involved, Makoto retaliates that Solo is responsible for the entire mess. Solo begs to differ and proceeds to taunt Makoto back.
- Sharing a Body: The summons Makoto acquires apparently hang out inside him.
- Ship Tease: Despite not being your classic Chick Magnet, Makoto actually doesn't do half bad as he has attracted a few girls.
- Much like their original counterparts, Makoto and Sayaka have a decent amount of teases, especially in the beginning.
- At first, Kyoko doesn't seem to care much for Makoto until much later on.
- Makoto is close friends with Aoi Asahina, but their interaction is very close to full-on Ship Tease.
- Despite not being a romance option, Rhajat is taking more interest in Makoto. when Airi kisses Makoto to feed off from his Life Energy in a state of emergency, Rhajat seems a lot angrier than usual. When Lion thinks she's jealous, she promptly shuts him up. It happens again in another quest.
- Even a couple of his Summons are interested in him, notably Sugar and Airi.
- Summon Magic: Makoto gained this ability as a result of his being summoned.
- Support Party Member: Not required to be, but it's recommended for him due to his exclusive class choices and stat increases.
- Unique Protagonist Asset: The aforementioned summoning ability.
- Unluckily Lucky: No matter how crappy a situation, he just keeps coming out okay.
In the Umineko timeline Lion comes from, he didn't become Sayo Yasuda, so Beatrice the Golden Witch doesn't exist and the Rokkenjima massacre didn't happen. He's also been kicking it with the Realmwalkers for a while now and knows a few tricks of the trade.
Lion is a Jack-of-All-Stats, able to use any class well, but lacking a standout stat to power certain moves.
- All-Loving Hero: He's all about treating others with equality and respect.
- Catch Phrase: He tends to say "Right you are" when agreeing with someone.
- Deadpan Snarker: He can get a little biting at times, usually by snarking back at someone.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: He's got a blonde head of hair and is very nice.
- Heroes Prefer Swords: His exclusive classes have a heavy focus on sword-based moves.
- Last-Name Basis: With Makoto, but mostly because he thinks Naegi is a more interesting name.
- Nice Guy: Much like his prime counterpart, Lion is very polite.
- Won't Take "Yes" for an Answer: His reaction when Ascheritt agrees to let Makoto help with the rescue mission.
Rhajat comes from a world based closely off the Revelation path of Fates. She was hanging out in the Deeprealm and never got recruited into the campaign until Makoto and Lion ran into her. After seeing Makoto's powers, she decides to join the party to learn more about them.
Rhajat is the group's Black Mage. As a result, any class on her will get big buffs to magic stats, but dinky ones to health and physical stats.
- Ascended Extra: A minor optional character in Fates, one of the main party members here.
- Dark Is Not Evil: Creepy and kinda weird, but not evil.
- Glass Cannon/Squishy Wizard: She's a Black Magician Girl who dishes a lot of damages with her spells, but her defenses are weak and her HP is low.
- Loners Are Freaks: Three to four years living by herself hasn't exactly done well for her mental health.
- Solitary Sorceress: Invoked; her dad dropped her off there to keep her safe.
- Stalker Without A Crush: In this continuity, Rhajat becomes obsessed with Naegi after seeing his Summon Magic in action. She decides to watch him like a hawk with a mouse and follows him around during his adventure in Hoshido. However, she seems more interested in his magical abilities (and in acquiring the same kind of Summon Magic for herself) than romantically interested.
- Stalking Is Funny If It Is Female After Male: Her actions are treated more with silliness than seriousness.
Mei-Fang comes from a universe whose Beholder died, causing her to wind up in Lion's home universe. After accidentally getting involved in a rescue operation, she wound up in the care of the Realmwalkers and is searching for her creator.
She is a Glass Cannon with weak magic due to her Arcana being busted.
- Emotionless Girl: Par for the course with robots.
- Robot Girl: With all the usual tropes.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Yup, still as blue as in the source material.
A fellow hailing from a radically different version of Final Fantasy XV.
- Casanova Wannabe: He'll flirt with any girl that perks his interests. Not much success, though.
A hyper girl hailing from a world of Digimon.
- The Beastmaster: She fights with Digimon.
- Mechanically Unusual Fighter: She's the only character who doesn't have an exclusive Rune Class.
Tiger serves as the Mighty Glacier of the party.
Yuko functions as the Magic Knight.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: He's pretty chill and forgiving when Makoto keeps getting involved in Realmwalker business.
The mascot of Nintendo. In this game, there are two of him running around: one based on the games and the other from The Super Mario Bros Super Show!.
- Heroic Mime: Played with. One version talks like in the Mario & Luigi series, where he only communicates in Italian-sounding gibberish that everyone else translates back for the player. Averted with his cartoon counterpart, who speaks like the other characters.
- In a Single Bound: Duh, it's Mario. His unique class is even called "Jumpman".
- One Steve Limit: Averted with there being two Marios. It makes Makoto confused at first.
- Whatever Happened to the Mouse?: After playing a minor role in the opening of the game, Luigi doesn't even reappear as an NPC.
- Establishing Character Moment: If you've never heard of Medic before, the opening scene of him competently treating Makoto's wounds while telling the story of how he lost his medical license pretty much sets the scene.
- Brutal Honesty: The lady ain't holding nothing back when it comes to her opinions.
- Horrible Judge of Character: Her ability to pick Realmwalker recruits is somewhat lacking, given the last two completely bombed the exams.
- Jerkass: Her bluntness makes her somewhat unpopular.
- Ninja: Her occupation and class.
- Robe and Wizard Hat: Part and parcel for his "Gandalf the White" look.
- The Archmage: Much like her original counterpart, she's one of the best magic users in her universe. If not, she may be the most powerful of her counterparts that she becomes an Overseer.
- Big Good: Seems to be shaped into this.
- Good Is Not Nice: She's very rough toward Makoto, but means well.
- Blind Seer: Still blind, still just as competent as her regular version.
- Mutually Exclusive Party Members: You can't have him and Lemon Magician Girl both as summons.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Blue Oni to Ifrit's Red Oni (should EX-e-LD chosen as the first Summon)
- Shipper on Deck: He seems to think Kyoko is best suited for Makoto.
- Butt-Monkey: Frequently gets her butt kicked by Ifrit every time she does or say something idiotic.
- Mutually Exclusive Party Members: You can't have her and Ex-e-LD both as summons.
- Shipper on Deck: Seems to shaping into this. After seeing Makoto interacting with Asahina, she thinks Asahina is Makoto's girlfriend.
- Big Red Devil
- Playing with Fire: His signature element.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Red Oni to EX-e-LD's Blue Oni (should EX-e-LD chosen as the first Summon)
- Adaptational Heroism: She was much more evil in the gamebook. Much like her anime counterpart, she is kinder and loyal.
- Badass Adorable: She is one of the stronger Summons, but gets easily flustered when someone flirts her. Case in point, Raiga.
- Kiss of Death: Her method of feeding on Life Energy. She does this to Makoto when she needs energy the most. This near death experience traumatizes him.
- Sinister Scythe: Her signature weapon.
- Adaptational Heroism: The class is generally quite a bit nicer since there's no killing game going on. Of course, Byakuya's still a jerk and if Toko still has Genocide Jack in her head is up in the air.
- The Ghost: Hifumi gets a mention, but doesn't show up. Mondo and Kiyotaka have a brief cameo in an opening shot, but likewise go unseen, while Leon is only talked to briefly.
- Promoted to Love Interest: Both Celeste and Aoi can be dated.
- Born Detective: comes from the family.
- Brutal Honesty
- Hidden Depths: she actually does a lot better mastering some of the Rune Classes, more so than Makoto.
The Legion of Doom that serves as the primary antagonist. Their goal is to bring order to the multiverse.
- Resignations Not Accepted: Try to quit and they'll hunt you down across every world to see you dead.
The one who hired Solo and the leader of the Primal Union, having Beholders killed off for reasons unknown.
- Ambiguous Gender: Nobody seems to know the man's true gender, at least so far.
- Big Bad: The guy behind everything.
- In the Hood: A villainous example, concealing their looks.
- The Rival: He's this to Makoto.
A dark necromancer who's summoning and brainwashing monsters to serve his client.
- Baldof Evil: Hard to notice since his head his always covered.
- The Dragon: To Dracula in his home series/universe.
- Evil Sorcerer: His primary occupation according to his source material.
One of the most feared bounty hunters in the multiverse, Solo has been hired by an unknown employer to knock off Beholders and destroy their worlds.
- Bounty Hunter: Counts as one and also as a Professional Killer.
- Knight of Cerebus: When he's around, things get real serious real fast.
- Make It Look Like an Accident: His first few attempts to kill Makoto were in this manner. He gets more direct when those failed.
- Plasma Cannon: One of his primary weapons, which also acts as a BFG in his Limit Break
- Sore Loser: He doesn't take it well when Makoto Naegi manages to best him in combat. Granted, Makoto had help from Lion, Rhajat, and Mei-Fang, but Solo refuses to accept this loss.
- Villainous Breakdown: Solo suffers from this after losing in his boss fight. He is completely dumbfounded that Makoto Naegi, not only has evaded his assassination attempts for long, but also best him.Solo: How could you, four mindless brats, defeat us?!! Especially YOU!Makoto: ...Solo: How could you survive this long and eventually defeated me?! [...] You're just a pawn who should've died days ago!
An alternate version of No. 9 from an unknown universe. No. 9 has been hired by an unknown employer and is partnered with Solo.
- Ax-Crazy: Even more so than Hans that Solo doesn't fully trust him.
- Flaming Sword: A Call-Back to his home series.
- Laughably Evil: Has shades of this, more so than his original counterpart.
- Laughing Mad: Prone into a fit of laughter.
- Oh, Crap!: No. 9 gets this expression if you take out Solo first during their boss fight. Double as a Crowning Moment of Awesome and funny.
- Playing with Fire: Thanks to the Pyromancer sub-class.
- Not-So-Harmless Villain: He may have his humorous moments, but he will remind you that he's not someone to take lightly. He slaughtered three deserters, injects Samuel with a mutation that turns him into a monster, and strong enough to give the party some trouble.
- Vader Breath: He breathes like this.
- You Are Number 6
- Death by Adaptation: While his Tales counterpart lives to antagonize the party another day, this one croaks shortly after meeting the party.
- Even Evil Has Standards: Realizing the full scope of the Primal Union's plans and actually seeing a world die before his eyes make him and his men make a break for it.
- Transformation Horror: His ultimate fate. Number 9 injected a deadly mutation into him. His painful groan indicates the transformation is extremely unpleasant... Fortunately, he had a Mercy Kill by Makoto Naegi, albeit from self-defense when he tried to attack him.
- Ax-Crazy: He loves his killing. And he uses an actual ax to boot.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: He gets himself killed by his own Summon.
- Spared by the Adaptation: He was saved from his death at the Bottomless Canyon by Shaft. Then he got bumped off in a different way.
- Starter Villain: He's mostly there to give the player a first serious challenge of a boss fight.