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Makoto Naegi

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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.
  • Catchphrase: 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.
  • O.O.C. 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.
  • 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.

Lion Ushiromiya

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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.

Rhajat

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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.

Mei-Fang

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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.

Raiga Akamura

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.

Mika Fauziah

A hyper girl hailing from a world of Digimon.

Tiger the Dark

Tiger serves as the Mighty Glacier of the party.

Yuko Ahso

Yuko functions as the Magic Knight.

    Realmwalkers 

Ascheritt

Mario

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.

Luigi

Donald Duck

Daffy Duck

Medic

  • 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.

Emiline Brooks

  • 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.

Hekapoo

Willard

Chun-li

Cynthia Takenaka

  • Ninja: Her occupation and class.

Gandalf

Chris Redfield

Rena

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    Overseers 
The big kahunas of the Realmwalkers, who run the whole place and hand out assignments.

Zerase

  • Big Good: Seems to be shaped into this.

Paultena

Madam Webb

  • Blind Seer: Still blind, still just as competent as her regular version.

    Summons 
Entities or Summon beings that Makoto can form contracts in exchange of inhabiting his body.

EX-e-LD

Lemon Magician Girl

  • 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 shape into this. After seeing Makoto interacting with Asahina, she thinks Asahina is Makoto's girlfriend.

Ifrit

Airi

  • 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.

     Supporting Characters 

Makoto's Classmates

  • 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 prime example of this trope is Junko Enoshima, the Big Bad of Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc. Unlike her prime counterpart, she is friendlier (having somewhat stable relationship with her sister) and lacks any despair-induced insanity.
  • 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.

Kyoko Kirigiri

Sayaka Maizono

Aoi Asahina

Bernkastel

    Primal Union 

The Legion of Doom that serves as the primary antagonist. Their goal is to bring order to the multiverse.

The Unknown

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.

Serpent Knight

Shaft

A dark necromancer who's summoning and brainwashing monsters to serve his client.

Solo

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.

  • 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.
  • 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!

No. 9 GOLEM

An alternate version of No. 9 from an unknown universe. No. 9 has been hired by an unknown employer and is partnered with Solo.

Samuel

  • 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 makes him and his men make a break for it.

    Unaffiliated Antagonists 

Hans

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