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With at least 90 party members planned and who knows how many Support members, Rakenzarn Tales is not lacking in the good guys department.

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    Lead Characters 
The ones who the story revolves around.

Tropes for both:

Kyuu Renjo

Series: Detective School Q

  • Adaptational Badass: He goes from an ordinary detective to skilled warrior.
  • A Friend in Need: A particularly awesome and heartwarming one in Chapter 5, if the player makes him choose to go back to Rakenzarn after being back in his world. He explicitly says that he goes back because he promised his friends to help them restore Rakenzarn. In general, he makes several times clear that he will stick with his friends until they manage to save Rakenzarn from the plague.
  • Anti-Hero: He's more of this if his Character Alignment is Chaotic Good, as he's cocky, brash, and a bit more open with his perversions. He's still firmly on the side of good though.
  • Badass Bookworm: He becomes one as the story goes along.
  • Berserk Button: Harming children. It's far more prominent when he's Chaotic Good, as in Chapter 3, he goes from trying to talk the kidnappers down to outright telling them to stop, not even regretting using force to stop them afterward.
  • Blue Is Heroic: The colors most associated with him are black and blue.
  • Childhood Friends: With Megumi.
  • Covert Pervert: The sight of Elvina tied up and gagged... appeals to him.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Has shades of this, but most noticeable when he's Chaotic Good.
  • Empty Levels: Despite being the protagonist, Kyuu has pretty pitiful stat growth, with only decent HP and RP increases and only a tiny bit to his others. This is, however, both justified in that Kyuu is not a natural fighter and thus wouldn't gain as much from combat as the others and exploited in that it encourages the player to get Kyuu to go and train with others in order to gain the moves he needs to survive.
  • Friend to All Children: He immediately comes to help two children that were bullied by Samuel. Even earlier than that, however, if Chaotic Good, he won't even try to negotiate with the kidnappers in Chapter 3.
  • Great Detective: Some sidequests even allow him to show his detective skills.
  • Heroic BSoD: A brief one in the beginning of Chapter 10, after Noel has been gravely wounded by Deathstroke. Luckily, Nina and Kite manage to talk him out of it.
  • Magic Knight: One of the easiest things to make him, especially when you get ahold of the Tinechor Sword.
  • Memetic Psychopath: In-Universe, after The Morning Glory guild frame the Nutsy Guild in Chapter 9. Exaggerated and Justified if Kyuu is Chaotic Good, since his reputation is deemed "unpredictable" and "questionable" as is.
  • Morality Pet: If you do the Romance Sidequest with Yuffie, he will become one for her.
  • Mutually Exclusive Party Members: You have to pick between him or Kyros at the start of the game.
  • Nice Guy: Especially if he's Lawful Good or Neutral Good. See also A Friend in Need.
  • Rookie Red Ranger: Kyuu is made leader despite being the weakest and least experienced due to his ability to take command and make sound decisions.
  • Skunk Stripe: This gets commented on a lot.
  • The Smart Guy: The main reason why he's made leader.
  • Super Drowning Skills: He's self-admitted as the worst swimmer in his class.
  • The Strategist: For his brigade. It's one of the reasons why they made him the leader.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Both in terms of character level and in-game skill. In Chapter 0, he's so weak as to be exhausted by one fight. By Chapter 7, he can block a punch in his bare hands.
  • Weak, but Skilled: Kyuu's shtick is his class, Arxus Rogue, which allows him to learn a huge variety of moves and spells. This is further augmented by his Sphere Staff weapon, which allows him to change moves and spells on the fly. However, his initial strength means he could be killed by a slap on the cheek, so he has to work out a lot to survive.
  • What You Are in the Dark: In Chapter 5, Kyuu is back home and has the choice of staying or going back and seeing it through to the end.

Kyros Tazanuki

Series: Original
  • Affectionate Nickname: His best friend Mayu calls him "Kyr." Subverted with Kyros himself since he doesn't like the name, comparing it to wine. Implied he can't stand wine. That doesn't stop Mayu, though.
  • All-Loving Hero: Kyros's defining trait. Not only he's such a nice guy, he's willing to help those in need.
  • Fan Boy: An adoring fanboy who never stops squealing over his heroes like a little kid. And he won't stop gushing about his favorite video game characters.
  • Asian and Nerdy: Has shades of this. He's certainly nerdier than Kyuu.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Kyros is nice and a goofy fanboy, but he's not a pushover. The scumbag from the beginning, Pete, and Samuel learn this the hard way.
  • Fantasy-Forbidding Father: Or siblings, in this case. They see fictional entertainment as meaningless.
  • Genre Savvy: From the glut of entertainment he's consumed, he's well-versed in tropes.
  • Good Old Fisticuffs: He's probably one of the very few Isekai protagonists who use their fists instead of a sword.
  • Hidden Depths: He's apparently better at being a leader than most would think. He's also planning to pursue art as a career.
  • Mutually Exclusive Party Members: It's either him or Kyuu as the main for this game.
  • Nerves of Steel: Don't let his goofy behavior fool you. This is shown when he immediately steps in to protect Mayu from a pervert, then proceeds to beat up said scumbag out of self-defense.
    Scumbag: What're you lookin' at me, huh? You wanna fight?!
  • Nice Guy: He's very kind to a fault.
  • Parental Abandonment: Both his parents croaked at an early age, leading to...
  • Promoted to Parent: He was brought up by his siblings.
  • The Ditz: Not exactly the brightest either. He completely misses the point when someone is threatening him. Insulting his intelligence isn't going to get him to rile up. Calling him stupid, however...
  • Unskilled, but Strong: His starting stats are higher than Kyuu's and he can use any non-exclusive weapon. But as a consequence of being self-taught and lacking real combat experience, his moveset is more simplistic and lacks in versatility.

     Main Party Members 


Series: .hack

Class Type: Adept

Dark Magician Girl

Series: Yu-Gi-Oh!

Class Type: Spellcaster

Sakura Kasugano

Series: Street Fighter II

Class Type: Fighter

Kanata Saionji

Series: UFO Baby

Class Type: Adept

  • A Day in the Limelight: Chapters 9 and 10, especially in Hinode Village, Furude Shrine and Goka City's Hospital. In general, he's relatively Out of Focus until the Kandur Arc, during which we learn more about him and the pressure he's feeling because his father expects him become an onmyoji like him and to be his successor.
  • Heir to the Dojo: His father expects him to become an onmyoji like him.
  • Magic Knight: Uses both spells and sword techniques.
  • Mighty Glacier: Very easily turns into one when you discover one of his most powerful secrets... He can equip shields.
  • Not Distracted by the Sexy: He does not want Lilith to kiss him as a reward.
  • Not So Above It All: Plays "I Spy" with Donald and Daffy when they are guarding the entrance of Furude Shrine.

Nina Sakura

Series: Ultra Maniac

Class Type: Healer

  • Out of Focus: She's one of Kyuu's first allies, but she doesn't get a lot of screentime. Even as the team's healer, she can quickly be replaced by Donald.
  • White Magician Girl: The team's healer.

Noel Vermillion

Series: BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger

Class Type: Speedster

  • A-Cup Angst: Big time. Commenting on the size of her chest and/or mistaking her for a boy is her Berserk Button. Zander can discover it the hard way if she's in your team when you fight him.


Series: Umineko: When They Cry

Class Type: Fighter

  • Attractive Bent-Gender: During an optional cutscene, Piccolo is trying to convince Daffy Duck, Ed and Eddy to behave more professionally, using Kanon as an example. Daffy begs to differ, citing Kanon's crossdressing incident, complete with a picture of it in which he looks a lot like Reimu Hakurei. Kyuu (jokingly?) comments that Kanon looks kinda hot.
  • The Comically Serious: When he has to handle the antics of the other members of the Nutsy Guild, he's sometimes this.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: He uses Dark spells. He's still a good guy.
  • Deadpan Snarker: One of the biggest in the game, along with Axel.
  • Defrosting Ice King: A non-romantic version. Of all of Kyuu's first allies, he's probably the most distant and the slowest to befriend. After a few chapters, he'll acknowledge Kyuu as his leader and his friend. Especially if, in an optional cutscene, you decide to stay and help him after the battle against the Shocker instead of chasing the bad guy. And if you do his sidequests.
  • Good Is Not Nice: Always says what he thinks, even when it's rude, and can be quite insulting and sarcastic.
  • Hidden Depths: Apparently, he's a great cook.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He may be a Deadpan Snarker, but he REALLY cares about his friends.
  • The Lancer: For Kyuu. He shares this role with Kite and Axel.
  • Magic Knight: Uses both sword techniques and dark spells.
  • Not So Above It All: Version 3 reveals that he's insecure about his height... And that he's ready to take a job when the reward is a pair of boots that make people seem taller, even when a second before the reveal of the boots he wasn't interested at all.
  • Ship Tease: With Noel. He often teases her and chastised her the time she was dreaming about meeting her own "prince charming". He's also one of the most distraught when she's gravely wounded by Deathstroke.
  • Super Strength: He's able to knock out a man with a finger, to effortlessly throw Raku across the street and to smash down a door blocked with a cupboard.
  • ¡Three Amigos!: With Kite and Noel, when they were still members of The Knights, before joining the Nutsy Guild.

Axel Akamura

Series: Original

Class Type: TBA

  • The Ace: The closest one to this trope in Kyuu's brigade. He's talented in plenty of fields, ranging from swordfighting and magic to cooking.
  • Ascended Extra: He's introduced at the start of Chapter 4 saving Kyuu from the Assassin, before quickly disappearing. However, Dark Kyu clearly favors him as a character, since he programmed multiple quests to factor him in if he's in the party, if not simply outright including him in the quest's cutscenes. He even shows up for the "Stolen Money" quest if you have him recruited alreadynote ! It's even reflected in this wiki, as he is the only character who was not a member of Kyuu's original brigade listed on the "Main Characters" folder.

Mitsu Farria

Series: Mitsu Story: The Forgotten Odyssey

Class Type:

  • Anti-Hero: She genuinely does mean well. She just gets blindsided by cash easily.
  • Ascended Extra: An interesting example. She's initially a recruitable character in the previous version, but in the newest version where there are two scenarios, she becomes this in Kyros' Route.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: Mitsu may be unlucky when it comes to money and gets into trouble a lot, she's still a very competent fighter. When she gets serious, she'll make the party know she's dead serious.
  • Covert Pervert: She actually does like getting tied up and doing so. She just won't admit it.
  • Greed: Her Fatal Flaw.
  • Simple Staff: One of her primary weapons.

     Optional Party Members 
The other characters who might join your party over the course of the game.

Suki from DID Napper

  • Anti-Villain: Type 4. Depending of your choices in her first sidequest, you may have to fight her. But she's not in the least malicious. Only in Version 2 however.
  • Bonus Boss: Of the Stolen Money sidequest, but you can avoid this fight depending on your choices.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: When she's kidnapped by the Countess. Clearly Fighting from the Inside, though.
  • Break the Cutie: Her backstory. She was a princess, supposed to inherit the throne of her kingdom. But she was betrayed by her best friend, sold to a kidnapping guild and presumed dead by everyone.
  • Dual Boss: She's fought alongside with Carol.
  • Heel–Face Turn: She wasn't evil even to begin with, but she still worked for a kidnapping rogue guild. She may join Kyuu's brigade.
  • Forced into Evil: She works for her rogue guild because she doesn't have any other choice. It becomes even more literal when she's brainwashed by Countess Rivka.
  • Minion with an F in Evil: Justified, since she's been Forced into Evil. Only in Version 2 and later however. In older versions, she's harsher and less reluctant to work for her rogue guild.
  • Promoted to Playable: She was moved up to party member status for Version 4.
  • The Unreveal: We never find out who hired her to kidnap the daughter of the owner of the trading company, although it's implied that it's the daughter's mother, divorced from her father, though this was subverted in the revised quest for Version 4. Ditto for Countess Rivka.

Luigi from Mario Bros. (Stone Wall)

Mario from Donkey Kong (Glass Cannon)

Sonic the Hedgehog (Fragile Speedster)

Nanael from Queen's Blade (Glass Cannon)

Negi Springfield from Negima! Magister Negi Magi (Black Mage)

Asuna from Negima! Magister Negi Magi (Glass Cannon)

  • Anti-Magic: Like in her home series. In-game, this is represented by having a Magic Defense stat in the thousands.
  • Brutal Honesty
    (to Kyuu) "When I first met you, I thought you're an unreliable idiot."
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: Non-romantic version. At first, she's wary of Kyuu. She will change her mind after witnessing his abilities and how much he cares for his friends.
  • Fiery Redhead: Red hear and a Leeroy Jenkins.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: She has shades of this. Basically, her first reaction when confronted to a problem is to beat the crap out of it.

Nowa from Queen's Blade (Fragile Speedster)

Toriko (Lightning Bruiser)

  • Supreme Chef: He's always on the hunt for new ingredients. After the Lost Tower is cleared, he throws a victory feast for the party as well.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Yup, as blue-haired as he was in the original series.

Donald Duck (Black Mage)

Daffy Duck (Jack-of-All-Trades)

  • The Friend Nobody Likes: The other members of the Nutsy Guild aren't really fond of him.
  • Jerkass: He can be really insulting towards his teammates. In spite of this, he still has his standards. In an optional scene during the Inn of Evil sidequest, he expresses his disgust of Katz's murderous schemes.
    • Hidden Heart of Gold: He does eventually warm up to Kyuu and his friends as the game progresses and he sees how good they are.
  • Joke Character: So much so that the guides themselves even point out how useless he is in most circumstances.
  • This Looks Like a Job for Aquaman: Almost all of his skills involve different elements known as "Quarry" elements. Things for Ogres, Goblins, Elementals, etc.
  • Lethal Joke Character: If buffed correctly, he becomes this for almost any non-human enemy marked with that sort of weakness.
  • Poisonous Friend: He causes a lot of trouble with the Nutsy Guild thanks to his quick-to-get-rich schemes. During the sidequest to recruit him, he also gets Kyuu into trouble with some bandits (whom he owes money).
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Eddy and Donald. They often hang out with each other, in spite of their disputes.

Goofy from Kingdom Hearts II

Ed from Ed, Edd n Eddy (Mighty Glacier)

Edd from Ed, Edd n Eddy (Buffer)

Eddy from Ed, Edd n Eddy

Dirk the Daring from Dragon's Lair (Glass Cannon)

Tails from Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (Stone Wall)

Tomba! (Lightning Bruiser)

  • Heroic Mime: Tomba only communicates through gestures.

Felicia from Darkstalkers (Fragile Speedster)

  • Cat Girl: Her designation is still a bakaneko with her notable cat-like features.

Atossa (OC: Buffer)

Yuri Lowell from Tales of Vesperia (Glass Cannon)

  • Permanently Missable Content: The window of opportunity to recruit him is tiny and if you don't do it, you won't be able to recruit him. To elaborate, you have to be of the Neutral Good alignment when you meet him at Riveras Village. If you are, he will join you automatically. If you're not, he's lost, even if you talk to him later with the right alignment.

Yuffie Kisaragi from Final Fantasy VII (Fragile Speedster)

Maxwell (OC: Jack-of-All-Trades)

Link from The Legend of Zelda (Mighty Glacier)

  • Heroic Mime: Doesn't speak. Although, with him, it was a given.

Cain Argol (OC: Lightning Bruiser)

  • And Then What?: Briefly ponders on this after the death of the Amphisbaena. If Kyuu's alignment is Lawful Good or Neutral Good, he will join his brigade.
  • An Ice Person: His element is ice.
  • The Atoner: A possible interpretation of his quest to slay the Amphisbaena.
  • Combat Medic: He knows a healing spell.
  • Dual Wielding: He fights with two swords.
  • It's Personal: With the Amphisbaena. The creature killed his friends and he wants his revenge.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: A tragic example. It's implied that he was one in the past. He got his friends killed because of that.
  • Magic Knight: He's first of all a warrior, but he knows a few useful spells.
  • My Greatest Failure: During a past mission, he had to fight a giant snake called the Amphisbaena with his friends Esper and Umbra. However, he got reckless and attacked the beast alone. His friends tried to protect him and were killed by the monster. He was the only survivor and is deeply haunted by his mistake.
  • The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: He wants to slay the Amphisbaena to avenge his comrades and is ready to fight anyone who tries to deny him his kill.
  • Revenge: His main motivation.
  • Survivor's Guilt: It's heavily implied that he considers himself responsible of the death of his comrades.

Mitsuba from Suikoden IV (Glass Cannon)

  • BFS: Her main weapon.
  • Cute Bruiser: Cute, but a deadly fighter.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: You have to beat her in order to be able to later recruit her.
  • Everyone Has Standards: During her Ultra Boss fight, she gets offended when Childerich accuses her of being like him, pointing out she's not a murderer.
  • Genki Girl
  • Loincloth: She's pretty scantily clad.
  • The Oldest Tricks in the Book: She runs a hustle with a guy, tricking innocent warriors into dueling her, by making them believe she has just beaten the guy up. She then challenges the unwitting warrior to a duel, with the hopes of beating them for a reward.

Cornell from Castlevania: Legacy of Darkness (Jack-of-All-Stats)

  • Resist the Beast: Because of the plague, his kind is becoming berserk, blocked in their werewolf form and unable to become human again. He has to struggle in order to not succumb to the plague's effects.
  • Super Mode: His werewolf form.
  • Wolf Man: That's even the name of his species.

Mana Tatsumiya from Negima! Magister Negi Magi (Glass Cannon)

Reiko Hinomoto from Rumble Roses (Glass Cannon)

Derpy Hooves from My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic (Fragile Speedster/Buffer)

  • Fish Eyes: Naturally. Wouldn't be Derpy without them.

Applejack from My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic (Mighty Glacier)

Twilight Sparkle from My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic (Black Mage)

  • Light Is Good: She starts off packing one very powerful Light-element spell.

Naruto (Glass Cannon)

  • Catchphrase: He brings his classic "Believe it!" with him.
  • Me's a Crowd: His famous Shadow Clone jutsu figures into at least one of his attacks.
  • Ninja: Naturally.

Chris Redfield from Resident Evil (Jack-of-All-Stats)

  • Reasonable Authority Figure: After Kyuu is found trying to sneak through the border, he proves willing to give them a fair chance in restoring the region.

Lilith from Darkstalkers (Fragile Speedster)

  • Charm Person: As a succubus, she can do this even to mini-bosses.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: If anything, she seems more mischevious than malicious. Ironically, in spite of her demon-like appearance, she uses Light spells.
  • Genki Girl: In fact, her behavior sometimes borders on infantile.

Autolycus from Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (Jack-of-All-Stats)

Deadpool (Glass Cannon)

Dante from Devil May Cry

  • Equipment Upgrade: He starts with all five of his weapons, but requires them to be upgraded to maintain his effectiveness.
  • Super Mode: His Devil Trigger form.

Shanoa from Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia (Jack-of-All-Stats)

  • Lawful Stupid: Subverted. At first, at the end of her sidequest, it looks like she's ready to believe the Morning Glory Guild's lies about Kyuu being a criminal even though he helped her. However, if you talk to her a while later, she'll be far more friendly towards Kyuu, because she did some research and learnt the truth about the Morning Glory Guild.
  • Light Is Good: She's a vampire hunter and uses Light magic as it's their natural weakness.

Ruby Rose from RWBY (Fragile Speedster)

Kiryu Kazuma from Yakuza (Lightning Bruiser)

Pascal from Tales of Graces

    Future Party Members 
Characters who may yet show up. As the game is a WIP, they are not guaranteed.

Crash Bandicoot

Fabled Grimro from Yu-Gi-Oh!

Aoi Asahina from Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc

Karas (TBA)

Harqs (OC: TBA)

Nemean Primalstorm (OC: Lightning Bruiser/Buffer)

John Constantine from Hellblazer (TBA)

Mega Man X

Zero from Mega Man X

Solid Snake from Metal Gear Solid

Frank West from Dead Rising

  • Badass Normal: He can still kick zombie butt.
  • Intrepid Reporter: He's willing into investigate a hospital in an abandoned plague town for the big story. Plus, y'know, the whole war-covering thing.
  • Pet the Dog: He says Asakura is a "damn good reporter".

Yu Narukami from Persona 4

  • Brought Down to Badass: Even without his Persona, he's still a good swordsman. And even with just Izanagi, he's that much more capable.

Ichigo from Bleach

Kenshin from Rurouni Kenshin

Yusuke Urameshi from YuYu Hakusho


Riku from Kingdom Hearts II

     Support Members 
These characters won't be playable, but they will help you in battles with their special skills if you summon them.

Carol from DID Napper

Nodoka Miyazaki from Negima! Magister Negi Magi

Konoka Konoe from Negima! Magister Negi Magi

Setsuna Sakurazaki from Negima! Magister Negi Magi

Viki from Suikoden V

Knuckles from Sonic 3 & Knuckles

Leonardo from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Rainbow Dash from My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic

  • Super Speed: In a nod to the fandom, she mentions wanting to race Sonic.

Pinkie Pie from 'My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic'

Finn and Jake from Adventure Time

Ashley from WarioWare

  • I Just Want to Have Friends: There are hints of this, given she's willing to pack up and join the brigade after meeting them. She's just not good at expressing it.

Hinata from Naruto


Yang Xaio Long from RWBY

  • Nobody Touches the Hair: Naturally. When Corroder damages it, she activates her Semblance and punches him through the ceiling.

Balmung from .hack

Hsien-ko from Darkstalkers


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