With at least 90 party members planned and who knows how many Support members, Rakenzarn Tales is not lacking in the good guys department.
Tropes for both:
- The Ace: They're already The Smart Guy, a decent leader and a good tactician. But if he's properly trained, he will also become a strong fighter and a powerful mage.
- Chick Magnet: Play your cards right and plenty of girls will fall for them.
- Genre Savvy: Justified, since they come from the real world.
- The Hero: Both are well-meaning protagonists, after all. Especially if Lawful Good.
- Magnetic Hero: They're able to convince a lot of people to join him in his quest.
- Master of All: With proper training, these two can become a strong physical fighter and a powerful mage capable of using offensive spells and buffs/debuffs.
- Master of None: If their training is poorly handled or insufficient, they can become this.
- New Life in Another World Bonus/Protagonist Power-Up Privileges: Downplayed. The protagonist gets a unique class called Arxus Rogue, which allows him to learn any skill or magic spell, as well as equip any weapon or armor. What makes it downplayed is that this class is technically available to anyone in Rakenzarn if they're willing to put in the time and effort to learn it and they still have to start at Level 1 like any RPG protagonist.
- Nonstandard Skill Learning: Neither lead can't learn skills by leveling up, so they need to train with others, read hidden scrolls or other information sources, equip certain weapons, or even hit a certain relationship level.
- Ordinary High-School Student: What they are at the beginning of the game, before undergoing Character Development and taking a level in badass.
- Trapped in Another World: Both of them are just an Ordinary High-School Student who's sent in the Constructed World of Rakenzarn. He has to learn and train in order to adapt to this new world. In Chapter 5 for Kyuu, after being sent back to his own world, he has the choice to return to Rakenzarn, this time willingly.
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.
- 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.
Class Type: Adept
- The Lancer: For Kyuu. He shares this role with Kanon and Axel. Albeit, he's far less snarky than the former two.
- Nice Guy: He immediately decides to help Kyuu after the latter explains his problem (being lost in another world).
- Playing with Fire: His primary element.
- Status Infliction Attack: Tri-Flame can inflict burns.
- ¡Three Amigos!: With Kanon and Noel, when they were still members of The Knights, before joining the Nutsy Guild.
- We Used to Be Friends: With Max Dillon (aka Electro).
Dark Magician Girl
Class Type: Spellcaster
- Action Girl: Thanks to her magic.
- Ambiguously Human: Apparently, the duel cards monsters are a species distinct from humans in Rakenzarn.
- Badass Adorable: One of the cutest AND deadliest mage of your team. Her most powerful spells are devastating.
- Badass Bookworm: Very smart and very strong.
- Berserk Button: Calling her a "dumb blonde stereotype". I'm looking at you, Daffy Duck.
- Beware of the Nice Ones: See Berserk Button.
- Black Magician Girl: Classic example.
- Childhood Friends: With Gagaga Girl.
- Cute Witch: Cute as a button, but still badass.
- Dark Is Not Evil: Her main element is darkness. She's still a Nice Girl, as long as you don't push her Berserk Button.
- Glass Cannon: She can wipe out entire groups of enemies with her spells. However, if you don't build her defenses and Life Points with the right equipment, she'll be killed with two slaps in the face.
- Genki Girl: Hyperactive and hard-working, but it's also deconstructed when she's revealed to be a Workaholic.
- He Is Not My Boyfriend: If you do the Romance Sidequest with her, people will tease her several times about her relationship with Kyuu, triggering this obvious reaction.
- Lethal Chef: We get her first attempt at cooking in Chapter 9. Her flaw is too many spices.
- Odd Friendship: With Blood Knight Gagaga Girl.
- Ship Tease: With Kyuu, via the Romance Sidequest.
- Status Infliction Attack: Her magic attacks weaken the opponent's magic capabilities
- Tsundere: Towards Kyuu, if you do the Romance Sidequest with her. Of the Sweet (deredere) type.
- Workaholic: She spends a lot of time studying books in order to become a better mage. In an optional scene, Kyuu can advise her to be more chill and work a little less.
Series: Street Fighter II
Class Type: Fighter
- Action Girl: A powerful martial artist.
- The Ditz: Sometimes. She certainly has a hard time understanding Kanon's sarcasm.
- Genki Girl: A hyperactive martial artist.
- Kamehame Hadoken: She can learn various power levels of the Hadoken as she levels up.
- Out of Focus: Of all the main characters, she's the one who gets the least screentime for the moment.
- Promoted to Love Interest: She becomes a potential love interest for Kyuu in Version 3.
- Sarcasm-Blind: Probably for the best, given how quick on the trigger Kanon is.
- Shoryuken: Of course she could pull that off too.
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.
Series: Ultra Maniac
Class Type: Healer
- Childhood Friends: With Yuta.
- Cute Witch: She has the tiny cute girl look to her.
- Gradual Regeneration: Her Soul Break grants this.
- Nice Girl: Her main personality trait.
- 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.
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.
- Apologises a Lot: Whenever she's chastised because she said something wrong.
- Badass Adorable: She's cute, but her guns are deadly.
- Blue Is Heroic: She maintains her usual blue outfit.
- Genre Blind: One of the biggest offenders. Often lampshaded by other characters.
- Gun Fu: And she's very agile to boot.
- Guns Akimbo: She uses two guns.
- The Gunslinger: She's the team's gunner.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: However, Beware of the Nice Ones.
- Lethal Chef: According to Kanon, it is "life threatening bad".
- Light Is Good: Her element is light and she has blond hair.
- Nice Girl: As long as you don't comment on the size of her chest.
- Put on a Bus: In Chapter 10, after being wounded by Deathstroke during the battle of Furude Shrine.
- Ship Tease: With Kanon. 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.
- Shrinking Violet: Rather timid and meek, unless you press her Berserk Button of course.
- ¡Three Amigos!: With Kanon and Kite, when they were still members of The Knights, before joining the Nutsy Guild.
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.
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.
- Big Damn Heroes: In Chapter 4, he saves Kyuu from The Assassin. Then, in his second appearance, he saves Kyuu again and Kite from Electro.
- Blue Is Heroic: He wears blue clothes and his element is blue fire.
- Deadpan Snarker: One of the biggest in the game, along with Kanon.
- Fanboy: Of Reiko Hinomoto. It's easy to see why... Of Deadpool too. It's also easy to see why...
- Establishing Character Moment: He's introduced saving Kyuu from the Assassin. After dispatching her, he promptly says he can't introduce himself yet, because the script says it's not time yet.
- Heroes Want Redheads: His girlfriend, Kazumi, has red hear.
- Hidden Depths: Barring Kyuu, (also Deadpool, but that was a given, and possibly Raku), he's the only person in Rakenzarn so far who has a knowledge of the real world. For example, he knows Mighty Ducks: The Animated Series and is able to tell that Nanael, Alleyne and Nowa are characters from Queen's Blade. The story hasn't explained yet how he knows that. It's implied that he comes from the real world too.
- The Knights Who Say "Squee!": His first reaction when he meets Deadpool is to let out what the dialogue lines transcribe as a "fanboy squeal".
- The Lancer: For Kyuu. He shares this role with Kite and Kanon.
- Magic Knight: Uses both physical attacks and blue fire magic. However, he's a lot better with his sword and wrestling techniques.
- The Nicknamer: Q-Ball for Kyuu, Little Miss Crazy for the Assassin. He even lampshades his status.
- Playing with Fire: His element is blue fire.
- Supreme Chef: Much to the dismay of Noel and Dark Magician Girl.
- Troll: He has several moments, mostly with his enemies. Check some of his dialogues with Kyuu, the Assassin, Nanael, Bowser or the Knights Who Say Ni. One notable example is the scene where he tells Kyuu the sad story of his Dark and Troubled Past... before revealing that he was simply messing with him. In reality, he's just looking for his friends.
- Wrestler in All of Us: Several of his special attacks are wrestling techniques.
Series: Mitsu Story: The Forgotten Odyssey
- 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.
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.
- HeelFace 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)
- Badass Mustache: Well, it is Luigi after all...
- Cowardly Lion: As always. Not the bravest of Kyuu's allies, but that won't stop him from protecting his friends.
- Drop the Hammer: His primary weapon.
- Odd Friendship: He often hangs out with Sonic.
- Shock and Awe: His element is thunder.
Mario from Donkey Kong (Glass Cannon)
- Badass Mustache: Wouldn't be Mario without it...
- Drop the Hammer: His primary weapon.
- In a Single Bound: Version 2 finally lets you use his mighty Mario leap as a special attack.
- Playing with Fire: His element is fire.
- Status Infliction Attack: Mario Fire can inflict burns.
- Blow You Away: He can use wind-based attacks.
- Blue Is Heroic: He's still his classic blue color and still a known hero in Rakenzarn.
- Odd Friendship: He often hangs out with Luigi.
- Shock and Awe: His other magic type is thunder.
- Super Speed: Of course!
- Tornado Move: One of his attacks.
- Troll: He has a few moments with Bowser in the Da'Fur Arc.
Nanael from Queen's Blade (Glass Cannon)
- Light Is Not Good: A rude, perverted angel. Innocent and pure she is not.
Negi Springfield from Negima! Magister Negi Magi (Black Mage)
- Badass Adorable: He looks like a kid. His spells hit like a truck.
- Badass Bookworm: Don't let his child-like appearance fool you. He's smart and a teacher, as well as a strong mage.
- Blow You Away/Shock and Awe: H Is spells mostly revolve around wind and lighting.
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)
- Fish out of Water: When she leaves the Elven Village with Kyuu's brigade and visits human towns.
- Friend to All Living Things: And she talks to them too.
- Genki Girl: She's very curious and energetic.
- Half-Human Hybrid: However, contrary to her situation in her original anime, she seems to be well-integrated and well-liked in her village in Rakenzarn.
- Moe Couplet: With Alleyne.
- Third-Person Person: Nowa has no sense of pronouns.
- 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.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: Quickly angered and having little patience. This *is* Donald Duck.
- The Red Mage: He's specialized in offensive spells, but he can use both Black Magic and White Magic.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With Daffy. They often hang out with each other, in spite of their disputes.
- 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
- Luckily, My Shield Will Protect Me: His power.
- Promoted to Playable: He went from being a summon to a full party member for Version 4.
Ed from Ed, Edd n Eddy (Mighty Glacier)
- The Ditz: He's not very bright.
- Dumb Is Good: Nice, but not very bright.
- Fish Eyes: His default expression.
- Kindhearted Simpleton/Nice Guy: Next to Eddy, he's generally the friendliest to the party in their initial meetings.
Edd from Ed, Edd n Eddy (Buffer)
- Magic Enhancement: His main power.
- Nice Guy: And very polite too.
- The Smart Guy: Enough that he can collaborate and plan with Tails.
- Status Buff: Several of his moves are based around increasing the party's defense and magic.
Eddy from Ed, Edd n Eddy
- Hidden Heart of Gold: According to Edd, he apparently was worried when Kyuu was nearly killed by Deathstroke. In true Tsundere fashion, he tries to deny it.
- Poisonous Friend: Just like Daffy, his antics doesn't do good to the guild's reputation.
- Poisonous Person: He's the first party member able to poison foes.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With Daffy.
Dirk the Daring from Dragon's Lair (Glass Cannon)
Tails from Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (Stone Wall)
- Gadgeteer Genius: He built Kyuu's teleporting device.
- The Smart Guy: He usually handles the guild's tech issues.
- 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)
- Action Girl: A ninja and a strong fighter.
- Blow You Away: Her element is wind.
- Buffy Speak: "This is one of those silocho-uuh, psycho-phisilico-mind trick thingy!"
- Fuuma Shuriken: Her weapon.
- Genki Girl: An hyperactive ninja. During one of her sidequests, she takes 50 jobs at the same time to earn more money.
- Hidden Depths:
- Like in her game. The reason she's obsessed with money? She wants it because she's disgusted with how Wutai went from a respected ninja civilization to a tourist attraction slowly forgetting its traditions. She longs to change things and maybe restore some dignity to the town.
- She's surprisingly knowledgeable in herbalism.
- Highly Visible Ninja: Mostly because of her personality though.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She steals, but only to help her village.
- Ninja: Even if she's sometimes of the Highly Visible category, she's also very skilled and is able to manage a Stealth Hi/Bye if she wants to. Kyuu (when trying to recruit her and failing to answer her questions) or Bowser in Chapter 8 may learn it the hard way.
- Only in It for the Money: Initially, this is why she joins Kyuu's brigade. If you unlock a scene thanks to the Romance Sidequest, she will undergo Character Development.
- Ship Tease: With Kyuu, via the Romance Sidequest.
- Tomboy: Definitively One of the Boys. Although, if you try to date her, she does like perfume a lot...
- Who Wears Short Shorts?: Although none of the Genre Savvy characters have commented on it. For the moment.
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)
- Action Girl: A deadly fighter.
- Aloof Dark-Haired Girl
- Cold Sniper: She's both a crackshot and very quiet.
- Gun Fu: Her fight with Deathstroke shows that she's also very agile.
- Guns Akimbo: Two guns to be more precise.
- The Gunslinger: She weilds guns to fight.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She only joins you if you pay her and makes clear that she's only staying with Kyuu the time to find her friends. However, during the climax of Chapter 9, she takes big risks to protect Kyuu and Noel from Deathstroke.
- Rapunzel Hair: Just touching the tops of her hips.
Reiko Hinomoto from Rumble Roses (Glass Cannon)
- Action Girl: She's a strong fighter.
- Bare Your Midriff
- Momma's Girl: Frequently asks her dead mother in heaven to watch over her, and fights her matches and advances in her goals for her mother's sake.
- Ms. Fanservice: Her outfit show a good amount of skin.
- Ship Tease: With Kyuu, if you do the Romance Sidequest.
- Wrestler in All of Us: She fights by using wrestling moves. Axel isn't a fanboy of her for nothing...
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.
- 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)
- Deadpan Snarker: Even his special move descriptions have Bruce Campbell style snark.
- Everyone Has Standards: He avoids needless harm and even left clues as to other worse criminals to the authorities.
- Loveable Rogue: Since he's a thief with standards.
- Video Game Stealing: Has the ability to steal objects to the enemies.
- Big Damn Heroes: His introduction, during which he saves Kyuu from Deathstroke.
- Breaking the Fourth Wall: Of course. He even does his own special skill descriptions.
- The Fourth Wall Will Not Protect You: He's able to reprogram the game in order to raise his own stats.
- Large Ham: Especially when he wants to have an EPIC RAP BATTLE!
- Noodle Incident: Hard to tell if he's joking or not, but he pretends that he's met Kite so often that the boy is practically his sidekick by now.
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)
- Genki Girl: She's still a hyper little thing.
- Impossibly Cool Weapon: A High-Caliber Sniper-Scythe is still considered an interesting sight.
Kiryu Kazuma from Yakuza (Lightning Bruiser)
- Hitman with a Heart: Despite his Tojo Clan past, he runs an orphanage.
- Honorary Uncle: The orphanage kids call him Uncle Kaz.
- Wrestler in All of Us: He uses several wrestling techniques to fight.
Pascal from Tales of Graces
Fabled Grimro from Yu-Gi-Oh!
Aoi Asahina from Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc
Harqs (OC: TBA)
Nemean Primalstorm (OC: Lightning Bruiser/Buffer)
John Constantine from Hellblazer (TBA)
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
Carol from DID Napper
- Anti-Villain: Type 4. Depending on your choices, you may have to fight her. However, she's not in the least malicious.
- Ambiguously Bi: She's blatently Straight Gay in her home game, but here, she's a little flirty to Kyuu while still very close to Suki.
- Beware the Nice Ones: Carol may be non-threatening (and cute to boot), but she knows how to fight and how to use poison. She's not above becoming serious when the situation calls for it. When fighting her and Suki, she makes it clear that she's not going to hold back. She puts aside her love for bondage and becomes immune to it until the party knocks her out. Also counts as Beware the Silly Ones.
- Bonus Boss: Of the Stolen Money sidequest, but you can avoid this fight depending on your choices.
- Dual Boss: She's fought alongside with Suki.
- Genki Girl: She's a hyper, cheerful little thing.
- HeelFace Turn: She wasn't evil even to begin with, but she still worked for a kidnapping rogue guild. She may join Kyuu's brigade.
- Minion with an F in Evil: She's supposed to work for a feared rogue guild.
- Too Kinky to Torture: As per the norm with her. When she's working with others, she actually requests to be Bound and Gagged on her downtime.
Nodoka Miyazaki from Negima! Magister Negi Magi
- Enemy Scan: She gives the ability to Kyuu.
Konoka Konoe from Negima! Magister Negi Magi
- Action Survivor: She takes part in the battle in the Lost Tower as a healer. However, she doesn't fight.
- Alliterative Name: Konoka Konoe.
- Healing Hands: She grants this power to the person who summons her.
Setsuna Sakurazaki from Negima! Magister Negi Magi
- Action Girl: She's not a playable character, but she takes part in a lot of battles during the cutscenes and is able to hold the line against the Saint Lords' flunkies.
- Alliterative Name: Setsuna Sakurazaki.
- Badass Adorable: Cute and an Action Girl.
- Ship Tease: With Konoka, just like in the original manga.
Viki from Suikoden V
Knuckles from Sonic 3 & Knuckles
- Brutal Honesty: To Kyuu."I'll be honest here... you suck at fighting."
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: See also Brutal Honesty. However, after this scene, he decides to help Kyuu by teaching him a few new techniques.
Leonardo from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
- Katanas Are Just Better: Yup, still has his ninjato.
- Ninja: Of course.
- Odd Friendship: With Naruto. Maybe he reminds him of Michelangelo.
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.