Follow TV Tropes

Following

Characters / Record of Grancrest War

Go To

This page is currently under construction. Any contributions are appreciated.

    open/close all folders 

Denizens of Atlatan

     Lords 
The rulers of the Atlatan continent who form the surrounding Chaos into Crests from which they can draw their powers. Although the Lords were originally intended to battle Chaos, the fact that Crests can be strengthened by taking another's Crest has resulted in the internecine warfare that grips the continent.
  • Advantage Ball: Several special Crest powers are focused on battlefield factors, enabling a Lord to strengthen his soldiers' morale, make them crazed berserkers, or even as simple as directing their maneuvers.
  • Asskicking Equals Authority: Those not given Crests via gift or inheritance gained them this way, defeating opposing Lords in battle and building the power of their Crests in the process, so small surprise that several of the strongest Lords got there by being capable of kicking lots of ass on their way to the top.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: The most powerful Lords politically are also those with the strongest Crests; the size of one's Crest is directly correlated with court rank. And given that the larger one's Crest, the greater the Lords' power, they fall firmly within this trope. Especially the case among Lords who have inherited powerful Crests from their forefathers.
  • Blue Blood: All Lords are viewed as this, but there's a certain snobbery among the Lords whose Crests have been passed down for generations and are not merely upstarts who have come into power recently due to a successful conquest or two.
  • Comes Great Responsibility: As Crests were originally created to give humankind a chance of fighting back against Chaos, Lords are expected to be at the forefront of fighting against incursions of Chaos wherever they appear. Needless to say, this takes a back seat the vast majority of the time in favor of political struggles among the Lords.
  • Fictional Geneva Conventions: The Lords' Code, which provides for proper codes of conduct among the Lords and governs their relationships with each other and their contracted mages. In particular, it prohibits certain uses of Chaos in warfare that amount to war crimes in this setting. Lords who violate this or associated treaties can lose the services of their contracted mages, who are entitled to void their contracts with their Lords in such event.
  • Klingon Promotion: Happens rather often in this setting. Several states are merely ruled by whatever Lord came along and knocked off the previous one, claiming his or her Crest and lands in the process. More prevalent among the petty Lords and their day-to-day squabbles, as the major Lords are generally all affiliated with either the Alliance or the Union, but certainly not something terribly uncommon among the latter.
  • Magic Knight: All Lords are this, capable of using their Crest to infuse their weaponry and armor with increased power. The more powerful Lords bring special and unique Crest powers to the fore as well.
  • One-Man Army: The common perception of Lords. Varies depending on the power of that particular Lord's Crest but the more powerful ones definitely fall into this category, being capable of destroying dozens of your average foot soldier with ease.
  • Rank Up: The general goal of most Lords to defeat their fellow Lords in order to claim their Crest and lands and increase their court rank as a result. The given ranks we've seen in the series start with lowly knights capable of contracting with one mage to baron, viscount, earl, duke, and culminating in archduke, which is the title held by the leaders of the Alliance and Union.
  • Super Empowering: Lords can spread the power of their Crest among their followers. The promise of a subsidiary Crest as a reward is a common way to motivate soldiers in this setting. This ends up forming a justification for the Authority Equals Asskicking trope above, as only truly powerful Lords with expansive Crests are those capable of governing large territories as a result, needing to spread their Crest power among more followers to maintain their rule.
  • Victor Gains Loser's Powers: The primary source of conflict among the Lords. Whether voluntarily via surrender or forcibly through death, the Crests of defeated Lords are granted to the victorious Lord, who uses it to strengthen his or her Crest. As Crests are the source of all of a Lord's power, this naturally provokes vicious competition between the Lords as a result. Also the source of the common refrain to a defeated Lord, of which Siluca provides the first instance in Episode 1:
    Siluca: Your Crest, or your life? Which will you choose?
Advertisement:

     Mages 
The wielders of magic hailing from the magical city of Elam. Trained in a magical academy and then contracted to Lords upon the completion of their training.
  • Ancient Conspiracy: According to Siluca, possibly the actors behind the Great Hall Tragedy that claimed the two archdukes of the Alliance and Union and ruined a chance of peace on the continent via the formation of the Grancrest.
    • Later shown to be exactly the case and even an longstanding conspiracy led by Pandora, an organization nestled within the Mage Academy whose goal is to prevent the formation of the Grancrest and The Magic Goes Away. The entire system of Lords vying together is to keep them controlled and in a state of constant warfare, Pandora eliminating the more prominent contenders to become Emperor and form the Grancrest in order to maintain the status quo.
  • Black Magic: Magic that trucks with demons and other manifestations of Chaos is not condoned by the Mage Academy or most mages; such so-called Dark Witches are hunted down and dealt with brutally by the Mage Academy. While it is true that this is only a front and they have few qualms about working with demon-summoning witches, Aishela notes that they also don't want the coming of the Ultimate Chaos, merely wishing to maintain the status quo to prevent the loss of their magic.
  • Court Mage: What all contracted mages are, serving their assigned Lord and being an important part of their court as a chief adviser.
  • Elemental Powers: The method in which most magic manifests, mages being capable of summoning fire, manipulating the earth, and similar as offensive spells.
  • Hypercompetent Sidekick: Given the venality and incompetence of a good chunk of Lords in this setting, their contracted mage(s) end up being this in several cases.
  • Knight Templar: The Mage Academy is very enthusiastic about wiping out magic users who use forbidden Chaos magic, although it leads Siluca to wonder as to their motives in doing so as she notes the Mage Academy officials being a little too enthusiastic to burn Yana without a formal trial. Given that Yana was a member of Pandora, it appears that this was merely a cover to silence Yana before she revealed the Mage Academy's complicity.
  • Magic Wand: All mages wield one in order to channel their abilities, from as dramatic as cones of fire to as mundane as being the conduit to send messages to another wand. Turns out to be a form of Sinister Surveillance as the Mage Academy can listen in and determine the location of every mage through their wands, so the standardization of wands was very deliberate. The loyal mages in the Imperial Army who refuse to back the Mage Academy when it declares war on the Lords break their wands as a sign of their defiance.
  • Magical Incantation: Mages are trained to activate their magic this way; their incantations usually are flowery lines describing the action they are about to perform, the length thereof often dependent on the sophistication of the spell.
  • Mundane Utility: In a medieval setting, mage wands serve as a seamless means of communication, being capable of sending live voice messages over long distances.
  • N.G.O. Superpower: The Mage Academy, powerful enough to keep Elam independent and to dictate codes of conduct among the Lords for the services of mages. Recognition of a Lord's court rank by the Mage Academy is viewed as a clear and binding determination. And when they openly show their colors as the perpetrators of the Great Hall Tragedy, they are a force formidable enough to vie with the combined Imperial Army formed from the Alliance, Union, and Treaty forces, albeit aided by defections from the aforementioned as well as after weakening them with saboteurs.
  • The Purge: The Mage Academy engages in this when it becomes clear that they must openly war against the Lords to prevent Theo from forming the Grancrest. In Elam, hit squads are sent to kill any Lords and mages who won't declare their loyalty to the Mage Academy and Artist saboteurs are activated throughout the Alliance, Union, and Treaty forces to weaken the new Imperial Army formed from their combined forces.
  • Squishy Wizard: The vast majority of mages are a Glass Cannon on the battlefield, eschewing armor in favor of robes and relying on powerful spells to destroy enemies before they can draw close.
  • The Strategist: Aside from their magical abilities, mages are most often this to the Lords they are contracted with, being capable of advising on domestic and foreign affairs. More skilled mages such as Siluca and Terius are accomplished military strategists and tacticians and the most powerful Lords such as Villar can have an entire corps of contracted mages, each with different administrative responsibilities.
  • Summon Magic: Mages can contract with supernatural creatures born of Chaos who can come to their aid. On the more benign side, we have Lord Balgary, a cait sith who interacts with Siluca, and on the more horrific are Chaos demons who respond to the summons of Dark Witches and the like.
  • Training the Gift of Magic: The goal of the Mage Academy and while there are other schools of magic in the setting, the Mage Academy is by far the most prolific in terms of nurturing and producing users of magic.

     Artists 
Powerful fighters that in lieu of forming a Crest or being able to wield magic, imbue the power of Chaos into their very bodies to gain a variety of abilities.
  • Chrome Champion: Some Artists can use their abilities to harden their skin like steel and become immune to most conventional weaponry, although in the one instance we see of this, the user's eyes are not so protected.
  • Marked Change: Although not universal, most of the time an Artist invoking his or her ability is shown by the tattoo on their body spreading in response or their appearance otherwise changing.
  • Our Monsters Are Different: Supernatural people in this setting are invariably Artists whose powers manifest in unique ways, the most prominent examples being lycanthropy and vampirism.
  • Power Tattoo: One of the telltale signs of an Artist and signifying the Chaos within them.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: Those Artists that double as supernatural people often have this, as werewolves, for instance, can transform any part of their body into that of a wolf without having to transform their entire body.

Main Characters

     Theo Cornaro 
https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/img_main.png
Voiced by: Kentaro Kumagai (Japanese), Brandon Winckler (English)

The male protagonist. A wandering knight who obtained a Crest from a Chaos Core. He comes from Sistina, a village ravaged by Chaos and oppressed by their Lord, Viscount Phederico Rossini. After rescuing Siluca from soldiers and telling her his goal to free his hometown, he becomes contracted to her and together they fight to stop the feuding Lords and end the Chaos era.


  • 100% Adoration Rating: His kindness and charisma makes him well liked not only by his supporters, but by the common folk as well.
  • Advantage Ball: One of his Crest powers is to imbue each of his followers with his flag on their body to raise their morale.
  • Badass Cape: After is decided he will become Emperor, he receives an impressive red one.
  • Badass Longcoat: Since his first appearance, his green coat with yellow trim has been part of his staple attire, including while kicking ass on the battlefield.
  • Bait-and-Switch: It initially appears that he will allow the rage of his followers and his own resentments to cloud his judgment in negotiations with the Rossini remnants after defeating their forces in the field, but he ultimately accepts Juzel's offer to pledge his loyalty to him and end the conflict without further bloodshed, much to Siluca's relief.
  • Battle Couple: He eventually hooks up with Siluca during their time fighting together, asking her to ultimately return to his hometown in Sistina after the fighting is concluded as his wife.
  • The Chains of Commanding: From the beginning, Theo understands that leadership is a responsibility, not a privilege, but he is really forced to confront that belief when Priscilla dies.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: He's been on the opposite side of the battlefield from a good number of the members of his household who have sworn loyalty to him after meeting Theo and growing attached to his ideals or his general magnanimity in victory.
  • The Exile: He went into exile because he was unable to forgive the villagers for his father's death. He returns years later to liberate Sistina from its oppressors.
  • Fantasy Counterpart Culture: In the Atlatan map (which is totally not based on Europe), Sistina is based on Italy (Sicily to be specific). Jokes about his smoothness when it comes to Siluca were made.
  • Fighter, Mage, Thief: Among the initial trio of Siluca, Irvin, and himself, Theo is the fighter, focusing on close quarters combat and using his shield to absorb enemy assaults as Siluca and Irvin use their abilities to destroy enemy soldiers en mass.
  • Foil: To Marrine. While Theo is a peasant-born lord driven by his quest for peace and the love he has for Siluca, Marrine is a princess of pure royal blood who forsakes her happiness and love for Alexis to focus on her goals for conquest. Theo's Relationship Upgrade with Siluca and Marrine's loveless affair with Milza even sediments how opposite they are.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: From a mere commoner who's gone into exile, to the leader of one of the strongest coalitions in the continent. Marrine actively contemplates at several turns if she committed a significant misstep by denying his request to join the Alliance and pushing him into the Union's arms as a result.
  • Good Is Not Soft: He always chooses the path that will result in less casualties but will fight if he has to. This mindset doesn't sit well with Milza, who views Theo as hopelessly naive and a cause of the age of Chaos continuing.
  • Heroes Prefer Swords: Played with. Although his main offensive weapon is a longsword, the one he most consistently relies upon and uses as the chief part of his personal battle style is his shield and accompanying armored gauntlet.
  • Innocently Insensitive: He muses that Siluca "really is a mage" in response to her discomfort with emotional intimacy. He doesn't know that mages are often stereotyped as unfeeling.
  • It's Personal:
    • He has a very good reason for hating the Rossini family. His father created a secret grain barn for the people of their town. But when the Rossini found out, the townsfolk betrayed him and he was executed as an example. Hidden Depths indeed.
    • This trope is also in effect when he accepts an one-on-one duel against Milza, which Siluca notes is out-of-character for him. After he wins, he tells her such a thing will never happen again because there isn't any other person he wants to kill personally due to their clashing ideals.
  • Luckily, My Shield Will Protect Me: Many have noticed that his true skill is in the shield rather than the sword. Best seen in the manga where he spars with Irvin: while Theo couldn't even scratch him, he managed to block all of Irvin's attacks. Later receives an upgrade courtesy of the Mage Association following Theo's capture of Yana; his enhanced shield proves capable of absorbing even Milza's blows with ease.
  • Magic Knight: As with all Lords, he can use his Crest to enhance his weaponry, armor, and shield.
  • Magnetic Hero: It helps that he's shown to be genuinely competent after he makes decisions in his own right when Siluca shows him more deference, but he has hell of a knack for accruing followers through his generosity, compassion, and willingness to share his vision of a land at peace. Practically all of his household members join for this reason and his ability to rally aid from the common people is noted by Siluca and Milza to be his defining trait as a military commander.
  • Nerves of Steel: Theo rarely loses his cool, regardless of the situation. The only times when this was subverted were when Siluca suddenly summoned a monster to help level up his Crest, when he comes face-to-face with Rossini and when Villar dies. Even then, he doesn't go over-the-top with his emotions.
  • Nice Guy: He's kind and respectful to everyone. He protects Siluca from soldiers without even knowing her and is always The Good King to the common folk he rules over and encounters.
  • Oblivious to Love: Downplayed. He vaguely notices that Siluca has feelings for him but initially shrugged them off as his imagination. Later he brings it up when they're alone, which results in a Big Damn Kiss and a Love Confession.
  • Rank Up: As he defeats demons and opposing Lords, his Crest increases his power and so does his court rank. By the time he enters into Villar's service, he has the rank of viscount. Following his conquest of Sistina and defeat of Yana, the Mage Association recognizes him as an earl, namely the Earl of Sistina.
    • Following his defeat of Milza and ascension to leader of the Altirk Treaty, he earns the rank of duke.
  • Redundant Rescue: How he meets Siluca, who as a very powerful mage, had no need of Theo's help against normal soldiers accosting her on the road.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Against the Rossini family that rules his native Sistina and killed his father. Subverted in the end when he permits Juzel Rossini to pledge his loyalty to him instead of massacring the remaining Rossini family members and loyalists, although he does demand that the family patriarch Phederico Rossini be executed for his past crimes.
  • Stone Wall: A master of defensive combat, both in person and as an army commander. The former leads him to specialize in Victory by Endurance, while the latter helps make him the most formidable general in the series.
  • Thunderbolt Iron: What the Mage Association claims the new shield they provided to him is made out of. It proves its worth against Milza.
  • Undying Loyalty: He credits Siluca with almost all his achievements, and submitted to Villar on the condition that he could still be with her.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: He has dark green hair.
  • Victory by Endurance: Jiving with his defensive-minded fighting style, he opts for this strategy against more skilled and powerful opponents, asserting that this is how he fights as his opponent flails against his defense. Most prominently, he bests Dorni Rossini after the latter exhausts himself against Theo's defense and is demoralized by his surrounding troops being routed.
    • He does the same during his duel against Milza, both in personal combat and as a larger strategy. Milza, an incredible combatant, has been fighting non-stop to reach him against but grows exhausted as Theo uses his defense to prolong the battle and is finally demoralized when he realizes that his army has been defeated while he was absorbed fighting Theo. Theo then quickly disarms Milza and executes him once it's clear he won't surrender.
  • Worthy Opponent: Marrine meets him in person to take his measure after Villar's death. She immediately marks him as one of her most dangerous enemies.

     Siluca Meletes 
https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/img_main_5.png
Voiced by: Akari Kitou (Japanese), Jeannie Tirado (English)

The female protagonist. A 17-year old Mage prodigy who graduated from six out seven magic faculties at the Magic Academy of Eram. She was to contract Villar Constance but due to the rumours surrounding the 'Lustful Earl' as well as her own hate towards the power-hungry Lords, she immediately forms a contract with Theo after realising that he was different from them.


  • Abusive Parent: Aubestes does love her but he's also a very strict Mage who caused Siluca to be discriminated against and almost killed her if not for Aishela's or the university's principal's protection. Queen Marrine herself ends up feeling sorry for Siluca because the failed negotiations mean that he'll most likely have to kill her in the battlefield.
  • The Ace: She's considered a mage prodigy, skilled in magic, political affairs, and military strategy.
  • A-Cup Angst: Downplayed with Siluca. She doesn't care that much about it but wasn't happy to hear Aishela comment on her 'lack of growth' during the Furo Scene. Being groped against her will might also have to do with that.
  • Agent Scully: Siluca actively discounts the scriptures of the Order of the Crest as convenient fairy tales, something that fuels her initial antagonism toward Priscilla.
  • All of the Other Reindeer: As a mage, she was ridiculed due to her ability to manipulate Chaos until she was adopted by Aubestes.
  • Badass Cape: She wears a long white cape as part of her uniform.
  • Battle Couple: She eventually starts a relationship with Theo during their time fighting together.
  • Fighter, Mage, Thief: Obviously the mage of the starting trio between she, Theo, and Irvin.
  • Hypercompetent Sidekick: Early on, Siluca is a highly accomplished mage, serving the rookie Lord Theo. She gets called out on this, as it's clear to everyone that Theo's something of a Puppet King and it's Siluca who is getting all the credit for his victories. It's only later that Theo starts acting like a Lord in his own right.
  • Idiot Hair: Has a prominent ahoge, although subverted in that she's one of the most intelligent and competent characters in the entire story.
  • Jack-of-All-Trades: She can use almost every type of magic. So far, she's demonstrated:
    • Blinded by the Light: She can emit a bright light from her wand to blind opponents.
    • Deflector Shields: Can guard against physical attacks, ranging from close-range weapons to a storm of arrows.
    • Dishing Out Dirt: Capable of forming walls of earth to crowd enemy soldiers for her area-of-effect magic.
    • Playing with Fire: Bringing down giant fireballs on her opponents is well within her capabilities.
    • Projectile Spell: She can infuse her wand with a large amount of magic and fire it as a missile. She uses this to cancel out Yana's equivalent desperation spell.
    • Shock and Awe: Her preferred form of attack.
    • Summon Magic: Summoned a chaos creature to attack Theo and allow him to increase the power of his Crest. She can also summon Lord Balgary, who uses Casting a Shadow magic to aid her.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She is The Unfettered when it comes to her goals, a bit arrogant and forceful about her schemes with a tendency of leaving people out of them until the last minute, and she's also dismissive of the Order of the Crest. However, she is kind, always polite and ultimately has the best of intentions with her actions. Her dislike of the Order is also caused by the friction between the Mage's Association and the Order, as Mages view Crests as a manifestation of the user's will while the Order views them as a gift from god that should be controlled by the Order.
  • Kind Hearted Cat Lover: She melts when it comes to Sir Balgary. That's even what made Theo realise that she has a Hidden Heart of Gold.
  • Light Is Good: She's frequently seen wearing a white uniform and despite some militaristic and pragmatic tendencies, she's ultimately shown to be very moral and steadfast in following Theo because of his vision for a land at peace.
  • Oblivious to Love: Downplayed. She's not really oblivious as she is uncertain. Despite all the hints he's been giving her, she wasn't sure of Theo's feelings for her. Lampshaded by Theo himself.
  • Purple Eyes: Her purple eyes are good indicators of her prowess with magic.
  • The Strategist: In addition to her abilities as a mage, she's an accomplished military and political strategist despite her age. She orchestrates Theo's rise and his political stance toward their neighboring countries and continues in this role when she enters Villar's service, being the architect of Villar's successful military campaign en route to the Union Lords' Congress. She reprises this role on Theo's behalf in Sistina, laying the groundwork for the Rossini family's fall.
  • Still Wearing the Old Colors: Still wears the stripperiffic outfit that was issued to her for Villar's service, long after she's joined Theo for keeps, much to Aishela's delight.
  • Stripperiffic: The outfit she got for the contract with Villar shows her belly and has a Dangerously Short Skirt.
  • Supporting Protagonist: At the beginning of the series, she has the most influence in the series, directing Theo's political and military stance as he grows his power base as a Lord, but it's all to set up Theo as the true main protagonist.
  • Tears of Joy: When Villar makes an offer to Theo to make him leader of Sevis at the cost of giving up Siluca to him, Theo refuses and instead makes a counter-offer to pledge himself to Villar as a lowly knight solely so he may keep Siluca as his mage, proclaiming that she is too important to him. As soon as she hears this, she runs off to an isolated corner of the castle and sobs in joy. Lassic has to explain to Theo that what he just said to Villar was probably the most precious thing she could have heard.
  • Together in Death: Asserts that this will be the result if Theo doesn't keep the promise he made to her to survive the coming conflict over the fate of the continent.
  • The Unfettered: Played with. She's militaristic and pragmatic, preferring force as a straightforward strategy when warranted and during Theo's rise, she holds few compunctions against selling his services to either the Alliance or the Union wherever it might help Theo. But she does have scruples and is ultimately shown to be a firm believer in Theo's peaceful vision for the continent, which extends to furthering his The Good King traits to help his popularity among the common people.
  • Unwanted Rescue: When Theo shows up, Siluca tells him that she didn't need to be rescued, as dealing with a group of foot soldiers would have been trivial for her.
  • Uptown Girl: Shades of this, as Siluca grew up in the cosmopolitan city of Elam, the heart of magic on the continent, whereas Theo is from a relative backwater in Sistina and a smaller village therein to boot.
  • Warhawk: Although she's not bloodthirsty or unduly aggressive, she often finds herself espousing these views over more peaceful alternatives. After Margaret leaves, Siluca is the most militaristic of Villar's advisers aside from Milza and has to be reprimanded by Laura when she goes too far in insisting on battle as a course of action.
  • Woman in White: Her usual outfit is colored in white.
  • You Are What You Hate: She is well aware that selfish mages like her are the problem with Atlatan. Years of training in the Academy only solidified her certainty that she wants to get as far away from it and anything it influences as possible- so she joins up with Theo.
Advertisement:

Theo's Household

As Theo becomes a Lord and increases his rank and holdings, he accrues a number of powerful and notable followers.
     Irvin 
https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/img_main_1.png
Voiced by: Yuuichi Nakamura (Japanese), Alan Lee (English)

A former butler and chamberlain of the Kreische family, now serving as Siluca's servant to atone for what he believes was his error in stopping her from possibly averting the Great Hall Tragedy that killed the two archdukes. An Artist, he utilizes the power of Chaos to enhance his speed and strength and is a skilled assassin.


  • Awesomeness by Analysis: Is capable of diagnosing his opponents with pinpoint accuracy quickly, multitasking, and planning ahead in battle. Noted by Boltz, who realizes that Irvin has been accumulating Boltz's poison on his blades during their parries to use against him.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: Although Irvin has a more practical outfit for battle, he's perfectly capable of fighting with his trademark agility in a full suit when called upon.
  • Battle Butler: He's a butler and assassin as well.
  • Braids of Action: Has a very long one, and is a damn good fighter and assassin.
  • Dark-Skinned Blonde: Kind of, the front of his hair is blond, but black on the back. He also happens to have a dark skin-tone.
  • Fighter, Mage, Thief: The thief to Theo's fighter and Siluca's mage of the three initial allies at the start of the story.
  • Knife Nut: Primarily specializes in knives, including throwing them with pinpoint accuracy.
  • My Greatest Failure: Being unable to prevent the Great Hall Tragedy made him swore allegiance to Siluca as a way for atonement.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: His hair covers his left eye.
  • Power Tattoo: Has one on his shoulder as an Artist but unlike Aishela's, his doesn't change or expand when he's using his powers.
  • Servile Snarker: He's unfailingly loyal to Siluca but doesn't hesitate to snark at her for some of the sticky situations she finds herself in.

     Aishela 
https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/img_main_6.png
Voiced by: Reina Ueda (Japanese), Allegra Clark (English)

An adoptive sister of Siluca at the mage academy, Aishela is an Artist called upon by Siluca to aid her and Theo against their foes.


  • Ambiguously Bi: Has the hots for Siluca and takes every opportunity to feel her up but also glomps a male soldier on the battlefield and calls him cute before trying to kill him.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Her outfit beneath her armor exposes it even more than Siluca's.
  • Battlecry: To emphasize her valkyrie theme:
    Aishela: I'll guide you to the afterlife!
  • Blade on a Stick: Her preferred weapon, although she seems to use a modular weapon that can switch out its blade for different situations.
  • Boobs of Steel: Has a huge rack and has the largest physical power among Theo's retainers.
  • Brought Down to Badass: Priscilla removes her Chaos mark to save her life, but Aishela loses her Artist powers in the process. She's still willing to fight in order to protect Siluca.
  • Geas: The organization Pandora implanted a geas on her Chaos mark so she was forced to assassinate Siluca and Theo or she will die. When she intentionally fails, the curse activates and would have died then and there had Priscilla not removed her mark.
  • Happily Adopted: Despite her disagreements with Aubestes, she fondly remembers being adopted by him.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Incredibly strong when channeling her abilities and she can tear through rank-and-file soldiers like paper.
  • The Mole: For the Mage Academy and specifically its secretive Pandora faction, which recruits dropouts from the Mage Academy and other displaced individuals to maintain the status quo and prevent the formation of the Grancrest. Ever since Theo and Siluca began their rise to power together, Aishela has been informing Pandora of all of their actions and movements.
  • Only One Name: Despite being Siluca's adoptive sister, she doesn't go by the Meletes surname because she considers Aubestes permitting the Mage Academy principal to possibly kill Siluca due to her breaking of the rules to be an unforgivable act.
  • Power Tattoo: Along with Facial Markings, one of the signs of being an Artist. The tattoos deepen and expand when she utilizes her abilities to enhance her speed and power.
  • Purple Is Powerful: Waist-length purple hair, and has the biggest brute force on the group.
  • Sinister Scythe: One of the weapons that can be formed from her modular Blade on a Stick.
  • Valkyries: The main theme of her battle outfit from the wings on her helmet to her choice of weapon.
  • The Worf Effect: Is the main casualty of Theo's first battle against Waldlind to show that the Waldlind knights are an entirely different class of enemy than what Theo's seen before. Aishela, who previously looked invincible against foot soldiers, is able to hold her own against the Waldlind knights for a time and even slaughter a few but she's eventually overwhelmed by their use of Crest bullets and critically injured before being saved by Priscilla's healing abilities.

     Lassic David 
https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/img_main_7.png
Voiced by: Satoshi Hino (Japanese), Imari Williams (English)

An independent Lord in the Savis region who engages with Theo and Siluca upon the former's ascension to lordship and becomes one of Theo's loyal followers upon his defeat.


  • Badass Cape: His fabulous red cape with fur trim is likely the most distinctive part of his attire and flows magnificently behind him as he's kicking ass.
  • Big Ol' Eyebrows: His eyebrows are thick and slightly bushy, which makes him look more expressive.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: After being defeated by Theo, he pledges himself to his cause, and has remained loyal since.
  • A Father to His Men: The guy truly cares about the men under his command.
  • Offscreen Moment of Awesome: He's implied to have continued to conduct military campaigns after he takes command of Savis and the story switches to Theo's exploits in Villar's service. When the Alliance gears up for war against Altirk, Villar gives Lassic the freedom to attack Alliance holdings at will and Lassic manages to conquer the neighboring state of Ozerl with ease.
  • Undying Loyalty: The Altirk Treaty Lords unanimously elect him as their leader, but he remains resolutely loyal to Theo and is insistent he will cede leadership once Theo proves his mettle to the other Lords.
  • You Are in Command Now: When Theo becomes Villar's knight, he receives all his holdings.
    • And later becomes leader of the Altirk Treaty while Theo is busy in Sistina.

     Moreno Dortous 
https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/img_main_3.png
Voiced by: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka (Japanese), Lucien Dodge (English)

Lassic's contracted mage and a former acquaintance of Siluca from the mage academy.


  • Brainy Brunette: Brown hair and is a much better planner than his liege.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Often, especially to Lassic.
  • Invisibility: Uses this magic to attempt a sneak attack on Siluca after she's occupied fighting his troops.
  • Magic Knight: Distinguishes himself from his mage peers by wielding a sword in battle in an attempt to avert being a Squishy Wizard, something that gives him the initial advantage in his fight against Siluca.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Frequently abrasive but he genuinely cares about Lassic and his cause and later dutifully serves Theo and Siluca in furthering their interests.
  • Sempai/Kohai: With Siluca going back to their time at the mage academy. He snarks about this prior relationship as they try to kill each other.
  • This Is Gonna Suck: His expression when Lassic informs him they are going to take on the Cyclops without an army.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Lassic. He's ready to give up his life as Theo and Siluca's hostage to allow Lassic to continue fighting before being shocked that Lassic is willing to surrender on his behalf. Confirms it later when he stays with Lassic without hesitation despite the Mage Academy declaring war on the Lords.
Advertisement:

     Priscilla Farnese 
https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/img_main_2.png
Voiced by: Natsumi Takamori (Japanese), Kayli Mills (English)

A priest of the Order of the Crest who joins Theo's forces when she claims to be led by a vision to his side.


  • Cheery Pink: Although she doesn't wear pink, her pink hair and unfailingly chipper and affable personality fall straight into this trope. She almost never takes Siluca's badgering about her religious beliefs personally and earnestly tries to proselytize Theo and Siluca on behalf of her Order constantly.
  • Chekhov's Gun: Turns out that her Crest, as a possible derivative of the Grancrest that will end the age of Chaos when it accepts all Crests, can also take in all forms of Chaos. This proves critical in saving Aishela's life after the latter's Geas starts killing her after she refuses to kill Theo and Siluca and Priscilla's absorbs Aishela's Artist powers into her Crest.
  • Face Death with Dignity: Knowing she will likely die if she confronts her Order's fake Pope, she nevertheless chooses to do her duty, even refusing a chance to be saved by Irvin.
  • Living MacGuffin: As the "Holy Grail." The Crest that appears when she uses her healing abilities is noted to be shaped differently than other members of her order. According to the teachings of the Order of the Crest, should a Holy Grail be given all the Crests of the world, a god will descend and end the age of Chaos. Theo notes the similarities between this tale and the formation of the Grancrest.
  • The Medic: As a priest with healing abilities, she serves as this for the group.
  • Messianic Archetype: The Maiden of the Holy Grail. She allows herself to be murdered to reveal the truth of the Grail to the Order, and to pass it on to Theo.
  • Prophet Eyes: When receiving revelations from the One God, and on several occasions, using her healing powers on the wounded, she enters a trance-like state where her eyes become dull and pale in color. Her tone and behavior changes as well, becoming more serious and monotonous.
  • Red Baron: The "Holy Grail of Farnese," referring to the unique Crest she was born with and her status as the daughter of the founder of the Order of the Crest.
  • Sacrificial Lion: Her death sets the stage for rest of the Order to ally with Theo.
  • Seers: Despite being a priest, she said some oddly prophetic things when healing Irvin after a battle and seems to go into a trance from time to time to comment on the fate of the people she heals.
  • Take Up My Sword: Her last act is to give up the Holy Grail to Theo and ask him to continue her mission.
  • Thanatos Gambit: Allows herself to be killed by the fake Pope to rally the Order's followers to her cause and give the Holy Grail to Theo.
  • Too Good for This Sinful Earth: A genuinely kind and benevolent girl, killed by Pandora's manipulations.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Soft pink to be precise.
  • White Mage: Has these vibes with her abilities being used entirely for healing.

     Emma and Luna 
https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/ema_and_luna.jpg
Emma (left), Luna (right)
Emma voiced by: Minori Suzuki (Japanese), Kayli Mills (English)
Luna voiced by: Megumi Nakajima (Japanese), Michelle Marie (English)

Two werewolf twins who are the daughters of Clara, the Werewolf Queen. After Theo saves them from Yana and Clara dies in the process, they join Theo's household.


  • Badass Adorable: They're a pair of cute but very powerful werewolf sisters that fight alongside Irvin.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Their outfits expose it, although not as much as Siluca or Aishela's.
  • Combination Attack: Skilled at these, much to Yana's chagrin.
  • Cute Bruiser: Their adorable appearances are juxtaposed against their brutality in combat, as they rip out the throats of armed soldiers with ease in their werewolf forms and inform their opponents in no uncertain language of how they're going to tear them apart.
  • Dark-Skinned Blond: Unlike Irvin, their hair is silver, just like their mother.
  • Double Jump: The goal of one of their combination attacks. While both in wolf form, one sister jumps on the back of the other, after which the bottom sister will propel both of them upward and allow the top sister use her as a platform to achieve a bigger jump. They use this to bypass Yana's powerful summoned demon and deal her a deep wound.
  • Identical Twin ID Tag: They're differentiated by the color of their clothes and respective earrings (Emma wears pink and has sun earrings while Luna wears blue and has moon earrings).
  • Little Bit Beastly: They usually manifest their werewolf powers with the ears and claws of a wolf.
  • Our Werewolves Are Different: Werewolves are Artists whose powers manifest as lycanthropy. Emma and Luna can partially transform their bodies as well as take a full wolf form.
  • Ninja Maid: Are trained as maids and servants by Irvin, who they take a shine to. And even in their maid uniforms, they're capable of transforming and going on the warpath, as the Rossini assassins at the Lords' Congress experienced to their detriment.
  • Sibling Team: They always fight together.
  • The Nose Knows: Courtesy of their werewolf powers. They instantly recognize Yana's scent when she comes close to Theo's battle with Dorni Rossini.
  • You Killed My Father: They want revenge on Yana for killing their mother Clara, the Werewolf Queen.

     Juzel Rossini 
Voiced by: Shuuhei Iwase

One of the three sons of the ruler of Sistina, Phederico Rossini, Juzel is the lone survivor of the ruling Rossini family after Theo's conquest of Sistina and enters into Theo's service to preserve his life and peacefully reunite their shared homeland.


  • Heel–Face Turn: He offers his services to Theo in an attempt to follow his father's wishes and preserve his life and the Rossini name but over the course of their negotiations, he comes to genuinely believe in Theo's cause.
  • Man in White: As opposed to his siblings, who prefer red, his white long coat with checkered lining is the defining part of his attire.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: His defining trait. He openly opines on the sustainability of the Rossini family's tyranny over Sistina and regretfully remarks that it's too late for them to change their stripes.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: Is entirely unlike his siblings, quiet where they are fiery and analytical and pragmatic when they are quickly roused to anger. Given that he eventually joins Theo, Juzel ironically most resembles his father in temperament of the three Rossini siblings.
  • Slave Liberation: Offers to Theo to spark this among the slaves in Starck, drawing on his experience ruling Sistina as part of the Rossini family to illustrate both ways to crush a rebellion and to foster one. Later follows up on during the conflict between Starck and Haman, turning the Starck slaves against the Nords at a critical juncture in the battle.
  • The Stoic: Remains composed and logical even in dire situations, such as dealing with his father's despair once the Rossini family's rule appears to be crumbling and when Theo relays the desires of his supporters to see Juzel and his father executed.

     Petr Moldva 
https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/record_of_grancrest_war_artwork_004.jpg
Voiced by: Taichi Ichikawa

One of the Lassic's subbordinates and infantry commander. Later he is promoted to the lord of Bultava province.


  • Helmets Are Hardly Heroic: During the battle between Lassic's and Theos's forces unlike his subordinates he does not wear a helmet and he survives Aishela's assault.
  • Only One Name: Same as other Lassic's captains of common origin, he had no surname at first. But after the battle of Altirk he took the name of the river that flows through his hometown as one.
  • Rags to Royalty: Just a common infantry captain, he received a title of the lord sometime after the liberation of Sistina as Bultava was also given to Theo by the Mages Association.
  • Trap Master: His main specialities on the field are ambushes, diversions and sneak attacks as shown during the battles with Theo and, later, Marrine forces and during the siege of Elam.

Factory Alliance

One of the two superpowers on the continent, led by the Kreische family that rules the state of Waldlind. Following the Great Hall Tragedy, their leader is Marrine Kreische, formerly the betrothed of Alexis Doucet, current leader of the Union.
     In General 
  • The Empire: Marrine's endgame for the Alliance should she succeed in conquering the continent and has some signs of it even in the current setting. While Marrine does need to build consensus and seek out the support of her fellow Alliance Lords, she wields a great deal of unitary power and is not afraid to utilize it.

Lords

     Marrine Kreische 
Voiced by: Ai Kayano (Japanese), Erika Harlacher (English)

The leader of the Alliance and the Margrave of Waldlind.


  • Anti-Villain: Marrine is a ruthless Young Conqueror Warrior Princess who intends to rebuild The Empire by military force and kill anyone who refuses to swear fealty to her. She's not evil at all, just entirely too cynical; she believes that this is the most effective way to reunite the Grancrest and bring an end to the age of Chaos. Given how the last attempt to reunite the continent through marriage turned out, and what a useless fop her beloved Alexis is at first, it's easy to see why she rejects the idea of defeating Chaos that way.
  • Badass Army: The commander of one. The Waldlind knights are a heavily armored, disciplined, and formidable force with Undying Loyalty to Marrine, capable of outright crushing the vast majority of opponents they meet on the open field. Also shown to be the only military force in the story utilizing what are called Crest bullets, magic-powered crossbows capable of causing fortified castle emplacements to crumble under a volley.
  • Battle Ballgown: Always seen wearing a long black dress, even in battle, where she adds a suit of armor over it.
  • Big Damn Kiss: Gives this to Alexis as she resetablishes her love for him in episode 20.
  • The Cavalry Arrives Late: She and her forces arrive way too late to aid Milza in his fight against Theo, so she retreats before the enemy forces notice their presence.
  • The Chains of Commanding: Feels these constantly as a result of her position. Even when emotionally troubled by some of the actions she has to do, including fighting Villar, sleeping with Milza, or deciding to war with Alexis, she feels obligated by virtue of her status as leader of the Alliance and one capable of ending the age of Chaos to go on regardless.
  • The Conqueror: Her plan for the entire continent in order to end the age of Chaos and create the Grancrest. Helps that she's shown to be a highly capable military and political leader, as well as the ruler of seemingly the most powerful military force on the continent.
  • Cruel to Be Kind: Ultimately the reason for reason for her conquest. She wanted to keep Alexis safe and out of the war, and becomes very shaken when he steps into the frontlines anyway.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Always dresses in black and but is not actively villainous, just the leader of the faction opposite the heroes and brutal and pragmatic about her goals.
  • Groin Attack: A flashback episode shows her delivering one to an arrogant noblemen who punched out Alexis and tried to get fresh with her.
  • Easily Forgiven: Alexis holds no hard feelings towards her for past deeds, including giving her body up to Milza, much to her surprise.
  • Foil: To Theo. While Theo is a peasant-born lord driven by his quest for peace and the love he has for Siluca, Marrine is a princess of pure royal blood who forsakes her happiness and love for Alexis to focus on her goals for conquest. Theo's Relationship Upgrade with Siluca and Marrine's loveless affair with Milza even sediments how opposite they are.
  • I Did What I Had to Do: She does a lot of moral questionable acts during her campain, but she makes clear several times that she isn't proud of herself for it.
  • Iron Lady: In spades. In part since she has to act as such to keep the Alliance Lords in line and also since she believes this attitude is necessary to unite the continent.
  • Lie Back and Think of England: Willingly sleeps with Milza for a night in order to gain his allegiance. It's clear that she doesn't enjoy it and tears up when thinking of Alexis, but she visibly steels herself during the act and doesn't appear to hold any hard feelings for Milza after the fact, giving him a respectful farewell after his death.
  • Mighty Glacier: Not her directly but Milza mentions this as the case of her Waldlind knights, implacable in battle but slow in maneuver and not the type to safely lead a fighting retreat. This forms part of Milza's decision to charge into Theo's ranks to his death to avoid having Marrine commit to a battle she might not win and possibly would be incapable of retreating from.
  • Pretty Princess Powerhouse: Marrine, elegant princess of the Alliance who is perhaps the most gifted political and military leader in the series. She doesn't fight much herself, but she doesn't hesitate to personally behead a traitor with her own sword - one-handed, at that.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Although stern and unyielding about her goals, she comes across as eminently reasonable and empathetic even to her enemies. When she sallies against Theo after Villar's death, they have an amicable discussion that displays their differing ideologies but practically no antipathy for each other. And while Marrine can be brutal when needed, she generally gives the Alliance Lords leeway in their domestic affairs, only lightly admonishing Ulrica and Milza for not containing a slave rebellion and allowing the formation of the Altirk Treaty respectively but allowing them to set their policies in each regard.
  • Red Baron: The Black Princess. Fitting considering her regular attire and cold and distant attitude at the head of her armies.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: A princess and an army commander. If she's rarely pitted directly against Theo, it's because she's busy with other campaigns.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: She's attracted to Alexis' genuinely kind heart. That said, she wishes he'd be a little less of an idiot about it and open to the consequences of their relationship.
  • The Strategist: Much of her time on screen while not in battle is her actively directing the Alliance's military and political grand strategy; while she does consult with Aubestes frequently, it's made clear that she's the main force powering the Alliance's actions, as opposed to Siluca and Theo's early relationship. Some of her more notable feats include gaining the loyalty of Erik, the King of Starck, and identifying Milza as a potential asset, both of whom prove critical in Villar's defeat. She also proves as flexible politically as she is on the battlefield, inducing Dawson to defect in order to defeat the Earl of Le Couleurs, who had resisted all of her attempts to best him militarily beforehand.
  • Undying Loyalty: The recipient of this from her Waldlind knights. Even when it is clear that she is willing to violate the Lords' Code to win and commit what amount to war crimes even by the standards of a medieval fantasy setting, her knights remain unfailingly loyal to her.
  • The Unfettered: She's willing to do whatever it takes to become Empress, even if it means fighting against those she cares about, using underhanded tricks in contravention of the Lord's Code, and sleeping with Milza to gain his allegiance.
  • The Woman Wearing the Queenly Mask: Buries her kinder and more gentle side that she showed to Alexis in favor of sheer ruthlessness and devotion to conquering the continent. When Villar notes in his dying words that he wishes she could be wed to Alexis for the sake of her happiness, she claims that she has shed any notion of ever being worthy of happiness.
  • Underestimating Badassery: She considered Theo too much of an idealist to consider as an ally. When his successes under the Union's wing become harder to ignore, she seriously begins to wonder if she made a mistake in rejecting him.

     Ulrica 
Voiced by: Sayaka Harada (Japanese), Reba Buhr (English)

The ruler of the Starck nation of the Alliance and daughter of King Erik of Nord.


  • An Axe to Grind: Her weapon is a huge axe almost as big as her entire body. She also utilizes throwing axes she can imbue with her Crest for greater cutting ability.
  • Blood Knight: She loves to fight. When she discovers one of Villar's contracted mages, Ulrica is ecstatic she can kill her without consequences because Villar is still alive.
  • Braids of Action: Has a waist long braid, and has the skill and strength to warrant it.
  • Daddy's Girl: She clearly adores her father Erik.
  • Dangerously Short Skirt: Wears a mini-skirt plus her Zettai Ryouiki, and she's certainly a dangerous little woman.
  • Didn't See That Coming: Because of her pride and dependance on brute force, she's completely blindsided when Juzel plants seeds of rebellion among the enslaved population of Starck, forcing her to withdraw her invasion of Haman in order to quell it.
  • Fiery Redhead: Redheaded and always eager for a fight.
  • Idiot Hair: Although like in Theo and Siluca's case, it doesn't indicate her actual intelligence.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: She's shorter than Marrine, but carries an axe that's probably as heavy as she is.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: She clearly doesn't like working with Milza and the feeling is mutual.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: She's not mentioned again since her last appearance.

     Erik 
The King of Nord and an ally of the Alliance.
  • An Axe to Grind: Unsurprisingly, he wields a huge battle axe.
  • Badass Beard: Has a fittingly wild, white beard and is a formidable personal combatant.
  • The Berserker: Thanks to his Crest, his warriors turn into this, ignoring fatal wounds until their bodies give out. And when he uses it on himself, he shreds Union soldiers like tissue paper.
  • Blood Knight: Just like his daughter, he loves a good, bloody fight, refusing to retreat when Alexis' superior formation bleeds his forces and deciding to go out in a blaze of glory covered in his enemies' blood.
  • Horny Vikings: Considering were he's from, it's no surprise he has a horny helmet. He even evokes Valhalla before making his final suicidal charge into the enemy ranks.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: When he makes his way onto Alexis' flagship, he's impaled on a giant bolt shot from one of the ship's scorpions but shows incredible endurance as he rips out the hook and continues trying to kill Alexis.
  • Large and in Charge: He's a very big man, and the undisputed ruler of Nord.
  • Rasputinian Death: Oh dear lord! First he's shot with dozens of arrows, impaled with a giant crossbow bolt to the chest, stabbed with poisoned knives by Alexis' Artist servant, and he only truly dies when he's decapitated.
  • Red Baron: "The Sea King." Fitting for the leader of a Norse-themed viking raider nation. Unfortunately for him, it clouds his judgment and leads him to be far too overconfident when facing Alexis in a sea battle.
  • Underestimating Badassery: When told by Marrine he should be cautious when facing Alexis. he says "screw it" and launches an all-out attack. And just like Dawson, his army suffers some heavy losses when trying to break Alexis sea formation. This leads him launch one final maddened assault, where he perishes and Alexis takes his Crest.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: Besides his fur cloak, his torso is exposed.

     Milza Kuces 
https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/record_of_grancrest_war_53.jpg
Voiced by: Wataru Hatano (Japanese), Kaiji Tang (English)

The prince of Dartania and a formidable fighter who seeks the Lord who can unite the continent and form the Grancrest.


  • Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: He's perhaps the deadliest warrior on the continent and not an incompetent general, but he really tends to underestimate his foes and overestimate his own power, causing him to charge into Theo's trap in the Forest of Eternal Darkness.
  • Assassin Outclassin': Impressively pulls this off against Irvin, who uses his abilities to appear right behind Milza and attempt to cut his throat while the latter is on horseback and has just fended off Aishela, Emma, and Luna. Milza blocks Irvin's attack and knocks him off his horse by contorting in his saddle such that he's hanging on with one leg and then pulls himself back onto his horse while still running at full gallop.
  • Attack! Attack! Attack!: A proponent of this and he disdains Theo's more defensive-minded fighting style and desire to avoid unnecessary casualties. To illustrate the difference, when Villar marches on Alliance holdings to join the Union Lords at their Congress, Theo and Milza are each shown taking a castle as part of the overall campaign: Milza slaughters the primary inhabitants of his castle and takes the Lord's Crest forcibly, whereas Theo convinces his opposing Lord to surrender without bloodshed and even swear loyalty to him personally.
    • This noted, he's not blind to tactical considerations and willingly withdraws his forces after he fails to kill Lassic in their first encounter and the Altirk Treaty Lords threaten to surround and overwhelm him.
  • Bad Boss: At first to Terius, frequently threatening him when Terius makes contrary remarks or tries to dissuade him from reckless courses of action, but he grows to respect Terius after the latter grows a spine and sticks by his recommendations despite Milza's recriminations.
  • Badass Baritone: He has a deep and intimidating voice.
  • Badass Long Robe: Wears Arabic-inspired attire at all times, even deigning to wear it on the battlefield sans armor.
  • Beard of Evil: Has a goatee, and is amoral and bloodthirsty.
  • Blood Knight: To him a good battle is one with tons of bloodshed.
  • Blood-Splattered Warrior: Frequently in combat and used to show how brutal and badass he is, often emerging from a brawl with overwhelming amounts of opposition covered in his enemies' blood.
  • Combat by Champion: Challenges Theo to this after he manages to bring his forces through the Forest of Eternal Darkness. Predictably, given that Theo has bled Milza's forces using skirmisher tactics during his march and Milza faces the prospect of attacking Theo's fortified castle with limited resources, Theo refuses.
  • Defiant to the End: When Theo asks him if will surrender (although Theo casts it as merely a formality, knowing the answer as a result of this trope), Milza exclaims that he will never beg for his life. Theo stabs him afterward and in a final show of defiance, Milza attempts to rise to die on his feet.
  • Duel to the Death: With his forces surrounded, he charges at Theo's camp to face him in a personal duel. He's defeated and Villar's Crest is recovered by Theo after killing him.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Despite all the blood he has shed, even he finds the Nords' ruling methods disagreeable.
  • Fatal Flaw: His love of bloodshed and refusal to back down even when faced with overwhelming odds cost him dearly when his exhaustion makes him lose his duel against Theo, who takes his Crest and his life.
  • Frontline General: He always personally leads the charge of his army.
  • I Fight for the Strongest Side: The one that can unify the continent to wit, focusing his attentions on Villar. After Villar refuses the leadership of the Union, he changes his allegiance to Marrine after she agrees to sleep with him to prove her dedication to uniting the continent.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Very fast, capable of dancing around a huge number of enemies and dispatching them in turn before they know what's going on, as well as hitting like a truck. He can lift a man impaled on his sword with one arm from horseback and later pulls off an especially impressive feat of taking a full-on attack from Aishela, whose Artist abilities allow her to tear apart infantry with ease and is this trope in her own right, and knocking her back while still being fast enough to disable Emma and Luna, who were attempting to attack his unguarded sides.
  • The Juggernaut: Although he's ultimately unsuccessful and killed due to exhaustion at Theo's hands, he's shown to be this when he charges to kill Theo despite being vastly outnumbered by Theo's Altirk militia and the Altirk Treaty forces, as Milza makes his way through all of the aforementioned, including dealing with all of Theo's dangerous household members in individual combat, in the process.
  • Might Makes Right: Of this opinion. He sees the current era as an ideal time where the cream that will rise to the top are those with the ruthlessness and ambition to survive. Shown as one of the primary reasons he detests Theo, who embodies the rise of the common people to power, something that Milza, who endorses the rule of great men who will emerge as Lords, cannot condone.
  • One-Man Army: And how! This guy easily has the highest body count out of everyone in the series and is shown to be capable of sacking castles on his lonesome. When he leads Dartania's naval fleet against Altirk, he leaps into battle aboard Altirk's ships and annihilates their crews single-handedly.
    • Of course, even he has limits. When he faces Theo after fighting non-stop against Theo's assembled army, consisting of vast numbers of Altirk militia as well as the Altirk Treaty forces, he's exhausted and his Crest is barely keeping him going, showing even a juggernaut like him isn't immune to getting tired.
  • Pet the Dog: After an extended bout of threatening and belittling Terius as his primary strategist, Milza eventually admits to Terius that he's changed him for the better and curbed his more destructive instincts.
  • Red Baron: He becomes known as "The Black Prince" and is certainly a fitting moniker.
  • Scary Scorpions: Has this theme going from the scorpion brooch in his turban to the stylized scorpion on his scimitar.
  • Self-Made Orphan: Kills his own father, who he deemed too weak, to take the throne of Dartania after Milza pledges himself to Marrine's cause in order to bring Dartania to the side of the Alliance.
  • Sinister Scimitar: His weapon of choice and it fits his savage close quarters style of combat. Interestingly, he uses it even when on horseback to great effect even though it appears the size of a short sword.
  • Tyrant Takes the Helm: After being installed as the new leader of Altirk by Marrine. While aware of the consequences of going too far in this respect to the extent that he rebukes Ulrica on the same subject, he eventually turns to suppressing dissent in Altirk with brutal force.
  • Villainous Breakdown: After fighting non-stop to reach Theo and fight him personally, he realizes that not only he's exhausted, his army has been defeated and Theo is barely tired. He barely recomposes himself before Theo plunges his sword through Milza's throat.
  • Villainous Valour: The man is ruthless and bloodthirsty, but he never shows cowardice or hesitation.
  • Undying Loyalty: When he said he would be loyal to Marrine and aid her in conquering the continent should she sleep with him, he wasn't mincing words. When the Altirk forces led by Theo threaten to overwhelm Milza's Dartanian army, Milza insists on a desperate charge into the enemy ranks rather than risk Marrine's safety since the numerically inferior Waldlind reinforcements en route to relieve Milza aren't sufficient to change the outcome of the battle.
  • Worthy Opponent: Comes to see Lassic as one after he survives an encounter against him. Notably, he refuses to extend the same courtesy to Theo, considering him an unambitious upstart.

Mages

     Aubestes Meletes 
Voiced by: Satoshi Mikami (Japanese), Ben Lepley (English)

The chief contracted mage of Marrine and Siluca's adoptive father.


  • Court Mage: All contracted mages are this to an extent, but Aubestes being the mage of the leader of the Alliance especially emphasizes this.
  • Gray Eyes: Which help emphasize his stoic demeanor and blind loyalty.
  • Hidden Depths: He admits to Siluca and Aishela that he wishes he was a better father to them growing up.
    • Siluca noted that after surviving the Mage Academy's attempt to execute her, Aubestes embraced her and wept uncontrollably.
    • He is thankful to Aishela for taking care of Siluca and being a parental figure in his place.
  • Pet the Dog: He hugs his adopted daughter the second time they see each other after coldly rebuking her request to join the Alliance previously.
  • The Stoic: Almost never emotes on screen save for the above example, even when rejecting his daughter's request to join the Alliance.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Marrine. Despite it being shown that mages are permitted to void their contracts with their Lords should their Lord in question break the Lord's Code or related treaties, he willingly assists Marrine in using a horrific poison gas attack on a castle by manipulating the surrounding Chaos. And naturally, he stays with her even after the Mage Academy declares its independence and calls all mages to its side.

     Terius Savoye 
Voiced by: Yuuma Uchida
One of Marrine's contracted mages and given as a servant to Milza. While he's not especially good with magic, he's a competent strategist. He constantly tries to keep his master's more damaging impulses in check.
  • Better to Die than Be Killed: With Milza dead, he quickly drinks a bottle of poison, preferring to join his Lord in death.
  • The Dragon: Technically he's this for Milza.
  • My Master, Right or Wrong: He's not particularly thrilled about serving someone as bloodthirsty as Milza, but like most contracted mages, he obeys him regardless. Comes to eventually embody this trope in full after Milza starts to show Terius more respect and deference.
  • Non-Action Guy: Likely as a result of being poor in magic, he's never shown to serve any function on the battlefield beyond being The Strategist. This makes his desire to join Milza in his final charge into Theo's ranks an especially poignant moment.
  • Out-Gambitted: Despite having a keen mind for military strategy, he's ultimately a victim of this at Siluca's hands. Following the inconclusive engagement between Theo and Milza in the Forest of Eternal Darkness, Terius advises Milza to defeat the remainder of the Altirk Treaty lords in order to force Theo out of his fortified castle and into the field where he can be defeated. Siluca, however, sets up a False Flag Operation in the state of Regalia with Selge seemingly being overthrown by his people and forced to flee; Milza is induced to leave behind soldiers as an occupying force and his absence gives Theo enough time to emerge from the Forest of Eternal Darkness and raise a huge levy of 50,000 militia from the Altirk citizenry. Siluca then further cuts off the knees of Terius' strategy to hole up in Castle Unicorn until reinforcements can arrive by having Juzel Rossini induce a slave rebellion among the Starck ranks, forcing them to retreat to their homeland. This leaves Milza isolated with only 5,000 soldiers in Castle Unicorn and besieged by over ten times his number from Theo and the Altirk Treaty lords and only 3,000 Waldlind knights led by Marrine coming in relief.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: His hair sometimes covers his left eye.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Averted. While his eyes are red, they aren't particularly noteworthy.
  • Smart People Wear Glasses: He uses them and what he lacks in magical prowess, he compensates with a strategic mind.
  • The Strategist: In both domestic and military affairs for Milza, who he attempts to give well-reasoned advice. Although terrified of Milza, he eventually grows enough of a spine to convey his recommendations more forcefully, something that earns Milza's respect and observance of Terius' stratagems.
  • Together in Death: Non-romantic example but he kills himself after Milza is defeated, despondent that his strategies weren't enough to ensure Milza's victory.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Dark blue actually.
  • Undying Loyalty: Eventually grows to have this toward Milza despite being nominally contracted to Marrine, especially after Milza returns his sentiments and grows to appreciate Terius for his loyalty and willingness to stick by his strategic decisions. Terius ends up proving this loyalty by joining his liege in death.

Fantasia Union

The other superpower on the continent led by Alexis Doucet. Governed by a congress constituted of the Lords of the Union.
     In General 
  • Awakening the Sleeping Giant: The entry of the Union into the ongoing war between the Altirk Treaty and the Alliance is treated as this, as even with certain losses and defections, the vast majority of the Union military forces are unblemished and capable of facing the Alliance and Treaty on equal terms.
  • The Federation: Has shades of this in practice, as the Lords' Congress sets Union policy in a fairly democratic manner, the constituent Lords voting for set proposals. Played with, however, in that Alexis willfully acts as a nominal head for the majority of the story and doesn't use his enormous clout among the Union Lords to determine the Union's course; when he's finally roused into action against the Alliance, the rest of the Union Lords unquestionably follow him, showing that the only thing separating the Union from acting very much akin to the Alliance is Alexis having the same level of steely determination as Marrine to act as such.
  • Head-in-the-Sand Management: The greater consensus among the Lords' Congress. Even with Marrine blatantly putting the Alliance on the warpath and making her intentions to conquer the continent all but plain, the majority of the Union Lords are too wedded to the status quo to do anything about it. Enabled also by Alexis, whose peaceful nature, lack of decisiveness, and refusal to fight Marrine allow the peace faction of the Lords' Congress to hold sway. This endures even when Villar, arguably the most prominent Union Lord other than Alexis himself, is killed by Marrine, inducing the formation of the Altirk Treaty in response to the Union's non-action. It takes Theo and Siluca convincing Alexis otherwise to break this stance.
  • Not-So-Omniscient Council of Bickering: The Lords' Congress often devolves into this, as too many Lords are content with the status quo and would rather not take any proactive action to disturb it. That Alexis is entirely unwilling to affirmatively use his unquestioned popularity and status among the Union Lords to dictate policy doesn't help either.
  • The Power of Love: Supposedly something the Union promotes, although its only mention is in a proclamation by Villar during the Lords' Congress.

Lords

     Villar Constance 
https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/img_main_4.png
Voiced by: Takahiro Sakurai (Japanese), Greg Chun (English)

The Earl of Altirk. Despite being Marrine's cousin, he is a prominent Lord of the Union and is who Siluca is expected to be contracted to at the start of the series.


  • 100% Adoration Rating: The regard his subjects hold him in cannot be overstated. There's the troops in Castle Unicorn who fight to the last man after his death in order to avenge him against the Waldlind forces but even well after Waldlind's victory and Milza's installation as the new ruler of Altirk, upstart Lords and remnants of Altirk's forces continue to resist Milza at every turn in Villar's memory.
    • Shown in grand style when Theo emerges from the Forest of Eternal Darkness and begins raising an army from Altirk citizenry to defeat Villar's usurper, as Theo swells his forces almost tenfold and marches on Castle Unicorn with 50,000 in tow when Milza can only field 5,000 and is holding on hoping for Waldlind and Starck reinforcements.
  • Almighty Janitor: His court rank of earl is not an accurate measure of his strength, either personally or in terms of followers. According to Episode 8, a more accurate title would be archduke, if he'd just take it.
  • Big Fancy Castle: The ruler of one of these, Castle Unicorn, which borders on being a Bright Castle for how fairy tale and picturesque it is.
  • Chivalrous Pervert: That's how people see him.
  • Doomed Moral Victor: His death triggers the Altirk Treaty, splitting the Union and getting most of its Lords to actually fight against the Alliance while Alexis dithers.
  • Dying Moment of Awesome: With the battle against Waldlind lost, he and Margaret undertake a final suicidal charge into the enemy ranks, taking dozens of soldiers along with them. Even after fighting through an entire bridge of enemies, he's still powerful enough to survive an entire volley of Crest bullets from the Waldlind knights, a weapon powerful enough to destroy castle fortifications, and have a conversation with Marrine before kicking the bucket.
  • The Good King: As Earl of Altirk, he is beloved by his commoners and nobles alike, and acts as The Mentor to the mages and Lords under his command.
  • Honor Before Reason: Despite having wide support among the Union Lords and even Alexis' blessing, he declines to take leadership of the Union to wage war against the Alliance because he refuses to take the first strike against Marrine. This costs him Milza's support and ultimately his life.
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy: Almost to the level of Alexis. His waist-length blond hair, stylish and colorful clothes (even his battle outfits), and fair complexion rise to Bishōnen levels.
  • The Mentor: Takes an interest in Theo's growth once Theo enters his service as a knight. He includes Theo as part of retinue for the major events he hosts in Castle Unicorn, gives him important assignments such as pacifying the Forest of Eternal Darkness, and has him as a significant part of his campaign against the Alliance en route to the Lords' Congress, where he engenders two major plot points by introducing Theo to Phederico Rossini and Alexis Doucet. He even takes time to send a final message to Theo much in this spirit:
    Villar: Theo. You managed to entertain me in various ways. From here on, be sure to stun the world.
  • Parental Neglect: The subject of this from his mother, Floria, who was a member of the Kreische family and married Villar's father Lucien Constance. When Lucien defected to the Union, Floria was disowned by her Kreische family relatives and gave Villar the I Have No Son! treatment. Villar rationalizes this as Floria pushing him away to prevent Lucien from focusing on Villar's Kreische blood but the psychological impact is sufficient enough that Villar finds it difficult to open himself up to women, including his beloved Margaret.
  • Politeness Judo: Certainly not afraid of snarking with a perfectly composed face, giving Dawson, the foremost of the peace-minded Union Lords during the Lords' Congress firmly set on antagonizing Villar for his conflict with the Alliance, a healthy dose of this.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Is beloved by his populace and treats his subordinates with respect and consideration. He holds no hard feelings toward Siluca for contracting with Theo and is prepared to make Theo the King of Savis in recognition of his accomplishments before Theo requests to enter his service as a knight.
  • Red Baron: The "Lustful Earl" due to his reputation for only contracting with young female mages. The outfit he provides for Siluca does not help matters in that respect. It turns out that he respects and does not take advantage of his contracted mages; the fact that they are all female is only out of respect to his people, who have shamanistic traditions, and he excuses his mages from his service once they turn 25 so they can pursue their own lives and interests.
  • Together in Death: Dies in battle alongside Margaret, who he never had the courage to marry in life.
  • Undying Loyalty: He inspires this in those who serve him. And after he's killed, his forces and mages refuse to obey Milza and fight to the end or commit suicide rather than serving another.
  • Xanatos Speed Chess: While honorable and with considerable scruples, he's not opposed to stratagem when it suits him, lulling Waldlind into a false sense of security by refusing Theo and Siluca's request to join the Union, and subsequently routing Waldlind and his cousin Marrine from the field after they believe that can bringing overwhelming force to bear against Theo with impunity. He ends the day with an expanded territory and the services of Theo and Siluca to boot.

     Alexis Doucet 
Voiced by: Yuichi Iguchi (Japanese), Aleks Le (English)

The Marquis of Jalucia and head of the Union. Formerly Marrine's betrothed.


  • Art Attacker: Played with. His Crest power allows him to direct his troops as if he's a painter filling a canvas with different colors, directing them flawlessly as the painting comes together and his enemy is torn apart in the process. Helps that he wields a baton that is imagined as a paintbrush as he does this.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Don't let his kindness fool you, if he has the right motivation to fight, he will fight, just ask Lord Dawson.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: He's not a warrior, and he's so weak-spirited most of the time that he'd rather let the Union be crushed than oppose Marrine... but if he has to save Marrine from herself? He'll raise the forces of the Union and lead them against her and show that that kind exterior and artistic personality hides a fearsome military strategist.
  • Cultured Badass: A capable painter, singer, and sculptor who also happens to be a superb battlefield commander. When he prepares to lead his forces against Dawson, he compares the ensuing battle to playing a melody.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: After steeling his resolve and joining the war, he regains Marrine's love for good.
  • Hollywood Tactics: Surprisingly averted and used to show his prowess as The Strategist. In a pre-modern era, his well-trained forces use flags, trumpets, drums, and other signs on the battlefield to change formation and indicate different movements. It helps, of course, that his Crest power allows him to better direct his troops but his forces liberally use the aforementioned mundane means of communication as Alexis' fast moving cavalry separate, encircle, and slowly obliterate numerically inferior and slower foot soldiers.
  • Light Is Good: His bright and light-colored outfits reflect his cheerful and earnest personality and contrast the stern and coldly pragmatic black-wearing Marrine.
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy: Very, very handsome with long blond hair, a fair complexion, and deep purple eyes. When he appears at the ball preceding the Lords' Congress, the female members of the audience are universally fawning over him.
  • Modest Royalty: Always humble and effacing even when surrounded by his nominal inferiors as the head of the Union.
  • Neutral No Longer: After being told by Theo that becoming Empress and uniting the continent by force won't make Marrine happy, he snaps out of his funk and immediately leads his army against Dawson, who had betrayed the Union and sided with the Alliance.
  • Nice Guy: When younger, he freely taught orphaned children how to sing and earned their trust such that they ended up singing with him not for the money or food he offered but since they genuinely enjoyed his company. This was one of several things that earned him Marrine's affections.
  • Non-Action Guy: Played with. He has a sword on his person and with a Crest of his power, he should be able to destroy foot soldiers with contemptuous ease, but he's only ever shown directing forces on the battlefield from the rear as a commander. The two times he's in the thick of things, he depends on Theo, Siluca, and Theo's household to defend himself against the Rossini assassins and in the second, he's retreating from the Sea King Erik in the throes of his berserker Crest power. This noted, given that Alexis was attempting to visit Theo incognito and that Erik had been all but unstoppable up to that point, his reactions appear eminently reasonable in both instances.
  • Oh, Crap!: His reaction when he sees King Erik's remaining forces charging straight at his ship, ignoring all injuries into one final berserker charge, although his reaction is more horror at the degree to which Erik's Crest power brings his forces closer to death than fear for his life.
  • Pacifism Backfire: Believed that merely allowing Marrine to conquer the continent would lead to peace, at least until Theo and Siluca disabuse him of the notion by showing how unhappy it would make her, something that induces him to enter the ongoing war between the Alliance and the Altirk Treaty.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: His battle outfit prominently features two flowers on the clasp holding together a long white cloak.
  • Reluctant Ruler: Although he seemingly has universal support among his fellow Lords, he never proactively asserts his authority as head of the Union beyond adhering to a desire for peace with the Alliance, even when the Alliance's actions clearly make such a course unwise. The two times he's asked to make a decision on the Union's path during the Lords' Congress and following Villar's death, he attempts to surrender leadership of the Union to Villar and sue for peace with the Alliance respectively.
  • The Strategist: Surprisingly shown to be this. When forced onto the battlefield despite his personality, he utterly eviscerates his enemies by showing an incredible command for swiftly changing formations, reading the flow of the battlefield, and directing his forces accordingly, helped by his Crest power that allows him to influence his troops' battlefield movements. And this capacity for battlefield tactics applies whether on land or sea, as Lord Dawson and King Erik witnessed respectively. Marrine herself, who to that point had been the most impressive military commander in the story, remarks on Alexis' prowess when properly motivated.
  • Sympathy for the Devil: Sheds Manly Tears when he sees King Erik charging at him through countless fatal injuries as a mindless berserker, feeling sadness for the ending of his maddened enemy.
  • Unfit for Greatness: He's a great guy but not the kind of leader a Union at war needs. After Villar's campaign, he refuses to lead the Union against the Alliance because he's in love with Marrine. Marrine has no such limitations. Until Alexis finds the proper motivation at any rate.
  • Wide-Eyed Idealist: The guy is a romantic at heart, something his beloved Marrine laments.

     Selge Constance 
https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/record_of_grancrest_war_55.jpg
Voiced by: Hiro Shimono

Villar's younger brother and the Earl of Regalia.


  • Big Brother Worship: To Villar. When he hears that Altirk is under siege, he rides off with his forces heedless of the consequences. After Villar's death, he's shown doubled over in tears.
  • Butt-Monkey: In nearly every appearance, he's getting embarrassed or is remarking on his inadequacy. At the end of his first major fight on screen, he's crouching in some bushes with his mage, hiding after the Waldlind forces have annihilated his cavalry.
  • False Flag Operation: Playing on his reputation for general incompetence, he's used as part of one of these when Siluca induces Milza to drive north into Regalia. Selge fakes that he's part of an uprising and flees, which allows Milza to take Regalia, something he buys because he perceives Selge as incompetent, but also forces him to spend time and men to leave a suitable occupying force. This allows Theo to emerge from the Forest of Eternal Darkness, raise a huge army, and start besieging Castle Unicorn.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: The Fleeing Earl, for being constantly forced to retreat.
  • Inadequate Inheritor: After Villar's death, he doesn't feel confident he can lead the rest of the Altirk treaty, so he relinquishes command to Lassic.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: Ignores the counsel of his advisers and rushes off to aid Villar with his cavalry while abandoning all of his foot. This gets his forces routed and he's only saved by more Union reinforcements arriving in the nick of time.
  • Nice Guy: He's always nice and polite. Notably shown when he freely allows Theo to claim his brother's Crest from Milza's corpse, as Theo was the reason Villar was ultimately avenged.
  • Shed the Family Name: After Theo reconquers Altirk, as thanks for recovering his brother's crest, he takes his mother's family name and gives his brother Igor the earldom of Regalia.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: He looks like a younger, short-haired version of his brother.

     Edoqia Colorha 
https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/record_of_grancrest_war_61.jpg
Voiced by: Toa Yukinari

The Queen of Haman and member of the Altirk Treaty.


  • Absolute Cleavage: Her dress is cut all the way to her navel.
  • Beauty Mark: On the lower side of her mouth.
  • Cool Boat: The Palace of the Seas, the only ship in the Haman navy, is an enormous ship that doubles as a command post, pleasure craft, and battleship, complete with the biggest cannon in the series. Villar summons Edoqia along with the Palace of the Seas to fend off Milza's invading Dartanian fleet and it holds its own but is soon overwhelmed by the Starck reinforcements and detonated in a Taking You with Me attempt with the Starck fleet.
  • Full-Frontal Assault: While she doesn't actually fight she does appear completely naked in front of her subjects and even leads them to face the Nord armada without fear or hesitation.
  • The High Queen: A beautiful woman who loves her kingdom and would do anything to protect them.
  • Hunk: Her male harem consist of these. Including Solars and Joachim, both of them are her husbands.
  • Older Than They Look: She certainly doesn't look 40 at all.
  • Purple Eyes: Which help enhance her appeal.
  • Regal Ringlets: Her hair is full of this.
  • Shameless Fanservice Girl: Unlike Laura, she quickly loses the shame of being naked in front of her entire kingdom if it means motivating them against the invading Nords.
  • Widow Woman: Has outlived at least two husbands.

     Igor Constance 
Voiced by: Haruki Ishiya

The youngest of the Constance brothers


  • Purple Eyes: He shares them with Selge, although not with Villar.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: Has shades of this with Selge, as he's shown to be more calm and collected whereas Selge is more impulsive and prone to acting with his emotions. Shown adeptly when Villar is besieged by the Alliance and Igor insists on Selge waiting to allow their foot to catch up, whereas Selge foolishly rushes ahead with his cavalry and gets defeated.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: He looks like a younger version of his brother Selge.
  • You Are in Command Now: After Selge renounces their name, he's become head of the Constance family and Earl of Regalia too.

     Croute Gallas 
Voiced by: Masayuki Katou

The Earl of Le Couleurs and a major proponent of war with the Alliance.


  • Hero of Another Story: He spends roughly half the series fighting Marrine and Waldlind off-screen, keeping Marrine from fighting Theo and maintaining the Sorting Algorithm of Evil, insomuch as anyone is evil in this series beyond Chaos supporters.
  • Large Ham: Fond of grand pronouncements and leaving little doubt as to where he stands on issues. When Villar, who Gallas hopes will lead the Union against the Alliance in war, shows up to the ball before the Lords' Congress, Gallas loudly declares the need for military action against the Alliance to the assembled audience.
  • Nice Hat: His large black bicorne is by far the most notable part of his appearance.
  • Offscreen Moment of Awesome: Much of his relevance to the plot is done off-screen occupying the Waldlind forces from joining with Milza in full strength and obliterating the Altirk Treaty, but given that Waldlind has been shown to be the most powerful military kingdom on the continent, his ability to do so for such an extended period without any support from the Union is impressive, especially since it ultimately took treachery to kill him.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: After Villar's death, he breaks from the Union peace consensus to openly war with the Alliance.
  • Spanner in the Works: Done twice, complicating plans on several sides of the continent. There's Gallas frustrating Marrine at every turn and limiting her ability to aid Milza against the Altirk Treaty, as well as Marrine defeating Gallas using Dawson's treachery, something that forces Theo and Siluca, who were depending on getting the former Villar supporter in Gallas to join the Altirk Treaty, to induce Alexis to rouse the Union to war.
  • Warhawk: The biggest cheerleader of this stance among the Union Lords, openly calling for war with Marrine during the ball before the Lords' Congress and angrily confronting Dawson, the leader of the peace faction, at every turn. His stance is ultimately proven to be right, although the Union doesn't take this tack until after Gallas' death.

     Bernard Durum 
Voiced by: Etsuo Yokobori

The Lord of Dawson loyal to the Union and the most prominent supporter of peace and the status quo with the Alliance.


  • Didn't See That Coming: After deciding to meet Alexis' forces in the field, confident that he's facing a green commander who will be shown up by his elder, he quickly realizes that he's completely outmatched against Alexis as a strategist and determines that the only course is to sue for peace.
  • Didn't Think This Through: Due to Alexis' weak leadership and the Union Lords' general dithering, Dawson believed that he could defect without consequence, only to find that his defection was one of the factors inducing Alexis to go on the warpath and lead a massive force to Dawson's doorstep.
  • General Failure: Even taking into account Alexis' inexperience, leaving a fortified position and sending an outnumbered army of foot soldiers against a numerically superior enemy (that has lots of cavalry), is beyond idiotic.
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door: Amusingly attempted after Alexis is on his doorstep and Dawson sends his mage to attempt to rejoin the Union, failing to realize that Alexis' resolve has been hardened and that Dawson's treachery won't be so easily forgiven.
  • Jerkass: An unpleasant man to put it mildly. He makes it his personal mission to scorn Villar during the Lords' Congress and is openly seething when things aren't going his way. After he defects to the Alliance, he comments contemptuously on the fate of Gallas and Alexis' indecisiveness.
  • The Mole: Implied and it would explain his desire to maintain peace with the Alliance even when it was obvious that this was a losing strategy for the Union but not confirmed.
  • Playing Both Sides: Played with. While Theo theorizes he always had a secret agreement with the Alliance, Marrine discusses undisclosed negotiations between Waldlind and an undisclosed third party with Aubestes, it being implied that the third party is Dawson, who Marrine hopes she can leverage to overcome Gallas.
  • Turncoat: Aside from Milza, the most notable instance of a Lord who switched from the Union to the Alliance.
  • Underestimating Badassery: Thought Alexis was nothing but a softie up until he saw his army being slaughtered by Alexis' perfectly executed battle strategy arranged in the same way as a painting.

Mages

     Margaret Odius 
https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/img_main_8.png
Voiced by: Yuko Kaida (Japanese), Lauren Landa (English)

The head of Villar's corps of contracted mages.


  • Astonishingly Appropriate Appearance: A dark-skinned, redheaded magic user could be nothing less than a fire mage.
  • Bare Your Midriff: She wears an outfit that similarly to Siluca, bares the midriff.
  • Cast from Hit Points: Likely a consequence of all magic that overtaxes the user, but when she and Villar falter during their final charge into the Waldlind ranks together, she clears the way for him with a massive flame spell that turns her body into dust.
  • Dance Battler: When in combat, she looks like she's dancing to a waltz as she incinerates her opponents with her fire spells.
  • Dark-Skinned Redhead: As befits a fire mage.
  • I Choose to Stay: Rather than stay in Dartania and move on with her life, she returns to a besieged Altirk and stays with Villar to the very end.
  • Playing with Fire: She specializes in fire spells.
  • Red Baron: "Hellfire" Margaret.
  • Religious Bruiser: Mentioned to be a priestess of the Order of the Sacred Flame in her native Dartania. Villar cites this as one of the reasons he's excusing her from his service as the customary age of 25.
  • She Cleans Up Nicely: Not that she's unattractive, but in her party dress she looks gorgeous.
  • Together in Death: With Villar and she insists on this outcome even when he offers her the opportunity to escape Altirk's impending defeat.
  • Wreathed in Flames: When she's using her powers. Interestingly, she douses herself in a liquid before using her magic, so it may be a requirement for its use.

     Laura Hardly 
https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/record_of_grancrest_war_2018_04_11_18_023.jpg
Voiced by: Chika Anzai (Japanese), Maureen Price (English)

One of Villar Constance's contracted mages and after his death, contracted mage of Queen Edoqia.


  • The Bus Came Back: After being presumed dead after the fall of Castle Unicorn, she returns after the liberation of Sistina.
  • Faking the Dead: Not intentionally but the poison she ingests turns out to be non-fatal.
  • Full-Frontal Assault: She doesn't really fight, but she accompanies her queen in appearing naked in front of her subjects. And despite being embarrassed, she marches alongside them.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Has blonde hair and is a nice girl and devoted mage.
  • Not Quite Dead: She drank poison rather than serve anyone but Villar, but she was given a non-fatal poison instead.
  • Number Two: For Queen Edoqia after Villar's death.
  • Undying Loyalty: As with most of his followers, Laura has this toward Villar, preferring to attempt a dramatic suicide in front of the conquering Marrine in lieu of serving her. This later extents to Queen Edoqia, Laura opting to stay loyal to her rather than join the Mage Academy's war against the Lords.
  • You Are in Command Now: Becomes the new leader of Villar's corps of contracted mages after Margaret leaves and is mentioned to specialize in domestic affairs while Siluca becomes the main military and foreign affairs adviser.

     Ellet Harkas 
https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/record_of_grancrest_war_57.jpg
Voiced by: Akiha Matsui

The contracted mage of the Constance brothers Selge and Igor.


  • Absolute Cleavage: While not to the degree of Edoqia, her cleavage is in obvious display.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Frequently toward Selge, as she's quite cognizant of his shortcomings and has to work around them often.
  • Hair Antennae: Hers curve backwards.
  • Hypercompetent Sidekick: Not that Selge and especially Igor are completely incompetent, but she's a good strategist to compensate for Selge's lackluster tactical abilities.
  • Undying Loyalty: To the Constance siblings. She stays with them even after the Mage Academy declares war on the Imperial Army and calls all mages to their side.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: In her case it's pale green.

Sistina

An island nation that is Theo's homeland. Ruled with an iron fist by the Rossini family, which allows Chaos to spread freely and empowers the citizenry to prey on each other to keep the populace divided and under their control.
     Phederico Rossini 
Voiced by: Takashi Matsuyama

The patriarch of the Rossini family, a Lord of the Union, and the current ruler of Sistina.


  • Blood Oath: What the Rossini Crest power of omerta is referred to as. The surrounding people who swear loyalty to the omerta flag holder are put under a compulsion to follow the holder's commands and act without inhibitions in the process. The Rossini family members frequently call upon their subjects to be enthralled by omerta as a sign of their fealty and Phederico uses it on the group of assassins he sends against Theo at the Lords' Congress.
  • Didn't Think This Through: His attempt to have Theo killed at the Lords' Congress gets Sistina kicked out of the Union due to his assassins unwittingly targeting Alexis, who was near Theo at the time.
  • The Don: Certainly gives off this vibe between Sistina's Italy theme and his focus on the maintenance of his family's power. That the Crest power of the Rossini family is named omerta helps in this respect.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: His arguably most redeeming trait is his love for his children, as he's devastated when Salvador and Dorni are killed and aghast at the notion of losing more of his sons.
  • Face Death with Dignity: With the curtain closing on the Rossini family's rule, he willingly surrenders his Crest to Juzel and accepts his execution at Theo's hands as the price of his defeat.
  • The Unfought: Although Theo's chief opponent for control of Sistina, the two never meet in battle on the field, Phederico's sons taking up this role in their father's stead. When Theo appears at Phederico's doorstep, the latter elects for negotiations and even has Juzel representing the family's remaining interests.
  • Underestimating Badassery: Firmly averted despite Salvador and Dorni falling into this trap: Phederico never underestimates the threat Theo presents and admonishes each of his sons to prepare thoroughly in order to achieve victory.
    Phederico: Exercise extreme caution and act boldly. That's the Rossini way.

     Dorni Rossini 
Voiced by: Isshin Chiba

One of the sons of Phederico and the most martial of the three brothers.


  • BFS: Wields a huge greatsword in battle, although it's rendered moot against Theo's defense and likely contributes in part to Dorni tiring out and ultimately being defeated.
  • Bling of War: Takes to the battlefield in a suit of deep red heavy plate armor with gold trimmings and a fur lined cape.
  • Blood Oath: As with all Rossini family members, he's capable of using the omerta flag to compel his troops to fight for him, although his use is the only instance we've seen in which the omerta compulsion is not absolute, as sufficient fear induces his soldiers to flee, so his usage may be inferior to that of his relatives.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: His father and Juzel have to talk him down from rushing off to avenge Salvador's death immediately and to gather a sufficient number of troops to meet the threat Theo represents.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Undergoes this when his troops start fleeing the battlefield, causing him to double over in shock and later start attacking Theo with wild abandon.

     Salvador Rossini 
Voiced by: Soichiro Hoshi

Another son of Phederico. A flamboyant man in a relationship with Yana.


  • Blood Oath: Courtesy of the omerta flag of the Rossini family and he offers the first sight of Rossini loyalists in Sistina by showing the well-to-do crowd surrounding him is eager to take the omerta blood oath and attack Theo.
  • Dirty Coward: Ultimately shown as this. After a poor showing against Theo in which the latter uses a woodsman's ax to break Salvador's sword, he runs for dear life before being stopped by Rebecca.
  • Ironic Name: Salvador means "savior" and he's far from a savior to the people of Sistina.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: Ignores the advice of his father, Juzel, and even his own assassin Boltz to gather overwhelming force to snuff out Theo's rebellion and sets off with only 200 soldiers. This ultimately gets him killed.
  • Make an Example of Them: The Rossini family MO and Salvador follows through with having a village suspected of harboring Theo burned.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: All of the Rossini family members are this but Salvador takes the cake with his maroon long jacket and matching feathered hat and long boots, all of which he wears even in combat.
  • Unholy Matrimony: With Yana, although it should be noted he left a sufficient impression on her that she seeks to avenge him following his death.

     Boltz 
Voiced by: Hitoshi Yanai

An assassin and Artist in the service of the Rossini family.


  • Knife Nut: Much like Irvin, he's very skilled at wielding knives in close quarters combat and as throwing weapons.
  • Poisoned Weapons: He utilizes a poison provided by Yana against Irvin and brings him to death's door by grazing him after Irvin deals a fatal strike.
  • Taking You with Me: After Irvin deals the decisive blow, Boltz steels himself to deal Irvin a glancing blow with his poisoned knife to attempt this.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Salvador and the Rossini family. He attempts to fulfill Salvador's last command to him to defeat Irvin to the letter even after Salvador is dead.

Forest of Eternal Darkness

A heavily forested region under the dominion of Villar, Earl of Altirk. Home of a number of supernaturally inclined peoples, including the white witches, werewolves, and vampires.
     Yana 
Voiced by: Yoko Hikasa (Japanese), Cristina Vee (English)

A Dark Witch who Theo and Siluca encounter several times throughout the series.


  • Ax-Crazy: She may try to hide it, but she's not a mentally stable person.
  • Better to Die than Be Killed: Rather than letting the Mage's Association burn her to death, she summons the same demon that provoked the Great Hall Tragedy and lets herself be killed by it in front of everyone as one final middle finger to her captors.
  • Dark Is Evil: As a Dark Witch, she has contracts with Chaos demons that mages and White Witches wouldn't associate with.
  • Enemy Summoner: She fights mainly by summoning demons to do the fighting for her. Her ability to summon the Demon Lord that killed the archdukes during the Great Hall Tragedy in particular provokes Siluca's suspicions about her greater role in events on the continent and it is ultimately revealed that she did so under instructions from the Mage Academy.
  • Evil Laugh: Fond of indulging in these when she has the upper hand in battle.
  • Flying Broomstick: Flies around on one. Her main form of attack outside of her summoning skills usually involves infusing magic into her broom and shooting it at her opponents as a powerful projectile.
  • Green Thumb: She can summon vines from the ground to bind her opponents.
  • Hot Witch: She milks it for all its worth.
  • Jerkass: Is shown to have very few redeeming traits aside from her relationship with Salvador, torturing and mocking her opponents when she has an advantage.
  • Laughing Mad: After being captured, she laughs and rolls on the floor of her cell instead of answering any of Siluca's questions, and also does this before she offers her soul to the same demon that caused the Great Hall Tragedy.
  • Squishy Wizard: While a skilled and powerful witch, she's not very good at taking direct hits. Each time she fights, she's disabled by one attack from her opponent.
  • Stripperiffic: Wears a low cut black dress in all her appearances that leaves little to the imagination.
  • Taking You with Me: Before Theo's army can destroy Rossini's, she uses all her power in an attempt to kill them all, but luckily Siluca blocks her attack.
  • Unholy Matrimony: She briefly had one with Salvador Rossini. Her feelings for him appear to be genuine, as part of her motivation in fighting Theo afterward is to avenge Salvador.
  • Wild Card: She doesn't seem to have any true loyalty besides herself. Her chaotic personality means she's not very reliable in the long run. Except to preserve magic on the continent by working with the Mage Academy.

     Dimitrie 
Voiced by: So Nazawa (Japanese), D.C. Douglas (English)

The Vampire King who resides in a castle deep in the Forest of Eternal Darkness. Thousands of years ago, he fought with Clara, the Werewolf Queen, against the Ultimate Chaos, but the possible coming of the Grancrest induces him to change allegiances to protect his immortality.


  • Affably Evil: He is very polite, hates fighting and only wants to prevent the formation of the Grancrest because it would take away his vampirism and immortality rather than for evil itself. He just wants to stay alive.
  • The Ageless: Courtesy of his powers. The fear of the Grancrest being formed and magic and Chaos dissipating in its wake is his primary motivation in siding with unsavory characters such as Yana.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: He has purple skin.
  • The Bus Came Back: After disappearing during the first confrontation at the Forest of Eternal Darkness he returns to the scene when the Mages Association true colors are revealed.
  • Evil Laugh: Gives a chilling one when he reveals an almost endless army of clones.
  • Energy Absorption: He can absorb the life force of those he touches.
  • Familiar: As one might expect, he can control bats and directs one to welcome Theo and Siluca into his territory.
  • Final Boss: The final enemy Theo battles before creating the Grancrest.
  • Fur Against Fang: Averted in the past, as he and the Werewolf Queen Clara were steadfast allies fighting Chaos, but played more straight in the present when she expresses her desire to continue to fight Chaos even if it means the end of her immortality. Even then, he declines to take up arms directly against her and directs Theo and Siluca to her location to save her from Yana instead of fighting them.
  • Living Forever Is Awesome: In contrast to Clara, he is firmly of this opinion. His fear of death drives all of his actions and he claims he only fought against the Ultimate Chaos as a matter of survival instead of principle.
  • Me's a Crowd: Can create copies of himself and it's what allows him to continue existing even when his original body is destroyed.
  • Mortality Phobia: Following his defeat to Theo and party, his remaining clone slinks away into the shadows screaming "I don't want to die!"
  • Not Worth Killing: Emma and Luna decide the last remaining clone is too weak and fearful to be a threat, and not the same being that caused the death of her mother and brother.
  • Ominous Pipe Organ: Fond of playing one and he welcomes Theo and Siluca to his castle this way.
  • Our Vampires Are Different: Vampires are simply one of the several manifestations of an Artist's abilities, Dimitrie's powers naturally being implied to be of a significantly higher tier.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: It doesn't matter that he's an Affably Evil millennia-old vampire, he's dangerous if he wants to and the eyes are a good reminder.
  • Sacred Hospitality: Unequivocally refuses to attack Clara upon Yana's request because she is his invited guest.
  • Vampire Monarch: Has the title but it is never evident that he rules over others of his kind. It's later shown that there are indeed other vampires in the Forest of Eternal Darkness but they're seen serving in Theo's Altirk militia alongside the werewolves Dimitrie indirectly antagonized, so it's left ambiguous as to their relationship with Dimitrie.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: Can transform into a flock of bats, which he does to quickly depart once he decides to abandon his castle.

     Clara 
Voiced by: Yoko Soumi (Japanese), Rachel Robinson (English)

The Werewolf Queen and mother of Emma, Luna, and Ian.


  • Dark-Skinned Blond: Even after presumably living for centuries, she retains her platinum blond hair and has passed it on to all of her children.
  • Fur Against Fang: As noted in Dimitrie's entry, this is largely averted due to them being longtime allies. Even after Dimitrie declares his desire to see Chaos continue, Clara merely leaves in a huff instead of taking up arms against him.
  • The Good Queen: Is universally beloved by her subject werewolves, who are incensed when she is threatened and grieve at her death.
  • Good Thing You Can Heal: Yana notes that she has impressive regenerative capabilities, although by the time Theo and Siluca arrive to save her, Clara's abilities have been taxed to the limit.
  • Mama Bear: Fiercely defensive of her children and is lured into a trap by Yana, who takes Emma and Luna as captives, as a result.
  • We Used to Be Friends: With Dimitrie. Despite fighting together for centuries against Chaos, they separate over their differing opinions concerning truly ending Chaos.
  • Who Wants to Live Forever?: Is perfectly content with the notion of the Grancrest ending Chaos and by extension, her powers and immortality, if it leads to a better future for her children.
  • Worf Had the Flu: Despite being implied to be on par with Dimitrie, who Theo recognized as his clear superior, Clara is helpless against Yana for the majority of their fight due to Yana holding Emma and Luna captive. Once Emma and Luna are freed, Clara dispatches the two demons Yana had summoned with ease.

     Ian 
Voiced by: Tatsuhisa Suzuki

A werewolf from the Forest of Eternal Darkness and one of the Werewolf Queen Clara's sons.


  • Dark-Skinned Blonde: Like all his kin, he has silver hair and tanned skin.
  • 11th-Hour Ranger: Joins Theo's group in the final confrontation against Dimitrie.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Initially abrasive and contemptuous of Theo and Siluca, no doubt inflamed to a certain degree by stress over his mother and sisters being missing, but he later sincerely thanks Theo following his sisters' rescue and mother's funeral.
  • Little Bit Beastly: Like all werewolves, his power as an Artist manifests as lycanthropy. His ears and hands turn in those of a wolf when partially transformed.
  • Savage Wolves: When ravaging the invading Dartania troops, he turns into one of these, howling after a kill to unnerve the Dartania forces.
  • Taking You with Me: Gets fatally injured holding down Dimitrie to allow Theo finish off the Vampire King.
  • You Are in Command Now: He becomes the leader of the werewolves of the Forest of Eternal Darkness after the death of Clara.

Top

Example of:

/
/

Feedback