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Heroine and Family

    Heroine 

Heroine/Protagonist/Main Character ("MC")

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  • Country Mouse: She's unused to high class society, and while she's a quick learner her lack of experience and unfamiliarity with complex noble manners stands out at times.
  • Don't Call Me "Sir": In Amara's route, she has to keep telling her not to call her Your Highness. She is dismayed in season 2 when not only Amara, but other friends such as Lyris start addressing her formally.
  • Farm Boy: She starts off as a humble tavern worker in the village she grew up in before getting pulled into the plot.
  • Lost Orphaned Royalty: She was raised as an orphan and turns out to be the descendant of the lost princess.
  • Parental Abandonment: She was abandoned as a baby and seeks to learn the truth about her family.
  • Pointy Ears: She is the only person she's ever known to have pointy ears.
  • Princess Protagonist: She is the protagonist, and discovers that she's a princess.
  • Significant Green-Eyed Redhead: She has bright red hair and green eyes, the only character to date with this coloring. Not only is she the heroine and Player Character of the story, she's also the lost heir to the throne, and her arrival in Altadellys leads to overturning the status quo that's lasted for the past century.
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    Safir 

Queen Safir

  • Fish out of Temporal Water: She lived one hundred spans before the present day. After her awakening in Amara's route, she spends a lot of time asking about the modern world and what she's missed.

Summer

    Amara 

Captain Amara

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Amara, Captain of the Royal Guard

    Leoa 

Leoa

    Tristan 

Prince Tristan

  • Giftedly Bad: He seems to expect the heroine to be wowed by his poetry, though she and Sevastian both agree that it's terrible.
  • Not Good with Rejection: When the heroine declines the arranged marriage with him in Sevastian's first season, Tristan doesn't take it well. He sends an assassin to kill her for embarrassing him.
  • Prince Charmless: He is the High Prince of Summer, and the heroine is in an arranged marriage with him in Sevastian's route. He is self-centered, vindictive, and a terrible poet.
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    Thea 

Magus Thea

  • Cool Crown: As the Head Priestess of Summer, she wears a sun-themed headdress with spokes coming off her head like rays and a halo-like ring.
  • Cryptic Conversation: She tends to speak cryptically, often involving references to the sun.
  • Elemental Eye Colors: Her eyes are gold, befitting someone from Summer.
  • Facial Markings: She has gold markings on her face, denoting her as a priest of Summer.

Winter

    Sevastian 

Prince Sevastian

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Sevastian, Crownless Prince

  • Absolute Cleavage: Both his princely attire and his Silver Dagger outfit have open tops, baring his chest and stomach.
  • Clark Kenting: His disguise as the Silver Dagger consists of little more than changing his hair color and painting a dark stripe across his eyes in a facsimile of a mask. The heroine recognizes him almost immediately, but he explains that for the nobles he robs, the idea of a prince moonlighting as a highwayman is so far beyond their ability to imagine that it never even occurs to them he might be someone they know.
  • Elemental Eye Colors: His eyes are gray, befitting someone from Winter.
  • Friend to All Children: He often buys street food for the children of the Winter Quarter.
  • The Highwayman: The Silver Dagger primarily robs wealthy travelers on their way to or from the capital city.
  • Just Like Robin Hood: In his secret identity as the Silver Dagger, he steals from the nobility and uses the money to buy food for children.
  • Leitmotif: His theme music has a cool, wintery sound to it.
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy: He has long hair and is noted to be handsome.
  • Pretty in Mink: His prince clothing includes furs worn around the shoulders.
  • Rebel Prince: He is at great odds with his family, and secretly moonlights as a Robin Hood figure.
  • Reclining Reigner: He is often seen lounging lazily. It can partially be chalked up to maintaining his image as an aloof prince.
  • Winter Royal Lady: His title is the Prince of Winter, and he has the silver and white color scheme to match.

    Ubel 

Lord Ubel

The Head of Winter.
  • Archnemesis Dad: He and Sevastian are openly antagonistic to one another, to the point that Sevastian threatens Ubel with a dagger in the first episode of his third season.
  • Elemental Eye Colors: His eyes, like Sevastian's, are a silvery gray befitting Winter. When she first meets him in Sevastian's route, the heroine thinks of them as "frost-colored."
  • Silly Rabbit, Romance Is for Kids!: He tells the heroine that her feelings for Sevastian will drag her down, and that love will "ruin" her and her chances for greatness.

    Hortensia 

Duchess Hortensia

  • Ambiguously Human: She is noted to be unusually strong and has "sharp inhuman nails" capable of stripping down a switch from a tree.
  • Beauty Mark: She has one on her cheek, fitting with her upper crust appearance.
  • Childhood Friends: With Sevastian and Lyris.
  • Elemental Eye Colors: She is from Winter and has gray eyes.
  • Elemental Hair: She is from Winter and has white hair.
  • Entitled to Have You: Believes that Lyris rightfully belongs to her because he's a prisoner of her uncle's and she's treated him kindly rather than like a servant.
  • Fluffy Fashion Feathers: She wears plumage at her neck and wrists.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: She's loved Lyris for years, and has always been incredibly jealous of him showing attention to anyone else. In Lyris' first season, she attempted to poison the heroine with a Red Queen in their first meeting after finding out about her one-night stand with Lyris.
  • Self-Proclaimed Love Interest: No matter how many time Lyris tries to tell her he doesn't want a relationship with anyone right now, she insists that the only thing stopping them from being together is her lack of power. Admittedly, he usually cites his position rather than outright telling her he's not interested, but he's trying to be diplomatic and he's rightfully worried about how she'd react if he strongly rejected her.
  • Wants a Prize for Basic Decency: In Lyris' first season, when he tries making a deal with her using himself as a bargaining chip:
    Hortensia: I could have Uncle wrap you up and gifted to me in a pretty bow if I really wanted.
    She sighs, long-suffering.
    Hortensia: I truly don't get enough credit for the amount of restraint I show.
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Spring

    Lyris 

Lyris

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Lyris, Palace Courtesan

  • Bare Your Midriff: His outfit leaves his midriff bare.
  • Broken Angel: On his back are two scars where feathered wings were cut off.
  • Elegant Classical Musician: He plays many instruments, such as the harp.
  • Facial Markings: He has a pair of small green marks just above his eyebrows. They are actually tiny feathers.
  • Introduction by Hookup: He and the heroine quickly fall into bed together soon after they meet, making clear their strong chemistry together. This becomes rather awkward once the heroine starts working for Hortensia, who believes Lyris belongs to her, and she discovers that he's a very popular courtesan whose affections are a matter of political significance.
  • Ladykiller in Love: As a courtesan it's in his interest to turn heads, and in one heart option he reveals more than a few people have tried to 'save' him by offering to marry or run away with him. However, with the heroine he can actually be himself, and he falls for her completely.
  • Leitmotif: His theme music is elegant classical music, reflecting his musical talents.
  • Liberty Over Prosperity: Lyris enjoys life as a courtesan because it gives him a life of freedom he wouldn't have otherwise been allowed, and prefers this to his previous life as a pampered prince who was totally ignored by his family.
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy: He has long hair and an androgynous appearance.
  • Mark of the Supernatural: His eyes are two different colors. The right is purple, the left one gold. He is a member of a race of Winged Humanoids from outside Lysende.
  • Martyr Without a Cause: He has a tendency to sacrifice his own happiness for the sake of the heroine, such as agreeing to marry Hortensia in exchange for her protection. This is also reflected in his birth sign, the Martyr.
    Lyris has no issue proving how much he cares for me.
    (But at the same time, this is just another way of him sacrificing himself. Can't he express these feelings without hurting himself? Is that all he knows how to do?)
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: He's a gloriously-decorated courtesan whose societal role is to be pretty, make art, and inspire others' affections, making him something like a Femme Fatale. She's a Country Mouse used to the rugged wilds who draws a knife on him the first time they meet. (To cut a stray thread on his clothing, sure, but definitely displaying a certain obliviousness to social mores that Lyris doesn't hesitate to rib her for.)
  • Master of the Mixed Message: Early in his first season he tells the heroine he isn't looking for a relationship and they agree to be friends. But there's still sexual chemistry between them, and growing romantic interest as well, and Lyris is a naturally flirty person, leaving the heroine very confused at times. Of course, he does like her, but he's scared of what Hortensia might do to her.
  • Old Flame: He and the heroine have a very lovely but deliberately temporary one night stand the first time they meet. When the heroine finds her way to the capital again she's eager to track him down, and while he makes it clear he's not looking for a relationship, the attraction quickly reignites between them.
  • Really Royalty Reveal: In his first season, it's revealed that he's a prince from a kingdom of winged people who was taken to Altadellys as a hostage. He denies that there's much importance to his lineage, however.
  • Stepford Smiler: His role as a courtesan necessitates he be bright, witty, and fun at all times, so he's almost always wearing a smile (or a playful pout), and usually finds it easy to deflect questions by just asking others to talk about themselves. When the heroine asks what he genuinely thinks and feels, he really struggles to believe that she really does want to hear it.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: His palace attire involves little more than jewelry and some sheer silk scarves above the waist, leaving most of his chest bare.
  • Wild Card: His status as courtesan gives him a certain amount of freedom to move about the court at will. However, if he were to actually tie himself to somebody in a romantic partnership, that would signal allegiance to one of the Seasons, a decision not to be made lightly.

    Piama 

Princess Piama

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  • Flower in Her Hair: Her hair is adorned with flowers.
  • Lovable Alpha Bitch: At first meeting Piama can come across as shallow and a bit catty, doing things like attaching herself to the heroine in order to get into Sevastian's party and then promptly ditching her once inside. It's pretty clear that these behaviors are her defense against the cutthroat power games of the noble court and her own family's abuse of her, however, and she doesn't have much actual power. She warms almost immediately to the heroine's kindness, and soon becomes a loyal friend and ally.

    Vo 

Lady Vo

The Head of Spring.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: She acts warmly to the heroine at first, but when confronted with her scheming, drops the pleasantries and shows her true contempt to her.
  • Evil Chancellor: In Amara's second season, she acts as regent to the heroine, but works behind her back to marry her off to a neighboring kingdom and send out their troops against her wishes, plus tricking her into signing a decree that sends Amara out with them.
  • They Call Me Mister Tibbs: She introduces herself to the heroine as Lady Vo, but says to call her Auntie Vo, saying that everyone does.

Autumn

    Xenia 

Xenia

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Xenia, Mistress of Spies

    Ruelle 

Princess Ruelle

  • Elemental Eye Colors: Her eyes are orange, the color of autumn.
  • In the Hood: She is a shadowy figure who wears a hood.
  • Invisibility: Ruelle has the power to become invisible.
  • Rebellious Princess: She doesn't care for being a princess, instead preferring to work as Xenia's shadowy assistant. In Amara season 2, she is one of the many nobles sent to meet with the heroine to offer themselves as a potential suitor; they both agree that they don't care for the arrangement and immediately end the meeting. However, she is acquainted with proper etiquette and acknowledges it as important for someone in her position to know.

    Danilo 

Magus Danilo

  • Facial Markings: He has silver markings on his face, denoting him as a priest of Autumn.
  • It's Personal: He has personal beef with Xenia — his brother was Xenia's late husband, and he blames her for his death.

Wind

    Galen 

Galen

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Lysende

Altadellys

    Hazel 

Hazel

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  • The Blacksmith: She moved to the capital to become a blacksmith and ended up having her own shop.
  • Transgender: She is a trans woman. The heroine was the first person she came out to when they were younger, and helped her pick out her name.

    Gideon 

Gideon

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    Pax 

Pax

    Quince 

Quince

  • Lonely at the Top: As one of the richest and most powerful people in the kingdom, it's very difficult for him to make real friendships because people are always trying to win him over for their own ends.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: As the Master of the Coin he's in charge of the court's finances, such as the collection of taxes. In this position he's scrupulously honest and sympathetic to the struggles of the common folk. In Sevastian's second season, he even gives Hazel money from his own pocket so that she can hire a clerk to deal with a bureaucratic runaround designed to favor nobles over smaller commoner-owned businesses.
    Quince: A government exists to serve its people. If it's not serving you well, then I need to make up the difference.

Wilds

    Nisse 

General Nisse

    Tansy 

Tansy Wintergreen

  • Alpha Bitch: She bullied the heroine when they were children. When they meet again in Xenia's second season, Tansy claims to regret her past behavior, but it's soon clear that not much has changed.
  • Meaningful Name: Tansy is a poisonous flowering plant which is an invasive species in parts of North America.

    Khath 

Khath

  • Pointy Ears: Goblins like Khath have sharply pointed ears, though of a different shape and size than the heroine's.
  • Tattooed Crook: He has a tattoo of a stylized fox's head on his wrist to mark him as a member of a thieves' guild.

Other Kingdoms

    Asa 

Prince Asa


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