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Kyle

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The first protagonist of the second game. Like the first, he stumbles into a town with no memories and is given a farm to tend to.


  • Bishōnen: Much like his predecessor.
  • Decoy Protagonist: At first Kyle appears to be the protagonist of Rune Factory 2, but the moment he gets his memories back after the Time Skip, he drops everything leaving his child and wife behind to look after the farm. Finding out where he went drives the plot of the second half of the game.
  • Interface Spoiler: The fact that you can't cook, make your own medicine, or forge your own weapons/gear should tip you off that Kyle isn't the real protagonist of this game.
  • The Hero: Or IS he?
  • Official Couple: With Mana.
  • Playing with Fire: The Level 1 Fireball spell is the only spellbook aside from Escape that Kyle has access to in the First Generation.
  • A Taste of Power: Oooh Level 3 farm tools with a level 2 charge? Yes please. Kyle's son/daughter has all his/her tools downgraded and his/her farmland wrecked when the player advances to the second half of the game, making this somewhat of a case of Bag of Spilling as well. You can thankfully upgrade your equipment back to what it was before once the school has a forge and with the best ores eventually manage to forge tools that are much better than what Kyle had.
    • The monsters in all four dungeons don't seem to give Kyle much of a problem either despite the fact he's both low level and is using the most basic of equipment to boot. At the start of the second half of RF2, Aaron/Aria should they travel to any dungeon but Trieste Forest will get murdered by the monsters there until they've toughened up and have much better weapons and gear.

Aaron (JP: Ars) and Aria

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Kyle's children. Depending on which gender the player chooses, they can play as Aaron (the boy) or Aria (the girl) for the second half of the game.


  • The Ace: Like parent like child, Aaron/Aria grows to become this as he/she slowly unravels the mystery behind his/her fathers disappearance
  • Badass Adorable: Being able to take down monsters including an Elder Dragon when they're only seven should count.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Aria wears a short top.
  • Beef Gate: You will get killed right out of the gate by the monsters in the later dungeons i.e Padova Mountains until you've done some serious leveling and you have much better weapons to fight with.
    • Ditto for the bosses as well. It's recommended that you get the stone tablet fragments for slaying the boss of each dungeon last.
  • Childhood Marriage Promise: With the local kids in town.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: A kid hero who attends school in a fantastical world who also risks life and limb to save the world from a great evil. Is this Rune Factory 2 or Harry Potter we're talking about?
  • The Hero: The real hero/heroine of Rune Factory 2. Aaron/Aria manages to not only solve the mystery of what happened to his/her father by collecting stone tablets in dangerous dungeons, but they also manage to beat an ancient dragon that threatened the very livelihood of Alvarna.
  • Idiot Hair: Both Aaron and Aria have this.
  • Kicking Ass In All Their Finery: Aria and Aaron can change clothes at the dresser in their home, one of them including the wedding clothes their parents wore on their wedding day.

    First-Generation Bachelorettes 

Mana

Voiced by Nana Mizuki

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Mana meets Kyle upon arriving at Alvarna. Hearing that Kyle has no memories, she suggests that he move into the house and farm nearby, so he has a home and something to do. Her father is overprotective of her, though she keeps trying to get him to loosen up about it.

For the second generation, she fulfills her dream of becoming a schoolteacher by teaching classes at the school Kyle ends up building. She teaches classes on cooking and accessory crafting.


  • Career Versus Man: It's revealed in the Rune Factory Official Memoir book that Mana did not want to get married because her dreams of being a teacher took priority. This ends up subverted as she officially marries Kyle and is still able to work at the school as a teacher.
  • Cool Teacher: For the second generation, teaching classes at the school. She also repairs magic books if the player brings her the missing pages.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Dark blue hair and eyes.
  • Daddy's Girl: Loves her father a lot, but his overprotective attitude exasperates her.
  • Ditzy Genius: Comes across as a bit of an airhead, but she's smart enough to end up gaining a doctorate and becoming a teacher.
  • Easier Than Easy: Has feelings for Kyle from the beginning, and her favorite item is the easiest and first crop to grow, leading to her affection level for Kyle to grow faster than the other bachelorettes.
  • Father, I Want to Marry My Brother: Made a childhood marriage proposal to her father, who laments how cute she used to be when she did that. Mana retorts that she was a child when she said that, and it was just something a child would say.
  • First Girl Wins: If the player chooses to have Kyle marry her.
  • Girl Next Door: Her home is directly south of Kyle's farm.
  • Hair Decorations: Wears two pink, stringy bows.
  • Official Couple: With Kyle. The first generation opening focuses heavily on her and Kyle together, with the other bachelorettes getting merely a few seconds of screentime.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: She likes Pink Turnips.

Cecilia

Voiced by Kanako Tateno

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Cecilia hails from Kardia, but has grown up and moved to Alvarna to become a maid for the de Sainte-Coquille family. She's still as sweet and gentle as she was as a child, and loves her job. She will marry Jake on Summer 14th in Year 2, if the player doesn't have Kyle marry her before then.

By default, she will have a son with Jake in the second generation. She continues working as a maid to the de Sainte-Coquilles.


Dorothy

Voiced by Mamiko Noto

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Dorothy is studying at the clinic to become a nurse, and always carries her doll, Fern, around. She's incredibly shy and can't really talk with strangers, needing some time to relax around others. That's when Fern takes over the talking for her. She marries Barret on Fall 17th in Year 3, if the player doesn't have Kyle marry her before then.

By default, she will have a son with Barret in the second generation. She graduates from being a nursing assistant to a full-fledged nurse, working alongside Ray.


  • Birds of a Feather: With Barrett. Both have difficulty talking to people, but his bluntness and otherwise silent behavior allows Dorothy to take her time to speak up.
  • Blinding Bangs: Her eyes are covered by her hair. Her wedding image does have them moved out of the way, allowing the player to see her eyes.
  • Character Development: Going through her requests involves Kyle befriending her, allowing Dorothy to gradually opening up and becoming less shy around other people. Eventually, she manages to talk without the aid of her doll.
  • Companion Cube: Fern.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: Responsible compared to Cammy's foolish behavior.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Wears her hair in low pigtails.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Mentions that Fern becomes very jealous when she sees Dorothy with other dolls. And one late request has Dorothy claim that Fern is becoming jealous of her good relationship with Kyle, feeling like she's no longer needed.
  • Official Couple: With Barrett.
  • The Quiet One: Rarely speaks above a whisper, though this changes later on.
  • Shrinking Violet: Ducks her head and runs away when things become too stressful for her.
  • You Gotta Have Green Hair: Her hair is a very pale green color.

Alicia

Voiced by Unknown

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Alicia is the town's fortune-teller and sister to Ray. Her mother disapproves of her carefree lifestyle and believing fortune-telling to not be an actual profession, leading to the two butting heads a lot.


  • Absolute Cleavage: Her top is very low cut.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Wears a short top that exposes most of her torso.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: Foolish compared to Ray's responsible behavior.
  • Fortune Teller: Her profession. She predicts the weather with perfect accuracy and can even change it to being sunny or rainy. While she can also figure out the location of a person and which love interest has the highest affection, they are not as accurate.
  • Guide Dang It!: Her friendship increases by being given gifts, but her affection for Kyle will remain at zero, unless the player keeps using her fortune-telling services. Nothing in the game indicates that this is how she's supposed to be courted.
  • Hot Witch: Dresses up as one.
  • Magical Incantation: "Sim sala bim! Sim sim sim sala bim!"
  • Nice Hat: Wears a purple witch's hat with a very wide brim.
  • Phony Psychic: Played with, as she can influence and predict the weather just fine, but her other predictions tend to not work very well. They mostly involve her keeping up with gossip and otherwise giving some prodding help to make them come true.
  • Psychic Powers: Capable of changing the weather and predicting it.
  • Shipper on Deck: Her motivation behind it is never explained, but one of her requests is to have Kyle get Barrett to admit he likes Dorothy. When Kyle reports that Barrett refused to speak to him about it, Alicia is undeterred, thinking that means there's a chance.
  • Weather Manipulation: Can change the weather for the next day, as long as it isn't a festival day.
  • You Gotta Have Pink Hair: Her hair is pale pink.
  • Younger Than They Look: She looks older than other love interests, but is the same age as Mana.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Grade A.

Julia

Voiced by Ayako Kawasumi

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Julia runs the local bathhouse. She keeps up with fashion and does her best to live healthily, wanting others to be that way, too. But she admits that part of her attire is because she's worried that, without her extravagant looks, she'll just be a wallflower. She marries Max on Winter 11th in Year 4, if the player doesn't have Kyle marry her before then.

By default, she has a daughter with Max in the second generation. She retires from running the bathhouse, with Cammy having taken over, and moves into the de Sainte-Coquille mansion.


Rosalind de Sainte-Coquille (JP: Rosalind Remunando Viviaaju)

Voiced by Kozue Kamada

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Rosalind is the only female of the de Sainte-Coquille family located in Alvarna. She is kind and generous, though many don't think of her as such at first. She marries Ray on Spring 10th Year 3, if the player doesn't have Kyle marry her before then.

By default, she has twin girls with Ray in the second generation. She moves out of the mansion and into the clinic after marrying Ray.


Yue

Voiced by Ai Maeda

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Yue is a travelling merchant that heads to Alvarna to sell her wares. She mostly sells items that the townspeople will want to receive on their birthday. She's out to find new ways to make money, though if she gets married to Kyle, she'll stick around Alvarna most of the time.

For the second generation, Yue will sell items for the expansions to the school, like the forgery or kitchen. Her schedule depends on if she's married or isn't.


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    First-Generation Villagers 

Jake

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A half-elf. Unlike his father, he hates humans. He also has a crush on Cecilia and can often be found working at the blacksmith.

In the second generation, he's still working at the blacksmith but his attitude towards humans will have improved a bit. He marries Cecilia (or Yue) and will have a son named Orland with her.


Ray

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The son of the local doctor, Ray is a aspiring doctor as well. He often tries to mediate the fights between his sister and his mother.

In the second generation, he takes over Natalie's position and marries Rosalind (or Yue). They will have twin daughters named Sera and Serena.


Barrett

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Voiced By: Masaru Suzuki

The mayor's son. He appears indifferent towards everyone and everything, but seems to be close to Dorothy. Naturally, he's Kyle's rival if he goes for Dorothy. He makes a cameo appearance in Rune Factory 4 as an equipment appraiser and a father of two.

In the second generation, he will be married to Dorothy (or Yue) and have a son named Leonel. He also becomes a teacher alongside Mana and offers classes on forging weapons and making combat accessories.


  • Badass Longcoat: In RF4.
  • Badasses Wear Bandanas
  • Birds of a Feather: With Dorothy.
  • The Cameo: He shows up in Rune Factory 4 where he can inspect your equipment for what materials were used to enhance it.
  • Character Development: While he's very distant and aloof in the first generation, he becomes friendlier in the second generation.
  • Cool Teacher: Helps out Aaron/Aria with finding their father. He also teaches weapons class giving Kyle's child the knowledge they need to craft the best weapons possible.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Cold and rude, but not a bad person at heart. He does care about his father, and he gets along with Ray and Dorothy, and eventually the player once they befriend him.
  • Icy Blue Eyes
  • Ineffectual Loner: In the first generation.
  • Motherly Side Plait: In Rune Factory 4, he wears his hair in a loose braid. He fell asleep in class one day and his students braided his hair; it makes them happy, so he left it. Aw.
  • Official Couple: With Dorothy.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: Not with his bangs, though. One can see both of his eyes if he gets married.
    • Played more straight with his RF4 appearance.
  • Perpetual Frowner: The number of times you see his smiling portrait (without giving him gifts he loves) could be counted on one hand. And even then his smile is rather small.
  • Scarf Of Asskicking
  • Stern Teacher: Barrett is much more watchful of what the kids are doing outside of class than Mana is.
  • The Stoic

Max de Sainte-Coquille (JP: Max Remunando Viviaaju)

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The male heir to the de Sainte-Coquille fortune. He's kind and generous, but a bit proud for his own sake.

In the second generation, he tries to act like a mentor to Aaron and Aria and winds up marrying Julia. They have a daughter named Leann.


  • Bad Liar: As much as he boasts about his fighting abilities, nobody in Alvarna believes him.
  • Faux Action Guy: One of his errands involves getting a item for him from a monster to claim as his own.
  • Nature Lover: Surprisingly cares a lot about nature (except insects). If Kyle recommends Alvarna needs a military in one of his events, Max will get mad at him.
  • Official Couple: With Julia, although they don't seem to have a lot of scenes together.
  • Spoiled Sweet: He's just as nice as his sister, if a bit desparate to appear brave.
  • Sexy Mentor: In the second Generation he flirts with Aaron/Aria depending on the Festival. This is somewhat averted seeing as how Aaron/Aria seems to be disturbed by his actions.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: He's terrified of insects.

Tanya (JP: Tahnya)

The local weaponsmith. She's got a obsession with weaponry, and sends Kyle on monster hunting quests. This expands the variety of weapons in the second chapter, though it doesn't do much in the first chapter. Notable that her quests are replayable.
  • BFS: Has several in her house.
  • Faux Action Girl: At the end of her training quests, it's revealed that she has never fought, and only makes weapons because she loves blacksmithing.
  • Hard-Drinking Party Girl: Hinted at in one of Julia's errands. She apparently brought a sword with her into the bathhouse and was swinging it around, frightening the other patrons. When Kyle returns it, Tanya mentions that she may have had a few drinks that day...
  • Informed Attribute: According to Roy, she's very scary when she's mad. Though she never shows this side of herself to the player.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: Her bangs cover one eye.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: She's scared of ghosts.

Herman (JP: Helichacos Remunando Viviaaju)

The patriarch of the De Saint Coquille family. Very influential on the town, and holds most of the festivals and contests.
  • Big Eater: Will accept any gift "as long as it's food". This is not true, he only acknowledges Curry Rice as a gift on his birthday, and not all of his statements about food are true. However, he still has a large preference for food.
  • Expy: The required Gourmet.
  • Gonk
  • The Ugly Guy's Hot Daughter: He's the gonk.

Douglas

Mana's father. He owns and runs the general store. His worst fear is that someone will steal his daughter's heart.
  • Badass Moustache: His large mustaches contributes to his manliness.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: Especially when he's around Gordon.
  • Cool Old Guy: Regardless of whether or not you marry Mana, he will always give lunch to Aaron/Aria at noon in the schoolhouse.
  • Overprotective Dad: To Mana, especially concerning Kyle... and marriage. He mellows out after you save his life from a giant orc.
  • The Rival: To Gordon. They argue about their manliness and strength.

Gordon

Voiced by: Tetsu Inada
Dorothy and Cammy's father and pastor of the Alvarna Church. Bears a scar over his right eye from his warrior past. Drinking buddies with Natalie and Douglas.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: Especially when he's around Douglas.
  • Every Scar Has a Story: He claims that the scar on the right side of his face is from fighting a dragon.
  • Good Shepherd: Though a bit more unorthodox than the usual priest, judging from how he has no problem with drinking or seeing a bride get stolen from her groom at the altar.
  • Kick the Dog: A groom gets his bride stolen from him right at the altar. Gordon finds the whole thing hilarious and tells the groom to just laugh it off. "Real men roll with the punches!"
  • Retired Bad Ass: So he claims, anyway.
  • The Rival: To Douglas. They argue about their manliness and strength.
  • Rugged Scar: His right eye is permanently shut due to the scar he has.

Byron (JP: Blye)

Voiced by: Tetsu Inada
The mayor of Alvarna. He handles all of Kyle's construction jobs, however, he makes him pay and get the wood. Has problems getting along with his son, Barrett.
  • Flat Character: Aside from requiring his services to build a barn and later expand it to access the hidden fifth dungeon, Palermo Shrine, there isn't much to say about him.
  • Permanent Elected Official: He seems to be the permanent mayor of Alvarna, as he is still in charge of building codes and the lost & found in the second generation.
  • "Well Done, Dad!" Guy: He and Barrett don't get along too well in the first generation, although it's never specified why. Sometime during the seven year Time Skip, they settled their differences as Barrett and his family live in the mayor's house.

Egan (JP: Endore)

Jake's father and the local innkeeper.

Natalie

The local doctor. She has a difficult relationship with her daughter, Alicia, and Ray has to always break them up when they argue. Though she wants both of her children to go into the medical field, only Ray has interest in it.

    Second-Generation "Marriage" Candidates 

Cammy (JP: Kanon)

A little girl who lives in the church with her older sister. She fixes Training Plans for Kyle in order to help him, and can potentially "marry" Kyle's son.

In the second generation, she takes over the bathhouse responsibilities from Julia.

Roy

Cammy's friend and the son of Tanya. He prefers playing over doing any sort of work and becomes a "marriageable candidate" in the second generation.

Leann de Sainte-Coquille (JP: Ramuria Remunando Viviaaju)

The daughter of Max and Julia (or Yue, if Kyle marries Julia). She's a sweet, charitable girl who has made acquaintances with everyone in the class. She is also a potential "marriageable candidate" in the second generation.
  • The Ace: She has the best grades at the school in all subjects except sewing.
  • Dub Name Change: From Ramuria to Leann.
  • Hair Decorations
  • Kissing Cousins: If Kyle marries Rosalind in the first generation, Leann's Aaron's/Aria's cousin in the second.
  • Motor Mouth: Has the game's longest non-quest or cut scene related dialogs.
  • Spoiled Sweet: Naturally. She even slips money into Aaron's/Aria's pocket despite his/her polite refusals just for listening to her.
  • Tears of Joy: She's so sweet, that she actually cries tears of happiness when Aaron and Aria get Kyle back.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Never stops talking about pizza.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She comes out with mint-green hair.

Leonel (JP: Rean)

The son of Dorothy (or Yue) and Barrett, and another potential "marriageable candidate". He's often mistaken as a girl, which annoys him greatly. He is also hinted to be a aspiring chef.

Orland (JP: Orphas)

The son of Cecilia (or Yue) and Jake, and another potential "marriageable candidate" in the second generation. Though his parents are half-elf, half-human (or in Yue's case, fully human), Orland considers himself fully of elfen blood.

Sera and Serena (JP: Mu and Su)

Twin sisters and the daughters of Rosalind (or Yue) and Ray. Although they are identical and have a similar mindset, they are also opposites in their daily lives. They are "marriageable candidates" in the second generation and come in a pair.

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