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    Lest 

Lest (JP: Rest)

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Voiced By: Kouki Uchiyama (JP); Bryce Papenbrook (EN)

The male protagonist. He later becomes the temporary prince of the town and is in charge of expanding and attracting people to it, though he struggles with this task. Like Frey, he can communicate with dragons. Friendly and a bit naive, he gets along with everyone in town, but can be pretty dense about certain things.


  • Badass Adorable: He's a badass, but also frequently described as cute by many people.
  • Badass Cape: Has a nice swishy one.
  • Bishōnen: So pretty that some fans mistook him for the female protagonist. He's actually pretty enough to beat out all the girls in a beauty pageant in the Nintendo Dream comic.
  • Can't Hold His Liquor: One glass of grape wine and he's out like a light.
  • Chick Magnet: Even if he doesn't confess his love to any girl, all the bachelorettes will eventually develop feelings for him.
  • Chivalrous Pervert: Potentially. If the player keeps making Lest enter the girls' bathroom at the inn, eventually he will get the title of "Perverted Prince."
  • Crossdressing Voices: Averted; he's the first male protagonist in the Rune Factory series not to be voiced by a girl in the Japanese version.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Not nearly as much as Micah or Aden, but a good amount of his dialogue options fall into this.
  • Disguised in Drag: In the comic, Arthur ropes him into dressing up as a woman to win a beauty pageant.
  • Dragon Rider: At the end of each story arc, Venti gives him a ride home on her neck as she flies over the various forests and fields of the area.
  • Easy Amnesia: Gets slammed into the side of the airship once, hits his head and — poof — the memories are gone.
  • Even the Guys Want Him: As with Frey, Porco flirts relentlessly with him. Vishnal and Arthur also give him their fair share of attention, while Dylas can call him "cute" in an event before getting embarrassed.
  • Fingerless Gloves: They are quite long, but mostly hidden under his coat.
  • Friend to All Living Things: A part of his kind personality and being an Earthmate.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Has blond hair and is also incredibly nice.
  • Hello, [Insert Name Here]: Has the default name of "Lest" but can be called anything the player chooses.
  • Heroic Resolve: At the final boss of the second arc, Ethelberd puts up a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown on him, but instead of the usual teleportation to the Tiny Bandage for treatment and extortion, Lest simply wills himself to get up and fight because Selphia is counting on him. This leads to...
  • Heroic Second Wind: After a couple times of getting knocked down, the four Guardians lead the townspeople in praying for victory. Lest comes back to mop the floor with the final boss using some seriously powered-up stats.
  • Made of Iron: Being thrown off an airship and landing on a draconic Physical God should have ceased his existence.
  • Meaningful Name: "Lest" is a word typically used to express the intention to prevent something. Considering that the game's plot eventually turns into the protagonist trying to prevent Venti's death, it's fitting.
  • Nice Guy: He's loved by his subjects and works hard to protect the kingdom.
  • Official Couple: He is paired with Margaret in the Manga adaptation and Dolce in the official Nintendo Dream comic.
  • Purple Eyes: His eyes are this color and he is an Earthmate.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: Named acting Prince of Selphia, despite not being of royal blood. Responsible for pretty much the entire plot.

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    Frey 

Frey (JP: Fllay)

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Voiced By: Chiwa Saito (JP); Melissa Fahn (EN)

The female protagonist. She later becomes the temporary princess of the town and is in charge of expanding and attracting people to it, though she struggles with this task. Like Lest, she can communicate with dragons. Friendly and a bit naive, she gets along with everyone in town, but can be pretty dense about certain things.


  • Action Girl: Takes care of the farm, socializes with people and beats up monsters, all in a day's work. She even defeats a fusion of Ventuswill, a Native Dragon, and Ethelberd, an A God Am I wannabe.
  • Badass Adorable: She's super adorable, and is yet capable of kicking ass. More so than even Forte.
  • Can't Hold His Liquor: One glass of grape wine and she's out like a light.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Sports light green eyes, though her eyes look a bit darker.
  • Cuteness Proximity: She thinks woolies are cute and even befriends a chipsqueak after it returns her Venti's charm.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Not nearly as much as Micah or Aden, but a good amount of her dialogue options fall into this.
  • Dragon Rider: At the end of each story arc, Venti gives her a ride home on her neck as she flies over the various forests and fields of the area.
  • Dude Magnet: Even if she doesn't confess her love to any guy, all of the bachelors will eventually develop feelings for her (especially obvious with their 100 hearts dialogue).
  • Easy Amnesia: Gets slammed into the side of the airship once, hits her head and — poof — the memories are gone.
  • Everything's Better with Princesses: Gets named ruling princess of Selphia.
  • Friend to All Living Things: A part of her kind personality and being an Earthmate.
  • Gender-Blender Name: Frey's namesake comes from the Norse god of the earth's fertility. It's a bit of an odd choice, considering that the Frey of the Norse legends had a sister named Freya that they could have just as easily taken the name from.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Fitting with her girlish personality.
  • Hair Decorations: Two clips at the base of her ponytails, flower-shaped decorations holding her pigtails up and something that looks like a tiara.
  • Heroic Resolve: At the final boss of the second arc, Ethelberd puts up a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown on her, but instead of the usual teleportation to the Tiny Bandage for treatment and extortion, Frey simply wills herself to get up and fight because Selphia is counting on her. This leads to...
  • Heroic Second Wind: After a couple times of getting knocked down, the four Guardians lead the townspeople in praying for victory. Frey comes back to mop the floor with the final boss using some seriously powered-up stats.
  • Hello, [Insert Name Here]: Has the default name of "Frey" but can be called anything the player chooses.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: In Vishnal's proposal event, she breaks up with him so he can pursue his butler career. It doesn't last long, though.
  • The Ingenue: According to the guys, at least, particularly while they're dating (and especially if she attempts to sleep in their bed). Dylas even straight up calls her "too pure and stupid."
  • Kicking Ass in All Her Finery: After marriage, Frey can continue to wear her wedding dress as daily monster-smashing gear.
  • Magic Skirt: She wears a little skirt under a bigger skirt that's in pieces and somehow nobody knows what color underwear she wears.
  • Meaningful Name: Frey was the Norse god of the earth's fertility.
  • Nice Girl: She's loved by her subjects and works hard in the story to protect the kingdom.
  • Oblivious to Love: In the comic, Dolce dryly notes that only Frey would miss the cues that Dylas is interested in her.
  • Official Couple: She is paired with Dylas in the official Nintendo Dream comic and Kiel in the "Girl Comic."
  • Pink Means Feminine: The parts of her outfit which are not white, brown, or gold are various shades of pink.
  • Pungeon Master: Not obvious at first, but she definitely has a habit of making puns. In one particular case where Leon comments on the beauty of the fall season:
    Frey: It's like we've fallen into a world of color.
    Leon: …No comment.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Her hair is in pigtails, and it still comes down to her waist.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: Named acting Princess of Selphia, despite not being of royal blood. Responsible for pretty much the entire plot.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: It is green, not blue, but fits the trope and makes her stand out in Selphia... aside from Amber.

    Luna and Noel 

Your Child

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Luna (left), Noel (right)
The offspring of the player and one of the marriage candidates; the player can choose whether to have a boy or a girl, or leave it up to chance. The girl's default name is Luna and the boy's default name is Noel, though the player can call them what they wish. As a child, they are very happy and carefree, adoring both their parents very much.
  • Adorably Precocious Child: Seems knowledgeable for their young age.
  • Badass Adorable: Such a cute little kid... who can down enemies in one attack. Fitting, given who their parents are.
  • Cheerful Child: Overall a very happy child that even likes the idea of going into battle with you.
  • Curtains Match The Windows: Both sport green hair and eyes, modeled after Frey.
  • Hair Decorations: Both children wear some sort of item in their hair.
  • Hello, [Insert Name Here]: Have the default names of "Luna" and "Noel" respectively, but the player can choose what to name them.
  • Innocent Prodigy: Inherits several skills in magic and fighting from both parents, but has all the naivete befitting a five-year-old.
  • Innocently Insensitive: Being a child, they don't always think before they speak and one dialogue tree even has them call their own parent a "bum" and "useless" after they answer that they are a drifter as a joke. Even if they didn't get it due to being a child, that's pretty harsh!
  • Kid Hero: Wants to be one. They talk about defeating monsters and saving royalty like their parents (sort of), and even have an event where they decide to train to grow stronger.
  • Pink Girl, Blue Boy: Luna's secondary color is pink next to white, while Noel wears blue.
  • Princess Phase: Luna sometimes expresses a desire to be a princess. Even if her father is Arthur, meaning she already is one.
  • Super-Strong Child: They start off as level 1, but can become one of the most powerful in town with enough training and can destroy bosses with a few hits... and they're only five!
  • Spoiled Brat: Usually very well-behaved, but in one conversation they can demand that Lest/Frey give them the town airship and get a scolding about being spoiled.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Green, like Frey and Amber, to signify their relation to the former (even if the player chooses Lest).

Bachelors

    Vishnal 

Vishnal (JP: Viznar)

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Voiced By: Daisuke Namikawa (JP); Vic Mignogna (EN)

The first of the bachelors. He is a butler-in-training that helps teach the protagonist farming when they first arrive, and he himself is training under Volkanon. He speaks politely, gets easily excited, and tends to take people's words at face value. Nonetheless, he has a passionate personality and never wishes to give up his dream to become the best butler.


  • Adorkable: Let's see... He's clumsy, socially-awkward, passionate about being a butler despite his constant failures (and never gives up), stutters a whole lot (particularly around Frey), and can sometimes get a little shy from time to time. If Frey pursues a romantic relationship with him, these traits really show up whenever they're together.
  • Anti-Gravity Clothing: The armband that somehow floats beside his sleeve.
  • Battle Butler: He wields twin swords.
  • Bishōnen: A very good-looking, young butler.
  • Blank White Eyes: When he's stressed and freaking out.
  • Butt-Monkey: Poor guy has his moment during the Town Event "Get It Together!"
  • Dual Wielding: His default weapon is a pair of dual swords.
  • Fireball Eyeballs: When he's excited or feeling extremely passionate about something.
  • First Guy Wins: If Frey pursues a romantic relationship with him.
  • Glass Cannon: In battle. His dual swords allow him to quickly cause a lot of damage to the enemy, but his lack of a shield means that he'll go down quickly if you don't keep an eye on him.
  • Insecure Love Interest: In his confession event, he'll tell Frey that he's just an amateur and is beyond happy to know that Frey accepts him for who he is.
  • Large Ham: Seems to take lessons from Volkanon.
  • Lethal Chef:
    • If Lest/Frey tries to befriend him he'll give them a Failed Dish. The next day he'll ask what they thought of the curry he made them.
    • Failed dishes and Disastrous dishes are also some of the things he may give Frey each morning if she marries him.
  • Love at First Sight: He'll admit to Frey that he's had feelings for her ever since they met when Frey asks when he first started liking her.
  • Married to the Job: Subverted. In his proposal event, a man comes to town to judge his and Clorica's abilities as butlers. He tells Vishnal that he has the ability to become a great butler, but that he'll never actually become a great butler if he continues his relationship with Frey. The two break up so that Vishnal can pursue his dream, but he later decides that being a butler isn't worth it if he can't be with her. He then quits his job and proposes to her, but then it turns out that his passion for Frey made the man have a change of heart and tells Vishnal that even if he's dating Frey, he can become a great butler.
  • Massive Numbered Siblings: Has at least five younger sisters.
  • Meaningful Name: His name may be a corruption of the Hindu name Vishal, which means something along the lines of "magnificence" or "greatness;" given his goal to become the world's best butler, it fits.
  • Mood-Swinger: Switches from friendly to concerned to on fire in a second.
  • Nice Guy: He's one of the sweetest guys out of the male candidates who's always willing to lend a helping hand.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: The Sensitive Guy to Doug, Dylas, and Leon's Manly Man.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Light-blue hair, perhaps to counter Clorica's purple hair.
  • Waistcoat of Style: A white one visible under his dark coat.
  • Whole Costume Reference: His costume is nearly identical to Volkanon's, likely because he's studying under him.

    Arthur 

Arthur

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Voiced By: Tatsuhisa Suzuki (JP); Sam Riegel (EN)

One of the bachelors and the actual prince supposed to come to Selphia. Despite this, he lets the protaginist continue to act as prince/princess regent due to the fact that he came to town on a "personal mission." He is rather serious, but still kind and polite to everyone and has a weakness for cute things. He lives at Porcoline's Kitchen, making part of it his office.


  • All-Encompassing Mantle: His traveler's cloak. It's likely meant to resemble a wizard's robes.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: Between his obsession with his job and his hobby of collecting eyeglasses, his overly-formal speech, his fondness for logic and numbers, his tendency to take the things people (such as Doug or, with more tragic results, his mother) say too literally, and his difficulty in gauging other people's emotional states, it doesn't take a massive leap of the imagination to wonder if he has Asperger Syndrome.
  • Batman Gambit: Benevolently, he makes use of various characters in his proposal event by predicting how they'd react in certain situations based on their traits (that is, Vishnal's dedication to his duties and Forte's sense of justice).
  • Cuteness Proximity: Loves cute things like Woolies. The day before the Wooly Festival, he'll tear up at the thought of people attacking a Wooly to get its wool.
  • Casting a Shadow: Has the Dark Ball and Dark Snake spells and will use them in battle.
  • Covert Pervert: Every once in a while he'll slip up and admit he likes, for example, ogling girls in swimsuits. His Catchphrase whenever he does this is "I am a man, after all."
  • Ermine Cape Effect: Always seen in this cape, likely because he dressed to impress when he came to Selphia to help rule it.
  • Forgets to Eat: Or at least he would if Porcoline didn't make food for him.
  • Freudian Excuse:
    • His love for glasses isn't just for comic relief. In his proposal event, it's revealed that he's the son of a mistress to the king and that the last souvenir he has of her is a pair of glasses she wore.
    • During his confession, he says that he has a hard time trusting people. This is because the last thing his mother ever said to him was "People are not to be trusted." He never saw her again, and hates her up until the end of his proposal event.
  • Guile Hero: In his own words, "I have a talent for negotiating." You get to see it in full force during his proposal event.
  • Hair Decorations: Wears a tassel-like pendant at each temple.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: Greatly dislikes his position as prince.
  • King Incognito: Says that he wears his current outfit as a disguise to make him look like a traveler.
  • Light 'em Up: Has the Prism spell and uses it in battle.
  • Meaningful Name: Probably got his name from King Arthur.
    • Could also be a reference to another Arthur, considering his Guile Hero status, his friendship with self-proclaimed "Great Detective" Illuminata, and his penchant for glasses note .
  • Megane: He's a fan of glasses. The shelf behind his desk has tons of pairs just stacked there. It's revealed in his proposal event that the reason that he starting collecting them is because the last souvenir he has of his Missing Mom is a pair of glasses that she wore.
  • Missing Mom: His mother was a mistress to the king, and she didn't feel like she belonged at the palace due to the fact that she wasn't actually part of the royal family. As a result, she left the palace and only visited it periodically to see Arthur; eventually, she stopped coming, leaving Arthur with the words "People are not to be trusted." He never saw her again.
  • Mysterious Middle Initial: His full name is Arthur D. Lawrence.
  • Daddy Had a Good Reason for Abandoning You: Gender Inverted. His mother was a mistress to the king, and as a result he didn't see her often. For most of his life he believed that she hated him, but it turns out that she didn't come see him very much because of their differing social positions.
  • Mystical High Collar: Helps in signifying that he's a magician in-battle.
  • Nerd Glasses: He wears a pair of half-moon glasses that would not be out of place on an elderly librarian.
  • #1 Dime: One event has you (and half the town) help search for a particular pair of glasses that are very important to him. His proposal event reveals that they once belonged to his mother with whom he has lost touch.
  • Orphan's Plot Trinket: Not exactly an "orphan's" plot trinket, per se, as his father is still alive and it's unknown what his mother's current status is, but the pair of glasses that he loses in the "Eyeglass Mania!" event belonged to his mother and are the last thing that Arthur has of her.
  • Parental Abandonment / Parental Neglect: His mother left him when he was a child, and he believed that it was because she hated him. Subverted on the "neglect" side of things as his mother had been Cruel to Be Kind because she couldn't let him know that she actually cared due to their separate social stations and her being a mistress, and if she ''did'' show that she cared she wouldn't be able to see him anymore.
  • Rebel Prince: A toned down version. He simply doesn't like his position and all the trappings that come with it; he has nothing against the kingdom itself.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Averted.
  • The Red Mage: Knows both offensive and healing magic.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: He's the actual prince of Selphia that Ventuswill was looking for, but he's more than happy to let you take the title, as it means he has more time for his trading business.
  • Shut Up, Hannibal!: In his proposal event, an NPC goes on a rant about how corrupt merchants like Arthur are that Forte and Frey are unable to refute... before Arthur, entirely calmly, tells him that he's wrong and why.
  • Stepford Smiler: Slightly. For the most part, he's a genuinely nice guy without glaring issues, but his friendly nature also belies his disconnect with others and abandonment issues. Much of his proposal event involves him deflecting questions and concern without his smile faltering.
  • The Wise Prince: Level-headed and wise, Arthur thinks quickly on his feet and figures out fast ways to help Selphia or otherwise use his connections well to bring in reinforcements.
  • When You Coming Home, Dad?: Discussed and defied if the player marries him. Before he and Frey have a child, he explicitly says he doesn't want to be the kind of workaholic dad who is never there for his kid. He resolves to always be there for his kid, and that he will never let his business get in the way of being a dad.
  • Workaholic: Seems to be constantly working, even during festivals. According to Jones, one time he was saved from a cave in, he sleep-talked about working the entire time he was unconscious.

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    Doug 

Doug (JP: Dag)

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Voiced By: Toshiki Masuda (JP); Yuri Lowenthal (EN)

One of the bachelors. A dwarf who works at the general store in Selphia, though he is known to be quite lazy and can be found taking off work or napping on the job. He has a hotblooded personality and is a joker who will do anything for some good food, though he is also the first to jump in to protect the ones he cares about.


  • Big Eater: Especially rice. He loves pretty much anything to do with it.
  • Best Served Cold: He believes that Ventuswill is the one responsible for the loss of his family and hometown as a child, and signed up for the spy mission in Selphia in part to get revenge on her.
  • Bragging Rights Reward: While he's around from day one and likes some pretty easy to make dishes, Frey can't actually court or befriend him until the plot is cleared. He's also one of the least helpful people to take into dungeons with the protagonist.
  • Fiery Redhead: He can quickly get excited or angry about something.
  • Chubby Chaser: Admits during the Eating Contest festival that he thinks women are cuter if they have "a bit of chub."
  • Fingerless Gloves: They appear to be more armguards than gloves, since they are also palmless.
  • Fluffy Fashion Feathers: His collar features some feathers.
  • Genki Guy: Overall a pretty cheerful and happy guy when he isn't worked up about his rivalry with Dylas or angry at Ventuswill and trying to get her killed.
  • Grey Eyes: Seemingly averted, as he's quite boisterous, neither exceptionally innocent nor calm, cool, and collected. Then you learn he's a Sechs spy, and the grey eyes make sense: he's hiding the fact that he's dangerous to the town and is looking to kill Ventuswill.
  • Happily Adopted: Blossom immediately takes him under her wing when he arrives.
  • Heroes Want Redheads: If the player chooses to romantically pursue him.
  • Hot-Blooded: Ho boy, especially when it comes to his rivalry with Dylas!
  • Kill the God: His main goal as The Mole for the Sechs, who convinced him she killed his family.
  • Love Confession: In his reverse proposal event he practices his proposal with Dylas before climbing onto the top of a roof and shouting for Frey's hand in marriage.
  • Mistaken for Gay: Frey walks in on Doug practicing his proposal with Dylas in his reverse proposal event and wonders if they fight all the time to hide their feelings for one another.
  • The Mole: He's actually a Sechs spy, so he won't let Lest/Frey get close to him until they've cleared the second arc.
  • Our Dwarves Are All the Same: Averted. He's lazy and can't forge for beans.
  • Overprotective Dad: If Frey marries him and says she wants a girl during the first pregnancy event, he shows shades of this when he finds out that she is pregnant with their child.
    Doug: Does that mean I have to let her get married someday?! Screw that! I'm not givin' away my baby girl!
    Frey: Um... we don't have to worry about that for a long time yet.
  • Pointy Ears: It's a Dwarf thing.
  • The Prankster: Likes to tease and play pranks on people, though not as often as Leon.
  • Playing with Fire: Has the Fireball spell, and also gives it to the main character at the beginning of the game. It's a shame that his magic stat is so bad, though -- until you give him a Magic Charm.
  • The Rival: To Dylas. They're so bad that the very first day Dylas is awake he already can't stand him. And the protagonist, for a little while at least. It doesn't last long and is pretty one-sided.
  • Stepford Smiler: A Type 1. His cheerfulness masks his hatred following the death of his family. Also, until the end of the second arc, you can't raise his FP/LP past 3.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Rice.

    Kiel 

Kiel (JP: Keel)

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Voiced By: Hiro Shimono (JP); Ben Diskin (EN)

One of the bachelors and Forte's younger brother. A cheerful, affectionate young man, he spends most of his time reading or helping out his sister. All he wants is to feel needed, which is why he studies so much. Even though he is very intelligent, he is also very naive and has a tendency to spread rumors. Knows about basically every book around.


  • Adorably Precocious Child: He's well-versed in many things, though he still has that childish charm.
  • Cannot Keep a Secret: Don't tell him anything that you don't want the whole town to know by the end of the day.
  • Child Prodigy: Likely due to his reading, he can understand a lot of topics and keep up in conversations. Though, since he's a marriage candidate, this more applies to when he was younger, as he was quite studious back then too.
  • Cuddle Bug: As the player gets closer to him, he is much more touchy-feely than the other villagers — grabbing their hand or, after completing a request for him, poking and rubbing them to make sure they are okay. Up to eleven if Frey chooses to date him. The first thing he wants to do is hold hands.
  • Cute Bookworm: Loves to read, but also looks cute.
  • Deceased Parents Are the Best: Both his parents are dead from the start of the game (his mother from illness and his father from unknown causes), but he and his sister only have good things to say about them and miss them terribly. His mother in particular, for him.
  • Ditzy Genius: Very clever, but also extremely naive. Has read a thousand books and yet still believes people when they tell him anything.
  • Freudian Excuse: The reason he spreads rumors is not as simple or silly as it first seems. In his marriage event, he explains that it is not the rumor that he can't believe in, but himself instead. Due to Forte becoming a knight for him, he was made to only be protected and never protect himself. It completely killed his self-esteem, but he still hoped to be strong in any way possible, so he began spreading rumors to see how far they reached. He's trying to use the only power he believes he has: the power of words.
  • Genius Sweet Tooth: Loves sweets, just like his sister, although he's more open about it.
  • Hair Decorations: Tiny and barely visible, but a small string holds part of his bangs.
  • Hair of Gold: Like Forte, he's got blond hair.
  • I Want to Be a Real Man: He often mentions wanting to be more manly (especially if you date him) because of how Forte is always protecting him despite his age.
  • Ill Boy: He mentions that he has never had a very strong body, and Nancy will comment on how he was always ending up in the clinic from sicknesses as a child. Considering what happened to his mother, it's probably genetic.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: Like his sister, though his play up the innocence more.
  • Innocently Insensitive: Several scenes show him effectively trolling characters without noticing.
  • Knight in Shining Armor: He desperately wants to be seen as one.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: Part of the pair with his sister. He cooks and cleans because she's genuinely incapable of doing either with any skill, and he occasionally worries he isn't manly enough. His personality is also much gentler than hers.
  • Magic Knight: Starts with a short sword, but in battle he is very magic-oriented.
  • Meaningful Name: His name is possibly a corruption of "keel," which is the longitudinal structure along the centerline at the bottom of a vessel's hull, on which the rest of the hull is built, in some vessels extended downward as a blade or ridge to increase stability. This could symbolize how much Forte and Bado both depend on him.
  • The Medic: Boasts a wide variety of healing spells.
  • Momma's Boy: While his father was often training Forte, he spent most of his time as a kid with his mother and seems to act much more like her. In fact, her dying was so hard on him that Nancy theorizes that his health took a hit from the ordeal, making him often go to the clinic. Contrasts his sister's daddy's girl.
  • Occult Blue Eyes: He's probably the most magically-gifted of the bachelors.
  • Official Couple: With Frey in the "Girl Comic."
  • Older Than They Look: He looks to be a young teenager, but is considered an adult (by everyone except Forte, that is) and can be married. Not to mention, in Forte's marriage event it is stated that he has now come of age, implying that he is actually around 17-18 years old.
  • Opposites Attract: Potentially. During his date at the observatory, if the player chooses a more pragmatic answer to his romantic question, he will comment that he loves that side of them, despite being a romantic himself.
  • The Red Mage: Has both offensive and recovery spells in his arsenal. Since he loves to study magic, it's not surprising he knows so many.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: He is the sensitive guy to Leon's manly-man, but evokes this with Doug and Dylas as well to a lesser degree.
  • Shorter Means Smarter: The smartest out of the bachelors, except possibly Arthur, despite being short.
  • Token Mini-Moe: Out of all the bachelors, he fits this the most.
  • Too Many Belts: He wears one belt that's actually holding up his pants, and a second that's just kinda hung around his waist for decoration.
  • The Un-Favourite: Believed he was this, seeing how his father focused on training Forte and eventually made her the Dragon Knight. His marriage event delves deeper into this as his father made a promise to him to give him the key to his mother's music box once he was strong enough. However, his father died before that was possible and Kiel believed he had forgotten that promise because he didn't care about him. Thankfully, it gets sorted out and Kiel finds out his father did remember their promise and was very proud of him.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: Wants to be accepted by his father for the way he is and not for being his successor as a Dragon Knight or for being well-versed in sword fight. Coupled with wanting to make his sister happy, where he nearly works himself to death to try and find a way to save her position as Dragon Knight when her competency is questioned.

    Dylas 

Dylas (JP: Dirus)

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Voiced By: Tomokazu Sugita (JP); D.C. Douglas (EN)

One of the bachelors. Having once been a unicorn monster called Thunderbolt, he is taken in by Porcoline to be a new waiter. At first, he doesn't say much (and when he does he often sounds curt), but will slowly warm up over time once he gets over his shyness. He's also quite hotblooded, especially around Doug. Spends much of his time fishing.


  • Adorkable: His totally goofy grin just sells it.
  • Awesome, but Impractical: He has an awesome lightning attack that shoots a dozen beams in all directions, but due to his abysmal intelligence, his magic attacks are quite weak.
  • Berserk Button:
    • He really doesn't take kindly to being likened to a horse. In one event, a traveler calls him "horse-face" and he immediately threatens to "punt him (and Doug) into next week."
    • Also, don't compare him to Doug or imply Doug is better than him at anything. Anything.
  • Big Brother Instinct:
    • To Lest, or to Frey if she's not his girlfriend. In one event, he defends the player from an NPC named Playboy Rob who's wandered into town looking for "a place where the most bodacious babes in town go to chill" and attempts to sucker the player into going to lunch with him (and then presumably left with the bill and/or sexually harassed). He'll also request that you take him with you if you go someplace dangerous, because he might be useful.
    • If the player has a child from any other marriage candidate, s/he will refer to him as "Big Brother Dylas".
  • Boy Of My Dreams: In the official manga, Frey was dreaming about him (as Thunderbolt) for some time, which is how she instinctively knew how to change him back.
  • Cannot Spit It Out: And then if he does spit it out, he'll immediately try to backpedal.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: His black clothing and somewhat sour demeanor aren't an indication of impending doom (unless you call him a horse).
  • Defeat Means Friendship: Thunderbolt is one of the bosses; once Lest/Frey defeats him, he moves into town as Dylas.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: Starts out quite cold and prickly, but given enough time (and/or carrots/cartons of milk), he'll come out of his shell.
  • Determinator: He's extremely stubborn, and Thunderbolt even has to be killed twice — he'll turn red, fall down like he's defeated, and then get back up again to go a second round.
  • Does Not Know How to Say "Thanks": At least, not to the person he needs to say it to. Sure, he'll thank you for giving him food, but the only way you'll hear his thanks for, y'know, saving him from being trapped in the Water Ruins and actually being his friend is to check his diary (it also comes with the comment that he should probably say this in person). He also seems to spend more time telling you how grateful he is to Porcoline than actually telling Porcoline himself.
  • Driven to Suicide: One of his random high-friendship conversations mentions that he was "bored with life" and that the player "saved" him, which would likely imply that he felt suicidal.
  • Elemental Hair: As Thunderbolt, his mane and tail are apparently meant to be made of thunderclouds in official art, but in-game tend to look more like Flaming Hair.
  • Facial Markings / Good Scars, Evil Scars: Has a single dark line across his left cheek. It's not mentioned if it's a scar or simply part of being half-horse-monster.
  • Fish out of Temporal Water: Out of all the guardians, he doesn't mind it too much, though he's obviously not very comfortable at first.
  • Friendless Background: He's pretty brash and can come off as intimidating. He also doesn't talk much, so people avoided him.
  • Fur and Loathing: His collar is trimmed in dark grey fur that matches his ears. Considering how well it matches, it's possible that's his own fur, cut off and sewn onto the jacket.
  • Good Old Fisticuffs: His default weapon is a pair of gloves.
  • Hell-Bent for Leather: Majority of his attire seems to consist of leather where it's not fur.
  • Heroes Gone Fishing: If he's not helping Porco at the restaurant, there's a really good chance he's fishing. When you get to hear his memories in the Forest of Beginnings, he even says to think of his going away to be a Guardian as a really long fishing trip.
  • Hot-Blooded: In his confession to Frey, he claims he's not too bright and tends to charge into things without thinking.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: An Informed Attribute, since his sprite barely looks a few pixels taller than Frey, but he's actually tall enough to be safe from Frey's attempts at an Affectionate Gesture to the Head on dates.
  • I Can't Believe a Guy Like You Would Notice Me: When Frey asks him to date her, he first goes through a list of what's wrong with him — he's bad at conversation, he tends to act without thinking — and asks if she'll really accept an idiot like him.
  • Idiot Hair: One piece hangs down in the middle of his face.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: His brash way of talking is off-putting, though he always means well. It's just that he isn't so good at expressing himself.
  • Little Bit Beastly: His human form sports horse ears and a tail.
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy: Next to Leon, has the longest hair out of the bachelors.
  • No Pronunciation Guide: Because a great deal of the text isn't voiced, players may go quite a long time without actually hearing someone call him by name. Many have decided they prefer to pronounce his name as "Die-lass" instead of the game's "Dill-lass" (the Japanese version is more like "Dee-lass").
  • No Social Skills: One of the major issues with befriending him in the beginning: he doesn't know how to talk to people, so he just doesn't. Whenever he's put in a social situation against his will, it is very likely he will say something rather mean or blunt in a panic. He gets better with time (and gifts) though.
  • Not Bad:
    • If you give him something he likes on his birthday, he'll initially be overjoyed, then catch himself and tell you it's not bad.
    • His reaction to raw fish is priceless: "Oooh! Sashimi! ...Ahem. Thanks."
  • Oblivious to Love: On top of his extremely gruff exterior, he doesn't seem to fully grasp the concept of Valentine's Day (it's supposed to be "something special"...right?). However, later subverted as dating him reveals that he actually does understand love — it's just that he has very little idea on how to express it.
  • Official Couple: With Frey in the official Nintendo Dream comic.
  • Off-Model: His sprites seem to show his tail starting somewhere up between his kidneys. All his 3D models show it growing more logically out of his butt.
  • Pastimes Prove Personality: Likes fishing; dislikes talking.
  • Real Men Hate Sugar: Absolutely hates sweets of all kinds — though Frey can get him to admit he likes sweet carrots as long as they're naturally sweet, and he'll admit that her cookies are pretty good on Valentine's Day (and then promptly berate her for giving him one again the next day, because he just hates them).
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: His eyes are dark gold but in his monster form, he had red ones.
  • The Rival: Towards Doug, though exactly which one started seeing the other as their rival is not mentioned.
  • Self-Sacrifice Scheme: The reason he was trapped as a monster is he was the third person to decide to sacrifice his life to save Ventuswill.
  • She Is Not My Girlfriend: During the Smile Practice event, a few people will assume Dylas is dating the player character while he is accompanying them. Even if you're playing as Lest.
  • Shock and Awe: His main elemental attacks are all lightning or thunder based.
  • Sir Swearsalot: Probably the worst mouth in the game (as with most things, his biggest rival is Doug). Granted, the game is still E10, but he manages to get in a quite a few — and he looks even fouler-mouthed compared to previous games; Up to Eleven when compared to the original Harvest Moon characters.
  • Spikes of Villainy: Thunderbolt is covered with 'em.
  • Stock Animal Diet: His love of carrots is directly connected to his previously being a horse, and occasionally teasing him about carrots will make him mad when he realizes you're implying he's a horse.
  • Supernatural Gold Eyes: They're more a very dark golden color that makes them look brown, but fitting since he was one of the Guardians.
  • Suspiciously Specific Denial: In typical Tsundere style, he isn't doing anything for you because he actually likes you. He had his own reasons that are none of your business.
  • Tall, Dark, and Snarky: Implied to be pretty tall and snarking is one of his preferred ways of talking, if he even decides to do so.
  • Terse Talker: At first, conversations with him are strained at best. He warms up eventually.
  • Too Many Belts: Wears a pair of belts around his thighs. Obviously, his pants legs are going to come flying off or something.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: According to other characters, it's apparently carrots, as all their conversations about him and food mention them. However, his absolute favorite is Milk Porridge, and he also likes other forms of milk, as well as any kind of fish.
  • Tron Lines: His outfit is covered with quite a lot of blue and white piping, making for a low-tech, non-glowing version of the trope. Given that Thunderbolt is a lightning monster and Dylas keeps several of his magic attacks in human form, though, it's definitely reminiscent of it.
  • Tsundere: Several lines of his dialogue indicate that he's a mix of this and Sugar-and-Ice Personality.
  • The Unsmile:
    • When Frey tells him that he should try smiling sometimes, he'll brush her off at first, but you'll catch him trying to attempt it later. She comments that it's a slightly creepy look, which prompts him to tell her to get lost and quit watching him.
    • His event "Smile Practice" is basically Frey/Lest dragging him around town so he can creep out everyone when he tries to smile for them on command.
  • Unusual Eyebrows: They are split like branches.
  • What If the Baby Is Like Me?: If Frey marries him and says she hopes they have a son, his response is, "We can make sure to raise him to be nice, unlike me." Of course Frey thinks he's plenty nice, but that's just embarrassing.
  • When He Smiles: The villagers, especially Porcoline, realize that he has a beautiful smile when he does it genuinely instead of forcing it. Lest/Frey see for themselves in the "Smile Practice" event.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Coupled with some black fur and lighter-blue shaded parts. Likely hinting at his unicorn version.

    Leon 

Leon

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Voiced By: Kosuke Toriumi (JP); Matthew Mercer (EN)

One of the bachelors. Once a coffin monster named Sarcophagus, he lives at the inn after being saved. Despite having been a Dragon Priest in his old life, he is light-hearted and prone to making fun of people. He really cares a lot about others, however, and mostly uses his teasing to keep people at arms-length.


  • Acquired Poison Immunity: The best gifts to give him are all poisonous, from Lamp Squid to poisonous flowers for tea. Unsurprisingly, he cannot be poisoned.
  • Affectionate Gesture to the Head: Is very fond of patting Frey and ruffling her hair on dates.
  • Badass Preacher: He was a Dragon Priest prior to becoming the final boss of the first arc of the game. However, it's impossible to tell which trope he is, since we don't get much information about other dragon-worshipers or their fighting abilities.
  • Bizarre Taste in Food: He likes poisonous things, particularly Rainbow Trout and Lamp Squid. He also likes mushrooms, which are fun because you have to guess which ones are poisonous. You may also guess as to whether he sprinkles Poison Powder on his food or if he intends to put it to other purposes.
  • Blade on a Stick: His default weapon is a spear.
  • Build Like an Egyptian: His tower greatly resembles a statue of Anubis, arguably the third-most recognizable symbol of Egypt (after Pyramid Power and The Sphinx).
  • Catch-22 Dilemma:
    Leon: My swimsuit is actually the foxes from the temple, transformed into cloth. If you don't believe me, you can try feeding them after I take them off. And if you do believe me, I'll ridicule you and your descendants to the seventh generation.
  • The Charmer: His profile includes a mention of how he has a charismatic aura about him.
  • Childhood Friend: He asks you if you've got any childhood friends. If you point out you have amnesia and can't remember anything from before you came to town, he'll declare that Venti and the other townsfolk can be your childhood friends, since you've known them as long as you can remember. He also says he counts you as a childhood friend, since you're the first person he met after transforming from a monster. And then there was Maria...
  • Childhood Marriage Promise: With his childhood friend, Maria. She once asked him to marry her and he accepted, but he didn't take the promise as seriously as she did and eventually broke it when he became a Guardian, which he's regretted ever since.
  • Culture Chop Suey: Egyptian pharaoh meets Japanese Kitsune. Yes, seriously.
  • Curtains Match The Windows: Depending on the current piece of art being considered, his eyes can either seem like a more vivid shade of his hair color or identical to it.
  • Does Not Like Spam: Milk. It's so bland.
  • Exposed to the Elements: If you take him with you to the winter areas, or just wait around long enough for the seasons to change.
  • Expressive Ears: Sadly averted. Though he twitches them in his animated introduction, all his facial expression sprites have identical ear positions.
  • Facial Markings: Has a couple light blue lines on his cheeks and forehead. It's not stated if they're Tribal Face Paint, tattoos, or just a natural part of his skin.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: Wears one earring in his left ear.
  • Fingerless Gloves: Similar to Doug's, they appear more like armguards, although Leon's are attached to his middle finger.
  • Fish out of Temporal Water: Out of all the Guardians, he's the one who talks the most about how strange the world feels to him now after having been in monster form for centuries and has difficulty getting used to it.
  • Fluffy Fashion Feathers: It's difficult to tell if the blue fluff on his shoulders is fur or feathers, but his fan is definitely feathered.
  • The Gadfly: He enjoys joking around and teasing people.
  • The Glomp: Make him jealous and he'll give Frey a hug attack. His polygon model even animates to glomp you.
  • He Who Must Not Be Seen: Some of his conversations mention his foxes from the tower, and Frey even comments how cute they are, but you never get to see them yourself.
  • Hey, You!: He'll start off addressing you as "you" just to mess with you. If you remind him that you have a name, he responds that he knows and he'll use it when he feels like it.
  • Iconic Item: His feathery fan.
  • Idiot Hair: When not wearing his turban, one little piece of hair sticks up and a bigger one hangs down between his eyes; a couple others stick out from under his ears, too. It marks him as mischievous rather than stupid.
  • Little Bit Beastly: Has Inuyasha-style dog ears and a big fluffy tail.
  • Like Brother and Sister: Reveals that his relationship with Maria was like this for him, though she wanted far more.
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy: Has the longest hair out of the bachelors.
  • Magic Knight: Fights with a spear, but he uses a good amount of spells in battle as well.
  • Meaningful Name: Probably derived from the Greek λεων (leon) meaning "lion." Considering his cat-like traits, this is pretty fitting. His pharaoh-like design fits with this too, what with how the lion is often used as a king figure and how the Egyptians worshiped cats. Ironic, as well, considering that his monster form resembles an Anubis.
  • Mr. Fanservice: During the summer, he'll occasionally ask if it's okay for him to run around completely naked, since it's so stupidly hot. At least he asks.
  • Mystical White Hair: Take his ears and tail into account and you could say he's a literal Silver Fox.
  • Named by the Adaptation: The manga gives his full name as Leon Bastet VIII.
  • Nice Hat: A golden-decorated hat with holes in it for his ears to pop through.
  • No Shirt, Long Jacket: It's actually more of a vest, though it's easy to miss.
  • Nun Too Holy: Discussed. He'll mention that you normally think of priests as being stern or serious men, but you don't see him that way, do you? There's also his clothing - or lack thereof.
  • Off-Model: His pajama sprite wears a tan robe, while his 3D model wears a maroon robe. They're not even remotely the same color.
    • You would think since Leon has fox ears from his monster form that he wouldn't have human ears anymore, right? Nope. According to the opening, Leon has his regular ears right behind his hair. However, you never see them in the actually game. Are they hiding or did the artists forget he's only supposed to have one set?
  • Occult Blue Eyes: Fitting with his light-blue-almost-white hair and hinting at his nature as a Guardian, including being the oldest of them.
  • The Prankster: Forte seems to bear the brunt of it, but he'll mess with anybody if he's of the mind to.
  • Self-Sacrifice Scheme: The reason he was trapped as a monster is he was the first person to decide to sacrifice his life to save Ventuswill.
  • Slave to PR: If Frey marries him, she'll eventually catch him playing with their child and generally being very sweet and goofy. He bemoans the loss of his "beautiful image" when Frey tells him she's never going to forget that.
  • Stepford Smiler: Depending on his mood, he switches between an immature sort of teasing and happy snarking, but is hiding some serious Angst about his Childhood Marriage Promise that he didn't take seriously, and the fact that his becoming a Guardian would mean that she died alone waiting for him.
  • Stranger in a Familiar Land: Spends a lot of time musing about how the world has changed since he last saw it.
  • Too Many Belts: Has a very large and rather useless belt that's falling off his waist. Perhaps the reason he's always got his arms crossed or a hand on his hip is because he's trying to hold it up without looking like a complete dork.
  • Useless Accessory: Always has a fan with him; never seems to use it, even during the summer or a fight.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: He does wear something akin to a vest on his sprite, but it's easy to overlook it.

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    Clorica 

Clorica

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Voiced By: Hitomi Nabatame (JP); Heather Hogan Watson (EN)

The first of the bachelorettes. A second butler-in-training working in the castle and Vishnal's senior. While both he and Volkanon are loud and passionate, she comes off quieter and spacey, though she never fails at her job; she just has an odd habit of doing it while asleep. In fact, she can sleep just about anywhere and loves to daydream.


  • An Odd Place to Sleep: Just about anywhere will do.
  • Anti-Gravity Clothing: The armband that somehow floats beside her sleeve.
  • Battle Butler: She's training to be a butler despite being female, and she wields a lance.
  • Black Sheep: She comes from a family full of impatient, decisive people. No one in the family, including her, can understand how she turned out slower and more thoughtful. It serves as a sore spot during her marriage event because her family always made decisions for her instead of waiting, and when Lest begins acting in a similar fashion it severely irritates her.
  • Blade on a Stick: Her default weapon is a spear.
  • Chef of Iron: In stark contrast to Vishnal.
  • Cuteness Proximity: During the De-Fluffing Festival, she says that she can't wait meet the giant wooly since he's so cute!
  • Feminine Women Can Cook: Her liked gifts involve some feminine tastes, but on top of that she's a great chef compared to Vishnal.
  • First Girl Wins: Kind of — she's not the first girl you meet (that honor would be Ventiswill), but she's this of the bachelorettes, if you choose to marry her.
  • Giant Poofy Sleeves: Part of her uniform, as one can see on Vishnal and Volkanon.
  • Love You and Everybody: Confessing to her will result in this response if she's not taking you seriously yet.
  • Multicolored Hair: Has purple hair that fades into blue in the official art shown above. In-game, it's just lavender.
  • Nice Girl: She certainly seems friendly and caring.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Her hair is in braided pigtails, and it still comes down to her waist.
  • Sleepy Head: When Lest/Frey first finds her she's fallen asleep standing up. She's not lazy, unlike Karina, and it's quite annoying for her to fall asleep on the job.
  • Spot of Tea: Her official image shows her enjoying one. She'll occasionally mention enjoying sweets with a spot of tea in conversations.
  • Sweet Tooth: She loves sweets of various kinds, but especially Apple Pie.
  • Tareme Eyes: Representing her soft nature and tiredness.
  • Tights Under Shorts: Wears some brown tights under her poofy short shorts.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: See Multicolored Hair above.
  • Weak, but Skilled: Literally! Has the most skills of any possible party member, but her default weapon is a spear and her attack stat is terrible — subverted if you give her a Magic Charm, which will use her very high intelligence stat in all of her attacks.
  • Who Wears Short Shorts?: They're pretty puffy, too.

    Margaret 

Margaret (JP: Marguerite)

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Voiced By: Aoi Yuuki (JP); Stephanie Sheh (EN)

One of the bachelorettes. She is a musician who plays at the restaurant in town and the adopted daughter of the restaurant's owner, Porcoline. She has a serious but caring personality, and she hates it when people litter. Being an elf, she has lived longer than most of the townsfolk (excluding Ventuswill and Illuminata) and has a tendency to act bossy, but holds many insecurities too.


  • Affectionate Nickname: Meg. In one event, she'll ask you to call her that as well, since that's what all her friends do and she thinks of you as a good friend now.
  • Anime Hair: Exactly how much hairspray does that take?
  • Berserk Button: Littering.
  • Catchphrase: "Bravo!"
  • Chubby Chaser: In one conversation, she says she hopes she marries a man like Porco one day. You're given the option of asking her if that means she loves Porco himself (she does, but as a father, not a future husband), or if that means she likes fat men. If you ask the later, she just tells you not to make fun of him instead of actually answering.
  • Continuity Nod: If you date her, she'll receive a letter from her sister with a spell that can protect her lover. It'll be Daria's "Whim of Spectrum and Rainbow!" skill except Margaret shouts out "Bravo!" instead of "Rainbow!".
  • Cute Little Fangs: Not really obvious but her confession cutscene shows her with this.
  • Dude Magnet: On White Day, Forte mentions that a lot of male travelers have gifts for her but are too shy to pass it on directly leading to them using Forte as an intermediary, much to her annoyance. Margaret is unaware of this and simply presumes that Forte is the popular one.
  • Family Theme Naming: Her name comes from the marguerite daisy, providing another hint that she's related to Daria, who was also named after a flower in the Japanese version ("Dahlia").
  • Flower in Her Hair: She has blue flowers attached to her hair ribbons. They become pink when she's in her pajamas.
  • Fluffy Fashion Feathers: Has white feather-looking adornments on her shoes and the tops of her stockings, as well as blue fluffy ruffles that may be feathers on her sleeves (they could also be leaves, to go along with her flowers).
  • Giant Poofy Sleeves: Poofy and decorated with feathers.
  • Hair Decorations: She has flowers, ribbons, two spheres, some sort of lacy veil thing in the back, and a tiara. Even her ears are decorated!
  • Improbable Weapon User: Her first weapon is the harp that she uses to play music with at Porcoline's Kitchen.
  • Magic Music: Shoots music notes at her opponents.
  • Mayfly–December Romance: She's an elf, meaning she'll outlive all of her human friends. This particularly worries her about pursuing a relationship if Lest confesses to her.
  • The Medic: Boasts a wide variety of healing spells.
  • No Sense of Humor: Her profile calls her "a humorless girl" and she's generally quite no-nonsense.
  • Official Couple: Is Lest's primary love interest in the manga adaptation and they get married at the end of the series.
  • Pointy Ears: Comes with being an elf.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: Minor versions with her (heavily implied) sister Daria. A few of their liked and hated items are reversed, and she's generally a more down to earth person.
  • Stocking Filler: Wears white, feathery stockings over her tights.
  • Tights Under Shorts: And under stockings!
  • The Ugly Guy's Hot Daughter: Justified in that Margaret is more of an adopted daughter than Porcoline's own flesh and blood.
  • Tsundere: Type B. Margaret is described as a kind-hearted, caring elf, but can be quite harsh and direct when she chooses to be. Especially if you litter. Just don't.
  • White Mage: In-battle, she's mostly there as a healer.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?:
    • Heights. Ironically, her house is along the cliff on the east side of town, surrounded by a wooden walkway. There's even an event where she trips on the walkway and lies prone because she's too terrified to move.
    • In addition, she's afraid of ghosts when there's an unknown factor involved with them and since Forte's also scared of them, she can't expect any protection should they be aggressive.
    • Not a fear per se, but she also doesn't like squids. Presenting her with one will result in her shrieking in disgust and telling you to take it away continuously. It's hilarious, although this action also, understandably, loses you affection points.
  • Who Wears Short Shorts?: Some tight fitting ones, though they poof out a little bit on the side.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Grade A. However, it should be noted that the "skin" between her stockings and shorts is actually a pair of tights.

    Forte 

Forte

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Voiced By: Sanae Kobayashi (JP); Erin Fitzgerald (EN)

One of the bachelorettes. Being the Dragon Knight who protects Selphia and the older sister of Kiel, she is described as serious in nature with a stubborn side to her. She inherited the position from her father and, as such, works hard to uphold all knightly ideals. However, she's more girly and gentle than her initial persona, loving sweets and all things cute.


  • Action Girl: As the town knight. She's also the only person who will go into dungeons with the protagonist regardless of affection.
  • Adorkable: She's not the most socially skilled person around.
  • Badass Cape: As part of her knight armor.
  • Battle Ballgown: While it's hard to see when chatting with her in-game, her armor actually includes a full skirt with a bit of a frill at the hem.
  • Bodyguarding a Badass: Officially, Forte is a Dragon Knight, charged with protecting Ventuswill. However, since a godlike Native Dragon hardly needs protection, she in practice looks after the town as a whole.
  • Boobs of Steel: Once you see her in a swimsuit and realize she actually has boobs.
  • Cool Big Sis: Kiel certainly thinks she is, and she can be very concerned and protective of Frey/Lest as well.
  • Cool Helmet: With cute little fluffy tassels! It doesn't actually seem to do much in the way of protecting her face or head, though.
  • Cuteness Proximity: Anything cute will, without fail, bring out her "dere" side, including monsters.
  • Crutch Character: As the first townsperson that will join your party, her healing abilities will prove to be very useful. Later on, though, both Dolce and Margaret far outclass her in the healing department. On the other hand, she does remain a very good physical attacker.
  • Daddy's Girl: She mentions her father the most of her parents and apparently picked up a lot of habits from him. It helps that he spent a lot of time training her as a knight. Contrasts her brother's momma's boy.
  • Deceased Parents Are the Best: Both her parents are dead from the start of the game (her mother from illness and her father from unknown causes), but she and her brother only have good things to say about them. For her, she seems to miss her father the most.
  • Expy: Her design has quite a bit in common with that of Saber. Interestingly, had The Hero not come along, she would've been in the service of a royal named Arthur (who Saber is a Gender Flip of), much like Gawain or Lancelot (prior to the fall of the Round Table), who are also servants in the Fate franchisenote .
  • Giant Poofy Sleeves: The cloth worn underneath her armor has these.
  • Hates Small Talk: She mentions that she doesn't care much for idle chatter.
  • Healer Signs On Early: She's the only person who will join you in battle no matter what, and her healing abilities will help keep you alive through your first dungeon and boss fight.
  • Hidden Buxom: Her armor is not particularly form-fitting; her swimsuit is.
  • Hair Decorations: Her Fluffy Fashion Feathers hair clip.
  • Hime Cut: Tied up in a ponytail.
  • Insistent Terminology: Pico is not a ghost because Forte doesn't believe ghosts exist; she's "half-transparent".
  • Knight in Shining Armor: A textbook example. Margaret is even swooning at her because of this very reason.
  • Lethal Chef: A rare example that uses her cooking like the lethal weapon it is instead of feeding to someone; one of her combat skills is to throw a Failed Dish at the enemy. One of her wife dishes is an Object X.
  • Letting Her Hair Down: While she overall retains the ponytail, even when you romantically pursue her, Forte does let her hair down and lie open when she's in her pajamas, swimsuit or when you split up after asking her to join you on an adventure, to say goodbye.
  • Martial Arts and Crafts: All her training with swords translates well to using knives in the kitchen.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: With her brother, Kiel. She's a strong knight; he's a Cute Bookworm.
  • Meaningful Name: Her name means "stength," fitting for her status as a knight.
  • The Medic: Will be this to you in the beginning of the game. Her healing abilities won't hold up as you get further, though.
  • Muscles Are Meaningless: While she's no more ripped than any of the other young ladies, her physical attacks are most definitely her strong suit in battle.
  • Never a Self-Made Woman: She inherited her position as Dragon Knight from her father. However, for the most part it's only mentioned in passing, and she also speaks of her mother knowing her way around a sword.
  • One-Note Cook: She's okay with dishes like salads and sashimi, but for everything else... yeah. Her attempt at cookies resulted in something more akin to scrap metal.
  • Overprotective Sister: Her official profile states that she's quite protective of Kiel.
  • Positive Discrimination: She's actually just a replacement Dragon Knight as Kiel had not come of age; the council is reluctant to place her in the position because she's a girl, and will rip her out of the position for Kiel without a second thought, using a duel between the siblings just to rub it in her face. Since Forte is a masculine girl to Kiel's very feminine boy, had worked herself harshly to gain her skills, and Kiel understands her passion for being a knight, Forte wins the duel by a landslide and shuts up the council's protests.
  • Rapunzel Hair: She used to have short hair, but grew it out when Kiel gave her a cute hair clip some years ago and she needed an excuse to wear it.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: She tries to maintain a serious front in accordance to her job as a knight and gets flustered when her sweeter side comes out.
  • Suppressed Mammaries: In one of her conversations, she mentions that she binds her chest so it won't get in her way.
  • Sweet Tooth: Her favorite gift is chocolate cake. Not that she'll ever admit it.
  • Tomboy with a Girly Streak: Subverted. She's actually the most girly out of the bachelorettes, such as liking sweets and cute monsters. The only thing tomboyish about her is that she's a knight protecting the whole town of Selphia.
  • Too Many Belts: Wears a pair of belts draped around her hips. They don't seem to be holding up her skirt.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Is deeply afraid of ghosts, though she swears she doesn't believe in them. Naturally, when Pico starts causing a ruckus, it freaks her out monumentally.

    Xiao Pai 

Xiao Pai (JP: Syaopai)

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Voiced By: Hisako Kanemoto (JP); Janice Kawaye (EN)

One of the bachelorettes. She works at the town inn and bathhouse as the daughter of the inn keeper, Lin Fa, but finds it a challenging job. She is described as curious and lively with a never wavering determination. Like her mother, she is rather clumsy, but her clumsiness more leads to misfortune than her mother's which often works out well.


  • A-Cup Angst: She mentions that, at one time, she dreamed she'd grow up to look like her mom, but it was a short-lived dream, yes?
  • An Axe to Grind: Her default weapon is an axe.
  • Blunt Metaphors Trauma: She moved from place to place as a child, so she's got a tenuous grasp of the language. Anything other than straight-up literalism can and probably will come out wrong.
  • Born Unlucky: Poor Xiao Pai. She inherited her mother's clumsiness but unlike Lin Fa, her accidents always lead to misfortune.
  • Cleavage Window: If she had cleavage, then it would show.
  • Curtains Match The Windows: Her eyes and hair are gray, though her hair color could be seen as an implication for platinum blonde.
  • Cute Clumsy Girl: If there's one thing Xiao Pai is good at, is being adorable and tripping at every opportunity.
  • Glass Cannon: Has an amazing strength stat and high critical rate due to her specialisation in axe/hammer-type weapons, but her HP and defense leave much to be desired.
  • Gray Eyes: Going with the older meaning of the trope, for innocence.
  • Hair Color Dissonance: Her grey hair could actually be taken as a shade of platinum, making her a Dumb Blonde.
  • Hair Decorations: A flower hairclip around her bangs and a panda-scrunchie kind of thing in the back.
  • I Can't Believe a Guy Like You Would Notice Me: She'll go into a mixture of shock and denial after Lest confesses to her, simply because he has so many other girls to pick from.
  • Meaningful Name: Her name sounds very similar to the Japanese word "shippai" which translates to "failure".
  • Older Than They Look: Lest will bring up how cute he thinks Xiao Pai is, but she immediately dismisses this by saying it can't be true since she is older than Lest himself.
  • The Pratfall: Her introductory cutscene has her sit on the camera, and she apparently tends to fall quite often anyway.
  • Skirt over Slacks: Probably a good thing, given how prone she is to tripping head-over-heels.
  • Strange-Syntax Speaker: It seems Xiao Pai talks in a very unique manner, yes? Even her mother does not speak so.

    Amber 

Amber (JP: Kohaku)

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Voiced By: Satomi Sato (JP); Cassandra Lee (EN)

One of the bachelorettes who previously was a butterfly monster called Ambrosia. Once saved, she will move into the flower shop with Illuminata. She enjoys the sun, just like a plant, and is quite naive. However, she has a way of putting people at ease and makes friends easily with her cheerful nature.


  • Cloudcuckoolander: Certainly has some strange ideas she comes up with or doesn't get other people's ideas.
  • Cuddle Bug: Very much so. She makes a habit of getting into everyone's personal space (even sourpusses like Dylas) and showering them with affection... And she is also part butterfly.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: Ambrosia is one of the bosses; once the protagonist defeats her, she moves into town as Amber.
  • Fish out of Temporal Water: She seems to be the one to mind the least out of the four guardians.
  • Genki Girl: She's extremely chipper.
  • The Glomp: She likes to glomp you (and anyone else she's friends with). Frey/Lest will tell her not to surprise them like that, and the next time you see her, she'll announce that she's going to hug you, then proceed with the glompage. Hey, she told you first, so it's okay!
  • Grey Eyes: Innocent and naive.
  • Hair Antennae: She uses them to find napping spots and suspects Clorica of having a pair hidden somewhere in her hair, too.
  • Hair Decorations: A purple ribbon tied into her hair... do her antennas count, too?
  • Hidden Depths: She loves to nap in the sun. Why? Because when she dreams, she sees all of the friends she left behind when she chose to become a Guardian.
  • Improbable Weapon User: Her default weapon is a watering can.
  • Kid Sidekick: To Illuminata, though the fact that she's marriageable means she's stretching the definition of "kid" (childish looks and naivete aside).
  • Literal-Minded: She takes lots of expressions at face value.
  • Little Bit Beastly: She still retains her antennae and wings from her time as Ambrosia.
  • No Sense of Personal Space: Her love of glomping extends to pretty much anyone. She'll even get up in Dylas's face and have a staring contest with him.
  • Self-Sacrifice Scheme: The reason she was trapped as a monster is she was the fourth person to decide to sacrifice her life to save Ventuswill.
  • Split Personality: Doing her marriage event reveals Ambrosia wasn't just her monster form, she was also Amber's other personality.
  • Token Mini-Moe: Of the Bachelorettes.
  • Winged Humanoid: Flares a pair of butterfly wings when extremely excited. No one seems to mind (or even notice).
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Perhaps justified, her being a monster and all.

    Dolce 

Dolce

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Voiced By: Ayana Taketatsu (JP); Laura Bailey (EN)

One of the bachelorettes who previously was a puppet monster called Marionetta. After being saved, she moves into the clinic with Jones and Nancy. She shows little expression and has a sarcastic personality, though this also means she has trouble saying what she actually wants to say. Currently being haunted by a ghost named Pico since childhood, who adores her, but Dolce is less than keen about it.


  • Adorkable: Believe it or not, but Dolce definitely has her moments. If you talk to Pico the day before the quiz festival she begins bragging about how much she knows about Dolce, listing some adorkable, yet embarassing quirks such as being really kind, easily hurt, is a little clumsy, gives names to all her dolls and holding stuffed toys to help her go to sleep, and is not good at cleaning up. Furthermore if the player pursues to romance her, some of her dialogue will show hints of this towards Lest.
  • Abnormal Limb Rotation Range: As Marionetta. The way she twists her torso backward to the between of her legs is a minor nightmare fuel.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Pico and a few others call her Dolly.
  • Curtains Match The Windows: Pale pink eyes and hair, though her eyes seem a darker color, likely because they are displayed as being dull.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: She used to live (and haunt) in Obsidian Mansion, has affinity for ghosts, is an Elegant Gothic Lolita, totes dark elemental magics as offensive attack, and her personality is the darkest of the bachelorettes. On the other hand, she's unambiguously heroic, a nurse in and out of battle, soft-spoken and polite - unless your name is Pico.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Major emphasis on "deadpan".
  • The Dividual: Pico's character model is rarely used, and her character is mostly stuck with Dolce.
  • Elegant Gothic Lolita: More the lolita type since majority of her attire is red, rather than black.
  • Fish out of Temporal Water: Doesn't seem to mind much, though her marriage events display her reluctance to refer to Jones and Nancy as parental figures, since she's too concerned that she would forget her birth parents if she did.
  • Giant Poofy Sleeves: Hers are smaller than Forte's.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Fitting with her girlish leisure time activities, though her personality doesn't fit.
  • Girly Bruiser: She likes sewing and fashion designing, but is more than capable of putting up a fight (apparently, Pico's antics keep her on her toes, if nothing else). Note the starting level of the NPCs; those who have a higher level than her are Volkanon and Ventuswill. One is a butler that survived getting run over by an Elefun and destroys gigantic tree stumps via Dynamic Entry, while another is the local dragon god. Doug, who has the same level as her, trained since he was a child to kill Ventuswill.
  • Grievous Harm with a Body: In battle, she uses her staff not to cast traditional magic, but to throw Pico at enemies.
  • Happily Adopted: Jones and Nancy come to see her as an adopted daughter. She eventually feels the same way, calling them Mother and Father during her wedding, if Lest chooses to marry her.
  • I See Dead People: Claims she's extra-sensitive to spirits due to spending so much time around Pico.
  • Last Girl Wins: If pursued, as she is the last bachelorette that moves into town.
  • The Medic: Boasts a wide variety of healing spells.
  • Nice Hat: A top hat that reminds one of a magician's, with a bat on it.
  • Official Couple: With Lest in the official Nintendo Dream comic.
  • Pink Means Feminine: She certainly likes girly things, but her personality doesn't fit.
  • Pointy Ears: Like most people, though it's not really explained why hers are so long.
  • Pungeon Master: Some of her dialogue is quite punny, as when discussing the "beauti-fall" colors leaves turn (but you autumn say stupid things like that).
  • Rapunzel Hair: Like Frey, her hair is in pigtails, and it still comes down to her waist.
  • Rose-Haired Sweetie: With pretty much the exact opposite personality as you'd expect of the trope.
  • Self-Sacrifice Scheme: The reason she was trapped as a monster is she was the second person to decide to sacrifice her life to save Ventuswill.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: However, she's an extreme type A Tsundere to Pico.
  • Sweet Tooth: Her favorite gift is Pumpkin Flan, a sweet dessert. Her name happens to be a Bilingual Bonus in this regard.
  • Textile Work Is Feminine: Enjoys knitting as a hobby.
  • That Came Out Wrong: Not Played for Laughs or Double Entendre. She's blunt, alright, but how she phrases things are usually not how she means it to be. And as she's a major Sugar-and-Ice Personality, nobody's really sure what she actually means. When she says that Nancy shouldn't concern herself of her, she actually noticed that Nancy dotes on her to the point of getting sick by overworking herself. When she says that Jones and Nancy are not her parents, it's because she fears she'll forget her origin and birth parents as she's so happy being with them. The entirety of her marriage event is spent to encourage her to say sorry if people misunderstand her.
  • Tsundere: Towards Pico. A lesser extent towards others, but Pico is always there to reveal her real feelings. She's also a tsundere towards Lest, especially if he pursues a romantic relationship with her.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Seems annoyed by Pico in 99% of their interactions, but does occasionally show she genuinely cares for her ghost-"sister" (and then immediately dismisses it).

Other Villagers

    Volkanon 

Volkanon

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Voiced By: Yukitoshi Hori (JP); Patrick Seitz (EN)

The town's elder as well as a butler who runs all the festivals. He is the first besides Ventuswill to find the protagonist and acts as a mentor-figure temporarily to help them adjust to the town. Rather emotional, it takes very little to reduce him to tears or make him shout, but he never fails at his duties. He has served the dragons all his life.


  • Anti-Gravity Clothing: The armband that somehow floats beside his sleeve.
  • Badass Beard: He sports one, fitting for a man who rams through trees to make you a new path and builds a bridge mid-jump.
  • Badass Grandpa: His exact age isn't given, but he's definitely among the oldest of the villagers.
  • Battle Butler: When the protagonist expresses awe at his incredible strength, he claims it's no more than any butler should be capable of.
  • Big Ol' Eyebrows: At one point he even runs through a checklist of things he needs to start his day, including his gloves, tie, mustache, and eyebrows.
  • Dynamic Entry: Those giant tree stumps blocking your path south of town? He'll charge right through them once you progress the story far enough to be allowed to explore more of Selphia Plains.
  • Emotional Bruiser: There are very few things that can't move him to sobbing waterfalls, and he inadvertently chokes people with his bear hugs. He attributes this to old age.
  • Large Ham: Very dramatic in both portrait and voice.
  • Made of Iron: In addition to bashing through tree stumps as if they were flimsy paper, he can survive getting run over by an Elefun without so much as a wrinkled shirt or misplaced hair.
  • Manly Tears: They gush out sideways like waterfalls, though they are not very manly.
  • Mood-Swinger: On fire for his duties and super emotional for Lady Ventuswill within a minute. He might have been Vishnal's teacher in that.
  • Ocular Gushers: His tears burst out sideways from his eyes.
  • Pointy Ears: Though less so than some of the other characters.
  • Screams Like a Little Girl: He once found a cockroach in the bathhouse. Vishnal came rushing in thinking it was a lady in dire trouble, but it was just Volkanon with a bug.
  • Spot of Tea: Loves Relax Tea more than anything.
  • Waistcoat of Style: A white one visible under his black coat.

    Jones 

Jones

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Voiced By: Shunzou Miyasaka (JP); Sam Riegel (EN)

The town's local doctor and husband of Nancy. Adores talking about his wife and is very public with his affection for her. He and Nancy also take in Dolce and Pico as their daughters. Ironically, he does not like the sight of blood, though he tries to remedy this by drinking tomato juice.


  • Afraid of Blood: Good thing he chose a profession where he never has to see the stuff.
  • Call to Agriculture: Inverted. He wanted to be a farmer growing up, but found he was better-suited to being a doctor.
  • Dressed to Heal: Sports a white coat and a head mirror to fit with his doctor and healer image.
  • Florence Nightingale Effect: When he first met Nancy, he was a medical student and she was injured. All he knew how to do was bandage a wound, but she's been obsessed with him ever since.
  • Happily Married: To Nancy.
  • Hospital Hottie: When he asks you why you think Nancy would have chosen him over all the other guys in the world, one of your possible responses is "Because you're a stud!"
  • Noble Profession: He's generally a nice guy all around (price-gouging for services after you faint excluded) and makes a big deal of how farming and healing are both about caring for life. He even says he hopes one day he'll be out of business, because it will mean there are no more sick and injured people in the world.
  • Sickeningly Sweethearts: He adores his wife Nancy and gushes at her ideas.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: In addition to being Afraid of Blood, he hates red things which remind him of blood. A glass of tomato juice looks too much like a bottle of blood for his comfort, and even an ordinary tomato is enough to haunt his nightmares.

    Nancy 

Nancy

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Voiced By: Umeka Shouji (JP); Mela Lee (EN)

The nurse at the clinic and Jones' wife. A very cheery woman who loves to gossip with anyone and will often gush about how great her Jones is. Some of the bachelorettes come to her for love advice. She and her husband later take in Dolce and Pico as their adopted daughters.


  • Bi the Way: If Frey says that she loves her, she will express disappointment and say that if Frey had confessed a few years prior then she might have considered it, but now she has Jones.
  • Cleavage Window: Sports one, showing how mature and beautiful she is. There's even a manga that points out her "assets."
  • Florence Nightingale Effect: When she first met Jones, he was a medical student and she was injured. All he knew how to do was bandage a wound, but she's been obsessed with him ever since.
  • Happily Married: With Jones, obviously. They're one of the few couples in the series where both are unique characters and, well, alive.
  • Hair Decorations: A big, fluffy bow in the back.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: She has blonde hair and won't charge you if you get knocked out while she's working. She also immediately accepts Dolce as a surrogate daughter.
  • Hospital Hottie: She seems to have her fair share of admirers, to the point where Jones will express relief that not many men were complimenting her swimsuit during the summer.
  • Ill Girl: Temporarily becomes this during Dolce's proposal event, collapsing and fainting twice.
  • Ki Attacks: She "recently" began learning of a method of healing using energy. With practice, it can also be used for self defense. She wants to fight a Buffamoo, one-on-one, to the death.
  • Nice Hat: Wears a nurse's cap.
  • Noble Profession: And unlike her husband, she'll let you go free of charge if she's the one to take care of you after fainting.
  • Sickeningly Sweethearts: Loves to gush over Jones. The villagers comment on being embarrassed by Jones and Nancy's public displays of affection.

    Lin Fa 

Lin Fa (JP: Rinfa)

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Voiced By: Yumi Sudou (JP); Wendee Lee (EN)

Runs the town's local inn with her daughter, Xiao Pai. Dreamy and clumsy, like her daughter, she is very popular with the inn's guests for her looks and cute, airheaded nature. While Xiao Pai's mistakes cause misfortune, Lin Fa's mistakes often work out well in the end.


  • Adoptive Peer Parent: When Leon moves into the inn, she takes on a pseudo-motherly role to him as well (not quite Happily Adopted, but a stable figure). Since he appears to be one of the more mature bachelors, this would make it even more absurd.
  • Born Lucky / Idiot Houdini: In a way. While she's forgetful and often makes mistakes, something usually comes up to make everything work out anyway.
  • Cleavage Window: Like her daughter, though she actually has something to show.
  • Cute Clumsy Girl: Just like her daughter. But because her clumsiness comes off as endearing more than Xiao Pai's, her daughter is jealous of her charm.
  • Dude Magnet: Is very popular with the guests at the inn to the point that she's part of the reason they see so much success. She's completely oblivious and only has eyes for her husband.
  • Hair Color Dissonance: Her grey hair could actually be taken as a shade of platinum, making her a Dumb Blonde.
  • Hair Decorations: A beaded band holds a bit of hair at the side of her face.
  • Happily Married: Her husband, Yang Fan, is often traveling. He appears in town occasionally as a faceless NPC and plays a role in some of Xiao Pai's events.
  • Lethal Chef:
    • She'll suggest making stews in winter, since it's a good time to eat something hot. The player agrees, but then she suggests it should be a bronze stew, and Frey/Lest asks to see an ingredient list before eating anything.
    • It's also notable that she orders the dishes for her customers from Porcoline's Kitchen down the street, rather than making them herself.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Especially to her customers, who stay at the inn as much to see her as anything.
  • Open Secret: Her forgetfulness is a big secret...NOT! She freaks out when she accidentally tells Kiel that she's forgetful, but the player assures her that it's not a problem.
  • Pink Means Feminine / Graceful Ladies Like Purple / True Blue Femininity: Manages to combine all three in her outfit.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Her hair goes past her waist.
  • Teen Pregnancy: In addition to her very youthful looks and naive personality, she notes that if she hadn't made "a certain mistake," Xiao Pai wouldn't have been born. note 

    Illuminata 

Illuminata

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Voiced By: Yuka Saitou (JP)

A self-proclaimed private investigator who runs the flower shop in town. She's an elf who has probably lived longer than everyone else in town (Ventuswill excluded), but doesn't act like it. Instead, she is rather rash and hotblooded, jumping to conclusion too quickly on many of her "cases." However, she still takes in Amber and acts as a maternal figure to her.


  • Affectionate Nickname: Is called both "Ellie" and "Lumie" by various characters.
  • Amateur Sleuth: Though she doesn't actually solve many cases, she thinks of herself as a Great Detective and is always on the lookout for a new case (even if one isn't there).
  • Bare Your Midriff: Potentially wears her outfit like this to show off her "mature beauty."
  • Braids of Action: Keeps her long hair in a braid, presumably so it doesn't get in the way of her detectiving.
  • Cool Big Sis: Is this to a lot of the bachelorettes, especially Clorica and Margaret.
  • Fiery Redhead: Part of the reason most of her detective work ends poorly. Margaret even expresses a desire to look after her because of her recklessness, despite being younger.
  • Fingerless Gloves: However, because her top contains built-in gloves as well, her fingertips aren't exposed.
  • High-Class Glass: Wears a monocle, but has pretty much none of the associated traits. She's not particularly rich or snobbish at all.
  • Hot-Blooded: Running around accusing people of being criminals is all in a day's work for a detective.
  • Nice Hat: She wears a detective's hat with a blue rose attached to it.
  • Older Than They Look: She's good friends with Volkanon and is one of the oldest villagers despite her young appearance.
  • Pointy Ears: Because she's an elf.
  • Rapunzel Hair: One hip-length Lara-esque braid.
  • Scarf Of Asskicking: She wears a teal scarf and darts into battle with a watering can.
  • Spot of Tea: Drinking tea is a very detective-y thing to do!
  • That Came Out Wrong: If you comment that her flower shop is a front for her actual detective practice, she'll initially agree with you, then realize that having "a front" makes her sound like a criminal.
  • Too Many Belts: Wears one long one cross-crossed around her waist and hips over all her other clothes. It doesn't seem to be holding her pants up, though; seems more like it's holding her jacket half-closed.

    Blossom 

Blossom

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Voiced By: Yuuko Tsuga (JP)

A kind, frail old lady who runs the general store and goes to the clinic often due to her health. She took in Doug when he came to town, having him help out a lot with the store, and views him like a son. Nonetheless, she is the first to ask the player to knock some sense into him if they catch him slacking off.


  • Anger Born of Worry: What her relationship with Doug sometimes comes to. He has a tendency to charge off without a plan, so Blossom is always there to berate him afterwards, before becoming relieved that he's alright.
  • Badass in Distress: Averted. She is in distress for a couple story scenes, but she is the only villager you can never take with you on adventures, so she is incapable of leveling up. It makes sense, given how old she is — though it is a shame she can't be trained into a killer grandma.
  • Elderly Blue-Haired Lady: Her light purple shade is pretty close.
  • Flower in Her Hair: She has 4 flowers holding her hair.
  • Granny Classic: Has the appearance of one and is Doug's Parental Substitute.
  • I Was Quite a Looker: She mentions that in her younger years, she looked a lot like Forte.
  • Nice Hat: Or is that a form of Hair Decorations?
  • Parental Substitute: She essentially becomes Doug's adoptive grandmother and shows him a lot of love.
  • Pink Means Feminine: She wears a variety of pink shades.
  • Soap Opera Disease: She has a nasty cough and has to take a lot of medicine, but she swears it's just a cough and general old age.
  • You Remind Me of X: She was apparently a lot like Doug when she was younger, very boisterous and often acting without thinking.

    Bado 

Bado

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Voiced By: Osamu Ryuutani (JP); D.C. Douglas (EN)

The local blacksmith. He's more into making money than actually working and will try to swindle any naive customers, like Vishnal, with completely useless items. However, he can never go through with it since he doesn't want to make people upset. Acts as something of a parental-figure for Forte and Kiel, as an old friend of their father (though Forte doesn't think him mature enough for this).


  • Badass Beard: Besides Volkanon, the only guy in town to sport one and he still has many old skills from being a knight (when he's not feeling too lazy to use them).
  • The Blacksmith: Albeit a very lazy one.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: Forte mentions that the swords he forges are of unparalleled quality when he actually bothers to put in the effort. Other townspeople who bring in their tools to be repaired also praise his skill — Vishnal remarks that his kitchen knife is sharper than when it was new and is now extremely dangerous to wield.
  • Bruiser with a Soft Center: Gently reminds the protagonist that even though monsters may not pose a threat to battle-hardened warriors like themselves, "it's dangerous for the kids and the elderly," and thanks the protagonist for making the area safer.
  • Curtains Match The Windows: Has blue eyes to go with his hair.
  • Dummied Out: His "We're going on a date so why did you bring an extra person with you" dialogue and his swimsuit dialogue are only accessible via data-mining, as the developers never made him a dateable bachelor or made his swimsuit.
    Bado: Hey, Lest/Frey. Come to see how hot I look in a swimsuit?
  • Fluffy Tamer: Completely befriends and tames a menagerie of dangerous monsters on short notice for Forte to pick as a mount.
  • Foil: To Rune Factory 3's Gaius. Gaius is a workaholic who Forgets to Eat when he's working, and is Doing It for the Art, while Bado is lazy and spends more time thinking up get-rich-quick schemes than actually doing his job.
  • For Happiness: He’s comfortable with actually ripping people off only if it’s guaranteed to make them happy, and is willing to give away his products to the extremely gullible for free.
    Bado: Unless everyone's happy, it's no fun.
  • Friend to All Children: Regardless of the protagonist's relationship with him, he treats their child with candy, who affectionately refers to him as "Uncle Bado."
  • Handwraps of Awesome: Under his work gloves.
  • Hired Gun: Picks up side jobs as a sell-sword to keep his business from foundering. Fittingly, he wears combat trousers, bloused boots (visible on his 3D model), and a battle jacket, attire more in line with the image of a modern mercenary than with either a knight or a blacksmith. His default weapon is also a Zweihänder long-sword, the iconic weapon of the 15th-century Doppelsöldner mercenary.
  • Honest John's Dealership: Makes outrageous claims about his absolutely mundane wares. The tools and equipment the player can buy from him work perfectly fine, however, though they are overpriced.
  • It Amused Me: Why he devotes most of his waking hours to charlatanry and get-rich-quick schemes, with no regard as to whether he’s actually making a profit or not — he actually gets a kick out of seeing his account books being written entirely in red.
  • Knight Errant: Before he settled down as a blacksmith. He's still fond of onigiri, the staple foodstuff of any wandering knight (read: samurai) in Japanese popular culture.
  • Married to the Job: His hidden Firefly Festival dialogue explains that when he was still a knight, he promised his blacksmith friend that they would watch the fireflies together. However, he was so committed to his knightly duties that he never made the time to see them, which he continues to regret.
  • Master Swordsman: Saved the life of Forte and Kiel's father — the man charged with protecting the entire continent's deity — multiple times. Within the game's mechanics, this is an Informed Attribute; in battle he uses only two long sword abilities.
  • Mellow Fellow: Takes disliked presents on his own birthday, victories, losses, and the Sech attack on town without ever breaking his easy-going stride, and is one of the few NPCs who is happy to accept gifts of trash and failed dishes. The only thing that ever upsets him is when Forte denies that any of the monsters he's tamed for her would make decent companions for a knight, or when someone tells him he should work harder to please the people he serves — a particularly sore spot for a man whose zealous commitment to knighthood cost him his personal life (see Married to the Job above).
  • Mighty Glacier: As a battle companion, he almost never moves faster than walking speed, slowly ambling towards his enemies. However, he is likely to have higher HP, vitality, strength, and attack than the player, even with underlevelled and/or undertiered equipment.
  • Muscles Are Meaningful: He's lazy, sure, but that beef on his arms means he can lift a heavy crate with one hand and never break a sweat.
  • Parental Substitute: After Forte and Kiel's parents died, he took over responsibility of raising them. Forte has trouble seeing him this way, though, and often acts like she's raising him.
  • Pursue the Dream Job: Of thinking up ways to make tons of money with minimal effort.
  • Pointy Ears: As a dwarf.
  • Refusal of the Call: Immediately shuts down the admonition that he adopt a work ethic that recalls his past as a celebrated, relentless knight with no personal life — sometimes with exasperation, which is a harsh contrast to his normally easygoing demeanor.
    Bado: I just want... ...to slowly enjoy the rest of my life, doing what I please. Taking breaks here and there, and getting scolded at times... Is that so wrong?!
  • Retired Badass: Before he set up shop as a blacksmith in Selphia, he was "like any other legendary knight out there, really."
  • Screw the Money, I Have Rules!: Refuses to make a quick buck by selling powerful tamed monsters for the Buddy Battle festival, as it would undermine the spirit of camaraderie and trust celebrated by the festival. He'll also occasionally try to give the protagonist weeds or scrap metal as a reward for doing a request for him, but quickly presents a real reward as he can't stand disappointing anyone. He even points out that his morals make it hard to get rich quick.
  • Too Many Belts: One big one that's falling off his waist, and four smaller ones around his chest and shoulders (you could argue that those may be holding that fluffy thing on the back of his neck, at least).
  • Victory by Endurance: He gets most of his sell-sword gigs done by "putting on armor and standing in one spot for a few hours," the implication being that his enemies exhaust themselves trying to best him.
  • "Well Done, Dad!" Guy: Secretly disheartened by how little Forte regards him, and admits that he feels that he is Forte and Kiel's adoptive parent "only in name."
    Bado: Man, it's at times like this when it really hits home that I'm not a parent. When you're a kid, your family is your whole world, right? So kids will do all sorts of things just to see if they can get their parents to praise them. But if I try to tell her she's done enough, she doesn't hear me. I'm not her dad, see. …All I wound up doing was making Forte mad all the time.
  • Willfully Weak: On certain festivals, he considers stocking up on healing medicines and advises the protagonist to wear armor — even if they don't buy it from him — because Forte takes even games too seriously and doesn't know how to hold back.
    Bado: I figured if that happened to me it'd be dangerous, so I put everything serious away.
  • Wingding Eyes: The protagonist will occasionally accuse him of having Gold signs in his eyes, but the art doesn't reflect it.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: he has navy blue colored hair.

    Porcoline 

Porcoline Tulle de Sainte-Coquille

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Voiced By: Takahiro Fujimoto (JP)

Another member of the de Sainte-Coquille family. He runs the restaurant "Porcoline's Kitchen," though he tends to eat almost all of what he cooks. He took in Margaret some time before the game and also ends up taking in both Arthur and Dylas — all three of which he views as being a part of his family. No matter the player's gender, he will flirt relentlessly with them.


  • Abhorrent Admirer: To the protagonist. He constantly asks the player to marry him, regardless of their gender. Usually, the player can respond positively or negatively, but on some occasions you're given a long list of options that all shut him down.
  • Big Beautiful Man: Thinks he is, anyway. Your opinion may vary.
  • Big Eater: His clothes are stuffed with food, and his dishes often don't make it to the customers because he eats them first.
  • Big Fun: He's possibly the silliest character in the game.
  • Blank White Eyes: Most often caused by rejecting one of his many proposals.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Yeah he is comical looking and rather flamboyant, but not only is Porco a fantastic chef, he's also a sort of a diplomat for the humans and the elves. He was actually on one of his political missions in an elven town when he met Margaret.
  • Cat Smile: His mouth is permanently stuck in this form, a trait he shares with most of his family.
  • Chef of Iron: The best chef in town, and also an eligible party member that Lest/Frey can take with them into dungeons.
  • Extreme Omnivore: In one of his random dialogues, he'll ask if iron is edible. You say no, but then he asks if that applies to him, even when he puts his all into eating it. The next day, he'll start asking about bronze...
  • Fat Comic Relief: He's usually played for laughs
  • Gonk: Like the other members of his family, he has this appearance.
  • Improbable Weapon User: His default weapon is a pair of back-scratchers.
  • Large Ham: At times, he will loudly and proudly declare his love for the player and for food, and has rather over the top reactions if you were to reject his advances.
  • The Lost Lenore: According to Dylas, he had an elven lover who died of an illness. But instead of suffering from angst, Porcoline became the generous person he's known to be.
  • Nice Guy: Despite his rather funny and immature nature, Porcoline is actually a stand up guy and sees the good and talent in everyone. Both Margaret and Arthur hold him in high regard, and even Dylas will admit that he's grateful to Porco for everything he's done for him.
  • Nice Hat: He wears a spiffy chef's hat with blue feathers poking out of it.
  • Non-Idle Rich: Runs the town's restaurant and works the counter himself (even if he does end up eating most of the food before it ever reaches the customers).
  • Obsessed with Food: His sprite always has food with him. Always. Even when he sleeps. Even when he goes to the bathhouse. ALWAYS.
  • Overly Long Name: His full name is far too long to put in the name box, but most characters end up just calling him Porco.
  • Rapunzel Hair: A male example. He beats out both Dylas and Leon for having the longest hair in the game among the male characters.
  • Supreme Chef: Anyone who gets a chance to taste his food unanimously agrees it's awesome. Of course, given his Big Eater tendencies, not so many people actually get to taste it...

    Pico 

Pico

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Voiced By: Saori Hayami (JP)

A spirit that can always be seen with Dolce. Excitable and mischievous, she likes to mess with some of the townsfolk (especially the plasma-phobic Forte) and considers herself to be Dolce's closest friend.


  • Bullying a Dragon: She once gets angry at Ventuswill, the literal dragon Physical God, and begins ineffectually punching her and demanding that she return Dolce's memories. Of course, since Venti is such a nice dragon, she just agrees to Pico's demands.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Sometimes gets mad if the player seems to be acting too close to Dolce. Other times, she's a Shipper on Deck.
  • Childhood Friends: With Dolce, in a way, as Pico has been with her since she was a baby. Pico was already a spirit by the time they met, but even as a newborn Dolce was the only one who could see and touch her.
  • Cute Ghost Girl: Being dead for possibly centuries has not stopped Pico from being chipper and adorable.
  • Empty Eyes: She has no pupils or eyeshine. Of course, she is a ghost.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Ties her hair into these with large pink ribbons.
  • The Glomp: Constantly tries to glomp Dolce. Constantly fails.
  • Hair Decorations: A pair of red bows.
  • Happy Harlequin Hat: Sort of. It only has two horns and is pink and purple, but it's definitely happy.
  • Modesty Shorts / Skirt over Slacks: Wears a pair of puffy white bloomers under the rest of her clothing. You can just barely see the ends peeking out.
  • Nice Hat: A purple jester like hat that looks like a cat. Eerily similar to Marionetta's hat.
  • Our Ghosts Are Different: She can't get too far away from Dolce or she'll be transported to the afterlife; ghosts must stick close to the person they're "haunting" (or stalking, however you like to put it). She also can't "wear" clothes in the traditional sense; instead, she "scans" them and projects the image of them onto her body. However, she's at least semi-corporeal, as Dolce is capable of kicking her when she tries to glomp her—though this may be exclusive to Dolce thanks to her connection with the supernatural.
  • Pink Means Feminine / Graceful Ladies Like Purple
  • Perky Goth: Seems to be a combination of her own personality and Dolce's fashion sense.
  • The Prankster: She likes to play tricks on the villagers, especially with people who are afraid of ghosts (like Forte).
  • Rapunzel Hair: It reaches to her waist despite being in pigtails.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Has purple hair like Clorica.

    Ventuswill 

Ventuswill (JP: Selzauide)

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Voiced By: Satomi Akesaka (JP); Wendee Lee (EN)

The dragon who watches over Selphia. While she presents herself as proud and proper, her true self is very affable and playful around the main character. Her position as a Native Dragon causes her to create a distance between herself and the people of Selphia.


  • Adorkable: Especially if one compares her with her 'brothers', Ventuswill comes off as ditzy and easily flustered.
  • Affectionate Nickname: She gives herself the nickname "Venti" (Seriza in Japanese version). Pico calls her "Ven" instead.
  • Cruel to Be Kind: The reason she refuses to allow anyone to be close to her is she's slowly dying, and she doesn't want anyone to make a Heroic Sacrifice to try and save her like the four Guardians did.
  • A Friend in Need: Was the friend in need to Leon, Dolce, Dylas, and Amber. When you bring them back to town, she wipes their memories of her to prevent them from cooking up another Self-Sacrifice Scheme. The plot soon requires her to become your friend in need, too.
  • God's Hands Are Tied: She and the other dragons could stop the Sechs Empire easily... if only they were able to leave the borders of their own lands. This turns out to be an important point in their claim about her killing Doug's tribe, as the tribe lived far from Selphia and there's no way she could have gone there to kill them.
  • The Gods Must Be Lazy: She claims to be a Physical God, but refuses to do things for the humans because that would make them lazy and overly-reliant on her.
  • Gods Need Prayer Badly: The reason she's dying is that the Runeys are disappearing from the land, and she has to replenish them from her own body. Finding alternate sources of Runeys will save her life.
  • Heroic Willpower: After the second arc, her body is spent, but she manages to stay in physical form and resists being called back to the Forest of Beginnings through sheer force of will alone, at least long enough to bring you home and say goodbye.
  • I Got Bigger: The four Guardians discuss whether or not Ventuswill has grown in the years that they've been asleep. Amber, Dolce, and Leon are convinced she's much larger, but Dylas thinks she looks the same as ever.
  • Large and in Charge: Of course, she's a dragon, so it makes sense that she's a little bit bigger than the humans she rules.
  • Lonely at the Top: She wishes that she could be herself with the other villagers, but she doesn't want to get close to them due to all the issues revolving around her.
  • Mystical White Hair: The trophy that marks the protagonist's meeting with her has this sprite when interacted. In the Personality Swap potion sub-event where she transformed into human, she remarks that human form is the form that she yearns for.
  • Physical God: Makes a point of reminding Frey/Lest of this a few times. The only ones who really seem to revere her a great deal are Volkanon and perhaps Vishnal and Clorica; the other villagers are respectful but don't seem incredibly worshipful, though she doesn't mind.

Non-Villagers

    Barrett 

Barrett

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Voiced By: Masaru Suzuki (JP)

A teacher from Alvarna. Studies Ath writings. Has a stern look about him, but is actually quite kind.


  • The Alcoholic: He doesn't drink, but Lest/Frey thinks he is this. He's actually airsick.
  • Badass Longcoat: He now wears a long coat.
  • Badasses Wear Bandanas: He's still wearing his iconic red bandana.
  • The Cameo: Comes from 2 Alvarna every so often and offers to check your gear for upgrades. He'll also upgrade your gear for you if you give him materials.
  • Cool Teacher: He keeps his hair in a braid because his students did it for him.
  • Happily Married: Credits his wife for getting him to settle down, and advises the player not to take his/her spouse for granted. Even though the game never mentions her by name, he's probably talking about Dorothy.
  • Icy Blue Eyes: His eye color. However, he's a much warmer person in this game compared to his original appearance.
  • Hot Teacher: Despite being a father of two, time has been very kind to him.
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy: His hair is now long enough to be braided.
  • Motherly Side Plait: He's mellowed quite a bit since Rune Factory 2.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: His students braided his hair while he was sleeping at his desk, but he decided to keep it because it made them happy.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: Still retains these from his original appearance.
  • Stocking Filler: His "pants" are apparently stockings, as he uses a garter to keep them up.
  • Too Many Belts: Wears some sort of belted harness thing. Unlike his old incarnation, it's no longer even holding a flimsy piece of armor.

    Raven 

Raven (JP: Toona)

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Voiced By: Emiri Katou (JP), Cindy Robinson (EN)

A woman who came in search of interesting minerals. Doesn't talk much, but her eyes exude a strong, unflinching passion.


  • Platonic Life-Partners: Her relationship to Gaius is the same as it was in Rune Factory 3. She sells his creations and makes sure he eats and sleeps, and he provides her with a place to live and work.
  • The Stoic: Though she's a little bit more open with the player than she was in Rune Factory 3.
  • You Remind Me of X: She occasionally says Frey/Lest reminds her of "him"note , especially the way you say stupid things, but that you're more observant than "he" is.

    Ethelberd 

Ethelberd

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The emperor of the Sechs Empire and the Big Bad of the second arc. Harbors a pathological hatred of Earthmates ever since one foiled his ambitions, and is planning something with the Rune Spheres.


  • Evil Plan: His ultimate goal is to use the Rune Spheres and the Etherlink magic to possess the body of a Native Dragon.
  • Evil Old Folks: He's become elderly ever since his last appearance.
  • Fur and Loathing: Has a furry collar and is not a nice dude.
  • Grand Theft Me: Is capable of this because of the Rune Spheres and the Etherlink magic.
  • Kick the Dog: Just about everything he does.
  • One-Winged Angel: The final two rounds of the final boss fight take place with him in Ventuswill's body. In the last round, he even looks outright Eldritch Abomination.
  • Phlebotinum Overload: He uses the Rune Spheres too heavily, and the overload causes the runes within his body to break down and send him to the Forest of Beginnings when defeated.
  • Power Floats: In the first round fight against him, he moves around without using his walking polygon, giving appearance of this trope.
  • Rapunzel Hair: His hair reaches his thighs.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: He actually will confront the protagonists directly and battle them.
  • Too Many Belts: At least three of them.
  • Turns Red: Like every standard boss before him. In his first form, at least.
  • Villainous Breakdown: It's revealed that he lost it after his plans in Rune Factory were foiled. He relived his defeat time and time again in his dreams until it drove him crazy. And he breaks down again after Lest/Frey defeats him, demanding — rather, forcefully begging — that he/she recognize him as a god while his body is breaking down due to Phlebotinum Overload.
  • Walking Spoiler: His appearance in this game spoils the climax of the first game.
  • Xanatos Gambit: Because his goals are revenge against Earthmates and becoming a god, he wins regardless of whether Lest/Frey confronts him in his castle or if he has to invade Selphia. Even Ventuswill coming to Lest's/Frey's aid works in his favor.

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