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    In general 

  • Dub Name Change: Downplayed. Every playable character's name was changed, but the differences are minimal.

  • Mutually Exclusive Party Members:
    • Recruiting Cyuss prevents you from getting both Ashley and Erys, who needs Ashlay to recruit.
    • Erys replaces Mavelle's position once she's recruited because Mavelle WAS her, in a different body. Also with Cyuss, as Ashlay is required to recruit her and cannot be in the party with Cyuss, and with Phia and T'nique, who both require a smaller party than seven and can only be recruited at some point after Ronyx and Mavelle while she requires Ashlay and Ioshua along with the main four.
  • Optional Party Member: Everyone but Roddick, Millie, Dorne, Ronyx and Illia is optional.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair:
    • Roddick, Ashlay and Mavelle have blue hair. Ronyx also has blue hair in the SFC version. Retconned to dark brown in the PSP remake, but turned back to blue for First Departure R.
    • Millie and Pericci have pink hair.
    • Ioshua's hair is teal in the original, and silver in the PSP version.

    Roddick Farrence 

Roddick Farrence (Ratix Farrence)

Voiced by: Hiro Yuki (JP, 1996 SFC Original / FDR), Mamoru Miyano (JP, FD), Yuri Lowenthal (EN, FD)
Artwork from First Departure R

The hero of the game. He protects his hometown of Kratus with his friends Dorne and Millie. When Millie's father does not return from his investigation into the stone sickness in the neighboring town of Coule, he and his friends investigate. When they discover that Millie's father has also contracted stone sickness, they travel to the nearby Mount Metorx in search of a cure, where two people appear out of nowhere in a flash of light.

  • Not So Above It All: One PA has him scaring Pericci in her sleep by yelling that there's a dog nearby, after he learns that she's afraid of them.
    Roddick: This is gonna be awesome!
  • Sword and Sorcerer: Has this dynamic with Millie. Roddick is the swordsman and Millie is a sorceress.
  • Uneven Hybrid: Revealed at the end of the fourth game to have Earthling ancestry.

    Millie Chliette 

Millie Chliette (Milly Killet)

Voiced by: Konami Yoshida (JP, 1996 SFC Original / FDR), Hitomi Nabatame (JP, FD), Katie Leigh (EN, FD)
Artwork from First Departure R

Roddick's childhood friend. She protects her hometown along with him and their friend Dorn, and is apprenticed to her father, the local healer.

  • Power Tattoo: Never seen, but they allow her to use her healing symbology.
  • Rose-Haired Sweetie: Pink-haired and very nice as long as Roddick or Dorne aren't doing something to piss her off.
  • Sword and Sorcerer: The type B Sorceress to Roddick's Sword.
  • Tsundere: Millie is a deredere by default, but Roddick and Dorne, especially Dorne, tend to bring out her tsuntsun side.

    Dorne Murtough 

Dorne Murtough (Dorn Marto)

Voiced by: Nobuyuki Hiyama (JP, 1996 SFC Original / FDR), Kentaro Ito (JP, FD), Bryce Papenbrook note  (EN, FD)
Artwork from First Departure R

Roddick and Millie's childhood friend and partner on the local defense force. He succumbs to stone sickness early on, and his friends journey to find the cure on his behalf.

  • Advertised Extra: Often appears alongside Roddick and Millie in promotional material, but he's only playable for a little bit in the beginning before getting turned to stone. Even when he returns to normal, he gets conveniently shooed away when Roddick and Millie are called back by Ilia and Ronyx for one last mission.
  • All Love Is Unrequited: Implied to have feelings for Millie. However, Millie seems to have feelings for Roddick instead.
  • Cat Boy: A mainline Fellpool

    Ronyx J. Kenny 

Ronyx J. Kenny (Ronixis J. Kenny)

Voiced by: Akira Okamori (JP, 1996 SFC Original / FDR), Kenji Hamada (JP, FD), Sam Gold (EN, FD)
Artwork from First Departure R

The Captain of the starship Calnus. Knowing that the stone sickness plaguing Roak had offworld origins, he traveled there to find the cure. The father of Claude, hero of the sequel.

  • The Ace: He starts out one of the top captains in the Federation and a crack shot with a phase pistol. After he loses access to his futuristic weaponry he manages to completely mastery archery and Symbology, despite having never even heard of magic before arriving on Roak, in only a few days. And not just basic spells but everything up to dropping Meteors from the sky.Despite breaking practically every law in the Federation to obtain the stone sickness cure he's not only not punished, but asked to do it again. He gets sole credit from the Federation for the group's heroism in taking down Jie (though to be fair that's partially because Roddick who was just as critical opts to return to his quiet life on Roak rather than join the Federation) and is promoted to Admiral at the youngest age in history.
  • Black Mage: Learned offensive symbology during his time on Roak.
  • The Captain: Of the starship Calnus.
  • Embarrassing Tattoo: Does not like to talk about how he obtained the tattoos he uses to cast symbology or where exactly they are on his body.
  • Sword and Sorcerer: The type A (Fighter and Glass Cannon) with Illia. Ronyx being the former.
  • Mage Marksman: An archer and black mage. This is a bit detrimental to him in the Updated Re-release because bows don't improve the user's magic stat like a staff does.
  • Power Tattoo: Never seen, but they allow him to use his offensive symbology.
  • Second Love: His first wife died before the events of the game. He eventually ends up with Illia.
  • The Straight and Arrow Path: Without access to phasers while stuck in Roak's past, he learned how to use bows.
  • We Named the Monkey "Jack": Between the first two games, he named the family dog Roddick due to their shared fluffy tails.

    Ilia Silvestri 

Ilia Silvestri (Iria Silvestoli)

Voiced by: Wakana Yamazaki (JP, 1996 SFC Original / FDR), Sanae Kobayashi (JP, FD), Julie Maddalena (EN, FD)
Artwork from First Departure R

Chief science officer of the Calnus and Ronyx's second-in-command. The mother of Claude, the hero of the sequel.

  • Bare-Fisted Monk: A martial arts master.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Check out her reaction when you meet up with Millie again, and she explains that the captain is "escorting" Mavelle. And then blithely starts to explain how beautiful Mavelle is.
  • Cuteness Proximity: Is implied to have done this offscreen after the second game. She thought Leon was adorable and acted as his surrogate mother during his stay on Earth.
  • Famed in Story: In later games, Ilia is remembered as the founder of Symbological Science.
  • Sword and Sorcerer: The Fist to Ronyx's Sorcerer.
  • Genius Bruiser: Ilia managed to become a maritial arts master while simultaneously getting her PHD by the age of 23.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Blonde and very nice.
  • Hard-Drinking Party Girl: She's very fond of alcohol.
  • Improbable Age: She has a PHD, is considered a master of her chosen martial art, and is the chief science officer on a military starship. She's 23.
  • The Lancer: To Ronyx initially. To Roddick in the game proper.
  • Pregnant Badass: The official timeline implies she was already pregnant with Claude during the events of Fargett.
  • Romancing the Widow: Knew Ronyx's first wife, and eventually ends up with him.
  • Shared Family Quirks: Ilia is the reason why the Kennys afterwards had a tendency to rate battle performance by points.

    Cyuss Warren 

Cyuss Warren (Cius Warren)

Voiced by: Hiroki Tochi (JP, 1996 SFC Original / FDR & FD), Grant George (EN, FD)
Artwork from First Departure R

Son of the famed general, Lias Warren. He left his hometown to wander as an adventurer. He meets Roddick and Illia in the town of Haute and offers to help them get to Portmith.

Cyss is the first optional party member met in the game; turning him down allows Ashlay to be recruited.

  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: With Phia.
  • BFS: His preferred weapon.
  • The Big Guy: Cyuss is generally the heaviest hitter in the party. Illustrated in his First Departure R artwork where he's depicted as much larger than in First Departure.
  • Generation Xerox: Looks exactly like his father save for the lack of an eyepatch.
  • Imposter Forgot One Detail: During the Lias assassination attempt, Cyuss catches up to “Phia”, demanding to know what happened. “Phia” pleads with Cyuss to let her go as they’re friends. Hearing that, Cyuss immediately took out his sword demanding who the hell is she, saying the real Phia wouldn’t beg to him for mercy. Then the real Phia comes along, exposing the lie.

    Ashlay Bernbeldt 

Ashlay Bernbeldt (Ashlay Barnbelt)

Voiced by: Kazuhiko Inoue (JP, 1996 SFC Original / FDR), Norio Wakamoto (JP, FD), Michael McConnohie (EN, FD)
Artwork from First Departure R

A veteran of the previous war against Asmodeus and old friend of Lias Warren. He witnessed Roddick's talent in the arena and joins to help him refine his abilities.

Ashlay can only be recruited if Cyuss is not in the party, though he can also be turned down as well.

  • Berserk Button: Saying dogs are better than cats as he hates dogs due to a past incident involving one.
  • Bonus Boss: In the fourth game.
  • Continuity Nod: Appears as an optional boss in the fourth game.
  • Crutch Character: A textbook Crutch Character. However, the updated remake gives you one utility over recruiting him instead of the much potential-filled Cyuss: He lets you recruit Erys and also lets Roddick gain some better abilities. In the remake, he is still quite viable endgame save for his inability to use shields.
  • Handicapped Badass: Ashley is 50-60 years old and has lost his left arm but can still keep up with the rest of the party and go head to head with some of the nastiest monsters Roak has to offer.

    Ioshua Jerand 

Ioshua Jerand (Jousha Jerand)

Voiced by: Nobuyuki Hiyama (JP, 1996 SFC Original / FDR), Jun Fukuyama (JP, FD), Ezra Weisz (EN, FD)
Artwork from First Departure R

A young symbologist who travels the world in search of his younger sister following the murder of their parents. He encounters Roddick outside the Purgatorium.

After assisting the party in an early dungeon, Ioshua can be asked to join permanently.

  • Mystical White Hair: His FD version was designed with that hair color.
  • The Red Mage: Though his healing magic is really only useful before Millie rejoins. He focuses much more on offensive magic.
  • Winged Humanoid: A member of the Featherfolk race.
  • Witch Species: As a Featherfolk, he can use symbology innately.

    Phia Melle 

Phia Melle (Fear Mell)

Voiced by: Konami Yoshida (JP, 1996 SFC Original / FDR), Megumi Toyoguchi (JP, FD), Dorothy Elias-Fahn (EN, FD)
Artwork from First Departure R

Current captain of the Astral Knights and adopted daughter of Lias Warren. Roddick earns her respect after helping to clear her name when she was framed for the attempted murder of Lias.

Phia forcefully joins if the player does not recruit Cyuss or Ashlay, but can also be asked to join later in the game.

  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: With Cyuss.
  • Break the Badass: If recruited via breaking her out of jail. She gets framed for murdering Lias, her adopted father, and gets labeled a fugitive.The man she held great respect for is dead and she couldn’t do a thing to stop it.
  • Dual Wielding: Equips dual daggers, though she can inexplicably use a shield.
  • Fiery Red Head: She becomes especially fiery when Cyuss is involved.
  • Guest-Star Party Member: In routes where the player isn't trying to recruit her early she will still briefly act as a party member: If Cyuss is in the party, then she will temporarily join during the chase through the Astral Caves; if he isn't because they're waiting for Ashlay, then she'll briefly join Roddick and Ilia when they arrive at Autanim and guide them to Astral. She can permanently join much later during the emblem quest.
  • Happily Adopted: As far as she is concerned, Lias is her father, blood or not.
  • Not Blood Siblings: Her and Cyuss.
  • Panthera Awesome: A Highlander.

    Mavelle Froesson 

Mavelle Froesson (Marvel Frozen)

Voiced by: Nozomi Nonaka (JP, 1996 SFC Original / FDR), Houko Kuwashima (JP, FD), Tara Platt (EN, FD)
Artwork from First Departure R

A mysterious woman Ronyx and Millie meet on their travels. She seeks revenge against the Crimson Shield for the murder of her family. She seems to have some connection to Ioshua, but refuses to speak about it.

Mavelle is a very tricky character to recruit, as she will join the party if either Ioshua or Ashlay were recruited, or if you avoided recruiting anyone before meeting her. She is also the only party member that can be removed after joining.

  • Combat Stilettos: Wear high heels in combat. Since she is a magician, it don't bother her.
  • Even the Girls Want Her: Millie can't stop going on about how beautiful she is.
  • Glass Cannon: She has very high physical attack, but she is also one of the most fragile characters in the game.
  • Grand Theft Me: Is actually Erys Jerand inhabiting the dormant body of a Muah woman. Erys says that remnants of the unnamed Muah woman's personality remained.
  • Human Aliens: Subverted. Muah are a subspecies of Earthling that were teleported to other worlds when their civilization was struck by a meteor.
  • Improbable Weapon User: Uses her floating Crystal Ball for melee attacks.
  • Lady of Black Magic: An odd case. Her special attacks act like spells but are treated like physical skills.
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: Is actually Ioshua's younger sister in a different body.
  • Meaningful Name: Mavelle's Japanese name is Marvel Frozen, and the real Mavelle is a Muah woman frozen in the Old Race Ruins.
  • Not So Above It All: Even she gushes whenever Ronyx and Ilia have a moment together. She also engages in a girl's-only gossiping session during one PA.
  • Rapunzel Hair: In the First Departure R artwork, Mavelle's hair past her hips when it's down.

    T'nique Arcana 

T'nique Arcana (Tinek Arukena)

Voiced by: Takuya Fujisaki (JP, 1996 SFC Original / FDR), Chihiro Suzuki (JP, FD), Vic Mignogna (EN, FD)
Artwork from First Departure R

A Lycanthrope who saw Roddick in the arena and wished to fight him personally. After being defeated, he asks to travel with Roddick to learn more from him.

T'nique can be recruitd if the player returns to fighting in the Colosseum after reuniting the four core party members, and clears the D-Rank fights with a remaining free spot.

  • Our Werewolves Are Different: Lycanthropes in this series harbor a symbiotic virus that alters some of their cells. When the lycanthrope gets excited, these cells expand and transform them. This isn't explained until two games later.
  • Shout-Out: In human form he looks like a dead ringer for Ranma Saotome.
  • Take a Third Option: Played For Laughs during a Private Action about prefering cats or dogs, in which he claims to prefer wolves. Roddick counts his vote as one for dogs.


Pericci (Perisie)

Voiced by: Wakana Yamazaki (JP, 1996 SFC Original / FDR), Yukari Tamura (JP, FD), Alicyn Packard (EN, FD)
Artwork from First Departure R

A young Lesser Fellpool that Roddick and Ilia meet while she is being held captive by the Velkent Pirates. After freeing her, Roddick and Millie encounter her in Kratus in the form of a housecat.

Pericci can be recruited if Roddick picked up her ocarina in the pirates' prison, reunites the four core party members, and correctly identifies her in one of the game's earliest towns.

  • Animorphism: As a Lesser Fellpool, she can take the form of a housecat at will.
  • Assist Character: Her special move, Multiple Punch, has Pericci summon several cats to attack an enemy.
  • Cat Girl: Lesser Fellpool are much more catlike than the other inhabitants of Roak.
  • Chainmail Bikini: Pericci’s armor are all bikinis. Her strongest one is the Kitty Armor, which is also a bikini.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: Roddick and crew rescue Pericci from the Velkent pirates’ hideout where she then runs off before accidentally dropping her ocarina. She doesn’t get seen again until way later once you’ve reunited with Millie and Ronyx down the line.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Has pink hair and eyes.
  • Leotard of Power: Her choice of outfit at all times.
  • Magic Dance: Some of her special moves.
  • No Social Skills: Partly because Lesser Fellpool are so rare and partly because she was kept as a prisoner for so long.
  • Parental Abandonment: One day Pericci's mother declared her old enough to look after herself and left her.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: She hates dogs, due to a bad encounter with one (She says it was attacking her, but the subtext implies that it was being playful). Humorously, Roddick uses this against her in one PA while she's sleeping.


Erys (Eris)

Voiced by: Kana Ueda (JP, FDR & FD), Stephanie Sheh (EN, FD)
Artwork from First Departure R

A character exclusive to the remakes.

Located in an optional dungeon, Erys can only join a party that includes Ashlay, Ioshua, and Mavelle.

  • Brainwashed and Crazy: In her backstory, by the Crimson Shield.
  • Cute and Psycho: Often spouts some rather disturbing imagery. She doesn't like this aspect of herself though.
  • The Red Mage: Much more balanced than Ioshua. Edges into Master of All in practice.
  • Walking Spoiler: Erys Jerand is Ioshua's missing younger sister. When her parents were murdered, she was abducted by the Crimson Shield and brainwashed into an assassin. She recovered her memory after an assignment went wrong, and made her way to the Old Race Ruins. There, she found the bodies of the Muah people encased in ice. Using a Muah device, she switched bodies with a Muah woman, and began seeking revenge against the Crimson Shield under the alias Mavelle Froesson. If Mavelle is taken to her old body at the bottom of the ruins along with Ioshua and Ashlay, she will return to her original form; just having Ioshua reveals her past, but keeps Mavelle in her current form.
  • Winged Humanoid: She's a Featherfolk, like Ioshua.
  • Witch Species: Like Ioshua, being a Featherfolk removes the need to tattoo herself to use symbology.

    Welch Vineyard 

Welch Vineyard

Voiced by: Tomoe Hanba (JP, FDR & FD), Melissa Fahn (EN, FD)

Welch is a recruitable character in the PSP Remake.
Tropes about her are listed in the main page.

Supporting Cast

    Martoth Chliette 

Martoth Chliette

Millie's father.

    Lias Warren 

Lias Warren

A general from the previous war with Asmodeus. The father of Cyuss and adopted father of Phia.

    Madam Karner 

Madam Karner

An informant from Eckdart.
  • Gonk: The way she looks, her pose on the chaise, and how she buys and sells information makes her seem like a female Hutt.



The leader of the Fargettian Resistance Force.
  • Da Chief: She leads the resistence in Fargett.
  • Human Aliens: Subverted. She is a Muah: a subspecies of Earthling that was teleported to other worlds after a meteor impact.


    Crimson Shield 

Crimson Shield / Del Argosy

Voiced by: Yutaka Aoyama (JP, FDR & FD), Richard Epcar (EN, FD)

A famous war hero, whom Mavelle seeks revenge against, he is said to be working with the monsters.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: He was driven insane and became corrupted after touching the Mirror of Incarnation.
  • But for Me, It Was Tuesday: He doesn't remember killing Mavelle parents, when she confronts him. Justified, as he meet Mavelle as Erys.
  • Cat Boy: Implied, as he is a Highlander (a Fellpool variant).
  • Darth Vader Clone: The Crimson Shield is a fully armored Master Swordsman and former hero corrupted by evil that become The Dragon to Asmodeus. He was the colleague of Ashlay and Lias (Cyuss and Phia's father) and killed Ioshua and Erys parents, but returns to the good side after being defeated by in battle.
  • 24-Hour Armor: He is always seen wearing his armor, which hides his face.



Voiced by: Ryotaro Okiayu (JP, FDR & FD), Joe J. Thomas (EN, FD)

A demon who terrorized Roak in the past.
  • Arc Villain: Asmodeus is the central antagonist of the Past Roak story arc.
  • Artificial Human: He was created to find a way to survive on Fargett.
  • Climax Boss: His defeat ends the Past Roak arc.
  • Disc-One Final Boss: He's presented as a major threat whose defeat saves both Roak's past kingdoms and its modern Stone Sickness victims, but the story doesn't end there.
  • Flawed Prototype: He escaped his masters and terrorized Past Roak.
  • Our Demons Are Different: Despite his devilish appearence, Asmodeus is a flawed super-soldier prototype that ended up in Past Roak.

    Jie Revorse 

Jie Revorse

Voiced by: Kazuhiko Inoue (JP, 1996 SFC Original / FDR), Show Hayami (JP, FD), Paul St. Peter (EN, FD)

The tyrannical ruler of the planet Fargett.
  • Artificial Human: He was created from Asmodeus' data to create a perfect human to survive on Fargett.
  • Big Bad: The main antagonist of the story. Jie Revorse rules the planet that created Asmodeus and opposes the Pangalactic Federation. He also created the bio-weapon that turned the Roak inhabitants into stone, making him a personal enemy of Roddick and Millie.
  • Evil Overlord: The ruthless dictator of planet Fargett.
  • Final Boss: The last enemy of the game.
  • Giant Space Flea from Nowhere: Jie Revorse seems to come out of nowhere and have little to do with the previous plot in the original version, mainly because his existence is only vaguely alluded to once prior to his reveal late in the game. The remake does a better job of tying him into the main plot.
  • One-Winged Angel: Becomes Neo Revorse after being defeated for the first time.