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Godwin Faction

Godwin Family

    Marscal Godwin 
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Voiced by: Mugihito (JP); Michael McConnohie (EN)

The Lord of the House of Godwin. Lord Godwin seeks to turn Falena into a military state to stand up against Armes.


  • A Nazi by Any Other Name: Strong central government, kill the 'sub-humans' (in this case demi-humans, like the Dwarves and the Beavers) and strong military, yep.
  • Bald of Evil: Only a mustache on his head.
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: With his son, Gizel. Mascal is the ruthless head of the House of Godwin, while Gizel is the one who orchestrated the coup in Sol Falena and oposes the Prince during most of the game.
  • Bling of War: His outfit is particularly fancy.
  • Blue Blood: One of two long-running noble factions.
  • Evil Plan: Bump off the royal family (except for the young heir) and take over the country so they can take over other countries. The point being to strengthen Falena.
  • Fantastic Racism: Xenophobic and disrespectful of the 'lesser demi-human races', who aren't even allowed to enter his city, Stormfist. This eventually leads to attempted genocide.
  • Out of Focus: Despite being an important figure, Mascal spends most of the game in the background, while his son gets the spotlight.
  • The Mourning After: The succession war caused the deaths of Rosalind (Marscal's wife) and Mardras (his closest family friend). This prompted him to change his personality.
  • Non-Action Big Bad: Mascal is never fought directly. Even after the Prince retakes the Sun Palace and kills his son, he sacrifies himself to summon the "Sun Rune Incarnation" to fight for him.
  • Redemption Equals Death: Before dying, he draws out the power of the Sun Rune, so that the Prince can prove himself capable of withtstanding it's temptations.
  • The Stoic: Nearly nothing seems to be able to faze him.
  • Villainous Friendship: He and Dilber Novum are friends. Learning about his death is one of the only times of the game he becomes briefly emotional.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: A very dark example. With the help of his scheming son Gizel, he orchestrates a coup in Sol-Falena to take control of the throne, believing that the only way to have successful country is to have unrivaled military strength, rigid order, and centralized government. One of the ways he intends to accomplish this is by committing genocide against the Beavers and the Dwarves because they are not Falenans and do not wish to help the country.

    Gizel Godwin 
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Voiced by: Daisuke Kita (JP); Doug Erholtz (EN)

The son and heir of Lord Godwin and Sialeeds' former fiance. Gizel loves to hatch ridiculously complicated plans which make him a deadly enemy to the Prince.


  • Affably Evil: He's never less than unfailingly polite.
  • Batman Gambit: Gizel took many procedures to ensure Childerich's victory at the Sacred Games.
    • After Childerich lost to Zegai during a sparring match, he plotted to have him disqualified. Gizel manipulated the gladiators into believing that there was an ongoing "Armes invasion plan", that would led them to ask the Prince for help, so he would witness Zegai chatting with Armes soldiers, who would "confess" their plan after being captured.
    • For Belcoot, he had his supporters kidnap Marina and ordered him to withdrawn from the competition in exchange for her safety. Predicting that the Prince would interfere, Gizel also sent Dolph, who gave a sleeping drug for Marina to use on Belcoot, and threatened to kill them and the innkeepers, in case she refused.
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: Has some with Sialeeds, though it comes off more as mutual bemused Foe Yay.
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: Alongside his father, Mascal.
  • Bishounen
  • Blue Blood: The only child of Marscal and Rosalind, nobles with an ancient lineage.
  • The Charmer: As a political player in a Deadly Decadent Court, any good player would need to be, but Gizel is exceptionally talented.
  • Disappointed in You: Gizel invokes this with Alenia, when he reveals that he knows she lied in her report about Sialeeds' death so he'd use the Sun Runenote . Thus, killing Sialeeds, himself. Instead of being angry with Alenia, he turns his back on her and solemnly expresses his disappointment, before walking out; leaving her weeping in shame.
  • Duel Boss: Fought in the throne room of Sol-Falena.
  • Enigmatic Minion: He doesn't share his father's extremist views, but still supports him for his own reasons, helping him to organise a coup in Sol-Falena on the night of his engagement banquet to Princess Lymsleia.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: In one of the Bad Endings to the game, the Prince decides to take the throne for himself with Barows. Barows then arranges the Prince's death and aligns himself with the enemy country Armes. Gizel reacts with genuine shock over the turn of events, and curses the Prince for his foolishness before readying the Royal Army for Armes's invasion.
  • The Evil Genius: He is, quite literally, the only person other than Lucretia smart enough to figure out Sialeeds. He knows her defection is purely for her own ends, and that she fully plans on murdering Lord Barows in a way that can be pinned on the Godwin family. He merely allows it because he loves Sialeeds. When he dies, he tells the Prince that Sialeeds is the only one who got exactly what she wanted out of the war.
  • Expy: Of Trieze Kushrenada. Gizel is a near carbon copy, from his attire, his hairstyle, and his manner of speech. They sole difference being, whereas Trieze was a meticulous planner, Gizel prefers to set events in motion and leave the outcome to chance.
  • Gambit Roulette: His favorite type of plan. Lampshaded by Marscal and Sialeeds, who point out that his Stormfist plan only succeeded through blind luck. The plan being to connive and cheat his way to victory in the Sacred Games, and thereby winning Princess Lymsleia's hand in marriage and ultimately securing power for the Godwin Faction. Reportedly, he likes to use these schemes because they can't be traced back to him. This type of planning has repercussions for him in the long run. The above spoiler is of particular note, as his machinations tipped off the Royal Family, which caused them to set precautions in place that ultimately enabled the Prince to escape during the coup.
  • The Heavy: He's the main villain for most of the game.
  • Kick the Dog: He repeatedly does this Lymsleia and Miakis, during his occupation of the Sun Palace, by confining them to Lym's room and informing them of his progress to find and kill her brother, the Prince, after declaring him a rebel.
  • Mr. Fanservice: There are many who think Gizel is a handsome man. Even Sialeeds.
  • Love Makes You Evil: It's implied in the manga that part of his motivation for plotting against the queendom is because the princesses' vow to never marry destroyed his engagement to Sialeeds.
    • There's also the fact that despite all of Gizel's bitterness and plotting - plotting that included killing Sialeeds - it's heavily implied that he never stopped loving her. When the report comes to him that she died it's one of the few times in the game he shows real emotion. And he chastises Alenia afterwards for reporting her death prematurely. Even his final words to the Prince are about her.
  • Manipulative Bastard: What he's become, according to Sialeeds, his ex-fiancé.
  • Perfectly Arranged Marriage: Had one to Sialeeds when he was a kid. It's implied he viewed it as this.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: He gleefully supports Gladiator Games.
  • Senseless Sacrifice: How he views Zahhak and Alenia's deaths. He specifically told them to let the Prince come into the throne room.
  • Suicide by Cop: It's implied that he kept Lym in the palace so the Prince would fight to the death.
  • Tyrant Takes the Helm: By marrying Lymsleia, he assumes command of the Queen's Knights and by extension the entire Royal Army.
  • Villainous Valor: Only at the end of the Game. When the Loyalist army storms the palace, he waits with Lymsleia in the throne room. At first it seems like he's holding her hostage, but Lym calls his bluff. He then revels that he simply wanted to talk with the Prince. After a conversation about the well meaning intentions that lead to the war in the first place, then challenges the Prince to a one-on-one duel. The Prince is by that point a seasoned warrior; Gizel knew that, and was quite aware that he would (most likely) not survive.

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Associates

    Childerich 
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Voiced by: Junichi Suwabe (JP); Lex Lang (EN)

The gladiator used by Gizel Godwin during the Sacred Games. Chiderich is later revealed to be a particularly psychotic member of Nether Gate.


  • Ax-Crazy: Brutal and enjoys slaughter.
  • Blade Below the Shoulder: Uses a pair of katar for combat.
  • Blood Knight: When hurt or dueling, he laughs most of the time.
  • Combat Pragmatist:
    • If you choose to defend the HQ Castle, Childerich will fight Roy (disguised as the prince) in a duel. Even if he loses, Childerich justs backs down for Jidan Guisu to kill the boy with a Rain of Arrows.
    • Childerich's Super Move in duel battles it to breath a Deadly Gas that stuns his opponent enongh for him to land a deadly blow.
  • Combat Sadomasochist: He gaves himself a pain when he ingests an excessive amount of Raging Nostrum.
  • Confusion Fu: He fights in an odd, unpredictable manner, using fluid movements to fox his opponent in a very similar manner to Voldo of Soul Calibur fame.
  • Deadly Upgrade: After Sialeeds uses the Twilight Rune to prevent him from killing the prince at Stormfist's arena, Childerich take a dose of Raging Nostrum, which kills him shortly afterwards, as a last attempt at the Prince's life.
  • Duel Boss: Can be fought by Roy at the Headquarters, but is definitely fought in Stormfist.
  • Expy: Remember Luca Blight? Childerich's personality will certainly remind you.
  • Facial Markings: After he is made a Queen's Knight.
  • Faux Affably Evil
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: Downplayed. Dolph and Maha Sparna don't mind him, but the others Godwin supporters are very wary of him, more so after he become a Queen Knight and begins killing civilians for fun.
  • Heads I Win, Tails You Lose: His optional duel with Roy (disguised as the Prince) that happens if you refuse to abandon the castle. If Roy lose, Childerich kills him and order his men to invade the castle; if Roy wins, Jidan Guisu kills him from afar with an Rain of Arrows.
  • Hidden Weapons: He fights using two hidden wrist blades.
  • Humiliation Conga: After taking your castle, he was caught in Lucretia's Xanatos Gambit and lost almost all his troops, then faces your army in one of the easiest campaigns in the game since your army is at its full strength and greatly outnumber his. Next time you see him, you kill him in a duel.
  • Insane Troll Logic: Invokes this multiple times first by slaughtering innocent civilians in a town they'd liberated from the Prince because they let the Prince get away and thus were "traitors", and when Bahram finally stands up to him over his brutality he accuses Bahram of betraying the crown, thus putting Bahram on the spot of proving himself.
  • The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: By the time you reach the final faceoff with him, he's pissed off enough people to earn himself a few willing to declare "Leave Him to Me!" Take them along to that conflict, and they'll actually argue over this. If you let them fight and they lose against him, they're Killed Off for Real.
  • Psycho for Hire: An Ax-Crazy murderer for Nether Gate hired by the Godwins to kill the Prince. It gets worse after Gizel appoints him as a Queen Knight.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: Subverted.
  • Sadist: Like Luca from the second game, he lives to fight and kill.
  • Slasher Smile: He sports a contemptuous smirk.
  • Stupid Evil: He kills Godwin supporters just because their town was conquered by the prince's army. The survivors of his rampage quickly re-evaluate their loyalty to the Godwins.
  • Taking You with Me: After his ambush is destroyed and he finds himself outnumbered, he ingests Raging Nostrum.
  • This Means Warpaint: Wears red war paint after being promoted to a Queen Knight.
  • Those Two Bad Guys: He and Dolph. They are Nether Gate assassins who do most of the dirty work for the villains and are just in for the kill.
  • White Hair, Black Heart: Has a very long silver hair and is a complete psychopath.

    Dolph 
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Voiced by: Kiyotaka Furushima (JP); Chris Hanel (EN)

An emotionless Nether Gate assassin and Lyon's Forgotten Childhood Friend.


  • Creepy Monotone: It's not known whether it's because of his training, the drugs he takes, or both, but Dolph never raises his voice or tone.
  • Deader Than Dead: The Prince vaporizes him with the Dawn Rune.
  • Doppelgänger Spin: In duels, he is able to move very fast behind his opponent, leaving afterimages.
  • Duel Boss: The last duel of the game.
  • The Dragon: Enforces Gizel's will efficiently.
  • Emotionless Boy: Many Nether Gate assassins are this way, but Dolph is the poster child.
  • Face of an Angel, Mind of a Demon: Has a placid smile, neat features, and is utterly terrifying.
  • Forgotten Childhood Friend: To Lyon.
  • Go Out with a Smile: Although it's doubtful it means the same thing as a normal smile.
  • Implacable Man: Every time he is defeated, he gets right back up. Comes from all the drugs he took. In fact, he may not even be technically alive anymore since he can no longer feel pain or even bleed. The Prince has to vaporize him with the Dawn Rune to finally put him down for good.
  • Knife Nut: Dolph preferred weapon. During normal battles, he fights by throwing knives from afar, while during his duel battle, he uses them normally.
  • Monochromatic Eyes: He almost lacks an iris.
  • Not So Different: When the beavers talk about Marscal's genocide, Dolph is quick to point out that the beavers believe themselves to be above humans and dismiss them. This is true, although the beavers never resorted to genocide.
  • Not So Stoic: Creepy variation, as he turns out to be a Blood Knight whose apparent lack of emotion is merely due to all the drugs he uses to enhance his performance.
  • Terrifying Rescuer: In Dorrat, he saves Alenia from the Prince forces, after she is proven unworthy of using the Twilight Rune properly.
  • Those Two Bad Guys: He and Childerich are a pair of Psycho for Hire without and concern for the country or their boss goals and ideals.

    Bahram Luger 
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Voiced by: Isao Yamagishi (JP); Tony Oliver (EN)

The admiral of the Godwin navy and Raja's former student.


  • Alas, Poor Villain: During the Second Battle of Doraat, he launches a suicide attack on the Dahak to prove that his respect for his mentor and enemy Raja is not holding him back. After Luger gets his ass kicked, Raja has a rather sad chat with him, during which he apologizes for failing her as a student, before he passes away.
  • Anti-Villain: Doing his duty, and no more.
  • Blade on a Stick: Fights with a spear, despite his character art showing him with a sword.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Despite his loyalty to the Crown, he's displeased with Childerich's promotion to Queen's Knight and is horrified with the senseless killing Childerich does to their own supporters.
  • The Eeyore: Has a very depressed appearance.
  • Honor Before Reason: After having his loyalty questioned by Childerich, he makes a suicide run against the Dahak to buy time for them to escape to Stormfist.
  • Killed Offscreen: If you went to Sable, instead of Doraat, Raja will comment that he sacrificed himself for Childerich and Dilber to escape.
    • Subverted if you decide to chase Childerich in Doraat, instead of going to Sable, but in this case Jidan guisu will be the one to be killed offscreen.
  • Making a Splash/An Ice Person: Uses a Water Rune in combat.
  • My Country, Right or Wrong: He loyally serves the Godwin Faction, as he thinks they will bring prosperity to Falena. He's ready to fight against anyone who oppose them, even his old mentor Raja. But it doesn't bring him any pleasure.
  • Senseless Sacrifice: While he menages to gain time for Childerich and Dilber to escape to Stormfist, the Liberation Army goes there next and kill them anyway.
  • Skippable Boss: A fight against him can be avoided by choosing to aid the defense of Sable, rather than Doraat's. This will lead you against the, also skippable, Armes general Jidan Guisu.
  • Worthy Opponent: He considers Raja this and vice-versa.

    Dilber Novum 
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Voiced by: Issei Futamata (JP); Bob Papenbrook (EN)

The general of the Godwin army and Lord Godwin's best friend.


  • Alas, Poor Villain: During the Battle of Stormfist, he dies defending the castle harboring the grave of Lady Godwin, the wife of his best friend.
  • Anti-Villain: His motivation is only to help his best friend and later protect Rosalind's grave.
  • BFS: Uses a big sword in combat.
  • I Owe You My Life: The reason of his loyalty to Marscal Godwin. He saved him and his men from an ambush made by Armes' soldiers during the previous war between Falena and Armes.
  • The Rival: To Boz Wilde. The pair are known respectively as "Dilber of the West" and "Boz of the East".
  • Villainous Friendship: He and Marscal are friends.
  • Worthy Opponent: He considers the Prince this.
  • You Shall Not Pass!: Bars the way to the Twilight Rune bearing Sialeeds and Castle Stormfist.
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House of Barows

Barows Family

    Salum Barows 
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Voiced by: Eisuke Yoda (JP); Michael Sorich (EN)

The Lord of the House of Barows. Lord Barows supports peace with other countries, albeit mostly to fill his pockets with money earned from trade.


  • Big Bad Wannabe: He tries to remain a major player in the Falenian power struggles but, while he's a good schemer during peace time, he's quickly overrun by events when the civil war truly breaks out. He's not as smart as he'd like to be and Lucretia easily outsmarts him when he finally makes his move. Afterwards, he's left with no allies, his reputation ruined. Unlike most though, the real extent of his menace is truly revealed only after his defeat.
  • Blown Across the Room: By the Twilight Rune and a revenge driven Sialeeds.
  • Blue Blood: The Barows are one of two high ranking noble families.
  • Corrupt Politician: A medieval variation.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He does deeply care for Luserina and Euram. Of course, he cares mostly about how to use their skills to his advantage, but some scenes imply that he truly loves them (for instance, he seems geniunely heartbroken when his daughter abandons him because she's disgusted by his actions and, later in the game, when Sialeeds tells him she wants to talk about Luserina, he's eager to hear news about her).
  • Fat Bastard: He's almost spherical.
  • Humiliation Conga: After the truth about the Lordlake Rebellion and the whereabouts of the Dawn Rune are revealed. Even his own daughter walks out on him.
  • Large Ham: He gleefully chews the scenery whenever he's on-screen.
  • Meaningful Name: Possibly unintentional, but it's interesting that the person who tries to use the Prince's name and position to gain power for himself and also stole the Dawn Rune, has a name homophonic with the word "borrows".
  • Not So Different: Whereas the Godwins push forward more offensive policies, he supports more peaceful actions. Despite these, few actually trust his welcoming smile, as in many ways he's Not So Different than his rival faction given that he'll kill anyone who defies him.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain:
    • It turns out that he was the one behind the Lordlake Rebellion, which was a scheme to help him steal the Dawn Rune. This forced Arshtat to take up the Sun Rune, setting up much of the game's conflict.
    • In the first, non-canon, bad ending, Salum successfully corrupts the Prince with the promises of being the king of a new nation, allows him to marry Luserina (thus becoming his father-in-law) and order his men to kill him after he has outlived his usefulness.
  • Obviously Evil: Aside from his considerable girth and its usual connotations in fiction, just about everything he says and does adds to his sleaziness. He's corrupt as hell and everyone knows it.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Receives one from Sialeeds when she murders him, mocking his ways and informing him that without him, the house of Barows will collapse.
  • Smug Snake: Salum fancies himself as a great manipulator, but only a few people can't see through his facade, and he never really ends up succeeding.

    Euram Barows 
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(A possible) Tenfu Star
Voiced by: Daisuke Namikawa (JP); Ezra Weisz (EN)

Lord Barows' foppish son and heir. Euram is obsessed with Princess Lymsleia.


  • The Atoner: If he does his optional Heel–Face Turn.
  • Becoming the Mask: It's revealed after his Heel–Face Turn that Euram's foppish behavior started off as an act to cheer his emotionally unstable mother up after the death of his brother. But a combination of Salum's pressure, his mother's instability, and Euram's own weakness will made the ruse become part of his actual personality.
  • Blue Blood: As the heir and head, once Sialeeds murders Salum of the Barows family.
  • Break the Haughty: Failing over and over again and seeing Sialeeds murder his father erodes most of the Upper-Class Twit aspects of his personality. As a reflection of this, he wears a serious and solemn expression in his default portrait should you recruit him.
  • Character Development: If the player decides to recruit him and see him through his optional Heel–Face Turn.
  • Dirty Coward: Although he thinks he's terribly brave, of course.
  • The Dulcinea Effect: As seen when he encounters Princess Lymsleia.
  • Expy: Like Snowe Vingerhut of Suikoden IV, Euram is an Upper-Class Twit who panicked when placed in a position he wasn't fit for, triggering a tragedy.
  • Freudian Excuse: See Becoming the Mask above.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: If recruited, he confesses to the Prince that he was deeply envious of Gizel Godwin, who was better than him at everything. A major part of why he sought to marry Lymsleia and become Commander of the Queen's Knights was so that he could finally beat Gizel at something.
  • Go Mad from the Isolation: It's stated in the Dawn Times that Euram's behavior changed when Hiram was murdered and Luserina began taking up the various duties of Rainwall, leaving him alone with his scheming father and hidden mother.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Euram can change sides and be recruited, right before heading to Sol-Falena, by having done two side-quests involving him beforehand.
  • Hopeless Suitor: For Princess Lysmleia.
  • Stalking Is Love: Pricess' obvious rebuttal lands on deaf ears.
  • Large Ham: Like his father, expect a lot of scenery to be on his menu whenever he appears.
  • Late Character Syndrome: Euram can only be used at War Battles, and you recruit him just before going to Sol-Falena (for the last two wars of the game). By them, you have the Dragon Calvary, Beavers and other better characters to use. Also, Euram cannot be used as a Unit Commander and only has a Rumors ability, which Fuyo, Oboro and Taylor also have.
  • Laughably Evil: He may be a traitor and a coward, but he's so fun and enjoyable to watch.
  • I Never Said It Was Poison: After the Prince and Dilber join forces to defeat the Armes invaders, a exhausted Euram Barrows enter the manor and, in front of everyone, asks his father to kill them with the Dawn Rune. He tries to explain himself afterward, to no avail.
  • Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: Lacking in the sympathy, since he's against you, but he's so laughably bad.
  • Miles Gloriosus: Not even remotely a good fighter.
  • Mutually Exclusive Party Members: He shares a Star of Destiny with Eresh. Recruiting one prevents you from recruiting the other.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: While he acts most of the time like a buffoon, his scheme in Sable poses a big threat to the Prince's war, as it prevents him from gaining an important ally.
  • Redemption Demotion: Despite being fought in a boss battle, he cannot be used outside of war battles. To be fair, he gets his ass soundly obliterated in that particular boss battle.
  • Rich Idiot with No Day Job: Given that he was supposed to head the Barows faction.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Opened the cursed Book of Condemnation, which he planed to use against the Prince, after it was returned to him.
  • Took a Level in Badass: When (and if) he's recruited, he's a capable commanding officer in war battles - not the best, but certainly not the worst either.
  • Tome of Eldritch Lore: He is the owner of the Book of Condemnation, which features in an abstruse Side Quest that must be completed to recruit Alhazred.
  • Upper-Class Twit: He's part of the aristocratic Barows family, and is a buffoonish fop in character.
  • Unexpected Successor: His brother Hiram was being groomed as his father's successor, until he got assassinated.

    Luserina Barows 
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Chikai Star
Voiced by: Rina Sato (JP)

The daughter of Lord Barows. Unlike the rest of her family, Luserina is actually a decent person.


  • And Now for Someone Completely Different: She is used to swap party members in and out of the Prince's team. She's also nothing like the rest of her family.
  • Arranged Marriage: Salum continuously tries to get her into one with the Prince, much to her chagrin.
  • The Atoner: Feels she has to be one for her family's actions, even though she's not asked to.
  • Blue Blood: The Noble House of Barrows.
  • Cannot Spit It Out: It's implied in a few scenes that she has a crush on the Prince but doesn't say anything.
  • Calling the Old Man Out: When The Prince an his allies walk out on Lord Barrows, Luserina leaves with them; but not before telling her Father that she hopes that she never sees him again. Ouch.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: She sports a veritable river of long, blonde hair and is a Proper Lady, as well as being the White Sheep of the family.
  • Hair Decorations: She sports an alice band.
  • Proper Lady: She's sweet and graceful and apparently stays home while her dad and brother politic in the capital. However, if you talk around Rainwall, you'll find out that she is the one running the place (Salum admits this too, if you ask him about her). She also takes part in the coming battles as 'morale', in other words, encouraging them to victory, indicating Silk Hiding Steel.
  • Ship Tease: Heavily implied to have feelings for the Prince.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: Whereas she is demure, polite and kind, her brother Euram is foppish, spoilt and cowardly. At least until his optional Heel–Face Turn.
  • The Ugly Guy's Hot Daughter: Some characters can't believe they're related, and this is only one of the reasons.
  • White Sheep: Luserina is the complete opposite of her father, Salum, surprising even Georg when he meets her for the first time. She also joins the Prince's army to make amends for her family crimes.

    Lady Barows 
The wife of Lord Barows. After her older son's death during a civil war, she has refused to leave her room.
  • The Ghost: She's holed up in her room when the Hero and his party arrive, and (rather creepily) never makes an appearance.
  • Despair Event Horizon: The reason for the above was a result of the murder of her beloved older son, Hiram.
  • The Un-Reveal: The Prince never gets to meet her.

Associates

    Chuck 
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Chison Star
Voiced by: Saijo Tenetsu (JP); Doug Stone (EN)

A large man who is entrusted with the protection of Lord Barows' vault.


  • Bag of Sharing: His speciality. He looks after the HQ warehouse, where all items and equipment can be dropped off, stored and retrieved when necessary.
  • Cannot Spit It Out: His infatuation for Luserina.
  • Duel Boss: Fights a duel in Barows Manor just before the Prince gets the Dawn Rune.
  • Dumb Muscle: He's not much of a thinker.
  • Eyes Always Shut: Even when he duels the Prince.
  • The Giant: He's huge.
  • Gentle Giant: The only time he fights is when he's been misled into believing that the prince is trying to steal Luserina's wedding present. Afterwards, he swears he never wants to get into a fight again.
  • I Owe You My Life: Luserina fed him when he was starving to death. As a result, he is incredibly loyal to her, and leaves with her when she walks out on her father.
  • Manchild
  • Undying Loyalty: To Luserina.
  • Wolverine Claws: His weapon of choice, a vicious, spiked glove. Although after he fights the Prince, he swears off battle.

    Boz Wilde 
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Tenmou Star
Voiced by: Saijo Tenetsu (JP); Doug Stone (EN)

The Lord of Estrise. Boz is a boisterous man who becomes of the Prince's generals.


  • An Axe to Grind: Cutscenes of Boz in war show him with an axe.
  • Anime Hair: He sports a huge mohican fin of hair.
  • Bad Liar: Sialeeds assures the Prince that Boz can be trusted because he sucks at lying.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: "Sometimes, justice is three feet of steel in your hands." That's his personality.
  • Colonel Badass: Boz never shows a rank, but he is the traditional star of war leaders, and he's often spoken to in matters of war.
  • Happily Married: NPC's will mention he has a wife named Donna and two boys. They get along great.
  • Horrible Judge of Character:Salum is one of his best friends.
  • Informed Ability: He's apparently a good fighter. Since he's unable to be used outside of war battles, he never gets a chance to prove it.
  • The Rival: To Dilber
  • Those Two Guys: He tries to get this dynamic started with the straitlaced Dinn, and he eventually semi-succeeds.

    Norden 
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Chiyu Star

An alcoholic who knows some disturbing secrets about Lord Barows.


  • The Alcoholic
  • Despair Event Horizon: He's a broken man, explained below.
  • Drowning My Sorrows: He spends most of his time in Rainwall's tavern getting plastered.
  • Just Following Orders
  • Killed Off for Real: If the unit he is in during a War Battle is defeated, there is a chance he will die.
  • Mr. Exposition: His main purpose is to reveal the details of the Lordlake uprising. When Norden shares his entire story, it is revealed the initial reason for the mob gathering was to protest against Lord Barows. Lord Barows had a dam built, but it failed and construction was abandoned. However, the debris washed to Lordlake and damaged their water. The people were angry, and Lord Rovere was trying to calm them down. In a panic, Euram orders the Barows garrison to attack. Although Norden did not agree with this, he could not go against his commander's wishes. But the mob was too fierce, and in the end, the Barows garrison was routed. In retailiation, Lord Barows ordered that some of the garrison disguise themselves and incite the rioters to attack the East Palace. Norden did not go with those rioters, but with the Dawn Rune found in Salum's basement, it is clear what his intentions were.
  • Odd Friendship: He forms an unlikely bond with Bastan once recruited, over their shared bad experiences with the Barows.

Dragon Cavalry and allies

    In General 
  • The Beast Master: They are dragonhorse riders.
    • Roog is said to have toussled with his dragonhorse for a whole day to be worthy of riding him.
  • Combination Attack:
    • The playable riders have an Unite Attack with their respective dragonhorse: Rahal perform the Azure Charge with Flail, Roog, the Scarlet Charge with Lance, and Nick has the Violet Charge with Ax.
    • Rahal can also perform Fancy Lad, with Dinn, and Mathias.
    • Nick has the Pretty Boy Unite Attack with Roy and Richard.
    • Friends Forever, by Miakis, Rahal and Roog.
    • Dragon Cavalry, by Nick, Rahal, and Roog.
    • Stampede, by Ax, Flail, and Lance.
    • Secret Crush, by Flail, Byakuren, and Miroon.
    • Looks Can Kill, by Ax, Bergen, and Moroon.
  • Dragon Rider: Their specialty, as members of the Dragon Cavalry.
  • I Call It "Vera":
    • Rahal's katana is called Rhamphinion, which is (suitably) named after a kind of prehistoric pterosaur.
    • Roog wields a katana called Angaturama, which is (suitably) named after a kind of carnivorous dinosaur, similar to a Spinosaurus.
    • Nick's katana is named Komodo's Claw, keeping with the reptilian theme.
  • Katanas Are Just Better: Their preferred weapon.
  • Our Dragons Are Different: Unlike traditional rampaging dragons, the Dragon Cavalry's mounts are friendly, loyal and bond closely with their human riders.
  • Rescue Arc: With the exception of Craig and Rania, they helped uncover Godwin's plot to hold the dragon horse eggs hostage, which were later secured by the Dragon Knights and the Prince's party.
    • Subverted if you refuse to abandon the HQ castle, as Georg Prime saves the eggs in your place.

    Craig Laden 
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Tenyu Star
Voiced by: Junichi Suwabe (JP)

The leader of the Dragon Cavalry.


  • Badass Long Coat
  • Cavalry Officer: Leads the amphibious Dragon Cavalry.
  • Four-Star Badass: Of the Dragon Calvary in general, and one of three five-star commanders in the whole game.
  • Honorary Uncle: To Miakis. He was good friends with her father.
  • Hostage Situation: Godwin holds the dragon eggs hostage to prevent the Dragon Cavalry from fighting the invading Armes soldies.
  • Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right!: After the Prince (or Georg Prime, if you refuse to abandon the H Qcastle) rescue the dragon eggs from Nether Gate, he joins the Prince's cause.
  • Stern Teacher: He is the last of the traditional commanders, strictly keeping with the traditions of barring female riders, though by the end of the game he starts to seriously question that stricture.
  • The Stoic: When compared to the Hot-Blooded Roog and The Spock Rahal.
  • Team Dad: The other members of the cavalry certainly think so.
  • Team Switzerland: As head of the Dragon Cavalry, he only swears allegiance to the rivers of Falena, and such, does not involve himself in any of the internal conflicts, only going into battle against foreign invasions. This causes friction initially between Rahal, Roog and he when Armes invades and they try to rally him to the Prince's cause.

    Rahal 
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Chiki Star
Voiced by: Koichi Toochika (JP); Kirk Thornton (EN)

A calm member of the Dragon Calvary.


  • Ambiguously Gay: He protests that his lack of success with women is due to having to deal with Roog all the time, although Roog claims he hears it's because Rahal has "issues". Also, he apparently keeps a set of his sister's clothes handy at all times.
  • Attractive Bent-Gender: The Godwin soldiers are helpless in the face of his beauty. And so is Roog...
  • Bash Brothers: With Roog.
  • Bishounen: One of the best examples in the whole series.
  • Cavalry Officer: And Craig Laden's successor post-game. He allows women riders into the ranks of the Dragon Cavalry.
  • Disguised in Drag: He makes such a convincing woman that he is able to distract and knock out the guards in male-only Gordius village during the rescue of the dragon foals.
  • Pragmatic Hero: He's perfectly fine with using his beauty as a weapon.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: He's the blue to Roog's red and even Color-Coded for Your Convenience.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: He looks uncannily similar to his sister, Rania, to the point where they sometimes switch clothes to play tricks on others.

    Roog 
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Chimou Star
Voiced by: Daisuke Kita (JP); Eddie Frierson (EN)

A hotblooded member of the Dragon Calvary.


    Nick 
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Tensui Star
Voiced by: Daisuke Namikawa (JP); Johnny Yong Bosch (EN)

A young man training to be a member of the Dragon Calvary.


  • Adorably Precocious Child: He's plucky, brave and resourceful.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: He's top of his class when it comes to fighting, but slacks off with his flute practise and is a pretty terrible player. Gets played with hilariously in the dragon Rescue Arc, as his playing is so terrible that the hostaged dragons went berserk.
  • Contrived Coincidence: His heroism in the dragon egg Rescue Arc stemmed from his horrible flute playing. The dragons began bleating loudly to get him to stop, and as their squawking cries were so loud and horrible, Dolph couldn't keep focused, allowing Georg to get between Dolph and the eggs, saving them.
  • Cute, but Cacophonic: When he plays his flute.
  • Dreadful Musician: His flute playing is awful.
  • Kid Hero
  • To Be a Master: Wants to be the best dragon rider.

    Flail 
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Tenson Star

Rahal's dragon.


    Lance 
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Tenhei Star

Roog's dragon.


    Ax 
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Tenku Star

Nick's dragon.


    Yoran 
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Tenrou Star
Voiced by: Junko Minagawa (JP)

A young man who helps take care of the Dragon Cavalry's dragons.


  • Anime Hair: His hair is parted into two bunches like a hopi indian, with an actual star of hair at his forehead.
  • Bond Creatures: Whilst not a dragon knight himself, he is the dragons' caretaker and stable hand, and they respect him.
  • Cannot Talk to Women: He was raised his whole life in male-only Gordius village, and finds it hard, once recruited, to interact with females at the Prince's HQ.
  • Farm Boy: Yoran's job is to take care of the stable.
  • Nice Guy: The nicest person in the cavalry, and in the running for nicest kid in Falena.
  • Racing Minigame: His specialty, once recruited. He runs the Dragon Horse Race game, which can be played to earn potch.

    Rania 
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Chisa Star
Rahal's sister and an eccentric musician.
  • Antiquated Linguistics: One of many things that sets her as...off.
  • Battle Theme Music: Having her in the active party alters the battle music to a more woodwind themed variation.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: She's fairly eccentric, often talking about the beautiful and strange sounds she hears around her such as the men's bath. Apparently, she's got perfect pitch.
  • Magical Flutist: She creates the magic flutes that the dragon knights use to control their mounts, which are inaudible to humans, except herself.
  • Meganekko: The main way to tell the difference between Rania and Rahal disguised as Rania.
  • Music And Sound Effects: Her speciality, once recruited she can change the in-game sound effects.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: She bears an uncanny resemblance to her brother, Rahal, and the pair often swap clothes to play tricks on people.
  • Super Senses: She is exceptional in that she can actually hear the calls of the dragon horses, and the commands from the flutes she makes. This makes her flutes extremely popular.

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