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The son of the Duke of Razelia, one of the four Dukedoms of the Republic of Reeve. He is the main hero of the game, alongside Holmes.

Class: Knight Lord (Lord) → Lord (Great Lord)

  • Cool Sword: He can only wield swords and can wield unique swords like the rapier and the Reeve Calibur/Varunastra.
  • Declaration of Protection: Made this promise to Enteh when they were young, but he doesn't recognize her when they meet in the present. He takes up this vow again once she gets kidnapped.
  • The Hero: He's the main protagonist.
  • He Who Fights Monsters: Skirts dangerously close to this in the final stages of the war with Canaan. If only he knew they actually wanted peace at this point. Fortunately he snaps out of it quickly.
  • Martial Arts Headband: He wears a white headband.
  • Official Couple: With Enteh.
  • Power Nullifier: He learns Awareness/Nihil at Level 35.
  • Red Baron: Heir to Razelia (Knight Lord) → Scion of Reeve (Lord).
  • Royal Rapier: As the Lord, he is the only unit to wield a rapier which deals effective damage against mounted and armored units.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: He's the son of a duke, and he kicks ass up and down the continent.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: He was going to have it when the game was still "Emblem Saga", but copyright issues forced them to change his hair color to brown, which ironically makes him look like Leif.


A Knight accompanying Runan. He is also the fiancee of Kreiss' sister, Rina.

Class: Rook Knight (Cavalier) → Commando Knight (Bronze Paladin)


A Knight accompanying Runan. He is Rina's older brother.

Class: Rook Knight (Cavalier) → Commando Knight (Bronze Paladin)


One of Holmes' men. He is sent to aid Runan on his journey.

Class: Pirate

  • An Axe to Grind: The only weapon he can wield.
  • Crutch Character: The actual Jagen when Eugen was teased of being the Jagen. He has good base stats in the early stages but his low growths and his inability to promote prevent him from being viable late-game.
  • Critical Status Buff: He learns Life or Death/Wrath at Level 28.
  • Face of a Thug: In spite of his thuggish appearance, he's very loyal to Runan and Holmes.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: Of the good variety, since it's implied he got it while defending Julia.
  • Mysterious Protector: Julia recognizes him as the man who saved her life a long time ago, but he denies it.
  • Pirate: Type 2.
  • Power Nullifier: He learns Awareness/Nihil at Level 30.
  • Red Baron: Granadan Pirate.


The Princess of the island Kingdom of Wellt. Her father is King Raphael.

Class: Princess → Pegasus Knight → Dragon Knight

  • Action Initiative: She learns Gale/Vantage at Level 8 as a Princess.
  • Blade on a Stick: Upon her promotion to a Pegasus Knight, she can wield lances but she loses her ability to wield them when dismounted.
  • Cool Sword: Her main weapon is swords.
  • Dragon Rider: If promoted twice to Dragon Knight.
  • Everything's Better with Princesses
  • Expy: Of Caeda.
  • The Not-Love Interest: Despite resembling Caeda in role and classes and how Gramud wanted her to be Runan's bethroned, she declines any further relationship and Runan ends up with Enteh anyways.
  • Long-Lost Relative: She's Holmes' half-sister through Liza.
  • Magikarp Power: She's start as a very weak Princess, but training her will make her very strong through skills like Gale (Vantage) and Elite (Paragon) as well as her promotions.
  • Red Baron: Young Princess (Princess) → Pegasus Princess (Pegasus Knight) → Wyvern Princess (Dragon Knight).
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Born with actual blue hair, despite her parents being a blonde and brunette.


The bodyguard of Princess Sasha of Wellt.

Class: Lady Knight → Arrow Knight (Bow Knight)

  • Bow and Sword, in Accord: As a Lady Knight and her advanced class, Bow Knight, she can wield both swords and bows.
  • Despair Event Horizon: Finding out Zieg's true alliegence, betraying her knightly duties for him and being taken prisoner by the cult has taken a heavy toll on her mind to the point she brushes off any attempts to recruit her back unless the player has Sasha talk to her. Even after the end of the game, she refuses to return to Sasha's side due to feeling unworthy as her knight.
  • Distress Ball: She gets captured by the Cult when she followed Zieg into the Fire Temple. She can be rescued near the end and re-recruited by Sasha.
  • Et Tu, Brute?: She doesn't take well to learning Zieg's true alliegance. Especially pronounced if she is in the Holmes' path, her reward for freeing Zieg from Holmes is to being taken prisoner by the cult.
  • Horse Archer: Upon promotion.
  • Love Cannot Overcome: Her love and interactions with Zieg changes his prespective and feelings towards the non-Zoans but not enough to sway him away from the cult.
  • Kill the Ones You Love: She has special quotes if she faces and kills Zieg during his Final Battle with Runan.
    Zieg: Is that you, Kate? I see you managed to escape...
    Kate: ... You betrayed me...! I will never forgive you!
    Zieg: This was the only way it could end, Kate. Now, come! Let's finish this!

    Kate: Zieg... I have to know... Why did you pretend to love me?
    Zieg: Forget about me... Kate... I'm just a... Dark Knight of Gerxel... Nothing... more... That's all I... deserve to be... in your memories... I'm sorry... Kate...
    Kate: No... Zieeg...! You can't do this to me! Answer me, Zieeg! Zieeeeeg!
  • Power Nullifier: She learns Earth Saint (a skill which deals a critical hit that negates terrain effects) at Level 35.
  • Red Baron: Welltese Knight (initially) → Sorrowful Knight (After Zieg leaves the party).
  • Star-Crossed Lovers: With Zieg.


A Bishop in the service of Marlon.

Class: Bishop

  • Combat Medic: Can use Staves as well as Anima Magic. He is the only magic user who can use both magic and staves.
  • Disc-One Nuke: Due to his high stats, having a Physic staff and giving Plum a useful defense staff. He will remain useful all throughout the game.
  • Red Baron: Bishop of Verje.
  • Weapon of Choice: He can wield all three Anima magic: Fire, Thunder and Wind.


A Knight in the service of Marlon. He is Leteena's older brother.

Class: Axe Knight → Sergeant


A knight of Verje in the service of Marlon.

Class: Rook Knight (Cavalier) → Gold Knight (Gold Paladin)

  • Choice of Two Weapons: He wield both swords and lances as both a Rook Knight and Gold Knight, but he loses the ability to wield lances when dismounting.
  • Disc-One Nuke: Promoting him into a Gold Paladin using a Knight Crest will allow him to steamroll the early chapters of the game with ease, his Paragon skill will also render him viable all throughout the game.
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: In his only conversation, he is shown to have low confidence in his abilities.
  • Magikarp Power: As Eugen describes him, he's might be a diamond-in-a-rough, otherwise, he's not very skillful. However, as a Gold Paladin, he gets the strongest promotion bonuses.
  • No-Sell: He learn Big Shield/Pavise upon promoting to a Gold Knight.
  • One-Hit Kill: He learns Blazing Wind/Lethality as a Level 12 Gold Knight.
  • Red Baron: Aspiring Knight (Rook Knight) → Golden Knight (Gold Knight).
  • Self-Made Orphan: It's entirely possible for him to kill Ernst, who is implied to be his father. Not that he knows much of his father.

Luca (Ruka, Luka)

A hunter in the service of Marlon. He is Raquel's younger brother.

Class: Bow Fighter → Bow Master

  • Archer Archetype: He can wield bows as his main weapon.
  • Fragile Speedster: His only good stat is his speed, as his strength is too low and has terrible durability.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: At the end of Map 26, one of the choice will have him sacrifice himself to save his sister, which allows Raquel to break her oath of killing human enemies. Thankfully, you can resurrect him with a Dakuron.
  • Master of None: Many archers including his sister Raquel utterly outclass him in every way. Even worse is that among the troops that Marlon offers you, he has no immediate or potential benefits.
  • Red Baron: Archer of Gram.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: His hair is green, despite his sister having red hair.


The adopted son of Marlon, formerly a Dragon Knight of the Kingdom of Barge.

Class: Commando Knight (Bronze Paladin) → Dragon Knight (Wyvern Knight)

Esther (Estelle)

The daughter of Marlon, the leader of Verge. She is Raffin's foster sister.

Class: Rook Knight (Cavalier) → Paladin (Silver Paladin)


A healer living in the village of Toras. She is actually the Princess of Reeve and the Shaman of Water. Her real name is Maeve.

Class: Sister

  • Back from the Dead: In the ending, like the other shamans.
  • Guest-Star Party Member: She's around for much longer than Katri though, you only lose her for the last fifth of the game. Her dragon form is a straighter example; you only get to use her like that for one chapter.

Bartz (Barts)

A youth from the village of Taurus. He is Plum's foster brother.

Class: Axe Fighter → Warrior

  • An Axe to Grind: His specialty is axes in both Fighter and Warrior.
  • Big Brother Instinct: In one event where Plum is kidnapped, he can save her from the peddler. This boosts the two's support bonus.
  • Expy: An Axe Fighter who is a lumberjack, much like Barst from Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, down to even having a similar name. Heck, his late father's name is Daros, like Darros from the same game.
  • Happily Adopted: In a way, as Lionheart views him as his son if he was Plum's big brother if she decided to stay with her father.
  • Red Baron: Local Woodcutter.


Yoda's daughter and Shigen's foster sister.

Class: Sword Fighter → Sword Master


A young girl from the village of Taurus. She is the daughter of Lan and Barts's foster sister.

Class: Priest

  • Gainaxing: Finishing move of her dance.
  • Go-Go Enslavement: After she is drugged and kidnapped by the Peddler in Map 10, she isn't seen again until Map 14 where she is forced to dress in a Stripperific outfit and dance. Holmes (or Barts) can free her from the Peddler, and she learns the Dance skill from this event.
  • Quirky Bard: Gains the Dance skill after a certain event.
  • Rags to Royalty: She was the daughter of the viceroy Lionheart and, in the epilogue if Holmes rescued her, she lives with her father.
  • Red Baron: Girl from Taurus.
  • White Mage: She uses staves only, in addition, she gets the Defense staff from Lee which halves any damage to an ally.

Martel (Mahter)

A Knight of Salia. She is the middle sister of Verna and Frau.

Class: Pegasus Knight → Dragon Knight


An assassin known only as the Dhullam's Angel of Death.

Class: Sword Fighter → Sword Master

  • Action Initiative: He learns Gale/Vantage at Level 35.
  • Cool Sword: In addition to his specialty, he is the wielder of the Shramm, which halves the damage taken as long as he equip it and is effective against monsters.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Delivers one to Julia as part of his recruitment event. It's completely scripted, he takes her HP to 1 no matter how strong she is. (Though he does give her a free healing item afterwards.)
  • Expy: Of Navarre.
  • Hitman with a Heart
  • Life Drain: He starts with Heaven Saint/Sol.
  • My Name Is Inigo Montoya: Delivers one to Lentzenheimer if you have them fight, given that he convinced him to kill Julia, claiming that she murdered a noble of Rezalia. When he finds out this was a complete lie, he's not happy...
  • Red Baron: Reaper of Schram (Sword Fighter) → Dark Assassin (Swordmaster).


A Hunter living in the Gram Forest. She is Luca's older sister.

Class: Bow Master

  • Archer Archetype: Her specialty is bows.
  • Crutch Character: In a way, as she is a pre-promoted Sniper incapable of killing. She is useful in chipping down the enemy to give weak units to chance to get kills.
    • She is very effective against monsters though, especially when she learns the Anti-Evil skill.
  • Hopeless Suitor: Has a one-sided crush towards Roger.
  • Power Nullifier: She learns Awareness/Nihil at Level 31.
  • Red Baron: Child of Brigid.
  • Thou Shalt Not Kill: Cannot directly kill human enemies unless a certain event occurs late in the game.
  • What Measure Is a Non-Human?: Of course, killing monsters is no problem for her. In fact, she learns Anti-Evil (a skill which gives bonuses against monsters) at Level 16.

Maruj (Maruju)

Eisenbach's grandson and the son of Sylphis.

Class: Mage → Sage

  • Blow You Away: One of his specialities is wind magic, and his personal weapon is Wundergust.
  • Expy: Of Merric, with a dash of Linde.
  • Holy Hand Grenade: He learns light magic upon promoting to a Sage.
  • Life Drain: He learns Heaven Saint/Sol as a Level 20 Sage.
  • Love Triangle: He likes Enteh, but a later event implies Meriah likes him... Subverted, that "Meriah" turns out to be Narcus just trolling him. He doesn't find out though...
  • Playing with Fire: He learns fire magic upon promoting to a Sage.
  • Red Baron: Eisenbach's Heir (Mage) → Sage of Wind (Sage).
  • Shock and Awe: He can also wield thunder magic as a Mage.
  • Weapon of Choice: The Wundergust spell, a strong Wind magic with 10 might, 20 critical, and 100 accuracy.
  • You Killed My Father: He wants revenge on Guenchaos for the death of his grandfather.

Zieg (Zeek)

A former Knight of Barge turned unwilling member of Gerxel's Mage Army.

Class: Dark Knight

  • Anti-Villain: All he wants to do is free his people from persecution and enslavement.
  • An Axe to Grind: He can wield axes when mounted.
  • Black Knight: He's a knight that wears black armor and turns out to be a tragic Noble Demon.
  • Blade on a Stick: His primary weapon specialty when both mounted and dismounted.
  • Conflicting Loyalties: Between Runan and co. (particularly his lover Kate) and the Gerxel Empire (particularly his sister Karla). He ultimately chooses Gerxel, and dies for it.
  • Critical Status Buff: He starts with Life or Death/Wrath which allows him to kill units with critical hits when he is low in HP. Try not to get him low enough to instantly critical hit and kill one of your units.
  • Crutch Character: He has great bases and growths and one of the best classes in the game. Too bad he's a mole and leaves you midway through the game.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: He and his entire family were brutally tortured by the Theocracy of Gerxel and were forced to swear allegiance with them after his younger brother was killed and his sister was next to be killed. His true past is much darker: he lived a normal life with his noble family until the Kingdom of Reeve persecuted them for their Zoan heritage. While his parents and three elder sisters were burned alive, he and his sister Karla were enslaved as children. While Karla managed to escape, Zeek had to endure years of slavery and torture.
  • Defector from Decadence: Except not really.
  • Determinator: He was enslaved at the age of four and lasted twenty-five years before the Cult saved him.
  • Evil Uncle: To Shigen, technically.
  • Expy: To Camus. Both men are noble members of the enemy army and have a doomed relationship with someone in your army but while Camus redeems himself in the end, Zieg dies as a traitor.
  • From a Certain Point of View: Tells Kate he had his back horrifically flayed when he was a slave. This is true, but he wasn't a slave of Zoa, he was enslaved because he is a Zoan.
  • Guest-Star Party Member: He doesn't stay in the party for long, as he leaves at the start of the 2nd route split.
  • Heel–Face Mole: It turned out that he lied about his tale and was ordered to watch Enteh until he was recalled by his sister Karla for another mission.
  • Lightning Bruiser: He has great bases for his join time, coupled with insane growths; he has the best growths in Strengthnote , Skillnote , and Speednote , has the second-best Defensenote , and has top-class HPnote  and Magicnote .
  • Made a Slave: When Barge was conquered by Zoa, he was forced into slavery and eventually Zoa's Dark Army. In reality, his enslavement happened far earlier and was because he is from Zoa, which are a hated people to the other ethnic groups of Lieberia.
  • Power Nullifier: He starts with Awareness/Nihil.
  • The Power of Hate: Despite the brutality of his slavery that could have killed him, he persevered through it because of his hatred for his enemies and prayers to Gerxel.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: After he betrays you, he's basically just fighting for his country, he's just oblivious to the fact that their army mostly consists of evil sorcerers... He also genuinely loves his sister (who happens to be The Dragon), and it turns out her love for him is her main motivation.
  • Recurring Boss: He is fought in both Runan and Holmes' paths in the later parts of the game.
  • Red Baron: Sorrowful Knight.
  • Scars Are Forever: He received scars on his back after years of slavery. Though he lied about receiving them from Zoan slavers to protect his little brother, he did receive them from years of slavery as a Zoan child.
  • So Long, and Thanks for All the Gear: Averted. He's nice enough to leave his entire inventory in your storage when he leaves.
  • Star-Crossed Lovers: With Kate.
  • Too Awesome to Use: Interesting variation: he's very useful for what little time you have him, but he keeps the stats he had when he left when he returns as an enemy. Rely on him too much and he can easily become That One Boss.
  • Token Good Teammate: One of the few Zoans to defect from the Cult. Thanks to his short time with Runan, he is also the only Zoan in the Gerxel Cult who believes that peace between the Reevans and the Zoans is possible (unlike his sister who laughs at inflicting suffering towards non-Zoans) and he did truly love Kate.
  • Tragic Villain: Like his sister Karla, the discrimination and suffering he endured transformed him into loyal follower of Gerxel. However, his time with Runan's army and his newfound love for Kate manages to change his perspective towards the non-Zoans but unfortunately not enough to induce a Heel–Face Turn. By the end of the game, he is reluctant in serving the Cult despite Karla reminding them of their horrific pasts. He dies as a traitor, unable to resolve his conflicting loyalties.
    Zieg: Forgive me... Karla, and Kate... I couldn't be the person that either of you wanted me to be...
  • Walking Spoiler: His betrayal and true allegiance is a major twist with his character.
  • Was It All a Lie?: Asked this by Kate if she kills him in Map 39. He claims it was all a lie, but his normal death quote for that map proves otherwise.
  • Weapon of Choice: Typically favors the Devil Lance, as he is immune to its negative effects.


The leader of Welt's castle guards.

Class: Armor Knight → Iron Knight

  • Cool Sword: His only weapon specialty.
  • Critical Status Buff: He starts with Life or Death/Wrath.
  • Expy: Of Arden, another Knight whose appearance is rather homely.
  • Gonk: He is rather homely compared to everyone in the army.
  • No-Sell: He learns Big Shield/Pavise as a Level 12 Iron Knight or a Level 25 Armor Knight.
  • Mighty Glacier: He is slow but very durable, although he does gain a horse upon promotion.
  • Red Baron: Welltese Knight.


Eisenbach's granddaughter and the daughter of Sylphis. She is also Roger's fiance.

Class: Troubadour

  • Battle Couple: With Roger. In fact, if he dies, she leaves the party. In addition, if you try to separate them during route splits, the one assigned to Holmes' group will be moved to Runan's.
  • Combat Medic: She can wield both swords and staves.
  • Red Baron: Holy Knight.
  • White Mage: She is primarily a healer, but can still fight with swords. In addition, she has her own personal staff: the Magic Staff, which increases an ally's magic, boosting the ally's magical attack or magical resistance.

Tom (Thomas)

A Hunter from the village of Lot. He is a good friend of Barts.

Class: Wood Shooter

  • Achilles' Heel: He is an armored unit, so he's vulnerable to armorslaying weapons.


A Knight in service of the Kingdom of Welt.

Class: Paladin

  • Action Initiative: He starts with Gale/Vantage.
  • Battle Couple: With Mel. Like Mel, if she dies, he'll leave the party. In addition, if you try to separate them during route splits, the one assigned to Holmes' group will be moved to Runan's.
  • Beauty = Goodness: He's pretty looking compare to Codha's other Gonkish generals.
  • Critical Status Buff: He learns Life or Death/Wrath at Level 18.
  • No-Sell: He starts with Big Shield/Pavise.
  • Red Baron: Paladin of Wellt.
  • Wouldn't Hit a Girl: In Map 4, he cannot attack any female units, which can be exploited by using your female units as walls to prevent him from moving and harassing your forces.


A training priestess of the Temple of Mars. She is actually the Shaman of Fire. Her real name is Maria.

Class: Sister


Holmes' friend. He was saved from a slave market.

Class: Fighter → Hero

  • Dark and Troubled Past: He was abandoned by his parents and he was taken in as a slave to a noble family who abused him to no end.
  • One-Hit Kill: He learns Blazing Wind/Lethality as a Level 13 Fighter/Mercenary.
  • Red Baron: Granadan Soldier.
  • Rescue Romance: If Yuni accepted the drink from the Peddler, Xeno goes looking for her and rescues her from the Peddler. The two bond from this event.
  • Weapon of Choice: Swords.


Another friend of Holmes and an energetic female thief.

Class: Thief

  • Ambiguously Brown: Except it's not her real skin color.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Only revealed in the epilogue. She watched her whole family brutally slaughtered on her birthday. Afterwards, she stopped dressing like a woman and deliberately dirtied her face.
  • Fragile Speedster: She has good skill and speed in both base and growths, but her strength and defense is very pitiful. For starters, she has 1 base strength and 0 strength growth so she'll never do any physical damage.
  • Go-Go Enslavement: One of the two girls who can have a near brush with this (the other being Lyria) in an optional event. Xeno rescues her.
  • Official Couple: With Xeno, in the epilogue.
  • Red Baron: Plucky Thief.
  • She Cleans Up Nicely: In the epilogue.
  • Ship Tease: Via the aforementioned optional event, though it's mutually exclusive with the Lyria/Attrom one. Notable in that it instantly raises their support level from nothing to maximum, something no other pair gets.
  • Video Game Stealing: She starts with the Steal skill which allows her steal an item during the battle. It is activated based on her skill and speed stat combined.
  • Weapon of Choice: Swords.

Merial (Meriah)

The granddaughter of the Great Sage, Maios.

Class: Mage → Sage


A Knight from the fallen Kingdom of Barge. She was once Raffin's lover.

Class: Lady Knight → Arrow Knight (Bow Knight)


A Knight helping Sharon.

Class: Armor Knight → General

  • Critical Status Buff: He starts with Life or Death/Wrath.
  • Mighty Glacier: He's an Armor Knight, so he is very slow but strong. Interestingly, he is one of the few units to have a movement growth, so he can be a Lightning Bruiser if you are lucky to have at least one movement boost.
  • No-Sell: He starts with Big Shield/Pavise.
  • Power Nullifier: He learns Awareness/Nihil at Level 26.


A member of the Arless Black Knights.

Class: Black Knight

Rennie (Leonie)

A young girl who was saved from execution by Mintz.

Class: Bow Fighter → Bow Master

  • Armor-Piercing Attack: She learns Geomancy/Luna at Level 19.
  • Magikarp Power: Notable in that she's one of the only characters with a Move growth. She also learns Elite/Paragon at Level 9.


The captain of the Sea Lion and the son of Granada's Vals. He is Runan's best friend friend.

Class: Bow Hero → Hide Hunter

  • Cool Sword: Upon becoming a Hide Hunter, he can wield swords and wields the Salia Calibur/Agneyastra.
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • Declaration of Protection: Towards Katri in the leadup to the final chapter.
  • The Hero: Of his own story route.
  • Insistent Terminology: Prefers "privateer" over "pirates," since the latter implies that he's a heartless man.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's rather harsh with his words but he's a man who will do the right thing when the time comes.
  • Long-Lost Relative: He's Sasha's and Attrom's half-brother.
  • Lovable Rogue: A pirate with an affable and snarky personality.
  • Like Father, Like Son: As his best friend Shigen remarks, both of them have their negative flaws (Holmes' harshness, Vals' womanizing) but both are genuinely good people who will do the right thing.
  • Parental Issues: He clearly doesn't like his father, Vals.
    • Even after reuniting with him when he found out that Vals survived the battle, he was downright furious when Vals throw all responsible to him and founding out that Attrom was his half-brother.
  • Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: Subverted, he party does raid a few ships, and some of his maps have opening all treasure chests as a victory condition.
  • Red Baron: The Sea Lion (Bow Hero) → Lord of Granada (Hide Hunter).
  • Sand In My Eyes: When he sees Katri revived in the ending, he claims his tears are just sweat.
  • Tsundere: Towards Katri.
  • Weapon of Choice: Bows and upon promotion to Hide Hunter, Swords.
  • What a Senseless Waste of Human Life: After liberating Granada from the Kingdom of Canaan. Holmes remarks why many good soldiers had to follow the orders of a mad king and how disgusted he is taking all of their lives in battle.


A member of the Sea Lion and Holmes' right-hand man.

Class: Sword Fighter → Sword Master

  • Action Initiative: He learns Gale/Vantage at Level 38.
  • Cool Sword: He is the wielder of Dullaham, which resurrects him should he die while equipping the weapon.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: He was once a loyal follower of the Cult of Gerxel until he found out that Guenchaos was just using the Zoans and finding out his own past, in which his father Theo was killed by his mother, the witch Karla for attempting a Defectorfrom Decadence.
  • Dead Guy Junior: His name, Shigen, was originally from his father.
  • Deadpan Snarker: To Holmes.
  • Death Is Cheap: His personal sword revives him if he dies, and even without it, he'll be saved by the witch Sierra.
  • Happily Adopted: To Yoda. Understandable, given his mother is a loyal servant to Guenchaos.
  • The Lancer: Of Holmes' team. He actually becomes a Star unit after Katri leaves.
  • Not Blood Siblings: He could hook up with Julia, despite growing up together like siblings.
  • Resurrective Immortality: His personal sword Dullahan revives him if he runs out of HP.
  • So Long, and Thanks for All the Gear: If he gets rescued by Sierra, he loses everything he had except the Dullahan when he returns.
  • That Man Is Dead: Was once named Theo by his mother, Karla, but Yoda discarded the name as he feel he should no longer associate with her and gave him the name Shigen. His formal name is uttered again by Karla should he deliver the finishing blow against her, in which he retorts that name no longer mean anything.
  • They Killed Kenny Again: It's quite possible for him to die several times in the space of one chapter. And he's not above making jokes about it.
    Shigen: No matter how many lives I have, it's still not enough to be your comrade.
  • Weapon of Choice: Swords.


Known as the Thunder Goddess, she is a mage hailing from the Temple of Trente. She's also Alfred's illegitimate daughter and Mel's half-sister.

Class: Mage → Sage


An Axe Fighter from Arial. He is the husband of King Temsin's daughter, Katina.

Class: Axe Fighter → Warrior


A Knight in service to the Kingdom of Welt.

Class: Spear Knight → Sergeant

  • Critical Status Buff: He starts with Life or Death/Wrath.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Not in terms of stats but he's one of the very few characters in the game with a movement growth rate. With enough lucky levels in movement, he can possibly cover most of the map than most cavalry and he has decent enough growth rates.
  • Multi-Melee Master: Upon his promotion to being a Sergeant, he gains the ability to wield both swords and axes.
  • Only Sane Man: He refuses to take orders from Erish and Codha when ordered to invade Verje and is the only one to be suspicious of Codha's actions. He is arrested but later frees himself and captures Codha during Runan's battle with him.
  • Power Nullifier: He learns Awareness/Nihil at Level 17.
  • Weapon of Choice: Lances, and upon promotion to Sergeant, Swords and Axes.


Renee's and Holmes' younger half-brother. When Renee goes missing, he leaves Blood in search of her.

Class: Fighter → Hero

Krisheenu (Krishna)

A Thief and a Sword Fighter. She seems to have an interest in a legendary orb...

Class: Sword Fighter → Sword Master

  • Faux Action Girl: Despite being in the same class as Julia, she has even lower growths than her. Unless she is lucky with her level ups or fed with stat-increasing items, she will be utterly weak compared to the other Sword Fighters.
    • Also the reason to why she doesn't get to pick a fight with Vega despite wanting revenge.
  • Gender-Blender Name: Her name is named after a male god in Hindu mythology.
  • Heartbroken Badass: Her former lover, Aldo, was killed by Vega, which is why she's after the Dakuron.
  • Video Game Stealing: She has the Steal skill.
  • Weapon of Choice: Swords.

Maerhen (Maerchen)

Head of the Isuria Pirates who was saved by Katri.

Class: Boss

  • Butt-Monkey: To the point that, in the epilogue, Holmes has outright forgotten who he is.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: It's implied that's why he decreases the stats of everyone near him.
  • Joke Character: He's pretty bad, even by the game's standards. He has little to no growth rates, and has a skill which allows him to steal anything after killing an enemy but not only are his stats bad but also it reduces the hit and avoid of everyone around him down by 50.
  • Pet the Dog: He does one good deed: saving Law's life when he is wounded and even reuniting him with Katri after his Heel–Face Turn. He's also surprisingly a religious man, which explains saving him.
  • Rape, Pillage, and Burn: Until his Heel–Face Turn, that is.
  • Video Game Stealing: He has the Steal and the Mug skill.
  • Weapon of Choice: Swords.


A training priestess of the Church of Blood.

Class: Priest

  • Cloudcuckoolander: Deconstructed, as it's said her nature makes her naive and easy to fool. She very nearly ends up in Go-Go Enslavement because of it.
  • The Medic: Uses Staves.
  • Ship Tease: An optional one with Attrom, mutually exclusive with the Xeno/Yuni event mentioned above.
  • Spoony Bard: Has the Sing skill.
  • Status Buff: Gains the Strength staff, which allows her to increase the strength stat of a unit until the end of the chapter.


A Knight of Salia and Sun's best friend. She is the youngest sister of Verna and Martel.

Class: Pegasus Knight → Dragon Knight

Sun (San)

The Black Knight of Canaan. She is the daughter of Silva.

Class: Rook Knight → Black Knight


Lionheart's most trusted man.

Class: Horseman → Mamluke

Raphael (Loffaru, Ropharl)

The King of Wellt and Sasha's father. He is one of the 6 Champions.

Class: King's Knight


The leader of Selba. He is known as the Wolf of the Plains.

Class: Mamluke


A General in the service of the Kingdom of Salia.

Class: General

  • No-Sell: He starts with Big Shield/Pavise.


A female friend of Narcus.

Class: Thief

  • I Have Your Wife: Captured by Ahab when she used his treasury to buy medicine for Rishel, forcing him to serve Ahab in battle.
  • Lady Looks Like a Dude: Without being informed of her gender, she can be mistaken for a boy.
  • Ship Tease: To Rischel.


The successor of the family of Fire Priests.

Class: Mage → Sage


A Witch of Zoa. She helps Shigen when he is fatally injured.

Class: Witch


Ezekiel's younger sister. She falls in love with Kreiss.

Class: Priest

  • Guide Dang It!: Recruiting Leteena involves following this exact sequence of steps. Yeah, good luck figuring that out on your own, especially seeing as there's no in-game hints towards it at all.
  • Love Interest: Kreiss'.
  • Magikarp Power: She might start at a low level, but magic and speed is very average and has Paragon to get her levels up quickly.
  • Mutually Exclusive Party Members: Recruiting her forgoes recruiting Rebecca. However, that's if you accomplish the event.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: She wanted Kreiss to run away with her so that she doesn't have to worry about him dying. However, Ezekiel can convince them to stop as they are fighting to make sure they don't die.
  • Standard Status Effects: She has her personal staff, the Silence staff, which stops all magic user from using magic for a turn.
  • Summon Magic: She learns the Summon skill at Level 8.
  • White Mage: Uses Staves.


A young girl from the village of Alkana. She replaces Leteena if the requirements to recruit her were not met.

Class: Priest


Formerly a member of the Sea Lion Pirates.

Class: Thief


Kreiss' younger sister and Arkis's fiancee.

Class: Rook Knight → Paladin

  • Action Initiative: She learns Gale/Vantage at Level 18.
  • Distress Ball: In the B version of Map 26, she was captured by Lentzenheimer and took her as hostage to force Arkis to fight against Runan.
  • Mage Killer: She has a 40% magic growth, making her potentially a physical user with good resistance.
  • Magic Knight: Her 40% magic growth can allow her to wield magic swords with decent damage.
  • Magikarp Power: She is the actual Est of the game. She is weak at that point of the game when she joins, but she starts with Elite/Paragon and some good growths (except Strength).
  • Weapon of Choice: Swords and Lances.


A Priestess of the Church of Blood. She is the daughter of Andrei.

Class: Saint

  • The Medic: Uses Staves.
  • Summon Magic: She starts with the Summon skill.
  • Turn Undead: Her Anti-Evil staff instantly kills a number of monsters equal to her Magic stat. Quite useful for crowd control.


The Dark Sword Fighter. He is Julia's father and Shigen's foster father. He is one of the Twelve Heroes.

Class: Swordmaster

  • Badass Grandpa: One of the oldest playable units in the game and certainly one of the strongest.
  • Death of a Thousand Cuts: He starts with Dragon Saint/Astra.
  • La Résistance: He led a successful resistance group for the oppressed Zoans on Ll Island against the Kingdom of Reeve.
  • One-Hit Kill: He starts with Blazing Wind/Lethality.
  • Stern Teacher: To his daughter Julia and his adopted son Shigen.
  • True Companions: With Admiral Vals of Granada and Duke Gramdr of Razelia after they successfully plead to the King of Reeve for Yoda and Il Island's freedom.
  • Weapon of Choice: Swords.


Known as Panther Hagaru. He and Mintz appear to be accomplices.

Class: Wood Shooter


A Knight of Salia and the the eldest sister of Frau and Martel.

Class: Pegasus Knight → Dragon Knight


The son of Arless, the first prince of Canaan. He is determined to liberate Canaan.

Class: Prince

  • 11th-Hour Ranger: He joins you in the final chapter.
  • Big Damn Heroes: He and Tia, along with their uber NPC squad, pulls one in Map 21, though it's implied it was only a coincidence they happened to be in the area at the time. In any case, their presence turns what would have been That One Level into a Curb-Stomp Battle.
  • Critical Status Buff: He starts with Life or Death/Wrath.
  • Hero of Another Story: Notable in that he actuallty leads his own Badass Army, which you get a glimpse of in Map 21. Its members include several relatives of your characters and NPC royalty. Exactly one member (Verna) ends up joining you later, the rest are NPC only.
  • Power Nullifier: He starts with Earth Saint.


The daughter of Duke Trente. She is the Shaman of Earth.

Class: Leda Princess


The fabled Sage from Leda. He is also Eisenbach's adopted son.

Class: Sage


    Important NPCs 


An elderly knight of Lazeria who serves as Runan's adviser.

  • Berserk Button: He goes apeshit in Map 26B when Arkis (unwillingly) betrays Runan.
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • Et Tu, Brute?: He takes Arkis' forced defection very, very badly.
    Eugen: Where's that deserting swine Arkis?! Someone bring him to me!
    Arkis: Sir Eugen... I'm truly sorry...
    Eugen: You're sorry?! Do you really think that apologizing can excuse you, you bloody fool? Don't you realize what you've done? You deserted your comrades, fled to Lentzenheimer's side, joined the ranks of the Cult... You disgust me, Arkis! Desertion alone warrants the death penalty! Kneel right there! I'm going to carry out your sentence here and now!
  • Expy: His appearance, his role as guardian and retainer to the protagonist, and adviser role is one for Jagen in Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light and Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem. He was even teased as the Crutch Character for the party but his wounds prevented him from fighting again.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: He tears into Arkis at the end of Map 26B.
    Eugen: You're damn lucky your fiancee was here. You're forgiven, but only because of her. You've got a lot of maturing to do, lad! Letting your lady get captured, and being forced to do the enemy's bidding... You dishonor the Knights of Razelia! This army wouldn't have lost anything important if you had actually deserted. Say, why don't you quit the army and go start a shop with Rina somewhere? That way you might actually be useful.
  • Retired Badass: He was once a famed general of Lazeria, but battlefield injuries forced him into a position as Runan's tactician.
  • The Strategist: Usually advises Runan on and off the battlefield.

Sylphis (Sylpheeze)

Daughter of Eisenbach and mother of Maruj and Mel.

Class: Saint

Admiral Vals

Holmes' father and the famed Admiral of Granada. He's one of the Twelve Heroes.

  • The Casanova: He has multiple mistresses and also multiple children, a fact which infuriates Holmes.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Just like with Holmes. He has his own flaws (his womanizing) but he is a good person willing to risk doing the right thing.
  • Not Quite Dead: At first, he was thought to have died in his last stand in Fort Granada. However, he was only inflicted with a grave wound and hid in town.
  • Parents as People: He's a genuinely heroic man who loves Holmes but his womanizing tendencies and his push to make Holmes the Lord of Granada prevents his son from ever seeing him in a positive light.
  • True Companions: With Yoda and Duke Gramdr. He and Duke Gramdr peacefully resolved Yoda's Slave Liberation by asking their King to grant the Island of Yr independence, which he was unable to refuse due to the high standing of the two men.


The prince of Marl. He is known as Marl's Lion Prince.

Class: King's Knight

  • A Dick in Name: He's a natural Jerkass to Runan and Holmes. He even betrays Tia in the end, at least initially.
  • Anguished Declaration of Love: While getting repeatedly pelted by Guenchaos.
  • Arranged Marriage: To Tia, who isn't too thrilled at first. His anger at her for refusing leads him to sell her out to the Big Bad in return for control of the country, but regrets it moments afterwards, realizing he still loves her.
  • Changed My Mind, Kid: At first, he sells out Tia to Guenchaos so that he could rule Leda but realized that he loved her and interfered with the ritual.
  • Expy: Of Travant in looks while of Michalis in personality.
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door: In a very short space of time.
  • Hero of Another Story
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Though he is revived in the ending.
  • Hypocrite: Calls Holmes a coward for abandoning his father despite doing the same in the past. He tries to justify it by saying he did it to liberate his kingdom while Holmes hasn't liberated his yet.
  • It's All About Me: Until he takes takes it too far and has an epiphany.
  • Jerkass: Distrustful towards everyone but especially Runan who he regards as a "naive fool" and Holmes for being a coward who abandons his father. Even towards Tia, he is rather controlling and manipulative.
  • Prince Charmless: Ultimately subverted, but it takes a while.
  • Red Baron: "Lion Prince Marl".
  • Redemption Equals Death: Feels the need to pull this despite only being 'evil' for about five minutes.
  • Spanner in the Works: If it weren't for his last-minute change of heart, Guenchaos would have won.


Katri's guardian from the Kingdom of Marl.

Clarice (Claris)

The minister of Salia, the wife of Roberto and the mother of Verna, Martel and Frau.

  • Ms. Exposition: She provides Runan her insight and the truth about Mousa, in which reveals Enteh's true heritage.

Temujin (Temzin, Temsin)

The king of Arial and father of Katrina.

Class: Swordmaster


Daughter of Temujin and Samson's wife.

Class: Swordmaster


The former leader of the Black Knights of Canaan, the daughter of General Barbarossa and the mother of Sun.

Class: Black Knight


Sennet's little sister.

  • Our Dragons Are Different: She is the descendant of the dragon Rachis, which she could transform into through the Ring of Canaan.

    The Kingdom of Wellt 

Codha (Codda, Codder)

The Count of Gram who was appointed Chancellor of Wellt after King Raphael's departure. He takes advantage of the situation while the King is gone.

Class: Duke

  • Arc Villain: He is the first antagonist introduced in the game.
  • Bad Boss: Most of his subordinates only serve him because he has their families hostage.
  • Evil Chancellor: With Raphael missing and most the nobles who participated with him died during the Battle of Balt, he began abusing his power like stealing money and girls throughout Wellt.
  • Fat Bastard: He's rather obese in his appearance.
  • I Have Your Wife: He keeps his troop's family as hostages to ensure their loyalty. He did the same with Mel when Roger fail to protect Gram.
  • Sissy Villain: Probably the reason you don't get to fight him.
  • Starter Villain: Serves to get Runan's journey started, then is never mentioned again.
  • The Unfought: He's never fought as loyal Wellt soldiers capture him when the battle starts.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Is never seen or heard of again after his army's defeat, though Maron says he'll be executed when Raphael returns. Said return occurs in the ending, but Codha still isn't even mentioned.

Queen Liza

The queen of Wellt and Sasha's mother.

  • Happily Married: She is seen happy with her marriage with Raphael. Not so with Vals.
  • Missing Mom: She was Holmes' mother who left Vals after five years of marriage.
  • Retired Badass: Used to be a stubborn and headstrong Pegasus Knight who fought alongside the Twelve Heroes.
  • Silk Hiding Steel: She is very unintimated by Codha's attempt coup, even denouncing his traitorous actions and denies his claim that Raphael is dead.

Marlon (Maron)

The count of Verje. He aids Runan in overthrowing Codha's tyrannical rule.

Class: General

  • Big Good: The man who assists Runan in the Wellt arc of the game. He became the Chancellor of Wellt after Codha's defeat and gives full support to him and his allies.

Russ (Luz)

A Wellt knight sent by Codha to capture Sasha.

Class: Knight


A Wellt general sent by Codha to kill Maron.

Class: Commando Knight


One of Codha's generals who is in charge of defending the Welt Bridge.

Class: General


One of Codha's general defending the castle of Wellt.

Class: General

  • Breakable Weapons: His Swordbreaker weapon destroys any non-star sword weapons in your inventory so use non-sword-wielding users against him.


The wife of Ezekiel and sister in law of Leteena.

    The Kingdom of Reeve 

Gramud (Glamdr)

The duke of Razelia and Runan's father. He was killed by the dragon Mousa.


The duke of Zemseria who betrayed Reeve and allied with the Zoan Empire.

Class: Duke

  • Even Evil Has Standards: He may be a corrupt noble and a tyrant but he is utterly apalled by Lenzenheimer's actions and his support for the Cult of Gerxel.
  • Expy: Of Jiol.
  • Rewarded as a Traitor Deserves: As Prince Julius withdraws the majority of Canaan's forces to the Reeve palace, he knowingly leaves him and Lentzenheimer in Runan's warpath.

Lentzenheimer (Rentzenheimer, Renshien)

The son of Dhorme who rules the occupied Razelia.

Class: Prince

  • 0% Approval Rating: His subjects at Razelia obviously hate him for being a tyrant and a traitor while the Kingdom of Canaan is quite glad of him being directly on Runan's warpath. In the first version of Chapter 26, Zieg tells him to his face that he deserves everything that's happened to him when he gives the news that even the Theocracy of Gerxel is bailing on him.
  • Driven by Envy: Hates Runan due to being highly regarded by both the nobility and the citizens.
  • Dirty Coward: Abandons his Father Dhorme when Zemseria is under attack by Runan's forces.
  • Evil Prince: His class and the fact he is a member of the Royal Family of Reeve by blood through his mother.
  • I Have Your Wife: In the second version of Chapter 26, he holds Rina hostage to force Arkis to fight against Runan.
  • Matricide: He murdered his own mother just for calling him a monster.
  • Rewarded as a Traitor Deserves: Just like his father, he is left with no support from the Kingdom of Canaan after Prince Julius withdraws his forces. He instead attempts to ask the Cult of Gerxel for aid, how successful he is depends on which version of the map you've chosen to fight him.
  • She Knows Too Much: He realized that Julia witnessed him murdering his mother so he framed her for the murder and hired Vega to kill her.
  • Sissy Villain: He is weaker than even his own units. Even with his sword Rukuud, he is a pushover without any support from his units.
  • Smug Snake: Thinks that he deserves to be the King of Reeve despite being a cowardly weakling.
  • Weapon of Choice: He holds the Rukuud, which is effective against monsters, reduce magic damage by 7, and has 80% critical rate. Though Vega or Julia takes it from him upon defeating him.
  • White Hair, Black Heart: He has silvery hair and no redeeming qualities.


Lentzenheimer's bodyguard in the second version of Map 26.

Class: Swordmaster


The duke of Reeve.

  • Aristocrats Are Evil: Represents the corrupt nobility that plagued the Kingdom of Reeve.
  • Arranged Marriage: Attempts to marry Princess Maeve and become King of Reeve but is stopped by Runan by the end of the conflict.
  • Smug Snake
  • Ungrateful Bastard: Blames the soldiers for the fall of the Kingdom of Reeve and disrespects Runan despite him liberating the Reeve Place.

    The Kingdom of Sallia 


The younger brother of King Dagnell. He led a coup against him and ruled Seria with an iron fist.

Class: Duke

  • I Have Your Wife: Ensures the loyalty of his General Zacharia by imprisoning the King and Queen of Salia. He accquires the service of the Fire Mage Rischel by holding Bud hostage after the later stole treasury to pay for Rischel's medicine.
  • The Usurper
  • Would Hurt a Child: Ordered Zacharia to kill Princess Maria while she was an infant, fearing that her dragon powers would make her as dangerous as Kranion. Zacharia instead took the infant to the care of Bishop Law.


The king of Salia before he was overthrown and imprisoned by his younger brother, Ahab.


The queen of Salia and sister of Lionheart and Roberto.


Brother of Lionheart and Maria. He was married to Clarice and fathered Verna, Martel, and Frau. He died protecting the royal friend from Ahab's rebellion.

    The Kingdom of Canaan and the Zoan Empire 

King Bahanuke

The King of Canaan and Emperor of the Zoa Empire.

  • Asshole Victim: Even before he was brainwashed by Karla, he decided to conquer the Zoan lands, under the pretext of fighting against the Theocracy of Gerxel.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Due to the spells of the witch Karla.
  • Puppet King: To Karla and the Theocracy of Gerxel.
  • The Unfought: Despite being set up like Emperor Hardin, he is never fought as he is killed by Barker.

Prince Arless

The first son of Emperor Bahanuke. He was killed by the dragon Mousa.
  • Posthumous Character: He and Runan's father Gramud were killed by Mousa in Nolzeria, along with thousand of people. His death upset the Canaanites and believed the Reeve betrayed him.

Prince Barker

The second son of Emperor Bahanuke. Father of Stephanie.

Class: King's Knight

  • Anti-Villain: Despite following his father's orders, he is utterly digusted with the state his kingdom is following.
  • The Chainsof Commanding: Due to being next in line for the throne, he follows the king's orders despite his misgivings with it and the losses his army suffers weight heavily on him.
  • A Father to His Men: He orders Keimos that should he feel overwhelmed, he is allowed to retreat as he and his soldiers are valuable members of their kingdom.
  • Self-Made Orphan: He kills Bahanuke.

Prince Julius

The third son of Emperor Bahanuke.

Class: Dragon Knight

  • Anti-Villain: He utterly expresses his contempt towards traitors, corrupt nobles and the Theocracy of Gerxel. He also openly refused to participate with the Zoan Empire's expansion, to the point King Bahanuke ordered Barker to arrest him. Later, he defends Reeve Palace to the death alongside General Errnst, thinking that Runan may be a vengeful warlord seeking to conquer the Kingdom of Canaan.
  • A Father to His Men: He orders his forces to retreat while fielding only a few soldiers against the battle with Runan's army. His men eventually join the battle anyway out of loyalty and respect for him.
    • This also makes him target the opportunistic gladiators "siding" with Runan, thinking that they are going after his men.
  • Life Drain: His Canaan Spear allows him to restore his health when attacking an enemy unit.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Being a dragon knight, he is able to move across large distances and he has monsterous stats. He also covers his classes' weakness to bows and magic with a Goddess Shield and a Magic Shield and his Canaan Spear allows to hit hard and regain any health lost.
  • My Country, Right or Wrong
  • Weapon of Choice: Wields the powerful Spear of Canaan.
  • White Hair, Black Heart: Subverted, he certainly looks like a textbook example, but he's actually an Anti-Villain and a pretty nice guy.
  • You Shall Not Pass!: Fearing that Runan may be a vengeful conqueror against the Kingdom of Canaan. He and General Ernst defend the Palace of Reeve to the death against Runan, hoping to buy time for Sennet to take control of the Kingdom of Canaan and issue a peace treaty.

Princess Reshe

The princess and only daughter of Bahanuke.


Canaan's foremost general. He is known as the "Sword of Canaan".

Class: Gold Knight

Barbarossa (Barbaross)

Prince Barker's most trusted general. He is known as the "Shield of Canaan".

Class: General

  • Better to Die than Be Killed: If you wait for 30 turns or defeat him early, he'll commit suicide.
  • Cool Sword
  • Expy: Of Lorenz, right down to his death. Fortunately the 'suicide-by-exploding-castle' animation is much less Narmy here.
  • Lightning Bruiser: He's not known as the 'shield' of Canaan for nothing, but he has unusually high speed for a General, and can double you if you're not careful.
  • Red Baron: Shield of Canaan.
  • Skippable Boss: You can fight him if you want, but it's not advised.
  • Time-Limit Boss: Of the Hold the Line variety. After 30 turns, he realizes the battle is hopeless and kills himself.
  • Undying Loyalty: He himself to his kingdom, and his deputy to him to the point where he joins him in his suicide.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: Since he has no ranged weapons, he can easily be dealt with using bows or magic although his high stats and being equipped with a Magic Shield makes the task harder.

Keimos (Seamos)

A general of Canaan stationed in the Senay Coast.

Class: General

  • Anti-Villain: The first of the Canaanite bosses who is not as evil as he looks. He even begs Runan to save his country upon dying.
  • Bait-and-Switch Boss: The chapter has you think you're going to face him but he gets replaced by the Dark Bishop Dagon once you try to fight him or you kill too many of his troops.
  • A Father to His Men: He cares so much for his men that it overrides his fear of being made a criminal by the Cult of Gerxel and makes a failed attempt to kill Dagon when he forces them to fight to the death. When Runan tells him as he dies that he'll spare the retreating soldiers, he is glad to hear the news and gives him his Iron Shield.
  • Underestimating Badassery: He at first doesn't view Runan as a threat, but Barker rebukes him as he is much tougher than he looks.


A duke stationed in Senay.

Class: Duke

  • Asshole Victim: Nobody besides his fellow corrupt nobles like him. General Ernst in particular considers him a disgrace to the Kingdom of Canaan and refuses to help him when Runan's army attack Fort Senav. He even thanks Runan for killing him during their final battle.
  • Aristocrats Are Evil: A corrupt noble of Canaan who taxes his subjects heavily and attempts to curry favor with the Theocracy of Gerxel using the money.
  • Cold-Blooded Torture: Tortures Leonie for information regarding Lionheart's whereabouts.
  • Make an Example of Them: Attempts to publicly burn Leonie at the stake and will be successful if you don't defeat him in time.


A duke occupying the Selba territory in Salia.

Class: Duke

  • Asshole Victim: In-Universe. Prince Barker calls him and Pavlov "a bunch of nitwits" and the reason why the Kingdom of Canaan lost Fort Senay and Selba to Runan.
  • Aristocrats Are Evil: Another corrupt noble of Canaan, who hires bandits to steal from the villages in his territory and to kidnap women and children for the Theocracy of Gerxel.
  • Dirty Coward: When up against the combined forces of Lionheart and Runan, he leaves his bishop Marshall and a few troops to stall them while he and his forces retreat to Fort Balt while carrying stolen treasures.
    • In-game, he and his men are wielding Iron Shields that will make them difficult to kill and acquire their stolen items. Karnell himself is armed with a Main-Gauche in order to increase his evasion.


A bishop under the command of Karnell.

Class: Bishop

Stephanie (Estofarne)

Prince Barker's daughter and princess of Canaan.

Class: Princess

  • Revenge Before Reason: In Chapter 34, she attempts to attack Runan by herself despite her weak combat skills.
  • You Killed My Father: Loved Barbarossa just as she loved her real father. When Runan kills him, she vows revenge against him.


A general who leads the defenders of Fort Halphas.

Class:: General

  • Jurisdiction Friction: Thinks that the Condor Squad are just mere mercenaries despite being recommended by Prince Barker himself. Due to that and wanting the glory of defeating Runan by himself, he refuses to cooperate with them.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Thinks he and his forces are enough to defeat Runan's forces despite defeating multiple enemy forces along their way and even defeating the "Shield of Canaan". He even refuses the aid of the Condor Squad, whose Wyvern Knights would be highly efffective in the desert terrain.

The Condor Squad

A squad of powerful Dragon Knights from the Kingdom of Sophia protecting Fort Halphas.

The Group is composed of Philip, Toms, Andrew, Marco and their leader Simon.

Class: Dragon Knight

  • Anti-Villain: They are just doing their jobs as soldiers and they aren't shown doing anything evil.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: One of their members, Marco, is love with Leteena and despite that all he wants is for her to be happy even if it meant reuniting with Kreiss.
  • Lightning Bruiser: They are able to cover large distances quite quickly, their Iron Shields enhance their defenses and they pack a huge punch with their spears. Not to mention their leader Simon providing support bonuses.
  • Skippable Boss: If you don't directly attack their fort and instead capture Zepp's fort, they will retreat.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: Against magic and bows although they are equipped with Iron Shields for the later.
  • Wolfpack Boss: They are fought together in Map 25.


Soldier of Canaan defending a supply ship.

Class: Sergeant

  • Anti-Villain: Helps a half-drowned Renee to safety after she was felled during Holmes' battle with Maerchen.


A General of Canaan who once led the Imperial Navy and is now a subordinate to Shion.

Class: General

  • General Failure: The reason he was replaced by Shion and why Holmes encounters few troops from the Imperial Navy. He lost many of the Imperial Navy during their fight against the Village of Yr. The only reason he is not executed for his failure is due to him begging for Karla's mercy.
  • Kick the Dog: Before being replaced by Shion, he would imprison or execute anyone including women or children in Granada for even the most minor offenses he could think of.
  • Weaponof Choice: Armed with a Brave Sword.


A Dragon Knight from Sofia who leads a reinforcement unit for Praeva.

Class: Dragon Knight

  • Badass Boast
    Shallan: Hear the shrieks of our wyverns and despair! This sea will be dyed red with your blood!


Theodora's younger brother and Sofian knight occupying Granada.

Class: Dragon Knight

  • Anti-Villain: He had helped Renee get back to health and offers her an armed escort when she's leaving. He was also a fair ruler of Granada. Even Holmes feels sorry for defeating him, despite mouthing him off earlier.
    Shion: You're just as formidable as... the rumors said you were... Much stronger than I'd expected...
    Holmes: You weren't so bad yourself. Sorry for mouthing off earlier. You were certainly a worthy opponent.
    Shion: Hah... I wasn't expecting an apology... You're an odd one, Holmes of Granada...
    Holmes: Would you tell me your name? I think I'd like to remember it after all.
    Shion: It's Shion... Knight to His Highness, Prince Julius... and former soldier of the Kingdom of Sofia...
    Holmes: I'll remember that. I wish it didn't have to end this way.
    Shion: Hah... It's a bit too... late for that... Wouldn't you... say...?
  • Skippable Boss: He actually moves from his spot if one of your units is in his attack range and can be spared if he's still alive when Holmes seizes the gate. He'll retreat under his sister Theodora's orders when Reshea returns to Sofia and establishes it's independence from the Zoa Empire.
  • Videogame Caring Potential: Sparing him by having Holmes seize the gate while he is still alive.


A subordinate of General Shion.

Class: Sergeant

  • Anti-Villain: Escorted Renee from the area and is quite loyal to Shion.


Confidant to Prince Julius and Shion's older sister.

Class: Dragon Knight


    The Theocracy of Gerxel 

Guenchaos (Gwenchaos)

Leader of the Gerxel cult, and the Big Bad of the game. He wishes to revive the Dark God.

Class: Diabolist

  • The Archmage: One of the Five Sages, and even more powerful since falling from grace.
  • Bait-and-Switch Boss: He's possessed by the real final boss of the chapter before you get to fight him.
  • Casting a Shadow: He possesses dark powers, including the unsealed Zahhak spell, which grants him immunity like Gharnef and his Imhullu spell. He has access to other spells and staves, but they don't mean anything.
  • Cutscene Boss: Doesn't stop him from having an epic battle with an NPC Tia and Richard though.
  • Expy: Set up as one of Gharnef, complete with being a great sage's former pupil turned evil, trying to revive an evil dragon, and having a spell that makes him invincible. Ultimately though, he has more in common with Nergal and Zephiel, which is kinda strange because Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade wasn't even made yet.
  • Face–Heel Turn: Forty years ago, he was once the Sage of Earth but during the great war, the king of Leda transformed his wife Princess Teeta into Kranion, the Saint Dragon. Witnessing such monstrosity and many people trying to kill the beast, he lost all faith in humanity and decided to resurrect Gerxel to start the world anew.
  • Face–Monster Turn: His wife had one in his backstory, and he later suffers one himself.
  • Final Boss Preview: Appears on the map to show off his uber stats several times, the earliest being Chapter 5. Subverted in that you ultimately don't get to fight him.
  • Generic Doomsday Villain: Ultimately subverted.
  • Hidden Depths: In the final chapter you learn there's a bit more to him than what he appears... He was once one of the continent's famed 6 Sages, and married to one of the chief priests of the Temple of Earth. Unfortunately, during a great war the cruel king forced her to take the form of a Saint Dragon and essentially become a bioweapon. She did, but something went wrong, she lost her mind, and became unable to change back. Unable to stop herself slaughtering innocents, she was exiled to the remote mountains and grew to be feared as the Demon Dragon. Over the years many came to slay this 'beast', and none succeeded, but Guenchaos was watching the entire time. Seeing the brutality shown to one who was once so innocent, Gwen lost his faith in humanity and decided to let the Dark God Gerxel possess his body, both so he could purge humanity and so he could be with his wife for eternity...
  • Human Sacrifice: He wants to sacrifice the four shamans in order to resurrect Gerxel. He kills Katri, Enteh, and Neyfa but fails to kill Tia.
  • Jumping Off the Slippery Slope: Just about everyone he meets accuses him of this.
  • The Lost Lenore: His Freudian Excuse. Though she's not dead, per say, so much as in a state of And I Must Scream.
  • The Medic: Well, he at least has the possibility to use Staves, though does not.
  • Misanthrope Supreme: Witnessing so many hunters attempting to kill his mad and transformed wife and the fact that his wife was turned into a monster by the king of Leda as a weapon in a war against Salia cause him to lose faith in humanity and try to destroy them all with Gerxel.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: Though he probably didn't always go by it.
  • One-Winged Angel: Gets possessed by Gerxel during the final battle.
  • Older Than They Look: All of the events he experienced happened hundreds of years ago but he looks no older than his 30s-40s.
  • Sinister Minister: The high priest of the Gerxel Cult.
  • Suicidal Cosmic Temper Tantrum: He wants to destroy the world because of what the Ledans did to his wife.
  • That Man Is Dead: Interesting variation, it's actually someone else telling him the man he once was 'is nothing but an ugly monster now'.
  • Together in Death: In the ending, Miladona says she 'freed' the souls of him and his wife, implying this.
  • The Unfought: You don't fight him. As a human, anyways.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Implied.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: At least Tia seems to think so. "Even though you killed my parents, I still pity you."

Karla (Carla)

The Zoan witch who serves Guenchaos. She acts as Bahanuke's concubine in order to manipulate him.

Class: Witch

  • Dark and Troubled Past: Her and Zeek's loved ones were burned at the stake, while the siblings were enslaved. Karla later was recruited by Guenchaos, who trained her as a Witch, and then she had to choose between her family (her lover and her son Theo/Shigen) and becoming The Mistress to King Bahanuke of Canaan, which she saw as a chance to meet her brother again. And then things went From Bad to Worse...
  • The Dragon: To Guenchaos.
  • Expy: An odd example; while her role is a dead ringer for Sonia's (although Karla has a much more sympathetic past), Tear Ring Saga predates Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade by just under two years.
  • Lady of Black Magic: As a member of the Witch class, which lets her use magic.
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: She didn't recognize Shigen as her lost son Theo until the end, and she tells him so. When Shigen says "That Man Is Dead", she says it's fine and that he'll always be Theo to her anyway before dying.
  • Tragic Villain: She was once a normal girl but the hardships and the discrimination she endured transformed her into a manipulative person willing to kill her own beloved for deserting the cult.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Guenchaos for saving her from a Burn the Witch! situation when she was just a little girl.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Implied by Temujin.


A high ranking member of the Cult of Gerxel. A ruthless man who shows no mercy to the non-believers.

Class: Dark Bishop

  • Power of the Void: He wields the Black Hole spell, which does Area of Effect damage to all units within 5 squares of a + shape. However, he is completely defenseless in odd-numbered turns. He compensates in Map 9 with a Hellfire tome.
  • Recurring Boss: He is fought in both Map 5 and 9.
  • Villain: Exit, Stage Left: Upon being defeated in Map 5, he'll be revived from the Elixir and retreats. Not so in Map 9.
  • We Have Reserves: He views the Canaanites as expendable.
  • You Monster!: Keimos calls him a heartless demon when he refuses to allow him and his troops to retreat when Runan's party prove too strong for them.


A low ranking member of the Cult of Gerxel who aids the Bandit Chief Marchen in order to kidnap Katri

Class: Shaman

  • Mook Maker: Has a Skeleton Staff that lets him summon skeletons.

Knud (Cunedd)

A high ranking member of the Cult of Gerxel in charge of the attack on the Hidden Village in Salia.

Class: Dark Bishop

  • Gonk: Looks like an Igor amongst the old men worshipping Gerxel.


A low ranking member of the Cult of Gerxel who aids in the defence of Fort Balt.

Class: Shaman


A high ranking member of the Cult of Gerxel.

  • Recurring Boss: He is fought alongside Zieg in Chapter 22 of the Holmes' Path while he is fought for the final time in Runan's Path in Chapter 37.
  • Kick the Dog: When Kate either follows Zieg in the Runan Path or frees him in the Holmes Path. Nebbuca reveals Zieg's true alliegance to her and falsely claims he tricked her before taking her prisoner. He then forces Zieg not to interfere or else he'll branded as a traitor.
  • Lookslike Orlok: His appearance makes him look a vampire than a normal human.
  • We Have Reserves: He views the Shadow Knights as expendable fodder and if Zieg wasn't Karla's brother, he would have thought him the same.


A high-ranking member of the Cult of Gerxel protecting the entrance to the Fire Temple.

Class: Dark Bishop


A high-ranking member of the Cult of Gerxel protecting the piece of the Salia Calibur.

Class: Dark Bishop


The dark priest guarding the entrance of the Altar of Gods from the Fire Labyrinth.

Class: Dark Bishop (Shadow Bishop)


The Dark Dragon worshipped by the Zoa people.

Class: Dark Dragon



The boss of the Taurus Bandits.

Class: Chief


The leader of group of bandits hired by Duke Carnel. The younger brother of Maerchen.

Class: Chief

  • Palette Swap: Of Maerchen. Parodied with his backstory of him being Maerchen's younger brother.

    The Sages 

Eisenbach (Ezenbah, Eisenbaha)

One of the Four Sages of Liberia and Maruj's grandfather. He is killed by Guenchaos along with the other sages.

Class: Bishop

Maius (Mios)

One of the Four Sages of Liberia. He is the grandfather of Rishel and Merial.

Octavus (Octavas)

One of the Four Sages of Liberia from Salia. He has many children: Andre, Rose, Clarice, and Liza.

    Background Characters 

Carluon (Garlon)

A man who led the rebellion against Gerxel with the aid of the goddess Yutona.

Yutona (Utna)

  • Was Oncea Man: Was one of the slave maidens sacrificed to Gerxel. She was given the power to transform into Dragon by Miradona.


The Earth Goddess worshiped in the continent of Lieberia and a princess of the Emiyu race.

  • Expy: Of Naga.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: She bestowed a drop of her blood to a Zoan Chieftain named Kalbazan so he could free his people from oppression. That man became the dark god Gerxel. Whoopsie.


The princess of Leda and the grandmother of Tia. She is the wife of Guenchaos, who was transformed into the dragon Kranion by her cruel father.
  • The Ghost: She never appeared in person and only appears as Kranion. She doesn't even appear in the ending, where she was mentioned by Miradona that she is released from her madness and allowed to pass.


Mousa (Muse)

The Water Dragon of Reeve. The current bloodline of Mousa is Enteh.


The Fire Dragon of Salia. The current bloodline of Neuron is Katri.

Rachis (Rakis)

The Wind Dragon of Canaan. The current bloodline of Rachis is Neyfa.


The Earth Dragon of Leda. Though its bloodline extends to Tia, the current dragon is Teeta.




Prince of Istoria.

The Peddler

A shady guy who is looking for a dancer.


The recurring Secret Shop owner of Fire Emblem manages to appear in another game by Shouzou Kaga.

  • Lawyer-Friendly Cameo: Somehow manages to appear despite copyright. Anna's name is never brought up, but her appearance, trademark pose, and character make it clear it's her.


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