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Galil

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Race: Human
Gender: Male
Age: 15

The ostensible "main character" of The Alliance Alive, Galil is a young man in the resistance group "Night Ravens." Usually calm and collected, he can sometimes be very emotional. His childhood friend Azura has him under her thumb.


  • Berserk Button: Harming Azura will put him into a rage.
  • Childhood Friends: He was adopted into Azura's family at a very young age after his parents died.
  • Declaration of Protection: He only desires to gain greater strength so no harm will ever befall upon Azura in his presence.
  • Dub Name Change: He's named Garil in the Japanese version.
  • Everyone Can See It: Though he denies seeing her in a romantic way, everyone in Svalna considers his marriage to Azura to be a foregone conclusion.
  • Gameplay and Story Integration: His character model initially wears a lucky purple bandanna on his left arm. It later is removed because it's worn by Azura as a blindfold after she loses her sight.
    • His Limit Break meter skyrockets and builds up faster when Azura is reduced to zero hit points.
  • My Greatest Failure: He sees Azura shielding him from Grossa's punishment and losing her eyesight in the process as this.
  • Nice Guy: As mentioned above, Galil is very easy-going and good-natured.
  • Not a Morning Person: He tends to sleep in all the time. Surprisingly enough, Azura never pulls a Good Morning, Crono on him.
  • She Is Not My Girlfriend: Because Azura is inseparable from him, most people think they're dating. Whenever Azura misinterprets his denial as a sign of disliking her, he suddenly reverses his comments and says he didn't mean it that way.
  • Suspiciously Specific Denial: Whenever someone presses him about his real feelings for Azura.

Azura

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Race: Human
Gender: Female
Age: 15

She is extremely candid and always speaks her mind. She's spontaneous and constantly has Galil under her thumb.


  • Blind Seer: She loses her eyesight after the third chapter.
  • Childhood Friends: She has has known Galil for her entire life.
  • Dub Name Change: She's named Ursula in the Japanese original.
  • Handicapped Badass: Losing her eyesight doesn't stop her from helping to save the world!
  • Everyone Can See It: Everyone in Svalna considers her marriage to Galil to be a foregone conclusion.
  • Manic Pixie Dream Girl: Her adventurous personality makes everyday an interesting one for Galil. She also loves to tell stories of distant lands, beautiful skies, and forgotten history.
  • The Pollyanna: Going through many hardships, which include losing her eyesight and father, does little to destroy her optimism.
  • Stepford Smiler: Tiggy suspects she's not at peace with being blind and hides the distraught because it would make Galil go into despair and do irrational things to restore her sight more quickly.
  • Will They or Won't They?: In the ending she and Galil are shown to be an official couple.
  • White Magician Girl: She is initially geared and skilled to fit the role of one. However the player is not forced to keep her this way.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Grade A.

Renzo

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Race: Human
Gender: Male
Age: 19

A man in the resistance group "Night Ravens." He loves rumors, and he's so well informed that people call him "Insider Renzo." He’s carefree, but surprisingly calm.


  • Hidden Depths: His favorite hobby is bird watching.
  • Knowledge Broker: He has an uncanny way of uncovering other people's secrets and knowing what they're thinking. His nickname is derived from how people are amazed at this ability.
  • The Spymaster: He's the Night Raven's most skilled reconnaissance operative.
  • Treasure Hunter: When not collecting information, he's often seeking out valuables relics. Not so much an Adventurer Archaeologist, since he's not concerned about the origin or purpose of such things (unless such information makes the object more valuable).

Barbarosa

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Race: Beastfolk
Gender: Male
Age: 36

A Beastfolk soldier in the resistance group "Night Ravens." Azura's father, Wyatt, saved his life in the past, and Barbarosa has sworn loyalty to him ever since.

  • An Axe to Grind: He is initially geared and skilled to fit the role of one. However the player is not forced to keep him this way.
  • Cultured Warrior: Unlike most Beastfolk he's slow to violence and seeks intellectual solutions to problems.
  • Hidden Depths: It is later revealed that he is quite handy with tools as he can build guild towers.
  • I Owe You My Life: His reason for being devoted to Wyatt.
  • Proud Warrior Race Guy: As the case for most Beastfolk, he's skilled in martial combat and has a militant outlook on life.
  • Shipper on Deck: He expects Galil to take care of Azura after her father sacrifices his life.
  • Warrior Poet: Occasionally gives Galil and Azura insightful words of wisdom on the problems their facing, by quoting passages from various books he's read.

Vivian Vin Esmerode

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Race: Daemon
Gender: Female
Age: 20 (Appearance)

A daughter of Daemon nobility. She’s a historian, and unlike most Daemons, she expresses an interest in Humans. She has a gentle demeanor, though she tends to forget to eat and sleep when she’s preoccupied by her studies.


  • Blue Blood: She's the heiress of House Esmerode, which rules Area 18 (apparently the capital city) of Demonia.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: One of the most intelligent members of the Daemon race and also an accomplished historian, who is able to have conversations with a genius scientist. Also very spacey and forgets to eat or drink on most occasions, and rarely pays attention to the situations she's in.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: She is considered bit of an oddball by both human's and Daemon's standards.
  • Dub Name Change: She's named Viviana in the Japanese original.
  • Gainaxing: Her character jumping animations feature a lot of jiggle physics.
  • Immortality Begins at 20: Pure blood demons cease aging upon physical maturity. She has the appearance of a 20 year old beauty, yet is several hundred years old.
  • Little Bit Beastly: She has the ears, tail, and coloration of a Japanese fox.
  • Morality Chain: Ignace loyalty to Vivian keeps him from taking actions that would be logically correct but morally reprehensible.
  • Ms. Fanservice: She's bouncy and wears a miniskirt that reveals her gray panties at certain angles. During her introduction, the camera focuses a moment on her impressive bust.
  • Non-Idle Rich: She is the heiress of a Daemon ruling house.
  • Our Demons Are Different: In other fantasy settings she'd be classified as "beast kin", lacking the more infernal traits typically associated with demonic creature. This is because Beastfolk were the failed results in transforming humans into Daemons.
  • Pro-Human Transhuman: She's the only Daemon who takes an interest in humanity. It's later revealed Daemons are humans evolved through an alternate form of Signimancy which became known as Sorcery.
  • Ship Tease: With Ignace to a minor degree.
    • It's mentioned she likes Black Tea, but only when Ignace makes it.
    • She doesn't want Ignace to die for her sake, but to live for his own.
    • She gets a Bridal Carry by him when she becomes incapacitated.
  • Stronger with Age: Vivian is a second generation Daemon, which makers her weaker than first generation Daemons like Kuwalsa or Charlotte.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Grade B.

Ignace

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Race: Daemon
Gender: Male
Age: 25 (Appearance)

A butler in the service of Vivian. He is highly devoted and has a reverence for social order and class that befits a Daemon. He wouldn’t hesitate to sacrifice his life for Vivian.


  • Battle Butler: Vivian's.
  • Berserk Button: Harming Vivian will put him into a rage.
  • Bridal Carry: He escapes to the Surface World carrying Vivian in this manner, after she becomes incapacitated by a murderous curse.
  • Cloud Cuckoolanders Minder: He tries so hard but always fails because he'll never say, "no," to Vivian
  • Emotion Suppression: A trait most demons possess. As it turns out, alcohol inhibits this ability to humorous effect.
  • Gameplay and Story Integration: His Limit Break meter skyrockets and builds up faster when Vivian is reduced to zero hit points.
  • Immortality Begins at 20: Pure blood demons cease aging upon physical maturity. He has the appearance of a 25 year old, yet is several hundred years old.
  • Little Bit Beastly: He has the ears, tail, and coloration of a European fox.
  • Mr. Fanservice: His attire leaves his well defined chest of muscle openly exposed. He also has the rugged good looks and stoic personality of a bishonen hero. The camera likes to position itself to place attention to his ears or tail during cinematic scenes focused on him.
  • Our Demons Are Different: In other fantasy settings he'd be classified as "beast kin", lacking the more infernal traits typically associated with demonic creature. This is because Beastfolk were the failed results in transforming humans into Daemons.
  • The Stoic: Like most Daemons he tries to keep his true emotions hidden. He's not very successful around Vivian and Tiggy.
  • Stronger with Age: Ignace is a second generation Daemon, which makers him weaker than first generation Daemons like Kuwalsa or Charlotte.
  • Ship Tease: Quite a bit with Vivian. It's fairly clear his feelings for her go beyond being a Battle Butler, but he's too professional to let them interfere on a personal level. He also is of a social class just one step below hers.
  • Tsundere: More or less to everyone, but especially Vivian. He often complains about her odd behavior and interests, but wouldn't want her any other way.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Vivian.

Tiggy Alstein

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Race: Human
Gender: Female
Age: 12

A young girl researching the global threat called the “Dark Current.” She calls herself “The Genius Professor” and has created various inventions. She mounts her power suit “Swan Song” to fight monsters.


  • Child Prodigy: Impressive enough that Vivian comes down to the human world to meet her.
  • Insult of Endearment: She calls Vivian an airhead, Ignace a doggy, and Galil a brat.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Made the power suit "Swan Song" by herself and acts as technological brain of the team.
  • Mistaken Identity: While Tiggy is a genius, writes books, and possess deep knowledge about the Dark Current, she isn't the person who Vivian was looking for. It was Tiggy's ancient ancestor, and possibly a reincarnation, the Chief Researcher Valerie Alstein.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: The only time Tiggy acts like a child is during the ending, when she pulls a Cry into Chest with Vivian because she fears it will be the last time they see each other.
  • Shipper on Deck: She sees Ignace and Vivian as a set; as well as Galil and Azura being a pair.
    • In fact, she admonishes Ignace and Galil for letting their ladies develop a bad habit of not following directions, since both always do what the women say.
    • She gets very upset whenever Ignace or Galil leave their women side, in part because she knows it secretly makes them unhappy; but more so because it makes them bother her out of boredom.
  • Tsundere: The ending reveals she will tremendously miss Vivian not being around.
  • Wise Beyond Their Years: Aside from her short temper and massive ego, she presents herself with the maturity and intelligence of a woman three times her age. Without question she's the brains of the party, though leaves leadership and decision making up to Galil because she's only interested in science and engineering.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Grade A.

Gene McDonell

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Race: Human
Gender: Male
Age: 27

A signimancer with the Signimancy Guild, an organization that depends on Daemonic support. He tends to look at the big picture and avoids acting emotionally. He is valued by the Daemons for his knowledge and eloquence.


  • Battle Couple: A platonic one with Rachel.
  • Bystander Syndrome: He generally subscribes to a True Neutral philosophy towards life, citing how forcing change can make things worst. However he sympathizes with Rachel and will occasionally do what she wants.
  • Hidden Heart of Gold: He acts cold and emotionless, but will try his best to save others if he can do so without compromising his position.
  • Refusal of the Call: He had the opportunity to become the Signimancy Guildmaster, but intentionally missed the interview because he had "more important things to do."
  • Smart People Wear Glasses: He at least the second smartest person in the Alliance.
  • The Stoic: A consummate professional who never lets emotion cloud his judgement.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: With white hair tips.

Rachel

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Race: Human
Gender: Female
Age: 18

A mercenary employed by the Signimancy Guild. She has a fiery temperament and acts as soon as an idea pops into her head. She often argues with Gene because of their contrasting viewpoints.


  • Agony of the Feet: When she goes too far with being rebellious, Gene will literally put his foot down to quiet her.
  • Archer Archetype: By default she's geared and skilled as one. However the player is not forced to keep her this way.
  • Battle Couple: A platonic one with Gene.
  • Bodyguarding a Badass: She always accompanies Gene on dangerous assignments to keep an eye on him. Gene himself is an accomplished spellcaster who once was a Guildmaster candidate.
  • Chaotic Good: Of the 'Freedom is Goodness' type. Ascribes to a rather anarchist/liberalization viewpoint in the game. Among the Signimancy guild and throughout the story, Rachel frequently makes choices that she believes are right despite what the law, the rules, or Gene says.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Pretty sarcastic towards the Beastfolk, the Daemons, and Gene.
  • Genki Girl: Energetic, quick to aid others, and never stays in a bad mood for long.
  • Hard-Drinking Party Girl: She's quite the party animal and even gets Ignace to get drunk.
  • Hartman Hips: Her default standing pose. She sways her hips at a slight angle with a resting hand on them. No other character does this.
  • Morality Chain: To Gene. He is quite aware of this and knowingly does not reign her in.
  • Sassy Secretary: Her new role with Gene after the ending, since he doesn't need a bodyguard in a peaceful world.
  • Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right!: Much to Gene's horror, she tends to act on impulse when people need helping.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Gene. He saved her life and she has always remained his accomplice ever since.

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    Optional Characters 

Shiki

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Race: Human
Gender: Male
Age: 56

Once known as the "Master Swordsman" of Hakurei Castle, his skills haven’t dulled since. He lost his beloved daughter in battle, causing him to sink into despair and retire his sword. Since then, he usually leaves his sword unused and spends most of his time in a pub.


  • Blood Knight: He used to be one before the war claimed his daughter. Occasionally shows signs of it after joining the party, as he relishes the idea of defeating the world's most powerful Daemon. He also laughs maniacally when hitting his Limit Break.
  • Cool Old Guy: The eldest person who joins the main party (older individuals will join the Alliance itself).
  • Desperately Looking for a Purpose in Life: After the death of his daughter, he became a recluse drunk. When Barbarosa offers him an opportunity to save the world through the Alliance, he joins the adventure in her memory.
  • Everything's Better with Samurai: A peerless ronin swordsman who lost his way and seeking a new purpose in life.
  • Glass Cannon: His stats are biased towards striking first with high damage.
  • Katanas Are Just Better: He's always shown with a massive nodachi in promotional material. Averted in the game, where he begins with a generic European style greatsword, despite the nodachi being an available weapon.
  • Master Swordsman: He is initially geared and skilled to fit the role of one. However the player is not forced to keep him this way.
  • My Greatest Failure: He raised his only daughter to become a skilled swordswoman. She died on the battlefield and he blames himself for enabling her death.
  • Old Master: During the siege on Hakurei Castle, he shows that his skills with blades haven't dulled with age.
  • Worth Living For: Joining the Alliance and restoring true peace.

Matilda

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Race: Human
Gender: Female
Age: 28

A knight serving as the leader of the "Dragon Guard," a dragon-mounted cavalry that serves the Star Hierarch of the Crystal Realm. She can freely fly anywhere on her beloved dragon Faflazard.


  • The Ace: The greatest Dragon Rider the Crystal Realm has seen in centuries. She became Commander of the Dragon Guard within a mere 10 years of service. She's also the first to earn the title of Dragon Seeker after a thousand years: one who has defeated the three most powerful dragons and can leave the Crystal Realm.
  • Boobs-and-Butt Pose: As further emphasis on her Ms. Fanservice role, she does this as a victory pose after winning a battle.
  • The Cavalry: She leads a Dragon Rider legion to save the Alliance.
  • Chainmail Bikini: Completely 100% par the course.
  • Cuteness Proximity: She's absolutely smitten how adorable Robbins looks and thinks his quirkiness is cute.
  • Dragon Rider: She's commander of the Dragon Guard.
  • Magic Knight: She has the highest Signimancy potential of all party characters, but is initially geared as a physical combatant.
  • Married to the Job: Out of game material remark about her Christmas Cake status.
  • Ms. Fanservice: The most scantily clad playable female character.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: She helps the heroes find a new mode of transportation after the Star Hierarch grounds their airship and understands they're trying to save the world.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Very dark blue that borderlines on purple.
  • Wake-Up Call Boss: The quest to acquire her requires the defeat of three powerful dragons, each stronger than the one previously fought. The last is a Red Dragon who will bombard the party with a Fantastic Nuke attack after about ten turns, which will eventually cause a Total Party Kill if he isn't killed fast enough.

Robbins

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Race: Penguin Tribe
Gender: Male
Age: ???

A brave warrior of the Penguin tribe. He has a wife and three children. He has a boisterous personality and always thinks of how stupendous he is. He loves striped marlin sashimi.


  • Bare-Fisted Monk: Unlike other characters, he can not wield any weapons, but he has a completely unique set of unarmed attacks.
  • Big Eater: Has an entire table dedicated to himself at the end game banquet.
  • Dude, Not Funny!: He tends to make side comments that other characters point out are inappropriate.
  • Everything's Better with Penguins: A member of the Penguin Beastfolk.
  • Happily Married: He's raising three children with his wife, who he claims is the prettiest penguin in the world.
  • Late Character Syndrome: Unlike Shiki and Matilda, he's under geared when initially found. His stats are also underwhelming, predominantly focused towards tanking, when going full offense is how most parties would be configured during the late game. His quotes during scenarios aren't taken seriously, so he never provides any insightful input to the plot.
  • Lethal Joke Character: Serves as the party's comedic relief.
  • Overshadowed by Awesome: He's the most powerful penguin in the world and renowned among his own people, but outclassed by other members of the party.
  • Running Gag: He tends to get ignored in conversations.
  • Sliding Scale of Gameplay and Story Integration: His aforementioned Running Gag. Because he's optional and easily missed without map exploration, ignoring him makes it possible to have him provide input in scenarios he might have been missed.

    Enemies 

Badr


  • Climax Boss: His defeat marks the forming of the titular Alliance and the plans to destroy the five ether gears.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: Has both shades of Type B and C. Badr appears to possess a decent amount of intelligence, but is ultimately childish and simple, with his only goes or wants being power. Mostly Type C though, because unlike Type B Psychopathic Manchildren, Badr is not superficially powerful and cruel, but genuinely powerful and cruel as Wyatt experiences for himself.
  • Starter Villain: Since the first part of the game keeps the real bad guy in the dark, it's clear that Badr is mostly there to give the player an enemy for the time being.

Rouge


  • Agent Peacock: Certainly gives off this impression with his uh.... flamboyant outfit.
  • Climax Boss: The boss of the Final ether gear, and thus the final boss of the ether gear arc.

Grosso


  • Above Good and Evil: Believes in obeying the law and maintaining the status quo above all else. Even if the law is evil it must be obeyed until changed.
  • Blue and Orange Morality: He's an enemy because the Alliance opposes the Daemon's unjust rule over the world. He strives to maintain that rule.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: He eventually restores Azura's vision.
  • The Dragon: The Council's chief enforcer and head executioner.
  • Lawful Stupid: Upholding the law is all that matters: even when doing so will bring the world to ruin.
  • Heel–Face Turn: After realizing Kuwalsa is insane, he protects the Alliance to see what sort of "Justice" they will bring to the world.
  • Totalitarian Utilitarian: The reason he's so unbending about maintaining law, is because without it Daemons would run amok and do whatever they want. It's unbending adherence to the law that keeps Daemon society orderly and controllable.

Kuwalsa


  • A God Am I: Seeks to become something more than a god, though never goes into detail what that entails.
  • Dark Messiah: Intends to become the creator deity of a new universe.
  • Drunk on the Dark Side: Blue claims he used to be an interesting fellow until he seized enough power to actualize his dream.
  • Hero Killer: There are subtle indications he killed Valerie Alstein and stole her research to further his own goals.
  • In Their Own Image: Seeks to recreate the universe because he cannot stand the idea of being "insignificant" in the current one.
  • Smug Super: Considers himself infallible and underestimates the Alliance because everything had been going according to plan for a thousand years.
  • Übermensch: Despite being the most powerful mortal on the planet, he hates the limitations life presents to him. All this despite being the creator of Deamons and the civilization they exist within. He wants to ascend existence and destroy the planet because there's nothing of worth to him in the current universe.
  • You Have Failed Me: Killed off Badr after he was defeated by the Alliance.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Ordered Ezmerelda to battle the Alliance to buy him time, even though they both knew she'd never stand a chance against them... simply because there was nothing else he needed her for.
  • Walking Spoiler: Describing him in any detail ends up revealing key elements of the plot.

    Others 

Wyatt

The owner of a pub in Svalna. He is Azura's biological father, Galil's adoptive father, and co-founder of the La Résistance that becomes the Night Ravens and Silver Rain.


Lord Blue

The leader of Wretched Hive community in the Burning Realms. He's one of the few Daemons who doesn't live in Daemonia.


  • Battle of Wits: He hints of opposing Kuwalsa for centuries.
  • The Chessmaster: He's been searching for a means to overthrow Kuwalsa's rule of Daemons, but never found an opportunity until the Alliance is created. He then points them towards the right direction and provides the means they need to defeat Kuwalsa.
  • Handicapped Badass: His legs are broken and needs a wheelchair to move around, but he's an accomplished Sorcerery user. He even knows teleportation magic without using a portal, which is said to be quite advanced and often impossible to learn.
  • Informed Flaw: Tiggy claims he's selfish and a complete jerk. However he's well loved by the townspeople and he's not unreasonable to bargain with.
  • Noodle Incident: Tiggy hates him for something that happened in the past.
  • Only in It for the Money: Only offers assistance if someone can provide a service or deal of equal value.
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