Carol is the main character of The Dragon's Mantle. In the aftermath of the battle against Lord Brevon, she's struggling with doing what's best for her best friend Lilac. However, when Lilac disappears entirely, Carol makes it her goal to find her, no matter what it takes.
- Afraid of Needles: Turns out that the prospect of being poked rattles her, as we see in Chapter 25, despite all of the terrible injuries she's carried herself through with little issue.
- Bad Dreams: In Chapter 7, she has a Dying Dream that starts as a Flashback to one of the scenes from the game. However, it very quickly devolves into a terrifying nightmare inspired by the horrifying events that unfolded in the previous chapters. This isn't the only nightmare she has.
- Determinator: No matter what happens, be it injuries to herself, her friends, or her allies, near-death experiences, the disappearance of her closest friends, or anything else that would no doubt be the end of another hero's cause, Carol keeps going.
- Genius Bruiser: In Chapter 16, she pulls out a battle plan that proves her to be almost as smart as she is strong.
- It's All My Fault: This practically defines her throughout the whole story. She blames herself for leaving Lilac in Jade Creek, for not being able to help her fight Brevon, for abandoning her in the ship to go after Torque, and for pretty much everything else.
- No One Should Survive That: Before the story started, she got knocked in the head by an exploding cockpit and fractured her skull. She survived. In Chapter 5, she lives through a brutal beating from several angry tree monsters. In Chapter 8, she's brought back after her heart stops. In Chapter 13, she survives nearly freezing to death. In Chapter 15, she gets hit by a speeding truck and walks away with just a broken shoulder. In Chapter 16, she survives several head-knocks against hard ice (one of which cracks her skull again) while her shoulder is still broken. I guess cats really do have nine lives.
- The Runaway: In Chapter 10, she reveals that she ran away from home when she was six to join the Red Scarves.
- You Remind Me of X: She gets a lot of people (including herself) observing how similar her behavior is to Lilac's. Looks like there's a new Little Miss Heropants in town.
Lilac is Carol's best friend, and, as of a few minutes before the story's start, the Hero of Avalice. However, she's greatly struggling with recovering from the events of the battle. Eventually, in a final act of desperate heroism, she mysteriously disappears off the face of the planet. Nobody knows what became of her, but Carol is determined to bring her home.
- Break the Badass: Lilac finally has her spirit utterly shattered in Chapter 7 when Torque and Carol both nearly die, and is left drastically different from the experience. Her breaking only serves to make everything worse for everyone else, especially Carol.
Torque is an alien officer from another planet, sent to Avalice to battle Brevon. In his few days there, he's become a close friend and trusted ally to Carol and Lilac, and he's set on helping them however he can.
Supporting Leader: He's the closest thing to a leader Team Lilac has, and he tries to take charge and help the girls through tough situations wherever he can. He also gets a chapter dedicated mostly to him.
Milla is a young orphaned girl with mysterious powers who was befriended by Lilac and Carol. Since being mutated and brainwashed at Brevon's hands, she's been in a constant crisis.
- Break the Cutie: From being mutated to being yelled at and chased away to running alone through the arctic to witnessing the death of someone who only wanted to help her, Milla is left in utter shambles by the end of Chapter 14.
- Driven to Suicide: Or, attempted, at least.
- Elective Mute: Following her breaking, she decides that she only makes things worse for everybody, and vows never to speak again.
- I Am a Monster: In the aftermath of her mutation at Brevon's hands, Milla struggles with the possibility that she could attack and endanger somebody again.
- Power Limiter: It's implied that these are what the rings around her wrists and ankles are.
Gong is the head of Shang Tu's military, and a great ally to Team Lilac in a moment of crisis.
- Ascended Extra: In Freedom Planet proper, Gong was a side character with a very small role. Here, he serves as the greatest ally the heroes have, and an active force in the narrative.
- Benevolent Boss: He's quite kind and especially gentle with the heroes when they're in distress, but still gives that distinct sense of authority.
- Four-Star Badass: As Shang Tu's General, he's widely regarded as the Kingdom's best fighter. He lives up to this claim.
- Luckily, My Shield Will Protect Me: His trusty shield serves as his Weapon of Choice.
- Promoted to Playable: Gong can be seen as an option in the character select on the loading screens.
- Took a Level in Badass: While he never actually does much in the source material, here we actually get to see him show off his fighting skills. As it turns out, he's a total badass.
Neera was sent into the north to lead the search for Lilac, Carol, and Milla. After meeting Carol, the two overcome their differences for the sake of the mission.
Break the Badass: To a much lesser extent than Lilac, but her cold exterior and collected calm get completely obliterated in her time working with Carol. She's also nearly killed by a giant worm monster, so that's something.