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The cast of Hironobu Sakaguchi's latest masterpiece by Mistwalker: The Last Story.

To keep things consistent with the main page, this article uses the English names throughout. The original Japanese names are included in the title of each character's article. Beware of unmarked spoilers.

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    The Mercenaries 
The main playable cast in the game. Led by Dagran, they are a gang of mercenaries who banded together for their own personal reasons and have since forged a strong bond through their shared hardships. To identify themselves as a group, they all wear the same necklace.


Voiced by: Mamoru Miyano(JP), Jack Ryder(EN)

The young protagonist of the story. He dreams of becoming a knight so that he can fight for ideals instead of survival. He receives a mysterious power called Gathering that he uses to protect those closest to him.

  • The Atoner: After the second attack on the Gurak continent, Zael comes to see his involvement as a Moral Event Horizon - or at least close to it - and, while he never says it openly, his desire to atone is very much apparent.
  • Badass Longcoat: His starting equipment.
  • BFS: While Zael, as a melee-type character, can use all the game's weapons (including the daggers used by the mages) most of them are some variation of greatsword; so he'll be stuck with one of these for 90% of the game.
  • Bow and Sword, in Accord: In the single player mode, Zael is the only character that can normally equip a crossbow along with his melee weapon.
  • Bishounen
  • Chastity Couple: His romance with Calista until the epilogue, where he hugs her, and they kiss briefly when they are wed. Especially weird since it's his entire motivation for fighting.
  • Chick Magnet: Zael starts to attract the attention of a lot of women later in the game. One side-quest involves him gathering a fan club for himself. Also, the woman who gives him the invisible dye will tell him to use it on his shirt.
  • Conveniently an Orphan: This drives most of Zael's motivations throughout the game.
  • Counter-Attack: Zael gains the ability to Counter once he clears the Tower of Trials. It's very useful on guard happy enemies.
  • Covert Pervert: Zael isn't exactly a Chaste Hero; he has his own little moments. For example, in one of the earlier chapters, you can choose to have Zael examine the bathroom in Syrenne and Mirania's room. He can either walk in and peek on the girls (and get beaten up for it) or he can choose not to go in and listen to a particularly fan-servicey conversation between Syrenne and "Lisa" (Calista).
  • Draw Aggro: The Gathering power has this as its main effect.
  • Deconstruction: Of romantic RPG protagonists in general. Fell in Love at First Sight with a Rebellious Princess? Congratulations! Now you get to spend the rest of the game trying to woo her over, not realising that everything you're doing is just serving to push her away... and then there's the fact that, even though she loves you, she doesn't want to be with you because she's afraid that you will get trapped in her world of corrupt nobles and backstabbing politicians... and this just convinces you to try harder, which only serves to fuck up even more in the long run. Sometimes, one can't help but feel that Sakaguchi was using Zael to take pot-shots at his earlier, idealistically-romantic, games... at least until the ending, that is, where he and Calista live Happily Ever After.
  • Genre Blind: He gives Terra a run for his money in this department. When you don't realise that the guy who explicitly wants to genocide the shit out of another race is evil until the start of the third act, you definitely qualify for these tropes.
  • The Hero
  • Heroic BSoD: He tends to have a few freak-outs when something reminds him of his childhood trauma.
  • Honour Before Reason: Much to Dagran's chagrin.
  • Kick the Dog: You have the option to refuse marrying Calista in the post-game content. Now, given that getting to this point was the entire point of the game, you get three guesses as to how it goes down.
  • Knight In Shining Armour: Becoming one is what drives him.
  • Limit Break: Accelerate; a powerful Status Buff that can be conferred upon allies through dispersion.
  • Living MacGuffin: It turns out that Zael's Gathering ability allows him to control Lazulis Island itself, making it mobile.
  • Love at First Sight: With Calista.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Invoked, both in and out of the main story. During the second attack on the Gurak continent, where there are barely any soldiers and only innocent civilians present. This is done, quite simply, to make the player feel like a complete bastard. Meanwhile, in-story, Zael will consider his involvement in the event to be utterly unforgivable and is so disgusted with himself that he rejects his knighthood soon after to represent his desire to atone.
  • Nice Guy: Zael's a pushover and will (if you choose) to do all sorts of petty tasks for the people of Lazulis Island.
  • The Nose Knows: Averted, as Zael's sense of smell is apparently total utter crap (according to the rest of the party), and he can't smell anything. Which is a plus for him as he has a tendency to end up in sewers, volcanoes and other smelly locations.
  • Orphan's Plot Trinket: Zael carries his parents' Lens; which serves as a reminder to him of them.
  • Punch a Wall: Zael likes to kick open walls in caves. It usually works.
  • The Quiet One: He's definitely one of the more reserved mercenaries.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Blue to the entire cast sans Yurick and Mirania.
  • Red Right Hand: Gathering manifests as a blue right hand.
  • Satellite Love Interest: For Calista. For something that takes up about 50% of its plot, the game doesn't really do a very good job of explaining why they love each other.
  • Signature Moves:
    • Razor Wind: Zael gains the Gale ability, which makes a whirlwind around the area he chooses to attack. It lets him spread magical effects in any magic circles that his teammates cast into the battlefield.
    • Shockwave Stomp: Zael's Vertical Slice ability lets him run up a wall and then slam down his sword; creating a shockwave that acts much like his Gales ability.
  • The Stoic: To a degree. For someone who's always going on about how his friends, like Yurick, should open up and embrace The Power of Friendship, he doesn't really display a great range of feelings himself.
  • Weapon of Choice:


Voiced by: Unshō Ishizuka(JP), Nico Lennon(EN)

Zael's childhood friend and older brother figure. He is the leader of the mercenaries and handles all their negotiations with prospective employers. His employees trust him without question due to his promise to make them all knights.

  • Ambition Is Evil: He starts off just trying to get revenge and get his people ahead in life. Once he gets them ahead in life, he keeps going until he crosses the point of no return.
  • Anti-Hero: The game does a very good job of showing why Dagran is a protagonist rather than a hero. He's ruthlessly pragmatic, totally unafraid of making deals with potential Big Bads in order to get his people ahead in life, will quite happily do dirty dealings in order to bail his people out of tough situations... Despite being one of the more morally grey characters himself, however, he draws the line at being a Villain Protagonist thanks to his various Pet the Dog moments.
  • Anti-Villain: He's something of a Jerkass Woobie who wants revenge for how his life was destroyed but still clings to his dream of creating the best life possible for his people.
  • Big Bad Friend: He turns out to be the ultimate villain of the game.
  • Big Brother Mentor - To Zael. He teaches Zael the Swordplay techniques.
  • Broken Pedestal: For Zael, by the end of the game. He manipulated more or less everyone so that he could get close enough to Asthar to take revenge for the deaths of his parents and get away scott-free.
  • Can't Hold His Liquor: Dagran gets pretty belligerent when he's drunk. It's rather hilarious.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: He is by far the "edgiest"-looking mercenary and gets many scenes that underline just how far he's willing to go to make their dream come true. Despite all this, he's still a Father to His Men. But, as stated before, he's more of a protagonist than a true hero.
  • Deal with the Devil: This is what sets Dagran aside from the other mercenaries. Whereas most of them are too noble to consider working with people who are Obviously Evil, Dagran will and, because they trust him, he knows they'll follow his lead. Why? Because he knows that it's a Crapsack World out there and that the easiest way to survive in it is to make sacrifices.
  • Death Equals Redemption: He manages to return to the good side right after his terminal defeat in the final battle. Even after his death, he manages to use the power of the Outsider to revive Lowell.
  • Demonic Possession: He pulls a Fusion Dance with the Gurak's Outsider before he goes One-Winged Angel.
  • Despair Event Horizon: He crossed it a long, long time ago and has decided to just make the most of it.
  • Empowered Badass Normal: Once he receives the Gurak Outsider's power.
  • Evil All Along: Although in a rather Anti Villainous way.
  • False Reassurance: The promises he makes to his gang are sometimes worded... uncomfortably strangely.
  • Godhood Seeker: Interestingly played. Like Zangurak, he wants to achieve the power of the Outsiders so that he can make the world a better place for him and his mercenaries; his reasoning being that, since they've already lost everything, they should use whatever means are necessary in order to get it all back.
  • Grey-and-Gray Morality: He is fully aware that life in Lazulis Island is a World Half Empty and he doesn't give two shits about it, the people in it or what they're fighting for. All he wants is to give his mercs the best life he can through whatever means necessary.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: He envies the easy life of the knights. This is what drives him to get his mercenaries into Count Arganan's good books. Later, it turns out he desired Zael's Power of the Outsider as well.
  • Indy Ploy: His Evil Plan was to get close to Count Arganam, rise above suspicion and then, with the Gurak War acting as a smokescreen, kill Asthar and get clean away with it. Sadly, Zael just had to be in the wrong place at the wrong time... so he had to pull a big time Indy Ploy that creates enough inconsistencies that Therius is encouraged to Pull the Thread.
  • The Lancer: The pragmatist to Zael's idealism. He later loses this position to Lowell after he begins to drift away from the group in the last act.
  • Leitmotif: "Bonds", which is less a leitmotif for him personally and more for the bond shared between him and Zael. A Dark Reprise, The One Who Rules All, serves as the final boss theme.
  • Limit Break: Death Sentence; which inflicts a death countdown on those it hits.
  • Papa Wolf: To his mercs. It's his greatest trait as well as his Fatal Flaw.
  • Pet the Dog: As well as how he treats his friends in comparison to his normally-ruthless attitude, an NPC in Artisan's Alley tells Zael about a mysterious anonymous benefactor who has been paying his daughter's tuition fees and finds out the same benefactor had been giving money to Orphanages. During the epilogue, said NPC discovers that it was Dagran.
  • Poor Communication Kills: As it turns out, Asthar didn't kill his family. He simply took the blame for the knights who did because, as their leader, he felt the responsibility should be his alone to bear. Dagran never found this out.
  • The Quisling: He's revealed to be the man who dealt with the Gurak rather than Jirall. He also reveals that he managed to manipulate them into pushing forward with their plans for war.
  • Red Right Hand: He gets one when he stabs Zangurak's Red Right Hand and absorbs the power of the Outsider and the Arganan blood it had consumed.
  • Sleeves Are for Wimps: His default equipment.
  • Take Up My Sword: A variation: after Dagran is defeated by the Mercenaries, he passes on his sword (representing their oath to become knights and protect people) to Zael.
  • Useless Useful Spell: The sword that Dagran wears on his belt was bought when he and Zael were young. Turns out that it was pretty useless as a weapon, so Dagran simply wears it as a reminder of his and Zael's dream. After the Epilogue, Zael (and Dagran in New Game+) can use that sword. It starts out horrifically weak, but when upgraded properly, it becomes an Infinity +1 Sword.
  • You Killed My Father: To Asthar... Or not.
  • Weapon of Choice: Heroes Prefer Swords: While, as a melee character, Dagran has the same deal as Zael in terms of equipment, he always carries around their treasured sword. In the finale, he uses it to stab Zangurak's living hand.
  • Who Wears Short Shorts?: For his default armor, Dagran is literally wearing a variation of booty shorts!


Voiced by: Megumi Toyoguchi (JP), Kelly Wenham(EN)

The heart and soul of the Mercenaries. She has a foul mouth and a fiery personality but genuinely cares for her friends. A confident leader who loves to fight on the front lines.


Voiced by: Hiro Shimono (JP), Colin Ryan (EN)

The youngest member of the Mercenaries, Yurick is an absurdly-powerful fire mage. He is cold and unsociable and views mercenary work as nothing more than a means of survival.


Voiced by: Keiji Fujiwara(JP), Derek Ridell(EN)

An ice mage who is also proficient with swords. Lowell is cheerful, easy-going and hits on anything with a XX chromosome. Despite this carefree attitude, he's one of the most reliable members of the Mercenaries and always steps up to plate when the situation calls for it.


Voiced by: Mamiko Noto(JP), Montserrat Lombard(EN)

A sorceress who specializes in healing magic. Mirania has a mysterious, intellectual air about her, though at times it's like she's on another planet. She acts motherly towards the other Mercenaries, and somehow maintains a trim figure despite being a terrifying glutton.

  • Big Eater:
    • To terrifying proportions. While clearing the haunted mansion, Dagran recalls her eating about 214 muffins in one go. The Japanese version uses donburi instead of muffins. In hindsight, this is even more food.
    • She wonders if the Kraken's Combat Tentacles would taste any good - mind you, these tentacles are thicker than a person, and reach higher than a two-story building. Apparently, she loves seafood, which is also commented when fighting crabs the size of the carts around the city.
  • The Smart Girl & The Chick: Pulls double duty; being the most knowledgeable about the ancient past and the emotional centre of the mercenaries.

    Nobles Of Lazulis Island 

Voiced by: Fumiko Orikasa(JP), Alix Wilton Regan(EN)

The niece of Count Arganan. Because she is constantly confined to the castle, trapped in a loveless Arranged Marriage and used as a pawn by her Evil Uncle, she has become somewhat depressive and seeks an escape from her surroundings.

Count Arganan

Voiced by: Koji Ishii(JP), Peter De Jersey(EN)

The current ruler of Lazulis Island and primary source of business for the mercenaries. He is Calista's uncle and took up the position after the death of her father. Befitting the leader of a city-state, he is very ambitious and resourceful.

  • Ambition Is Evil
  • Artificial Limbs: And they don't seem to be able to move on their own, either; making for a surprisingly realistic take on this trope.
  • Big Bad: Seen as one by the Gurak and his niece. He's the first potential one to go; quickly being driven mad with power and annihilated by the Outsider.
  • The Chessmaster: Played interestingly, as he doesn't really try to hide this side of himself from others.
  • The Emperor: Becoming this is his master plan. It doesn't work, though. He does, however, function as this trope on a strictly local level.
  • The Extremist Was Right: While he crosses some serious lines in his war with the Gurak, the game makes a point of hammering home that it made Lazulis Island extremely wealthy... And you helped.
  • Evil Overlord: Disposes of political rivals, schemes to Take Over the World, uses his niece as a political bargaining chip... the list goes on.
  • Evil Plan: His is to Take Over the World. Infuriatingly, the game spoils it long before the Wham Episode.
  • Eyepatch of Power
  • Fantastic Racism: He does not like the Gurak. At all.
  • Genre Blind: Not him personally but rather how he makes everyone else look. As a result of the game's framing device, the player is allowed to see what Count Arganan's evil plan is long before the heroes figure it out; meaning that, for a good ten hours or so, you may be raging at how ignorant the party is to his evil.
  • Guest-Star Party Member: When the Gurak are invading Lazulis Island. However, he's not that great to have around. Fridge Brilliance kicks in when you remember that he's lost an arm and a leg.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: A very small, shrivelled heart that's so rusted it barely shines; but one nonetheless. See "Pragmatic Villainy" and "Reasonable Authority Figure".
  • Laughing Mad: When he forces Lazulis Island's Outsider piece to fire its Wave-Motion Gun at Gurak Island, he becomes enraptured by the power and attempts to take it for himself. He disintegrates in the process.
  • Manipulative Bastard
  • Obviously Evil: Zigzagged. Despite being outed as a baddie before he's even truly introduced, the party works for him long enough to realise that, as bad as he is, he has a very pragmatic approach towards his evil ambitions.
  • Only Known By Their Title
  • Pet the Dog: During the Epilogue you can find Arganan's diary in his chambers. It serves as a big posthumous Pet the Dog; detailing his insecurities, descent into madness and guilt for using Calista as a pawn.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: He completely hates the idea of just being a bastard for the sake of it. Instead, he prefers to take actions that will best benefit his reputation and keep his subjects alive and loyal. For instance, all it takes for him to clear Zael of Jirall's trumped up charges is him talking with Dagran...because he learns Zael is The Chosen One and he can use him better if he supports him.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Surprisingly enough, he actually is willing to listen to reason and take the words of commoners over nobles if it helps him to further his own ambitions. Toward the middle of the game, you could be forgiven for thinking he's a decent guy, until his real plans are revealed. He is, on the whole, a surprisingly humanly ambitious man who just happens to be the big bad.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something
  • Self-Disposing Villain: Blatantly ignores the giant "Don't Touch It, You Idiot!" sign nailed to the Lazulis Outsider's shell.
  • Take Over the World: His ultimate goal.
  • We Can Rule Together: Once he learns that Zael has the Outsider's power, he just straight up offers him everything he's ever wanted — knighthood and Calista's hand in marriage. He reasons that the best way to use the Outsider's power for his own aims is to get on Zael's good side, and it works for most of the game.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: He truly does desire to bring peace to the empire. It's just that his way of doing it involves genociding the crap out of the Gurak.

General Asthar/General Trista

Voiced by: Fumihiko Tachiki(JP), Tom Goodman-Hill (EN)

Once one of the highest-ranking officers within the Imperial Army, Asthar is a greatly-respected knight and the embodiment of chivalry. Seeking answers to the mystery behind the land's slow decay, he left his position and embarked on a journey across the world, finally finding himself at Lazulis Island.

  • A Father to His Men: He acts, quite simply, like a total bro towards Zael and his gang; so much so you could be forgiven for thinking that they're not actually family. His fatherly tendencies are so great, in fact, that he took responsibility for the soldier who incited a rebellion and destroyed Dagran's village in the process by accepting the man's crimes as his own, apologising to all of the victims personally and then leaving his post.
  • Ambiguously Evil: Both he and Therius have this going for them for much of the first act. The game plays on all the usual RPG tropes associated with characters of their nature to lure you into suspecting both of them. By the start of act two, however, the "Ambiguous" part has dropped off all the actually evil characters and Asthar and Therius have been cleared of all suspicions in the eyes of the player.
  • The Atoner: Revealed to have been one posthumously.

Sir Therius/Tasha

Voiced by: Hiroki Takahashi (JP), Daniel Curshen(EN)

A dedicated knight and Asthar's protégé; he accompanies the general on his travels. He looks down upon sellswords and mercenaries like Zael but has a good heart beneath his arrogant exterior.

  • Agent Peacock: Subverted. He might look like the most flamboyant knight ever but he acts more like a no-nonsense badass.
  • Bonus Boss: You can fight him during the Epilogue, where he takes the place of Ashtar.
  • Chick Magnet: Subverted. With his good looks and white knight qualities, there's no reason why he couldn't be this trope. But Asthar implies that his tendency to be overly formal and serious is more likely to drive women away, if his often harsh personality doesn't do it.
  • Defrosting Ice King: Toward Zael in particular and the mercenaries in general. At first, he looks down on them for their lack of nobility and nearly picks a fight with Syrenne. But as the game goes on, he sees their mettle for himself and grows to respect Zael and his comrades.
  • Facial Markings: You wouldn't know it from his in-game model, but his concept art shows a set of white markings above his left eye, underneath his bangs. What it means is anyone's guess.
  • Guest-Star Party Member: He accompanies you during certain points of the game, usually when fighting against the Gurak.
  • Honor Before Reason: As when he refuses to leave the battlefield in the finale, saying that no matter what, a knight must never retreat. This is in spite of the fact that he's badly wounded and very weak, probably a greater burden than of any real use to the crew at that point.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's kind of a dick in the beginning due to his pride as a knight and the frustration with the lack of truly good men in the organisation. He gradually gets a heck of a lot better.
  • Knight In Shining Armour
  • No Sense of Humor: Notable for being quite dour, jokes tend to fly right over his head. It's a testament to his Character Development when, in the Epilogue, he of all people makes a joke about the possibility of Zael running away from his knighthood for the second straight time.
  • Oblivious to Love: While he has no love interest in the game, General Asthar implies that he's so stodgy and stern that he wouldn't know love if it bit him square on the ass. To wit: "No wonder you're not a hit with the ladies."
  • Only a Flesh Wound: Uttered nearly word for word after taking a sword through the leg for Zael towards the end of the game.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: Contributes to his initial shadiness, which had many players thinking he'd be a villain. It's really just for style though.
  • Perpetual Frowner: ...which makes it all the more worth it once Character Development kicks in. Not that he smiles all that much more often, but when he does...
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Blue Oni to Asthar and, eventually, Zael.
  • Taking the Bullet: For Zael, when Therius pulls him out of the way of an enemy attack just in time, only to be on the receiving end of the blade himself. He gets better, though.
  • The Rival: To Zael, who gradually earns Therius's respect by being a pretty damn good knight.
  • Worthy Opponent: He eventually comes to view Zael as one.

Jirall Rambaldt/Jill Ranbart

Voiced by: Akira Ishida(JP), Blake Ritson(EN)

A nobleman engaged to marry Calista. Arrogant, petty and cowardly, he sneers at those who are not of the aristocracy and quickly develops a rivalry with Zael over Calista's affections.

  • Abusive Parents: Some of his line when he takes damage during the fight with Zael definitely lean towards this.
    "Oh Mummy! No, I've been a good boy, Mummy."
  • Alas, Poor Villain: Zael gives him such a moment in-universe.
  • Arranged Marriage: To Calista. She really hates his guts.
  • Badass Long Coat: Subverted, as Jirall is anything but badass. He actually loses the coat when he gains the Emperor sword and becomes quite dangerous.
  • Bastard Boyfriend
  • Big Bad Wannabe: Although he's way more dangerous than the usual examples because of his various political connections and all the strings he can pull with them, he's still nowhere near being the kind of threat to Zael that he'd like to be.
  • Blatant Lies: He claims to have slain over a hundred Gurak. As you'll learn within the first ten minutes of meeting him, this is an utter lie.
  • Blue Blood: More so than most of the nobles in his story, as his family has royal blood running through their veins.
  • Decadent Court: He more or less embodies this trope.
  • Dirty Coward: When the Gurak invade, he runs at the sight of three of them, leaving Zael and Calista (his fiancée!) behind. He later claims to have killed over a hundred Gurak, and imprisons anyone who claims otherwise.
  • Draco in Leather Pants: He expects that people will treat him as one in-universe; overlooking all of his flaws and his utterly horrible personality purely because he's a noble. Nobody does.
  • Duel Boss: Zael fights him on a ship during a thunderstorm shortly before the climax.
  • Evil Weapon: Zangurak gives him the Emperor sword; which drives him insane.
  • Jerkass: The nicest possible thing you could ever say about Jirall is that he's a complete fucking tool.
  • It's All About Me: Jirall's concern is only with his own happiness and welfare. He says as much with his dying words.
  • It's Personal: After being publicly humiliated by Zael (numerous times) Jirall goes out of his way to kill him (also numerous times).
  • Leitmotif: "Fallen Nobles". A remix of this, "Invitation To Madness", plays during his final Duel Boss fight with Zael.
  • Madness Mantra: Before and during the Duel Boss battle against him.
    "[Calista] always looked at me with such scorn! Always always always always always always always always always always always always always always always always always always!"
    "Zael! Kill! Kill kill kill kill kill kill!"
  • Not Brainwashed: Whether because of Story and Gameplay Segregation or because of intentional design, it's possible to use the Emperor sword without any of the negative side-effects that Jirall gets settled with. It's possible that the weapon may not actually be evil; just powerful. If so, then Jirall's own evil coupled with his decreasing levels of sanity could have been what drove him over the edge rather than the blade itself.
  • Not Me This Time: While he was constantly trying to antagonize Zael, and was quick to accuse him for murdering General Asthar, Jirall wasn't the one conspiring with the Gurak. Dagran was; and he used his obvious revenge motive to frame Jirall, save Zael, and cover his tracks all at once.
  • Prince Charming Wannabe
  • Sanity Slippage: As Zael keeps coming out on top, so Jirall's grip on reality begins to slips away from him.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: During Jirall's revenge duel against Zael on the Gurak ship, it seems he was possessed by the power of the blade Zangurak gave him, accounting for the eye color shift.
  • Smug Snake: Jirall pulls all kinds of dirty tricks to undermine or outright murder Zael, like using his position as a noble to get him thrown into jail on false charges.
  • Something About a Rose: A recurring motif with Jirall is the blue rose.
  • Sword Pointing: Within seconds of meeting Zael, he's got his sword out and trusting it in his general direction. The Gurak assault begins at that point, and he literally drops it and runs away screaming like a little girl.
  • Then Let Me Be Evil: He was already evil but after Zangurak gives him the Emperor sword to take his revenge on Zael he decides to go along with it because, hey, everyone already thinks he's a Gurak collaborator.
  • To the Pain: He gives one of these before his boss fight.
    "I'm going to stab you about a thousand times, I'm going to rip your entrails out. Then I'm going to cut you up, rend you limb from limb, until no one can recognize you. Until you're just a bloody stain on my boot!"
  • This Is Your Brain on Evil: When he is wielding the Emperor sword.
  • Unwitting Pawn: Arganan planned to use the feckless Jirall as a puppet ruler within the Empire. When Zael emerges as a more suitable pawn for Arganan's ambitions, Jirall is quickly discarded. Later, he gets used as one by Zangurak when he goes off to kill Zael for the final time.
  • Villainous Breakdown: After being humiliated in public twice by Zael, and then framed for betraying Lazulis Island to the Gurak, Jirall finally snaps and goes into Laughing Mad mode.

    Inhabitants of Lazulis Island 

Voiced by: Maria Darling(EN)

The bartender of the Mercenaries' favourite bar, "Ariela's Tavern". She is the daughter of the tavern's owner and loves Lazulis Island.

  • Chaste Hero: Responds to Lowell's blatant flirting by asking him for his order. Either she just doesn't notice or is a stunning example of professionalism.
  • Generic Cuteness

Ariela's father and the proprietor of "Ariela's Tavern".


Voiced by: Lizzie Waterworth-Santo(EN)

The Littlest Cancer Patient of the game. He is bedridden with an unspecified disease said to be caused by the dust around Lazulis Island and an early mission involves retrieving medicine for him.


Voiced by: James Daniel Wilson(EN)

The owner of an Upgrade Store in Lazulis City. He fancies himself an archaeologist, and is easily-excited by new findings.


Horace's beloved wife, who has gone missing.


A young woman who works in the marketplace. She has a crush on Zael.


Voiced by: Rupert Farley(EN)

A criminal who was once a member of the Mercenaries alongside Dagran and Zael. He sold them out for money, and has since become a significant presence in the criminal underworld. Underhanded and slimy, there is nothing he will not do for money.

  • Dirty Coward
  • Face–Heel Turn: Before the game. Dagran is still quite bitter about it.
  • Heel–Face Turn: During the Gurak invasion of Lazulis Island, he is scared straight(ish) and offers his services to the Mercenaries, using his criminal contacts and supplies to act as a shop and equipment upgrader.
  • Kick the Dog: The first thing we see him doing is planning on releasing a horde of monsters into town; then using the confusion to ransack houses.
  • Smug Snake
  • We Used to Be Friends: This is truly why Dagran hates him. Not just because he betrayed the group but because he was their friend.

Forest Beast
A mysterious white tiger that appears to Zael and the other Mercenaries, seemingly as an enemy. Its true identity is the Guardian Beast of Lazulis Island.


Traveling Merchant
A young girl staying in Ariela's Tavern with Zael and the other Mercenaries. As the name implies, she makes a living selling weaponry and upgrading it.

    The Gurak 
A race of Orc-like humanoids who make their home on the appropriately-named Gurak Island. Years ago, they waged a war on humanity that they lost badly, shattering their nation and scattering the various tribes. In recent years a charismatic Gurak named Zangurak has reunited his people under the banner of war, and they are preparing to take revenge.


Voiced by: Joji Nakata(JP), Nick Boulton(EN)

The current leader of the Gurak race, who used his charisma and strength to unite the Gurak against humanity.

  • Big Bad: One of the contenders for the crown. The people of Lazulis island certainly consider him to be this.
  • The Extremist Was Right: He hates humans not only for constantly waging war against his people for no other reason than Fantastic Racism but also because the Lazulis Cannon is more or less one great big "rape the earth" button.
  • Expy: It's probably not a coincidence that he looks a bit like Ganondorf. His modus operandi is also pretty similar; especially to his Wind Waker incarnation. Zangurak also share's Ganondorf's classic weakness to gag weapons. Just as a fishing rod and a bug catching net can be used to exploit Ganondorf's weaknessess, Prank bananas can be used to open Zangurak's guard.
  • Eye Scream: He loses an eye during the final battle with him.
  • Fantastic Racism: His people have been a victim of it for generations; so he's decided to turn it back on the humans. What makes it all the worse is that the points he makes in his Hannibal Lecture are actually right on the money.
  • Godhood Seeker: His ultimate goal is to restore the dying land to its natural state and wipe out the humans who are responsible for it. To do this, he seeks to absorb the power of the Outsider and gain supreme control over the world. As the battle with him progresses, however, it's clear that With Great Power Comes Great Insanity; and his goal shifts more from "I WILL SAVE THE WORLD by becoming a god" to "I will save the world BY BECOMING A GOD".
  • Helping Hands: He tears off his Outsider-marked hand after he loses, and orders it to reach the Outsider and resurrect him.
  • Humans Are Bastards: Believes this with a passion. Considering the kinds of things they do to his people, it's hard not to see why.
  • Obviously Evil: Or not.
  • Red Right Hand: It contains the powers of the Gurak's half of the Outsider and, later, the Arganan bloodline.
  • Sanity Slippage: Subtly done during the final battle.
  • Silly Rabbit, Idealism Is for Kids!: He calls Zael out for his idealism; stating that if it was that easy to end the racial conflict between the species that it would have happened ages ago and that war is the inevitable outcome between their peoples. Naturally, Zael doesn't buy it. By the end, Zangurak is shown to be wrong; during the epilogue, humans and Gurak are shown working and living together in peace.
  • Throwing Your Sword Always Works: No it doesn't. It just gives Zael the opportunity to pick up the Zanlance and use it against him.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: Ice. The Gurak race as a whole have a weakness to the element and Zangurak is no exception. This means that a fully-ugpraded Fang or Nameless Nothing, which have the ice element assigned to them, are capable of turning Zangurak into such a Zero-Effort Boss that you don't even need to turn his Zanlance against him.
  • Weapon of Choice:
  • We Have Reserves: Zangurak is not of the opinion that this is the case.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Like Count Arganan, he does want peace, but just as Arganan plans to exterminate the Gurak race, Zangurak plans to exterminate the human race.

Zesha & Zepha

Voiced by: Josh Cohen(Zesha), Antony Byrne(Zepha)

Twin Gurak brothers who serve Zangurak as his Co-Dragons.

The Captain
The captain of the Gurak Warship, who develops a one-sided rivalry with Zael.

    The Outsider 
The Outsider
A mysterious being whose secrets lie at the heart of the game's story. The Outsider is an extraterrestrial lifeform that absorbs energy from its surroundings, giving itself a vast reservoir of energy beyond any mortal means. Though its power was successfully used to end a world war, it began to drain the life from the earth itself and was forcefully split into two to slow the process. Both halves wish to reunite with the other and return to the cosmos; however, while the blue Outsider half in Lazulis Island is consumed by quiet loneliness, the red Outsider half on Gurak Island burns with vengeful hatred towards humanity. In the end, the Outsider is revealed to be a World Seed and the energy it absorbs from its surroundings is eventually used to create a new world.

An aspect of the Outsider, it resembles an armored shell that can grow into a massive humanoid beast.

  • Eldritch Abomination: A rather horrific appearance, especially when it has dozens of swords stuck into it.
  • Make My Monster Grow: It can become a really huge monster.
  • Mind Rape: In its Last Cocoon form, it can manipulate a person's memories to implant traumatizing scenarios.
  • Sword of Damocles: Its final form as the Last Cocoon can be killed by dropping a massive sword on it, if your timing is right. The fact that there is a sword hanging above it like this reeks of this symbolism.

A Guardian Spirit that protects the Outsider, it resembles an armored humanoid.

The Guardian Beast of the blue Outsider.

The Guardian Beast of the red Outsider.


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