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A list of the various student and teacher NPCs in Thors military academy. Originally, each year consists of 5 classes until the previous year: Class I and II are for noble students while class III, IV and V are for commoners.

As of Cold Steel III, classes are no longer segregated by social standings. In addition, a normal Class VI was added in place of the previous Class VII.

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Warning: spoilers relating to events/reveals that happen during the first two games shall be left unmarked. Certain spoilers relating to the third game however shall remain tagged.

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    Towa Herschel 

Towa Herschel

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Towa as she appears in Cold Steel III note 
Voiced by: Ai Nonaka (Japanese), Megan Taylor Harvey (English)

A second year student and the President of Thors' Student Council and easily the hardest-working person on campus. If anything relating to the students is working properly, it's because she's doing it. Exceptionally talented at organizing people and making friends. Together with Crow Armbrust, Angelica Rogner, and George Nome, she and her friends took part in the trial class that would eventually become the basis for Class VII.

A year and a half after graduating from Thors, she ends up signing on as a teacher at Thors Second Branch Campus and becomes the instructor of Class IX.


  • Age Is Relative: She inverts this, being the frightfully competent president of Thors' Student Council while also looking like the youngest member of the cast other than Millium. She's actually one of the oldest students.
  • Badass Teacher: In Cold Steel III, she is a professor of the accounting division at Thors Second Branch Campus.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: While in her drunken stupor at Mishelam in Cold Steel IV, she ends up being angry with Crow, George, and Angelica about the things that they've done throughout the Erebonia arc and how reckless they've been. Crow, George, and Angelica can't say any word to her and are afraid of her.
  • Big Damn Kiss: With Rean if she is chosen as his love interest in Cold Steel IV.
  • The Captain: In Cold Steel II she becomes the acting-captain of the Courageous when Victor goes with Olivier to help contain the civil war in the western reaches of the Empire.
  • Cosplay: Dressed the part of an Idol Singer at the Academy Festival when she was a first-year, where she was the lead singer in the band.
  • Cute Bookworm: Her profile picture is her carrying a huge stack of books and she's definitely cute and smart.
  • Demoted to Extra: She's demoted as a Support Party Member come Cold Steel III and IV.
  • Enemy Scan: Her A-Defecter ability, which comes with the ability to inflict a unique status condition called Weakness which raises all elemental weakness stats of the targeted enemy for several turns, making offensive Arts do more damage to them.
  • Everything's Better with Rainbows: Her S-Craft, Rainbow Shot.
  • Funny Background Event: When performing her S-Craft, if you keep watching her rather than her attack you'll see that the recoil knocks her off her feet.
  • Hand Cannon: She uses a 'Magic Gun' a new kind of weapon produced by Zeiss Central Factory which fires bullets which create effects similar to Orbal Arts when fired.
  • Heroic BSoD: In Cold Steel III due to a series of whams that happens to her, all caused by George who insists that their friendship was a lie all along.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: By the time Cold Steel III comes along Rean is almost twice her height. Should Rean choose her as his love interest in Cold Steel IV he has to bend over almost double to kiss her.
  • Instant Runes: Used in several of her Crafts.
  • Limit Break: Her S-Craft in Cold Steel II is "Rainbow Shot."
  • Mascot: Lampshaded in Cold Steel II, where characters suggest that Towa could be turned into a mascot with her own brand of merchandise, to her minor annoyance. Then Falcom kind of went and did it with her Tokyo Xanadu incarnation.
  • Meaningful Name: As pointed out by Falcom themselves, she shares a family name with the protagonist of Nayuta no Kiseki and their first names have a very similar feel (being atypically Japanese words that are variations on the theme of 'infinity'). This is a coincidence, truly.
  • Mysterious Past: Until Cold Steel III, her past remained something of a mystery. Turns out that she's from Heimdallr where she was raised by her aunt's family after her parents died in an accident. Her grandfather is also a famous astronomer and former director of the Imperial Museum in the capital.
  • Nice Hat: Victor gives her his hat to commemorate Towa being assigned as the acting captain of the Courageous. Everyone thinks she looks adorable with it on, with Fie commenting that she looks like a mascot. She wears a different type of hat in Cold Steel III.
  • Odd Friendship: She's a commoner and her best friend is Angelica, who is as Noble as it gets. She is possibly the only person in the world who can get away with calling her 'An-chan'.
  • Older Than They Look: She doesn't look it but she's actually eighteen and older than anyone in Class VII. Taken further in Cold Steel III where she's 21 and still looks relatively the same. Lampshaded when she introduces herself to both Randy and Michael who think that she's too young for the job.
  • Only Sane Man: To Angelica.
  • Promoted to Love Interest: After three games of varying ambiguity, Cold Steel IV finally cements her as one of Rean's potential romantic partners.
  • Promoted to Playable: In the second game, first briefly during the assault on Trista and then permanently in the epilogue.
  • Quest Giver: All the non-hidden sidequests you do in Trista are given to you by Towa, as delegated Student Council work.
  • Reused Character Design: She has a counterpart in Falcom's later-released Tokyo Xanadu named Towa Kokonoe, who shares some of the same character traits though the latter is several years older and, somehow, even more Moe.
  • Student Council President: Notably, attained the position thanks to hard work and being so likable.
  • V-Sign: She gives the sign at the conclusion of her S-Craft as her handiwork is visible in the background.
  • Wham Line: Her announcement that she's attending the West Zemuria Trade Conference is a bit of one for longtime players who know just how dangerous that event wound up being. She survives though.
  • You Are in Command Now: Viscount Arseid gives command of the Courageous to Towa.

    Crow Armbrust 
A second year student known for being a slacker. Originally a member of Class V, he transfers to the first year Class VII due to a lack of credits.

For more information, see here.

    Angelica Rogner 

Angelica Rogner

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Angelica as she appears in Cold Steel III note 
Voiced by: Naomi Shindo (Japanese) Kimberly Brooks (English)

The daughter of Marquis Rogner of Roer and a scion of the Four Great Houses. A second-year student who enjoys defying stereotypes, she loves bikes and cute girls. Together with Towa, Crow, and George, the four served as members of the trial class that served as the basis for Class VII. Near the end of the first game she's forced to drop out from Thors due to complications with her father, but eventually manages come back in order to finish her term in Cold Steel II.


  • Action Girl: When Rean is surprised at her request to spar, she reminds him that she's a student at Thors Military Academy, also lampshading her other defining character trait by pointing out that she's not just there to lust after cute girls.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Towa calls her "An-chan" in Japanese version. In NA version, it's "Angie" for Towa and George and "Gelica" for Crow.
  • Bad Habits: With the aid of the local Bishop, she disguises herself as a nun in order to move around Roer while on the run from her family, including adopting a totally different way of talking that even freaks Rean out. This doesn't prevent her from flirting while in disguise however.
  • Bare-Fisted Monk: Of the Taito style. In her case, it becomes literal when she's donning her nun outfit.
  • Badass Gay: She states herself that she prefers women over men, and whereas other Nobles might prefer exotic swords, elegant swords or enormous swords, Angelica beats enemies up with her bare hands.
  • Biker Babe: She wears a riding suit instead of a school uniform but she really likes her Orbal Bike.
  • Blue Blood: The Rogners are one of the Four Families so she's as blue as they come. This might explain why she can get away with violating the dress code.
  • Born Lucky: She's noted by Towa for having good luck. For example, picking out the winner of the Summer Races and winning with 4:5 odds.
  • Boyish Short Hair: Her hair is a lot shorter than most of the female cast, despite being well-stacked. Grows it out somewhat by "Cold Steel 3"
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: In Cold Steel IV, she survives but is brainwashed into serving the Black Workshop as her new identity, Rossweiss. She snaps out of it though.
  • Brick Joke: The "Fabulous Fifteens" gag that she starts off in the first game where she wishes Fie, Alfin, and Elise get together with her witnessing it. She gets her wish come true in the second game.
  • Butch Lesbian: One who has no trouble considering wearing a dress to a formal party if it will help her pick up girls (though she would prefer a tuxedo) and wears a biker suit as everyday wear.
  • Cool Bike: She has a customized bike that she enjoys tuning to even higher performance which she gives to Rean to take care of for a while when she leaves Thors. In Cold Steel II, she builds a second bike from the ground up for touring.
  • Continuity Nod: She mentions spending half a year learning the Taito style from a woman from the eastern countries. It's strongly suggested that she's talking about Kilika, as the date given would perfectly fit what we know of her own history. Also, two of her Crafts come straight from Walter's move list.
  • Cuddle Bug: She really likes cuddling cute girls, to the point where Crow remarks that she's dangerously close to sexual harassment. Millium is the only recipient who doesn't seem to mind while most others are somewhat uncomfortable and Towa is just exasperated. By Cold Steel IV, she'll hug any cute girl no matter who or how old they are. Just ask Tita, Renne, KeA, Sharon (who dodges), or Roselia.
  • Death from Above: Her Dragon Kick S-Craft involves her jumping up high to land a heavy kick on her enemies.
  • Determinator: In Cold Steel II, she keeps fighting her father and refuses to give up, ever.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Played for Laughs when first meeting Millium, she remarks how adorable she is. She admits however, that making any moves on her when she's so young would be wrong, and decides to wait.
  • Guest-Star Party Member: In Cold Steel I, she is only playable at Sachsen Mine. She reprises this role in the sequel after the party heads into Roer and is later playable along with every other character throughout the game that's been playable in the final dungeon. It's also notable that she's only playable Thors-attending character who isn't an adult that you can't do bonding events with. She's this again in Cold Steel III throughout chapter 3 and is far more available in that chapter. She's this yet again in Cold Steel IV. Talk about having a perfect attendance.
  • Hide Your Gays: Completely averted. Angelica likes girls and doesn't care who knows it. She's also completely shameless about flirting with every girl she finds attractive and nobody seems to have a problem with this.
  • Humongous Mecha: Briefly pilots a customized Spiegel in Cold Steel II.
  • Kick Chick: She uses her fists for her ordinary attack and Zero Impact but her Razor Bullet is kick-based and her S-Craft Dragonar Hazard/Dragon Kick is all kick.
  • The Lad-ette: Despite being as big of a Blue Blood as one can get, she took on a part-time job at Sachsen Mine when she was younger, and not a job in the office either.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: In Cold Steel IV she reveals that her womanizing ways causes her girlfriends to immediately dump her after they get wise to her tricks. Rean outright lampshades it.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: Whenever her friends are in danger, she drops the joking mannerisms and starts kicking ass, sometimes literally.
  • Limit Break: Her S-Craft in all her playable appearances is "Dragon Kick"note .
  • Mask of Power: As Scarlet Rossweisse, she wears a mask provided by the Black Workshop to brainwash her.
  • Nun Too Holy: Spends her time as a Guest-Star Party Member in Cold Steel II disguised in a nun's habit. This does not change her tendencies to flirt with the females of Class VII who are present or beating monsters up with her bare hands whatsoever.
  • Odd Friendship: Belongs to one of the Four Great Houses yet her best friends are the common-born Towa, George, and Crow.
  • Pre Ass Kicking One Liner: Delivers an awesome one to her father just before unleashing her last attack.
    Angelica: A friend of mine once told me that it's never over until the last card is drawn!
  • Real Women Don't Wear Dresses: She subverts this; while prefering her riding suit (or a tuxedo if the circumstances call for formal attire) she has no problem wearing a dress if she absolutely must... and acts exactly the same as if she wasn't wearing one.
  • Schoolgirl Lesbians: She is one and has 'many' lovers. She's seen fantasizing with equal enthusiasm about Class VII members, noble girls, common girls and royalty.
  • Sempai/Kohai: She's part of the group that supports Class VII, along with Towa, Crow and George's.
  • She Knows Too Much: In Cold Steel III she discovers Crow's body has been taken away from his grave was replaced with a fake as it looks too new. Then George appears with gun in hand and Fade to Black happens with a gunshot heard. She survives but is taken in by the Black Workshop and brainwashed her into her new identity, Rossweiss.
  • Skewed Priorities: See the Brick Joke entry above for more details. George had to call her out on it.
  • Skirts and Ladders: Thwarts Crow's attempts to take advantage of this trope in the Sachsen Iron Mine raid by making him and the rest of the boys ascend a ladder first before sending the skirt-wearing girls after then takes advantage of it herself by going last in order to admire Alisa's panties.
  • Tomboy Princess: She's the daughter of the head of one of the Four Families and her house soldiers call her 'Princess'. She technically isn't one but she's as close as it gets.
  • Urban Legend Love Life: It's said that she has a large number of lovers, on and off campus. We see a few of them but the implication is that there are many more.
  • Walking the Earth: Her plan after graduating Thors. She sets out at the end of Cold Steel II.
  • Worf Had the Flu: She's out of practice in her Duel Boss battle, though she'll still put up enough of a fight that the request has an AP bonus for winning.
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    George Nome 

George Nome

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George as he appears in Cold Steel III
Voiced by: Takeshi Mori (Japanese)

A second-year student who's a genius with technology and is in charge of maintenance. He once studied under Professor G. Schmidt during his time at the Roer Institute of Technology. Together with Towa, Angelica, and Crow, the four served as members of the trial class that would become the basis for Class VII.


  • Ascended Extra: In the first two games he's fairly unremarkable beyond being your orbal engineer and forging the strongest weapons. In the third, he plays a much bigger role.
  • Becoming the Mask: In the end, he prefers being George Nome from Thors rather than being Copper Georg from the Black Workshop.
  • Big Fun: One of the bigger and stouter members of the cast is also one of the friendliest. Subverted big time in Cold Steel III when it turns out that he's been working for Black Alberich and Osborne since the beginning. Cemented by him planting explosives on the Courageous that are eventually used to take it down.
  • The Dog Was the Mastermind: Who would have thought your friendly, pie-loving engineer would turn out to be a major antagonist?
  • Driven to Suicide: Pulls out a gun pointed to his head to shoot himself for what he had done in Cold Steel IV. Angelica stops him before he can do the deed and snaps him out of it alongside Crow and Towa.
  • Drop the Hammer: He uses a hammer as a weapon according to official material, though he doesn't get a chance to use it in-game. His actual weapon is a Combat Shell ala Millium and Altina, although it can be converted into a hammer form for him to use as well to make use of his hammer wielding skills. Though Angelica notes that George used to use a hammer when they last fought together when they were still students.
  • Enemy Scan: Uses Naglfar to scan at his enemies just like Altina's Claiomh Solais.
  • Evil All Along: He reveals his true nature in the third game - he is "Copper Georg," a gnome working for Black Alberich, and his friendship with Crow, Angelica and Towa was all a front. Though somewhat subverted in IV as it reveals his time as "George" had his memories of being a gnome and their plans sealed until one of the Awakeners was killed in battle, meaning that up until about the Epilogue of II his friendship and cheerful personality really WAS geniune as far as he knew.
  • Eviler Than Thou: He turns out to be far worse of a traitorous bastard than Crow ever was. When he blows up the Courageous, supposedly killing Toval, Olivert and Victor, even Campanella is ever-so-slightly disgusted. Subverted come Cold Steel IV where George preferred his life as "George Nome" and not as "Copper Georg".
  • Fat Bastard: What his real self is in Cold Steel III.
  • Foreshadowing: He's very proficient with Zemurian Ore - a material so rare many people don't even know it exists - to the point of being able to make a Divine Knight's sword out of it despite being a mere student. This isn't likely to tip off most players on the first playthrough, but after The Reveal in Cold Steel III, it's hard to go back to the first two games and not see the clues that suggested he was much more than what he seemed. It's also well hidden as many players would just pass it off as him learning it from Schmidt as he was his student of his as revealed in II.
  • Frickin' Laser Beams: Just like Millium and Altina, he can fire laser beams to his enemies through his robotic companion Naglfar.
  • Hate Sink: He certainly builds himself to be this throughout the third game, as the first thing he does post-reveal is shoot Angelica, and proceeds to top even that in the finale by blowing up the Courageous, all while coldly telling Towa that his friendship with her was a lie from the very start. Downplayed in that out of the new villains, he's the least hated of the bunch despite being the one rigging the Courageous with explosives and shooting Angelica as the cutscenes show that he does show a bit of remorse compared to the others.
  • Hero Killer: When he reveals his true colors, he manages to rack an impressive body count comprised of many important characters. First, he manages to shoot Angelica off-screen. Then, he rigs the Courageous with explosives and has Alberich detonate the ship with Toval, Olivert, and Victor inside. Subverted as he didn't kill any of the characters listed because he made a fail safe at the bridge to let the characters and their crew at the bridge live. Meanwhile with Angelica, he spared her but brainwashed her into serving the Black Workshop though Alberich calls him out on it.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Him revealing his true nature and shooting Angelica is the point where Cold Steel III quickly takes a dark turn.
  • Meaningful Name: His name can be written as G. Nome which also can be seen as Gnome. It has its own creature description "giving heroes the weapon they need to overcome trials" and George's role in the game is not that different. It also foreshadows the fact that he's part of the gnomes and that he's been with the Black Workshop from the start as revealed in III.
  • Mr. Fixit: He helps maintain everyone's ARCUS Tactical Orbments as well as Angelica's bike and people throughout Trista send things to him to repair.
  • Non-Action Guy: The only member of the "original Class VII" who is never a playable character in either game. He provides a lot of support and it's suggested that he has some skill in battle, but he never does join you. At least until Cold Steel IV where he shows off what he can do both as an enemy and as an ally.
  • Pokethe Poodle: For all his apparent villainy in III, IV reveals he can't quite be as nasty as Alberich demands of him. He gave the Courageous crew a warning and window to escape, only captured Angelica (yeah he brainwashed her but Alberich wanted her dead and he defied him on this) and let Celine attempt to heal Rean without trying to stop her or reporting her presence which leads to his breakout. And in the end, he ends up severing his ties with Alberich when he keeps calling him out on this.
  • Promoted to Playable: Ends up becoming playable in Cold Steel IV.
  • Red Baron: Those who know his true identity refer to him as 'Copper Georg'.
  • Sempai/Kohai: The last of the upperclassman quartet along with Towa, Angelica and Crow.
  • Shapeshifter: He manages to disguise himself as one of the regular mechanics maintaining the Courageous so that he can sneak in and rig the ship with explosives.
  • The Smart Guy: The Roer Institute of Technology would love to have him. As of Cold Steel III, it would be more accurate to call him the Evil Genius of the Black Workshop team.
  • The Stoic: While he puts up the front of a friendly ally who loves tinkering with machines, George's true personality is cold and ruthless, carrying out Alberich's orders without hesitation or remorse. At least until he decided to prefer the George persona rather than the Georg persona.
  • Ultimate Blacksmith: He's the guy who can use Zemurian Stone to enhance your existing weapons in Sen and make weapons out of it from scratch in Sen II. He also uses the massive crystals of the stuff the party collects to create Valimar's sword. Him being a gnome working under Alberich is likely related to how he has these skills.
  • Walking the Earth: At the end of Cold Steel II, in order to visit famous engineering institutions like Zeiss Central Factory and the Epstein Foundation. Turns out this was a lie however, as Angelica finding out that he never visited those places on his 'trip' is what tips her off that her friend is hiding something.
  • Walking Spoiler: His actions in Cold Steel III affect the plot of the latter half of the game as a whole. And so does Cold Steel IV where not everything is as it seems to be.
  • Was It All a Lie?: Towa asks him of this in Cold Steel III after revealing to her that he shot Angelica and is responsible for the destruction of the Courageous by blowing it up. And he'd be the expert on the schematics as well as he was the main engineer of the Courageous during the Civil War. Technically it wasn't a lie though as George himself didn't know he was a spy during their time at Thors. And as it turns out even with his Gnome personality restored he enjoyed his life as George far more than he realized.

Class I/II

    First Year Students 

Patrick T. Hyarms

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Patrick as he appears in Cold Steel I
Voiced by: Junichi Miyake (Japanese, Cold Steel I), Junichi Yanagita (Japanese, Cold Steel III), Derek Stephen Prince (English)

The third son of Marquis Hyarms, an arrogant first-year student whom Rean encounters during his time Thors. After suffering defeat at the former's hands and meeting Rean's younger sister Elise, Patrick slowly begins to grow out of his arrogance and begins to change into a man befitting his status as a noble.


  • Alpha Bitch: Other first-years in Classes I and II flock to him because of his father.
  • Blue Blood: He's from one of the Four Families, making him one of the most socially prominent members of the incoming class at Thors.
  • Character Development: From the little time we see him, he goes from an egotistical Jerkass to a noble who can be truly proud of himself where he upholds all the positive traits of being one. He cements it by taking Rean's hand in a sign of friendship, rivalry, and acknowledgement. This is taken further in CS 3 where it's clear that he's mellowed out a lot during the time skip.
  • The Dulcinea Effect: The major motivator of his character development is his crush on Elise and that was started when he charged in to help rescue her in Chapter 4 of Cold Steel.
  • Guest-Star Party Member: He's playable in a soldat fight in Cold Steel IV, teaming up with Rean against Alan who is consumed by the curse.
  • Hidden Depths: Despite appearing like your stereotypical noble jerk, Patrick is shown to be quite honorable at heart and does in fact show remorse for some of his more disrespectful actions even if his arrogance prevents him from fully admitting to it. He's also close friends with Celestin, his butler since childhood and even regards him as being like a brother.
  • Last-Name Basis: Always refers to Rean as Schwarzer, though Rean always refers to him as Patrick.
  • Lighthearted Rematch: His final request to Class VII during the epilogue. He loses, but takes it much better then last time and fully acknowledges Rean and his class as worthy rivals.
  • Kick the Dog: After losing to Class VII in a mock battle, he rejects Rean's friendly handshake and started to insult each of it's members, starting with a HARSH Adoption Diss at Rean.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Humorous example. When his initial request for a friendly rematch with Class VII ends up with them later on having to fight Ferris, Vincent and their maid then facing off against Principal Vandyck and Instructor Beatrix he can only quietly mutter : What have I started?
  • My Sister Is Off-Limits!: On the receiving end of this from Rean towards his crush on Elise much to Patrick's chagrin.
  • The Proud Elite: And boy, he really does.
  • Rich Bitch: He lords his rank over everyone - except Jusis, who as the second son of a Duke, is the only student at Thors who outranks him socially.
  • Royal Rapier: He's skilled with his sword and joins the Fencing Club.
  • Shadow Archetype: He's basically Jusis, stripped of most redeeming qualities. The game plays this for all it's worth.
  • Sore Loser: Evident after his defeat against Class VII in a mock battle. He starts babbling about how nobles like him could lose to a bunch of commoners while also mocking them until Gaius made him stop. In Cold Steel II, he matures a lot.
  • Support Party Member: Only in sporadic moments but in Cold Steel III, players can uses his Brave Order "Southern Cross" which decreases casting time, recovers HP, EP, and CP.
  • Took a Level in Badass: In Cold Steel II, he and the entire Thors group struggle with at least one magic knight. They probably killed a few, but they had to do it together. Come Cold Steel III and he's strong enough to take out two by himself.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Started out as your classic pompous twit who can't get enough of lording his status over everyone else, to say nothing of how poorly he gets along with Class VII by the end of the first game, if you talk to him when the Alliance launches their invasion on Thors, he'll immediately try to assist the defense and states all Nobles and Commoners must fight together as equals. His development comes much more pronounced when he accepts his loss to Class VII in the second game, pledging the entire student body's assistance to them and formally acknowledging Rean and the rest as worthy rivals. He retains his kindness in Cold Steel III, though Rean still won't let him near Elise save for the ballroom dance near the end of the game.
  • Undying Loyalty: In the second game, despite being a son of House Hyarms, Patrick's loyalty is towards Thors Military Academy first as the moment the Noble Alliance retreat from the vicinity he and his fellow upper-class students quickly move to release the staff members who were taken captive.

Ferris Florald

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Ferris as she appears in Cold Steel III
Voiced by: Yukari Tamura (Japanese)

A Class I girl who's on the Lacrosse Team with Alisa. She's also the little sister of Vincent Florald.


  • Alliterative Name: Ferris Florald
  • The Archer: Uses an orbal bow and arrows during the second game.
  • Cannot Spit It Out: Non-romantic example. It's clear throughout the first game that she wants to be friends with Alisa but her pride wouldn't allow her to admit it.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: The Responsible to her brother Vincent's Foolish.
  • Friendly Rival: What she and Alisa are to each other in a nutshell. It takes a while for Ferris herself to admit it and simply saw Alisa as someone who was beneath her. It's not until one of Alisa's bonding events that the two finally come to terms with each other. She also views Class VII as this as well.
  • If You Ever Do Anything to Hurt Her...: In Cold Steel II, she says this to Rean should he decide to meet with Alisa in Class VII's dormitory on the night of Trista's liberation from the Noble Alliance, promising him that he would REGRET hurting her if he did. Rean understandably complies.
  • Nice Hat: Wears a prominent one in Cold Steel III.
  • Shipper on Deck: By Cold Steel IV, she also starts shipping Rean and Alisa together alongside Gwyn.
  • Sore Loser: How she initially behaves after losing to Alisa in their duel.
  • Tsundere: Fits the archetype to a T, even more than Alisa herself was at the beginning of the series.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Purple in this case.

Kenneth Lakelord

The head and only known member of the Fishing Club.


  • Birds of a Feather: Even though she's his future sister in-law, Kenneth and Annabelle have a love of fishing. The "future sister in-law" part is gone at the end of the sequel, where he helps get her arranged marriage called off, and it's implied she really likes him.
  • Big Brother Worship: He joined the Fishing Club to follow in his older brother's footsteps, who started the club. Even when the two have a "fishing duel" to decide whether his brother should call off his engagement to Annabelle, they're still on good terms with each other.
  • Fishing Minigame: Early in the game, he's the one who starts Rean on the fishing activities.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: He forms one with Annie, one of the kids in Trista over fishing.
  • Oblivious to Love: By the end of the final fishing sidequest in Cold Steel II, Annabelle may have fallen for him. Despite her butler teasing her about it right in front of him, he's still clueless.

Bridget

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The pianist of the school's Wind Orchestra. She and Alan knew each other as children.


  • Always Someone Better: This is what Alan thought of her.
  • Armor-Piercing Slap: Delivers one to Alan in Cold Steel IV after Rean and Patrick defeat him in their soldat fight to wake him up from his curse.
  • Childhood Friend Romance: With Alan. MA portion of her story in Cold Steel is her friendship with him with Alan having crush on her. By the end of Cold Steel II, they are in a relationship and by the time of Cold Steel III both are engaged. Alan finally asks for her hand in marriage in Cold Steel IV though there's a tiny problem: Alan's succumbed to the curse of Erebonia.
  • Get a Hold of Yourself, Man!: Pleads to Alan in Cold Steel IV to come back to his senses. She succeeds with the help of her fellow alumni and just in time.
  • Royal Rapier: As a noble, she can do this to some degree. Alan claims she's good with it, although we never see her fight.
  • Uptown Girl: By the end of Cold Steel II, she's dating Alan, who is a commoner, while she is the daughter of a Baron.

Margarita Dresden

The daughter of a baron who's seeking a husband to take home with her.


  • Abhorrent Admirer: She constantly chases over Vincent in both the first and second game. Surprisingly enough, they managed to get together in Cold Steel IV.
  • BFG: Uses an orbal cannon in Cold Steel IV.
  • Big Eater: One of the reasons she joins the Cooking Club is to make and eat tasty food.
  • Formerly Fat: Her reappearance in Cold Steel IV has her flip-flopping between being fit and being fat at the drop of the hat depending on whether she's been eating a lot.
  • Gonk: She's the only fat girl you see in the entire school. Still hasn't changed her ways in Cold Steel IV though she can change between fit and fat at a whim.
  • Lethal Chef: In the first game, she has a habit of putting the wrong ingredients into her recipes. Late in the game when you've made every version of every recipe, she decides to combine each and every single one into something she's sure will land her a boy. For your reward, you get the Magius Master Quartz the first time you do it, or a Zeram Capsule the second time. In the second game, she again collects food samples from the party - the low quality ones. She collects food samples again by Cold Steel IV though she's not the only one anymore.
  • Mrs Degree: Is attending a military academy in the hopes of finding a husband.
  • Secret Admirer: She did this strategy on Vincent and it became one of Rean's sidequest. It didn't last long since at the very end of the sidequest she openly admitted it.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: One of the reasons she's come to Thors.
  • Stalking Is Love: Appears to believe this. Millium finds her man-hunting techniques amusing. Rean (And her targets) find it disturbing.

    Second Year Students 

Vincent Florald

Son of Count Florald and Ferris' older brother.


  • Abhorrent Admirer: Margarita is interested in him, to the point of being his secret admirer much to his horror. He himself is also this to every girl he talks to. Surprisingly enough, they actually do get together in Cold Steel IV.
  • Bad "Bad Acting": In the previous school festival, he acted in a play and was so bad he put the audience to sleep.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Loves to dote and show support to his younger sister when he has the chance much to her embarrassment.
  • Blade on a Stick: His weapon in Cold Steel II.
  • Casanova Wannabe: He's usually found hitting on girls in school regardless off class. As expected, none of the endeavors bear fruit.
  • Number Two: To Patrick in The Order of the Lion in Cold Steel II.
  • Peek-a-Bangs
  • Servile Snarker: Has one in his maid, Sariffa.
    Sariffa: "It strains credulity to imagine that anyone would forget their umbrella during such an extended period of rain. Master Vincent has always been one to defy expectations, however."

Lambert Mach

The leader of the Riding Club. His trusty steed is Whitcomb.


Fidelio

The head of the Photography Club.


  • Only Sane Man: He has to deal with Rex who tends to take pictures of ladies.

Friedel

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The head of the fencing club. Friedel is a calm, collected young woman who never seems to let anything phase her. She generally doesn't bother getting involved in the matches beyond coaching the participants, which leads some of the club's participants to assume that she isn't very good at it; in reality, she is a frighteningly talented fencer who can hand nearly any other combatant on campus their head on a platter.


  • Beware the Nice Ones: She is seldom seen without a polite smile on her face and nothing seems to get under her skin. Get her in the ring, however, and she'll very quickly prove why she's the club's leader. Even Patrick felt fear at her scolding him.
  • Cute Sports Club Manager: She appears to be this at first, given that she prefers to manage the club from the sidelines rather than getting directly involved in the matches and her activities are of the "coaching/replacing broken equipment" variety. Ultimately subverted when she takes to the ring and is revealed to be a frighteningly powerful fencer whom no one can even come close to besting. Patrick learns abut this the hard way.
  • Kendo Team Captain: Technically "fencing club captain", but she's the closest thing Thors has. Appropriate to the trope, she is of noble blood and carries herself with a graceful honour, but most of the other elements of this trope are downplayed due to Friedel being a minor NPC.
  • Perpetual Smiler: No matter what is happening, from a spirited fencing match to all-out war, she always sports the same polite smile.

Theresia Caroline

Voiced by: Yuko Minaguchi (Japanese)

A second year in the Lacrosse club. She is best friends with the club head Emily and assists her in running the club. Her friendship with Emily causes her to be more sympathetic and attentive to commoners than most of the nobles, something her family strongly disapproves of.


  • Academic Athlete: She's relatively strong academically.
  • Brains and Brawn: The "Brains" portion of the pair between her and Emily. Although Emily is unquestionably the leader when it comes to Lacrosse, Theresia takes over in academic matters.
  • Dual Boss: Both her and Emily are fought in Cold Steel IV.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: Her and Emily actually hated each other during their first year and were bitter rivals; however, a year in the club together caused them to bond with one another and become fast friends.
  • Forbidden Friendship: Her father doesn't like that his noble daughter is friends with Emily, a commoner.
  • The Lancer: To Emily in the Lacrosse club.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Blue, with Emily as her Red.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: The Girly Girl to Emily's Tomboy.

Edel

The head of the Gardening Club, widely known for her calm, laid-back nature, and her ever-present straw hat.


  • Buxom Is Better: Vivi certainly thinks so. Also note worthing that she has the largest rack among the cast as well.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Edel generally comes across as a peaceful, slightly ditzy gardener. However, when pushed into combat, she is extremely talented with an orbal staff - despite her insistence to the contrary - and is a skilled arts user.
  • The Empath: At the end of October, she senses the flowers are upset at what's happened near the end of CS1.
  • Green Thumb: You have to be one in a gardening club.
  • Hidden Depths: In addition to her combat ability revealed in the second game, Edel is far more observant than she initially seems, particularly when it comes to her club members. She sees right through Vivi's Twin Switch with her sister, one of the only NPCs to do so, and her commentary on Fie shows she understands her struggles and works to support her from the sidelines.
  • Magic Staff: She carries an orbal staff in CS2.
  • Nice Hat: Always has a straw hat on.
  • I Choose to Stay: During August, she stays at school to take care of the plants than go home.

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    First Year Students 

Alan

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Voiced by: Tomoaki Maeno

A common-born student with insecurities regarding his abilities in comparison to nobles. He and Bridget knew each other as children.


  • Ascended Extra: As of Cold Steel III he's become part of the 4th Armored Division and serves under Neithardt and Craig.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: He's influenced with the curse of Erebonia. Thankfully, he gets snapped out of it.
  • Childhood Friend Romance: Hooks up with Bridget. By Cold Steel III, they're engaged though Bridget herself doesn't show up. He finally proposes to Bridget in Cold Steel IV complete with a ring and while Bridget is happy, unfortunately Alan's also succumbed to the curse of Erebonia.
  • Guest-Star Party Member: He will fight alongside Rean for one battle in Cold Steel I and he must survive and deal the final blow to get the max AP for the quest.
  • Humongous Mecha: Pilots a Spiegel during the climax of Cold Steel III.
  • One Steve Limit: Averted. He shares name with Alan Richard.
  • Royal Rapier: He's part of the fencing club.

Hugo Kleist

A first year student with a strong business sense. He and Becky regularly compete with each other to see who's better at sales.


  • Ascended Extra: Seems to side with Osborne in Cold Steel III.
  • Big Damn Heroes: He manages to get a lot of first years out during the Siege of Thors.
  • Friendly Rival: He's this with Becky when it comes to competing in sales.

Becky

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Becky as she appears in Cold Steel III

A student born and raised in the market town of Celdic. Competes regularly with Hugo to determine who's better at sales.


Monica

A student who's part of the Swimming Club along with Laura.


  • Training from Hell: While it happens off-screen, Laura works with her to help her be able to swim 50 arge.

Mint

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Mint as she appears in Cold Steel III
Voiced by: Satomi Sato (Japanese)

The flutist of the Wind Orchestra. She's the niece of Instructor Makarov.


  • Ascended Extra: She's now one of the mechanics of Thors II in Cold Steel III and is seen maintaining Valimar a few times.
  • Bridge Bunny: She works on the bridge of the Courageous in 2.
  • Cute Clumsy Girl: Still is one by Cold Steel III as she's introduced fixing a lamp at Parm, only to fall to the ground on her butt.
  • The Ditz: Arguably the ditziest character in all of Erebonia - though undeniably brilliant when it comes to orbal science, she is hopelessly clumsy and unobservant. Mint's Establishing Character Moment comes during the Mid-Terms, where she got every question on the Orbal Science exam correct, but put the answers in the wrong section, meaning she wound up failing the test.
  • Dreadful Musician: Instructor Makarov says her flute playing sounds like a cat dying. It gets better during the concert.
  • Edible Theme Naming: Her mother is named Vanilla and their cat is named Milk.
  • Hidden Depths: She's a whiz with orbal science.
  • Hypocrite: She insists she has to look out for her "hopelessly clumsy" uncle; in reality, he's the one who has to watch over her.
  • The Jinx: Instructor Makarov calls her one. Soon as she sets foot into a room, things go wrong.
  • Lethal Chef: One of the quests you work on involve helping her make a new recipe for her uncle. Regardless of what level it is...it doesn't taste right to Rean. Even Nicholas tells her that "water isn't normally flammable."
  • No Sense of Direction: For the first month, she gets lost trying to find the Wind Orchestra room. In 2, she ended up in the Nord Highlands when trying to get to Roer.
  • Older Than They Look: When she reappears in Cold Steel III, she still looks the same as though she never aged.
  • Selective Obliviousness: Mint is completely clueless to her own clumsiness and the suffering she inflicts on her uncle as a result.
  • Shared Family Quirks: Mint's mother Vanilla shows up in Roer and somehow manages to take Mint's various idiosyncrasies (including her No Sense of Direction and Lethal Chef traits) and make them even worse. And, just like her daughter, she is completely oblivious to her own clumsiness - when she gets lost on the way to Thors, she blames Makarov for not giving her better directions.
  • Shipper on Deck: Eventually becomes one for her uncle and Instructor Mary, for virtually no reason. Oddly enough, Mary actually does seem interested in him later and Makarvov shows signs of reciprocating.
  • Wrench Wench: In 2, she helps fix the tanks at Zender Gate.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Mint green in this case.

Casper

A member of the Swimming Team.


Linde

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A member of the Art Club. Vivi is her younger twin sister.


  • Bridge Bunny: She works on the bridge of the Courageous along her sister in 2.
  • Foreshadowing: All of the fortunes she carries will foreshadow future events in Cold Steel II, sans Emma, who turns out that the one she's looking for is Misty who is actually Vita.
  • Fortune Teller: Though all she does is carry parchments that show luck related fortunes, it ends up Foreshadowing a lot of events that happen in Cold Steel II for Class VII, Sara, and Towa.
  • Girlish Pigtails: She wears her hair like this while Vivi's is straight.
  • Hospital Hottie: By Cold Steel III, she becomes the nurse of Thors II after spending enough time studying at St. Ursula Hospital.
  • Identical Twin ID Tag: The easiest way to tell Linde and Vivi apart aside from their hairstyles is to look at their eyes. Vivi's eyes resembles a cat somewhat, mirroring her mischievous nature, whereas Linde's does not.
  • Polar Opposite Twins: Honest, diligent, serious, and shy, unlike the more playful and rambunctious Vivi.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Blue to her sister's red.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Bright pink.

Vivi

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Vivi as she appears on Cold Steel III
Voiced by: Mai Aizawa (Japanese)

A member of the Gardening Club. Linde is her older twin sister.


  • Ambiguously Bi: Frequently flirts with Rean and is just way into Edel's sexy body.
  • Bridge Bunny: Works on the bridge of the Courageous in 2.
  • Identical Twin ID Tag: The easiest way to tell Linde and Vivi apart aside from their hairstyles is to look at their eyes. Vivi's eyes resembles a cat somewhat, mirroring her mischievous nature, whereas Linde's does not.
  • Not So Above It All: Vivi likes to play up the part of her being a playful tease, but there are some moments - especially in the second game - where the facade falls away and Vivi is shown to be serious, nervous, or emotional.
  • Polar Opposite Twins: A foil to her more serious sister, Vivi is playful, flirtatious, forward, and an unreserved prankster.
  • The Prankster: Loves to pull these off on people. Especially Linde.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to her sister's blue.
  • Side Quest: Is part of the three overarching sidequests for Cold Steel III and hers is taking photos of the various scenery Rean visits.
  • The Tease: She introduces herself to Rean (and sets the tone for all future interactions) by asking him to look under her skirt and give his opinion on her underwear.
  • Twin Switch: She likes to do this by putting her hair into pigtails like Linde. She uses it to troll her sister and Rean in a sidequest. Edel's the only one to notice the difference.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Bright pink like her sister.

Colette

A first year student with spending habit in regards to shopping.


  • Aesop Amnesia: At some point, she learns that she needs to manage her finance better because she is short of money and is hungry because of it. Cue the moment when she receives her monthly cash on the next day, she decides the first thing to do is spending them on shopping.
  • Failed a Spot Check: She didn't know student uniforms had jacket pockets until Rean told her about it.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: She has one with fellow shopaholic Melinda in Trista.

Rex

Voiced by: Tetsuya Kakihara (Japanese)

A member of the Photography Club who has little interest in taking photos of anything but attractive girls.


  • Aesop Amnesia: Even if you complete his sidequest, he'll still show up at Heimdallr during the Summer Festival, having come all the way there just to take photos of Princess Alfin.
  • Hidden Depths: Despite his pervertedness, the head of the club notes that he's actually a really talented photographer. He's also deadly serious when Trista is invaded at the end of the game, vowing to get any photographic evidence of the terrorists he can. In the sequel, he becomes a full-fledged war photographer, and outright refuses to join the Courageous until he's finished documenting everything he can.
  • Look Behind You: He used a variation of this trope to get away from Rean when he found Rex for the second time during a sidequest.
    Rex: Wh-whoa! What're you doing over there in that revealing swimsuit, Alisa?
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: During the end of October, he's just stunned silent by the destruction of Garellia Fortress that he hasn't even brought up girls.
  • The Bus Came Back: Didn't appear in Cold Steel III but reappears in Cold Steel IV alongside his new outfit and camera.
  • The Peeping Tom: Takes photos of girls without their permission, and sells them to other students. One sidequest centers around stopping this.

Munk

A student with a strong love for the radio.


  • Ascended Extra: His side quest is for Rean to help him out on what people comment about.
  • Fanboy: He's one for Misty and Abend Time.
    • Ascended Fanboy: He is now one of the radio directors of Trista Radio located at Leeves in Cold Steel III. He also hosts Abend Time there as well for Misty.
  • Otaku: A radio otaku.

Rosine

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Voiced by: Hiromi Konno (Japanese)

A student at the school who spends her free time as a nun in the Trista church. In truth however, it's revealed that she's secretly the squire to the Second Dominion of the Gralsritter, Thomas Lysander.


  • Ascended Extra: Plays a much larger role in Cold Steel III. Considering The Reveal in Cold Steel II, this was bound to happen to her.
  • Automatic Crossbows: Her main weapon of choice as a squire, similar to Kevin's.
  • Church Militant: She's a squire of the Gralsritter, specifically for the Second Dominion.
  • Firing One-Handed: Just like Kevin, she fires her crossbow one handed.
  • Friend to All Children: Is always hanging around children, helping out Sunday School.
  • Hidden Buxom: When she's in her Thor's uniform, she has quite a bust. Lampshaded by Rean who notes that he probably should be thinking of something else.
  • Instant Costume Change: When Thomas uses his powers to make a partition of time to have a talk with Rean, Thomas, and Rosine, the latter immediately changes into her nun habit.
  • Nice Girl: She's a good girl. Even when Thomas starts dropping so many things on Rean after The Reveal, she tells her boss to make it less overwhelming for Rean and thinks that Thomas made Rean very wary about him and the Gralsritter.
  • Nuns Are Mikos: Par for the course for the series - Rosine takes up being a sister of the church as an after-school job, rather than as a way of life. Subverted (sort of) when you find out who she really is.
  • The Reveal: She's the squire of the Second Dominion, Thomas.

Paula

A member of the Riding Club.


  • The Resenter: Towards Jusis at first. In the second game, her opinion of him starts to change after he opposes his father's razing of Celdic.

Beryl

Voiced by: Rie Kugimiya (Japanese)

The creepy head of the Occult Club


  • Ambiguously Human: Some of her scenes in the second game imply she's more than just really creepy, with her seemingly able to vanish and teleport. All we know is she's definitely not a Witch, as Celine can confirm.
  • The Bus Came Back: Reappears in Cold Steel IV, guiding the heroes. She also ends up guiding Rean to the Shrine of Sanctus on the final day of the game to have an audience with the spirit of Algres and have a chance to Screw Destiny where he, Crow, and Millium die.
  • Collector of the Strange: She gives you a Zemurian Ore in exchange for the complete Red Moon Rose collection.
  • Elegant Gothic Lolita: Her fashion in Cold Steel IV evokes this image.
  • Fortune Teller: She's always sitting behind a crystal ball. In Cold Steel II, she can tell your compatibility with other characters, as well as remind you of who you have completed a necessary event with in order to see their final bonding event. She also seems to know several things that are about to happen in the story beforehand and after you see the final bonding event knows who you chose. She also ends up reading fortunes in Cold Steel IV at the Mirror Castle in Mishelam.
  • Jump Scare: She first appears to new Class VII in Cold Steel IV by appearing out of nowhere at Milsante while a member of old Class VII is away to answer a phone call that had static issues.
  • Mysterious Watcher: Watches from the sidelines yet delivers a lot of cryptic lines that end up becoming true. By Cold Steel IV, Rean ends up paying attention to what she says though still internalizes that she's in her own world yet again.
  • The Seven Mysteries: During the middle portion of Cold Steel I, she sends Rean to find the truth to this school's mysteries.
  • Smarter Than You Look: Maybe? She seems creepy and spacey and has a perpetually vague look on her face. Blink and you'll miss it, though, but in Chapter 3 of the original game, when you get the results on the midterm exams, you find that she has placed fifth. That's out of 99 students in the entire school, just behind the noble Patrick Hyarms and two places above the maximum placing that you can get for Rean. True, when you're prepping for the exams, she does claim to not need to study because she can use her mystical abilities to know exactly what material is going to be on the exams, but who knows how true this actually is.
  • Supernatural Golden Eyes: Maybe? The only thing the cast agree on about her is that she is one of the most mysterious characters of the game.
  • Vagueness Is Coming: She loves making predictions of darkness and impending disaster, but is rarely specific as to exactly what will happen. Mainly because she can't see anything specific until the fog clears up at the speed of plot.

    Second Year Students 

Stefan

The head (and only member) of the Lower Class Chess Club


  • Nice Guy: Despite the Upper Class Chess Club members looking down on him, Stefan wants nothing but to get along them regardless since they all love chess and eventually succeeds after they're brought down a peg by Machias in a match against Jusis.
  • The Remnant: Until Machias joins, he's the only member since all the nobles bullied the rest out of the club.

Clara

The head of the Art Club. Cares little for anything outside her art.


  • Brilliant, but Lazy: She gets high test marks without effort, but prefers to spend her studying on her art instead.
  • Jerkass: Downplayed example. She'd rather focus on her sculpting than help out other members.
  • Reclusive Artist: She's always in the art room.

Hibelle

The head of the Wind Orchestra.


Loggins

A member of the Fencing Club.


Emily

Voiced by: Akemi Kanda (Japanese)

The captain of the Lacrosse Club. She loves training, especially early in the morning, and has a fiery disposition, ready to put the fear of Aidios into her club charges. She is best friends with Theresia, a noble, who helps her captain the club.


  • Brains and Brawn: The "Brawn" portion of the pair between her and Theresia. Emily's usual fiery demeanour completely disappears when confronted with academic tests and she relies heavily on help from Theresia to get her through.
  • Dual Boss: Alisa and Angelica have to fight both Emily and Theresia in Cold Steel IV.
  • Fiery Redhead: Has bright red hair and a personality to match.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: Her and Theresia actually hated each other during their first year and were bitter rivals; however, a year in the club together caused them to bond with one another and become fast friends.
  • Forbidden Friendship: Theresia's father doesn't like her being friends with a commoner like Emily.
  • Passionate Sports Girl: Loves lacrosse to the point of keeping her uniform with her at all times and occasionally wearing it, even when she's not doing anything lacrosse related.
  • Red Baron: Surprisingly enough, considering she's a minor character with little combat ability, she gets her own title: The Blazing Maiden.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Red, with Theresia as her Blue.
  • Those Two Girls: She's usually spotted with Theresia.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: The Tomboy to Theresia's Girly Girl.
  • Training from Hell: Loves putting the members of the club through these.

Klein

The captain of the Swimming Club.


  • Disappeared Dad: His father died before the game.
  • Momma's Boy: Positive version. A sidequest in May has him going home to check in on her because she was sick.
  • Private Tutor: He works as a tutor for Emile in Trista. He has Rean substitute for him in May to see his mother.
  • Scholarship Student: The reason he can come to Thors.
  • Those Two Guys: He's almost always seen with Casper.

Nicholas

The head of the Cooking Club.


  • Supreme Chef: He's able to tell what ingredients are in food and how much just from a taste. This knowledge also comes in handy when he flees Thors after its occupation with some of the other students, his group is able to survive in the wilderness thanks to his food-finding skills.
  • The Remnant: Somewhat worried over the fact that only he and Margarita are the only members of the Cooking Club. Millium's addition alleviates his worries somewhat.

Dorothee

Voiced by: Saori Goto (Japanese)

Eccentric head of Thor's Literature Club.


  • Hot Librarian: In Cold Steel III, she ends up being the caretaker of the Heimdallr museum.
  • Most Fanfic Writers Are Girls: She wrote one along with some other stories for Thors School Festival to sell.
  • Skewed Priorities: The first thing that she took when Thors was under siege was a yaoi book, mind you.
  • Yaoi Fangirl: Her stories are all but stated to be this, with one of the Bonding Events with Emma (and scene to get her character profile) being the most prominent example. By Cold Steel III, she ends up becoming a famous writer as Musse is a fan of her works.

Others

    Thors Military Academy Faculty 

Principal Vandyck

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Voiced by: Shingo Horie (Japanese)

The head of the school, an ex-soldier and mentor to several important characters.


  • Badass Grandpa: Those muscles aren't just for show. Though he's over seventy years old and retired from the Imperial Army, he's still fit enough to swing around his BFS around like it's nothing as shown when he and the other combat capable members of the Thors staff defend Trista from the invading Alliance forces at the end of Cold Steel I.
  • BFS: His zanbatou is this crossed with Blade on a Stick.
  • Expy: Of Dean Collins from the Sky games.
  • Heroic Build: Easily the tallest and most muscular male character in the series.
  • Large and in Charge: He's two meters tall and built like brick.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: He never lets the students forget that he is in charge but he's very nice about it. He's also not prone to micromanagement.
  • Retired Badass: He is an ex-military after all.
  • Secret Keeper: Knows that Rean is Osborne's son. He did play matchmaker for Osborne after all.
  • Shipper on Deck: Played the role of matchmaker between Osborne and his future wife Katia as the former was nervous about courting the latter due to ten year age gap between the two of them.
  • Take a Third Option: He supports the 'Third Way' movement and is fully behind Olivier's plans for Class VII.

Instructor Neithardt

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Voiced by: Daisuke Matsubara (Japanese), Cam Clarke (English)

A Major in the 4th Armored Division of the Imperial Army who teaches Military Affairs at Thors. He is also known as "Neithardt the Mighty" considered the ace of the 4th Armored Division. He is good friends with Mueller Vander.


  • An Aesop: His speech in the swimming competition: just because one side thinks its cheating to send out their most powerful weapons at the other side, it doesn't necessarily mean the other side will find it unfair and that they should be thoroughly prepared for it.
  • Back-to-Back Badasses: In Cold Steel II, he engages this with Mueller. The two then briefly catch up with one another before challenging each other to a friendly challenge to see who can kill more magic knights.
  • Big Damn Heroes: He does this twice in Cold Steel II. The first time happens when Class VII have to deal with another batch of monsters, though they weren't really having a tough time with Rean taunting the enemy that he's just delaying the inevitable. The second time happens when engaging the magic knights near the entrance to the Infernal Castle where he engages a friendly duel with Mueller to see who can kill more.
  • The Comically Serious: In contrast to Sara.
  • Cool Sword: One that vaguely resembles the Silver Sword from Ys in fact.
  • Drill Sergeant Nasty: When teaching the male students swimming techniques because he doesn't think they're tough enough. He also tries to be the serious one to compensate for Sara's laid-back style of instruction.
  • Facepalm: Delivers an epic one in Chapter 5. Again in Cold Steel III under the same circumstances.
  • Graceful Loser: Has no problems accepting defeat in the swimming competition, and turns it into a military lesson for Class VII.
  • Humongous Mecha: In Cold Steel II, he eventually takes to piloting a Spiegel stolen from the Noble Alliance after the capture of Twin Dragon Bridge and asks Rean to duel with him. Said duel is also one of the hardest Divine Knight fights in the game. He's also pilots again during Çold Steel III.
  • Instant Expert: He only took the Spiegel for a few test runs, yet managed to be one of the toughest mech battles to the point where winning earned optional AP. One could only imagine how powerful he would be if he was an Awakener.
  • Last-Name Basis: He refers to all of Class VII members and Sara by their last name.
  • Men Are Tough: He doesn't like Class VII's male students getting shown up at swimming by Laura and Fie and appeals directly to Rean's manliness to rope him to into gathering them for special swimming lessons.
    Neithardt: I'm always serious. If you've got the stones, gather up Class VII's men and I'll teach you all at once.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: In Cold Steel II, when the boys lost in the swimming competition because Sara only sent out Laura and Fie, two of the best swimmers, the boys started complaining about it. Neithardt stops them and actually makes it a lesson that just because one side thinks its cheating, it doesn't mean that the other side will find it cheating. He then accepts the loss for not seeing through Sara's plan, something that shocks her as everyone knows that they're usually at odds against each other.
  • Ship Tease: With Eliot's sister Fiona in Cold Steel II.
  • Tank Goodness: The ace of the 4th Armored Division who leads alongside Lieutenant General Craig.
  • Training from Hell: Puts the men of Class VII through a training regiment for swimming that he dubs "The Manway Method". He also does this again in the second game.

Heinrich

The Vice-Principal of Thors and the high-strung teacher of Political Science.


  • Fanboy: He's secretly a huge fan of Arc en Ciel and Rixia Mao in particular.
  • Non-Action Guy: He and Instructor Mary are the only instructors without any visible combat ability.
  • Stern Teacher: He's a bit of a classist and is often a harsh educator but typically has the school's best interests at heart.
  • This Cannot Be!: He'll be flabbergasted if Class VII comes out as the top class in midterms.
  • Upper-Class Twit: He's a bit of one.

Thomas Lysander

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Voiced by: Kohei Matsumoto (Japanese)

Thors' carefree professor of History and Literature. Though seemingly harmless, he reveals to Rean that he's actually the Second Dominion of the Gralsritter with Rosine being his squire.


  • Adjusting Your Glasses: By the bridge, unsurprisingly for the scholarly type. You only get to see this once though, in the final scene with him Cold Steel II only a New Game Plus if you completed the Black Records sidequest.
  • Badass Baritone: He drops a few octaves when he decides to open his eyes.
  • Beautiful All Along: A male example. Switching his glasses to a more normal-looking one and sporting his Gralsritter outfit in Cold Steel III make him look a lot more attractive compared to his appearance in the previous two games and if the concept arts are to be believed, he's a full-blown Biseinen when he took off his glasses.
  • Big Good: In Cold Steel III, he and Roselia are this for Class VII in the final chapter.
  • Bookworm: He loves reading and researching legends and will happily discuss his findings at length.
    • Badass Bookworm: By virtue of being a professor at Thors. He's quite skilled with an Orbal Staff.
  • Church Militant: He's the Second Dominion of the Gralsritter. Seriously.
  • Collector of the Strange: In the first game, he asks you to bring him peculiar dishes.
  • Continuity Nod: He makes a couple of these while talking about legends he's researched, including Crossbell's historical association with alchemy. He also references the Sept-Terion.
  • Dogged Nice Guy: To Sara.
  • Expy: To the Thomas of the Gagharv Trilogy, at least if he took the glasses off.
  • Eyes Always Shut: His eyes are typically always closed aside from being hidden behind Opaque Nerd Glasses and he only opens them when he's being serious.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: Acts nice and friendly towards Sara and Neithardt and has invited them for drinks on more than one occasion, while neither are exactly thrilled at the prospect of spending time around him.
  • I Just Want to Be Badass: He mastered the Orbal Staff because he always wanted to be a wizard. At least, that's what he says anyway.
  • In the Hood: When he operates undercover in the second game. He also adopts a deeper voice to throw people off, leaving Rean shocked when he reveals himself.
  • Magic Staff: His weapon of choice.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: Oh so much. For instance, he's the hooded guy who helps out Rean and company at the Twin Dragons Bridge and Makarov calls him out on holding back in the fight against the Magic Knights in Heimdallr. And with good reason, too - this "carefree history teacher" is actually the Second Dominion of the Gralsritter.
  • Opaque Nerd Glasses: A variation; while his eyes can be seen behind his glasses, it's only due to the camera angling itself so that his eyes can be seen and otherwise his glasses are this.
  • Pocket Dimension: His specialty is creating/manipulating these and he doesn't need to use his Stigma for it
  • Red Baron: The Partitioner.
  • Secret Identity Vocal Shift: When covertly aiding Rean and his companions at the Twin Dragons Bridge he adopts a deeper, much more stern tone compared to his usual, higher-pitched tone. Turns out this is actually his real voice, as Rean finds out when Thomas explains who he really is during the Epilogue.
  • The Smart Guy: A bit clueless when it comes to realizing other people aren't as interested as he is but he really knows his stuff.
    • In Cold Steel II, his knowledge is instrumental in saving everyone fighting outside the Infernal Castle from Vermillion Apocalypse's energy-draining power, so score one for research.

Makarov

Voiced by: Hiroki Yasumoto (Japanese)

Professor of Natural Science and Mint's uncle. Was once an apprentice of Professor G. Schmidt during his days as a student at the Roer Institute of Technology, but quit due to differences with his mentor.


  • Awesomeness by Analysis: Apparently his specialty when he's forced to fight.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: Graduated from the esteemed Roer Institute of Technology with top honors and is smart enough for Professor G. Schmidt to acknowledge his skills, but he's usually seen lazing around and complains about work most of the time.
  • Drop the Hammer: In Cold Steel IV, he's piloting a Hannibal, the Makoukihei equivalent of the Hector series of Panzer Soldat, and it wields a hammer on a pole. It even comes complete with "Riot Combo" as his finishing move.
  • Henpecked Husband: Well, brother/uncle. He gets a lot of it from his sister and his niece.
  • Must Have Nicotine: He's perpetually smoking on campus, which gets him scolded by Professor Heinrich constantly. One cutscene actually shows him even standing off to the side smoking while the boys are working with computers during a class.
  • Magic Staff: Like Thomas, he uses an Orbal Staff.
  • Perma-Stubble: Goes along with his Brilliant, but Lazy attitude.
  • The Slacker: He gives off this impression but he actually does good work.
  • The Smart Guy: Of the staff of Thors. He's a top graduate of Roer Institute of Technology after all. He's also among the first to pick up that Thomas isn't all what he seems to be.

Beatrix

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Professor of Biology and Medical Science and the school's nurse. Always warm and welcoming, the entire school likes her. She was once a former member of the Imperial Army known as "The Reviver" was responsible for helping Sara move on from her life as jaeger.


  • BFG: She fights with a large sniper rifle.
  • Colonel Badass: She was once a colonel in the army.
  • Combat Medic: She used to serve in the Imperial Army where she was known as "The Reviver". She would beat you to a pulp, then she would patch you and everyone else up so you didn't die.
  • Friendly Sniper: Considering she's packing one hell of a sniper rifle, yet as friendly as ever, she counts.
  • Heroic BSoD: Although she's somewhat out of it, she did question at one point if she could even save anyone anymore after what had happened at the Hundred Days War.
  • Never Mess with Granny: Don't even think about trying to die either because she won't let you.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: She is one and even the Vice-Principal defers to her.
  • Red Baron: "The Reviver"
  • Retired Badass: She might be retired from the army, but she's still strong as ever.
  • School Nurse: The head nurse of Thors. She even patches you up if you either win or lose against her and Vandyck at the end of a quest during Cold Steel II.
  • Shell-Shocked Veteran: She retires from the military thanks to the Hundred Days War with Liberl, seeing so many deaths and questioning as to whether it was worth it.
  • Unexpected Successor: Headmaster Vandyck has indicated that he wants her to succeed him when he retires.

Mary Altheim

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Voiced by: Aya Endo (Japanese)

Thors' Professor of Music and Arts and the supervisor of the Cooking Club.


  • BFG: In Cold Steel IV, she's piloting a Mordred, the Makoukihei based on the Kestrel series, and it's wielding a a rifle not too different from Musse's orbal carbine, complete with "Resonance Shot" as her finishing move.
  • Blue Blood: Her family are prominent Nobles from Sutherland Province.
  • The New Guy: Is in her first year teaching at Thors when Cold Steel begins.
  • Supreme Chef: Is the advisor for at least three clubs on her first year, one of them being the cooking club.
  • Team Mom: Acts like one for her students.
  • Took a Level in Badass: She wasn't a fighter throughout most of the series. She ends up piloting a Mordred, the Makoukihei based on the Kestrel series and uses it to fight against Rean and co. in Cold Steel IV.

Celestin

Voiced by: Daisuke Matsubara (Japanese)

Butler to the Hyarms family and personal attendant to Patrick. He serves as a caretaker for the Class I dormitory in the original game, and later fills the role for the Second Branch School in Cold Steel III.


  • Bare-Fisted Monk: He uses martial arts to fight.
  • Battle Butler: You can battle him on a few occasions, such as when taking back Trista in Cold Steel II.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Patrick. Both have known each other for years and more or less consider each other brothers.
  • Hypercompetent Sidekick: In the Wolfpack Boss battle of Act 2 Part 4, he's the strongest physical fighter on his team, including his master.
  • Nice Guy: Very much so compared to Patrick.
  • Took a Level in Badass: At the climax of Cold Steel II, he was struggling against one magic knight and had assistance from his master and the other people just to take down one. By Cold Steel III, he personally gives one magic knight one hell of a flying kick on his own, while the rest of his allies had at least two people using rocket launchers to just take on one.

    Thors Main Campus (Cold Steel III) 

Cedric Reise Arnor

See The Imperial Family

Ada

Voiced by: Naomi Oozora

A somewhat stuck-up girl in Class I who acts as one of Prince Cedric's main followers.


  • Alpha Bitch: She seems to think that the students of Class I, should be superior to the students at the Branch School. By Chapter 4, while she still insists that Class I is better overall, she relents that Class VII has better teamwork (since Class I relies a little too much on Cedric).
  • My Master, Right or Wrong: She chooses to follow Cedric even when he's getting involved in some obviously suspicious stuff at the end of Cold Steel III.
  • Satellite Character: She doesn't really serve much purpose other than to be Cedric's follower. Both her and Fritz lampshade it in a sidequest in Cold Steel III where they ask Rean to help them.
  • Ship Tease: In Cold Steel IV, she and Sydney from Thors II have a few moments.

Fritz

A boy with a fairly large build in Class I who acts as one of Prince Cedric's main followers.


  • My Master, Right or Wrong: He chooses to follow Cedric even when he's getting involved in some obviously suspicious stuff at the end of Cold Steel III.
  • Satellite Character: He doesn't really serve much purpose other than to be Cedric's follower. This is something both Ada and him acknowledge that he ends up asking Rean for some guidance in Cold Steel III.

Alternative Title(s): The Legend Of Heroes Trails Of Cold Steel Thors Military Academy Students

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