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Itsuki Aoi

Voiced by: Ryohei Kimura

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The Supporting Lord

The main character, Itsuki is a high school student who one day awakens to his Performa and becomes a Mirage Master.

  • Bash Brothers: With Chrom, his Mirage.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Shows up in time to save Tsubasa from having her performa drained in the first dungeon. Also manages to free the Brainwashed and Crazy Chrom and Caeda at the same time.
  • Chick Magnet: Similar to the Persona games and Devil Survivor 2, the main female cast (Kiria, Tsubasa, Eleanora, Maiko, Tiki, and Mamori) all have a thing for him, which is especially evident in the side stories and topic system. At one point, depending on his dialogue, he can even make Tharja fall for him, and this taken to the extreme during one of Touma's quests where Itsuki manages to charm many girls without noticing. Probably helps that Chrom is his Mirage. Despite all that, he doesn't notice any of it.
  • Childhood Friend: He and Tsubasa have been friends for a long time.
  • Contrasting Sequel Main Character: As opposed to most Shin Megami Tensei RPG protagonists, he has a defined name and personality, and he even talks. Also, while most Fire Emblem and Persona protagonists are the genuine, end all be all heroes of their stories, Itsuki's more of a Supporting Protagonist. Until the end, that is.
  • Cool Big Bro: He is this to Tiki as he helps her in her sidequests, with the two growing very close in them.
  • Chronic Hero Syndrome: Not unlike the various Fire Emblem Lords. Besides having the potential to help his fellow entertainers with their problems, he can also help random people, including Mirages inside the actual Idolaspheres, with random requests. Best example is in the prologue, where he immediately rushes after Tsubasa to save her when she's kidnapped by Mirages.
  • Expy:
    • For the various Lord characters in the Fire Emblem series, such as Marth and Chrom.
    • His Chick Magnet tendencies and Thunder/lightning/Zio-related magic also recalls Yu Narukami and his mascot persona in the anime version of Persona 4. The latter also possibly applies in the game itself depending on the player's choices.
  • Fast Ball Special: In his Dual Art with Tsubasa he chucks her into battle for major damage and a full party revive.
  • The Hero: While the role of protagonist swaps back and forth between characters, Itsuki is always the one who gets stuff done.
  • Healing Hands: Has access to the Dia line of spells to single heal allies. This is probably so the team can always potentially have some sort of healer on hand, since you can't ever swap him out.
  • Heroes Prefer Swords: As befitting of a Lord, he can wield the Royal Rapier.
  • Heroic Mime: Despite being the protagonist of a Shin Megami Tensei RPG, averted.
  • Large Ham: Not in the main plot, but Itsuki's descriptions of everything he eats and drinks are hilariously overwrought.
  • The Leader: Has this role on the team from the start. By the end of the game he's leading all of Fortuna as the new head of Fortuna Entertainment.
  • Likes Older Women: Potentially with Kiria and Maiko.
  • Magic Knight: Itsuki has a wide range of sword skills, Thunder skills, healing skills, buffing skills, and debuffing skills. As a Lord, Itsuki has a fairly equal amount of physical and magical attacks; while his Great Lord promotion is similar in this, his Conqueror promotion focuses more on physical skills.
  • Make Me Wanna Shout: His Back Chorus Ad-Lib performance has him grab a microphone and belt it out at his enemies for high damage.
  • Nice Guy: Seems to be why the girls like him.
  • Oblivious to Love: The man is major levels of dense.
  • Ordinary High-School Student: To the point that he knows little about famous idols like Kiria. Lasts for all about 10 minutes, though.
  • Shock and Awe: Wields the Thunder element as his only element, and can learn a variety of Thunder elemental spells, with the game's highest Thunder magic, Thoron, being exclusive to him.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Again pretty much the reason why every major female character has the hots for him.
  • Supporting Protagonist: The main thrust of the plot has Itsuki assisting his friends in fulfilling their dreams of stardom, while remaining in the shadows. He acts as their glorified Roadie, basically. Though after the credits, he takes over as the chief of Fortuna Entertainment when Maiko goes back into modeling, with everyone's approval.
  • Theme Naming: Colorful Theme Naming to be specific. His surname references his blue hair, which many Lords in Fire Emblem have had.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Like the Lords in Fire Emblem games, Itsuki has dark blue hair while in Carnage Form.

Tsubasa Oribe

Voiced by: Inori Minase

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The Rising Peagasus Knight

Itsuki's childhood friend. A bit clumsy, but she always sees things through. A mirage master who uses a mixture of physical and magical skills while kicking plenty of ass.

  • Ascended Fanboy: Well, fangirl. She goes from being a fan of Kiria to rubbing elbows with her and both fighting and singing alongside her.
  • Animal Motifs: Often represented in Topic emotes by a cute puppy. She can even compared to one by Itsuki at one point!
  • Badass Adorable: She's a Cute Clumsy Genki Girl who can get excited over the smallest things. She's also very handy with a spear and won't hesitate to pierce enemies with it.
  • Bare Your Midriff: In her idol costume.
  • Big Sister Worship: She adores her older sister Ayaha.
  • Blade on a Stick: As a Pegasus Knight, she is a spear user.
  • Blow You Away: Despite the fact that wind element is a weakness for Pegasus Knights. She can use all of the Wind elemental attacks in the game, and like with Itsuki and Kiria, the strongest attack of the Wind element, Excalibur, can only be learned by her.
  • Boobs of Steel: She's the one of the most physically oriented of the playable females and she's got one of the biggest busts in the game with only Maiko outdoing during her in that department.
  • Childhood Friend: She and Itsuki have been friends for a long time.
  • Childhood Friend Romance: It's implied (rather heavily) that she's already had feelings for Itsuki prior to the game. Whether or not he reciprocates is up to you.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Her perception of things can be a bit.. out there sometimes. In one sidequest, she takes Touma's advice about "cat-like charm" as best learned from an actual cat named Little Devil, and spends what is implied to be hours meowing at it.
  • Combat Medic: Her primary role in the game. She doesn't have Toma's power or Kira's magical strength or versatility, but she does have ready and early access to a verity of healing spells, on top of her lance strikes and wind spells.
  • Cute Clumsy Girl: Despite her blunders, she never gives up.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Tsubasa's sister was a popular idol who mysteriously disappeared during a perfomance, along with everyone else in the theater except Tsubasa. One of the reasons she agrees to become a Mirage Master is because she saw someone who resembled her during the incident leading to her and Itsuki meeting Chrom and Caeda.
  • Expy: Of various Pegasus Knights, specifically ones like Caeda and Tana who are childhood friends with the hero. Her personality is closer to Sumia's combined with her daughter Cynthia's energetic traits, and like them, she is very clumsy outside of battle.
  • Fangirl: She's a huge fan of Kiria, her senior. Which makes her all the more ecstatic when she finds herself working with and even singing a duet with her.
  • Fast Ball Special: In her Dual Art with Itsuki. She's the ball.
  • Genki Girl: She's perky and friendly.
  • Healing Hands: Has access to the Media and Dia line of spells, which will probably make her your go to healer for most of the game.
  • Idol Singer: Her dream, which she can realize in the game. Her idol costume consists of a black bra and short shorts, and transparent pink detached sleeves and stockings with glowing yellow bangles. The North American version censors her costume by adding an undershirt.
  • Magic Knight: The most dedicated magic user after Kiria, but she also has access to powerful spear attacks, making her a cross between Kiria and Touma gameplay-wise.
  • Ms. Fanservice: She's busty, jiggly, and has a lot of outfits that show it off.
  • Musical Assassin: In her Dual Art with Ellie, where they perform a song from Splatoon.
  • Reluctant Fanservice Girl: She accepts a job as a swimsuit/underwear model, but she clearly has troubles about showing off her skin to the public.
  • Sexy Whatever Outfit: Of a pegasus.
  • Spoonerism: Prone to these when she's flustered or excited.
  • Stripperific: Wears some revealing outfits and her idol costume is this to a T in the Japanese version. Less so in the North American version.
  • Theme Naming: Class based. Appropriate how a girl whose name means "wings" is a Pegasus Knight.
  • Who Wears Short Shorts?: Part of her idol costume is a set of black short shorts.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She has dark green hair.

Touma Akagi

Voiced by: Yuki Ono

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The Fiery Superhero

Itsuki and Tsubasa's classmate. He's a huge fan of Tokusatsu shows and wants to be the leading man in a popular one called Masqueraider.

  • Anime Hair: His hair is spiky and flaming red.
  • Badass Longcoat: His Carnage form has a fabulous red one.
  • Bash Brothers: With Cain, his Mirage.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Shows up just in time to help Tsubasa and Itsuki in the first dungeon against Garrick.
  • Blade on a Stick: As befitting of a cavalier.
  • Blow You Away: A secondary element of his.
  • Butt-Monkey: Even in his Dual Art where Elly uses him as a vault.
  • The Casanova: Not as himself, but for one of his roles he has to learn how to become one to get in character.
  • Expy:
    • Of the Red Cavalier Archetype in the franchise, thus he's paired with Cain.
    • His role as the protagonist's best friend and as the game's main Butt-Monkey - the latter especially shoved onto by his female classmate - also parallels that of Junpei from Persona 3 and Yosuke from Persona 4.
  • Fanboy: Of Tokusatsu and Henshin Hero shows.
  • Fiery Redhead: A boisterous personality to match his fiery hair.
  • Hidden Depths: Surprisingly, he was already a Mirage Master before the game began.
    • Toma is very serious about heroes, and spends the entirety of his sidequests tying to show Riku that real heroes exist.
  • Hot-Blooded: Goes into battle with hot-blooded energy and brings that same level of energy into his acting. It's almost a requirement considering he wants to be a Henshin Hero.
  • Hope Bringer: Aspires to be one, and believes strongly that heroes must be able to give courage and strength to others.
  • The Lancer: To Itsuki.
  • Mr. Fanservice: The game certainly loves showing off his toned body.
  • No Shirt, Long Jacket: His Carnage Form has no shirt under his coat.
  • Not So Different: From Riku. Touma also dealt with bullying and parental issues at a young age, hence why he wants to inspire Riku not to give up similar to how hero shows inspired him to do the same.
  • Parental Abandonment: His sidequests reveal that his parents left him to be raised by his grandfather after falling deep into debt.
  • Playing with Fire: His main element is the Fire element, through he himself specializes in physical attacks.
  • Red Is Heroic: His primary color in both his Carnage Form and his Henshin Hero outfit are red.
  • Shout-Out: One of his DLC costume is a tiger-print shirt. Apparently his voice actor was also well-known for voicing a guy whose name and Animal Motifs is a tiger.
  • Theme Naming: Both color and class. His surname contains the kanji for "red" while his given name references horses.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Ellie. Best shown in their Dual Art where they argue and step all over each other but still come through as a team in the end.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: His first appearance in the game is the opening cutscene where he's getting undressed after a show and he is ripped.

Kiria Kurono

Voiced by: Yoshino Nanjo

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The Cool Sorceress

A very popular pop singer and a senior to Itsuki and his friends. She's very private, but it is known that she's a powerful Mirage Master.

  • Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: Tall, powerful, well-endowed, and aloof.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Several of her outfits, including her first casual set.
  • Be Yourself: Her arc is about coming to terms with the fact that her cool image and her love of cute, girly things aren't mutually exclusive and that she doesn't have to hide who she is for the sake of others.
  • Blow You Away: Has access to wind spells just like Tsubasa.
  • Burning with Anger: Her second sidequest starts with her in a (literally) volcanic mood over Maiko booking her a gig that involves dressing up in a cat suit.
  • Casting a Shadow: She's the first party member to have access to darkness-based spells, such as Flux and Lullaby Song; indeed she already comes with them when she joins the team.
  • Cute and Psycho: Played for laughs but boy is she pissed when Maiko books her the wrong gig.
  • Cuteness Proximity: Sidequests reveal that she is extremely fond of cute things such as plushies, but she's ashamed of this because she's supposed to have a "cool" image. Her sidequests revolve around getting her to come to terms with this.
  • Dude Magnet: She's very popular with guys.
  • Expy: While she's a mage instead of a knight, and female instead of male, Kiria is an expy of Sheena and Kanji. She puts up a tough front for other people while hiding her love of cute things, especially stuffed animals.
  • Eyepatch of Power: In her Carnage Form, she has a large eyepatch that covers her right eye.
  • Girlish Pigtails: When she's in battle, her hair is tied up in pigtails that give her a striking resemblance to Hatsune Miku.
  • Goofy Suit: She has to wear a cat one as part of a cute show that Maiko books her for.
  • Gratuitous English: Listen to her in combat and you'll pick up the following gems:
    Finish!
    Last one!
  • Hero of Another Story: Kiria is notable in that she was doing this job solo before the others joined up.
  • Horny Devils: Her Carnage Form outfit is simultaneously form-fitting and very revealing, and has a little devil-tail.
  • I Hate Past Me: In her second sidequest, she feels very insecure about her love for cute things, which she used to show openly when younger but slowly abandoned as she became older because it didn't line up with her fierce, standoffish image. To this end, she attempts to 'kill' her past self by slaughtering a bunch of adorable looking enemy mirages. Fortunately, Tharja and Itsuki manage to talk her out of this mindset and help her accept that there is nothing wrong with liking cute things.
  • An Ice Person: While Kiria has access to several different elements, ice is her main one. Her Ad-Lib, Labyrinth, and two of her special performances are also ice spells.
  • Ice Queen: Very serene and mysterious as befitting of a cool beauty. She's very secretive about her private life.
  • Idol Singer: Her single, "Reincarnation", is a chart topper.
  • Lady of Black Magic: An elegant and cool beauty with Dark Mage as her class. It helps that Tharja, her Mirage, very much fits this as well.
  • Ms. Fanservice: In a more overtly sexual way than Tsubasa, to the point where her idol costume was censored to cover her panties with black leggings. Given that her Mirage is Tharja, this is not surprising.
  • Musical Assassin: Wields her mic like she would a staff.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Her hair goes down to her knees. No wonder she keeps it tied up most of the time.
  • Sensual Spandex: Her Bowdlerised idol outfit has her wearing skintight black tights, similar to Tharja's body suit.
  • Squishy Wizard: She's the best magic user, but don't expect her to survive two hits, what with her low defense and second-worst HP.
  • Stripperific: The original iteration of her idol costume was little more than lingerie and a corset, but was later censored. Even her street clothes proudly display her thong.
  • Tastes Like Diabetes: Her Pastel Power special performance where she dresses up like a cat, uses a cutesy voice and dances around. Insulin may be required after.
  • Theme Naming: Two for one. Her surname has the kanji for "black", as she's the resident dark mage and has black hair.
  • Tsundere: While not nearly as bad as Eleanora she has her moments with Itsuki and in a non romantic way everyone else.

Eleanora "Ellie" Yumizuru

Voiced by: Ayane Sakura

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The Hollywood Sniper

A successful actress in Fault Entertainment with dreams of being a Hollywood star. Despite being younger than Itsuki and Tsubasa, she acts older than both of them.

  • Aloof Big Sister: She has three younger brothers. Considering she describes them as "bratty" it's clear where she lies.
  • Animal Motifs: Often uses a cat emote in Topic that represents her fairly well.
  • The Archer: Uses a bow in combat, killing enemies with precision while doing all kinds of acrobatics.
  • Badass Adorable: Her Dandelion In Love persona when she takes to the stage and fires a charm arrow.
  • Big Sister Mentor: Despite the fact that she's younger than Itsuki and Tsubasa.
    • Played straight in one of Mamori's side quests where Ellie plays Mamori's fictional big sister on her cooking show. Mamori doesn't have an elder sister so Ellie has to teach her how to be a sibling.
  • Boyish Short Hair: Has the shortest hair style of the rest of the female main cast, wearing it in a bob cut.
  • But Not Too Foreign: She's half-Scandinavian.
  • Expy:
    • Of Lisa Silverman. A slightly boyish girl (but not boyish enough to have a wardrobe devoid of skirts) that is younger than the main protagonist, has short blond hair, and is also a foreigner. Okay, Lisa is pure-blooded American when Ellie is just half-Scandinavian, but still close.
    • Also of Yukari Takeba and Chie Satonaka. The former also uses bows and arrows for battling supernatural enemies, the latter is very much a tomboy, and both have a love-hate relaionship with their butt-monkey male friend.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: Her leggings in her Carnage form. It seems that either she's only wearing one on one leg and none on the other, or one is just longer than the other one.
  • Flower Motifs: Her armor form has roses as the arrows in her quiver, as well as general flower accents throughout.
  • Glass Cannon: She has high Strength and Skill but her defenses are so-so and her HP is bar none the most pitiful in the team.
  • Good Bad Bugs: Towards the end of her transformation animation, Ellie will spin her bow above her head, but the bow itself will stop well before the sound and twirling effect does.
  • Heroic Seductress: Her One Sided Love Ad-Lib art is a school girl version of this, enticing the enemy before shooting them with a charm arrow.
  • Improbable Aiming Skills: Is able to notch and fire an arrow while doing a backflip.
  • Musical Assassin: During her Dual Art with Tsubasa when they sing a song from Splatoon.
  • Playing with Fire: Fire elemental physical attacks to go with her Thunder attacks.
  • Power Dyes Your Hair: When in Mirage mode, her hair turns cyan, referencing her mirage Virion.
  • She's Got Legs: Most prevalent in her Lesson Mode outfit courtesy of some very short shorts.
  • Shock and Awe: Eleanora has Thunder elemental physical attacks along with her Fire attacks.
  • Standard Status Effects: She's the most dedicated status effects-causer on the party. She gets Bow techniques and Ad-Libs that cause status effects like Charm, Confuse, etc., and she gets a number of Radiant Skills that raise the chances of them happening.
  • Theme Naming: Class based. Her surname references bows and bowstrings, befitting of being an Archer.
  • Tsundere: Despite trying to act a cool beauty, she is this.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Touma; they even argue during their Dual Art.

Mamori Minamoto

Voiced by: Kaori Fukuhara

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The Ballad Protector

A talent and Mirage Master that belongs to the same public entertainment office as the protagonists. She’s an elementary school student that likes Showa era songs and clothing.

  • Anger Born of Worry: She blows up at Barry after his stunt of running off to fight mirages without weapons or a mirage of his own. It's one of the few times that she loses her cool with someone.
  • An Ice Person: Her primary element is ice and has access to the Bufu line of spells.
  • An Axe to Grind: Which probably weighs more than she does.
  • Badass Adorable: On the badass side, she's a girl who can tank hits and deal massive damage with a giant axe. On the adorable side, she's a girl who's dressed in golden rabbit armor.
  • Badass and Child Duo: With Draug, being the Child to his Badass (though because of him she's a Little Miss Badass).
  • Beware the Nice Ones: At the end of her third sidequest, she completely snaps at her producer after she can't take his constant changes to the show anymore.
  • Bling of War: Wears golden rabbit theme armor.
  • Bunnies for Cuteness: If her armor and accessories are any indication, she loves rabbits. Even her default axe blade has rabbit-shaped cutouts on it.
  • Butt-Monkey: Mamori isn't mistreated by the other characters, but she doesn't have an easy time. She's working on a show that's irrelevant to what she actually wants to do, goes through many unfocused tone changes that she has difficulty adapting to, and requires her to eat a lot of terrible frozen food. Her first album was implied to have flopped. She also has more trouble as a Mirage Master, between struggling with the size of her axe and a battle intro that has her thrown into the camera while screaming.
  • Cute Bruiser: The youngest of the cast (aside from Tiki), but has a class traditionally known for tanking and laying out big hits.
  • The Cutie: She's positively adorable.
  • Diving Save: Starts with a passive skill that allows her to occasionally intercept single-target attacks aimed at an ally.
  • Glacier Waif: She's an elementary school student who uses the knight class, the classic Mighty Glacier type in the series. She wields an axe twice her size, tanks hits for her team and heals them with support. Mamori rolls with the best of them and is a god send in a fight.
  • Grew a Spine: The crux of her final sidequest.
  • Hair Decs: She has ribbons in her hair.
  • Healing Hands: She gets access to party wide healing spells just like Tsubasa, but due to her lower magic stat and EP she's better as a backup healer.
  • Kid with the Leash: Man, good thing Mamori is a sweetheart.
  • Killer Rabbit: Her armor has cutesy rabbit ears... and a massive axe.
  • Kimono Is Traditional: Despite being the youngest of the playable cast, her tastes are very old-fashioned, preferring to wear an outfit that looks like it was straight out of the Meiji Era, and her singing style is more traditional to contrast with the pop music of the others.
  • Little Miss Badass: Again, she's in elementary school but fights alongside the other members.
  • Meaningful Name: "Mamori" means "protect", which is suitable for the most defensive party member and the one who learns all the abilities that allow her to take damage for her teammates.
  • Muscles Are Meaningless: Zig-zagged. Her axe probably weighs more than she does, and indeed she complains about how heavy it is during battle ("O-Omoi!") and visibly struggles to lift it when receiving new Carnages. None of this stops her from flipping across the air with it during actual combat. In other animations, she's seen using her own body as a counterweight or a spinning motion to deal with it.
  • Oh, Crap!: Her in-battle Carnage Form transformation animation begins with her riding into the arena on Draug's back wherein he places her on the ground using the flat edge of one of his axes. During this whole time she's terrified and her face screams the trope as she's pushed closer towards the camera.
  • Pint Sized Power House: She's tiny due to her age, but can dish it out just fine.
  • Rage Breaking Point: Her producer's overbearing demands for her and the show get to her, but she doesn't let it out until the end of her final sidequest, when she decided enough is enough.
  • Serious Business: As the host of a cooking show, food is this to her. When Yashiro dismissed food as unimportant to acting, Mamori gave him an really impassioned speech on the reasons as to why food is important in the entertainment industry in general.
  • Stone Wall: In combat, it takes more effort to KO Mamori than any three other party members combined, and most of her Radiant skills just increase her survivability further. It's not uncommon for her to laugh off entire Sessions by the end of the game.
  • Theme Naming: Class based. Her first name references shields, and her Mirage's class is the Knight/General class.
  • Wise Beyond Their Years: She's very sharp despite her age. Lampshaded by Draug.

Yashiro Tsurugi

Voiced by: Yoshimasa Hosoya

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The Professional Swordsman

A highly successful and talented idol singer and actor. Initially an outsider to Fortuna, he antagonizes our heroes and holds them in contempt for working as a team.

  • Badass in a Nice Suit: Wears a suit as his casual outfit.
  • Bishounen: Thin, pretty and great hair.
  • Broken Ace: He's good looking, a great singer, dancer, actor and a powerful mirage master. However Yashiro still suffers internally from the incident that claimed his father. It was when the mirages kidnapped Tsubasa's sister as well. Though unlike Ayaha, Yashiro's father didn't make it.
  • Cool Sword: His first sword (Killing Edge) is a thorny katana.
  • The Comically Serious: Plays the part of the aloof rival arrow-straight, which just makes everyone think he's a pompous jerk.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: He eventually shows up at the Bloom Palace to take Tiki, and when Itsuki and co. try to stop him they get trounced.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: It's not until after Itsuki defeats him while also fighting Excelleus that Yashiro decides to join up with the crew.
  • Expy: He's a Tall, Dark, and Handsome Renaissance Man who has already mastered anything needed for his job (not only dancing, singing and acting needed as an idol but also combat skills needed as a Mirage Master), takes his job very seriously, and is a cold-hearted Jerkass that looks down on The Power of Friendship and is in the job because of his family. In short, he is the Yamato Hotsuin of the idol industry.
  • Forgets to Eat: So much so that in his first sidequest opens with him casually mentioning he hasn't eaten in days due to his schedule, and just as casually asking Itsuki how he and the others stave off starvation. He then proceeds to collapse outside of the cafe in Shibuya.
  • Gratuitous English: Not to be outdone by Kiria in this department during combat:
    Fantastic!
  • Hopeless Boss Fight: When you fight him the first time, he is at level 35, thus he'll most likely one-shot the entire party the moment he gets a chance to attack. Even if you hacked the game, it would treat it as a loss anyway, since you're not supposed to win.
  • I Work Alone: Rejects Itsuki's offer to fight by their side initially. He changes his mind after Fortuna proves themselves by kicking his ass.
  • Katanas Are Just Better: Most of his Carnage weapons are katana-esque, which fit with the eastern swordsman theme that comes with myrmidons and swordmasters.
  • Large Ham: His appearance on Microwavin' with Mamorin at the end of his first sidequest has him hamming it up so much that Mamori can't even speak for several seconds after he's done. Granted, he's a master actor who can do any role but given his personality it's still pretty shocking.
  • Last-Name Basis: Refers to everyone by their last name in the English version; however, in the Japanese dialogue, it's also Full-Name Basis.
  • Master Swordsman: While he possesses a few elemental spells, most of his spells are sword-based.
  • Meaningful Name: Tsurugi is a word for sword, referencing the Myrmidon class.
  • Mismatched Eyes: One of his eyes is gray while the other is a bright blue.
  • Nice Character, Mean Actor and Mean Character, Nice Actor: Can be either, depending on role. Offstage he can be a bit of a cold Jerkass, but he plays the lead in a romance show. On the opposite end of the spectrum, he plays a Serial Killer on Sneeze Detective Maho.
  • No Social Skills: His father taught him to focus on nothing but his career, so he lacks common sense about some essential things; he goes without eating for days because he fired his agent, who apparently kept him fed, and he has no idea he could just go to a restaurant to replenish himself.
  • Playing with Fire: Uses Fire elemental attacks as his secondary element.
  • Power Makes Your Hair Grow: Goes from a normal, shaggy style to an impressive, wild mane.
  • The Power of Friendship: What his side story ultimately ends up teaching him. Rather than trying to be a perfect actor that does everything on their own, Yashiro must learn to rely on others and comes to view Itsuki as a true friend.
  • Renaissance Man: Said to be good in anything, from singing to acting.
  • The Rival: Downplayed Trope. He doesn't have a vendetta against Fortuna Entertainment specifically; he's just extremely critical of people who don't shape up to his own high standards, as an entertainer and Mirage Master. Doesn't help that he's quite the jerk about telling them. This causes him to butt heads with Itsuki and the others on a couple of occasions, as well as physically fighting them. He gets better once the party kick his ass.
  • Sanity Slippage: Has shades of this, one being that he barely eats. No, he's not in a diet because he's an idol, his slight insanity was the impact of the events that happened 5 years ago, where all actors and actresses were kidnapped by many Mirages and he was the only survivor. And he was only 13 years old at that time. No wonder it broke him.
  • Sixth Ranger: He's the last addition to the party, and the one who resists joining the most.
  • Skunk Stripe: Has a streak of blue-white in his bangs.
  • The Stoic: Very soft-spoken and rarely emotes when he's not in character for a role.
  • Tall, Dark, and Handsome: His color theme isn't exactly black, as it's dark blue and dark purple, but still fits this trope anyway.
  • Too Many Belts: Dude is COVERED in belts in his Carnage Form.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Purple with a Skunk Stripe.
  • You Killed My Father: His motivation in fighting Mirages at first is avenging his father's death at their hands.

Maiko Shimazaki

Voiced by: Ami Koshimizu

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The Gravure Godmother

The President of Fortuna Entertainment, a company that recruits Mirage Masters.

  • Animal Motifs: Often uses emotes in Topic with a white rabbit with glasses... Who also always has a cocktail glass with her, because it's Maiko we're talking about, here.
  • Actor Allusion: This is not even the first SMT/Persona game where Ami Koshimizu portrayed a drunk party girl. Remember when Yukiko did the King's game at a club in Tatsumi Port Island?
  • Beauty Mark: Under her left eye.
  • Berserk Button: Downplayed. Ask about or make any allusions about her age, and she'll threaten you with some highly unpleasant work to do.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: She's a functioning alcoholic whose behavior veers between that of a thirty-year old and a thirteen-year old at the drop of a hat, but she's also an extremely competent agent and administrator.
  • Dangerously Short Skirt: Much shorter than professional standards would advise.
  • Dual Wielding: The Encore version has her join you in battle weilding a pair of swords.
  • Gainaxing: Her ample... assets... flail about with every movement she makes.
  • Hard-Drinking Party Girl: Maiko loves her sauce and is often found in a state of drunkeness or nursing a hangover at various points of the story.
  • Lady Drunk: It doesn't interfere with her work (and in fact tends to go hand-in-hand with it, due to her wine-and-dine sessions with clients), but Maiko is frequently tanked during the company's slow periods. At one point she winds up with a hangover so massive it can only be cured with eldritch ingredients pulled from the Idolasphere.
  • Large Ham: Usually fairly low-key, but she chews the scenery like mad when she gets tipsy or comes up with a good idea for a gig.
  • Manchild: Comes across as a Woman Child sometimes, especially when she's deep in the bottle.
  • Meganekko: One of the most attractive ladies on the cast and wears glasses. The only time they come off is when she comes out of retirement for a photoshoot.
  • Ms. Fanservice: By far the bustiest of the women, and also in-universe as she's an ex-Gravure idol. Her gravure book "My Complex" becomes a key story item in Chapter 2, with its contents leaving Itsuki, Touma and Tsubasa with jaws dropped in awe.
  • Raven Hair, Ivory Skin: Black hair, and also one of the few main characters with a normal hair color.
  • She's Got Legs: Long and shapely ones. Is it any wonder she used to be a Gravure Idol?
  • Team Mom: Is the mentor and boss to the cast and genuinely cares about them. She's even called such in-game.
  • The Team Normal: Maiko is the only character at Fortuna that has neither been posssessed by a Mirage nor been a Mirage Master. Her support mostly comes in the form of being the president.
  • The Tease: She offers a "private lesson" to Itsuki when he first joins up and many more comments throughout the story. Though she's probably just doing it to get a rise out of Tsubasa and Kiria.

Barry Goodman

Voiced by: Yuuichi Nakamura

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The Hero Trainer

A once popular musician who’s come to Japan in search of otaku culture. Following his retirement, he works with the protagonists as a trainer.

  • Big Fun: The largest character in the cast. When he's not being Drill Sergeant Nasty he's a pretty swell guy to hang out with.
  • Big Ol' Eyebrows: The bushiest ones in the cast.
  • Cutlass Between the Teeth: In his dual art with Mamori he attacks with her axe while holding it in his mouth since he's dressed up in a dog costume. It Makes Sense in Context.
  • Drill Sergeant Nasty: When it comes to singing. Especially emphasised in his second sidequest.
  • Eagleland: It would be easier to list what glaring American stereotypes aren't part of his character. Let's see... he's got blond hair, blue eyes, is somewhat overweight, is Drill Sergeant Nasty, has a thick accent complete with Gratuitous English, and swears a lot.
  • Funny Foreigner: He's an American in Japan and has a RIDICULOUS accent.
  • Goofy Suit: His dog costume that he wears for his dual art with Mamori.
  • Gratuitous English: His laughs are written in English in the Japanese version. He also swears in English.
  • Hidden Depths: Barry is a former Mirage Master, as his partner was Draug before he was cursed and the Mirage possessed him; Itsuki severed the connection between them, and Barry convinced Mamori to partner with Draug instead.
  • I Just Want to Be Badass: Towards the end of his story, Barry desperately wants to be a Mirage Master so he can fight alongside Itsuki and Mamori and prove his worth to the latter. He gets so desperate he tries to convince Tiki to partner with him, but eventually gives up on it.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: Runs off into an Idolasphere during his last side story without weapons or a Mirage to prove that he has what it takes to fight on Itsuki and co.'s level and be considered "cool" by Mamori. Naturally, you have to save him immediately.
  • Martial Arts Headband: Probably wears one for more emphasis on his trainer job for Fortuna's talent.
  • Team Dad: Is the trainer for the kids.
  • Training from Hell: What his training sessions are described as; however, he's still the best in the business so everyone considers it worth it.

Tiki

Voiced by: Sumire Morohoshi

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The Dragon Idol

A young girl who resides in the Bloom Palace. Like a Mirage, she can't remember much of her past. She is the basis for a popular music-making software in the real world known as "Singaloid TiKi", which has become an internet sensation.

  • Adorkable: The way she freaks out over simple things like donuts is precious.
  • Amnesiac Hero: Like all of the heroic mirages, she can't remember her past, but restoring her memory is actually a huge plot point.
  • Become a Real Boy: She gets a physical body at the end of her sidequest that lets her go to the real world, eat donuts, throw a concert, and spend the day with Itsuki, but it eventually wears off.
  • Cute Monster Girl: She's a dragon. An adorable one.
  • Disappears into Light: At the end of her side quest. She gets better, but neither she nor Itsuki knew it was going to happen and treated it like death.
  • Disney Death: She thinks she's about to die at the end of her day with Itsuki, but she just goes back to the Bloom Palace.
  • Expy: She shares her supernatural non-human being turned mascot celebrity like Teddie did in Junes Department Store.
  • Idol Singer: An odd example as she's essentially Hatsune Miku, being the visual character for a vocal software called Singaloid Tiki.
  • Our Dragons Are Different: She's still a dragon girl, but can't transform into the scaly version at will. In her home series, she required the use of a dragonstone to make use of her draconic abilities.
  • Pointy Ears: She's has pointed ears. If it wasn't for that, she would look just like a normal human girl.
  • Power Floats: She has the ability to constantly float in the air, and she uses this to be closer to the rest of the group's height.
  • Precocious Crush: On Itsuki in a way that mirrors Tiki in Fire Emblem with Marth.
  • Promoted to Playable: Tiki is a side character in the original game, but became a playable character in Encore.
  • Spirit Advisor: How she first appears to Itsuki in the first idolasphere to lead him to Tsubasa. She did the same for Yashiro years before, but forgot about him.
  • Spoiled by the Format: You didn't really think the game was about to take away your means of getting new weapons and skills by killing her off at the end of her side story, did you?
  • Token Mini-Moe: She stands at 110cm (3 feet, 5 inches).
  • Virtual Celebrity: The Tiki program that hundreds of people use to make music. Of course, none of them know that she's actually a real person.
  • Virtual Paper Doll: There are several outfits that you can get that are just for Tiki. Some of them are outfits from other characters' shows, like a Sneeze Detective Maho outfit or the cat suit that Kiria wears in Pastel Power. There's also her idol outfit that she wears during her concert. None of these outfits do anything, it's a purely cosmetic feature.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Green hair, as always.

    Heroic Mirages 

As a whole

  • Amnesiac Hero: None of them can remember much before their awakening, only their names.
  • Bash Brothers: They act as this to their Masters, serving as partners in battle.
  • Birds of a Feather: Are paired with Masters that are similar to themselves in some way.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Until they harness their master's performa, the Mirages resemble Gharnef, wearing shrouding red outfits that turn them into mindless creatures who only exist to consume.
  • But Now I Must Go: In the ending.
  • Darker and Edgier: Their physical appearances are vastly different from their original designs, giving inhuman qualities to them. However, they're pretty much the same personality-wise.
  • Equippable Ally: They all serve as the weapon to their respective partners.
  • The Faceless: Much like humanoid Digimon, none of their full faces are visible. Usually their eyes at least are obscured by a visor or helmet that's fused into them. The only partial exception is Chrom, who wears a high collar to cover his mouth, and has Blinding Bangs beneath which you see Glowing Eyes of Doom. You can make out similar glowing eyes beneath Virion's hat.
  • Forever War: An interview reveals that Mirages are engaged in one. Their current appearance as The Faceless is due to losing unnecessary parts of themselves during said war.
  • Limit Break: Typically, they only serve as their Master's weapon and lend them the ability to use their powers. However, they can be summoned with SP and unleash extremely powerful attacks by themselves.
  • Phlebotinum Rebel: They are residents of the Idolosphere like any other, but thanks to their Mirage Masters, they have been freed from their trance.

Chrom

Voiced by: Tomokazu Sugita

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A Prince from another world, he's lost his memories. A just and courageous soul, he turns into Itsuki's sword. Represents the Lord archetype, as the unique class of The Leader. Gets its natural evolution into a Great Lord as its heroic defensive option, and a dark offensive variant as Conqueror.

Caeda

Voiced by: Saori Hayami

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A Pegasus Knight, she has no memory of her past life. She is partnered to Tsubasa. Represents the winged mount archetype as a Pegasus Knight. Promotes into its usual Falcon Knight as the heroic defensive option, and gets a Wyvern Lord variant as its dark offensive counterpart.

Cain

Voiced by: Toshiki Masuda

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A cavalier from another world. He is Touma's partner. Represents the horse-mounted classes as a Social Knight. Gets the natural promotion to Paladin for its heroic defensive form, and the magic-wielding Dark Knight as its dark offensive variant.

  • Animal Motifs: He has bull horns on his helmet, which complements his nickname The Bull.
  • Badass Biker: Instead of riding a horse in this game, he uses a Cool Bike to storm into battle.
  • The Black Knight: His Dark Knight class, giving him black, skeletal armor.
  • Blade on a Stick: Lances are his weapon of choice.
  • Cain and Abel: In an interesting inversion, Cain's the Abel to Abel's Cain.
  • Cool Helmet: Resembles a bull's horns.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: His Dark Knight form where he wears black, skeletal armor.
  • Hollywood Cyborg: Has robotic aspects, like his arms turning into his lance and shield.
  • Hot-Blooded: Just like Toma, charging into battle while shouting at the top of his lungs.
  • Light Is Good: His Paladin form is mostly white.
  • Red Baron: The Bull. While this was his nickname in his home series, Abel is the only one to bring it up.
  • Red Is Heroic: Should be obvious considering he's covered head to toe in red armor and is a partner to one of the main heroes.

Tharja (Sallya)

Voiced by: Kana Akutsu

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A dark mage from another world. She is Kiria's partner. Represents the magic foot soldier archetypes as a Dark Mage. Gets the natural promotion to Sorcerer as its dark offensive form, and the light oriented Sage as its heroic defensive variant.

  • Absolute Cleavage: Her sorceror class breaks the window right open.
  • Bizarre Alien Biology: Tharja's mask seems to fuse with her hair, making it difficult to tell where one ends and the other begins. Furthermore, her arms are attached to her Badass Cape and parts of her skin combine with her Sensual Spandex.
  • Casting a Shadow: Specializes in dark magic like her Awakening counterpart.
  • Cleavage Window: With which to show off her "boingy bits."
  • Combat Stilettos: Slighter than most, but they're there,
  • Cool Big Sis: What she acts like to Kiria, serving as a teasing, but ultimately supportive mentor.
  • Creepy Good: While she's never at risk of veering away from the good guys' side, she does say some disturbing things, like how she wants to turn Kiria into a doll and keep her at her side because she's so cute, not helped at all by her quiet way of talking.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: She's clearly on the good guys' side this time around.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Has a sharp tongue at all times.
  • Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: Like her Awakening incarnation, Tharja is rather pale.
  • Evil Laugh: Like in Awakening, it's more subdued to make it more creepy.
  • Hypocritical Humor: She accuses Kiria of "having major issues".
  • Lady of Black Magic: She is a dark mage. Despite this, she uses her powers to help Kiria outside of battle.
  • Mad Scientist: Similar to her home series, she apparently dabbles in darker arts for various benefits. She even creates two golems to help Kiria and Tsubasa with some idol training, but it backfires horribly and they try to kill them.
  • Mr. Exposition: Pretty much explains the plot towards the end.
  • Ms. Fanservice: She was "the one with the nicest body" in Awakening, after all.
  • She's Got Legs: It's Tharja.
  • Shipper on Deck: For Kiria and Itsuki, and of course, Tharja being Tharja, she won't let her partner lose to any other woman.
  • Simple Staff: A weird choice, as Tharja in Awakening couldn't use staves unless she switched to the Bride class.
  • Woman in White: Should she promote to Sage, she'll be dressed in a mostly white outfit.

Virion (Viaur)

Voiced by: Hiromichi Kogami

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An archer from another world. He is Ellie's partner. Represents the light infantry units with Archer as the base class. Promotes to its usual Sniper for the heroic defensive option, and Assassin for its dark offensive version.

  • The Archer: Just like his incarnation in his home series, Virion is an elegant bowman.
  • Badass Cape: All three of his forms have one in a split cape design.
  • Blue Blood: He's a noble and wants to help Ellie become an up and proper lady in high society.
  • Cool Mask: Has one in every class. His base class covers his nose and face, while his Assassin class covers up his face completely and gives him red eyes. His Sniper class is more of a helmet.
  • Classy Cravat: Like his Awakening incarnation, a cravat is one of the main features of Virion's outfit.
  • Dual Wielding: Appears to have crossbows attached to his vambraces.
  • Flower Motifs: Much like his partner, his armor is accented with roses.
  • Gentleman Snarker: Some of his quips with Ellie where he comments on some of her uncouth reactions.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: His Assassin class has these, probably to reflect the class' cloak and dagger nature.
  • In the Hood: His Assassin class also has a dark hood that runs over his head.
  • Nice Hat: It has feathers. Loses it on promotion, sadly.
  • One-Way Visor: As a Sniper, he gets a helmet like this that completely covers his beautiful face, hair, and eyes.
  • The Straight and Arrow Path: Like in Awakening, bows are Virion's main weapons.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair

Draug

Voiced by: Ryouta Takeuchi

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An armor knight from another world. He is Mamori's partner. Represents the Mighty Glacier classes, with his default Knight to General line for defense, and Berserker for his offense variant.

Navarre

Voiced by: Takehito Koyasu

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Yashiro's Mirage. Represents the sword-wielding infantry classes with Myrmidon as his base form. The heroic defensive option is Hero (which was incidentally the promotion of Navarre's original base class, the Mercenary class, in the second half of Mystery of the Emblem, before the remake Retcon) and the dark offensive variant is Swordsmaster.

Marth

Voiced by: Hikaru Midorikawa

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    Enemy Mirages 

Gangrel

Voiced by: Manabu Sakamaki

  • Dirty Coward: In his boss fight, he can dodge attacks by forcing them to hit one of his flunkies instead, using "Shield me!". As long as there is at least one minion, you can't hit him.
  • Flying Face: Appears as a giant-sized disembodied head.
  • Mythology Gag: His attack, called "Reversal of Fortunes" summons minions to fight with and protect him. This comes from a line of dialogue in Awakening, where he says, "I believe this is what they call a reversal of fortunes.", right after Aversa summoned a horde of Risen to take down Phila's squadron.
  • Nice Hat: The shako he wears, which bears his crown. Gangrel himself... not so much.
  • Standard Status Effects: Uses Seal, a variant of the classic Silence, preventing the affected person from using their Mirage. He also uses this ability in a cutscene.
  • Turns Red: If you kill all his minions, and lower his HP, he'll use "Dire Slice Ultra", a stronger version of "Dire Slice", which hits all active party members.

Aversa (Inverse)

Voiced by: Kumi Tanaka

  • Absolute Cleavage
  • Bowdlerise: Zigzagged on her outfit. In the CG scene leading up to her battle, her chest area is covered in black smoke to cover her cleavage, yet during actual gameplay, her outfit isn't censored. Of all the content that got censored, this probably makes the least amount of sense.
  • Flunky Boss: Joined in battle by two normal Mirages in both her fights.
  • Our Centaurs Are Different: She's fused with the Pegasus.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: After Tsubasa breaks her hold on Ayaha, she decides to cut her losses and find a new vessel. However, Tsubasa is having none of that.
  • Stripperific: Her outfit shows off a lot of skin, which isn't surprising given how she dressed in her original game.
  • The Vamp: She feeds off of Ayaha's performa while using sweet words and Mind Control to keep her under her power.

Pheros

Voiced by: Mika Kanda

  • Elemental Powers: Uses Mazio and Mabufu to nail the party
  • Enthralling Siren: Thanks to eating Azusa, she has an exceedingly angelic voice.
  • Flunky Boss: Is flanked by two respawning Barbarians who cast buffs on her and strike with axes to set up a session.
  • Ghost Memory: Devoured a famous idol's performa whole, which allows her to use her talents such as her singing.
  • In Name Only: In Awakening, Pheros is a Valkyrie (horse riding mage) rather than a dark flier like Aversa, and a one-off boss.
  • Mana Drain
  • Our Centaurs Are Different: Like Aversa, she's fused with a Pegasus.
  • Palette Swap: Of Aversa, using similar tactics and abilities but harder-hitting. Pheros won't make it easy on you, but she's there to test exactly how much you've grown since Chapter 2. Her hold on her newest victim is even beaten in the exact same way, with the exact same song.
  • This Cannot Be!: When Tsubasa outsings her, breaking her siren hold over Chouten.
  • White Hair, Black Heart: Has golden hair, but is also the most monstrous of the sidequest bosses.

Abel

Voiced by: Takuya Sato

Lon'qu (Ronkuu/Lon'zu)

Voiced by: Takehito Koyasu

  • Adaptational Villainy: While Awakening's Lon'qu is an ally, this incarnation is an enemy.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Navarre on the heroes' side as equivalent archetypes from Marth's and Chrom's games.
  • Secret Test of Character: He's not actually evil. He and Yashiro's father work together (secretly along with Navarre) to test Yashiro's abilities and reassure Yashiro's father that he'll be alright without him.

Garrick (Geriba)

Voiced by: Shinya Fukumatsu

  • Ascended Extra: Didn't even have a unique face in his home series.
  • Didn't See That Coming: Gets this vibe from Touma, who states that Garrick's reappearance caught him off guard.
  • Unexpected Character: Safe to assume no one was expecting the generic bandit boss from the prologue of Awakening would appear in a big crossover/spin off title.
  • Warmup Boss: Just like in his home series, and in keeping with the Fire Emblem tradition of using bandits for this role.

Lorenz

  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Has become corrupted, forcing you to fight him to make him snap out of it.
  • The Computer Is a Cheating Bastard: In the battle against him, his only attack, Megaton Tackle, explicitly ignores resistances (so no attack mirrors/Tetrakarn to save you), deals incredible damage, AND can trigger sessions with his minions even if it doesn't hit a weakness.
  • Mythology Gag: Just like in Mystery of the Emblem, he fades away after his fight.

Bord and Cord

  • Adaptational Villainy: They're the only enemy mirages of previously-playable characters that are neither Brainwashed and Crazy nor a Guardian.
  • A.I. Is a Crapshoot: They are golems created by Tharja to help Kiria and Tsubasa practice for an upcoming joint performance. Needless to say, they go out of control and you have to kill them before they do the same to you.
  • Palette Swap: Of each other, and Garrick.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: They are completely invulnerable unless inflicted with a status ailment. Fortunately, Kiria and Tsubasa gain a skill for the duration of the battle that will inflict guaranteed Charm on one of them (Tsubasa will charm Bord, Kiria will charm Cord), rendering them vulnerable for a short time. That said, when they recover, they will start attacking whoever can charm them and can easily kill them, which can make it impossible to win if you are unlucky or unprepared, since a freshly revived party member usually has their turn placed at the end of the round, allowing Bord/Cord to kill them before they can charm them.

Cervantes

Excelleus (Exceli)

Voiced by: Shinobu Matsumoto

  • Barrier Change Boss
  • Dirty Coward: More so than Gangrel, but just like his Awakening self. Upon defeat, he tries to fly away, but karma catches up and he shuts down, dead.
  • Harmful Healing: If Tsurugi gets damaged enough, Excellus will heal him fully. The catch is, Excellus loses HP equal to whatever he heals Tsurugi for.
  • Killer Robot
  • Mythology Gag: Forced a non-villainous Swordmaster character to fight for him, just like in Awakening.
  • Turns Red: When his HP drops low or Tsurugi goes down, he changes his color to black. In this form, he becomes weak to all attacks, but starts spamming Ma-Dynes to murder you if you don't kill him fast enough.

Gharnef

  • Amazing Technicolor Population: He has glowing blue skin.
  • Bald of Evil: He's got no hair under that disco ball helmet.
  • Big Bad: Essentially the main villain of the plot.
  • Devour the Dragon: He consumes all of Hatanaka's performa (who offered it willingly) to power himself up before the fight with Itsuki and co.
  • Evil Sorceror: Just like his home series, he's evil and wields powerful spells and rituals.
  • Flying Face: His Mirage form is a giant head in an armoured shell, supported by a body made of energy.
  • Freudian Excuse: He wants to destroy the world because he wasn't chosen to succeed his mentor. Tsubasa sympathizes somewhat, saying that Gharnef must've felt like his hard work amounted to nothing, but Touma cuts in, saying that doesn't give him the right to destroy other people's lives.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: Big red ones.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: His Start of Darkness began when his mentor decided to pass down their power to another pupil instead of him. In his sorrow and anger, he decided to ally himself with Medeus and destroy all of mankind.
  • Mana Drain: One of his attacks inflicts a unique Status Effect called Mind Surge, causing the afficted character to lose a large amount of EP at the start of their turn.
  • Flunky Boss: He summons a pair of weapon spirits to assist him in battle and will raise their attack power sharply. Better take them out quick if you don't want them to One-Hit Kill your party members.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: Wants to wipe out all life by summoning the Shadow Dragon, which would of course result in his own demise as well. If you talk to Chrom late in the game, he even says that he doesn't understand people with such a motive.
  • Playing with Fire: He uses a few fire spells in combat, including Agidyne.
  • Shows Damage: The dome protecting his head loses more plates as he loses health, eventually ending with his entire skull exposed.
  • Signature Move: Imhullu returns as a powerful Almighty spell.
  • Xanatos Gambit: How he summons Medeus. He needs to offer up his soul and Marth's for the ritual. If the party destroys him, then he accomplishes this. If he destroys the party, he removes an annoying thorn in his side. The former occurs.
  • Villainous Friendship: He and his mirage master, Hatanaka, seem to get along just fine and have the same goals of world destruction through Medeus. Gharnef doesn't even need to possess him like other villainous mirages have had to do.

Medeus

  • Adaptational Badass: While he certainly wasn't a wimp in his home series, this version of him is a gigantic magical being on par with the usual SMT and Persona Eldritch Abomination final bosses, and has the power to match. He's also a Sequential Boss with a massive amount of HP, unlike in his original appearence where he could be defeated fairly easily with Marth's Falchion.
  • Body Horror: In the second phase, Medeus' face, minus his jaws, shatters, revealing a void beneath it that is capable of acting as a black hole.
  • Dark Is Evil: He's called the Shadow Dragon and wants to wipe out all life.
  • Elemental Powers: Uses the highest tier spells of all of them, along with Dark and Almighty.
  • Eye Beams: In the cutscene leading up to his boss battle, he uses these to kill Itsuki. Albeit temporarily.
  • Final Boss: The final enemy fought in the game.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: Big red ones that he uses to stare down at the party upon their first meeting. It's actually quite intimidating.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: He's the most powerful force of evil in the setting, but he doesn't make an appearance until his fight and barely even seems sentient, with Gharnef and Hatanaka instigating most of the plot.
  • Playing with Fire: He is a dragon, after all. What's notable is that he can inflict a burning status effect on the party that deals damage over time and prevents them from initiating or participating in sessions.
  • Our Dragons Are Different: Looks partly mechanical, with wings resembling a plane, in this incarnation.
  • Sequential Boss: Two phases to the fight.
  • The Voiceless: Unlike in his home series, Medeus here seems to be nothing more than an unintelligent, rampaging harbinger of doom only capable of roars.

    Guardian Mirages 
The spirits of Marth's former allies that are fought in the Area of Memories during Chapter 6. Split into three groups, they serve as a test to Itsuki and his party to see if they're worthy of performing the Opera of Light.

As a whole

  • Bait-and-Switch Boss: The way that they're setup, you're probably expecting to fight Marth at the end to gain his blessing, aren't you? NOPE! Gharnef steals Marth's soul to begin the Opera of Shadow, so you fight him instead.
  • Bonus Boss: In New Game +, they can randomly be fought in the Arena under the "Legendary" difficulty ranking.
  • Palette Swap: Each of them share a model with one of the possible promotions of the Heroic Mirages (barring Chrom), but with their entire bodies composed of a single color.

Jagen

Voiced by: Shiro Go

Gordin

Voiced by: Ayumu Murase

Ogma

Voiced by: Jurota Kosugi

Palla

Voiced by: Risa Taneda

  • Out of Focus: Palla is there to test Itsuki and co., but her sisters, Est and Catria, are not.
  • Palette Swap: Of Caeda, as a Falcon Knight.

Linde

Voiced by: Asami Seto

Dolph and Macellan

Voiced by: Yoshinori Sonobe (Dolph) and Masato Funaki (Macellan)

  • Dual Boss: When fought in the arena, the other Guardian Mirages will be accompanied by Elite Mooks. These two, on the other hand, will always be fought together.
  • Palette Swap: Of Draug, as a General.

    Supporting Cast 

TikiIsMyWaifu

Voiced by: Asami Seto

A high school student in Itsuki's class who is Tiki's biggest fan. She uses the Singaloid software to make new music tracks constantly.

  • Cloudcuckoolander: She's clearly a bit spacey, and thinks nothing of calling Itsuki "Nameless Kind Person" instead of asking for his name. She also doesn't look surprised or affected at all by being in an Idolasphere.
  • Everybody Has Standards: Despite her name, she finds it ridiculous for Itsuki to act like Tiki is real.
  • Nerves of Steel: Played for Laughs. She doesn't bat an eye at being dragged into another dimension and held hostage by a monster, much to the hero's confusion.
  • No Name Given: She's only known by her user name.
  • Samus Is a Girl: Itsuki is surprised to find out that an Internet-dweller who's crushing on Tiki is a girl his age.
  • Schoolgirl Lesbians: Subverted, as the target of her affection is a computer program based on a millennium-old dragon.
  • Single-Target Sexuality: Only loves Tiki, regardless of logic or gender.

Ayaha Oribe

Voiced by: Ai Kayano

Tsubasa's sister and a former idol. She starts the game as missing. Later on, she joins Fortuna Entertainment as a secretary.

  • Brainwashed and Crazy: By Aversa.
  • Cannot Tell a Joke: A lot of her dialogue after completing the sidequests she hands out is made of her cracking at times cringe-inducing jokes that fail to get any reaction out of Itsuki.
  • Cool Big Sis: Tsubasa idolizes her.
  • Distressed Damsel: She becomes this at the hands of a possessed Tarachino.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Aversa's posession plays up her feelings of envy towards her sister.
  • Idol Singer: Was very popular in her heyday, but is now retired.
  • Out of Focus: After she's saved in the second chapter, she becomes a secretary at Fortuna and her involvement in the main story becomes bare minimum. Her only real role becomes handing out generic sidequests involving restoring performa to NPCs.
  • Rip Van Winkle: Of a sort. By the time she is freed of her brainwashing, she has been under Aversa's control for five years and her kid sister has become an adult.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: The only differences between her and Tsubasa are their clothes and hair style.

Kuen Tarachino

Voiced by: Kenta Miyake

An exceptional drama director with a peculiar fashion sense. He’s strict on himself and others, causing his production staff to fear him. Currently disdains the entertainment and TV industry.

  • Enforced Method Acting: He puts Tsubasa through this while possessed by Excelleus, taking Ayaha hostage to do so.
  • Heroic Willpower: Is able to throw of Excelleus's possession the second the Mirage threatens Tsubasa, claiming that she is part of the next generation of great performers.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: His name is almost certainly a shout out to Quentin Tarantino. On a lesser end he's also a brilliant director who makes critically acclaimed films, but can be hard to work with because of his personality.
  • Prima Donna Director: Not as bad as most, as he's as strict with himself as he is with his cast and crew. Played fully straight when he gets possessed by Excellus.

Yatsufusa Hatanaka

Voiced by: Ken Narita

An ace producer said to be the cornerstone of any successful production. Having lost his way in the Idolasphere once, he keeps a watchful eye for Mirage incidents.

  • Ax-Crazy: He's completely off his rocker, as demonstrated by the fact that he sides with the Mirages in awakening the Shadow Dragon because he thinks having the world destroyed would be the greatest form of entertainment.
  • The Dragon: Is the Mirage Master of Gharnef, and helps him summon Medeus.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: Appears in the first chapter in the 106 building.
  • Evil All Along: He seems pretty unimportant at first as he's barely involved with the Mirage incidents, and when you talk to him in the overworld he says pretty inane things. Then chapter 5 happens, revealing he's directly conspiring with the Big Bad.
  • Expy:
    • His status of authority (within the entertainment business) combined with his apparent unimportance and the eventual reveal that he's working with the bad guys and is quite unhinged brings to mind Shuji Ikutsuki from Persona 3.
    • His For the Evulz motive for destroying the world also recalls Tohru Adachi from Persona 4.
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy: Long hair and quite effeminate.
  • Not Brainwashed: When the party faces him in chapter 5, they assume that he's brainwashed like every other artist they've faced up to that point. But he informs them that it's not the case at all and he's with the Mirages of his own free will.
  • Walking Spoiler: He's Gharnef's willing Mirage Master, and you need to kick his ass.

Teru Gojouin

Voiced by: Hiroaki Ishikawa

A comedian who presents Tsubasa’s idol audition show. Although he acts like a cheerful clown, he’s a serious and cowardly man.

  • Early-Bird Cameo: Appears in an early trailer, possessed by a Mirage.
  • Maniac Tongue: The first thing he does when he reveals that he is possessed is stick out his tongue and lick the bottom of his chin with it.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Pretty much the only sign that he's possessed at first is his puffy eyes, resembling pink eye. Once he enters the Idolosphere, they change shade to a deep crimson.
  • Voice of the Legion: When he reveals that he is possessed by a Mirage in the game's prologue.

Chouten Sawafuji

Voiced by: Keigo Manaka

A genius musician with the nickname “man with a million promises”. Also composed music for idols who died sudden and mysterious deaths and currently composing music for Tsubasa...

  • Creator Cameo: Is the real life composer for the songs of the game.
  • Survivor's Guilt: The legendary idol Azusa was devoured whole by a mirage while singing one of his songs, appearing to him as if she had simply died. Later, the same mirage possesses him by posing as Azusa's spirit and playing on his guilt over her death.
  • Take That, Us: Itsuki and Tsubasa call him a weirdo at one point.

Nobu Horinozawa

Voiced by: Anri Katsu

A popular cameraman who’s able to capture the purest beauty of any woman. His debut piece of Maiko during her gravure idol days instantly propelled him to the top of the industry.

  • New Old Flame: His relationship with Maiko is heavily implied to have been more than just professional.
  • Stalker with a Crush: Implied towards Maiko, though only while he's posessed by Gangrel. By the final floor is his dungeon, all the photos on the walls are of her.

Alternative Title(s): Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem, Illusory Revelations FE

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