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A list of the various student 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.

Warning: spoilers relating to events/reveals that happen during the first two Cold Steel games shall be left unmarked. Certain spoilers from Cold Steel III onwards, however, shall remain tagged.

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Towa's Group

    Towa Herschel
Towa as an Instructor at Thors Branch Campus
Towa as a student 
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 Cameo: Added recursively alongside Juna as an Early-Bird Cameo in the Playstation 4 version of Ao Towa was added as an NPC during the West Zemuria Trade Conference and can be seen talking on her ARCUS.
  • 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.
  • Height Angst: Downplayed but she does not like being reminded of how short she is. In Cold Steel III, Rean nearly does it in Chapter 4 and Towa is less than amused.
  • 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.
  • Mythology Gag: The Japanese name of her Brave Order, "Kokonoe-jin," is a reference to Towa Kokonoe, her "alternate universe counterpart."
  • 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: By Cold Steel IV, it's pretty much confirmed that Towa's the only member of her group whose head is always on straight.
  • 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.
  • Rank Up: When Michael returns to the RMP following Cold Steel IV, she is the one taking his place as Chief Instructor while Michael's sister Isara take her place as Class IX Instructor.
  • 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.
  • Workaholic: It's noted by numerous characters that she spends pretty much every possible minute working.
  • 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 as of Cold Steel III
Angelica during her time as a student 
Angelica disguised as nun 
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, while George just sticks with "An." In NA version, both of them call her "Angie". In both languages, Crow calls her "Gelica."
  • Ambiguously Bi: Played With. While her attraction to cute girls and Butch Lesbian attitude is not ambiguous at all, it's her attraction to the opposite sex that is, specifically towards George. In a conversation in Cold Steel III, Rean and Towa discuss and speculate that Angelica and George feel more than just friends, though it's left up in the air if it's this trope, If It's You, It's Okay, or if they're just misinterpreting it.
  • 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.
  • 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 III.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: In Cold Steel IV, she survives getting shot 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.
  • The Casanova: She's an Implied Rare Female Example, as she's noted for having a lot of lovers and Crow claims she stole all of his girlfriends, though we don't see too many on-screen.
  • 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.
  • Loveable Sex Maniac: Hits on nearly every girl she meets and makes numerous perverted comments. She's still a dear friend to Towa, Crow, George, and Class VII.
  • 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 preferring 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.

    George Nome
George as of Cold Steel III
George as stundent 
Voiced by: Takeshi Mori (Japanese), Matthew Mercer (English)

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 Cold Steel games, he's fairly unremarkable beyond being your orbal engineer and forging the strongest weapons. In Cold Steel III, he plays a much bigger role.
  • The Atoner: In Cold Steel IV, after being convinced by his friends not to kill himself out of guilt for his actions, he decides to live and make up for what he's done as best he can.
  • Badass Armfold: His victory pose has him do this after petting his Naglfar.
  • 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. Until Cold Steel III reveals that he's been a taciturn member of the villain team since the beginning. And even when he does rejoin the heroes, he never quite goes back to the cheerful guy he once was.
  • 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.
  • Energy Weapon: Just like Millium and Altina, he can fire laser beams to his enemies through his robotic companion Naglfar.
  • Evil All Along: Ultimately subverted; Cold Steel III reveals that he is "Copper Georg," a gnome working for Black Alberich, and his friendship with Crow, Angelica and Towa was all supposedly all a front. But IV reveals that 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: Subverted; Cold Steel III would have you believe him to be far worse of a traitorous bastard than Crow ever was, what with him blowing up the Courageous, supposedly killing Toval, Olivert and Victor, making even Campanella ever-so-slightly disgusted. Then Cold Steel IV reveals George preferred his life as "George Nome" over being "Copper Georg", causing him to not go through with killing anybody.
  • Fat Bastard: It looked like this was his true self in Cold Steel III, but IV revealed that things weren't that simple.
  • 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.
  • Hate Sink: Subverted; Cold Steel III was certainly building himself to be this, as the first thing he did post-reveal is shoot Angelica. He then proceeded to top that in the final chapter by blowing up the Courageous, all while coldly telling Towa that his friendship with her was a lie from the very start. But then Cold Steel IV revealed that, out of the new villains, he might be the least hated of the bunch, as to despite being the one to rig the Courageous with explosives and shooting Angelica, not only does he show remorse, but he always took the route to avoid actually killing anyone. Perphaps due to this, he actually gets redemption.
  • Heel–Face Turn: He goes back to being an ally of Class VII in Cold Steel IV, after being convinced to atone for his actions.
  • 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 Cold Steel 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, and again in Hajimari.
  • 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. Cold Steel III and IV do have him be the Evil Genius of the Black Workshop team for a while, but he eventually comes back to his previous role.
  • 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. Although even after that he never truely returns to the jovialness of George in school. His true personality is indeed still very stoic, but less cold and calculating and more in the quiet polite kind of way.
  • 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 Cold Steel 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. He's such a walking spoiler that the Playstation 4 console itself will prevent any kind of recording scenes pertaining to him.
  • 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, which eventually lead him to do a Heel–Face Turn.


Class I/II

    First Year Students 

Patrick T. Hyarms
Patrick as of Cold Steel III
Patrick as a student 
Voiced by: Junichi Miyake (Japanese, Cold Steel I), Junichi Yanagita (Japanese, Cold Steel III onwards), 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: In Cold Steel I, the other first-years in Classes I and II flock to him because of his father.
  • Blue Blood: He's from one of the Four Great Houses, making him one of the most socially prominent members of the incoming class at Thors.
  • Character Development: From the little time we see him in Cold Steel I and II, 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 Cold Steel III where it's clear that he's mellowed out a lot during the time skip.
  • The Dulcinea Effect: One 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 whilst piloting a Spiegel S in Cold Steel IV, teaming up with Rean in Valimar 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.
  • I Hate Past Me: By the time of Cold Steel III, he's come to feel ashamed of how much of a Jerkass he was to Class VII and in general at the start of the series, even taking the time to personally apologize to Gaius. Also counts as Jerkass Realization.
  • Last-Name Basis: Almost always refers to Rean as Schwarzer, though Rean always refers to him as Patrick.
  • Lighthearted Rematch: His final request to Class VII during Cold Steel II's 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 during Cold Steel I, 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. At least in Cold Steel I.
  • Rich Bitch: In Cold Steel I, 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 joined the Fencing Club.
  • Shadow Archetype: In Cold Steel I, he was basically Jusis, stripped of most redeeming qualities, which the game played for all its worth. Grows into a better person over time though.
  • Sore Loser: Evident after his defeat against Class VII in a mock battle during Cold Steel I. 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 got along with Class VII during Cold Steel I. But 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 Cold Steel II, pledging the entire student body's assistance to them and formally acknowledging Rean and the rest as worthy rivals. His kindness is even more pronounced 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 Cold Steel II, 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
Ferris as of Cold Steel III
Ferris as a student 
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 Cold Steel II.
  • Cannot Spit It Out: Non-romantic example. It's clear throughout the Cold Steel I 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: Though willing to give Rean the third degree if he ever hurts Alisa, she's also supportive of their relationship and even tells Alisa to not keep Rean waiting during her final bonding event in Cold Steel II. By IV, she's even actively started to tease them 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 arc.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Purple in this case.

Kenneth Lakelord
Kenneth as of Cold Steel III
Kenneth as a student 
Voiced by: Takuya Sato (Japanese)

The head and only known member of the Fishing Club.

  • Birds of a Feather: Even though she's supposed to be his future sister in-law, Kenneth and Annabelle share a love of fishing. The "future sister in-law" part is gone at the end of Cold Steel II, 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 Cold Steel II, 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. He finally gets a clue during the final chapter of Cold Steel IV.
  • Suddenly Blonde: His hair color was closer to brown in the first two games, but come Cold Steel III he now has bright purple hair much like his brother.


Voiced by: Naoko Komatsu (Japanese), Laura Stahl (Enlgish, Cold Steel IV)
Bridget as of Cold Steel IV
Bridget as a student 

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. A 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
Margarita as of Cold Steel IV
Margarita as a student 
Voiced by: Rie Tanaka (Japanese)

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.
  • Shoo Out the Clowns: Fitting with the game's Darker and Edgier nature, she's one of the few Thors graduates who doesn't appear in Cold Steel III.
  • 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
Vincent as of Cold Steel IV
Vincent as a student 
Voiced by: Hiromichi Tezuka (Japanese), Kyle Hebert (English, Cold Steel IV)

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 at school, regardless of 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
Appearances: Cold Steel | Cold Steel II

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

Appearances: Cold Steel | Cold Steel II

The head of the Photography Club.

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

Appearances: Cold Steel | Cold Steel II

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
Theresia as of Cold Steel IV
Theresia as a student 
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.
  • Ambiguously Gay: Her relationship with Emily contains some heavily romantic subtext, they spend all their time together at the academy, and even decide to stick together after graduation.
  • 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: Alisa and Angelica have to fight her and Emily together 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.


Voiced by: Nana Hamasaki (Japanese)
Edel as of Cold Steel IV
Edel as a student 

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

  • Buxom Is Better: It's worth noting that she appears to have the largest rack among the Cold Steel cast. Vivi approves.
  • 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.
  • Never Gets Drunk: In a three-way tie for highest alcoholic capacity among the women in the Erebonia Arc with Sharon and Aurelia (they ran out of liquor before the issue could be decided).
  • Nice Hat: Always has a straw hat on. She finally takes it off in Cold Steel IV.
  • I Choose to Stay: During August, she stays at school to take care of the plants than go home.

Class III/IV/V

    First Year Students 

Alan as of Cold Steel III
Alan as a student 
Voiced by: Tomoaki Maeno (Japanese)

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 Olaf.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: He's influenced with the curse of Erebonia, causing him to oppose Rean and Class VII. 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. Sadly, while Bridget is happy, his behavior when doing so too a turn for the worst due 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 Drakken II during the climax of Cold Steel III. He trades it in for a Merkia during his Brainwashed and Crazy boss battles in Cold Steel IV.
  • One Steve Limit: Averted. He shares his first name with Alan Richard.
  • Royal Rapier: He's part of the fencing club.

Hugo Kleist
Hugo as of Cold Steel III
Hugo as a student 
Voiced by: Junichi Yanagita (Japanese)

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.
  • Honest Corporate Executive: In Cold Steel III and IV, he may have sided with Osborne and bought up companies left and right, but he has lines he will not cross, such as defaming other stores.

Becky as of Cold Steel III
Becky as a student 
Voiced by: Hisako Kanemoto (Japanese)

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

Appearances: Cold Steel | Cold Steel II

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 as of Cold Steel III
Mint as a student 
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 Branch Campus in Cold Steel III, and is seen maintaining Valimar a few times.
  • Bridge Bunny: She works on the bridge of the Courageous in Cold Steel.
  • Cute Clumsy Girl: Which hasn't changed even 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 doesn't taste right to Rean. Even Nicholas tells her that "water isn't normally flammable."
  • No Sense of Direction: For the first month in Cold Steel I, she gets lost trying to find the Wind Orchestra room. In II, 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 looks as though she never aged.
  • The Pollyanna: You have to be one to work with Schmidt every day and take him as a minor annoyance
  • 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.
  • Ship Tease: In the Eventide of Cold Steel IV, it's heavily implied she went on a date with Elliot.
  • Wrench Wench: In Cold Steel II, she helps fix the tanks at Zender Gate.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Mint green in this case.

Appearances: Cold Steel | Cold Steel II

A member of the Swimming Team.


Voiced by: Ayana Taketatsu (Japanese)
Linde as of Cold Steel III
Linde as a student 

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 Cold Steel II.
  • Birds of a Feather: With Gaius.
  • 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: As students, she wears her hair like this while Vivi's was straight. By Cold Steel III, both wear their hair 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.
  • Ship Tease: The Eventide of Cold Steel IV has Rean wondering if she and Gaius are dating. He isn't the only one, as Becky is seen questioning her about their relationship a day prior.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Bright pink.

Vivi as of Cold Steel III
Vivi as a student 
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 Cold Steel II.
  • 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 Cold Steel II - 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.

Appearances: Cold Steel | Cold Steel II

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 as of Cold Steel IV
Rex as a student 
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?
  • OOC 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 as of Cold Steel III
Munk as a student 
Voiced by: Junichi Yanagita (Japanese)

A student with a strong love for the radio.

  • Ascended Extra: He has a recurring side quest for Rean involving the latter material for Munk to talk about on the radio.
  • 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.
  • Write Who You Know: In-universe, Munk hosts a radio drama called "Eternal Neun," which has characters based on his old classmates. The main character in particular, Neun, is a "Seven Stars One God" practitioner with self-sacrificing tendencies. Additionally, the character he based on Rosine is a secret knight of the church, which implies he somehow figured out that she's a member of the Gralsritter.

Rosine as of Cold Steel III
Rosine as a student 
Voiced by: Hiromi Konno (Japanese), Kayli Mills (English)

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.
  • Dude Magnet: A boy in Trista develops a Precocious Crush on her, and Rean and Machias both find her smile to be very attractive. The less positive side of this trope is shown in Cold Steel II, where two provincial army soldiers hit on her, much to her discomfort.
  • 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.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: She's blonde and one of the nicest and sweetest characters in the series.
  • Hidden Buxom: Her nun habit makes it hard to tell, but when she's in her Thor's uniform, she's shown to have quite the 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.
  • Number Two: To Thomas as his squire. Ends up becoming this for Gaius in Cold Steel IV throughout all of Chapter 2.
  • 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.

Appearances: Cold Steel | Cold Steel II

A member of the Riding Club.

  • The Resenter: Towards Jusis at first. In Cold Steel II, however, her opinion of him starts to change after he opposes his father's razing of Celdic.

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Beryl as a student 
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.
  • Inexplicably Awesome: Despite not being affiliated with the Hexen Clan in any way, she displays an impressive grasp and knowledge of a lot of their workings. She can also, as a fortunteller working in Mishelam in Cold Steel IV, glean what Rean and Crow are privately struggling with in regards to their chances of survival post-Great Twilight, despite not necessarily being connected to the curse. At one point during a sidequest she, by all accounts a regular (for her) human, somehow wandered into the Hexen Clan's village, past the powerful magic barrier meant to keep outsiders away. Everyone is consistently baffled by her for multiple reasons.
  • 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 Gold 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 

Appearances: Cold Steel | Cold Steel II

The head (and intially 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 joined, he was the only member since all the nobles bullied the rest out of the club.

Appearances: Cold Steel | Cold Steel II

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, which she is very blunt about.
  • Reclusive Artist: She's always in the art room.

Appearances: Cold Steel | Cold Steel II

The head of the Wind Orchestra.

Appearances: Cold Steel | Cold Steel II

A member of the Fencing Club.

Emily as of Cold Steel IV
Emily as a student 
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.

  • Ambiguously Gay: Her relationship with Theresia contains some heavily romantic subtext, they spend all their time together at the academy, and even decide to stick together after graduation.
  • 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 her 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.

Appearances: Cold Steel | Cold Steel II

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.

Appearances: Cold Steel | Cold Steel II

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 he and Margarita are the only members of the Cooking Club. Millium's addition alleviates his worries somewhat.

Dorothee as of Cold Steel III
Dorothee as a student 
Voiced by: Saori Goto (Japanese)

The eccentric head of the 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.
  • Nose Bleed: Accuses Rean of nearly doing this to her in IV after seeing him in a black outfit with white hair.
  • 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.

Thors Main Campus (Cold Steel III and IV)

    Cedric Reise Arnor 

    Ada Grant
Voiced by: Naomi Ozora (Japanese)

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

  • Beta Bitch: She's one of the main followers of Prince Cedric and shares his condescending attitude towards the Branch Campus. 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).
  • Defeat Means Friendship: After being defeated by Rean, Randy, Tita, and New Class VII, she joins in their fight
  • Heel–Face Turn: She and the rest of the Main Campus ally with Class VII and their allies in Chapter 2 of Cold Steel IV.
  • Hero-Worshipper: Admits that she enrolled in Thors due to hearing of the exploits of the original Class VII.
  • 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 have a few moments.

    Fritz Geithner
Voiced by: Junichi Yanagita (Japanese)

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

  • Covert Pervert: Was rather interested when Lt. General Craig said joining the 4th Armored Division would make him into a Chick Magnet.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: After being defeated by Rean, Randy, Tita, and New Class VII, he joins in their fight
  • Heel–Face Turn: He and the rest of the Main Campus ally with Class VII and their allies in Chapter 2 of Cold Steel IV.
  • 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.
  • Odd Friendship: With Kairi in Cold Steel IV.
  • 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.


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