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This page lists the citizens of the Liberl Kingdom which can be encountered mainly during the Trails in the Sky/Sora no Kiseki arc and also the later installments of the series.

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    Rolent region 

Mayor Klaus
Voiced by: Yasunori Masutani (Japanese)
Appearances: FC | SC | The 3rd

  • Caring Gardener: His main hobby, he especially likes to weed around the Rolent's clock tower, this licking for gardening earned him the nickname Ol' Man Klaus with the citizens of his town.
  • 100% Adoration Rating: He's well-loved by his citizens.


Appearances: FC

  • Bratty Half-Pint: Sets off Estelle and Joshua's first real job after he convinced Pat to run off with him to Esmelas Tower.
  • I Just Want to Be Badass: Constantly asks to become a Bracer to anyone that will listen after being impressed with Estelle.


    Bose region 

Mayor Maybelle
Voiced by: Ibuki Kido (Japanese)
Appearances: FC | SC | The 3rd

The mayor of the Bose region, noted for her dedication to her job and her city. She took over the job when her father died and, despite initial misgivings from some of the townsfolk about the mayoralty being handed to one so young, she has performed with aplomb and is now widely respected and adored by Bose's citizenry.

  • Ambiguously Gay: She deeply cares about Lila to the point of expressing significant jealousy when she believes Lita is planning on getting married (and later relief when she finds out it isn't true)
  • Establishing Character Moment: Estelle, Joshua, and Schera arrive at her home to conduct a meeting, only to find her in the marketplace, soundly chewing out a pair of merchants trying to take advantage of the local economy. After giving them an earful, she politely dismisses them and goes back to have a calm, reasonable discussion with the Bracers.
  • Married to the Job: More-so than any other mayor in the game, to the point where even random townsfolk are worried she's working herself to exhaustion. Notably, she routinely skips out on church service (instead sending Lila to pray on behalf of both of them) so she can conduct inspections at the market.
  • The Ojou: Naturally, as the closest to an inherited ruler of the region.
  • Ojou Ringlets: Subtle, but there.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: In spite of her occasionally stubborn behavior in getting her job done, she's the most responsible mayor in Liberl.
  • Tomboy: According to Lila, she was one in her youth.

Voiced by: Eri Yamazaki (Japanese)
Appearances: FC | SC | The 3rd

Mayor Maybelle's trusty and ever-present maid. She tends to the more mundane aspects of Maybelle's life, such as running errands and making sure the meals are prepared on time, and also serves as the mayor's close friend and confidante. She is also not above scolding Maybelle for skipping out on church service or otherwise indulging her workaholic tendencies, much to Maybelle's consternation.

  • Broken Bird: At first, Lila appears to simply be The Stoic, but SC reveals that she suffered greatly when she lost her parents to the Erebonian ambush. If her picture is anything to go by, she used to be a much more emotionally-normal girl.
  • Diving Save: Shoves Maybelle out of the way of some falling debris when the dragon attacks Bose, and is subsequently buried under a large piece of the roof. Fortunately, she pulls through.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Unbeknownst to most, "Lila" is actually Raini, an immigrant from a far-off nation. During the Hundred Days War, Raini - then just a child - and her parents were visiting Bose when the Erebonian Empire attacked. Raini's parents were killed and a severely traumatized Raini was taken in by Maybelle's father, who gave her the name "Lila" when she couldn't give her own name due to the shock of losing her family.
  • Dumb Struck: When Lila was first rescued by Maybelle's father, she could barely speak. Eventually they had to give her a new name, simply because they couldn't get her to tell them her old one.
  • Emotionless Girl: Doesn't have very broad range of expression.
  • Eyes Always Shut: For the most part. With a single exception, when they are opened they are still only half-open.
  • Happily Adopted: After losing her parents during the 100 days war, she was adopted into Maybelle's family.
  • Meido: To go along with her Ojou employer.
  • Not So Stoic: When you show her a picture of her younger self, she briefly adopts a stunned expression with her eyes wide before recomposing herself. This is the only time you see her without her usual Eyes Always Shut expression.
  • Single-Target Sexuality: She's outright claimed that the most important thing her life is Maybelle, period.
  • That Woman Is Dead: When confronted about her past, Lila insists that "Raini" died with her parents.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Maybelle.

    Ruan region 

Dean Collins

Voiced by: Tomohisa Asou
Appearances: FC | SC | The 3rd

The Dean of Jenis Royal Academy in Ruan.

Jill Liedner
Voiced by: Ryo Hirohashi (Japanese)
Appearances: FC | SC | The 3rd

The President of the Student Council at Jenis and Kloe's best friend and roommate.

  • Evil Genius: Self-described.
  • Innocently Insensitive: Has some moments of this in the third game, where she unknowingly insults Kloe by pitying the orphans and painting her to be a straight-laced "good girl" student. This is apparently a major frustration for her, as she feels terrible about it afterwards and Hans mentions that she has lost friends because of it in the past.
  • Meganekko: Overlaps with Scary Shiny Glasses on occasion.
  • Platonic Life-Partners: With Hans. They apparently have known each other for some time, and she uses him as a confidante and a grounding rod, but there's no hint of romance between the two.
  • Scary Shiny Glasses: When she enters her Yaoi Fangirl mode. The effect is... unsettling, to say the least.
  • Secret Keeper: She knows Kloe is a princess.
  • Student Council President: She's the president, having inherited the position from slack-happy Lechter. She takes it seriously but isn't above having some fun with her authority either.
  • Yaoi Fangirl: She displays an unhealthy fixation on seeing Joshua in his princess dress whenever she gets the chance.


Voiced by: Atsushi Kisaichi (Japanese)
Appearances: FC | SC | The 3rd

The Vice-President of the Student Council at Jenis.

Lechter Arundel

The President of the Student Council during Kloe's first year at Jenis. For tropes relating to him, see here.

Lucy Seirand

Voiced by: Airi Furukawa (Japanese, drama CD), Aya Hisakawa (Japanese, The 3rd Evolution, Cold Steel IV)
Appearances: The 3rd | Cold Steel IV

The Vice-Present of the Student Council during Kloe's first year, who later became a researcher for the Seirand Medical Equipment Company in her home country of Leman. Dr. Seirand is her aunt.

  • The Bus Came Back: Reappears in Cold Steel IV, accompanying the monarch of Remiferia and she's still berating on Lechter.
  • Oblivious to Love: She doesn't seem to notice Hans's crush on her.
  • Tsundere: She's strict towards Lechter due to his lazy and whimsical behavior, but she does seem to feel bad about being too harsh on him at times.

Leo E. Lawrence

Voiced by: Hiroshi Okamoto (Japanese)
Appearances: The 3rd

The Secretary of the Student Council during Kloe's first year.

  • The Stoic: Very serious and in control.
    • Not So Stoic: He ends up shouting when Lechter left the academy.

The Ravens (Rocco, Deen, Rais)

Voiced by: Kenji Akabane (Japanese, Rocco), Daisuke Matsumoto (Japanese, Deen), Yohei Azakami (Japanese, Rais)
Appearances: FC | SC | The 3rd

A gang of delinquents in Ruan.

  • Brainwashed and Crazy: In FC, in order to frame them for the burning of the Mercia Orphanage.
  • Japanese Delinquents: Seem partially based on this trope.
  • Joke Character: The three leaders are playable in one segment of The 3rd, where they take the final exam to become Junior Bracers. And they have to fight their former leader, Agate.
  • Heel–Face Turn: They were never really villains, just a bunch of punks, but in SC, they were a big help in Ruan when all the Orbal power was cut off. By the time of The 3rd, the three leaders have become Junior Bracers.
  • The Leader: The three listed all seem to lead the Ravens, but Rocco in particular seems take charge the most.
  • Lethal Joke Character: Downplayed on the lethal part. Their stats are crap, they have no orbments, and they don't have an S-Craft, but they do have a skill that lowers a target's defense to 0. Given how the damage formula works, this allows them to deal decent damage if the target isn't immune to DEF down.
  • Took a Level in Badass: As Estelle points out, they do get stronger each time she fights them, and in The 3rd, they've managed to become Junior Bracers, which is stated to take more than just combat ability.

Matron Theresa

Voiced by: Shino Kakinuma (Japanese)
Appearances: FC | SC | The 3rd

A kind woman running the Mercia Orphanage in the Ruan region.

Mayor Morris Dalmore

Voiced by: Masato Hirano (Japanese)
Appearances: FC | SC

The mayor of Ruan.

  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: The one behind the orphanage arson? It's him. Even without the brainwashing, dialogue from Gilbert implies he wasn't the most ethical mayor to begin with.
  • The Corrupter: He passed his obsession with status to his assistant, Gilbert.
  • Fed to the Beast: Keeps two monsters called Fango and Bronco in a hidden room, and lets them out to dispose of the heroes as well as Dunan, Phillip and Nial for knowing too much.
  • Hazy Feel Turn: In SC, he's running a Sepith shop, but it's implied he's using illegal channels to maintain his stock.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: Like the Capua's, he doesn't remember his crimes.

    Zeiss region 

Tita Russell
Voiced by: Hiromi Konno (Japanese), Julie Maddalena (English, Sky games), Hilary Haag (English, Sky anime), Brianna Knickerbocker (English, Cold Steel III)

A cheerful and optimistic mechanic from the Factory City of Zeiss. Uses a variety of guns. Her grandfather is a famous scientist.

  • Amazingly Embarrassing Parents: Her father is a nice and reasonable guy. Her mother on the other hand...
  • Child Prodigy: She has comparable orbal engineering skills with veteran experts in the field, something her father lampshades during Orbal Gear Project.
  • The Cutie: Just ask Estelle and Anelace or people in general.
  • Duel Boss: In the second part of Moon Door 1, Tita pilots the Orbal Gear and acts as a boss to Agate. After Agate wins the first round, he has to fight the Gear again in its malfunctioning, but stronger state.
  • Everyone Can See It: Everyone knows that Tita has a crush towards Agate, who only treats her like a little sister (to be fair to Agate, he's already in his mid-late twenties while Tita's still 16 by Cold Steel III).
  • Foreign Exchange Student: She ends up studying in Erebonia at Thors II to study under Schmidt, a colleague of her grandfather and the second member of Epstein's students.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: She knows Orbal technology like the back of her hand and can jury-rig a solution to just about any problem on short notice. Her first major on-screen project at ZCF involves the construction of the Orbal Gear.
  • Gatling Good: Her Cannon Impulse S-Craft. It becomes the only attack she can use without a Field Disruptor equipped during Chapter 8 of SC since it's non-Orbal and she rocks the gun out during the Jenis Acadamy rescue mission. Taken Up to Eleven with the Orbal Gear, which carries two heavy machine guns.
  • Guest-Star Party Member: In Cold Steel III, she's playable twice in Chapter 4: once for the monthly session at the Einhell Fortress, and once while assisting Rean with Lechter's request. In Cold Steel IV, she is consistently available once she joins during Chapter 2, with the exceptions being the "Sanctuary of Luna" in Chapter 3, as well as the final dungeon (because she's already doing her, her team, and other characters doing their own final dungeons). She rejoins for the True Final Boss fight though.
  • Glass Cannon: Tita's regular attacks can hit multiple enemies and she hits hard, becoming even more powerful in later games when you get great Quartz to add all sorts of nasty extra effects to those attacks. Unfortunately, she's only twelve and can't take hits very well. This weakness is fixed when she's using her Orbal Gear.
  • The Glomp: Tita frequently delivers these, usually to Estelle. She's twelve remember. She's also on the receiving side on occasion, usually from Estelle or Anelace. In Cold Steel III, she does this to Agate, causing people to ship them.
  • Go Through Me: She puts herself between Loewe and a wounded Agate and declares that the only way Loewe will hurt Agate is over her dead body. It Makes Sense in Context
  • The Goggles Do Nothing: The one thing she keeps from Sky to Cold Steel III.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: She has honey-blonde hair, and is an absolute sweetheart.
  • Honorary True Companion: To the new Class VII in Cold Steel III. She might be in a different class, but she still interacts with them on a very frequent basis, and she's shown to be quite close to them (in Musse's case, they're roommates and former classmates).
  • Hyperspace Arsenal: It's the only explanation for how such a little girl can carry around a cannon, a gatling gun and a portable computer, any one of which is is at least the size of her own torso. Taken Up to Eleven in Alternative Saga when she adds a flamethrower to her arsenal as well.
  • I'm Taking Her Home with Me!: Tita inspires this reaction frequently.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: Has bright blue eyes to go with her blonde hair and is one of the kindest, sweetest characters in the entire franchise.
  • Kill It with Fire: In Alternative Saga, Tita gets a flamethrower to suppliment her already considerable arsenal.
  • Kill Sat: Her second S-Craft Satellite Beam. Don't ask how it got there.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Due to the way buffed stats are calculated in The 3rd, Tita's Orbal Gear has her stats before transformation as its "base stats," causing buffs to be more effective. This ends up being her default set up in Cold Steel III as she's constantly riding on it in battle. Her only weakness was that she didn't have a S-Craft once she was on her Orbal Gear though Cold Steel IV fixes this issue.
  • Limit Break: In FC, her S-Craft is "Cannon Impulse," with SC and The 3rd adding in "Satellite Beam." In Cold Steel IV her S-Craft is "Omega Impulse."
  • The Load: Tita actively works to avert this and is determined to pull (more than) her weight. Played straight and justified in Chapter 8 of SC when all Orbal devices stop working... and Tita's arsenal is almost entirely Orbal-powered. Fortunately, there's a way around this, unfortunately other characters can make better use of that accessory.
  • Mini-Mecha: Her Orbal Gear was created by Zeiss for the purpose of matching Renne's Pater-Mater. It's much smaller, but Tita can directly pilot the Orbal Gear. In Cold Steel III, she uses it by default in battle, whilst her normal orbal cannon is only used in cutscenes and on the map.
  • Miss Fixit: Do you need something repaired? Something where the rest of the party might not even know what it is? Whether it's thousand-year-old technology from a long-lost golden age or the newest orbal circuitry, Tita's your girl. And in Cold Steel III, she and Tio help out Alisa in building a 3rd generation Orbal Gear.
  • More Dakka: Her preferred method of fighting. Her weapons start at the "shoulder-braced portable mortar" level and only get bigger from there courtesy of her S-Crafts. In Cold Steel IV, her Orbal Gear III S-Craft has her firing all of her arsenal at the enemies.
  • My Beloved Smother: Erika does not approve of that lout Agate hanging around her precious little girl.
  • Nice Girl: Really, she's one of the sweetest girls you'll ever see, whether in the Sky series or in Cold Steel III.
  • Nice Hat: In the Sky series. She doesn't have one in Cold Steel III though she can obtain it if players buy her Cold Steel IV DLC outfit, complete with a school uniform version of her old clothes, only brown.
  • Parental Abandonment: Her parents work abroad and haven't been home for several years. She understands the reasons why but she's still lonely about being separated for long stretches at a time.
  • Precocious Crush: On Agate no less.
  • Raised by Grandparents: Not raised precisely but her parents have been away from home for quite some time when FC starts.
  • Rule of Cool: More than any other character in the trilogy, Tita runs on this. She has a Hyperspace Arsenal, including a Mini-Mecha and a Kill Sat despite there being no evidence of a space program in her universe.
  • She's All Grown Up: She appears in Cold Steel III having grown up quite a bit traveling the world with Agate. Now 16-years old, she enrolls in Class IX of Thors Second Branch School at Leeves.
  • Ship Tease: With Agate of course. Taken Up to Eleven in Cold Steel III where Everyone Can See It except for Agate who still treats her like a little sister. A
  • Small Girl, Big Gun: Her basic weapon is about the size of her torso and the gatling gun she whips out for her Cannon Impulse S-Craft is bigger than she is.
  • Techno Babble: Oh god, give her an inch...
  • Tender Tears: Tita cries more than the rest of the cast combined. She's also the youngest in the cast except for Renne, who's... different and going through all kinds of crazy things so it's pretty understandable.
  • Token Mini-Moe: For the party in FC and SC, though she shares the role in The Third with Renne. Not in Cold Steel III, though (she's actually slightly taller than Musse).
  • Wave Motion Gun: Her S-Craft in Cold Steel IV has her firing the Omega Impulse at the enemy using her Orbal Gear III.
  • Wrench Wench: Embodies this trope in everything from her skills to her job to the clothes she wears in the Sky games.

Professor Albert Russell
Voiced by: Takeshi Aono (Japanese, drama cd), Naoki Tatsuta (Japanese, OVA and Evolution games)
Appearances: FC | SC | The 3rd

Tita's grandfather and a renowned scientist, he is one of the fathers of the Orbal Revolution.

Professor Erika Russell
Voiced by: Satsuki Yukino (Japanese)
Appearances: The 3rd

Tita's mother and Professor Russell's daughter.

  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: She isn't a bad person, but she can be quite rude and bitchy when she's in a bad mood. Despite that and her age of 33 she looks positively cute.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: She's completely obsessed with cute things (especially her daughter) and has a number of childish quirks (such as the Success Dance she does before every big experiment), but as a researcher and inventor, she's every last bit as talented and skilled as her father.
  • Calling the Old Man Out: With an old man like that it's no surprise that they just can't get along.
  • Fangirl: Of Lieutenant Julia Schwarz, machines and everything that's cute.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Like father, like daughter.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: She really isn't happy about the close relationship between Agate and her daughter.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: Her husband is about two heads taller than her.
  • Mama Bear: To Tita. Unfortunately, the target of her wrath ends up being Agate.
  • Nun Too Holy: She apparently wanted to be a sister of the church when she was a child; the local priest very pointedly explained that her personality was pretty much the polar opposite of what they were looking for.
  • Older Than They Look: She's 33 and yet she still looks young and beautiful.
  • Saying Sound Effects Out Loud: Whenever she's particularly excited for a new experiment (especially if she's planning on using it on Agate). ZOOOOOOOOM!

Dan Russell

Voiced by: Takeshi Kusao (Japanese)
Appearances: The 3rd

Tita's father and Erika's husband.

  • Big Damn Heroes: He saves Tita and Agate from the malfunctioning Orbal Gear.
  • The Mentor: He taught the art of staff fighting to Cassius.
  • Overprotective Dad: Downplayed compared to his wife. He isn't too happy with Tita's interest in Agate, but he's polite and professional about it.
  • Retired Badass: Erika mentions that he used to be a bracer before Cassius joined.
  • Simple Staff: Uses a bo staff like Estelle and Cassius.
  • Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: While not ugly, he's very generic-looking compared to his wife.
  • The Unfought: His duel with Agate is interrupted by the Orbal Gear going haywire.


Voiced by: Yoshiyuki Kono (Japanese)
Appearances: FC | SC | The 3rd

The chief of Zeiss Central Factory and mayor of Zeiss.

  • Cigarette of Anxiety: A sidequest reveals that he stole a pack of cigarettes to cope with the stress of his work.


Voiced by: Keiji Hirai (Japanaese)
Appearances: FC | SC

The maintenance chief at Zeiss Central Factory.

    Grancel region 

Nial Burns
Voiced by: Keiji Fujiwara (Japanese)
Appearances: FC | SC | The 3rd

A journalist for the Liberl News Service (located in Grancel, the capital), he is much kinder than at first glance.

  • Cigarette of Anxiety: He's almost always seen smoking. He knows it's bad for his health but his partner being Dorothy doesn't make quitting easy.
  • Distressed Dude: Ends up as one of the hostages of Richard's coup in FC.
  • Going for the Big Scoop: Particularly in SC, where he puts himself in harms way in order to record the deeds of your party onboard the Liber Ark. He and Dorothy win a 'Hulitzer' for their coverage of the events of SC (after being nominated for and failing to receive one for their coverage of the events of FC).
  • Intrepid Reporter: You'll encounter him everywhere in Liberl, always on the lookout for the next big scoop. He even joins the cast on the Arseille to chronicle the investigation of Liber Ark firsthand.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Grumpy he may be, but Nial is shown to genuinely care about Dorothy and is also willing to risk his life for his job.
  • Knowledge Broker: Tends to trade information with the heroes, although usually he's on the receiving end due to being desperate for a scoop.
  • Paparazzi: He's not above trying to get Dorothy to snap a "sexy" picture of Mayor Maybelle to attract readers.
  • Perma-Stubble: Like Zin, Nial doesn't seem to shave that often.

Dorothy Hyatt
Voiced by: Satomi Arai (Japanese)
Appearances: FC | SC | The 3rd

An eccentric photographer working under Nial.

  • Blinding Camera Flash: When she's an NPC party member, she'll sometimes take pictures of the enemy and inflict Blind. She also does this in-story at one point, unwittingly saving the party by dispelling Bleublanc's Shadow Pin.
  • Cute Clumsy Girl: She has a bad habit of breaking things, to the point that when Nial sees her get off an airship in Kevin's company he immediately worries about what priceless work of Church art Dorothy must have destroyed that he'll have to pay for.
  • Genius Ditz: A complete airhead, but very skilled with the camera.

Davil Crainagh

Voiced by: Keiichirou Yamamoto (Japanese)
Appearances: SC

The ambassador for Erebonia in Liberl.

Elsa Cochrane

Voiced by: Rumi Sakahara (Japanese)
Appearances: SC

The ambassador for Calvard in Liberl.

    Capua Sky Bandits 

In general

  • Call-Forward: The swindler responsible for their fall from grace is briefly shown in The 3rd but appears in person in Ao.
  • Enemy Mine: With Joshua in SC.
  • Impoverished Patrician: The Capuas used to be minor Erebonian nobility located in Leeves until they fell so deeply in debt that their creditors seized their ancestral lands - at which point the Emperor stripped them of their noble status.
  • Leitmotif: "We Are the Capua Family!"
  • Sibling Team: The group is led by three sibings.
  • Sky Pirate: What they do for a living. They don't particularly enjoy it. They get a royal pardon and assistance reorganizing as a legitimate transportation company after the events of SC.
  • Starter Villain: They serve as the antagonists early in FC but are quickly demoted to a Goldfish Poop Gang (at best).
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: All three of them have the exact same shade of blue hair colour.

Don Capua

Voiced by: Banjo Ginga (Japanese)
Appearances: FC | SC | The 3rd

The oldest of the siblings and the leader of the group.

  • Affably Evil: Once he's free from brainwashing, he turns out to be a surprisingly Nice Guy, while still being a sky bandit.
  • Badass Beard: Sports one, as the eldest of the family.
  • BFG: He has a huge orbal cannon, allowing him to easily attack a wide area with his normal attack. He can also use it as a blunt weapon against close range enemies.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Weissmann brainwashes him into escalating his crimes so that Richard can gain popularity after capturing him.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: At first, he causes this in his siblings when he declares that he plans on killing the hostages. After the brainwashing wears off, this tropes applies to him as well, since he doesn't believe he would have resorted to taking hostages in the first place.
  • Large and in Charge: The most physically imposing of the Capuas and easily the most threatening while he was brainwashed.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: Doesn't seem to remember the crimes he committed after his defeat.
  • The Leader: While Kyle's the most levelheaded and Josette's the first to dive into action, Don's the one calling the shots with the crew.
  • Meaningful Name: Don is presumably his given name, and it's obviously fitting for a bandit leader.
  • Mighty Glacier: He's slower than his family members, but he wields an orbal cannon and has the STR to back it up.
  • My Greatest Failure: He feels guilty for falling for a scam and putting the family into debt. He doesn't even talk back when Josette brings it up in one of her tantrums.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: He lost it following his defeat and Laser-Guided Amnesia, though.
  • Rugged Scar: Of the "cut under one eye" variety.

Kyle Capua

Voiced by: Takahiro Fujimoto (Japanese)
Appearances: FC | SC | The 3rd

The middle sibling of the trio.

Josette Capua
Click here to see Josette as she appears in Cold Steel III (SPOILERS) 
Voiced by: Umeka Shoji (Japanese), Julie Ann Taylor (English, games), Beth Lazarou (English, Sky anime)

The youngest Capua sibling and the only girl of the group. Early on, she disguises herself as a student from Jenis to commit a burglary in Mayor Klaus' house. Has a crush on Joshua but quickly forms a rivalry with Estelle.

  • A-Cup Angst: In The 3rd she tells Schera to stay away from Joshua with her "bombastic boobs" and complaining that she's dressed to show them off, before muttering to herself that life's not fair.
  • Bokukko: Estelle even calls her this in lieu of her name in the original Japanese (Tomboy in the English translations).
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Subverted. She appears like this at first, but...turns out? Not so much.
  • The Bus Came Back: To the surprise of many, a grown up Josette makes an appearance in Cold Steel III in an event, where she meets up with Rean Schwarzer.
  • Butt-Monkey: Poor Josette. She's the Hopeless Suitor who has trouble acknowledging that she never stood a chance or that even without Estelle, there's still someone else closer to Joshua than she is. Then there's her whole backstory which she hasn't dealt with all that well.
  • The Cameo: In Cold Steel III, where she makes several brief appearances and even helps out in the final chapter when the cryptids start rampaging through the streets of Erebonia.
  • Can't Catch Up: by the time she joins the party near the end of SC, her equipment, stats, and Orbment is severely outdated. Her Orbal gun does Scratch Damage, and her Slots haven't been upgraded, let alone the new and stronger Slots the party has access to at endgame.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: She's very attached to Joshua and is quick to suspect any girl around him to be getting in the way. Sadly for Josette, she's not on any firmer ground when it comes to her romantic aspirations.
  • A Day in the Limelight: Gets a starring role in Sun Door 1 as she fights off with Gilbert during one of their delivery runs.
  • Don't You Dare Pity Me!: Has this reaction whenever Estelle voices sympathy for her situation.
  • 11th-Hour Ranger: In SC. She becomes a full party member in The 3rd.
  • Failure Is the Only Option: Her relationship with Joshua. It takes her longer to accept than it did Kloe.
  • Fallen Princess: Her family was once counted among the Erebonian aristocracy before their fortunes were lost in a bad business deal. Josette didn't take it well. In a bit of Fridge Brilliance, this explains why she was so easily able to fool everyone in Rolent. Pretending to be a student at the prestigious school was as close as she's ever been to the girl she once was.
  • Foreshadowing: VERY important for one of the themes. Everyone has secrets, and nobody is exactly what they seem. This foreshadows Weissman, Joshua, etc.
  • The Goggles Do Nothing: She wears a pair around her neck. Theoretically they would be useful when running around on an exposed airship deck but she never uses them on-screen.
  • Grenade Spam: Orbal Bomb has her toss a whole bunch of the things at once.
  • Guns Akimbo: She lets out a second orbal gun during her Stampede craft.
  • Hidden Depths: For all her tomboy habits, she's shown to be skilled at a number of more feminine aspects. She enforces a cleanliness policy aboard the Bobcat that no one crosses her on, and is mentioned to be in charge of the group's cooking, laundry, and bookkeeping (she even bonds with Kloe over a shared love of baking sweets in The 3rd). Finally, she's shown to be skilled at nursing sick or injured people, to the point where Joshua and Kloe both compliment her skills in this area.
  • Inferiority Superiority Complex: Josette tries very, very hard to convince everyone around her that she's capable and strong, even in situations where she's outmatched and emotionally vulnerable.
  • Limit Break: In SC and The 3rd, her S-Craft is "Bobcat"note 
  • Master of None: Statistically one of the worst characters in The 3rd across the board, even underperforming when compared to the Dump Stat of some highly-specialized characters. Her one real point of value is her extremely useful Remote Ability which increases the Sepith and item drop percentages... and that rewards you for not having her in your party.
  • Nice Hat: She sports a visor in The 3rd and blushes when Joshua tells her it looks good on her.
  • Nonstandard Skill Learning: Compounding her Master of None status, her S-Crafts are exclusively learned through story progression. Hours before the Final Boss of SC, Josette doesn't even have an S-Craft! It is only gotten after her mandatory status as a party member is revoked. In the 3rd, she has to relearn it again after finishing Sun Door 1, and doesn't get an upgrade until you've beaten Kyle and Don late in the game.
  • Not So Different: Several characters note that for all their bickering, Estelle and Josette have more in common than they'd care to admit. In fact, their similarities are why they clash so often.
  • Odd Friendship: Would you believe Josette and Kloe of all people share a lot of hobbies? They get along surprisingly well in the 3rd, and even look forward to meeting back in Grancel when Josette's business takes her there.
  • The Promise: before Joshua makes his assault on the Glorious, Josette begs Joshua to come back alive, and offers him a place on the ship if he does. Joshua, naturally, can't make that promise, but is clearly touched.
  • Sour Outside, Sad Inside: behind the many, many layers of toughness she projects, occasionally Josette shows that a part of her still hasn't recovered from her former status as a noble.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: Her Sun Door 1 event throws her a lot of bones. At first, it looks like Joshua's letter to her was accidentally sent to one of the Capua family's clients, causing her to lash out at Don. Then she and her brothers are attacked by Gilbert and a large group of Ouroboros's Archaisms. Fortunately, the Bobcat proceeds to shoot them all down and Josette makes up with Don. To top things off, one of the crew members found the letter still on the Bobcat.
  • Tomboy: Adopts a more extreme attitude than Estelle does, with Boyish Short Hair, a confrontational mindset, a hard-edged manner of speaking, and even uses a masculine personal pronoun in Japanese. It's mostly put-on since she's been forced to take up piracy ever since the loss of her family's fortune.
  • Tsundere: to the extent that she's in tsun mode 95% of the time, and her dere moments are few and far between. In SC, she bickers with Joshua during his alliance with the Capuas, especially when he shows little regard for his life, but is clearly worried for his safety and even invites him to join the Capuas for real. This doesn't go unnoticed by Estelle.
  • Video Game Stealing: Her Plunder Craft in the 3rd gives her the unique ability to try and steal an enemy's item.
  • Volleying Insults: Whenever she and Estelle are in the same screen, this is expected.


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