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The Five Traitors
Tropes Relating To All Five:
- Breaking the Fellowship: As the war goes on and Amleth's sanity is slipping, Violette's emotional state, Fritte's own emotional state, only Solomon and Basil take up the fight and they kept losing as the area they're trying to attack is a minefield.
- Faking the Dead: It is somewhat implied that the Five were actually saved by Ophelia and the other Vanargand members during the ending sequence, since ghosts do not walk past their own grave during the day. This is further enforced by the fact that the execution was privately done, meaning that nobody actually witnessed the Five die! And if one unlocks the secret ending, it is very obvious that Ophelia had no intention to allow the Five to commit suicide by proxy.
- Government Conspiracy: They advance the war all the way to Ruzhein so that they can get the emperor who kidnapped their Cool Teacher and rescue her in the process.
- Hero with Bad Publicity: History brands them as criminals for starting a war.
- The Greatest Story Never Told: History only knows them as criminals and traitors to the country while in reality, they actually made Jutland a much better place. A researcher however wants the truth to come out 100 years later.
- The Infiltration: All five infiltrate the business, military, government, intelligence, and news sectors of the country.
- Killed to Uphold the Masquerade: What truly happened and why they had to die so that Ophelia will be shielded from any kind of backlash from public opinion as they have learned that words are very powerful enough to sway public opinion. Ophelia rejected this, claiming that she was going to be ready for it when the five decided against it, claiming they can't risk Jutland's savior.
- Laser-Guided Karma: They made sure they get it by telling the princess, who at this point was already part of the crew, to announce to the citizens that they are war criminals. She's not happy to do so.
- Revenge: They want revenge from the emperor and the five generals for kidnapping their foster mom and teacher, killing the rest of the children and setting their orphanage on fire.
- True Companions: From the day they met to the day they die or perhaps not, they were always together.
Voiced by: Daisuke Ono (Japanese), Greg Chun (English)
- Anti-Hero: Considering he's out for blood for the five generals and the emperor.
- Badass Longcoat: His main attire and looks stylish.
- The Captain: Of the Anti-Valkyria Squad, Vanargand
- The Hero: The entire game is from his point of view.
- Heroic BSoD: He goes completely catatonic after hearing about Hans' death. Ironically, it was Hans' letter that jolted him to spring back into action.
- He Who Fights Monsters: Later on in the game, he becomes the very thing that killed his orphanage.
- Kill the Ones You Love: Is forced to kill his beloved teacher, who at this point is already Valkyrian.
- My God, What Have I Done?: After sending Hans to his death plus hearing his teacher talk through the Valkyria, he starts having doubts about their revenge and its costs.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: The entire reason why their Dark and Troubled Past happened is that he and the others made a pendant that had a lot of ragnite and mana on it. Then the Empire came found out that Maria had a strong affinity to become the Valkyria's vessel thanks to the pendant.
- Picky Eater: It's one of his Potentials. He goes out of his way to avoid vegetables, especially carrots.
- This Is Something He's Got to Do Himself: Tells Ophelia and the rest of Vanargand that he will be the one to kill the Valkyria at their final duel. The rest, now knowing about his past and circumstances, are somewhat hesitant to do so as they know that's his teacher and the reason why he went to war in the first place.
- When He Smiles: He smiles more often with his friends but to the Vanargand, they always are shocked anytime he does this as he usually never does smile in front of them.
Voiced by: Hiroshi Kamiya (Japanese), Ben Lepley (English)
- Blind Without 'Em: He has poor eyesight without his glasses on. In one of the notebook scenes, he mistook his adoptive father for a tree
- Four Eyes, Zero Soul: He has to adopt this personality, otherwise they can't get their revenge.
- The Strategist: He is the brains of the Circle of Five, coming up with many plans and strategies to further their ends. Even Basil calls him a magnificient bastard due to this.
- Femme Fatale: Known to be this in the history books with what little information was gleamed about here. In reality, she was too kind for a spy despite what her reputation indicates.
- Hypocritical Heartwarming: He knows full well that his supporting the war is making orphans out of both sides, yet he donates his time and money to the orphans of Jutland to make up for it.
- Sharp-Dressed Man: He's always wearing a nice business suit with blue flames on it.
- Self-Made Man: He took Sabancci and Co. to new heights during the war after taking over his adoptive father's business.
- Beware the Nice Ones: He's nice and fairly mild-mannered but if something happens to his notebook, then according to the other four, he starts flipping out so much that Violette mentions that it'd be easier to infiltrate the enemy nation's capital than angering Fritte.
- Everything Is Better With Princesses: To her credit, she's not one who stays cooped up in her palace and does her best to change how people view a princess.
- Get a Hold of Yourself, Man!: To the Five Traitors who have all gone their separate ways, and to Jutland to fight for their country.
- Kicking Ass in All Her Finery: She fights in the battlefield with her white dress, gold buckler and a head ribbon. Not a speck of dirt of blood stains her.
- Lady of War: Beautiful, elegant and kind, her fighting style is a sight to behold in the battlefield.
- Royals Who Actually Do Something: She is part of the front lines fighting for her country which is why Jutland thought of the entire thing as a liberation against the oppression against the Empire.
- These Hands Have Killed: This is the first thing that comes out of her mouth to the people to rally them again to increase the morale of the country.
- Took a Level in Badass: From a princess who keeps getting into trouble into being the primary weapon against the Valkyria with her song.
- Heroic Sacrifice: He jumps in front of Amleth, taking the fatal blow for him by the Valkyria.
- Killed Off for Real: Dies at chapter 5, urging Amleth to continue the war for Jutland.
- Number Two: The XO of the Vanargand.
- Secret Keeper: He figures out all five are the five orphans who are using the war as a means to kill the Emperor.
- Every Girl Is Cuter with Hair Decs: She hears an azure feather hairclip on her head
- Number Two: She becomes the XO of Vanargand after Godot's death.
Voiced by: Nobunaga Shimazaki (Japanese), Michael Johnston (English)Unit: Sapper
- Berserk Button: Two soldiers make the mistake of insulting Helena in Blum's presence gives him an evil aura that scares everyone in the bar, including his own allies. It awakens his potential from Timid to Berserker.
- Beware the Nice Ones: As stated above, when his berserk button gets pressed, he scares everyone in the room including hard drinking Daryl and Jordur.
- Drink Order: He always drinks orange juice at the Bumbling Bard since he's too young for alcohol.
- Staff Chick: Male example. He uses a strike rod and as a Sapper, he can use magic
- An Axe to Grind: To be specific, he uses a halberd, which is useful for crowd control in tough fights.
- The Big Guy: He's slightly taller than Daryl, and he's build like a brickhouse too.
- Happily Married: He fights for his family. His son, in particular, means everything to him.
- Those Two Guys: With Daryl, what with being drinking buddies and all.
- Blade Below the Shoulder: He wears clawed gauntlets into combat.
- Inferiority Superiority Complex: His hate for Amleth stems from Amleth having a higher mana affinity than himself.
- What the Hell, Hero?: Delivers one towards Amleth in chapter 9 for ordering Hans to his death while he and the rest of the squad were trying to keep him safe.
- The Alcoholic: He even has it as a negative potential that lowers defense when he moves.
- An Axe to Grind: He carries a large axe into combat.
- Every Scar Has a Story/Multiple-Choice Past: He's told so many different stories about how he got his scar to pick up women that he doesn't remember which ones he said.
- Cute Bruiser: She works as a waitress in her family's café, she likes to dress up all girly and elegant, cute as a button, and kicks loads of ass in the battlefield.
- Fiery Redhead: Always willing to jump in and be the first in line to fight in the battlefield. She even dragged Blum into Vanargand with her.
- Get a Hold of Yourself, Man!: She's able to snap Blum out from a murderous rage just by slapping him, making him go back to his normal self.
- I Call It "Vera": She calls her glaive "Mr. Stabbington."
- Brilliant, but Lazy: She was an engineer before enlisting, yet she likes to kick back. One of her personal Potentials is even labeled 'Slovenly'.
- Idiot Hair: It covers her right side, but she's not an idiot by any means.
- Magic Knight: Her ragnite weapon allows her to be proficient with physical and magical attacks.
- The Pigpen: She's professional with missions, but off duty, she's a total slob by not doing laundry and eating in bed. Invoked by Tilda by saying Brigitte's happier when she gets to act like a stern mother.
- Badass Bookworm: She was a former teacher who steps into battle for her students.
- Can't Hold Her Liquor: Not only does she get tipsy rather quickly, she becomes a different person under the influence.
- Hot Librarian: She certainly gives off that vibe, with her sharp glasses and cool look.
- Knife Nut: She carries two daggers into combat.
- She's Got Legs: Her Vanagard uniform sure shows off those fine legs of hers.
Kingdom of Jutland
Voiced by: Tsutomu Isobe (Japanese), Darin De Paul (English)
- Kid with the Leash: He's the one who controls the Valkyria with a ring on his finger.
- Klingon Promotion: He became the Emperor by killing his father and his brother to take control of the throne.
- You Killed My Father: The Five Traitors started the war because then-Prince Klaudius burned down the orphanage killing their friends and kidnapped Miss Maria.
Valkyria/The Grim Reaper/Maria Schmeichel
- Boobs of Steel: Not only is she the strongest enemy in the game, but has the largest bust of all the females in the game. Kind of expected from a Valkyrian really. Her host however has a much smaller chest size compared to her.
- The Dreaded: Anytime she appears, people are terrified to face off against her. Unless when it's daylight, then they'll do it.
- Elemental Powers: She can use Fire, Water, Wind and Earth.
- Elemental RockPaperScissors: You need to hit her with the opposing element for massive damage, and for better odds to interrupt her attacks.
- Malevolent Masked Woman: She wears a skull mask on her face as her identity as the Reaper.
- Sinister Scythe: Her primary weapon and it is huge.
- Wham Line: When Amleth hears her voice calling out his name, he freezes up.
- Artificial Limbs: His right arm is metal and powered by ragnite, giving him the power to take on Vanargand.
- Dual Wielding: He uses a pair of short swords in battle, to great effect.
- Lost Orphaned Royalty: He's the Crown Prince of Ipseria after the Ruzi Empire had the entire royal family killed, yet here he is working for the enemy.
- But for Me, It Was Tuesday: He barely remembers the orphanage fire. When asked about Miss Maria, he thinks she's one of his concubines.
- Starter Villain: The first of the Grand Generals to be killed, and not much attention is paid to him.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: He gets the least screen time of the Grand Generals.
- Boom, Headshot!: He's killed by his own gun after Amleth takes it as well as beats him with it.
- No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Amleth gives him one of these after the boss fight in chapter 7.
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: After his second boss fight, Amleth thrusts his sword into him, killing him.
- Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right!: He feels as though the Five Traitors should be called heroes as they laid the foundation in bringing prosperity to Jutland.
Voiced by: Masako Ikeda (Japanese), Debora Cardona (English)