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Introduced in Valkyrie Profile and Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth

    Platina 
Voiced by: Yumi Touma (Japanese), Megan Hollingshead (English)
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A simple peasant girl that grew up with Lucian, her family was poor and abusive. Despite her best attempts to improve matters, the poverty continued until the point where her parents sold Platina into slavery, whereby her childhood friend Lucian tried to run away with her. Unfortunately, they ran into the Weeping Lily Valley, where the titular lilies released a poison that ultimately killed Platina. It turns out, though, that Platina is Lenneth Valkyrie's Soul Jar, and her death frees Lenneth to take a more active role, with Platina's form used for covert scouting and her memories gone. Except that they're not gone; they're only sealed. Odin is very unhappy should they unseal, which opens up the Golden Ending in the first game.


  • Break the Cutie: In the prologue, she suffers this when confronting the facts that her parents don't love her, are abusive and would throw her into slavery to save themselves.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: The little girl Platina in the prologue? That's actually Lenneth, or her mortal self to be specific.
  • Driven to Suicide: Surprisingly, even after learning that the flowers in the Weeping Lily Meadow are poisonous, Platina decides to stay and die, revealing afterwards to Lucian how she treated her own life as a mess, that her parents never loved her, and she wants to forget everything.
  • Due to the Dead: In the present time, a stone is placed as a grave marker in the Weeping Lily Meadows, to remember Platina's death.
  • Exact Words: Platina's last words are "I Just want to forget... forget it all". Turns out, she was reincarnated as the Valkyrie Lenneth with no memories of her previous life.

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    Lezard Valeth 
Voiced by: Takehito Koyasu (Japanese), Maddie Blaustein (English, first game), Liam O'Brien (English, second game)

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A necromantic genius and one of the most powerful mortal sorcerers alive, Lezard interjects himself in the growing chaos in Midgard because he is fascinated by Lenneth. Really fascinated. He's a vile schemer and wild card that is willing to do anything to get Lenneth for himself. Including reincarnating himself and going back in time to recreate reality to kidnap her. As a mage, his Finishing Move is the appropriate Great Magic.


  • Adjusting Your Glasses: By the bridge.
  • A God Am I: Declares himself such by the climax of Silmeria, and some of his game over quotes have him note "the new gods" which he will supposedly create.
  • Ascend to a Higher Plane of Existence: He sloughs his mortal form in the Golden Ending of the first game. He remakes it some time after the events of that to travel back in time to the second.
  • The Bad Guy Wins: In the original game, he accomplishes every goal he had except to make Lenneth love him. This is rectified in the sequel.
  • Big Bad: He takes center stage from Odin and the Aesir from Chapter 4 onwards in Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria.
  • Big Bad Friend: He is this for Alicia, helping her out and pretending to be a simple scholar in Dipan. Of course, he has his own, dark motivations.
  • Bishōnen:
    • The second game made him into one, further cementing his position as a Draco in Leather Pants.
    • He is also this in the first game. One of his traits when you recruit him in the Seraphic Gate is "Beautiful."
  • Bonus Boss: Like Freya and Brahms, Lezard can be fought in the Bonus Dungeon and recruited once defeated. He tends to be much easier to beat than the other two however due to being a Squishy Mage.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Lezard Valeth, when he's not chewing the scenery.
    Lezard: They say one should not speak unkindly of the dead, so I say, "Nice try."
  • Deal with the Devil: Lezard claims this in his intro:
    Lezard: I am he who hath entrusted his soul to the eternal vortex of time.
  • Devil in Plain Sight: In Silmeria to anybody that played the original game.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: Some of his boss quotes in Silmeria come across as a little... rapey.
    Lezard: Please be patient a little while longer! It will take time to extend myself deeper into the soul of Lenneth Valkyrie!
    Lezard: "Lenneth Valkyrie and I will become as one! You shall bear witness to this marvellous happening! And once the deed is done, I shall destroy you all!"
    Lezard: "Lenneth Valkyrie does not wish you to fight! She resists with all her power! Ah, she struggles so bravely, but I would not have it any other way!"
  • Enemy Mine: Present and accounted for at both the first and second games' examples of this. The first exacted on Hrist. The second on him.
  • Evil Genius: He would've graduated at the top of his class in Flenceburg Sorcery Academy were he not expelled for practicing dark magic. Even then, he's put his intellect to work to create Homunculi, rediscover lost magic, and eventually ascend to godhood.
  • Evil Laugh: And how, especially in the second game where he rips one everytime he teleports around. Just listen to his Break Mode quote from ''Silmeria''!
  • Evil Plan: In the first and second game. The second one is harder on one's suspension of disbelief.
  • Evil Sorcerer: Although, as he puts it, this is no "mere mage".
  • Final Boss: Of Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria.
  • Four Eyes, Zero Soul: The vilest mortal in the series.
  • Graceful Loser: Though he initially tries to kill Valkyrie in his dying moments, he ultimately accepts his death and decides to die with a smile.
  • Great Big Book of Everything: Was the owner of the Philosopher's Stone until he sacrificed it to save himself during Ragnarok. In his words, it's the equivalent of a 10 billion page codex that must be read instead of absorbed of its information.
  • Gone Horribly Wrong: A prodigy Magic School Student who took the darkest path imaginable, far surpassing the likes of Voldemort... and Medea.
  • Guest-Star Party Member: Despite being a villain, he is usually included as a guest star party member.
  • Hair Color Dissonance: His sprites in the 2D games give him very dark hair which looks either black or even grey, but he has light brown hair in all of his character art.
  • Hypocrite: When he's become a God via melding Odin's soul with his at the climax of Silmeria, Lenneth calls him out on begruding the Gods only to become one himself.
  • Instant Awesome: Just Add Dragons!: Lezard's Familiar is a tiny dragon, which is only available to male sorcerers.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: Actually a bad guy, but he is right - Lenneth has no memory of who or what she was before.
    Lezard: "You don't have any idea what you are, do you?"
  • Karma Houdini:
    • In the first game, at least. He actually is the only living mortal left at the end of the first game's events, according to the second game. He finally gets his just desserts in the second, unless you beat his final form without using your most powerful character, the combined Valkyrie, in which case he appears reincarnated in the ending cinematic.
    • Lenneth mentions that she let him live in the first place because, bad though he was, he was the main reason she was able to survive and save the world in the first place.
  • Kneel Before Zod: In Silmeria when he gains Gungnir and the power of Odin, he demands the party to kneel before him.
  • Large Ham: His voice actors know what kind of villain they're playing.
  • Leitmotif: In Silmeria, he has How Wicked Ruler which later changes to Unrestrained Struggle.
  • Love Makes You Evil: You can probably guess just from having read this far that he was never exactly a nice person. Falling for Lenneth, however, pushed him into the darkest, deepest parts of the Moral Event Horizon when he started exacting all kinds of horrors on those around him in order to get her. He admits to the party in the second game that becoming a god and ruling over all is just a fleeting fancy, all he really cares about is having his beloved Lenneth. He laments it during the final battle.
    Lezard: I only wanted to be united with her... that is all I ever wanted, all I ever asked for...
  • Lust Object: Lenneth is the main core of his twisted motivations.
  • Mad Scientist: Lezard even had a hunchbacked assistant... until he killed him with lightning.
  • Mistaken for Pedophile: Played with. When recruiting Mystina, she accuses him of indulging in the ideas given he has a homunculus that is a little girl. In the manga, Arngrim and Jelanda join the fun. Lezard insists that it's only for research, and considering it ages upwards to Lenneth's body as a grown woman...
  • Necromancer: One of his hobbies, outright uses it in his opening scene and as part of his boss battle as a Flunky Boss.
    Lezard: "Open the gates to Nifelheim! More souls await!"
  • Never My Fault: In Silmeria, he asks the party why they are so angry with him, as it was Odin, not Lezard, responsible for Alicia's, Rufus's, and Brahms's anger.
  • Player Death Is Dramatic: Oh dearest lord. His quotes when you lose to him in Silmeria are downright disturbing and terrifying...
    Lezard: "I will not slay you. From now and forever, no matter how much you entreat me, how pitifully you lament, you shall not die!"
    Lezard: "I grant you the rights accorded to the enemy of the gods. You will live now and forever, in an endless cycle of rebirth. Condemned in each life to be hated, feared, scorned, punished and obliterated!"
    Lezard: "Always with the screech of insects buzzing within your skull, ants gnawing at your eyeballs forever and ever!"
  • Rage Against the Heavens: He really hates the gods, with the exception of a certain lovely valkyrie...
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Blue Oni to Mystina's Red.
  • Shout-Out: Debate rages concerning whether his resemblance to Harry Potter, and use of the Philosopher's Stone, is an intentional shoutout to that book series. His lab is also called The Chamber of Secrets, in the American version, at least; the book wasn't published in Japan until right before the game was released there, but as the American release for the game was well after that of the book, this might be something of a Woolseyism by someone who noticed the similarities. We could go on.
  • Stalker with a Crush: Sometime during the first game, he caught sight of Lenneth and has been obsessed ever since. The lengths he goes to in order to become ‘worthy’ of her affections? Help facilitate her ascent to the highest echelons of divinity, then travel back in time, kill Odin prematurely, and establish himself as a new Creator by eating the All Father. Things get even worse from there.
  • Your Soul Is Mine: Pulls this twice in Silmeria. Once when eating Silmeria to have the godly strength to use Soul Transfusion, and a second time after defeating and absorbing Odin. He does later spit back out Silmeria though.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Leading into his One-Winged Angel form.
    • Also, his invocation of Meteor Swarm.
      Lezard: Bow to me! Worship me! Honor my name! Lezard Valeth!
    • We get a couple of very early hints that it's coming from some of his Break Mode quotes...
      Lezard: KNEEL DOWN BEFORE ME!
  • Villainous Rescue: His main role in the original game as a Token Evil Teammate. However, he only lusts for Lenneth.
  • Yandere: A male example. He'll do anything for love. ANYTHING.

    Celia 
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A mercenary that, at various points, works with Arngrim, Lawfer, Kashell, Aelia, and Grey. As noted above, they all died, leaving her increasingly alone in a world rapidly approaching its end. This does not bode well for her mental well-being.


  • Decoy Protagonist: Of the final recruitment event she's part of. After seeing her throughout the game slowly losing her comrades one by one, by the time she reaches her goal, you are certain that she will finally die and be recruited by Valkyrie. Said recruitment event isn't her's. It's for the man she is there to kill who was pretty much already dead by the time she arrived.
  • Demoted to Extra: While relevant to a number of recruitable Einherjar, she is not recruitable herself. Her fate, like all mortals is to die during Ragnarok, then be reborn when Lenneth becomes the Creator.
  • Shell-Shocked Veteran: Maybe a bit young comparatively, but she's this by the end.
  • Sole Survivor: In addition to all her former allies that ended up becoming Einherjar, there's a throwaway mention of at least two other former allies who died.

Introduced in Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria

    Princess Alicia 
Voiced by: Akiko Yajima (Japanese), Michelle Ruff (English)

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Alicia is the Princess of Dipan, a powerful island nation, and is the current Soul Jar of Silmeria Valkyrie as of the beginning of the second game. She wasn't meant to be anything more than a mortal vessal for Silmeria, like Platina would later be for Lenneth, but something went wrong with the Sovereign's Rite, causing Silmeria to remain conscious while Alicia recieved a soul of her own. Her condition as such caused her father to send her away to a castle in the middle of nowhere, which resulted in her developing a shy, timid personality. Dipan, meanwhile, led by Barbarossa and his court mages, decided to mount a war against the Aesir. Eventually, Odin discovered that Silmeria had awakened while still inside Alicia and sent Hrist to kill the girl and retrieve Silmeria's soul. At the beginning of Valkyrie Profile 2 Silmeria, this is the cause of Alicia and Silmeria being forced to escape the castle and begin their own journey to save Midgard and humankind from the wrath of the Aesir. Being the container for a Valkyrie, it should be no surprise that her Soul Crush is Nibelung Valesti. Eventually.


  • Action Girl: A reluctant one, but she grows into the role and begins to relish combat. Ironically, it's after she loses Silmeria.
  • Abusive Parents:
    • Even though he was doing it for her own good. Though... *Strike* "No one in this world has the right to call me father!"
    • Her mother. After Barbarossa is executed, the Queen commits suicide with absolutely no thought of her daughter at all.
  • Apologetic Attacker: Does not like fighting. One of her victory quotes is even apologizing to her enemies. Later, when she takes a level in badass, she becomes much less sympathetic to them, with quotes proclaiming she will mow down all that get in her way.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: She starts the game as possibly the most innocent, Woobie-ish character in the series. By the end, she is kicking the crap out of gods and thirsting for blood.
  • Blood Knight: Takes on shades of this after she takes her level in badass.
  • The Cameo: In the Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth PSP re-release, Alicia shows up in a cutscene when you go back in time in Dipan, arriving just in time to see King Barbarossa, her father, be executed.
  • Demonic Possession: What the citizens of Dipan think happened to her. She's actually just sharing a body with a Psychopomp goddess. That's all.
  • The Determinator: Soldiers forth and battles her way into Valhalla to accomplish her objectives.
  • Don't Make Me Destroy You: After her Power Loss Makes You Strong moment, her defining stance on combat becomes this.
    Alicia: If you do not fear this blade, than come!
  • Grand Theft Me: Silmeria pulls this every so often on Alicia. You can tell who is in charge by the eyes, voice, and demeanor.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Alicia is young, beautiful and has grown up rather inncent due to her attachment to Silmeria.
  • The Heroine: The protagonist and Player Character of Valkyrie Profile 2 Silmeria, in spite of the series not being called Mortal Profile.
  • Hime Cut: As befits her royal status, though due to the Norse setting of the games she has blond hair instead of the usual dark.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: Prior to her levels of badass.
    Alicia: I wish I could reverse the course of time.
  • Knight Templar: Borders on this towards the end, but she is very justified with her harsh approach to dealing with her enemies, who very much deserve every ounce of her ire.
  • Reincarnation: In the epilogue following the credits. So, in spite of Rufus not getting the girl because she, well, you know, died, he could always to wait for her instead.
  • Sailor Earth: By the end of the second game, she is, for all intents and purposes, the fourth Valkyrie.
  • Ship Tease: With Rufus, especially during the fourth and fifth chapters of the second game.
  • Shrinking Violet: The result of being as cooped up as Rapunzel after being banished from her own homeland by her own father.
  • Soul Jar: Silmeria's.
  • Stupid Sacrifice: Insists on completing a Fusion Dance with the three Valkyrie souls to become Captain Valkyrie, even though Brahms offers to do so and is already dying. Did we mention the being is short lived and that she would eventually be reunited with Silmeria once the latter had reincarnated had she just let Brahms do it? Yeah.
    • Alicia did not just volunteer, she seemed downright eager. Combining this with her earlier comment that she doesn't want to live without Silmeria, the fact that she already turned herself undead for the mission and her general depression during the entire game, she probably deliberately sought to end it all in a blaze of glory.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Remember that poison that turned Jelanda into a monster? Alicia willingly downs some because only undead or gods can enter Valhalla. She does this and puts on a very special Ring that will keep her in control and human in appearance in order to rescue Silmeria and retrieve the Dragon Orb that held Midgard in balance. Culminates in her gaining full Valkyrie powers completely independent of Silmeria.

    Rufus 
Voiced by: Yuuichi Nakamura (Japanese), Taliesin Jaffe (English)
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An archer that Silmeria urges Alicia to recruit early in the second game, while traveling. A charming fellow, Rufus joins them, and is later revealed to be a half-elf. Specifically, he's a spare body for Odin, should anything happen to him.



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    Leone 
Voiced by: Atsuko Tanaka (Japanese), Tara Platt (English)
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A sword-wielding female mercenary who claims to be hunting for treasure with her partner, Arngrim, since there's no war currently. She seems to know a lot more than she lets on and is relatively unfazed by the goings-on of the party, which alerts Silmeria. Later in the game, it is revealed that she is actually the human form of the Valkyrie, Hrist, sent by Odin.


  • Action Girl: She's a Light Swordswoman like Alicia, but unlike all the others in the game learns no magic.
  • Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: The facade she puts on. The truth is a little more complicated.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Although she's a sword fighter, she also utilizes hand-to-hand attacks and throwing knives.
  • Combat Stilettos: Not immediately noticeable, but her boots have high heels which are seen in a few cutscenes.
  • Cool Big Sis: She begins to act this way towards Alicia as they get to know each other.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: Although she initially starts off somewhat cold, she begins to warm up to Alicia and the others.
  • Flechette Storm: One of her attacks, Sneaky Throw. She also uses them in her Soul Crush, Sublime Horn.
  • Lady of War: Her armor is quite feminine and she has a graceful fighting style.
  • The Mole: She joins Alicia's party in order to spy on her and learn the location of the Dragon Orb for Odin.
  • Sci-Fi Bob Haircut: Leone has this hairstyle.
  • Sixth Ranger Traitor: She eventually drops the act and reveals herself to be Hrist when the party reaches the Dragon Orb.
  • Soul Jar: Implied to be Hrist's, similar to Platina and Alicia.
  • Walking Spoiler: The fact that she's actually a disguised Hrist qualifies her to be one.

    King Barbarossa 
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King of Dipan and Alicia's father, who was executed by Hrist for defying Odin's will, and his ghost still haunts his ruined kingdom. His spirit is ultimately put to rest after Lenneth goes back in time and presents his wife's last words to him. Valkyrie Profile: Silmeria reveals more of his story: he rebelled against Odin due to his anger and resentment over his daughter being used as Silmeria's Soul Jar, and his court wizards manipulated him into seeking forbidden power and wisdom. He is capable of using the Great Magic Calamity Blast as a Finishing Move.


  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He did some very morally questionable things, but he did still love his daughter and his people, and wanted to free them from Odin's rule.
  • Knight Templar Parent: He really does love Alicia, and treats her coldly to keep Odin's eye off of his attempts to stop him - it doesn't work, though.
  • Losing Your Head: Killed by beheading from Hrist; his ghost is headless as a result.
  • Off with His Head!: Is decapitaded by Hrist and Arngrim.
  • Rage Against the Heavens: Barbarossa rebells against Odin due to his anger and resentment over his daughter being used as Silmeria's Soul Jar.
  • Unwitting Pawn: Is manipulated by the court mages into seeking the Dragon Orb to opose Odin.
  • Wake-Up Call Boss: In the first game, he's the first boss that manages to combine a huge boat of hit points, high attack power, and no easily-exploited weakness. He's also the first boss that can use the extremely powerful Great Magic attacks against you. Thus, he's the first boss encountered where the techniques mentioned under Game-Breaker in the main article become less "make the game absurdly easy" and more "recommended for continued survival." He's also not that bad if you equip very heavily for fire elemental resistance, but he's also the first boss where this is recommended.

    The Three Mages 

Walther, Gyne and Dallas

Mages working for Barbarossa and helping with his rebellion. Though it was later revealed that Walther and Gyne were secretly working for Hrist, although for their own ends.


  • Dual Boss: The trio are fought at the same time in the first game. In the sequel, Walther and Gyne are fought togheter.
  • Emergency Transformation: All three take Ghoul Powder when it appears that Hrist is about to do them in. It's never explained why this apparently just turns them into lich-like beings instead of the monsters Jelanda and Lorenta's husband became under its effects.
  • Out-Gambitted: They're essentially shooting for the same "become the ultimate divine being" goal that many of the other characters have, but their plans are much less complex and they have much less power compared to other plotters. They also completely waste the potential of Time Travel; Lezard eventually shows them how to really do it.
  • The Plan: The trio eventually are revealed to be attempting their own ascent into godhood, and are trying to play all sides against each other to get it.
  • Token Good Teammate: Dallas, as he is the only one who cares about Alicia's safety and refuses to betray Barbarossa. However, after becoming a undead, he becomes as corrupted with power as the other two.
  • Unlucky Childhood Friend: Dallas.
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