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    House of Muspellzheimr 

Loki Muspelheim

"I will become the ruler of the demon realm. To that end, I'm willing to destroy every obstacle in my path!"

The head of the Muspellzheimr family and Villain Protagonist of Frontier. Originally the most eligible heir to the throne, his family lost nearly everything after his father was framed for treason and his mother taken away. For the past few centuries, he has put up a facade of a weakling, only to be plotting behind everyone's backs. Once the Dark Lord announced the challenge for the throne, he wages an all-or-nothing gamble in a war against nearly impossible odds. He would stop at nothing to achieve his dream, even if it means he has to deceive everyone and corrupt the five goddesses to do his bidding.

His Dark Gear is Ardvana, a spear that emits flames any time it absorbs mana. Although it has its magic core removed, being far less powerful than its original form, it is the main tool for corrupting the goddesses.

Tropes associated with Loki:

  • All of the Other Reindeer: Ever since his family lost its high standing, all but Ymir turned Loki away and treated him as excess baggage.
    • It turns out there’s a reason behind this: Loki is the child of a goddess and a demon hero. When the demons wanted to restart the war, his existence was an obstacle to them.
  • Anti-Hero: Starts out as a Unscrupulous Hero and a Byronic Hero and can either become more of a Pragmatic Hero by the end of the game or go straight into a Villain Protagonist if one takes the fully chaos route.
  • Badass Cape: A Fluffy and Red one.
  • Byronic Hero: Let's see... attractive? Check. Cunning and intelligent? Check. Cynical? Check. Passionate? Check. Has a intense drive to complete his objectives and will stop at nothing at accomplishing them? Check, check and check! The only thing that Loki lacks is a brooding or self-critical personality, but he compensates it with having a Fatal Flaw in the form of his pride.
  • The Corrupter: Can choose to corrupt the goddesses he captures with his Dark Gear.
  • The Dog Bites Back: The H-scenes comes off as the sort with the three granddaughters who abused and mocked him since his disgrace.
  • Expy: A boy was one of the top successors to the throne until it was wrongfully taken away thanks to the machinations of the Dark Lord. After years of planning, he relies on his wits to build up his forces, seeking to overthrow The Emperor to avenge his family. Now, where did we see that before?
  • Fatal Flaw: Pride. Despite being a very pragmatic man, Loki gerally has a really high confidence regarding his abilities and chance of success, which can end up causing several problems during certain fights against the goddesses. Luckily, he also happens be very good at improvising when he realises that maybe his plans aren't 100% foolproof.
  • Guile Hero: Whether he'd be a villainous or anti-heroic example of the trope, Loki relied on this at the start. By taking advantage of Tyrca's chivalry, he managed to gain vast amounts of resources and an early foothold within Yggdrasil.
  • Mana Burn: One of his special attacks that burns out the enemy's "Force."
  • Naughty Tentacles: The secondary function of his Dark Gear Ardvana.

Fena

"I am Master Loki's maid, Fena. If you have business with him, please do let me know."

Tropes associated with Fena:

Garm

I am but a soldier, Captain. As long as you give the order, I'm willing to lay my life on the line anytime. So, what are your orders, sir?

A male lupold (a.k.a. werewolf) who served Loki’s father for generations in his military unit, Equity’s Edge. While sometimes simple-minded, he has absolute loyalty to the current head of the Muspellzheimr house.

Garm is a master marksman is proficient in creating Wolfsbane arrows, which carry a powerful poison in them.

Tropes associated with Garm:

  • Badass Normal: Has no Dark Gear, but is able to compete against the goddesses and demon Royal candidates. He plays a role in defeating Freya with a little help from Loki.
  • Butt-Monkey: End up on the butt end of jokes and other compromising situations with the other goddesses and demons.
  • Co-Dragons: With Fena.
  • My Greatest Failure: His is when he let Fenrir’s succubi take advantage of him when she backstabs Loki men during the Thurdheim campaign. The rest of the campaign features him trying to cover his mistake.
  • Shipper on Deck: Remarks from time to time about getting into any of the goddesses.
  • Sniper Duel: Ends up in one with Freya, and wins!
  • Taking the Bullet: Does one to shield Loki from Fenrir after falling for her treachery.
  • Undying Loyalty: His most admirable trait. Any time he feels like he’s utterly failed his master, he’s so determined to make up for his disgrace.

    Urtgardian Empire 

Surt

"I loathe stagnation. A world filled with blood and cheers is the only way the world should ever be. To you, my heirs, who wish to become the next Dark Lord...I shall have you be the directors of this grand play."

The current Dark Lord of the Utgardian Empire. Because of his age, he rarely makes any public appearances. Loki despises him with all of his heart as the one who stole his family's prestige. He eventually announces the challenge for the throne, putting the surviving heirs at odds with each other.

Tropes associated with Surt:

  • Broken Pedestal: Double Subverted for Menia. At first, despite telling her directly that he never intended to create an age of peace that she believed he would, she still follows him to spite her sister. It’s only after Fena performs a Heroic Sacrifice that she’s convinced Surt is no longer worth serving.
  • Cool Airship: His flagship, the Auditorium. It's the size of at least five cities and the bridge is shaped exactly like the throne room in the Imperial Palace. Furthermore, only the Dark Lord and his personal army are allowed onto the ship, with not even his heir being allowed to go as far as to touch it.
  • The Heavy: He's responsible for Loki's ordeal.
  • Meaningful Name: Takes his name from the Norse fire giant fated to destroy the world with his sword of flames during Ragnarok. This is also referenced in his title, the "Infernal Emperor."

Hel

"Do your best to cling to life, as my tempest spear will blow away your very soul!"

The oldest granddaughter of Surt and daughter of Disir. She has the same amount of influence and power as Ymir but lacks his soul. When Loki's house lost its standing, she would mock him through negligence, acting as if he never existed.

Her Dark Gear is Gleaming Disaster Blikjandabol, a scythe that can manipulate water particles.

Tropes associated with Hel:

  • The Ace: Along with Ymir, her strength and intelligence makes her the most favorable candidate.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: As the result of signing a contract with Ymir’s Dark Gear.
  • Elemental Powers: Her Dark Gear gives her enormous versatility, as she can make a splash, control water in the air to Blow You Away, and even some Shock and Awe.
  • Everyone Has Standards: She gives no crap about Loki. However, she sees Ymir as far worse when his real plan is set in motion and reveals that he rigged the entire race for the Heart of Yggdrasil from the start.
  • Foil: To Ymir. Both of them are equal in power and predicted to be the most eligible for the throne. However, Hel lacks the heart for the weak and unfortunate that Ymir has.
  • Hidden Depths: Hel admired Loki's father and wished to serve under him. However, Farba's status as a traitor broke her trust in the Muspellzheimr House and gave her severe pessimism in Loki's future as a successor. The loss of her mother in her attempt to gain the throne and Jorm's torture did not do well for her physique either.
  • Jerkass with a Heart of Gold: She has the Might Makes Right mindset of Utgard, but non-sentient plants are another story. In one of her mingle events, she heals the damage to a grassy field using her Dark Gear.
  • Lack of Empathy: Like other demons, she does not care one bit for people like Loki, often pretending he doesn't see him.
  • Sinister Scythe: Her Dark Gear takes the shape of a scythe.

Fenrir

"Oh, my dear Loki, you seem to be doing something really fun! Why don't you let your sister join in on the fun?"

The middle of Surt's granddaughters. A pleasure seeker and the laziest of all the siblings. She favors provocative clothing that entices men.
Her Dark Gear is Thavti, a whip that manipulates ice.

Tropes associated with Fenrir:

  • An Ice Person: Her Dark Gear, Battering Thvati, freezes whatever it strikes.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: She signed Ymir’s Dark Gear and ended up one of his puppets.
  • Faux Affably Evil: In contrast to Ymir, Fenrir acts kind to Loki but ultimately wishes to make him her pet.
  • The Hedonist: Fenrir is easily the laziest of the bunch, who only endorses in pleasures. That doesn't mean she's not dangerous.
  • Horny Devils: She's half-succubus, half-wolf.
  • Really Gets Around: According to the artbook, she spends her free time roaming the Demon Realm looking for men capable of pleasing her, and her favorite thing is to take a young man's virginity.
  • Whip It Good: Her Dark Gear is a whip.

Jorm

"Kyahahaha! Hey, do you like pain?"

A crude and violent girl who laughs a lot and gets angry just as often. She is, in fact, the youngest daughter among the royal siblings and an heir to the throne of Utgard.

Her Dark Gear is Bifrost, a claw that allow her to control pain from the wounds she inflicts.

Tropes associated with Jorm:

  • Attack! Attack! Attack!: Her strategy is narrowed down to this.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Signed Ymir’s cursed Dark Gear like her older siblings did and ended up like this.
  • The Brute: While Hel and Fenrir have more intelligence as commanders, Jorm merely focuses on brute strength.
  • The Bus Came Back: Appears in Ragnarok after going into a deep slumber during Loki’s reign.
  • Cold-Blooded Torture: Can engage in this thanks to her Dark Gear. One even even allows to use this in interrogation.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: While she originally harbored a bit of an inferiority complex towards her more talented siblings which, in turn, made her a very shy and reserved girl, she was eventually kidnapped by conspirators and the shock that resulted from the incident warped her personality into what it is now. Having lost the ability to feel pain, she now seeks to inflict upon others that which she can no longer feel.
  • General Failure: Tries to cross a frozen river despite her soldiers being unable to withstand such cold temperature and never even trying to analyze Rigret’s Divine Gear. Justified as her inability to feel pain means she can’t understand or feel the same thing her forces would under normal conditions.
  • How the Mighty Have Fallen: Granted, she was only above Loki among the Royal candidates. However, her rash behavior gets her men easily slaughtered by Rigret and makes her surviving troops defect left and right. Even when she’s given a final chance by Menia to use Lost Technology against Loki, she still loses single-handedly against him. By the end of it all, she’s pretty much reduced to an attack dog.
  • Humiliation Conga: Has her army flat out crushed by Rigret, any surviving forces abandon her, and then had to have Menia assist her with some kind of chance at winning. Then, she still gets her ass whooped by Loki before either running back to Utgard or being captured. When the latter occurs, Loki laments how low she’s fallen.
    Loki: It’s more like I picked up a wild mutt than a commander.
    • Even harder in the later chapters when she’s left to die as Surt’s airship bombards the continent indiscriminately.
  • Lack of Empathy: Justified as she’s completely unable to feel pain thanks to her trauma and Dark Gear thank took away much of her sensitivity to pain.
  • Royal Brat: As the youngest royal candidates, she is quite the spoiled child.

Ymir

"A fervent approach to battle is the key to any battle. So be sure to keep that in mind at all times."

The oldest of the royal candidates and Loki's cousin. When the Muspellzheimr house lost its standing, he was the only person who protected Loki, allowing him to play weakling inside the castle. Unlike the other candidates, he has empathy for the victims of Utgard's ideologies, giving him the most political and military power out of all the candidates.
Throughout the game, he sneaks into the Sinmara to provide Loki useful information for his conquest of Yggdrasil. However, he never hides the fact that he's only using Loki to make things easier for him and the other candidates to take over Ygdrassil.
Because of his ability to control fire through his Dark Gear, Ginnungap, he's known as the "Crimson Prince."

Tropes associated with Ymir:

  • The Ace: Along with Hel, though Loki knows well that he would easily trounce the competition without breaking a sweat. And boy, does it show, at least until he’s Out-Gambitted by Surt himself.
  • Affably Evil: Ymir is a pretty nice guy who treats Loki like a brother and has no hard feelings for him. Even when he has ulterior motives whenever he assists Loki, he doesn't take any of it personally as both know that it's all part of the race for the Heart of Yggdrasil.
    • Even when it’s shows he was playing the Cool Big Bro from the start, he respected Loki’s power and offered to rule with him when he became Dark Lord.
  • Always Someone Better: Loki admits that what he does, Ymir could do better and in a shorter amount of time. However, in his last moment, Ymir says Loki was better since he always had a rebellious spirit that prevent him from using the Holy Land Registry on him.
  • And Then What?: Ymir asks what would ultimately happen if Surt obtained the Heart of Yggdrasil, which could automatically render the need for a successor a moot point. That gives clues to the Dark Lord’s real objectives and influences Ymir’s decision to rebel.
  • Anti-Villain: Respects Loki’s strength and ability to overcome all obstacles despite his additional assistance that made it happen. Furthermore, his ultimate goal is obtaining peace between gods, humans, and demons by acting as mediator.
  • Armor-Piercing Question: Ymir is a master of these. One of the important ones, however, is if Loki ever thought about seeing her mother imprisoned all these years. This indicates that she was never alive, to begin with.
  • Apocalypse Cult: Is the leader of one thanks to his cursed Dark Gear. Said cult is more a Path of Inspiration because he's using the army for his interests.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Twice, with the second one after his actual death.
  • Irony: Ymir merely created the Apocalysts to serve as a distraction so he can weaken the goddesses and complete the final stages of his plan. However, the utopia he preached was not exactly a lie as his goal for being Dark Lord was to create a world where demons, goddesses, and humans lived in harmony. Unfortunately for him, he wouldn't live long enough to see it.
  • Out-Gambitted: On both ends. On one end, he knew long ago where the Heart of Yggdrasil was and the purpose of the entire war, for which he prepared for well in advance. However, he ends up on the receiving end when Surt had a backup vessel that he never knew about, which doesn't end well for him.
  • Playing with Fire: The main reason he's called the Crimson Prince.
  • Power of Trust: One of his Dark Gears only works on those who put their whole faith in him. One of the reasons he liked Loki is because he was so rebellious that the Dark Gear could never work on him.
  • Red Baron: Called the Crimson Prince for his fire affinity and have a certain "darkness" hidden in his heart.

Menia

"I am His Majesty's shield. Know that as long as I stand, no blade shall ever reach his majesty."

The Dark Lord's secretary. She has an estranged relationship with her sister Fena, who serves Loki as his maid.

Tropes associated with Menia:

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    Yggdrasil 

Tyrca

"I am Tyrca, the Guardian Deity of Spring! I swear on this blade that I will defeat you!"

The Goddess of Spring and ruler of Edda, the eastern kingdom that focuses on trade. She is the first goddess Loki encounters, who bears a similar resemblance to his mother. After a quick clash during Loki's invasion of the continent, he convinces her to let them establish a business in her country. However, she fails to realize his true intentions and ends up paving the way for Loki's conquest of the continent.
Tyrca's Divine Gear is Nibelung, a sword that summons countless Einherjar ghost warriors at her command.

Tropes associated with Tyrca:

  • Deity of Human Origin: Was one of the four humans chosen by Odin to reincarnate as goddesses.
    • Tyrca is a strange case of being based on another goddess who lost her powers when she created the Heart of Yggdrasil.
  • Honor Before Reason: Ceases her assault on the Sinmara when she realizes that she has attacked humans. Loki takes advantage of this to land on Ygdrassil.
  • Praetorian Guard: Leads squadrons of pegasus-riding Gale Ritters. Not only are they her personal bodyguards, but they act as the only army under her command.
  • Private Military Contractors: Since Edda only has her Praetorian Guard for an army, the bulk of her strength comes from the Trade Guild that supplies her with these whenever profits are threatened.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Not exactly family, but Loki is interested in her since she looks like his mother. She was actually based on Sinmara when Odin created her.

Freyja

"I bid you welcome, Prince of the Demon Realm. Since you took the time to visit, how about a cup of tea?"

The Goddess of the Autumn and ruler of Folk, the western kingdom that focuses on agriculture. She is the only one of the four Season Goddesses married to another human, now living as a widow. She has a strong trust in humans despite knowing the good and evil side of them.

Tropes associated with Freyja:

  • Cool Big Sis: The oldest among the Season Goddess, and the scariest whenever angered.
  • Deity of Human Origin: Was one of the four humans chosen by Odin to reincarnate as goddesses.
  • Humans Are Special: Why she adores them so much, to the point she married one.

Thor

"My name is Thor! The God of Thunder, Thor! Your luck has run out now that I'm here, and none of you are getting away!"

The Goddess of Summer and ruler of Thrudheim, the southern kingdom that focuses on military and mining. She is the first to go into battle and inspires the troops within her presence. Her army is composed of both men and women, valuing strength and power above all else.
Her Divine Gear is Mjolnir, a large ax that can destroy anything in its path.

Tropes associated with Thor:

Rigret

"I-I'm the goddess of this land, Rigret! If you resist, then in the name of the Guardian Deity, I won't forgive you!"

The Goddess of Winter and the ruler of Glads, the northern kingdom with sub-zero temperatures that focuses on crafts. Easily the youngest of the Season Goddesses, she is very dependent on her siblings.

Her Divine Gear is Gjallarhorn, a shield that can buff allies and curse enemies. The Divine Gear’s range and effectiveness amplify through sound waves.

Tropes associated with Rigret:

Odin

"Ahaha! Good, I shall allow it! It has been a while since I have last seen a fool as reckless as you. I am the Chief God, Odin! Now, bear witness to my power!"

The Chief God who rules all over Yggdrasil. Once a mighty goddess during the Ragnarok war, only a fraction of her power remains after expending most of it to create the floating continent. She has a sense of superiority over humans and demons alike with power equaled only by the Dark Lord. However, she only intervenes in serious emergencies and solves all problems with overwhelming force.
Her Divine Gear in Gungnir, four separate swords that can combine into a single double-edged lance that annihilates all enemies without harming the terrain.

Tropes associated with Odin:

  • Pintsized Powerhouse: Despite having only a fraction of her power, she still top above the other goddesses.
  • Top God: The Chief God who founded Yggdrasil and rules over the entirety of it.

    Others 

Sinmara

"Loki, take this key...One day, it will surely show you the path forward."

Loki's mother. She has been imprisoned for over a century (or so everyone claims) and Loki's entire gambit was for his goal to free her.

Tropes associated with Sinmara:

  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Her true colors don't come until the few final chapters.
  • Dead All Along: Has been dead from the start of Loki’s ordeal inside the empire. Surt then kept her body preserved in a Dark Gear casket so he could take over after his original body was destroyed.
  • Demonic Possession: By Surt after his original body was destroyed.
  • Expy: If Loki was Lelouch of Code Geass, then she would be the equivalent to Marianne.

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