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Dean Stark

Voiced by: Hiro Shimono (Japanese) and Yuri Lowenthal (English)
A young boy living in a remote village. Unlike other youths, he does not have an ARM. He dreams of leaving his hometown and becoming a famous Golem Hunter, like his hero Nightburn. Together with Rebecca, he witnesses a golem arm fall from the sky, with a young woman protected in its fist, and sets off to realise his dream and solve the mystery of this young woman. His unique ability is Double Critical, which doubles the damage done when he scores a Critical Hit.

Rebecca Streisand
Voiced by: Nana Mizuki (Japanese) and Wendee Lee (English)
Dean's childhood friend. She has strong feelings for him, but doesn't have the courage to reveal them. Rebecca dreams of one day taking her acrobatic shooting act on the road and becoming a star. Her unique ability is Continuous Shot, which gives her a chance to repeat an attack as long as she has bullets in her ARM.

Avril Vent Fleur
Voiced by: Shizuka Ito (Japanese) and Michelle Ruff (English)
A mysterious girl with no memories of her past beyond her name. She fell from the sky held within the fist of a golem's arm. Dean and Rebecca agree to help her search for her memories. Her unique ability is Double DP, which gives her a small chance to double DP earned when attacking.

Greg Russellberg
Voiced by: Tomoyuki Shimura (Japanese) and Patrick Seitz (English)
A self-proclaimed "Golem Crusher" who goes around destroying golems. He is seeking revenge on a certain Veruni, and he believes that by destroying golems he will eventually lure him out. This brings him into conflict with Dean, who loves golems and is appalled that anyone would destroy them. His unique ability is Shoot and Guard, which gives him a small chance to automatically enter the defensive Guard stance after attacking.
  • BFG: His ARM is the one Kartikeya used to kill his family.
  • The Big Guy
  • Clear My Name: Subverted. He tries to at first, but when he realizes that he has no proof and that no one will believe him, he gives up and goes on his quest for revenge. He's later cleared when his father-in-law sees Kartikeya for himself.
  • Crusading Widower: He's out to get revenge on Kartikeya for killing his family.
  • The Cynic: To Dean's Idealist.
  • Cynicism Catalyst: His family getting killed followed up by getting framed for it.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: His wife and 5-year-old child were murdered in front of him, and the whole town turns its back on him in believing he killed them himself. He ends up becoming a wanted man, at first through a misunderstanding, but then eventually goes on to commit other crimes on purpose as part of his new identity and being unable to go back to the life he had before. In short, he's been through a lot.
  • Dirty Old Man: Downplayed since he doesn't show it a lot, but he does give off a suspicious smirk when the group comes across at risque magazine...
  • Evil Luddite: Seems like this at first, since he goes around blowing up any golem he comes across, and has a severe grudge against them. In reality, he's just doing it to lure Kartikeya out.
  • Failure Knight: It seems rather strange that a dangerous fugitive would join a bunch of kids. Then you find out that Dean reminds Greg of his dead son.
  • Hammerspace: During cutscenes, he pulls his rifle out of nowhere — and puts it right back in there, too.
  • I'll Kill You!: Says this to Kartikeya, after he kills Greg's family. Greg's threat just gets laughed at.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Not only does he have the "sexy cowboy" theme going on, some of his alternate costumes remove his shirt entirely.
  • Nice Hat: One that covers his face.
  • No Shirt, Long Jacket: His school uniform costume, modeled after the fashion of Japanese Delinquents, removes his shirt and replaces it with a long jacket and Sarashi sarashi. His Gallows-themed costume replaces his shirt with a short jacket.
  • Perma-Stubble: Not a lot, but it's there. Players can usually see it in close-ups.
  • Stone Wall: He initially seems to be a Mighty Glacier, being slow as molasses but coming in with a Sword Medium for the highest damage in the party, plus an ability and the defense to be pretty meaty. This damage off later on, but his defense never does. Set him up as a support tank with Moon or Mountain Mediums and you'll be great.
  • Sword and Gun: The handle of his gun has a hidden blade in it. He'll only use it for special attacks though.
  • Team Dad: The most mature of the group, and tries to take care of everybody. Especially fitting since he WAS a dad till his son died.
  • Troubled Backstory Flashback: Often accidentally brought on by Dean.

Chuck Preston
Voiced by: Eiji Hanawa (Japanese) and Liam O'Brien (English)
A Golem Hunter apprentice with self-confidence issues. He is falsely accused of stealing an artifact and nearly executed hanged by the local Veruni, but Dean and party intervene just in time. His unique ability is Damage Up, which increases the amount of damage his attacks do as his HP decreases.
  • Can't Catch Up: Joins the party several levels lower than everyone else. Can be avoided if you're making use of the Black Market (as you spend character levels there) or if you give him a lot of Level Apples or a Hen Badge.
  • Childhood Friend Romance: An ultimately unrequired one with Lucille. Chuck himself states it was his own fault not for getting her feelings before, his troubled past really didn't help, either.
  • Clear Their Name: When you first meet him, he's been accused of stealing the Mirror of De Soto, an ancient artifact. Dean and friends have to find the mirror before Chuck is executed for it.
  • Critical Status Buff: The less HP Chuck has, the more damage he does.
  • Deer in the Headlights: When faced with impending execution or simply confused about what to do, he tends to freeze up and stare blankly into space.
  • Doom Magnet: Believes himself to be one.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: Says this when he sees Lucille and Fereydoon together.
  • Improbable Weapon User: The Pile Bunker, which appears to be a weaponized jackhammer.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: Comes out of hiding and saves the party from a Rock Monster boss that had regained consciousness. It's also when he decides to stop running away and join your party.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Gives one to Fereydoon during their duel over choosing to follow Volsung's orders over protecting Lucille.
  • Sixth Ranger: Though you first meet him early in the game, he doesn't join until the middle.

Carol Anderson
Voiced by: Asuka Tanii (Japanese) and Mona Marshall (English)
An orphan who is looked after by a mysterious and half-mad professor. She is extremely intelligent but very shy and clumsy, especially around boys. She was separated from the professor and is currently looking for him. Her unique ability is Shoot Anywhere, which allows her to target any Hex in battle.


A giant golem that serves as a transportation device and ally in battle. He is not player controlled in battle, but his actions can be programmed from the menu.


    Other Characters 

Nightburn Acklund

Voiced by: Kenji Nomura (Japanese) and Jamieson Price (English)

Dean's hero, a legendary Golem Hunter with fanboys all over the world. Turns out, he's The Quisling for the Veruni.


Voiced by: Akimitsu Takase (Japanese)

A Veruni television producer and reporter who displays a great deal of interest in the party.

Captain Bartholomew

Voiced by: Katsuhisa Houki (Japanese) and Steve Kramer (English)

The leader of the Veruni moderates, and captain of the vessel Mayflower.


Voiced by: Yutaka Aoyama (Japanese) and Dave Wittenberg (English)
The most violent and unstable of the Four Sentinels, a man so psychopathic even the other Sentinels question his very presence on the team. He's also the one who killed Greg's family and framed him for it.

Voiced by: Daisuke Gori (Japanese)
One of the Four Sentinels. He travels around the world, researching Filgaia's decay. He's also Carol's adoptive father.

Voiced by: Jin Yamanoi (Japanese) and Kirk Thornton (English)
One of the Four Sentinels. He is Volsung's right-hand man and most reliable soldier, carrying out his orders without fail.

Voiced by: Yuko Kaida (Japanese)
One of the Four Sentinels and owner of the Laila Belle TV station FBC. She is portrayed as the most sympathetic of the group.

Voiced by: Hiroki Tochi (Japanese) and Kyle Hebert (English)
The leader of the radical movement to preserve the Veruni race at any cost.


A mysterious device mentioned here and there throughout the game. Turns out to be the radicals' own giant golem.

The Hatred

A terrible entity possessing Volsung, composed of all the spirits of those who failed to bridge the gap between the races.


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