The cast of Wind Child Black and associated tropes.
The main character, and the one around whom so many events seem to rotate. A humble yet emotionally vulnerable Romani girl (although she openly calls herself a 'Gypsy') who lives in the small farming hamlet of Droga with her foster father and sister, Remia. Alexia was raised by her grandmother, a paranoid old Gypsy woman who moved around a lot, and who died before she and Alexia could move to Droga. She is half-Devveran on her father's side, explaining her blue hair. She may in fact be at least part Kaze.
- Action Girl: She quickly grows into one, from fending off wild animals in the swamps, to trading blows with pirates.
- Heroic BSoD: Alexia finally finds Remia again, but she's been brainwashed to hate Alexia. This causes Alexia to give up all hope and quit the quest. She never recovers before she's arrested.
- But Not Too Foreign: Alexia is only half-gypsy, with her father having been a Devveran sailor. It's implied that she has some Kaze blood in her somewhere.
- Big Sister Instinct: When Remia is kidnapped, Alexia doesn't need much convincing to go after her, without even a clue where to start. She practically breaks in half emotionally when Remia is brainwashed to believe that Alexia is a murderer.
- Dark and Troubled Past: A softer version: raised by a paranoid old woman, moved around a lot at her grandmother's whims, left on her own at an early age, and left homeless and forced to steal and con to survive until she was adopted. This was when she was SIX.
- Dreaming of Times Gone By: If the intro section is to be believed, she can dream of things that happened ten thousand years ago. She also has visions of the Kaze massacre, which would have happened when she was only a baby. of course, there's a very real chance that the reason she remembers the Kaze massacre, is because she was there as a baby.
- Dreaming of Things to Come: Inverted. She explicitly says she can's see the future, only the past and present.
- Farmer's Daughter: Alexia was adopted by Zeke Highwind shortly after her grandmother died, and she's lived with him and his daughter Remia ever since.
- Happily Adopted: She's perfectly content in her life with Remia and Zeke. Leaving home to look for Remia awakens the 'gypsy spirit' in her, however, and she comes to enjoy traveling.
- Making a Splash: She has an innate talent for water-spells.
- Simple Staff: Alexia is given a wooden quarterstaff as a weapon. It's hard enough to turn away a sword and won't rust in the swamps like a metal staff would.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: As a result of her half-Devveran heritage. however, Devveran genes wouldn't account for the particular shade of blue hair she has. Kaze genes, however, would.
Fremon fon Reidstadtz
The son of a famous and revered military commander, Fremon offers to help Alexia find her sister as a way to impress his stern and distant father. His knowledge of military beaurocracy comes in handy, but his patriotism tends to colour his world view.
- Character Development: He starts off as a jingoistic patriot with a hatred of pirates. By the time the game finishes, he's saved the life of his pirate rival, and started to accept that the Imperium isn't perfect and the Kaze were massacred needlessly.
- Deadpan Snarker: Fremon shares this trope with Lytan.
- Dishing Out Dirt: He uses Earth-spells in combat.
- Fiery Redhead: Averted. He's pretty calm in most cases that don't involve the Black Knight. And when they do, he panics.
- Knight in Shining Armor: He has the armour, he has the selflessness, he even calls himself a 'Knight Errant.' The truth is that he never finished military academy, and can't legally call himself any kind of knight. In fact, he can't even call himself a cadet.
- Master Swordsman: Averted, but just barely. He washed out of the military academy, so he's hardly as good as an actual soldier, but he's still good enough a fencer to match Lytan's skill, and can hold his own against the Black Knight.
- Older Than They Look: Alexia initially thought they were the same age. Turns out Fremon is in his early twenties.
- Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: He trades barbs with Lytan the way normal folk blink. He even composes a song about how he'd like to see Lytan hang for his piracy. And he teaches it to Lytan's sister. Even Lytan himself notes that it's very catchy.
- "Well Done, Son!" Guy: Fremon says his father only keeps him around to keep an eye on him, and is ashamed of his failure as a soldier. He also implies that his mother, who is a Senator in the Capitol is much, MUCH worse.
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Fremon is absolutely terrified of the Black Knight. This is not an unreasonable fear.
Renee Vulpessa mi-rhu Alvwa Jib nee Fingail
A spritely and energetic fox-girl raised by forest spirits. She is exiled from her adopted family rather harshly, but finds friendship with Alexia and Fremon.
- Abusive Parents: She only has vague recollections of her life before the Alvwa, but what she remembers is heart-wrenching: going camping with her father, only to be abandoned in the forest. She later learns that he was ordered to kill her by her own mother, but couldn't go through with it. And she isn't an only child. Think about that.
- Break Her Heart to Save Her: Renee is exiled from the Alvwa because they are immortal and she is not. The only way she can ever find love and have a family of her own is if she leaves them and never returns, and she isn't inclined to do that unless she isn't given a choice. Alexia calls out her foster mom for this, but admits that it probably is the only way.
- Fox Folk: It's never explained exactly what she is until we meet her parents. They're perfectly human, but it's implied that they're under a curse from a Kaze priest they wronged somehow, and they believe their children's fox-like features are the curse made manifest.
- Happily Adopted: By forest spirits. Until they realized that she was mortal and they were not, and they couldn't provide her with a family of her own or even real mortal love.
- Kill It with Fire: She uses fire-spells in combat.
- Love Interest: With Fremon.
- Meaningful Name: She's a fox, and her name is Renee. Her middle name, Vulpessa, also references foxes.
- Wolverine Claws: She fights with bladed knuckles. Where she got them from in the forest is never explained.
An air pirate from the northern country of Devverus, Lytan is a swashbuckling buccaneer with a grudge against the Imperium. He has a playful nature to him, and constantly riles Fremon.
- Action Survivor: He survived the Imperium sacking his country and burning his father's shipworks, and became a badass pirate in the process.
- Big Brother Instinct: Hurt his beloved sister Amelia, and he will destroy you. Kidnap her, and he will seriously consider bombarding the countryside to get her back. Rescue her, and you have a friend for life.
- Cultured Badass: Bravely crosses swords with the Black Knight without a second thought, has an affable charm to him, dismisses killing as pure barbarism, and has a library full of books, some of which allow him to converse with Ecchi in her own language, which hasn't been spoken by humans in a hundred centuries.
- Defeat Equals Friendship: When he first meets Alexia and Fremon, it's as a boss battle. The next time they cross paths, he owes them a blood debt for saving his sister and agrees to help Alexia save Remia to balance the scales.
- Gentleman Thief
- The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: Averted. He raids Imperium ships, provides a distraction for magical bombardment, and even faces down the greatest killer in the world with a smirk on his face.
- Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: He's friendly with Alexia, Renee, and Ecchi, but he never misses a moment to insult Fremon, the Imperium, or Fremon's father. In the end, they take on the Black Knight together.
Echiradne "Ecchi" Abraxurxes
A lamia who has been asleep for ten thousand years. She awakens when the group finds her on Azura's island base, and is horrified at what the world has become in her presence. She joins the group when she realizes that Azura is someone from her past.
- Culture Chop Suey: She speaks Portuguese, but her name has all the earmarks of Greek and Persian naming conventions. On the rare times she mentions her family, she refers to them by titles used by the ancient Assyrians.
- Drop the Hammer: Somehow she's able to get the right leverage to use a hammer as a weapon, even though she has no legs.
- Getting Crap Past the Radar: She's almost like a magical female George Carlin with all the swearing she does, but it never gets called out because it's never in English.
- Lipstick Lesbian: You can't really tell from the SNES-type sprite, but she is quite attractive in some of the developer's artwork
- Lady Swearsalot: Never in English, but she is awfully fond of the invictive 'maldito.' She's even uttered the phrase, 'foda me'
- Meaningful Name: Everyone calls her Ecchi, and she certainly doesn't wear much.
- Older Than They Look: She looks like she's in her early twenties, but counting the time she was turned into stone, she's somewhere north of 12,000 years old. By her people's standards, that's about sixty.
Alexia's foster sister. It's her abduction that spurs Alexia's journey.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: Alexia finally finds Remia in the ruins of the Kaze capitol, only to learn that spending so much time with Azura has convinced Remia that Alexia is a cold-blooded murderer. Alexia doesn't take it well.
- Damsel in Distress: Kidnapped by a strange, possibly non-human being, for mysterious reasons.
- Living Macguffin: The entire point of the game is to save her.
Lytan's younger sister. She suffers from some unspecified illness, but still manages to get herself kidnapped by Thibasinian spies.
- Damsel in Distress: Kidnapped by spies, until Alexia, Fremon, and Renee rescue her.
- Ill Girl
- Morality Pet: Possibly Lytan's. If not for her influence, it's completely possible that he'd toss the noble part of 'Noble Demon'.
Lytan's first mate.
- MayDecember Romance: It's hinted that he has some sort of relationship with Amelia, which he is not even remotely interested in sharing with Lytan.
A bitter and angry fox-girl rescued from the Imperium's research facility in Ama Sofia.
- Abusive Parents: Well, she is Renee's older sister, after all.
- Meaningful Name: Like Renee, her name also means 'fox', only in Chinese.
- Misanthrope Supreme: She has no love for the human race. Given that her main interactions with humans have been her abusive and murderous parents and the researchers torturing her, it's understandable.
- The Nicknamer: Only calls Renee 'man-bait'. It's not a term of endearment.
The Black Knight
A fearsome figure of rumour and myth. He's been killing Tceitchkans for sixteen years, and he's not even bored yet.
- And Show It to You: The Commander at Fort Abigail saw his own heart just before the Fort was consumed by a hurricane.
- Berserk Button: He really hates the Imperium and everyone in it.
- Blow You Away: A truly deadly example - he can create funnel clouds inside buildings. And inside people.
- Kill 'Em All: Are you from the Imperium? Oh boy, does he want to meet you!
- Last of His Kind: He's killing the Imperium because they slaughtered his people. Only there might be at least one more Kaze out there.
- Misanthrope Supreme: Not a huge fan of the human race. It's one of the reasons he kills so many of them.
- Ninja: He is referred to in-universe as a 'magical ninja', and he's weaponized the weather. Word of God says that he's basically a really psychotic version of Batman.
- Roaring Rampage of Revenge: On a truly epic scale.
A mysterious and pretty much insane witch who seems to be the mastermind behind Remia's abduction. She also seems to bear a deep hatred for Alexia.
- Axe-Crazy: The first thing she does when she meets Alexia? Try to throttle her with her own bare hands. That is not a rational response.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: At least, that's what Ecchi is hoping.
- The Dragon: To whatever that shadow creature is.
- Interspecies Romance: Despite her immortality, she appears to be a normal, bipedal human who married a lamia.
- Older Than They Look: she's actually Ecchi's wife, which means she's at least ten thousand years old. Suffice it to say, she looks good for her age.
- Psycho Lesbian: It's implied that she used to be a sane lesbian, but pining for her comatose wife for ten thousand years is what drove her insane.
An unnamed figure who appears to be manipulating world events for some unknown agenda.
- Bad Boss: So far subverted. Azura's thrall kidnapped Remia instead of Alexia by accident, but Azura wasn't punished for the failure, as it still got Alexia out of Droga and into the world, which seems to be what the Figure wants.
- Eldritch Abomination: It seems to be one of these, given it's habit of "unmelting" out of the floor and it's ability to sense when someone is dreaming about it.
- The Faceless: Only seen as a living shadow.
- The Man Behind the Man: Gives Azura orders, and seems to have a plan for both the Black Knight and Alexia.