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The members of the terrorist organization Torna, and their Blades.

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  • Death Seeker: According to Malos, they all "sought oblivion" and indeed their plans to change the world would likely have given them no future. Rather than just end their own lives, they want the world they see as wrong to die along with them. Mikhail is the one exception, though he is still nihilistic enough to go along with their plans for some time.
  • Oddly Small Organization: At its max (before a certain defection) there were only six members (plus their blades). Intentional, perhaps due to the above Death Seeker nature of them, indeed if Jin had his way then the other members would not have even resonated with Blades, making the organization even smaller.
  • Put Them All Out of My Misery:
    • While some of them do make claims of more noble motivations, to an extent the motivations for their desire to destroy the world can be traced back to the fact that their own lives have been so miserable for so long, twisting their perceptions on everything else. Rex puts it succinctly when he notes that despite despising Amalthus they are in essence no different from him, just tortured souls lashing out at a world they see as so flawed that it doesn't deserve to exist, and ignoring the happiness that exists in favor of wallowing in their own pain and self pity and clinging to their past traumas as a crutch.
    • Malos himself however is something of a subversion, he is motivated by feelings of misery and misanthropy, but said feelings were put in him at birth instead of being based on traumas that actually happened to him (though his own experiences over time would add to these feelings).
  • Recurring Boss: Every one of the main 5 members of Torna is fought at least twice during the game.
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    Jin (Shin) 
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Voiced by: Takahiro Sakurai (Japanese), John Schwab (English)

The leader of Torna. Stoic and serious, he aims to reach Elysium and confront the Architect for personal reasons. He starts off the game in pursuit of the Aegis.

For tropes applying to Jin in Torna ~ The Golden Country, see here.


  • Big Bad: Appears to be this at first, as the leader of Torna, but its subverted then played straight. Malos is at first revealed to be the more powerful of the two and appears to share the leader role with Jin for the midpoint of the story, but in the end its revealed he's simply been following Jin's will. Jin also shares the Big Bad position with Amalthus, who is responsible for the suffering that led Jin and Malos to their actions.
  • Big Eater: Unused content found in datamining reveals three of Jin's four favored pouch item categories to be seafood, with Oyster Stir-Fry being a favorite item, and staple foods.
  • Birds of a Feather: He and Malos both share nihilistic views of the world which manifested into a desire for Alrest's destruction.
  • Bodyguard Crush: For his last two Drivers, though the present Jin wouldn't remember the first one. Learning about the struggles of himself and his former wife through his diary had a drastic effect on his personality. His old self was so hellbent on not forgetting his first Driver that he spent the last years of his life researching the Flesh Eater process, only to finish too late. This knowledge drove the present Jin to sacrifice everything to not forget his current Driver and love Lora. He comes to regret it.
  • Brought Down to Badass: Temporarily during his first boss fight where his power is Nerfed, but he is still an incredibly powerful fighter Rex and the party can't even defeat. At the end of chapter 7, his core gets damaged in his all-out fight with Rex and the fully awakened Aegis. For the rest of the game, he can barely stand, yet keeps on trucking, even offing one of the main story's more challenging boss fights.
  • Char Clone: A rather mysterious and antagonistic Bishōnen who wears a mask at the start and has relations with two of the playable characters (Pyra/Mythra, Nia).
  • Chewing the Scenery: In spite of his usual calm demeanor, he has moments of this. The most notable being the boss fight against him in Tantal.
    Jin: "Look at me! Behold my Will! MY POWER!"
  • Cool Mask: Wears one that covers a lot of his face. It conceals the Core Crystal on his forehead.
  • Cynicism Catalyst: Indol destroying the remnants of the Kingdom of Torna, which led to Jin's Driver Lora dying in the attack. This drove Jin into consuming Lora's heart, turning him into a Flesh Eater Blade, so he wouldn't revert back to a Core Crystal and lose all his memories and forget her. But by that same token, not letting go of the past led him down a dark path.
  • Death Seeker: One motivation he has for going to the Architect to kill him is to die, he just thinks the rest of humanity should go with him.
    • Rex eventually realizes that Jin hasn't actually wanted to die since he met Malos, something Jin didn't even realize until Rex pointed it out to him.
  • Disappears into Light: How he meets his end.
  • The Dragon: To Malos, although officially, Malos is his second-in-command.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones:
    • He still generally cared about and loved his old Driver Lora even after he joined Malos, downright keeping her body safe in the ship. Albeit he claims keeping her body around is to remind him of his past foolishness for believing in the wisdom of the Architect, he is well aware Lora would not want him siding with Malos.
    • More minor example but it's pretty clear that he cares for both Malos and Akhos considering that he made a promise to Malos and how he reacted to Akhos' death by Amalthus.
  • Exact Words: In her dying moments, Lora laments that the thought of Jin forgetting her is too much to bear. To prevent this, Jin devoured her heart and continued to live on with his memories, despite losing his own will to live. Malos points out that those last words were a curse to him.
  • Expy: Has the same Japanese voice actor and character designer as Cloud. He's also a brooding light haired pretty boy who used to be kind during their adventures but had a girl close to them die that got into their skin.
  • Fallen Hero: In the Aegis War 500 years ago, he had fought on Mythra's side against Malos. He was considered to be kindest of them and was a pacifist who refused to fight unless necessary. Losing his Driver and forcing to live on by her wishes robbed Jin of a purpose until Malos gave him a new one.
  • Flash Step: He uses this to kill Rex at the beginning of the story. He claims to be able to move at the speed of light.
  • Go Out with a Smile: Dies after killing Amalthus, glad that the last years of his life had meaning after all because of his bond with Malos.
  • Guest-Star Party Member: For the first dungeon in the game. He will also fight alongside Rex temporarily in the Land of Morytha until he has regrouped with everyone else.
  • Hero Killer: Killed Rex who was later revived by Pyra and later killed Fan la Norne.
  • History Repeats: The two times the audience gets to see Jin with his past Drivers, he falls madly in love with them (his first being heavily implied to be his wife in that life, especially in the Japanese version) despite Blades always becoming different people when they're reborn. This one facet of his life didn't change after he was reborn. Both times he was willing to do something that is taboo for damn good reason for a chance to hold on to his memories of them. Interestingly, it's the actions and feelings of BOTH of his selves that led to him taking the path to villainy that he did despite the first "Jin" being long dead.
  • An Ice Person: It's his element as a Blade, as seen whenever he fights with or against the party. In his true form, he frequently displays his control over elementals by conjuring ice. He freezes Amalthus to absolute zero at the cost of his life.
  • Image Song: The Power of Jin reflects on Jin's desperation and sorrow.
  • Interspecies Romance: He was implied to be married with his previous Driver before becoming Lora's Blade in the Japanese version.
  • I Work Alone: He is the only member of Torna who is not bonded to a Blade and thus never uses one in battle.
  • Katanas Are Just Better: Uses a sword called a Nodachi in battle, it is the inherent weapon he is born with as a Blade.
  • The Leader: Even though Malos is higher than him in the power hierarchy, Jin is the leader of Torna as he is the one tying the other members together. He rescued Mikhail when he was a war orphan and gave the unwanted Flesh Eaters, Akhos, Patroka, and Nia a home and a purpose. They all in turn all demonstrate undying loyalty.
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall: If he falls into a bottomless pit for the brief time he's under player control, he says "Very funny..." as if addressing the player directly for making him do such a stupid thing.
  • Martial Pacifist: Was formerly one back during the Aegis war, where he refused to participate in military exercises and took no enjoyment in fighting. When his driver Lora died he dropped his unwillingness to fight, determined now to exterminate humanity.
  • Meaningful Name: His NA version name is Jin which ironically is also Japanese, and can mean both "man" and "blade", later reveal makes this a big foreshadowing of his identity as a Flesh Eater a half-human and half-Blade.
  • Mercy Kill:
  • Mythology Gag: Shares some traits with Jin Uzuki such as having the same name, uses the same type of weapon and having the same element.
  • No-Sell:
    • Mythra's Foresight allows Rex to see a bit into the future and predict all incoming attacks. Against a light-speed opponent such as Jin, it is useless as he still cannot physically move fast enough to properly defend against his attacks.
    • His control over elementary ether particles makes all ether-based attacks useless, even the light beams from Siren. But he has no control over actual light like Siren's targeting laser, presumably because it's not a massed particle.
  • Not So Different: Despite having been on different sides in the Aegis War, he and Malos share a commonality in lacking a purpose due to Amalthus: Jin in losing Lora and Malos being corrupted by his hatred. They're also the same as Rex and Pyra, as Jin made a promise to Malos to take him to Elysium that ends up giving them both a reason to live.
  • One-Man Army: Single-handedly takes down an Ardanian imperial warship. It is stated that even an army five thousand strong would be no match for him.
  • One-Winged Angel: His true form bares his chest and gives him a set of wing-like appendages on his lower back. His physical abilities become significantly boosted, taking down the entire party in the blink of an eye and completely overwhelming Rex and Mythra.
  • Only Friend: To Malos. While the other Torna members aren't overtly hostile to him, they don't have the seeing each other as equals relationship the two of them have. This behavior is subtle foreshadowing that Malos isn't just destroying without a reason anymore, he's trying to destroy the world as revenge for hurting Jin so much. Malos includes committing suicide in the process, since he rightfully blames himself for causing much Jin's agony in the past.
  • Purposefully Overpowered: When he's a Guest-Star Party Member he's completely broken, most notably with his ability to pull off the entire Break/Topple/Launch/Smash combo by himself with ease. You'll need it unless Rex is extremely over-leveled and geared when the player reaches Morytha.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Blue to Malos' red.
  • Really 700 Years Old: In the beginning of the game, Pyra knows him and Malos from over five hundred years ago, but it wasn't really established how. It is because Jin is a Flesh Eater Blade, allowing him to live on with his memories.
  • Redemption Equals Death: Sacrifices himself to kill Amalthus
  • Restored My Faith in Humanity: Near the end of the game, Rex's optimism and drive to change the world for the better ultimately persuades Jin to sacrifice himself to save the party from a rampaging Amalthus. Though as Rex and Pyra later point out to Malos, he never truly lost faith in humanity. He simply wanted to be by Malos's side.
  • Superpower Lottery: One of the biggest winners in the game. With his ability of particle manipulation he can move at the speed of light, No-Sell any energy attack including the beams from Siren, and can freeze anything to absolute zero. He is so powerful that when he goes all out he easily overwhelms the party including Mythra. It isn't until Rex awakens the Third Blade that he suffers complete and utter defeat. Mitigated in that while he got the benefits that came with being a Flesh Eater (namely unique and extreme powers), said powers came with the cost of a slowly deteriorating body that can't handle prolonged battle and requires special treatments to keep functioning..
  • Walking Spoiler: Look at all this white! You can't say it's easy to talk about Jin w/o giving at least a few spoilers to someone.
  • White Hair, Black Heart: Wasn't the case over 500 years ago when he was a Martial Pacifist. Even at the present time, he didn't fully give up on humanity, at least not until Rex helped him find an answer in the World Tree.
  • World's Strongest Man: It's astonishing to see a seemingly normal man display remarkable abilities, such as his incredible speed, without a Blade by his side. It is because Jin is a Blade, and one of the strongest in existence, made even stronger as a successful Flesh Eater. He was called "The Strongest Man in Torna", meaning he was even stronger than Addam, the hero of Torna.

    Malos (Metsu) 
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Voiced by: Yuuichi Nakamura (Japanese), David Menkin (English)

Torna's second-in-command. Brutish and disdainful towards others and the world, he plans to aid Jin in carrying out Torna's destructive plans against Alrest. Partnered with the Blade, Sever.


  • Above Good and Evil: As an Aegis both him and Pyra are initially beyond both, being clean slates before being awakened. His current state is the product of Amalthus's influence.
  • Almighty Janitor: He is initially billed as Jin's second-in-command and appears to be nothing more than a brutish subordinate. Later it is revealed that he is actually the other Aegis and follows Jin out of a promise they made that was similar to the promise made between Rex and Pyra, though their close relationship sometimes makes it questionable who's doing what for who.
  • Being Evil Sucks: Malos is thoroughly miserable due to the fact that his own existence and actions led to so much pain and suffering for those around him, which in turn further corrupts his personality and leads to more tragedies. He makes it very clear that being subjected to the nihilistic desires of others such as Jin and Amalthus was not pleasant at all.
  • BFS: After regaining his full power, he replaces his Blade with a black Monado, complete with Monado Arts and the glowing symbol.
  • Big Bad: Averted. Despite being the main and final obstacle for the protagonists, Malos' actions are completely subservient to Amalthus, and later Jin, according to Klaus. The final battle with him is less stopping the one responsible for the last 500 years of carnage and more trying to stop Malos' tantrum of grief over Jin dying.
  • Big Eater: Unused content found in datamining reveals that three out of four of Malos's favored pouch items are foods, specifically desserts, Grilled Anchortail and Argentum Noodle Soup.
  • Birds of a Feather: He and Jin both share nihilistic views of the world which manifested into a desire for Alrest's destruction.
  • Blood Knight: Has shades of this. When Mythra breaks her seal he only grins and tells her "Welcome back!" while Akhos is panicking next to him.
  • Book-Ends: He's the last boss of both the first and last chapters.
  • Brought Down to Badass: 500 years ago he was a one-man army thanks to his destructive energy powers and the artifices he wielded as an Aegis. For most of the game he is still quite powerful but can only use a small portion of his Aegis powers, thanks to Mythra having severely damaged his Core Crystal at the end of the Aegis War. The fact that he was not only still alive but could still move and fight with his crystal in such a state is regarded as remarkable by other members of Torna, and possible only because he is an Aegis (indeed it doesn't seem to cause him pain or impair him in any way beyond not being able to use much of his true Aegis abilities). Once he regains his full power however, he becomes strong enough to singlehandedly subdue Artifice Ophion.
  • Cain and Abel: The Cain to Pyra's/Mythra's Abel, as both are Aegises created by the Architect, making them siblings in a sense. To drive the point home, both refer to the Architect as "Father".
  • Call-Back: He is able to use Monado Arts after restoring his full power, implying that he and the other Aegis Swords are actually Monados and that the missing third Aegis is Alvis. He also calls himself "the Endbringer" which was the Telethia's title in Xenoblade Chronicles X.
  • Circular Reasoning: He cites his own world-destroying atrocities as proof that the world is a terrible place and thus deserves a world-destroying atrocity. As he has no free will in the matter, however, this is not an attempt at rationalizing his behavior so much as it is an external perspective.
  • Dark Is Evil: His primary element and the element of his attacks. Makes sense being that he is the Evil Counterpart to the light using Mythra.
  • Death Equals Redemption: He speaks one last time to Pneuma, free of all malice, postmortem while she herself prepares to die.
    So tell me... How was it, being alive?
  • Death Seeker: Malos's self-loathing quickly becomes evident during the final chapter of the story, hating the world itself due to influence from Amalthus and seeing the pain and misery running rampant in the world much in part caused by himself. To this end, Malos declares himself a monster and implores Rex to fight him with everything he has. Only in death is he able to make peace with himself, saying that his life wasn't that bad after all.
  • De-Power: Suffered this 500 years before the game starts; specifically, his Core Crystal was fractured by Mythra at the conclusion of their battle. It isn't until Chapter 7 that he repairs it and regains his full power.
  • Desperately Looking for a Purpose in Life: He spent the time between the prequel and the main game trying to find a justification for his existence due to coming to the conclusion that his desire for destruction and his own death come from Amalthus, not his own thoughts, pointlessly roaming the alleys of Mor Ardain like a common vagabond. Eventually he ran into Jin doing the same, coming to the conclusion that destroying Alrest is for the best if it could cause this much misery for just one man. Before he dies, he wants to know what the Architect could've possibly wanted when made him and the world around him, if all he can do in life is cause pain. As he dies, he realizes his purpose in life was to give Jin a new reason to live, before going out with a smile on his face.
  • Dual Boss: The second and fourth times Malos is fought, he's fought alongside Ahkos and Jin respectively.
  • The Dragon: He is completely devoted to serving Jin's will, despite being the stronger of the two. The Architect explains that he has serve someone else by his nature and can't help it.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Despite showing little empathy to the death of his comrades, it is clear that Malos cared about them, fondly recalling Akhos in regards to his own theatrics and giving Jin a warm final embrace before ascending to Elysium by himself. Prior to the final battle, he angrily cites Jin's entire life as evidence for the inherent evil of the world and bitterly calls himself a irredeemable monster for being a direct cause of those tragedies.
  • Evil Counterpart:
    • To Pyra/Mythra as another Aegis. Whereas her Driver manages to help her grow beyond her suicidal desire, Malos continued to be affected for the worse by Amalthus's egomania and hatred for life. Their elements are also opposite. Mythra and Pneuma's default element is Light, while Malos is Dark.
    • He is also this to Alvis, himself implied to be the missing third Aegis, as Malos's Aegis weapon more clearly resembles the Monado than Pyra and Mythra's, and like Alvis he is an AI of incredible power who nevertheless defers to others for direction. It's just unfortunate that his Driver was Amalthus instead of Shulk or Rex. Additionally Shulk as a Blade has Alvis's Monado be a light weapon where as Malos is darkness based.
  • Evil Is Hammy: He's easily the second most hammy character after Zeke.
  • Expy: A evil one of Jesus Christ. His true name is even that in the Greek translation of the Holy Trinity.
  • Famous Last Words: "Heh, kids say the damnedest things. There was only ever one driver for me. In the end, it wasn't so bad..." in response to Rex wondering if Rex bonded with Malos's Core Crystal like he did with Pyra if they could have been friends. Its heavily implied when he's talking about his "driver", he's referring to Jin, not Amalthus.
  • Foreshadowing: Him preferring to let Jin take charge and make the actual decisions make perfect sense once it is revealed that he is an AI. While he has a will of his own, he needs a "user" for the inputs. When he said that he exists for Jin's sake, he wasn't exaggerating; all of his actions are driven by the wills of Amalthus and Jin.
  • Generic Doomsday Villain: Malos is simply driven to destroy the world by an impulse within him and knows fully well there's little to be gained from doing so. This is because, as Amalthus's Blade, Amalthus's misanthropy and desire to see the world end was hard-coded as Malos's prime directive. His depression over seeing Jin suffer for hundreds of years only added fuel to this hatred, so he decides to deal with it in the same way Amalthus would. By getting revenge on everyone and everything.
  • Guest-Star Party Member: During the first dungeon in the story.
  • Hidden Depths:
    • He's introduced as being little more than Jin's brutish second-in-command. As early as the end of Chapter 1, it becomes clear that there's much, MUCH more to him than meets the eye.
    • Unused content found through datamining reveals Malos's favored pouch items to be similar to that of Mythra's, which include favoring dessert and art items and having one specific favorite seafood dish. It's interesting to perceive someone like Malos having a secret appreciation for such things.
  • Jerkass: He is disdainful towards everyone except Jin and the rest of Torna.
  • Kick the Dog: He claims that him needing to Mind Rape Pyra to restore his core crystal was Nothing Personal but deliberately going out of his way to erase her memories of Rex despite her protests was unnecessarily cruel.
  • Large Ham: When he pulls out his real weapon, he also starts chewing the scenery.
  • The Man in Front of the Man: Although Jin is initially presented as the leader of Torna, Malos is eventually revealed to be the one in charge, though he's content to let Jin make decisions or take point.
  • Meaningful Name: His true name, "Logos", meaning among other things "Word of God" or "Reason" in Greek, relating to his desire of destroying the world since he believes that is what the Architect wants as well as corruption by his Driver. It also makes him the Mind of the Aegis trio, with Pneuma (Pyra/Mythra) being the Soul and the missing Ontos being the Body.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: Both of his names. "Metsu" means destruction in Japanese while "Malos" means bad in Latin.
  • Obviously Evil: He's in all black armor, has a name derived from the word evil, and one of his first actions is attacking Rex for little reason.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: He wants to use Artifice Aion to destroy the world. It is later revealed that this is due to being influenced by the hatred of his Driver, Amalthus, and what he felt at the state of the world.
  • Poisonous Friend: Is very much implied to have stoked Jin's nihilism after Lora died and gave him the idea to go to Elysium to exterminate humanity.
  • Purple Is Powerful: It shows in his darkness and destructive attacks, although intermingled with black most of the time. It is also the color of his Core Crystal.
  • Recurring Boss: He is the most fought boss in the game as well as the Final Boss.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Red to Jin's blue.
  • The Reveal: Not only is Malos a Blade, he's also an Aegis like Pyra created by the Architect.
  • Reverse Grip: Wields his Sword Tonfa in this fashion. Averted when he regains his Aegis sword, which he wields with a regular grip.
  • Satanic Archetype: Self describes himself like one. Feeling his purpose is to destroy everything the Architect created. Though in reality this thought process is due to corruption by Amalthus.
  • Shared Family Quirks: Though following a loose definition of family and impossible to see through normal gameplay, datamining reveals that Malos has similar tastes in pouch items to Mythra, his fellow Aegis, both favoring desserts and art and especially liking a particular seafood dish, albeit different ones (Grilled Anchortail in his case and Cloud Sea Crab Sticks in hers.
  • Shut Up, Kirk!: In Chapter 10, when Rex tries to reason that the only reason Malos is so destructive is because of Amalthus, he responds with "I don't give a rat's ass what you think, brat!" and begins going on about how he in the end is an irredeemable monster.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: He is responsible for the most swearing in the game, and also the main villain. He's quite fond of Precision F-Strike in particular, and calls Rex a "little shit" numerous times over the course of the game.
  • Sphere of Destruction: This is his real power once he repairs his Core Crystal, being able to create dark spheres that completely destroy anything that comes in contact with them.
  • Status Buff: Can give these to his fellow Torna members in addition to debuffs to the player's party.
  • Straw Nihilist: Just before the final battle, he outright admits to Rex that he sees the whole world as a wretched place and that he himself is a hideous abomination beyond saving, hence his wanting to destroy the world.
  • Tall, Dark, and Snarky: Takes up the villain role, in this case. He's certainly among the tallest of the main cast, wears black armor, and makes a lot of disdainful remarks and swears towards the heroes and sometimes on Torna.
  • They Look Just Like Everyone Else!: In a cast full of everything from the human-feline Gormotti and blue-skinned people of Indol, not to mention Blades that range from extravagant to monstrous, Malos has one of the most simple and realistic designs of the bunch. And, in contrast, is a Person of Mass Destruction.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: This actually is Malos after taking one. At some point between the prequel and the modern day, he begins suspecting that his impulse to destroy comes from Amalthus's will rather than his own, and so he's gone from eagerly embracing the atrocities he commits to hating himself for them. While he seems satisfied enough with the answer when the Architect tells him that both Malos and Amalthus came to the decision to destroy, in the following battle with the party he actively encourages them to do whatever it takes to stop him, in stark contrast to the playful narcissism he displayed 500 years ago. He also notably has come to care about his companions to some degree, whereas during the Aegis War he scoffed at the notion of cooperating with or needing anyone. Later in the game it becomes clear that Jin's life being as horrible as it is, partially due to his own actions, has given Malos an actual reason to want the world gone for allowing his new friend to suffer so much.
  • Tragic Monster: He was doomed to become a weapon of mass destruction from the start due to being influenced by Almathus's seething hatred. He even calls himself a hideous monster beyond redemption. This question of free will is a major part of his desire to confront the Architect.
  • True Companions: He is surprisingly considerate to the rest of Torna, besides defectors such as Nia. In particular, he shares a genuine mutual respect with Jin, with Malos even giving him a final brotherly embrace before ascending to Elysium. Prior to the final battle, he cites Jin's life as the reason for his actions instead of his Driver Amalthus, who is the actual source of his malevolence.
  • Unrealistic Black Hole: His main powerset involves creating very black hole-like spheres that disintegrate anything they touch. In the prequel, he can also use them to teleport.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Becomes increasingly more unhinged in the final battle, where he drops any sense of calm he has and angrily shouts that he will burn the world unless Rex stops him.

    Akhos (Yoshisune) 
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Voiced by: Nobunaga Shimazaki (Japanese), Hugo Harold-Harrison (English)

Torna's brains. Partnered with the Blade Obrona. Has the personality of a narcissistic playwright, often making theater-related metaphors when around his allies or against his enemies.


  • Alas, Poor Villain: Twice. First, when Obrona is killed by her Core Crystal being pierced. Second when his "sister" Patroka dies and he spends his last minutes trying to avenge her and thinking about Jin.
  • Attack Reflector: Obrona allows him to reflect attacks by harnessing the ether in the air.
  • Combat Medic: His Blade role compared to Patroka, who's focused on offense, and Mikhail, who serves as the tank.
  • Dual Boss: With Malos in their second encounter. Later joining his sister Patroka and Mikhail in his third fight.
  • Dual Wielding: Uses two katanas together, courtesy of Obrona.
  • Easily Forgiven: Somewhat subverted. Post-battle banter between him and Mòrag has the latter remark that it feels strange for the two of them fighting on the same side after all that has happened, hinting that despite being able to join the heroes in New Game+, Akhos's atrocities as part of Torna are still remembered.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones:
    • He cares about Obrona, enough that he drops his usual arrogant act when she's killed by Mythra.
    • He's also very close with his "sister" Patroka.
    • He idolizes Jin and follows him for saving him in the past.
  • Evil Genius: He is Torna's brains.
  • Four Eyes, Zero Soul: Wears glasses and has no problem trying to kill the heroes on multiple occasions, or helping Jin and Malos in their plan to destroy Alrest.
  • Katanas Are Just Better: Uses two of them. Later switching to a bow after Obrona reverts to a core crystal.
  • Like Brother and Sister: Considers Patroka his sister. Later revealed to be due to their Drivers being siblings, and those same siblings' cells being integrated into their bodies.
  • Meaningful Name: His Japanese name refers to Minamoto no Yoshitsune, a famous nobleman and military commander of late Heian Era Japan. Ironically, Minamoto no Yoshitsune is often depicted as a heroic figure, while this Yoshitsune is a villain. Can be played as a hero in New Game+ upon awakening him from a Core Crystal.
  • Moveset Clone: As a Blade, he has the same Art animation as a Greataxe.
  • Morph Weapon: His Blade weapon can change between a bow, a scythe, and a shield.
  • Not So Stoic:
    • Despite his usual calm temperament, watching Obrona revert to a Core Crystal by Pyra (as Mythra) causes him to freak out over her death. He regains his composure by the next time Rex and the party encounter him.
    • He loses it again when Amalthus kills Patroka and steals her Core Crystal. He tries to fight back, but ends up with the same fate.
  • Oh, Crap!: When Mythra awakens and begins raining Siren's lasers down on him and Malos he has this reaction.
    "I... I don't think we can win this!"
  • Prima Donna Director: He acts like a narcissistic playwright, throwing acting terms everywhere and throwing a fit whenever something "goes off-script". His Heart-to-Heart reveals he actually is a playwright. He also likes to invoke situations in real life as inspiration.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue to Patroka's red. Also fitting as he wears blue armor.
  • The Reveal: He is a Flesh Eater Blade.
  • Shock and Awe: His element as a Blade.
  • Sinister Scythe: Another form his weapon takes aside from a bow is a kama officially called the Calamity Scythe. In New Game+, its game-play is similar to an axe.
  • The Straight and Arrow Path: His weapon after losing Obrona. New Game+ seems to confirm the bow is Akhos's actual Blade weapon.
  • Supreme Chef: He's skilled at cooking, even getting praise from Patroka about how good he is at it. The idea that Pyra can outdo him at cooking because he hates the idea of touching disgusting ingredients, the Argentum Monkfish in particular, sparks his competitive nature. It's certainly a step up from Mòrag and Brighid's time with the Monkfish.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Jin who he obeys without question. Even his support of Torna's goal to destroy everything is because Jin wants it more than anything. Even as he dies as a result of Amalthus, his last thoughts are of when he first met Jin. In New Game+, he also declares eternal loyalty to his Driver upon awakening from a Core Crystal.
    "The legendary Akhos, forever... at your service."

    Patroka (Benkei) 
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Voiced by: Yuri Noguchi (Japanese), Laila Pyne (English)

A Driver partnered with fellow Driver Mikhail to oversee the manufacturing of artificial Blades by Bana. Has a cold and indifferent demeanor, as well as a hidden temper, but still loyally follows her directives.


  • Big Eater: Hinted at and downplayed from her's and Akhos's Heart-to-Hearts as food is constantly brought up in both. In Akhos's Heart-to-Heart, one choice has him base the role of the worthless glutton off of Patroka in one of his scripts.
  • Blade on a Stick: Wields a pole arm after losing Perdido called the Cobra Bardiche.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: She prefers doing nothing, is indifferent to most things, and is easily bored, but she can kick ass when needed.
  • Dark Action Girl: Fights on the side of the antagonists and is very hotheaded and aggressive.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: Her element as a Blade.
  • Dual Boss: With Mikhail during their first encounter. Her second encounter includes him and Akhos.
  • Easily Forgiven: Post-battle banter in New Game+ with Nia has Patroka remark that she thinks they knew each other before. Nia simply responds to let bygones be bygones.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Amalthus kills her from behind with one of his tentacles, tearing out and absorbing her Core Crystal.
  • Irony: The first option in Perdido's Heart-to-Heart has Patroka expressing how glad she is that she's not Perdido's Driver.
  • Mask of Sanity: She initially appears stoic and taking her orders first and foremost compared to the jovial Mikhail. Once her Blade's Core Crystal gets destroyed, she quickly reveals herself to be Not So Stoic and attempts to destroy them all until Fan La Norne and Mikhail intervened. Her aggressive nature later makes it clear her professional initial appearance was just a front.
  • Meaningful Name: "Benkai", her Japanese name, refers to Musashibo Benkei. While a Gender-Blender Name due to Benkei being male, her Blade wields multiple weapons at once, which is what Benkei was known for. New Game+ reveals that she's also an avid collector of weapons.
  • Moveset Clone: As a Blade she has the same Art animation as a Megalance.
  • Neat Freak: A New Game+ Heart-to-Heart reveals that she hates mess and people that appear cute in public, but leave messes everywhere at their homes.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to Akhos's blue. Helps that she has a bit of red in her attire.
  • The Reveal: She is a Flesh Eater Blade.
  • Slap-Slap-Kiss: Her relationship with Mikhail has elements of this, as she will get aggressive and hit him when he gets flirty. One of the endings to his Heart-to-Heart is her chasing Mikhail down to beat him up, getting Mikhail's Driver to comment how close they are.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: Mostly ice and very little sugar, but she does care for her comrades under certain degrees. It should be noted that in New Game+ upon reaching max Affinity with her in battle, Patroka will proudly remark that her Driver is growing on her and that they should hang out some time as another line.
  • Sweet Tooth: Her Trademark Favorite Food is Odifa Gelée Tart.
  • Tomboy with a Girly Streak: Crude and violent as she is, her Heart-to-Heart reveals her to be a Neat Freak, going as far as to organize her weapon collection by size. One of her favored item categories also happens to be cosmetics, suggesting that she does care about her appearance.
  • The Smurfette Principle: She is the only female member of Torna following Nia's defection early in the game.
  • Tsundere: Type A, in the sense that she does care about Mikhail in her own violent way, claiming she's the only one allowed to kill him when Mikhail proceeds with his attack on Amalthus. In New Game+, apparently, this explains how Mikhail survived as he's scared of the consequences of going against her order.
  • Undying Loyalty: Not to the same extent as Akhos, but she's loyal to Jin as well. Though she will question and defy Jin's orders unlike him.

    Mikhail (Satahiko) 
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Voiced by: Daisuke Namikawa (Japanese), Todd Kramer (English)

A Driver partnered with fellow Driver Patroka, the two overseeing the deal of artificial Blades sold between Bana and Torna. A huge flirt towards woman, especially towards Patroka, but despite all this, he's rather laid back.

For tropes applying to Mikhail in Torna ~ The Golden Country, see here.


  • Casanova Wannabe: Tries flirting with Mythra and Mòrag in Chapter 6 and does it frequently with Patroka. Naturally they all aggressively turn him down.
  • Casting a Shadow: His element as a Blade.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: Appears in a few of the flashbacks with Mythra and Addam as a child, as shown when he reveals himself to Amalthus as another Blade Eater.
  • Combat Hand Fan: Wields them as a Blade Eater. They're called the Infinity Fans.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: He was sold to a village as slave, and ended up being the only survivor when bandits destroyed it, only to be taken in by Lora and her allies afterwards. Then he lost that family thanks to Amalthus and was experimented on. Notably he admits to never caring about humanity since he was a child as a result, with his adoptive family being what gave him hope in the world.
  • Distracted by the Sexy: Finds Mythra beautiful when she uses her power to destroy his and Patroka's Blade Cores. And again with Mòrag when they clash at the end of Chapter 6 and he declares her to be quite a looker.
  • Draw Aggro: Effectively serves as the party tank in fights with multiple Torna members, even having an ability to force the player's party to constantly draw aggro to him.
  • Dual Boss: With Patroka during their first encounter. Then again in his second boss fight including her and Akhos.
  • Dual Wield: Both his fist and fan weapons.
  • Everyone Has Standards: He makes no effort to cause collateral damage on Indol out of sympathy for the refugees (fitting, as he is one himself), and is utterly disgusted by Amalthus starting his war for the World Tree without evacuating them first, though not disgusted enough to hold back in the fight and destroy Indol.
  • Foreshadowing: People paying even a little attention during his and Patroka's second appearance will be able to spot that unlike Akhos and Patroka, his Core Crystal is a visibly untainted blue. This makes the later reveal that he's not a Flesh Eater at all a lot more preditable; all Flesh Eaters have shades of red in their Core Crystals, but the only other Blade Eater seen before the reveal, Zeke, keeps Pandoria's crystal colour with no alteration.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Commits one to protect his comrades in Torna and so Rex and the others can stop Jin. Averted in New Game+, allowing him to be recruited just like the rest of the Torna Blades. He believes Patroka's claim to being the only one allowed to kill him was what helped him survive as he was scared of the consequences.
  • Know When to Fold 'Em: He knows when to retreat when Fan la Norne shows up, taking Patroka away while she seeks to rampage.
  • The Last of These Is Not Like the Others: Aside from the fact that he is a pure Blade Eater, unlike the rest of the recruitable Torna members in New Game+, he cannot be awakened by a Core Crystal. His method of recruitment requires passing the event where he fights Indol and finding him at the base of the World Tree after traveling through the Land of Morytha. The active character, barring Tora, who talks to him will become his Driver. And if he's released, he'll wind up back at the same place he's found and be recruited again.
  • Love Confession: He gives one to Patroka before his Heroic Sacrifice. Given his status as the Casanova Wannabe and how much he teases her it's open to interpretation if it was genuine, but her response and other interactions suggest it was.
  • Moveset Clone. As a Blade he has the same Art animation as Twin Rings.
  • Power Fist: His initial weapon when with his Blade.
  • Restored My Faith in Humanity: Upon encountering Rex and the party his own hatred starts to dissuade as they remind him of how things were 500 years ago in Torna with Addam, Jin, and everyone else after they took him in. In New Game+, after surviving his Heroic Sacrifice against Indol, he's willing to even team up with Rex and friends as he believes they have the answer everyone's looking for.
  • The Reveal: He is not a Flesh Eater like his fellow Tornans; he is the inverse, a Blade Eater, which makes him immune to Fan la Norne's power used by Amalthus. Being a Blade Eater has also allowed him to live for more than five hundred years while still looking quite young.
  • Tag Along Kid: He used to be this to Addam's original group with Milton during the Aegis War 500 years ago after he was discovered by Lora and Jin.
  • Token Human: He's the only member of Torna to have been born a human. Malos is an Aegis and pure Blade, while the other members, Nia included, are all Flesh Eaters who started as normal Blades. Mikhail is a Blade Eater like Zeke and Amalthus, both of whom are considered human.
  • Walking Spoiler: As you may have noticed by the number of spoiler tags, it's hard to talk about Mikhail and his backstory without revealing some of the bigger twists in the plot.
  • War Refugees: Originally a human survivor of the destruction of the Tornan titan 500 years ago, and also survived after Amalthus's army wiped out most of the survivors who were loyal to Addam and Tornan culture.
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    Obrona (Kamui) 
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Voiced by: Yuri Yamaoka (Japanese), Naomi McDonald (English)

Akhos's Blade, seems to have the ability to stagnate either flow, as well as the ability to locate other Blades' energy signals from several kilometers away. She's wild, untameable, and childish.


  • Ascended Extra: In New Game+, she's a recruitable Blade and fleshed out in events like her Heart-to-Heart.
  • Dual Wielding: Wields the Brilliant Twinblades.
  • Fragile Speedster: spoiler:She is an attacker Blade with an agility mod.
  • Hidden Depths: Despite her impulsive and childish personality, one choice in her Heart-to-Heart reveals her rather profound view on the freedom of choice, considering that right to be her way of freedom since as a Blade, she is tied down to her Driver's life.
  • I Just Want to Be Free: Her Heart-to-Heart showcases her untameable nature, to which Akhos prompts her to continue being herself to use as inspiration for his play on his free-spirited heroine riding on the wings of freedom.
  • Moveset Clone: She has the same art animation as Twin Rings.
  • Not Quite Flight: Her Heart-to-Heart in the New Game+ explains that her wing-like organs, although they don't flap, can manipulate the ether flow in the air to provide her with flight. She even says they're better than regular wings as they won't be hindered by wind or weather.
  • Psychopathic Womanchild: Speaks in a high-pitched childish voice while sharing Akhos's sadistic tendencies, even repeating some last words he says.
  • Shock and Awe: Her Blade element is Electric.
  • Speech Impediment: Speaks with a childish lisp.
  • Story-Breaker Power: She can sense global Ether patterns, which amounts to giving Torna accurate tracking of every Driver and Blade in existence, and can choke Blades of their Ether up close, crippling their effectiveness. Is it any wonder she's out of the picture same chapter she debuts?
  • Trademark Favorite Food: In New Game+, seafood is her favored category with Tantalese Porridge being her favorite item. Her obsession with fish gets to the point that her field skill is Ichthyology.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Gets killed rather suddenly along with Malos' Blade Sever at the end of Chapter 3 by Mythra's powers piercing her Core Crystal.

    Sever (Zantetsu) 
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Voiced by: Anri Katsu (Japanese), Eric Meyers (English)

Malos's Blade, a wind-based Blade that looks like a cross between a reptile and a Xenomorph alien that's just as vicious and brutish as his Driver with an unorthodox shapeshifting weapon.


  • Blood Knight: His developed personality in New Game+ has him love tearing enemies apart to the point that his passives grant extra power for ambushing from behind. The names of his Specials also denote his violent nature.
  • Blow You Away: His element is Wind.
  • Guest-Star Party Member: Serves as Malos's Blade during Chapter 1. Averted in New Game Plus if you can awaken him from a Core Crystal as early as possible.
  • I Just Want to Be Free: His Heart-to-Heart showcases his desire to not be tied down to others and be a free soul. He does admit to liking his Driver despite this.
  • I Work Alone: In New Game+, his Heart-to-Heart, fittingly called "Lone Wolf," shows that he prefers being alone as to not worry about burdens. Nonetheless, he does tolerate Rex and his friends and doesn't mind being with them.
  • Lizard Folk: His appearance invokes this.
  • Meaningful Name: He likes to tear foes apart.
  • Morph Weapon: Sever's weapon takes several forms, inclusing a shield/knuckleduster hybrid, a straight-bladed longsword, and a reverse-grip blade that seems to be a mix of both.
  • Moveset Clone: He has the same Art animation as Knuckle Claws.
  • Pungeon Master: Makes a lot of puns related to cutting and slicing enemies, further alluding to his vicious nature.
  • Satellite Character: Mostly serves as a background character and lends Malos his weapon; aside from a few overworld lines (and a brief stint as an interactable NPC) he barely says anything. Gets more development in New Game+ upon recruitment.
  • Sssssnake Talk: Comes with being a reptile-based Blade, occasionally drawing out the S's and hissing like a snake.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: While he's in more cutscenes than Oborona is, he has only a tiny handful of lines before he's obliterated by Siren at the end of chapter 3. Of course, in New Game+, he gains a developed personality as a recruitable Blade.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Shares this dynamic with Cressidus as shown in Sever's Heart-to-Heart.
  • Xenomorph Xerox: His body shape greatly resembles a Xenomorph, with his sleek black armor, lizard tail, hunched posture, digitigrade legs, and a sharp, angular jaw.

    Perdido (Rago) 
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Voiced by: Keiji Hirai (Japanese), Joseph May (English)

Patroka's fire-based Blade. A noble and reserved warrior with four arms with each wielding one weapon while his Driver uses his cannon, he aims to master his melee weapons.


  • All There in the Manual: Is only named in the artbook and New Game +.
  • Dual Wielding: Quad-wielding.
  • Moveset Clone: He has the same Art animation as an Ether Cannon.
  • Multi-Armed and Dangerous: Four arms, one for each weapon.
  • Multi-Melee Master: Carries an Greataxe, Megalance and Chroma Katana, while Patroka uses his cannon.
  • Nominal Importance: Doesn't get a single cutscene line before Mythra offs him.
  • Noble Demon: His Heart-to-Heart shows him to be a noble warrior who prefers melee combat with his four weapons to using his cannon. He also makes it clear four arms isn't an advantage over opponents since novices with four arms would still lose out to an experienced warrior.
  • Playing with Fire: His element is Fire.

    Cressidus (Ootsuchi) 
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Voiced by: Kentaro Tone (Japanese), Kerry Shale (English)

Mikhail's Blade. A large and self-proclaimed heavyweight Blade champion with earth power.


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