This is the character list for Ys III: Wanderers of Ys and for the remake, Ys: The Oath in Felghana. For Adol Christin, Dogi and characters from other games, see here.
Some spoilers are unmarked.
A blond kind-hearted girl from the village of Redmont who gets saved by Adol at the beginning of the third game, she is a childhood friend of Dogi. She is worried about her brother Chester, who has gone missing for past few months.
- Distressed Damsel: She gets kidnapped by Garland and Dularn close to the end of the game.
- Heroic Lineage: She and her brother Chester are the descendants of the warrior Genos.
- She's All Grown Up: Dogi didn't even recognize her because she used to be a Tomboy eight years ago.
- Take Me Instead: Near the end of the game, she offers to be the sacrifice for the revival of Galbalan in place of her brother Chester.
- Zettai Ryouiki: Her new look in Alternative Saga.
Elena's brother and Dogi's friend who has gone missing for past few months. He later shows up and reveals that he has become the Count McGuire's knight in order to make a name for himself. He quickly becomes a menace to Adol as he is also looking for statues that house the power of the ancient demon Galbalan by the order of his master. It turns out that he is actually trying to get revenge on the Count McGuire for destroying his hometown. While his plan for the revenge is successful, he does not realize that he has been used as a pawn by the real mastermind - Bishop Nikolas - for the complete revival of Galbalan.
- Ancestral Weapon: The blade of Genos. He dual-wields it with another blade, which shows that he means business.
- The Dragon: to Nikolas Garland
- Heroic Lineage: Of the hero Genos, just like Elena
- Heroic Sacrifice: After Adol saves Elena and knocks out the local Galbalan, Chester blows himself up and Genos Island in order to kill the Galbalan.
- Flash Step: when you fight him
- Kick the Dog
- Pet the Dog: He spared Bob and merely locked him up in the dungeon even though Bob witnessed Chester and the Count's soldiers' searching for the statues of Galbalan at the mine.
- Master Swordsman
- My God, What Have I Done?: Garland plays him like a fiddle in awakening Galbalan, and that's not to mention all the lives he killed just for a chance to kill Count McGuire.
- The Starscream: Purposely joined Count McGuire's knights in order to eventually kill him for revenge.
- You Killed My Father: Garland wants revenge against the Count McGuire for murdering his parents and razing his town.
- What Were You Thinking?: Gets this a lot.
- Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: He was one of the survivors of a genocide. He wants revenge against Count McGuire and was willing to get it at all costs including killing many innocent people.
Head of the Felghana diocese. Once served at Redmont's church, but now focuses his efforts on trying to keep relations between the count and the townsfolk as smooth as possible.In reality, he is the mastermind behind Chester's Roaring Rampage of Revenge and the Count McGuire's more vicious actions. After making contact with Galbalan at the Illburns Ruins some point before the game, he became convinced that Galbalan is the true god and did everything in his power to bring Galbalan's revival to completion. After revealing his true colors near the end of the game, he kidnaps Elena in order to use her as a final sacrifice to Galbalan. The dark bishop is ultimately defeated by Adol, who proceeded to destroy his "god" Galbalan as well.
- Evil Is Hammy: Once he reveals his true colors, he becomes much hammier.
- Go Mad from the Revelation: He was once a perfectly sane priest before learning of Galbalan.
- Kaizo Trap: See Taking You with Me below.
- Taking You with Me: He attempts this at the end of his boss fight.
- Would Hurt a Child: Chester witnessed his village become a victim to genocide when he was a boy and became a victim of this trope. This is his motive. McGuire is the one who ordered this genocide. Garland is the one who manipulated McGuire into ordering this massacre.
The feudal lord of Valestein Castle, and a materialistic nobleman from the Romun Empire. Levied heavy taxes on the people of Redmont for many years, and is regarded as a despot. In the game proper, he seems to be looking for the statues that house the power of the ancient demon Galbalan...
- The Atoner: Deeply regrets his actions and vows to work with the people of Redmont to make Felghana a better place at the end of the game.
- Disc-One Final Boss: heavily played up to be the Big Bad for roughly half of the game.
- Dirty Coward: This Evil Overlord was quick to surrender to Chester and Adol when both start hunting him down.
- Evil Overlord: He levies insane taxes and shuts down the raval mine for reasons that at the time did not include an unsafe mine. (The mine became unsafe after its closure because there were no miners around who could kill monsters to prevent the monster population from getting out of control. The monsters therefore took over the mine.) Raval mining is the main source of income for the local economy.
- The Dragon: To Nikolas Garland
- Love Makes You Evil: His lust for power started from the desire to be a man worthy of his wife, who comes from the family of much higher social status than him.
- Non-Action Big Bad
- Pet the Dog: He sincerely loves his family.
- Smug Snake
A Evil Sorceror who stalks Adol during his travels in Felghana.
- Alien Blood: Dularn's blood is revealed to be dark blue when you defeat her.
- Anti-Villain: Sister Nell follows Garland's orders out of gratitude for saving her life and genuinely feels remorse for her actions. After being defeated by Adol for the last time, she even thanks him and asks him to save Elena before dying.
- Disappears into Light: Dularn's corpse vanish after being defeated at Genos Island.
- The Dragon: Dularn is a warlock working directly for McGuire. In truth, her real master is Garland.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Dularn has red eyes. And so does Sister Nell.
- Samus Is a Girl: Dularn is actually Sister Nell; her ambiguous character design due to being covered in bandages and rags makes The Reveal unexpected.
- Storm of Blades: Dularn's prefered method of attack is to lauch magic swords at Adol. He also has a Beam Spam move.
- Summon Magic: Dularn summons a fire dragon at the lava area of the ruins and three harpies at the icy mountain.
An ancient demon from the legend. Supposedly, it was slain by the warrior Genos with the blessing of the winged ones. However, it turns out that even Genos could not defeat the beast completely so he divided its powers into the four statues and sealed each statue at different regions across Felghana. Somehow, it managed to get in contact with the bishop Nikolas at Illburns ruin, turning the once devout priest into the fanatical madman who would stop at nothing to revive his true god. Through Nikolas, Galbalan was able to destroy most of the descendants of Genos and regain his powers. After receiving Elena's energy, Galbalan starts to awaken and declares his intention to destroy everything and spread terror across the world. Fortunately, Adol manages to arrive just in time to face the would-be destroyer. Although Adol manages to critically weaken the monster, it starts to regenerate rapidly. Ultimately, Chester, in his moment of redemption, sacrifices himself to blow up the whole island, destroying the demon for good in the process.
It is implied that Galbalan is an artificial creation from ash emelas that was created by the clan of darkness long time ago as a weapon of mass destruction. It somehow managed to gain sentience and went on a rampage before getting sealed in Felghana by Genos.
There are other Galbalans in other games like Memories of Celceta and The Ark of Napishtim.
- A God Am I
- Enemy to All Living Things: It is so evil that just getting in touch with its power/essence is enough to turn people and spirits into monsters.
- Greater-Scope Villain
- The Man Behind the Man: To Nikolas.
- Omnicidal Maniac
- Sealed Evil in a Can
- Tactical Suicide Boss: In all three phases, the boss fight would be impossible to win if Galbalan does not do attacks that leave its vulnerable parts exposed.
- Tennis Boss: The final phase of the boss fight.
- Turned Against Their Masters: Galbalan seeks to destroy everything, including humans who are responsible for its creation.