Kingdom of Symphonia
- The Aloner: Ever since his failure, Shiba has traveled the world alone searching for Plue.
- I'm Dying, Please Take My MacGuffin: Downplayed. He's wounded by a Demon Card Mook and begs Haru to flee with the Rave, but Haru helps nurse him back to health before he can die from his injuries.
- One Degree of Separation: Both he and the second Rave Master, Haru, hail from Garage Island.
- 100% Adoration Rating: Resha was beloved by everyone in Symphonia, and news of her death sent a shockwave of grief throughout the entire kingdom.
- All-Loving Heroine: She was a sweet girl who only wished for peace and happiness around the world, creating the counterpoint to the Dark Bring.
- Bathing Beauty: She liked taking baths. Curiously, so does Elie...
- Be My Valentine: Her last name is Valentine, befitting her sweet and loving personality.
- Belly Dancer: Her personal dream was to become a dancer, because she loved it so much. Her dancing had the effect of charming a giant snake, too.
- Cloudcuckoolander: One of her dreams was to become a bug.
- Heroic Sacrifice: She knew that she would have to sacrifice everything to create Rave and oppose the power of Dark Bring, but went through with it anyway.
- Identity Amnesia: Etherion's power gradually causes her to lose
- Important Haircut: Gives herself one before her death as a symbol of resolve and to better cast aside her previous identity when she goes into hiding.
- Jumped at the Call: Having been told that her magic was the key to defeating the Dark Bring, she willingly served the king of Symphonia. Only Shiba had a glimpse of her own personal desires.
- The Lost Lenore: To Shiba. His feelings for her are what keep him going after 50 years.
- Magic Dance: Her dancing once stopped a monster snake that was attacking a town.
- Meaningful Rename: Her death is the catalyst of one for the Rave, originally known as the Holy Brings as the Good Counterpart to the Dark Brings: to remember her by, the people took the first and last letters of both her names, which spell "RAVE". Then there's she herself when she renames herself "Elie" after her hometown, Elie Village.
- Parental Abandonment: Her parents died when she was young.
- Posthumous Character: Zig-Zagged; the fact that Elie is the spitting image of someone who lived and died over 50 years ago throws just how posthumous she is into question. As revealed by the end, this is subverted because Resha is Elie, having been Faking the Dead and sealed herself away.
- Star-Crossed Lovers: With Shiba, since their respective duties to their kingdom kept them from being together, especially once the creation of Rave occurred.
- Broken Pedestal: Haru is led to believe Kaim is the one who really killed Resha when he learns the guy was plotting her death. This is defied when Haru reasons there must be more to the story, leading to the discovery that Kaim actually faked Resha's death.
- Cool Old Guy: Elie remembers him being a gentle and supportive old man.
- Given Name Reveal: "Kaim" is just an alias to hide his identity. His true name is Malakia Symphonia Glory V, and he's Haru's grandfather and last king of Symphonia.
- Greater-Scope Paragon: If not for his actions, none of the heroes would have a chance to save the world. He spends the last years of his life guiding Elie to ensure she would be able to defeat Endless, and he is the king of Symphonia who grandfathered Haru, The Hero of the story himself.
- Luke, I Am Your Father: He's revealed to be part of another character's family: Gale and Haru Glory, his son and grandson, respectively.
- Meaningful Name: His name is derived from the word "calm", specifically a period of no wind at sea. His real name, Malakia, means the same thing in Greek.
- Posthumous Character: He is a figure from Elie's past who died when his own son—a grown adult in the present day—was still young.
- Soap Opera Disease: He dies of some disease no one could specify. Subverted when it's revealed Shakuma placed a deadly curse on him.
- Spell My Name with an "S": His is spelled as "Kam" in the anime dub and "Caamu" by Del Rey's manga translation, while Mashima's intended spelling for the name was "Calm".
- Unknown Rival: He spends his life completely unaware that he is one for Shakuma, or that his own fatal illness was caused by the guy.
- Walking Spoiler: His true identity ties him deeply to a handful of significant characters in the manga.
Knights of the Blue Sky
The four strongest warriors of Symphonia who fought alongside Shiba until their deaths in the war 50 years ago. Their spirits live on in the form of animals, and continue to serve as guardians of the Rave stones.
- Animal Motifs: Deerhound, Maltese, and Dalmatian take on the humanoid forms of a bear, eagle, and walrus, respectively.
- Animal Theme Naming: Each member is named after a breed of dog.
- Elite Four: They're renowned as the four strongest warriors of Symphonia behind Shiba himself.
- Five-Man Band: They formed this with Shiba during his youth: Shiba, being the Rave Master, was The Hero; Spaniel, the Knights' leader, was The Lancer; Deerhound, the largest of the group, was The Big Guy; Dalmatian, the strategist, was The Smart Guy; and Maltese, the sole female, was The Chick.
- Land, Sea, Sky: The first three revived Knights, at least: Deerhound is Land (a bear whose sanctuary is found in the cavernous depths of a mountain), Clea is Sky (a bird-woman whose sanctuary lies at the top of a cliff) and Dalmatian is Sea (a walrus whose sanctuary lies at the bottom of the sea).
- Atop a Mountain of Corpses: Deerhound died sitting on top of a bunch of defeated soldiers, bleeding out.
- Breast Attack: In the Knights' final battle, Clea dies after taking several arrows for Shiba, at least three of which hit her in the breasts.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Delivers one to Shiba during their first meeting, right after he brags about his collection of victories and claims he wouldn't have gone easy on her for being a girl. According to Alpine, Shiba would have easily outclassed them all if his mind was in the right place.
- Dual Wielding: Her weapon is a pair of short swords, Laz Holy.
- Humanoid Female Animal: While her fellow Knights are more animal-like than human, Clea still retains most of her humanoid body shape, including glaring Non-Mammal Mammaries, looking like an ordinary woman with a beak and feathery forearms.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Her first name is "Clair" in the English dub.
- Taking the Bullet: She dies shielding Shiba from a hail of arrows.
- Tsundere: Her profile lists Shiba as both the thing/person she likes and hates the most. Tellingly, she also dies Taking the Bullet for him.
- Daddy Had a Good Reason for Abandoning You: Gale stays far away from his family for years because King planted the End of Earth—a Dark Bring bomb that would essentially cause a second Overdrive—in his head and told him it could go off at any time. Although it turns out to have been All for Nothing since the Dark Bring actually wasn't armed at all until Enclaim, Haru immediately forgives his father because it was at least for their protection.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Her first name is "Katelya" in the English dub.
- Spell My Name with an "S": "Kenma" in the English dub.
- Spell My Name with an "S": His first name is "Garein" in the English dub.
- Spell My Name with an "S": "Rizen" in the English dub.
- Cool Shades: Never seen without a pair of sunglasses. If his grandfather who apprenticed himself to Galein is anything to go by, they might be hiding Hellish Pupils.
- Number Two: He's Musica's most prominent lackey in the gang, and he watches after them while their boss is gone.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Not in English, but in Japanese: his name is written in katakana in the manga, and in kanji in the anime.
- Absurdly Youthful Mother: She looks more like her son's big sister. Mashima states she's actually 26, making her 21 when she gave birth.
- Friend to All Children: Her profile says she loves children.
- Good Parents: She is a kind mother who's done her best to raise Chino right, and is heartbroken by the effects the endless rain has had on him.
- Perpetual Frowner: She doesn't have it as bad as her son, but the never-ending rain has left her somewhat sullen and cynical.
- Tears of Joy: She cries when she realizes Haru and Elie have defeated Go, as it not only clears the weather around Ska for the first time in five years, but also allows her son to smile for the first time in his life.
- Kids Are Cruel: Zig-Zagged. Chino isn't a bad kid at heart, but he spends his time trying to kill frogs because he's convinced himself that they're "devils" responsible for the endless rain. Once Haru gets him to admit he's just displacing his fear of Go, the actual cause of the rain, he stops bullying frogs and becomes a Cheerful Child.
- Parental Abandonment: According to Mashima, Lasagna's husband and Chino's father left Ska years ago and never came back.
- Perpetual Frowner: Chino constantly wears a bitter, depressed frown, never smiling once until he sees a clear sky for the first time in his life once Haru and Elie beat Go.
- Amicable Exes: She and Musica have already broken up, but it's indicated that it went fairly smoothly, and they manage to strike up a friendly conversation with no problem once they bump into each other.
- Understanding Girlfriend: Ex-girlfriend, but she fully understands Musica's intent to find the Silver Ray and how much it matters to him.
- Woman Scorned: Averted, but it's mentioned in her profile that she has a talent for knowing when she's being cheated on, and jokes that this is the reason she and Musica broke up.