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Character sheet for Xenogears. Due to the nature of the game, all spoilers are unmarked .
Fei Fong Wong
= Voiced by Midorikawa Hikaru (Japanese) and Brian Tochi (English) =
Eighteen year old painter and martial artist from the small village of Lahan, and the main character of the game. Also known as Abel, the -Contact-, Kim Kharim, Lacan, Grahf, Id, and the -Coward-. 
- Badass Long Hair
- Beware the Nice Ones
- Broken Bird: A male version
- Brown Eyes
- Byronic Hero
- Chinese People: Has a more conspicuously Chinese look than the other characters, and has the gratuitous Chinese name.
- The Chosen One
- Dark and Troubled Past
- Despair Event Horizon: As with Krelian, Lacan had one of these too, becoming Grahf.
- Enneagram of Personality: Type 9
- Evil Redhead: Id.
- Falling Into the Cockpit: Brutally deconstructed.
- I Just Want to Be Normal: Quite often during the early parts of the game.
- It Sucks to Be the Chosen One: None of Fei's incarnations have had it easy, to say the least.
- Jack of All Stats: The Weltall, upgrade into Lightning Bruiser in disc 2.
- Jekyll and Hyde: Fei and Id are revealed to be the same person. Likewise, Fei's Gear Weltall and Id's Gear are Jekyll and Hyde versions of the same Gear as well.
- Kamehame Hadoken: Weltall's guide shot.
- Messianic Archetype
- Mid-Season Upgrade: Twice. The Weltall become Weltall-2 at start of disc 2, and it evolve into Xenogears near the end.
- Mike Nelson, Destroyer of Worlds: Often thanks to his...
- Named After Somebody Famous: Wong Fei-hung, their names are written the same in katakana.
- Power Dyes Your Hair/Evil Redhead: Fei's hair is black, Id's hair is pinkish.
- Power Gives You Wings: Xenogears's hyper mode.
- Reincarnation: Abel/Kim/Lacan/Fei are all one person who lived different lifetimes.
- The sole survivor of the wreck of the Eldridge (besides Deus), Abel was the original incarnation who made -Contact- with the -Wave Existence-, and Abel's consciousness became linked to the Wave Existence to be reincarnated four more times in the future.
- Kim was his reincarnation during the Zeboim period--unknown whether Kim is the second or third incarnation, because the story skipped one of them.
- Lacan was the fourth incarnation, who also became Grahf. It becomes even more complicated when Grahf took to Body Surfing to keep on living for 500 years. Grahf was no longer the Contact, which allowed the reincarnation cycle to continue from the forfeiture of Lacan's body. Eventually, Grahf in another body came face to face with...
- Fei Fong Wong, the fifth and final incarnation. After the disastrous initial encounter where Fei's mother Karen sacrified herself to save Fei's life, Grahf took over the body of Fei's father Khan. Fei and Grahf continued to face and conflict with each other over the course of the game as Grahf sought to combine Fei and himself into one. But after Fei finally brought all his own power under his control and regained the memories of his past lives, Grahf passed on the torch and died along with Khan.
- Reluctant Warrior: "I hate fighting. And Gears..."
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Can be either red or blue depending on who the other one is.
- Split Personality: Original Fei ("the Coward"), Id, and the newer Fei. The newer Fei personality is "on the stage" for most of the game's active storyline. The three personalities finally peacefully reconcile and merge near the end of the story. This healed Fei also recalls Lacan's memories, including his memories as Grahf before Body Surfing. In this sense, Grahf got his wish -- he and Fei finally joined to become one.
- Star-Crossed Lovers: With Elly.
- Tyke Bomb: When Id was around with Grahf until he was 15, he was basically this.
- Trauma-Induced Amnesia: Due to Dissociative Identity Disorder
- Warrior Poet: Or warrior painter...
- Where I Was Born and Razed: By mistake.
Elhaym "Elly" Van Houten
= Voiced by Yumi Touma (Japanese) and Moira Quirk (English) =
Eighteen year old lieutenant in Gebler, Solaris' surface expeditionary force. As known as the -Anti-type-, and in a past life as the Holy Mother Sophia.
- Attack Drone: "Animum Ether Response Offensive Drones" or AERODs
- Beware the Nice Ones
- Blue Eyes: Miang comments that Elly's eyes are like the sea.
- Break the Cutie: Happens several times across the game.
- The Chick
- Crutch Character: Except when (or perhaps because) she's a...
- Disc One Nuke: Grind up enough to give her an Ether Doubler from Nisan and she can use her magic/Aerods to kill almost anything on Disc 1, bosses included.
- Doomed Upgrade: Aside from Battling Mini Game, you never have chance to use El Regurus.
- Enneagram of Personality: Type 2
- Faux Action Girl/Action Girl: Zig-Zagging Trope.
- To elaborate, it's a weird case of Gameplay and Story Segregation. She's pretty good in battles, but she's horrible in the actual story.
- FemBot: Both Vierge and Regurus.
- Heel Face Turn: And its inverse once Miang body surfs to her. Then another Heel Face Turn when Miang is gone for good.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Across multiple lives.
- Heroes Want Redheads: Each of her incarnations has some shade of red hair. Incarnations of Elly are born to natural parents, but always bear a twinlike resemblance to previous incarnations, no matter how genetically different they might otherwise have been.
- Lady of Black Magic
- The Messiah/Messianic Archetype
- Parental Incest: Abel wished for the original Elly based off of an image of his mother.
- Reincarnation: Five incarnations, just like the Contact. But unlike him, in all her lives, she was named Elhaym, and the Contact called her -Elly-.
- Quirky Miniboss Squad: She has one. You fight them over the course of the game a few times and they eventually do a Heel Face Turn with her.
- Rapunzel Hair
- So Long and Thanks For All the Gear: She spends the back half of Disc Two absent from the party, and actually never returns (in terms of gameplay). In a strange twist on the trope, all her equipment is still there in the inventory, but its completely useless.
- The Southpaw: Elly is left-handed, as animated cutscenes show.
- Squishy Wizard: Both her and Vierge.
- Star-Crossed Lovers: With the Contact.
- Yamato Nadeshiko
= Voiced by Hideyuki Tanaka (Japanese) =
Village doctor in Lahan. Has a wife and daughter. Spends all day tinkering with junk in his shed. His real name is Hyuga Ricdeau, and he's a native Solarian.
- The Ace: Citan is a 29-year-old greatest swordsman in the world, an expert scientist, a master engineer, the main character's mentor without ever dying, perpetually the most intelligent person around, a spy, a Double Agent, one of the approximately ten people who actually knows what's going on in the world, one of the earlier generation of heroes, keeper of the backstory and also has a pretty swordfighting wife and an adorable daughter with mysterious powers. Not to mention that while his Gear is rather mediocre ability-wise towards the end of the game, he is perfectly capable of getting out of it and slaughter Gear-sized enemies on foot -- and is better at it than most Gears. Talk about Badass. In a mild subversion, despite being that awesome, he really is a Geek deep down.
- Badass Bookworm
- Big Brother Mentor: To Fei
- Blind Without'Em: Only slightly. Citan's glasses are worn as an equipment accessory, and his battle accuracy declines if you remove them. Otherwise, he is still perfectly capable in battle.
- Brown Eyes
- Dead Big Brothers: Hyuga Ricdeau (before he changed his name to Citan Uzuki) was born into a destitute third class citizen family in the Solarian capital of Etrenank, as the youngest of nine brothers. In his childhood, a plague swept through the third class residential area. It was Hyuga who discovered a cure for the plague, but not without the entire rest of his family dying from it first.
- Double Agent
- The Empath: And in frequent psychic communication with Emperor Cain throughout the game.
- Enneagram of Personality: Type 6
- Iaijutsu Practitioner: He begins the game fighting hand-to-hand, but midway through he takes up the sword again, drastically boosting his offensive capability.
- Jack of All Stats: Heimdal is faster than Weltall but can't hit as hard, it's still too tough to be Fragile Speedster though. Same as El Fenrir, it can deal more damage with sword, but still not enough to be Lightning Bruiser.
- Martial Medic
- Megane: One of the crowning examples of this trope.
- Mid-Season Upgrade: Get El Fenrir at start of disc 2.
- Mr. Exposition
- Mr. Fixit
- Omnidisciplinary Scientist
- Shiny Midnight Black
- Technical Pacifist, Reluctant Warrior
- The Smart Guy
- Stoic Spectacles
Bartholomew "Bart" Fatima
= Voiced by Tomokazu Seki (Japanese) and Dave Fouquette (English) =
Young heir to the throne of Aveh and captain of the Cool Ship Yggdrasil.
- Ancestral Weapon: The El Andvari was used by Roni Fatima 500 years ago.
- Char Clone
- Crutch Character: The El Andvari is extremely powerful for being the first Omnigear in your party, it become Master of None once you get more of its kind.
- Enneagram of Personality: Type 8
- Eyepatch of Power
- Heterosexual Life Partners: With Sigurd.
- The Lancer
- Leeroy Jenkins: A Running Gag involves Bart mistaking Fei for an enemy and opening fire on him.
- Master of None: Bart and his gear, Brigandier is this. El Andvari also become this after you get other Omnigear to use. With mixture with Lethal Joke Character, thank to Bart's Wild Smile ability.
- Mid-Season Upgrade: The El Andvari.
- Noble Fugitive
- Royals Who Actually Do Something
- Red Oni: So red that he makes Fei (who up until then had been portrayed as a Red Oni towards Elly and Citan) look blue when they first meet up.
- Supporting Leader: Much of the first quarter of the game revolves around his attempt to retake Aveh. It's only after that fails horribly thanks to Id that Fei starts to take the reins of the main character role.
- Trigger Happy
- Warrior Prince
- Whip It Good
Ricardo "Rico" Banderas
The man at the top of the food chain in Nortune Prison. Initiates new prisoners by beating them.
- Ambiguously Gay: In a decidedly Straight Gay Manly Gay manner, most evident after Hammer is lost. For someone who treats Hammer with such abuse, some of Rico's later comments reflect a complete indifference towards women and a heartwarming loyalty and partiality to Hammer. The ones most devastated by Hammer's loss are Rico and Elly; unless Elly who is compelled to stay out of the battle for a while to grieve, Rico opts to keep fighting. As the plot progresses, Rico periodically fondly reminisces about dear Hammer, and back on the Yggdrasil he spends time grieving in the room they used to share together.
- Blood Knight
- The Big Guy
- Defeat Means Friendship
- Expy: Of Blanka. The Stier is modeled after AT.
- Fiery Redhead
- Fingerless Gloves
- Good Scars, Evil Scars
- Heroic Bastard: Disowned by the Kaiser.
- Homoerotic Subtext: With Hammer.
- Mid-Season Upgrade: The El Stier.
- Mighty Glacier
- Mr. Fanservice: A muscly Hunk of a mutant with an always bare chest and nipples. But what woman would be interested, you ask? You'd be right -- Rico is Fan Service for men.
- Not So Stoic: Besides moments of anger and rage, Rico tends to keep his emotional output under lock and key. It was Hammer who eventually ripped the lock right off its hinges, revealing Rico's nice guy. But we never saw any of this until Hammer's demise, after which Rico began grieving and fondly reminiscing in the open.
- Royal Blood
- Tsundere: Started out as a Type A tsundere for most of the story. Apparently Hammer got to see much more of Rico's deredere side when they were alone than the audience had a chance to see. After losing Hammer, Rico shifted decisively from a Type A to Type B tsundere, if indeed he had any tsuntsun left by that point.
- Walking Shirtless Scene
Billy Lee Black
= Voiced by Yuji Ueda (Japanese) =
Young clergyman of the Ethos.
- Badass Longcoat
- Badass Preacher
- Cattle Punk
- Guns Akimbo
- The Medic: He has the most defensive magic set out of anyone.
- Mid-Season Upgrade: The El Renmazuo.
- White-Haired Pretty Boy
A Shevite girl whose father Nikolai was captured by Solaris. She has a guardian gear, Seibzehn.
- Break the Cutie
- Chest Blaster: Seibzehn's Graviton Cannon.
- Disappeared Dad
- Expy: Seibzehn is obviously based on Giant Robo.
- Hammerspace: Seibzehn's strongest hyper mode attack Maria Beat has Maria herself pull gigantic hammer out of nowhere and smack enemy.
- Kid With the Remote Control
- Macross Missile Massacre
- Magikarp Power: Arguably, and almost borders on Joke Character as she's nearly useless on foot, if it wasn't for the fact that her 'ether' attacks are rather inexpensive and summon forth Seibzehn to do the damage for her. When she's riding her Seibzehn however....
- Mighty Glacier: Seibzehn.
- Robot Mommy: Seibzehn has her mother's mind. Seibzehn doesn't move on it own until their encounter with Achtzehn because she doesn't want Maria to aware of this.
- Rocket Punch
- Small Girl, Big Gun: Seibzehn, who dwarfs near every other gear in the game.
- Token Mini-Moe
- What Could Have Been: There is rough sketch of El Seibzehn, her Mid-Season Upgrade, in Perfect Works.
= Voiced by Michiko Neya (Japanese) =
Small pink creature, originally mistaken for a stuffed toy.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Did that stupidly-cute little thing just grow to giant size and hold off that HUGE PROTOTYPE GEAR?
- Interspecies Romance: Has a "maidenly pure" crush on Fei, played for laughs.
- Magikarp Power: With enough Drives, Chu-Chu can become the ultimate Gear-scale weapon, complete with the ability to actually heal Gears in battle. The only such ability in the game.
- The Power of Love: Causes it to break its limiters and go Gear-scale.
- Small Annoying Creature
- Verbal Tic, chu.
= Voiced by Michiko Neya (Japanese) =
Nanomachine colony developed 4000 years before the start of the game's events.
- Artificial Human (or Robot Girl, depending on how Nanomachines count)
- Eyes of Gold
- FemBot: Her Crescens.
- Glass Cannon: Crescens start as Squishy Wizard. It can hit pretty hard after Emeralda's Plot-Relevant Age-Up, but still suffer from low HP.
- Little Miss Badass: Especially once she's in her adult form, which gives her phenomenally good stat growth. She'll easily end up as the fastest character in the game and is already the best magic user, and her physical prowess will with enough level-ups be on the same level as Fei and Citan. She basically has no weaknesses on foot, though she's a bit of a Glass Cannon in Gear combat.
- Magic Knight: She's basically a combination of Elly's magic skills and Fei's combat prowess. That's not a coincidence.
- My Name Is Not Durwood: She constantly calls Fei "Kim" when she first joins. Of course, that's the name she knew him under back in the Zeboim era.
- Prehensile Hair
- Plot-Relevant Age-Up
- You Gotta Have Green Hair: Justified by her not being human.
Current leader of Aveh, who established a coup and overthrew the ruling Fatima dynasty.
- Bald of Evil
- Big Bad Wannabe: Is a somewhat major antagonist early on, but a series of defeats as well as Grahf showing up results in hilarity ensuing
- Sinister Minister
Part of the 'Ethos' organization and actually an undercover agent for Solaris. Has a beef with Jesiah Black.
- Eyes Always Shut: Until he revealed himself as Stein, who has no eyelids at all.
- Love Triangle
- Make It Look Like an Accident: How he killed Racquel.
- Murder the Hypotenuse: Kills Racquel because she chose Jesiah.
- Sinister Minister
- Big Bad Wannabe: He's presented as the main baddie, being our first glimpse of Geblar.
- Blond Guys Are Evil
- Broken Ace: He spent his entire life trying to disprove the Ministry's low opinion of him -- that he's a failed clone, just "trash." His ambition cost him his two best friends.
- Butt Monkey
- Cloning Blues: Finding out he's a clone of Emperor Cain isn't the final nail in the coffin of his sanity, but it's pretty damn close to it.
- Cowboy Bebop at His Computer: His second Omnigear, Amphysvena, is mistakenly assumed to be Vendetta aligned to a second Anima Relic. According to the Perfect Works, however, its actually Krelian's Omnigear -- Ramsus pilots it because Krelian has no more use for it.
- Freudian Excuse: He was created as the epitome of humankind and as an Artificial -Contact- until he literally gets trashed as a fetus when Krelian discovers the new -Contact- has already been born. It doesn't help that Fei beats him every -single- time and everyone else calls him Trash.
- Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain
- Made of Iron: Crosses into Iron Woobie territory at times.
- People Jars: Considering he's actually an Artificial Human and a Designer Baby.
- Plug N Play Technology: One of the abilities he inherits from Cain is that he can interface with all twelve Anima Relics.
- The Resenter: He has a burning hatred for Fei for being a natural -Contact- incarnation. Ramsus had been created by Krelian and Miang as a clone of Cain to be a substitute -Contact- in absence of a real one, but Ramsus ended up being discarded the moment Fei was identified.
- Royal Rapier
- Unwitting Pawn
- What Could Have Been: Originally planned as a Sixth Ranger, but this got canned when the budget ran out.
- White-Haired Pretty Boy
- Younger Than They Look: He's actually younger than Fei.
- Blood Knight: Dominia
- Cloudcuckoolander: Seraphita
- Combining Mecha: Their Mechas fuse together to form the G-Elements.
- Cyborg: Tolone, with her Positronic Photon Brain and Arm Cannon.
- Eyes Always Shut: Kelvena, with good reason -- her Ether level is so high that she must keep her eyes clothes to keep her powers in control. This is in contrast to former fellow Element Elly, whose Ether level is off the charts but doesn't have to do anything exceptional to control her powers.
- Little Bit Beastly: Seraphita, with rabbit ears and tail.
- Quirky Miniboss Squad
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Tolone and Seraphita
- Theme Naming: Named after the Choir of Angels: Dominion, Cherubs, Thrones and Seraphs.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: Each role is shared by two members.
- Tomboys: Dominia and Tolone.
- Girly Girls: Kelvena and Seraphita.
- Undying Loyalty: To Kahran Ramsus
The head Ministry that controls Solaris and behind many of the planned genocides and wars that have occured over the many, many years since created by Deus.
- A God Am I: What the Ministry believe resurrecting Deus will mean for them.
- All There in the Manual: Perfect Works says the names of the Ministers are Enoch, Irad, Mehujael, Methushael, Lamech, Jabal, Jubal, and Tubal.
- The Omniscient Council of Vagueness: Part of the reason why Xenogear's story is confusing at times is trying to figure out just WHAT these guys are talking about half the time.
- The Reveal:Kinda obvious when you think about it, but the Gazel Ministry are actually A.I. kept in a huge spherical computer.
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: All Krelian needed the ministry for was to activate the Gaetia Key. Once that's done...
- And I Must Scream: Elly and Karen show that the original personality of the woman who's body Miang co-opts remains intact through the duration of the possession, re-emerging--in Karen's case--only after Miang has abandoned the body (moments prior to her death).
- Becoming the Mask: As Executioner, she has more autonomy to do dirty work herself (And she does it efficiently enough for this identity to be widely feared), but Miang apparently prefers to play sidekick as herself to Ramsus, Grahf (Even as Executioner, and also the only time you fight Miang in this identity), then Krelian.
- Big Bad: She shares her claim to the "Big Bad" title with Krelian.
- Body Snatcher: Can take over the body of any woman with her DNA when her current body fails. Considering she's this planet's Eve character, that's pretty much any woman, period -- which woman is at random, however. Miang's real form is that of the mitochondrial DNA of the planet's human population, which is called the Ouroboros. When one Miang dies, she just awakens in another convenient woman. Near the end of the game, Elly becomes the 999th Miang, immediately on the death of the 998th (Ramsus's assistant) who appeared in most of the game.
- Body Surf: As mentioned above, there have been 999 Miangs over the span of 10,000 years. That averages out to any particular Miang having roughly a ten-year lifespan.
- Bodyguard Babes: To Ramsus, though she's officially his aide-de-camp. We later learn that Miang has acted as one of these to male leaders throughout history.
- Dragon with an Agenda: To Ramsus, Grahf, and Krelian. Also to the Gazel Ministry in the past, most notably Cain.
- Eldritch Abomination: More like an Eldridge Abomination.
- God in Human Form: Being the Will of Deus, she basically acts as its physical avatar. In spite of that, she's not really a Physical God, as apart from the ability to Body Surf and vaguely-defined mind control powers, she doesn't seem to be especially powerful.
- I Cannot Self-Terminate: Her mental programing by Deus leaves her unable to take her own life. So she usually sets things up so that she can be murdered to keep Body Surfing.
- Laser-Guided Karma Curb Stomp Battle: She piss you off? Make you reeeally wanna kill her? Makes you wish you can stomp her smug face in? Here's some good news. The pathetic final boss Urobolus IS Miang.
- Luke I Am Your Distant Ancestor: She is technically this to everyone except Abel, who had been onboard the Eldridge and survived its crashing thanks to his power as a Contact.
- Locked Into Strangeness: Usually, whenever Miang takes over a new body, whatever color that woman's hair was instantly turns purple, like the Original Miang's hair was.
- Pet the Dog: Sacrificing herself (as Karen Wong) for Fei. This is debated; the characters tend to think that Karen regained control and did it out of love for her child--a theory the cutscene animation seems to support--but it's also possible that she was just tossing aside a disposable body to protect a valuable investment.
- Smug Snake
- The Chessmaster: Before Krelian came along, Miang was tugging practically all the strings to her plan. The only reason he took this spot was because of their similar goals. Miang wanted to resurrect Deus, but Krelian wanted to take it a step further.
- The Woman Behind The Man
- Tin Tyrant: Though at first Miang as Executioner doesn't take the metallic look quite as far as Grahf does, when she rejoins with Deus there is no question that she is literally this trope.
- Tsundere: To Ramsus again; sometimes treating him like crap and other times giving him the best sex of his life. Justified; she's doing it to mess up his mind so he'll go nuts and kill Cain.
- The Vamp: Her preferred method of manipulation.
- You Gotta Have Indigo Hair: All incarnations of Miang have hair color between indigo and black. Miang #1 and #998 had the lighter shade, while Miang!Karen had black hair.
- AI Is a Crapshoot
- Bigger Bad: Orchestrated the evolution of man through "Mother" in an eon-wide gambit to revive itself. Deus is, in all practicality, God himself.
- Deus Est Machina: It is "God" in the sense that it is the creator of the human race on the world on which Xenogears takes place.
- Eldritch Abomination: A man-made one.
- Full Potential Upgrade: Krelian actually accelerates its evolution through Nanomachines.
- A God Am I: With a name like Deus...
- Living Weapon: It was originally created to be an interplanetary invasion system.
- The Machine Behind The Woman: Depending on how distinct they were intended to be viewed as, it may be this to Miang.
- Turned Against Their Masters
- The Villain Makes the Plot
He was once Lacan, the previous past life of Fei as the -Contact-. But since Grahf started to Body Surf, he has no longer been the Contact, and Fei and Grahf lost their continuity of shared memories. After taking many hosts for centuries, Grahf's latest host is Khan Wong, modern Fei's own father. Khan has only partial control over his body, so he has disappeared from the world's view; when he's not Grahf, he appears in disguise as the Wiseman. It is not known that Khan, Wiseman and Grahf are all the same host until The Reveal late in the game's story.
- Badass: He attacks you during his first boss fight on foot and is still a significant threat to your party of three gears (to the point of being That One Boss were it not for the fact that he'll never attack Elly). Once you fight him with his gear, he becomes a Hopeless Boss Fight.
- Body Surf: How he's survived until the present day.
- Catch Phrase: "Dost thou desire the power?"
- Evil Twin: His old identity as Lacan.
- It's more accurate to say he is a splinter of Lacan, the evil nature of him that came about from losing Sophia. Or, if you want it in simpler terms: Grahf is to Lacan what Id is to Fei.
- Implacable Man
- I Need You Stronger: His primary motivation for tormenting Fei.
- Large Ham
- Literal Split Personality: He somehow splintered off from Lacan either before or after he died.
- Luke, I Am Your Father
- The Obi-Wan: As the Wiseman, he drops by from time to time in the story, giving Fei additional help and guidance. He disappears just as quickly.
- Pet the Dog: Saving Elly as she falls while trying to stop the Hecht from destroying Norturne. The incident also provides a pretty good clue as to who Grahf really is...
- Also near the end, when he sacrifice himself in Fei's place.
- Power Gives You Wings: Weltall Alpha doesn't has wings when Khan pilot it.
- Super Prototype: The Weltall Alpha.
- Tin Tyrant
- Wild Card: A major villain who sometimes works with Krelian and Miang, but is not under their control.
- Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds
= Voiced by Ryotaro Okiayu (Japanese) and Cam Clarke (English) =
- All Love Is Unrequited
- Ascend to a Higher Plane of Existence
- Badass Abnormal: In a world chock full of destined heroes, immortal forces of evil and ancient conspiracies, most defined by near-magical superpowers and the power of fate, Krelian managed to become the de-facto leader of the world's strongest nation and the nearest thing to a lord over the fate of the universe, with nothing but the power of science, his wits and manipulation. He lost any claim to "normal" status when he became immortal, though.
- Big Bad
- The Chessmaster
- Despair Event Horizon: When Sophia died.
- Expy: Krelian shares a lot of similarities in personality to Karellen of Arthur C. Clark's Childhoods End. He was even named Karellen in Japanese.
- Fallen Hero: Before Sophia died, Krelian was one of the good guys, allied to Shevat and Nimrod against Solaris, pupil of Taura Melchiore, and friend to Sophia, Lacan, Roni and René. He was never the same again after his Despair Event Horizon.
- Karma Houdini: Krelian manages to manipulate Solaris for centuries, torments your party so many times whether intentionally or with other people, turns most of the population of the world into Wels, and gets to travel with the Wave Existence back into it's home dimension without so much as a slap on the wrist.
- To be fair, he admits that they have won a moral victory over him; he wants to "go to walk with god" simply because no one else could love him, while Fei and Elly have finally achieved happiness together after 10,000 years of searching for each other. In short, his story is over, while Fei and Elly have lifetimes ahead of them as the BadAsses who defeated God with The Power of Love.
- Love Makes You Evil
- Locked Into Strangeness: His hair turned white as the result of nanomachines prolonging his life.
- Mad Scientist
- Manipulative Bastard
- My God, What Have I Done?: At the end of the game, Krelian admits that he has done so many horrible things that he can't even call himself human anymore. A shot of Ramsus' fetal form appears behind him as he says this, pointing out one last time that he grew a Designer Baby just so he could mind fuck the kid beyond insanity.
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Krelian gives an epic one to the Gazel Ministry as he erases them. One. By. One.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: A bit of Put Them All Out of My Misery, a little Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds...a lot of Utopia Justifies the Means.
"-Deus-, the physical manifestation of god, only wants results... The means are insignificant to him."
- Spell My Name with an "S": Krelian, Krellian, and Karellen. Krelian is the official English romanization, probably because "Karellen" is still under copyright.
- Xanatos Gambit, Gambit Roulette: Almost everything he does.
Emperor of Solaris and the first human created by Deus. Is described many times as the Big Bad, but the truth is much different then realized...
- The Atoner: Everything he does to help Fei is because he still feels guilty for killing Abel all those years ago.
- Big Bad: Until Krelian came along, Cain essentially was the one in charge of Solaris for all those millennia.
- Good All Along
- Heel Realization: It isn't stated when exactly this happened, but Emperor Cain eventually turned against his original destiny and seeks to do everything possible to prevent Deus' resurrection.
- Kicked Upstairs: Krelian is actually the one who controls Solaris, so this is basically what Cain has been reduced to for the last 500 years.
- Really Seven Hundred Years Old: If you don't count the Gazel Ministry who were turned into A.I. centuries ago, Cain is literally the oldest human on the planet at nearly ten thousand years old.
- The Man Behind the Curtain: It may not seem like in in a first playthrough, but everything Cain does or orders Citan to do is in order to help out Fei as he is the best hope for humanity to survive.
- The Reveal: Subverted. When Ramsus kills Cain, his mask gets knocked off only to reveal a black, charred husk of a man. Though most fans tend to agree that since Ramsus is a clone of Cain, then that is what he looked like.
Bart's right hand man on the Yggdrasil, and also his Long Lost Sibling. He also has a past in Solaris, and is old friends with Citan, Jessie and Ramsus.
- Royal Blood
- Stripperiffic/Bare Your Midriff/Mr. Fanservice: Whether in Gebler, in the Elements or aboard the Yggdrasil, Sigurd always modifies his outfits to expose his abdomen above his waist and below his chest. This actually resembles the traditional clothes of his mother's people from the Ignas desert, but it also makes him fanservice. But most of this is All There in the Manual -- it's not quite as obvious in game that he dresses this way.
Marguerite "Margie" Fatima
Bart's sixteen year old cousin and current Holy Mother of Nisan.
- Arranged Marriage
- Kissing Cousins: Margie and Bart are not only first cousins, but arranged to be married.
- Plucky Girl
- What Could Have Been: Was originally intended to be a playable character.
Hammer the Supplier
A demi-human whom Fei first meets in Kislev, claiming to be a merchant. He was imprisoned in Kislev's D-Block, but escaped alongside with Fei and his allies.
- Ambiguously Gay: Has a few vaguely Homoerotic Subtext moments (with Fei or Rico) and one vaguely Pet Homosexual moment (with Elly). And he still has such moments after being lost, through Rico's fond reminiscing.
- Dead Sidekick
- Face Heel Turn
- Homoerotic Subtext: It's true that Hammer is chiefly interested in finding his way in the world, but the particular gleeful eagerness with which he tries to court the favor of Fei or Rico goes beyond that of a mere Hero Worshipper and well into Stupid Sexy Flanders territory, if not even further.
- I Just Want to Be Special: Deconstructed. Hammer realizes that he's surrounded by so many important people that want to save the world, while he's just a nobody, that he's willing to do just about anything in order to be special like them. Perhaps even murder.
- Megane/Meganekko: Hammer's glasses are most certainly a significant distinguishing feature. He is certainly Megane, but his Meganekko status is less certain, at least because his pince-nez glasses sit further away from his eyes and partially rob the classical "moe glasses" effect.
- Morality Pet: Surprisingly, Hammer was this for Rico, but we only learn about it after Hammer is gone.
- Not-So-Harmless Villain
- Petting Zoo People
- Sympathetic Murderer: Elly and Rico still loved Hammer, even after he killed Medena. Rico continually emphatically insists that it wasn't Hammer's fault. If this is so, then Hammer may have been manipulated into doing it. The seeds of Hammer's betrayal were sewn during his time of captivity in Krelian's lab, and it was never certain just what was done to him before the party escaped.
- Tragic Monster
- Unfazed Everyman/Muggle: Hammer follows the heroes everywhere, even without fighting skills.
- Was Once a Man: Before becoming a giant cyborg.
Jesiah "Jessie" Black
Billy Lee Black's father. Former agent of Solaris.
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Disappears from the game at disc 2.
- The Alcoholic
- Good Scars, Evil Scars
- The Gunslinger
- Retired Badass
- Transforming Mecha: The Buntline, from humanoid mode to BFG.
Billy Lee Black's little sister.
- The Ace: She was once (allegedly) the best swordswoman in Shevat prior to meeting Citan. Yeah, that's right, the two Aces are married to one another.
- Feminine Women Can Cook: Fei repeatedly proclaims his love of Yui's cooking. Citan is less appreciative.
- Hot Mom
- Retired Badass: According to Citan, she did defeat him in swordfight before their marriage.