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Protagonists

L'Arc Bright Lagoon

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A mercenary for hire working for the empire. L'Arc is a stubborn swordsman who does what he wants to do. And once he is revealed to be a Child of Eesa, L'arc has a hard time dealing with everything that's being forced on him. To make matters worse, his Childhood Friends become their sworn enemies, his Clingy Jealous Girl does a NASTY Face Heel Turn, and he has almost no idea what to do but to look for a solution to solve everything. L'Arc's encounter with Ryfia is the first event that changes everything he has stood for.

Ryfia

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A very naive young girl whom L'Arc finds wandering in the forest. Ryfia pretty much behaves like a young child as she has no idea what her words mean to others like saying she likes L'Arc a lot. This is one of the reasons Adele hates her guts so much. She happens to be a Diva meant to direct the Child of Eesa to offer a law to Eesa to help the world and its people.

Alfonse "Alf" Zena Meridia

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The very good and benevolent second prince of the Empire and L'Arc's best friend. Alf worries too much about what goes with the Empire whenever it looks like it's trying to Take Over the World. As it turns out, he's a Child of Eesa like L'Arc. Once the Empire launches a surprise attack on Antrax, Alf defects from the group to fulfill his role by siding with Adele, considering L'Arc as his sworn enemy.

Niko Bennex

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The most cowardly soldier of the entire empire, Niko is quick to flee during most dangerous situations though he still manages to be a loyal friend to L'Arc and company. It's beyond all of us how he still works for the empire to these days.

  • Butt Monkey
  • Chekhov's Skill: In a small skit, Cecille teaches Niko to fly a lightship. 20 hours later he uses this skill for his Heroic Sacrifice.
  • Chivalrous Pervert: In his own words, "No man can resist a... beautiful woman". When she's Ms. Fanservice, we don't blame you.
  • Heroic Sacrifice
  • The Gunslinger
  • Kid Appeal Character
  • La Résistance: Joins up with them after leaving the party.
  • Lovable Coward
  • Killed Off for Real
  • The Load: While he can be useful in battle due to his long-range attacks and high AP gain, his cowardly acts during cutscenes often end up with one of the team members getting hurt. L'Arc is pretty much at the end of his rope about it by the time he leaves the party.
  • The Mole: His special pardon from the stockade involved him following L'Arc and telling Weiss and Freya what is going on. Overcome with guilt (which the team just assumed was him being a coward all the time), he left the team and joined the resistance.
  • Opt Out: After the events of Carbunculus and Leslie's sister Angie, Niko asks to go to the lightship, apologizing. The group is wary that he is ashamed of being a coward all the time though that might have been only part of it. By the time they get back, he leaves a letter saying he isn't cut out to help the group fighting Rogress and saving the world, and has returned to Diamant.
  • Playing with Fire

Cecille Garcia

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A very energetic girl who is a very skilled fighter despite her age. Cecille thinks of herself as a Hero of Justice, and she idolizes anyone in the world recognized as a master. She is Dynos' older twin sister. However, Dynos grew older than Cecille because he woke up from his magic-induced sleep earlier than she did, thus he aged first.

Serge

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A mysterious man that helps the party to escape death. Serge is a man who only follows those who hire him to do anything regardless what the job might be. He turns out to be Leon but changed his name to forget about his troubled past. He has an ill sister that he loves with all his heart.

Rastan Oigen

Rastan is a skilled swordsman who wanders the land seeking revenge for the death of his family. For some reason, he travels with L'Arc. That reason being his atonement for having killed L'Arc's father due to Ignacy's blackmailing him. Much later, L'Arc finally brings himself to pardon Rastan, welcoming him as a loyal friend.

Leslie Ferrati

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A woman with lots of intel about many things. She was once a general for the Republic until she dropped out, but she still supports her nation and her best friend who happens to be the governor.

Adele Nevanlinna

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Adele is one of L'Arc's childhood friends. She harbors shy but strong feelings for L'Arc, and everything goes down the toilet for her when Ryfia gets into the picture. She turns out to be the next Real's Diva, her mother having been killed moments before she got promoted. It Gets Worse for everyone from there...

Clyde

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A general in the Empire who is very fond of L'Arc and Alf. He eventually joins Alf in his quest to propose Real's Law to Eesa, but he feels that only L'Arc can make Alf change the error of his ways. That doesn't mean he'll disobey Alf for the better, though.


Dynos Garcia

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AKA Deathchanter, Dynos roams the world looking for Real's Diva. He eventually finds the next Real's Diva (Adele) and decides to protect her. He's also Cecille's (age-wise) younger brother who got out of his sleep, resuming his aging earlier as a side-effect.

Antagonists

Prince Weiss Dona Meridia

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The prince who rules over the Empire with an iron fist, brother to fellow prince Alf and L'Arc's half-brother. He is totally obssessed with world domination.

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"Those EXTREMISTS make MEEEE SICK!"
"Preeepaaaaarrre yourselffff...! I'LL RIP YOU IN TWO!"
"That's RIGHT! EEEEEESA'S Curse! I COULD take the time to explain it to you... BUT I WON'T!"

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Walter Ignacy

Ignacy is a dangerous criminal; the person who forced Rastan to kill L'Arc's father by blackmailing him with keeping his family hostage. He also works for Hosea to accomplish his goals.

Hosea

A man who fully believes that following Imaginal's law will benefit humanity. And by saving humanity, he means saving only the Divine Race.

  • Authority Equals Asskicking: Justified in that they received their power from Imaginal.
  • The Chessmaster: Attempts to invoke this trope through manipulation of the Senate and use of the Aion Unit. Things don't go so well when the heroes catch on, however.
  • Fantastic Racism: Let's just say that he doesn't seem to be the biggest fan of the Common Race.
  • Fat Bastard

Paula

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One of Ignacy's henchwomen. Paula works alongside Luna by killing anyone who opposes Ignacy. After being defeated again, the two of them disband from Ignacy by taking quests to make a living.


Luna

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The second person who works for Ignacy. Just like Paula, Luna is a very deadly woman. Just like her fellow companion, she leaves Ignacy behind to pursue better goals.


Rogress

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The Rogress of Light that joins L'Arc. He is the one who sets L'Arc on the quest to bring peace to the world. He also turns out to be Ryfia's father transformed into a Rogress.

Girtab

The Rogress of Darkness. He only obeys the Real's Diva's Child of Eesa, who happens to be Alf himself, until L'Arc obtains his power almost at the end of the game.

Urgula

The Rogress of Fire.

Kudoan

The Rogress of Wit.

Allul

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The Rogress of Ice who disguises herself as Luze's attendant. She also happens to be the leader of all the Rogress.


Other Characters

Freya

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One of the generals from the Empire. Though it doesn't look like it, she worries about Niko's well-being behind all the harsh punishment she issues on him.


Luze

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  • A God Am I: Justified in a very sympathetic way. She was made to be a god by people, so she's understandably upset about how they're now trying to kill her.
  • Anti-Magic: Prevents the use of the Rogress during the first fight with her.
  • Because Destiny Says So: Insists that L'Arc chooses a Law even when he starts to disagree with them.
  • Break the Cutie: Played with. She was broken before the story even began. The events of the game see her trying to get better. It doesn't take.
  • Butt Monkey: The last time you see her.
  • Designated Villain: Discussed in-universe. L'Arc actually says that there was never any choice but to kill her.
  • Deus Ex Homine
  • Good Shepherd: Travels around the world, helping others and spreading the teachings of Eesa.
    • God Is Good: Eesa is clearly good at heart... but L'Arc pushed her way too far.
  • Light'Em Up
  • Nice Hat
  • Not-So-Small Role: At first, she just seems to be a minor character. You meet her while she and Saura are being harassed by some bandits in Diamant.
  • Physical God: It comes with being the real Eesa.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Personality-wise, she's a very benevolent Red Oni to Saura. Oddly enough, both are clad in blue.
  • To Be Lawful or Good: She eventually chooses "Lawful" because the "Good" guys are trying to kill her.
  • Trauma Conga Line; As you'll find out in her backstory, Luze just can't catch a break.
  • Wham! Episode: She's really Eesa.