- Personally, I found him very unlikable. He spends the near first half of the game doing 2 things. Talking about food and how great of a person he is. I know he's supposed to be portrayed as laid-back...but I found that it just doesn't really work with him.
It wasn't until the second half of the game after the "time traveling" to the past part where I started warming up to him a bit. His obsession of food dialed down a lot, though it's still brought up. He also goes though some character development, if you can even call it that, where he starts caring more about others and tries to save whoever he can even if it only makes things harder for him. That would be nice...if his egocentric personally wasn't still so apparent. If anything, it seemingly got worse due how he things he's even greater from accomplish these harder tasks.Tiara
- Like Fang, I got extremely annoyed with her for the majority of the game, I'd say even more so. Constantly treating Fang and Eryn as nothing more than mere servants and constantly belittering them.
But the thing is...she never really develops. She does become slightly more open, yes, but nothing about her ever actually develops. Made even worse when the time travel part happens since she reverts right back to how she was initially. Completely throwing out what little progress that was made.Eryn
- Really the only one of the main trio I didn't dislike. For the majority of the game, I actually felt bad for her. Getting stuck with Fang who didn't really care much about helping her and Tiara who constantly berated her for petty reasons.
But with that...there isn't really much else to say about her. Nothing about her really comes to my mind when I try thinking about her personality. Only stock things like "she's nice". A very average character.Harley
- She's the crazy eccentric type. Loves Faries and wants to research them. Basically molests every new Fairy that joins the party, especially the female humanoid ones. There's also a thing where she is an absolutely snob and her Fairy, Bahas, has to take care of. Even stuff like cleaning up and reminding her to wear underwear.Galdo
- He is one of my three favorite characters of the game. I've read that a lot of people didn't really like him, I can see why, but I really did. He is a bit on the plain side but there isn't really anything I found that made him dislikeable. Unless you really don't like his Canadian voice acting with all his "Eh's".
Besides being one of the few characters to even get a backstory, a decent one at that, his personality I found to be very earnest and cheerful. Despite being an enemy in the beginning and seen as such, he doesn't let that stop him from doing his best and contributing his part. A very trustworthy kind of character.Sherman
- While I didn't dislike him...he is probably the character that has the most wrong with him.
Before the time travel bit, he is a very "good" character. Seemingly perfect in every way, a gentleman, is fighting for a noble cause, etc. What's to save the world but has the determination to get dirty if he has to.
After the time travel bit...he suddenly becomes the main antagonist and is ruthless, cold, and kills whoever gets in his way. The one question I had was...what caused this? All the other characters ended up being the same. He is the only character who ended up being different. Even with the changing of events in the future...his character change was apparent right from the start before all that shifting happened.
One odd thing I noticed. His Fairy, Ryushin, shows up and interacts with the cast a bunch of times before the time travel event. After it...Ryushin never appears again. It just up and disappeared pretty much. And this is never brought up in anyway, I only just realized this just now.Pipin
- Even before starting the game, I disliked what I've heard of the character. I was actually dreading the moment he appears and joins the party.
Bad news, I was right. He is my least liked character in the game. Between his entire stick of being that one strange party member and the fact that he's bascially an even worse Fang (constantly talking about how great he is and constantly going on stories talking about how great he is), I just stayed away from ever using him.
Good news, at least he barely shows up since he literally has no role in the story whatsoever. He never does anything of any meaningful note. He doesn't even have any kind of backstory at all. Just, suddenly here he is, he's strange, and now he's in your party. That's it.Ethel
- She is the second of the characters I did actually end up liking. I found that her character and backstory to be pretty much the best of the entire cast. Being raised from a little child in a Fencer institution where she was brutally trained to be a powerful Fencer. Fighting everyday until finally escaping one day. But because of her upbringing, the only joy she has is in fighting and killing. To the point where the only words she speaks are "KIll", over and over again.
Her Fairy, Karin, tries her best to open her up. To become more of a normal person. To show her that there is more to the world that just fighting and killing.
Only problem with her is...she has an even less of a point than Pipin does. Before the time travel event, she shows up once out of nowhere, fights the cast, and is never seen again. After the time travel event, you find her once more in the exact same dungeon and fight her again. But instead of disappearing like last time, Fang tries to persuade her to join them instead. Ethel, of course, is heavily reluctant.
You know what Fang does to gain her trust? He gives her a cookie and she eats it. That's it. By experiencing joy from something other than fighting and killing, she is now completely reformed and isn't a blood thirsty warmonger anymore. Also, Fang tells her to stop saying only "Kill" and now she can talk normally. -sigh- At least she speaks in fragmented sentences to show that she still needs work on developing out of what she was. Everything about her after the fact still works, it's just that the catalyst of the whole transition is so...stupid.Apollonius
- The last of the characters I actually liked. He is actually one of the Four Heavenly Czars. One of the head honchos of the enemy organization. His whole story is pretty interesting in that it directly ties with the whole "change the future" thing and is the main reason why Fang even starts to develop as much as he did.
Fang kills him before the time travel event and later meets his little sister. You find out that the reason Apollonius was working under that organization was to provide for her. And now she, this helpless little girl, is out for revenge against her brother's killer. This hits Fang pretty hard and causes him to try to save Apollonius after the time travel event so that it never leads to that.
Besides being just about the most interesting plot point in the game, his personality is also pretty decent. Tough but caring and all that. The only problem I had with him is that his reasoning for his dedication to the sword was just a ruse to help him continue doing all the crap the enemy organization had him doing. Kind of weak reasoning there I'd say, especially when he gets killed over this ruse of an honor he had.Lola
- Money, information, and more money. There is nothing else to her.
She gives information to the cast on where to go next and every skit is around her selling shoddy products or overpricing her information...cause she loves money.
As a party member, she is nonexistent. She joins right before entering the final dungeon and actually never gets another speaking line until the ending credits...where she is swindling another person for more money.
But she does have her role in the story itself...which is more than I can say for Pipin and Ethel.Other Villians
- They had very little point, rarely showed up, and are ultimately not that important. That includes the other three Heavenly Czars.