Hero – All throughout the game, the Hero remains silent and speaks based on the player’s choices. The Hero is the royal guard of King Trode, the ruler of the Trodian Kingdom. While travelling, he keeps a pet mouse named Munchie that sits in his right pocket.
Yangus – Yangus, a former bandit, journeys with the hero after being saved from a falling bridge. Determined to pay back his debt, he journeys with the hero with King Trode at the start of the game.
Jessica – Despite her effeminate features, Jessica can be tomboyish and short-tempered. She is a sorceress who seeks vengeance for her brother, Alistair who was slain by Dhoulmagus. She lives with a wealthy family in the town of Alexandria. In the 3DS, the hero can marry her in the alternate ending.
Angelo – Despite being part of the Maella’s Templar Knights, Angelo leaves due to his uncontrollable gambling and lust. He becomes the fourth party member to join your party. He is faithful to Abbot Francisco.
New Playable Characters
Red – She is a thief that will join your party in Pirate’s Cove. Red will join you to defeat the boss in the dungeon.
Morrie – The owner of the arena in DQVIII. He will join your party once you’ve cleared Rank S in his arena.
King Trode – The King of Trodain, King Trode had been cursed by Dhoulmagus into a Troll. While pressing select as you journey along, the king gives you advice. He is also playable for awhile in Tyran’s Gully.
Princess Medea – A close friend of the hero and daughter of the king, Princess Medea had turned into a horse due to Dhoulmagus’ curse. She marries the hero in the end in both endings. There’s also a part where there’s a spring that turns her human temporarily and she confesses to the hero.
Marcello – Captain of the Templar guards, Marcello desired more power. After the Abbot’s death, he rose through the ranks to become the partner of High Priest Rolo. However, he manages to get a hold of the Godbird scepter and uses Rhapthorne’s power. He’s the only one who didn’t lose his mind when using it.
Sir Leopold – The spoiled dog of the great magician Dominico, he gets possessed by Lord Rhapthorne upon picking up the scepter. The servant had let him out by mistake and led him to the scepter.
Dhoulmagus – The former jester of Trodain, Dhoulmagus stole the scepter of Rhapthorne after feeling insulted. In a fit of rage, he curses the entire kingdom of Trodain into different appearances. When he flees the kingdom, Lord Rhapthorne possesses him and instructs him to do certain things. The first thing he has Dhoulmagus do is kill the Sages. Because the Sages sealed Rhapthorne prior with their essence, Dhoulmagus kills them in order to prevent their essences from blocking Rhapthorne’s revival.
Lord Rhapthorne – The main antagonist of the game. Lord Rhapthorne is the spirit within the scepter that controls those who wield it. While contained in the scepter, he couldn’t do much other than brainwash people to do his bidding. Thus, he first directed Dhoulmagus to steal the scepter. Because Sages sealed him away, he instructed Dhoulmagus to kill each and every one.