Valkyrie Profile Characters
                          Created by EDekar on
                       Tuesday September 12th, 2000
              Last updated on Sunday February 4th, 2001



Version History
  -1.0- Concept FAQ created
  -1.1- First update, added Great Magic list
  -1.2- Final update, finished Gandar's information


CONTENTS
  -Introduction
  -Characters
  -Notes about Characters
  -Great Magic List
  -Author's Note
  -Contact Information
  -Credits
  -Legal Note



  -INTRODUCTION
  Well, second FAQ so far.  This one is to list all of the characters 
I've encountered in Valkyrie Profile.  It'll list anything relevant I 
could think of about 'em...if you have any suggestions on something to 
add, just tell me about it.



  -CHARACTERS
  Before I just start listing them, I'm just going to say that this FAQ 
probably won't be all that printer friendly.  There's a lot of 
information to be said about these people.  I'm on Hard difficulty, so 
not everyone will get all of these people.  Should you have a character 
I don't, feel free to submit them my way.  You'll get your name in my 
FAQ (ooohhh!  aaahhhh!), and I'll get to make the FAQ itself better.
  Also, when I mention the Levels on the Special Meter...level 1 is the 
first time you use your special (when you hit 100).  Level 2 is when you 
hit 100 again, and get to use a second special.  This follows for level 
3 and 4.
  Lastly, on the attacks:  Round Kick   2 hits + 6e  .  What that means 
is that the attack hits twice, and will add precisely 6 energy to your 
hit meter so that you may use your specials.  CT is known as Charge 
Time, and it's how long you must wait before that character can use 
another special or spell.
  If I have the attacks listed under a mage, it's their initial spell 
list.  It doesn't mean that's all they can learn, just what they start 
with...



  Name        - Aelia (female)
  Class       - Spearman/Adventurer
  Race & Age  - Dragonian  25
  Birthplace  - Gerabellum
  Element     - Fire
  Chapter     - 5 I think.
  Attacks     - Round Kick       2 hits + 6e
                Sonic Edge       1 hit  + 15e
                Spinning Edge    3 hits + 24e
               *Dreaded Dragon   1 hit  + 45e  CT+3
  Special     - She has Dreaded Dragon as her special.  It's actually 
pretty potent for most Special Attacks, so I suggest you use it.  Just 
remember that it doesn't add a great amount of Energy, so it can't be 
used with too little energy left and still get to the next Special 
Attack.


  Name       - Arngrim (male)
  Class      - Heavy Knight/Merc
  Race & Age - Human  26
  Birthplace - Artolia
  Element    - Fire
  Chapter    - 1
  Attacks    - Spinning Back Knuckle  1 hit  + 15e
               High Wind              1 hit  + 30e
               Wrenching Swing        1 hit  + 25e
              *Final Blast            8 hits + 80e  CT+6 (ouch...)
  Special     - He has Final Blast.  This one is actually one of my 
favorites, in that it adds TONS of energy, and does TONS of damage.  For 
these reasons, I use Arngrim for most of the game.  Great attack.


  Name        - Badrach (male)
  Class       - Archer/Thief
  Race & Age  - Human  40
  Birthplace  - Villnore
  Element     - Darkness
  Chapter     - 6 or 7, not sure.
  Attacks     - Flare Shot     1 hit  + 15e
                Fifth Way      5 hits + 5e
                Lunatic Shot   7 hits + 7e
               *Sphere Strike  1 hit  + 30e  CT+2
  Special     - Weak weak weak.  Sphere Strike is far too weak.  It's 
kind of a pity, since his normal attacks are actually pretty good.  Ah 
well, not worth the trouble regardless.


  Name        - Belenus (male)
  Class       - Swordsman/Head Guard
  Race & Age  - Human  37
  Birthplace  - Gerabellum
  Element     - Holy
  Chapter     - 1
  Attacks     - First Slash       1 hit  + 15e
                Rising Slash      2 hits + 24e
                Piercing Crusade  2 hits + 20e
               *Extreme Void      2 hits + 30e  CT+3
  Special     - Well, Extreme Void is alright.  It only looks like it 
would only hit once, but it does hit when they hit the ground.  All in 
all, not that great though...I tend to send him up for the first chapter 
anyway though.


  Name        - Brahms (male)
  Class       - Leader of the Undead
  Race & Age  - Vampire  ?
  Birthplace  - ?
  Element     - Darkness
  Chapter     - Heh...8 on Hard.
  Attacks     - Bloody Knuckle  1 hit   + 30e
                Deadly Raid     2 hits  + 30e
                Immortal Blow   3 hits  + 30e
               *Bloody Curse    17 hits + 42e  CT+2
  Special     - Well, Brahms has the highest hitting Special in the 
game.  Jun comes in second with 15 hits.  Regardless, Bloody Curse is 
pretty powerful, but it doesn't really catch up with the likes of Ether 
Strike from Freya.  So pretty good, but not the best.


  Name        - Freya (female)
  Class       - Giver of Life
  Race & Age  - Aesir  26
  Birthplace  - Valhalla
  Element     - Fire
  Chapter     - Once again, 8 on Hard.
  Attacks     - Critical Flare  6 hits + 24e
                Aerial Burst    3 hits + 21e
                Thunder Sword   5 hits + 50e (yikes...)
               *Ether Strike    1 hit  + 10e  CT+5
  Special     - Well, Ether Strike is the strongest Special I've run 
across in the game.  At Level 4, it does upwards of 250,000 damage for 
me.  And that's against Iselia Queen.  So, I consider this one the best, 
except for the fact that it only adds a measly 10 to your energy.  Thus, 
always use it as your last Special.


  Name        - Gandar (male)
  Class       - Wizard/Officer
  Race & Age  - Human 67 (old, eh?)
  Birthplace  - Villnore
  Element     - ?
  Chapter     - 8
  Attacks     - Fire Lance ~ Prismatic Missile ~ Shield Critical
                Shadow Servant ~ Poison Blow ~ Sap Guard
  Special     - Dependent on the spell cast and your equipped weapon.


  Name        - Grey (male)
  Class       - Heavy Knight/Adventurer
  Race & Age  - Human  ?
  Birthplace  - ?
  Element     - Poison
  Chapter     - 5 I think.
  Attacks     - Razor Edge       1 hit  + 15e
                Mortal Razor     1 hit  + 25e
                Energy Cannon    3 hits + 15e
               *Icicle Disaster  8 hits + 58e  CT+2
  Special     - Well...to be quite honest, Icicle Disaster sucks.  If 
all eight hits would do the same damage as the initial hit it would be 
pretty good, but it doesn't.  The 6 icicles only do about 1/10 of the 
damage of the rest of the attack.  Bah, ah well...


  Name        - Janus (male)
  Class       - Archer
  Race & Age  - Human  40
  Birthplace  - Crell Monferaigne
  Element     - Poison
  Chapter     - Hmmm...I'm thinking 2.
  Attacks     - Diseased Needle  2 hits + 2e (also adds poison effect)
                Tri Stinger      3 hits + 3e
                Restrain Flame   1 hit  + 50e (big shot here...)
               *Guilty Break     9 hits + 72e  CT+2
  Special     - Hmmm...Guilty Break is actually pretty good.  All shots 
will hit, and it does pretty good damage.  Plus, it adds a lot of energy 
as well.  All in all, I find Janus to be the best of the archer 
characters...


  Name        - Jayle  a.k.a.  Leticia (female)
  Class       - Swordsman/Knight
  Race & Age  - Human  20
  Birthplace  - Gerabellum
  Element     - Poison
  Chapter     - Eek...I'm thinking 6 or 7.
  Attacks     - Gleam Charge  1 hit  + 25e
                Round Dance   1 hit  + 15e
                Hind Edge     1 hit  + 10e
               *Eternal Raid  7 hits + 56e  CT+2
  Special     - Eternal Raid is alright...at least it hits and it's 
fast.  Not sure what else to say about it...hmmm...well, it does give 
alright Energy, and it doesn't add too much CT.  ::shrugs::


  Name        - Jelanda (female)
  Class       - Sorceress/Princess
  Race & Age  - Human  14
  Birthplace  - Artolia
  Element     - Ice
  Chapter     - 1
  Attacks     - Miscellaneous spells...
  Special     - Dependent on the spell cast, as well as the type of 
weapon she is equipped with.


  Name        - Jun (male)
  Class       - Samurai
  Race & Age  - Human  21
  Birthplace  - Yamato
  Element     - Lightning
  Chapter     - 2 I believe.
  Attacks     - Senko-Zan  2 hits  + 10e
                Koei-Zan   1 hit   + 5e
                So-Enbu    2 hits  + 24e
               *Senko-Jin  15 hits + 30e  CT+2
  Special     - Senko-Jin is the second highest hitting special in the 
game.  Unfortunately, it doesn't give very good energy, nor does it do 
all that great damage.  On top of that, Jun doesn't exactly have the 
strongest normal attacks...so all in all, he's not that great.


  Name        - Kashell (male)
  Class       - Heavy Knight/Adventurer
  Race & Age  - Human  24
  Birthplace  - Gerabellum
  Element     - Fire
  Chapter     - Ummm...3?
  Attacks     - Low Swing       1 hit  + 10e
                Beast Tackle    2 hits + 30e
                Air Pressure    1 hit  + 15e
               *Flashing Blade  3 hits + 69e  CT+5
  Special     - Well, Flashing Blade is essentially a clone of Final 
Blast.  Except smaller.  Although it does pretty good damage for the few 
hits it does, it's not really worth it with the high CT cost.  But I 
will use him every once in the odd while.


  Name        - Lawfer (male)
  Class       - Spearman/Knight
  Race & Age  - Human  ??
  Birthplace  - Artolia
  Element     - Lightning
  Chapter     - 2 I believe.
  Attacks     - Smash Axe       1 hit   + 24e
                Prisoner Fang   1 hit   + 30e
                Triple Thrust   3 hits  + 30e
               *Justice Stream  10 hits + 25e  CT+2
  Special     - As you can see above, Justice Stream certainly isn't the 
best you can find.  Doesn't give very good energy, and the damage is 
only mediocre.  A pity most lancer weapons are somewhat weak too.  Ah 
well, at least his art looks pretty cool.


  Name        - Lenneth Valkyrie (female)
  Class       - Chooser of the Slain
  Race & Age  - Aesir  23
  Birthplace  - Valhalla
  Element     - Holy, of course
  Chapter     - Perhaps...1?
  Attacks     - Bolt Slash        1 hit  + 25e
                Moment Slide      1 hit  + 15e
                Vertical Raid     2 hits + 24e
               *Nibelung Valesti  9 hits + 60e  CT+4
  Special     - Nibelung Valesti is a somewhat odd Special in that it 
changes depending on Lenneth's weapon.  It will also change depending on 
the strength of the weapon, and how many attacks it has.  So be careful, 
as it's not entirely set in stone.


  Name        - Lezard Valeth (male)
  Class       - Sorcerer/Necromancer
  Race & Age  - Human  24
  Birthplace  - Flenceburg
  Element     - Darkness
  Chapter     - 8 on Hard.
  Attacks     - Various spells.
  Special     - Dependent on equipped weapon and spell to be used.  Of 
course, Lezard's the best caster you're ever going to find, so you'll 
just want to use something that lets you use Great Magic, and set his 
spells to either Shadow Servant or Mystic Cross.  They turn into Meteor 
Shower and Celestial Star, respectively.


  Name        - Llewelyn (male)
  Class       - Archer/Soldier
  Race & Age  - Human  18
  Birthplace  - Crell Monferaigne
  Element     - Fire
  Chapter     - 1
  Attacks     - First Shot   1 hit  + 5e
                Twin Shot    2 hits + 10e
                Aiming Wisp  2 hits + 10e
               *Layer Storm  7 hits + 35e  CT+2 (Note that not all of 
the arrows will hit...thus this attack is best used against big enemies 
such as golems and the like.)
  Special     - Layer Storm's actually pretty good against the bigger 
enemies, and does alright against smaller ones.  Plus, I just kind of 
like Llewelyn since he reminds me of myself a bit...


  Name        - Lorenta (female)
  Class       - Sorceress/Teacher
  Race & Age  - Human  36 (and they call her old...?)
  Birthplace  - Flenceburg
  Element     - Ice
  Chapter     - 4
  Attacks     - Various spells.
  Special     - Dependent on equipped weapon and spell to be used.


  Name        - Lucian (male)
  Class       - Swordsman
  Race & Age  - Human  19
  Birthplace  - Villnore
  Element     - Lightning
  Chapter     - 5 I think.
  Attacks     - Air Slash        1 hit   + 25e
                Slanting Blow    1 hit   + 15e
                Shining Bolt     12 hits + 36e
               *Round Rip Blade  5 hits  + 40e  CT+3
  Special     - Round Rip Blade is an alright attack that charges 
electricity into the blade and he teleports around whilst smacking them.  
Kind of reminds me of DBZ...On another note, his Shining Bolt attack is 
actually rather good for a normal attack.  Such a pity he has such low 
health.


  Name        - Lyseria (female)
  Class       - Sorceress/Seeress
  Race & Age  - Human  ?
  Birthplace  - ?
  Element     - Holy
  Chapter     - 7 or 8...not entirely sure which.
  Attacks     - Various spells.
  Special     - Dependent on equipped weapon and spell to be used.  On 
another note, she's the second best caster you'll find besides Lezard 
Valeth.  So when you get her, use her.  Just throw a Unicorn's Horn her 
way and let her rip into stuff.


  Name        - Mystina (female)
  Class       - Sorceress/Researcher
  Race & Age  - Human  23
  Birthplace  - Flenceburg
  Element     - Darkness
  Chapter     - 4 I believe.
  Attacks     - Various spells.
  Special     - Dependent on equipped weapon and spell to be used.  As 
an aside, she can't be transferred, so don't go training her for it.  
Beyond that, I don't have much to say about her...I always used Yumei 
rather than her.  That's 'cause Yumei has better defense.


  Name        - Nanami (female)
  Class       - Sorceress/Maiden
  Race & Age  - Human  17
  Birthplace  - Yamato
  Element     - Holy
  Chapter     - I'd hazard 3.
  Attacks     - Various spells.
  Special     - Dependent on equipped weapon and spell to be used.  I 
never used her much except to see how she was...and I still liked Yumei 
better.  Bah...


  Name        - Shiho (female)
  Class       - Sorceress/Song Maiden
  Race & Age  - Human  21
  Birthplace  - Yamato
  Element     - Holy
  Attacks     - Various spells.
  Special     - Dependent on equipped weapon and spell to be used.  I 
actually never used her at all...I was going to, then when I looked at 
her spell list I found she didn't have ANY offensive spells.  I didn't 
feel like burning a spell on her, so I've never used her.  Someone wanna 
send an evaluation?


  Name        - Suo (male)
  Class       - Samurai
  Race & Age  - Human  24
  Birthplace  - Yamato
  Element     - Lightning
  Attacks     - Shisen       1 hit  + 25e
                Hyo-Reppa    1 hit  + 10e
                Yasha-Uchi   2 hits + 16e
               *Hyoso-Hojin  6 hits + 48e  CT+3
  Special     - Hyoso-Hojin reminds me of Ogre Battle honestly.  That's 
because the Samurai in OB would do a similar attack if placed in the 
back row.  Basically he just shoots a bunch of crystals in a line.  He's 
an alright character...but there are better ones out there.


  Name        - Yumei (female)
  Class       - Sorceress
  Race & Age  - Mermaid  16
  Birthplace  - Yamato
  Element     - Ice
  Attacks     - Various spells.
  Special     - Dependent on equipped weapon and spell to be used.  
Yumei is my favorite of the spell-casters before Lyseria and Lezard.  
She has good defense, and alright defense.  Which is more than most of 
the spellcasters have.  So here's my favorite!  Plus, she turns into a 
mermaid when she casts a spell...how cool is that?




  -NOTES ABOUT CHARACTERS
  Well, the list is finally complete.  Only thing I'm missing now is 
Gandar's element, and that's not too important anyway.  Thus, this FAQ 
is now officially complete!  Time to go back to PSO...

  -GREAT MAGIC LIST
  At the behest of someone who sent me a line via e-mail (he's in the 
credits, just look!), I'm going to put up a list of the Great Magics and 
which spells are used to get them.  So ah...yeah.  Here ya go!

  Original Spell - Great Spell
  ----------------------------
  Dark Savior    - Cosmic Spear
  Shadow Servant - Meteor Shower (the second best..fast animation)
  Mystic Cross   - Celestial Star (the best, but slow animation)
  Sacred Javelin - Seraphic Law
  Lightning Bolt - Dragon Bolt
  Poison Blow    - Petro Disruption
  Stone Torch    - Carnage Anthem
  Prismatic Miss.- Gravity Blessing
  Fire Lance     - Calamity Blast
  Fire Storm     - Ifrit Caress
  Icicle Edge    - Crystal Strike
  Frigid Damsel  - Absolute Zero
  



  -AUTHOR'S NOTE
  This is but my second FAQ...my first was the Front Mission 3 Battle 
Skills Guide for the English inclined.  My real name is Eric Willis, but 
I've decided to simply use my online alias for all further FAQ's.  That 
name is Etharion Dekar, one of my characters.  Thus, this isn't a copy 
or somesuch...it's just a name change.  ::shrugs::



  -CONTACT INFORMATION
  You can find me at  soulscythe@angelfire.com  .  This is my only 
address that isn't swamped by junk mail, so please keep it that way, 
alright?  Please?



  -CREDITS
  I thank my friend, Carl Stockstill for info on people I didn't have at 
the time.
  A much appreciated Tyler Holland sent me some suggestions/questions... 
and thanks to him, you guys now have a new section and some changes.
  Thanks goes out to those on the boards who urged me on, too.
  I have to thank Gecko for helping me figure out what the Great Magic 
of Poison Blow was as well.  Kudos to you Gecko...!
  A great thanks to Death_Dragun for finally sending me that info on 
Gandar...took long enough, didn't it?  Long update...!  At least some 
people care...
  Lastly, thanks for the encouragement CJayC.


  -LEGAL NOTE
  This FAQ is copyright (c) 2000 EDekar, all rights reserved. This FAQ 
may not be reproduced in any public format, nor altered and then 
reproduced.  Should you wish to use it, send me a line via e-mail.  I'm 
pretty giving about it, so just ask.  At least, I'll be giving about it 
until someone decides not to ask.  Then I'll put them in a lovely list 
for people to yell at because I won't allow permission anymore.