This article lists the characters in Tales of Symphonia, a video game released on the Nintendo GameCube and PlayStation 2 console systems and Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World release on the Wii. The characters were drawn and designed by Kōsuke Fujishima. In Tales of Symphonia, several characters strive to save the intertwined worlds of Sylvarant and Tethe'alla. In its sequel Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World, two new characters strive to restore the worlds environment and mana by the awakening of Ratatosk.
In the world of Sylvarant, the story follows and his friend who travel together with the Chosen, and her guardians and on her quest for world regeneration. World Regeneration is a quest to re-fill Sylvarant with mana, the source of all life, and to seal away the Desians, an evil organization that captures humans and locks them in like prisons where they are hosts to objects known as "Exspheres". Exspheres are objects that are able to bring out ones potential abilities; they can also be used to power machines. During the story, they meet , someone from a world parallel to Sylvarant known as Tethe'alla. The main characters learn from her about the truth of the world regeneration journey and Lloyd vows to find a way to end the system. Along the way, they meet three more Tethe'allans, , , and and together attempt to re-unite the two worlds and solve the mana by awakening the Great Seed by germinating it into the New World Tree. If the current mana provider the Great Seed was to germinate, it would provide much more mana ending the mana crisis; to do this the world must be re-united which could only be done if they have the powers of the Eternal sword, the sword which controls time and space and was used to split the world in two. To use its power, they need to form a pact with its maker, Origin, creator of the Eternal Sword.
The side story, Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World takes place two years after the reunification Sylvarant and Tethe'alla which caused extreme climate change causing many natural disasters. Tensions rise in Sylvarant as the Sylvaranti fear the Tethe'allans' united economy and modern technology. This results in the creation of the , a Sylvaranti group whose goals are to destroy the Tethe'allans. After a slaughter at Palmacosta in Lloyd's name, known as the Purge of Blood, Emil Castagnier who was at Palmacosta at the time finds his parents murdered by Lloyd. , the protagonist of Dawn of the New World, now lives in Luin and one day is drawn to Lake Sinoa from a monster's howl. On the way, he meets and later, . Emil's journey begins when he witnesses Richter trying to kill Marta for her Ratatosk Core, an egg that contains the summon spirit Ratatosk, who will re-balance the world's mana and restore the environments to what they were before. Emil saves Marta and then forms a pact with , a centurion and a servant of Ratatosk, and becomes a Ratatosk Knight. With Ratatosk's power and help from Marta and several returning cast from Tales of Symphonia, Emil seeks his vengeance on Lloyd Irving as well as the resurrection of Ratatosk.
The protagonists from Sylvarant began their journey with the goal of world regeneration, a quest which was to refill the land with mana, a necessary substance to live. Lloyd, Genis, Kratos, and Raine were helping Sylvarant's Chosen, Colette, unlock four seals around the world in order to reveal the Tower of Salvation, the location of the final seal. On the way, they met up with Sheena from Tethe'alla, a world parallel to Sylvarant. She revealed that if the party completed the regeneration process, her world would fall into decline like Sylvarant. They learn the World Regeneration quest was simply reversing the flow of mana between the two worlds; one flourishes while the other declines. They then travel to Tethe'alla in an attempt to find a way to solve the mana crises. There, they meet Tethe'alla's Chosen One, Zelos; a wrongfully imprisoned convict, Regal; and an axe-wielding girl named Presea. Together they find out that germinating the Great Seed will solve the crisis.
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