New Rune Factory 4 Characters Include A Sleepyhead and A Glutton

By Ishaan . May 18, 2012 . 12:35pm

Marvelous AQL introduced two more characters from Rune Factory 4 today—Chlorica and Doug. Let’s take a look at the two newly-revealed characters.


Chlorica: Chlorica went to the capital to study how to be a butler. She’s carrying out her apprenticeship under Volkanon, the butler that serves Selzhauide, the ruling dragon of Selphia. She has a habit of nodding off while studying.




Doug: Doug works at the general store. He’s described as the hot-blooded, overly zealous type of character. He’s also a glutton and loves to eat.




Another character, Leon, was introduced in a report yesterday. You can read about him here.

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  • riceisnice

    I wonder how many bachelor/ettes in total there will be. This is so overkill! 

    • icecoffemix

      There is no such thing as spouse candidate overkill good sir.

      • PoweredByHentai

        What kills me is that there isn’t a harem ending.  >_<

        • M’iau M’iaut

          I’d accept rolling in the hay with one of the other candidates after your wedding. 

        • Bhunivelze


        • Beautiful Daisy ♥

          I’d prefer a reverse-harem ending, to be honest ^_^ lol

    • haqua

      There’s six of each, and I’m pretty sure that’ll be it unless there’s going to be secret bachelor/ettes. Anyway, they’ve all been revealed now. 

  • ReveurIngenu

    That’s a guy?  I feel like seeing a lesbian world when I see these Rune Factory games.

    • Chlorica’s a woman.

  • That Doug kid is kind of adorable… And I seem to like hot-headed characters. ^_^

  • DanteJones

    I’m loving Chlorica’s design! She looks a bit more mature and older than some of the other characters (especially from other games), and the sleepyheaded look is just adorable. I hope shes one of the bachelorettes you can choose. :)

    • i thought she was a male…DAMN

      • DanteJones

        Disappointed? ;D

        • Nah~ now she’s one of my targets…YES TARGETS!

      • Givemeblood…Nyaa

        When i saw the first screenshot that show only her face i thought that too lol

      • Christopher Nunes

        Huh? Really? I immediately thought the character was a girl right off the bat. I guess some people see things differently.

  • Sleepy and Grumpy.

    And when are we getting the other 5 dwarves?

    • icecoffemix

      I think she looks more like a dojiko/airhead character than grumpy one. But we’ll see. :p

  • icecoffemix

    Delicious, mature, sleepy, braided twin tail, she-butler design.

    She remind me of Selphie, one of my all time favorite RF girl.

  • Jonathan Keycross

    Traps…traps everywhere…

    As long as the characters ingame know who is what, I don´t see a problem.

    Regarding the two characters, Chlorica seems to be more interesting than Doug (I don´t remember in any other franchise a butler that falls asleep while on duty). I hope her personality is not limited to only that and not more than 80% of her dialogue will be regarding how much she would enjoy a nap…

    • 07thCrow

      No kidding…

      Between Chlorica, Arthur, the blue-haired butler and Leon… I think Natsume is enjoying messing with our heads. I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many Traps in one game!

      I tell you; one day there will come a new RF game where the a secret character will never refer to themself as male or female until the wedding and it will be like “oh btw im a guy/girl”. Actually, that would be totally fun and hilarious… Oh Natsume~! XD

      • haqua

        Neverland (and… Marvelous, I guess?), not Natsume. Natsume translates the games, just as Rising Star does for Europe.

        But are Arthur and Leon really trap quality? I always looked at them as males! Hmm… Maybe I’ll take another look at them. . .
        But I think the trappiest male in RF has to be RAY. He even had his own /wedding sprite/ in the game’s files, which makes me wonder if he was intended to be a female or if that was just a joke…

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        • Binku Muja

          Wasn’t Ray supposed to be a waifu in the beginning until the creators decided that Kyle already had too many brides in his harem and then decided to make Ray a rival? I remember hearing that somewhere but I can’t remember where so no link, sorry.

          • haqua

            I do recall hearing that, but I’m not sure if it actually had a source or if it was pure speculation! Anyway, that does make a lot of sense, so it could be true. 

        • 07thCrow

          Whoops!  You are absolutely right!  My mistake!
          And true, I did think that Leon was a male when I first saw him.  Although if I only saw his face I’d probably think he was a more masculine female.  I thought Arthur was a scary looking girl but then I saw that “she” was a marriage candidate and (since most HM bachelorettes are loli-esqe) figured “she” must be a “he”.
          By the way that picture of Ray was hilariously cute!  I could definitely see him as originally being planned as a girl.  But I think the picture might be Photoshop, although the wedding dress looks original rather than cut from one of the bachelorettes’ sprites so I could be wrong.

          • haqua

             Scary looking girl… |D I would hope not. I don’t think NL/MMV would be so mean to include a girl that would not appeal to a single male…
            I think the most masculine bachelorette we’ve had so far is Mikoto, since she can pass as a bifauxen and a bishounen…
            Yes, it is! But no, it’s not Photoshopped. It was actually found in the game’s files, though I believed it to be fake before I found that out, too.

    • Kitestwinblades

      Trap factory 4:Intuition be dammed XD
      Absolutely nothing is as it seems in this game lol

      • Binku Muja

        I’d definately buy it. Just for the lawl’s alone. (◕‿◕✿)   

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    I want a Cross dressing trap hahaha

  • Kitestwinblades

    Chlorica… chloroform.  I see what you did there.
    Just my type. Definitely the first on my list to date.
    That silly chloroform pickup-line should be included just for the lulz,52340/image/anyone-know-the-white-360-s-on-carsales–/I-see-what-you-did-there-cat-RE-More-funnies-for-you-all–9483.0.html.jpg

  • That last profile shot of Doug makes him look like a glutton for adventure instead of cakes… Must’ave got some insane metabolism or burn off fat with his hot temper.

  • puchinri

    Oh, man. A female butler. . . we really need a heterosexual life partner option! >u<

    Doug is a cute and interesting character too, and I'm really starting to like the entire cast~.

    • Ronald Bixler

       Whenever I hear “female butler”, I think back to Haunting Ground for the PS2. Then I start to worry about the safety of my potential brides. Then I want to buy a dog… and invest in glass ceilings…

      • puchinri

        Well, then. I am so glad that I’m not very well versed with Haunting Ground. ;u;
        Do I want to know. . .?

      • Binku Muja

        Thank you for giving me that mental image. Now I can’t get the idea out of my head that the people in the village and the castle will be chasing the MC around trying to steal his/her ability to talk to dragons. Well, at least there are plenty of monsters/monsterbrides/grooms to sic on them.  =͟͟͞͞( •̀д•́))) 

  • CirnoLakes

    >female butler
    This is a wonderful idea that should be done more often.

    • haqua

      /directs you to Mayo Chiki

  • My waifu

  • AzureNova

    Chlorica makes me want this =^_^=

  • I’m waiting for a trap MC option to make things more interesting….

    • ShadowScipio

      Just look at the new male mc, he’s pretty much already a trap. Male rune factory leads are already known for being awfully girly.

      • I grew up in an environment where I’ve seen and interacted with plenty of guys that look like the new male mc… So he’s not much of a trap to me..

        • puchinri

          He’s more androgynous at best, rather than an actual trap. I mean, he really isn’t that feminine looking to me. Just young and baby-ish. (Especially going by gaming/anime/manga appearances.)

          • Let me take the time to thank you for understanding me… Unless the mc becomes Hideyoshi from baka to test, he’s not much of a trap to me…

          • puchinri

            As I was reading the comments, I was very confused about all this trap business. I think very few of these characters are anywhere near trap level (or even reverse trap, sadly). It was like Iris Heart from Neptunia being labelled a dominatrix, yet she has no features that would single her out as being one (aside from being more aggressive seeming/looking than the others, but that applies nothing). I think the comm needs a terminology and examples page or something. x’D

            Lol, a search shows Hideyoshi to be very cute. And very much so a trap. Such a cute trap.

      • puchinri

        The first two MCs were hardly at all feminine looking, and 3’s was very young, but not particularly feminine either. He’d make a cute girl probably, but didn’t look like one. I think 4’s is basically the same. Young. And cute. But not particularly feminine.

  • Coeurl

    Wow, he’s a glutton AND he loves to eat?

    • komiko12

      LOL that’s a good one.

  • CrimsonalCore

    I like sleepyhead girls. :3

    • CrimsonalCore

      Like Karin/a~♥ >w<

      • haqua

        Karina won my heart and Chlorica already has, too, so high-five ~ ?

        (Selphy did, too!)

        • CrimsonalCore

          I say, High Five! XD We’re a Karina fanboys, you know. :3 She’s quite charming, though~

  • Placido

    I thought the girl was a man. Not gonna lie. 

    Now that I know, she’s kinda cool, I suppose.

  • haqua

    …Some people thought Chlorica was a boy? How… HOW? IS IT BECAUSE OF THE TIE? D8

    Anyway, Doug/Dag looks so much better in his official art. He looks… young in his sprite and animated shot. Not as young as Kiel, GOD NO, but still young. 

    Also, just gonna say that it’s very probable Doug and Kiel may be good friends, since in two screenshots they’re close to each other. He /might/ be close to Illuminator/Eliminata, too, but that’s purely speculation at this point.  

    • Placido

       I have a reputation for not being able to tell genders. XD


    But seriously, female butlers are my weak point. I don’t like traps, but I like reverse-traps for some reason.

    Whatever, video games have already broken my mental trains of thought so I don’t bother trying to make sense of them anymore XP

  • neetyneety

    I’m no homo, but I almost want to play as the Female MC just so I can get all these trap-like bishies.

    Damn you Marvelous… just, damn you. OTL

  • KuroiKen

    So much epic. games like this makes buying a japanese 3ds worth it.

  • Historiata

    Please tell me there still exist schools for butler training.

  • Kuhile Brodeur

    Reid is making a cameo?! Cool!

  • Nyaa D


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