Square Enix recently revealed Bravely Second’s new protagonist and his two close friends from the Crystal Orthodoxy, who are in charge of protecting the pope Agnes. Here’s a look at the three characters and the story behind them.
The Crystal Orthodoxy Knights were founded in order to protect and defend the religion, which they’ve done throughout the course of history with the church. Within the group of knights exist the “Three Musketeers” who led the troupe.
Their blue uniform with the crest of a white lion has a special meaning, and can only be accepted by the Three Musketeers, who have been admired by the knights since ancient and modern times.
Falcon of the Gale, Yu Zeonelcia:
Yu is a 16-year-old boy from Gathlatio. He’s the young leader of the Three Muskateers, also goes by the name “Falcon of the Gale,” and is the protagonist of Bravely Second. Several years prior, he became the head of the Zeonelcia family after the previous head suddenly passed away.
After spending four years studying abroad in Istantal, Yu graduated with excellent grades, and soon joined the Orthodoxy Knights.It didn’t take long for him to get a promotion, followed by becoming the leader of the Three Musketeers.
The Musketeers were given the task of protecting Agnes during the day the treaty was supposed to be signed…
Wolf of the Inferno, Jean Engarde:
Jean is also a 16-year-old from Gathlatio. He’s a swordsman of the Three Musketeers, who also goes by the name “Wolf of the Inferno”. He was raised in a poor household, and was a leader-figure of the group of kids known throughout the neighborhood. He also used to start a bunch of fights with children of the noble families.
Several years prior, his parents passed away, but he was able to study fencing abroad at Istantal thanks to his strength that was well-recognized. At Istantal, he became closer to Yu, who was from the same hometown, but Jean was so remarkably distinguished that he graduated earlier than Yu, and went back home to Gathlatio shortly after.
Since peace between the Crystal Orthodoxy and Dukedom had heightened, Jean got himself a position with the Knights during their reform, which was thanks to an appointment system that does not judge based on social class.
Without family, support, or much else left to lose, Jean put his sword skills to use and climbed up the military ranks until he eventually became a part of the Three Musketeers.
Bison of Solidity, Nikolai Nikolanikov:
Nikolai is a 34-year-old from Gathlatio, who also goes by “Bison of Solidity,” and is the priest of the Three Musketeers. He’s considered a veteran of the Crystal Orthodoxy Knights, and was even around when the Knights were forced to disband due to the oppression of the Duchy of Eternia at the time.
After the Crystal Orthodoxy Knights disbanded, he continued working as a priest as part of the religious community and worked to one day reform the organization. After the Crystal Orthodoxy and the Dukedom’s peace came to its height, his efforts have not gone unrecognized.
In addition to recruiting young people based on talent and not social class, people like Jean, Nikolai maintains good relationship with influential nobles, and still continues working hard managing the Knights.
Bravely Second is slated for release this Winter in Japan for Nintendo 3DS.