- This article is about the protagonist from Radiant Mythology 2. For the protagonist from Radiant Mythology see Protagonist (Radiant Mythology). For the protagonist from Radiant Mythology 3, see Protagonist (Radiant Mythology 3).
|Protagonist / Roa Nashion|
|Game||Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology 2|
Joining Ad Libitum
The Protagonist first appear when the World Tree exploded and the Protagonist came falling from the sky to Van Eltia ship in front of Kanonno Earhart and Paneer. When the Protagonist awoke, Chat came to ask where the Protagonist come from, but realized that the Protagonist had no memories and decided to let the Protagonist to stay at Van Eltia in exchange, the Protagonist must join the guild. Kanonno guided the Protagonist around the ship and introduced the Protagonist to other guild members. She also accompanies the Protagonist to the first quest. Later, she told the Protagonist about the legend of the descender, not knowing that the Protagonist is actually the descender.
Search for Janis Kern
After the guild saw Luke fon Fabre and his friends getting attacked on their ships, the Protagonist was ordered to go to the Amell Cave and find them. In the Amell Cave the Protagonist was forced to fight Guy Cecil after a misunderstanding, after Tear Grants and Jade Curtiss came and explained the situation. Later the the Protagonist goes with Raine and Genis Sage to the Peri Mines to investigate the causes of the earthquakes going on. In the mines they find out a army is using the mana from the World Tree in weapon experiments. To find away to stop this the Protagonist is order to go with Cress Albane and Chester Burklight to Amell Cave to try to find Janis Kern. In the cave the encounter soldiers looking for Janis also, the Protagonist's group is confused to be working with Janis and are attacked by soldiers monsters. After the Protagonist easily defeats the monsters and discover some of Janis' works and take the evidence back to Raine.
The Protagonist and Raine return to the Peri Mines after, but they are attack by a monster guarding a research area, after defeating the monster they meet Janis and his assistant. Janis refuses to speak with the Protagonist and runs off. Upon returning to the Van Elita, the Protagonist is forced to go with Kyle Dunamis and Nanaly Fletch to the Raisin Volcano to find Harold Berselius, who was collecting a sample in the volcano. The Guild eventually tracks down Janis and gives the Protagonist the quest to find him in the Slime Nest with Zelos Wilder and Presea Combatir. In the deepest area in the Slime Nest they meet up with Janis who has an explosive ready, but he is stopped just in time by the Protagonist. The Protagonist and the others tell Janis's assistant to remove the machine, but he accidentally sets it off and releases Goede from his prison. Goede recognizes the protagonist as the Descender and battles the party, but he is defeated because his body not fully yet revived. The Protagonist then returns to the Van Eltia.
Arrival of the Negative Energy
The Protagonist meets Annie Barrs, who is dire need of Ad Libitum help save her friends in the Garret Woods. Chat sends the Protagonist and Ruca Milda along with Annie to helps the ones trapped in the woods. In the woods the Protagonist meets Eugene Gallardo and Mao, the two tell the Protagonist and his friends that two more of their friends are trapped in a further area. The party goes deeper and spots Veigue Lungberg fighting with Celsius, who is possessed by negative energy. Celsius reveals that she is under the control of Goede's negative energy and then fights the Protagonist, but she is defeated. The Protagonist then releases Celsius of the negative energy and saves Claire Bennett. After this, Celcius revealed that the Protagonist is the descender that Annie had searching for, much to Annie, Raine, and the others surprise who at first only believe that the descender was only a legend upon returning the Van Elita. When Celcius explain about the negative energies and Goede, Janis arrives to give Raine and Harold information, but he is interrupted when Asch comes out and attempts to attack him. The protagonist manages to hold Asch back from attacking him and Janis leaves.
Sometime later, a request comes from two concerned parents and ask Ad Libitum to find their missing son, Victor in the Prison Gate Cave. Ad Libitum gladly accepts the quest and sends the Protagonist with Colette Brunel and Kanonno. In the prison gate, they find Victor possessed by negative energy becomes the monster Behemoth. After defeating the monster, the protagonist clears the boy of the negative energy and returns him to his parents. Back on the Van Eltia the ship begins to shake and the Protagonist arrives with Kanonno on the deck to see the rising of Niata's Nomad. After Chat orders the Protagonist to go with Kanonno and Raine to the mysterious tower.
Arriving at the tower a voice called Niata speaks to the Protagonist and the others, they venture further and try to speak with him more, but Niata becomes unresponsive and shuts down. The Protagonist is order to go with Stahn Aileron and Rutee Katrea to the Churos Undersea Ruins and then to the Moscopi Desert with Iria and Ruca, in both areas they obtain to objects to help resurrect Niata. The Protagonist goes to the Mescal Mountains to place the objects, but they are attacked by Barbatos Goetia, but he is easily defeated. Upon returning Janis sends a message for help and the party heads to the Peri Mines to find him. In the mines they find Janis and his assistant are going to be killed by soldiers. The soldier transform into the monster Blade Rex and fights the party. After defeating the monster Janis gives the Protagonist, Harold, and Asch a container of crystals which will be used to control the antennas that will be used to erase Goede's negative energy. After the Protagonist with Kanonno and Guy Cecil go back to the Niata Monad and revive Niata in physical form to take with them to the Van Eltia.
Destroying the Negative Energy
The next day Farah Oersted, Chloe Valens, and Anise Tatlin have been reported missing. Senel Coolidge arrives and tells the Protagonist and Kanonno to go the Coral Forest with him to find Chloe. In the Coral Forest, they find Chloe and defeat her negative form. On the deck on the Van Eltia, Kanonno falls and begins to fade, the Protagonist takes her to the infirmary to let her rest. The group on the Van Eltia makes antennas from the crystal received from Janis and decide to place separate antennas in the world in hopes of destroying the negative energy. Mao and Eugene are sent with the Protagonist to go to the Moscopi Desert and place the first antenna in the deepest area.
Back on the Van Elita, Reid Hershel and Keele Zeibel arrive and tell the Protagonist to go to the Raisin Volcano with them to find Farah. In the volcano they find Farah, who has also spawned a shadow version of herself. The shadow fights the party, but it defeated and the Protagonist clears Farah of her negative energy. With the second antenna finished the Protagonist is sent to the prison gates with Veigue and place it. After some time, Jade comes to the Protagonist and tells him to come to the Mescal Mountains to find Anise. When they find Anise she too has also spawned her negative form and the party fights it. With all the missing members of the guild recovered, the Protagonist returns to the Van Eltia and wakes up Kanonno. With the final antenna finished, the Protagonist with Celsius and Kanonno go to the Garret Woods to place it. There they encounter Goede, who attacks Kanonno. The party catches up with Goede in the dungeon, but he escapes again and they place the final antenna. Back on the Van Eltia the Protagonist joins with the rest of guild on the deck to see the negative energy be destroyed, but this backfires Goede's voice comes from the Negative Nest tells them that he will not disappear and will destroy the World Tree.
After the appearance of the Negative Nest, the Protagonists goes to the area for the final battle with Goede. There they faced the four guardians and defeat all of them. The Protagonist and Kanonno finally reach Goede's resting place, they try to convince Goede to stop, but Goede still vows to destroy the world tree and kill the Protagonist which leads them no choice but to fight. After defeating Goede's final form, Goede transforms into negative energy to attack the tree, the protagonist has no choice, but to follow him. He is stopped by Kanonno, but she is convinced by Niata to let him go. The Protagonist tells Kanonno good-bye and goes after him and managed to change his feelings, and turned all of negative feelings into mana. The Protagonist is never seen again, but this inspires Kanonno to write a book about their adventures. At the end of the story, Kanonno hopes for the Protagonist's return.
Appearance and Personality
The Protagonist rarely talks or participate in any conversation. As such, he or she has no set personality apart from a desire to protect his or her friends. He or she can range from teasing and somewhat sadistic to kind and caring.
In the manga, Roa is nice and polite young man. He is unexceptionally kind to everyone, even to Goede, whom he views as his "brother" who was also born from humans' feelings and the World Tree, instead seeing him as a threat despite the latter's attempt to kill him several times. He is also somewhat rational and quite sharp since he would always hears patiently when his friends confide to him, making everybody placed their confidence and faith in him when they depending on him. However, since he was born without knowing anything, he lacks knowledge of the world and society, making him quite naive and occasionally deadpan. He is oblivious to certain situations, mostly agreeing on something without understanding what it truly means and just go along with it, such as when Lotta asked him to go on a date, he mistook it as a work, and later unknowingly accepted her love confession since he thought she mean it as a friend, which Garr revealed that accepting her confession is same as proposal. Or when Zelos and the other boys drag him to peek on woman's bathroom, he helped them since he thought that it's an important mission.
The Protagonist has no set fighting style. Rather, he or she is unique in that he can change job classes to suit his or her style and preference. In the manga, Roa's job is a Swordsman, using a single-handed sword as his main weapon.
Kanonno Earhart - Kanonno acts as a mentor for the Protagonist when they first met and they become very close to each other and Kanonno often talks openly to the Protagonist. When the Protagonist is revealed to be a Descender, Kanonno becomes very happy and excited since she always believed the legend of Descender while the others only believed it as a mere legend. If the Protagonist is a male, as the story progresses Kanonno starts harboring feelings for him. If the Protagonist is a female, they will develop a sisterly bond. She is the very person to be upset when she must be separated with the Protagonist because of the protagonist's destiny as a Descender but she always believes in the Protagonist.
In the manga adaptation, Kanonno is the one who gave him the name Roa. She quickly develops a strong bond with him and, as the story progresses, begins to harbour feelings toward him. Prior knowing that he is the Descender, Kanonno is initially worried that he would regain his memories, fearing he would leave the guild. Thus she secretly preferred that his memories remain lost. Roa also holds Kanonno dearly, and he is always the first one to listen to her problems and help her find a solution. He feels comfortable whenever he is with Kanonno and wishes always to be by her side, referring to her and the Van Eltia crew as the place where he belongs.
Goede - Goede held bitter resentment towards Descender, blaming the latter for all of his sufferings. He was jealous of Descender who was born from the World Tree by its own wish and accepted by people, which is in contrast with him who was born from negative feelings of humans and lonely because his existence was only seen as a threat unwanted by people. He tried several times to make the Protagonist to hate him so he could influence him with his negative energies and experience the same thing as him, though this was never succeeded. After he was defeated, however, the Protagonist finally able to reach his heart and change his feelings.
In the manga adaptation, Goede is no different from the original, he hated and blamed Roa for his sufferings, immediately intend to kill him the moment he saw him right after he was awakened. He tried to make Roa to hate him so he could influence him with his negative energies and make him experience the same thing as him. Roa, however, does not return his hatred and instead wanted to befriend him since he understood that all that Goede wanted was actually to be accepted. He made attempt to resolve the problem with him peacefully rather than by force, referring him as his "brother". At first, Goede rebuffed Roa's sincerity, thinking he was deceiving him. However, when Roa confronted him for the last time as he was in despair and kindly offered his friendship again, Goede finally realised Roa's sincerity and accepted his new bond with him. Though, Goede was still shy to show it as shown when Roa confidently said that if he ever get into danger, it would be Goede's turn to help him, making the said person blushed in embarrassment and quickly changed the subject. In return for Roa's kindness, Goede convinced the World Tree to return Roa to his friends, something that Roa was very grateful for.