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ランディ Randi (Boy) Le Garçon Der Junge
Age: 16
Height: 174cm / 5ft7in
Weight: 62kg / 137lbs
An orphan left at Potos by his his mother and raised by the Elder, Randi was banished from the village for pulling out the Mana Sword while trespassing on the falls nearby with Elliot and Timothy. He then sets out on a quest to restore the Sword to its former power, and rid the world of the monsters that have started attacking since he pulled the sword free. On the journey he will discover the evil plans of the Empire to destroy the fortress, the identity of his mother, and the meaning of true courage.

プリム Purim (Girl) La Fille Das Mädchen
Age: 17
Height: 165cm / 5ft4in
Weight: 48kg / 106lbs, how daring of you to ask!
A strong-willed young lady from the village of Pandora, she objects to her father, Elman’s, plans of arranging her marriage with a nobleman’s son, and sets out to find her love Dyluck, who has been sent by Elman to hunt down the witch Elinee. Her search leads her to encounter Randi and join his cause, as Dyluck was captured by Elinee and then sent to Thanatos and the Empire together with her best friend Phanna. Her strength not only lies in unarmed combat, but in providing support magic to the rest of the team.

ポポイ Popoie (Sprite) L’Elfe Die Koboldin
Age: Unknown
Height: 95cm / 3ft1in
Weight: 32kg / 71lbs
A playful sprite of unknown gender (although most evidence would suggest that it is male) that was swept down to Gaia’s Navel by the river currents from its home in the Upperland forest, consequently lost its memory, and was taken in by the Elder of the Dwarf Village, who made it his mission to help Popoie earn enough money to return home. Through trying to scam Randi out of his money using the Midge Mallet, Randi decides to help Popoie try and recover its memory using the power of the Mana Seeds and return home. When they reach Upperland though, there is little left of its village, so it sticks with the team to save the world from the Empire, sporting the powers of offensive magic. Its strong connection to Mana means that the end of the mission could have severe consequences for it.

フラミー Flammie Flammy Lufti
A white haired dragon with four wings, named and raised by King Truffle after her mother was slain by a Great Viper near Matango, she aids our heroes by transporting them from one end of the world to the other at the call of a spinning drum that used to be her favourite toy. She is named after her species, Flammies, beasts said to have been created by the Moon Gods.
Ethymology of Lufti: Luft is the german word for “air”.

ジェマ Jema Jean Victor
A knight of the Old Republic who fought alongside Serin in the last war against the Empire, he came to Potos with the intent to recover the Mana Sword and use it in the fight against the Empire’s plans to revive the Mana Fortress. While resting at Potos, and Earthquake hits, and he helps Randi to defeat the Mantis Ant attacking the village, and then guides him through his journey to fight the Empire.

ボブ Timothy Thomas Tim
A young boy from the village of Potos and childhood friend of Randi’s, he was with him when he fell from the waterfall that led him to the Sword. He gives the impression of following Elliot’s mischievous orders, and reaps the benefits afterwards.

ネス Elliot Elliot Tom
Another youth from Potos, he appears to be the ring-leader of the trio. A bully who favours muscle over brains, his true colours are shown when he and Randi are trapped underground with the Mantis Ant, cowering in the corner and running away after the battle, crying like a baby.

村長 Elder L’Ancien Dorfältester
Leader of the village of Potos, he took Randi in as a young child and raised him as his own. However, when the Mana Sword is removed, the villagers petition against him to have Randi banished, and as much as it paints him he is left powerless to do anything to prevent him from being forced out of the village.

ルサ・ルカ Luka Lucie Aquaria
A 200 year old sage who lives in the Water Palace and looks no older than 18, she guards the Mana Seed of Water, and received news from around the world through the flow of water. She helps Randi to understand his mission and reveals to him the dangers that the Empire is trying to bring upon the world. She also introduces the group to the elemental spirits, before being imprisoned in her own palace by the Empires henchmen.

ニキータ Neko Chacha Raffi
A traveling merchant of the Nikita tribe, with an established base near Kippo Village, if there’s a place where goods are sought after he’ll be there willing to lend a hand… at a price. He charges twice the price of any other merchant in the land, and is exceedingly stingy.
Ethymology of Neko: Neko means Cat in Japanese, and is significant because cats are believed to bring good luck and fortune. It is tradition to display ceramic Maneki Neko statuettes in establishments where money is changed hands, with one front paw raised beckoning the customer (maneki means beckon) and the other holding an old Japanese coin called a koban indicated to be worth ten million ryō.
Ethymology of Raffi: The most likely origin for this is from the German verb raffen, meaning to gather or grab, especially when refering to money. An alternative possible origin, though less likely, is in reference to Raffi Cavoukian was the name of a song-writer and performer of children’s songs singe the 70’s, and has often been mistakenly credited with recording a version of Harry S Miller’s song “And the Cat Came Back”, which was more famously recorded in 1977 by Fred Penner, and also has been covered by Rolf Harris.

大砲屋 Cannonman Homme canon Canoni
Cannonman doesn’t refer to just one man, but a whole slew of brothers who set about to create the incredible Cannon Travel service. Yes, for the modest price of 50GP and the integrity of your spine, you can travel between several key locations of the world

エルマン Elman Mr Master Ronald
Purim’s father, and an advisor to the king of Pandora, he convinces the King to send Dyluck off to fight the witch Elinee in a hope that this will remove the remaining obstacle from Purim accepting an arranged marriage with a nobleman’s son. This only manages to make things worse, and Purim vows not to return to Pandora until she has found Dyluck.

長考 Elder of Dwarf Village Ancien du Hameau Nani Zwergenkönig
Leader of the Dwarf Village at Gaia’s Navel, he found Popoie washed down river from Upperland and set out to help him earn some money to return there one day. After meeting Randi he succeeds to convince him to take Popoie with him and help him recover his lost memories. He later also reveals himself to be in possession of a hammer than can change people’s size, which is how he tried to fool people in to giving Popoie money.

ワッツ Watts Vulk Berti
An experienced Dwarf in the crafting of weapons and research of metals, his forging skills are key to reviving the Mana Sword. While normally he works in his workshop at Gaia’s Navel, he later decides that some fresh air would do him some good, and travels the nations of the world. He finally establishes himself in an abandoned shop of the Gold Isle.

エリニース Elinee Sorcia Tura
A witch who lives in a castle deep within the forests of the southern continent, she carries out Thanatos’ requests to turn the people of Pandora into zombies in exchange for magical herbs that have stopped growing in the forest. She captured Dyluck and his troops, but sent Dyluck to Thanatos as he was proving to be too much hassle for her to handle. She keeps a pet tiger called Spikey.

パメラ Phanna Anna Heidi
Purim’s best friend residing in Pandora, she fell under Thanatos’ curse. Taking advantage of her jealousy toward Purim and Dyluck’s relationship, Thanatos tried using her as a bargaining chip while he made preparations to take over Dyluck’s body. Our heroes manage to free her and leave her in the care of Krissie and the resistance until she is restored to her old self.

ディラック Dyluck Tom Hagen
Purim’s boyfriend and a general of the Pandoran army, he was entrusted with a group of soldiers to lead the expedition into the Witch’s Forest to seek out Elinee and defeat her, as she was thought to be the cause of people in Pandora turning into zombies. Elinee captured him and his troops, but couldn’t control him and so sent him to Thanatos. Thanatos then planned to use him as his next body, but Dyluck proves too strong willed for him and thwarts his plans, forcing him finally to lose his body.

スコーピオン Boss (Scorpion Army) Le Boss Boss der Diebe
Leader of a rather inept bunch of greed driven hooligans, the Scorpion Army. Their plans are constantly thwarted, whether it be using the Mana Seeds to power their infernal, but flawed and uncontrollable machine golems, or trying to harness the power of the elementals to make a quick buck by fabricating a tropical paradise in the middle of the Ice Country.

モーグリ Moogle Mimi Zappler
Together with Sprites, they are the inhabitants of the forests of Upperland. Their language comprises of several permutations of the word “kupo”. A peaceful race, their village was attacked by Pebblers and they were forced to flee to the colder areas of the forest until the threat was eliminated by Randi and his friends. It is also known that certain poisons and artifacts have been known to turn humans into Moogles for short periods of time.
Ethymology of Moogle: Comes from the Japanese term mooguri, which is a portmanteau of the words for mole (mogura) and bat (koomori). They have become a recurring character in the Final Fantasy series since the third game, and made their way into the Seiken Densetsu series since the first game.

じっちゃん Grampa Grand père Großvater
Popoie’s grandfather, guardian of the Wind Palace deep in the Upperland forest, is the only survivor, apart from Popoie, of the massacre brought down upon the Sprite village by Axebeak. Although a powerful healer, his eyes just aren’t what they used to be, so to aid you he passes on the powers of Sylphid and heals you whenever you visit.

トリュフォー King Truffle Roi Truffe König Pfifferling
Ruler of Matango, the land of civilised mushbooms to the west of the Upperland forest, he tells us of a legend passed down through the generations of his people: “Riding a White Dragon, and wielding the Sword, they shall save the world.” His people happen to have seen a white dragon in the caves nearby, but when our heroes get there it’s too late, and only her baby is left. King Truffle then takes it upon himself to look after the baby and teach you how to call on her once she has grown up using the Flammie Drum.

セルゲイ Sergo Sergio Felix
Pirate of the 8 seas, he was captured by the Republic and forced to work on their Sandship sailing Kakkara desert, serving in the engine rooms. When our heroes are captured, he helps Randi to escape the same fate by creating a distraction for the guards. After the sandship falls victim to Geshtar’s attack, Sergo hits the seas once more, and can be found later roaming the Lost Continent.
Ethymology of Sergo/Sergio: From the Latin Sergios, meaning servant.
Ethymology of Felix: From the Latin, meaning happy.

メレリア General Meria Général Nelsie Käptain Ostro
An old friend of Jema’s, General Meria commands the Sandship of the Republic, sailing round the desert of Kakkara. A strong leader, but not strict enough with his grandson Morie, whom he leaves in charge of the ship. He is quick to scorn his grandson when he finds out what he has been up to though.
Ethymology of Meria: Could originate in Africa, meaning “rebellious”, or from Maria (see Mara).
Ethymology of Nelsie: While a female name, it could be a reference to Lord Admiral Horatio Nelson, best known for participating in the Battle of Trafalgar during the Napoleonic Wars, which would explain his grandson’s name being Horace.
Ethymology of Ostro: Derives from Auster, name for a southerly wind, still used in Italian (as Ostro) to describe such a wind in the Mediterranean Sea.

モリエール Morie Horace Luxor
Meria’s grandson and General for the Republic, he was spoiled by his grandfather and thus lacks discipline and manners. Commanding the sandship of the Republic, he encounters our heroes out in the desert and saves them from dying, but quickly puts them to work on the ship as slaves (most notably Purim whom he tries to enslave as his personal concubine). Meria quickly remedies the situation as soon as he finds out.
Ethymology of Morie/Moliere: Originally in the Japanese version of the game, the more accurate romanization woul dhave been Moliere rather than Morie. Moliere was a french playwright, so it’s doubtful there is a connection. Morie, however, originates from Latin and means “dark skinned”.
Ethymology of Horace: From Horatio Nelson. See Meria for more details.
Ethymology of Luxor: Another name for Thebes in Egypt, it originates from the Arabic al-Uqsur meaning “the castles”, which may derive in turn from the Latin castra meaning “military garrison”. It’s uncertain whether there is some form of connection.

アムール三世 Amar Omar Omar
King Amar the III of Kakkara has been suffering a spell of misfortune. Leader of a town in the middle of the desert, his people used to thrive on the oasis that the town was built around. Wells have dried up, the supplies are almost gone, and people are either leaving or passing out from dehydration. Their only hope is to find a Sea Hare Tail, a rare item in the world. Our heroes decide to help out and make a trip to a nearby island to find one.

サンタクロース Santa Claus Père Noël Weihnachtsmann
Good old St Nick lives in Ice Country with his reindeer Rudolph and brings presents to children at Christmas, except children have stopped believing in him. Thinking he could grow a really big Christmas tree from one of the Mana Seeds, he steals the Seed from the Fire Palace in Kakkara, but is overcome by the power of the Seed and transforms into Frost Gigas. Once restored by our heroes he decides to go back to trying more traditional methods, much to Rudolph’s relief.
Ethymology of Santa Claus: Originated from the mis-pronunciation of the Dutch sinterklaas, which is in turn a contraction of Sint Nicolaas, and named after Saint Nicholas of Myra, who was a Christian bishop in the 4th century famous for his generous gifts to the poor. Prior to Christianization, germanic folklore told of a god, Odin, who would bring candy to children who left out an offering of carrots, straw or sugar during Yule. After Christianization this tradition survived and was associated to Saint Nicholas.

マリクト Mara Marie Maria
Mara is a Tasnican spy who hides out in the Empire’s Southtown, and passes off as a crazy old lady. Her husband was caught by the Empire when trying to steal the key to the Golden Tower, formerly the Light Palace. She first aids our heroes by revealing the entrance to the sewers that connect the towns of Southtown and Northtown, and providing the password to allow access to them. Later on she also proves that there is much more to her than meets the eye by producing the key that her husband stole (they arrested him, but never got the key back).
Ethymology of Mara: Originates from Hebrew, and means “bitter”.
Ethymology of Marie/Maria: Both variants of Mary, meaning in Latin “star of the sea” and Hebrew “sea of bitterness, rebellion or wished for child”.

クリス Krissie Lola Sarah
Krissie is the leader of the resistance against the Empire. While only 18 years old, she was forced to grow up quickly and be strong in front of her peers, though some of the people in the resistance headquarters have heard her crying at night. Her father founded the resistance 15 years ago, but was captured by the Empire. The other members of the resistance look up to her and think she’s brilliant.

賢者ジャッハ/ジーコ Joch/Jehk Socrate/Philo Lunar/Ranul
Joch is a sage of legendary wisdom whom our heroes seek to teach them the meaning of true courage. Joch will pose as being his own assistant, Jehk, and continually turn our heroes away whenever they visit him in his sanctuary atop the Lofty Mountains, until finally they are ready to undergo the trial and discover true courage, by facing themselves in battle. He finally reveals his true self after the test is over.
Ethymology of Jehk: Possibly a reference to the 1886 novella “The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde” by Robert Louis Stevenson, detailing the case of the doctor and his misanthropic alter-ego.
Ethymology of Socrate/Philo: Socrates was a classical Greek philosopher, contributing mainly to the field of ethics, and is quoted to believe that “the highest form of Human Excellence is to question oneself and others”.
Ethymology of Lunar/Ranul: See Luna’s Ethymology for more detail. As for Ranul, it’s simply Lunar spelt backwards, but you didn’t need me to figure that out for you.

賢者ジャッハ Joch (Fake) Socrate Lunar
Joch’s illusion, created by Joch while passing himself off as Jehk, his assistant. The illusion speaks in the old tongue, which is then translated by Jehk.

マンモン Mammon Midas König Midas
King Mammon governs the Gold Isle as part of the Empire, where the Mana Palace of Light used to stand among the greenery. He found a way to harness the power of the Elemental Spirit of Light, Lumina, and turn everything on the island, and the island itself, in to gold. As a consequence, the island began to sink, and people who were reaping the benefits of being the richest nation in the world fled for their lives from fear of being engulfed by the equatorial sea.
Ethymology of Mammon: The word derives from several sources, among others the late Latin mamonas and the Greek μαμμωνάς, and is used to describe riches, wealth and avarice. The personification of this is mentioned in Biblical New Testament during the sermon on the mount, among others.
Ethymology of Midas: In Greek mythology, Midas was a king who was granted his wish by Dionysus to be able to turn everything he touched in to gold. This myth unravels in several ways, some relating to the river Pactolus, leading to believe this was used to explain why the river was rich in gold deposits.

カロン Charon Jojo Karon
Charon is the ferryman who sails between the deserts of Kakkara and the Moon Palace across the Sea of Stars. He guards the only path to the palace, and spends his day sailing the sea or lunching.
Ethymology of Charon/Karon: In Greek mythology Charon the bright was the ferryman of Hades, in charge of transporting the souls of the newly dead across the river Acheron to their final resting place. He is the son of Erebus (darkness) and Nyx (night), and twin brother to Thanatos (death).

ピカール Pecard Marin Claude
Little is known of this lighthouse keeper who watches over the southern seas near the Ice Country. From the way he spins atop his tower it has lead many to think that his bald head is the only possible light-source to stear ships away from the island.
Ethymology of Pecard: As with many characters in the Square universe, this could be in homage to a sci-fi character, in this case Jean Luc Picard, captain of the UFP starship Enterprise D in the series Star Trek: The Next Generation. In turn, Picard is a common French surname that links in to a region of France with its own local dialect that has not been officially recognised in France, only in Belgium.

Ethymology of Claude: This is a reference to Claude M. Moyse, a translator for several games and editor of the old German “Club Nintendo” magazine. Players often hated him for non-canon and atmosphere killing jokes, and real life references. Most likely a self-monument, as he is the text localiser for the German version of the game.

ヴァンドール皇帝 Emperor Vandole Empereur Vandole Der Imperator
Leader of the Empire, consisting of Northtown, Southtown and Gold Isle, he plans to take over the world by unleashing the power of the Mana Fortress, with the help of his sorcerer Thanatos and his team of bodyguards always by his side. For a long time he has also been dealing with the Resistance in his homeland, and even resorts to calling a false truce to lure them out of hiding. As his plan to revive the Fortress nears completion, he is betrayed by Thanatos and killed in the Tree Palace Stage Room.
Ethymology of Vandole: Vandole is probably a play on the word Vandal, which was the name of a Germanic tribe that made several incursions into the Roman Empire, including taking over Gaul and Iberia (where they may have given their name to Andalucia) in the 5th Century. After looting Rome in 455, they began a slow decline that ended in 534 with their surrender to the Rome.

タナトス Thanatos Thanatos Tantalus
A dark sorcerer whose spirit lives on by taking over another mortal body for his own. He becomes servant of the Emperor but later betrays him to finish off the plan of reviving the Mana Fortress himself. He shows his powers both by taking control of entire towns of people and performing terrible magic in his pure spiritual form of the Dark Lich, which he becomes when his transfer to Dyluck’s body fails. He is also responsible for using the Mana Fortress against the Mana Tree and destroying it.
Ethymology of Thanatos: In ancient Greek his name means death. In mythology he is the personification of death and mortality, and is the son of Nyx (night) and Erebos (darkness). Among his children are Geras (Old Age), Oizys (Suffering), Moros (Doom), Apate (Deception), Momos (Blame), Eris (Strife), Nemesis (Retribution) and even the Stygian Boatman Charon.
Ethymology of Tantalus: The Latin transliteration of Thanatos. The son of Zeus and Pluto, one of the Oceanids, He offered his son Pelops as a food sacrifice to the gods after revealing their secrets to the world, and has since then been associated to cannibalism, human sacrifice and parricide.

シーク Sheex Schwarzy Trax
Sometimes known as the Dark Stalker for his skills in stealth and incursion, he’s one of Emperor Vandole’s most trusted lieutenants and bodyguards. He also has the ability to release his powers and turn into the Aegagropilon, a large plant-like creature. During the fight for the Mana Fortress he tries to take over Tasnica by posing as the king, but is defeated by our heroes.
Ethymology of Schwarzy: Named after Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Ethymology of Aegagropilon: Aegagropila is a genus of filamentous green algae which can be found in many lakes in the northern hemisphere. A rare form of growth in the shape of balls are known as marimo, a protected species in Japan.

ファウナッハ Fanha Rambo Assis
Fanha is the Emperor’s female bodyguard, and one of the three lieutenants of the Empire. The last of the three to face our heroes, she betrays the Emperor and kills him to follow Thanatos’ Rebellion instead. She can turn into the multi-armed monster Hexas, or Lamian Naga.
Ethymology of Rambo: For some bizarre and unknown reason, Fanha was named Rambo, after the character portrayed by Silvester Stalone in so many films of that name, following the theme of Schwarzy.
Ethymology of Lamian Naga: Lamia in Greek mythology refers to a monster that was once the queen of Libya and was half snake, half woman, that devoured children and sucked the blood from men. The name comes from the Greek for devourer or large shark. Naga also refers to a species of beings that share these attributes of half human half snake, whose name derives from nagah in Sanskrit meaning cobra.
Ethymology of Hexas: From Greek, meaning the number three.

ゲシュタール Geshtar Meka Marcus
The most active of the Emperor’s henchmen, his deeds include holding Luka hostage, burning down the Emperor’s castle in Northtown, attacking the republic Sandship, and still having time to confront our heroes three times as the terrible Mech Rider.
Ethymology of Marcus: The name means dedicated to Mars, the Roman god of fertility and war.

セリン Ghost of Serin Paul Geist
Serin was once the guardian Mana Knight who protected the Mana Tree from evil. However, in his last battle against the Emperor Vandole, he fell near the village of Potos and was never seen again. When Randi fell from the waterfall, he used the last of his link to the living world to guide Randi to the Mana Sword and remove it from the stone where it was resting, but faded away before he could explain the purpose of this act.

マナの木 Mana Tree Arbre Mana Mana Baum
Watching over the world from the sanctuary of the Pure Land, the Mana Tree is the embodiment of the Mana Goddess. As the tree withers, a woman of the Mana Tribe steps up to become the tree, and the men of the tribe protect it from harm. The current tree is Randi’s mother, who dies at the hands of Thanatos and the Mana Fortress, just as Randi and the others reach her to ask her to revive the Mana Sword.

神獣 Mana Beast Démo Mana Manadrache
When the Mana Fortress was first created using the power of Mana, the gods sent Mana Beasts to destroy the fortress. They have little control over their fury, and risked destroying the world in the process. But a hero wielding the sword back then smashed the fortress and prevented disaster. It is said that these creatures are related to Flammies.

ウンディーネ Undine Ondine Frosta
The elemental spirit of Water and Ice, and also a close friend of Sage Luka, Undine lives in the caves near the Water Palace of the Southern Continent. She is the first to help out our heroes by lending them her powers in thanks for saving her from the racket caused by a Biting Lizard.
Ethymology of Undine: Ondine, in German mythology, was a water nymph that would gain a soul, but lose her immortality, if she married a mortal man and bore his child. She married Sir Lawrence who swore to love her with every waking breath, but betrayed her with another woman. Ondine set a curse upon him that would see him die of suffocation should he ever fall asleep. This curse has given name to a rare medical condition in which involuntary breathing control is lost. Paracelusus also mentions Undines as being water elementals in his alchemy studies.

ノーム Gnome Gnome Rocky
The elemental spirit of the Earth, he inhabits the Underground Palace beneath Gaia’s Navel. Fire Gigas attacked the palace so upon meeting our heroes he was less than sociable to say the least. He concedes to serve them in fear of Popoie inflicting the same fate as Gigas’ upon him.
Ethymology of Gnome: Mainly in Germanic folklore, gnomes are underground creatures resembling old men that often guard some form of treasure. In some areas, roads are rerouted in respect of land that is said to be inhabited by them.

ジン Sylphid Sylphide Elektra
The elemental spirit of Wind, he is a genie that serves Popoie’s grandfather resident in the Wind Palace of Upperland. Popoie’s grandfather requests him to aid our heroes in their journey, as he is able to do little else to help, having lost his sight long ago.
Ethymology of Sylph: Paracelsus describes them as being invisible being that inhabit the air in his alchemic studies, and coined the term. After this, it has been used several times to represent such beings in literature.

サラマンダー Salamando Athanor Vesuvio
The elemental spirit of Fire, he was trapped by the Scorpion Army and placed in a furnace in the middle of a small town in the Ice Country, which they then exploited as a tourist location. Upon being freed from the heater by our heroes, he lends them his powers, and the town falls once more into its original winter wonderland state.
Ethymology of Salamander: Originating from the Persian samandurum, meaning fire within, it is used to describe a set of amphibians that live in moist locations all across the Northern Hemisphere. Their connection to fire in mythology may be down to their frequent inhabitance of rotting logs, which they would try to escape from when burned.
Ethymology of Athanor: A slow-burning self-sustaining furnace, the name of which originates from the Greek athanatos, meaning immortal.
Ethymology of Vesuvio: Monte Vesuvio is the name of a volcano to the east of Naples, Italy, that is famous for the destruction of Pompeii during its eruption in 79 AD.

シェイド Shade Ombre Nocturn
The elemental spirit of Darkness, he resides in the Palace of Darkness under the Lofty Mountains. He only concedes an audience with our heroes after they have passed his tests and defeated his most powerful servants, and even then he only grants powers to Popoie.
Ethymology of Shade: As well as simply referring to an area that is untouched by sunlight, Shade is a term coined to name the imprint left by a deceased or invoked being, and can only be seen out of the corner of the eye under certain conditions. Generally this presence is the result of a strong emotion.

ウィルオウィスプ Lumina Lumina Laterna
The elemental spirit of Light, she was imprisoned by King Mammon and used to turn everything on Gold Isle into, well, gold. She was none too impressed with such abuse, and after being freed from her slavery up in the Tower of Light, she grants her powers to Purim as a reward.
Ethymology of Lumina: Other than coming from the Latin lumen, meaning an opening or light, not much going for poor Lumina.
Ethymology of Will o’ the Wisp: This is the name given to ghostly lights seen at night or twilight hovering over damp ground in still air, also known as ignis fatuus. In folklore, Will is said to be a blacksmith who was given a second chance by St Peter at the gates of Heaven, but led such a bad life he was doomed to roam the earth. The Devil gave him a single burning coal to keep him warm, which he then used to lure travelers into the marshes.

ルナ Luna Luna Lunatic
The elemental spirit of the Moon, she lives in the Moon Palace in the middle of the Sea of Wonders to the north of Kakkara Desert. She is well guarded by illusion and darkness, and the only way to get to the palace is to get a ride with Charon on his ship across the void.
Ethymology of Luna: Luna is the name given to the goddess of the moon in Roman mythology, as well as the moon itself. In Greek mythology she is referred to as Selene, possibly originating from selas, meaning light.
Ethymology of Lunatic: Again from the Latin for moon, it refers to someone who is crazed or mentally deranged, literally moonstruck as the condition was thought to be associated to the phases of the moon causing insanity. In reference to some of the powers provided during the game by this elemental, this makes perfect sense.

ドリアード Dryad Dryade Harzinger
The elemental spirit of Trees or Wood, she guards the Tree Palace upon the Sunken Continent. When the continent rises due tot he Empire trying to revive the Mana Fortress, she almost gives up completely. Very insecure of her own powers, she is reluctant to go along with our heroes as she feels she won’t be much use (especially as her Mana Magic power was sealed by Thanatos, the one power that could revive the Mana Sword other than the Mana Tree).
Ethymology of Dryad: From the Greek drys and the Indo-european derew, both meaning oak, dryads in Greek mythology are shy tree nymphs of oak trees. The hamadryads, a variant of these, were so tied to their tree that should the tree die they would follow suit. Because of this, Greek gods would punish humans that harmed trees without first making peace with the dryad. In some literary references there are male dryads (where do you think the acorns came from?).
Ethymology of Harzinger: This refers to the German word for resin, Harz. The suffix is merely to change the appearance and make it seem like more of a name.