Top Tuesday: Favorite Character Stories In Octopath Traveler

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Kris and I beat the main story in Octopath Traveler a little while ago. There’s still a lot to do in the game though and I think about it all the time. So, here are my favorite character stories from the game, in no particular order.
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Therion, the thief, was the character we chose to play as our main throughout the game. Even when we completed his fourth chapter and were able to take him out of the party, we left him in. We’d grown so attached to him. What I loved about his story was that even though he was just trying to get that bracelet off his arm – which showed that he, as a thief, got caught – there was more to it. There was an underlying theme of betrayal which turned into way more than Therion trying to prove something to others but to prove something to himself.
I enjoyed his character development along the way of the long, tedious journey and the way he interacted with his companions. He’s a thief, but definitely has morals.


Revenge doesn’t flatter anyone, but Primrose wears it so well. She’s the dancer of the group and the purpose of her journey is to seek the three men marked with the crow and kill them since they killed her father when she was a little girl. I liked how someone as “dainty,” if you will, as Primrose was so snarky, cynical, and out for blood. Yet, she grew as well. She learned a lot about her family and about her self. She had a purpose, whether some would agree with it or not.


Ophilia is a cleric and she has such a kind and naive personality. One reason I love her story is because she takes the place of her sister on a long journey for their church so that her sister can stay home with their dying father. Ophilia would do anything for her family and the church and taking on this daunting task was just the thing she needed to do. Despite loving their father, she allowed her sister to stay behind and be with him until his time came.


Tressa, the merchant of the group, seems to be the purest of all – well, aside from Ophilia, technically. Her main purpose is to become a great merchant though I think there’s more to it. She’s young and never really been away from home. She wants to see the world, meet new people, and discover new items and places. She’s always willing to lend a hand regardless of if she’s traveling with the person or not. Tressa grows throughout the story and has a huge purpose for her character development through her journey. There are no true stakes in her story, but I love it all the same.

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Readers Comments (4)

  1. I’m sad I wasn’t able to get more into Octopath. The gameplay was just so grindy and all the stories sort of felt same-y to me. Each had the same pattern so it became repetitive. Problem —> try to solve —-> fail —> set out to find help —> join group —> group solves immediate problem but continues to larger problem. I really wanted to like it more. The graphics and music were lovely.
    I actually liked Primrose’s story the most because the beginning of it was about a woman making the best of a bad situation, taking back control of her life and getting revenge on an abuser, which is a situation women all over the world find themselves in or wish they could do. Others have said it was pandering because of the exotic dancer thing, but I thought it was a good female empowerment message and true to life.

    • That’s fair and I do have to agree. A lot of the stories were similar. I love each and every character, though through their stories and special talents and skills, I think eight was too many characters. They probably could have gotten away with just four.
      The game was grindy, but as you got to the fourth chapters, the final bosses were easier because most of your characters were way overpowered at that point.
      Primrose had a great story and not at all what I was expecting it to be. They did a great job overall.

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