Professor Makarov is Thors Military Academy's orbal engineering and biology instructor introduced in the Trails of Cold Steel trilogy.
His character is a laid-back middle-aged stereotype, giving off a strange atmosphere of being lazy and not taking much into account. A mellow smoker who tends to stray from things that are likely a hassle to deal with. He tends to be unemotional with words while tolerating the nagging his sister and niece do to make him happy; only to respond with irritation. Yet despite his lax attitude, his deep feelings for fellow faculty staff member, Mary Artheim, are undeniable to him and others when near her. Not even his niece Mint can stop him from trying anything funny with an upsetting tone or saying: you fail, to stop her.
But despite this personal character flaw, Makarov is versatile in the battlefield when applying his engineering and Orbal Staff skills to use along with his analytical engineering mind. Besides performing High-Level Arts, his usual tactics involve analyzing the enemy's parameters while creating strategies to breach defenses.
Makarov was one of Professor G. Schmidt’s disciples, being a student at the Imperial Institute of Science. He used to help the professor on weapons research, until he eventually abhor it quickly in due time. Wanting to put it all behind, Makarov transferred to another school over in Heimdallr, yet people still refer him as "Schmidt’s disciple" around all sorts of nonsense he just didn’t care about. Makarov eventually grew sick and tired of the absurdity, thus bailed out and landing a position as Thors's Engineer and Biology Instructor.
Trails of Cold Steel
- Instructor File: Makarov
- Field: Orbal and Natural Sciences
- Info: Mint’s languid yet intelligent uncle. Used to be at the Imperial Institute of Science but left fro unknown reasons.
Trails of Cold Steel
- Schmidt’s Student: He left the Imperial Institute of Science after getting tired of being known as Prof. Schmidt’s student.
- If you talk to him right before heading to Roer he confesses he's originally from Roer where his elder sister lives (who he seems to be afraid of)
- In Roer, his brother-in-law tells the player, that Makarov was top class at the Institute of Technology and also graduated top of class at the Imperial Institute of Science (in Roer) but resigned due to some "drama" which happened there