- "We'll cut our own path."
Rean, Trails of Cold Steel II
Rean Schwarzer is the unofficial leader of Class VII and the main character of the Trails of Cold Steel trilogy of the Legend of Heroes franchise. He is the adopted son of Baron Teo Schwarzer, and unique for having been raised a noble, although he does not have noble blood himself.
Rean is a tall young man with unkempt black hair. In Trails of Cold Steel he wears the standard Thors Military Academy uniform for his class. During Trails of Cold Steel II he wears a red jacket with a black shirt underneath, blue jeans with a belt, and brown boots. Rean's casual outfit is a red jacket with a white long sleeved shirt underneath.
Rean has a positive, friendly attitude and often helps people in need. His classmates and friends would often say he has a leader-like personality to which he declines. It was also shown the he can be oblivious to some girls' affection. (Especially when it comes to Alisa's and Elise's feelings for him).
Abandoned in the snow as a child, Rean was found and adopted by Baron Teo Schwarzer and his family. Rean doesn't have any recollection of life before adoption. It's unknown whether he's originally a commoner or a noble, a fact that ostracizes the Schwarzer family from the noble society. Despite not being blood related, the Schwarzer family has raised and loved him like a real son.
Character Profile Edit
Trails of Cold Steel I Edit
Year 1, Class VII, Unaffiliated
A young man who is part of Class VII. Easygoing, honest, polite, and sociable.
- Secret: Achieved beginner rank in the Eight Leaves One Blade school. He is also the adopted son of Ymir's Baron Schwarzer.
- Devoted Brother: He has a non-blood-related younger sister, Elise, who attends St. Astraia. Very dedicated to her.
- Power: Rean occasionally exhibits a beast-like power when he loses control of himself. He has feared that since he was a child.
Trails of Cold Steel II Edit
Year 1, Class VII, Unaffiliated
The Ashen Knight's Awakener. Adopted son of Baron Schwarzer. Intermediate level at the Eight Leaves One Blade style.
- Departure: He resolved to travel the Empire in order to reunite with his classmates and rescue Elise and Princess Alfin.
- Spirit Unification: Speaking with Princess Alfin, he finally realized what he lacked and learned to control the ogre power within him.
- Famous Hero: After the war ended, he became known as the Ashen Chevalier, the hero who helped to end the war.
- Rean does not join any one club, though he does help the student council with general affairs. He is, however, unofficially part of the fishing club's activities, though these are optional on the player's part.
- Rean's appearance and personality is similar to that of Ichika Orimura, a character from Infinite Stratos, who shares the same Japanese voice actor, Kouki Uchiyama, as Rean.
- Schwarzer is German and means "the black one", it's also a second name in German speaking countries (except for Rean the names of his family members are also used in Germany and the Japanese version pronunciation is also closer to German than to English or other languages)