“Mel... Why was I born into nobility? Why did I become a holy knight? If I were a commoner, I would be able to live freely together with you...”
—Roger, expressing his desperation in a conversation with Mel
Roger (ロジャー Rojā) is a playable character from TearRing Saga: Utna Heroes Saga. He is a holy knight of Wellt hailing from a noble house that has served Duke Codha's family for generations. His loyalty as a knight conflicts with his righteous nature, causing him to suffer from a dilemma. He is the fiancé of Mel, who shares his feeling of discomfort when they are not at each other's sides.
It is important to note that like Quan and Ethlyn from Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War, Roger dying will cause Mel to leave and vice versa. Also, they cannot be separated during the route splits. If they are assigned to different teams, the one assigned to Holmes will be reassigned to travel with Runan.
Roger is first seen when he is receiving orders from Codha. In this scene, he asks Codha if about the rumors of him holding Queen Liza as a prisoner are true. Immediately, Codha claims that the rumors are false and begins to question Roger's loyalty. Some time later, Roger enters battle with Runan's army under orders from Codha, but even with Mel's help, he is unable to stop their march across Wellt. Following this, Codha becomes increasingly doubtful of Roger's loyalty, and as a result, he takes Mel as a hostage. This deeply troubles Roger and increases the internal conflict between his beliefs and loyalty. If Mel is rescued by Narsus and recruited into Runan's army, Roger can speak to her in Map 7, and he will be easily swayed to betray Codha.
In the ending, Roger watches the reunion of Alfred and Sylpheeze and tells Mel that they should become like her parents. In their final scene, Roger and Mel agree to invite Runan and Holmes to their marriage.
Roger is a character of really nice bases but pretty average growths. At the start, Roger hits hard, accurate and relatively often, combine this with an envious starting ability set, and you've got a great start. However, Roger grows slower than most other cavalry characters and will eventually fall behind by the late mid-game. Now, Mel will always be in the same army as Roger so keep that in mind when assigning armies, Roger will leave one army, just to be with Mel. Use Roger if you need a little early-game muscle.
As an enemy bossEdit
“You will not take this fort!”
—Roger's battle quote
“...I don't wish to point my blade at a lady, but I have no choice if you threaten me first...”
—Roger's battle quote when attacked by female units