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Richard is closest to the classic "single sword, retinue of spells" Tales character the cast sports. Richard's stats are nearly uniform, with no real strengths or weaknesses, but suffers from a lack of variety in his Artes. He is very useful for having a large number of attacks that exploit Human enemies.
His A Artes provide great coverage and juggles well while providing some good movement for Richard if necessary. His B Artes contain some powerful and useful spells like Vengeant Fangs, and, similar to Sophie, has mimics of others' moves. Unlike Sophie, who gains inpiration from the weapon the A Arte utilizes, Richard mimics a B Arte spell, but a detail changes in each.
His Accel Mode is High Spell, which reduces the cast time for his B Artes in half.
Richard as a child was distant and only opens up to Asbel and company. After various tragedies, betrayals, and a demonic possession, he is suprisingly well-adjusted in the Future Arc, concerned with righting the wrongs he made and even drolly ribbing others over their romances.