- "I don't want to hurt you. There is someone I have to find."
- —Jophiel to Anxalia
Jophiel is referred to by Anxalia as a hybrid. He's neither Shadow nor Shrouder, Jophiel seems normal but occasionally takes on a darker appearance, his hair and clothes darkening and his eyes glowing red. Jophiel is a wanderer seeking a certain someone.
Key of Langenus
Blue (normal), Black (malevolent)
Blue (normal), Red (malevolent)
Jophiel appears sporadically throughout the EtC where he occasionally lends aid to the core characters. Not much is revealed about Jophiel early on.
In actuality, Jophiel is the creation of Raidencorp's Professor Wellard Rauss, having used Procel's DNA to clone Jet Riot, the only human capable of defeating Zephaniah, Wellard'a own super-soldier daughter. Jophiel was codenamed Joyeux Noel.
Jophiel has two appearances. His normal appearance includes black hair and blue eyes. When he loses control, his hair turns blue, his eyes glow red, and his aura darkens. Regardless of this change, Jyo is 5'6" with short hair and wears a set of headphones. His attire includes a blue zipper jacket under a grey overcoat. He also wears black pants, boots, and gloves.
Jophiel's weapon of choice is a harpoon with a decorative outcropping on one edge designed like the teeth of a pin tumbler key. At the opposite end is another decoration, this being a key ring with several lever keys attached. There are four holes in the handle at the end which may or may not serve a purpose.
--- Art by jirito
Jophiel is a character created to insert the author into his stories. Jophiel appears in nearly all of the author's works. It is interesting to note that he slightly resembles Noctis from Final Fantasy XV, however, his physical appearance in EtC had been decided well before the genesis of the Fabula Nova Crystalis project and is actually based on Dark Mousy from DNAngel.