The Atelier series has always been full of excellent female characters. And they’re all much more than just a pretty face.
Chloe Hartzog from Mana Khemia 2: Fall of Alchemy is a prime example. In fact, Chloe is particularly noteworthy because of the deliberate choice to make her embody pretty much the polar opposite of almost everything one thinks of when one contemplates a “pretty anime girl” supposedly on the side of the protagonist.
That, of course, makes her supremely interesting. So let’s take a closer look!