Roxis Rosenkrantz

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Roxis Rosenkrantz (ロクシス・ローゼンクライツ, Rokushisu Rōzenkuraitsu) or Roxis is a playable character in Mana Khemia: Alchemists of Al-Revis.

Coming from the noble family of Rosenkrantz, he seemed to hate Vayne for a reason, yet he fulfilled his promise of joining Vayne's workshop if he loses against him in the School Arena.

Roxis is a cool, yet sarcastic young male. He is very prideful in his knowledge of alchemy, and he can come off as stubborn and annoying, however, he is just simply pushing himself to meet his own high standards. He is the lone wolf of the group, distancing himself from everyone and absorbed himself in alchemic studies. Apparently, Roxis has a hidden obsession to obtain a Mana, since, among the group, he is the only one not contracted to a Mana, except when the player pursues his ending.

Roxis is also a very obedient young man, following every instruction given to him however, he is a man of honor, upholding his promise and openly expresses his dislike of the dirty method Tony uses to distract the party, as well as unconsciously insensitive people.

Role in Mana Khemia

Roxis is first introduced as a cool student enrolling in the academy. Flay, hearing this news, immediately set off to force Roxis to join the workshop, but he is already a member of Tony's workshop, much to Flay's chagrin. He later appears to the party as they make their way to the Huffin Tree at the school exam event at the end of Chapter 2, instructed by Tony to distract the party from reaching the Huffin Tree. Vayne and his party tried to talk him over, but in the end, they were forced to fight him, Vayne and co. proved victorious in the end. As they left, Roxis cursed at the notion of having a Mana make a huge difference in battle.

He later appears as the final opponent in the School Arena event, paired up with Tony to battle Vayne and Flay in the final stage of the arena. Once again, he was oblivious to the fact that Tony had Renee kidnapped Jess to make Flay disqualified from the event, and on Tony's behalf, he apologized to Vayne but told him that his hatred remains the same. After Vayne had saved Jess, he appeared at the right time to fight Roxis and Tony. Roxis was, once again defeated.

Character Quest

Chapter One

Story: "This is quite annoying. Vayne just doesn't understand why I am mad... Why I hate him. Then he goes to persuade the Mana to pact with me? What a slap in the face. How badly does he look down on me... I don't need his power. I'll pact with the Mana, on my own. I'll show him!"

His Character Quest began with his effort to make a pact with Mana of Light as well as allowing him to use him for synthesizing. It also shows him getting in terms with Vayne as well as the other workshop members, such as Pamela, although in the latter's case it did not turn out as well.

Chapter Two

Story: "Finally... finally, I made a contract with a Mana! But the trade-off was huge. To be forced into being friendly with Vayne... Sure there were things I misunderstood about him, but still... I'll stop thinking about it. At least, with a Mana's power, my alchemy skills should increase."

Chapter Three

Story: "How could I? To have been unable to do a basic co-op synthesis like that. Maybe, unconsciously, I didn't want to cooperate with Vayne. And it was Flay who made me realize it, which doesn't make me feel any better. But, it might be time I lost this obsession with Vayne."

Chapter Four

Story (if you just ask about love): "How upsetting. Vayne tells me he has something important to say, and of all things, he asks about love! He doesn't understand the honor and responsibility of attending this school! Here I thought he was getting better. I feel very sad."

Story (if you don't go straight to love): "What a horrible day... I can honestly say it was the worst of my life. They assumed I liked Pamela, and then I got set up for a rejection, in public. I just don't understand. I have to forget it. When I wake up tomorrow, none of this had happened. Right. This was all just a nightmare..."

Chapter Five

Story (If Roxis Loses): "I lost again. I challenged him, and I lost. How shameful. I wanted to win at least once before graduation but, it's too bad. I did get the feeling that the difference between us has closed up, for sure. I'll win if we fight again. Our next fight would be after graduation. How strange. I look forward to it."

Story (If Roxis Wins): "I won against Vayne. I don't even know how to describe this joy. Ever since I arrived at this school, he was my rival. My goal was to beat him. He seemed quite upset, too. I don't mind fighting him after graduation if he wants. Though, I'll win for sure."


Roxis is a very accomplished student in his studies. He is well-read in alchemy and general knowledge and is highly knowledgeable in the history of alchemy. He is also a good dueler, as he came from a family who made their living with playing cards. He is also a good alchemist, able to make high-level Mana Items such as Tranquilizer.

In Battle

Roxis is the most balanced character out of the three mages of the party: Jess, Pamela, and Roxis. He has a balanced HP and MP cap, yet his stats favor magic, making him a good magic striker. He is the third-best mage out of the party, since he is heavily outclassed by Jess and Pamela in terms of MP cap, yet he comes as the best mage in terms of HP cap since he has the largest HP cap among all the mages in the party. His skills are unique since he has the most card gauge skills out of all party member as well as have literal control over the turn order. This combined with his ability to heal characters from debuffs as well as shield them from it makes him almost invaluable in some events, such as the Ninetails sidequest.

His attribute is Spirit Striker, making him very advantageous against Mana-race monsters.

His Finishing Burst is Duelists, where he sends the Mana of Light together with a deck of cards to assault them with lasers. It is Magic in attribute, targets single enemy, and hits for x6 HIT.

Skill Table - Grow Book

Name MP Cost Type Attack Description Type Effect Target
Energy Seal None Magic Deal damage with a deck of cards ATK Support Seal Single Enemy x1 HIT
Swift Change None None Guard attack in place of an ally DEF Support + HIT normal attack Self Only
Purifying 37 MP Double Magic Damages enemy within area ATK Skill Card Gauge Select Skill, clear enemy cards. 5 cards x1 HIT
Retraction 75 MP Magic Move ally cards within range to act faster SUP Skill Card gauge select skill 5 cards
Judgment 150 MP Magic Places a timecard that deals great damage. ATK Skill Time Skill, places 1 timecard, lasts 3 turns. Single Enemy x5 HIT
Trick Edge 135 MP Magic Do damage. The more empty cards in the card gauge, the higher the damage. ATK Skill None Single Enemy
Prevention 30 MP None Mana of Light cures all allies debuffs SUP Skill Immune to debuff All Allies
Moon Drive 25 MP Magic Places timecard that deals damage ATK Skill Time skill, places 3 timecards. Single Enemy x1 HIT
Lunar Drive 48 MP Magic Mana of Light deals damage. ATK Skill Time skill, places 3 timecards. Range(S) x5 HIT
Chrona Drive 90 MP Magic Mana of Light deals medium damage. ATK Skill Time skill, places 3 timecards. Range(M) x5 HIT


  • Curiously enough, Roxis is 17 at the series, yet he was enrolled at the same time as Vayne and co., making him at the same grade as them.
  • He is the only playable character appearing as a boss battle in the main storyline.
  • Also, he is the only playable character that makes a pact with a Mana in a character storyline. He can't learn some skills in the Grow Book (and also can't make a Finishing Burst) until you reach a certain chapter in his storyline.
  • Roxis' hatred for Vayne was never fully explained in the game, although it can be implied that his hatred is due to jealousy of Vayne for being the son of Theofratus, Vayne's literate father, as well as his abilities, his possession of a Mana and how he was able to easily get into the school. It was stated that Roxis felt that while he had to work for everything, Vayne instead had it all from the start.
  • While his name, Roxis, does not have any particular etymology, his last name, Rosenkrantz, originates from Germany. Rosen is the German word of 'rose', alternatively written as 'Rozen' (implied in his Japanese name romanization, rozenkuraitsu). The complete word, Rosenkrantz, is a mis-spelling of Rosenkranz, which is German for "Ring of Roses" or "Bough of Roses". A Rosenkranz is also a special type of Rosary used in special prayers, which in turn, could trace back to Roxis using the Mana of Light as well as cards, which are known as prayer mediums in certain cultures.
  • When he sees a barrel, he will say "... Barrel."
  • When you confront him in the Student Store before Chapter 7's Cross Campus Ultra Alchemy Trivia contest, he will say "... Can I help you with something?"