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Roland Crane
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NNKII Roland watercolor
Character Information
Gender Male
Species Human
Weapon Sword/Gun
Occupation President of Union
World of Origin Ichi No Kuni
Japanese voice actor Hidetoshi Nishijima
English voice actor Jared Zeus
Relatives
Child William Crane

Roland Crane (ロウラン・クライン Rōran Kurein?) is the deuteragonist Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom. He is the first character the player controls. He specializes in using Swords and Guns. Roland later becomes Chief Consul for Evan Pettiwhisker Tildrum's kingdom, Evermore, and also becomes Evan’s loyal companion. He handles Evermore's politics and creates the Treaty of Interdependence.

Background

Roland is from Earth and was the President of an unknown country (presumably the United States) before being magically transported to Ding Dong Dell. As president he seemed to try to keep the peace, he even passed a universal healthcare bill. However that was not deemed enough for his citizens, they wanted him to be more of a warmonger like the neighboring countries. He is 48 years old, though he appears younger after the teleportation. Due to the time he spent as president, Roland possesses great knowledge of how to run a country. He is fluent in both diplomacy and politics as a whole and uses his knowledge to help King Evan Pettiwhisker Tildrum found and rule his new kingdom, Evermore.

Roland becomes the chief counsel to Evan, advising him on all matters political and strategic. Roland was once thought to be a traitor in Chapter 7, but it was all a clever plan in order to return the Mark of the King to Evan.

Spoiler warning!
This section contains plot details, which may spoil your gameplay.

In the final confrontation with Doloran, it is revealed that Roland shares a dimensional link with him: any damage done to one affects the other. After defeating The Horned One, Roland returns to Evermore for the celebration but remains inside the castle. Evan meets up with him, and they both realize it's time for him to return to his own dimension. They shake hands before Roland fades away.

Back in Roland's world, he is inside a convoy of presidential vehicles. One of his officials mentions that uniting the whole world will be a very difficult task and that no one has been able to successfully do it. Roland laughs to himself and mentions that it actually did happen in a "country, very, very far away." The camera pans to the city they're traveling to as fireworks go off in the background.

Tale of the Timeless Tome DLC

When Roland is in memory lane he encounters the shadows of his past, some criticize him others praise him. He even encounter his son William and the kingmaker Alisandra. Alisandra reveals that she used a spell to save Roland because he reminded her of Doloran, and coming to that new world caused him to have the same youth like appearance of Doloran. Roland is also successful in convincing William that he cares deeply for him and hopes to see him again. From Roland's resolve to see his son again and to make his world a better place Rannygazoo the Resolute is born from him. In the end Roland helps in the defeat of The Great Madshadow.

Family

He has a son named William Crane who is very ill, around the same age as Evan.

Trivia

  • In one of the side missions, Roland admits that he was bullied as a child, and would often come home crying from school. His mother would console and encourage him and he eventually decided to defend himself by learning how to use a sword.