Colette Brunel is the female lead in Tales of Symphonia game and anime.
Colette is the seventh successful Chosen One, a being destined to regenerate the world by ascending the Tower of Salvation as an angel, thereby saving her world, Sylvarant.
In the XP4 fics, Colette debuted in the XP4 Heroes Coalition - Neo-City Diaries.
In the AWA fics, Colette is a student at the AWA Academy.
Colette has a waist-length blonde hair and has blue eyes. She wears a white mantle with blue linings over a white overall long-sleeve dress with blue linings, dark-blue tights and white boots.
Throughout the game, Colette is shown to be fairly clumsy, at one point even receiving a title called "Klutz", and her repetitive tripping causes the most unusual things to happen, from making a hole in the wall at school to deactivating the most complex of machines. This causes Sheena Fujibayashi to claim that her clumsiness is truly blessed. She can also appear somewhat clueless, as she misses some things that are obvious to everyone else, as telling an assassin who is after to kill the Chosen that she is the Chosen, and worrying for her afterward when she falls down a pit. As the Chosen of Sylvarant, she prays for the world's safety every night. She is quick to take responsibility, and puts everybody above herself.
She is brave and quick to do what she believes is right, but she is not very self-confident, and can be slow to decide what the right action is, most of the time asking Lloyd to decide for her stead. Colette is also very self-conscious and wishes she were not different, because it is because she is different that she never was able to live like a normal girl. This is one of the clear differences between her and Zelos, the Chosen of Tethe'alla, as Colette accepts the differences, even if she does not like them, while Zelos tries to find a way to get rid of them. As the game continues, Colette begins to show more of the negative aspects of her selflessness. Because she does not want people to worry or keep their minds from their goal, she hides all her suffering and burden, bearing them all alone.
This, however, also works against her, since she tries to hide illnesses like Angel Toxicosis and Chronic Angelus Crystallus Inofficium from the others, forcing them to discover them on their own. This factor annoys Lloyd the most, because he feels that he cannot help her, but from Colette's perspective, she feels that worrying anyone or showing something odd is just not appropriate for the journey she has begun. Colette is a very mature young woman. She was brought up with the knowledge that she would need to die to save the world, and has gained from that a truly selfless nature. However, she later recognizes that she made a mistake in her willingness to sacrifice herself, believing in Lloyd's ideas that no life is born for the sole purpose of dying. As such, her greatest wish at the end of the game is to ensure that no one else makes the same mistake she did.
Colette is a member of the Heroes Coalitions as a Solo Hero. She also attends at the Vanguard Academy as a student.
XP4 Heroes Coalition - Neo-City Diaries
In Chapter 11, Colette, alongside Marta Lualdi, are seen being interviewed by Amelia Sainthearts and Duke Armstrong about the recent results of the Unification Ceremony.
In Chapter 12, Colette is seen running around the Training Facility when Raya Amanda chases Alden Cole around with a machine gun.
The Adventures in Gamesphere
In Chapter 2, Colette is seen in a cafe having a conversation with Lucina and Farah Oersted when they witness Rufus & the gang chasing after Bubsy the Bobcat.
In Chapter 4, in Zack's Beach Party, Colette is seen alongside Lloyd Irving, Lucina and Pit having a conversation at the surfboard stand when Nick and Hikari joins them. She, alongside Lucina, Scarlet and Chase, are seen getting ice cream from Needles Kane.
In battle, Colette fights with two rings, sometimes called chakrams, which she throws at the enemy. Although not powerful initially, she soon becomes a valuable asset with her Light-based magic called Angel Skills; these special spells consist of Angel Feathers, Holy Song, Sacrifice, Judgment, and Grand Cross. In close combat, Colette is more difficult to control and maintain combos, but with a high attack power statistic, she is capable of decent damage output. She excels in defeating larger enemies, as well as groups of monsters within a radius. Many of her attacks allow her to be a safe distance from the enemy while effectively pursuing combos. Ironically, Colette is the only character with item-thieving moves despite her charitable nature.
Main Article: Colette Brunel: Artes
- Colette is a shortened version of Nicolette, which translates to "born by angels". In Tales of Symphonia, a rumor states that the Chosen is actually not born by his or her parents, but by angels. The name Nicolettederives from Nike, the Greek goddess who personifies victory.
- Colette's strongest ring is the "Angel Halo", obtained from the coliseum. The name of her Devil's Arm is "Evil Eye". The gag weapon the player can buy for her in the completely rebuilt Luin is "Tambourine".