|♦ Ingway ♦|
|Ingway, the Frog Prince|
|Titles||Prince Ingway, |
Odin's Bastard Child,
Prince of the forgotten kingdom of Valentine
|Relatives||King Valentine (grandfather) |
Gwendolyn (half sister)
Princess Ariel (mother)
|Affiliations||Mercedes (Love Interest)|
Master of Magic and Alchemy,
Possesses the power of Darkova
|Voice Actor||Liam O'Brien (Uncredited)|
Ingway is the illegitimate son of Demon Lord Odin and Princess Ariel. Before being strangled to death by her father, King Valentine, Princess Ariel left a scroll of prophecy stating that Velvet's destiny is to be cursed, and Ingway's destiny is death.
King Valentine showed little care for Ingway or Velvet claiming that they were the embodiment of Ariel's betrayal, and he would even torture the children as he saw fit. During this time, Valentine continued its war with Ragnanival, and Valentine's victory seemed likely due to their weapons forged in the Crystallization Cauldron. In an effort to save his father's life, Ingway sabotaged the Crystallization Cauldron. He intended to simply make it self-destruct, but it went out of control, causing the destruction of the entire kingdom and turning its people into Pookas. Velvet and Ingway were spared from the event since Velvet was outside the country and Ingway found protection behind the cauldron.
Odin soon found the children but knowing that he could not reveal to his kingdom that they were his children he instead gave them the abandoned castle in Elrit Forest for them to use as they wish. Ingway still desired to make his father suffer for abandoning him and for his cold reaction after Valentine's destruction. Ingway developed a very pessimistic personality, most likely as a result of his harsh childhood, and spent a great deal of his time planning his revenge against his father. To this end, he attempted to use the Three Wise Men so he could obtained the cursed power of the Darkova. Ingway deceived Cornelius and cursed him into the form of a Pooka in order to prevent his romance with Velvet, and to take his place and learn of the secrets of Darkova from King Edmund. However, he eventually turned against the Three Wise Men, aiding Cornelius in saving his sister from Belial, the dragon controlled by Urzur. However, Ingway was cursed by Urzur just like he had cursed Cornelius, turning into a frog.
The Cursed Ingway encountered Mercedes in the Forest Of Elrit and caused her to lose her Tasla into the swamp. He agreed to find it for her provided she break the curse on him by kissing him. Not liking frogs herself, Mercedes was unwilling to keep her end of the deal for some time, forcing Ingway to tag along with her for some time. During this time he did assist her in her retaking of Ringford from Melvin and saved her by casting the Pooka Curse on Beldor just as the sorcerer was preparing to attack Mercedes. Casting the spell wore Ingway out however, and Mercedes decided to finally make good on her end of the deal and kissed Ingway, causing him to return to his human form. The two then developed a love interest towards each other although Ingway insisted that he had to leave.
After assisting Cornelius in overthrowing Urzur, Ingway returned his attention to obtaining revenge on Odin. To this end, he struck a deal with Queen Odette, borrowing her army so he could attack Odin. Velvet attempted to stop him however, and Ingway unleashed the power of Darkova on her. She subdues him before the spell is complete and so he returns to his normal form, but unfortunately the spell has taken hold of him and he soon finds that he will never be free of it until he dies.
The start of Armageddon finds Ingway changed, wanting to do some good. When he sees his grandfather at the cauldron starting to bring about the end of the world he transforms back into Darkova in order to stop him and destroy the cauldron once and for all. Unfortunately he didn't see the wise man Beldor lurking about after returning from the underworld when the gateways were opened. Beldor promptly casts a spell to control Darkova and Ingway is made a prisoner in his own immense, beastly body. Depending on which character is chosen to fight him, the general events change slightly, but ultimately he always dies.
If Velvet fights against Darkova, he reverts and Beldor's control over him broken. Velvet and Ingway were happy to see each other one last time, and succumb to their fates. Beldor comes out to search Ingways body for the scroll to Darkova's power, and rages when he couldn't find it.
If Mercedes fights Darkova, he reverts. Beldor is angered that Mercedes managed to defeat him, then was suddenly killed by Ingway. He quickly goes to the dying Mercedes to check her condition, lamenting over what he had done. Mercedes had been severely wounded in the fight, but was happy to at least see Ingway one last time. Before she dies, she confesses her love for him and dissipates into phozons. Ingway way left wailing in despair.
If Cornelius fights Darkova, he reverts and gives Velvet a clue that he found on their mother's scroll to save the world. Once Velvet and Cornelius retreats, Ingway wonders that even near his death, he still thinking of Mercedes and wished that he could see her for one last time before succumb to his fate.
- Ingway is the one who turned Cornelius into a Pooka, although the Three Wise Men seem to have had a hand in it.
- He is also the only character to change forms multiple times. Going from human to frog to human, then changing into the immense Darkova a couple times, plus impersonating Prince Cornelius (in his human form) to deceive King Edmund and impersonating his sister Velvet to confuse the real Cornelius.
- During Armageddon after he is Slain by Cornelius, he says that he still thinks about Mercedes right to the end. In the false ending when he fights Mercedes and when she dies he breaks into tears and grief showing that he did truely love her and also when he heard her say that she loved him back (also Ingway had no one else to love, this makes Mercedes the only person he ever truly cared for other then his sister).
- Ingway is considered to be one of the two Anti-heroes of the Game (The other being Oswald).