Evelyn is a party member introduced in v1.7. She's a exchange student living at the Aurealis Academy of Magic. She is first encountered by Suki and Carol in the Academy's dungeons, where she joins them temporarily; later, she becomes a permanent member of the party.
Evelyn is a recent transfer student to the Aurealis Academy. Born in Velis, she was considered to be a gifted student, and aspired to learn magic, enrolling in the local magical academy. Shortly afterward, she transferred to Aurealis on a transfer agreement between the two academies. She regretted this due to personality conflicts, finding the students of Aurealis far too unruly and cavalier for her tastes.
Due to the short period of time that she has been in attendance at Aurealis, Evelyn does not wear the same uniform as the rest of the students there.
Evelyn is first encountered tied up in the dungeon of Aurealis Academy. Suki and Carol free her and she explains that having overheard the Master of the Academy, Hyranda, and some teachers arguing over a magical artifact, she was attacked from behind by the Master's assistant, Maka, and imprisoned in the cell. Suki explains the evil nature of the artifact, and Evelyn joins the party in gratitute at being rescued and to stop Hyranda. She provides an explanation to the party of some of the intricacies of the Academy, and helps them to subdue the errant students and bypass the enchanted barriers impeding their progress, though when she discovers she is working with kidnappers, she is quite unnerved. She aids the party in defeating Maka and freeing Master Hyranda from the artifact's control, and after Instructor Elda reveals her complicity in the plot and departs, Evelyn bids goodbye to Suki and Carol, expressing a wish that they could meet again later under better circumstances.
Later, in Florian Town, the party encounters Evelyn again. She has been sent as an envoy by Aurealis, and is pleading with Cherisa's guards for an audience with her so that she can relay her warning about Instructor Elda and the artifact to the Queen. With the guards openly mocking her, Evelyn leaves, only to run into Suki, who invites her back to the guild hideout to talk. Evelyn is thus privy to Suki's revelation about her true name and identity, and she joins the party on a permanent basis thereafter. She accompanies Suki in her infiltration of the castle and the party reaches Cherisa, but there is not enough time for Evelyn to relay her warning, so she continues to travel with Suki to the Dark Hills.
When the party stops over in Belbasa Harbour, Evelyn spends most of her time captured by the mind-controlled townspeople, who are serving Instructor Elda. She and Suki are finally rescued by Carol and Athena, and Evelyn assists in capturing Elda.
She, along with the rest of Suki's companions, participates in the assault on the Dark Hills fortress, and if the party is victorious, she is last seen accompanying Suki on her journey of atonement during the epilogue.
As a spellcaster, Evelyn's physical attack, defense and HP are low, and she is the second-slowest of the characters. When she is initially encountered in Aurealis Academy, her offensive spells are relatively powerful compared to the other party members at that time, but her damage potential is outshone when the other party members gain improved weapons and access to Chest Punch. She transitions to a support role when rejoining the party in Florian, with her abilities to heal, cure status, inflict status, drain / steal SP and protect allies being her main strengths.
Evelyn is polite, demure, and possesses a strong conscience. She has a reputation among the students of Aurealis for being a goody two shoes and a wet blanket, which she is aware of and which leaves her feeling lonely and ostracised at the Academy. For this reason, she is regretful of her decision to move there. She later comments to Suki that she misses her family, and this contributes to her feelings of loneliness, but that despite her distaste for the activities of the kidnapping guild (which remains even when she joins the party), she is happy to be there, as it means she is with friends.
She possesses a curious mix of timidity, insecurity and determination; she doesn't seem to enjoy fighting, but will if she must, and when she is captured and taunted by Elda in Belbasa Harbour, she appears visibly distraught by the experience. If challenged to a practice battle by Suki in the Lair, she is very nervous, and if she loses and is taken to the Private Cell, she will apologise for the loss, lament her own lack of combat prowess and comment on how she finds it difficult to feel as though she fits in anywhere. She does admit, though, to enjoying the experience of being captured by someone she trusts.
She apologises and expresses regret whenever she is complicit in someone else's capture or harm, as when restraining the students at Aurealis.
She seems particularly attracted to Suki, even by the standards of Private Cell captives.
- She made her first appearance in v1.7.
- Evelyn's knowledge of the Subdue skill is strange for a mage with no kidnapping or military history. She explains that she is a fast learner and that she replicated what Maka did to her when she captured her in the Aurealis Academy.
- Her robes are subject to an enchantment spell, and shorten when she is particularly physically active.