|“||Till we meet again, dear sister. May the Sacred Flame light your path.||„|
|~ Ophilia to her sister Lianna, before departing for the pilgrimage|
Ophilia Clement is one of the eight protagonists of Octopath Traveler. She is a cleric at the Church of Flamesgrace, and one of the guardians of the sacred flame. She was orphaned at a young age and adopted by the Archbishop Josef and became Lianna's adoptive sister in the process. Although Lianna was initially chosen to deliver the sacred flame on a pilgrimage journey, the Archbishop fell gravely ill and she seemed too fearful for his life to carry on; so Ophilia took over in her stead. Over her journey however, the Archbishop dies and Lianna (who was deceived by the mysterious merchant Matthias) began to betray Ophilia and abandon her duties, thinking she could resurrect her father. Lianna was later proven wrong and felt ashamed of herself, but her adoptive sister forgave her. Ophilia is later revealed to be one of the eight chosen ones to face against the Fallen One.
She is voiced by Ai Kayano in the Japanese version, and by Cristina Valenzuela in the English version.
Ophilia is a very polite and kind person, being the most willing of the eight protagonists to help others in need. Likewise, she is very empathic towards young Emil and his friends because she knows first-hand how tough it can be to befriend others. However, her biggest flaw is her utter lack of self-confidence, believing she is not worthy to call Archbishop Josef her father because she is "only" his foster daughter while Lianna is his trueborn one. She learns to overcome this flaw throughout her journey. Her own kindness can sometimes backfire as she can be too quick to trust others, which makes her a target for those with manipulative tendencies. This is best demonstrated when she was deceived by one of Matthias' believers in the fourth chapter of her story, who lied to her about her child being sick, which results in Ophilia being ambushed and imprisoned by more of Matthias' believers.
Ophilia is a wise and noble cleric renowned at Flamesgrace. She is quite skilled at teaching others about the joys of life as well as possessing great social skills and kindness. In addition to her kind-heartedness and spiritual knowledge, she is surprisingly skilled in combat as shown when she bested the wolf Hróðvitnir, saved villages from cultists, and even defeated the immortal villain Matthias.