|World of Origin||Ichi No Kuni|
|Japanese voice actor||Tabe Mikako|
|English voice actor||Adam Wilson|
|This section contains plot details, which may spoil your gameplay.|
Oliver (オリバー) is a young boy who is the main protagonist of Ni No Kuni. He lives a joyful life at first until his mother dies unexpectedly after she saves him from drowning. He cries onto a stuffed toy she made for him and his tears bring the doll to life. The doll says its name is Drippy and there is a chance he can save his mother in his world, through his mothers' soulmate, who are two people who share souls and usually share certain attributes.
He is nicknamed Cry Baby Bunting (Meso-kun in Japan) by Drippy.This stems from Olivers continued crying after the revival of Drippy.
Oliver is a spell-casting strategist. If he ever gets up close to fight enemies, it will be out of desperation. If you are using Oliver as a melee tank by the time you wander into the southern Summerlands, you should expect to measure his lifespan in seconds.
Oliver and Marcassin share wands - while Oliver should get preferential treatment (Mornstar and Astra), the Sky Tree Wand (from Errand 136) will go to great lengths in increasing his physical attack, although that weapon may be more suited for Marcassin.
Oliver has in his possession the historical magic encyclopedia known as The Wizard's Companion, granting Oliver access to magic spells, initially, the book lacks a large number of its pages but throughout the game, Oliver retrieves its omitted pages.
Oliver is able to summon familiars to help him on adventures. He is able use wands as a melee weapon also, though it does very little damage.
His Miracle Move is Burning Heart where Oliver builds up a large ball of fire, striking any single opponent for major damage.
Olivers most valuable asset, however, stressed throughout the game by many, is his courage, determination and good-willed nature.
During his initial appearance in the game, Oliver wore a yellow shirt, blue trousers, and light red socks and blue and white shoes. Upon reaching the first town in the second/parallel world, he obtains a new set of clothing which is a blue vest over a white shirt, white pants, and red cape. In Castaway Cove, he obtains a bathing suit which shows him with red bathing shorts.
When traveling in The Winter Isles, Oliver wears a thick, blue long coat with white linings, dark gloves, and brown boots.
He also wears the locket that is able to hold parts of people's hearts around his neck along with almost every outfit excluding his Motorville clothes.
|Wizard Clothes||After going to the Hootique once the clothes are complete in Ding Dong Dell|
|Bathing Suit||Acquired in Castaway Cove|
|Winter Coat||Acquired in Yule on the Winter Isles|
|“||Oliver is an energetic and honest 13-year-old boy. He loves tinkering with machines, and he and his best friend Phil [Mark] are always dreaming about cars and contraptions.||”|
—Official website description
Oliver is a kind-hearted, nice, and polite. In the English version he addresses royalty by their respective titles (an example is calling King Tom XIV/Nyandal his "Meowjesty"), in the NDS version he addresses royalty just as any other character does (meaning if everyone in town calls him "King", so does Oliver).
In the Japanese version, Oliver speaks less dialectically than Shizune (Drippy).
Oliver has a strong sense of justice. He believes that while the world may be flawed, it's still a place where people strive for the greater good. As seen in various points of the game, he is trusting and nice to strangers, even if they have wronged him once before as seen in various points of the game. His good nature is what causes many characters in the game to trust and help him.
For the complete list of wands, see Wands.
In the PS3 game, Oliver gets his first wand (an old stick) in Motorville from Pea, as a means to cast the spell Gateway in order to travel to the second world. In the DS game, Shizune (Drippy) tells him to pick up the "wand" from where it lays in the street outside his house.
He gains the Astra wand (Mornstar’s twin) after the party defeats Gallus.
Through alchemy, players can also gain the Sky Tree Wand, which is done by combining Old Stick from the start of the game with the Mirror Of Truth.
- Oliver is the only character who has two victory poses in the PS3 game. In his Motorville clothes, he will end the battle by wiping his hand across his forehead and commenting, “Phew…”. In his wizard clothes, he will raise one of his arms into the air and say something like “We did it!” or “We won!” (やったな is said in the Japanese NDS version).
Warning: Contains major spoilers
Oliver has two different soulmates that we meet, in the NDS game both are during the normal game content but in the PS3 one of them is only in the after-game content.