What we know about the new Genshin Impact characters revealed in the Fontaine teaser

From the Hydro Archon to a new Fatui Harbinger to a gun-toting musketeer, the cast of upcoming playable characters in Fontaine have us well and truly hyped.

Genshin Impact developer HoYoverse dropped a massive teaser, titled “Overture Teaser: The Final Feast”, for the game’s upcoming region, Fontaine, on Monday (3 July).

The teaser unveiled what should be most of the roster of playable characters in the region as well as some hints about how the Fontaine storyline will be playing out.

Read on as we break down all of the upcoming characters that were revealed as well as everything we know about them so far:


(Photo: HoYoverse)
(Photo: HoYoverse)

First off is Furina, or should we say, Focalors the Hydro Archon and the God of Justice. Furina is her given name while Focalors is her Archon name, similar to how, for example, the Electro Archon’s given name is Raiden Ei while her Archon name is Beelzebul.

Focalors has white hair with blue streaks as well as distinctive blue eyes with two differing shades. She also sports attire typical of Fontaine’s upper class, that is a Victorian-style suit as well as an eye-catching hat. In the teaser, she is seen staring at a burning photograph while lamenting when they are going to see “a real twist for once”.

We already know quite a bit about Focalors’ personality thanks to the “Teyvat Chapter Storyline Preview: Travail” teaser and the lore of the Varunada Lazurite Gemstone ascension material.

In the Travail teaser, Dainsleif describes Focalors as a god “who lives for the spectacle of the courtroom, seeking to judge all other gods”, something which should be expected of the God of Justice.

Focalors also has supreme influence over the Court of Fontaine, which is its ruling body, according to Nahida during the closing chapter of the Sumeru Archon Quest. The Dendro Archon also said that while Focalors doesn’t directly preside over the trials of the court, she is still present and has the right to influence the final verdict.

With that said, Focalors does not let her position excuse her from any scrutiny, though she does boast of her stainless ideals. The lore of the Varunada Lazurite Gemstone, which sums up the philosophy of the Hydro Archon, reads: "My ideals have no stains. I must correct you. People here bear no sins in the eyes of the gods... Only laws and the Tribunal can judge someone. They can judge even me. So praise my magnificence and purity."

Another thing of note about Focalors is that she is not the first Hydro Archon. She ascended to Archonhood when the original Hydro Archon died, though not all denizens of Fontaine recognised her new authority. The Lochfolk, also known as the Oceanids, notably rebelled against Focalors’ rule and fled from Fontaine.


(Photo: HoYoverse)
(Photo: HoYoverse)

Arlecchino, also known as “the Knave”, is one of the eleven Fatui Harbingers. And judging by her very imposing presence in the teaser, will be the primary antagonist (from the Fatui, at least) of the Fontaine storyline.

Arlecchino was first revealed during the “A Winter Night’s Lazzo” teaser last year alongside the rest of her fellow Harbingers. Following her reveal, Arlecchino quickly became a fan-favourite for her striking character design (especially her black eyes with X-shaped red pupils) and femme fatale energy.

While Arlecchino’s exact rank within the Fatui Harbingers is unknown, she seems to be one of the higher-ranked members, based on her influence within the organisation.

She runs an orphanage known as ‘The House of the Hearth’, which gathers orphans from all across Teyvat to be trained as Fatui spies and sleeper agents.

While it is unclear if the Fatui’s primary source of manpower is the House of the Hearth, Arlecchino being its overseer and her influence on the organisation’s intelligence network is ample reason for her to be a highly-ranked Harbinger.

Current and former Harbingers don’t have a very positive opinion towards Arlecchino. Childe, ranked eleventh, says “there isn’t a sane bone in her body” and that she is willing to betray others for her own benefit, even the Tsaritsa herself.

The Wanderer, formerly the fifth-ranked Harbinger Scaramouche, describes Arlecchino as “a wolf in sheep’s clothing”. He added that she “puts on a graceful and cordial front” to exert control over other people and that most of those who have seen her true self “have gone poof”.

Those are a lot of red flags, but it just so happens that red is my favourite color so… my Primogems are ready for you, Arlecchino.


(Photo: HoYoverse)
(Photo: HoYoverse)

Neuvillette is the Chief Justice of the Court of Fontaine, which makes him the second-most powerful person in the nation behind the Hydro Archon herself. He strikes an imposing and elegant figure, which is only fitting for one in his lofty position.

Aside from that, we don’t know much about Neuvillette, other than the fact that he doesn’t view Focalors too highly.

In Nahida’s drip marketing, which was also the first-ever mention of Neuvillette, he praised the Dendro Archon’s actions and compared her to a “certain other person” he describes to be “prone to hysterics”.

This most likely refers to Focalors, who has been described to revel in the spectacle of the courtroom with little regard for anything else.

This is reinforced by the interaction between the two in the teaser, with Neuvillette reminding Focalors to “please refrain from levity in the court”.


(Photo: HoYoverse)
(Photo: HoYoverse)

In the teaser, Chlorinde is seen walking behind Neuvillette before pointing a gun at the camera, which suggests she may be the Chief Justice’s bodyguard or another high-ranking official in charge of security.

Chlorinde wears a distinctive blue uniform with a flowing cape. It honestly reminds us of the popular depiction of musketeers, a type of early modern soldier that wields muskets and who were the main characters of the popular “The Three Musketeers” novel by French author Alexandre Dumas.

Chlorinde also wields an Electro vision, as evidenced by the Electro-infused bullet shooting out from her gun.


(Photo: HoYoverse)
(Photo: HoYoverse)

Navia is a blue-eyed woman with blond hair, shown in the teaser to be floating up to the sky using a parasol, Mary Poppins-style. Her black-and-gold and flowing Victorian-style dress suggests she is a member of Fontaine’s nobility.

Navia is also seen wielding a Geo vision, which should make her the first new character of that element since Yun Jin was released back in January 2022.

Lyney and Lynette

(Photo: HoYoverse)
(Photo: HoYoverse)

The brother-sister duo of Lyney and Lynette are the first pair of characters from Fontaine we’ve seen, first appearing in the Travail teaser as the featured characters for the region.

While their original appearance together in the Travail teaser had some fans thinking they will be the first playable character that are actually two people, it seems that they will be standalone (but still very intertwined) characters.

Lyney is the celebrated Court Magician of the Court of Fontaine while Lynette is his assistant, with their outfits perfectly matching their roles. The former is known for his showmanship as a magician while the latter is much more reserved despite her skill.

While Lyney and Lynette call each other brother and sister, it seems that they are not biological siblings. Lynette has distinct cat-like features, namely cat ears and a tail, similar to Diona, a member of the Kätzlein Bloodline. Meanwhile, Lyney looks just like a regular human.

Lyney and Lynette also have another younger sibling, Freminet, who we’ll talk about in the next entry.

Lyney and Lynette are also among the Fontaine characters whose elemental alignments have been revealed. Lyney wields a Pyro vision while Lynette wields an Anemo vision.


(Photo: HoYoverse)
(Photo: HoYoverse)

Freminet is the younger brother of Lyney and Lynette, though he resembles his older brother more than his older sister, as he does not bear any of the cat-like characteristics of the latter.

Despite his youth and the renown of his older siblings, Freminet has made a name for himself as a renown diver of the Court of Fontaine. As the Nation of Hydro (where underwater exploration will also be added to the game), divers are valued for their exploration skills and maritime knowledge. Among their number, Freminet is noteworthy for his professionalism and ability to stay focused.

Freminet's subsequent drip marketing also described him as an 'automaton', which seems to point towards him not being human.

We know of a number of characters that seem human but are actually mechanical beings, like the Wanderer, the Raiden Shogun Puppet, and Katheryne.

Freminet being an automaton also reinforces our theory that him, Lyney, and Lynette are not actually blood-related siblings.

Sigewinne and Wriothesley

(Photo: HoYoverse)
(Photo: HoYoverse)

Sigewinne and Wriothesley appeared together during the teaser, with Sigewinne bringing Wriothesley some kind of juice drink which he refuses in favour of a cup of coffee.

Sigewinne is a little girl with distinctive ears that remind us of Sea bunnies, a kind of shell-less mollusc known for ear-like structures on their heads that resemble those of rabbits, hence their name.

Meanwhile, Wriothesley is a man with grey eyes and black hair with grey streaks. His outfit is also very different from the usual Fontaine attire, being mostly black and grey in color.

Other than that, we know little about Sigewinne and Wriothesley, aside from the fact that their interaction during the teaser is admittedly very cute.


(Photo: HoYoverse)
(Photo: HoYoverse)

Finally, there’s Charlotte, a pink-haired journalist for The Steambird, a newspaper based in Fontaine that has readers and writers from all across Teyvat.

Our first encounter with Charlotte was during the “Duel! A Summoner’s Summit!” event in version 3.8, where she met the Traveler while covering the Genius Invokation Grand Prix. In the teaser, she is seen taking photos of Navia, likely as a part of her job at The Steambird.

Eagle-eyed players during the 3.7 event should have also spotted that Charlotte wields a Cryo vision.

The highly-anticipated release of Fontaine in Genshin Impact version 4.0 will be in mid-August. But more than just adding a new region, version 4.0 will also add a new dimension to Genshin Impact's gameplay by introducing underwater exploration and combat.

But while we wait for version 4.0, there's still version 3.8 to help us bide the time. The last version update before we move on from Sumeru to Fontaine features long-awaited reruns for Eula, Klee, the Wanderer, and Kokomi as well as tons of other new content.

Yan Ku is a full-time dog parent, part-time (gacha) gamer, and part-time writer.

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