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The Parent (ペアレント Pearento?) refers to the unseen player in Tales of Phantasia: Narikiri Dungeon, whose name, gender, and manner of address can be customized. In the game's remake, Tales of Phantasia: Narikiri Dungeon X, the Parent is replaced by Ethos, who was given the twins by Norn prior to the events of the story.
The game's story begins with what appears to be a shooting star landing in the mountains. A narrator describes the player in second-person, having found twin babies, a boy and a girl, at the site of star's landing and becoming their adoptive parent. Their default names become Dio and Mel, while the Parent's name is never mentioned. The game's central plot begins thirteen years after this event, with Dio and Mel having developed their own unique personalities: Dio is energetic, while Mel is more level-headed.