|Japanese Name|| クライス・キュール
|Age|| 17 (Atelier Marie)
23 (Atelier Elie)
|Height||168 cm (5 '6 ' ')|
|Weight||57 kg (125 lbs)|
|Appears In||Atelier Marie: The Alchemist of Salburg|
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Kreis Kuhl is a supporting character in Atelier Marie: The Alchemist of Salburg. He also appears in Atelier Elie: The Alchemist of Salburg 2 and Atelier Marie, Elie & Anis: Message on the Gentle Breeze.
Kreis is the Salburg alchemy academy's top student during Marie's school time, and later goes on to study high end alchemy. He and Marie constantly argue, but despite this the two seem to consider each other as friends.
During Atelier Marie he is very entitled and rude, but through the series he adopts a more careful and reluctant personality. However, when arguing with Marie, he is back to his old self.
Kreis studies at Salburg Academy with Marie. Although the two are in the same year, he and Marie are polar opposites. While Marie is the worst student at the academy, Kreis is regarded as the best student in the school. He has top marks and is excelling in his studies, gaining the respect of professors and teachers alike. Intelligence seems to run in Kreis' blood, as his older sister Aula was also renowned for her high grades when she was a student.
Although he is incredibly intelligent, he lacks social skills. He has a calm and logical personality, but his poor attitude makes him hard to converse with. Kreis is never shy to brag about his success, and is narcissistic and sarcastic. Some students feel intimidated by his sense of self entitlement.
Kreis will be introduced in early November of the first year. Although he is rude and insulting towards Marie the first time that they meet, he is available to hire, and can be recruited from the academy. Like Schia, he is also very weak in combat, but is inexpensive to hire. He excels in magic, but is lacking in many other stats.
Kreis is first introduced on the way to Kasutanye, asking for directions. Kreis is one of the supporting characters in Marie's character events, but isn't playable.
Atelier Marie, Elie & AnisEdit
Kreis is a bright alchemist who constantly argues with Marie. Despite that, all three protagonists state that they are friends ("argument friends" in Marie's case). Kreis is found in Kentonis, where he studies high end alchemy. Though he acts demeaning towards Marie when facing her in person, he appears to be very concerned about the chance of being able to meet her again if Marie visits Kentonis.
Kreis is one of the game's many hireable party members. Kreis also teaches a recipe that can be used in a book and and grants a material that can be used for an item in the Final category. If Marie's friendship with Kreis is over 90 points, Kreis states that Marie is the only thing that connects him to the rest of the world (as he has troubles communicating with others and is mostly busy researching), also hinting in the same scene that he would like to be more than a friend to Marie. However, it's said in the middle of an argument and Marie interprets it as him acting weird.
In the Science Type (学術系) ending, Kreis is seen teaching.
- Kreis shares his voice actor with Rufus Falken from Atelier Meruru: The Apprentice of Arland.
- He appears in Aurica's Cosmosphere level E in Ar Tonelico: Melody of Elemia. In the English version, his name was translated as Chris.