First off, I'm completely in love with this game. A few friends and I are just taking our time and enjoying every minute of it, life or death!
Now, I'm just completely curious as if there are any REAL differences between the characters? For example, the Ice Age characters you start with have Cold Resistance, and have fairly even HP/Attack/Mana. However, when you rescue/get newer characters, they have a LOT lower HP, typically higher Attack, and normal Mana.
So my question is, is there anything different about these people besides the drastically different HP/ATK/MP numbers and the lack of resistance to heat/cold, or is there something else I'm missing?