I dunno whether it was an intentional pun or not whenever he casts that spell, but my mind made it into a pun. XD I really like Asch's incredulous expression in the skitz. He has some of the best expressions in general.
Tales of the Abyss has some of the best depth I've ever seen in a videogame, and it has some really awesomesauce NPCs as well. If you wanna count Asch as an NPC. And of course Fon Master Ion is boss too.
I will forever cry over Asch. His life sucks so bad.