I love both of them. What could you possibly hate so much about them? :( :( :(
Here is my thoughts on the two of them from June 2013. I really have had no reason to change my opinion since then. Don't think there are any real spoilers in here if you have already recruited Cheria, but I had it in a spoiler block when I first posted it.
I don't know about "only", but I certainly do not care for the characters at all. Okay, actually I do like Pascal and Marik (and I suppose Hubert is mildly tolerable).....actually maybe I don't dislike the characters. Maybe my hatred for Cheria, Asbel, and their horrible forced romance just blinds me to the other characters when I think back to the game. I found Asbel constantly changing his "role in the world" to be infuriating.
Really when he decided to stop being a knight in order to take over for his father to just be mind boggling. He was good as a knight. He was completely unprepared for leading a region. Really his father screwed up the line of succession as Hubert clearly was the one better suited for taking his place. And I'm just going to drop this because I have limited time and I'd like to get into a Cheria rant before I run out of time.
So yeah....Cheria, horrible character. She's a person who is trapped in the past and refuses to move past when she what? 8? (I suppose Asbel has this issue as well) She just is stuck in the exact same place, and she never grows. I know that her aid work is suppose to be her growth or w/e, but she just is yearning for the past and I don't recall her ever getting past that.....in fact the world just decides to grant her wish because why the hell not. Her love for Asbel? Totally just a childhood crush that really only exists because it seems like it was "expected" or something. Her and Asbel have no chemistry and could probably barely stand being in the same room as each other if it wasn't for their "pure and perfect love". Frankly I see their marriage ending up being very passive aggressive, where both of them hate each other without realizing it and staying together just because they have convinced themselves that they are in love. And goddamn it, this relationship gets way too much attention. Arggh!!!!
So yeah, love Pascal and Marik. I don't care if Pascal is deus ex machine like. She is hilarious and entertaining in the inter party conversations. And Marik is just awesome. Unfortunatly those two are not enough to over power my hatred for Asbel and Cheria. >.>