If your chicters die thats due to your own lack of skill
The scary part is how tenacious I am and that I micromanage everything in that game and then TWO CHAPTERS LATER I notice I lost my Hunter. I was just like... I was USING FREAKING GORDIN!!!!!! Holy crap, no wonder I sucked. I promptly started a new game and made sure to double-check everything and not abuse the skipping function in battles.