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Lucia

DMC2 - Lucia 01

DMC2 - Lucia Devil Trigger 02

Name Data
Name Lucia
Alias(es) Χ (Chi)
Chi
Professional Data
Affiliation(s) Protectorate
Occupation(s) Devil Hunter
Relation(s) Matier (Adoptive Mother)
Personal Data
Species Demon
Status Alive
Real World Data
Appearance(s) Devil May Cry 2
Actor(s) Françoise Gralewski [1]
Gallery
I thought... I was a descendant of the clan that protects Vie de Marli... the ones who have the blood of the devils... But the truth is... I... was created by Arius... I could become a monster and attack the humans at anytime! Now, kill me... It's your job to hunt devils.

—Lucia to Dante, Devil May Cry 2

Lucia, (original name Chi [2][3]), is a devil hunter appearing in Devil May Cry 2 as one of the playable characters. Created by Arius's own hands, she was deemed a defect for unknown reason and sentenced to be killed. Before she was killed, she was taken in by Matier who trained and recruited her into the protector clan of the Vie de Marli.[4][5]

PersonalityEdit

Lucia takes her job as a Vie de Marli guardian very seriously. She's frank and to the point when speaking. However, she possess a soft and kinder side, seen as she shows kindness and caring for Matier on multiple occasions, (despite later learning they're not related by blood) and Dante, who she placed her trust into with no objection of any sort.[4]

Lucia is also very selfless, and upon finding out she was a demon created by Arius, she asks Dante to kill her to prevent her from going insane and killing innocent people, as Arius said she would. She is also shown openly worrying for Dante's safety when he claims he intends to enter the portal.[4]

She does possess humorous side as well. Upon finding out that Dante's coin is actually a two-headed coin, she grins while giggling and fondly refers to him as "That macho ...".[4]

AppearanceEdit

Tall and lithe, Lucia is a deadly beauty with dark skin. She wears her bright red hair in a braid over her left shoulder. The most notable pieces of her wardrobe are her short, white cape and her exposed midriff. She also has deep emerald green eyes, which help accent both her tanned skin and bright red hair.

She wears brown leather gloves that have white lining, and various brown leather gear on her outfit: the holsters for her blades, the pouches for her throwing knives, as well as a series of leather clasps to help keep her cape in place.

Her red hair, white cape, and grey top/pants are meant to mirror the color scheme of Dante. Her Red hair to go with his red cloak, and her white cape/grey clothing meant to go with his silver hair.

GameplayEdit

When in Lucia's Devil Trigger, equip the Aerial Heart and fly in the air, Press B t+B s/Bx y+Bx x constantly until you do not have control of Lucia. It can also be used when underwater during missions 6, 7, and 8. She will perform a powerful attack that causes magic orbs made of light to rain down onto targeted enemies. If you keep pressing it fast it will not waste Devil Trigger at all, but it will eventually stop.

BiographyEdit

Devil May Cry 2Edit

Lucia lures Dante to her island so that Matier, her mother, may ask him to help them to defeat Arius, a sorcerer/millionaire who plots to merge with Argosax (a powerful demon) and take over the world. Matier asks Dante to help Lucia to find the remaining parts of the Arcanas, the four ancient, sacred relics used to seal Argosax away from this world and the artifacts which Arius is so desires for. Dante accepts, and he and Lucia start their quests separately.

X (Chi)

Lucia's real name, "X (Chi)"

Much later, Lucia meets Arius. Arius reveals that she is actually a mannequin, like the Secretaries, and was created by him. He says that she was a "defect" and so was about to be disposed of when Matier found her. He also tells her that a mark on her left shoulder - "X" (Chi) (pronounced "Kai") - is actually her real name. Then he demands that Lucia gives him the Arcanas that she have already found. After she angrily rejects, he says that "the world is already warped" and that "everything that belongs to the devils will eventually revert to its original form", including Lucia, and leaves her, uncertain about her own future.

Despite this, Lucia continues her mission to find all the remaining parts of the Arcanas. When she gathers them all, she gives Arcana to Dante, asking him to bring them to Matier for her. After that, she leaves to finish Arius by herself, but is unsuccessful and gets captured. Later Dante comes to rescue her, and gives out all the Arcanas despite Lucia's protests. After Arius and Dante fight, the sorcerer uses his hostage to pull them both out of the building. However, Dante transforms into a devil and they fly to safety. Lucia then asks him why he saved her to which he replies that "every hero has a weakness". There she also meets with Matier, who confirms that they are not tied by blood, but also says that their ties are bound by history and experience, which are much deeper then blood. Then after Lucia thanked her mother for the truth and love, she goes after Dante.

Lucia and Dante manage to enter the Uroboros Corporation's skyscraper building again, just to see that the sun has completely eclipsed and that the ritual cannot be stopped. After something in it goes wrong, it is revealed that Dante had switched the Medaglia coin with his own. Dante attacks the distracted Arius and defeats him. Watching this seemingly end, Lucia attacks Dante and asks him to kill her. She tells him about her doubts and then asks him to kill her again. Before Dante can decide anything, the door to the Demon World opens, even though the ritual was incomplete. Lucia says that she will go because she is "expendable", to which Dante suggests to leave it to fate. After heads fall once again, he takes a motorcycle and enters the Demon World. After Dante leaves, Arius, now completely turned into a vengeful undead monster, rises out of hellfire from the ruins of the building that had been the giant, Nefasturris, but Lucia puts this twisted abomination to rest. Shortly after, she is seen near the closed portal between the four separate Uroboros skyscrapers, waiting for Dante. Matier is also here, and comforts her, saying that should not worry as "everything is just as it was with Sparda". Lucia then gets the coin Dante gave to her and reveals that both sides are heads.

Much later, Lucia is shown waiting in Dante’s shop, flipping his coin continuously. She then hears a motorcycle outside the shop and goes out running. However, whether this is Dante or not is never revealed.

Powers and abilitiesEdit

DMC2 - Lucia battles Agonofinis

Lucia battling Agonofinis.

Lucia is quick, agile, and has proven to be a formidable opponent. She is possibly as strong as Dante; powerful enough to slay the Argosax-possessed Arius as well as any other foe in her path. She can also take on her true form via Devil Trigger, transforming herself into an angelic, dove-like creature. In this form, Lucia is able to fly, swim with swifter ease, use her feathers as projectiles, infuse her blades with the elements, move with accelerated speed, and slow down time. She has the ability to breathe underwater. Her first weapons of choice are ornately crafted curved daggers for attacks of the up-close and personal nature. She moves as gracefully as a cat and uses throwing knives for long-range attacks. When cornered, Lucia will execute her stunning wall jump. Unlike Dante, who utilizes firearms, Lucia uses a variety of thrown weapons for ranged attacks. The overall effect is the same, however.

WeaponsEdit

Other AppearancesEdit

SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighter DSEdit

SNKvsC CF Lucia Card

Lucia is a character card in SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighter DS.

Playstation All-Stars Battle RoyaleEdit

Lucia appears as an unlockable icon in Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale. To unlock players must reach Rank 17 with Dante.

BackgroundEdit

Lucia shares her name with Saint Lucy, a martyred saint, called Lucia in The Divine Comedy, where she appeared to help poet Dante Alighieri. Saint Lucy also happens to be the Patron Saint of The Blind, Lucia references this by by having one of her eyes covered at all times.

Her Devil Trigger form has been described as being more Angelic than Demonic. To the point it often being called "Dove-Like", fitting as Doves are considered the "Angels of Peace" in Catholic Mythology.

TriviaEdit

Lucia (Reference) DMC3

The 9mm Lucia inscription.

  • In the opening cutscene to Chapter 9 in Devil May Cry 3, the character Lady is in the process of changing her bullet cartridges for her guns. Players are greeted with a view of the underside of her used bullet casings, and under them are the inscription "9mm Lucia". This being a homage to Lucia, who was the Leading Lady of the game that came before Lady's introduction.

ReferencesEdit

  1. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0319285/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
  2. Devil May Cry 2 — "Look. You have the mark on your shoulder...Proof that you're a mannequin. That is your real name; X (Chi)"
    — Arius to Lucia in Mission 6
  3. Devil May Cry 2 — "My name's Lucia. Don't call me Chi!"
    — Lucia to Arius in Mission 9
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Devil May Cry 2
  5. According to the Devil May Cry 2 Strategy Guide produced by Bradygames, the clan is named the "Protectorate".


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