|Game||Shadow Hearts: Covenant|
|Voice actor(s)||Michelle Ruff|
|Special Arts||Tarot Cards, Aromatherapy|
"Fortuneteller and exotic dancer living in Florence. Although not the brightest, she has enraptured many men with her beauty, style and charm."
"Beautiful fortuneteller from Florence. Trained as a dancer and seer from childhood, she entices men with her beautiful figure and unique style of speech. "
Lucia is a woman of divine beauty who lives in Florence, Italy, with her mistress Carla. From an early age, Lucia grew up schooled in the art of hard dance and fortune telling, taught to her by Carla, who was once called a legendary dancer.
Now an expert fortune-teller, Lucia is as popular for her exotic beauty as she is for her abilities. Following the events after Manmariana Island, Carla decides to sends Lucia along with Yuri's party to help train her abilities.
Lucia is the only character in Shadow Hearts: Covenant that has two different special abilities.
Her aromatherapy is the ultimate form of supporting skill. By mixing various aroma oils found around the world, Lucia can restore HP, MP, and SP. She can use the oils to boost physical and magical attacks, too. Lucia's oils can also be used to grant a 3rd key effect to the party's attacks. Additionally, the aromatherapy can prevent ring and status abnormalities. The only downfall of the aromatherapy is the fact that it does not work on Lucia herself. As Aromatherapy works like an "aura", the effect is immediately cancelled if Lucia gets KO'd before the effect expires by itself.
Her Tarot Cards ability is one of excellent or deadly possibilites. Lucia draws a random tarot card from the ones in her possession (she starts with just five, but gains many from looking around, doing sidequests, or an enemy can drop one) and there are two interesting things that can happen to the card. The first is the "Reverse" effect, which takes the Tarot Card and reverses its effect. For example, if you draw the "Death" card in reverse, instead of inflicting Instant Death on all enemies it inflicts Instant Death on all of your team! The other one is the "Special" effect. This makes the effect of the card "Special", or doubles it. A really good example is if you draw "The Tower" in Special mode your cash is quadrupled instead of doubled, and there is an accessory for Lucia, The Seven Stars, which will automatically make all of her Tarot Card results special.
Here's a big warning, "Special" can combine with "Reverse". Meaning if you draw "The Chariot", which takes away 50% of all enemy's max HP, in Special Reverse, all of your team is instantly killed without exception and not even Leonardo's Bear/Crucifixes can protect you. As such, it's a VERY good idea to only use Tarot Cards when you've just saved, or don't mind losing a little progress.
|Tarot Cards||Select a random card to good effect, or ill|
|Aromatherapy||Combine Oils for beneificial effect|
She is short-sighted, flighty, and tends to speak without thinking. Lucia was once good friends with Veronica Vera, and the two get a chance to reminisce over old memories during an extra scene included in the Director's Cut of Covenant.
Lucia has a unique style of speech which she uses to entice men who come to her and Carla's shop to have their fortunes read.
Since she is a bit flighty, Lucia is often perceieved as someone who does not care about such things. An example of this being when Yuri is seasick. Lucia asks if Yuri will die in a sing-song voice.
Fighting Style Edit
Lucia is more magically inclined, but her main talent is her supporting abilites.
She wields a fan in battle, and mixes dancing with her physical attack, twirling into an foe's face and slicing him with her fan.
"Here it goes...Hah!" (magic attack)
"Just for you!" (cure)
"This will help..." (status increase)
"What?! All gone?" (Victory)
"All done!" (Victory)
"Next time, don't even bother." (Victory)
"Ew, now I'm all sweaty!" (Victory)
"I think that's just the coolest. Floating around like that."
"Tee he, they sure caught us!" (After getting captured by Veronica)
"I'm more than enough to defeat you!" (Lucia to Veronica in the Directors Cut)
(Yuri) "Yeah, she was stuffing her face with rice cakes the whole time in Japan." (Lucia) "Tee he, Actually, I think I gained about ten pounds!" (Carla) "What?! Wait just a minute girl! A dancer can't afford to gain that much weight!"
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- Some of Lucia's aroma oil is sold at http://www.shadowhearts.net/sh2/goods.html for 2,415 yen (plus tax), or about $24.33