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L'Arc Bright Lagoon
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Species

Human (Half-Common, Half Divine)

Gender

Male

Age

17

Height

5'9"

Weight

139 lbs.

Weapon

Greatsword

Voice Actor (English)

Brett Coleman

Seiyū (Japanese)

Yuichi Nakamura

Excel Trinity

Disaster Fang

L'Arc Bright Lagoon is the main protagonist of Arc Rise Fantasia. Taught how to use a sword from the legendary mercenary, Zamuel the Crimson Mist of the Lord Knights, he works as a legionnaire for the Meridian Empire, to earn money to cover his sick mother Elena's medical fees. For a few years up until the opening scenes of the game, L'Arc held the title of "First Sergeant" and was a major combatant for the Meridian Empire against the Feldragons. However, following the revelation that he was the Child of Eesa, L'Arc ends up involved on a journey to find the nine Rogress of Fulheim and present a chosen Law to the god Eesa. L'Arc grew up as childhood friends with Alf and Adele in Diamant Royal City.

HistoryEdit

L'Arc's father, Witchblade Rex of the Lord Knights, died when he was young. Inspired by his father and the legendary mercenary Leon, L'Arc follows in their footsteps and becomes a mercenary himself.

He cares deeply for his mother, who is currently ill with an unknown disease. He has been friends with Alf and Adele the three were kids, as they were all taught by Zamuel. L'Arc was initially scared of Alf due to him being royalty, while Alf was scared of L'Arc due to the latter being generally unapproachable. On a Feldragon hunt, L'Arc is knocked off the Lightship by a Feldragon, where he meets the Imaginal Diva, Ryfia.

Gameplay Stats Edit

L'arc is a melee fighter who utilizes greatswords as his main source of attack. Being a First Sergeant and later a mercenary, L'arc relies upon his skills on the battlefield to win any battle. Later on throughout the story when he starts to bond with the Rogress, L'Arc can use their power and change his stats depending on which ones he has equipped.

Possessing average stats across the board, L'Arc is the games typical Red Mage, being a jack-of-all trades character. He has above-average HP, only being beaten out by Rastan and Cecille in the permanent party, while his attack, speed, magic, defense, and resistance are all decent.

This may sound unattractive at first, but the Rogress system that L'Arc utilizes helps to remedy this. L'Arc is able to equip three of any of the Rogress that he bonds with throughout the story, and depending on who he equips decides which stats get boosted. For example, if he equips Simmah (the 1st Rogress that he gets), then L'arc will gain a substantial boost to all of his stats as well as gain a slight resistance to fire and wind; this allows him to compensate for his average stats. The more Rogress that L'arc has, then the more stronger he'll be, but with each additional Rogress equipped, the effect that is granted is reduced so he isn't overpowered. Sometimes Rogress may also decrease a stat when equipped in order to compensate for a stat being raised. For example, if L'Arc equips Absin, he gets a major boost to his offensive stats (ATK, MAG, SPD), but his defensive stats (DEF, RES) are lowered as a result.

While he is an average playable character, with the Rogress system, L'arc has a variety of options at his disposal and becomes a very useful character. He can adapt and be flexible with any roles depending on what Rogress he has, such as being an attacker (Urgula, Absin), a mage (Squill, Absin), a tank (Banchu, Gula, Rufunga), a support character (Papirusagu, Kudoan, Mashgar), or an above average character overall (Simmah, Allul, Girtab).

Level HP AP Stregnth Magic Speed Defense Resistance
99 5265 +9/9 213 213 170 127 149

PersonalityEdit

Despite his serious attitude, he is actually caring towards others, but doesn't like showing his true feelings. Ryfia and many of the other members of the party are able to see through his tough exterior, and know that he is a lot kinder than he initially comes off as. After Zamuel calls him an oaf, and L'Arc sarcastically repeats his statement, Ryfia assures him that he is a "gentle oaf", causing L'Arc to becomes flustered.

There are also various parts of the game when Ryfia or another party member talks about L'Arc's personality, in which he gets embarassed and tries to end the topic quickly. He's also easy to rile up, and someone else usually has to calm him down.

L'Arc is also someone who does not simply take things at face value. Despite what people tell him what he should believe or what paths he should follow, he is not easily persuaded. He is also a very tolerant person because despite the fact that people, such as when multiple members of his party, including his two childhood friends, betray and abandon him during the game, he still tells them that he still considers them to be his friends.

RelationshipsEdit

Ryfia Edit

When L'Arc first meets Ryfia, he is grateful to her for saving him from a Felburst. However, he quickly becomes annoyed at her when it becomes apparent that she does not understand too many things about the outside world, such as what an inn or Ray is. Although, he does become more tolerant of her naivete, and they seem to form a friendship relatively quickly. L'Arc becomes more than willing to protect her whenever she is in danger, and he shows concern for her well-being. Ryfia also shows a great deal of empathy to L'Arc's feelings during the game, and she understands that he is a better person than he lets on.

A part of the game that showed a great example of L'Arc's tendency to protect Ryfia is the part in the Olquina Sub-Shrine. While trying to escape the monsters that Dynos rised towards the group, Niko trips and falls, bringing Ryfia down, too. In an attempt to save himself, Niko leaves Ryfia to defend for herself. As the monsters are getting closer to Ryfia, L'Arc comes in and slays one of the monsters, saving Ryfia.

During another part of the game, Ryfia falls into a coma, after she saves L'Arc from Ignacy's brainwashing code conversion. When L'Arc enters Ryfia's consciousness to help her awaken from coma, he is the only one she is able to see, and she describes him as someone she "really cares about." L'Arc is able help Ryfia wake up by telling her that they can still make a world a beautiful place, and he likes "a girl who tries to finish what she starts," and they would be together.

At the end of the game, Ryfia becomes depressed when L'Arc becomes the new Core for Esea in order to neutralize the Hozone in the world, and is put to sleep for 500 years. However, she tells him that she will be waiting for him in the future. After L'Arc finally awakens, he fears that Ryfia may have forgotten about him, but she proves him wrong when she greets him. When they are reunited, they embrace, and L'Arc tells her that he will never let her go again.

Niko Edit

Called by Alf "L'Arc's sidekick", Niko admires and deeply respects L'Arc. This is best shown when Niko quits the Imperial Army to follow L'Arc. While L'Arc finds Niko annoying a majority of the time, L'Arc genuinely cares for Niko and is distraught over his death.

Alf Edit

Alf and L'Arc have been friends since childhood. They were taught by the same master, Zamuel the Crimson Mist. L'Arc trusts Alf considerably, and even after his betrayal considers him a close friend. Alf also seems to feel the same, hoping to avoid conflicts with L'Arc, but ultimately Alf was jealous of L'Arc. Dueling him in the Verct Skywalk, Alf comes to terms with L'Arc and ultimately destroys Real. He later meets up with L'Arc in the Holy Land of Noire in order to defeat Eesa.

Adele Edit

She is a childhood friend of L'Arc, who L'Arc thought of as a little sister. When she found out that Zamuel was not her real grandfather, he told her that despite that it changes nothing because Zamuel still cares for her, and he is still her friend. Prior to the game, she developed feelings for L'Arc which were noticable to Alf, but L'Arc never noticed them. When she travels with L'Arc's group in Olquina, she shows clear signs of jealously with all the time L'Arc spends with Ryfia.

After she is kidnapped and made into the Olquinan Diva, she finds out that no matter what she does she can never be with L'Arc because he inadvertently chosen Imaginal's Law instead of her Olquinan Real's Law. Eventually her jealously boils over, and she changes into almost a completely different person.

On several occasions she seems to be obsessed with the idea of killing L'Arc, and on other occasions she shows that she still cares for L'Arc like when she saves him from being hit by a boulder. Despite the hostility she shows him, he tells her that he still considers her a friend. He is also saddened when she is murdered by Ignancy, but he promises that he would mourn her after he finishes what he needs to do.

Cecille Edit

During his first encounter with Cecille, he thought she was just a little girl. However, he seemed to quickly gain respect for her when she demonstrates her strength by punching Niko into the air. Cecille also never left L'arc's side no matter what the situation was.

WeaponsEdit

L'Arc uses greatswords in combat.

For a list of L'Arc's weapons, including stats and locations, see Greatswords.

AbilitiesEdit

L'Arc is considered to be an extremely powerful individual, being bestowed with the title of "Deathbringer" later in the game. He is also notable for having taken out Ignacy, who killed Zamuel, albeit with his friend's help. He also later defeats Eesa, again with help.

L'Arc is able to use a large variety of equipment. Nearly every single piece of equipment with the exception of robes can be equipped and used by him. He also has a wide variety of Greatswords with very good Native and Secret Arm forces. His Ultimate Weapon, Ascaron: "The Sword of He Who Protects the World", has the Secret Arm Force "Deadly Strike+++" which almost always turns all attacks during an action into Critical hits. This provides him with nearly lethal melee blows that towards endgame, even Eesa will fall quickly.

Excel Acts Edit

"Here's a new one" -L'Arc, upon learning a new Excel Act.

L'Arc has a variety of Excel Acts with different are of effects and boosts. They are largely centered around offense. The few Excel Acts he has designed around support are also self only.

Excel Act Level SP AP Element Effect
Heavy Crush 1 25% 3 Untyped Single target, untyped damage.
Accelerate 11 30% 3 --- Self buff, adds ATK+.
Earth Drive 18 40% 5 Earth Area of effect Earth damage, adds SPD-.
Gae Bolg 26 50% 6 Untyped Single target, untyped damage.
Ignis Beat 39 75% 7 Fire Area of effect Fire damage.
Eesa Factor 48 70% 6 --- Self buff, adds Bless effect.
Buster Lore 58 100% 9 Light Area of effect Light damage.

Outfits Edit

Trivia Edit

  • L'arc, along with Ryfia and Clyde, are the only characters who are never appear as a guest in the game.
  • L'arc is the only character who starts off with 0 slots in their orb system.
  • Buster Lore is the only Excel Act in the game that has an area effect covering the entire battlefield.
  • If L'arc is at a high enough level and with the right setup, it is possible for him to beat Eesa in one hit, but this takes some preparation.
    • L'arc has to have obtained his ultimate weapon, Ascaron, and unlock its secret Arm Force, "Deadly Strike++".
    • He must be at leased level 68-70 in order to have enough strength to pull it off. Equip Allul, Absin, and Urgula for good measure.
    • Make sure that L'Arc has the "Gather Strength" Arm Force, as well as any buff that increases his attack output.
    • When the battle starts, have the team buff him as much as they can while L'Arc defends. On the next turn, pick "Gather Strength" in a row and then choose "Buster Lore" When the turn takes place, the two "Gather Strength" actions will single sync into "Full Gather", giving L'Arc a x4 multiplier in his next attack, which should be "Buster Lore". L'Arc will then unleash Buster Lore with the "Deadly Strike++" activated, which should defeat Eesa in one hit.

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