- For the Boss version of this character, see Luca (Boss).
Profile[edit | edit source]
Background[edit | edit source]
Known for his unmatched cruelty and bloodlust, Luca is referred to as the "Mad Prince"; the source of his anger resulted from an attack on the Highland royalty's entourage by ruffians. Luca was traveling with his mother, Sara, and father, Agares, when they were attacked by a group of ruffians. Luca's father fled in fear, leaving Luca and his mother to their mercy; Sara was raped repeatedly, while Luca was forced to witness the ordeal. He would later discover the ruffians were hired by Muse, and has since developed a profound hatred to the Jowston Alliance and his father, Agares, the incompetent King of Highland.
Appearance[edit | edit source]
Luca has shoulder length dark brown hair (black in his in-game and game dubbing icon) and dark devilish eyes with always a cruel and wicked smile on his face. He wears a full clad of white armor in a gold trim with a black long sleeve v-neck shirt beneath it, black pants and white thigh high boots in a gold trim. He also has a blue cape within his armor.
His weapon of choice is a sword, that he uses to kill countless persons.
In Genso Suikogaiden Vol. 1 Luca's hair is depicted as black like from his in-game and his game dubbing icon.
Personality[edit | edit source]
Luca appears as a incredibly cruel, brutal, sadistic, loathsome psychopath and a outright murderous person with utterly no redeeming or even tragic qualities. Every of his killing is always followed by a purely evil laugh. He is tyrannical to the Highland Kingdom by gaining control over the military power of the Highland Army. In this regard, Luca can be described as a "berserker" type of character. He is quenching his blood lust, as seen when he fatally kills the scared woman, after letting her act as a pig when he burned the village in Ryube.
He is also shown to be traitorous, selfish, reckless and dishonest when he betrays his own father, Agares Blight, during his father's assassination with Jowy by poison as part of his revenge for leaving him and his mother in fear during the attack in Jowston, and also in the aforementioned incident with the woman in Ryube, as he implied he'd spare her only if she behaved like a pig. He has a close attachment to his younger half-sister, Jillia, due to the resemblance of his mother, Sara. He is unaware of her plans of having him killed, along with her own father. He seems to be aware to a degree of his truly depraved and vile nature, as when dying, he openly brags about being the true face of evil. Oddly enough, he seemed to be at peace with his death during his final moments, as he reacted with ecstasy with how the rumbling in his body and the flesh-scorching thirst had disappeared.
In Genso Suikogaiden Vol. 1, Luca maintains his murderous, repulsive, and megalomaniacal personality during Jowy's scenario in Chapter 2. He shows his dislike for his younger-half sister Jillia when he has a personal conversation with Jowy Atreides, where he interrogates him. Jowy then volunteers to serve as a spy to gain Luca's trust.
Story[edit | edit source]
Suikoden II[edit | edit source]
Luca gains military control over the Highland Army when Agares steps down to take responsibility for the ceasefire signed with Jowston. With his newfound power, Luca instigates another war with Jowston and uses the Beast Rune, beginning a plot that involves massacring the entire Unicorn Youth Brigade and blaming the incident on Jowston. He rapidly attacks and conquers the city-states of Jowston and successfully conspires with Jowy Atreides to assassinate Agares. The collaborative efforts of Leon Silverberg, Shu and Jowy bring about his downfall at the hands of the New State Army.
Role in the Game[edit | edit source]
So far, Luca's stats are the most powerful of all bosses' stats in the war tactics in that his attack is 18 and defense is 17. Luca is able to dispatch his opponents in one charge. In his last appearance in war tactics, the goal is to damage his group once and then he will withdraw, along with his White Wolf Army. Prior to his withdrawal, he is able to damage all of Riou's army.
- Cavalry - Move in a 3-grid area.
"Unf! You insect!"
"No!!! I can't be killed!!!"
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Unlike traditional princes in the Suikoden franchise, who care for their kingdom and citizens, or fight for a just cause, Luca is the complete opposite and he is only interested in destruction.
- Luca's most infamous quote, "Die, Pigs!", comes from the Konami game Lethal Enforcers, where it was used as an enemy taunt in the Japanese version of the game (this quote was removed in the European and US versions).
References[edit | edit source]
|SUIKOGAIDEN Vol. 1|
|Sierra • Templeton • Wakaba • Teresa • Shin • Jude • Nina • Emilia • Jeane • Connell|
|Nanami • Kinnison • Shiro • Flik • Viktor • Leona • Clive • Hauser • Annallee • Hanna • Pilika • Dominguez • Jowy • Riou • Yuli • Elza • Ayda • Raura • Shilo • Gaspar • Mazus • Adlai • Hix • Tengaar • Hoi • Maximillian • Julie • Kahn Marley • Stallion • Georg • Lena • Sauro|
|Rean • Ayana • Rowd • Jillia • Luca • Seed • Culgan • Zaj • Kelley|
|Blue Moon Village • Muse • Muse-Highland Border • Greenhill|
|Golden Wolf • Music List • Returning Characters • Exclusive Characters • Characters Name|