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“No, I’ve only been a mercenary for half a year. This is only my third battle. But I do have confidence in my sword arm. My father drilled it into me since I was a little girl. My father was... Oh, this isn’t the time for flashbacks, is it? Alright, you seem like a nice person. You can hire me.”
—Julia, to Runan in her recruitment conversation
Julia (ジュリア Juria) is a playable character from TearRing Saga: Utna Heroes Saga. She is the daughter of Yoda and the adopted younger sister of Shigen. She is also a descendant of the ancient Zoan people. Without her father's permission, she left their home and became a mercenary to improve her skills with the sword.
As a child, Julia often climbed into Shigen's bed and asked him to read stories and sing to her. Many nights, she was too afraid to sleep and relied on Shigen to look out for her. When she first began her training as a swordfighter, Julia could not even bring herself to kill insects. She frequently lost her nerve from stress and drank wine to keep herself going. Without Yoda's approval, she left their home on Il Island in order to become a mercenary and improve her skill with the blade. Eventually, she was hired in Reeve and witnessed Rentzen's murder of his own mother. When Rentzen pinned the blame on her and attempted to kill her, she managed to escape, but he later hired Vega to hunt her down. Some time afterwards, she was hired to protect the village of Taurus from bandits.
She is first seen when she is working as a mercenary in Taurus. When Runan comes to defend Taurus from the bandits led by Yazam, she joins his army. Early in the game, Julia meets Garo and reveals that she was almost killed by pirates about fifteen years prior to the storyline. She also mentions that there was a man serving under Captain General Vals of Granada who appeared and protected her, but received a deep scar on his face. Julia wonders if Garo knows anything about the man, unaware that he is actually him.
Eventually, Julia meets Vega, who is quickly convinced she is not responsible for the murder of the duchess of Zemseria and realizes that Rentzen tricked him. Later in the game, she can obtain the ☆Rukuud from Rentzen if she defeats him. She can also be bested by Yoda in a duel and learn the Dragon Saint skill.
Since her childhood, Julia has been a softhearted and somewhat shy woman as a result of being scared by the stories about the horrible things that happen to people of Zoan descent. She wants to become strong like Yoda and Shigen, both of whom she sees as superior swordfighters. Due to her hesitation with her blade and lack of willingness to needlessly take lives, she often wonders if she is truly fit to be a swordmaster.
Automatically from the start of Map 2.
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Out of the four swordfighters recruited, Julia has the lowest strength and ties for the highest skill and speed growths. While she is a mixed bag statistically, she has excellent skills. However, so do Vega and Shigen, and they possess very powerful personal swords while she does not. Using her may not be worth the trouble, as she is outclassed by Vega and Shigen in terms of physical power. Regardless, she can still be a valuable part of the player's team if she is trained up.
—Julia's death quote
“Kuh... How can Yoda's daughter... Lose to this kind of enemy...”
—Julia's second death quote