“I am the lord of the neighboring land of Selba. I aided the people of Blood in their rebellion against Ahab, but the Empire invaded my land in my absence. The Principality of Selba now lies under imperial rule.”
—Lionheart, in a conversation with Holmes
Lionheart (レオンハート Reonhāto) is a playable character from TearRing Saga: Utna Heroes Saga. He is the lord of Selba who is known as the Wolf of the Plains. He is also the husband of Lan, the father of Plum, and the younger brother of Queen Maria and Roberto. His real name is Raziel (ライゼル Raizeru).
At the age of fifteen, Lionheart fought alongside the Twelve Heroes in the Leda Liberation War. Later, he began to assist the citizens of Blood in their rebellion against Ahab. Around the same time, he also became involved in a conflict with the Zoa Empire, which took advantage of his absence from Selba to invade it.
Lionheart first met Lan when he saved her from her harsh life as an enslaved dancer. The two of them eventually fell in love and married. While Lan was pregnant with Plum, she was kidnapped by bandits during their attack on Blood, which resulted in her permanent separation from Lionheart.
Lionheart is introduced when he is asking the head priest of the Church of Blood about Renee's whereabouts. He expresses regret for his inability to search for Renee due to his ongoing conflicts with Ahab and the Zoa Empire. Some time later, he meets his niece, Frau, and allows her to stay by his side at her insistence. He is also entrusted with Sun's care by her mother, Silva. Eventually, he enlists the aid of both Holmes and Runan in resolving his conflicts. During the later stages of the liberation of Salia, Lionheart joins Holmes's army.
Later in the game, Lionheart watches Plum dance at Holmes's request and recognizes her dancing style. Afterwards, he approaches Plum to question her about it. At this time, the two of them discover their blood relation. Before the third route split, he reunites with Renee and confesses his love for her.
Automatically from the start of Map 22.
Lionheart is competent and capable of filling a slot in a team. If the player needs an archer, Lionheart can oblige, if you need a front-liner, he can perform passably. He starts with slightly low stats for his starting level, but he should not be too far out of commission. Growth-wise, he will not win any awards for outstanding gains, but they are functional. However, Lionheart has a solid selection of skills that will help him fight effectively in the end-game. Lionheart is a unit that the player can skip out on, but he is a fine pick for a team.
The name Lionheart takes its reference from Richard the Lionheart, a king during the Crusades who is well-known for his military and fighting prowess.
- Lionheart's title of the "Wolf of the Plains" also belongs to Hardin, whom he appears to be based on.
- Lionheart's class seems to be based on mamluks, who were Turkish warriors wearing turbans.
- The Japanese script of TearRing Saga: Utna Heroes Saga is inconsistent about Lionheart's age. It is stated at one point that Lionheart was fifteen years old at the time of the Leda Liberation War, which occurred twenty-two years ago, making him around thirty-seven years old. At a different point in the story, Dagnell states that Lionheart was not yet twenty at the last time he saw him, which was fifteen years ago.