“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 the father of Plum and the husband of Lan. He is also the brother of Queen Maria and Roberto, making him the uncle of Katri, Verna, Mahter, and Frau. His real name is Raziel.
When he was fifteen years old, Lionheart fought alongside the Twelve Heroes in the Leda Liberation War. Later, he began to aid the citizens of Blood in their rebellion against Ahab, who is trying to seize control of Salia. 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. Eventually, the two of them fell in love and were married. When Lan was pregnant with Plum, bandits attacked Blood and took off with them.
Lionheart is first seen during his search for Renee. Some time later, he meets Frau and allows her to stay and help him at her insistence. He is also entrusted with Sun's care by her mother, Silva. Eventually, he enlists the aid of Holmes and Runan in his conflicts. During the later stages of Salia's liberation, Lionheart joins Holmes's army.
Later in the story, Lionheart watches Plum dance at Holmes's and recognizes her dancing style. Afterwards, he approaches Plum to question her, and they soon discover their blood relation. During his eventual reunion with Renee, he confesses his love for her.
In the epilogue, Lionheart returns to Salia with Renee and his most trusted subordinate, Shirou. He can also be accompanied by Plum, but only if Holmes rescued her from slavery.
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 on the topic of 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.