“So... You're the Liberation Army? I'm Raquel, a hunter. My skill with the bow? Some people say I'm the best in the village, but I'd have to disagree. You came from Verge, right? Then do you know my brother? His name is Ruka. He left the village some time ago saying that he was going to avenge our parents. I can't, though. I don't mind hunting animals, but warfare isn't for me. I am a good cook, though. Here, have something to eat.”
Raquel (ラケル Rakeru) is a playable character from TearRing Saga: Utna Heroes Saga. She is a hunter who lives in a small village located north of the Gram Forest. Her unparalleled skill with the bow has earned her the title of the Child of Bridget. She has made a vow to never kill another person. She is also the older sister of Ruka.
Raquel is unique because she is the only combat unit who is unable to defeat any human enemies. However, this can be countered in a special event. In order to trigger it, Ruka must be recruited before Map 2 and visit Raquel's house in Map 4 before Sasha does. If both he and Raquel are sent with Runan's army after the second route split and fielded in Map 26A, there will be two options at the end of the chapter. If the player chooses the second one, Raquel will witness Ruka's death at the hands of a soldier and break her vow, making her able to kill human enemies from this point on.
After most of the men in her village were killed in an attempt to stop bandits from claiming the women as their own, Raquel appeared from the woods and single-handedly fought all of them by herself. Instead of killing the bandits like many others would, she wounded them instead by shooting their legs. It was at this time that Ruka and the villagers first noted her resemblance to the goddess Bridget from the legends.
Raquel is introduced when she is residing in her village. It is mentioned that she has rejected offers from Eugen's messengers to enlist in Runan's army. However, if Sasha visits her home, she decides to join under the agreement that she does not have to kill anyone.
In the ending, Raquel continues to live the life of a hunter in her village. Before leaving, she asks Sasha to occasionally visit and cook with her.
Raquel is a humble woman who does not believe that she is the most skilled archer in her village like many others claim. Although she acknowledges herself as a fine cook, she is displeased by Ruka complaining about other food being of much lower quality than hers. She is implied to have a one-sided crush on Roger and becomes nervous around him. She also dislikes warfare, which her reason as to why she initially refuses to join Runan's army.
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Raquel is an interesting unit, being a high-leved archer with decent growths and bases. She is unique in the sense that she cannot kill any human enemies, unless a certain event that requires recruiting Ruka and then killing him off is triggered in Map 26A. Although this loss can be countered by resurrecting Ruka at the Tower of Morse, there is an opportunity cost associated that involves giving up the change to recruit superior units. While she cannot kill normally, she has the Elite skill, which helps her keep up with the rest of the team in levels. Compared to Ruka and Rennie, Raquel does not have stats to rival them except in luck. She is helpful for softening up enemies in the early and middle sections of the game, which makes training certain units like Sasha much easier. However, she can kill monsters, and using her is recommended if you need more fighters, although she will most likely never be amazing.
Raquel is the Spanish and Portuguese form of "Rachel", a Hebrew name meaning "ewe". In the book of Genesis, Rachel was one of the wives of Jacob, and the mother of Joseph and Benjamin.