“How is it? This is the focal point of the Dragon Saint which has been handed down by Zoa. You release all your power in an instant and let it flow from your sword continuously. If you're my daughter you'll be able to do it for sure. You must have the mindset of 'do or die'!”
—Yoda, after beating Julia in a fight
Yoda (ヨーダ Yōda) is a playable character from TearRing Saga: Utna Heroes Saga. One of the Twelve Heroes, he is known as the Dark Swordfighter of Zoa. He is the father of Julia who raised Shigen as his own son.
Several years prior to the storyline, he was approached by Shigen, who asked him about his birth parents. Yoda revealed the identities of Shigen's parents while bluntly informing him that they were evil people. Late in the game, Yoda joins Holmes's army. If Julia is sent with Holmes after the second route split, he will best her in a scripted fight.
Automatically from the start of Map 31.
Yoda begins at a functionally capped level with stats that match it. While none of his stats are capped, Yoda is formidable in a fight with abilities that are decent in all places. When compared to Vega, Shigen and Julia, Yoda is likely to be outclassed by them in their specialties. His decent stats are coupled by one of the best skillsets in the game, allowing him to survive the harder late-game maps and dominate end-game foes. Yoda is definitely a recommended unit and serves well as another Swordmaster on the player's team. On a side note, there is an item that can give Yoda an extra 10 levels to gain, but it is not worth it since his growths are not strong enough to push up his stats much, if at all.