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Legretta (リグレット)Legretta the Quick is a God-General of the Oracle Knights in the game Tales of the Abyss. She is one of Van's most trusted subordinates and is often seen being a bodyguard for him, carrying out his most intricate operations, and even occasionally giving commands to the other God-Generals. She also has the rank of Major in the regular Oracle Knights, and she was the instructor for Tear Grants. She has very close ties with both Tear and Van, but she does fight against Tear and her allies multiple times along the storyline. She fights using a pair of fon-tech handguns and Light Fonic Artes. Her Japanese name is Regret, and her Title is Magic Bullet, Regret.
Legretta was originally a Major of the Oracle Knights before she became a God-General and she was a role model for Tear Grants. However, she admits later in the story that she was very depressed about something (she never openly admits what) having to do with the Score. She was also very disgruntled about how the Score had a firm grip on people's lives and dictated their every action and every move. Legretta was sickened about how people grew completely dependent on the Score and how it ruled over their lives. Legretta also began to wonder whether she herself was nothing more than a puppet being controlled by the Score, and began to ponder if even her emotions and how she felt about the Score was controlled by the Score itself.
Legretta the Quick is a woman of about Tear's height, is 26 years old, and is dressed in the standard black Order of Lorelei clothing, similar to Tear's default outfit. She has long blonde hair that is pulled back into a ragged sort of ponytail and has a long red piece of cloth that drapes around her arms and trails down her back. She usually carries her two fon-tech handguns behind her back, but she can whip them out whenever she wants to use them. As with all the other God-Generals however, she gains a costume change later in the game. She keeps her black outfit fairly unchanged, but has the addition of a small, white, metallic mantle around her chest, and the red piece of cloth is now replaced by the same metallic substance that her mantle is made of, though it still retains a flowing appearance.
Legretta has a staccato voice and tends to speak loudly when she is about to fight the group. However, when speaking with Tear, Van, or the other God-Generals, she has a very gentle sounding voice that masks her incredible fighting skill. In the Japanese version, she is voiced by Miki Ito, while in the American version, she is voiced by Cindy Robinson.
Legretta, being a soldier, is a very calculating, intelligent, and dangerous woman. She often speaks in a calm sort of voice, and is also very good at negotiating and explaining her beliefs to others. She remains completely loyal to Van at all times, and will do whatever she is told to do by him, no matter how grisly it is.
She explains in Eldrant that people should have their own free will and not be shackled to Yulia's Score, and Legretta claims that she could only gain her own free will by rejecting the Score and seeking to destroy it. Tear, however, tells her that she has no free will if she believes that only what the commandant wants is the right thing. Legretta has shown that she will remain true to her beliefs no matter what others think, and still fights Tear regardless of her relationship with her.
While it is obvious that Legretta has emotions and shows them near the end of her life, she is very good at masking her true feelings to the group and comes across to a lot of people as an efficient, emotionless, soldier. She was also the one who taught Tear that only poor soldiers let people see what they feel outright, so Tear's resolve not to cry or act scared or sad under any circumstances is Legretta's fault.
Legretta is a very strong fighter both physically and in fonic artes. She dual wields fon-tech guns which she never seems to have to reload, and as such, she can dish out multiple shooting combos at the party endlessly and relentlessly. She also has a very powerful attack in which she spins around and fires one bullet which can easily take off half of a characters HP and can knock them down. She also has extraordinarily high physical defense, but isn't particularly hard to stagger when charging her spells up. However, her fonic artes are nothing to laugh at, as she can cast a multitude of light elemental fonic artes as well as the high level water fonic arte, Blessed Drops. She also has the dangerous ability to use arcane strike artes without an FOF, which means she can turn the tides of battle at any time the player falls off guard.
Legretta also has two special skills involving her unique weapons. The first is an attack called Rage Laser, which fires a penetrating beam of light from her guns, and her signature Mystic Arte, Prism Ballet, which is her strongest attack that raises multiple walls of light around her, and ends with her firing a larger version of Rage Laser at the person being attacked after they are hailed with gunfire. Legretta is also resistant to light based fonic artes and strike artes, with her element being light.