|Japanese||ルカ・ブライ Ruka Burai|
|Appears in||Suikoden II|
Suikogaiden Vol. 1
|Position||Commander of the Highland Army|
- "I dont care about breeding. A sword doesn't need to have a fine lineage, it just needs to be sharp."
- —Luca, Suikoden II
Known for his unmatched cruelty and bloodlust, Luca is referred to as the "Mad Prince"; the source of his anger resulted from an attack on the Highland royalty's entourage by ruffians. Luca was traveling with his mother, Sara, and father when they were attacked by a group of ruffians. Luca's father fled in fear, leaving Luca and his mother to their mercy; Sara was raped repeatedly, while Luca was forced to witness the ordeal. He would later discover the ruffians were hired by Muse; he has since developed a profound hatred to the Jowston Alliance and his father, Agares, the incompetent King of Highland.
Luca gains military control over the Highland Army when Agares steps down to take responsibility for the ceasefire signed with Jowston . With his newfound power, Luca instigates another war with Jowston and uses the Beast Rune, beginning a plot that involves massacring the entire Unicorn Youth Brigade and blaming the incident on Jowston. He rapidly attacks and conquers the city-states of Jowston and successfully conspires with Jowy Atreides to assassinate Agares. Though initially unstoppable, the collaborative efforts of Leon Silverberg, Shu, and Jowy bring about his downfall at the hands of the Dunan Army.
Luca's most evil act was when he burned down the village of Ryube and forced a civilian to beg for her life. After saying she would do anything for her life to be spared, Luca demanded that she act like a pig. After some confusion, she acted on his demand, crawled on her knees and acted like a pig. After, the scared woman asked if she could be spared, to which Luca laughed and denied her freedom. He then drew his deadly blade and shouted "DIE PIG!!!" right before he killed her with 2 fatal slashes.
Luca appears as cruel, sadistic, psychopath and a murderous person and is tyrannical to the Highland Kingdom by gaining control over the military power of the Highland Army. In this regard, Luca can be describe as a "berserker" type of character who is quench for his blood lust as seen when he kills the scared woman after letting her act as a pig when he burned the village in Ryube. He is also shown to betray his own father Agares Blight during his father's assassination with Jowy by poison as part of his revenge for leaving him and his mother in fear during the attack in Jowston. However, he has a close attachment to his younger half-sister, Jillia due to the resemblance of his mother, Sara. But is unaware of her plans of being himself killed and her own father.
When he was gravely injured at the hands of Allied Army led by Riou and his group in a night raid, he becomes obessesed in killing Riou, but the latter is able to defeat him in a one on one duel.
In Genso Suikogaiden Vol. 1 Luca maintains his murderous personality during Jowy's scenario in Chapter 2. He also shows his dislike to his younger-half sister Jillia when it comes to a personal conversation and also pleads to stop him for interoggating at Jowy before he volunteers as a spy to his friends and gains his trust.
Role in the GameEdit
Luca appears as a sadistic, beat down character and his attacks are different than other bosses in that he slashes at party members three times with his sword. Unlike most bosses, Luca is not equipped with a Rune, but has a unique skill to manipulate fire as Flaming Arrows, surrounding himself to create an aura of flames and can attack either rows or columns in Flik, Viktor, and Riou's groups, causing extensive damage with two or three fatal slashes, and is powerful enough to kill two or three of their allies within the three groups.
In the one on one duel, Luca's HP is in critical state and he relies on Wild Attacks towards Riou as his damage is more powerful than his boss character. To defeat him, use Defend to avoid Luca's Wild Attack and Riou will counter with the same attack.
So far, Luca's stats are the most powerful of all bosses' stats in the war tactics in that his attack is 18 and defense is 17. Luca is able to dispatch his opponents in one charge. In his last appearance in war tactics, the goal is to damage his group once and then he will withdraw, along with his White Wolf Army. Prior to his withdrawal, he is able to damage all of Riou's army.
- Luca's personality is shared from the anime and video game characters are Urien from the Street Fighter series, Bryan Fury from the Tekken series and both Azrael and Yuki Terumi from the BlazBlue series.
- Azrael fellow character from the BlazBlue series also shares the same blood lust as Luca. In his case, he uses bare fists to wipe out his opponents with a killing blow and to find a much strong opponent.