- "The entire nation is suffering from hunger. In times like these, the captain of the royal guard shouldn't have such luxuries either."
- ―Leonhart Avadonia[src]
Leonhart Avadonia was the Captain of the Royal Guard for the Kingdom of Lucifenia and one of the Three Heroes. Winning fame in Lucifenia's conquests under King Arth, he faithfully served the royal family. As the foster father of Germaine and later Allen, Leonhart raised the children as his own. As the people suffered under her rule, the warrior became Princess Riliane's most inflexible opposition.
Born on January 15, EC 462, Leonhart entered the Lucifenian military and became part of the royal guard, serving King Arth. After meeting Queen Anne, Leonhart developed a crush on her and dreamed of forbidden romance. After seeing Anne's fealty to King Arth, the guard decided to discard any notion of romance with her and just serve by her side. At some point, Leonhart began learning swordplay under the famed Asmodean swordsman, Nahed.
In the early EC 470s, the Kingdom of Lucifenia declared war on Asmodean and the Beelzenian Empire and Leonhart participated in many battles. At some point, Leonhart met the local blacksmith of the Langley family and visited him regularly to repair his weapons and armor. As the war dragged on, the young and loyal knight committed numerous atrocities against the enemy for Arth's conquests, including killing innocent civilians, and became especially brutal towards Beelzenians.
Around EC 477, he met and became friends with Mariam Futapie; around EC 480, he also met Elluka Clockworker and befriended her as well. During one battle in the war, he encountered Gast Venom and dueled him. Observing his swordplay, Leonhart learned Gast always aimed for the neck for the finishing blow. Afterwards, he exploited the weakness and defeated the "Demon of Asmodean", though sparing his life.
In EC 482, during a campaign against Beelzenia, Leonhart slaughtered numerous civilians. Shortly after, he discover a newly orphaned baby there had been the sole survivor; realizing the horror of his actions, the guilty warrior decided to take in the baby as penance and adopted the child, Germaine. As the years progressed, Leonhart, Elluka, and Mariam helped push King Arth's offensive and turn the war to Lucifenia's favor. By EC 490, the three became known as the Three Heroes for their wartime actions. Around the same time, he posed with his comrades and Arth for a portrait by Nikolay Tolle.
- "I already asked Mariam to help with the investigation. And... I have a request for you."
- ―Queen Anne[src]
After King Arth's death in EC 491, the war ended and Leonhart continued his service as the captain of the royal guard at the royal palace under Queen Anne. In December of that year, the political dispute caused by Minister Presi over the right of succession escalated as rumors spread that Anne and Prime Minister Genesia were doing something immoral, angering Leonhart. During the event, some of his soldiers reported that Presi had been meeting secretly with a suspicious old woman.
Called to privately meet with Anne in the Hall of Sounds, the Hall was cleared out and the swordsman knelt before his Queen. The warrior was then asked if he was aware that Presi was advocating for Riliane as the documented successor. Leonhart affirmed that he was probably trying to counter his rival, Genesia, criticizing how the effort was foolish and would only lead to unnecessary confusion. When Anne commented how the will Presi presented was likely a fake, Leonhart added that the rumor about her and Gensia was also circulating.
The Queen interjected and asked if he thought it was true; he denied it, mentally cursing his momentary suspicion, and remembered how Arth was her sole love while he simply served near her. Clarifying his statement, he said that if Presi's words were lies, then he would fail once the truth was made clear and she needn't worry. When the Queen voiced her surprise by his simplistic thought-process, Leonhart apologized but she noted how she and Mariam thought too much about it and envied his impulsiveness.
After expressing his gratitude, Anne mentioned how Riliane had suddenly become interested in becoming the heir and Leonhart noted it had to have been Presi who planted the thoughts in her head. When she described how her son, Alexiel, would never do anything even if Riliane hit him, Leonhart said it wasn't odd for young siblings to fight, bringing up how his daughter was constantly getting in fights with guys. Anne then mentioned that Riliane was behaving strangely and Leonhart asked what she meant, told to go to the kitchen and see for himself.
After Anne explained Elluka suspected Presi was plotting something and Mariam was sent to investigate, she requested the war hero protect her son. Not long after accepting the assignment, an assassination attempt was made on Alexiel's life and Leonhart foiled it. After Presi's treason was discovered and he was promptly defeated by Elluka and Mariam, Anne accepted Alexiel's request to be adopted by Leonhart to avoid further political problems.
Father of Two
- "We, the three of us, can live happily together, just like before!"
- ―Germaine, recalling her and Allen's childhood with Leonhart[src]
When asked by Mariam how he planned to now raise two children, Leonhart said they'd manage. He then added that, being a boy, Allen would be easier to manage than the tomboyish Germaine and laughed again. Afterward, the knight that she too had suddenly began taking care of a child and Mariam explained how she found Ney and refused to abandoned the amnesic girl.
A few days later, when Chartette Langley had gone missing, he, like the other adults, gave up on finding her and assumed she was dead. Once he discovered that both Allen and Germaine had gone into the Forest of Bewilderment and fought off bandits to rescue her, he became furious, hitting Allen in a drunken stupor and lecturing them for their dangerous actions.
As time progressed, Leonhart began taking his young foster son to the royal palace to practice fencing, training him in the art of swordplay as well as horseback riding. When Germaine expressed her interest to learn fencing as well, Leonhart refused to instruct her in the art. At some point, while drinking with Germaine, he amiably related his fight with Gast Venom, describing the difficulty of the battle and Gast's tendency to aim for the neck.
Reuniting the Broken Twins
- "What? Do we still plan to bring them together?"
"I did intend to enlist him as a servant at the palace soon. She won't remember him, but having the siblings together wouldn't be a bad influence. Allen also agreed to it."
- ―Elluka and Leonhart[src]
After the death of Queen Anne in January of EC 499, Leonhart noticed Princess Riliane refused to have any of the royal guards come near her. The knight then decided to have Allen enlist as a palace servant, allowing him to reunite with Riliane while protecting his twin. After the captain of the royal guard shared his plan with Allen, the boy agreed to the idea.
He later attended an assembly of ministers and Princess Riliane in the Hall of Sounds, hearing Riliane proclaim her birthright to the rule the nation in place of her mother. After the meeting ended, he met with Elluka and Mariam and voiced his criticism of the young and inexperienced Princess governing the Kingdom, although recognizing she was the only appropriate contender for the throne. Elluka then suggested Allen assume the throne and Leonhart noted that Prince Alexiel's return would only repeat the incident of seven years prior.
He then added that Riliane had no memory of him anyway and it would be best not to add to the confusion caused by Anne's death. Once mage remarked that their reunion may spark her memory, the surprised knight questioned if she was serious and Elluka swiftly berated that it was a joke. When the sorceress inquired if they still planned to to reunite them, Leonhart brought up his original plan, pointing out that the two being together would still be a positive influence and that Allen had already agreed to cooperate.The mage then suggested they go with the original plan and have the ruler decided between them and Leonhart criticized the irresponsibility to such an action. Elluka reminded them that the Three Heroes weren't valued for their political savvy, referencing their wartime exploits.
After an awkward silence, Mariam spoke up and convinced Elluka it was better they had Riliane as a ruler than none at all. She then asked Leonhart if he could bring Allen in as a "servant" soon and the captain of the royal guard affirmed he could. He then said he'd be grateful if she could arrange for the boy to become the princess' attendant. Mariam abided, suggesting they share their decision with Prime Minister Minis, and Leonhart stated he'd that to her.When Mariam said she'd leave, confident Chartette had already broken something, Leonhart noted that it sounded severe and Mariam qualified she was a good-natured child, despite her clumsiness. After the assassin compared taking care of Chartette to raising another kind of daughter like Ney and left, Leonhart observed Elluka's warm reaction.
Once the mage declared she'd retire as well, saying she didn't get much sleep last night, Leonhart agreed, teasing that her eyes did look pretty swollen; after witnessing the horrified mage's reaction, Leonhart berated that it was a "joke".
The knight then expressed his relief at her reaction, pointing out how the mage seldom showed how she really felt. Elluka answered that she had lived longer than anyone in the country or the country itself, suggesting it didn't matter even if one or two died. Leonhart then remarked that it was natural to mourn for a loved one, bluntly asking if her long life forfeited her right to grieve. The mage immediately kicked him in the shin, calling him an idiot.
After returning home, Leonhart announced his plans to take Allen to the palace the next day to his foster children. That night, Germaine argued with the knight about his decision until dawn the next day. That morning, he and his beloved son went to the palace. While walking through the halls, Princess Riliane approached them and asked who the boy was and he explained he was a new servant.After introducing her to Allen, Leonhart stopped the excited Princess from immediately taking the boy with her. Kneeling before her, the captained of the royal guard insisted Mariam dress him in proper attire first before he accompanied her. Riliane complied and commanded him to make sure he took the boy to the maid and then returned him to her immediately. Leonhart happily agreed.
After the princess left, the warrior told his son that that was his sister, saying they met again after seven years. He was then surprised to hear Allen's happiness to see her smile. Later, he requested Ney find her mother to inspect the boy. Ney complied and soon after brought the head maid to examine the former prince. After Allen had been brought in as a chamberlain, Leonhart instructed him to keep their relationship as parent and child secret from Riliane. When the boy asked about Mariam, the knight simply replied that there were all kinds of women in the world.
Reign of Evil
- "Even if she's still young to be involved in politics, she should think more about her people."
- ―Leonhart regarding the Princess[src]
In December of EC 499, in response to the poor harvest yields and starvation throughout the kingdom, Leonhart ordered that he and his daughter abstain from drinking alcohol until the people’s suffering had ended. On December 26, Leonhart met with Riliane and Minis in the Hall of Sounds. The captain of the royal guard argued that they could distribute the palace's food reserves to the people to compensate for the famine.
As the year progressed, Leonhart continuously opposed Riliane's selfishness and disregard for the populace, often quarreling with her at the palace over her conduct and extravagance. Pulling his status as one of the Three Heroes, the frustrated royal guard captain remained obstinate as Riliane increasingly executed her subjects for minor offenses. At some point, he came in contact with King Kyle and the two collaborated with each other in secret.
Riliane then coldly provided a solution: let them eat snacks since they couldn't eat bread. Abhorred, the conversation evolved into a heated squabble and Leonhart failed to convince either Riliane or Minis to provide proper assistance. Later that day, he witnessed Germaine pummel a thug and curse him out, much to his embarrassment.
- "The Princess doesn't understand the value of things. She doesn't realize that the meals lined up on the tables of the people every day are far worse than the feed given to her beloved horse. That sheltered girl can't even look beyond herself."
- ―Leonhart voicing his dissatisfaction[src]
The next day, Leonhart made his rounds to increase security for the princess' birthday party that night. While passing by the stables around 3 o’clock, Leonhart noticed Josephine, the princess' horse, was missing and wondered if Riliane had gone out for the day. Seeing Allen and Chartette cleaning the Heavenly Yard, he approached them and asked if they were working hard.
Ruffling his son's hair, Leonhart noted he seemed to be having trouble being a servant and Allen politely responded that the captain of the royal guard's work was harder. Disappointed, he reminded Allen he could call him "Dad" like when they lived together. The servant responded that he never called him that, earning Leonhart’s confusion as he scratched his head.
Once he asked how the boy was doing after a year of servitude, the boy brushed it off and asked about Germaine. Leonhart recounted her squabble the day prior, sighing and expressing his doubt anyone would ever marry her. Chartette then interrupted, curious if Leonhart came to steal wine from the warehouse. The knight immediately denied the accusation, revealing his recent decision to abstain.
He then explained his reasoning to the shocked pair, citing the captain of the royal guard shouldn't have such luxuries while the people starved. When Allen asked if Riliane’s recent foul mood was the cause, he shrugged and explained how Riliane refused to use the palace's stores to feed the people. Chartette encouraged him to persuade the Princess but he countered with how Riliane answered his pleas, expressing his frustration with her childish and warped sense of reality.Reminded of the earlier oddity, he asked if Riliane had left, noting Josephine was gone, and Allen questioned if she was stolen; stating it was impossible because of their security, the knight became pallid as Allen suggested they might have been too focused on defending from intruders rather than fugitives.
As the realization came over him, a scream was heard and the three rushed inside to find Ney passing between two mirrors, telling them Riliane had escaped from the palace. Led to Riliane's room, Ney explained how she had walked in to find the princess missing and showed them the opened secret passage at the back of the fireplace.
Search for the Princess
- "Princess Riliane!"
"What? You are going to spew harsh words at me even on such a day as this?"
"You escaped from the castle! What were you planning to do if the worst happened?"
"Preventing that would be the duty of the royal guard! I heard scolding. If you apologize for your blunder, we can rejoice for my safety. Why neglect it?"
- ―Leonhart and Princess Riliane[src]
Leonhart then immediately ordered everyone present to gather as many able hands as possible, organizing a search party to find the escaped princess. Returning to the stables, the knight discerned Josephine’s tracks from the ground and followed them to the Forest of Bewilderment. Leonhart then joined the search party in exploring the woodland, walking by Allen’s side.
After hearing the guard vice captain berate the gate guard for allowing Riliane to leave without an escort, Leonhart told Allen to come along, noting it was definitely the "Forest of Bewilderment". Leonhart later told Allen not to stray too far or he would get lost. The servant replied that he would be fine since he had been there before and the royal guard captain admitted he was right.
Later on during the search, the servant asked if he was sure Riliane went through the forest. Leonhart confirmed that was where the tracks led, remarking that she didn't have the energy to dismount from her horse to walk the path. Leonhart then overheard Ney run over to check on their progress, apologizing for not being more careful with Riliane when she heard they hadn't found her either.
After his adoptive son told Ney that it wasn't her fault, Leonhart agreed, pointing out that no one in the palace had known about the secret passage. Shortly after, Allen called out to the knight and told him that he'd go on ahead. Once the boy confirmed he had an idea where Riliane was hiding, Leonhart told him again to not get lost and watched him leave before continuing the search.That evening, Leonhart saw a signal flare was launched at the nearby port town and traveled there with the rest of the search party. As he marched up the city streets, he saw Allen and Riliane talking and angrily yelled out to her. Once the search party caught up to the two, the captain of the royal guard pushed Allen aside to face the princess directly.
As the monarch questioned if he was really going to lecture her on her birthday, Leonhart began berating her for leaving the castle, asking what she had planned to do if the worst happened. Riliane coldly responded that it was the royal guards' job to prevent that. Astonished, he remained silent as Riliane declared they could rejoice in her safety once he apologized for his "blunder" of scolding her, cheerfully asking why he'd neglect it.
Furious, Leonhart glared at the devilishly smiling princess staring back at him. Once Riliane reminded everyone who she was and commanded them to kneel to her, Leonhart obeyed. As he barely restrained his anger, the royal guard stated what was important was that she was safe. The knight then escorted the princess back to the palace along with the royal guard.
Their Fourteenth Birthday
- "While the entire nation starves."
- ―Leonhart's reaction to Riliane's birthday cake[src]
During the celebration that night, the jaded warrior guarded one of the stairway entrances to the Hall of Mirrors, his eyes shifting constantly around the ballroom as he watched the celebration. After seeing Riliane’s massive birthday cake presented before the crowd, his jaw dropped.
Hearing Minis list the cake's numerous sweet ingredients, Leonhart commented that the entire nation was starving in the meantime. The furious warrior then clenched his teeth and stormed out of the hall toward the staircase. When Allen attempted to stop him immediately after, reminding him of his guard duty, Leonhart yelled that he was making his rounds outside.
The warrior then expressed his distaste with how the girl was reshaping the country as she saw fit like a witch; saying she was definitely "The Daughter of Evil", Leonhart headed down the stairs. Sometime after he left, he headed home and announced his return to Germaine, asked if he had eaten, to which he replied he had. Awkwardly watching her sniff him for booze, he reinforced his earlier vow they agreed to.
A few days later, he realized he had forgotten Allen’s birthday and went out to buy a mirror similar to the one owned by Riliane, albeit fake. In early EC 500, Leonhart began sneaking into the palace warehouses at night and smuggled out some food, giving it to the starving people. The next day, he was summoned by Riliane and, certain it was because of his smuggling, slipped into a depression.
While eating dinner with Germaine, she asked what was wrong and he explained his dejection, believing the princess discovered his theft and would have him executed, and declared he wanted her to succeed him if that were the case. With Germaine brushing the idea aside, Leonhart prepared to depart before noting his daughter’s dress, asking if it was the birthday present he got her. Reminded of Allen’s birthday, he ran to his storeroom and picked up the handbag with his gift, explaining to Germaine he would be bringing it with him to the palace.
The next day, Leonhart left for the palace and answered Riliane’s beckons that night. Entering her room, the princess welcomed the commander and he mentioned the impropriety of them being alone together at such an hour. Riliane teased him, remarking she understood that he preferred well-endowed women like her mother. Their conversation continued as they discussed Queen Anne’s crushes before the princess told him she believed it was time they start considering the people’s well-being. Stunned, Leonhart listened as Riliane elucidated how grateful she was for his food eviction at the palace barn, allowing him to freely distribute the food with her permission first from then on.
After a short silence, Leonhart thanked the princess and Riliane offered him a drink in celebration. Grateful, he accepted the liquor and listened to Riliane explain it was Blood Grave, the high-quality wine loved by the fabled Vanika Conchita. Leonhart asked if the princess would like a cup but she denied a taste, not understanding the fascination. The knight told her she was young and would someday understand its excellence, celebrating with her until late at night.
Around three o’clock the next morning, the drunk and merry warrior meandered through the empty courtyard until stopped by Allen, who noted his stupor. In response, he barely articulated his excuse, preparing to give the servant his present when the boy drew a sword on him and told him he needed to die. Confused, Leonhart drew his sword and asked who gave him the order and, when Allen refused to say, realized it was all Riliane’s trap. Dueling him, Leonhart cornered Allen when he suddenly felt weak, kneeling to the ground as Allen explained they drugged the wine with chronic anesthesia.
Too weak to support himself, the warrior collapsed with his gift rolling out of his arms. Apologizing for forgetting his birthday, Leonhart explained the gift and said he needed to pay attention to his appearance as a palace servant. Allen asked why Leonhart wanted to kill Riliane and, in response to the warrior’s confusion, stabbed him with the sword. Writhing in pain, he mused how his foster son never once called him "Dad" and then asked why Allen had to kill him. Telling the boy he had yielded to "The Daughter of Evil", the dying Leonhart gave Allen his last piece of advice: to be careful and not to cry. Succumbing to his wounds, the valiant warrior died.
Following his death, Leonhart was sent to the Heavenly Yard and remained there. In EC 998, he and the other souls were pulled back to the Third Period as the ground world merged with the Hellish Yard. Afterward, he returned to his duties as captain of the royal guard in the palace and attended Princess Riliane's dinner party in the Hall of Mirrors, overseeing its security.
During the festivities, Leonhart watched as Riliane's giant cake was brought out before the princess leaped out of the dessert and commanded everyone there to kneel to her. He then watched Germaine lecture her and begin dragging her out of the Hall of Mirrors. When the princess fled out of the hall from his foster daughter, the knight spotted Allen trying to chase after her. As Germaine attempted to run after Allen, Leonhart grabbed her by the shoulder and held her back despite her protests, allowing his foster son to go after his twin.
- "Ah, now I understand, Germaine. You set off the revolution for this sole reason. Hahaha, it’s so ironic. In the name of order and justice, you set up the banner for peace. I was right."
Following his assassination, Leonhart's corpse was discovered in the riverbank the next morning and a private funeral was held for him soon after, attended by his subordinates and comrades, including Elluka and Mariam. Although the Lucifenian Palace offered to hold a public ceremony, Germaine refused. Swearing revenge on his grave, his foster daughter later founded the Lucifenian Resistance and sparked the Lucifenian Revolution to bring retribution to her father's murderers.
Although the truth behind his assassination was never uncovered, the general populace assumed Princess Riliane's involvement in the scandal and Germaine's vengeful motives for the revolution began circulating in rumor among the public. When Riliane Mouchet confronted Germaine during her resulting depression, the former Lucifenian commander asserted that she should follow her father's example and honor his memory.
In history, Leonhart was famed in legend as one of the Three Heroes serving under King Arth I during Lucifenia's conquests. Over a century since his death, Elluka told stories of Leonhart's many adventures to Constable Ayn Anchor. After the death of Shaw Freezis, Elluka recalled also losing Leonhart and Mariam while mourning his death, lamenting not even being there to see how they died or at least try and save them.
Personality and Traits
- "My father said that Leonhart Avadonia was a simple, straightforward man which was exactly the reason why he was strong."
- ―Riliane Mouchet[src]
Leonhart was a straight-forward, caring, and kind-hearted man, dedicated to his family and friends. As a citizen of the Kingdom of Lucifenia, Leonhart was a patriot to his country, serving in the Lucifenian military since his teenage years and loyally serving King Arth during the war against Asmodean and Beelzenia.
His devotion to his kingdom and its citizens led to a concern for their well-being and fierce loyalty to maintaining the nation Arth and Anne built up over the course of decades. However, during his younger years, the knight's overzealous loyalty to serving Arth's conquests caused him to commit numerous brutalities against innocents during the war effort. After encountering Germaine, Leonhart recognized the atrociousness of his own conduct, though continuing to serve the royal family unquestioningly thereafter.
As the captain of the Royal Guard, he took his responsibility to the royal family very seriously and believed it was his duty to suffer as the people suffered. Despite this, he was willing to compromise his loyalty to the crown, should he believe the cause was just, and was not above opposing his monarch's policies or ideology if he believed they disregarded the public's best interests. Still, he acted honorable, answering Princess Riliane's call even though he was certain she planned to kill him. Because of his loyalty and sense of duty, Leonhart desired to protect everyone he cared for from harm, although ultimately leading to his demise.
A fierce and brave warrior, Leonhart's actions on the battlefield earned him the admiration and respect of the Kingdom. Preferring a direct approach, the warrior was impulsive by nature and rarely thought too hard on a subject. When confronted with complex situations, he usually provided simple solutions and was notably light-hearted and carefree about most difficulties he would face. This forward way of thinking connected to his sense of honor, respecting upfront confrontations rather than underhanded tactics. Despite being famed as a warrior hero during the war, Leonhart was merciful in battle, refusing to kill either Gast Venom or Allen Avadonia in their respective duels despite having the upper hand.Possessing a chivalric spirit, Leonhart never hit women, even when drunk, and never plotted to betray to overthrow the monarchy despite Riliane's tyranny. Although admirable, Leonhart was a hopeless drunkard and would sometime lose his temper and lash out at others. He also felt some inner turmoil, often breaking into tears when drunk, as well as becoming maudlin and overemotional. In rare circumstances, the warrior could become depressed, especially when fearing his approaching death.
Although having never married, Leonhart gladly adopted both Germaine and Allen and loved the idea of being their father. As part of the same family, the warrior encouraged his children to refer to him affectionately and was disappointed that Allen never did so. Because of Germaine's tomboyish attitude, Leonhart grew worried she'd never marry and often tried to instill a more feminine appearance and behavior into her. Despite this, he showed no qualms with sharing his drinking habit with her, though refusing to train her in the art of swordplay.
Similarly, he recognized that there were all kinds of women in the world and shared a close relationship with his fellow comrades, Elluka and Mariam. In his youth, the hero developed a crush on Queen Anne and aspired to share a romance with her. However, after realizing Anne's sole love for Arth, Leonhart gave up on his fantasy and resolved to find happiness with just serving near her, although it took him years before finally embracing the notion whole-heartedly. However, because of his simplicity, the warrior was senseless in regards to other people's deeper, untold feelings; in the same circumstances, he could also be very perceptive because of his bluntness, much to Elluka's ire.
Skills and Abilities
- "Germaine's father was Sir Leonhart of the Three Heroes, correct?"
"Yeah. Leonhart Avadonia. He was the strongest swordsman of Lucifenia."
- ―Yukina Freezis and Riliane Mouchet[src]
A famed swordsman of his time and among the strongest warriors produced in the Kingdom of Lucifenia, Leonhart utilized a traditional Lucifenian fencing style. Trained by a legendary swordsman of Asmodean, Leonhart's strength and speed augmented his capabilities and improved with age and experience. His favorite move, "Bull Style", involved momentarily raising his sword as high as his head before striking his opponent with great force. Because of his simple way of thinking, Leonhart rarely hesitated in battle and overwhelmed his adversaries with brute force, although he was also willing to employ taunting during fights to unnerve them.
Even when drunk, the swordsman was still deadly in battle and acted seemingly unimpaired while fighting; he was also able to resist powerful anesthetics for long periods of time through his sheer will, even while being inebriated, and suffered no apparent side effects in battle. However, Leonhart's greatest ability was his skills in observation. In combat, he was able to watch, learn, and adapt to an opponent's fighting style, gaining him leverage against his opponents, which allowed him to challenge the equally legendary Gast Venom in swordplay.
Because of his years of combat experience, the warrior was capable of quickly changing his attacks while preparing to strike and could accurately predict his opponents' moves. Despite this, his skill extended to more than just the battlefield. When Princess Riliane had fled from the palace, he was the first to notice Josephine was missing and later discerned her hoof prints from the rest of the earth to follow their trail. He was also a capable mentor, honing Allen's skills and making him an excellent swordsman. While drinking, Leonhart sometimes sang along with Germaine.
Anne Lucifen d'Autriche: Leonhart's former employer. Leonhart had a close friendship with Anne before her death, with the queen trusting him to raise her son and enlisting his aid in political disputes or in wartime. In his youth, Leonhart fell in love with Anne, finding her very attractive; recognizing her feelings for Arth, he learned through many years to be satisfied with simply serving the queen as best he could.
Elluka Clockworker: A fellow member of the Three Heroes. Leonhart and Elluka had a deep friendship cultivated over the course of the Lucifenian Expansion War that would continue to his death. The two enjoyed spending time together and looked to each other's counsel in difficult situations, although Leonhart would sometimes act overly candid in contrast to her evasive nature.
Mariam Futapie: A fellow member of the Three Heroes. Leonhart and Mariam had a deep friendship cultivated over the course of the Lucifenian Expansion War. Finding her to have a unique character, the two enjoyed spending time together and looked to each other's counsel in difficult situations. This friendship continued until his death, however he remained unaware of her feelings towards him.
Allen Avadonia: Leonhart's adopted son. Leonhart cared deeply for Allen as a son after adopting him, acting protective of the boy and wishing to reunite him with his sister, although he was exasperated with Allen's formality towards him; in addition, Leonhart expressed concern for Allen's appearance as a palace servant. Although bewildered by the boy's intentions to kill him, but did not hold it against him after guessing the cause, using his last words to give the boy advice.
Germaine Avadonia: Leonhart's adopted daughter. Leonhart shared many interests with Germaine, including a love of wine and headstrong nature, although he expressed vexation for this when she got into fights in public. He showed a concern for her appearance as well as wellbeing, such as when enquiring after her worn out attire. Nonetheless, he trained her in swordplay and entertained plans to make her his successor if he were to die.
Riliane Lucifen d'Autriche: The child of Anne that he swore to protect. Uneasy about her rule initially, Leonhart only became further infuriated by Riliane's reckless immaturity and overindulgences, as well as her poor treatment of Lucifenia's people. Due to this, he often opposed her both publicly and in secret; although caught off guard and overjoyed by Riliane's supposed attempts to make peace, he correctly guessed that it was she who ordered Allen to kill him.
Kyle Marlon: An old acquaintance of Leonhart's. The Marlon King appeared among those close to him at the slain warrior's funeral, though their relationship was kept secret.
Conceptualization and Origin
- Leonhart's name is possibly derived from Richard I of England, also known as Richard the Lionheart; King Richard earned his nickname due to his valor as a warrior and military leader.
- Leonhart's name is partially inspired by the name of his representative Vocaloid, LE♂N, with both names sharing the first four letters.
- His last name, Avadonia, seems to be a corruption of Abbadon.
- He shares the same birthday (January 15th) with his Vocaloid.
- Among Ney's rumors about Leonhart, he is mentioned as having kidnapped a baby from one of the warring countries he defeated.
- Originally, the origin of Germaine's birth and how she was adopted by Leonhart was planned to be included in The Daughter of Evil: Praeludium of Red but was cut for convenience.
- When asked about his favorite character in The Daughter of Evil series, mothy answered that he liked the Three Heroes.
- In Epic of Evil: The Daughter of Evil Fanbook, Leonhart was voted as the seventeenth most popular character in The Daughter of Evil series by Japanese fans.