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"As soon as those two go, I'll close up. I'll go spend some time with the guys."
―Lilien Turner[src]


Lilien Turner was a baker from Mystica, Asmodean in the Beelzenian Empire and one of Duke Sateriasis Venomania's many victims. Several months after her childhood friend Lukana's disappearance, Lilien met and became enamored with Duke Sateriasis Venomania. Despite her friend Rajih's warnings, she pursued a romance, becoming enchanted by the Duke and joining Lukana in his harem.

History

Early Life

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Lukana buying Lilien a bracelet at a street vendor in Mystica

Born in Mystica, Lilien lived as the daughter of a baker. When young, she met Rajih and Lukana Octo, becoming their friend and playmate. Due to the lack of exciting things to do where they lived, the three strived to have fun and became close. As they grew older, the three began helping with their parent's work and began seeing each other less and less.[1]

Around EC 135, Lilien and Lukana went shopping through town. Lilien noticed Lukana was buying a bracelet and queried if it was for her. Lukana expressed that it suited her, putting it on her friend's wrist despite Lilien's insistence. Noting the one her friend owned, the tailor explained that now they matched, grasping her hand to put the trinkets beside one another.[2]

Visitor to Mystica

"The missing people are beautiful women like you. Lilien, please take care of yourself."
―Duke Sateriasis Venomania[src]


After Lukana disappeared in January of EC 136, Lilien told Rajih she planned to search for her. Months later in April, whilst working at the family bakery, she yawned, disinterested in the conversation the two customers were having about the recent disappearances. As she prepared to close shop, ready to hang out with the guys, a stranger noted how popular rumors of the incident were popular in town. Surprised, she looked to see the handsome man before her asking about directions.

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Lilien escorts the Duke to the mountains

Lilien's father then came in yelling at the man and she cursed, yelling back at her father. As they continued to bicker, he suddenly kneeled before the man, apologizing. Confused, Lilien learned he was Duke Sateriasis Venomania and her father told her to lead the duke to the Misty Mountains.

She obeyed and the two traveled together through a forest on their way to mountain range. Venomania apologized for the inconvenience and Lilien brushed it off since it was her father's will and asked why he wanted to go there. Once he explained his desire to visit the ruins, she warned that the altar there was haunted. The duke noted how timid she was acting and, embarrassed, the baker said it was because she was traveling alongside Duke Venomania.

In reply, he told her she didn't have to be respectful since he was incompetent, unable to solve the recent disappearance cases. Reminded of Lukana, she mentioned how several women had disappeared in Mystica as well. Told to take care of herself because those missing were beautiful women like her, Lilien responded that she wasn't in comparison to Lukana, describing what had happened to her.

They later arrived at the mountains and Lilien said he would reach the ruins if he followed the mountain path. In response to the Duke's gratitude and wish to find her friend, she lackadaisically said she believed him and that Lukana would be alright. Venomania noted her frankness and, giggling, explained once again that it was because she was speaking with the duke.

He grabbed her shoulder and qualified that she was still a bit stiff and he flirted that she could stay there in front of him. Embarrassed, she failed to respond and Sateriasis questioned if her tomboyish attitude with her father was her normal self. Stuttering, she said it wasn't and he responded that she looked more attractive when she acted naturally. Before she could finish her response, he let go of her shoulder and headed for the mountains.

Watching him continue on his journey, she yelled if it was alright for the duke to traverse the mountains alone. Chuckling, he told her he had his retainer, revealing a red cat in his coat. Surprised, she watched him move farther and farther away until Rajih called out and grabbed her attention. Her friend explained that her father asked him to look for her due to the dangers of the mountain and she retorted that the Duke was still gone. Curious, Rajih asked what was wrong, noting her face was red.[3]

Newfound Romance

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Lilien waking from her nightmare

"But in this sandy and dusty town, what I'm attracted to is the flower that blooms among the sand."
―Sateriasis Venomania[src]

That night, Lilien dreamed of Lukana giving her the bracelet and, as she was about to thank her, saw Lukana stare blankly at her before disappearing into the crowd. Crying after her, the baker's nightmare ended and she looked to see Lukana's bracelet on the nightstand, wondering where she had gone.

During work the next day, Duke Venomania visited her again. When asked what was wrong, Lilien told him she didn't expect him to visit and he responded he had promised to. Saying she thought he was only being polite, she asked if he finished his errand. Affirming her answer, he said he would stay for a while, attracted to the flower that bloomed among the sand. Catching his flirt, she blushed and he asked if she liked it. Reluctantly she admitted she didn't dislike it.

The Duke then immediately suggested she take him on a tour of the town but Lilien hesitated, saying she had already left the shop too many times. The duke brushed it off, turning to face her father and saying he fought hard for her time. To Lilien's displeasure, she watched her father lovingly cuddle a bag of gold he haggled from Venomania. Free to leave the shop, she lead Sateriasis through town, showing him the different merchandise for sale at the market. While looking at an elaborate skirt, he asked her to dance and, accepting, the two danced in front of the passing townsfolk in the market street.[4]

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Lilien throws a vase of flowers at Rajih

Several days later, the two went out on another outing and he bought her a dress, inviting her to the Ferdinand Mansion with him.

Later the day, she prepared herself for their final date, wearing the dress, when Rajih confronted her and noted how weird she was acting.

Peeved, she asked if she had said something odd. Rajih then pointed out her uncharacteristic clothes and she told them the duke bought them for her, asking if her friend found them cute. Rajih then suddenly slammed his fist on the wall, demanding she stopped being so conceited and, shaken, Lilien told him that even she could fall in love and asked why that was so wrong.

Tears in her eyes, the baker wondered what Rajih meant as he formed a reply but he brushed it off, instead telling her not to become too attached to Sateriasis. Lilien yelled that the duke was not like that and the peasant berated at how childish she was acting. Stuttering, she replied that the duke wouldn't abandon her, trying to say he loved her before Rajih cut her off. As he reminded her she should be looking for Lukana like she said, Lilien threw a vase of flowers at him, telling him to shut up and leave.

Seduced

"I thought she would agree this time without having to us "that". I guess it wasn't going so well, huh?"
―Duke Venomania before invoking his powers[src]


That night, after traveling to the Ferdinand estate, she joined Duke Venomania in a bedchamber. Noting he would return home the next day, Sateriasis affirmed that he didn't want to stay much longer. Standing nervously, Lilien was grabbed by the purple-haired man and pulled onto the bed. Passionately kissing her, she turned her head away from him and spotted a bracelet identical to hers on his wrist.

After being discovered, Venomania admitted it was a gift from Lukana and the distraught Lilien listened to Venomania's explanation that she was living with him in Lasaland and realized that the one behind the dissappearing women was him. Finishing her statement for her, the duke told her that the women wanted to become part of his "harem" and that it was okay for her leave with him the next day and join them.

Remembering Rajih's words that the best she could be was his "mistress", she queried why the duke hid the truth from her about Lukana's location. The tearful Lilien then said she was going home and began to run out of the room.[5] The Duke then caught up to her and, staring into her eyes, invoked his powers of Lust upon the baker and they returned to bed. Surrendering herself upon his chest,[6] she laid there as Rajih burst in and stood up with the duke as he questioned who he was, holding her "lover" closely.

She was then sat upon the bad while the duke transformed, soon after standing behind him as Venomania battled Rajih and remained there after the duel finished and Sateriasis left. Once Rajih had awakened, he carried Lilien back home and she slept in her room. In the middle of the night, she woke up, unlocked her bedroom window and escaped, traveling to Lasaland in the north to be with Duke Venomania.[7]

After arriving at the mansion, she entered the basement and smiled at the sight of her lover, surrounded by Lukana and other members of his harem. Once again, the duke asked for a dance and the two danced together in front of the other concubines.[8] When the disguised Karchess Crim successfully stabbed the Duke in EC 137, Lilien broke free of his spell and began to flee the mansion with the others.[9]

Later Life

She and Lukana later reunited with Rajih, and the three of them decided to start a new life; traveling to the East, Lilien and her friends eventually settled there.[10]

Personality and Traits

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Lilien's uncharacteristic state while infatuated with the Duke

"I'm a girl. Even I can fall in love. What's wrong with that?"
―Lilien to Rajih[src]


Lilien was brash, bold, and usually argumentative. Unafraid to speak her mind, she often acted like a tomboy and preferred to enjoy the company of men rather than gossip with women.[11] Similarly, she had a strong distaste for feminine clothing due to how restrictive the dresses were.[12] Despite this, she was very kind and caring for her close friends. This loyalty extended so far that she was willing to search for them herself should they ever go missing. In spite of her outward behavior, Lilien had low self-esteem in regards to her her appearance and did not find herself that beautiful.[13]

Since her childhood, Lilien shared a close relationship with Lukana and Rajih, valuing their friendship together. Although unable to see them as much as she began helping with her father's bakery, Lilien remained close with them.[14] She also appreciated Lukana's efforts to make her feel more secure about her appearance.[15] After meeting Sateriasis Venomania, Lilien instantly grew infatuated with the handsome Duke and acted much more meek, polite, and sensitive while in his presence.[16] As he continued to show romantic interest in her, Lilien became uncharacteristically enamored with the girly things she hated. However, her romantic interest in Venomania put a strain on her relationship with Rajih and she began forgetting her earlier resolve to find Lukana. After discovering the Duke's lies, Lilien felt  betrayed and torn for ignoring Rajih's warning.[17] Once she put under Venomania's spell, she became completely infatuated with him and deeply desired to be near and please him, forgetting her previous values and freely leaving her family and friends to join his harem.[18]

Skills and Abilities

Although working at her father's shop, Lilien was not very dedicated or attentive to her work and lacked much enthusiasm.[19] She was, however, largely independent and knew her way around the area without any trouble. She was also a capable dancer.[20]

Character Connections

Sateriasis Venomania: Lilien's abductor. Lilien developed feelings for the duke when acting as his guide; she was flattered by his attentions, although incredulous of them, and found him to be very handsome. Due to this, she became more meek and sensitive in his presence and would act uncharacteristically feminine to get his attention. Lilien was shocked and distraught to discover he was Lukana's abductor, but joined his harem due to the power of Lust; when he was killed she fled the mansion, horrified by his exploitation of her.

Lukana Octo: Lilien's childhood friend. She valued their friendship deeply and was greatly disturbed when Lukana disappeared, having nightmares about her disappearance. She searched for her tirelessly and became greatly disturbed when learning the duke was behind her disappearance. When Lilien joined the duke's harem, she was happy to reunite with Lukana, and afterwards traveled with her and Rajih after they were freed.

Rajih: A childhood friend of Lilien. She valued his friendship deeply, playing with him often when they were kids although unable to see him as often when they were adults. When she began to fall in love with the duke, she resented his warnings about Venomania and forgot her regard for him entirely when charmed by the duke. Once freed from Venomania's harem, she would reunite with Rajih and travel with him and Lukana to various places.

Trivia

Conceptualization and Origin

  • Lilien's name is German, meaning "lilies" and is a reference to her representative Vocaloid; lilies can symbolize traits of masculinity as well as traits of high sexuality, eroticism, and motherhood.
  • Her surname, Turner, is derived from English and Irish, referring to a person who works with a lathe.
  • Lilien's name is partially inspired by the name of her representative Vocaloid, Lily, the name sharing the same romaji for "Lily" in its beginning.

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References

  1. The Lunacy of Duke Venomania (manga) - Chapter 3
  2. The Lunacy of Duke Venomania (manga) - Chapter 2
  3. The Lunacy of Duke Venomania (manga) - Chapter 1
  4. The Lunacy of Duke Venomania (manga) - Chapter 2
  5. The Lunacy of Duke Venomania (manga) - Chapter 3
  6. The Lunacy of Duke Venomania (manga) - Chapter 3
  7. The Lunacy of Duke Venomania (manga) - Chapter 4
  8. The Lunacy of Duke Venomania (manga) - Chapter 5
  9. The Lunacy of Duke Venomania - 術のとけた女たちは全て 我に返り屋敷から逃げ出した
  10. Deadly Sins of Evil: The Lunacy of Duke Venomania - Epilogue
  11. The Lunacy of Duke Venomania (manga) - Chapter 1
  12. The Lunacy of Duke Venomania (manga) - Chapter 3
  13. The Lunacy of Duke Venomania (manga) - Chapter 1
  14. The Lunacy of Duke Venomania (manga) - Chapter 3
  15. The Lunacy of Duke Venomania (manga) - Chapter 2
  16. The Lunacy of Duke Venomania (manga) - Chapter 1
  17. The Lunacy of Duke Venomania (manga) - Chapter 3
  18. The Lunacy of Duke Venomania (manga) - Chapter 5
  19. The Lunacy of Duke Venomania (manga) - Chapter 1
  20. The Lunacy of Duke Venomania (manga) - Chapter 2
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