I love Lucia from Lunar 2: Eternal Blue. I look up to her, I respect her, I’m cosplaying her this summer. She is one of my favorite female game characters.
When you first meet her, and she defeats hoardes of enemies with just one hand gesture, I was left in awe and pure admiration for this mysterious girl. She starts out without any knowledge of human emotion, acting almost alien. The one thing she cares about is her mission. And even after she learns about the power of the human spirit and love, unlike many other similar characters, she doesn’t “melt”. She doesn’t turn into a mushball or get chickified. She is still just as focused on her mission, but she now knows that her quest means much more than just simply restoring The Blue Star. It also means protecting her friends and all of the people she met. Even after it is revealed Althena is no longer alive, she continues her quest, not just for the sake of “duty”, but for the sake of protecting the wonderful people she met and helped her. She is proof that an ice queen doesn’t have to “melt”. …Also, she is FUCKING GORGEOUS. Her hair. HER HAIR!
That is why I love Lucia.
Special mention also goes to the character Jean from the same game, who has the same attack stat as the main hero, the highest speed of all the characters, takes down a child-abusing evil cult single-handedly by besting them in martial arts, and attacks with her bare fists.