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Revision as of 22:35, 26 January 2019

ヘカーティア・ラピスラズリ
Hecatia Lapislazuli
he̞ka̠ːtia̠ ɾ̠a̠pisɯᵝɾ̠a̠zɯᵝɾi
Hecatia Lapislazuli
Hecatia Lapislazuli in Legacy of Lunatic Kingdom
Goddess of Hell
More Character Titles
Species

Goddess

Abilities

To have three bodies

Location

Hell

Music Themes
Appearances
Official Games
Print Works

Hecatia Lapislazuli (ヘカーティア・ラピスラズリ Hekātia Rapisurazuri) is a Goddess of Hell.

General Information[edit]

Hecatia appeared as the Extra Stage Boss in Legacy of Lunatic Kingdom.

Personality[edit]

According to Eiki Shiki Hecatia is eccentric but relatively not evil compared to most denizens of Hell.[1] Additionally, it might be possible that her personality changes when she switches between her three bodies.[2]

Abilities and Possessions[edit]

Ability to have three bodies

Hecatia's ability allows her to exist on Earth, the Moon, and the Otherworlds all at once with different bodies, while her core soul resides in Hell. As places like Gensokyo and the Dream World are Otherworlds, Hecatia can access these, as well.

Background Information[edit]

Her full name is Hecatia Lapislazuli (ヘカーティア・ラピスラズリ). Her given name, Hecatia, is derived from Hecate (Ἑκάτη, Hekátē), the Greek goddess, whom Hecatia is believed to be based on. Her last name, Lapislazuli, is the name of a stone prized since antiquity for its rich, deep blue color.

Hecatia's Otherworld body
Hecatia's Earth body
Hecatia's Moon body

Origin[edit]

She seems to be based on Hecate, who was associated with the underworld in myth through forms of magic, like witchcraft, necromancy, and sorcery, ghosts, thresholds and crossroads, and the border between worlds. She was also associated with dogs, light, the Moon, and knowledge of herbs and poisonous plants. Her Roman depiction, Trivia, was similar, along with being associated with graveyards. Hecate is also commonly depicted with three heads or bodies, representing crossroads.

Design[edit]

Hecatia appears within the Dream World with red eyes and hair. She is fairly modern looking, wearing a short, three-colored, plaid skirt, and a black t-shirt with "Welcome ❤ Hell" written on the front, worn off her shoulders. She also wears a collar, with chains attached, each one leading to an orb of the Moon, the Earth, and an orb representing the Otherworlds, the last of which sits in her hat atop her head. During the course of her fight, her hair and eyes turn blue or blonde as she switches the Otherworld orb with the Earth or Moon orbs respectively. As it mentioned in the liner notes to her theme, her outfit is inspired by Death Metal. ZUN thought of the process "Hell -> Shinigami (death gods) -> Death -> Death Metal".[3] Although she is shown barefoot in her in-game portraits and various manga appearances, she is seen wearing boots in Chapter 13 of Visionary Fairies in Shrine.

Hecatia's Appearances[edit]

Legacy of Lunatic Kingdom
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Literature[edit]

Visionary Fairies in Shrine

Shortly after the events of Legacy of Lunatic Kingdom, Hecatia brought Clownpiece to Gensokyo and asked her to stay there and get used to the place.[4] In Chapter 10, Hecatia appears in Gensokyo again to check on Clownpiece, and assigns her a new task asking her to encounter more lifeforce, especially from things that aren't often seen in [Hell]. In Chapter 13, she meets Reimu Hakurei and Marisa Kirisame, and talks with them about the stone cherries that are appearing in Gensokyo, affirming that those stones are nothing but the crystallization of the missing fairies' lifeforce, and saying that she wants to take them with her to Hell.

Relationships[edit]

Junko

Hecatia, like her would-be friend Junko, has a grudge with Chang'e. It was Chang'e's husband who shot down the sun, and without the sun, Hell can't exist because shadows become weak. However, it mostly seems to be through Junko's influence that her grudge exists. Because she sympathized with Junko, she decides to side with her in Legacy of Lunatic Kingdom.

Clownpiece

Clownpiece is a subordinate of Hecatia, who allows Junko to use Clownpiece in her scheme against the Lunar Capital.

Eiki Shiki

Eiki tells Reimu that Hecatia is one of the leaders of her organization. She has only heard of her and her eccentricities, and has yet to meet her personally. [1]

Gallery[edit]


Spell Cards[edit]

Additional Information[edit]

  • Due to Junko sometimes jumping in during the fight, Hecatia has the lowest number of spell cards as an extra stage boss. Most extra bosses will have ten, but Hecatia has eight.
  • According to ZUN, Hecatia is "completely past the level of anyone in Gensokyo or the Lunar Capital."[2]

Fandom[edit]

Official Profiles[edit]

Official Sources[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 ZUN (26 January 2017). "Reimu's Tour of Hell". 東方三月精 ~ Visionary Fairies in Shrine.第5話. Comp Ace. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 Strange Creators of Outer World - Legacy of Lunatic Kingdom interview with ZUN
  3. Legacy of Lunatic Kingdom : Music Room
  4. Visionary Fairies in Shrine - Chapter 4