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Anne (アンネ, Anne?) is a non-player character in Bravely Second: End Layer, and serves as the secondary antagonist. She serves as the cryst-fairy companion of Kaiser Oblivion and works with him as a secretary of sorts. Her loyalty is later revealed to be to another along with her relation to Airy.
In Bravely Default, Anne was nearly identical to Airy save for her peach-colored skin and hair having pink highlights.
In Bravely Second, her appearance is changed with her wings now blackened and her long white hairstyle more bouncy with two tufts sticking out and has colored tips and has blue eyes. Anne is dressed in a black bodysuit with black feathers on both hips with thigh-high black boots and black gloves.
Anne has a relentless side that sometimes peeks out of her.
Anne was created long ago by the will of Providence alongside her younger sister Airy to serve their respective creators. Though sisters, Anne never cared for Airy as the intentions of Ouroboros to invade the Celestial Realm were a threat to Providence's own plans to ravage Luxendarc. Regardless, as Airy enacts his master's will by traveling the multiverse to link countless Luxendarcs, Anne remained and worked to guide the Ba'als created by Providence to Luxendarc. But Anne found opposition from the residents of Fort-Lune as they and their descendants continuous intercept most the Ba'als.
Known as Airy's sister at the time, Anne played a role in convincing the being that would influence the actions of Agnès Oblige and her party to stop Airy when the time comes. It was only after Airy and Ouroboros were defeated that Anne thanks the being for "stopping her sister's plan" before flying off to begin the next phase of her agenda.
Bravely Second: End LayerEdit
After the Ba'al Diamante crashed to Luxendarc once it devastated Fort-Lune, Anne offers her services to Denys Geneolgia and the Glanz Empire by tempting him with the Compass of Space and Time. Posing as Kaiser Oblivion's aide, Anne spend the next few years making preparations for the coming of Providence by first leading the Glanz Empire to where Diamante was sealed by Sage Yulyana. Anne than accompanies the kaiser to kidnap Agnès so they can use her power as a wind vestal to access the Holy Pillar. Once the deed is done, sabotaging the Compass so it can only sent Denys to the future, Anne uses the pillar's light in conjunction with Diamante to remove the moon. Though Anne is mortally wounded, she dies knowing she fulfilled her purpose in invoking the End Layer.
But when Yew's group travels back in time to prevent Denys's abduction of Agnès, they negate the previous timeline and Anne resorts to brainwashing the vestaling Sylvie to invoke the Holy Pillar and pilot the Skyhold. But Denys destroys Anne's brooch, forcing her to awaken Diamente after Providence permits her to do so. But when Denys sacrifices himself to trap Diamante at the end of time, Anne decides to head to the Norende Ravine where she uses the Great Chasm her sister created to complete her mission. But Anne is killed in battle then Yew's group finds her and she reveals the truth behind herself and Airy.
Anne is fought first as the last boss of Chapter 4. While not exactly difficult, she has a tricky arsenal of attacks that can make the battle complicated. She normally assaults the party with The Pointy End which is a normal attack with her lance. However, she will recurrently use Now You See Me and hide alongside five copies. If a copy is attacked, it will result in an I'm Over Here counter to whoever failed to find the true one.
If one simultaneously attacks all of them, the character will be assaulted with a full barrage of counters, easily resulting in death without strong physical defense or the required buffs. While her camouflage can fool even Examine, it is not completely foolproof, if Anne has any continuous condition (a buff, debuff or status ailment) the player can easily check which of them has the condition and thus find the true one. During this time, she uses You Sicken Me, to hit the whole party with a strong physical attack which also inflicts Poison. However, it requires extra BP so she will likely be on the negative for at least a turn, which can be used to recover and remove Poison. If one has no full immunity to Poison, they can use Freelancer's Halfsies to provide the whole party with an Antidote.
Anne will occasionally cast Superbia, dispelling the party's buffs, while granting herself massive boosts in both her offensive and defensive stats. However, this makes it easier to identify her from her copies. Also Superbia does not dispel buffs from other categories, like the ones provided by the Fencer job which are left intact.
Creation and developmentEdit
Anne's theme is "The Evil One", which was originally Airy's theme in Bravely Default. Her boss themes are "Battle of Anne", in Chapter 4, and "Battle of Anne 2", in Chapter 6.
Non-Final Fantasy guest appearancesEdit
Anne, alternatively spelled Ann, is a form of the Latin female given name Anna.Anna is a Latin form of the Greek name Άννα and the Hebrew name Hannah (meaning "favor" or "grace").
- Like Providence, Anne is able to address the player directly.