Bella (アヤメ, Ayame?) is a non-player character in Bravely Second: End Layer. She is the Wizard asterisk holder who loyally serves the Glanz Empire under the title of Dark Vestal. She finds herself in a bizarre relationship with Cú Chulainn.
Bella is a twenty-two year old woman with long black hair, red eyes and purple lipstick. She wears a short dress with a white decorative pattern. She has a long black cloak with a white decorative pattern on the bottom rim and long sleeves and a hood that covers her eyes. She wears black tights and knee-high boots. She carries a small doll with blonde hair that is dressed in a red cloak with the hood up. It has a white shirt under the cloak and long pink ribbon tied around its neck. It has red shoes and red tights.
Bella is considered odd and creepy. She carries around a strange doll, named Donna, and enjoys toying and scaring her victims. She cares for Cú Chulainn as her companion and she can be easily embarrassed, such as when Cú incorrectly states that her greatest talent is ventriloquism. If Cú Chulainn is defeated first in battle, Bella will fly into a rage and try to avenge him while laughing manically.
A few years before the Duchy of Eternia was established, Bella lost her parents and sister Donna when the Crystal Orthodoxy killed them on the charge of witchcraft and being the ones who caused the Great Plague. Bella bared a hatred towards the Geneolgia family since then, making failed attempts to resurrect her sister but conjuring monsters instead. Her only success was resurrecting Cú Chulainn from a statue in the possession of Yew's father, though she accidentally turned him into a centaur. Regardless, besides the doll she named after her sister, Bella came to care for Cú Chulainn.
Bella first makes herself known when Kaiser Oblivion gives her the task to kill Yew Geneolgia, tormenting him after he returned to Pilgrim's Grove for fun with images of dead Crystalguards and her doll. She was about to land the death blow when deterred by Edea Lee, losing her asterisk to them as she is forced to escape. Upon returning to Skyhold, Bella was to be executed for her failure until the Kaiser, touched by Cú Chulainn, gives her one last chance by sending her and her servant to intercept the group at Frozen Hollows.
When Yew and his group use the SP Hourglass to go back in time to stop the kaiser before he could kidnap Agnès, it negated Bella's demise with her appearing to gain memories of her previous timeline as consequence. Revealing her story to Yew, Bella and Cú Chulainn offer themselves to cover the unmasked Denys Geneolgia's escape to the Skyhold. But this time, Yew spares Bella's life and asks that she is taken to see Agnès Oblige so that the cycle of death and hatred does not continue, and that Bella understands that times have changed, and so that Agnès can show Bella hope. Although Bella and Cú Chulainn are asked to remove their weapons, Agnès allows her to keep her doll, out of respect.
Bella wields a mysterious doll in battle and is fought three times. As the wielder of the Wizard asterisk, she utilizes dangerous magic against Yew's party. Spirit Magic allows her to deal moderate damage of various elements to the whole party, but Spellcraft further enhances these spells with painful effects.
Bella will frequently cover herself and her allies with Wall Spellcraft, causing any physical attacks on the target to trigger a damaging magic counter. When going on the offensive, Bella can also use the Dart Spellcraft to make her spell deal heavy damage to a single target, or place Mist Spellcraft on the entire party, recasting her Spirit Magic every turn for periodic damage. In her final battle she will also use Rain, causing multiple hits of heavy spell damage to random party members.
Creation and developmentEdit
Bella appears on a sticker set for the LINE communications app. The sticker set she appears in is titled "Bravely Stickers - Volume 1".
Bella is an Italian female name. It is a diminutive form of names ending in -bella, such as Isabella and Annabella. Bella means "beauty" in Italian, usually use with a woman or a feminine noun such as a song, a city, a photo, etc. Bello is the male equivalent word.
Bella and her sister's names are derived from Belladonna, also known as the deadly nightshade.