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A knight of Grandshelt and lifelong companion to Rain, whose family took him in when he was orphaned as a child. Sharing command of the airshipt fleet with his friend, he tries to serve as a voice of reason to the impulsive Rain... with only occasional success.
—Official site description

Lasswell is the deuteragonist of Final Fantasy Brave Exvius. A renowned knight from the Kingdom of Grandshelt, he is childhood friends with Rain, and treats his friend's father, Sir Raegen, with great respect. Together, the two are granted the power of visions by the mysterious Fina so that they can save their world, Lapis.

He wields the sword Purple Lightning, which is featured in the game's logo, along with Rain's weapon and Fina herself.

Profile Edit

Appearance Edit

Lasswell has blue eyes and long, black hair. He wears a brown shirt with a purple and silver coat adorned with a rank stripe on his right arm: two down arrows and two horizontal lines and a large assortment of belts. His attire is complete with black pants, silver leg-guards, and black gloves.

Lasswell's Season Two appearance remains largely unchanged from his first appearance, except that he has his hair drawn back in a ponytail. He also wears a red epaulette with golden borders on his left shoulder, with Crimson Saber resting on his back.

Personality Edit

Lasswell is in many ways the opposite of Rain: level-headed, calm, and strict; he is the voice of reason in the party and rarely acts out of his emotions. He doesn't tolerate careless behavior and is easily peeved by Rain, and while he generally follows his friend's lead, Lasswell does voice his objections due to his no-nonsense and cautious attitude. He is also a diligent worker who is entirely devoted to his duties and training. Unlike Rain, Lasswell is shown to be rather clueless about romantic feelings, whether they are his own or those of others. Perhaps due to his own past, he has a soft spot for orphaned children, as seen with Emma.

Even if his hard-earned skills rival Rain's natural talent, Lasswell harbors conflicting feelings of trust and inadequacy toward his lifelong friend, and considers himself inferior to Rain. Mostly due to a feeling that he owes Rain's family (in particular, Sir Raegen, for whom Lasswell holds the utmost respect) a debt of gratitude for taking him in when he was orphaned at a young age, Lasswell has taken upon himself to protect Rain—going as far to refuse to drink water and almost die from dehydration while crossing the Zadehl Desert so as to save water for Rain in case he needed it.

It is also a way to honor the memory of Raegen, although he struggles with the knowledge that this lineage is not his own: although all but raised by him as a true son, and being Rain's older brother more than anything else, Lasswell does not refer to himself as part of Raegen's family.

StoryEdit

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Early lifeEdit

As an infant, Lasswell's parents were killed by monsters. As his father had been a friend of Sir Raegen, Raegen and his wife, Sophia, took Lasswell in and raised him alongside Rain. Sir Raegen taught the young Lasswell many things (including knowledge about the power of visions, and a story about Aldore and Hess), but also mentored him in the arts of the sword.

FFBE Lasswell receives Purple Lightning

Raegen gives Purple Lightning to Lasswell.

As a child, Lasswell wanted to master Raegen's signature move, Tranquility, for which he practiced every minute of the day and night for a long time. He managed to learn the move on his own, but when he thought of showing Raegen, who was overseeing Rain's training, Lasswell saw Rain learning Tranquility in the blink of an eye. It was then than Lasswell realized that Rain had a special gift he would never have, and knew for certain that he was not Raegen's son.

In frustration, Lasswell continued training until Raegen approached him and asked him why he pushed himself so hard. Lasswell answered that he wanted to be strong – stronger than Rain, Raegen himself and everyone else – and that he did not want to give up. Seeing his determination, Raegen then gave Lasswell his own sword, Purple Lightning, telling him to become greater than Raegen ever could.

One day, Rain touched a powerful crystal and his arm began to glow with a strange light, but his health began to deteriorate. Soon after that, Sir Raegen went missing. Although Rain got better, Raegen never came back. Upon his mysterious disappearance, both Lasswell and Rain sought to enter the Royal Guard as Raegen had done.

During their training days as squires, both friends met Charlotte; due to the three being evenly matched, they often sparred together, but as Rain often skipped training, Lasswell and Charlotte spent a lot of time together. The three eventually became knights, and sometime after Rain turned eighteen, he and Lasswell were given shared command of the kingdom's airship fleet.

Season OneEdit

As Rain and Lasswell patrol the skies under the king's orders, they are attacked by a horde of monsters. When they defeat them, a girl encased in crystal appears and advises them to hurry to the Earth Shrine, warning them of the Earth Crystal's shattering. Together, the two make it to the shrine's innermost chamber, where they find an armor-clad man contemplating the crystal. Though Lasswell and Rain try to defend the crystal, the man almost kills them and shatters the Earth Crystal before leaving. The girl in the crystal, Fina, then reappears, grants them the power of visions and teleports them away.

Outside the shrine, the duo finds their airship wrecked and their men killed by the armored man, and so decide to report the incident to the king. Forced to travel on foot, they make their way to Grandshelt Castle, only to find it sieged. They rescue the king, but the armor-clad man reappears; he notices that they have the power of visions, and reveals himself as Veritas of the Dark, one of the Sworn Six of Paladia, and tries to kill them. Fina protects them, though, and her encasement shatters. After Veritas leaves, Lasswell and Rain take the amnesiac Fina and the king to the medics and resolve to travel to Dirnado to protect the Wind Crystal.

On their way to Lodin, Fina follows them to join their crusade. Although Lasswell objects, he reluctantly agrees when Rain vouches for her; it is not until after she obtains the heathaze bloom to prove that she can be useful that Lasswell fully accepts her in the party. On Grandport, they hear that Veritas has gone to the Lanzelt Ruins, and follow him there, but he proves too powerful once again. Back on Grandport, the trio hires a ship, which makes a stop in Kolobos Isle. There, they save Emma from zombies and Lasswell accepts to escort her to the Shrine of Decay so that she can confirm whether his mother has died or not. At the shrine, they meet Dr. Lazarov – an ally of the Veritas and the man behind the zombie plague –, but he manages to escape.

The trio returns to Kolobos Port, where they bid farewell to Emma and resume their journey to Dirnado. Halfway, the ship is destroyed by Leviathan and the trio is washed up to Maranda Coast. Fina, briefly returning to her original persona, asks Rain whether he will choose Aldore or Hess, but passes out and forgets all about it. Still, the trio makes it to Dilmagia, where they request an airship from the master engineer Lid. Though she refuses to ask the military, she offers to guide them to the Wind Shrine and permanently joins the party upon discovering her brother Evan working on the Invincible, for the Sworn Six. They best Veritas of the Heavens in battle, but he manages to destroy the Wind Crystal.

Now committed to the intention of stopping the Sworn Six, Lid helps them request an airship, which allows them to travel to Olderion. They soon meet Nichol, who is in search of his sister Luka to purify the waters of Lake Dorr and put an end to the monster attacks harassing the Aquapolis. The party escorts the siblings to protect them and the Water Crystal. At the Lake, they find that Veritas of the Waters has polluted the waters by injuring the water god, Leviathan. Though the esper attacks them, Luka's prayers reach him (causing him to attack Veritas) and, after giving Fina access to the Water Crystal, she descends to the bottom of the lake to purify the waters and heal Leviathan.

The next day, Waters makes use of the Sacred Ring of Paladia and floods the Aquapolis, and the party confronts him at the wharf. In the struggle, Dark Fina awakens and defeats Waters, forcing him to flee. The party pursues him to the north sea on Mercedes's ship, and manage to take the ring away from him – yet, Rain's power is awakened once more. As they make way for the Water Shrine, Lasswell looks after Rain's health, which worsens as time passes. He is saved, as is the Aquapolis, when Fina uses the Water Crystal's shattered remains brimming with Elle's power in conjunction to the sacred ring. In spite of his loss, Nichol permanently joins the party and suggests that they go to Zoldaad next.

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Gameplay Edit

Lasswell is one of the two starting units, alongside Rain. His job is that of a Knight and his main role is Physical Damage, although he also has access to Ice and Wind Black Magic. He starts the game at 2★, but can awakened up to 6★, and can equip swords, great swords and katanas, as well as light shields, helms, clothes, light armors, heavy armors and accessories. His Limit Bursts deal Ice Physical Damage, to one or all enemies depending on his Rarity level.

For the Night of the Pumpkin event, a Global-exclusive limited-time "Dracu Lasswell" unit was released, which unlike his story version, has a 5-6★ Rarity and features different abilities, although they too are geared towards his Physical Damage role. Its Trust Master reward is the Vampire Cloak. Another limited-time variant unit, "Hunter Lasswell", was available during the collaboration with Monster Hunter Explore.

From Season Two onwards, "Knight of Ice and Fire Lasswell" (氷炎の騎士ラスウェル, Hien no Kishi Rasuweru?), a 5-6★ Rare Summon, has been available in the JP version.

Other appearances Edit

Bravely Default: Fairy's EffectEdit

BDFE Exvius Collaboration

Nichol's outfit will be available for use during the Final Fantasy Brave Exvius collaboration.

Triple Triad Edit

Lasswell appears on Triple Triad cards in the version available via Final Fantasy Portal App.

Non-Final Fantasy guest appearances Edit

Brave Frontier Edit

Lasswell, alongside Rain and Fina, appears in a Brave Frontier collaboration event, as an unit available from October 25—November 8 2016, in the Japanese version.

In the Global version, his artwork and sprite has him wielding Arius' sword, instead of Purple Lightning.

Monster Hunter ExploreEdit

Lasswell's appearance is available to players in the Monster Hunter Explore collaboration event.

Imperial SagaEdit

Lasswell appears as an obtainable character in Imperial Saga collaboration event.

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