- Leblanc: "Er, Leblanc. Remember that name well, loves!"
- Yuna: "Ah, the thief."
- Leblanc: "Whatever do you mean? That's what I hate about amateurs..."
- —Leblanc and Yuna on Mt. Gagazet.
Leblanc is voiced by Satomi Yasuhara in Japanese and Masasa in English version of the game.
Appearance and PersonalityEdit
- "Didn't you girls ever learn to share?"
- —Leblanc to YRP
Leblanc has a round face with purple eyes and short, blonde hair. She wears a pink-purple robe that exposes her chest and the tattoo of the Leblanc Syndicate's logo above her breasts, as well as her right thigh. The robe has a high, curved collar with tassels, and long sleeves reminiscent of a Japanese furisode kimono, the cuffs separated from the ends of the sleeves by white criss-crossed material. She wears stockings of the same color, that reach to her thighs, and purple ankle boots. Blue and white triangular and swirl patterns decorate her attire. She wields a red-and-silver fan in her right hand.
Leblanc is a cocky, self-centered woman. She has a not-so-secret infatuation with meyvn Nooj of the Youth League, which sometimes brings out her more sensitive side. In fact, Leblanc became a sphere hunter to find something from Spira's past that would make her "Noojie-Woojie" smile for her.
Leblanc can also be a kind woman as noted by Logos and Ormi as she took care of them after the events at the Den of Woe during Operation Mi'ihen, as she did with other people who were left alone without a purpose.
- "Who's on top now, Dullwings? It'll be a thousand years before you can take on the mighty Leblanc."
- —Leblanc, while robbing the Gullwings
Leblanc makes her first appearance by stealing the Yuna's Songstress dressphere and the Garment Grid to which it is attached and impersonating Yuna by throwing a concert in Luca. The Gullwings foil her plans, and she is forced to engage Yuna, Rikku, and Paine with her lackeys.
Leblanc later appears at Gagazet Ruins, where she, alongside Logos and Ormi, challenges the Gullwings to a race for the sphere. The player is given a limited time to reach the tower's peak. However, the storyline continues even should the player fail to reach it in time, albeit receiving an inferior accessory.
During the Gullwings' delivery of the sphere containing records of Vegnagun and Shuyin, Leblanc hijacks the Celsius and steals the half sphere the Gullwings found in the Zanarkand Ruins. The Gullwings, through impersonating three of her guards, sneak in her headquarters in Guadosalam, namely Chateau Leblanc, which was Seymour Guado's home in Final Fantasy X. Yuna, while dressing as one of Leblanc's female guards, is needed to complete a mini-game where Yuna has to massage Leblanc to continue the storyline. Much of Leblanc's infatuation with Nooj is revealed here. The Gullwings later defeat Leblanc and her lackeys; upon surrendering, she shows the girls a record, which happens to be the first Crimson Sphere the player receives via storyline.
After the Bevelle incident, Leblanc is depressed and goes out to find Nooj. By the time she returns, Leblanc decides to team up with the Gullwings to get into the Farplane and fight Vegnagun. Though she acts nastily to her subordinates, they remain at her side as they owe her for helping them out. If the player watches the CommSphere transmissions, they learn that Leblanc is actually a kind person who took in people who had nowhere else to go. During Last Mission, it is mentioned that Leblanc decided to move to Mt. Gagazet, much to Kimahri's dismay.
The player fights Leblanc four times during Final Fantasy X-2. The first is directly after the opening FMV, where she, under the disguise, is joined by two Goons in the Luca Stadium. The second time is after the player defeats Ormi and Logos, when Yuna appears and takes her Garment Grid back on the Dock 5 of Luca's port. The third is halfway up the floating ruins on Mt. Gagazet, and the final fight is in her Chateau underground, before she "joins" up with the party.
Leblanc is skilled in magic and is seen to frequently use lightning-elemental magic, as well as some support magic and skills. In the final battle against her, when both Logos and Ormi are present, they can perform a joint attack called No Love Lost which deals large amount of damage to an unprepeared party.
Leblanc appears as a trading card in the Final Fantasy Trading Card Game. She is displayed with her Tetsuya Nomura artwork.
|"Anything Goes for Leblanc!" from Final Fantasy X-2|
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Leblanc's theme is "Lady Leblanc Has Everything", called "Anything Goes for Leblanc" in the Luca sphere theater and iTunes. The tune plays in Chateau Leblanc and works as a theme for the entire Leblanc Syndicate, playing during the player's encounters with them.
Leblanc's battle theme is "I'll Give You Something Hot!", called "Let Me Blow You a Kiss!" in Luca and on iTunes.
Leblanc (pronounced leh-blonk) is a contracted form of le blanc, "the white" in French. Blanc is the masculine form of the adjective; blanche is the feminine form.
Given her thieving nature, she may also be named after Maurice Leblanc, author of the novels about the master thief, Arsène Lupin.
- It is implied that Leblanc's outfit is a Lady Luck dressphere, because the mark on her chest is a Heart, one of the four suits of a deck of cards, just like the Spade, Club, and Diamond are on the chests of Yuna, Rikku, and Paine when they change into their dresspheres. She doesn't use any of the Lady Luck exclusive skills in battle, however.
- Leblanc's name is improperly written in the Japanese version of Final Fantasy X-2's original soundtrack and is known as ルプラン (Rupuran?), while her name is written properly in kana as ルブラン (Ruburan?).