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Leonora
Leonora
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Japanese Name Leonora
Kana レオノーラ
Romaji Reonōra
Job Epopt Trainee > Epopt
Skill White Magic
Black Magic
Dualcast (during event)
Birthplace Mysidia
Age 7 (Final Fantasy IV)
24 (The After Years)
Height Unknown
Weight Unknown
Laterality Right-Handed
Final Fantasy IV: The After Years Character
This girl's no good as an Epopt, that's for sure. But as my partner, she passes with flying colors!
Palom, regarding Leonora.

Leonora is a character from Final Fantasy IV: The After Years. She is a talented Epopt trainee determined to join the Epopts of Troia. Leonora knows White Magic from her Epopt training and learns Black Magic from Palom through training in the Tower of Trials.

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AppearanceEdit

FF4PSP Leonora CGI Render

Leonora is a young, blonde-haired girl with blue eyes. She wears a light blue priest's mitre and blue and green robes with lace trim and a green, yellow and blue pattern down the front. The sleeves of the robe are loose and hang down to cover her hands, and the bottom of the robes drag on the ground. In early artwork of Leonora her dress was shorter, just long enough to brush the ground instead of dragging, and there was no lace trim on the bottom. She wields a long staff topped with a circular design and a large red orb. In early artworks the orb is orange and smaller.

PersonalityEdit

At the start of Palom's tale, Leonora is introduced as a humble, shy and quiet lady who has great aspirations as an Epopt. She is rarely shown to assert herself to Palom, unless he puts his life in jeopardy or insults the Epopts of Troia. Under Palom's guidance, Leonora gains more confidence in her abilities, and later takes an interest in becoming a Sage like Palom.

She eventually admits to liking Palom, and ignores his wishes in order to save his life from one of the Maenads, demonstrating courage and a strong sense of concern for her partner. Palom at one point compares Leonora to his sister, remarking "... Is there a written rule somewhere that says all White Mages have to be so stubborn?" He reveals to have faith in Leonora and a certain, mutual fondness for her, saying she passes with flying colors as his partner.

StoryEdit

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Final Fantasy IVEdit

FFIV iOS Little Leonora

Palom with the then unnamed Leonora during Final Fantasy IV's ending.

Like Biggs and Wedge, Leonora was originally unnamed in Final Fantasy IV. She appears in the ending as a little girl in Mysidia, listening to Palom brag to her about his adventures until Porom arrives to take him to the Elder.

Final Fantasy IV: The After YearsEdit

When one of Troia's eight Epopts falls ill, they seek a replacement. Palom is sent from Mysidia to train Leonora, who the Epopts chose as the new guardian. They train at the Tower of Trials, where Leonora learns some Black Magic under Palom's guidance. Palom constantly teases her until he starts making rude remarks about the Epopts, which he apologizes for after Leonora says Troia has been very kind to her.

FF4PSP Leonora FMV

Leonora in The Complete Collection's opening FMV for The After Years.

They finish her training and return to Troia, where they learn the Red Wings have begun to steal the Crystals again. Palom worries and suggests he and Leonora take Troia's Earth Crystal somewhere safe before the Red Wings arrive. Leonora leads Palom with the Earth Crystal through an underground waterway in Troia's castle. As they make it out of the waterway, they continue to the Chocobo's forest north of Troia, and mount a black chocobo.

They fly to the Lodestone Cavern, where the strong magnetic field protects them from the Red Wings, who are made to discard their metal weapons. Leonora and Palom take the Earth Crystal to the chamber where the Dark Elf's spirit resides. It attacks them and assumes a dragon form, which resists their magic. The Eidolon Shiva destroys the Dark Elf, and the Mysterious Girl enters threatening Palom's and Leonora's lives if they do not give her the Earth Crystal.

Palom teleports Leonora away from the chamber, before casting Break on himself and the Earth Crystal, effectively preventing the Mysterious Girl from taking it. Leonora refuses to leave Palom and returns to save his life. After casting Esuna on him, Leonora reveals she was the same girl he was flirting with during Final Fantasy IV's ending. Palom tells the Mysterious Girl that even though Leonora is not the best Epopt, she is perfect as his partner. They band together to fight her, but are defeated before losing possession of the Earth Crystal.

FFIV TAY Palom's Opinion

Palom compares Leonora to Porom.

When the True Moon moves closer into the Earth, Rydia, Luca, Golbez, and Edge go to the Lodestone Cavern and find it has been frozen by Shiva. They reach the Crystal Chamber and find Palom with Leonora, who have been frozen in ice as well. After the party stops Shiva, Palom and Leonora recover on the Falcon.

Within the True Moon, Leonora speaks briefly with Porom, who reveals Palom's faith in her as a student, which surprises Leonora but makes her happy. Luca confronts her over her relationship with Palom, and while she is embarrassed by the question, Leonora admits she does like him. Palom, eavesdropping, remarks that women can be dangerous things.

After the Creator is defeated, Leonora gives up her position as the new Epopt, deciding she wants to spend more time with Palom in order to become a Sage.

GameplayEdit

TAYPSPBattle Leonora

StatsEdit

Leonora's versatility comes at the cost of her having the lowest HP growth of the party - alongside Calca and Brina, she is one of three characters with less than 4,000 HP at Level 99. Her MP is good, though not as high as other mages', and her Stamina and Speed are low. She focuses more on her White Magic, and has Spirit on-par with Rosa and Porom, but lower Intelligence than Golbez, Rydia and Palom.

Stats
Level HP MP Strength Speed Stamina Intelligence Spirit
3 110 30 5 3 4 5 8
10 200 69 8 5 8 9 14
20 481 134 16 9 13 14 23
30 852 207 23 13 17 19 32
40 1329 296 31 18 21 24 42
50 1868 383 36 22 27 33 48
60 2456 443 39 26 33 42 55
70 3152 525 44 30 39 51 63
80 3346 571 46 31 40 53 67
90 3558 615 48 31 43 55 70
99 3782 659 48 32 44 57 74


AbilitiesEdit

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Palom and Leonora using the A Little Black Magic Band.

Leonora is similar to a Sage, able to learn both White and Black Magic. In the Depths, it is possible to teach Dualcast to Palom, Porom, or Leonora, but only one of the three can learn it. Because she knows both types of magic, Leonora has the most variety with Dualcast.

Leonora learns her magic later than the other characters and cannot learn the Black Magic spells Quake, Bio, Toad, Pig, Warp, Break, Death, Tornado, and Meteor.

Spell Level Learned
Fire? Tower of Trials
Blizzard? Tower of Trials
Thunder? Tower of Trials
Fire Tower of Trials
Blizzard Tower of Trials
Thunder Tower of Trials
Poison 15
Sleep 22
Stop 30
Drain 36
Osmose 39
Fira 41
Blizzara 44
Thundara 47
Firaga 78
Blizzaga 80
Thundaga 82
Flare 85
Spell Level Learned
Cure Known
Libra Known
Esuna Known
Teleport Known
Raise Known
Sight 8
Hold 11
Cura 12
Slow 13
Protect 17
Silence 19
Berserk 23
Shell 25
Mini 32
Confuse 35
Blink 38
Spell Level Learned
Float 40
Dispel 42
Curaga 45
Haste 51
Reflect 54
Curaja 57
Arise 62
Holy 70
Band Abilities
Ability Members MP Effect
A Little Black Magic
  • Leonora (Black Magic)
  • Palom (Black Magic)
10 Practice some black magic. Randomly uses a Fire, Blizzard, or Thunder spell of any of the four levels of power (Fire? up to Firaga, etc). 50% of level one spell, 30% chance of level two, 15% chance of level three, 5% chance of level four.
Particle Bomb
  • Leonora
  • Palom
20 Deal massive non-elemental damage to a single enemy.
Sprite Bred
  • Leonora (White Magic)
  • Porom (White Magic)
40 Holy magical attack on one enemy.
Tri-Disaster
  • Leonora (Black Magic)
  • Palom (Black Magic)
  • Rydia (Black Magic)
20 Cast a succession of powerful black magic.
Pure White Magic
  • Leonora (White Magic)
  • Porom (White Magic)
  • Rosa (White Magic)
99 Casts numerous status buffs on all party members including Haste, Protect and Shell, and restore HP and status ailments.
Call Me Queen
  • Leonora (Attack, Whip)
  • Rydia (Attack, Whip)
  • Harley (Attack, Whip)
  • Izayoi (Attack, Whip)
11 Whip and turn the enemy into a Pig.
Frost Wave
  • Leonora (Black Magic)
  • Izayoi (Ninjutsu)
25 Attack all enemies with ice.
Ice Crush
  • Leonora
  • Palom
  • Luca
35 Freeze and shatter all enemies.
Palom in the Sky
  • Leonora (Black Magic)
  • Palom (Bluff)
  • Luca (Big Throw)
  • Porom (White Magic)
30 Palom bounces around enemies zapped by Leonora's magic before being healed by Porom.
Petal Whirlwind
  • Leonora (Black Magic)
  • Porom (White Magic)
  • Luca (Analyze)
  • Ursula (Kick)
50 Focused attack at an enemy's weak point. Can break damage limit.
Infinity
  • Leonora (White Magic)
  • Palom (Black Magic)
  • Porom (White Magic)
  • Rosa (White Magic)
  • Rydia (Black Magic)
60 Five fighters combine to cast powerful magic on enemies and heal themselves.

EquipmentEdit

Being primarily a white mage by training, Leonora can equip similar equipment to Rosa and Porom, with the addition of Rods to reflect her ability to cast black magic as well.

Weapons
Bows and Arrows Staves Rods Whips
  • Bow
  • Crossbow
  • Great Bow
  • Killer Bow
  • Elfin Bow
  • Yoichi Bow
  • Artemis Bow
  • Perseus's Bow
  • Medusa Arrows
  • Iron Arrows
  • Holy Arrows
  • Fire Arrows
  • Lightning Arrows
  • Ice Arrows
  • Blinding Arrows
  • Poison Arrows
  • Silencing Arrows
  • Angel Arrows
  • Yoichi Arrows
  • Artemis Arrows
  • Perseus Arrows
  • Staff
  • Healing Staff
  • Mythril Staff
  • Psycho Spiral
  • Protect Staff
  • Power Staff
  • Aura Staff
  • Master's Staff
  • Sage's Staff
  • Seraphim's Mace
  • Rune Staff
  • Rod
  • Ice Rod
  • Flame Rod
  • Healing Rod
  • Thunder Rod
  • Lilith Rod
  • Polymorph Rod
  • Wizard's Rod
  • Recovery Rod
  • Faerie Rod
  • Stardust Rod
  • Queen's Whip
Armor
Shields Head Body Arms
  • Adamant Shield
  • Queen's Mask
  • Leather Cap
  • Headband
  • Feathered Cap
  • Green Beret
  • Wizard's Hat
  • Steel Headplate
  • Circlet
  • Black Cowl
  • Beret
  • Chakra Band
  • Sage's Miter
  • Goblin Mask
  • Officer's Hat
  • Gold Hairpin
  • Hypnocrown
  • Cat-Ear Hood
  • Mystic Veil
  • Ribbon
  • Adamant Helm
  • Glass Mask
  • Clothing
  • Bard's Tunic
  • Leather Clothing
  • Foot Ninja Gear
  • Gaia Gear
  • Bronze Breastplate
  • Shinobi Gear
  • Kenpo Gi
  • Sage's Surplice
  • Queen's Tights
  • Silver Breastplate
  • Mist Wrap
  • Rose Twine Dress
  • Black Belt Gi
  • Professor's Robe
  • Exorcist's Gown
  • Red Robe
  • Luminous Robe
  • Power Sash
  • White Robe
  • Sage's Robe
  • Robe of Lords
  • Minerva Bustier
  • Pink Armor
  • Adamant Armor
  • Cursed Ring
  • Ruby Ring
  • Queen's Gloves
  • Iron Armlet
  • Talisman
  • Silver Armlet
  • Rune Armlet
  • Diamond Armlet
  • Protect Ring
  • Adamant Gloves
  • Crystal Ring
  • Flan Ring
  • Sprint Ring
  • Economical Ring
  • Reach Ring
  • Provoke Ring
  • Limit Ring
  • Single Star
  • Twin Stars
  • Rapid Ring
  • Rapid Ring v2
  • Gil Band
  • Gil Band v2
  • Level Band
  • Level Band v2
  • Rare Band
  • Rare Band v2
  • Treasure Hunter
  • Treasure Hunter v2

Other AppearancesEdit

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Final Fantasy Trading Card GameEdit

FF TCG Leonora

The Final Fantasy Trading Card Game features a card with Leonora's artwork from Final Fantasy IV: The After Years. Its cost is 3 and is of the Water element. It is a backup card, with 'Epopt' as a subtype. If the player draws this card, they may search their deck for a card of Palom or Porom, and must shuffle their deck afterward.

GalleryEdit

EtymologyEdit

[view  · edit  · purge]Leonora is a name of Greek origin that means "light". Similarly, it is the Italian short form of the name 'Eleonora', which means "shining light".

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