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Luca
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Japanese Name Luca
Kana ルカ
Romaji Ruka
Job Shop Hand
Skill Analyze, Big Throw
Birthplace Dwarves' Castle
Age 4 (Final Fantasy IV)
5 (Interlude)
21 (The After Years)
Height Unknown
Weight Unknown
Laterality Right-Handed
Final Fantasy IV: The After Years Character
She is the only daughter of the Dwarven King Giott. She studies engineering as Cid's apprentice, mastering the skills of airship steering and maintenance. She yearns for the surface world and frequently travels back there to visit. Luca uses her mechanical dolls Calca and Brina to assist her in battle.
—Description

Luca is a non-playable character in Final Fantasy IV. She is the princess of the dwarves in the Underworld, and the daughter of King Giott. She also appears in Final Fantasy IV: The After Years as a playable character.

Appearance and PersonalityEdit

In her original appearance, Luca has quite a different look from the other dwarves by wearing a pink dress and having her hair up in pigtails. Like the other dwarves her face is obscured, showing only her eyes. In Final Fantasy IV: The After Years, she has a radically different look, wearing a pink shirt and matching pants, with a matching visor. She sports red-brown and orange bracers and boots, goggles around her neck, and a mole on her cheek. Unlike in the original game, where her hair was brown, her hair is light red.

Luca is a tomboy, who enjoys engineering, as and works as Cid's apprentice in Final Fantasy IV: The After Years. She is one of the few female characters who isn't a magic user, serving as a physical fighter. In The After Years, it is stated she has a crush on Palom, one that she wants to keep secret. She is strong enough to put her feelings aside for more important matters, and gives her approval when Leonora states she has fallen for him. Luca is fiercely protective of Calca and Brina, refusing to let Rydia harm them and fending them off alone when the dolls go berserk and turn on them, and refusing to even let Cid look at their mechanics, claiming they're too fragile for him, who is used to airship engines.

StoryEdit

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Final Fantasy IVEdit

Luca's Necklace - Map
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Luca with Giott during the ending.

Luca is the keeper of the Calcabrina dolls, which fall under the control of Golbez in an attempt to take the dwarves' Crystal. She is the keeper of the key to the Sealed Cave, which doubles as her necklace and entrusts the key to Cecil Harvey so he can protect the Dark Crystal. She later appears in a tank during the attack on the Giant of Babil and then in the Tower of Prayer. In the ending, she attends Cecil and Rosa's wedding with her father.

Final Fantasy IV -Interlude-Edit

A year later, the Sealed Cave overflows with monsters and Luca is sent in the Falcon to the upper world to seek help. Along the way she gathers Palom, Porom and Cid before reaching Fabul and recruit King Cecil.

By this point Luca has become one of Cid's apprentices, showing great progress in shipwrighting, and insisting she can pilot the Falcon on her own.

Final Fantasy IV: The After YearsEdit

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Luca with her dolls, Calca and Brina.

At an unspecified point between games, Luca appears when Cid, Palom, Porom and Rydia visit the Dwarven Castle during a trip to the Feymarch. By this point she has developed a crush on Palom, and does a poor job of concealing it. She accompanies the group to the Passage of the Eidolons but remains on the Falcon with Cid, and while they're gone Luca fixes an engine problem that stumps Cid, and decides to become his apprentice. These events are shown in a flashback in Porom's Tale.

During the main game, Luca arrives in the Falcon to save Rydia from a monster when she exits the Passage of the Eidolons, and tells her how the Mysterious Girl has started stealing the Dark Crystals.

They return to the Dwarven Castle aboard the Falcon, and witness the Red Wings airship fleet arriving. Inside the castle, they find the Mysterious Girl has already claimed three of the Dark Crystals, with only the one located in the Sealed Cave remaining. With the permission of Giott, Rydia and Luca set out for the Sealed Cavern in hopes of obtaining the last Dark Crystal before the Mysterious Girl. Though they recover it, they are defeated by the girl, who taunts Rydia, destroys Calca and Brina, and takes the Dark Crystal.

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Luca in The After Years (Android).

Rydia and Luca flee the Underworld aboard the Falcon and retreat to Agart for repairs. They enter a cave and find some of the material they need to fix the Falcon and, depending on if they found the Mythril Nut, Bolt, and Spring, either scrap Calca and Brina for the remaining parts or fix them as well. Shortly after finishing the repairs, they are attacked by the Eidolon Titan.

When all hope seems lost, they are rescued by a man in dark armor and a black mantle. The Man in Black boards the Falcon and urges the pair (or party if Calca and Brina are fixed) to travel to the Tower of Babil before history repeats itself. Joined by Edge Geraldine, the Ninja King of Eblan, they gather the others in order to break a force field that surrounds the Baron Castle, and then to defeat the Mysterious Girl.

Luca joins the party who embark the Lunar Whale to stop the True Moon from crashing into the Earth. Within the moon she and Cid repair Calca and Brina into their perfect form and together with the party they defeat the many creatures that emerge from the Crystals, as well as the Creator. Luca is last seen in the Dwarven Castle with Giott, Cid and his grandson fixing an airship trying to figure out if powering it with the Crystals' power would work. In the end she helps Cid disarm the Red Wings.

Luca has romantic feelings for Palom, although she never tells him. Giott mentions she never stops talking about him, although Luca cuts him off in embarrassment. She states she's not going to let herself be distracted by her feelings since she has more important things to worry about, and expresses happiness when Leonora confesses she is also in love with him.

BattleEdit

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Luca is a strong physical attacker, and wields hammers and axes with heavy armor.

StatsEdit

Luca has decent HP and Stamina and high Strength, but low MP and Speed. Her stat growth is nearly identical to Cid's, with the only notable differences being her MP and Speed are slightly higher, though still poor.

Stats
Level HP MP Strength Speed Stamina Intelligence Spirit
10 400 25 15 8 16 4 4
20 871 45 22 13 23 4 4
30 1491 70 34 17 33 4 4
40 2208 88 48 23 44 4 4
50 3053 107 61 25 54 8 8
60 4179 139 72 27 63 13 11
70 5355 166 87 31 72 18 14
80
90
99 6714 228 91 36 77 25 20

AbilitiesEdit

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Luca using Big Throw.

Her abilities are Big Throw, which lets her do normal damage from the back row, and Cid's Analyze ability to expose enemy stats. Luca can use the following Band abilities:

Band Abilities
Ability Members MP Effect
Lightning Brain Buster
  • Luca (Attack)
  • Rydia (Black Magic)
7 Charge weapon with electricity and attack.
Go! Calcabrina!
  • Luca (Attack)
  • Calca (Jive)
  • Brina (Dance)
10 Combine dolls and command them to attack enemies with fire and lightning.
Flare Tornado
  • Luca (Big Throw)
  • Rydia (Black Magic)
  • Edge (Ninjutsu)
15 Attack all enemies with a tornado of flame.
Delta Evolution
  • Luca (Attack)
  • Ceodore (Attack)
  • Ursula (Attack)
15 Attack an enemy with three varied fighting styles.
Double Tomahawk
  • Luca (Attack)
  • Cid (Attack)
10 Engineers attack an enemy with throwing axes.
Meca-kite
  • Luca (Analyze)
  • Zangetsu (Human Kite)
15 Attack all enemies with a super-powered kite.
Weapon in Progress
  • Luca (Analyze)
  • Cid (Risk Strike)
  • Edward (Salve)
  • Harley (Gil Toss)
25 Randomly heal party or attack all enemies with unknown experimental weapon.
Final Calcabrina
  • Luca
  • Cid
  • Edward
  • Harley
30 Reconfigure dolls into twin Calcabrinas to attack enemies together.
Ice Crush
  • Luca
  • Palom
  • Leonora
35 Freeze all enemies and shatter them.
Petal Whirlwind
  • Luca (Analyze)
  • Porom (White Magic)
  • Leonora (Black Magic)
  • Ursula (Kick)
35 Freeze all enemies and shatter them.
Palom in the Sky
  • Luca (Big Throw)
  • Palom (Bluff)
  • Leonora (Black Magic)
  • Porom (White Magic)
30 Shock all enemies with lightning using Palom to target the strikes.
Makeshift Cannon
  • Luca (Big Throw)
  • Palom (Black Magic
  • Ceodore (Attack)
  • Porom (White Magic)
  • Ursula (Kick)
58 Combine powers and attack all enemies with weapons and magic.

EquipmentEdit

Luca can equip the same equipment as Cid, with the addition of the female-exclusive equipment.

Weapons
Axes Bows and Arrows Hammers Whips

Queen's Whip

Armor
Shields Head Body Arms

Other appearancesEdit

Pictlogica Final FantasyEdit

Luca appears in Pictlogica Final Fantasy as a playable character.


Final Fantasy Trading Card GameEdit

Luca TCG

Luca's card is part the trading card series.

GalleryEdit

TriviaEdit

  • On the official English website for Final Fantasy IV: The After Years, it was erroneously reported that Luca can use White Magic, and has since been removed.
  • In the Game Boy Advance and subsequent remakes of the original Final Fantasy, Luca is referenced as one of the names the player can choose for the White Mage Job.
  • In Final Fantasy IV: The After Years, Luca no longer has the shadowed face she did in the original game. Luca states she "was never a fan of dwarven fashion".
  • Luca bears similarities to another Square Enix game character, Lucca, from Chrono Trigger. They are both inventors, both are the daughters of someone important, both are playable at some point and both have similar names.

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