|Princess Ovelia Atkascha|
|Voice actor(s)||Kari Wahlgren|
|Final Fantasy Tactics Character|
- "Would that I were born no princess."
- —Princess Ovelia
Princess Ovelia Atkascha is a major character in Final Fantasy Tactics. She is involved in various schemes that result in her being used as a tool by the nobles to gain their hold to the Ivalician throne. Her birthday is May 11.
Appearance and personalityEdit
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Ovelia was born the daughter of King Denamda II, and is half-sibling of King Ondoria Atkascha III by different mothers. Following the death of Ondoria's second son she was adopted by the king as his daughter. With the birth of Prince Orinus Atkascha, Ovelia was brought up by Duke Larg and sent to a monastery. She recalls vividly the skies she could only see through the convent walls. At one point she had met Alma Beoulve, and before long was sent to another monastery, the Orbonne Monastery, to study with Simon Penn-Lachish.
Kidnapping and RescueEdit
Ovelia is key to Duke Goltanna's plans to become Regent of Ivalice, and she is taken to Orbonne for protection. She is guarded by her bodyguard Agrias Oaks and the mercenary Goffard Gaffgarion. Ramza Beoulve, as part of Gaffgarion's mercenary group, is also assigned to protect her.
The monastery is attacked by the Order of the Northern Sky knights, disguised as knights of the Order of the Southern Sky so as to pin the blame on Goltanna, when in fact his rival Duke Larg, and his assistant Dycedarg, are to blame. While Ramza and his friends rush outside to deal with the fake Southern Sky knights, Delita Heiral, a real Southern Sky knight working as a spy within the Northern Sky, enters the monastery through a back door and kidnaps the princess.
Delita takes her east towards Fort Besselat but runs into trouble at Zeirchele Falls and Ramza, Agrias, and Gaffgarion catch up to then. Gaffgarion betrays Agrias, since he was actually hired by Dycedarg to dispose of Ovelia, as her existence is preventing Larg from becoming the regent. Delita has taken a liking to Ovelia and fights back to protect her, even allowing her to fight as well. Ramza remains true, and Gaffgarion and the attacking knights are defeated. Delita voluntarily allows Ramza to take Ovelia with him.
Trouble with GlabadosEdit
Ramza and Agrias escort Ovelia to Lionel Castle where she is left with Cardinal Delacroix. This proves to be a mistake, as Delacroix has his own ill intentions. Ovelia and Agrias are taken prisoner, but Agrias escapes and rejoins Ramza. Delita, who has also infiltrated the Church of Glabados, later arrives, as does Folmarv Tengille, leader of the Knights Templar. Folmarv and Delacroix interrogate Ovelia and claim she is not the princess and the real Ovelia had died.
The council, not wanting Queen Louveria to have a hold on the throne, took her, a child of unknown parentage, and gave her Ovelia's identity. Whether or not this is true is never determined though one might assume it is, since Folmarv had no reason to lie at that point. A confused princess is easier to manipulate, however, so Ovelia might have been told a lie to shake her confidence.
Delita takes Ovelia away from Lionel Castle and delivers her to Goltanna. Goltanna places her on the throne so he can be her regent. Because Larg attempts to enthrone Prince Orinus in Ovelia's stead, the War of the Lions breaks out.
Marriage to DelitaEdit
Following Goltanna's assassination by Delita at the Battle of Fort Besselat, Delita consolidates his power among the Order of the Southern Sky. He stages Cidolfus Orlandeau's death, but allows him to live so he can help Ramza destroy the Lucavi. Eventually, Delita and Ovelia marry, but Ovelia becomes troubled over time and loathes Delita for using her and others to get to the top of the power chain.
On her birthday Delita looks for Ovelia in the chapel ruins where they first met years ago. He brings her flowers to cheer her up, but she snaps and draws her dagger to stab him. Though wounded, Delita retaliates by stabbing Ovelia with the same dagger that nearly killed him. She collapses on the chapel floor, and Delita is left to wonder what sort of life his deceptions have weaved for him.
Ovelia is a guest character in the battle at Zeirchele Falls, and starts at level 5 with 53 Bravery, 72 Faith, and equipped with the White Staff, Wizard's Hat, and Wizard's Robe. She comes with the Holy Magicks command, while her other abilities are randomized.
In the PlayStation Portable/iOS remake, Ovelia appears as a guest character in the second battle at the falls, which occurs after the first battle at Lionel Castle. Here, she is level 20 with 53 Bravery, 72 Faith, and comes equipped with the Mage's Staff, Celebrant's Miter, White Robe, and Elven Cloak. She keeps her Holy Magicks command, and also comes with the White Magicks command and the abilities Counter Tackle, Safeguard, and Move +1.
Later in the PlayStation Portable and iOS version, Ovelia is yet again a guest character in the Zeltennia Castle Chapel's Ruins battle, which takes place after the Walled City of Yardrow battle, and is again level 5 with 53 Bravery and 72 Faith. She comes equipped with the Mage's Staff, Golden Hairpin, White Robe, and Elven Cloak. This time, she no longer has access to Holy Magicks, and comes with the White Magicks command as well as the abilities Counter Tackle, Reequip, and Move +1.
When fought in Rendezvous Missions #14: Brave Story, she is level 99 and starts with 53 Bravery and 72 Faith. She is equipped with the Mage's Staff, Cachusha, Gaia Gear, and Red Shoes, and comes with the Holy Magicks and Time Magicks commands, as well as the abilities Ignore Terrain, Arcane Strength, and Soulbind.
Ovelia has three themes to her name. "Arm of the Queen" (オヴェリアのテーマ, Overia no Tēma?, lit. ""Ovelia's Theme"") is her main character theme that relies heavily on wind instruments and strings. It starts fast and cheerful, yet progresses to a slow and melancholic tune in the end. A variation, "The Queen's Slippers," removes the fast and cheerful tune.
Another track associated with Ovelia is "The Queen's Do" (オヴェリアの不安, Ovelia no Fuan?, lit. ""Ovelia's Anxiety""), a more melancholic tune than her original theme and interwoven with Delita and Ramza's motives. The instruments used include the chime of church bells.
Ovelia's motif can be divided into 3 parts. The first part is often alternated and appears in other tracks very frequently, these include "Prologue Movie", "Pray", "Game Over", "Antipyretic", "Shock!! ~Hopelessness" and "Cry of Pain!"
Ovelia appears in a trading card.