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Lana
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Title(s)
The White Sorceress
The Sorceress of the Woods
Race Hylian
Gender Female
Game(s)
Voice Actor(s) Minako Kotobuki
Counterpart(s) Cia (dark half)

Lana (pronounced /ˈlɑːnə/ LAH-nə)[1] is a playable Warrior in Hyrule Warriors. She is a sorceress with light-blue hair armed with a book of magic that she uses to cast barriers to disperse enemies. She is described as a very energetic girl with a vast knowledge of magic and monsters.

Abilities

Gameplay

Lana is primarily a spell-caster in battle. She is athletic, capable of bounding and leaping across the battlefield with ease. When using her Tome's barriers she can jump off them in acrobatic feats, traversing battlefields swiftly.

Her starting weapon is the Tome, a book of magic she carries to attack and to cast spells with. When used normally, Lana is able to manipulate the pages of her book to strike her enemies. Its most prominent skill is the conjuration of barriers which can take a variety of shapes. Lana can create walls that surround enemies, shove them away, or even create a cube-shaped barrier that she can roll to plow through hordes. These barriers shatter once they sustain sufficient damage, although Lana can also shatter them at will. Doing so causes damage to many enemies, though Lana can also be harmed. The weapon is of the Lightning Element.

Her second weapon is the Spear. It is primarily a tool for manipulating trees and plant life, allowing Lana to use water and ice spells. She can also conjure Deku Trees and sprouts with it. Alternatively, it can change form into a Deku Leaf, an over-sized Slingshot, and the Deku Shield. The Spear lacks significant speed, though the weapon itself is equipped with proper damage. It is associated with the Water Element.

Her third weapon is the Summoning Gate. Similar to the Spear, Lana uses it to summon creatures to fight for her. Her familiars are mostly enemies such as Dodongos, Gohmas, Manhandlas, and even Argoroks. Using her Strong Attack initially will summon a miniature boss monster and be stocked below her life bar. Should Lana use a combo that summons that particular enemy, the finisher will be powered up, such as when she summons Argorok and instead of it merely breathing fire, Lana will proceed to ride it. Overall, the Summoning Gate is a unique weapon with great crowd control, but due to its combos' unwieldy nature and overall low damage it can be difficult to utilize in a situation against a Captain enemy or a boss. Lana will dance and hum songs while using the Summoning Gate, creating gates for her creatures to appear. It is of the Fire Element.

Outside battle

In many cutscenes that feature the White Sorceress, she occasionally leaps a great distance after enforcing powerful electricity to strike the ground and destroying a huge amount of enemies. Lana has also displayed the powers to heal her allies at will. After Cia claimed the full Triforce and disrupted space and time, Lana creates a magical barrier that acts as a shield to prevent harm, showing one of her many magical powers once more. In "Darkness Falls", Lana reveals she can diminish dark barriers as being a sorceress of light.

Later on, it is seen that she and Cia share some of the same abilities, including, duplicating themselves or other creatures, and showcasing a ball of energy (lightning or darkness), among other abilities. Though it is not directly stated, Lana and her other half share the right to control the Gate of Souls one way or another—Cia preformed her act when forcing three other eras into the present time, while Lana herself carries the Gate of Souls as a level three weapon, and also creates multiple Gate of Souls in the Scenario "Enduring Resolve" to bring back the allies of the Hyrulean Forces.

Biography

Lana was originally part of one being, Cia,[2] a powerful sorceress who was tasked with maintaining the balance of the Triforce.[3] Cia, able to observe distant eras of Hyrule and those who lived in them with her magic,[4] became infatuated with Link and in turn jealous of Princess Zelda.[5][6] Her preoccupied thoughts left her vulnerable as she was approached by a spiritual fragment of darkness, belonging to Ganondorf, who saw an opportunity in using her.[7] Due to his interference, Cia became corrupted as the light from her soul was pushed away,[8][9] which was physically embodied as the sorceress Lana.[10] Like Cia, she too also harbored affections for Link. However, the young sorceress was able to contain her feelings for the hero and accepted that they were not meant to be.[11]

While Cia became the corrupted, wicked side of her former self, Lana became the virtuous side. Cia had opened the Gate of Souls to wage war over Hyrule,[12] compelled by the darkness to acquire the full Triforce and to revive Ganondorf.[13] Lana had retreated to the forests of Faron Woods, becoming the leader of a band of resistance fighters and determined to end Cia's machinations.

The Hyrulean Forces later meet Lana at the Faron Woods in "The Sorceress of the Woods" after hearing rumors of a resistance in the forest led by a young woman.[14] They arrive hoping that she is Princess Zelda,[15] who had gone missing shortly after the wars began. Lana becomes of interest when she tells Impa that she is a sorcerer from the same clan as Cia,[16] dissembling her identity. Lana says she will only tell more if the Hyrulean Forces help her to defend the forest from the invading Dark Forces.[17] Link, Impa and Sheik help Lana to defend the forest from the monster troops and defeat the Gohma sent by Wizzro. With the forest base protected, Lana travels with the Hyrulean Forces to the Valley of Seers where Cia awaits.[18]

After the battle at the Valley of Seers, Link and Sheik confront Cia, but she is able to steal their Triforce of Courage and Triforce of Wisdom, respectively. With the full Triforce now in her possession, Cia then uses the Gate of Souls to summon entire worlds from other ages and merges them into present-day Hyrule. To escape the effects of this, Lana flees with the group and has them stand around her, casting a protective barrier around them as they watch the fusion take place. Three of Ganondorf's scattered fragments are freed in this process and return to Cia, leaving only the fragment sealed by the Master Sword, with three Gates of Souls also opening in the new worlds.[19] The Hyrulean Forces resolve to close these gates and split up, with Lana heading into the Era of Twilight portal.

In "Land of Twilight" while stepping into the Twilight Field, Lana comes upon a small village and rescues Agitha from a group of monsters, who in turn aids the sorceress in her mission by using a Goddess Butterfly to guide both of them through the Twilight.[20] The duo soon encounter Midna and are mistaken by the Twilight Princess as Cia's allies, ensuing in battle before Midna realizes her error and joins the Hyrule Forces' quest to stop Cia.[21][22] Following the lead of the Goddess Butterfly, the group arrive to the Palace of Twilight and defeat Zant, with Lana using her powers to close the Gate of Souls.[23] Cia arrives to the scene soon after and is attacked by Midna for mocking her new appearance, knocking off her mask and revealing her face as identical to Lana's.[24] As Cia leaves, Lana is forced to explain her story to Midna.

The Hyrulean Forces later reunite after closing the three Gates, and Lana again explains to everyone that she and Cia are actually the same person.[25] Upon arriving to the Temple of the Sacred Sword, Link and Zelda realize that their Triforce pieces have returned (unbeknownst to them as a means of Cia preventing Ganondorf from taking them), prompting Lana to suggest to counterattack now that Cia's power has diminished.[26] To accomplish this, the Hyrulean Forces aid Link in retrieving the Master Sword and use it to fight against the evil sorceress at the Temple of Souls. Cia and her Forces are overcome despite the sorceress's immense efforts to stop the heroes, pushing herself to her limits to summon large hordes of monsters.[27][28] Concerned for her other half's well-being, Lana pleads Cia to stop using magic that her spirit cannot contain, but the evil sorceress berates her and escapes to the Valley of Seers.[29][30][31] When the allies arrive to the valley, Lana is pained to watch Cia continuing to pull from her life force to summon hordes of monsters and asks her once again to stop,[32] but her counterpart refuses to listen and is defeated by Link. Rushing to her side, Lana tries to comfort Cia, who asks her how she is able to contain her feelings despite knowing that Link will never be by her side.[33] Lana explains that she accepts the fact that Zelda and the young hero are destined to always save Hyrule together, and at hearing this, Cia commends her for her strength and fades away, leaving Lana with the Triforce of Power.[34][11][35] Lana then sends the new Allies back to their respective eras and, with the combined power of Link's, Zelda's and her Triforce pieces, she returns Hyrule back to its original state. Zelda asks Lana if they will ever see her again, but she sadly bids them good-bye and leaves to close the Valley of Seers' Gate of Souls.

The returned peace is short-lived however as Ganondorf's final fragment is freed as a result of the earlier removal of the Master Sword. Now revived, he plots to build an army to take the Triforce. He summons Ghirahim and Zant, builds his stronghold at Gerudo Desert, and quickly advances to take Lana's Triforce piece.[36] Lana and her troops are overcome even though Impa and her army rush to her aid to defeat Ganondorf's Forces, which forces Lana to split herself into two in a last attempt to flee.[37][38] However, Ganondorf beats both of her doubles and seizes the Triforce of Power from her possession,[39] then marching to Hyrule Field where he defeats Link and Zelda and acquires the full Triforce.

The Hyrulean Forces regroup and plan to defeat Ganondorf by first defeating his generals Zant and Ghirahim at his desert stronghold. Lana is cornered by enemy troops, and in an act of desperation summons her Allies back from their eras. With the stronghold conquered, the Hyrulean Forces march back to Ganon's Tower to defeat Ganondorf. Lana aids Link in defeating the King of Evil after he transforms into Ganon by giving part of her life force to empower the Light Arrows.[40] Following Ganon's defeat, the Triforce's pieces are returned to Link, Zelda, and Lana. Using their combined pieces they send Ganon away, bringing peace back to Hyrule. Lana tells Link to return the Master Sword to its temple and insists that only he and Zelda should do it together,[41] bidding the hero good-bye a final time.[34]

At the beginning of Hyrule Warriors Legends's Wind Waker epilogue, the Triforce of Power is stolen from Lana by a mysterious shadow. Allying herself with Link, Tetra, and King Daphnes, she battles against enemy troops once more. Sensing Cia's presence,[42] [43] the group finds Dark Cia trying to steal the true Cia's power.[44] After defeating Dark Cia, it is revealed that the thief of Cia's magic and Lana's Triforce is none other than Phantom Ganon himself.[45] [46] After a long battle, Phantom Ganon is destroyed. Returning with Link to Hyrule, both Cia and Lana bid him and the others farewell, and continue their guardianship of the Triforce .[47] [48]

Trivia

  • The pendant on Lana's chest resembles an upside down Triforce piece, which is an object most powerful figures and Triforce guardians are associated with, such as Hylia.

Nomenclature

The name Lana is part of the Slavic name Svetlana, which means "world" and "light", fitting since Lana is the light side of the sorceress who protected time and the Triforce. [49]

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.gif
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese ラナ (Rana) Lana

Gallery

Video Gallery

Lana – Book of Sorcery gameplay
Lana – Spear gameplay

References

  1. "This is the sorceress of light, Lana, who takes to the battlefield her Book of Sorcery."Hyrule Warriors Direct, YouTube, published August 4, 2014.
  2. "I am Cia's... other half. She and I were once the same person." — Lana (Hyrule Warriors)
  3. "Deep in the forests, far from mortal eyes, a great sorceress watched over the balance of the Triforce." — Narrator (Hyrule Warriors)
  4. "Through her magic, she could see across ages, able to read the fates of all who lived, but never interfering." — Narrator (Hyrule Warriors)
  5. "That is, until a unique soul caught her attention... The soul of the Hero of Legend, eternally reborn when Hyrule's need is greatest." — Narrator (Hyrule Warriors)
  6. "Through her powers, the sorceress should have seen that the hero was bound to another. Instead she saw only a soul that was unlike any she had known." — Narrator (Hyrule Warriors)
  7. "And while the sorceress was preoccupied, a fragment of darkness, locked in its prison, saw an opportunity." — Narrator (Hyrule Warriors)
  8. "The whispering darkness wormed its way into her heart. It pushed the light away and warped her curiosity into a desperate desire to possess the legendary hero's soul." — Narrator (Hyrule Warriors)
  9. "Hmm. I thought I'd separated those two permanently... No matter--I'll just kill them together." — Ganondorf (Hyrule Warriors)
  10. "Something took hold of Cia and forced the light from her heart. I'm that light. I'm what was driven out of her." — Lana (Hyrule Warriors)
  11. 11.0 11.1 "You don't always get the person you think you deserve...and I can live with that." — Lana (Hyrule Warriors)
  12. "Having pushed the light from her heart, the darkness compelled her to open the Gate of Souls, the doorway of time itself." — Narrator (Hyrule Warriors)
  13. "Of course, this evil had its own desires... To use the Triforce to resurrect itself and conquer Hyrule once again." — Narrator (Hyrule Warriors)
  14. "Impa heard a rumor that a handful of soldiers were holding out against the monsters in Faron Woods. The leader of this resistance was supposedly a young woman." — Narrator (Hyrule Warriors)
  15. "Impa dared to hope that this unknown woman was Zelda." — Narrator (Hyrule Warriors)
  16. "You know the one who started this war? Cia? We come from the same magical clan." — Lana (Hyrule Warriors)
  17. "You really want to know? Well... Help me defend the forest." — Lana (Hyrule Warriors)
  18. "Link and Impa decided to join forces with Lana to prevent further tragedy. Although the monsters of Faron Woods had been defeated, Cia still controlled most of Hyrule. Every day more creatures appeared and swarmed the land. Link and Impa fought on against the darkness, sorely missing Zelda's leadership. Only one solution remained--stem the tide of monsters by closing the Gate of Souls. The heroes headed to the Valley of Seers to put an end to the bloodshed." — Narrator (Hyrule Warriors)
  19. "The only piece that remains is the one trapped by the Master Sword..." — Ganondorf (W)
  20. "Gate of Souls..? Never seen one. But I can take you right to where you want to go! [...] With this Goddess Butterfly, of course! It will guide us through the Twilight Realm." — Agitha (Hyrule Warriors)
  21. "Fine, take the butterfly, but... Wait. You're not with the witch?" — Midna (Hyrule Warriors)
  22. "No. Completely the opposite. We're heading to the Gate of Souls to try to stop her." — Lana (Hyrule Warriors)
  23. "The heroes followed the Goddess Butterfly, eventually arriving at the Palace of Twilight." — Narrator (Hyrule Warriors)
  24. "Lana, her face... It looks just like yours..." — Midna (Hyrule Warriors)
  25. "Cia and I... We're not just from the same clan. We're actually...the same person." — Cia (Hyrule Warriors)
  26. "It's not exactly sure how, but Cia's power has been greatly diminished. If 'were going to counterattack, we have to do it now!" — Lana (Hyrule Warriors)
  27. "If I can no longer pull from the darkness in Link's heart... Then I'll pull from my own!" — Cia (Hyrule Warriors)
  28. "Cia has summoned a great number of monsters!" — N/A (Hyrule Warriors)
  29. "Cia, stop it! You're working with magic that no one can contain!" — Lana (Hyrule Warriors)
  30. "Silence! I won't be lectured by a happy little goody-goody like you!" — Cia (Hyrule Warriors)
  31. "She found new ways to fortify her troops using her own life force. The cost to herself was irrelevant, so long as she crushed her enemies." — Narrator (Hyrule Warriors)
  32. "Cia! Stop! Your spirit can't take much more of this!" — Lana (Hyrule Warriors)
  33. "We've seen how this ends... and we both know he doesn't choose you. How do you do it...knowing you get left behind?" — Cia (Hyrule Warriors)
  34. 34.0 34.1 "No matter what, you two always save Hyrule...together." — Lana (Hyrule Warriors)
  35. "You always were...my better half..." — Cia (Hyrule Warriors)
  36. "His first target was the Triforce of Power, still in Lana's possession." — Narrator (Hyrule Warriors)
  37. "Perhaps... perhaps I have the ability to split myself into copies, just like... Cia..." — Lana (Hyrule Warriors)
  38. "Hurry, Lana! Get to the Magic Circle before they catch you!" — Impa (Hyrule Warriors)
  39. "Knowing she could never defeat him, Lana fled the valley even as the Hyrulean army rushed to her aid. But Ganondorf outmaneuvered her and cut off her retreat, attacking fiercely to retake the Triforce of Power." — Narrator (Hyrule Warriors)
  40. "Any magic I have left... The Light Arrows can have it!" — Lana (Hyrule Warriors)
  41. "There is one last thing... Return the Master Sword to its place." — Lana (Hyrule Warriors)
  42. "As the darkness enveloped her, Lana began to strongly sense Cia's presence in the land." — Narrator (Hyrule Warriors Legends)
  43. "I sense Cia's presence..." — Lana (Hyrule Warriors Legends)
  44. "You're speaking of Dark Cia... she stole my power and tried to become me..." — Cia (Hyrule Warriors Legends)
  45. "We defeated Dark Cia. Now for the one who stole my magic... Phantom Ganon!" — Cia (Hyrule Warriors Legends)
  46. "He took your Triforce from you, Lana, and he used me to sense your presence." — Cia (Hyrule Warriors Legends)
  47. "Lana and Cia bid Link and the others farewell, resuming their role as guardians in the Valley of Seers." — Narrator (Hyrule Warriors Legends)
  48. "Together, Lana and Cia would protect the balance of the Triforce--in peace and harmony" — Narrator (Hyrule Warriors Legends)
  49. Given Name SVETLANA, behindthename.com.
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