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Judith
Judith
Symphonia-02
Universe Namco's Tales
Availability Starter
Bonus Costume No Bonus Costume
English voice actor Alison Lees-Taylor
Japanese voice actor Aya Hisakawa
French voice actor Clara Soares
German voice actor Gisa Bergmann
Arabic voice actor Hamsa Hayek
Mandarin Chinese voice actor Fu Jie

How Judith joined the Tourney

Judith was born and raised in Temza, a Krityan village located on Mt. Temza, where her father Hermes was a genius blastia researcher working for the Empire. As a girl, she befriended Ba'ul, a young Entelexeia that lived at Mt. Temza's peak. Together with Judith's father, the trio traveled often. However, when Judith was nine, she was caught in the crossfire of the Great War as it erupted near Temza, destroying the village and resulting in the deaths of her parents. She was rescued and taken to the Krityan city of Myorzo, but traumatized by the events she had witnessed, she withdrew from others and suffered from insomnia.

Exacerbating this was the fact that she was not able to adapt to the radically different culture of her new home, and she quickly became restless. Judith was accustomed to fighting, which was unusual for the docile Kritya. She eventually made an oath on her "Brionic" spear that she and Ba'ul would traverse the world together, destroying Hermes blastia, which her father invented, realizing the dangers it caused. She relied on Ba'ul's natural ability as an Entelexeia to sense disturbances in aer and find the destructive Hermes blastia. It was at this point that she left Myorzo and began her journey prior to the events of the story. Due to the armor she donned and creature she rode, Judith became recognized as the "Dragon Rider" to those who witnessed her.

Judith first meets the party at Capua Nor in her "Dragon Rider" armor, where she bursts into Ragou's mansion to destroy the Hermes blastia that is controlling the weather of the Nor Harbor region. The second time the party encounters her is at Caer Bocram, where the Hunting Blades are using a Hermes blastia to create a reverse barrier, trapping the Entelexeia Gusios. Judith destroys the blastia and frees Gusios, and the group is forced into the battle with the Entelexeia. She later appears to the group while they are resting in Heliord. However, she does not attack them, instead departing as quickly as she came.

It is later revealed that the disturbance in aer that Ba'ul sensed was caused by Estelle and her abilities as a Child of the Full Moon. Upon discovering that Estelle is a human and not a blastia, Judith hesitated and decided to monitor her before coming to a conclusion on which course of action she should take. The group's last meeting with Judith as the "Dragon Rider" is at Dahngrest, where she arrives to destroy Barbos's weapon, another Hermes blastia, but the rogue guild leader escapes to his tower fortress in the desert, Ghasfarost. Yuri Lowell hitches a ride with Judith on Ba'ul in their pursuit of Barbos. At Ghasfarost, Judith is forced off Ba'ul and thrown into a prison cell with Yuri. Working in tandem, the two devise a plan to escape the cell and continue pursuing Barbos. Once Barbos is defeated, Judith departs from the group temporarily.

Judith soon rejoins the group at Dahngrest while they are fleeing from the rampaging Entelexeia, Phaeroh. She silently negotiates with him, convincing him to break from his hostilities toward Estelle, whom he was targeting in his assault, naming her an "insipid poison" to the world. In exchange, Judith promised she would observe Estelle herself, and if she judged the girl to be too great a danger, she would kill her. As the group flees the city, Judith joins Karol Capel's newly-formed guild, Brave Vesperia, out of curiosity, as well as to observe Estelle in a safe perspective.

Judith proves to be very critical of Estelle initially, accusing her of expecting Brave Vesperia to follow every random whim she conceives. Throughout the group's journey, Judith undertakes several undercover missions, destroying Hermes blastia in areas where the flux in aer is altering the local environment. The group eventually travels to the Desier continent in search of Phaeroh to discover the true meaning behind his words to Estelle. Judith, who knows the location of Phaeroh's home, withholds her knowledge from the rest of the group, dropping hints subtly. Ultimately, the group is unable to find Phaeroh in time before being forced to return to Nordopolica by the new moon and meet the Duce, Belius.

Up until this point, no one other than Yuri is aware of Judith's true identity as the "Dragon Rider". After the death of Belius, the group flees Nordopolica on the Fiertia, which is equipped with a Hermes blastia engine. Judith immediately destroys the blastia without any attempt to conceal her identity, then flees the ship on Ba'ul, claiming this action to be the path she has chosen. Not long afterward in the story, the group searches for Judith at Mt. Temza, where she is defending herself from the Hunting Blades to prevent them from killing Ba'ul as he evolves. There, she reveals to Brave Vesperia her reasons for destroying blastia. The group assists her in fighting Tison and Nan of the Hunting Blades before observing Ba'ul evolve into a mature Entelexeia. Judith later reflects on her decisions and alters her stance on destroying blastia, placing more faith in the humans who utilize it, notably Estelle and Brave Vesperia. She attempts to convince Phaeroh the very same.

Character Select Screen Animation

When highlighted

Judith holds her spear on her shoulders.

After the announcer calls her name

Judith gracefully swings her spear as the camera zooms saying "This will make good practice."

Special Moves

Crescent Moon (Neutral)

Judith does a back-flip kick while jumping.

Crescent Strike (Side)

Judith slashes upward to create the image of a full moon, then slashes down at an angle to slice through the moon.

Luna Rise (Up)

Judith performs a vertical spin-kick on her target before spinning into the air several more times, elevating and striking the target with each spin and concluding with a kick that sends the target to the ground.

Luna Talon (Down)

Judith leaps from the ground and flips forward, diving down below her and using her momentum to damage any enemies under her. If she is already in the air when the arte is used, she dives down immediately from her position.

Radiant Moonlight (Hyper Smash)

Judith raises her spear while announcing "Come forth, O lightning!", and several columns of lightning appear from the sky, damaging any surrounding enemies as she says "Receive your punishment!". As her weapon absorbs the lightning, she jumps and slashes the enemy in front of her, with waves of energy following. She hovers in midair while spinning her weapon back to a ready position and then gracefully flips backward onto the ground. She then finishes with "This is the end."

Dragon's Moon Spear (Final Smash)

Judith announces "Here I come!" and while saying "You who would afflict me... To the realm of the dead, in a moonlit casket!" delivers a series of kicks and slashes to the enemy before leaving it suspended in a field of energy. She then charges her spear with the power of the moon before hurling it at the foe, piercing through the enemy while leaving an afterimage of the moon.

Victory Animations

  1. Judith throws her spear up then catches and poses saying "As quick and sharp as thunder."
  2. Judith swings her spear in circles saying "Was I a little hard on you?"
  3. Judith thrusts her spear, then cuts down two enemy soldiers. She then bids "Bye bye."

On-Screen Appearance

Judith rides Ba'ul to her starting point and says "We really should enjoy these little times together..."

Trivia

  • Judith's rival is the Chieftain of the Jiralhanae, Tartarus.
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