- Apr 8, 2015
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Who is Fiora?
Fiora is one of the seven main playable characters in Xenoblade Chronicles and the counterpart of Shulk, the lead male of the game.
A childhood friend of Shulk's and the younger sister of the previous Monado wielder, Dunban, Fiora was thought dead after the attack on Colony 9. However after the events at Prison Island and Sword Valley, it was revealed that she became a half-Mechon cyborg and also houses the spirit of Meyneth within her body. This version of her is referred to by some as Mecha-Fiora.
Importance to Nintendo and her series
Without going into too many spoilers, in Xenoblade Chronicles it becomes very clear that Fiora is more important compared to the other party members in the game, with the exception of Shulk. This is because she is meant to represent Mechonis while Shulk is meant to represent Bionis, the game’s two major locales. They also represent the underlying themes of rebirth and life respectively, as well as other major themes in the game which I won’t spoil.
Fiora has also received attention outside of the original Xenoblade and the only one to do so besides Shulk (Super Smash Bros. excluded). This includes her voice being an option for the character Cross in Xenoblade Chronicles X under the “Classic” female option (conversely Shulk shares this distinction for the male option), and she appears in the 2015 crossover game Project X Zone 2 as one of three Nintendo guest characters alongside Chrom and Lucina. She additionally appears in Xenoblade 2 as a Rare Blade alongside fellow Xenoblade protagonists Shulk and Elma. As it stands she is almost as important to the first game as Shulk, which is why when it comes to talking about characters from the series, Fiora is important to bring up as she represents the other half of the first game symbolically.
With the release of Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition being scheduled for 2020, just in time for the 10th anniversary of Xenoblade Chronicles, Fiora is now relevant again and as a result fairs a better chance of getting in. And while she is currently in Shulk’s Final Smash, this does not impede her chances, as Chrom appears as a playable character but also in Robin’s Final Smash. Additionally due to having an available model she would be significantly easier to develop which helps her case immensely.
What could she do?
For a moveset, Fiora could use her dual blades with great reach and would be able to chain up combos efficiently, for her specials she’d use her Drones with modes you could cycle through like Shulk’s arts.
For more info I suggest reading my article on her from Source Gaming: https://www.sourcegaming.info/2018/05/01/guest-article-dream-smasher-fiora/
Now let’s press on and on and on!