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“ I am Lucia of Syracuse, patron saint of the blind. Persecuted by my pagan suitor, eyes plucked from my head. My body tortured and defiled. Yet I have seen the glory in paradise. I will be your protector, Dante, as you seek to find light from your dark past, and I will prepare you for the challenge ahead. These are the Trials of St. Lucia.”

Saint Lucia was the patron saint of the blind and a playable character in the DLC, The Trials of St. Lucia. She was a Christian martyr and Dante's Guardian Angel.

OverviewEdit

Many of her fighting abilities are similar to Dante's. Her Holy Sickle was similar to Dante's Scythe and Lucia's eyes projected light in a similar fashion to Dante's Cross, though more rapid. The main difference was that Lucia's attacks are more aerial and covered more distance due to the fact that she could temporally fly and glide. She was one of the women who sent Virgil to Dante. Her eyes appeared as a relic in the Citadel of Limbo.

AppearanceEdit

Saint Lucia was a beautiful angel with white feathered wings, decorated in blue markings that could expand and contract marginally to her will. She had the gift of flight and rarely touched the ground, but rather glided over it.

Her hair was platinum blonde and parted to the right side with the exception of a small braid on the left. Pale skinned, her face had black lines running down her cheeks from her eyes which are featureless and pale blue, but glowed brightly when light energy was fired from them. She wore a pale blue dress, split up both sides underneath golden laurel breastplates with matching vambraces and knee high boots.

BackgroundEdit

Born in Syracuse, Sicily, 283 AD, Lucia led a life of extreme virtue, consecrating her virginity to God. When her mother, Eutychia arranged for her to marry a wealthy pagan, she refused. Her suitor denounced her as a Christian to the magistrate, threatening to send her to be defiled in a brothel. When the guards came to sentence her to death, she knelt down and prayed for salvation as the guards attempted to move her. Yet, miraculously, she remained fixed to the spot. 
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Lucia moments before her death

The men attempted many ways to move her from verbal abuse to violently stabbing her even going so far as to set her on fire, but she remained rooted to the ground. They continued to fail in their violence against the girl until her husband told the guards that if he could not have those beautiful eyes, no one could. At this point, the guards gouged her eyes from her head and succeeded in killing her.

According to church tradition, God repaid her sacrifice by giving her new eyes of pure light, far more beautiful than any on Earth. In the Divine Comedy, she was part of a trinity of women who Dante cast and revered as holy. The other two women are Mary and Beatrice as he regarded her as his patron saint since Lucia was the patron saint of the blind (Spiritually and otherwise as well as literally.)

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