Lechter Arundel (レクター・アランドール), also known as Scarecrow (
- 1 Profile
- 2 Gameplay
- 3 Gallery
- 4 Trivia
Since his father was the lowest rank of nobility, the majority of Lechter's friends as a child were commoners. Lechter remembers feeling sorry for his father's obsession with the big nobility.
When Lechter was 11 years old in S.1192, his father told him that he would be away for a while. If his mission would proved successful, then he would return with his own territory and they'd have a larger place to live in. However, Lechter felt anxious about his father's words. His suspicions were correct: his father, egged on by a curse, had instigated the Hamel Tragedy which resulted in the massacring of the village of Hamel, perpetrated by jaegers disguised as Liberlian soldiers.
A couple of days later, Erebonia used the attack as a pretext to invade Liberl, which would mark the start of the Hundred Days War. Three months later, his father's 13rd Armored Division was defeated by Liberl's counter-offensive. After the cease-fire and his father's capital punishment, Lechter was left with nothing.
After his father's execution, Chancellor Giliath Osborne, responsible for bringing Lechter's father's faction to justice, stopped by to listen to Lechter's story. He then handed him the letter that his father wrote right before his execution. The letter contained apologies for what his father had done, wondering why he had become possessed by the devil (referring to the curse) and, moreover, apologies toward Lechter, encouraging him to never give up.
Lechter considered himself an accomplice to his father's crime in that he "sensed" what he was up to. (Lechter has later wondered whether his perception was an "ability" of his.) Giliath Osborne invited Lechter into his group of Ironbloods with the following words:
It's still too early for you to lose hope in this world. Perhaps your purpose in this life will be to avenge your father. Perhaps it will be something else entirely...Come with me and discover what that purpose may be.
Lecter started working as a junior staff member in the newly-established Intelligence Division of the Imperial Army of Erebonia. He studied abroad at Jenis Royal Academy in Liberl, where he served as student council president in S.1201, as a senior of Klaudia von Auslese. Lechter caused great frustration to fellow student council members due to his habitual truancy, but he seemed to genuinely care for and give good advice to others when he would spend time with them such as Kloe. He dropped out of the school without notice, leaving students and teachers alike wondering where he had gone off to.
Lechter escorted Osborne during his surprise visit to the queen. While flying back to Erebonia with the chancellor, the two of them witnessed Prince Olivert and Mueller Vander declare their efforts to put an end to their schemes.
Upon his return, Lechter started working as a regular staff member in the Intelligence Division along with finally becoming a formal member of the Ironbloods.
Zero and Ao no Kiseki
Lechter operated from Crossbell around the time it declared its independence in late S.1204. He worked together with the Special Support Section, Crossbell Police Department and Kilika Rouran of the Rocksmith Agency to overthrow the illegitimate presidency of Dieter Crois.
Lechter is seen a few times as a handler for Millium Orion. He was responsible for helping settle the near-war that occurred in the third chapter.
Due to being active in Crossbell, Lechter was largely absent from Erebonia during the October War that followed the supposed assasination of the chancellor. He reappeared alongside Claire Rieveldt at the end of the Infernal Castle following Crow Armbrust's apparent death to witness Rufus Albarea being revealed to be the secret leader of the Ironbloods, as well as Osborne revealing himself to be alive; although it was news to him, Lechter had always suspected he was alive.
After the Erebonian Civil War he resumed his domestic duties as an intelligence officer. His tasks include providing Rean Schwarzer as the Ashen Chevalier with orders from the Imperial government. Lechter was also the one who encouraged Ash Carbide to enter Thors Branch Campus. During the summer festival in Heimdallr, Lechter leads Rean along with a number of other individuals on a mission to take care of some monsters in the sewers. There, he reveals his childhood story to Ash and Rean.
At the end of the game, Lechter is fought along with the other Ironbloods (Claire, Millium and Rufus) in the third roadblock inside the Gral of Erebos. Like Millium and Claire, Lechter is becoming hesitant at what he is working towards for Osborne (including kidnapping Altina and framing Ash as a Calvardian spy), but due to his unending loyalty to the chancellor, he fights Class VII alongside the Ironbloods.
Like Claire, Lechter was horrified by Millium's death, but continued to serve Osborne to ensure that her sacrifice wasn't in vain. He helped Rufus gain his divine knight by keeping security over the Marshlands of Crossbell, alongside Campanella and Sharon Kreuger.
He later fought alongside Zephyr members on the Pantagruel, where he met with his former classmates Lucy Seiland and Klaudia. Before he withdrew, Lucy and Klaudia asked him to live so they could have a reunion; he agreed to their promise, telling them not to die on him.
He is fought a final time as the first roadblock inside the Tuatha De Danann alongside Claire. Despite being powered up by the floating fortress, Class VII succeeds in defeating them. Afterwards, he and Claire are both about to take their own lives, overcome with guilt for what they had done, but their suicide attempts are interrupted. Following Ishmelga's death, Lechter and Claire are unsure who should take the blame when Rufus appears and offers to turn himself in to the authorities so that the two can continue to help Erebonia in its time of hardship post-war.
|A Special Ops Major for the Intelligence Division and member of the Ironbloods. Goes by the codename 'Scarecrow.’|
Since the end of the civil war, he's been the one who has been delivering the government's orders for Rean.
Lechter explained his natural intuition and revealed that his father was one of the masterminds behind the Hamel tragedy.
|—||—||Chapter 4 gear|
A sword existing since the Middle Ages. Renowned for its ability to cut through stone.
|Magical - Area M (Set) - Burn (50%) - Nightmare (50%)|
Brings destruction about with an intensely burning black flame.
|Support - All - Random effect on ally or enemy|
Brings about different effects depending on the randomly drawn card.
|Physical - All - Random abnormality (100%)|
Following a flurry of attacks, traps an enemy in a ruby before crushing it.
|3||No casting time (6 turns)|
ATS/SPD raised (L) (2 turns)
|2||Damage Dealt +20% (6 turns)|
ATS/SPD raised (L) (2 turns)
|Line||Slot||Initial||→ Cost||Bonus||→ Cost||Bonus|
|1 —||—||×20||+ 0 EP||×100||+ 37 EP|
|—||×30||+ 7 EP||×200||+ 50 EP|
|—||×50||+ 10 EP||×300||+ 75 EP|
|—||×75||+ 15 EP||×500||+ 100 EP|
|—||×100||+ 20 EP||×750||+ 150 EP|
|2 —||—||×20||+ 0 EP||×100||+ 37 EP|
Zero and Ao no Kiseki
- Lechter is one of nine characters to appear in at least one game in each arc. The others are Estelle Bright, Joshua Bright, Kloe Rinz, Renne, Campanella, Olivert Reise Arnor, Mueller Vander and Giliath Osborne.