Cattleya with her son Rana as illustrated by Kaneko Hiraku
|Height||175cm (Approx 5'9")|
"Rana, watch your mother do her best!"
"Darling, come back soon. This child and I miss you..."
Cattleya (カトレア) was an adventurer in her youth, but now manages a weaponsmithing shop. She is married to Owen (オーウェン) who was also an adventurer and has a son named Rana (ラナ). Her motivations for entering the Queen's Blade Tournament is to find Owen, who has gone missing.
Cattleya is a muscular, mature looking woman with black hair in a ponytail and blue eyes behind glasses. The most distinguishing feature of Cattleya is her enormous bust which is restrained behind a tight, purple apron-like dress.
Cattleya is very kind and gentle, possibly because she has had a son, in the past she may have been more fierce and serious. This other side is shown when she fights. She appears to be slightly depressed, as she is looking for her husband Owen, who has been missing for quite some time.
Cattleya is a skilled swordswoman as she has gained much experience as a adventurer. She uses both spears and her main weapon "Giant Killer" (a heavy blade she used in her adventures) in combat with great ease and mastery. In combat she fights with her son Rana in her arms; this gives her a disadvantage but she states that both of them are to die as one. She has tremendous strength and skill; she is able to knock her opponent down with one blow using her giant sword.
Her other abilities include her mastery of smithing/forging weapons and repairing them, which gave her a prestigious and known reputation as a "Master Weaponsmith" and a well-known adventurer.
Prior to QBEdit
(From the Queen's Blade site)
The famous, resourceful ex-adventurers, Owen and Cattleya, got married after overcoming many hardships together and settled down to manage the "Cattleya Weapons Shop". They made another friend, the "Great Alchemist" Cyan and for a while they sold rather well high-quality weapons made from low-cost iron. Rana, their spoiled child, grew fast. For Cattleya, a nice wife and a wise mother who worried about her family, it was a happy time that didn't last long. One day, Owen suddenly vanished.
Cattleya believes she will get hints about her husband if she participates in the Queen's Blade, where the fights are broadcasted all over the Continent, and carrying her son Rana along, she decides to participate in it. She wields a big sword, "Giant Killer", with peerless reach and destructive power, forged by her husband, and she's a formidable master of one of her best items in her shop, the handy javelins. The battle for her might be tough, however, since Rana doesn't want to be apart from her for a second.
(From her backcover)
I heard the sound of a bell informing me of a customer’s visit, so I went to the counter.
“May I help you? Javelins are at a reduced price today…”
However, the one standing there wasn’t a customer.
Since a fight was going to start, I picked up the “Giant Killer”, a large sword forged by my husband.
At that moment, my son Rana came into the store. I told Rana:
“Rana, since mom has to have an important talk with this person, be a good boy and get inside.”
But Rana said, staring back with a strong will in his eyes he had never shown before:
“I don’t want to. I don’t want mom to disappear like dad too. I definitely won’t be separated from you, mom.”
I couldn’t say anything back at him. Rana is ready to witness my fight. He’s summoned up all of his courage.
Darling. I believe in you. I’ll be waiting for you forever.
That’s why, please watch how we both fight, this child and I.
Sure enough, can Cattleya fight it out while protecting her son?
They won’t know that unless they fight.
- Her name is also the name of a flower.
- She has the largest bust in the franchise, excluding Melona's shapeshifting abilities.
- She is voiced by Ryoka Yuzuki (Japanese) and Eva Christensen (English).
- She seems to be inspired in Guts, the main protagonist from Berserk, except her background and personality are the complete opposites from Guts' backgrounds.