Maria Vance as she appears in Queen's Blade.
|Occupation||Queen's Blade participant, Mother|
|Height||177cm (Approx 5'10")|
She wears armor that carries a tiger motif, and her breastplate and Leina's are one and the same.
She is a highly-skilled swordsman, defeating many an opponent who fight from close range.
In the novels, her motto is "Strong-Beautiful-Gentle", that she tried to instill in Leina.
She only feared the current Queen Aldra, and Echidna was the one person she recognized as a "kindred-spirit" in her lifetime.
After Aldra became the Queen eight years ago and started a war to conquer the Vance's territory, Maria engaged in a duel with Aldra and won. But, despite her efforts, Maria's condition had deteriorated during the battle, and she only managed to stop Aldra momentarily, as she retreated her army to a territory outside of Maria's reach, ending the war.
Maria died shortly after that. By her will, the Great Wall Border was built.
- Leina bears a nearly identical appearance to her.
- She is voiced by Sanae Kobayashi.
- Elina's outfit motif is similar to hers: Elina's outfit bears a cat motif, while Maria's bears a tiger motif, possibly to show her appreciation and respect of Maria.
- Her motto " Strong-Beautiful-Gentle", is used as class types in the Queen's Blade: Spiral Chaos games.