Nowa as illustrated by Katsuzo Hirata.
|Hobby||Collecting Pretty Shaped Stones|
|Height||158cm (Approx 5'2")|
"Nowa will not lose. Let's go, Lou!"
Nowa (ノワ) is a half-elf, not trusted by either elves or humans. Her only friends are Alleyne and her pet monkey, Lou. Although she earned a position of importance among the elves, they remain uncomfortable around her. The Elven Forest's Elder Council was all too glad to send her to fight in the Queen's Blade tournament. She was found by Alleyne as a child all alone in the forest, Alleyne took pity on her and trained Nowa, eventually intrusting to her the title of "Forest Keeper," Nowa accepts her responsibility to protect the forest. Her partner in combat is Lou who acts as a shield out of freewill to protect Nowa from attacks that will harm her.
Nowa is a half elf with tan or white skin with brown hair and amber eyes. As a half elf, she has pointy ears. Nowa wears orange armguards. She wears an orange outfit with white cloth that covers her breasts and a skirt with nothing underneath.
Nowa is very energetic and loves guarding the forest. She is very outgoing and friendly towards others, but is also very naive. Nowa doesn't wear underwear because that is the way of the elves, and because of this, many characters in the series find this disturbing.
Nowa's weapon of choice is a staff. She is very skilled with the weapon, which comes to no surprise since she was taught by Alleyne. Nowa is very agile and acrobatic, easily jumping from branch to branch when traveling through treetops at high speeds. Nowa also incorporates her monkey Lou into some of her attacks as well. Lou has the ability to stretch itself, and is also able to act as armor, Ex; protecting Nowa from a Scythe attack from Airi by stretching around her waist to protect her.
Prior to QBEdit
(From the Queen's Blade site)
Nowa is a half-elf that was raised in a village of humans without knowing her parents.
The mystical atmosphere about her that differentiates her from other humans and her ability to understand animals caused distrust amongst the village's residents, treating her unfairly at times.
Though, with her naïve nature she went on living bravely without getting down.
One day, Nowa got lost in the Elves Forest and it became her new home. After her skills were acknowledged by the elves captain, who also empathized with her situation, she earned the task of Forest Keeper.
Everyday, Nowa protects the entrance to the forest on her own. She doesn't feel lonely because the animals come play with her. Her best friend is the monkey Lou who is always around her. Lou is a trusty bodyguard that can harden its body instantly to protect Nowa.
Now she's participating in the Queen's Blade under the orders of the captain. Not knowing herself why she was chosen, she's already determined to put her life at stake for the good of the elves that gave her a place to live.
(From her backcover)
Today is also the end of the forest patrols.
I’m watching this large entrance to the Elven Forest all alone.
Ah, I’m sorry, Lou. You’re together with me now, aren’t you? Thanks.
Hn? Wait a second. I hear the sound of someone approaching from the other side of the tree’s shade.
No, Lou. The elves don’t make such vulgar footsteps.
An uninvited enemy out to damage the forest! Or, a challenger from Queen’s Blade?
In either case, I’ll defeat them with my staff techniques. No way will I let anyone near the people who helped me when I had no place to go to!
Sure enough, with that technique and speed of hers, can Nowa defeat the unknown enemy?
They won’t know that unless they fight.
- She is voiced by Mikako Takahashi (Japanese) and Reba Salasa (English).
- The reason Nowa does not wear underwear is that she took them off as a symbolic gesture of her separation from the world of humans following her being taken in by Alleyne and becoming the Forest Keeper according to the Perfect Visual Book.
- Nowa's hobby of collecting beautiful stones has led her to amass a sizable collection of rare ores and gemstones found in the Elven Forest, which would make her surprisingly wealthy if she were interested in its value according to the Perfect Visual Book.
- Nowa can communicate with animals, as explained by her during the Beautiful Fighters FAQs and her talk events in Queen’s Blade Spiral Chaos.
- Nowa was ranked number one in terms of marriage material according to Hans and Hobby Japan back in 2010 according to the Beautiful Fighters FAQs.