|Japanese||エルルカ゠クロックワーカー (Eruruka Kurokkuwākā)|
|Other Names|| Elluka Chirclatia (maiden name)|
VII. the Magician (codename)
|Race||Leviantan (original; changes with body)|
|Hair Color||Blonde (original; changes with body)|
|Eye Color||Blue (original; changes with body)|
|Affiliation(s)||Magic Kingdom Levianta (formerly)|
Beelzenian Empire (defected)
Kingdom of Lucifenia (defected)
Three Heroes (defected)
Père Noël (defected)
Great Levin Church (Levia sect)
- "I don't mind as long as it keeps me entertained."
- ―Elluka Clockworker[src]
Elluka Clockworker, born Elluka Chirclatia, is a powerful sorceress from the Magic Kingdom Levianta and the counterpart to her sister-in-law, Irina. On a whim, she accepted a quest from Held to collect the Seven Deadly Sins and became involved in numerous conflicts.
- "Rumor has it that she is an acquaintance of the evil god Held. Surveillance is a must."
- ―Note regarding Elluka in a Project 'Ma' report[src]
Elluka was born in the Magic Kingdom Levianta and grew up to become a powerful sorceress. Due to her skill, she was accepted to the temple, only later to be expelled for misconduct. Afterwards she met and fell in love with Kiril Clockworker, becoming his fiancée and befriending his sister Irina. In EC 011, she met the earth god, Held, in his forest and became friends with him.
- "Thank you, Irina. It'll be alright. I'll protect you. I won't let you die."
- ―Elluka, shortly before being betrayed by Irina[src]
Elluka initially dallied on her journey, traveling throughout Evillious giving aid to others in need rather than focus on her quest. In EC 126, Elluka came to Mystica in the Asmodean region of the Beelzenian Empire to visit Earl Ferdinand and was welcomed as his guest. While there, she encountered a child, Lukana Octo, and listened to her story about how she dreamed that a drought would come upon the town. Intrigued by the girl's apparent magical power, she believed Lukana and left immediately. Acquiring a jis tiama, she returned several months later with the octopus, faced with the foretold drought. The sorceress climbed the nearby mountain range and prayed at the altar in the Leviantan ruins there, sacrificing the jis tiama to conjure a rainstorm that lasted for days. Having fulfilled her duty, Elluka left the country to continue her journey.
In EC 131, she helped quell a rebellion in Retasan fortress, earning the gratitude of the Beelzenian Empire and Princess Aprilis. Ten years later, she began following the disappearances of Yufina Marlon and Maylis Beelzenia at the behest of both the Kingdom of Marlon and Beelzenia, suspecting the vessel of sin were involved. During this time she met Kachess Crim, who was also investigating the disappearances of women in the Asmodean region. Learning he carried the Golden Key, she joined up with him in attempt to acquire it. She later came upon the mansion of Duke Sateriasis Venomania in their plans to rescue the women. However, Kachess deviated from the plan and killed the duke with the vessel before taking off. Unable to acquire the key and with the vessel of Lust, the Venom Sword, nowhere to be found, the sorceress was left empty-handed. At some point, she met Lukana again and, to prevent I.R. from stealing the tailor's body and acquire her unique prophetic dream power, swapped bodies with her. Around the same time, she met Mikulia Greeonio and noticed that she shared the appearance of Eve Moonlit, although not sensing any Demon of Sin within her. She later brought up the matter with Held and explained what had occurred.
Evil Food Eater ConchitaEdit
- "Recently I hired a servant. Without paying her."
- ―Elluka about Platonic[src]
Elluka met with the tree and explained what had happened with the Twin Swords, complaining how she failed to collect even one vessel no matter how many hardships she went through. Hitting the god between the eyes, Held told her how that was pointless since he couldn't feel pain and Elluka answered that's why she did it. When Held brushed off her misfortune, she noted how he acted like it was someone else's problem and pointed out she was a volunteer looking for the vessels originally born in his forest. The god retorted that she shared the blame too in freeing the Demons and, annoyed, the mage admitted her destroying of the Magic Kingdom with the Clockwork Secret Art, punching Held in the face again. When the god mentioned that the "evil" kingdom had been rebuilt, Elluka said there was no need to worry since it didn't seem to inherit any of its past legacy, brushing off Held's fears of them recovering his period's ancient relic.
Michaela passed by and greeted Elluka but the sorceress said they'd play after she finished her and the god's important conversation. Once the spirit left, she asked how many spirits that served the god and, saying he didn't remember, Elluka chastised how irresponsible he was. Brought back to the subject, she mentioned how she was also worried about something else, mentioning her recently "hired" servant and how she failed to teach her magic. When Held asked why she traveled with the stranger, she recalled their previous conversation about Mikulia Greeonio and how Platonic seemed to be her descendant, also sharing the Original Sinner's face. Recounting how Eve was supposed to have been a failure and shouldn't have any descendants, Elluka questioned why so many shared her visage.
Held brushed it off as something that sometimes happened in his era as well, although more pronounced in the current world, and Elluka questioned why that happened. When the god told her to ask Levia-Behemo, not him, Elluka inquired where she could find them but the god refused to answer. After Elluka confirmed that neither Mikulia or Platonic seemed to have the Demon's presence inside them, Held mentioned that the thief wasn't with her and Elluka elaborated how she captured her to prevent her escape. Once the god asked if she left her any food, Elluka realized she had forgotten became concerned she'd be bed-ridden due to malnutrition. As she left, Michaela chased after her, still wanting them to play together.
In July of that year, the Beelzenian Empire, investigating the rumors surrounding Banica Conchita, requested Elluka's assistance to uncover the truth regarding Banica's supposed cannibalism. Once again suspecting the involvement of a vessel of sin, Elluka agreed to help investigate. Because Platonic claimed to be one of Conchita's maids, she accompanied the sorceress. Entering a town in Grabia while the walking dead attacked the region, Elluka found and captured an undead soldier, reducing him to a skeletonized state with her magic. Free to speak, she learned from the deceased man, Ron Grapple, that a Demon of Sin possessing a red wine glass was the cause of Banica's reanimated army and was begged by the former chamberlain to help save Banica by destroying the glass.
Soon after, Platonic and Elluka infiltrated the Conchita estate, discovering it empty and in perfect order. While searching the mansion, Elluka noticed that Platonic had gone missing, and that the wine glass was nowhere to be found. Upon entering the dining hall, she saw Banica's child laying on a plate and took the babe with her as she left. Determining that Banica had apparently fled, the Empire ended Elluka's investigation; after she found a servant to Empress Juno willing to adopt the baby, Elluka gave the newborn to the commoner.
- "Mariam, the time I spent here with you and Leonhart... made me extremely happy."
- "Hey, you, what's that in her body?"
"Ha ha ha ha ha ha! It's what you have been always, for the last five hundred years, always looking for, Elluka Clockworker!"
"A Demon of Sin!"
- ―Elluka and Minister Presi[src]
Hearing Presi in the room, Elluka saw that the minister and Riliane were sitting together and demanded to know why the princess was there. After seeing the meat she was eating, Elluka grew fearful and asked what the princess had. Riliane answered it was hare meat and Presi mocked how the sorceress thought she had been eating Genesia. Stating Presi was Genesia's killer, Presi admitted to poisoning her. Surprised he actually did the dirty deed himself, she declared it was over for him. As he laughed maniacally, Elluka deduced he had gone mad, and Presi said it wouldn't be if he killed her, Leonhart, Mariam, and Alexiel. As she began to retort, she noticed a change in Presi's previously non-existent magical power. Hearing the minister tell Riliane he was "borrowing" something from inside her, she asked what power he was siphoning inside his body. Presi laughed and told her it was what she had been trying to find for the last five hundred years, and Elluka realized it was a Demon of Sin.
As he laughed, boasting his own power, Elluka asked him about what his sister, Prim, would think if she saw him like that but the minister became completely possessed by the demon and she prepared to fight with a staff in hand. During their fight, Elluka was overwhelmed by his demonic power. Before he could deal the final blow, Mariam arrived and saved her. Fighting together, the two defeated and killed Presi and the court mage sealed the demon inside the hand mirror it came from, removing Riliane's memories of her twin brother as an unintentional side effect. Later, Elluka read a book while her comrades spoke about the children each of them had adopted, Princes Alexiel now Leonhart's adopted son, "Allen". Mariam then asked Elluka if she would ever train an apprentice since the sorceress was unlikely to marry. Elluka bluntly told her, "Never," without averting her gaze from her book. Despite the decrease in wars during Queen Anne's rule, Elluka's work remained the same.
- "All in all, I cannot let her be the same as Venomania and Banica... I must seek to prevent it from happening again."
- ―Elluka regarding the possessed Riliane[src]
After a long silence, Mariam said she was fine with having Riliane as a ruler rather than none and Elluka joked how precarious their situation was given how Prime Minister Minis was the only other one aware of "Allen". Once Mariam and Leonhart decided to bring Allen in as a servant, the latter sweetly spoke about the clumsy Chartette Langley; when the maid left, Elluka noted how the kind woman was their assassin. Afterwards, the mage said she'd retire to her room since she needed more of her beauty sleep, the mage was mortified by Leonhart's joke she had noticeably swollen eyes. When the warrior voiced his hope for things to stay as they were, the mage replied that she knew more than anyone in her long life about people's deaths. The warrior bluntly countered that everyone had the right to mourn over people's deaths, regardless of how long they lived. The mage immediately kicked him in the shin, calling him an idiot.While laying on her bed in her room, Elluka considered how she thought she could no longer cry after living for so long, recalling the tears she shed for her friends. She drifted to sleep while noting she was better off alone. Receiving a prediction dream of the Princess being executed, the royal palace assaulted, Elphegort invaded, and Mariam lying dead in the Heavenly Yard, Elluka awoke, startled. Considering both Arth and Anne's deaths, the mage told herself it was natural for people to die and resolved to continue her original mission for the vessels of sin. The next day, she summoned Mariam to the Hall of Mirrors. Once the Head of Maids entered, she attempted to backstab her while she was looking at the Hall's artwork. Mariam quickly disarmed her with a kick that knocked the weapon from the mage's hand. Elluka complimented Mariam for her reaction and jestingly complained about her "kicking habit". She joked with Mariam that because she was preparing to leave Lucifenia, she needed to kill everyone who knew her. Mariam pointed out that toy knives couldn't kill people, demonstrating its retractable dagger. When the maid noted the sophistication, Elluka pointed out she had planned to use it on her before she dodged it.
The curious Mariam asked why and Elluka told her she no longer held an obligation to stay in the country now that both Arth and Anne had died, having fulfilled her contract to them. Mariam told her she didn't change and the two jested about Elluka's magical power and her seemingly eternal youth. Asking if the maid was interested in knowing her secret, she flatly rejected the notion and Elluka remarked how cold her words could be, playing around about her childish personality. Elluka insisted she leave Lucifenia despite Mariam's pleads, stating her twenty years of service was enough. To settle Mariam's distress, Elluka told her she would train a new court mage to master magic for the Kingdom, saying it would only take two or three years if they had the talent. When Mariam questioned if she already found someone, the mage teased that she was suddenly expandable if she had successors. Before Mariam could interject, she noticed someone come in and Elluka looked to see Ney behind her.
Elluka listened to Mariam's daughter relay Leonhart's message for the head maid to look at the new servant boy. Mariam returned the knife, stating they'd continue their discussion another day and left with her foster child. Although curious to see Allen's appearance, she realized it was best she left. As she made her exit, playing with her toy knife, she questioned if two to three years was enough time and whether she's actually be simply leave the country after all. Just then, Prime Minister Minis saw her and asked if she was leaving. She told him that she was heading for Elphegort to receive an apprentice and denied Minis' offer of sending one of the palace guards to do it for her. After asking him if he still preferred young boys, referring to Allen, the insulted Minis reminded her to keep the prince's identity a secret; the mage responding that she was aware and, disinterested in hearing Minis ramble, she left.
Search for an ApprenticeEdit
- "Hmm, for spirits to reincarnate into humans and to develop a mastery of magic... Your ideas are so whimsical. Reincarnation is your specialty, so it’s not impossible..."
"That’s true. C’mon, give me two or three of your companions."
- ―Held and Elluka[src]
Meeting with Held at the Millennium Tree Forest, she asked him if she could reincarnate one of his spirits as a human to help her prevent Lucifenia's destruction. When the Millennium Tree became sidetracked, she reprimanded him and pressured her old friend to give her an answer. The earth deity was in disbelief that such a massive country could be destroyed, and Elluka responded it was due to the Demons of Sin. The sorceress described Riliane's repossession, expressing that general purification magic was useless. After explaining she required an apprentice to help cast the Clockwork Secret Art, Held reminded her how she destroyed her own country last time, but Elluka assured the doubtful deity that she would not fail again. Perplexed why Riliane was still under demonic possession while looking at the mirror she sealed, Held suggested it was possible that the vessel of sin she sealed was only a piece, and that the original vessel was split apart. Brushing it aside, Elluka criticized herself for failing to prevent the disasters by Venomania and Conchita and was determined to prevent Lucifenia's destruction. When asked by Held the details of her dreams, Elluka described the four images she had seen and clarified that Lucifenia's invasion was purple and could not be avoided.The earth deity asked what the mage would do if her plan failed and she responded that she would flee and avoid being caught up in the mess. Elluka was angered when Held told her how she wanted to leave because she didn't want to see her loved ones die and repeat the Levianta Catastrophe and punched the tree deity in the "face" to vent her anger, telling him to shut up. After hurting her hand, the poised Held told her it was not her place to serve justice, as it may or may not be better for Lucifenia to be destroyed. She told her old friend she knew, but that since this was caused by the vessels of sin, it was her duty to stop the problem before it even occurred. As Held began to sleep before actually answering her question about her apprentice, she told him to wake up, then angrily kicked his roots until she was struck by a pomegranate fruit to the back of her head.
Elluka turned around to find Michaela and Gumillia, in their animal spirit forms, responsible for throwing the fruit at her, and the mage replied to Michaela that she was not bullying Held. When berated by Gumillia for using violence, Elluka pointed out her hypocrisy for throwing the fruit at her. Seeing Held was still asleep, she left saying she would return. When Michaela flew to Elluka's shoulder and the two briefly spoke about the spirit's knowledge of humans and how Held refused to let her leave the forest. As she left, Elluka thought that her apprentice should be one of them. On her way back, she saw a girl picking fruits and decided to spy on her. Watching from some bushes, Elluka noted she was from the Netsuma Clan and that she had bruises. As the girl left, she heard her apologize for being alive and, although disturbed, decided to ignore it. Reminded of Held's words, she considered he was right that she preferred escaping from problems. Once the girl was gone, she returned to the palace before it got dark, out of fear of being reprimanded by Mariam.While walking through the halls, Mariam found the mage and noted her journey to Elphegort. Elluka teasingly questioned if she was worried and the assassin brushed off notion, curious if she found a disciple. Elluka admitted she hadn't yet and the maid lectured her to avoid crossing the border as much as possible in order to avoid political issues between the two kingdoms. Elluka then recalled Ney's previous interruption and asked what Allen was like. As Mariam described the boy's polite and humble nature, confident he and Riliane would be together forever, the two heard the Princess threaten to behead the boy and Elluka saw the fleeing servant get tackled by his twin. Watching Mariam surmise the situation, Elluka was shown Riliane's "wins" over Allen by the hair pieces she put on him and was surprised to see Mariam fix up the poorly made bows. With serious, watchful eyes, the mage witnessed the Princess maliciously deny Mariam's plea to not threaten execution so whimsically before leaving.
When Mariam voiced her concern that the other ministers would notice the twins' resemblance to one another, Elluka stated she'd convince them otherwise. In response to Mariam's disbelief, Elluka assured her many in the world looked alike and so it being a coincidence was believable. Reminded of the Netsuma she saw, the mage asked if any of the white-haired race still existed in Elphegort. Although Mariam expressed uncertainty, given the lessened but still existing discrimination there, she told her not to worry about whatever she saw. Elluka reflected that she had simply seen a clumsy girl that reminded her of Riliane and then asked why the maid fixed Allen's bow. The confused Mariam replied that it was messed up and the sorceress joked about the cuteness of her action.
Reincarnating the SpiritsEdit
- "So, have you made a decision? Have you considered it?"
"Don't try to stear up the topic, old man! I want a forest spirit to become human and become my apprentice."
- ―Elluka and the amnesic Held[src]
About two weeks thereafter, Elluka returned to the Millennium Tree Forest and arrived to overhear Held lecture Michaela about how spirits, and even gods, should not interact with humans. She interrupted them saying that she never would have expected him to say that and asked why he did send her on her mission if that were true. After the spirit justified it was because of it being "sin" that he sent a human to gather them instead of interfering himself, the sorceress asked if he had made his decision. Realizing the Millennium Tree no longer remembered their conversation, she angrily seethed at the earth deity.
Once she calmed down, she looked up toward the northeast sky and said that she felt the sins breath and believed Held was correct about the mirror being split into fragments, feeling a vessel of sin in Elphegort. Held agreed, after a long moment of silence, to give her two spirits: one to train as her apprentice and the other to search for the sin fragment in Elphegort. Surprised by his swift answer, Elluka listened as the deity explained how the sin that originated from his forest was his responsibility and that because he had pushed that responsibility onto Elluka, he desired to help as best he could before he departed from the world.
Settling for taking Gumillia and Michaela, and agreeing to return them to their spirit forms after three years, Elluka took the two spirits west to find a more suitable spot for her astronomical ritual. Along the way, Elluka told Michaela to follow her own will and that Held most likely wanted her to understand humans by sending her on this journey with the sorceress. They arrived at their destination and, after drawing a symbol on the ground, Elluka began the ceremony, asking for them to imagine the faces of beautiful Elphegort women. When Michaela asked why women, Elluka told her because she wanted them to and finished her preparations and reincarnated them in the forms they imagined.
- "How is it, Michaela? Can you hear anything?"
- ―Elluka instructing her disciple[src]
The next day, Elluka awoke Michaela after she and Gumillia packed their luggage and asked if she was feeling better. After Gumillia and Michaela said their heartfelt goodbyes, Elluka told them they had three years to accomplish their objective and looked forward to seeing the three of them together again. Afterward, she left with Gumillia for Lucifenia. Noticing that her apprentice seemed concerned about her surroundings, Elluka asked what was wrong and Gumillia begrudging admitted her eyes were bad. Examining her, the sorceress asked for how long and the green-haired apprentice clarified that it was since her human reincarnation. Shocked, Elluka pondered how she could've made an error in the ritual and queried how far she could see. Gumillia pointed and told the sorceress she couldn't see the bird's eye color perched on a faraway tree. After noting that she couldn't pretend to be human if she couldn't pretend to see that, Gumillia clarified how despite not seeing so far away, she could see things close to her just fine, noting the inconvenience. Realizing what was wrong, Elluka explained that chipmunks and humans had different ranges of vision, so her eyesight was fine for a human. After a brief silence, Gumillia reiterated it was inconvenient and the sorceress replied that it couldn't be helped.Seeing her stare off silently in thought, Elluka reluctantly conjured a pair of glasses and placed them on her. As Gumillia looked amazed at her improved eyesight, Elluka commented that her old vision field was farther. Conceding that it was fine, the sorceress said she would give them to Gumillia but that she should use magic instead, as she was forcing her vision to widen and would become dizzy. Having ignored her, Gumillia collapsed into Elluka's arms. The sorceress removed the glasses, saying she needed practice and could only use them when they were searching for things, explaining it was would be easier to search if her vision was wider. As her apprentice argued they were searching for the vessels of sin while trying to get the glasses back, Elluka kept them out of her reach and said that she was the only one searching for them while Gumillia was supporting her. Looking at them, the sorceress mused how if she were ever discovered by the glasses, it wouldn't be too much trouble. After explaining to the apprentice she couldn't wear them in her presence unless they were actually looking for something, Gumillia remained quiet before asking why. Putting on the glasses, Elluka described how she disliked them because they ruined the sought after woman's image. After a long pause, Gumillia noted she referred to women like herself and Elluka thanked her for the compliment.
Reign of EvilEdit
- "Lucifenia shall perish soon enough."
- ―Elluka's prophesy[src]
Admitting her apprentice to the palace, Elluka began training her magical talent in preparation for teaching the girl the Clockwork Secret Art. Overhearing several of the ministers discuss Riliane and Allen's resemblance, Elluka abused her influence over others, and declared that there are three in the world that look alike, hence their resemblance to one another. In EC 500, she attended Leonhart's funeral after he was assassinated. Approaching his gravestone, she called him an idiot before leaving with Gumillia. About nine months since training them, Elluka received the sign from Michaela that she located a vessel of sin. Since Allen was heading into Elphegort, she ordered Gumillia to give the servant the Very Amazing Spring Onion to give to Michaela. After Gumillia did so, Elluka called for her apprentice and the spirit obeyed.
Later that night, the sorceress contacted Michaela through the Very Amazing Spring Onion. Hearing Michaela's report, Elluka learned that she had found Keel Freesis in possession of the Venom Sword while she was working for him and that Gast Venom was plotting to obtain it. Elluka determined that the vessel of Lust was not the source of the problem due to Riliane being arrogant and not lustful. She then told Michaela to watch the vessel in case it would cause trouble in the future and noted the nostalgia in hearing Gast's name. Questioned by Michaela, she explained how he was her former comrade and now her enemy, knowing Gast's purpose for searching for the sword. When Michaela asked about Gumillia, the court mage told her she was fine and that she would be able to use the Clockwork Secret Art within the next six months, praising her skill. As their signal began to fade, Elluka reminded her disciple to contact her if something serious occurred and to remain there and relax.
The next day, Elluka attended the conference in the palace's Hall of Sounds regarding the diplomatic missions to Marlon and Elphegort. As the minister's discussions of Allen's report began to drag, Elluka summarized that they needed to carefully watch Keel Freesis and not let their guard down, congratulating Allen for his work. When Minis brought in Queen Dowager Prim's gift, Elluka was dazzled by the sight of a baby jis tiama and identified it as a "Very Amazing Octopus" to the curious Allen, answering that everything about it was amazing. At the behest of the disgusted Riliane, Elluka took the gift and held it in its glass container. After hearing Minis reveal that King Kyle withdrew his engagement to Riliane in favor of a green-haired girl he met, the sorceress asked in disbelief if Kyle's mother actually agreed to the decision. Minis answered that the Queen Dowager decided to respect her son's decision without giving her personal opinion.Several days later, Elluka was in Riliane's room when Mariam returned from Elphegort to report any discoveries on the identity of Kyle's secret lover. Hearing that Mariam remained clueless, Elluka added that they only knew that she was a "green-haired girl" and that everyone in Elphegort matched that profile. She then watched as Riliane threw a tantrum before ordering Minis to invade Elphegort and slaughter its population of green-haired women. When Riliane ordered the Prime Minister to burn the Forest of Bewilderment for the invasion, Elluka interrupted and angrily attempted to reason with the princess, explaining that burning the forest out of envy would provoke a disaster by the god living there. As she justified that when killing people and capturing countries for her parents, they did to protect others from war, Riliane ordered Elluka's death. The furious court mage immediately resigned, daring the princess to send someone after her if she intended to kill her. As she left, Mariam chased after her.
In response to her friend's pleas to not leave, the sorceress responded that with Arth and Anne dead, her tasks in Lucifenia had ended and that she wanted to leave with Gumillia to protect her from Riliane's genocide. After Mariam asked what she would do next, Elluka told her that she would rest and then travel. As she said she may even leave for the Eastern countries, she noticed Allen was watching them and cursed. Smiling, the court mage asked the servant if he was planning stop her or kill her on his sister's orders. She then revealed her prediction of Lucifenia's inevitable demise and that neither she nor Mariam could have prevented Leonhart's death. Elluka wondered if her words convinced him to flee like her, and was surprised to hear him decide to remain by Riliane's side and protect his nation, she brushed off the topic and told him to take good care of his sister. Turning back to the tear-eyed Mariam, Elluka described how the time she spent with her and Leonhart made her happy and that she would stay longer if Allen had not been present. Telling her friend to take advantage of those not yet killed before saying her goodbyes, Elluka left.
- "Ahhhhh! Enough! You're all fools! Riliane, Marlon’s king, Allen and Leonhart too! Everyone is an idiot!"
- ―Elluka to Michaela[src]
Collecting Gumillia and leaving the palace, Elluka headed to the Forest of Bewilderment. With the help of her apprentice, Elluka used the Very Amazing Octopus she received to conjure a rainstorm to douse the fires burning the Forest of Bewilderment. The two left after seeing the Lucifenian soldiers retreat back to the palace and headed deeper into the forest. Exhausted, they sat down and Elluka lamented over wasting such a rare octopus. Praising Gumillia again, she noted how her magic improved; the sorceress told her apprentice she was glad they were able to control the fire before the Millennium Tree was burned when Germaine Avadonia suddenly approached her. The daughter of Leonhart offered the two shelter at her home, but the mage mischievously told her it was a kind gesture and refused, believing it would cause problems since they were being hunted by the Lucifenian army. With that, Elluka stood up with her apprentice and disappeared into the forest's depths.
The sorceress then contacted Michaela through the spirit's Very Amazing Spring Onion. Frantic, Elluka told her she needed to escape from Elphegort and explained how her "purple" dreams were becoming reality. After explaining the situation, the panicked mage told Michaela they were lessening the mortality rate and that Kyle's lover was giving her a headache. Michaela apologized and explained how she had been Kyle's lover and told her the circumstances. Anxious, Elluka told her she needed to escape, being Riliane's target, and explained that Gumillia was safe with her. When Michaela showed concern for the innocent civilians that would be killed in the Green Hunting, Elluka said she had friends in Elphegort's palace and would attempt to curb the casualties until Lucifenia would fall by her predicted revolution. Wanting to guarantee Michaela's safety, the sorceress ordered her to head North of the city of Aceid, to a place where she could use magic to cast a reincarnation spell to return to her forest spirit form. Once Michaela interrupted and told her she wanted to remain a human and not leave those she cared about, Elluka cried and, after a long silence, ranted how she, Riliane, Kyle, Allen, and Leonhart were all fools and that everyone was an idiot.
Elluka later screamed in shock as she overheard Gumillia tell Michaela she too didn't want to return to her spirit form before finally composing herself and noting that Held would be disappointed in them. After learning about Michaela's hiding place in a well in the Millennium Tree Forest, Elluka recognized the location and told her they would meet her there once everything calmed down, telling her not to die before ending the transmission. She and Gumillia went to Keel Freesis' mansion only to find it burned down. They infiltrated the nearby barracks to retrieve the Venom Sword but discovered the vessel of sin was missing and collected the rest of his property instead. After a short rest, they headed to Michael's hiding spot. However, they arrived to find Kyle clutching Michaela's corpse, crying. After he left, they retrieved her body and then witnessed it become tree saplings. Astonished, they visited Held; Elluka learned that Michaela was chosen by the earth god to succeed him as the Millennium Tree. Angered, the sorceress argued with him before the deity spoke with Gumillia and returned to his slumber.
- "I'm used to it."
- ―Elluka regarding her recent failures[src]
During the Lucifenian Revolution, the two traveled to the Freesis Mansion in Marlon to explain what had occurred to Keel. The merchant, surprised by the revelation about Michaela, told them to give the sapling to Clarith. The two women revealed they managed to recover Keel's property from his burned-down mansion and, after some negotiation, returned them to him. Grateful, the merchant abided Elluka's request to hide them from Lucifenia and give her the Venom Sword. While there, Elluka sealed the Venom Sword, noting its magic felt weak, and was surprised to see Keel's wife, Mikina, there. After hiding out for some time during EC 501, the two returned to Lucifenia once The Daughter of Evil was executed and traveled to the Held Monastery in Elphegort in search for Michaela's cherished, human friend. Finding her at the monastery, Elluka approached the white-haired girl and introduced herself and Gumillia before offering her Michaela's sapling, telling her it was her "precious friend".
Seeing Clarith's confused expression, Elluka asked to be served tea while she explained the story. She was surprised by Clarith's lack of surprise when she revealed Michaela was a spirit but realized her reasons and continued. She described how they found Michaela's body and commented that she believed Kyle also contributed to her death and explained how she was chosen as the next guardian of the world by Held, bitterly admitting she was fooled by the "old man". After her tea was refilled, she thanked Clarith and told her what Keel told them and that Gumillia was reluctant to hand her over to the white-haired girl. After a short silence between the master and apprentice, Elluka said they would let Michaela decide, and beckoned Gumillia to conjure a manifestation of Michaela's human form from the sapling for Clarith and her to see. Elluka petulantly asked who "won" and, after it was decided, left Michaela in Clarith's possession before departing with Gumillia.
About a week later, Elluka returned with Gumillia to check on Clarith. They secretly spied on her and observed that Riliane was with her. The sorceress decided to leave the situation alone, concluding that Riliane should no longer be affected by the Demon of Pride. Despite failing to stop the revolution, learn why Riliane was once again possessed by a demon, and learn why the same demon had vanished, she did not act bothered by it and told Gumillia she was used to it. Elluka, proud to have acquired the vessel of Lust, decided to head to the East with her apprentice in search for the vessels of sin and the two stopped in an inn in Asmodean. While there, she examined the sword and realized the Demon of Lust was absent from the weapon. Infuriated, she screamed and tore off the seal before flinging the blade, explaining to Gumillia her revelation.
In her frustration, she came to another revelation and took out the mirror of Lucifenia she sealed from her luggage, and tore off its seal. Seeing that the Demon of Pride was absent from its vessel as well, she collapsed to the ground, distraught and telling her apprentice that the demon had vanished, even though she was certain it was inside the mirror when she sealed it. Gumillia asked if it was possible for the demons to disappear from their vessels and Elluka denied it, saying their original bodies remained in the vessel even if they possessed humans. After the shocked sorceress sat motionless for a short while, she stood up, began packing her luggage, and told Gumillia their trip to the East was cancelled until they figured out what happened to the demons.
- "I thought you weren’t in the Evillious region anymore? Weren’t you going to a far off Eastern kingdom?"
"I also thought that but two and a half years ago, we were called by Beelzenia’s Emperor."
- ―Yukina and Gumillia[src]
Gumillia and Elluka returned to Lucifenia and began spying for information. Discovered by the occupying Kingdom of Marlon, the two fled and were later added to the "Witch Hunt" decreed by King Kyle. At some point, Elluka told Gumillia what she had learned about the Glass of Conchita and its powers. The following year, the two traveled to the Marlon main island and, while there, encountered the sorceress, Abyss I.R. Defeated in battle, Elluka's body was taken by the sorceress; before her conscious was suppressed, she resided herself in Gumillia and used her subtle influence to "pull" her toward Beelzenia and the safety of the Emperor.
Praefatio of BlueEdit
In EC 505, when Abyss I.R. attempted to take Gumillia's body as well, Elluka's spirit called out and wrestled control of her body from the sorceress, sending both women flying in the air. Germaine then attempted to slay the incapacitated Elluka but Gumillia stopped her. She then explained to her apprentice, Germaine, and Yukina why she had gone missing. Later, Kyle asked Elluka and Gumillia to aid him in his battle against his mother, Prim, and Ney's undead armies. Elluka, knowing Prim and Ney were in possession of the vessels of sin, agreed to help and the two mages magically enhanced all of the weapons of Kyle's army to combat the supernatural threat.
New Four HorsemenEdit
After the ensuing battle, Elluka stayed in Marlon for a while. Once some of the vessels of sin were recovered from Mikina, she and Gumillia resumed their quest when it became apparent that Abyss I.R. had escaped from the island nation with the other vessels of sin in hand. In EC 508, they became involved in the New Four Horsemen Incident caused by Neo Apocalypse and Abyss I.R. Around this time, Elluka lost the Glass of Conchita to the villainous sorceress. At some point, Elluka managed to force a deal with the Freesis Foundation to freely utilize all their powers and resources whenever she desired. After sealing the contract, she criticized the employee then left.
- "I told you to escape with me!"
- ―Elluka to the dying Lemy[src]
Once there, they infiltrated the criminal organization and the sorceress adopted the codename VII. the Magician. While working for the organization in EC 610, Elluka discovered that, V. the Pierrot, was a reincarnation of Hänsel and approached him, trying to convince him to flee with her from Père Noël. Instead, he tattled to I. the Santa about Elluka's treachery, and the sorceress fled by the next day without him. Conceding this, Elluka ordered Gumillia to shoot him while he was out on his next murder mission. After her apprentice did so, she scoffed at the dying Pierrot for not escaping with her and laughed as he died. She remained in hiding from Julia until late EC 610, receiving a letter from the criminal that revealed her identity to be that of Irina. Challenging Elluka with the message that she would be waiting at Merigod Plateau, the sorceress traveled to the Highlands in EC 611 and battled "Julia", defeating her.
- "They seemed to have a complex about their looks; she was envious of Elluka's appearance and vice-versa."
Around EC 842, Elluka travelled east to Snakeland, settling in Enbizaka. During her time there, she met the town's popular tailor, Kayo Sudou and realized Kayo's pair of scissors was the vessel of Envy. Shortly after, the sorceress swapped bodies with Kayo and left a fake pair of scissors with her while Elluka kept the real pair.
Personality and TraitsEdit
- "Stop talking like a little girl... Seriously, whether it’s your appearance or your character, you're still the same."
"Or am I?"
- ―Mariam and Elluka[src]
Elluka was often relaxed and lackadaisical with half-opened eyes and a sensually bored expression. She usually brushed comments or situations aside and acted playful or teasing towards others to provoke them. Despite this apparent calm demeanor, she had a tendency to mood swing and acted very whimsical and capricious. Held often incited her and she usually vented her anger toward him by attacking the earth deity, earning Michaela's label as a "bully". When faced with stressful or painful situations, she tried to escape instead of face them. She also was concerned with her appearance and preferred to be associated with beautiful women. As a result, she had a distaste for glasses and demanded Gumillia only use them when they were actually looking for the vessels of sin.
Elluka struggled with showing affection to others and acted superficially apathetic, blunt, and unsympathetic, insulting Leonhart at his funeral before leaving. Despite this, she cared for her friends and attempted to prevent their deaths or ease their misfortune as best she can. Elluka had a strange fascination with octopi and liked black tea. She also hated cats, which contrasted her sister-in-law Irina's adoration of them.
Skills and AbilitiesEdit
- "Oh, if you mean a privileged mage with a warehouse full of magic, then yes."
- ―Elluka, touting her skills[src]
Elluka was a powerful sorceress and was regarded with respect by her peers. Her power as a witch was great enough that she was selected as a candidate to rule the Magic Kingdom, and was able to attain the position as Lucifenia's court mage. The sorceress's most notable ability was her inherent youth and immortality. Elluka also wielded Body Swap technique which allowed her to swap her consciousness with that of others. When exchanging bodies, all her magical talents and abilities, such as her immortality, transferred to the new body. As a drawback, the body eventually began to decay, requiring a new body swap after around seven centuries.
After acquiring Lukana's body, she wielded the ability to use Purple Dream and could dream of the possible futures. Her visions showed only images that she could recognize. On top of that, her foresight's reliability was based on the "color" of the image. If the dream was "purple" then it was destined to occur and could not be changed. Her foretelling skills as Lucifenia's court mage earned her a reputation due to their flawless precision. She was a master of reincarnation magic, capable of incarnating the spirit of any being as another entity, such as a human or an animal, after preparing the necessary ritual.
She was also powerful with cleansing magic, able to remove the Demons of Sin even when they were purposefully made difficult to exorcise. She was also capable of casting Clockworker Magic but preferred not to cast it due to its heavy risks. Elluka was also skilled in using a jis tiama octopus, able to cast a powerful rainstorm when sacrificing it and able to grow one to an enormous size for offensive purposes.
Held: A friend of Elluka's. Elluka cared deeply for Held, going on her quest to gather the sins on his behalf and saving him from Riliane's order to burn the Forest of Bewilderment. Nonetheless, she was frustrated by his tendency to fall asleep mid-conversation and remind her of her faults, often taking her anger out on his physical form. She became furious with Held when learning he had deceived her in his motives for giving her Michaela.
Kiril Clockworker: Elluka's fiancé. Elluka cared for Kiril deeply, intending to marry him and later keeping his name after his insanity and eventual death. She experienced great regret for losing him, fleeing rather than experience the pain of watching him die.
Irina Clockworker: Elluka's sister-in-law. Elluka and Irina lived in peace during the former's engagement to Kiril, and during Project 'Ma' she wanted to protect her after hearing the latter's declaration of support. After being betrayed and killed by Irina, Elluka saw her as an enemy and opposed her aims to spread chaos in the Evillious region, often coming attacking her directly. Despite this, she appeared to regret losing Irina as a sister.
Lukana Octo: A body Elluka swapped into. Elluka swapped bodies with the magically-receptive Lukana to keep the latter out of I.R's hands, although she also appreciated the woman's younger and more beautiful body as her own aged. She preferred this body for several hundred years, although eventually she discards it as it begins to age and grow painful.
Gumillia: Elluka's apprentice. Elluka found Gumillia to be a useful apprentice due to her magic potential, though she was often annoyed by her straight-laced nature and her being overprotective to a fault. She greatly cared for Gumillia's wellbeing, such as when taking her away from the Green Hunting, and later had the forest spirit accompany her throughout many centuries. She trusted her to handle difficult tasks, like working in Père Noël.
Michaela: An apprentice of Elluka's. Elluka found Michaela to be easy to reason with and useful for gathering the sins, though she was surprised by Michaela's using Eve for a body. Elluka demonstrated that she cared for Michaela's well-being, such as in aiding her during the Green Hunting and becoming incensed when the latter chose to remain a human during this time, risking her life.
Mariam Futapie: A fellow member of the Three Heroes. Elluka and Mariam had a deep friendship cultivated over the course of the Asmo-Beelzenian War. She was impressed by Mariam's fighting skills, although amused by her serious nature and habit for kicking. Elluka enjoyed spending time with Mariam and was greatly saddened by having to leave her, later mourning her death. It was this friendship that helped her recover her humanity.
Leonhart Avadonia: A fellow member of the Three Heroes. Elluka and Leonhart had a deep friendship cultivated over the course of the Asmo-Beelzenian War, although she had difficulty expressing this friendship, such as in calling him "dimwit" at his funeral. She enjoyed spending time with him and was greatly saddened by his death, mourning him along with Mariam. It was this friendship that helped her recover her humanity.
Riliane Lucifen d'Autriche: Elluka's employer after Arth and Anne's death. Elluka was expressed concern that she was being possessed by a Demon of Sin. She became outraged by Riliane's selfish whims and disregard for the lives of others as a monarch, eventually leaving the palace at the commencement of the Green Hunting.
Lemy Abelard: A fellow member of Père Noël. Elluka saw Lemy as too valuable to be left with Irina, as a reincarnation of Hänsel, thus attempting to make him leave with her. Because of his value, when he refused her offer she found it necessary to kill him instead, finding his eventual death humorous.
Kayo Sudou: A body Elluka swapped into. Elluka may have been the one to swap bodies with Kayo out of envy for her good looks.
Conceptualization and OriginEdit
- With a clear allusion to the Clockwork Lullaby Series, her surname comes from her lover.
- Elluka's birthname may be a corruption of chikrassy, a tree specimen and a medical agent.
- Elluka's name is partially inspired by the name of her representative Vocaloid, Luka, using "luka" at the end of the name.
- When surveyed for Project 'Ma', Elluka's rankings were M=253, O=62, T=92, H=28, E=53, and R=63.
- Mothy describes Elluka's attitude to be the same as when he is drunk.
- Elluka thinks of the spirits in Held's Forest as female despite the fact they are genderless.
- Although having never met the gods herself, Elluka unknowingly became the vessel for Levia-Behemo.
- She shares the same birthday (January 30) with her Vocaloid.
- The Very Amazing Octopus is a direct reference to Tako Luka and Elluka's Vocaloid counterpart.