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Strelitzia

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Strelitzia

Strelitzia KHUX.png

Katakana ストレリチア Other Emblem.png
Rōmaji Sutorerichia
Homeworld Daybreak Town
Game Kingdom Hearts Union χ

Strelitzia is a Keyblade wielder and the younger sister of Lauriam who appears in Kingdom Hearts Union χ. She is one of the Keyblade wielders from Daybreak Town recruited by Master Ava to join the Dandelions, and is then chosen by the Master of Masters to lead a Union after the Keyblade War. Unbeknownst to the other Union leaders, Strelitzia is chosen by the Master of Masters to receive her own copy of the Book of Prophecies, however, Strelitzia was struck down by Darkness, who used a possessed Ventus, who then stole her rulebook and took her place as a Union leader.

Story[edit]

Before Kingdom Hearts Union χ [Cross][edit]

Like her brother Lauriam, she awakes as a Keyblade wielder in Daybreak Town, where she joins one of the Unions under the foretellers. For the past two years, Strelitzia fulfills her duties as a Keyblade wielder and takes notice of another wielder in her Union, Player.

One day, Strelitzia sees Player as they sit and wait for Ephemer, holding their Chirithy and crying when Ephemer does not show. Strelitzia comes across Player from time to time after that during missions, but she is unable to muster the courage to speak with Player. Strelitzia could sense that there is something special about Player, as they see things differently than everyone else. Strelitzia comes to see them as a friend and begins to look forward to the day the two of them could talk to one another.

Later, Strelitzia is inducted into the Dandelions by Ava. Strelitzia meets with Lauriam in his favorite spot a flower field to talk about their duties as Keyblade wielders. Strelitzia considers him to be a prodigy, though Lauriam notes that she is superior in magic compared to him. Desiring to be closer to her brother, Strelitzia suggests that the two of team up, but he declines and states that he will consider it in the future when she is stronger. Strelitzia confides in Lauriam about her reluctance to join the Dandelions and how she wishes to see Player again, leaving Lauriam to believe that she had feelings for the latter. He encourages her to meet with Player and promises that he will come to save if she is in trouble.

One day, after witnessing Player stand up to Aced, Strelitzia is approached by Ava, who reveals to her the world's imminent end. Asking that Strelitzia become one of five Dandelions to succeed the foretellers as Union leaders following the events of the Keyblade War, Ava provides her with a rulebook by which the Union leaders would be required to follow. Quest 725: Sea Monster Hunter Pt. 5

Strelitzia begins to have doubts about becoming a Union leader, feeling uneasy about leaving those who are not Dandelions to take part in the Keyblade War. Realizing that Player is not one of the Dandelions, Strelitzia resolves that she has to tell them the truth about the fate of the world. Quest 726: Daybreak Town Heartless Hunt Pt. 1 The next day, she and her Chirithy learn that Player was last seen entering an abandoned house and go to investigate, though Player is nowhere to be found. She is then attacked by Ventus, unknowingly possessed by Darkness, stealing her rulebook to take her place as a Union leader. In her last moments, Strelitzia laments how she did not have the courage to speak with Player, carrying her Chirithy in her arms as she fades away and her heart is released. Quest 730: Target: Silver Hammer Frame Pt. 2

Design[edit]

Strelitzia has long red hair that frames her face, with her bangs falling over her forehead down past her eyebrows while the rest of her hair is tied back in two long pigtails that reach past her waist on either side of her head. Strelitzia also has fair skin and bright teal eyes, and wears a white dress with black straps that fall over her shoulders and tie together in a bow on the front. Additionally, Strelitzia has matching sleeves on both of her arms, and wears thigh-high white boots.

"Strelitzia" refers to a genus of five species of perennial plants native to South Africa and it belongs to the family Strelitziaceae. It is also known as a "bird of paradise flower/plant" or a "crane flower".

Personality[edit]

Strelitzia is a quiet and shy girl but is also considerate and caring for others when she realizes that those who are not Dandelions will perish in the war. When chosen to be a Union leader, Strelitzia expresses doubts that she is qualified for the role, showing lack of confidence in herself. She has a tendency to panic and rush off on occasion, making her a bit impatient.

She seems to have a high opinion of Player, regarding them as a friend in spite of never formally introducing herself to them. Due to the kinship she feels for Player, she worked up the courage to try and save them from the Keyblade War, but harbors regret that she was unable to meet Player in person before she faded away.

Abilities[edit]

Main article: Starlight

Strelitzia wields the third upgrade of the Starlight Keyblade. According to Lauriam, she was far superior in magic than he was.

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