Flèche / Lame

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Flèche & Lame
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Japanese Name

Flèche and Lame are two lesser antagonists in Puella Magi Tart Magica: The Legend of "Jeanne d'Arc".

General info

Physical features

  • Eye colour:
  • Hair colour:

Other

  • Soul gem: Fleche: Oval on the chest; Lame: Triangular hairclip on the side of her head.
  • Weapon: Flèche: Bow and magical arrows; Lame: Broadsword
  • Wish: Unknown, but it most likely benefited Corbeau in some way.
  • Japanese pronoun:

Summary

Backstory

Both magical girls were forced to contract under Isabeau against their wills. Once contracted, they lost their free will and acted much like mindless slaves under the orders of Isabeau, and by extension, her daughters Minou, Lapin and Corbeau.

Lame During Tart Magica

Lame first appears in Chapter 1, set in the present day of the story. Tart, Riz, Elisa, and Melissa survey a fortress that has been cleared of soldiers by Minou. The girls attempt to attack Minou, but Lame steps in and blocks the attack their attack. She trades blows with Tart, but her sword is knocked out of her hand and she is struck by the butt of Elisa’s rifle, rendering her unconscious. Minou summons a seal with a lion’s emblem and brands Lame with it, causing her to fall into deep despair and transforming into a witch. Minou leaves the area before Tart is able to catch her, leaving Lame the witch to deal with the four magical girls. Elisa fires her rifle repeatedly at the witch as Tart charges her La Lumiere attack and ends up obliterating the witch completely.

Flèche During Tart Magica

Flèche first appears in Chapter 8, standing besides Corbeau as her attending maid. As Corbeau speaks with John Talbot and William Glasdale concerning the possible loss of the fort at Les Tourelles, Glasdale disagrees with Corbeau’s plans. Corbeau in response snaps her fingers, prompting Flèche to fire her bow repeatedly at him, killing him in the process. As Corbeau finishes her conversation with the head of the English forces, the French soldiers began their attack on the fortress. Corbeau unleashes black feathers that take out the majority of the French forces. She steps outside where Riz and Tart stand waiting for her. They begin their difficult battle with Corbeau, who uses her ability to push her soul gem’s impurities onto other magical girls in the vicinity. Riz warns Tart to stay away from Corbeau who snaps her fingers and once more prompts Flèche, who had been watching from one of the fortress towers, to unleash her arrows, this time at Tart. Several of the arrows find their mark and greatly harm Tart. Corbeau is able to pin Riz down with several of her black feathers as she walks towards Tart, ready to finish her off. From behind, La Hire strikes at Corbeau with his sword in an attempt to defend Tart, but the attack does nothing to Corbeau, who merely blocks a second sword attack with the back of her arm and throws La Hire face first into the ground essentially knocking him unconscious. Melissa rushes to her father's side and Riz calls out to her, telling her to get away from the front lines as soon as possible. Corbeau tells Flèche to make sure nothing is left of La Hire and Flèche conjures a large spear-like arrow and fits it to her bow. As she unleashes the arrow aimed at Melissa and her father, Tart suddenly stands before them and takes the full brunt of the attack, sparing the two humans. As a result, Tart endures a large hole the size of her fist in her right shoulder and collapses. With Tart on the verge of death, Melissa contracts with Kyubey in order to save Tart and her father. As Corbeau orders Flèche to finish them off, Riz pulls Tart and Melissa into her shadow realm where they hatch a plan. Once they emerge, Corbeau demands to know how they plan to defeat her since she brought Flèche with her to prevent anyone from attacking her outside of her magic's range. Melissa and Riz coordinate a joint attack on Corbeau as Corbeau calls out to Flèche to provide cover and to finish off Tart with another attack like the one that nearly killed her earlier.

Meanwhile, Tart attempts to take on Flèche alone. However, Flèche has dropped down one side of the tower, running backwards down the side as she launches arrow after arrow right at Tart, each one finding their mark. She turns and uses her momentum to run sideways across the walls of the fortress, launching more arrows up in her wake. As Flèche jumps back up onto a tower on the opposite side of the fortress, Tart emerges from the dust completely unharmed. Melissa’s wish altered Tart’s fate and has increased Tart’s power as a result. Furious at this news, Corbeau orders Flèche to use her full magic, as if she intends to drain herself dry. Tart unleashes her La Lumiere attack, missing Flèche but destroying the tower in the process. At this point Minou appears, originally intending on simply collecting Flèche but instead opting to summon a magic seal and branding her with it. She calls out to Corbeau to leave everything to Flèche instead and disappears with her sister inside of her portal. The remaining French soldiers with Gille at the lead finally arrive at the fortress just as Flèche's witch form has spawned and stands ready and waiting in the courtyard. The witch turns its direction towards Orleans and readies to fire an attack. Tart leaps out from the tower and strikes at the witch's head with her sword. While the attack wasn't quite enough to stop the witch, it powers up its attack and Tart only barely manages to turn its head just as it fires off its attack. She grips her sword tightly and slashes the witch down the middle, parting it neatly in half. The witch explodes and is finished off. Off in the distance, Elisa stands at the edge of a cliff side some considerable distance away, having used her rifle to help finish off the witch from a distance.

Powers

Lame doesn't demonstrate any notable powers in her short appearance at the beginning of volume one, easily succumbing to Tart and Elisa's attacks. Minou immediately turns her into a witch and sets her onto Tart and her friends.

Flèche is shown to be able to summon magical arrows that she fits to her bow. She was able to concentrate her magic into an attack powerful enough to tear a hole into Tart's shoulder and mortally wound her. She was also shown to be able to run along the side of a castle wall horizontally.

Observations

  • They are the only two magical girls in Isabeau's army who are named.
  • While the full extent of their powers are unknown, Flèche was powerful enough to mortally wound Tart and would have succeeded in killing her had Melissa not wished to heal her wounds.

Etymology

  • Flèche is the French word for "arrow".
  • Lame is the French word for "sword".

Gallery

Flèche

Lame