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Rufina Argent (ルフィナ・アルジェント), also known under her alias of Thousand Arms ((せん)(うで)), was a Knight of the Gralsritter of the Septian Church.

Background

She was the sister of Ries Argent and responsible for bringing Kevin Graham into the Aster House orphanage. Until her death in S.1198, Rufina stayed by the side of her best friend and Dominion she supported, Ein Selnate.

Rufina was a patient and gentle person, who settled disputes through peace rather than force. Her unparalleled ability to choose the best decision out of a myriad of possibilities earned her the alias of "Thousand Hand". Five years prior to the start of the series, Rufina was killed in the line of duty during a raid of a jaeger corps on the Aster House in the midwestern city of Emelrose. In reality, she sacrificed herself in order to ease Kevin, whose Stigma awoke during the raid and who was unable to distinguish Rufina from jaegers.

Rufina wielded both a templar sword and a bowgun, with a track record of never having lost a single battle. At one point on time she engaged in a battle with Loewe, who reckoned he had rarely been challenged at that level. Rufina herself described the outcome of the fight as a tie. Her prowess also stems from the fact that Ein Selnate, whom, as the Dominion she supported, never had to resort to her Stigma's power because she had Rufina by her side.

After the events of Trails in the Sky The 3rd, Kevin Graham submits a request to replace his alias of "Heretic Hunter" with "Thousand-Arm Guardian", as a homage to Rufina.

Trivia

  • Among the unused files in The 3rd is a flashback where Rufina confronts Georg Weissmann as he leaves the church.
  • During the final chapter in Ao no Kiseki on the elevator to The Road of Farthest, the shot in which Rufina burns in the flames during the opening to The 3rd is among the memories flashing by in the background.

References

  1. During the flashback set in S.1198 of Trails in the Sky The 3rd, Chapter 5, Kevin Graham states that he met Rufina 9 years prior (S.1189), when she was 13 years old.

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