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Diane felt that the practice of strapping one's quiver to one's back was banal, overdone, and soon to go out of fashion.
Vital statistics
Class ArcherSniper
Gender Female
Race Elf
Faction Max's Shining Force
Birthplace Bustoke
Relatives Unnamed father (presumed deceased)
Unnamed mother
Unnamed uncle
Unnamed aunt
Unnamed cousin
Tao (sister)
Wendy (sister)
Appearances Shining Force: The Legacy of Great Intention
Shining Force: Resurrection of the Dark Dragon

Diane is a playable elf archer in the games Shining Force: The Legacy of Great Intention and Shining Force: Resurrection of the Dark Dragon.

Background[edit | edit source]

Max meets Diane on his journey. Diane tells Max all about the different kinds of beastmen in the area where she lives. Diane has bright pink hair with yellow eyes. She wears a green half-tunic with a white undershirt, brown shoes and gloves, with a green hat with a white feather in it.

Personality[edit | edit source]

According to a Shining Force I world book: "Her disposition causes her to hate unfairness and deception with a passion. She is an energetic woman who has been living a wild and free life in the mountain forests. As befits her personality, she applied herself to archery daily without thinking much of it, and her resulting skill is much admired."[1]

Strategy[edit | edit source]

She is a replacement for Hans, though is effective if paired up with him. She has less speed but better overall fighting stats. Like other ranged units, she is effective against flying units.

By the time Diane joins the Force, there are already a choice of characters and it is completely possible to never see a need to use her. Lyle will eventually replace her, though she can hang on for a while due to the terrain of the battles that follow Lyle's joining. Also like any other archer, she cannot fire directly next to her.

Powers & Magic[edit | edit source]

Diane can cast no spells and has no powers.

Quotes[edit | edit source]

  • When first approached to her: "Talk to my mother first."
  • When Diane joins the Shining Force: "If you are going to the Quarry to rescue the men, you can count me in!"
  • In Headquarters, in party: "With me along, there's nothing to fear from flying enemies."
  • In Headquarters, not in party: "C'mon, Max. Let us in on the fun! We're bored down here!"
  • At the beginning of the battle with Dark Dragon: "I, Diane, will show you the courage and honor of the people of Bustoke! Feel the deadly sting of my arrows!"

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Translation by O'Neill of the Shining Force Central forums
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