Introducing Luke fon Fabre.
Name: Luke fon Fabre
Height: 5'7" / 171 cm
Weight: 150 lbs / 68 kg
Voice: Yuri Lowenthal (English), Chihiro Suzuki (Japanese)
Luke fon Fabre is the main protagonist in Tales of the Abyss. He is the son of Duke Crimson Herzog fon Fabre and Duchess Susanne fon Fabre, and by extension, the nephew of King Ingobert VI. He is cousin to (and also engaged to) Princess Natalia Luzu Kimlasca-Lanvaldear and best friends with Guy Cecil. Since being kidnapped by Malkuth seven years ago he has been confined to the Fabre manor. The experiences of his kidnapping were so traumatic for him that he lost all of his memories. Since then Luke experiences occasional headaches and often hears voices whenever they occur, which his family thinks is linked to his kidnapping. Due to Luke's isolation, and growing up in a wealthy home, he is spoiled and naive. He is selfish and is rude to everyone, except his teacher, Van Grants, who trained him to fight with a sword, and Guy.
Why I like Luke.
Honestly, I'm not even sure how I ended up liking Luke as much as I do. When I was first introduced to him I'm pretty sure I didn't like him all that much. I probably even hated him for how rude he was to everyone. I think Jade was my first favorite, and then Tear. I think Luke becoming my favorite character had something to do with having finally beating the game––after an embarrassing number of years––and deciding I needed to shrine someone from this game. Originally I planned to shrine Tear, but there were already some amazing Tear shrines online. After talking with some friends I decided to shrine Luke instead because there weren't any Luke shrines. After deciding that I liked him even more. I find him to be inspiring in his desire to want to change and the effort he goes through to make that happen. Anyone can say they want to change but to actually change? That's a big deal. All the struggles he goes through after I sympathize with because I deal with a lot of the same issues. I just break for him every single time. :(