Leblanc: Er, Leblanc. Remember that name well, loves!Yuna: Ah, the thief.Leblanc: Whatever do you mean? That's what I hate about amateurs...
Leblanc and Yuna on Mt. Gagazet
Profile[edit | edit source]
Appearance[edit | edit source]
Leblanc has a round face with purple eyes and short, blonde hair. She wears a pinkish-purple robe that exposes her chest (showing the tattoo of the Leblanc Syndicate's logo) and her right thigh. The robe has a high, curved tasseled collar and long sleeves reminiscent of a Japanese furisode kimono, the cuffs separated from the ends of the sleeves by white criss-crossed material. She wears thigh-high stockings of the same color and purple ankle boots. Her attire is decorated in blue and white triangular and swirl patterns. She wields a red-and-silver fan in her right hand.
Leblanc's outfit resembles a Lady Luck dressphere, because the mark on her chest is a heart, one of the four suits of a deck of playing cards, just like the spade, club, and diamond are on the chests of Yuna, Rikku, and Paine when they change into their Lady Luck dresspheres. She doesn't use any of the Lady Luck exclusive skills in battle, however.
Personality[edit | edit source]
Didn't you girls ever learn to share?
Leblanc to YRP
Leblanc is bossy and cocky, though ultimately is good at heart, garnering a loyal following of various misfits she has taken in. She hates being ordered around, though she makes exceptions if she believes doing so would please Nooj, her not-so-secret infatuation of the Youth League. In fact, Leblanc became a sphere hunter to find something from Spira's past to make her "Noojie-Woojie" smile for her. Leblanc treats outcasts kindly, having taken in those who had nowhere else to go. Logos and Ormi came to work for her after she took care of them after the events at the Den of Woe during Operation Mi'ihen. Though she abuses her subordinates, they remain at her side as they owe her for helping them out.
Story[edit | edit source]
Who's on top now, Dullwings? It'll be a thousand years before you can take on the mighty Leblanc.
Leblanc, while robbing the Gullwings
Prior to the Eternal Calm, Leblanc had a history with Nooj and became a den mother to various Spirans of various races and creeds. The people she saved included Logos and Ormi, who were of the Yevon Order, and those who survived Operation Mi'ihen and the Siege of Home yet had been declared dead. After the onset of the Eternal Calm, Leblanc founded the Leblanc Syndicate in Guadosalam to help Nooj.
Two years into the Eternal Calm, Leblanc steals Yuna's Garment Grid to impersonate her and perform a concert in Luca to cash in on Yuna's fame. The Gullwings foil her plans, and she is forced to engage Yuna, Rikku, and Paine after her lackeys Logos and Ormi are defeated. Leblanc formally introduces herself to the Gullwings at Mt. Gagazet before she, Logos, and Ormi lose the race to the summit for the sphere located at the top.
As the Gullwings deliver a sphere containing records of Vegnagun and Shuyin to one of the two main Spiran parties, Leblanc breaks into the Gullwings' Celsius airship to steal the half a sphere the Gullwings beat her syndicate to in the Zanarkand Ruins. The YRP disguise as three of Leblanc's She-Goons and sneak into Chateau Leblanc with Yuna ending up having to massage a stressed out Leblanc before she can join up with the others to continue their search. They find Leblanc stole the half sphere as she already had the other half. Leblanc learns of the Gullwings' presence in her abode and confronts them.
Defeated, Leblanc relinquishes the now restored sphere as well as a Crimson Sphere to the Gullwings. The restored sphere shows the location of an ancient machina weapon, Vegnagun. Leblanc offers an alliance to investigate the Bevelle Underground, where she and her lackeys record what they find: Vegnagun has gone missing, as has Nooj alongside the other leaders of Spira's factions. Leblanc becomes depressed and goes out to try and find Nooj. By the time she returns after Yuna's 1000 Words concert, Leblanc teams up with the Gullwings to infiltrate the Farplane and fight Vegnagun.
Gameplay[edit | edit source]
Leblanc is fought four times, the first being directly after the opening FMV, where she—in disguise—is joined by two Goons in the Luca Stadium. She is fought again (now without the disguise) after the player defeats Ormi and Logos, when Yuna appears and reclaims her Garment Grid on the Dock 5 of Luca's port. She is fought the third time halfway up the Floating Ruins on Mt. Gagazet, and the final fight is in her underground chateau before she makes peace with the party.
Leblanc is skilled in magic and frequently uses lightning-elemental magic, as well as some support magic and skills. In the final battle against her, when both Logos and Ormi are present, they can perform a joint attack called No Love Lost that deals high damage to an unprepared party.
Musical themes[edit | edit source]
Leblanc's theme is "Lady Leblanc Has Everything", called "Anything Goes for Leblanc" in the Luca sphere theater and iTunes. The tune plays in Chateau Leblanc and works as a theme for the entire Leblanc Syndicate, playing during the player's encounters with them.
Other appearances[edit | edit source]
Leblanc appears with her cronies, Logos and Ormi, as well as the "fake Yuna".
Leblanc appears in Final Fantasy Trading Card Game as Earth-elemental Forward cards. She is displayed with her Tetsuya Nomura artwork.
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
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Etymology[edit | edit source]
Leblanc (pronounced leh-blonk) is a contracted form of le blanc, "the white" in French. Blanc is the masculine form of the adjective; blanche is the feminine form.
Given her thieving nature, she may also be named after Maurice Leblanc, author of the novels about the master thief, Arsène Lupin.
Leblanc's name is improperly written in the Japanese version of the original soundtrack of Final Fantasy X-2 and is known as ルプラン (Rupuran?), while her name is written properly in kana as ルブラン (Ruburan?).