Lorithia (Xenoblade Chronicles)

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Mark her words. It'll cost you. Dearly.

Lorithia is one of the antagonists of Xenoblade Chronicles as one of the two last bosses before the final boss as Disciple Lorithia. She has been widely controversial by many players alike and just as detested due to her beyond difficult and rage-inducing battle.

Why She Sucks

  1. Lorithia's overall character, a heinous little piece of work, as detailed in #2.
  2. Before the battle, you are greeted by one of the most infamous cutscenes in the game, not only is it revealed that Lorithia has turned Melia's brother, Kallian, into a Telethis, but before the battle even begins, she taunts the party by kissing Kallian in the lips right in front of Melia, which, like Sonic 06, creates beastiality in a game that (while not totally made for kids) was made for younger audiences.
  3. Lorithia is an enormous difficulty spike as almost all of her attacks can do high damage and are hard to avoid, granted she is one of the last three bosses of the game, but that is still a bit too much. She's also Level 75.
  4. Throughout the entire battle, she consistently shouts "You'll pay for your insolence!" non-stop, and she NEVER shuts up.
  5. Before the battle begins, Lorithia will summon four Novas to aid her in battle which can give her a 100% Physics Resistance, meaning that only Ether attacks can do damage unless you destroy up to three Novas she summons, whom are also weak to Ether.
  6. While Riki and Fiora have some good Ether Arts, Melia has the best and strongest ones of the lot, but unfortunately, she is the weakest in terms of defense (unless you geared her up properly) and her Ether Attacks are more awkward to use.
  7. Lorithia has four different attacks, all of them that are a real pain and sends you flying like a pinball.
    1. Ether Laser: A green energy laser shot from her face that does crazy damage.
    2. Obliterate: Swiping at you with her wing-like hands, taking a good chunk of health in return. This is "mercifully" the only attack that doesn't send you flying.
    3. Big Bang VI: Spinning around and harming anyone in sight.
    4. Explosion: A small explosion she conjures up in front of herself.
  8. Not only can her attacks do high damage, but depending on the attack that she uses, they can also cause states effects that can hinder you and/or an ally in battle.
    1. Ether Defense Down: From her Ether Laser, this effect can decrease your Ether Resistance, and it is made worse by the nasty Ether attacks of the Novas described below.
    2. Arts Seal: Also from her Ether Laser, it can prevent a character from using Art attacks, so if it hits Melia, she is pretty much screwed until it wears off.
    3. Topple: From her Obliterate, this effect can causes the character to fall down and removes the enemies' resistance to daze.
    4. Confuse: From both her Big Bang VI and Explosions, this attack can cause your allies to attack randomly.
  9. The Novas themselves are also very annoying, as not only they do high Ether damage, they can also inflict annoying status ailments themselves, such as your basic sleep or paralysis, to the two most infamous that lower your defense and sometimes KO you and/or your party, and considering that Lorithia herself hits like a monster truck, you do the math.
  10. Although you can defeat all four Novas, she'll just summon more of them, so your best bet is to just keep one of them alive.
  11. Although you can use De-buths on Lorithia to lower her defenses and attack, she can remove any type of De-buths you have done to her.
  12. The arena is surrounded by a pool of Ether (the green stuff around the arena), meaning that if you or an ally make contact with it, not only will it do gradual damage, but it can also slow down you or your ally’s movement.
  13. Sometimes, your party's AI glitches out and will just stand in the Ether Pool and attack Lorithia over escaping it, regardless of the command.
  14. Lorithia is very large compared to the very small arena, allowing her into push you into the pool no matter how good you do during the fight. Then consider the flinging nature of her attacks mentioned a moment ago.

Redeeming Qualities

  1. Lorithia's appearance is pretty nice. Not only that, her voice is pleasant to listen to, despite her fuming catchphrase she says throughout the battle.
  2. Awesome music.
  3. The post-battle cutscene is heartwarming, despite the bestiality moments.
  4. Her defeat cutscene is insanely satisfying.
  5. On level 80 or higher, it is much, much easier to wipe the floor with her.