Tales of Vesperia (2008)
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First Chapter Appearance:
- "You may be protected by the law, but not from me."
- —Yuri before dealing the death strike to Ragou
Yuri Lowell (ユーリ・ローウェル Yūri Lōweru?) is the main protagonist of Tales of Vesperia.
Yuri Lowell is a young man who was born in the imperial capital of Zaphias in the world of Terca Lumireis. The people of Terca Lumireis utilize devices called blastia to make their lives more convenient and to protect their homes from monsters lurking outside. Yuri's entire journey began when a thief stole the blastia responsible for providing water to the poorer and less privileged folk of the lower quarter of the capital. Along with his trusted canine companion Repede, Yuri cornered the thief, but ended up being thrown in the castle prison for breaking into a noble's home. During his time escaping from prison, he encounters Princess Estellise, who is searching for Flynn, Yuri's best friend who is working hard in the Imperial Knights to change things for the people. It is from here Yuri's journey takes him outside the capital city and into the vast world of Terca Lumireis where he meets many people, both friend and foe, and determines for himself what it means to enforce one's idea of justice (which is the central theme that defines Tales of Vesperia's characteristic genre: RPG to Enforce "Justice").
Prior to the events of Tales of Vesperia, Yuri's time in the Imperial Knights was chronicled in the anime movie Tales of Vesperia: The First Strike. Even during this time, Yuri and Flynn's ideals clashed as they often disagreed about many things and opposed one another's way of interpreting situations. After the deaths of Lambert, Repede's father, and the captain of his unit, Niren Fedrock, did Yuri realize he could no longer stay with the knights. His view of things had been unquestionably changed due to the events that had transpired throughout the movie and he came to realize that relying on the nobility was a mistake.
Yuri Lowell is noted for being the first protagonist in the Tales series to have an already established mindset and personality that defines who he is. Unlike other heroes, such as Cress or Luke, who change and learn over the course of the story, he is well aware of the workings of the world and changes little during the course of the game. He is not afraid to deal with more difficult situations, such as taking the life of a villain who has wronged innocent people, nor does he allow himself to become sidetracked by hesitation. However, Yuri is aware that his vigilantism will eventually lead to severe consequences down the line and that he risks becoming just as terrible as those in power he has grown to despise.
A young man who lives in the lower quarter of the Imperial Capital, Zaphias, and a member of the guild "Brave Vesperia." Formerly a member of the Imperial Knights, he left them after becoming disillusioned with the corruption within the Empire. After that, a chance encounter with Estelle led to a journey across the world, during which he was confronted with the revival of the potentially world-ending Adephagos, but with the aid of his companions he brought an end to that threat. Although often cynical, he has a strong sense of justice and possesses an earnest desire to aid the weak and the powerless.
In Project X Zone, Yuri first appears in Chapter 12: Fury Sparks and fights alongside Estelle. In Project X Zone 2, Yuri first appears in Prologue 5: The Fire Emblem and reappears in Chapter 21: You Must Play the Sega Saturn! alongside with Flynn. He utilizes many of his base and arcane artes from Tales of Vesperia, such as Shining Fang and Azure Wolf Strike. During his finisher, he uses his established Mystic Arte Savage Wolf Fury.
Stats at Level 50 (Project X Zone)
Stats at Level 99 (Project X Zone 2)
Project X Zone 2 Ultimate Equipment
Gear: Fell Blade Demonlight (ATK +308, TEC +40, DEX +30)
Accessory: Hope of the Town (ATK +60, DEF +247, TEC +10, DEX +20, SP +50)
Project X Zone Attack List
|Azure Edge & Photon||B||5%||Stun|
|Lone Wolf Charge & Star Stroke||A||4%||Critical+|
|Tiger Blade & Marche Waltz||C||7%||None|
|Severing Fang & Angel RIng||A||4%||Down|
|Ghost Wolf & Sylphie Roll||C||9%||None|
|Special: Savage Wolf Fury & Holy Lance||S||100% Cost||Stun|
|MA: Divine Wolf & Sacred Penance (2-4 enemies)||B||100% Cost||
|Support: Lone Wolf Charge & Fatal Strike||C||None||Stun|
Project X Zone 2 Attack List
|Azure Edge & Demon Fang||A||None|
|Tiger Blade & Dazzling Spin||C||Stun|
|Shining Fang & Rising Phoenix||B||Down|
|Lone Wolf Charge & Beast||A||None|
|Severing Fang & Divine Streak||B||Down|
|Special: Twin Wave||S||None|
|MA: Savage Wolf Fury & Radiant Dragon Fang (2 enemies)||S||None|
|Support: Fatal Strike||B||Down|
Project X Zone Skill List
|Skill Name||XP Cost||Target||Effect||Description|
|Dispel||15%||All||Heal all ailments||Magic used by Estelle to cure status ailments|
|Nurse||80%||All||Heal HP 30%||Magic used by Estelle to heal all allies|
|Concealed Wave||15%||Self||Nullify Enemy Block||A sword skill used by Yuri to create a massive shockwave|
|Helm Splitter||10%||Self||First Critical||A mighty overhead sword strike used by Yuri|
|Vigilante||Auto||Self||20% Exp. increase (30% chance)||Yuri only|
Project X Zone 2 Skill List
|Fatal Strike||50||Self||Cross Break Damage +100%||Yuri's blow hits home mid-combo on a stunned foe.|
|Payment for Work||60||Ally||Gold Acquired +50%||The Guild relies on the fees reaped by Yuri and the others for its operations.|
|Cure||30||Ally||HP Recovery +60%||Flynn's healing magic, which relies on holy benevolence.|
|Over Limit||80||Self||Combo XP Recovery +100%||A special mode that lets Yuri and Flynn extend combos further.|
Project X Zone 2 Auto Skill List
|Name||CP Cost||Activation Cost||Effect||Description|
|One Who Bears Chivalry||0||After Action: SP 50% or less||Halves Defend SP Cost||Flynn's knightly spirit helps him defend himself and others with his shield.|
|Vigilante||0||Start of Turn: 100%||Back Attack +15%||Yuri is willing to commit the sin of striking from behind to slay evil.|
|Guild Tradition||300||Start of Turn: 5 or more active Allies||Extends Cross Freeze||Yuri faithfully follows guild guidelines to support allies' attacks.|
|HP Surge||400||Start of Turn: 100%||Heals fully when rescuing||The knightly Flynn's spirit never flags, even when knocked to the ground.|
|Emperor of the Night||0||Start of Turn: Round 5 or higher||CP Acquired +15%||Flynn, ever the smooth operator, takes full advantage of his "off" time.|
|Concealed Wave||500||Start of Turn: XP 50 or more||Block Crush Damage +25%||Yuri unleashes a shockwave at foes with his in this special move.|
|Lion Heart||600||After Action: More active Allies than enemies||Nullifies Poison, Stun, Bind, and Down||Flynn's ferocious fighting spirit is enough to even block status ailments.|
His theme in the Japanese version of Project X Zone is an instrumental version of the opening theme of Tales of Vesperia, Kane wo Narashite, which was also dubbed into Ring a Bell for the game's U.S. version. However, due to copyright issues, it was removed. In its place he has Fury Sparks, a remixed theme of the duel between Yuri and Flynn to fill in for Ring a Bell (normally Fury Sparks is Flynn's assigned theme and special attack theme for Yuri and Estelle). In Project X Zone 2, his theme is a remix of the first battle theme of Tales of Vesperia, Furnace of War.
List of Quotes - Yuri Lowell & Flynn Scifo
List of Quotes - Yuri Lowell (Story/PXZ)
- Yuri is the only playable Tales of Vesperia unit to have always been the primary partner.
- Yuri and Flynn is the last pair to be unlocked in Project X Zone 2.
- Both chapters where Yuri joins the party have him challenging a boss who becomes a solo unit (Sänger and Segata respectively) before the rest of the party arrives.
- The Tales of Vesperia cast and Frank West are the only characters to exclusively debut on a Microsoft console, being the Xbox 360.
- Yuri, Flynn, Estelle, Dante, Alisa, Gemini, Erica, and Morrigan are the only characters in Project X Zone 2 that join the party in a stage from their home franchises that didn't do so in the predecessor.
- All of them join the party in a stage from their debut games.
- Yuri, Chrom, Ogami, Dante, Haseo, Demitri, Ryu, Akira, Jin, Hotsuma, Hiryu, Kiryu, Chris, Ciel, Zephyr, X, Fiora, KOS-MOS, Reiji, and Xiaomu are the characters seen flying towards Byaku Shin in Project X Zone 2's intro.
|Project X Zone|
|Akira - Alisa A. - Alisa B. - Arthur - Bahn - Batsu - BlackRose - Bruno - Chris - Chun-Li - Cyrille - Dante - Demitri - Devilotte - Erica - Estelle |
Flynn - Frank - Gemini - Haken - Heihachi - Hsien-Ko - Ichiro - Imca - Jill - Jin - Juri - Kaguya - Ken - Kite - Kogoro - KOS-MOS - Kurt
Lady - Leanne - Lindow - Mii - Morrigan - Neneko/Neito - Pai - Reiji - Riela - Rikiya - Ryu - Sakura - Sänger - Saya - Servbots - Soma
T-elos - Toma - Tron - Ulala - Valkyrie - Vashyron - X - Xiaomu - Xiaoyu - Yuri - Zephyr - Zero
|Nemesis - Lord Raptor - Jedah - Seth - Vile - Astaroth - Shielder - Selvaria - Aya-me - Ciseaux - V-Dural - V-Dural (Statue)|
Riemsianne - Coco ★ Tapioca - Skeith - Skeith Zero - Phantom - Vajra - Dokugozu - Dokumezu - Meden - Due - Eins - Drei
|Aura - Iris|