The last route in the game. It seems like Leviath breaks the hearts of a million fangirls out there because he doesn’t have a love ending. As for me.. I’m not heartbroken. I’m just disappointed.
The charismatic leader of the knights. 28 years old. Leviath’s skills both as a swordsman and as a magician is undoubtedly top-notch, and everyone in the mercenary group respects him a lot. He usually moves on his own and rarely gets involved with everyone else, so his whole existence is shrouded in mystery. Leviath has a huge objective behind the knights’ activities, but only Cain and Kiefer know about what he’s trying to achieve.
From the second run, it’s revealed that the one who kidnapped Teresa was actually Kiefer. He brought her to the fort under Leviath’s order, because Leviath was planning to sacrifice her in the forbidden ritual of resurrection — obviously to bring Elis back to life. The ritual requires the blood of a young girl, but so far Leviath’s attempts to perform it ended in failure.. and Teresa’s blood was no exception. Kiefer was planning to kill Teresa just to be safe, but Leviath ordered him to return her to the village. He already sealed her memories with magic too, which is why she has absolutely no recollections about what happened. All of this was actually witnessed by Sionna, but he decided to keep quiet.
It’s also revealed that Eugene was the one who brought Renaud to see Leviath. He found the poor boy crying alone in the church, begging God to kill him so he can meet his brother again. Eugene approached him because he felt sorry, but he was surprised when Renaud showed him the picture of his brother — who looks almost identical to Leviath. Eugene then invited him to come and work under his “god”, and that’s how Renaud met Leviath in the fort.
In this route, Teresa gradually comes to realize that behind that tough appearance, Leviath is a kind man who always watches over his followers. He warps back to the ship to stop Eugene and Giovanni’s quarrel, and the joke he says even makes Sionna smile. When Renaud breaks his barrier for the first time, he apologized for putting everyone into danger. He blames himself for the magicians’ attack on the fort, but he smiles upon learning that Teresa can sense magic power around them. As a leader, Leviath openly shows his emotions in front of his men, and she knows it’s one of the reasons why everyone loves him.
When Teresa first saw Eugene in his black cloak, she goes to report this to Leviath. She also tells him about her abduction case, and he tells her not to worry because he already set some traps to protect the fort. Leviath will protect everyone in his mercenary group, and Teresa is included. (*´∀`*) He also jokingly says that she’s a really happy-go-lucky person by joining the knights on the spot, and that’s when Teresa realized that Leviath is actually quite mischievous and loves teasing people lol. Before returning to her room, Teresa asks Leviath to take care of his health — surprising him.
After their mission in Dune, Teresa goes to eat lunch in a restaurant and finds Leviath drinking alone inside. She wonders if she should approach him, but he soon notices her presence and invites her to sit beside him. When he asks her to tell him an interesting story, she notices that he looks lonely.. and she’s hoping her story can ease that loneliness. Teresa then tells Leviath about the time Gerhard picked up a stray dog and brought it back to their ship. He kept the dog in the training ground and took a good care of it with everyone, but one day the dog suddenly went missing. Three days later, the dog came back along with his wife and puppies lol. If you pick the other option, she tells him that Renaud accidentally flipped his bowl during breakfast. Teresa panicked and wiped the mess with the napkin on the table, but apparently it wasn’t a napkin. It was Kiefer’s cravat, since he was sitting next to them. ﾌﾟｯ(※థэథ)∵.*.∵ Leviath bursts out laughing upon hearing these stories, and he treats Teresa to a full-course lunch to show his gratitude.
During the week off in Curia, Teresa is planning to take a walk alone since Renaud already left with Eugene. She finds Leviath on the grassy field outside, and she’s beyond surprised when he invites her to visit a nice place together. Leviath then takes Teresa into the forest, and she asks him about his sleeping hours — because the light in his room is never off at night. Leviath says he sleeps whenever he wants to, and Teresa tells him to live a healthy lifestyle. Again, Leviath is surprised upon hearing her concern. She apologized for saying cheeky things, but he only laughs saying she’s an interesting person. Soon after they reach a flower field in the forest, Leviath lies down and instantly falls asleep among the flowers. As she watches over him, Teresa wonders why she feels sad upon seeing his sleeping face.. but she can feel that her trust in Leviath has grown so much deeper. Leviath later wakes up to find Teresa sitting beside him, and they watch the sunset together before going home.
After Leviath reveals his true identity, Cain finally tells Teresa about Leviath’s attempts to bring Elis back to life. He can never forget his past, and now he can only walk forward because he can’t die either. Realizing that the revolution will be a battle to save Leviath’s soul, Teresa then promises to fight alongside the knights to bring Leviath back to the throne. On the night before the revolution, Leviath finds Teresa crying quietly outside. She quickly wipes off her tears and wishes for their victory tomorrow, saying everyone’s ready to do their best to fulfill Leviath’s dream. After a short silence, Leviath says that the revolution will only end the pain he’s been enduring in the last 10 years.. and his dream will begin after they reach victory.
Knowing that Leviath’s grudge is corrupting his soul, Teresa asks him to forgive everything after their victory tomorrow. She apologized for being insolent, but she knows his pain will never end if he doesn’t move on from the past. Leviath admits he doesn’t know if he can let go of his grief and hatred so easily, but he knows Teresa is right. He should let everything burn in the flames of revolution and make a fresh start after that. They don’t know what will happen tomorrow, but they believe the era of hope will surely come.
From here, the flow of events is exactly the same with the knights route — Leviath’s duel with Mayleath, Johannes’ betrayal, the knights’ deaths, and Teresa’s awakening. The difference is after Vahn reveals the truth about her parents, Teresa feels guilty thinking they died because of her. However, Leviath then steps up saying it’s not her fault. He also tells Teresa about the forbidden ritual he tried to do, as well as the fact that he ordered Kiefer to kidnap young girls from her village — including herself. Leviath noticed that she’s different though. While he failed to perform the ritual with the other girls, he couldn’t even begin the ritual with Teresa. The seal on her body completely blocked the process, but the ritual also weakened the seal at the same time. This is why her magic sense became a lot sharper after she got kidnapped. Teresa could only sense Renaud before, but she grew more sensitive to magic because of her weakening seal. If Vahn wants to blame someone, Leviath says he should blame him and not Teresa.
Leviath then asks if Teresa hates him for putting her parents’ death to waste, but Teresa says she can never hate him. She thinks he did a really cruel thing, but she also knows his feelings for Elis is as strong as her parent’s love for her — she just can’t blame him. Leviath apologized saying he should have told her sooner, but she tells him it’s not his fault. This is the first time Teresa can fully use her magic power, and she believes that in the end, it was her strong will to help Leviath that destroyed the seal. Vahn tries to stop Teresa from destroying her parents’ hope, but Leviath defends her saying it was Vahn himself who cornered her until she broke the seal. Their argument comes to an end when eventually Teresa says she’s going to fight the emperor too. She’s going to keep her promise to the knights, and she will use her power however she likes. Leviath accepts her determination, and Teresa takes his hand — though she also feels sad knowing he’s still in love with Elis.
Teresa summons her reflective barrier again, and she blocks the imperial soldiers from coming in to interrupt Leviath’s duel with Vahn. Renaud’s soul also comes down from heaven to lend his power, but sadly Teresa knows she already passed her limits.. so guess what happens? She uses her remaining power to warp Leviath to a faraway place. Again. (ノ`д´)ノ〃┻━┻ As she slowly loses her consciousness, Teresa prays for Leviath’s safety. As long as he’s alive somewhere out there, their dreams will never die.
Two months after the revolution, Teresa goes to visit everyone’s graves. She found herself in a hospital bed when regained her consciousness, and she also noticed that her magic power is completely gone. Teresa is the only survivor from Leviath’s troops, but even though she’s all alone now, she wants to be happy for her friends who died in the revolution. As she looks up at the sky, Teresa wonders where Leviath is right now. She also wonders if he’s still planning to take the throne from Maximiliath, though she’s wishing that someday he will appear in front of her as a carefree traveler. Leviath is the man who taught her the meaning of love and grief, and her only wish is for him to smile from the heart someday.
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Someone please tell me what’s the point of Leviath’s route aside from trolling the players. He’s got nice events. He even has that “affection up” emblem and everything, but in the end Teresa still can’t have a nice ending with him. I know he doesn’t have a love ending in this game, but seriously? You can’t even make the revolution succeed for once? Not even warping Teresa away with him? What’s the point then? ( ಠ_ಠ ) Poor Leviath. Poor Teresa. Poor us for getting trolled so hard in the end. il||li＿|￣|○il||li