Lifis: C-Come on, Perne... That was a long time ago.”
—Perne and Lifis talking
Should Leif and the Fiana Freeblades succeed in saving all the houses in this chapter, they will launch an investigation into Lifis and his pirates, traveling to their island in Chapter 2x to lay siege to their hideout.
Lifis makes his first appearance in Chapter 2x, which opens on him reaching an agreement with the Tahran priestess Safy. In exchange for Safy becoming his wife, Lifis lies about agreeing to fight for the people of Tahra. He then proceeds to spearhead the defence against the Fiana Freeblades' assault, but is eventually defeated and captured.
Initially planned to be turned over to the villagers whom he had terrorised, he is saved on Safy's behest. Lifis subsequently joins the Fiana Freeblades, although he fully intends to escape and also turn Leif over to Loptous when the chance presents itself.
Imprisoned alongside two bandits in the dungeons of Manster in Chapter 4, Lifis strikes up a deal with them, using his credentials as a famous bandit to trick them into pledging their loyalty to him. He is eventually freed from imprisonment when members of the Magi Squad storm the dungeons to break Leif out of jail. Continuing to accompany Leif, Lifis will join up with the Fiana Freeblades again.
If Lifis is chosen to infiltrate the hideout in Chapter 12x, the chapter will open on him expressing discomfort and reluctance to enter the place, stating that there is a man whom he does not want to meet. This man turns out to be Perne, a conversation shared between the two revealing that they had grown up in the same village. Despite being teased for his bed-wetting habit, Lifis is able to convince Perne to join Leif's cause.
Lifis then goes on to continue supporting Leif in his cause to liberate Northern Thracia from the Grannvale Empire. Earning a government post after the war, Lifis is credited for leading the Kelves Garrison Forces to wipe out the pirate outposts surrounding Thracia. He is said to disappear without a trace thereafter.
Though introduced as a callous man with both bravado and genuine thieving skills as the leader of a pirate gang, Lifis is, in reality, a cowardly person. He lies to protect himself, and uses this same brand of deceit to keep himself out of battle and even to win the affections of Safy.
|Thief||3||Enemy||Capture Lifis in Chapter 2x, but do not release him before ending the chapter|
|Steal||Sword - D (+30)||Hezul Scroll|
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- Supports give a bonus to Hit, Critical, Avoid, and Dodge
- Supporting characters must be within a three tile radius for the support to come into effect
Subjective: The following part of this article is based upon the editor's personal experiences and opinions, and therefore may not be applicable for all readers.
Lifis is most useful in Chapter 3, where his fairly decent Build lets him steal magic tomes from the many enemy mages. This is unlike Lara, whose low Build hinders her stealing capabilities. In Chapter 7, Lifis can also be used to steal a couple of Rapiers - a very versatile sword - from the enemy Cavaliers.
Although Lifis is faster than most units, his Speed growth falls well below what is expected of a thief, and he may fail to reach the 13 Speed necessary to steal the Ambush Manual from Colho in Chapter 12. Giving him the Ced scroll (and possibly the Baldr scroll alongside it) for two or three levels should be all he needs to overcome this.
Lifis is not a great combat unit with a Pursuit Critical Coefficient of 0. Along with bad Luck and Defense, do not expect him to be able to annihilate hordes of enemies. Be careful against long-range magic users and Ballistae, as they will be able to easily take him out. Without scrolls to buff his growth, he will also be particularly vulnerable to critical attacks because of his poor Luck.
As soon as you get your hands on the Elite Sword, it is advised to level him up with the Neir Scroll in his inventory to boost his Build. This way, he will be able to steal many useful weapons in the subsequent chapters, including two of Fred's Levin Swords, and a copy of Dire Thunder from Olwen, all of which are otherwise impossible to obtain. Stealing will also instantly disable enemy units, making the overall battle much easier to handles.
—Lifis's death quote
—Lifis's escape quote
As an EnemyEdit
—Lifis's battle quote
—Lifis's release quote
- (If deployed in Chapter 12x)
Leif: What's the matter, Lifis? You don't look well.
Lifis: Hey, prince... Could you switch me with someone else? I really don't want to...
August: You said you were living around here when you were a child. Do you know some of the thieves?
Lifis: Well... There's this one guy I really don't want to meet, and...
August: Don't be ridiculous. Now go to your post!
Lifis: Come on, please! Just this once!
August: No. It's the prince's orders!
Talk with PerneEdit
- In Chapter 12x
Perne: Hm? ...Are you Lifis? Hey, long time no see!
Lifis: Y-Yeah... Hi...Perne...
Perne: You haven't changed at all since you were a kid, have you? Have you at least learned not to wet your bed?
Lifis: C-Come on, Perne... That was a long time ago.
Perne: Really? You were biggest crybaby in the village, and you were always being bullied by the other guys... It seems like it was yesterday.
Lifis ...You were the one who always picked on me first...
Perne: Hm? Did you say something?
Lifis: No, nothing...
Perne: Oh, okay. Hey, you're working for the Liberation Army now, right? Sounds like fun. Yeah, I think I'll join. Where's your leader?
Perne: What! You got a problem?
Perne: Let's have fun again, like the old days! What do you say?
Lifis: ...I'm gonna be stuck with this asshole again...?
Perne: Hey, you all right? You look a little pale.
Lifis: Huh? D-D-Do I? M-Maybe I caught a cold or something! Ah, ahahaha...
(If Troude has not been killed/captured)
Lifis: Oh, Perne. Can you do something about that mercenary? We're having trouble with him...
Perne: Mercenary? You mean Troude? Sure, he's a good friend of mine. I'll talk to him.
Lifis - The Shy Thief (シャイな盗賊 Shaina tōzoku)
- "Lifis was one of the many to earn a post as a government official, and served as one for a short time before vanishing. During his time in office, the Kerberos garrison wiped out the pirates still hiding in the Corsair Isles and other nearby islands. After that resounding victory, Lifis simply disappeared from the pages of history."
Lifis is illustrated in the trading card game with the following cards:
- Lifis will become a Deadlord if he is not recruited or dead. The backstory behind this transformation is never explained.
- In the novelization for Thracia 776, after the war, Lifis traveled to the continent of Archanea and established the country of Archanea, making him Adrah. This is impossible to reconcile with the canon of the games, as the founding of Archanea is set roughly hundreds of years after the events of Thracia 776.