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Sora Smith (ソラ・スミス ), whose pseudonym was Rufus Brode (ルーファス・ブロード), is a new character and capture target of Fortune Lover II: Love at the Magical Ministry.

He is an employee under the Magic Tools Laboratory of the Magic Ministry.

Appearance

Sora is a tall and well-built man with light blue eyes and hair. He has a beauty mark on the right side of his cheek. He has long bangs that overlaps into the right side of his face, and is tied into a ponytail. He is usually seen wearing a black shirt, a jacket tied to his waist and white pants. As Rufus, he wears a butler uniform and fake glasses.

Personality

Sora is a charismatic young man who looks forward and positive. He is very casual and laid-back, and doesn't complain about the tasks that he is given. Despite being a helpless woman-lover, he is thoughtful enough. Other than women, he likes money and does not have anything he dislikes at all.

Background

He was a young boy living in the slums of the Kingdom of Ethenell. As he was a street rat, he didn't have a name or family to call his own. During his time in the slums, a poor foreigner had entered their territory and was immediately acquainted with him. His name 'Sora' was given by that man who noted his blue eyes and hair, which looked like the color of the soft blue sky. Despite his friends being very wary of the man, Sora became attached to him and considered him as family. The man taught Sora how to read, to write and to perform basic math. The man complimented Sora about how cool he was, and advised him to "live his life as he desires without being swayed by anyone else"; a memory that Sora holds dearly. Eventually, the man grew ill, leading Sora to attempt to steal from a nearby nobleman in order to buy medicine. He was caught by the nobleman and sold to slavers.

From there, Sora had been sold and shipped to different countries and kingdoms, making him realize how big and ugly the world was. The knowledge taught to him by the man was able to help him become useful to the people who bought him. After he was brought into the household of David Mason, he was tasked to do shady tasks that involves breaking in and going undercover with different identities. Mason was originally disappointed in Sora's weak magical aptitude, but found new use for him as the Masons became involved with the Dark Magic research of the Dieke Family. He was forcefully given dark magic while unconscious, giving him no choice in the matter.[1] Despite all the tasks given to him by Mason, he finds time for himself by entertaining women who clamor for his attention with desires for his body, such as various noblewomen and hostesses. He holds in his feelings of displeasure because expressing love and interest physically is the only way he's grown to know of.

Sora was tasked to infiltrate the Berg household as a butler in order to enact a grande scheme to make Prince Ian and Prince Geordo renounce their claim to the throne in order for Prince Geoffrey, the candidate that the Mason family is factioned with, to ascend to the throne. This plan ended up failing, with Sora pleading guilty and admitting to the crimes of Mason in order to lessen his sentence.[2]

He was then recruited by Larna, who found potential in him and wanted him as part of her department. His last name 'Smith' came from Suzanna's pseudonym 'Larna Smith' since he was an orphan who had no surname. He got his surname after he joined the Ministry of Magic so that he wouldn't be asked any questions regarding his lack of a last name.[3]

Game Description

Sora, in Fortune Lover II, is a laid-back man with a seductive aura. He has a very dark past that he isn't very proud of, which he would then reveal to the heroine after they become close. His past makes him act like quite the playboy, as he is used to women clinging to him for his body.

Game Route

Throughout the game, while trying to gain the attention and affection of the capture targets, the heroine must also try to reveal the identity of the mysterious woman with dark magic that has been causing trouble in the Ministry.[4]

  • If the heroine and Sora, the chosen capture target, reveal the identity of the mysterious figure, that person will then be arrested and the two will be able to live a happily ever after together
  • If the heroine fails to reveal the identity of the mysterious figure, she and the culprit will duel each other and both die. All the capture targets, including Sora, will fall prey to dark magic.

Relationships

Selena Berg

Sora infiltrated the Burke Household under the pseudonym "Rufus Brode", a talented and handsome butler. Using Selena's doubts and insecurities in the succession and relationship between her and Prince Ian, he was able to control her using dark magic. Sora motivated Selena into committing the crime of kidnapping in order to guarantee the ascension of Prince Ian into the throne by kidnapping Katarina, using dark magic to make her feel as though the plan was her own[5].

Katarina Claes

In Fortune Lover, Sora is among the cast who will partake in the identification of the mysterious figure with dark magic, who is revealed to be Katarina herself. Sora would be involved in throwing Katarina in jail.

In the present story, during the Magic Academy's School Festival, Sora kidnapped Katarina under the orders of his master, David Mason, in the guise of being ordered by Selena. However, they befriended each other even though she was held hostage. Katarina shares Sora's adventurous interests. Katarina gives him a jewel that she had bought from the school festival, as the stone changed colors depending on how it was held; from Sora's eye color to Katarina's. She would constantly compliment Sora about how cool and free he seemed, reminding him of the man who had taught him so much when he was back at the slums. He fell in love with Katarina, and the two promised to someday travel together.[6] After the kidnapping event, he would often attempt to flirt with her, which Katarina never seemed to pay heed to. They are usually together when performing tasks in the Magic Tools Department, and would often walk home together to the dormitories, where he escorts her to her carriage home.[7] They are very close friends who often works prefers to work together in tasks given by the Magic Ministry. Out of all the suitors of Katarina, he mostly keeps his feelings to himself, but would subtly attempt to tell her how he feels.

Larna Smith

Larna is Sora's superior and boss in the Magic Ministry. She took him in into her department because she thought she wanted to tap into his undiscovered potential, and because she wanted to study his Dark Magic.

Maria Campbell

In Fortune Lover, Sora is among the cast who Maria will meet and befriend during her days working in the Magic Ministry. Sora will fall in love with her, and would help her uncover the identity of the mysterious figure who is infiltrating the Ministry.

In the present story, Maria and Sora are coworkers in the Ministry of Magic. The two met as Maria was on her way to the opening ceremony, where Sora helps her get rid of a man who was troubling her. The two worked together unofficially in the Magic Ministry before internships and recruitments officially began. They are usually seen hanging out together when around Katarina.

Geordo Stuart

Sora and Geordo does not seem to like each other, as both are aware of each other's feelings for Katarina. During Keith's kidnapping, Sora would often get in between the prince and his fiancée, under "Mary's" orders. They often butt heads for Katarina's attention during Keith's rescue mission[8] and whenever they encounter each other within the Ministry of Magic[9].

Raphael Walt

Sora and Raphael are co-workers in the Magic Tool Department of the Magic Ministry. Since Sora is not familiar with desk work, as his old jobs usually involved infiltration, Raphael is the one to teach him how to write and organize documents.[10]

Dewey Percy

Sora and Dewey are both co-workers in the Magic Ministry. They often have lunch together with Katarina and Maria, and they seem to be comfortable around each other.

Caesar Dall

Caesar and Sora are acquainted because of Katarina getting kidnapped during his intervention in the Magic Ministry's stealth investigation of the kidnapping of Sorcier children. They don't a lot about each other, but they are unified by their desire to rescue Katarina.[11] After the events of the baroness's daughter's kidnapping has settled down, Caesar advises Sora to return to his hometown with Arneau, Sora's friend from the slums.

Arneau

Arneau and Sora were friends when they both lived together in the slums. The two are part of a rag-tag group of children who sticks together in order to fend off adults. As he become close to the foreigner who entered the slums, Arneau was one of the very few kids who did not hate or made fun of him for reading or calculating out loud. Arneau would listen to Sora tell stories about what he learned, but decided to not learn himself.[12]

Abilities

Fire Magic

His original magic is fire magic, but is very limited as Sora's fire magic is incredibly weak.[13] His magical power is rated a 1 on a 5-point scale.[14]

Dark Magic

Under the order of Marquis David Mason, Sora gains a dark magic ability. Due to his low magical aptitude, he is not capable of using it on most people.[15]

Sweet-talking

In his Character Profile, it says that his special skill is sweet-talking to women. He is also a convincing liar, who can lie his way out of a bad situation.[16]

Physical Strength

Sora is by far the strongest character out of the main cast.[17]

Power Gauge (on a 5-point scale)[18]
Power Wisdom Stamina Charisma Magic
5 3 5 3 1 (Fire)

1 (Dark)

Trivia

  • In Etymology, Sora (そら) means sky.
  • Among the cast, Katarina and Sora have the weakest magic (both are rated 1 on a 5 point scale).
  • He likes money, but mainly gold.
  • Sora is very similar to Caesar Dall.
    • Both characters are from Ethenell.
    • Both characters have told Katarina stories of their travel around the world.
    • Both characters have been complimented by Katarina for their beautiful and unique eyes.
    • Both are important characters in events where Katarina gets kidnapped.
  • When asked what he would like his lover to do for him, he replies that he would want her to make meals for him, since he hasn't dated a woman like that.
I've had most things done for me, yeah. Especially by older ladies... they're pretty amazing. Eh? It isn't about that? You want it from a healthy perspective? Ah, well. Having meals made for me is good. Haven't dated a girl like that before, after all.

—Sora, Volume 5 Character Profiles

Gallery

Main article: Sora/Gallery

References

  1. My Next Life as a Villainess X Episode 4
  2. Light Novel Volume 3, Chapter 4
  3. Light Novel Volume 3, Chapter 5
  4. Light Novel Volume 6. Chapter 2
  5. Light Novel Volume 3, Chapter 3
  6. Light Novel Volume 3, Chapter 2
  7. Light Novel Volume 7, Chapter 1
  8. Light Novel Voume 2, Chapter 2
  9. Light Novel Volume 7, Chapter 5
  10. Light Novel Volume 5, Chapter 5
  11. Light Novel Volume 9, Chapter 4
  12. Light Novel Volume 9, Chapter 3
  13. Light Novel Volume 3, Chapter 4
  14. Light Novel Volume 5, Character Profiles
  15. Light Novel Volume 3, Chapter 4
  16. Light Novel Volume 3, Chapter 5
  17. Light Novel Volume 5, Character Profiles
  18. Light Novel Volume 5, Character Profiles
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