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Erica Fontaine
エリカ・フォンティーヌ
Erica Fontaine portait
Erica Fontaine
Series Sakura Taisen 3 ~Pari wa Moeteiru ka~
Sakura Taisen 4 ~Koi Seyo, Otome~ ~Koi Seyo, Otome~
Profile
Age 16 (Sakura Taisen 3)
17 (Sakura Taisen 4)
Birthdate August 15th, 1909
Place France
Martial Talents Marksmanship (Automatic Weapons)
Weapon Cross-shaped Machine-Cannon "Raphael" "Gabriel", Built-in Gatling gun
Koubu Koubu-F
Koubu-F2 Unit
Koubu Color Maroon Red
Characteristics
Gender Female
Height 156 cm (5'1")
Weight 45 kg
Hair Brown
Eyes Brown
Blood Type A
Appearances
First Appearance
(Game)
Sakura Taisen 3 ~Pari wa Moeteiru ka~
Last Appearance
(Game)
Sakura Taisen 4 ~Koi Seyo, Otome~ ~Koi Seyo, Otome~
First Appearance
(Anime)
Sakura Taisen: Ecole de ParisThe Flowers of Dawn
Last Appearance
(Anime)
Sakura Taisen: Le Nouveau ParisSpire of lightning
Voices
Japanese Voice Noriko Hidaka
English Voice Caitlin Glass (FUNimation)

Erica Fontaine (エリカ・フォンティーヌ, Erika Fontīnu) is a member of the Paris Kagekidan's Hanagumi.She is the main female protagonist in Sakura Taisen 3 and 4

Appearance

Erica has a long brown hair tied in a low ponytail and has brown eyes. She wears a red Victorian-like dress that reaches her calves with a black bib, black linings and yellow cross logos on the shoulders, brown laced boots and crucifix necklace around her chest area.

Personality

Erica is a sixteen-year-old nun in training and a cabaret dancer for Chattes Noires at night. A devout Christian, who genuinely wants to help people in need, however, because of her clumsy nature, those who receive her help often end up with more trouble. She sometimes mistakes her dreams and imagination as reality, and acts on it, creating havoc. In the game, she frequently walks into a billboard, hitting her head. Once, during the game, when her true spiritual powers awaken, she takes on a serious, divine personality.

She has a great interest in Japan and its culture, although her knowledge is often anachronistic, or wrong. She asks Ohgami about Japan many times in the game. Her favorite food is pudding. Her hobbies are: bible reading, prayer, helping people, and machine gun shooting. She carries two cross-shaped machine guns named "Raphael" and "Gabriel", concealed inside her skirt.

When she was young, her parents died in an accident, in which she survived by accidentally using her special powers. Afraid that people who've seen her powers will think ill of her, she decides to live and become a nun in a church ran by Father Leno. She genuinely tries to help others in need, yet her clumsiness almost always creates more trouble. For example; when asked by Father Leno to clean the sanctuary, she ends up destroying the Virgin Mary statue. Then, when she was in charge of clearing the weed near the church, she ends up plucking out the flower bed. Finally, when she was in charge of the cooking, she cooked up a dish that was inedible. Because of causing trouble, she was actually asked to leave the convent but due to her misunderstanding and impression of Leno's sayings, she stayed there for six more months.

In the games

Sakura Taisen 3

Sakura Taisen 4

In films and television

Sakura Taisen: Ecole de Paris

In Sakura Taisen: Ecole De Paris, Grand Mere first meets her in a church seeing her praying with angel wings and she became the first member of the Paris Hanagumi. But after one year of training, she still slacks much to Grand Mere's dismay. She makes friends with Glycine and recruits Glycine as the second member, after saving her. It is also shown that she gets her infamous wake-up maracas dance from Father Leno. When Erica is arrested as an accomplice of Lobelia due to Lobelia's lie, Erica wonders what Lobelia meant by having pleasure in the morning with men. Father Leno, being at a loss for an answer, tells her that men and women dance in the morning to show gratitude to God.

When Ogami came to Paris, she was the first member to meet him during a commotion in the European exposition ground. In the chapter where the Teito members (Maria, Kanna and Kohran) came to Paris as coaches to coach the Paris Hanagumi, she failed all the drills. However, the coaches felt that her spiritual powers have not been awakened. During this chapter, Father Leno comes to Ogami and asks him to tell Erica to leave the convent, due to Erica's clumsiness creating more havoc. Having heard their conversation, compounded by her failure in the drills earlier, she feels she is no longer needed anywhere. With no where to stay or go, she wanders around the raining city until Ohgami finds her. She falls sick and ends up staying in Ohgami's place, where Ohgami notices her enormous spiritual powers. The next day, although she hesitates at first to come back to Chattes Noires, the rest of the Paris Hanagumi manages to convince Erica to come back, by making a fake emergency call. But a few minutes later, a real attack on Chattes Noires occurs. During this attack, her spiritual power awakens when she tries to save her friends from being killed by Corbeau. In the end, Erica is given a room in the attic of Chattes Noires.

Erica is always seen smiling and trying to cheer up everyone. In Sakura Taisen Le Nouveau Paris, due to the nature of the game Sakura Taisen, a debate occurs amongst the Hanagumi members as to whom the next captain of the Hanagumi should be. At first, each member feels that Ohgami chose herself as the next captain, however, in the end Erica is chosen as the Captain of the Paris Hanagumi by the member themselves, though she still has her perky and clumsy attitude. This ends up being temporary as Erica resigns from the captain post in the end when she realizes the captains of the kagekidans generally end up being servants to the kagekidan members' whims, and Grand Mere notes that the Paris Kagekidan doesn't need a captain to guide them to defend Paris.

Sakura Taisen: Le Nouveau Paris

Other appearances

Sakura Taisen V Episode 0

Erica is a Sercet Character in Sakura Taisen V Episode 0 with your KoubuF2.

Project X Zone

Erica is one of the playable Sega characters in the crossover tactical-roleplaying game, Project ✕ Zone. She is paired with Gemini Sunrise. She is confirmed for the sequel where she is paired with Ichiro Ogami.

Project X Zone 2

Erica returns as a playable character and is paired with Ichiro Ogami.

Granblue Fantasy

Erica is one of the playable Sakura Wars characters alongside Ichiro Ogami, Sakura Shinguji, Gemini Sunrise and Shinjiro Taiga.

Star Ocean: Anamnesis

Erica appear as a playable character in Star Ocean: Anamnesis as part of a collab with the franchise.

Etymology

Erica's floral namesake means heather or heath.

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