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Lindy Harlaown
Lindy Movie 1st
Lindy in The MOVIE 1st
Character profile
GenderFemale
SpeciesHuman
HomeworldFirstraum[1]
Date of birthBetween 0029 and 0034[2]
FamilyHarlaown family
Background
AffiliationSailing Force (Arthra)
RankAdmiral
OccupationSpaceship Captain
Magic
ColorMint green
SystemMidchilda
RankAA+ (Synthetic)[1]
DeviceDurandal (The MOVIE 2nd A's)
Production
Japanese nameリンディ・ハラオウン
(Rindi Haraoun)
First app.Nanoha (ep.7)
Voiced byAya Hisakawa

Lindy Harlaown (リンディ・ハラオウン Rindi Haraoun) is the mother of Chrono Harlaown, as well as Fate Testarossa Harlaown (through adoption) after A's. In earlier series (TOS and A's), Lindy is the captain of the Administrative Bureau vessel Arthra and helps the main characters whenever they need more firepower or technical support.

AppearanceEdit

Lindy bears a striking resemblance to Belldandy from the Oh My Goddess! series.

PersonalityEdit

Lindy appears as a kind person and is understanding of human emotion, priding herself on being a good judge of character. She enjoys drinking green tea with much sugar (and sometimes cream) added, which is ironic given her appreciation of Japanese culture, which normally does not. While Lindy does shock Nanoha Takamachi with this practice, she has apparently influenced Mariel Atenza and in turn, Ginga Nakajima to try it.

Her husband Clyde was killed in an incident involving the Book of Darkness in 0054, which is eleven years before the start of the series.

In NanohaEdit

Lindy sends Chrono to investigate the Jewel Seed incident in episode 7 after Nanoha and Fate's fight in the previous episode sets off one of the Jewel Seeds. Chrono fails to capture Fate, but Nanoha and Yuuno Scrya are brought aboard the ship, where she explains the purpose of the Lost Logia to them. She allows Nanoha and Yuuno to cooperate as long as they stay with the crew of Arthra crew and follow their orders. Lindy becomes concerned for Fate at this time, noting that she's young enough that she should be staying at home and relying on her mother.

When Fate tries to extract the last six Jewel Seeds from the sea, expending a considerable amount of energy to do so, Lindy decides to wait and capture her when she's weakened. Nanoha intervenes to help her, wanting to communicate her feelings to her, and her attempt results in her splitting the Jewel Seeds with Fate and making a significant impression on her. Lindy reprimands Nanoha and Yuuno for disobeying orders, but decides not to punish them this time because they did well.

After Nanoha defeats Fate, Lindy sends in her Enforcers to capture Presea Testarossa after learning her location, asking Nanoha to take the captured Fate to her room so she will not have to see her mother being arrested. Presea defeats the Enforcers almost instantly, reveals to Fate the cruel truth about her origins, and prepares to attempt a dimensional transfer with the Jewel Seeds Fate has collected. Lindy suppresses the dimensional distortion while Nanoha and Yuuno go to seal the power source, and Chrono goes to capture Presea. The mission succeeds with help from Alph and Fate, and Presea falls to her apparent death as the Garden of Time collapses.

In Sound Stage 03 after the main events of the series, Lindy becomes Fate's legal guardian, and considers proposing adopting her, but realizes that Fate has not completely resolved her issues with her own mother. She allows Fate to keep in touch with Nanoha via video letters, as Fate is unable to contact other people in "real time" while she is on trial. During a party to celebrate the anniversary of Fate making a contract with Alph, allows Fate to see Nanoha's magical fireworks, claiming that the video has a slight delay and is not "real time".

In A'sEdit

Lindy Harlaown takes charge of the Book of Darkness case, and as the Arthra is being refitted with the Arc-en-ciel, has herself, Chrono, Fate, and Amy Limietta stay in an apartment in Nanoha's neighborhood to protect her while her Linker Core regenerates after her first battle against the Wolkenritter. Lindy is away testing Arthra when the Wolkenritter are spotted in episode 7, forcing Amy to take command.

During the final battle, she activates the Arc-en-ciel and destroys the corrupted Defense Program of the Book of Darkness. She accompanies Nanoha when she tells the entire truth about her activities as a mage to her family.

In Sound Stage 03 after the events of the series, she plans on moving permanently to the Uminari City, Earth for the sake of Fate's education. During the same Sound Stage, Fate officially accepts her offer to adopt her.

Lindy appears often as a background character in A's manga, mostly helping Nanoha and Fate (and later Hayate) start their careers in the Bureau.

In StrikerSEdit

Lindy is one of Riot Force 6's main benefactors. At some point in the years between A's and StrikerS, Fate meets Erio Mondial and becomes his guardian, but as she is too young to officially do so, Lindy becomes his legal guardian. In Sound Stage 02, Fate calls Lindy for advice on parenting, worrying that her children hide their troubles like she once did, but Lindy reassures her that they are seeking to become stronger. In episode 16, Lindy calls Fate, hoping to see her and meet Vivio during the press conference, but Fate tells her that she has work and Vivio will be staying at the dormitories. During this scene, Fate tells Vivio about both her mothers, referring to Lindy as the one who raised her and is still doing so.

Alternate continuitiesEdit

Lyrical Toy BoxEdit

Lindy is one of the oldest legacy characters of the franchise, as she originated in the Lyrical Toy Box, the prototype scenario of MGLN. In that version, however, she was a miniature winged fairy who gives Nanoha Raising Heart.

MovieEdit

Lindy appears in both The MOVIE 1st and The MOVIE 2nd A's. In The MOVIE 2nd A's, Durandal is kept by Lindy instead of Gil Graham, who does so in the primary continuity.

Brave DuelEdit

Lindy Harlaown is one of the shopkeepers of Hobby Shop T&H, along Precia Testarossa.

PowersEdit

Durandal Lindy

Lindy wielding Durandal in The MOVIE 2nd A's

Lindy's true power as a mage is unknown, but when she attempts to suppress the dimensional distortion caused by Presea using the Jewel Seeds, she gains four green wings from the energy provided by Arthra not absorbed into her body. This seems to be a reference to her role as a fairy companion for Nanoha in Triangle Heart 3 ~Lyrical Toy Box~.

Solely in The MOVIE 2nd A's, Lindy probably casts a transport-type spell similar to Sonic Move to flee from the collapsing building under the effect of Vita's Schwalbefliegen Claymore. She also activates Durandal in the movie.

SpellsEdit

SpellSystemCategoryTypeRank
Distortion ShieldMidchildaCeremonial
Defense
Other defenseS

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha THE MOVIE 1st, DVD Booklet.
  2. ^ An early design sketch of Lindy indicates she was in the first half of her 20s around the time of Clyde's death in 0054 (cf. Chrono's age of 3 on the same sketch).

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