|Species||Familiar (Mountain cat)|
|Date of birth||Not later than 0061|
|Date of death||0064|
|Japanese name||リニス |
|First app.||Nanoha (Sound Stage 02)|
|Last app.||A's (ep.12, dream sequence)|
|Voiced by||Masumi Asano|
The spelling "Linith" is used in the official English subtitles of The MOVIE 1st.
Linith is kind and even-tempered. She considers Fate to be like a daughter to her, and is willing to defy Presea's orders if she believes doing so is in Fate's best interest. While she dislikes Presea for her cruelty and sometimes feels jealous of her for being Fate's actual mother, Linith feels gratitude for her for allowing her to meet Fate. It is also shown that Linith's presence had a powerful calming effect on Presea, who, while already cold and distant to Fate, never resolved to downright abuse while Linith was around. This was probably because Linith was the only one who dared to speak boldly in front of Presea and even defy her orders, temporarily reverting the mad woman's behavior back to normal.
Linith appears in second Sound Stage of the original series, set two years before it, in which she oversees Fate's training while making her Device, Bardiche. In her former, animal life, Linith was a mountain cat from Mid-Childa. It is not said how she became Presea's familiar but her reward for her services was originally supposed to be a return to her animal form and habitat. She is initially opposed to Fate making Arf her familiar, but relents after Fate insists and also helps train Arf. After Fate's training and Bardiche are complete, she forfeits her original reward and instead demands that Presea has a single normal, family-like dinner with Fate to celebrate her achievements. Linith then fades away and leaves behind Bardiche.
Linith appears again in Fate's dream sequence in the end of A's, suggesting that Alicia should be more like Fate. Fate realizes that this is a dream sequence because both Linith and Alicia are dead. Linith is mentioned at several points in the manga and sound stages, having taught Fate mathematics, cooking and etiquette. In the third A's Sound Stage, Fate sings a song that Linith wrote.
In StrikerS manga (ch.12), Linith appears briefly in Nanoha's flashback as the person who gave Fate the power to achieve her dreams.
Linith appears in both The MOVIE 1st and The MOVIE 2nd A's (in Fate's dream). In this version, she was originally a cat who lived in Presea's mansion and was turned into a familiar almost by accident: she was the first living being that Presea met after resolving to have someone train Fate to hunt Jewel Seeds.
Rynith, being a Dark Fragment entity generated out of the memory of Fate, appears in Gears of Destiny.
Rynith II (リニス2世 Rinisu Nisei) (in the cat form of the primary continuity) is a pet cat of Hobby Shop T&H (or the Testarossa fmily).
Being a familiar with a signed contract with Presea, Linith has access to all spell knowledge and the considerable magical power of her master. It can also be conjectured that like all familiars, she has the power of shapeshifting (alternating between her original cat form and the catwoman she usually appears as), though she never uses it on-screen.
|Spells in The Gears of Destiny|
|Cross Range||Long Range||Long Range (Charged)|
|△||Block/High||[unnamed magic arrows]||Spin Saber||Saber Slash|
|◯||Catch/Trans.||[unnamed wand bomb]||Fast Step||Guard Step
[Spin Saber variation]
|△△||EX Attack||[unnamed magic spear]||---|