Vivio Takamachi in ViVid
|Other names||The Saint King|
|Species||Human (Artificial Mage)|
|Date of birth||uncertain|
|Family||Saint King bloodline (genetical)|
Takamachi family (adopted)
Fate T. Harlaown (godmother)
|Affiliation||St. Hilde Academy of Magic|
|Device||Sacred Heart (ViVid)|
|Japanese name||高町 ヴィヴィオ |
|First app.||StrikerS (ep.10)|
|Voiced by||Kaori Mizuhashi|
Notably in ViVid anime (ep.5), her name in Midchildan language is spelled as ViVio Takamachi, of which the capitalisation is same as the series name ViVid.
Vivio is a young blond girl who has complete heterochromia, with her right eye being green while her left one being red. She is a very lively and optimistic girl who is very close to her "mothers" Nanoha and Fate. She was a bit childish and somewhat of a crybaby in the beginning, but becomes more cheerful in the manga.
Vivio was artificially created by Jail Scaglietti using the genetic material of a long-dead Saint King of Ancient Belka, Olivie Sägebrecht, to serve as his key to The Saint's Cradle. However, she managed to escape with a Relic and was discovered by Caro Ru Lushe and Erio Mondial in StrikerS. When Nanoha has taken her in as her own daughter, Fate T. Harlaown offered to be a godmother, so Vivio refers to both of them as "mama". Nanoha tends to be strict with her, while Fate tends to spoil her, giving both "mamas" a little role reversal personality-wise.
During the JS Incident, the Riot Force 6 HQ was attacked and the Numbers recaptured Vivio. Scaglietti proceeded to gain control over the Cradle using Vivio, then pitted her against Nanoha by infusing her with a Relic. As a side effect, Vivio was shapeshifted to her Heiliger Kaiser Mode, gaining the appearance of someone of Nanoha's own age. By subjecting her to what was probably her single most powerful attack in the entire series, Nanoha managed to free Vivio from Scaglietti's control and revert her back to her child form.
In Sound Stage XEdit
Vivio has a minor role on disc 2 of Sound Stage X, where she assists Teana Lanster's investigation by researching the Mariage at the Infinity Library. After talking and sending mail to Ixpellia, the two become friends.
In Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha ViVid, Vivio is shown living normally with Nanoha and attending the St. Hilde Academy of Magic with her friends, Corona Timil and Rio Wesley. In the first chapter when Vivio starts her fourth grade, Nanoha presents Vivio with a new Device whom she names Sacred Heart, much to Nanoha's surprise. Vivio has also learned to enter the Adult Mode at will (which greatly unnerves Fate when she first sees it), but has promised Nanoha to only use it for magical training.
Vivio is seen again at the end of chapter 5, when Nove asks her to research the history of Shutra and to practice martial arts with Einhard Stratos. In chapter five, Einhard immediately acknowledges her as a Saint King and a worthy opponent to herself but breaks off the fight, when she believes Vivio is not taking it seriously enough. Blaming herself for disappointing Einhard, Vivio proposes a rematch in a week and throws herself into intensive training, resolved to support Einhard in whatever she is trying to achieve. During the rematch, she nonchalantly admits that she will probably lose again but nevertheless fights at full strength, summoning images of Nanoha and Fate as inspiration. Although Einhard eventually knocks her out, the fight changes her opinion about Vivio. Vivio is last seen still unconscious, being carried to a place to rest by Einhard.
In chapter 8, which takes place some time after their rematch, Vivio is eager to get to know Einhard, both interested in her and because of their shared Ancient Belkan royal heritage. However, because of their age difference, there is still distance between them. When Nanoha and Fate organize a trip to Carnaaji, Vivio is the last to learn that Nove secretly invited Einhard with them and her delighted surprise embarrasses Einhard a lot. On the trip, she and her friends teach Einhard the "water cutting", for which she shows much aptitude, so they exhaust each other in a friendly competition. After lunch, Vivio explains to Einhard how she was trained first by Subaru, then by Nove, prompting Einhard to admit she is a little jealous. Vivio then comforts her that she is not alone anymore.
In chapter 10, Vivio asks Einhard about her memories from the Ancient Belkan era, particularly interested in Saint King Olivie. However, the memories are rather sad and Einhard breaks off, believing she upset Vivio. Soon thereafter, Nove finds them and calls to watch over a mock battle between the former Riot Force 6 aces, while Vivio explains their background to Einhard. She then telepathically asks Einhard if she wants to train, too, and the two of them run off into the forest to practice glove hitting, which Einhard finds useful, much to Vivio's joy.
Vivio makes only minor appearances in Magical Record Lyrical Nanoha Force. She first appears in the prologue chapter, seeing Nanoha off. In chapter 17, she is mentioned, together with Einhard Stratos, by Thoma Avenir.
In chapter 20, Vivio makes her first formal appearance, in middle school uniform, when she visits the Special Duty Section 6 headquarters. When watching the mock battle, Shamal jokingly asks if Vivio would like to join it, and although she and Chris would like to, Nanoha tells her not to interrupt the training.
Genetically, Vivio is the last in the line of Heiliger Kaisers of Ancient Belka, meaning that her physical and magical capacity is superior to most modern mages. In StrikerS, she was able to go toe-to-toe with Nanoha herself after her body was powered with a Relic and forcibly aged to its peak condition. She was shown to have flight abilities and her attacks were very powerful, as her punches were strong enough to shake the Saint's Cradle. She also then possessed the Saint's Armor, which provided her a powerful AMF to protect her from incoming magic attacks. Her AMF alongside with her powerful physical strength allowed her to break Nanoha's binds with raw power. After the JS Incident, Vivio apparently begins to learn magic from scratch at the academy.
By the time of ViVid, Vivio practises a mixed hybrid Belkan Midchildan magic system. She is also a practitioner of Strike Arts. Additionally, she has learned to replicate the effects of adult transformation, giving her an edge over most opponents of her age. According to the conversation between Chantez, Otto and Deed in ViVid (ch.19), Vivio, without the Saint's Armor, does not have strong strength and defensive power but instead possesses the magical ability of fast parallel application (高速並列運用型), which makes her suitable for center or back guard positions instead of combat positions. However, Vivio chooses to perfect her Strike Arts mainly because of her promise with Nanoha to become a strong girl, after which she can in return protect her beloved mother. Despite her lack of combat strength and defense, Vivio is very fast and has extreme reflexes, the latter being her main strength as told by Nove. As such, she possesses the fighting style of "Counter Hitter", which refers to her strategy of dodging incoming attacks and then delivering fast counter attacks on towards the opponent. To balance her lack of defense, she also learns the defensive spell Sacred Defender, a risky instant spell that tentatively sacrifices her attack power to strongly increases her defense, but it requires high reflexes and perfect timing to pull it of.
When in her Heiliger Kaiser Mode in StrikerS, Vivio wears a black-and-blue Barrier Jacket that combines elements of several of those worn by Riot Force 6 members, including Nanoha, Signum and Ginga Nakajima, and the Numbers - it is suggested that she possesses all of their abilities.
In ViVid, the Barrier Jacket of Vivio in adult form is slightly altered from the Heiliger Kaiser Mode, but only in the color of her top jacket, which is changed from black to white. In ViVid (ch.58), which is also the fourth formal match between Einhard and her, Vivio chooses to set up her Barrier Jacket in black color like the Heiliger Kaiser Mode, in order to show that she is making up her mind to face the past positively, as to encourage Einhard to face her problem about the inheritance of Ingvalt's memory.
|Accel Smash||Modern Belka
|Contact Mode||Modern Belka||Support|
|Jet Step||Modern Belka||Support||Transport|
|Plasma Arm||Mid-Childa||Attack||Magic-enhanced attack|
|Revolver Spike||Modern Belka
|Sacred Defender||Modern Belka||Defense||Barrier|
|Sonic Shooter||Modern Belka||Attack||Shooting|
|Transformation Mastery||Modern Belka||Support|
In the gamesEdit
|Spells in The Gears of Destiny|
|Cross Range||Long Range||Long Range (Charged)|
(JIT:) [unnamed shooting]
|◯||Catch/Bind||Divine Buster||Restrict Lock||Floater Lock|
|△△||EX Attack||[unnamed back |
- ^ StrikerS Sound Stage X Guide Book lists her age as 9 at the time of Mariage Incident (0078).
- ^ StrikerS Sound Stage X Guide Book.
- ^ Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha ViVid chapter 17. In chapter 1, when Vivio sets up for the first time Sacred Heart for Master registration, she also refers to her magic system as "Belka the main, Mid-mixed hybrid." (ベルカ主体のミッド混合ハイブリッド), which is shown as "M-B MIXED HYBRID" in Midchildan language in ViVid anime episode 01. The Belkan system here is deemed as Modern Belka until further confirmation from canon sources.
- ^ Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha ViVid Chapter 4.
- ^ Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha ViVid chapter 2.