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Floren (Japanese: ホタル, Hotaru) is a Rare Blade in Xenoblade Chronicles 2. He can grant tremendous power to his Drivers, Rex, Nia, Zeke or Mòrag, and their allies. Floren uses the earth element, wields a Bitball, and acts as a Healer in battle. During battle, his special attack consists of dancing among fireflies and flower petals with his Bitball.

Floren was designed by Taiki.

Personality

Whilst Floren seems sweet and charming, he is quite manipulative and enjoys using his appearance to make people dote on him and give him things. He cares genuinely for nature, though, and is highly protective of it.

Appearance

Floren is a young boy with short minty-green hair with a slightly brighter strand on top, pink eyes, fair skin, and an androgynous thin body.

Floren's attire consists of mostly green and pink flora themed clothing, with petals at the forearms, and butterfly wings at the collar. He wears long light green stockings, with dark green high heels. Floren's movements in battle tend to be graceful, as if he were an ice skater. Due to his appearance, Floren is usually mistaken for a girl by other characters.

Heart-to-heart and Blade Quest

Floren during Nature Boy

Floren's Heart-to-heart, "Desolate Land", takes place in Elysium between Floren and his Driver. They discuss the landscape and how it compares to their expectations of how Elysium would look.

Floren's Blade Quest, Nature Boy, begins at Gwenith Paddies in the Kingdom of Uraya after completing Unspoken Suspicion. Floren discovers that a saffronia tree has been mysteriously harmed, and sets about healing it using his Blade powers. A mercenary group intervene and begin burning trees, much to Floren's horror, and he and the party rush around the stomach of Uraya dousing fires. Upon defeating the mercenaries, the party are congratulated for helping, and Floren realises they have believed him a girl the whole time.

Abilities

Blade Specials

  • Lv. 1 - Lavender Drive - Kick a Bitball three times while spinning.
  • Lv. 2 - Lilium Dance - Release a shockwave while spinning a Bitball
  • Lv. 3 - Pysalis Judgment - Massively enlarge a Bitball and roll it over the enemy.
  • Lv. 4 - Lethal Lavender - Spin along with the Bitball to send out a shockwave in all directions.

Blade Arts

Battle Skills

  • The Coming of Spring - Increases effectiveness of party healing when at max Affinity
  • Blossomfall - Restores HP to teammates when incapacitated.
  • White Lilies - Increases aggro reduction.

Field Skills

  • Botany - Lv. 5
  • Earth Mastery - Lv. 3
  • Beguiling Charms - Lv. 5 (Skill unique to Floren)

Favorite Items

Affinity Chart

Type Name Skill Level Affinity Level Effect Prerequisite Count Flavor Text
Key Affinity Reward 1 1 Unlocks level 1 of the Affinity Chart
2 2 Unlocks level 2 of the Affinity Chart Increase Trust 100 "I feel like I'm starting to know you a little better."
3 3 Unlocks level 3 of the Affinity Chart Increase Trust 1,300 "I quite enjoy spending time with you, actually!"
4 4 Unlocks level 4 of the Affinity Chart Increase Trust 3,800 "I'm sure I can trust you, Driver."
5 5 Unlocks level 5 of the Affinity Chart Increase Trust 9,800 "We have a real bond of trust. I'm glad to be fighting by your side"
Blade Special Lavender Drive 1 1 Increases damage dealt to launched enemies by 100%
2 2 Increases damage dealt to launched enemies by 110% Use Lavender Drive 10 "It's pretty satisfying to hit enemies with a ball. Why don't you give a try?"
3 3 Increases damage dealt to launched enemies by 120% Perform a Driver Combo (It's enough to just be present) 7 "Are you hooked on hitting enemies with balls too, now?"
4 4 Increases damage dealt to launched enemies by 130% Use Floren's favorite pouch item from the Desserts category 4 "When I eat something especially tasty, I feel like I'm getting stronger. Do you want to try some too?"
5 5 Increases damage dealt to launched enemies by 150% Near the ruins by the lake in the First Low Orbit Station, view the Heart-to-Heart, "Desolate Land" "I feel like we understand each other a little better now."
Lilium Dance 1 1 When landing a hit, restores 30% of damage dealt to the whole party
2 2 When landing a hit, restores 35% of damage dealt to the whole party Use Lilium Dance 7 "Has all my training paid off?"
3 3 When landing a hit, restores 40% of damage dealt to the whole party Use a Chain Attack 5 "Now that's what I called teamwork! Everyone did a great job."
4 4 When landing a hit, restores 45% of damage dealt to the whole party Perform a Driver Combo (It's enough to just be present) 10 "That was a pretty amazing attack. But I won't be outdone!"
5 5 When landing a hit, restores 50% of damage dealt to the whole party Use Lilium Dance 10 "How do you like that? I think it was worth all the training I did."
Physalis Judgment 1 1 Spawns a small HP Potion on hit, with a 60% chance to spawn 2
2 2 Spawns a small HP Potion on hit, with a 70% chance to spawn 2 Perform a Blade Combo 5 "This is the power of earth!"
3 3 Spawns a small HP Potion on hit, with a 80% chance to spawn 2 Use Floren's favorite pouch items (Art category) 2 "It's nice to have favorite things. They inspire you to try harder! Do you have any particular favourites?"
4 4 Spawns a small HP Potion on hit, with a 90% chance to spawn 2 Perform a Blade Combo 10 "Is my power proving useful?"
5 5 Spawns a small HP Potion on hit, with a 100% chance to spawn 2 Perform a Blade Combo finisher 3 "I'm not just a pretty face you know!"
Battle Skill The Coming of Spring 1 1 Increases effectiveness of party healing by 15% when at max Affinity
2 2 Increases effectiveness of party healing by 17% when at max Affinity Raise Affinity in combat 2 "We share a powerful bond."
3 3 Increases effectiveness of party healing by 20% when at max Affinity Raise Affinity in combat 5 "You can count on me!"
4 4 Increases effectiveness of party healing by 22% when at max Affinity Raise Affinity in combat 6 "Is there anything we can't do when we work together?"
5 5 Increases effectiveness of party healing by 25% when at max Affinity Raise Affinity in combat 7 "You can leave the healing to me. It's my specialty."
Blossomfall 1 1 Restores 60% HP to teammates when incapacitated
2 2 Restores 70% HP to teammates when incapacitated Acquire Vegetable items from the Collectibles list 20 "You must like a lot to collect so many! Which is good, since I love plants too!"
3 3 Restores 80% HP to teammates when incapacitated Evade an attack 7 "Your're really good at dodging! I was sort of mesmerized by your movements for a moment there."
4 4 Restores 90% HP to teammates when incapacitated Evade an attack 9 "I'll help out the others. Keep up the good work while I'm busy!"
5 5 Restores 100% HP to teammates when incapacitated Evade an attack 10 "You can count on me for support."
White Lilies 1 1 Increases aggro reduction by 10% Collect an HP Potion 3 "I got some more power!"
2 2 Increases aggro reduction by 15% Collect an HP Potion 10 "We don't want anyone collapsing on us. Remember to heal, everyone!"
3 3 Increases aggro reduction by 20% Collect an HP Potion 15 "Don't push yourself too hard ,now! Always keep your health in good shape!"
4 4 Increases aggro reduction by 25% Collect an HP Potion 20 "I'm pretty good at healing too, so you can always come to me for a little revitalizing!"
5 5 Increases aggro reduction by 30% Help an incapacitated ally 5 "You really care for your allies, don't you?"
Field Skill Botany 1 1 Knowledge related to plants
2 2 Acquire Flower items from the Collectibles list 20 "You want to learn about plants too? I'd be glad to teach you a thing or two!"
3 3 Acquire Flower items from the Collectibles list 25 "You can count on me when it comes to plants! I know lots about them!"
4 4 Acquire Flower items from the Collectibles list 27 "Sometimes when I listen closely, I think I can hear the plants whispering to me... You don't believe me, do you?"
5 5 Acquire Flower items from the Collectibles list 30 "When I listen really hard, I can hear the voices of the trees and flowers. Can't you?"
Earth Mastery 1 1 The power of an Earth Blade
2 3 Defeat a Mogen Hox in Temperantia 5 "Aww, they actually thought they would be a match for me. That's cute."
3 4 Defeat a Radclyffe Sovereign or Nula Scout at the World Tree (Excludes unique monsters) 5 "I can use the power of earth more effectively now!"
Beguiling Charms 1 1 Captivate all with your charming appearance. Exclusive to Floren
2 2 Speak to townsfolk and use Beguiling Charms to obtain items 2 "Heheh... It's not easy being so cute, you know."
3 3 Speak to townsfolk and use Beguiling Charms to obtain items 4 "Is it really OK for me to accept all these?"
4 4 Speak to townsfolk and use Beguiling Charms to obtain items 7 "I guess it would be rude to turn them down. Yep, it's probably fine."
5 5 Complete the quest "Nature Boy" "You knew I was a guy ...didn't you?"

Beguiling Charms

Floren is able to use his Beguiling Charms Field Skill to get items from various NPCs around the world.

Name Nation Location Lv Gift
Gheena Kingdom of Uraya
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Gwenith Paddies
1 Silver Pendant
Tonadon Argentum Trade Guild
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Outside Goldmouth Wheelhouse
1 Favored Hammer
Nolha Empire of Mor Ardain
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Ayvill Shopping District
1 Steamed Milk Brioche x10
Oryette Indoline Praetorium
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Indoline Sanctum
1 Physical Defense Up III x1
Phorgas Leftherian Archipelago
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Verde Carpentry Workshop
2 Groove Wood x30
Dorcea Kingdom of Tantal
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Residential Area
2 Snowflake-Weave Sole x3
Ciamran Empire of Mor Ardain
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Throne Room
3 Book of Knowledge
Ashe Gormott Province
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Torigoth Relay Base
3 Ether Defense Up II x1
Domko Kingdom of Uraya
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Fonsa Myma Port
4 Moon Cube x1
Emillian Kingdom of Tantal
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Soprac Old Market
5 Unicorn Scarf x1
Vestro Kingdom of Uraya
XC2-Floren Beguiling Charms 11.png
Training Ground
5 Cube Chip x3
※ Ashe is only available after completing Whereabouts Unknown.

Etymology

His Japanese name Hotaru (ホタル) means firefly. His English name Floren may come from the word Flora, which is the scientific term for plant life. It is also the name of the Goddess Flora who is the symbol for nature and flowers in the Sabines culture, an ancient Italic tribe.

Trivia

  • Floren shares his English voice actor, Clare Corbett, with Electra. He is not the only male Blade to be voiced by a woman; Boreas is voiced by Jules de Jongh (who also voices Brighid).

Quotes

Post-Battle Dialogue

Main Cast
Rex Rex "Thanks for being on healing duty. It helps a lot!"
Floren Floren "I'm glad you think so. Sir Rex is easily fooled. Good to know."

Chapter 3 spoilers:

Floren Floren "Hey Mythra, you look super cute when you're fighting."
Mythra Mythra "O-obviously! You're... you're really cute, too."
Condition: After watching the event "Burdened No Longer" (Chapter 7).
Floren Floren "Everyone doing fine? If you need healing, just shout."
Nia Nia "Same re-gen powers as me, but a damn sight more ladylike."

Chapter 4 spoilers:

Floren Floren "Mòrag, you're staring. Mind if I ask why?"
Mòrag Mòrag "My apologies. I was simply fascinated by your appearance."
Brighid Brighid "Floren, you seem the polar opposite of Lady Mòrag. How curious."
Floren Floren "Mòrag's strong and cool, so that makes me weak and lame?"
Brighid Brighid "Oh! No, I meant your features are delicate and handsome."

Rare Blades

Azami Azami "You and I are kindred spirits, Floren. Why don't we get to know each other? (giggle)"
Floren Floren "We're not kindred anything. Don't get any ideas."
Floren Floren "You even think of hurting a flower, and I swear I will end you."
Boreas Boreas "Hey, hey Floren! Is that flower there good eatings?"
Dahlia Dahlia "You're as pretty as a rose, Floren. I wanna freeze you into an ornament, heh heh!"
Floren Floren "That's... a joke, right? I may be cute, but I'm still a person."

Floren Floren "Nice zappage out there, Electra. The things I could do with that sort of power, heh heh..."
Electra Electra "Um, I don't wanna know what you're thinking."
Electra Electra "Floren, no-one is laying a finger on you!"
Floren Floren "Thanks Electra. You're a good kid all round."
Floren Floren "We did it, Godfrey! Decisive win for team us!"
Godfrey Godfrey "That's right! That's how men fight when they get fired up! Uh, you are a man, right?"
Floren Floren "Herald, would you mind holding back a bit next time? You're hurting the plants."
Herald Herald "I fully understand."

Kasandra Kasandra "Hey Floren, I checked your horoscope just earlier, and it's looking good!"
Floren Floren "Huh? Oh, huh... I see. Um, well the fight's over, but luck can strike at any time, so I... better be careful."
Kora Kora "Phew! Now the battle's over, we can finally do some girl talk, eh Floren?"
Floren Floren "No offense, Kora, but I'd rather watch paint dry. Your talking is nothing but noise."
Kora Kora "Ugh! That hurt more than a bruised rib!"
Floren Floren "You really respect nature, don't you Nim? Even in battle!"
Nim Nim "Ah, of course! Without plants, there'd be no food for the animals."
Floren Floren "That... can't be the reason. Can it?"
Sheba Sheba "Floren, we are undecided whether or not to invite you to our entourage."
Floren Floren "I'm honoured. But when you say 'invite to', you mean like... visit, right?"
Sheba Sheba "W-why we! The insolence! You are henceforth barred, forever!"
Floren Floren "Good job out there, Ursula and Beary! You're not hurt, I hope?"
Ursula Ursula "Thank you! You're such an adorably kind little gir- Uh, no, I mean..."

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