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Sheba (Japanese: リンネ, Rinne) is a Rare Blade in Xenoblade Chronicles 2. She can grant tremendous power to her Drivers, Rex, Nia, Zeke or Mòrag, and their allies. Sheba uses the water element, wields an Ether Cannon, and acts as an Attacker in battle. Sheba can manipulate this element and build, for example, a floating bath where she lies when she accompanies her Driver. She likes money, luxury, and holding classy tea parties with an entourage of women, and always refers to herself in the royal we.

Sheba was designed by F. Parsley (パセリ, Paseri).

Acquisition

Unlike most other Blades, Sheba can only be found after being awakened from the Inherited Core Crystal, purchasable for 500,000 G at the Margia's Odds & Ends shop run by Kassa in Torigoth. If Kassa is spoken to with Sheba active, Kassa will rebate 250,000 G of the purchase price.

Personality

Sheba is an extravagant Blade, having a taste for luxury and expensive items. She desires nothing more than to form an entourage of women, and so looks down on men as a means to her ends. She does not appear to be easily discouraged from her goal. However, she is not a good judge of character in business situations and is easily scammed into entrusting the large sum of money she has the party save up for her to a greedy Nopon. This also reveals that she can get rather impulsive if emotionally disturbed, not realizing that kicking away said Nopon would cause the money to rain down to the streets below. This, in turn, causes her to change her ultimate goal from holding banquets to a select few to wanting to spread the banquets to all women everywhere.

During Girl Power-Off, she mentions that the reason she prefers women is that there are no men who live up to her (ridiculously high) standards.

Appearance

Sheba is a slim young woman with fair skin and long golden hair, most of which is held in two pigtails ending in gigantic seashells by blue pool rings with the rest styled in a curled up-do on her forehead. She wears an open-sided swimsuit with shell effects and gold decoration, as well as a red shoulder-cape, a white half-skirt, and black sleeves. She wears a golden crown to signify her status as royalty, and has a long blue tail similar to that of a dolphin alongside her legs. She has blue eyes and her core crystal is water-droplet shaped.

Heart-to-Heart and Blade Quest

Sheba during her Blade Quest

Sheba's Heart-to-Heart, "Sheba's Dream", takes place in the Argentum Bazaar between Sheba, her Driver, Brighid and Pyra. Sheba has heard that there shall be sales at the bazaar, and has thus taken the other two Blades out in order to buy them presents as she thinks them beautiful and wants them to join her entourage. However she is thwarted; initially because the necklaces that she wants prove far too expensive even on sale, and then because Pyra and Brighid both insist that they do not want to join her entourage.

Sheba's piggy bank

Sheba's Blade Quest, Fool's Gold, begins after 1 million Gold is deposited in Sheba's Piggy Bank. She immediately spends the money buying what she believes to be a small island resort in the Leftherian Archipelago, and takes the party there to see the grandeur. Upon arriving, however, the island turns out to be completely barren - and Sheba is, understandably, furious. She doesn't know the merchant's name, only that he was a black-feathered Nopon, and swears that she will get her revenge. She takes the party to Mor Ardain where they find a young woman who has fallen for a similar scam to Sheba. Sheba demands that her Driver pay the woman back tenfold. They begrudgingly do, and Sheba chases up further leads toward Argentum again. Here another child has lost something; this time a seashell dear to them, which Sheba makes Rex salvage back for her. Whilst in Argentum they come across a Nopon meeting of four black Nopon on a ship. Sheba storms in and demands compensation, but the Nopon jeer and mock her for her foolishness until she loses her temper and kicks their leader so hard he flies beyond sight, at which point the remaining three become very afraid and tell Sheba some potential locations of their hidden money. She visits each but does not recover her finances, and so, furious again, storms back to find the ringleader in Mor Ardain. She loses her temper with him despite knowing that he is carrying all of her remaining gold and again kicks him toward the sun, causing her gold to rain out over Alba Cavanich. This brings Sheba great distress initially, but soon after the women of Alba Cavanich come to return the gold to her and Sheba changes her attitude about the exclusivity of her entourage and decides to open it for all women to enjoy. She throws a massive tea party open to all women, whilst the male and non-humanoid party members are forced to cater for her.

Abilities

Blade Specials

  • Lv. 1 - Dessert Bomb - Explode a giant ball of water ether in mid-air.
  • Lv. 2 - Tea Leaves - An unprecedented bathtub-based charging assault.
  • Lv. 3 - Golden Font - Fly up in the bath and attack indiscriminately.
  • Lv. 4 - Royal Tea Party - Sheba sits in her bathtub to attack in tandem with her watery lover.

Blade Arts

Battle Skills

  • Economicanimal - Increases attack power as gold is collected during battle (max: 333%)
  • Entitled Entourage - Increase damage dealt by 30% for each female in battle (except self)
  • Financial Statement - Reduces aggro drawn from Specials and Driver Arts by 30%

Field Skills

  • Girls' Talk - Lv. 3
  • Lockpicking - Lv. 3
  • Eye for Beauty - Lv. 3 (Skill exclusive to Sheba)

Favorite Items

Affinity Chart

Type Name Skill Level Affinity Level Effect Prerequisite Count Flavor Text
Key Affinity Reward 1 1 Affinity Chart level 1 unlocked
2 2 Unlocks level 2 of the Affinity Chart Go to the Goldmouth Warehouse in Argentum and save 200,000G in the piggy bank 200,000 "The first step to making our dream a reality."
3 3 Unlocks level 3 of the Affinity Chart Go to the Goldmouth Warehouse in Argentum and save 400,000G in the piggy bank 400,000 "By all means, save more."
4 4 Unlocks level 4 of the Affinity Chart Go to the Goldmouth Warehouse in Argentum and save 600,000G in the piggy bank 600,000 "Soon... Soon, we will... Ahem."
5 5 Unlocks level 5 of the Affinity Chart. Affinity bond will be easier to sustain. Go to the Goldmouth Warehouse in Argentum and save 1,000,000G in the piggy bank 1,000,000 "Finally, our dream... comes true..."
Blade Special Dessert Bomb 1 1 Increases damage dealt by 100% when HP is 90% or higher
2 2 Increases damage dealt by 110% when HP is 90% or higher Engage in combat alongside a female Blade 5 "We never begrudge other ladies our aid in battle."
3 3 Increases damage dealt by 120% when HP is 90% or higher Perform a Blade Combo 7 "We shall mop up the stragglers. Don't you find us magnanimous?"
4 4 Increases damage dealt by 130% when HP is 90% or higher Use Dessert Bomb 12 "Administering vicious beatings is our particular specialty."
5 5 Increases damage dealt by 150% when HP is 90% or higher Engage in combat alongside a female Blade 7 "We had never suspected that fighting could be this enjoyable."
Tea Leaves 1 1 Increases critical damage by 25%
2 2 Increases critical damage by 40% Use Tea Leaves 7 "You have our permission to be charmed by our technique. Even the males."
3 3 Increases critical damage by 55% Engage in combat alongside a female Blade 6 "Even battle can be made more fun by adding girls into the fray."
4 4 Increases critical damage by 70% Perform a Blade Combo 10 "Did you realize the extent of our strength? We expect not."
5 5 Increases critical damage by 85% Use Tea Leaves 10 "This is what befalls those who defy us."
Golden Font 1 1 Adds 60% chance to drop gold upon landing a hit
2 2 Adds 70% chance to drop gold upon landing a hit Defeat a Brogen Feris in Temperantia 5 "Witness the might of water! We shall wash the land of your taint."
3 3 Adds 80% chance to drop gold upon landing a hit Use Golden Font 6 "Our mastery continues to grow."
4 4 Adds 90% chance to drop gold upon landing a hit Engage in combat alongside a female Blade 7 "We can never look away from a lady engaged in the murderous dance."
5 5 Adds 100% chance to drop gold upon landing a hit Go to the Little Garden of Tradition in Leftheria and complete the quest "Fool's Gold" "Our dreams have come to pass. Truly this day was worth the wait."
Battle Skill Economicanimal 1 1 Increases attack power as gold is collected during battle (max: 201%) Spend money in a shop (Money spent previously counts toward total) 750,000 "We have grown in power and majesty. No thanks to any peons, we assure you!"
2 2 Increases attack power as gold is collected during battle (max: 234%) Spend money in a shop (Money spent previously counts toward total) 1,000,000 "Hoy. We'd thank you to remember, money is for spending."
3 3 Increases attack power as gold is collected during battle (max: 267%) Spend money in a shop (Money spent previously counts toward total) 1,500,000 "What? Wherefore? Go on, use it more!"
4 4 Increases attack power as gold is collected during battle (max: 300%) Spend money in a shop (Money spent previously counts toward total) 2,000,000 "Spending money on girls is the highest calling, in our opinion."
5 5 Increases attack power as gold is collected during battle (max: 333%) Spend money in a shop (Money spent previously counts toward total) 2,500,000 "Spend as much as you want, so long as it is on women."
Entitled Entourage 1 1 Increases damage dealt by 20% for each female in battle (except self)
2 2 Increases damage dealt by 22% for each female in battle (except self) Sell items and earn money (Previous instances count toward total) 40,000 "Sell what you don't need. Money talks."
3 3 Increases damage dealt by 25% for each female in battle (except self) Sell items and earn money (Previous instances count toward total) 120,000 "Lavish tea parties require much funds. I trust I need say no more...?"
4 4 Increases damage dealt by 27% for each female in battle (except self) Sell items and earn money (Previous instances count toward total) 240,000 "We will remind you, there is no such thing as too much money, when it is to be spent on women."
5 5 Increases damage dealt by 30% for each female in battle (except self) Sell items and earn money (Previous instances count toward total) 400,000 "This power we wield to protect the fairer sex."
Financial Settlement 1 1 Reduces aggro drawn from Specials and Driver Arts by 10%
2 2 Reduces aggro drawn from Specials and Driver Arts by 15% Collect Gormotti Honeytea (Currently held items count toward required goal) 10 "We find tea parties extremely satisfying. Don't you?"
3 3 Reduces aggro drawn from Specials and Driver Arts by 20% Collect Jenerossi Tea (Currently held items count toward required goal) 10 "You may contribute many and varied teas. No need to be shy."
4 4 Reduces aggro drawn from Specials and Driver Arts by 25% Collect Indoline Tea (Currently held items count toward required goal) 10 "We do not only require tea. Nibbles are also desirable."
5 5 Reduces aggro drawn from Specials and Driver Arts by 30% Collect Armu Milk Earl Grey (Currently held items count toward required goal) 10 "We shall bring the appeal to the masses by holding the ultimate tea party."
Field Skill Girls' Talk 1 1 Talk openly, girl-to-girl
2 3 Talk to women 30 "We enjoy talking to girls most of all. In fact, we wish to do so right now."
3 4 Talk to women 40 "Surely you too are most curious to hear what we had to say?"
Lockpicking 1 1 The power to open various things. Works on doors, treasure troves, etc.
2 3 In Argentum, view the Heart-to-Heart "Sheba's Dream" "No matter how perilous the journey, we will persevere till its end."
3 5 Increase Trust 9,800 "Do you wish to join our entourage, too?"
Eye for Beauty 1 1 Looks for girls to add to her entourage. Skill exclusive to Sheba.
2 3 Resonate with a Core Crystal and awaken a female Blade 7 "Femininity is the font of all cheer."
3 5 Resonate with a Core Crystal and awaken a female Blade 12 "We have added another member to our entourage. Jealous?"

Trivia

  • Sheba shares her English voice actor, Naomi McDonald, with Obrona. She is one of few Blades voiced by a British rather than a North American voice actor, potentially as a play on her speaking the "Queen's English".
  • Sheba's Merc Group name, the "Royal Teas", involves multiple levels of wordplay: Sheba loves throwing opulent tea parties with her all-female entourage; the name also sounds very close to "royalties" (with different syllable stress), alluding to her queen-like behavior and use of the royal "we."; the name is also a homophone of "royal tease," alluding to the fact that she is a woman in a bathtub (albeit clothed) who always flirts with women she meets.

Quotes

Post-Battle Dialogue

Main Cast

Chapter 3 spoilers:

Sheba Sheba "We must have you in our entourage. By whatever means possible!"

Mythra Mythra "Give it up! I don't belong to anyone."

Sheba Sheba "The victory feast will be glorious! We assure you, it shall not disappoint."

Nia Nia "I assure you, no one cares."

Chapter 8 spoilers:

Sheba Sheba "Empty their pockets and donate all to thy monarch!"

Poppi QTπ Poppi QTπ "Sheba does not waste any opportunity."

Chapter 5 spoilers:

Sheba Sheba "With such gracious movement, are we not deserving of Tantal's riches?"

Zeke Zeke "Cheeky begger! You'll have to do more than that."

Rare Blades

Dagas Dagas "Sheba, your attitude. It's too much."

Sheba Sheba "Blasphemy! Give us your crown, and we will be willing to pardon you!"

Sheba Sheba "Electra, you can be our very own lovable fool."

Electra Electra "Uh, is that a compliment? Yay!"

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!"

Sheba Sheba "If you were to join our entourage, Herald, we would ask that you cast off your burdensome armour."

Herald Herald "I could cast this off and leave the battlefield? I had not considered that."

Sheba Sheba "Cease! We did not ask you to remove it now! We require your assistance in battle!"

Sheba Sheba "Kasandra, when we next rest, we would like you to read us our fortunes in finance and love."

Kasandra Kasandra "I can tell your fortune right now. Hmm, yup, looking great on both counts! Also, your lucky item is... Sickle Crickets!"

Sheba Sheba "Hmm, fraudulent claims, we suspect. The road to all such success is long and hard."

Kora Kora "There's nothing like taking a bath after a long day of fighting. Right?"

Sheba Sheba "Certainly not! Such plebeian bathing rituals are below us!"

Kora Kora "Huh. Well, I was gonna say we could take one together, but..."

Sheba Sheba "Rejoice, KOS-MOS! We find you most ravishing."

KOS-MOS KOS-MOS "Searching database. Suggested word revision: 'badass'."

Newt Newt "Sheba, you have seen my strength. Surely there is room in your entourage for one such as me?"

Sheba Sheba "Not with your boorish nature. One must be refined and dignified."

Newt Newt "W-what now? But... but see, look how refined my biceps are. I urge you to reconsider."

Theory Theory "Pay more attention to the battle, Sheba."

Sheba Sheba "Were you not so beauteous, Theory, we might be less distracted."

Ursula Ursula "Sheba, I have to ask. What is an... entourage, anyway?"

Sheba Sheba "It is a place for all to live in peace and harmony. Fear not, we already have a special place reserved for you."

Wulfric Wulfric "Sheba! When the fighting is over, I will join you."

Sheba Sheba "Now, h-hold on, we never offered you an invitation. You were to be our bodyguard, no?"

Sheba Sheba "That was a stunning display of skill, Zenobia! Strong women are very much our type."

Zenobia Zenobia "If you can beat me one-on-one, I might just consider joining your 'entourage'."

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