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"We are Ursula's New Groove! And we'll do what we can."
— Ursula

Ursula (Japanese: ナナコオリ, Nanakoori) is a Rare Blade in Xenoblade Chronicles 2. She can grant tremendous power to her Drivers, Rex, Nia, Zeke or Mòrag, and their allies. Ursula uses the ice element, wields Knuckle Claws, and acts as a Healer in battle. She is a young girl who carries branches of shiny white lily of the valley. She is accompanied by a polar bear she has named Beary.

Ursula was designed by Risa Ebata (Satelight Inc.), who also designed Dahlia.

Personality

Ursula is a very kindhearted yet soft-spoken Blade always accompanied by Beary. She enjoys singing a great deal. However, she is incredibly shy and has great difficulty bringing herself to meet new people, much less sing in front of an audience.

Appearance

Ursula has the appearance of a young child, with shoulder length pastel blue hair, pale skin and large blue eyes. She has two large sprigs of lily of the valley in her hair and wears a woolen poncho. Beary looks like a polar bear with overly large paws, and often walks on its hind legs. Beary's existence is not explained.

Heart-to-heart and Blade Quest

Ursula and Beary in her Blade Quest

Ursula's Heart-to-heart, "Not Quite Comfortable Yet", occurs on the Cobalt Cliffs in Uraya between Ursula, her Driver, and Tora. In it Ursula expresses discomfort with her Driver and the party, but is reassured that she is allowed to take her time learning to trust them all.

Ursula's Blade Quest, Bearing Her Soul (a bear pun), starts when Ursula is offered an instrument by a Gormotti child in Torigoth. Upon playing and singing Ursula draws a crowd including a Nopon who scouts her as a commercial singer. She then practices during merc missions to build her confidence and skills until she is able to deliver a spectacular performance for a packed theater in Mor Ardain. Afterwards she returns the instrument to the child in Torigoth, and thanks her.

Abilities

Blade Specials

  • Lv. 1 - Beary Strong - Beary swipes his ice claws and mows down the enemy.
  • Lv. 2 - Beary Helpful - Beary attacks the enemy with an ice shockwave.
  • Lv. 3 - Beary-Go-Round - Beary spins round and overwhelms all enemies in range.
  • Lv. 4 - Ursine Phantasm - Attack with an uppercut while Beary rushes the enemy.

Blade Arts

Battle Skills

  • Snow Charm - When Affinity reaches max, grant party damage barrier.
  • Beary Healing - Heals party's HP upon performing a Blade Switch.
  • Hide and Seek - Reduces aggro drawn from Specials and Driver Arts.

Field Skills

  • Harmony - Lv. 5
  • Ichthyology - Lv. 3
  • Fortitude - Lv. 3

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 After viewing Ursula's Heart-to-Heart, Go to Gormott at nighttime and start the quest "Bearing Her Soul". "If you all say so... I guess I can...try..."
3 3 Unlocks level 3 of the Affinity Chart Take lessons in the Merc Missions, raise all levels to two or more, and hold a concert. "I might have failed... But everyone heard me sing, and that makes me a little happy, inside..."
4 4 Unlocks level 4 of the Affinity Chart Take lessons in the Merc Missions, raise all levels to four or more, and hold a concert. "I'm having such a good time, getting closer to everyone through singing!"
5 5 Unlocks level 5 of the Affinity Chart. Affinity bond will be easier to sustain. Take lessons in the Merc Missions, gain at least 5,000 fans, and succeed with your concert. "I've been helped by so many people in my life so far... But from now on, I'll be doing the helping."
Blade Special Beary Strong 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. Use Beary Strong 10 "Beary's simply a-ma-zing! Don't you think so, too?"
3 3 Spawns a small HP Potion on hit, with a 80% chance to spawn 2. Defeat a Genni Pagul in Leftheria. 5 "If you're gonna oppose us, well, I won't stand idly by!"
4 4 Spawns a small HP Potion on hit, with a 90% chance to spawn 2. Defeat a Rippl Medooz at Spirit Crucible Elpys. 4 "I can hold my own in a fight. Right, Beary? Let's show 'em!"
5 5 Spawns a small HP Potion on hit, with a 100% chance to spawn 2. Finish an enemy. 40 "Did you see the way Beary moved? Spectacular!"
Beary Helpful 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. Defeat a Doryu Riik in Uraya. 4 "I wish we could resolve this through peaceful debate... Oh, I guess we can't."
3 3 When landing a hit, restores 40% of damage dealt to the whole party. Defeat a Garnia Camill in Leftheria. 4 "Beary's the tough one of this combo. And I'm... I'm fine with that."
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 "I like that thing you do when you strike. I wish I could move like you do..."
5 5 When landing a hit, restores 50% of damage dealt to the whole party. Use Ursula's favorite pouch items. (Cosmetics category) 2 "Hey, Beary, put some effort into your looks, would you? Tee hee... We'll get you looking sharp!"
Beary-Go-Round 1 1 Increases damage dealt by 100% when HP is 30% or less.
2 2 Increases damage dealt by 110% when HP is 30% or less. Perform a Blade Combo. 5 "We'll teach you to fear ice! Ready, Beary? Let's rock!"
3 3 Increases damage dealt by 120% when HP is 30% or less. Use Beary-Go-Round. 6 "You did so well, Beary! I can't wait to see what you come up with next time."
4 4 Increases damage dealt by 130% when HP is 30% or less. Defeat a Moist Upa at Spirit Crucible Elpys. 5 "Phew, we pulled through somehow."
5 5 Increases damage dealt by 150% when HP is 30% or less. Defeat a Kustal Sovereign at the World Tree 5 "A win's a win, I guess. I'm really not good at violence... O-oh, but I'm willing to learn!"
Battle Skill Snow Charm 1 1 When Affinity reaches max, grant party damage barrier of 40% of max HP.
2 2 When Affinity reaches max, grant party damage barrier of 45% of max HP. Block an attack. 5 "I need to try my hardest, so my friends don't have to worry..."
3 3 When Affinity reaches max, grant party damage barrier of 50% of max HP. Block an attack. 7 "I will protect you. Have faith."
4 4 When Affinity reaches max, grant party damage barrier of 55% of max HP. Block an attack. 9 "Right, Beary. Keep everyone safe, OK?"
5 5 When Affinity reaches max, grant party damage barrier of 60% of max HP. Block an attack. 10 "OK, Beary, We'll do this together, OK? We'll guard our friends from harm!"
Beary Healing 1 1 Heals 20% of party's HP upon performing a Blade Switch.
2 2 Heals 25% of party's HP upon performing a Blade Switch. Collect an HP Potion. 10 "S-s-support? Y-yes, OK. I'll do my best..."
3 3 Heals 30% of party's HP upon performing a Blade Switch. Collect an HP Potion. 15 "Don't overdo it! Fainting helps nobody."
4 4 Heals 35% of party's HP upon performing a Blade Switch. Collect an HP Potion. 20 "Aww, Beary, your fur's all... Don't worry, I'll fix it up. Tee hee! You'll be back to cute in no time."
5 5 Heals 40% of party's HP upon performing a Blade Switch. Collect an HP Potion. 30 "Beary's growing as a person! ...And me, too, of course!"
Hide and Seek 1 1 Reduces aggro drawn from Specials and Driver Arts by 15%.
2 2 Reduces aggro drawn from Specials and Driver Arts by 23%. Raise Affinity in combat. 2 "O-oh, um... I fully intended to be hiding, but I guess you found me out, huh."
3 3 Reduces aggro drawn from Specials and Driver Arts by 30%. Use Ursula's favorite pouch items. (Desserts category) 4 "Tee hee hee. You want some, Beary? It's really yummy!"
4 4 Reduces aggro drawn from Specials and Driver Arts by 38%. Raise Affinity in combat. 6 "I can try supporting too, I suppose."
5 5 Reduces aggro drawn from Specials and Driver Arts by 45%. Raise Affinity in combat. 7 "We're really great at hiding! Aren't we, Beary?"
Field Skill Harmony 1 1 Have fun playing beautiful music. Skill exclusive to Ursula. Speak to Ursula at the inn in Garfont, Uraya to view the Heart-to-Heart "Not Quite Comfortable Yet". "I do love singing more than anything... But singing in front of people is...difficult... I'm sorry!"
2 2 Use musical instruments. 1 "Such a nice timbre! Ah, I feel buoyant suddenly."
3 3 2 "Playing music always relaxes me."
4 4 4 "This instrument is incredible! It makes me wanna break into song..."
5 5 6 "This instrument sounds so soulful... Do you think I might be able to play just a little something...?"
Ichthyology 1 1 Knowledge related to fish.
2 3 Increase Trust. 1300 "Ooh, a fishie! Spectacular."
3 5 Acquire Fish items from the Collectibles list. 30 "One day... I'd like to meet fishies from all sorts of places!"
Fortitude 1 1 The power to endure hardships. It even helps cope with boring jobs.
2 3 Head to the Airborne Throne in Tantal. "That's really lovely... Thank you."
3 5 Increase Trust. 9,800 "I'm confident in my patience! ...Well, I say confident, but..."

Etymology

The name Ursula is Latin for "little she-bear."

Quotes

Post-Battle Dialogue

Main Cast
Condition: Blade Quest Bearing Her Soul active or complete.
Ursula Ursula "How about this tune? La-la la la la, la-la la la la..."
Rex Rex "It's catchy! La-la la la la, la-la la la la..."
Ursula Ursula "Nia, I can't believe how strong you are! Can you tell me your secret?"
Nia Nia "I'm not as strong as you think. I just don't wanna regret not trying."
Ursula Ursula "I'm afraid I'm holding you all back..."
Tora Tora "Not at all! Ursula is great help, really!"

Chapter 5 spoilers:

Zeke Zeke "Hahaha! Unlucky for them that they ran into Thunderbolt Zeke."
Ursula Ursula "I hope it doesn't prove unlucky for me."

Rare Blades

Condition: Blade Quest Bearing Her Soul active or complete.
Boreas Boreas "Okay Ursula, give us your victory fanfare!"
Ursula Ursula "Huh, now? No, I can't, it's too much pressure!"
Condition: Blade Quest Bearing Her Soul active or complete.
Dagas Dagas "Hey Ursula, how about a little victory song? Think of it as an audition."
Ursula Ursula "Aww, uh, I... I'm sorry, but I'll pass."
Condition: Blade Quest Bearing Her Soul active or complete.
Ursula Ursula "Hey Electra, let's sing together!"
Electra Electra "Sure, you're on!"
Ursula Ursula "La-la la la la, la-la la la la..."
Electra Electra ※"La-la la la la, la-la la la la..."

※ This audio is not used in-game, but exists in files.

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..."

Godfrey Godfrey "Ursula, you need to get fired up, you know? Like, woohoo!"
Ursula Ursula "If I got that fired up, I'd surely melt."
Ursula Ursula "I... I wish I knew how to speak my mind! Kora, do you think you might teach me?"
Kora Kora "Huh? I think the way you are right now is real charming. No need to change a thing!"
Nim Nim "Say Ursula, what do I have to do to become friends with Beary?"
Ursula Ursula "Well, for starters, you could try singing a song together. What d'ya say, Beary?"
Perceval Perceval "Is something awry with my banner?"
Ursula Ursula "Ah, no. I just wanted to say... that design, I find it very... pretty."

Chapter 3 spoilers:

Condition: Blade Quest Bearing Her Soul active or complete.
Roc Roc "Ursula, your song is truly touching. Would you sing it for me?"
Ursula Ursula "I-I'd be happy to, but... Actually, I'm embarrassed, so I'd really rather not."
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."
Ursula Ursula "Vale, um... You're not hurt, are you?"
Vale Vale "Why are you asking me? Aren't you the worse for wear?"
Ursula Ursula "I'm, uh, fine, thanks."
Vess Vess "I just can't over how pretty some places are. I could just gaze around for hours."
Ursula Ursula "I completely understand. The world is awesome!"
Condition: Blade Quest Bearing Her Soul active or complete.
Wulfric Wulfric "I... would like to hear you sing again."
Ursula Ursula "What?! Wulfric, when did you hear me sing in the first place?"

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