|Base of Operations||Castle Carbunculus|
Lord Ruthven (Uncle)
|Manga Debut||Mémoire 1: Vanitas|
Lucius "Luca" Oriflamme is a Vampire of noble birth in Jun Mochizuki's The Case Study of Vanitas. Born to inherit the title of Grand Duke, Luca is close to The Queen, though he is still too young to accept the role himself, thus allowing his uncle, Lord Ruthven, to act on his behalf.
Arriving in Paris alongside former Bourreau, Jeanne, with the intention of destroying the Book of Vanitas in hopes that it would save his brother from his fate as a Curse-Bearer, Luca quickly learns that he was mistaken in assuming the grimoire's evil nature, and during his second encounter with Vanitas and Noé Archiviste, Luca welcomes the opportunity to become allies. This ultimately proves to be fruitful when an attempt on Luca's life is made by Charlatan, though Luca remains unaware to the truth that his uncle was the one orchestrating the assassination attempt.
Parisian Excursion Arc Edit
Bal Masqué Arc Edit
Power and Abilities Edit
- Enhanced speed, strength and endurance.
- Pyrokinesis - Luca can produce flames from his body in explosive bursts, though it appears as though he lacks full control over this ability.
Appearances Edit(*) - Denotes that the character did not appear physically, but as a part of another character's memories.
- Luca appears to bear significant resemblance to Phillipe West - a character from Jun Mochizuki's Pandora Hearts.
- Luca's surname, "Oriflamme," refers to the heraldic flag, or knight's standard, of the King of France during the Middle Ages.