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Len
Tsukihime
White Len
(Melty Blood)

White Len (白レン?) is a character from the Melty Blood games in which she possessed her own 'mini-storyline' in the arcade mode. She is the main villain of Melty Blood Re-ACT.

Profile[]

Appearance[]

She looks almost identical to Len, except her dress and ornaments, which are white, and her hair which is light gray. She is also white in her cat form.

Personality[]

White Len is acting as a more selfish and outspoken version of Len.[1][2] She carries a huge amount of pride, believing herself to be better than her counterpart, Len because of her acceptance of their personality. And she also prefers to act like a calm lady, that is speaking in metaphors about fairy tales. White Len also goes out of her way to prove her superiority over Len by gaining her own Master, Shiki Nanaya. Despite her prideful ways, she will respect those who she believes they are worthy of her respect, such as Satsuki Yumizuka. Though she isn't an official member of the Back alley alliance, White Len occasionally stops by for a visit.[3]

However, whenever she gets embarrassed, she becomes much more brash and immature, a side that Nanaya regularly provokes her to bring out. Neko-Arc very accurately calls her a tsundere when she shows her more vulnerable side.

White Len favors the strawberry shortcake.[4]

Role[]

Melty Blood[]

She first appeared as a boss character in Melty Blood Re-ACT, and her story was explained through the arcade mode. White Len is the creation of Aoko Aozaki. After the defeat of Wallachia in Melty Blood, Aoko took his remains, and using them, she created a new form of life, which took on Len's appearance as well as her suppressed personality. As a result, she is more or less the opposite of Len - arrogant, outspoken, brash and loud. She has the combined powers of both Len (dream manipulation) as well as of Wallachia/TATARI (the ability to create materialized beings from rumors).

White Len's ending

However, like Len, she also is a familiar, and so she needs a constant source of magical energy to stay alive. As a result, in her ending in Act Cadenza, she recreated Nanaya Shiki, and shares a symbiotic relationship with him: she feeds off of his magical energy to maintain her life, while he depends on her TATARI powers to keep his existence.

In Actress Again, she sets out to find Nanaya (who had escaped her realm to entertain himself, thanks to Wallachia, to be able to do it again the role of rumor about a mysterious killer who roams the streets at night), only to meet Neco-Arc as her final boss. She vows that eventually, she would defeat Neco-Arc. Also, she has become a member of the Back Alley Allegiance.

Kara no Kyoukai[]

The cat plushies

White Len and Len have a cameo appearance in the second Kara no Kyoukai movie, where white and black cat plushies resembling them are shown while Shiki Ryougi explains to Mikiya Kokutou her split personality.

Abilities[]

Summer Snow

White Len's abilities are the combination of those of original Len, as well as Wallachia/TATARI. These include dream manipulation, transformation into a cat, and attacks with the same ice powers that Len uses.

However, White Len is different than Len because of her connection to Zepia Eltnam Oberon and because of this she is also able to use some TATARI powers. The most prominent example of this is how she maintains Nanaya giving him the ability to exist outside of Zepia Eltnam Oberon's version of TATARI. She generates a dream barrier similar to a Reality Marble called Summer Snow (真夏の雪原?), an open and barren snowy field. She uses the energy of nightmares that she has taken from others peoples to form this field and during her Act Cadenza route, she use this to bring Arcueid Brunestud there, allowing her to become stronger than Arcueid by cutting her off from nature. While it succeeds in cutting her off from her backup from the planet, allowing White Len to defeat her and sever their contract, Arcueid could easily overwhelm the barrier at any time if she were serious.[5]

She has similar limitations as Tatari, in that she is not in full control over what appears under her powers. Beings may appear without her having brought them forth, and those that do appear are not bound to her will, allowing them to slay her if they so choose.

References[]

  1. [v] Tsukihime Dokuhon PlusPeriod - TSUKIHIME Dictionary: White Len [Person's name], p.183

    White Len [Person's name]
    Len's shadow. She is Len's unused "active personality" given form using the remnants of Wallachia. The "her" that exists on the other side of the mirror, so to speak.
    In Melty Blood Re-act, she appears as a boss. Her stage, Midsummer Snowfield, could be called Len's imagined world. Compared to the normal Len, she is crueler, more
    vulgar, and ever-so-loveable. She is a contradictory idol, both sensual and chaste. Because the Midsummer Snowfield is Len's world, she is the master of everything in it. Nevertheless, it is completely at the mercy of White Len's power. The version of her Arc Drive that uses the snowfield isn't much to look at, but I could listen to that cute voice over and over.
    By the way, this is just a digression but Re-act's subtitle is actually "Through the Looking-Glass".

    白いレン【人名】

  2. [v] Melty Blood Act Cadenza PS2 Manual - Dictionary: White Len [Person's name], p.054

    White Len [Person's name]
    Len's shadow. She is Len's unused "active personality" given form using the remnants of Wallachia.
    Compared to the normal Len, she is crueler, more vulgar, and ever-so-loveable. She is a contradictory idol, both sensual and chaste.
    Her stage, Midsummer Snowfield, could be called Len's imagined world, and as such, Len is the master of everything in it. Nevertheless, it is completely at the mercy of White Len's power.

    白いレン【人名】
    レンの影。使われていなかった“能動的な人格”がワラキアの残滓によって具現化したもの。
    通常のレンに比べて残酷で悪趣味で愛らしい。妖艶で純潔という矛盾した少女像。
    専用ステージである真夏の雪原はレンの心象世界と言える。雪原はレンの世界なので、世界に含まれたモノは主人と言えど白いレンの力に翻弄される事になる。

  3. [v] Melty Blood Act Cadenza PS2 Manual - Dictionary: Back alley alliance [Term], p.047

    Back alley alliance [Term]
    A congregation of heroines forced to live in back alleys. Right now, Yumizuka Satsuki and Sion are the only official members, though sometimes White Len stops by as well.
    In Tsukihime, back alleys were a terrifying place full of corpses, where girls that should have been dead chased you down and cornered you, and classmates hid their blood-drenched arms. However, it seems that ever since the BAA was founded, safety in the alleys has improved remarkably.

    路地裏同盟【用語】
    路地裏での生活を余儀なくされたヒロインたちの会。今のところ、会員は弓塚さつきとシオンの二名。たまに白レンが混ざったりする。
    月姫で路地裏と言えば殺した筈の美女に追いかけられて追いつめられたり被害者たちの山があったり血塗れの両手を後ろに隠した同級生と出会ったり、と実に恐ろしい場所だが、彼女たちが住むようになってからは安全度があがったようだ。

  4. [v] Melty Blood Act Cadenza PS2 Manual - Dictionary: Cream Puff Dream REM [Technique name], p.057

    Cream Puff Dream REM [Technique name]
    Len's Last Arc. A dreamlike crushing attack using Len's favorite food, cake.
    By the way, it might come as a surprise, but it seems that Len prefers semi-sweet cakes, while White Len is the one partial to strawberry shortcake.

    クリームパフドリームレム【技名】
    レンのラストアーク。レンの大好物·ケーキによる夢の大圧殺攻撃。
    ちなみにレンは少し甘さ抑えめのケーキを好むようだ。意外な事にいちごのショートケーキが好きなのは白いレンの方だったりする。

  5. [v] TYPE-MOON Fes. Official Pamphlet 10th Anniversary Q & A Booklet:
    Q: When White Len pulled Arcueid into her world, there were descriptions of the support from Gaia being cut off, can all users of Reality Marble do that?

    Q: When White Len pulled Arcueid into her world, there were descriptions of the support from Gaia being cut off, can all users of Reality Marble do that?

    A: That's in the story of Melty Blood Re-Act. Reality Marble is not the alteration of things or events, but overwriting (covering). Thus, what White Len said is possible. It is like overwriting existing field effect with another one. However, even if the field is changed, whether Arcueid's support would be severed depends on "what power is used to construct the boundary field". If an alien deployed the Reality Marble, then Arcueid's support may be completely cut off.
    By the way, a Dream Boundary Field at Len's level will just make Arcueid say "O? I will get serious now!", and then she will blow it away in one shot after requesting the Planet's support. It is like an even greater world emerging from underneath the overwritten world. Simply put, White Len is but a clown.... sad... real sad.

    Q:白レンは自分の世界にアルクェイドを引き込むことで、自然からアルクェイドへの供給を絶っていたような描写がありましたが、これは固有結界を使える者なら誰でもできるのでしょうか?

    A:メルブラ・リアクトの話ですね。固有結界は事象の書き換えではなく上書き(塗りつぶし)なので、白レンの言っているような事は可能です。元からあった地形効果を、違う地形効果に塗り替える訳ですから。
    ただし地形が替わっても、”何をエネルギーとして結界を張っているのか”によって、アルクェイドへの供給を断てるかどうかは変わってきます。宇宙人が固有結界を張れば、アルクェイドも完全にエネルギー供給は絶たれるかもかも。
    余談ではありますが、白レン程度の夢結界じゃあ、アルクが「はんと?じゃあ本気出す!」と星からのバックアップ要請をあげたら結界ごとあっさり吹き飛びます、白レンが。上書きした世界の下から、もこもことさらに巨大な世界がわき上がってくるワケですな。つまり白レンはピエロ......憐れ......憐れ......。

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