|Status:||Deceased (withered away)|
|Originally From:||Nobles Lab|
|Hair color:||Light Lavender|
|Eye color:||Deep Red and Bright Pink|
|First appearance:|| The Flower Maiden (anime)|
A Short Story (manga)
|Voiced by:|| Arisa Ogasawara (Japanese)|
Sherry Lynn (English)
Cheza (aka The Flower Maiden) is the deuteragonist of the Wolf's Rain series. She was created from the Lunar Flower by Lord Darcia I. After she has awakened, she escapes and help guide the wolves to Paradise.
Cheza is a very beautiful girl with light mauve colored jaw-length hair that is slightly shorter in the back and bright red eyes that is an unusual darker red sclera. In the manga, she is stated to be blind. She is fairly skinny and has a very pale complexion, which makes her look delicate and fragile (just like a flower).
Cheza wears a light blue body-suit which covers her feet, but sections of her shoulder and front are exposed. Later on, she wears a red, hooded cloak to hide her appearance from people who may be after her and a matching pair of boots that Hige gives to her.
Cheza is a polite, naive and soft-spoken individual. She is a gentle soul who enjoys the peace. She never fights, but she would/will sacrifice herself in order to save the wolves. Instead of referring to herself as "I", she instead refers to herself as "This One" (although that makes sense, as she is just a part of a race of Lunar Flowers and there are others like her). She is very loyal to the wolves, as she goes with Darcia in order to protect them. Cheza becomes very attached to the pack, specifically Kiba. She becomes extremely saddened when the wolves' blood is shed and cries whenever she sees them in pain. Occasionally, she will scream upon the sight of spilt wolf blood.
Early Life Edit
Cheza was artificially created from a Lunar Flower by the Noble Lord Darcia I, using the lost art of alchemy. She was in a state of suspended animation in a scientific research lab, but was awoken by the smell of wolf blood spilled in the brief fight between Tsume and Kiba.
In Episode 2, Cheza was kidnapped by Lord Darcia III, who planned to use her to somehow save his lover from "Paradise Sickness" that she'd been affiliated with. Lord Orkham's army and Cher Degré attempt to retrieve her, but Cheza eventually meets up with the wolves and travels with them for a short time. Near the end of the series, she is kidnapped once again, this time by Lady Jaguara. Jaguara attempts to use Cheza and Kiba to open a way to paradise, but it is thwarted by the wolves.
Cheza believed that she had a family, and went back to where she was created. However when she arrived, she found that the place was empty and in ruins. She and the wolves later encounter a creepy old lady who keeps following them, and discover that she is also a Lunar Flower, a very old one. Therefore, unless the old flower died, she is not the last of her kind.
Cheza was artificially created from a Lunar Flower, therefore she must act like a real plant; bask in the sunlight, drink water in order to live and she may also feed on Moonlight. When the wolves pass through "The Forest of Death," Cheza begins to wither due to a lack of sunlight and water. This episode also shows Kiba's protective and devoted side towards her. When attacked by the bugs in the cave, Cheza is thrown up to Tsume by Kiba as he fights to keep her safe. Cheza saves the wolves from being killed by using herself as live bait, luring the bugs to a cluster of Venus Flytraps, who told her that they were hungry.
Cheza has the power to heal a wolf's wounds and put them to sleep. She sends each wolf into a wonderful sleep filled with dreams. It should be noted that Kiba did not dream, so it could be said that he is happiest with Cheza. Everyone else had different dreams.
Cheza shares a special bond with the wolves. Lord Darcia III says that she is blind, and proven true when she almost steps over the edge of a cliff, but stops herself by apparent touch.
At the end of the series, Cheza dies in Kiba’s arms due to her wounds. Then, she disintegrates into seeds that starts to bloom into flowers.
Also known as 'Cheza's Lullaby'. She sings the song in one episode to the wolves to make them sleep, it causes them to become very calm and sends them into a peaceful slumber.
Lyrics: English Edit
Great Wolf, Great Wolf, you're safe
Great Wolf, I will protect you
Hahla Hahla, ahlah hah
Great Wolf, rest your soul
Great Wolf, Great Wolf, you're safe
Give in to sleep
Notes & TriviaEdit
- Cheza relies on water and moonlight to sustain herself.
- Cheza seems to be a fond of Kiba, though it's unclear if it is romantic or not.
- Cheza's song seems to affect only the wolves.
- Cheza's song is an ancient form of Gaelic.
- Being in Gaelic, Cheza's song supports that this Anime is based on the pagan religion as the vast majority of Ireland (when Gaelic was the main dialect) was pagan.