Lenneth Valkyrie

Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth

by Wencke Schuncken

A tribute to Lenneth Valkyrie as Gamer Girl as she’s a brilliant female character and primary protagonist of the Square Enix videogame “Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth”. Valkyrie may sound familiar, as it is relates to the sensational Playstation RPG game with a US release in 2000. As it was a very successful Role Playing Game and still admired by many gamers, a sequel was released in 2006: Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria.

Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth brings the classic PlayStation game console title to the PSP system with completely new cut scenes. Lenneth introduce new fans to the spectacular combo attacks, unique side-scrolling environment, and gripping storyline that first captivated players six years ago. The game also features new scenes to help bridge the storyline with part 2 on PS2.

Here’s the short version of what the story is all about: In a poor town, a young girl flees from home with a childhood love upon discovering that her parents have sold her into slavery. The two wind through dark mountain passes until they reach a meadow of poisonous flora. Her mind filled with memories of a difficult past, the girl chooses to end her life peacefully among the weeping lilies. The boy holds the love of his life in his arms as she passes away.

Years later, Asgard, the realm of the gods, remains locked in an eternal struggle between the benevolent Aesir and the demonic Vanir. With the end of the world approaching, Odin, Lord of Asgard, summons Lenneth Valkyrie to his side. Approaching brave souls at the time of their death, Lenneth must convince these combatants to join her in the ultimate battle against evil. With time working against her, lenneth must seek out, train and command an army of fallen soldiers in preparation for the final battle against Surt, the leader of the Vanir. But who is Valkyrie, and why does she resemble a young, silver-haired girl who died tragically years ago? In the end, death is only the beginning.

Lenneth Valkyrie is the chooser of the slain and one of the three goddesses that govern destiny. She hears the cries of souls fallen in battle as described above to convince them to join her in the ultimate battle against evil. Lenneth Valkyrie is also known as “chooser of fallen soldiers”, “warrior-maiden” and “guide of heroes.