Lucien

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Lucien
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First appearance Mario Tennis Aces (2018)

Lucien is a powerful tennis racket with the power to control people. It appears as the main antagonist of Adventure Mode in Mario Tennis Aces.

History[edit]

According to Aster, many years before Mario Tennis Aces, King Bask heard of Lucien's power and took it for himself, only for it to destroy the entire kingdom. However, King Bask managed to strip Lucien of its power and divided the power between five Power Stones, and he hid Lucien in a secret room.

In the beginning of Adventure Mode, Wario and Waluigi, who have got Lucien, give it to Mario and Peach as a "prize" for winning the championships. Despite Toad warning him, Luigi takes the racket, causing him, Wario, and Waluigi to be possessed by Lucien, forcing Mario to go and get the five Power Stones before Lucien does.

However, the possessed Wario and Waluigi manage to take two Power Stones, and decide to have a tournament in Marina Stadium for the Power Stones. Peach and Daisy need to beat the possessed Wario and Waluigi, while Mario needs to beat the possessed Luigi. After Mario and co. win, Bowser takes Lucien and the five Power Stones for himself, and brings them to the Temple of Bask Shrine. Lucien and Bowser combine to form Bowcien, who then attempts to take down Mario. However, Mario defeats them, breaking Lucien with a Zone Shot in the process. Lucien's remains emit powerful energy which causes the shrine to crumble and nearly cave in on Mario, but he is teleported out safely before he can be crushed by the falling debris.

Afterwards, Mario, Luigi, Peach, Toad, and Daisy celebrated Lucien's destruction, although Wario and Walugi express disappointment in it happening, as they hoped to become the best tennis players with the racket. Daisy then tells them off by reminding them of not only how all the events, including their possession, had been the result of their trying to use Lucien, but that Lucien's powers were ultimately no match to Mario anyway.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese エスター
Esutā
Aster
Spanish Lucius (see German)
French Jeseth Pronounced like "Jeu, set", which means "Game, set". The name is also derived from Seth.
Dutch Lucius (see German)
German Luzius The Roman name "Lucius" could either derive from the Latin lux (light), whereby the name would be related to Lucifer, or descend from the Etruscan lucumo (king).
Italian Lucigna/Lucignola Based from "Lucignolo" (or "Lampwick") from Pinocchio.
Chinese 聖德芬
Shèng dé fēn
Sacred Dé-fēn. "dé fēn"(得分) also means getting scores.