Madame Clairvoya, The Freaky-Fortune Teller (Japanese: マダム・ミエール Madamu Miēru), is a fortune-telling spirit and an ally of Luigi. She is one of the portrait ghosts in Luigi's Mansion. Her name is a pun on the word "clairvoyance," referring to extra-sensory perception (ESP), including the ability to see into the future. Madame comes from a part of a common fortuneteller name. Clairvoya has the ability to read fortunes by examining personal belongings. She also owns a crystal ball to help her see events to come. However, according to Professor E. Gadd's Game Boy Horror, the ball lets Clairvoya see only 49 days into the future. Clairvoya's portrait number in Professor E. Gadd's gallery is 7.
Madame Clairvoya is a light blue-skinned ghost of unknown age and origins. She wears a purple veil in front of her mouth with the symbol of an eye, supposedly the mark of the seer. She wears a long red colored dress and a violet headscarf that covers her long pale hair. Her jewelry consists of a golden necklace, two ornate earrings and bracelets. Her eyes are yellowish accompanied with purple eyeshadow.
Unlike the rest of the portrait ghosts in the mansion, Madame Clairvoya is the only ghost who acts friendly and helpful towards Luigi, offering him her fortune-telling powers to find out his brother's whereabouts. To do this, Luigi has to find personal items that Mario dropped around the mansion and offer her these clues, and she can immediately get in touch with the spirit world and reveal information about Mario's disappearance. However, each of the five items gives only limited information, so Luigi always has to go looking for new things from Mario.
When she is not talked to, Clairvoya is always seen concentrated on her crystal ball which provides her contact with the spirit world, but occasionally runs out of patience and hits it in an attempt for it to work while analyzing a clue. She sometimes confuses words while dialoguing with others before correcting herself. She is shown to be afraid of Bowser, which is demonstrated the moment she further reveals King Boo's plan to Luigi. As soon she hears of his presence in the mansion, her dialogues changes to a more nervous tone.
Madame Clairvoya is located in the Fortune-Teller's Room, but she does not reveal herself unless Luigi shines his flashlight on the crystal ball until it shines. During Luigi's search for his brother Mario, he discovers five objects that Mario lost in the mansion; Mario's Hat, Mario's Glove, Mario's Shoe, Mario's Letter, and Mario's Star.
Luigi brings these items to Madame Clairvoya, who examines them and predicts events that are happening in the mansion. These items do not have to be given in a specific order. Upon examining the items, Madame Clairvoya gives the following readings:
Through her readings, Clairvoya predicts the arrival of the evil Bowser (who is actually just King Boo in the final battle using a mechanical - though lifelike - Bowser decoy). After this final prediction, Clairvoya loses her powers of precognition.
Because she is afraid of Bowser and feels her purpose is fulfilled, Madame Clairvoya begs Luigi to return her to her portrait frame. She exposes her heart so Luigi can suck her up and, before he shines his flashlight on her, she giggles at the thought of returning to her "sanctuary" portrait and locks up the doors so Luigi can not go out. All Luigi has to do is turn on the flashlight, shine it on her, turn on his Poltergust 3000, and suck her up. In spite of this, Madame Clairvoya struggles slightly with the capture, though her pull is the weakest of any ghost with a heart, not moving Luigi much at all.
Luigi's Mansion (Nintendo 3DS)
The following audio clips are from the "Ask Madame Clairvoya" activity from the official Luigi's Mansion website.
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