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Official Profile[edit]

Age 32
Height 176 cm
Race Human
Hobbies Gambling
Likes Songwriting
Dislikes Dogs
A genius gambler who knows no defeat, Richard uses clever wordplay to mislead opponents and make huge sums of money in just one night. Though unbeatable at the card table, his everyday life is one of constant turmoil. The worse his luck is outside of a game, however, the stronger he becomes when the chips are down. Hiding behind a facade of fancy dress and fierce wordplay lies a cowardly side that Richard does his best to conceal with raw bravado.
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Trivia[edit]

Special Cutscenes[edit]

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Happy Birthday Cutscenes
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Hey, (Captain), heard today's your birthday.
Why didn't you tell me? I would've wished you a happy birthday, you know.
Guess all that's left is to go out and buy you a gift.
I'll head into town and see if I can find the biggest cake there is too.
Then I'll get the finest cuts of meat and freshest fish they got. I'm sure we've got some great chefs onboard who can turn it into a feast.
We've got musicians, so that's covered.
Aw, don't worry about money. It's all on me.
What? Is all this fuss making you uncomfortable?
Hahaha. Okay, you got me. It's confession time.
Last night I won a little too much at the gambling hall.
Considering my tendencies, I figure something awful's going to happen soon if I don't do anything about it.
And that works out well for you! Happy birthday, (Captain)!

2

Happy birthday, (Captain)! What do you say we have some fun with another night out!
I happen to control one of the top restaurants in these parts. After a bite there, we can go on a cruise trip. And it's all on me of course.
Huh? Did I win too much at the gambling halls like last year?
Hahaha. Not at all. It's the other way around in fact; I've been working hard and winnning to save up for your birthday!
Well, are you ready? It's time to party!

3

Happy birthday, (Captain).
Hehe, I came back with a pretty big haul.
Every gamble I make on your birthday might as well be a guaranteed win.
Must be Lady Luck's way of telling me that you're my road to redemption.
Or maybe you're my Lady Luck, (Captain).
Hahaha, guess I've gotta be extra nice to you from now on.
Any plans on how you'll spend the following year?
You just say the word, and I'll roll out the red carpet wherever you go.

Happy New Year Cutscenes
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Happy New Year, (Captain)!
I think this is the year I hit the jackpot. That's the kind of happy new year I'm hoping for.
No, wait...
If I never lose a bet, then I'll be beset with misfortune all year round...
...
Okay, well, maybe moderation is the key here. Let's see how this year plays out.

2

Cheers to the new year, (Captain).
Oh... That's right. You're not ready for the hard stuff yet. How about a New Year's gift, then? Even a gambler can be generous sometimes, you know?
You ready? There are three bags before you. One large, one medium, and one small.
Now which one is your gift in? Choose wisely... Otherwise, I'll have you—
Oh? That's not generous at all, you say? Haha... You've got me there, I must admit. But a test of pure luck is always a thrill, is it not?

3

Happy New Year, (Captain).
Check this out. I pulled "super bad luck" for my New Year's fortunes.
Sounds like I'll be drowning in my own sorrows. What a way to start the year, huh?
Hehe. Actually, there's another way to read this...
It means my luck's so bad that it's good. It's like I've got a giant "W" on my chest for "Win."
I suppose I oughta test this theory with a game of chance.
Hope you're looking forward to some New Year's money from me later, (Captain).

Valentine's Day Cutscenes
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Happy Valentine's Day, (Captain).
Heh heh, I can feel the burning passion in these chocolates, just like when I get fired up at the gambling halls. You bet I'll take them.
Aw, geez. You're evil, you know that?
This means I'm gonna have to stop my beloved gambling for awhile.
Why? Haha, you're not going to like what you hear.
If I were to truly be happy, I'd have to lose my ability to beat the house.
But I'm grateful. No, really, I am, (Captain).

2

You've brought me chocolates again this year? Could it be that you're... Ahem. I'm grateful, of course. But I'm a little concerned, (Captain).
Getting serious with a man of my caliber... That's quite a high stakes gamble, (Captain).
I see you're a gambler, yourself. Of course, if you were to bet on a man like me I'd make sure you didn't regret it.
Now, then... Will you roll the dice?
Hahaha... I'm just playing, (Captain). Don't let a swindler get the best of you now, you hear?

3

Happy Valentine's, (Captain).
Appreciate the gift.
As a gambler, I get the feeling things are only gonna go downhill from here.
If happiness keeps coming my way, something's gotta give... I'm gonna end up losing a few games.
It's your fault, (Captain), and I'd like you to take responsibility for it...
By staying with me till me luck resets. Easy peasy, right?
Don't worry, I'll make it worth your while.
Let's make the most of it!

White Day Cutscenes
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Don't act so shocked, (Captain).
It's a fair exchange; you gave me something, and now you're getting something back.
I'm just returning the favor.
No, actually, let me rephrase that..
I'm matching your feelings with my own, and maybe even more so. Heh, now that sounds better.
Happy White Day, (Captain).

2

Hi there, (Captain). It may not be much, but I've brought you a little something for White Day.
Go on, don't be shy. Think of it as thanks for all that you do—just a little give and take, if you will.
But to be frank, I'm indebted to you in so many ways, (Captain). This much isn't nearly enough to show that.
Heh... It looks like I was right to roll the dice with you.
I look forward to continuing our journeys together, (Captain), no matter how high the stakes.

3

Happy White Day, (Captain)!
It's time for a game of Seven Up.
You beat me, and I'll give you double the chocolate. But lose, and you won't get any.
H-hey, chin up.
All right, fine, fine. I give up.
It was a joke. I was only trying to hide my embarrassment.
I didn't think much of it the first time...
But this has gotten more embarrassing with each passing year.
Thanks for being the best captain there is, (Captain). I'll always look up to you.

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Trick or Treat Cutscenes
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Have you heard, (Captain)?
Halloween is a perfectly crafted mindgame.
Tricks and treats dancing a delicate dance of risk and reward. Equivalent exchange, writ large.
And on Halloween, tricks forbidden during the rest of the year become fair game, opening up a new world of no-risk gambling.
So. It's time for the biggest score of the year. Trick all you want... and get all the treats you could possibly want in return.
Happy Halloween!

2

Trick or treat... A very calculated phrase if you think about it.
When people are posed a question, they feel the need to answer. Somehow refusing to choose either option often doesn't come to mind, and one answers.
It's the magic of words. You make the target forget about all other possible routes and herd their minds into the route of least risk.
Hm? Sounds all sciency? Haha, maybe so.
I blame my job; guess I'm used to seeing through the facade of things.
Anywho! Let's enjoy the night!

3

Happy Halloween! (Captain)!
Enjoying yourself?
Whoa, from the looks of all that candy, I think I already know the answer.
I've said it before, but this is a mind game of sorts.
The trick-or-treater with bucketfuls of candy naturally has some serious gambling chops.
Haha, you've definitely proven that you've got game, (Captain).
Why not give up the skyfarer life and join me as a gambler?
Just kidding! Keep walking the lawful path; it suits you better.
But if you ever feel the need to indulge, I'll be around to help you along. Hehe.

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Happy Holidays Cutscenes
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Hah, I'm getting good vibes about tonight, (Captain). In fact it's making me itch for a gamble...
Yes sirree, I prefer a roll of the dice to eggnog and spice.
All right, (Captain), how's 'bout a wager?
Wanna see if the legendary man in red actually comes to town?
If you wake up tomorrow with a present next to you, then you win. And it's yours to keep obviously.
Heh heh, deal? Don't stay up too late tonight. You'll want to get a good night's rest.

2

Ahh, (Captain). Beautiful night, isn't it? My gambling heart aches like this every year.
But I won't do any of that tonight. Let's find a nice place and have a drink.
Hm? Am I trying to be a good little boy?
Hahaha! I don't need any presents from that gramps in red!
So what do you say? My treat! You'll have to settle for juice though.

3

Happy holidays, (Captain).
How about it, Captain? You up for a quick gamble to liven up this restless night?
We'll be betting our own time. The loser has to accompany the winner for the remainder of this festive day.
Huh? You were planning on hanging out with me anyway?
Guess I didn't have to bother with the roundabout invite after all.
Out with gamble night.
And in with candle night.

Fate Episodes[edit]

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Luck of the Draw[edit]

Richard, an ace gambler, gets the crew out of trouble. He demands money for his services but soon finds himself asking the crew for help instead. In the end, he ends up as a member of the crew.



The crew finds itself in a tavern playing a game of cards.
Little do they know that a diabolical trap has already been set.
Vyrn: Hold up! You're trying to scam us! And no one said we're playing for money!
Card Shark: Heh-heh. A little late for that now. Pay up. A cool million rupies.
Katalina: What? You can't expect us to pay—
???: Aw man. Nipping at the small fry? Not too cool, buddy.
???: What would your mother say about running a game on a bunch of out-of-town rubes?
Card Shark: Mind your own business! Or do you want this to get ugly?
???: Chill out, buddy. No need to go all alpha male on me. You are an up-and-coming gambler after all.
???: Forget the kids. How about you try your luck with me?
Vyrn: Careful, dude. This one's a shar—
???: Relax... Just watch.
The crew watches with bated breath. The man takes his seat at the table, his lips cocked in a confident smile.
And the game is decided only moments later.
Card Shark: Oh, c'mon! Something's up... Why'd you get every good card?
Richard: I hate to break this to you, but I'm one of those rare guys who can swim in a shark tank and not get bit.
Card Shark: No way... You're Slick Rich?
Richard: Nice to know I have a fan. Took you a bit too long to notice though. Game's over.
Richard: Your money, shoes, and jacket should just about cover it. Set 'em down and skedaddle.
Card Shark: Damn it... I won't forget this!
Richard: Take care now! Come see me any time!
Vyrn: That was really something! You saved our butts!
Richard: My pleasure. And since you're so satisfied... hand it over.
Vyrn: What do you mean? Hand what over?
Richard: A man's gotta eat. I saved you, so pay up.
Vyrn: What? You're gonna take our money?
Richard: It'd be wrong not to, baby. That's how the wheels stay greased. It's all about that give and take.
Richard: Don't wanna get cooked? Then don't sit in the pot.
Vyrn: You're as bad as the shark!
Vyrn: Stuff like that is just exhausting...
Katalina: Let's just treat this as a lesson well learned. It's cheap compared to a million rupies.
Katalina: Sorry, (Captain). I would've stopped you if I knew what kind of place that was...
Richard: Hey... Hey, buddies! Yeah, you! Slow it down, will you?
Vyrn: Isn't that the guy from the bar? What's the deal?
Richard: Help a guy out! They're gonna kill me! You gotta help me hide!
Vyrn: Are you kidding?
Katalina: And why would someone want to kill you?
Richard: It's a bit of a long story. Happened after you folks left.
Richard: So anyway... You left, and then one of the waitresses slipped and spilled milk all over me.
Richard: And then, when I wasn't looking, someone stole my money. I ran outside in pursuit, only to be chased by a starving stray dog...
Richard: Ran myself right into the hideout of that shark from before. Guy jacked me for the rest of my stuff. I got out before he finished me off.
Vyrn: Whoa... That's...
Lyria: Oh my... Talk about unlucky! But you seemed to be doing pretty well at the bar.
Richard: Same mess, different day is all. The more I win, the worse my luck gets. It's karma, I guess.
Richard: But you saved my skin. So I guess I'm the one who owes you this time.
Richard: And since you saved my life, it seems I owe you one in return.
Vyrn: What are you saying exactly?
Richard: I'm saying I'll join you. I mean, based on your clothes, you're obviously skyfarers. I got a few tricks up my sleeve you might like.
Richard: C'mon. I gotta pay you back or who knows what'll happen to me...
Vyrn: What do you think, (Captain)?
  1. Well, we're not going to leave him here.
  2. His bad luck might be contagious...

Choose: Well, we're not going to leave him here.
Richard: Aw, man! Thanks! You'll see. Cards aren't the only thing I'm good at.

Choose: His bad luck might be contagious...
Richard: But even if it is, I'll help you win enough to more than make up for it. Trust me!
Richard: And if you don't trust me right now, let me come with you and prove that you should. Please! You gotta let me do this!
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Vyrn: Fine, fine.
Card Shark: Hey! Any of you guys seen that scumbag Richard around here? Wait a minute...
Card Shark: There he is! Right there! Grab him!
Vyrn: What the? You sure aren't lucky for long...
Richard: Is the ship that way? We gotta get out of here!
Katalina: Wait! Well... I guess he was telling the truth!
Thus the crew somehow manages to get off the island, with Richard the gambler among them.
Only fickle lady luck knows how his hand will play out.

What Good Luck is Worth[edit]

Richard is down because, even though he won a big gamble, nothing bad has happened. After saying something terrible is in store if nothing unlucky happens to him, Richard leaves town to fight a monster on his own.



Richard: Sigh...
Vyrn: What was that? Why the long face? You won big on that gamble.
Richard: Exactly!
Vyrn: Huh?
Richard: There's something weird going on. After that win, something bad should have happened by now.
Richard: Normally I'd be getting attacked by dogs, pickpocketed, or... something.
Vyrn: You know, most people would be thrilled to be so lucky.
Richard: Not me! If good things keep happening, the karmic retribution will be that much worse!
Richard: This is no good... Misfortune... I need misfortune...
Vyrn: Come on now. Aren't you overreacting just a tad?
Townsman: Someone help me! There's a monster outside town!
Richard: ...!
Katalina: Wait, Richard! You can't go by yourself!
Richard: Getting hurt by a monster is just the kind of luck I need!
Rackam: Hold on! What are you talking about? We better back him up, (Captain)!

What Good Luck is Worth: Scene 2[edit]

The crew beats the monsters, but Richard says his injuries are not enough and goes to confront troublemakers in town. He creeps the hoodlums out by telling them to punch him. When the crew intervenes, a fight ensues.



Richard: I'm not hurt enough... Not yet...
Townswoman: Ahhh! Somebody help!
Richard: ...!
Rackam: W-wait a second!
Townswoman: Let me go! Help! Help!
Hoodlum: Just relax, friend. Stay still or I'll stop being so nice.
Richard: Hey, you!
Hoodlum: What's your problem? You lookin' to get hurt?
Richard: I sure am! Punch me!
Hoodlum: Huh?
Richard: Are you deaf? I said punch me. Face or gut! Your choice!
Hoodlum: W-what kind of freak are you?
Richard: Don't give me that! I'm serious! Now do it!
Hoodlum: Just get away from me... Seriously...
Rackam: Hey, Richard! What are you doing?
Hoodlum: Is he a friend of yours? Get 'em, boys!

What Good Luck is Worth: Scene 3[edit]

The desperate Richard tells the crew to let him find misery on his own. The crew says that, as friends, they'll share his good and bad luck with him. Monsters suddenly appear in town, and the crew goes to fight them.



Rackam: What the hell are you doing? Think of all the trouble you're causing us.
Richard: Just leave me alone already!
Lyria: ...?
Richard: There's no need for you guys to be here. I'm the only one who has to suffer bad luck.
Richard: I've lived like this all my life. I don't mind being alone or anything.
  1. We won't just abandon you!
  2. Cut it out with the self pity already!

Choose: We won't just abandon you!
Choose: Cut it out with the self pity already!
Richard: But why?
Vyrn: Seriously! You're moping around all by yourself when we're supposed to be friends!
Katalina: Yeah. Stop trying to wall us out. Let us share both your good and bad luck.
Richard: Y-you guys...
Townsman: Ahhh! Another pack of monsters! This time they're in town!
Richard: ...!
Rackam: Come on, let's go. It's not bad if you think of it as helping people.
Lyria: Exactly! Let's do this, (Captain) and Richard!

What Good Luck is Worth: Scene 4[edit]

Richard enjoys being part of a group. A townswoman and her dog come to thank the crew. Richard fears dogs and backs away. The man he bumps into steals his wallet, which restores Richard to normal.



Katalina: All right! Seems like that was the last monster.
Richard: Hey, (Captain). About earlier...
Richard: That was the first time anyone has ever said anything like that to me, so I'm not sure how to put this...
Lyria: That's okay. It's the thought that counts.
Lyria: When someone helps you, just say thanks. I guess you'd call that karma.
Richard: Yeah... Thank you, (Captain).
Townswoman: Hey, guy!
Townswoman: Thanks for earlier! I've got a friend with me who wants to say thanks too. Come on, boy! Say thanks!
Richard: Boy?
Dog: Woof! Huff huff huff...
Richard: D-dog!
Passerby: ...
Richard: Ouch!
Passerby: Sorry.
Richard: No, I'm the one who wasn't watching where he was going...
Richard: I'm sorry... But wait... Where's my wallet?
Dog: Woof woof!
Richard: Eek! Stop! Get away from me!
Vyrn: Ha-ha! Looks like his luck's back to normal now!
Katalina: Seems that way! But I'm not sure whether this is hilarious or tragic...
Rackam: Oh, boy. At least we're done here.
Lyria: Yep! All's well that ends well!
Richard, a gambler who's both unlucky and undefeated. The Grandcypher takes off, propelled by the lucky wind he brings.
From now on, the cards dealt to him will be for his friends as well. It seems that Richard's gambling days won't end any time soon.

References[edit]

  1. Granblue Fantasy Official Site, Richard - Theater - Granblue Fantasy