“ I am Lucia of Syracuse, patron saint of the blind. Persecuted by my pagan suitor, eyes plucked from my head. My body tortured and defiled. Yet I have seen the glory in paradise. I will be your protector, Dante, as you seek to find light from your dark past, and I will prepare you for the challenge ahead. These are the Trials of St. Lucia.”

Saint Lucia was the patron saint of the blind and a playable character in the DLC, The Trials of St. Lucia. She was a Christian martyr and Dante's Guardian Angel.


Many of her fighting abilities are similar to Dante's. Her Holy Sickle was similar to Dante's Scythe and Lucia's eyes projected the light in a similar fashion to Dante's Cross though they are more rapid. The main difference was that Lucia's attacks are more aerial and covered more distance due to the fact that she could temporally fly and glide. She was one of the women who sent Virgil to Dante. Her eyes appeared as a relic in the Citadel of Limbo.


Saint Lucia was a beautiful angel with white feathered wings that are decorated in blue markings that could expand and contract marginally to her will. She had the gift of flight and she rarely touched the ground, but she glided over it.

Her hair was platinum blonde and parted to the right side with the exception of a small braid on the left. Pale skinned, her face had black lines running down her cheeks from her eyes which are featureless and pale blue, but they glowed brightly when the light energy was fired from them. She wore a pale blue dress that was splited up on both sides underneath the golden laurel breastplates with matching vambraces and knee high boots.


Born in Syracuse, Sicily, 283 A.D., Lucia led a life of extreme virtue, consecrating her virginity to God. When her mother, Eutychia, arranged for her to marry a wealthy pagan, she refused. Despite Eutychia ultimately coming to respect Lucia's choice and revoking the betrothal, her suitor denounced her as a Christian to the Roman magistrate, who threatened to send her to be raped at a brothel. When the guards came to take her away, she knelt down and prayed for salvation. Despite all attempts to move her by the guards, miraculously, she remained fixed to the spot. 


Lucia moments before her death

The men attempted many ways to move her, from verbal abuse to violently stabbing her, even going so far as to set her on fire, but she remained rooted to the ground. They continued to fail in their violence against the girl until her suitor told the guards that if he could not have those beautiful eyes, no one could. At this point, the guards gouged her eyes from her head, and they finally succeeded in killing her.

According to the church's tradition, God repaid her sacrifice by giving her new eyes of pure light, far more beautiful than any on Earth. In the Divine Comedy, she was part of a trinity of women whom Dante revered as holy. He regarded her as his patron saint, since Lucia was the patron saint of the blind (spiritually as well as physically.)