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Nasuverse character
Len
Len mbaa
Japanese name: レン
Franchise: Tsukihime
Appears in: Tsukihime (mentioned)
Kagetsu Tohya
Melty Blood Re-ACT / AC / AA
Carnival Phantasm
All Around Type-Moon
Voice actor: Kaori Mizuhashi
Character type: Succubus Familiar
Gender: Female
Birthday: September 9
Height: 132cm
Weight: 33kg
Three sizes: B63/W48/H61
Blood type: (Unknown)
Hair color: Light Blue
Eye color: Red

Len (レン, Ren?) is the main heroine in the main story of Kagetsu Tohya. She also appears in Melty Blood Re-ACT. At the end of Kagetsu Tohya, she formed a contract with Shiki Tohno and is now his familiar. She is voiced in Melty Blood ReACT by Mizuhashi Kaori.

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BackgroundEdit

Lencat

Len's cat form

Len[1] is a Succubus Demon Familiar with the ability to manipulate dreams, created from infusing the leftover thoughts of a deceased human girl into the body of a dead cat. As such, she is capable of shifting between the forms of a black cat and a prepubescent human girl. As a Succubus she is able to replenish Prana on her own and she has actually no need to form a new contract, with a new master, to live on.

She once served a Magus several centuries ago, and during that time, the magus helped Arcueid Brunestud defeating a top Dead Apostle by the name of Einnashe, and as a tradeoff for defeating Einnashe's particular hold, Arcueid promised to take care of Len after his death. Since then Len's active life has been short, as she only awakened at the same time as Arcueid got out for hunting vampires. But as she was made a long time ago she is growing as a familiar, and also as an animal spirit. In addition, the magus who created Len was extraordinary, so Len has much latent potential. Although she was under Arcueid's charge, they were unable to create a contract, because Arcueid can't make a contract with something that has arrived at the territory of demons, therefore Len is not considered Arcueid's familiar. Additionally, Arcueid herself doesn't require a familiar so she won't order it to steal other people's life force and so she just lets it do whatever it wants.

PersonalityEdit

She doesn't speak often, only once briefly in a scene of Kagetsu Tohya and during her interaction with White Len in Melty Blood Re-ACT. She seems to have a liking for cakes, and she dislikes taking baths.

Because she never talks, it's hard to really understand her personality, but basically she's the type of person that likes to quietly spend her time alone. Just like a cat, she is haughty and fickle, but prone to sudden bursts of attention-seeking craziness as well.

RoleEdit

TsukihimeEdit

In Tsukihime, Len appears indirectly in the "Near-Side route". She gives Shiki a dream of a sexual encounter (which can include any of the heroines: Arcueid, Ciel, Akiha Tohno, Kohaku, or Hisui). She is never mentioned by name. Since she is sent by Arcueid, and Arcueid wishes to know who came to Shiki, an interesting scene occurs if Arcueid is picked. In the Tsukihime Manga Len's silhouette (in cat form) can be seen in the window after he has the dream she sends him.

Kagetsu TohyaEdit

In Kagetsu Tohya, Len is the main heroine. When the main character, Shiki Tohno, falls into a coma after an accident, she takes it upon herself to keep him alive by putting him through a recurring dream sequence, repeating the same day over and over, his memory wiped clean for each day. Things start to get chaotic, however, as Shiki's split psyche, as well as her dangerously, even fatally, low reserves of prana, causes things to fall apart. Len puts her all into keeping things in order, while Shiki is slowly starting to gain a realization of his situation. After fighting his other self ("Shiki Nanaya") and confronting his image of death (Kouma Kishima) he meets Len in the courtyard of the Tohno Mansion and is able to form a contract with her.

Melty BloodEdit

Melty blood len ending

Len's ending

In Melty Blood and its sequels, Len acts as Shiki's familiar and resides at the Tohno Mansion after the events of Kagetsu Tohya. In Melty Blood Re-ACT, when White Len is first created by Aoko Aozaki as a second TATARI in Misaki Town, Len and Shiki set out to defeat her, though Len enters White Len's realm alone as to settle the score herself. She does defeat her, but does not kill her as she is still 'part of Len' and left her in the care of Arcueid. In Melty Blood Act Cadenza, the two are seen interacting with each other, as White Len intends to form a contract of her own as to gain her own master.

Other appearancesEdit

Kara no KyoukaiEdit

Len and White Len

The cat plushies

Len's black and White Len's white cat form make a cameo appearance as plushes won in a crane machine in the second Kara no Kyoukai movie when Shiki Ryougi's male personality explains the history of himself and the female Shiki.

Carnival PhantasmEdit

Len appears in the Tsukihime segments of Carnival Phantasm.

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