Lucilius, also known as Lucilius (Rising), is a prominent figure in the Granblue Fantasy series. He is a central antagonist in the "What Makes the Sky Blue" storyline, where he plays a pivotal role in the conflict between the primal beasts and the Astrals. As a member of the Astrals, powerful beings who seek to maintain balance in the world, Lucilius is depicted as a complex and enigmatic character with a rich backstory. His actions and motivations are shrouded in mystery, making him a compelling and formidable presence in the Granblue Fantasy universe.
His enigmatic and stoic demeanor characterizes Lucilius. He exudes an aura of authority and confidence, often displaying a calm and collected disposition even in adversity. His motivations and true intentions are often ambiguous, adding to his mystique as an antagonist. Despite his imposing nature, there are hints of internal conflict and emotional depth within him, hinting at a more nuanced personality beneath his formidable exterior
Lucilius is a versatile character with unique mechanics revolving around sword levels and cooldown management. His normals offer good range and frame advantage, and his special moves are diverse, catering to different combat scenarios. The character boasts a diverse range of normal attacks, with notable ones including a plus-on-block light attack and a medium attack with a significant range.
His special moves include a versatile fireball with different properties based on input, advantageous for wall bounces and frame trapping, and a teleport move offering both offensive and defensive utility. Lucilius's ultimate skills are strategic, offering solutions against projectiles, enabling corner cross-ups, and extending combos. His combo structure is adaptable, allowing for light stagger pressure, auto combos, and full cooldown usage for rapid level gains. Mastery of Lucilius involves understanding the intricate balance between maintaining sword levels for reduced cooldowns and maximizing damage output. His capability for full-screen whiff punishing and damage optimization in combos makes him a formidable character in the roster.
Lucilius possesses a pale, muscular physique accented by short, silver-white hair that gives him an otherworldly appearance. Adorned in elaborate, regal attire befitting his status as an Astral, he is clad in dark, intricate armor with gold trimmings. The armor is asymmetrical, heavier on the right side, and features a prominent pauldron on the right shoulder.
Lucilius has three floating swords controlled by telekinesis that strike at will alongside his limbs when he attacks. His most striking feature is the majestic display of six pairs of wings extending from his back, each smaller than the last. effectively conveying his role as a formidable antagonist within the game.