Crime King Cedric
|Birth Date||c.1888 (Aged 49 by 1937)|
Gallian Army personnel
|Valkyria Chronicles 3|
- "Can you imagine the world's worst criminal becoming the world's greatest hero? What a laugh!"
- —Cedric Drake, Valkyria Chronicles 3
Cedric Drake (セドリック・ドレーク Sedorikku Dorēku?) is a member of Gallian Army Squad 422 whose preferred classes are Shocktrooper and Gunner. He joins at the beginning of Chapter 7. He is voiced by Masato Obara.
Cedric Drake was a member of Unit 422 during the Invasion of Gallia, and is the only hardcore criminal assigned to the unit while it was under the command of Lt. Kurt Irving. His personal philosophy is to go against all abstract rules and traditions, naturally leading to a life that went against the law. Particularly infamous for the number and variety of crimes he has committed, from petty theft to murder, he has been assigned the alias "Crime King Cedric". He exhibits sociopathic behavior, as despite this dark history he states that he wants to become a hero, explaining that while killing one man in the streets will make you a reviled murderer, killing one hundred men on the battlefield will make you a beloved hero. Of particular interest to him is Ada Ansorge, whose obsession with him he finds extremely entertaining. In his own words, "Screwing with peoples' lives is much more fun than just killing them".
- "A legendary criminal who dreams of becoming a hero on the battlefield."
- —VC3 COMPLETE ARTWORKS Description
From thievery to murder, Cedric has stained his hands with every color of the criminal spectrum, and his name is expected to live on in infamy for many generations to come. When he was finally arrested, it became clear that Cedric would be punished to the fullest extent of the law, so he made a plea agreement to be placed in Nameless instead. His main objective in joining Nameless was to earn amnesty, but Cedric was also interested to find out just how many people he would have to kill to earn the title of "hero". He hid his true name and story from the other Nameless, but proved himself to be a willing and capable soldier in every way.
Cedric is quite friendly and can get along with just about anyone, but he also a dark side to him that wouldn't hesitate to sacrifice an ally if it meant furthering his own goals.
Ada is a detective who continued to pursue Cedric even after his Nameless assignment, and though Cedric initially thought she was rather foolish, he began to think of her as an intriguing individual after she saved his life.
After Nameless was disbanded, Cedric hid himself away so well that no one seemed to know where to find him. From then on, every time a particularly devious crime was committed in Gallia, people started to whisper Cedric's name, but it always turned out be a case of mistaken identity, a baseless rumor, or a copycat criminal.
- Malefactor/Grand Criminal - If allied units are nearby, defense and evasion may be lowered.
- Lucky - Defense and evasion may be raised.
- Darcsen Hater - Whether ally or enemy, having Darcsen units nearby can lower defense.
- Inseparable - If Cedric is nearby Ada, his accuracy and evasion may be boosted.
In Valkyria Chronicles 3, all characters share the same set of battle potentials for each and every unit classes. For the list of battle potentials, see Potentials in Valkyria Chronicles 3.
Killing a foe
Healed by Ragnaid
Rescuing an Ally
Revived by Medic
- Cedric's grounds for Namelessness was entering a plea agreement after committing numerous violent crimes.