|Birth Date||c.1918 (Aged 19 by 1937)|
|Role||Gallian Army personnel|
|Valkyria Chronicles 3|
- "The death of one specific individual... I wish for nothing beyond that."
- —Imca, Valkyria Chronicles 3
Imca (イムカ Imuka?), also known as "Ace" or "Number 1," is a Darcsen heavy weapon specialist whose village was destroyed by the Valkyria and she is seeking revenge. No matter what the situation she always uses her prized weapon, Var, which can be outfitted to suit all infantry classes.
Imca has dark-blue eyes and long dark-blue hair tied into a ponytail. Her hair is tied with a Darcsen ribbon. She differentiates her appearance by wearing armor over the Nameless black turtleneck shirt with her numbers emblazoned on the collar. She also wears a black belt. Her armor is a dark-blue color with facets of red on the armor torso's side. She also wears dark-blue pauldrons. Her left gauntlet matches the dark-blue sheen of her armor and her right gauntlet is black, akin to the Nameless color scheme. She wears black gloves. She wears the standard Nameless pants and combat boots.
In her beach outfit, she wears a two-piece swimsuit and retains the Darcsen ribbon tying her hair into a pony tail. The two piece consists of a red sports top and a black monokini. In concept artwork, it shows that she could have worn black bloomers.
In her ending outfit, she ties her long dark-blue hair into a ponytail, tied with her Darcsen ribbon. She wears a long blue dress with a large white collar. The dress has white frills for its wrists. She also wears a bluish apron with frilled pockets on each side. She wears black leggings and brown shoes. In the concept artwork for her ending outfit, she wears a darker blue dress, a pink apron embroidered with a rubber duck on the left chest. The frills on her dress are more defined.
In Riela's ending, her dark-blue hair is tied into a ponytail featuring her Darcsen ribbon. She wears a black tuxedo.
The concept artwork for Imca shows that she should have had shorter hair with a tail standing upwards. It also shows her without her armor and wearing a more form-fitting shirt. Other concept artwork shows her Darcsen ribbon actually being a Darcsen bandanna and showing as tied through the front of her head.
Imca at first, is aloof, withdrawn yet focused. She maintains a calm demeanor and a straight-man like attitude towards Kurt. This is due in part to the tragedy of her past, being the only survivor of such a calamity. She is eager to engage in battle and is very vengeful against Valkyria, in particularly, the Valkyria who decimated her village with blue flames. She was often insubordinate of her previous commanders, choosing to forgo their decisions and emphasizing her own choices in battle. With vengeance as her source of strength, she killed many without hesitation.
As she spent more time with Nameless with Kurt at its helm, she gradually threw away her cold exterior and became more agreeable with her interactions. She even grew to become close with Riela and Kurt in particular. Shortly after Riela reveals herself as Valkyria, Imca releases an immense rage towards her friend, hinting at the severe trauma from her past which continues to burden her actions in the present.
Only after hearing Selvaria has passed does Imca think about the consequences of her actions, revealing her sense of regret in doing what she did out of vengeance. It was then that she decided to found an orphanage, living as the kind and loving woman she had become throughout her ordeal.
- Valkyria Chronicles 3
|Imca was born within a small village in Imperial territory called Tiluca, close to the Gallian border. After her home was lost to the attack of a Valkyria, she began a solitary journey, believing in self-reliance above all else. She devoted herself to training her body and mind, as well as a continual process of upgrades and modifications to her personally-designed weapon, Var. In teaching herself about the world around her through experience she has extensive knowledge about both nature and combat, but tends to oversimplify things at times. This extends to her hate of mushrooms, which she believes are all poisonous to the point where even looking at one is disagreeable to her. After a time she crossed into Gallia, and was later placed in the Nameless by Ramsey Crowe. At the beginning of Valkyria Chronicles 3: Unrecorded Chronicles, Imca is the longest-serving member among the Nameless.|
- Expanded Biography (VC3)
- "A star soldier who lives only for vengeance, pursuing the devil who stole her hometown from her."
- —VC3 COMPLETE ARTWORKS
|Imca grew up in a small Darcsen village called Tiluca, located within imperial territory. Four years ago, Selvaria lost control of her Valkyria's powers during an experiment, and the result was the utter annihilation of Tiluca. Imca was the only survivor, as she had gone into the nearby woods to play before the incident occurred. Imca saw Selvaria walk out of the village as it was consumed in blue flames, and from that day forward, Imca lived only for vengeance. She survived alone, wandering across imperial lands as a lone hunter until the cold and snow of winter day drove her across the border into Gallian territory. She was found near death by Crowe, who invited her to join Nameless. She has been a member of Nameless longer than any other current member, so her Number is 01 and she is often called "Ace" because of that.
Imca is only concerned with her quest for vengeance, and therefore refrains from opening up to others. She rarely speaks and is known for being difficult, often ignoring orders during a mission to run ahead of the pack. No one bothers to complain about her conduct, however, as everyone admits that she performs better than most. The strength and stealthiness Imca naturally accrued during her solitary survival days serve her well on the battlefield.
Imca can be pretty picky when it comes to food, and refuses to consume milk, bitter coffee and mushrooms. Her dislike of mushrooms is rooted in a past experience where she was foraging for food in the wild and ate a poisonous mushroom. She suffered so severely as a result that she can't even bring herself to touch mushrooms, and will usually taste a small bit of any food she intends to eat just to make sure it is safe. Also, due to her bad experiences with harsh winters, Imca has an intense aversion to cold weather.
At first, Imca totally ignored Kurt. Any time Kurt made a suggestion, Imca would reply with "No." This eventually became "Not impossible," and "Not bad," and then evolved into "No choice." Though she still tends to speak in negative terms, her atittude toward Kurt softened noticeably. Only on one occasion where she and Kurt were confirming their feelings for each other did Imca respond with "Yes." Initially, Imca only fought for Nameless as a way to stay alive until she found Selvaria, and also out of a sense of duty to Kurt, who had promised to help Imca achieve her goal. As she completed more missions with Nameless under Kurt's command, Imca came to care for her squad and squadmates.
When Imca learns of Selvaria's death, she starts to feel the weight of all the lives she had taken and all of the sorrow she had brought upon others while consumed with her personal vendetta. After Nameless is disbanded, Imca opens an orphanage as a way to atone for her past. Surrounded by orphans, Imca finally regains the genuine smile that had been taken from her years ago.
Valkyria Chronicles 3
At the dawn of Kurt Irving's command over the Nameless, Imca persisted in her solitary ways, often acting independently and moving to positions far from support with only her great strength and skill ensuring her survival. Slowly but surely she began to put more trust in Kurt's planning, being one of the last members of the 422nd to call him by name rather than "7." Imca's childhood experience within the Empire proved of vital importance when the squad was ordered to cross the border and attack a small enemy base near where Tiluca had once stood. After the 422nd encounters Militia Squad 7 during joint action against Calamity Raven, Imca strikes up a conversation with Isara Gunther, the two young Darcsen women sharing their thoughts and expertise. It was thanks to Isara's advice that Imca was able to modify Var to its strongest version, enabling its signature multi-lock feature. Later, when the two squads reunited during the battle at Naggiar, Imca reads into Welkin's silence and deflection about Isara that the worst has happened, and personally gives her a three-volley salute with Var. However, despite her personal preparation Imca was not ready to encounter a true Valkyria, freezing in fear after a display of power from Selvaria Bles at the fortress of Ghirlandaio.
With emotional support from Kurt, Imca began to regain her confidence, but her long-nursed anger and sadness became misdirected when Riela Marcellis first used her Valkyria powers to save the squad from Gallian pursuit. The sight of transformed Riela caused Imca to fly into a rage, and she would have surely killed Riela if not for intervention from Kurt. Her last attempt at fulfilling her vow for revenge saw her infiltrate Ghirlandaio Fortress alone in search of Selvaria. Darcsen and Valkyria fought on even terms for a time, with Selvaria impressed that Imca could keep up with her, but when Selvaria began to unleash her full power the match turned decidedly in her favor. Selvaria let Imca leave with her life, and the timely arrival of the 422nd ensured she was not overwhelmed by Imperial troops. Soon after, though, Selvaria's taking of her own life through the Final Flame cost Imca her object of revenge, seemingly invalidating her purpose in life. Kurt, however, was there again to support her, and the pair's relationship turned into a full-fledged romance (provided the player chooses for Kurt to interact with her instead of Riela) that continued through the 422nd's remaining efforts against Calamity Raven and its disbandment. After the conclusion of the war between Gallia and the Empire, Imca takes a new path in life, raising orphaned children alongside Kurt.
- Main article: Imca/Other appearances
Imca has appeared as a character in the following spin-off titles:
- Valkyria Chronicles Duel as a playable character.
Imca has appeared as a guest character in the following titles:
- Chain Chronicle as a playable character.
- Hatsune Miku Project DIVA Extend as an outfit.
- Lord of Knights as a playable character.
- Project X Zone as a playable character.
- Samurai & Dragons as a playable character.
For information regarding Imca's quotes, please refer to:
- Imca seems to dislike various things in the game, such as: mushrooms, octopus, coffee, and even milk.
- When Imca talks about something she would mostly end her words with "nai (無)" (this literally means for defying things that was stated beforehand).
- Imca's unorthodox sword bayonet resembles the bayonet weapons in the Wild Arms series. It's unknown if this was intentional as Wild Arms creator, media.vision, was involved in VCIII's development.
- Imca's grounds for Namelessness was of her own desire, extenuating from circumstances regarding the destruction of her village by a certain Valkyria.
- It is revealed in Project X Zone that Imca believes having her picture taken will result in the loss of her soul.