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Capella Emerada Lugunica, also known as the Sin Archbishop of Lust, is a major antagonist in the 2014 Japanese dark fantasy light novel series Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World. She first appeared as one of the main antagonists of the fifth story arc.
Capella Emerada Lugunica was a member of the Witch Cult, an organization dedicated to the reverence of the Witch of Envy. The Cult was led by the Sin Archbishops, a group of individuals who each represented one of the seven deadly sins. Capella was counted amongst the ranks of the Sin Archbishops, personally representing the sin of lust. Capella was said to have the worst personality of the Sin Archbishops, believing that everything in the world existed to love her. Her power, the Authority of Lust, allowed her to manipulate the physical form of herself and other organics, befitting for a woman who wanted everyone in the world to love her. She was also the ruthless leader of the Gusteko Assassin Organisation referred to as "Mother" or "Mama" by her subordinates.
Under the direction of the gospel (the religious text that gave orders to Witch Cultists), Capella led an assault on the water gate city Pristela alongside the Archbishop of Wrath Sirius, the Archbishop of Greed Regulus Corneas, and the dual Archbishops of Gluttony Lye Batenkaitos and Roy Alphard. Capella was tasked with retrieving the remains of the Witch of Pride, which had been stored in the city since the Witch's death four centuries prior. Unfortunately for her, a young man named Subaru Natsuki led a resistance against the Witch Cult, driving them out of the city. Of the Sin Archbishops, only Capella and the Gluttony brothers made it out, as Greed was killed and Wrath was captured.
Nine years before Subaru Natsuki's summoning, Capella, as the leader of the Gusteko Assassin Organization, tasked a former slave named Reisel with retrieving an object relating to the legacy of the Witch of Envy. The object in question was quite possibly a fox-like artificial spirit created by the Witch of Greed roughly four centuries prior. In order to help him complete his mission, Lust loaned him a magical artefact that would allow him to manipulate shadows in certain ways. However, Reisel's mission was ultimately thwarted and he was forced to destroy the artefact that Capella had given to him. The Mother of the Gusteko Assassin Organization, in her usual ruthless fashion, decided to punish her failure of a subordinate.
Reisel, who had only just made it out alive, was crawling across the floor while muttering about how he would enact vengeance upon his opponents the next time they crossed paths. It was then that Capella arrived, standing over the defeated form of the failure. With her usual sadistic tone, Lugunica rhetorically asked the demi-human man if he thought scum like him would receive a second chance. Reisel, gazing into Lust's evil red eyes, began trying to beg for forgiveness with no small amount of terror in his voice. The Sin Archbishop interrupted her minion, revealing that she had in fact been observing his mission in its entirety from a far.
With no small amount of glee, Capella said her words of farewell before proceeding to reach down and touch Reisel's forehead. The Sin Archbishop of Lust channelled the power of her Authority into the man before her, swiftly transmuting his physical form into a disgusting amorphous blob incapable of proper sentient thought. With the loss of her magical artefact and subordinate, Capella couldn't help but feel bereft. To nobody in particular, Lust affirmed that she would one day get her vile hands on the remnant of the Witch of Envy that Reisel had failed to obtain.
Note: Although not directly stated, it is incredibly likely that Princess Emerada Lugunica and the Sin Archbishop of Lust were the same person. As such, information pertaining to the princess will be included in this section of the article.
|“||So you say, Your Highness, but the blood has not run thin. It is a fact that once every several generations, a true master appears in the royal line. Two generations ago... No. My apologies. A slip of the tongue.||„|
|~ Miklotov McMahon stopping himself from talking about Emerada with Prince Fourier Lugunica.|
Emerada Lugunica was a princess of the Kingdom of Lugunica who purportedly died of an illness sometime before the Demi-Human War. Described as beautiful, Emerada had the red eyes and golden hair shared by all members of the royal family. She had a nonconformist viewpoint and was known for her cruelty and general distaste towards others.
Despite her cruelty, Emerada was very intelligent and had excellent intuition. As such, she was considered to have the qualities necessary to become a Lion King. A Lion King was the title of a ruler who had ruled over the Kingdom of Lugunica before the pact was made with the holy dragon Volcanica, meaning they had ruled through sheer competency as opposed to the modern rulers who were maintained due to their bloodline. Emerada was acquainted in some regard with Miklotov McMahon, a governmental official.
Decades after Emerada's apparent death, a new individual was born into the royal line who had the qualities of a Lion King. The boy, Fourier Lugunica, displayed the same intuition his relative Emerada had. One day, Miklotov McMahon, now an old man, talked with the young prince about the Lion Kings of old. When Fourier expressed disbelief that an individual capable of being a Lion King could be born, Miklotov began to reminisce about Emerada before silencing himself.
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Note: Information pertaining to Emerada ends here.
- Witch Cult Gospel: As a member of the Witch Cult, Capella was the owner of a copy of the Witch Cult Gospel. Each Witch Cult Gospel was a replica of the Tome of Wisdom, a book that had been in the possession of the Witch of Greed Echidna. The Tome of Wisdom would provide exact details of future events concerning the Witch of Greed, essentially bestowing Echidna with a form of precognition. Unlike the original Tome of Wisdom, the Gospels of the Witch Cult were imperfect replicas, meaning that, although they detailed the future of its owner, the events conveyed were subject to change and the information provided was often up for interpretation. The Gospels took the form of small black books that could only be read by their owners.
- Like the other Sin Archbishops (with the exception of Stride Volakia), Lugunica received her namesake from a celestial body. Capella is the name of the brightest star in the Auriga constellation. In Latin and various other languages/cultures, the star Capella was known as the "little goat" or the "female goat."
|Capella Emerada Lugunica · Louis Arneb · Lye Batenkaitos · Pandora · Petelgeuse Romanée-Conti · Regulus Corneas · Roy Alphard · Sirius · Stride Volakia|
|Witches of Sin|
|Carmilla · Daphne · Echidna · Hector · Minerva · Pandora · Satella · Sekhmet · Typhon|
|Black Serpent · Great Rabbit · White Whale|
|Gusteko Assassin Organization|
|Elsa Granhiert · Mama · Meili Portroute|
|Balleroy Temeglyph · Bean Argyle · Kurgan · Miles · Reid Astrea · Roswaal Mathers · Sphinx · Ton, Chin, and Kan|