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Luke, the Constructor
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Age Unknown
Sex Male
Race Unknown
Affiliation Apostles of Pandemonium
Occupation Ninth Apostle
King of Heblon (Former)
Alias
The One Who Touches Earth Without A Word
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The Monarch of Light and Darkness
Grandpa Luke
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Location Metro Center, Pandemonium
I am afraid. I am Luke, the king of Heblon and the monarch of light and darkness—I can't die such a pathetic death! It can't be a premonition! I won't die. I'll change fate if I must. I'll prove that premonition is wrong. I'll create something in my likeness, so that they could die instead of me. I'll also create the strongest warriors that will allow no enemies near me.

Luke, also known as The One Who Touches Earth Without A Word and The King of Heblon, is the ninth Apostle of Pandemonium. Ever since his birth, Luke's blood drove him into a life of endless constructing. While much about Luke still remains unknown, it was him who showed Bakal many events of the future, including the death of the Apostles, and what that entailed.

Luke serves as the central antagonist of the Pandemonium quest-line and final boss of the Luke's Laboratory dungeons.

History

The Truth

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This section is currently under construction.


The King of Heblon

Prior to his arrival in Pandemonium, Luke was the king of Heblon, a highly-developed technological and architectural planet permanently split between light and darkness due to having the same orbital and rotational period. For generations, Luke's royal line worked with the deities of light and darkness, Light Idol Horus and Dark Idol Anubis, and acted as conduits for their energies to keep the planet in balance by manipulating the cycles of day and night.

Additionally, Luke was born with a talent for construction and the royal family's gift for foresight. Combined with his diverse creativity, Luke was able to create self-aware machines that felt and acted like living beings, as well as construct buildings that could withstand impact for hundreds of years. His ability for prophecy and exceptional wisdom was renown throughout the universe, to the point where even Hilder asked him for premonitions in the past.

Luke used his abilities to selflessly protect and provide for his people, and regarded all his subjects like his own children. In return, his people loved and admired him like a father, and worshiped him like a god.[1]

Arrival in Pandemonium

As time passed and age began to take its toll, Luke started to worry about his inevitable demise, particularly: "What should happen to Heblon and its people should he die or disappear?" Despite Heblon currently flourishing and kept in balance by his power, there was no one to replace him.

Although Luke had children, Iron-armed Princess Kalbarri and Large-armed Prince Golgotha, late in his life, they could not individually harness both the powers of light and darkness to harmoniously maintain the cycles of day and night.

As his worries grew and his heart grew heavier, Pandemonium settled near Heblon, to which a woman named Hilder came to see him.

She was confident and intelligent, and at the same time cunning. During their first meeting, Hilder was able to pierce though his facade and detect the uneasiness hiding in Luke's heart. Using Luke's worries as bait, she urged him to come to Pandemonium under the pretext of the "Water of Life".

Moved by her notion, Luke left Heblon and headed to Pandemonium under the pretense that he would receive the Water of Life, gain immortality, and return home. But that was far from the truth.[2]

Decline

It was all but a ruse from Hilder. Fearing the power of Luke, one of the most prominent beings in the universe, Hilder brought him to Pandemonium to exhaust him of all his strength.

Upon his arrival, Luke was overwhelmed by the endless darkness of Pandemonium. The light was slowly driven from his body, putting it into shock. Having lost his strength, Luke transformed into a small, feeble old man, and spent his years in confusion, having lost all his memories.

Deprived of everything, only his instincts remained. With a troubled mind bombarded by fragmented memories, he constructed buildings all day long without saying a word.[3]

Recovered Memories

In a dark workroom, someone draws schematics by the light of a single candle. He is a small old man with many arms, known as Luke the Constructor among the people of Pandemonium.
Luke didn't remember when or how he arrived in Pandemonium. He knew he was someone Hilder knows, and that he arrived in Pandemonium through space and time, just like the other Apostles.
But he wasn't as strong as them.
In fact, he was weaker than the most ordinary beings in Pandemonium. If he was supposed to be so powerful, why was he so weak now? It was a simple question, but it never crossed his mind.
The thoughts in his mind were always so chaotic that he could barely string a coherent sentence together. It was constantly bombarded by images and noises that were foreign to him. Shards of vague memories from his past tormented and suffocated him, but even the loudest clamor in his mind couldn't stop him from building and creating things. Sometimes when he returned to his workroom for a break, he would remember the images that had flashed in his mind earlier and draw schematics based on what he could recall.
Doing that gave him some kind of emotion, maybe peace or hope. For some reason, he believed it would help him remember his past if he simply continued to work.
His buildings, which he once created without putting much thought into, started to show a pattern.
Years passed. Decades passed. Centuries passed. Luke no longer remembered why he decided to do what he was doing. He just kept digging the ground, erecting columns, piling bricks into buildings, and repairing ones from ancient times.
Then one day, he revived Metro Center, which had been dead for a long time.
Light poured into Pandemonium for the first time in centuries, clearing Luke's head at once. Suddenly a power surged through his hands clutching his hammer and saw. All his lost memories flooded back to his mind at once, telling him where he came from, who he was, and what his purpose was.

"I am Luke!"

He shouted. His voice couldn't be heard—the engines of Metro Center were too loud—but it made the air ripple with energy. Soon the rays of light disappeared, as if they were absorbed into Luke's body, so did his power and voice.
But Luke clearly realized who he really was and what he must do.

—— He Who Silently Touches the Soil[4]

The Black Nightmare

Some time ago, I started having nightmares. Every time, I see my own death.
I tried to avoid dying, but it wasn't easy since I was a decrepit old man in my dreams.
In them, my strong, imposing body shriveled as my breath became shallow, and then I stopped breathing altogether.
I had a feeling that I was being murdered by someone, but I have no idea who. None of my guardians were with me. They were probably killed...
I was mumbling something as I was dying, but I couldn't hear what I was saying. Just when I feel like I'm close to figuring it out, I wake up.
I'm afraid.
I'm Luke, the king of Heblon and the monarch of light and darkness--I can't die such a pathetic death! It can't be a premonition!
I won't die. I'll change fate if I must. I'll prove that premonition is wrong. I'll create something in my likeness, so that they could die instead of me.
I'll also create the strongest warriors that will allow no enemies near me.

—— Constructor Luke's Memoir

Contemporary Period

As an Enemy

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Constructor Luke
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Move Set

  • Energy Aura: Luke throughout the entire fight will always have an armor-like aura that makes him invincible, mitigates damage to a bare minimum and cannot be held or stunned while it's active. In order to damage Luke, he must receive at least 250 - 300 hits for the aura to dissipate that causes the "Light/Darkness is scattering..." message to appear.
    • Scattering/Gathering: Luke's aura is gone and he is vulnerable to damage. There is a timer gauge below to see how long scattering remains before he fully regenerates his aura with the message "Light/Darkness is gathering!" appears.
  • Luke's Prophecy:
    • (Lumen) "I see the fear in your eyes! Let time travel backward!"
    • (Caligo) "Succumb to the darkness. The hour of darkness has arrived."
    • Luke jumps to the top-center of the screen and begins to create a huge barrier around himself with a timer gauge below that starts to fill up. Players must destroy this barrier immediately once he begins using this move before casting is complete, failure will result in Luke lifting up party members laughing at them while saying "Feel how helpless you are!" The screen flashes white with their skills reset on max cooldown and HP drained.
  • Barrier Seal:
    • Luke selects the player furthest away and places a barrier upon them:
    • (Lumen) Skill Seal: Above the player's head shows six skills of their class that are locked and shouldn't be used while the barrier is in effect until it fades out. If that player uses said-sealed skill, they'll be instantly killed and the barrier transfers over to another player.
    • (Caligo) Dark Seal: The player with the highest HP will be trapped and cannot move at all. This barrier can be destroyed by other party members to set them free, otherwise they'll end up being an easy target for Luke's attacks and this too can be transferred over if the trapped player dies.
  • Meteors: Luke summons several meteors that is thrown at the players with explosive properties. He's invulnerable during this move and players are flung in the air upon being hit. Can be avoided by staying still and above Luke's Y-Axis.
  • Energy Laser:
    • (Lumen) Triple Shot: Luke fires out three lasers, shooting from the middle, the top, and then the bottom. Not difficult to avoid, but can be flung or juggled if the attack connects.
    • (Caligo) Laser Tracker: Luke chooses the player furthest and randomly targets them with a giant tracking laser, following the selected player. It leaves a trail on the floor and stepping on it will cause damage. Targeted players will have a marker below their feet so do your best to move away from party members if you're being followed by one.
  • Melee: Luke randomly jumps towards to a player and rapidly punches them, dealing moderate to high damage.
  • Earthquake: Luke creates explosions in a horizontally straight line. It deals minor damage and players can be juggled upon contact.
  • Energy Sphere Barrage: "This is my power!" Luke summons a mass amount of energy spheres launches them down at players. They deal moderate damage and are very fast traveling, making it difficult to avoid. They have explosive properties that knocks down players and leaves traces on the ground where stepping or falling into them causes continuous damage until fading away.
  • Cross Blast: Luke will become dark and invulnerable to where he'll start casting a move. Party members who are furthest away will also receive a cast bar, including an aura below them. Once the bar is filled, a cross shaped explosion will occur that spreads through out the room.
  • Reflection Mode:
    • (Lumen) "I'll return the favor!" After Luke sustains a certain amount of damage and for a short period of time, Luke will activate this mode that collects and shoots back projectile-based moves at the party. Players getting hit by their own projectiles will most likely kill them.
    • (Caligo) "Your power...fuels me." Similar to Lumen reflect, except that multi-hitting Luke will cause him to retaliate by spraying out numerous dark spheres at the party. Because of this, it's better to refrain from attacking him while the mode is active.
Empowered Luke

Berserk

  • Fury Storm: If Luke is dealt with too many multi-hits or lingering holds, he'll pull the entire party into a circle where they're immobilized and cannot move out of it, rapidly attacking them before dealing the final blow that can fling players right in the air, dealing heavy to lethal damage upon each hit. The move itself looks very similar to Blade Master's 1st Awakening.

Appearances

Drops

Gallery

Artwork

Animations

Trivia

  • Luke's character takes inspiration from Lugh, one of the most prominent gods in Irish mythology portrayed as a warrior, king, master craftsman and a hero.
  • The plot device, Deus ex machina also seems to play a role surrounding Luke during the Pandemonium storyline.
  • Each of Luke's commanders in Luke's Laboratory have a ranking that is synonymous to that of one of the twenty-two Major Arcana from a European Tarot card deck.
# Name Monster Name
Tarot Card 0.png
The Fool Icon-Red Clown.png Red Clown
Tarot Card 1.png
The Magician Icon-Purging Snader.png Purging Snader
Tarot Card 2.png
The High Priestess Icon-Becky.png Mass-produced Becky
Tarot Card 3.png
The Empress Icon-Hyperspeed Zakeline.png Hyperspeed Zakeline
Tarot Card 4.png
The Emperor Icon-Quatro Manus Mark-II.png Quatro Manus Mark-II
Tarot Card 5.png
The Hierophant Icon-Oblivious Aslan.png Oblivious Aslan
Tarot Card 6.png
The Lovers Icon-Large-armed Prince Golgotha.png Large-armed Prince Golgotha
Icon-Iron-armed Princess Kalbarri.png Iron-armed Princess Kalbarri
Tarot Card 7.png
The Chariot Icon-Lamenting Lampard.png Lamenting Lampard
Tarot Card 8.png
Strength Icon-Iron Beast.png Iron Beast
Tarot Card 9.png
The Hermit Icon-Hatred Veil.png Hatred Veil
Tarot Card 10.png
Wheel of Fortune Icon-Fortuneteller Rosaura.png Fortuneteller Rosaura
Tarot Card 11.png
Justice Icon-Light Idol Horus.png Light Idol Horus
Tarot Card 12.png
The Hanged Man Icon-Grieving Buffon.png Grieving Buffon
Tarot Card 13.png
Death Icon-Contamination Carina.png Contamination Carina
Tarot Card 14.png
Temperance Icon-Wrecking Haboob.png Wrecking Haboob
Tarot Card 15.png
The Devil Icon-Evil Sword Veara.png Evil Sword Veara
Tarot Card 16.png
The Tower Icon-Metal Gear Canaps.png Metal Gear Canaps
Tarot Card 17.png
The Star Icon-The Seven Mistral.png The Seven Mistral
Tarot Card 18.png
The Moon Icon-Moonlight Walker Yashin.png Moonlight Walker Yashin
Tarot Card 19.png
The Sun Icon-High-reinforced Argos.png High-reinforced Argos
Tarot Card 20.png
Judgement Icon-Dark Idol Anubis.png Dark Idol Anubis
Tarot Card 21.png
The World Icon-Nightmarish Nerbe.png Nightmarish Nerbe

References