Ran

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Demon Commander
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Name Ran (formerly Aren Haan)
NPC Role Demon Commander
Location A burning village, Temple of Frozen Water, Halls of Water
Voice Actors Korean Flag.png 장민혁 Jang Min-Hyeok
It has already been placed into the hands of the water priestess... Time is on my side.

~ Ran

Ran

Description

Ara's brother and the leader of the demons invading Hamel. He has captured the Water Priestess and has obtained the Water Seal from Avalanche.

History

New Family

Before Ran became the demon general that invaded Hamel, he was Aren Haan, a blood descendant of the famed Haan family of the Northern Empire Xin and the most respected son of the Haan family. He was loved by everybody in the clan. At some point, his mother died of unmentioned reasons and in time, his father had fallen in love with a new brave woman. Admiring her courage, Aren's father persisted her to marry until she accepted. Along with the woman was her daughter Ara. Whilst his new mother got along with his father perfectly fine, his siblings constantly teased her and Ara. Aren, however, chose not to partake in such actions and treated them much like family.

Even when Ara felt depressed, saddened, and not knowing what she should do, Aren was there to comfort her. He requested to spar with his sister. He easily dodged and deflected her early attacks. Knowing his sister was hesitant, he pushed her to become more serious. After she won with her spear right below his chin, Aren admitted defeat. He tells his sister that she should devote herself to her training and one day, she will be able to openly express herself.

The Festival

Sometime before the festival gathering, all of the powerful families of the Northern Empire arrived. Aren alongside his entire family went to the Northern Empire's capital to attend the festival and remain on good terms with the Emperor. During the festival, one of the main attractions was a sparring competition between the various families, but Aren injured his arm while riding horseback and could not participate. His fellow siblings compete but despite the Haan family's famed skills, they were defeated by members of the Zhen family. The Zhen family was disappointed that they were not able to fight the Haan family's best warrior but were happy that their family was victorious. However, Aren spoke up and mentioned that there was one more member of the Haan family which they had not fought yet, his step-sister Ara. Ara heard her brother's words and stepped forward. She competed against the Zhen family's fighter and won the battle. Aren watched the battle and when it was over, he spoke confidently to his sister that he was right about her all along.

Warrior of Fahrmann

One day, Aren partook a post in Fahrmann's capital and left the village of Isshin. The demons came from the Demon World and attacked Fahrmann, starting with the capital. Unable to defend against the demon invasion forever, the capital fell and Aren's strong connection to the Moon El made him a prime target to be brainwashed by the demons. He is now known as the demon commander Ran.

The Demon Commander

Some time after his departure from Isshin, Ran sought to find something. However, in his search, he called upon a demon, one who would take his body. Aren, now trapped under the control of the demons, became the Demon Commander Ran. Aren struggles under the control of the demon but his struggles are not enough to break free of their control.

As Ran, he returned to his once home village to take the Moon El for the demon army. His demon forces were powerful and the village Isshin burned to the ground. Ara did her best to defend her village but the oncoming demon forces forced her and the other Haans further back until Ara was the only one left. Hurrying to the sanctuary, she confronted Ran and Victor. Ran went off to search for the Moon El while Victor attacked Ara. Cornered and without any hope of surviving, the floor crumbled beneath her and she found herself in an ancient sanctuary and saw a shadow. Ara looked up and got a good look at the figure, only to realize that she was face to face with her brother Aren. Aren, now Ran, had little sympathy for his once sister and was ready to strike her down. However, Ara fused with Eun and was able to escape Isshin with her life. Ran successfully completed his mission in Fahrmann.

Demon Invasion of Hamel

Under the command of Scar, Ran's next course of action was to take the Water Priestess Sasha, the Water Seal from Hamel, and the Senace Principality. The demon invasion in Hamel set much of the country in ruins except the capital city of Hamel. Ran attacked the Temple of Frozen Water and corrupted the Priest Avalanche. Ran was able to successfully captured Sasha, but his duty had not been complete. Despite having the Water Priestess in captivity, he still required the Water Seal. Ran persuaded the Duke of Hamel Rod Ross by promising unimaginable power if he were to aid him in corrupting Hamel's White Colossus Helputt and retrieving the Water Seal.

Chapter 13: Secrets of the Temple

In the El Search Party's quest to aid Rod Ross and obtain the Water Seal, they discovered that Avalanche had been hiding the sacred artifact in his scepter. After hearing this, Ran struck Avalanche, killing him and took the Water Seal for himself. After the El Search Party found Ran at the end of the Halls of Water, Ran had already finished his job. Chung fought Ran but Ara finally caught up with her brother and defended him. Using this opportunity, Ran fled away from Hamel and made his way to Sander, where he informed Karis to embark on her plans.

Boss: Ran

Ran's appearance in Halls of Water

Ran will appear in Halls of Water as the dungeon's main boss.

Moves

  • Dark Sword Combo: Ran slashes with his sword twice, then uses his shadow arm to attack and launch you into the air. He can cancel this attack on his own after the first two strikes.
  • Black Fire Claw: Ran will materialize a shadow arm and use it to slash you. He will use this move when he is knocked down or when you are more than a certain distance away from him. He will always target the player furthest away from him with this attack.
  • Shadow Clone: If you try to distance yourself from Ran, he will create a clone of himself next to you and attack. He will always target the player furthest away from him with this attack.
    • He can still use this move even if you stay close to him, however he will use it less.
  • Aerial Black Fire Claw: Ran will ascend to the air and will move left or right of the stage for a small distance. He will use Black Fire Claw to swipe anyone that is close to him as he descends.
  • Black Flame Burst: Ran will swing his sword and unleash a trail of black fire towards you. Includes freeze frames. He will only use this after his second awakening.
  • Black Destiny: Ran will unleash several slashes against you, each followed by a rapid burst of black fire, and finishes his string of attacks with an eruption of dark energy. Includes freeze frames. He will only use this after his second awakening.
  • Reverse Gravity: A spell circle will appear under Ran. Any player caught within the circle will slowly rise into the air and will be vulnerable for his next attack, where he releases a shock wave from the ground. He will use this whenever he is awakening after his HP is depleted. He will only use this regularly after his first awakening, his second awakening will almost double its area of effect. This attack will abruptly cancel many special actives used within its area of effect.
  • Awakening I: Dark Enhancement: After depleting about 1/4 of Ran's health, he will enhance his sword with darkness. Afterwards, his attacks will then inflict Curse on you. All claw related attacks become larger and more damaging.
  • Awakening II: Fire Enhancement: After depleting about 1/2 of Ran's health, he will enhance his sword with fire. Afterwards, his attacks will then inflict Burn on you. All claw related attacks become even larger and more damaging.

Note:

  • Has a stoic threshold of 20 hits.
  • Many of his dark and fire enhanced attacks still continue even if he is interrupted by an attack.
  • When awakened his sword will glow whenever he is about to use a skill, which can be used to predict his attacks.


Gallery


Trivia

  • When humans turn into half-demons, it is shown that their hair turns white and horns will grow on their head. Ran's hair was originally black.
  • Ran's sclera are actually black on his ingame model, this however is not reflected in his artwork.
    • Ran's depiction in the anime however does properly show him with black sclera.
    • In Ara's tutorial, artwork of Ran also depicts him without black sclera, as well as not having horns. This is not reflected in the ingame model also present in her tutorial.
  • Ran wrote the skill note Binding Shadows, Shadow Spear Technique, True Moonlight Slash, and Restraint Energy Management.


Alternative Names

Server Name Translation
Korean Flag.png South Korea
아렌 한
Ran
Aren Haan
Japanese Flag.png Japan ラン
アレン・ハーン
Ran
Aren Haan
German Flag.png Germany Graf Belmez Count Belmez
Spanish Flag.png Spain Conde Belmey Count Belmez
French Flag.png France Comte Belmez Count Belmez



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