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Nimue, Lady of the Lake

From Sonic Retro

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Nimue, more frequently referred to by her title The Lady of the Lake, is an alternate reality version of Amy Rose encountered by Sonic during Sonic and the Black Knight. She is a skilled enchantress, and former guardian of the sacred sword Excalibur.

Overview

At Merlina's behest, Sonic and Caliburn journey to Nimue's home in Deep Woods in their quest to determine how to blunt the power of Exaclibur's scabbard. Sonic is predictably unnerved by the Lady's resemblance to his long-term stalker, but Caliburn remonstrates the hedgehog and they enter the laketop pavilion.
Nimue blames herself in part for the present dire state of the Grand Kingdom, as she was the one who initially gave Excalibur to King Arthur, only for the power of the scabbard to corrupt the once-noble King. She agrees to help Sonic only if he can prove himself a true and honourable knight who will not be similarly bewitched, and assigns the blue blur three tasks to demonstrate his chivalry.

After Sonic has completed the first task, liberating King Arthur's prisoners in Camelot Castle, Nimue magically disguises herself as a distraught child whose fellow villagers have been kidnapped by a dragon. The hedgehog's heroism in saving the Arthurian folk convinces the Lady of Sonic's just intentions, and she divulges how to negate the scabbard's power using the sacred swords wielded by the Knights of the Round Table.

Later, during Sonic's battle against the Merlina in Dark Hollow, Nimue's scrying pool allows her and the Knights to communicate with Sonic and Caliburn.

Trivia

  • In the real-world King Arthur /Holy Grail legends, Nimue was the adopted mother of Sir Lancelot.
  • Unlike the other Arthurian-reality-versions of Sonic's companions, Nimue is not playable in Sonic and the Black Knight's multiplayer mode (although Amy Rose is playable).