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Lance EBF
Lance first made his appearance as a Foe (namely, the final boss) and the main antagonist in EBF2. Since then, he has joined the party and accompanies Matt & Natz in EBF 3-4. Lance is a "Gunslinger" who uses powerful technology and the support of his army to make up for a lack of magic.

Appearance

Lance is depicted as a brown spikey-haired teenage boy. When he first appeared in Brawl Royale, he wore a red jacket over a white shirt bearing a star insignia with the word "Epic" written on it. In this appearance he wielded a sword with a ring of spikes near the handle. When he appeared in EBF2, he donned an SS Nazi uniform, an eyepatch, a Gunblade, and massive firepower in the form of the Valkyrie tank. In EBF3, his standard costume is a green army helmet, coupled with a green jacket with a bandolier. In his hand he has the Gunblade, and on his back is a laser rifle which he uses as a special attack. In EBF4, his Nazi-like uniform is his standard outfit instead.

Personality

In EBF2, Lance was a "well-intentioned extremist" type of character who believed the world would be better off under his rule. After his defeat at Matt and Natalie's hand, he no longer seems to try taking over the world, though his army is still around and he still occasionally wears Nazi-esque uniforms. Lance has a socially awkward attitude around women and has a fondness of military weapons, vehicles and armaments. Despite being even more lecherous than Matt (in the forest, he "accidentally" lifts Natz's skirt, and in the desert, he tries to get her to take her top off), he can be quite intelligent, as shown in EBF3 when he explains The Rift to Matt and Natalie in accurate context. His perverted attitude is often encouraged and supported by Matt.

Abilities

Lance is a soldier-style player character. He does not use magic, but compensates with high technology and an army. As his main weapons, he uses his Gunblade from EBF2 and a variety of massive equippable guns he uses when executing special attacks. Most of these guns have elemental properties which carry onto his gunblade as well. He also has a field radio he uses to call in backup. His skillset focuses on accurate physical multi-strike attacks and spells that inflict elemental damage to all enemies. He can also inflict Bomb damage to an enemy or a group of enemies with Airstrike and Tank Guns. Additionally, he has some abilities to debuff all foes (like Debilitate, that reduces defense, or Bind, that reduces evade), and support skills like Scan and Medipack. The execution of his Unleash attack varies depending on the gun: while most weapons are shot in some way when unleashed, the Heavy Claw is used to strike an enemy.

His moveset has been changed around a little in EBF4. For instance, the Scanbot is no longer exclusive to him, and neither are some other skills like Bind or Debilitate.

Lance' first signature Limit Break is Oblivion (an homage to Dio Brando's "The World" move in Jojo's Bizarre Adventure) wherein he drops down onto the targets on top of his Valkyrie Tank, then smashes the tank onto them several times and finally proceeds to detonate it with a spectacular explosion, dealing Earth and Bomb (just Bomb in EBF4) damage. The second is Nuke, which drops a massive nuclear bomb onto the battlefield, dealing extreme Fire damage to enemies and poisoning (burning in EBF4) both enemies and players. This Limit Break is dangerous to use, though nowhere as much as Black Hole. He also can use Ion Cannon, which fires a giant laser from a satellite in the skies (though Matt can also learn this move in EBF4).

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Trivia

  • Lance originally wielded a sword in Brawl Royale; however, in all later appearances, he used the Gunblade.
  • The Gunblade could be a subtle reference to the internet reviewer Spoony.
  • In EBF2 and EBF4, Lance wears an SS Nazi uniform. In the original EBF, Matt is seen wearing one in the gallery.
  • If you look closely at his headband in Brawl Royale, you can see a face on it.
  • Lance is the only boss in the series that joins the party as a fully playable character, unlike previous and later ones that only join as either summons or random effects.
  • In EBF3, speaking to the man in the army-like uniform near the forest, will tell you about the scanner. Lance also claims to have stolen it from a man (by the sound of it, Vegeta), though it's unknown if it's true.
  • It is possible that the Ninja Pirate of No Name is also an earlier version of this character.
  • When left idle for a while, may chat on the phone talking about different things, such as BIG FAT CASH, or read a comic.
  • In EBF 3 Lance had a scanner that was used for finding out differing foes weaknesses. In EBF 4 however, Lance only uses the scanner when using the move SNIPE, and the scanbot from EBF 1 is used for weaknesses.
  • He has a known crush on Natalie, although the love is just based off of looks and her breasts. Many fans enjoy pairing him with Anna more often despite the fact that Lance doesn't seem to think much of her in the game.
  • Lance has his own theme in Epic Battle Fantasy 2, called Organ Jaws.
  • Lance is also the only human enemy the team ever faces in the Epic Battle Fantasy series, excluding Brawl Royale.
  • Lance also appears as the main boss for Adventure Story.

Theme Music

Epic Battle Fantasy 3 Music Organ Jaws

Epic Battle Fantasy 3 Music Organ Jaws

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