Elva was a baby girl whose guardian, Greta, asked Eragon to bless her. Saphira touched her brow, leaving a silver star upon her forehead in the form of the Gedwëy ignasia. However, in Eldest, Eragon learns that he mistakenly cursed Elva instead of blessing her, by messing up his verb conjugation and using the word for "shield", as opposed to "shielded" by in the Ancient Language replacing the "-rö" suffix with an "-r". The complete spell Eragon used was, "Atra guliä un ilian tauthr ono un atra ono waíse skölir fra rauthr", which translates to, "May luck and happiness follow you and may you be a shield from misfortune". As a consequence, Elva aged rapidly, having the appearance of a four-year-old in a matter of weeks and she spoke in the voice of a grown woman. She is described as having piercing violet eyes and dark hair.
Powers and Stats
Origin: Inheritance Cycle
Age: 3 years old, older physically
Attack Potency: Human level (Can defeat regular people)
Speed: Normal Human
Lifting Strength: Regular Human
Striking Strength: Human Class
Durability: Human level
Stamina: Low (Has a child like physiology)
Range: Hundreds of meters with her abilities, melee physically
Standard Equipment: None
Intelligence: High in some subjects, low in others (due to constantly feeling the worries and pain of others she knows the human nature well, but due to being a child has only limited knowledge of other things)
Weaknesses: Too much pain (Large amounts of people dying or being injured at once) will make her suffer or even faint
- Precognition: Elva has the ability to foresee the harm occurring to any person in her surroundings. Her ability to foretell what would happen to an individual or group was limited to three hours prior, at most.
- Sensing the pain of others: Elva can sense the pain and suffering of others and what she has to do to relieve it. This goes both for mental as for physical pain. Elva can use this in an offensive way, by telling people what is necessary to make any sort of aggression or resistance against her vanish. This ability of hers goes so far that she is regarded as one of the most powerful individuals in Alagaësia due to being capable of defeating or stopping the actions of even the most strong willed individuals this way. Notably the ability is not blocked through the usual mental barriers, but requires special spells to protect against it. She can talk fast enough to neutralize at least twelve people at once.