|“||A corpse, should be left well alone. Oh, I know very well how the secrets beckon so sweetly. Only an honest death will cure you now. Liberate you from your wild curiosity.||„|
|~ Maria before attacking The Hunter|
Lady Maria of the Astral Clocktower is a boss in Bloodborne: The Old Hunters. According to both her equipment and her weapon, Lady Maria was a citizen of Cainhurst and is directly related to Queen Annalise. However, she was one of the first Hunters to join the nightly hunt, studying under Gehrman, the First Hunter. Despite being a citizen of Cainhurst, who relished in their extravagant uses of blood, she favored her Rakuyo, which required dexterity and skill rather than blood to wield effectively.
At an unknown point in time, Maria forfeited her beloved weapon, tossing it down a well when she could stomach it no longer, and disappeared mysteriously into the Hunter's Nightmare. Gehrman held a curious mania about her, even after she disappeared. The Doll was based on her, down to her facial features, yet sadly lacked her personality, leaving him bitter.
Now, Maria resides in the Astral Clocktower, looking after the disfigured patients that reside there, and guarding the "secret" of the Nightmare, the entrance to the Fishing Hamlet, where the Orphan of Kos can be found. She sits in a chair, seemingly lifeless until the Hunter tries to touch her.
Powers and Stats
Tier: High 4-C
Name: Lady Maria of the Astral Clocktower
Classification: Hunter, Guardian of the Fishing Hamlet, Overseer of the Astral Clocktower, Cainhurst Noble
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Magic, Skilled Swordswoman and Expert Markswoman, Flight and Levitation, Fire Manipulation (She can ignite her blood), Blood Manipulation, Immortality (Type 1)
Attack Potency: Large Star level (Comparable to the Hunter and is capable of visceral attacking them, was Gehrman's personal student and superior to other characters capable of utilizing "A Call Beyond")
Speed: Massively Hypersonic (Comparable to the Hunter and is even faster than Gehrman, capable of blitzing the Hunter from across the arena)
Lifting Strength: Class 10 (Superior to Giant Lost Children who can casually lift giant boulders)
Striking Strength: Large Star Class (Capable of visceral attacking the likes of the Hunter)
Durability: Large Star level (Can take a lot of punishment from the Hunter)
Stamina: Superhuman+ (Can stab herself through the torso twice and continue fighting as if nothing happened)
Range: Extended melee range with physical attacks, Tens of meters (several dozens) with Evelyn and blood attacks
Standard Equipment: Rakuyo, Evelyn
Intelligence: High (Skilled and experienced combatant, Trained under Gehrman and should be comparable to him in terms of combat prowess).
Weaknesses: None notable
- Art of Quickening: Similar to Gehrman, Maria can increase her speed while shrouding herself in a fog as she moves around the arena. She can use this ability to dash across the arena in a short amount of time.
- Blood Magic: Because she originated from Castle Cainhurst (And is a distant relative of Blood Queen Annalise), she can use her blood in order to increase the damage of her attacks. She can also ignite her blood in order to give her fire abilities.