|Voice actor(s)||Tomohiro Nishimura|
|Voice actor(s)||Paul St. Peter*|
|Age||Over 400 years|
|Weapon(s)||Whatever he can find...|
|Special Arts||Muscle Arts, Joachythms|
After briefly appearing in Shadow Hearts taunting his brother Keith, in Shadow Hearts: Covenant you find Joachim as the protector of the French town of Le Havre. Joachim is both a vampire and a trained wrestler who joins the party when he succeeds in defeating the mayor, who has been pestering Granny Lot for her tavern, the Seagull. A while after saving the inn, you meet Joachim's younger sister, Hilda, in her Peach Bat form.
Shadow Hearts: CovenantEdit
NPC Library EntriesEdit
"The Bandit of Le Havre. He only harasses the vigilante group. He rampages all night long, and only comes home, like a child, when he gets hungry."
"The bat form of Grand Papillon. Although Yuri has come across the bat before, he seems to have no memory of this meeting."
Playable Character EntriesEdit
"Trained as a pro-wrestler, this vampire is devoted to justice and has dedicated himself to aiding the weak and defenseless in society."
"When Joachim wants to relax, or be alone, or go on an errand, he often transforms into his Golden Bat form (which cannot perform Special Attacks)."
"Joachim in his invisible form. As long as he doesn't make overly large movements, Joachim cannot be targeted by enemies while invisible"
"When Joachim wears his butterfly mask, he is transformed into this power champion of Truth and Justice, but it still doesn't help with his major "dysfunction"."
"Second generation Great Question, he earned the title by defeating his opponent in a harrowing battle and facing his greatest fear as a man."
Shadow Hearts: FtNWEdit
Q The Great
In reality he is Hilda's brother, despite the mask. Once took part in an adventure to save the world. A lonely hero who struggles valiantly against massive debts.
Joachim is from a vampire family that lives in Blue Castle near Bistriz, Romania. He has a younger brother(Keith) and sister(Hilda) and a grandfather is the grey bat in the third game.
Shadow Hearts: From The New WorldEdit
Joachim makes an appearance as an optional boss where he fights his sister Hildegard one-on-one.
In this fight he wears the "Great Question" mask he inherited from his master. Upon losing he gives this mask to his sister as proof of her victory, which she wears in battle whenever she is in "Curvy form."
Joachim is more the "superhero-type" since he looks heroic and more super-heroic while grand papillon.
Using powerful bludgeons and his mighty Muscle Arts, Joachim is capable of inflicting massive amounts of damage on his enemies, as well as draining their health to replenish his own.
- Main article: Joachim Valentine/Joachythms
He uses several forms to fight in battle, which change depending on his Joachythms.
His regular form is most frequently seen;
- Golden Bat doubles his physical strength, but halves his max HP, and he is unable to use magic abilities or muscle arts.
- Invisible Form lowers his chance of being targeted, and increases his chance of evading an attack.
- Grand Papillon (Fr. "Great Butterfly") is a powered-up version of his regular form, massively boosting his stats. On the completion of the Man Festival sidequest, this form is replaced by the Great Question, which further boosts his stats.
"Master... A man's road is a hard one."
"I want to drink your blood! Hah ha! Just Kidding!"
"A true hero never loses."
"In next week's episode: Grand Papillon goes shopping!"
"You want to see me? Face me in the ring!"
"When the forces of darkness descend, in the name of justice, this fist! In the name of truth, these muscles! In the name of honor, this blood! Ha ha! Champion of truth and justice, Grand Papillon! Ready to fight all evil-doers!"
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Appearances outside Shadow HeartsEdit
Joachim has also appeared in Chaos Wars as one on the many cross-over characters from the Shadow Hearts series.
His ultimate skill is "Artem Buster", the same as in Shadow Hearts: Covenant, even donning a tiger-print cape.
He also wields his Clay Idol weapon.