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|Game||Tales of Innocence|
|Height||5'10" / 177 cm|
|Weight||157 lbs / 71 kg|
|Japanese Voice Actor||Yuji Ueda|
|Character Designer||Mutsumi Inomata|
Spada Belforma (スパーダ・ベルフォルマ Supaada Beruforuma?) is a young man from an aristocratic family. For unknown reasons, he cut ties with his family and siblings and never returned to his noble home. He is the reincarnation of the sentient sword Durandal.
Spada left home because his other six brothers were jealous of him being stronger than them. This jealousy eventually turned to violence, resulting in them trying to poison him. Because of this, he left since his parents never took care of him and always focused on his brothers. Spada is first seen being arrested in Ruca Milda's hometown, though the group meets up with Spada at the research lab when they are being held prisoner. At first, Ruca thinks Spada is a punk and gets scared of him easily. However, Illia Animi and Spada get along, joking about ways to tease Ruca for his timid nature. A few minutes later, they are taken to a test ground and forced to fight an Avatar. After the battle, Spada uses the power of his past life Durandal to take out a past member of Ratio. After this, he joins the group, and they are sent to the Western Battlefield to fight in the war.
When the group arrives in the holy city of Naohs, they meet Hartman, who was once a butler for the Belforma family, and it is discovered that Hartman was one of the people who taught Spada the "Knight's Code". Spada and Hartman share a familial bond since he was Spada's caretaker.
Appearance and Personality
Spada has pale-green hair, gray eyes, and fair skin. He wears a military green jacket, with light green and blue on the lapel and cuffs, over a long-sleeved white shirt. He sports a large black belt with red straps underneath on his waist, as well as blue bands on both his upper arms. He wears red finger-less gloves, and his swords are kept on his back waist. He wears light blue pants that are tucked into his boots and a green military cap on his head.
Spada was raised in a family where he was not paid much attention. His temperament is akin to that of a street urchin, and his personality is a tad too bold. He has a sharp tongue, is a bit too brash, and is highly confident. Spada holds a strong sense of justice loyalty, and he is willing to do anything to protect his friends. He is especially fond of Ruca and very protective of him, part of which is due to bearing responsibility for his past life. When first meeting Ruca, he states that he usually talks harsh to a person when meeting because he does not want to be looked down upon.
Spada fights in a style almost reminiscent of traditional swordsmen such as Reid Hershel and Lloyd Irving, possessing many of the classic melee artes that have existed since the earliest games of the series, modified to provide aerial capabilities. Spada focuses on speed and combos, allowing him to keep enemies staggered for a longer period of time while he attacks, while other characters like Ruca are capable of more damage per hit. He also possess Wind-elemental magic, which incorporates a few traditionally Thunder-elemental spells into his repertoire.
- Spada is Italian for "sword", referencing the fact that Spada was the legendary sword Durandal in his past life. His last name is also based on Italian, with bel meaning "nice" and forma meaning "shape" or "form". This refers to his noble birth and relatively quick and graceful fighting style. It is clear that Spada does unconsciously carry himself in a way that reflects his heritage, as Hartman remarks that he stands in the same way his father did when he was Spada's age.
- In the game, Spada's hat remains on his head, whereas in the manga, he loses it during his jail-break.
- An outfit based on Spada's appearance is available as a legacy DLC costume for Hisui Hearts in Tales of Hearts R.