Dimaria Yesta (ディマリア・イエスタ Dimaria Iesuta) is a member of the Alvarez Empire and serves under Emperor Spriggan as part of his personal guard, the Spriggan 12. A supreme warrior, her valor and feats on numerous battlefields have garnered her the title of "Valkyrie" (戦乙女 Ikusa Otome), a goddess of war. She is a descendant of the people of Mildian and the chosen vessel of the God of Time, Chronos.
Dimaria is a buxom young woman with a slender figure. Her wavy, blonde hair is cropped short, reaching only the base of her nape. It is quite messy, giving it a somewhat spiky appearance. While it is mostly swept back, some bangs hang down her forehead, curving away from the face on either side. Her brown eyes droop at the edges. The mark of the Alvarez Empire is branded on the outer side of her left calf.
Dimaria's casual attire is quite revealing. Her top consists of a simple brown bandeau, with the upper edge embroidered with a flowery, white lace. She also wears loose, pin-striped capri pants, the ends of the legs tightening around her calves. The hems of the legs are decorated with dark piping. Her left forearm is covered by a tight, dark bracer with a wing-like ornament attached to it beneath her elbow. Her right arm is encased in golden armor. While the part covering her upper arm and shoulder is plated, the rest takes the form of a simple gauntlet. Her neck is protected by gorget with a golden border and whose color matches that of her bandeau. A dark jacket with a light border is tied around her waist, allowing it to flare out behind her legs such that it hides her legs from view from behind but leaves them exposed from the front. The jacket has a large collar and lapels. The arms are knotted loosely below her abdomen, the ends hanging down. The light cuffs are quite prominent and each is encircled by a dark band with three rows of studs embedded in it; she completes her outfit with a pair of simple sandals. Her attire exhibits minor modifications when she goes to war. Her spaulder is not as spiky and has her Empire's insignia engraved on it, while the ornament adorning her bracer sports two miniature wings instead of one. The lace lining her bandeau is also replaced by a chain.
During the reunion with the other Spriggans at Fairy Tail, she's seen with another outfit to replace the one that was previously destroyed during her battle. It consists of a dark-colored skin-tight suit. Reaching up to her neck, it has white borders that separates the darker and lighter parts of the outfit from each other. On the back, going down her spine, is a pattern of rectangles intersecting with each other in a diagonal formation. Light colored straps encasing her arms and legs, she wears the same golden armor donned in her previous outfit on her right shoulder.
Dimaria seems to have a relaxed and cynical personality, usually sporting an amused expression accentuated by a wry smile alongside half-closed eyelids. Her demeanor compliments this, being informal in the presence of superiors and colleagues alike. In keeping with her personality, she has quite the sharp tongue, which she frequently employs to make scathing remarks, as well as to needle others in a roundabout manner, although she is not too fond of dealing with tiresome people. She shows very little concern for her colleagues' well-being and has exhibited blatant signs of schadenfreude in regards to teammate Brandish μ, whom Dimaria delights in teasing.
Dimaria's bearing on the battlefield is fitting for that of a warrior. She not only exhibits great composure, handling potentially irritating situations with great aplomb, but is also quite a ruthless individual as she refuses even children any hint of clemency. While she is not averse to toying around with any opponents who catch her fancy, her mischievous nature is tempered by a sense of caution which allows her to prioritize duty over pleasure. Despite her somewhat frivolous character, Dimaria takes pride in her position as a Shield of Spriggan and vows to strike the fear of their power in the minds of her enemies.
However, Dimaria's calm attitude on the battlefield is a consequence of her confidence in attaining victory due to the nature of her Magic. When the world is under the influence of her Âge Seal, she claims absolute authority over it and has no qualms in gloating over her enemies, assured that she would not be wasting her time. This cool facade is shattered the moment somebody is able to oppose her in this timeless domain, the proud Shield of Spriggan betraying blatant signs of disorientation and frustration and petulantly denouncing all who dare defy her in her own world. She views her defeat with utter disbelief and, when held captive, is extremely vulnerable to exposing her emotions.
When Dimaria fuses with Chronos, her personality is influenced by the God's own. Her manner of speech becomes archaic and her tone haughty. She also loses her sense of patience, quickly wanting to decisively take care of opposition without delay, even wearing a grin on her face when deliberating the torture she plans to deal upon them. She seemingly considers it in her divine right to pass judgment on all those who go against her will and punishes them as she sees fit, the greatest sin in her eyes being that of a mortal offending a God.
Dimaria is also shown to have a remorseful side to her personage, seen when she hugged and apologized to Brandish for the cruel comments made about her capture, determined not to ever do it again, and showing worry for her safety after it had happened. Dimaria also has a habit of clicking her teeth when she's angry or furious about something occurring not to her liking.
As a descendant of the people of Mildian, Dimaria at some point was chosen by Chronos, the God of Time, to be his vessel, gifting her with his power in the form of God Soul, as well as the ability to control time in Âge Seal.
Alvarez Empire arc
Upon Zeref's return to his palace in Vistarion, Dimaria and Ajeel Ramal arrive to greet him and are subsequently chastised by Invel for the casual manner in which they address the emperor. Zeref, however, is unconcerned and Dimaria listens with the rest of her comrades when he mentions the Dragon King Festival. At that moment, Yajeel brings Makarov Dreyar in to have an audience with Zeref, and Dimaria and the others are dismissed by their liege.
Later, Dimaria visits Brandish in her room, questioning her lenient handling of the Fairy Tail Mages on Caracole Island. As Brandish typically replies that doing anything else would have been too tiresome, Marin Hollow chimes in by complimenting Dimaria, who suggests Brandish return Marin to his normal size. Finally, before leaving, she informs Brandish that the Spriggan 12 have been summoned by Zeref. Later during the meeting, Dimaria admonishes for her direct speech, saying that it is the main reason she is not popular. But, when Brandish retorts that she is the one who doesn't like people, Dimaria calmly states that they are similar. As the meeting proceeds, she unemotionally watches God Serena's performance and, after hearing Zeref's purpose behind declaring war on Ishgar, helps plan the invasion.
As the Empire's assault begins, she and Wall lead a fleet towards Hargeon. While on their way, Dimaria gets annoyed by her partner's incessant laughter, only to be informed about the defeat of their vanguard as well as Brandish's capture, the last piece of news proving to be a source of mirth for her. The two commend their enemy's strength, but Wall immediately manifests a large cannon and targets Fairy Tail. Despite Dimaria's skepticism regarding his aim, Wall opens fire. However, the shot is blocked due to Ichiya's sacrifice of Christina, much to Dimaria's amusement.
Soon afterwards, they make landfall at Hargeon and easily capture the port. As Dimaria chats with Wall, she teases him about his failure to destroy Magnolia, then goes on to mock Brandish's capture and expresses her desire to witness her ally's misery. Upon being informed about Neinhart's refusal to leave his ship to take part in the invasion, she snidely comments about the terrible company provided by her current partners, and prepares to face the forces mobilized by Fiore to free Hargeon, the Valkyrie vowing to carve the dread of the Spriggan 12's might into the minds of her enemies. Midway through the battle, she challenges Kagura and easily overpowers her. While the latter is distracted by the pressure of the Shield of Spriggan's presence, she takes the opportunity to slash off the Mermaid Heel Mage's clothing, anticipating the pleasure of ragging her adversary, as she enjoys the sight of Kagura's public humiliation. However, their duel ends inconclusively as Fiore's forces retreat.
The following day sees the renewal of Mermaid Heel-Lamia Scale alliance's attempt to liberate Hargeon. Kagura's composure despite the result of their previous clash impresses Dimaria, who decides to find herself new prey. She soon encounters Sherria and nonchalantly strips her with a swipe of sword. However, identifying the God Slayer as a healer, the knight moves to kill her immediately, only to be kicked away by Wendy, the attack causing Dimaria great irritation. She reins in her rage and mockingly reprimands the two children for treating the battlefield like a playground. When her warning goes unheeded, she makes clear her intention to show no mercy. Stating with absolute confidence that she could easily slaughter the girls within the blink of an eye, she finally casts Âge Seal. Explaining the effects of her Magic to her silent audience, she walks towards the unmoving children and ponders how to dispose of them. She eventually settles on the idea of killing only Wendy to have the other two grieve over their fallen comrade; but, when she strikes, the Dragon Slayer easily avoids the blow and, alongside Sherria, manages to land a direct hit on Dimaria, leaving the latter astounded as to how the Sky Sisters were able to break free from her Magic. The answer soon arrives in the form of Ultear, who can allow her comrades to ignore the effects of Âge Seal, although she is a mere concept who manifests only in distortions in time and, thus, cannot fight alongside them. Dimaria considers the declaration an affront to herself and flies into a rage, deciding to utilize her final resort: God Soul: Chronos. As the Valkyrie summons the ancient God of Time into her own body, Chronos explains to their audience that he has chosen her as his host as she is a descendant of the people of Mildian, an ancient city that worshiped him, also claiming that he and his host are a single being in this form. The entity then shoots an energy beam at Wendy, but the shot is intercepted by Carla, who is fatally wounded and collapses. As the Sky Sisters resolutely prepare to continue their fight, the divine being damns and passes the death sentence on those who would rebel against it in his own domain.
As Ultear introduces Third Origin to Sky Sisters, and the two argue about who's going to receive it, the deity charges at them, only to be intercepted by Wendy thinking she obtained Third Origin. The latter subsequently attacks with Sky Dragon's Claw, but the entity doesn't seem to receive any damage whatsoever, attacking the Dragon Slayer with Âge Scratch shortly thereafter. In pain, Wendy still throws a punch at them, but to no avail as she continues receiving damage from the spell, whereafter the god shoots a beam through her leg. About to deal a final blow, the divine's shot is canceled by Sherria as the one who had her Third Origin activated. From then on, the deity only continues receiving great damage from Sky God Slayer's attacks, who dispels part of Dimaria's Take Over. Trying to counterattack, her attacks are proven worthless, even more so after Wendy casts an enchantment on her friend. Ultimately, Dimaria is defeated by Sherria's empowered Heavenly Gathering of Clouds. After her defeat, she is tied up tightly within in a cellar, cuffed as to be prevented from using Magic. Recalling her mockery of Brandish's imprisonment, Dimaria shivers and only shouts for her name. Later, Dimaria is engulfed in the light of Irene's Universe One.
In a new location, Dimaria, still shackled, attempts to escape by crawling on the ground, but she is apprehended by two Lamia Scale Mages. After they grab her, she watches, surprised, as they are engulfed in a light and have their souls ripped from their bodies; Dimaria then looks at her savior, who has come to rescue her: her fellow Spriggan 12 Larcade Dragneel. Dimaria then reconvenes at the Fairy Tail Guild's new location alongside one million Alvarez soldiers and the other eleven Spriggan 12 members; there, she finds Brandish, and after confirming that the enemy didn't harm her, she tearfully hugs her, apologizing for her earlier behavior and swearing to defeat the enemy alongside her. Dimaria then stands in an intimidating battle formation alongside the emperor and the rest of the Spriggan 12.
Dimaria later follows Brandish and, from afar, finds that she has decided to spare Natsu, Lucy and Happy, causing her to seethe over Brandish's betrayal. Dimaria then watches as an Irene-empowered Neinhart arrives in search of Erza and attacks Brandish, before watching his immediate defeat at Natsu's hands. After Brandish turns against the three, Dimaria interrupts her battle against Lucy, questioning whether her intentions to kill Lucy and Natsu were true. To support her claims, she says that she could've just enlarged all of Natsu's internal organs instead of returning his tumor to its original size in order to kill him, and, on top of that, could've just squashed Lucy while shrunk. Believing her treason must come an end, Dimaria executes Brandish via her knife before the latter could even respond. Suspecting that Brandish's change was caused by Lucy, Dimaria stomps on the latter, swearing to make her pay in the most painful way possible, crying in the process. As such, Dimaria captures both Lucy and Natsu, brings them to an unknown location whilst thinking of ways to torment the former. Still pondering, she places her scimitar on Natsu's neck.
A bit later, after Lucy wakes up, Dimaria makes a point to harass, taunt and openly blame Lucy for "breaking" Brandish while making use of Âge Seal to zip around the room. After removing Lucy's bikini top, Dimaria jovially tells an embarrassed Lucy that she'll strip the unconscious Natsu as well, but wonders aloud whether he's dead. She then stops time and hovers herself over the top of Lucy, threatening to gouge out her eyes; when Lucy doesn't respond to her provocations the way she wishes, Dimaria eagerly swings her scimitar down, but is stopped by the awakening of E.N.D., who can move freely within her Âge Seal, and soundly defeats her. The heavily wounded Dimaria then tells the freshly awakened Lucy that it was a "monster" that defeated her, and continues to express disbelief at E.N.D.'s power. Dimaria then bears witness to Brandish arrive with Porlyusica, Evergreen, and Happy, and sadly utters her name.
After the fact, Dimaria, cuffed as to be prevented from using her Magic once again, is asked by Evergreen about Natsu being able to move within stopped time, but remains silent. She then wears a saddened expression when Lucy offers comforting words to an indecision-stricken Brandish.
Magic and Abilities
Âge Seal (アージィ・シール Ājyu Shīru): An all-world Magic that was taught to Dimaria from the God of Time himself, giving her the ability to freeze the time around her (apparently activated by clicking her teeth together), allowing her, and only her, to freely move in its area of effect. Such usage of this Magic allows Dimaria to easily perform feats as she pleases on numerous of battlefields to her foes who are frozen in time and completely vulnerable that in their perspective, its as if she done it in a blink of an eye that she's been given the epithet "Valkyrie", a goddess of war. According to Dimaria, her Magic is undefeatable; it appears it can be countered to a very small degree, however, by anyone who is also able to distort the laws of space and time. Her Magic was also incapable of affecting E.N.D., who could move freely through her time freeze thanks to his power surpassing Chronos'.
- Âge Scratch (アージュ・スクラッチ Ājyu Sukuracchi): Dimaria assaults the target with many magical clock hands; these clock hands force the body to of the one struck to receive shocks of pain equivalent to the total amount of physical pain they had received up until that specific point in their life.
Take Over (接収 Teiku Ōbā): Dimaria is an accomplished user of Take Over, using the God Soul (ゴッドソウル Goddo Sōru) branch of this Magic to forge her body into a vessel into which she summons the very being of a deity, also shedding all the earthly objects in her immediate possession to do so. The resultant entity embodies Dimaria as well as the summoned God in single form and possesses the powers and abilities of both. The Valkyrie's personality and appearance undergo a change as she fuses with her patron, their final form's attributes being a combination of their own.
- God Soul: Chronos: As a descendant of the citizens of Mildian, Dimaria has been gifted with this power by the God of Time, Chronos, who was greatly revered by her ancestors. She can use this power to call Chronos to earth, offering her own body as a vessel. As the two fuse into a singular entity, Dimaria's body is cloaked in shadow, with only her jaw being visible. In the darkness of the upper part of her face, two small, bright discs are all that denote her eyes. The region of her body below her neck is marked with ethereal lines, which streak across her body in various patterns, either wrapping themselves around her frame or forming closed figures reminiscent of the head of a typical clock hand. The patterns are arranged symmetric to her torso's central axis. Her hair also lengthens significantly, but does not lose its wavy nature. Dimaria's personality also exhibits some changes, such as her manner of speech becoming archaic. (Unnamed)
- Energy Beams: While in this form, Dimaria has the ability to shoot lethal beams of energy that travel far too fast to be seen and can easily pierce through an organic body.
- Increased Magic Power: Dimaria's already monstrous Magic power is further augmented in this form, the energy visibly streaming out of her frame as well as causing her hair to flare menacingly upwards. Her mere presence unleashes a detructive aura that continuously destroys a small area around her, while simply exerting her Magic power forcefully causes an explosion that demolishes a large region around her.
Enhanced Strength: Dimaria's slender frame hides unexpectedly hideous strength which allows her to not only match Kagura who is wielding an unsheathed Archenemy, but easily push her back. She is also capable of effortlessly brandishing humongous weapons with a single hand.
Enhanced Durability: Dimaria possesses a considerable amount of resistance to physical damage, emerging unharmed after receiving a direct kick to the face from Wendy when the latter was utilizing Dragon Force.
Expert Hand-to-Hand Combatant: Dimaria has shown great prowess in the art of close combat, violently attacking and clobbering her opposition, with one of her punches being able to leave a large gash upon Sherria Blendy's eye area (who was currently at her full potential after unlocking her Third Origin) demonstrating her great physicality.
Immense Magic Power: As a member of the Spriggan 12, Dimaria is one of Alvarez Empire's elite Mages, with her Magic Power reckoned to be on par with teammate Brandish μ. Her power is absolutely overwhelming, covering an entire battlefield and causing any enemy who senses it to wince at the nightmarish foe. Her mere presence is enough to awe stalwarts such as Kagura, smothering the latter's very senses.
Backsword: Dimaria wields a massive backsword, its length almost matching its owner's height. The single-edged blade is broader than her arm and possesses a sharp point. A portion of the back of the blade near the point has been tempered into an edge. The flat exhibits the sharp contrast between the light edge and the dark back. A weapon which is undoubtedly meant to be wielded with both hands, the Valkyrie easily turns it into an extremely potent single-handed sword by combining her monstrous strength with her excellent skills in the art of swordsmanship. The metal of the blade has been tempered to be incredibly resilient, allowing it to match the legendary Archenemy even when the latter has been unsheathed. Despite the fragile appearance of the guard, it is strong enough to withstand the shock of such a titanic clash. The sturdy hilt creeps up the blade and is screwed to it, reaching almost up to the first indentation. Part of the edge is left exposed and this piece of the hilt serves as a support. The lower portion of this support covers the width of the blade and slopes off to either side. The half of the base and the initial curve on the side of the edge of the blade are covered in leather for the convenience of the wielder as it makes for a much more comfortable and firm grasp. The curve at the end is reminiscent of the grip of a revolver and has a gauze embedded in it along its length.
Dagger: Dimaria carries a dagger, able to slash the target and heavily wound them.
- In Volume 52, Hiro Mashima showcased some early concepts of the Spriggan 12, one of them including Dimaria. In her rough sketch, Dimaria remains nearly unchanged besides a few aspects to her attire. The gauntlet that she is always seen equipped with on her right arm appears more bulky, defined, and demonic per say. The shoulder region of her gauntlet is similar to the one she possesses before the war between Ishgar, while throughout the entire arm the gauntlet possesses ridges that protrude from the arm and spiky knuckles guards, completed with the Alvarez Empire symbol placed towards the mid-region. Her armband is lightly colored, while there is an additional wing-like ornament attached to it compared to her completed design where she only possesses one. Lastly, a jeweled necklace graces her neck while there are no studs on the cuffs of her wrapped around jacket.
- (To Kagura Mikazuchi): "That oriental kimono is quite beautiful indeed. It's unfortunate that I'm about to stain it with your blood."
- (To Kagura Mikazuchi): "Your bangs remind me of Randi's... I can't help but want to tease you...♡"
- (To Sherria Blendy after shredding her shirt): "I love it when cute girls look like that ♡. I'll make her look as good as the one yesterday... or I hope to do so, but maybe not today. You're a healer, aren't you? You're a pain, so maybe just die, won't you?"
- (To Ultear Milkovich): "This world belongs to me... How dare you sully it with your presence?!"
|Spriggan 12||Ajeel Ramal • August • Bloodman • Brandish μ • Dimaria Yesta • God Serena • Invel Yura • Irene Belserion • Jacob Lessio • Larcade Dragneel • Neinhart • Wall Eehto|
|Brandish Squad||Brandish μ • Marin Hollow|
|Wall Squad||Wall Eehto|
|Ajeel Squad||Ajeel Ramal • Bakel • Kareem|
|Dimaria Squad||Dimaria Yesta|
|Neinhart Squad||Four Heraldry Knights • Neinhart|
|Irene Squad||Heine Lunasea • Irene Belserion • Juliet Sun|
|Deceased||Bloodman • God Serena • Wall Eehto|