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Brute Lualdi
Brute Lualdi
Appearance Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World
Hometown Palmacosta
Age 45
Height 6'0" / 182 cm
Weight 175 lbs / 78 kg
Race Human
Occupation Leader of the Vanguard
Weapon Staff
Japanese Voice Actor Rintarou Nishi
Character Designer Daigo Okumura

Brute Lualdi (ブルート・ルアルディ Buruuto Ruarudi?) is an antagonist in Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World.


Brute is the leader of the Vanguard and Marta Lualdi's father. The Vanguard started as the Sylvaranti charity organization at first with Brute alone. Initially he never had the intention of being crowned king of Sylvarant. However, he was manipulated by Richter with the power of Solum's core and soon became someone completely different where eventually Brute's ultimate goal is to rule Sylvarant and destroy Tethe'alla because of the segregation made by the Tethe'allans to the Sylvaranti. After the reunification of the worlds, he begins to doubt the Church of Martel's beliefs, which is strengthened with his wife's passing, and shortly after he creates the Vanguard to overthrow it.

Throughout most of the story, he sends numerous members of the Vanguard, such as Alice or Decus, in order to obtain Ratatosk's core on Marta's forehead, which he hopes will help in his liberation efforts. His plan to overthrow the Tethe'allans was to use the Mana Cannon aided by the cores' powers and destroy the main cities in Tethe'alla, in particular Meltokio and Sybak. After the final fight with Brute, he reveals that it was Richter Abend whom gave him the idea to revive the Sylvarant Dynasty and become king. He shortly disbands the Vanguard thereafter, ending the majority of the fights with the Vanguard. The night before Emil Castagnier and the others leave for the Ginnungagap, Marta tells Emil that the members of the Vanguard must be send to Meltokio to undergo a trial for his actions, which also includes Marta.

Fighting Style[]

Brute Ragnarok

Cut-in image for Ragnarok in Dawn of the New World.

Emil and the others face Commander Brute in two separate occasions, both in Altamira but in two different locations. One is at the basement of the casino after they defeat Hawk for the last time. Soon after Hawk is defeated, the group faces Brute and soon comes to realize that he is just too powerful and also holds possession of Solum's core. Soon after that fight, Emil and the others meet up with Brute again in the Lezareno Company. The second fight is where they finally defeat Brute. However, he is severely weakened when Decus removes Solum's core from him after the fight, in a state of insanity. In both battles he has the ability to cast Earth-, Fire-, and Dark-type spells, can use a variety of strike artes named after locations from Norse mythology, and has access to his mystic arte, Ragnarok.



  • Brute's mystic arte, Ragnarok, derives from Norse mythology. In Norse tradition, Ragnarok is the final battle that takes places at the end of days. During this battle, many major characters in Norse mythology, such as Odin, Thor, and Fenrir will be killed.
  • In the English-language files of Dawn of the New World, there exists a voice file for Brute with the incantation for the arte Flare Tornado.