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The Dark Wings are a group of three thieves in the game Tales of the Abyss. They are met fairly early in the game in the city of Chesedonia, shortly after the player defeats Dist the Reaper on the Katsbert Ferry. Their group consists of two men named Urushi and York, and their female leader, Noir. They appear to be quite infamous amongst the people of both Malkuth and Kimlasca, and are met quite a few times in the game by the player. While they appear to be no more than mere thieves, they serve a somewhat large role in the game, and they have quite a past as well. They also have an alias as a harmless circus troupe known as the Black Dream, and they use this disguise when they are out stealing. They could be thought of as antagonists by some, but they actually prove to be quite useful to both Luke's group and Asch, often giving out subtle hints to Luke about where to go next sometimes, and also giving him a head's up about what Asch is up to. As for Asch, they work under him to help him search for the Jewel of Lorelei so that he can find it before the God Generals do.
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==Members of the Dark Wings==
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'''Noir'''
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Noir is the sassy female leader of the Dark Wings and is often the one who does all the talking. She is portrayed as a somewhat scantily clad woman with a thin frame and a rather seductive pose. She has pink hair and always carries what appears to be a pocket mirror or pocket watch in her hand. She is usually quite calm and collected in front of the group, but is occasionally jabbed at by Anise who calls her an "old lady," much to her displeasure.
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Noir appears to have a firm hold on Urushi and York, and often treats them like her minions or lackeys, giving away her position as the leader of the group. She occasionally even jokes about them being useless and getting rid of them, but when she does this they tend to act very concerned, and she then reveals that she is merely joking. Noir has also revealed that she may have feelings for Guy, but this may be a jest too.
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She also has revealed that she may also care somewhat for Asch as well, because when he is racing up to the top of the tower of Rem to commit mass suicide with the replicas created by Van, she urges the group to stop him in a distressed tone. This may be just because he is their employer though, and losing Asch would mean the Dark Wings would be losing money.
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'''York'''
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York is one of the male members of the Dark Wings and is Noir's partner in crime. He is the tallest member and is dressed like a pirate, complete with hat and eye patch. He also has a small mouse on top of his hat for unknown reasons and he has a large grin on his face at all times. He tends to hang around Urushi but he works on his own on numerous occasions as well.
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York is often a big explainer to Luke's group, often telling them what Asch is currently doing and even what he talks about the most (he explains that Asch mostly talks about Natalia, occasionally talks about Luke, and seldomly talks about Van), although he may just do this to stir the pot.
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York is usually upbeat and chipper about anything and often happily explains the situation of Asch to the group. Even when Tear almost slices his throat when he is about to make away with Luke's wallet, he still keeps his grin on and doesn't even act worried. This perpetual perkiness may make him seem like a creepy character to some.
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'''Urushi'''
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Urushi is one of the male members of the Dark Wings and is Noir's partner in crime. He is somewhat of an opposite to York, being squat and gruff, with short legs, large arms, and a top hat. He also always carries a baton or a can which he beats against his hand when talking to the group. He is the seemingly rough and tough guy of the group, but he doesn't seem to talk as much as Noir or York.
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Urushi is met by the player every now and again and he usually leaks information on what Asch is currently doing to Luke's group. While he does this less often than York, he still is a good source of info to Luke and friends whenever they need to know where Asch is.
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He is also seen getting into some trouble later in the game, as the player can undergo a small optional scene in Grand Chokmah to see that Urushi has pilfered a woman's purse and caused her to become injured. Although he is captured by the group shortly afterward, they decide to let him go free, and he thanks the group, promising to repay them later as he runs off.
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==Origin of The Dark Wings==
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It is revealed much later in the game that the Dark Wings are far more than mere thieves. If the player takes part in saving the Dark Wings (as the Black Dream)in Grand Chokmah from being beaten up, Noir will thank the group and give the player the "Key of Darkness" item, which will enable the player to enter a room in Nam Cobanda Isle that would be locked otherwise. Once inside, Noir and the other members proceed to tell the group that they were survivors from the Isle of Feres when the tidal wave wiped it out. They managed to get on a passing ship and began to live their lives as the Black Dream.
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Upon seeing how people were treated in both Kimlasca and Malkuth however, they began to consider becoming noble thieves. They learned that both Kimlasca and Malkuth were so dependent on the Score that they neglected a large portion of their own people, and completely abandoned them for the Score. The Black Dream began to pick up these people who were abandoned and welcomed them to their family. However, the people needed a place to stay, so the Dark Wings created Nam Cobanda Isle, and surrounded it with whirlpools and other security measures to ensure that neither Kimlasca nor Malkuth could ever reach them and the people that they neglected. The Dark Wings then began to pilfer things from both kingdoms to provide for the people of Nam Cobanda Isle, while simultaeneously recruiting more abandoned people as the Black Dream circus troupe. The people of Nam Cobanda Isle were put to work as performers in the circus, and helped the Dark Wings to recruit more people.
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The Dark Wings also revealed that the people of Nam Cobanda Isle didn't know that that the leaders of the Black Dream were also the notorious thieves the Dark Wings. The group also stated that only other thieves know that they are thieves and not circus performers, possibly hinting that the Dark Wings consist of more than just Noir, York, and Urushi.
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===References===
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* The Dark Wings' theme song ,"The Frequenter", appears on the [[Tales of Destiny Remake]] sound track.
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* They are referenced in [[Tales of Vesperia]] in a skit where [[Karol]] mentions how the thieve's guild, the Dark Wings, only has three members and they're still pretty famous.
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Template:Stub The Dark Wings are a group of three thieves in the game Tales of the Abyss. They are met fairly early in the game in the city of Chesedonia, shortly after the player defeats Dist the Reaper on the Katsbert Ferry. Their group consists of two men named Urushi and York, and their female leader, Noir. They appear to be quite infamous amongst the people of both Malkuth and Kimlasca, and are met quite a few times in the game by the player. While they appear to be no more than mere thieves, they serve a somewhat large role in the game, and they have quite a past as well. They also have an alias as a harmless circus troupe known as the Black Dream, and they use this disguise when they are out stealing. They could be thought of as antagonists by some, but they actually prove to be quite useful to both Luke's group and Asch, often giving out subtle hints to Luke about where to go next sometimes, and also giving him a head's up about what Asch is up to. As for Asch, they work under him to help him search for the Jewel of Lorelei so that he can find it before the God Generals do.

Members of the Dark Wings

Noir

Noir is the sassy female leader of the Dark Wings and is often the one who does all the talking. She is portrayed as a somewhat scantily clad woman with a thin frame and a rather seductive pose. She has pink hair and always carries what appears to be a pocket mirror or pocket watch in her hand. She is usually quite calm and collected in front of the group, but is occasionally jabbed at by Anise who calls her an "old lady," much to her displeasure.

Noir appears to have a firm hold on Urushi and York, and often treats them like her minions or lackeys, giving away her position as the leader of the group. She occasionally even jokes about them being useless and getting rid of them, but when she does this they tend to act very concerned, and she then reveals that she is merely joking. Noir has also revealed that she may have feelings for Guy, but this may be a jest too.

She also has revealed that she may also care somewhat for Asch as well, because when he is racing up to the top of the tower of Rem to commit mass suicide with the replicas created by Van, she urges the group to stop him in a distressed tone. This may be just because he is their employer though, and losing Asch would mean the Dark Wings would be losing money.

York

York is one of the male members of the Dark Wings and is Noir's partner in crime. He is the tallest member and is dressed like a pirate, complete with hat and eye patch. He also has a small mouse on top of his hat for unknown reasons and he has a large grin on his face at all times. He tends to hang around Urushi but he works on his own on numerous occasions as well.

York is often a big explainer to Luke's group, often telling them what Asch is currently doing and even what he talks about the most (he explains that Asch mostly talks about Natalia, occasionally talks about Luke, and seldomly talks about Van), although he may just do this to stir the pot.

York is usually upbeat and chipper about anything and often happily explains the situation of Asch to the group. Even when Tear almost slices his throat when he is about to make away with Luke's wallet, he still keeps his grin on and doesn't even act worried. This perpetual perkiness may make him seem like a creepy character to some.

Urushi

Urushi is one of the male members of the Dark Wings and is Noir's partner in crime. He is somewhat of an opposite to York, being squat and gruff, with short legs, large arms, and a top hat. He also always carries a baton or a can which he beats against his hand when talking to the group. He is the seemingly rough and tough guy of the group, but he doesn't seem to talk as much as Noir or York.

Urushi is met by the player every now and again and he usually leaks information on what Asch is currently doing to Luke's group. While he does this less often than York, he still is a good source of info to Luke and friends whenever they need to know where Asch is.

He is also seen getting into some trouble later in the game, as the player can undergo a small optional scene in Grand Chokmah to see that Urushi has pilfered a woman's purse and caused her to become injured. Although he is captured by the group shortly afterward, they decide to let him go free, and he thanks the group, promising to repay them later as he runs off.

Origin of The Dark Wings

It is revealed much later in the game that the Dark Wings are far more than mere thieves. If the player takes part in saving the Dark Wings (as the Black Dream)in Grand Chokmah from being beaten up, Noir will thank the group and give the player the "Key of Darkness" item, which will enable the player to enter a room in Nam Cobanda Isle that would be locked otherwise. Once inside, Noir and the other members proceed to tell the group that they were survivors from the Isle of Feres when the tidal wave wiped it out. They managed to get on a passing ship and began to live their lives as the Black Dream.

Upon seeing how people were treated in both Kimlasca and Malkuth however, they began to consider becoming noble thieves. They learned that both Kimlasca and Malkuth were so dependent on the Score that they neglected a large portion of their own people, and completely abandoned them for the Score. The Black Dream began to pick up these people who were abandoned and welcomed them to their family. However, the people needed a place to stay, so the Dark Wings created Nam Cobanda Isle, and surrounded it with whirlpools and other security measures to ensure that neither Kimlasca nor Malkuth could ever reach them and the people that they neglected. The Dark Wings then began to pilfer things from both kingdoms to provide for the people of Nam Cobanda Isle, while simultaeneously recruiting more abandoned people as the Black Dream circus troupe. The people of Nam Cobanda Isle were put to work as performers in the circus, and helped the Dark Wings to recruit more people.

The Dark Wings also revealed that the people of Nam Cobanda Isle didn't know that that the leaders of the Black Dream were also the notorious thieves the Dark Wings. The group also stated that only other thieves know that they are thieves and not circus performers, possibly hinting that the Dark Wings consist of more than just Noir, York, and Urushi.

References

  • The Dark Wings' theme song ,"The Frequenter", appears on the Tales of Destiny Remake sound track.
  • They are referenced in Tales of Vesperia in a skit where Karol mentions how the thieve's guild, the Dark Wings, only has three members and they're still pretty famous.
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