|Appearance||Tales of Vesperia|
|Height||5'7" / 170 cm|
|Occupation||Member of Brave Vesperia|
|Japanese Voice Actor||Makoto Ishii|
|Character Designer||Kousuke Fujishima|
Repede (ラピード Rapiido?) is Yuri Lowell's dog and loyal sidekick. Repede fights with daggers and is constantly carrying a pipe in his mouth, which is a memento of his previous owner, Niren Fedrok, who was killed during the events of the movie, Tales of Vesperia: The First Strike. Repede is the son of Lambert (ランバート Ranbaato?), who Yuri was forced to kill after Lambert was possessed by a monster. As a puppy, Repede already had developed a habit of carrying objects in his mouth, such as bones or sticks. He is the first playable quadruped in a mainline title.
Appearance and Personality
Repede is a dog with dark blue and gray fur. He has green eyes, light blue fur extending behind his head, pointed ears and a sickle tail. As a puppy, he is very small. Fur above his paws resembles rings. Some of the fur sticks out from his chest.
As an adult, Repede has grown significantly larger. The "rings" above his paws are now larger with a tint brown fur sticking out from the back. Because of an incident, Repede has a large scar from his forehead extending to near his mouth from the left side of his face. Repede now dons several accessories: a leather sash around his chest that carries a scabbard to hold his dagger, a metal chain around his neck, and a brass ring at the base of his tail. Repede usually carries Niren's pipe in his mouth when he is not in a battle.
Repede is friendly around those he trusts and children who like dogs, but dislikes it when approached by people he does not know. It is an ongoing event in which the heroine Estelle wants to pet Repede, but is rejected by him. Repede also carries a chain from his previous owner and uses his previous owner's bodhi blastia for combat.
Repede is one of the faster, more mobile characters in battle with naturally high agility and skills that place emphasis on running such as Dash, which further increases his speed, in addition to ones that heal HP and TP and prevent staggering during his movement. When not being controlled, he will go after the enemy targeted by the player. He is the only character able to steal items from opponents with the arte Thievery. He is also an item expert, increasing the effects of items with his passive skills to up to double their effectiveness, and without having to wait to use more, and occasionally without using the item up. Repede's unusually adept ability to use weapons meant for human use is both admired and sometimes made fun of by Yuri and his other companions. The interesting thing about Repede in battle is the fact that he is a dog. Since Repede is very short, several attacks will go over his hurtbox completely to negate much of the damage that a character would normally receive. He also shares a few artes with Zagi.
- Repede is Romanian for "fast", which is fitting due to him being one of the faster and more mobile characters in battle. The Japanese name comes from the Italian word rapido, which also means "quick" or "fast".