Empress Teodora I is the tertiary antagonist in Skies of Arcadia, ruling menacing Valuan Empire, until overshadowed and betrayed by her Lord Admiral of Imperial Armada - Galcian. She is a ruthless and dictatorial ruler, once being a kind woman who broke under the rule's pressure.
Once a kind and beautiful woman, mother of prince Enrique and wife of Valua's emperor, she took the rule after her husband's death but became a corrupt dictator who collapsed under the pressure of politics. It is seemed that she knew nothing about the Silvites, though she learnt about the power of Gigas. Facing an energy crysis in Valua, as there were no Moon Stones to power them with electricity, she ordered Lord Galcian to awake Gigas in order to conquer the world and have energy for Valua. Though she was a pawn of Galcian, doing whatever he wants her to do, she seemed capable of doing things she thought good herself with help of her son Enrique, whom she rarely listened to.
Behind the Scenes
Empress Teodora first seen when Galcian takes Fina to meet Her Highness. Though Teodora seems to be calm ruler and strategic genius, she appears to be quite choleric, threatening Fina with execution once she insulted her, however, the empress was calmed down by Enrique. In dialogs it is seen that Teodora loves Enrique and builds Valuan Empire great to hand it over to Enrique, who, however, prefers more pacific ways.
By circumstances, Enrique joins the Blue Rogues and Teodora orderes the Admirals of Valuan Armada to bring him home, believing that the pirates imprisoned him. Later, Galcian states Valuan Armada's independence, wanting to take over the world by himself, and Teodora is told about it by Admiral Alfonso, right after she was sent the corpse of Admiral Gregorio. Enrique then appears warning Teodora about Galcian's actions too, and the Rains of Destruction that would destroy Valua. However, Teodora more concerned on taking the power to control Rains than protect themselves from it. Enrique then enrages and threats his mother with rapier, before knockouted by Admiral Belleza. Alfonso then orders to imprison Enrique.
As Enrique and Belleza were heading the Grand Fortress, lord Galcian unleashed the legendary Rains of Destruction upon Valua as an example of destructive power of the Rains. As in fell upon Valua, Lord Admiral Alfonso and Empress Teodora tried to save themselves only to be killed by falling Valuan Palace.