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Zenia Valov
(ゼニア・ヴァロワ, Zenia Varofu)
Zenia Portrait AH3.png
Arcana Almacia
Also known as Elfriede Achenbach (former name)
Physical/Vital Information
Gender Female
Age Unknown
Birthday November 8th
Nationality Russian
Blood Type AB
Height 174cm (5'8")
Weight 55kg (121 lbs)
Measurements (B/W/H) 83cm/57cm/84cm
Eye Color Amber
Hair Color White
Personal Statistics
Occupation Special Forces Agent
Affiliation Mercenary (Celestial Incident Specialist)
Favorite Subject Making Sweets (cookies)
Weakest Subject Too many to list
Fighting Style Russian Celestial Police Corps Pilebunker
Weapon(s) Edinorog
Game(s) Arcana Heart 2
Suggoi! Arcana Heart 2
Arcana Heart 3
Arcana Heart 3 Love Max
Arcana Heart 3 Love Max Six Stars
Arcana Heart 3 Love Max Six Stars XTEND
Japanese Kaori Shimizu

Zenia Valov is a playable character in the Arcana Heart series. She is a cool-headed freelance agent with a no-nonsense attitude. She was once known as Elfriede Achenbach (エルフリーデ・アッヒェンバッハ, Erufurīde Ahhyenbahha), the older sister of Lieselotte Achenbach, who was separated from her several years ago.

Her Arcana is Almacia, the Arcana of Ice.


A no-nonsense Agent who came to investigate Angelia's rampage in Kanto. She is actually "Elfriede Achenbach", the older sister of Lieselotte Achenbach, suffering from amnesia after being separated several years back. She isn't the type to linger in one place longer than necessary - living for her next job or role.


Zenia resembles Lieselotte, having the same white hair and amber eyes usually shut half way. The tops of her eyes and eyelashes are white, while her hair is long and pulled up into a spiked bun or ponytail.

Her attire consists of a pale blue sleeve-less shirt worn with a loose red tie and a short black form-fit skirt with slits going up the corners. She also wears a pair of sheer black tights, a blue finger-less glove, a gold and red gauntlet, and a black trench coat with the right sleeve cut out. White metal armor covers her feet with black and gold leg ornaments.


Zenia is a stoic and calm woman who is naturally very quiet. When she speaks, she avoids wasting time or words by cutting to the point and ending it there. She can be cold towards others at first, but genuinely doesn't mean any harm - or care if someone takes offense. She is also very efficient when it comes to completing tasks.

However, Zenia also has a softer nature. She is very gentle and kind with children and her little sister, and will do whatever she asks of her. She also adores stuffed animals and cookies.

There are a few moments where she can be considered cruel in a similar vain to her little sister, Lieselotte. This is shown when she attempted to kill Kira and Catherine, despite both of them being children and the latter being one of Petra's allies, for entering a Drexler Institute Laboratory without permission and refused to let them go until she eliminated them or until she is convinced to back down, in which the latter option was fortunately achieved by Mei Ling and Mei-Fang.


Arcana Heart 2[]

Main article: Zenia Valov/AH2 Storyline

Arcana Heart 3[]

Main article: Zenia Valov/AH3 Storyline


  • 「生と死と闘いの加護を此処に祈る」 (Pray here for the blessing of life, death and the fight.) (Pre-Battle)
  • Extend! (Arcana Extend)
  • Almacia! (Preforming Arcana Eclipse)
  • 「遊びは終わりだ!」 (Playtime's over!) (Arcana Burst)

Continue Screen[]

  • You're wasting my time. Hurry up.
  • Edinorog is fine. Let's continue.
  • This mission isn't over! I WILL continue. There is NO alternative.
  • ...Heh. No, we won't end it this way.
  • ...
  • I wish to continue my mission, but I will obey your orders.
  • I would appreciate the opportunity to defend my name.
  • I'm still alive.

Story Mode[]

After Battle

  • Liese-poo...? What on Earth are you talking about? (Heart Aino)
  • What are you trying to say? Get to the point. (Saki Tsuzura)
  • You aren't a part of this war. If you don't want to be, stay out of my way. (Konoha)
  • It's only a job. She pays better than the Japanese CU branch. Just because I work for her doesn't mean I like her or agree with her. (Maori Kasuga)
  • There's nothing wrong. Not having a problem is something of a problem, though. (Mei-Fang)
  • Unlikely. I'll find them before you, and if I don't, then I'll just take them from you. (Lilica Felchenerow)
  • What seems similar? My hair? My eyes? My skin? Whatever. They're just points of comparison. (Yoriko Yasuzumi)
  • Confidence without strength is just arrogance. Does your body understand that? (Kira Daidouji)
  • No, I don't. Maybe the Drexler Institute would... No, never mind. (Fiona Mayfield)
  • Yes, your "warnings" were quiet clear. But this incident--no the Drexler Institute itself... It has something to do with my past, doesn't it? (Petra Johanna Lagerkvist)
  • Yes, to fight alongside the matchless pair of warriors from the Vatican--no, I guess it's Rosenberg now, isn't it...? A-Anyway, I...wouldn't mind that. (Elsa la Conti)
  • Hmph. We both know you aren't going to tell me any more than that. I'll have to find my answers on my own, then. (Clarice de Lanza)
  • I don't get it. (Catherine Kyoubashi)
  • Why would I do that? I think you've got me confused with someone else. (Dorothy Albright)
  • As usual, your skills are impressive. With a little polish, maybe they'll really shine. (Akane Inuwaka)
  • I'm on a mission as well. I can't just go home. At any rate, I don't you have what it takes to stop me anyway. (Nazuna Inuwaka)
  • Happy... That word no longer has any meaning to me. (Angelia Avallone)
  • I'm under orders to secure these stones. I can't just give it away. (With Celestial Stone)
  • You want me to give you this stone? No, it doesn't work like that. You want it, you're going to have to kill me. (With Celestial Stone)
  • I did what I was told to do, and got the result I needed. It's simple as that. (Rosenberg member with Celestial Stone)


  • You're quite powerful. You must be, if you managed to defeat the Millennial Guardian. Now, shall we begin? That power of yours is reason enough for me to fight you. (Kamui Defeated)
  • Those scarlet eyes are burning... No, that...isn't right... My...heart... The memories that were lost... They say to fight...for her... My will is my own, and with it I will end you, for Lieselotte Achenbach. (Lieselotte Defeated)

After Revenge

  • Friendship, huh... That word no longer has any meaning for me.
  • Concern for your friend is admirable, but don't confuse your feelings for your skill in battle. Is that so difficult to understand?

Victory Screen (Versus Mode)[]

  • You tried to imitate me and failed. Pathetic. Do you really want to die like this? (vs. herself)
  • You should sleep beneath the ice forever, Almacia. Perhaps that would be best for you. (Arcana Blaze Finish)
  • Regret your pathetic excuse for a life, then die. (Critical Heart Finish)
  • Love? I can't grasp the importance of such a distracting emotion. (vs. Heart Aino)
  • I'm amazed you can fight as well as you do with no special training. I look forward to our next encounter. I hope you'll be even stronger. (vs. Saki Tsuzura)
  • Hmph. You're the only person who actually puts up a decent fight. When those wounds heal, let's do this again. Don't disappoint me. (vs. Kamui Tokinomiya)
  • Children don't belong on a battlefield. Oppose me, and you'll get what you deserve. (vs. Konoha)
  • A fighting style that strikes in four places in four places at once. Impressive. This is excellent training... In fact, do you think you could strike in more than four places? (vs. Maori Kasuga)
  • I don't care that you're a machine. If you had beaten me, I would have respected you. Unfortunate. (vs. Mei-Fang)
  • Impressive, but nothing I can't keep up with. (vs. Lilica Felchenerow)
  • Stand. Fight. If you want something, you take it. (vs. Lieselotte Achenbach)
  • I'd hoped you might be a challenge. I don't have any time for a demon lord who's fallen to this level. (vs. Yoriko Yasuzumi)
  • Attempting to weaponize spiritual metaphysics? Not a bad idea but... Doesn't look like it's enough. (vs. Kira Daidouji)
  • Here's a tip: Let your weapon control you, and you'll be barely a third-rate warrior. (vs. Fiona Mayfield)
  • As I'd expected from a Lagerkvist. Excellent technique, but you're no match for me. Still, I can hardly kill my client, can I? (vs. Petra Johanna Lagerkvist)
  • The Vatican's Golden Pair... Now Lagerkvist's Twin Shields. Sounds a little better, I suppose. (vs. Elsa la Conti)
  • Your darkness is a deadly poison. (vs. Clarice de Lanza)
  • A giant weapon powered by spiritual science, huh. Makes you a pretty big target. (vs. Catherine Kyoubashi)
  • Children's games, huh? I suppose there's no harm in indulging, once in a while. (vs. Dorothy Albright)
  • It'll be interesting to see how far that style takes you. (vs. Akane Inuwaka)
  • I don't care how skilled you are. Children don't belong on the battlefield. (vs. Nazuna Inuwaka)
  • I don't often get to fight someone who's completely ethereal. It's been a valuable experience. (vs. Angelia Avallone)
  • Weiss, is something wrong? If there is something you wish to say to me, say it. You can always talk to me. (vs. Weiss)
  • Such power at such a young age. With training, what could you accomplish...? No matter. There is little point in wondering. (vs. Eko)
  • I am Zenia Valov, a proud soldier of the Russian Spiritual Police Force until its dissolution. I do not recall joining the Drexler Institute. (vs. Scharlachrot)
  • What's wrong? Stand up. Fancy someone weaker than me can dare to go around calling oneself a hero...... (vs. Minori Amanohara)
  • You're using some weird techniques I've never seen before, but you lack actual combat experience. As a matter of fact, here right now you had chosen the wrong prey. (vs. Pistrix)
  • You are trained in highly-skilled combat. You also fully understand what it means to kill someone. A pity though, you ware awayed by way too many emotions. (vs. Dark Heart)


  • One of her palette swaps gives her a resemblance to Riza Hawkeye from the Full Metal Alchemist franchise, Nina Antalk from Chrome Shelled Regios and Iori Yagami & Vanessa from The King of Fighters.
  • Currently, she lives in Shiba Park, Minato, The Princess Tower (park suite) on the Kanagawa Rosenberg campus.
  • She likes penguins.
  • Her birthday was revealed in After Story.
  • In an interview, she was supposed to be Petra's butler and in the middle of the development, Elsa and Clarice was made and scraped the idea of her being a butler.[1]
  • Her voice actress also voiced Boogiepop (Boogiepop Phantom, also in Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax) and Little Sister (BioShock).



Arcana Heart Characters
Playable Heart Aino · Saki Tsuzura · Kamui Tokinomiya · Konoha · Maori Kasuga · Mei-Fang · Lilica Felchenerow · Lieselotte Achenbach · Yoriko Yasuzumi · Kira Daidouji · Fiona Mayfield · Petra Johanna Lagerkvist · Zenia Valov · Elsa la Conti · Clarice di Lanza · Catherine Kyoubashi · Dorothy Albright · Akane Inuwaka · Nazuna Inuwaka · Angelia Avallone · Weiss · Eko · Scharlachrot · Minori Amanohara · Pistrix · Dark Heart
Non-Playable Mei Ling Hua · Hyoudou
Minor Characters
Assist Tsuzune Kasuga · Koito and Kouta Kasuga · Elfriede Achenbach · Michelangelo · Chromatius · Terry Yodogawa · Lion, Tin Man & Scarecrow · Merlin · Kazu
Bosses Mildred Avallone · Parace L'sia · Ragnarok