Meet the Characters: Lilia Alkaeva

(Image credit: Aminta’s Fasion)

For this series, I’m going to delve into the characters of Grigory’s Gadget in the style of those fun/silly surveys that pop-up on social media from time-to-time. I’ll also include name pronunciation, because I know a lot of people have been asking about that! (That being said, you can pronounce the names of my characters however you like, I’ll just be listing the “official” pronunciation) This post will be about Lilia Alkaeva.

WARNING: Mild spoilers for Grigory’s Gadget contained in this post!

Name: Lilia Alkaeva (LIH-lee-ya al-KAH-yeh-vah)

Name Meaning: Lilia – cognate of Lily, from the flower which is a symbol of purity; Alkaeva – from the Russian verb alkat “to wish, to be wished”

Age: early 20s

Physical Appearance: tan skin, brown eyes, short thick black hair, glasses

Hometown: Lodninsk, Morozhia (LOHD-ninsk, moh-ROHZH-ya)

Family: Father and brother died in an airship crash; mother died from a plague that swept through the city

Relationship Status: single

Education: studying literature and history

Religion: None for most of Grigory’s Gadget, converts to Drevnih toward the end

Greatest Strengths: loyal, nurturing

Greatest Weaknesses: easily discouraged

Favorite Color: Pink and purple

Hobbies: reading, “dance lessons” (secret code which actually refers to sword fighting lessons)

Biggest Goal in Life: establish a safe and stable life

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