|27 years old||Human|
Leah Needlenam, the multiverse's biggest traitor.
|FULL NAME||Leah Needlenam|
— Palutena, making the understatement of the century.
Leah Needlenam (born Sarah Auvic) is a doctor that appears in multiple titles. She and X-ray appear together often, although their relationship to each other is rather... vague for the most part (up until Prom Night). She owns her own hospital, stated by other characters to be "the worst hospital there might be".
Leah was created without a series to attach her to. As such, most of her character development comes from various crossovers. Although she was intended to show up in a movie called Leah Needlenam in the Graveyard of Gods, the movie was cancelled and as such Leah is one of the rare characters that has no franchise to tie down to. As such, she is somewhat of an oddity as everyone seems to know her in Fantendo Visual Novel: Fracture and Fantendo Smash Bros. Shattered but she had no appearances prior.
In Days of Victory, Leah Needlenam was sent on the run after being accused of allying with The Threat. Forming a new identity by the name of Xena Thunderhand, Leah began to struggle with her own collapsing identity as she switched between the two personalities. This in turn led to the series of events that would lead Leah to discover her original personality: Sarah Auvic. After meeting with the group on The Threat's ship, she decided to let Querius's void absorb her in a moment of self-sacrifice, although not before retiring the Leah Needlenam personality, "killing" her.
- 1 Description
- 2 Personality
- 3 Backstory
- 4 Appearances
- 4.1 New Fantendoverse Appearances
- 4.2 Fantendoverse Appearances
- 4.3 Spareverse Appearances
- 4.4 Lapisverse Appearances
- 4.5 Other Appearances
- 4.5.1 Pokemon Trainer Arena
- 4.5.2 Fantendo Brawlers
- 4.5.3 Fantendo Ultimate Alliance: Remix
- 4.5.4 Fantendo - The Day The Universe Broke
- 4.5.5 Fighters of Destiny
- 4.5.6 Another Mystery at Fantendo Mansion
- 4.5.7 Fantendo Hunger Games - Shattered Edition
- 4.5.8 Leah Needlenam and the Graveyard of Gods
- 4.5.9 Stampede Breakfast 2
- 4.6 Dark Woods II: New Woods
- 5 Alternate Versions
- 6 Relationships
- 7 Quotes
- 8 Development
- 9 Trophy Information
- 10 Gallery
- 11 Trivia
- 12 See Also
Leah is a purple haired woman with very intense eyes which are a bluish purple. They are some what narrower than the average. Typically her hair is somewhat messy, with two stands always up on one side of her head.
She wears a jumpsuit labcoat of sorts although this has been interpreted as a lab coat with a red dress by others until the secret was revealed. In Fantendo Smash Bros. Shattered, she gets a new outfit that is known as "Type X". The labcoat is light blue and there are Xes incorporated all throughout the design. The pants, when her legs cross, form a X.
She also has a often missed detail on her hand; the needle finger. At some point, Leah cut off her finger and replaced it with a needle. This sometimes appears empty or full; it's implied she can take it off or replace it. In all official art, she has never been seen without it.
Post-Shattering, Leah has a new look. She now wears a more basic outfit; a white shirt with cross shaped buttons and a collar with three buttons keeping it closed, one of those buttons being a blue cross. She also now wears black shorts. She keeps the bandage wrapping leggings. One small change is her skin tone; it is now even whiter than before.
As a general rule of thumb, the colors that Leah wears tends to match her allegiance and mood. Red is an sign of a more morally questionable Leah, often bordering on outright villain. Blue means she is happier and leans towards more hero. Purple often means more in the middle of the road or having no actual allegiance. Of particular note, she only wore purple in spin-off titles and it appears in her Hyper Mode form. It also appears in a very light motif in her Shattered art.
Leah Needlenam is a crazed doctor who only cares for her well being and X-Ray's. She will do anything if it benefits her or X-ray, not caring who else benefits or is harmed from it. She runs a hospital for X-Ray, who she injected with various illnesses so she would have to stay in the hospital. She collected organs to replace X-Ray's diseased ones.
When interacting with others, she is calm and collected unless suddenly threatened, in which she turns to panic. She can be very quirky at times. She rarely makes death threats, although does subtly hint at fates she has in mind for people she doesn't like.
Leah has been shown occasionally to drink and smoke, although she isn't addicted to either. She also enjoys Japanese culture, but mostly keeps this to herself, with it coming as a surprise to Reese during the events of Fantendo Smash Bros. Shattered.
During the events of Fantendo Smash Bros. Shattered, Leah underwent a serious revelation concerning her relationship with X-Ray: she would never love her for the awful things she inadvertently did to her. Even as a God, she couldn't have X-Ray's love despite her power. Begging The Fan and The Enemy to have her remember the past universe so she could fix her mistakes, she went into the New Fantendoverse a changed woman.
Undergoing somewhat of a personality change in the new universe, Leah was somewhat calmed down in comparison to her Pre-Shattered personality. Since she actually started treating X-Ray like a friend instead of an object of her desires, she never had a reason to steal organs. She however, became much more passive-aggressive towards Unten as he took up the leadership mantle even in this new timeline.
When drunk, Leah often refers to events in the past Fantendoverse, often unaware that the New Fantendoverse happened at all. During these stupors, she has told Strafe about Ella Metals and other things that don't make sense to him at all. While it is not exactly something that could be considered a problem for her, she notably had a beer-filled needle finger in several stories.
She has suicidal tendencies as well, as seen during Strafe: Dictator. Despite living what basically was her dream life, she still seems to be somewhat unhappy deep deep down. In addition to her suicidal tendacies, she seems to be hiding her actual misery behind humor, which is suggested in both Strafe: Warzones and Fantendo Smash Bros. Victory. Only when she is truly alone does she feel like she can cry and actually express her feelings- not even X-Ray has been able to open her up like this. As suggested by The Normal Life of Sarah Auvic, she is increasingly concerned over the future and the past of the old Fantendoverse.
Leah does not think too much when speaking, often blurting out the first coherent things that come to mind, no matter how crude they are. She frequently swears and gets into fights, although is often seen oddly calm in situations that don't call for it. She refuses to participate in several events, although is instantly swayed if X-Ray feels the opposite. Leah is fairly stubborn and often gets her way, but is submissive to X-Ray's desires.
Despite her rather inappropriate and rude behavior, she seems to have a genuine and loving relationship with X-Ray and aren't usually seen apart. During Prom Night, X-Ray serenades her with a song called "No Worries", which later becomes the key to breaking the simulated world in The Normal Life of Sarah Auvic.
Despite this, she can be somewhat manipulative. In her relationship with Xerox, she didn't see her as a person but rather "practice" for X-Ray, often playing with her feelings and making Xerox use her mastery of disguise to dress up as X-Ray for her. It is unknown if Leah regrets what she did or if she saw it as mere means to an end for her relationship with X-Ray.
Leah can also create alternate personalities that she can sometimes gets lost in, as in with the case of Xena Thunderhand. As revealed in Fantendo Smash Bros. Victory, the entire character of Leah Needlenam is just a mask she put on to distract herself from the horrors that the Twisted Cross made her do. Her original personality, Sarah Auvic, had been kept out of control for much Leah's existence and resurfaced in Days of Victory.
In her platonic relationships, two particularly stand out: Unten and Strafe. She often teases Unten and makes fun of him, not respecting his leadership whatsoever. She often calls him a variety of nicknames, often having to do with bears or the color blue. Unten and Leah are usually at opposite ends of any given spectrum of an argument, even if Leah agrees with Unten on a principle level. Her relationship with Strafe is a bit more friendly, however she insists on calling him "Jack" despite his protests. Both grew up with messed up childhoods and bonded during the events of Strafe: Warzones while trying to get X-Ray back from the cannibals. Despite some of their differences, both watch out for each other.
She has a somewhat complicated relationship with Sakeena Kamel. Seeing her as a replacement for Ella Metals, she doesn't exactly approve of her. However, she has never broadcast that to Sakeena, instead just calling her "Metals" and acting like they're good friends. Sakeena believes they are such good friends that she used "Metals" as her last name when running from her family in Fantendo Smash Bros. Victory.
Leah Needlenam was born as Sarah Auvic to a loving family that consisted of Mr. and Mrs. Auvic. During the first three years of Sarah Auvic's life, she was noted for her purple hair, which neither Mr. or Mrs. Auvic had, suggesting that Mrs. Auvic had cheated on Mr. Auvic, although DNA tests confirmed this was not the case. While word got around town about the purple haired baby, a group called the Twisted Cross took notice, noting a prophecy about a purple haired woman that would either bring down the organization or save it. They murdered Mr. and Mrs. Auvic and took Sarah Auvic to be their own, intending to train her to become the savior of the Twisted Cross.
After 20 years of being in the Twisted Cross, Leah met X-Ray and betrayed the Twisted Cross by saving X-Ray and hiding out in an abandoned hospital where she took care of X-Ray in not so good ways. The Twisted Cross has since reformed, although they learned from their mistakes and found Beth Operatino, who they had brainwashed and dyed her hair to be green so that she wouldn't know her role in the Twisted Cross.
Sometime before Fantendo Visual Novel: Fracture, Leah was introduced to Unten and many of the other Fantendo characters, causing her to do a fair deal of research of the pasts of these characters.
After Fantendo Visual Novel: Fracture, Leah apparently became endued with a ton of power (likely from attempting to become a Catalyst herself), leading to the events of D-E-A-D S-A-G-A where she created a very shortlived pocket dimension made from flesh, blood, and other mutated body parts.
Shortly after Fantendo Smash Bros. Shattered, Leah begged for her memories to carry into the next Fantendoverse, which the Fan complied with. Leah proceeded to relive about 5 years with these memories in her head, which allowed her to redo her relationship with X-Ray, no longer poisoning her with diseases to force her to stay. However, while X-Ray considered Leah a friend, Leah was afraid to mess up their relationship again, deciding to "practice" with Xerox shortly after the events of Strafe: Warzones.
Status as a Deity
The following information only applies to Leah Needlenam Pre-Shattering.
Leah Needlenam has been considered a deity in some universes, notably during Leah Needlenam in the Graveyard of Gods, where she manages to kill God. Seen in D-E-A-D S-A-G-A, she has access to godly powers, although they seemingly create grotesque landscapes of giant floating human limbs. In Fantendo Smash Bros. Shattered, it's revealed she hooked herself up to some of the dead God's blood, allowing her to gain his powers, although much like in D-E-A-D S-A-G-A, it comes out as a bunch of grotesque tentacles and mouths.
It's unknown exactly how much Leah has control over these powers after obtaining them, if at all. It's been stated by many other deities that she could not actually do much with these powers even if she attempted anything; they seem solely dedicated to combat or creating grotesque universes, which means that she isn't likely to use them.
Nobody, aside from herself, seems to actually worship Leah Needlenam as a god. According to Angie, if she died, she would not get a spot in the Graveyard of Gods. Thus, Leah Needlenam's status as a deity is actually very questionable, as the relation is only tied to blood.
Post-Shattering, she was brought back down to mortal levels, although she has knowledge of the old universe in somewhat of a trade-off. However, using this info rarely proves to be helpful.
The Hospital is where Leah Needlenam and X-Ray live and preform surgeries. There are only 4 rooms in this hospital and two of them are Leah and X-Ray's rooms. One room has all the standard medical equipment, and another room is a waiting room. The operating room is dark and filthy, while the waiting room is fairly clean. X-Ray's room has a very low quality bed while Leah has a nice king sized bed.
Post-Shattering, the Hospital in which Leah and X-Ray live and preform their medical jobs is about as small as it was in the Pre-Shattering era; however it is much cleaner as X-Ray actually cleans the place now. X-Ray and Leah had their own rooms, but after Prom Night they slept in the same room. This room became the guest room where friends like Rachel, Unten, Strafe, and PalmMan would sleep. Since Savior, it now has become Susan Syringe's permanent room.
Leah also notably has a less bigger fridge to store organs. Likewise, there are permanent hoof indents on the floor from the time Leah and X-Ray nursed a cow back to health.
Since this character appears in so many different universes, it's been split up.
New Fantendoverse Appearances
Fantendo - Genesis
Has been confirmed to appear. Not much about her role is known.
She appears in the trailer in a new outfit and with X-Ray. She appears only for the ending, so not much is known about her role but it is confirmed that she isn't the villain.
She has been signed up to be a character for this game. She uses her needle as a extra inventory slot for potions/elixirs/whatever.
Has been confirmed to appear. Not much about her role is known.
Fantendo Visual Novel: Fracture
She is confirmed to be the main antagonist. Reese can either join her or fight against her. Both sides reveal more about her and X-Ray, although not enough that we have a truly clear picture of their relationship.
Fantendo Smash Bros. Shattered
She was confirmed to be playable in the first trailer seen at the Fantendo Holiday Expo. Later info shows she has a new outfit called "Type X" and that she has access to some strange new powers based off the D-E-A-D S-A-G-A artworks.
Fantendo The Animated Series: The Next Generation
Leah Needlenam and X-Ray welcome a waking Unten on a operating table, with his arm now mysteriously back. Unten escapes Leah Needlenam's hospital, but they meet in other episodes. While Unten tries to figure out how he got his arm back, Leah Needlenam keeps suggesting he had it all along, but it doesn't line up with the memories of other characters.
Grand Theft Gumball 2: The Twist of Time
She makes a brief appearance in Grand Theft Gumball 2: The Twist of Time, a Lapis exclusive game as the first boss. She was operating on Benson and planned to steal his organs, but Benson woke up before the operation could begin and the fight began. She attacks using needles as projectiles.
Pokemon Trainer Arena
She appears an amiibo fighter, making use of her standalone Amiibo that was released. She attacks using needles and surgical equipment.
Leah Needlenam appears in DLC Pack 4. Her moveset is unknown, although it likely involves a lot of needles and surgical tools.
Fantendo Ultimate Alliance: Remix
Leah Needlenam appears as a DLC fighter in this game.
Fantendo - The Day The Universe Broke
In this universe, Leah is Lord Squav's personal medic who secretly plans to usurp his power. She succeeds in doing this in the final chapter and steals the Blood Crown from Squav to use for herself, not fully aware of the consequences.
Fighters of Destiny
Leah Needlenam uses hospital equipment such as needles and suringes to fight in this game. She also can perform weird medical experiments on characters.
Another Mystery at Fantendo Mansion
Leah appears in this show. She is a anti-hero like Jake in the original Mystery at Fantendo Mansion.
In the first timeline, Leah Needlenam broke Koloro's nose and scared off Riddle, however in the second timeline she died rather fast, being killed by Black God who was actually aiming for Zerita, being among the first that died in the initial bloodbath.
Leah Needlenam and the Graveyard of Gods
When X-Ray falls under a deadly illness and none of Leah's transfusions seem to work, she sets out to find god and steal his organs. When she discovers that the united states has found a portal to another dimension (namely the dimension of god) and can communicate with god via a secret room in the pentagon (aka Pentagod), she sets out to get inside the pentagon and travel to God's dimension.
Though Leah is not physically present in Stampede Breakfast 2, Petey Piranha does have an alternate costume based on her. He wears Needlenam's vest, pants, and scarf, and has a wig identical to Leah's hair. He also has a needle taped to his leaf hand, based on how one of Leah's fingers is a needle.
Dark Woods II: New Woods
Leah appears as a secret and optional boss in Dark Woods II: New Woods. She was added after the creator of the series participated in the Community Draw of Leah Needlenam and saw her as fitting for the series. In Dark Woods II: New Woods, the ends of the mouth are stitched together and her arms is replaced with a giant needle filled with organs. She has a similar attack pattern as her boss fight in Fantendo Smash Bros. Shattered.
She can be found inside of the circus tent after defeating Aries, and before entering the final area. A weird portal was conjured up there which brings the player (Hein, Lily, Rai or Red) to the rooftop of a hospital where she is faced. After defeating her a portal appears again and as they head through it she can be seen standing up again.
Leah has multiple alternate versions of herself that may or may not be noteworthy of a page. Alternate versions of Leah that have pages are located in the "See Also" section.
Leah Sarah Sarah
A idol version of Leah that debuted in Fantendoverse X: Space, coming from a universe where the Twisted Cross uses Leah as a Japanese idol that sings J-POP songs. This version of Leah is even more miserable than any other version of her self, as she has no actual interest or want to be a Japanese idol but is forced to be one. It is also implied that while she does see X-Ray, their relationship is incredibly strained and they rarely see each other- a secret that that The Twisted Cross and the world at large are not aware of.
She is missing almost all the fingers off her normally fine left hand because they have been lobbed off during disputes with the idol company and The Twisted Cross. During the events of Fantendoverse X: Space, the player has the possibility to summon a version of Leah from this dimension which she sees as greatly freeing and considers Xen as a hero. Not much is really known about this Leah due to how little information has been disclosed about her character as a whole.
It is unknown why Leah Needlenam cares about her. While she does stuff for X-Ray's benefit, X-Ray does not show signs of whether she is happy or displeased with Leah's actions, as if she is ignoring her. Leah constantly strives for X-Ray's attention, but is rarely given any.
The two finally speak to each other during Fantendo the Animated Series: The Next Generation during "First Words", where X-Ray finally speaks to Leah (albeit with five words only from X-Ray), although it is not the happy words she was expecting.
It is revealed during Fantendo Visual Novel: Fracture that Leah is in love with X-Ray, something that has been implied since her debut but confirmed within that game. It is unknown why X-Ray never just leaves Leah until Fantendo Smash Bros. Shattered, where it's revealed that Leah is constantly pumping her with diseases that require transplants, which is why she collects so many organs. When asked if she regrets that, since X-Ray will likely never like her back due to that, she says no, but is visibly depressed, indicating that she is likely lying. This is only one of the two moments where Leah visibly shows regret for her actions.
After the Shattering, Leah wished to be a better person for X-Ray, going as far to redo everything up to the point where X-Ray was brought in, returning some vague memories that grew stronger. The two escaped the Twisted Cross together but this time Leah didn't inject with her with diseases only she could cure, instead trying to go a more friendly route.
Leah decided to play it as safe as possible in order to not sabotage their relationship, dating Xerox in what she called "Practice". It is unknown if Leah would have ever asked X-Ray on her own. X-Ray seems to feel something for Leah but due to the fact she was dating Xerox she didn't really think she was ever an option. During the events of "Prom Night", the two finally got together.
The Twisted Cross
During Fantendo Visual Novel: Fracture, it is revealed that Leah used to be in a organization called The Twisted Cross, a group of doctors that misused the bible's teachings to justify their horrible experiments. It is implied that X-Ray was involved and was meant to be a experiment, but since Leah could not bring herself to experiment on X-Ray, she turned on the group and escaped with X-Ray.
The mother figure of the three members. Leah doesn't respect her that much, although on some level she wants to reconnect on her own terms. However, Susan seems to want the opposite, and Leah's not up for compromises.
Although Leah isn't aware of Beth's existence for a while, when she does, she has a rude awakening as Beth attempts to take her and X-Ray's life. Leah manages to break Beth's brainwashing, in which she begins to feel actually sorry for her, seeing herself in Beth.
Although in a relationship, it is superficial at best, with Leah only interested in Xerox when she dresses up as X-Ray. On the other hand, Xerox is very much in love with Leah, will to kill anyone that threatens their relationship.
In both Fracture and Shattered she is depicted as somewhat envious of Unten's role as leader. In Fracture she battled him and his group before "Abaddon" started showing up. This forces the two to work together.
In Shattered, she is depicted as being in a court case where she is being tried by Unten and many of the characters seen in Fracture. She manages to come out innocent in all of this, and later shows up to take over Hell but gets tossed into the Wasteland where she later berates Unten, taking over his role. Although he returns, there seems to be no hard feelings from him about it.
In the New Fantendoverse, the two seem to have a rivalry that develops further and further into Season One of Fantendo Now. She calls him a lot of condensing nicknames and seems to have the idea she is meant to be leader of the group. This causes friction between the two, and when Unten finally "wins" in Prom Night, he gloats about in front of Leah's face. Further teasing comes from Leah's memories of the Golden Age Fantendoverse, constantly pulling up embarrassing shit he did that he doesn't remember happening at all. However, Leah has been helpful to Unten from time to time and likewise the same the other way around. At least... for now.
In her Spareverse appearances, she is the one who brought back his arm, although denies it a lot. For whatever reason, she doesn't remember repairing his arm, believing it to always be there. When they meet later in the series, she doesn't seem to recall him at all or answer questions about how the arm came back, saying "it was always there".
Although Reese is in love with Leah, she doesn't reciprocate his feelings. During the events of Shattered, however, she took advantage of this and used him as her assistant after X-Ray was kidnapped. Over the course of the story, Reese and Leah have very misaligned conversations, with Leah often getting her way. When Reese attempts to confess to Leah about his love for her, she attacks him violently and seems to still be pissed about it afterwards.
During Chapter 9 of Act 2 of Days of Shattered, Leah visits Giselle Zaman and supposedly stays at her house for a couple hours. The two seem to have become fast friends, considering when Reese found the two they were watching the Super PokeDude Anime in traditional Japanese clothes.
— Leah to Unten, Days of Shattering.
Leah was meant to be a replacement for Peira Noid, one of Exotoro's older characters that has since been removed from the site due to Doodleland becoming a separate entity from the Fantendoverse. The character, along with X-Ray, were concepted as a more morally gray character, which Exotoro felt the Fantendoverse severely lacked at the time. The character was originally concepted without a solid personality which became developed as colored artwork began popping up.
Leah became one of the first homosexual characters on Fantendo as her relationship with X-Ray, which was shrouded in mystery, was revealed later during the conceptions of One Last FINAL and Fantendo Smash Bros. Shattered. During the development of Shattered, many elements that would go on to define the character such as the Twisted Cross and her rivalry with Unten would be created.
Nearing the end of the development of Shattered, after the reboot was a sure thing, the idea of allowing Leah to try again with X-Ray on a less manipulative and genuine level came about, along with the early ideas for Xerox. Leah's new design for the post-Shattered universe was meant to be representative of her development, a stark contrast against Leah's longer and more complicated design in Victory.
The idea for Leah to die in Fantendo Smash Bros. Victory came out of the feeling that everything with the character had been explored pretty well by that point.
- Her themes, according to the creator, are Clams Casino - I'm God and St. Vincent - Surgeon.
- She has had a total of four different canon looks so far (Fantendo Visual Novel: Fracture, Fantendo Smash Bros. Shattered, Fantendo - Genesis, Strafe: Warzones.) to reflect how she has changed over time. She initially had a lot of red in her design but eventually this shifted over to blue to reflect her moving on from the Twisted Cross and becoming her own person.
- She has a "do not kill list". On it is a very short list of people she claims she actually cares about.
- Whenever she gets depressed, she binges on roast beef.
- She hates cows, although has saved one from death due to X-Ray's insistence on saving it. It's not sure why she hates cows, likely something linked with her time in The Twisted Cross.
- Sarah Auvic - Leah's current persona, her true one.
- Leah (RTAverse) - Leah's RTAVerse counterpart.
- Leah (Medieverse) - Leah's Medieverse counterpart.
- Wild Woman Leah - A alternate version of Leah that travels with Crow.
- X-Ray - Leah's girlfriend.
- Xerox - Leah's ex-girlfriend and attempted murderer of X-Ray.
- Susan Syringe - Leah's adoptive "mother".
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