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Lansra is a character and minor antagonist in Horizon Zero Dawn.

History

A member of the Nora tribe, Lansra became a great-grandmother by the time of Aloy's birth, making her a High Matriarch by tribal law. While little about her early life is unknown, she appears to have long been at odds with her fellow High Matriarch Teersa, alongside whom she has served for roughly two decades.

Discovering Aloy

One fateful day, the Matriarchs heard cries coming from All-Mother Mountain, discovering a newborn baby girl lying at the foot of the door to the Cradle facility. While Teersa believed the child was a gift from the goddess, Lansra believed that the child was the daughter of the Metal Devil; a curse that would bring doom upon the Nora. Lansra's paranoia won out over Teersa's optimism, leaving the child an outcast from birth and preventing her from being raised within the tribe. However, even Lansra could not bring herself to kill the child: thus, the Matriarchs reached to an honorable outcast named Rost, who agreed to raise the child.

Six months later, Teersa and Rost performed a naming ritual for the baby, whom Rost named Aloy. Lansra was furious upon discovering it, but was powerless to undo Teersa's blessing.

The Proving

Lansra and Aloy did not see each other until the latter turned 18, at which point the girl was trying to enter the Proving to become a Brave. Lansra was visibly displeased, seeing it as taboo to let an outcast become a Brave, but was overruled by Teersa, who permitted the girl to be part of the Proving.

The next day, Lansra and the rest of the tribe were horrified to learn of the massacre of the brave candidates, as well as becoming angry that Aloy was among the few survivors. Believing that Aloy was the one responsible for the massacre, Lansra tried to deny permission for Aloy to recover in the mountain, but Teersa broke the taboo. When they both returned, Lansra was shocked and angered upon learning that Teersa named Aloy a Seeker, but was overruled again by both Teersa and Jezza, and Aloy was permitted to leave the valley.

Return of the Eclipse

When the Eclipse returned to attack the Nora with the intention of wiping out the tribe with their force of corrupted machines, the village was destroyed. Lansra refused to allow the survivors to flee inside the safety of the Sacred Mountain, but her protests were duly ignored as the tribe fled from the onslaught and Teersa overruled the taboo. After the attack had been repelled with the help of Aloy, Lansra remained antagonistic towards Aloy, blaming her as an ill omen for the cause of the Eclipse's attack. But her attitude changed when Aloy was granted access inside the Cradle, becoming humbled by this strange phenomenon, and she believed Teersa's views that Aloy was an Anointed of the All-Mother. She begged Aloy for forgiveness, upon which she agreed that the Braves would assist Aloy in the defeat of the Metal Demon.

Personality

Lansra's most notable traits are her staunch traditionalism and short temper.

A staunch traditionalist, Lansra was first and foremost terrified of what Aloy's birth might mean for the fate of the tribe, treating her as a shunned outcast. Lansra often came into conflict with her fellow matriarchs due to Teersa's sympathy and support for Aloy.

Gallery

Nora Characters
High Matriarchs Jezza - Lansra - Teersa
Tribe Members Aloy - Arana - Bast - Den - Dral - Dran - Enara - Ferl - Fia - Grist - Jarg - Jarm - Jun - Karst - Lut - Marea - Muns - Nakoa - Olara - Orn - Resh - Solai - Sona - Taim - Teb - Thok - Vala - Varl - Yan
Outcasts Brom - Cren - Grata - Jom - Kam - Kurnst - Nora Keeper - Rost - Yun
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