Sure, she may seem like a sweet and harmless old lady, but Abuela Mata has a century of fantasma fighting under her (mobility support) belt. As a former member of Los Niños de la Luz, she knows a thing or two about cutting void monsters down to size. She also knows that real success in the monster-hunting field comes down to bravery, integrity, and of course, finding yourself the right Arma del Alma.
An Arma del Alma can look as innocuous as slipper or a magnifying glass. However, in the right hands, these simple objects transform into lethal weapons. But how is an amateur monster hunter supposed to know which one is right for them? Thankfully, Abuela Mata was kind enough to take some time out from bingo to walk us through some of the most notable Arma del Almas.
“Ah, sí. My trusty chancla, which I gave to my grandson before his first quest with Paola. When needed, it transforms into a three-foot long, bone-crushing club. I know poor Dante has recently gone down a dark path, but I have faith that Paola will pull him back into the light. And I really want that slipper back. It was nice on the old bunions.”
Marisa and Franco’s Dagger
“So much drama surrounding this one little water knife. If there’s one thing I’ve learned during my time with Los Niños de Luz, it’s that people can get very possessive of their weapons. That’s why I like to keep things in the family. It’s less of a headache when your Arma del Alma is tied to your bloodline. Unless your grandson turns evil, of course. Or, as in Pao’s case, turns out to be . . . Ah, forget I said anything.”
Paola’s Magnifying Glass
“I’m so proud of Paola for finally unlocking her own Arma del Alma. She would never admit it, but I had a feeling she was jealous of Dante’s slipper. Her magnifying glass is useful as is, but it also turns into a a powerful spear. Of course, it won’t be enough to defeat El Cucuy on its own. But like I told her, heroism isn’t only about strength. Bravery and compassion are tan importante.
“Or at least I think that’s what I told her before she left . . . You know, it’s possible I forgot to mention that part . . .”
“Wait a minute, that’s not an Arma del Alma! That’s just a simple garden rake. Not the most conventional monster-hunting weapon . . . but if it works, it works, I suppose. Maybe we should have invested in more landscaping tools during my time with Los Niños de Luz.”
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