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Her beauty was blinding...

Monsieur Florbelle describes his deceased wife.

Madame Madeleine Florbelle is an unseen minor character in Amnesia: Justine. She was the mother of Justine Florbelle and the beloved wife of Monsieur Florbelle.

Background[]

Madeleine Florbelle was presumably born in France sometime during the late 18th to early 19th Century, most likely into an aristocratic family. At some point she married Monsieur Florbelle.[4] She gave birth to Justine Florbelle in 1827 or 1828.[2][3]Though her appearance is never seen in-game, Justine's father mentions that she was beautiful beyond words.[5] She was known to appreciate both gardening and writing poetry, skillfully caring for a rose-garden and an orangery on the Florbelle Estate.[1] She died giving birth to a son, causing her husband great grief. It is known that he tried to keep her legacy alive through caring for her garden, and reading her poems in the local church.[1]

Information[]

Madame Florbelle died when Justine was too young to remember her.[5] She is mentioned in various notes in the Cabinet of Perturbation. A hidden note in the Crypt states, "You see, his wife had died while giving birth to his son."[4] This implies that Justine could have, or did have, a brother; or that Justine is a transgender woman.

Trivia[]

  • The statue in the Crypt was likely used as a monument to her for where she was buried.[speculation]
  • Monsieur Florbelle's favourite of her poems was the following: Fair to fare on white foamed waves, / little feather on the rise, / my steady hand, it carefully saves, / a quill most cherished by the wise.[1]

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Note written by Monsieur Florbelle after her passing (ARG)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Soul Journal Entries (Justine) – "Justine, age 11 - Today father came for me in my room. I still couldn't look him in the eyes. He said I shouldn't feel ashamed and that I only tried to fill the void left by mother. When he wasn't looking I took the star stone from his collection. Today I was the one with the sword.”
  3. 3.0 3.1 Monsieur Florbelle’s Unfinished letter (Justine)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Crypt Memories: Gravestone - Childbirth (Justine)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Crypt Memories: Statue - Beauty (Justine)

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