François Auric (フランソワ・オーリック Furansowa Ōrikku ) is the Flame Haze with the title "Conveyor of Posture" (姿影の派し手 Shiei no Hashite ). He is contracted to "Miraculous Springs of Settlement" Grogach, who is sealed inside the jar-shaped Vessel named "Spread".
He has the appearance of a young man with long blond hair that covers both of his eyes. His clothes give off the look of an adventurer or a safari explorer, with a plump pouch hanging on his back. He is usually seen carrying the seemingly heavy Vessel on his back.
François is a very nervous man and easily stutters when excited, even though he survives throughout many battles, including Great War.
During the Great WarEdit
He serves in Sophie Sawallisch's army along with her most trusted subordinates, Alex and Denis. Though not much is explained what post François is appointed to, but it is highly implied that he serves as a scout judging from his abilities. When the war ends with Flame Haze army's victory, he sends message to Sophie, informing her that the storm is coming this way and would help clearing the battlefield.
Second Great WarEdit
François becomes Sophie's assistance after the loss of Alex and Denis during the war with Révolution. He assists in timing the schedule of the operation using his power to analyze weather. When Seireiden loses its power to conceal the presence, he along with Sophie's group make an attack on the fallen fortress.
After the Snake of the Festival's annunciation of his plan to build the new world, François, like others, becomes distracted and feels lost (to the extent he want to run away) but later comes to his sense and retreats to Tendōkyū along with other survived Flame Haze.
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
François' abilities revolve around the manipulation of water. He is able to use rivers and waterways for long-distance interference and detection, while he can use precipitation like rain and snow to communicate remotely. In a sense, he can also control the weather in a certain range. With this ability, he could forecast weather far more accurate than human's present technology.
- François has the same FUNimation English voice actor as Sorath.
- In the third season, François's flame color is depicted as a blue-green-like color; the official guide book, Shakugan no Shana no Subete Kan, reveals his flame color to be the color of Tartarian aster flower.