Francis is the 35-year-old King of France in 1515. He has blue eyes, short dark brown hair under a golden crown studded with sapphires and adorned with fleur-de-lys patterns, as well as facial hair. He wears a dark blue shirt with golden fleur-de-lys patterns over an orange undershirt with three holes on the chest area. He also wears a golden pendant. It is known that Francis does fencing, eats foie gras and is left-handed.
Events of Criminal Case
Francis became a suspect after he appeared at the scene of the murder. After he identified the victim, Zara and the player questioned Francis about Triboulet. He called the victim an "old friend" and said that Triboulet had no enemies. He then revealed that Triboulet spent most of his time in the banquet hall, prompting the team to investigate the hall.
Francis was spoken to again about his execution order on the victim. He informed the team that Triboulet's jibes were hitting too close to home. When he asked him how he wished to die, he said "of old age". Triboulet's humor influenced Francis to revoke the execution order and told the team that he missed him.
Francis was found to be innocent after the team incarcerated Charles Ferrial for Triboulet's murder. The team handed him over to Francis, who sentenced him to life in prison. Later, Zara and the player learned (per maid Gilia La Bonne) that Penelope had run away with musketeer Alexandre Devereaux, allowing the team to ask him if he knew where they went. Since he trusted the team, he informed them that he had sent Devereaux to the Ottoman Empire to speak with the Sultan, prompting the team to head there.
- In Murder is No Joke's sticker album, it is noted in the suspect list sticker that Francis is 6'0" when he appeared as 6'2" in his profile. This is most likely a developer oversight.
- Outside the Criminal Case universe, Francis I was the King of France from 1515 until his death in 1547.
- A Tudor Murder (Case #11 of Travel in Time; mentioned)
- Hell to Pay (Case #12 of Travel in Time; mentioned)
- Murder is No Joke (Case #13 of Travel in Time)
- Pride Comes Before the Fall (Case #14 of Travel in Time; mentioned)
- Till Death Do Us Part (Case #15 of Travel in Time; mentioned)
- Back to the Future (Case #16 of Travel in Time; mentioned)
- ↑ As of 1515