Characters: Sengoku Basara Nation Of Xavism
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Nation of Xavism
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Voiced by: Kozo Shioya
(Japanese), Lee Tockar (Devil Kings
"Open your heart and welcome Xavi's loooooove!"
A foreign missionary who makes it his goal to convert all of Japan to his Religion of LOVE!
Is a big believer in love through superior firepower and boasts some impressive technology. He is based on St. Francis Xavier
, the man who brought Catholicism to Japan.
His name in Devil Kings
- BFG: Wields two handheld cannons that he can also use as tonfas and can function as flamethrowers. His Limit Break also drops a Flak Cannon from the sky which is capable of obliterating bosses.
- Camp: Most of his followers act like this. Notably, the Xavist faction color is a rainbow.
- Defeat Means Conversion: In his campaigns in SB2 he goes up against Motonari and Yoshihiro. When fighting Xavi they show up as converts (as "Sunday" and "Chesto").
- Dual Wielding
- A God Am I: Is the center figure of worship in his religion, although he's a more benevolent case, unlike Motonari.
- Gonk: A mild case, but still noticeable in a cast otherwise dominated by The Beautiful Elite.
- Gratuitous English: Him and any of his converts, plus some occasional Gratuitous Spanish.
- Hollywood Tone-Deaf: His singing has been known to cause headaches, fainting, insanity, and spontaneous conversion.
- Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: Positively towers over Itsuki.
- Funny Foreigner: Is usually played as the resident comedic relief fond of dancing with a certain fascination of Japan. In Devil Kings he even has a curious Italian accent.
- Japanese Pronouns: 'Watashi'
- Large Ham
- Love Freak: Preaches about love all the time...while blasting heretics to pieces (probably a nod to St. Xavier's intolerance and uncompromising attitude, such as his instructions to the newly converted Christians to destroy a number of Japanese temples and shrines).
- Malevolent Mugshot: Whether or not he's actually malevolent is questionable, but anything to do with Xavism is generally going to have his appearance scattered everywhere, from the faction logo to robot duplicates.
- Mighty Glacier: Slowest character of the series, bar none.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: Of St. Xavier. His full name is never given, unlike all the other characters, probably to avoid offending the Catholic Church.
- Occidental Otaku: Somewhat; he has a fascination with ninja.
- Our Angels Are Different: His look like miniature versions of himself with curly blond hair, wearing diapers.
- Parody Religion: Xavism is a rather overt parody of Catholicism. It would possibly count as a Scam Religion, but Xavi seems to genuinely believe his own crazy-talk.
- Playing with Fire
- Put on a Bus: Apparently he went home by the time of the third game. However, portraits of him are scattered around Sorin's stages. He remains missing in the fourth game.
- Recoil Boost: He can use his cannons to fly by using them as jet boosters.
- The Rival: To Itsuki it would seem, though this may be a case of Pair the Spares.
- Robot Me: Often uses Robot doubles of himself as back-ups. Sorin can build a robo-Xavi with his first skill.
- Sacrificial Lamb: Like Honganji Kennyo, the Pontiff's sole appearance in the anime is as he's being killed to demonstrate a character's villany - Oda Nobunaga's in this case.
- Spell My Name with an S: Up until Samurai Heroes his name was usually romanised as "Zabii" or "Zabby".
Introduced in the third game, he is a powerful young daimyo of Kyushu and Xavi devotee, who plans to unify the land under Xavi's religion of LOVE.
"All people are slaves to something, be it their lord, their general, or some other unfortunate fate..."
New character introduced in the third game. A vassal of the Otomo clan, noted for his bravery and strength both in battle and everyday life.
Muneshige's domineering, currently absent wife, whom he loves and fears in equal parts.
- BADASS: When you can out-badass Muneshige, you're practically off the charts.
- Dual Wielding Chainsaw Good: And she is BETTER at it than Muneshige!
- Everyone Calls Him Barkeep: Although Ginchiyo's name is common knowledge, in-game Muneshige always refers to her as "the wife".
- Hair-Trigger Temper: Or else just perpetually enraged.
- Iron Lady: Her husband thinks she'd be a much better leader than him, at any rate.
- Mundane Utility: She uses the Lightning Cutters to prune her bonsai trees.
- Muscles Are Meaningless: Quite possibly. Muneshige notes that she is much stronger than she appears to be.
- Tantrum Throwing: When Muneshige annoys her she starts throwing chainsaws at him.
- The Unseen: She's often mentioned, but never makes an appearance. Funnily enough Muneshige is the only one who seems to notice her absence.
- Historically Ginchiyo and Muneshige were separated (along with their clan) during the late Sengoku Era for political reasons.