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Characters: Xenogears
Character sheet for Xenogears. Due to the nature of the game, all spoilers are unmarked .

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    Playable Protagonists 
Fei

Fei Fong Wong

Voiced by Hikaru Midorikawa (Japanese) and Brian Tochi (English)

Eighteen year old painter and martial artist from the small village of Lahan, and the main character of the game. Also known as Abel, the -Contact-, Kim Kharim, Lacan, Grahf, Id, and the -Coward-. note 

Weltall, Weltall-Id, Weltall-2, Xenogears

".... You and I seem to have a fated relationship."
Fei

Pronounced "velt-all", german word for "universe", Weltall is a powerful, black/red gear that that came into Fei's possession during the Lahan incident. It's probably the most important and mysterious Gear in the entire world and plays a pivotal role in the game's storyline.

  • Ace Custom: While it was originally thought to be new prototype from Kislev, it turns out Grahf had the gear built specifically for Fei (or rather Id).
  • Black Box: Weltall has a number of these.
  • Clingy MacGuffin: Fei, understandably, wants nothing to do with the gear after Lahan. However, no matter how many times he tries to ditch it, fate keeps finding ways to put him back in the cockpit until he just accepted being it's pilot.
  • Empathic Weapon: There are occasions where the gear seems to display a will of it's own.
  • Flawed Prototype: Played with. While his Weltall is an inferior knockoff of Grahf's Alpha Weltall, it serves as this trope when compared to its second iteration, Weltall-2, which patches out a lot of the bugs and design compromises made when constructing Weltall. Specifically, the Alpha Weltall was an Omnigear capable of drawing on infinite power and built with Lost Technology materials, and it didn't really scale down well to a normal Gear built with Kislev technology, so Weltall was designed with a regular mode where it was effectively a regular Gear, and then a larger Super Mode for when it had access to Id's power. Weltall-2 is a larger model constructed with better technology and a means of controllably releasing Id's power, making it stronger than most Omnigears (though not as strong as Weltall-Id or Alpha Weltall).
  • Jack of All Stats: The Weltall, upgrading into Master Of All in disc 2.
  • Mid-Season Upgrade: The Weltall become Weltall-2 at start of disc 2. Later, it gets an Eleventh Hour Superpower upgrade into Xenogears considering all thats left to do after getting it is complete the final dungeon.
  • Power Floats: Xenogears floats all the time.
  • Super Mode: Whenever Id takes over, Weltall transforms as well, becoming the crimson red Weltall-Id. It is insanely powerful in this state, capable of wiping out armies with little effort, and is said to have single-highhandedly destroyed an entire continent in the past. When it was rebuilt as Weltall-2, it was installed with a system that allowed Fei to unleash this mode without turning into Id (aptly named System Id). In game-play, this allows Weltall to instantly enter hyper mode at the cost of 1000 fuel.
  • Transforming Mecha: See Super Mode. The Weltall was designed to transform when Id controlled it, becoming larger and turning red.

Elly

Elhaym "Elly" Van Houten

Voiced by Yumi Touma (Japanese) and Moira Quirk (English)

Eighteen year old lieutenant in Gebler, Solaris' surface expeditionary force. As known as the -Anti-type-, and in a past life as the Holy Mother Sophia. She pilots Vierge and El-Regurus.

Citan

Citan Uzuki/Hyuga Ricdeau

Voiced by Hideyuki Tanaka (Japanese)

Village doctor in Lahan. Has a wife and daughter. Spends all day tinkering with junk in his shed. His real name is Hyuga Ricdeau, and he's a native Solarian. He pilots Heimdal and Fenrir.

Bart

Bartholomew "Bart" Fatima

Voiced by Tomokazu Seki (Japanese) and Dave Fouquette (English)

Young heir to the throne of Aveh and captain of the Cool Ship Yggdrasil. He pilots Brigandier and Andvari.

Rico

Ricardo "Rico" Banderas

The man at the top of the food chain in Nortune Prison. Initiates new prisoners by beating them. He pilots Stier.

Billy

Billy Lee Black

Voiced by Yuji Ueda (Japanese)

"Rest in peace, agents of evil. May all of you turn to dust."

Young clergyman of the Ethos. He pilots Renmazuo.

Maria

Maria Balthasar

"I am coming Solaris! Seibzehn and I shall be the dark wings which carry you all to your deaths!"

A Shevite girl whose father Nikolai was captured by Solaris. She has a guardian gear, Seibzehn.

Chu-Chu

Chu-Chu

Voiced by Michiko Neya (Japanese)

Small pink creature, originally mistaken for a stuffed toy.

Emeralda

Emeralda

Voiced by Michiko Neya (Japanese)

Nanomachine colony developed 4000 years before the start of the game's events. She pilots Crescens.

  • Accidental Misnaming: She constantly calls Fei "Kim" when she first joins. Of course, that's the name she knew him under back in the Zeboim era.
  • Artificial Human: Or Robot Girl, depending on how Nanomachines count. She's kind of both.
  • Fem Bot: Her Crescens.
  • Flawed Prototype: Crescens is the prototype of other nanite Gears. Krelian made slight mistake in its operating system by setting the safety of Emeralda on high priority. This makes Crescens always reserve certain level of energy, so it can heal Emeralda in case that she got injured. And since self regeneration require high energy, Crescens can't repair itself from disabled state like other nanite Gears. This is an especially bad mistake when you take into account that Emeralda, being made entirely of nanites herself, shouldn't ever need Crescens to heal her.
  • Glass Cannon: Crescens start as a Squishy Wizard. It can hit pretty hard after Emeralda's Plot-Relevant Age-Up, but still suffer from low HP.
  • Little Miss Badass: Especially once she's in her adult form, which gives her phenomenally good stat growthnote  as well as a 20% boost to physical and Ether attack power that's not displayed in her stats. She'll easily end up as one of the fastest character in the game (second only to Citan) and is already the best magic user, and her physical prowess will with enough level-ups be on the same level as Fei and Citan. She basically has no weaknesses on foot, though she'll still be a bit of a Glass Cannon in Gear combat.
    • Which gives her a bit of Awesome, but Impractical as by the time you can do the sidequest to get her adult form, you have already fought the last on foot battle in the story line and her growth does not affect her gear performance. There is an extra dungeon that is on foot, but its rather simple and the rewards are more on foot gear for other characters. Presumably her upgrade would have been more useful if the game hadn't been cut short like it was.
  • Magic Knight: She's basically a combination of Elly's magic skills and Fei's combat prowess. That's not a coincidence.
  • Prehensile Hair
  • Plot-Relevant Age-Up: Complete the Zeboim Ruins side quest, and Emeralda grows up.
  • Robot Hair: Of course, since she's entirely made of nanomachines, it sort of makes sense that she can make them into hair if she wants to. She also uses it as a weapon in some of her attacks.
  • Shapeshifter Baggage: Averted. Her weight doesn't change when she shifts to adult form; Emeralda is always considerably heavier than she looks at 212 pounds.
  • Spell My Name with an S: Emerada
  • Supernatural Gold Eyes: Highlights the fact that she's not a normal human.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: In battle, she transforms her limbs and hair into various weapons like spiked balls, drills, etc. More bizarrely, some of her deathblows somehow allow her to transform her entire body into laser beams.
  • You Gotta Have Green Hair: Justified by her not being human.

    Antagonists 
Shakhan

Shakhan

Current leader of Aveh, who established a coup and overthrew the ruling Fatima dynasty.

Stone/Stein

Bishop Stone/Stein

Part of the 'Ethos' organization and actually an undercover agent for Solaris. Has a beef with Jesiah Black.

Ramsus

Kahran Ramsus

  • Big Bad Wannabe: He's presented as the main baddie, being our first glimpse of Gebler. He really, really, is not.
  • Blond Guys Are Evil
  • Broken Ace: He spent his entire life trying to disprove the Ministry's low opinion of him — that he's a failed clone, just "trash." His ambition cost him his two best friends.
  • Butt Monkey
  • Cloning Blues: Finding out he's a clone of Emperor Cain isn't the final nail in the coffin of his sanity, but it's pretty damn close to it.
  • Cowboy Bebop at His Computer: His second Omnigear, Amphysvena, is mistakenly assumed to be Vendetta aligned to a second Anima Relic. According to the Perfect Works, however, its actually Krelian's Omnigear — Ramsus pilots it because Krelian has no more use for it.
  • Determinator
  • Freudian Excuse: He was created as the epitome of humankind and as an Artificial -Contact- until he literally gets trashed as a fetus when Krelian discovers the new -Contact- has already been born. It doesn't help that Fei beats him every -single- time and everyone else calls him Trash. It turns out that Miang orchestrated this from day one, so as to manipulate him into killing Cain when the time was right.
  • Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain
  • Made of Iron: Crosses into Iron Woobie territory at times.
  • People Jars: Considering he's actually an Artificial Human and a Designer Baby.
  • Plug 'n' Play Technology: One of the abilities he inherits from Cain is that he can interface with all twelve Anima Relics.
  • The Resenter: He has a burning hatred for Fei for being a natural -Contact- incarnation. Ramsus had been created by Krelian and Miang as a clone of Cain to be a substitute -Contact- in absence of a real one, but Ramsus ended up being discarded the moment Fei was identified.
  • Royal Rapier
  • Spell My Name with an S: Carlin Ramsus
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: Towards the very end of the game, Citan slaps him in to realizing that even if Krelian and Miang don't care about him, all of the Elements do. This allows him to finally let go of his resentment towards Fei and live Happily Ever After with his Quirky Miniboss Squad.
    • Lighthearted Rematch: Fei expresses the wish to someday fight Ramsus again, not as enemies, but as fellow martial artists.
  • Unwitting Pawn
  • Younger than They Look: He's actually younger than Fei.

Dominia, Kelvena, Tolone and Seraphita

The Elements

Kahran Ramsus' elite personal squad. Group is composed of Dominia, Kelvena, Tolone and Seraphita.

Four of the Surviving Eight.

Gazel Ministry

The head Ministry that controls Solaris and behind many of the planned genocides and wars that have occured over the many, many years since created by Deus.

Miang, specifically her 998th incarnation

Miang Hawwa

  • And I Must Scream: Elly and Karen show that the original personality of the woman whose body Miang co-opts remains intact through the duration of the possession, re-emerging—in Karen's case—only after Miang has abandoned the body (moments prior to her death).
  • Becoming the Mask: As Executioner, she has more autonomy to do dirty work herself (and she does it efficiently enough for this identity to be widely feared), but Miang apparently prefers to play sidekick as herself to Ramsus, Grahf (even as Executioner, and also the only time you fight Miang in this identity), then Krelian.
  • Big Bad: She shares her claim to the "Big Bad" title with Krelian.
  • Body Snatcher: Can take over the body of any woman with her DNA when her current body fails. Considering she's this planet's Eve character, that's pretty much any woman, periodnote —which woman is at random, however. Miang's real form is that of the mitochondrial DNA of the planet's human population, which is called the Ouroboros. When one Miang dies, she just awakens in another convenient woman. Near the end of the game, Elly becomes the 999th Miang, immediately on the death of the 998th (Ramsus's assistant), who appeared in most of the game.
  • Body Surf: As mentioned above, there have been 999 Miangs (after the original Mother) over the span of 10,000 years. That averages out to any particular Miang having roughly a ten-year lifespan.
  • Bodyguard Babe: To Ramsus, though she's officially his aide-de-camp. We later learn that Miang has acted as one of these to male leaders throughout history.
  • Chessmaster Sidekick / Dragon with an Agenda: To Ramsus, Grahf, and Krelian. Also to the Gazel Ministry in the past, most notably Cain. Standard practice should be to assume if a villain is currently on screen being evil (aside from Id, and even he exists because of Miang), you can probably trace it back to Miang one way or another.
  • Eldritch Abomination: More like an Eldridge Abomination.
  • God in Human Form: Being the Will of Deus, she basically acts as its physical avatar. In spite of that, she's not really a Physical God, as apart from the ability to Body Surf and vaguely-defined mind control powers, she doesn't seem to be especially powerful.
  • I Cannot Self-Terminate: Her mental programming by Deus leaves her unable to take her own life. So she usually sets things up so that she can be murdered to keep Body Surfing.
  • Laser-Guided Karma Curb-Stomp Battle: She piss you off? Make you reeeally wanna kill her? Makes you wish you could stomp her smug face in? Here's some good news. The pathetic final boss Urobolus IS Miang.
  • Luke I Am Your Distant Ancestor: She is technically this to everyone except Abel, who had been onboard the Eldridge and survived its crashing thanks to his power as a Contact.
  • Locked into Strangeness: Usually, whenever Miang takes over a new body, whatever color that woman's hair was instantly turns purple, like the original Miang's hair was.
  • Mouth of Sauron: Deus doesn't talk much. Miang, however, is fairly chatty. Accordingly, she serves as its Metatron and manipulates the various players into working toward its reconstruction.
  • Pet the Dog: Sacrificing herself (as Karen Wong) for Fei. This is debated; the characters tend to think that Karen regained control and did it out of love for her child—a theory the cutscene animation seems to support—but it's also possible that she was just tossing aside a disposable body to protect a valuable investment.
  • Smug Snake
  • Spell My Name with an S: Myyah Hawwa, partly a reversal of Elly's name
  • Squishy Wizard: Has vaugely defined mind-warping powers and some of the strongest wave-type ether skills in the game. She has a few weaknesses though; swords, guns, massive ether blasts, nuclear holocausts, the Xenogears...
  • The Chessmaster: Before Krelian came along, Miang was tugging practically all the strings to her plan. The only reason he took this spot was because of their similar goals. Miang wanted to resurrect Deus, but Krelian wanted to take it a step further.
  • The Woman Behind The Man
  • Tin Tyrant: Though at first Miang as Executioner doesn't take the metallic look quite as far as Grahf does, when she rejoins with Deus there is no question that she is literally this trope.
  • Tsundere: To Ramsus again; sometimes treating him like crap and other times giving him the best sex of his life. Justified; she's doing it to mess up his mind so he'll go nuts and kill Cain.
  • The Vamp: Her preferred method of manipulation.
  • You Gotta Have Purple Hair: All incarnations of Miang have hair color between purple and black. The Mother and #998 had the lighter shade, while Miang!Karen had black hair.

Deus

Id

Id

"That was pretty interesting. But dropping a warship on me is cheating... Take it back!"

A mysterious man in red with staggering amount of power in both himself and his own gear. Ramsus in particular hates this man with a passion as it was Id who was responsible for the destruction of the continent of Elru. It is revealed that Id is really an alternate personality of Fei, born from the continuous torture suffered at the hands of his mothernote  and finally awakened when she was killed.

  • Alone with the Psycho: The entire scene between Id and Citan comes off like this. Even though Id is heavily restrained by a machine that cuts off his nerve connections and could only break it at risk of turnign back into Fei, Id is still just as psychotic and terrifying as he's ever been.
  • Badass: You wanna know just how powerful Id is? Take a look at Grahf's entry and see how powerful he is. Id is still stronger than him.
  • Bishounen: Arguably, even though he's basically just Fei with his hair let down.
  • Calling the Old Man Out: Id blames everything that happened to him, everything he had become on his father Khan, saying if he wasn't so focused on his work he would've actually done something to save his own family.
  • Dark and Troubled Past
  • Evil Redhead
  • Enemy Within: Subverted, see Split Personality Entry
  • I Should Have Been Better: A twisted version of this. Id felt that all of his power couldn't even save his own mother, so he felt that all he was good for was destruction.
  • Jekyll & Hyde: The Hyde to Fei's Jekyll.
  • Meaningful Name: Blatantly obvious, but he is after all the "Id" to Fei's Super-Ego and The Coward's Ego.
  • Momma's Boy: Despite all the torture he underwent under her, Id knew that she was just being controlled by Miang. Which is why it's such a huge part of how he was willing to merge back with Fei.
  • Power Dyes Your Hair
  • Oh Crap: Id is basically a walking one of these. He stands next to his relative contemporary Sephiroth as one of the more intimidating JRPG bad guys around, thanks to the game's tendency to show you exactly how much damage he can do nearly ever time he shows up. Thankfully the effect is preserved by having him appear infrequently in-game.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: Despite all his power, Id is not exactly mature. Out of the superego's brain farts causing incompetence, Id somehow makes it worse, whether killing everything in a desert skirmish, hunting down friend and foe to protect his "child", or massacring a floating city because he didn't get his lollipop after being enhanced by the local clinic. Doesn't help his "parents" tweaked him into the ultimate culture-killing One-Man Army.
  • Split Personality: Subverted. You would think that Fei was the true person while Id was the split personality. But in reality, Id was around for many years before Fei and arguably has more cause to be the true personality then Fei is. But then played straight when it's revealed that Id is a split personality of the Coward, the original Fei.
  • Superpowered Evil Side: Id has full command of Fei's latent abilities, making him an Implacable Man Magic Knight. He is also a completely amoral Blood Knight.
  • The Dog Bites Back: Not only does Id lash out at those who made him who he was: whomever superego Fei has underlying angst between, Id distributes with vengeance. Such victims include Fei's hometown, Bartholemew Fatima, Elly, Kahran Ramsus, and Solaris.
  • Trauma-Induced Amnesia: While Id remembers every moment of how he was tortured, the one thing he didn't know was that his mother died saving his life instead of just being killed by him. This realization is what allows him to fully merge with Fei again.
  • Tyke Bomb: When Id was around with Grahf until he was 15, he was basically this.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: There's no denying, What Id went through as a child sucked. Not only was he tortured just as much as the real Fei, but he was constantly blamed by himself that he deserved all of it, as well as blamed solely for the death of his mother.

Grahf

Grahf

He was once Lacan, the previous past life of Fei as the -Contact-. But since Grahf started to Body Surf, he has no longer been the Contact, and Fei and Grahf lost their continuity of shared memories. After taking many hosts for centuries, Grahf's latest host is Khan Wong, modern Fei's own father. Khan has only partial control over his body, so he has disappeared from the world's view; when he's not Grahf, he appears in disguise as the Wiseman. It is not known that Khan, Wiseman and Grahf are all the same host until The Reveal late in the game's story.

  • Badass: He attacks you during his first boss fight on foot and is still a significant threat to your party of three gears (to the point of being That One Boss were it not for the fact that he'll never attack Elly). Once you fight him with his gear, he becomes a Hopeless Boss Fight.
    • Note- for a majority of the game, whenever you hear his theme; you know shit's about to hit, why? This is a character with so much power, he willingly gives some to lesser bosses. See Catch Phrase entry below.
    • The last fight with him is a Curb-Stomp Battle, but that's mostly because you get the actual Xenogears mech and it becomes a rare one-time heroic-version of The Worf Effect.
  • Body Surf: How he's survived until the present day.
  • Catch Phrase: "Dost thou desire the power?"
  • Evil Twin: His old identity as Lacan.
    • It's more accurate to say he is a splinter of Lacan, the evil nature of him that came about from losing Sophia. Or, if you want it in simpler terms: Grahf is to Lacan what Id is to Fei.
  • Expy: Doesn't he remind you of Darth Vader?
  • Implacable Man
  • I Need You Stronger: His primary motivation for tormenting Fei.
  • Large Ham
  • Literal Split Personality: He somehow splintered off from Lacan either before or after he died.
  • Luke, I Am Your Father
  • The Obi-Wan: As the Wiseman, he drops by from time to time in the story, giving Fei additional help and guidance. He disappears just as quickly.
  • Pet the Dog: Saving Elly as she falls while trying to stop the Hecht from destroying Norturne. The incident also provides a pretty good clue as to who Grahf really is...
  • Power Gives You Wings: Weltall Alpha doesn't has wings when Khan pilots it.
  • Spell My Name with an S: Graf, German for "earl"
  • Super Prototype: The Alpha Weltall/True Weltall/Original Weltall. As the name suggests, this is the prototype for Fei's Weltall, which is potentially stronger than an Omnigear despite being a regular Gear. The Alpha Weltall, however, is an Omnigear version of the Weltall, which Grahf is capable of using to its full potential, which means that it's as far above other Omnigears as Omnigears are above regular Gears.
  • Tin Tyrant
  • Wild Card: A major villain who sometimes works with Krelian and Miang, but is not under their control.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds

Krelian

Krelian

Voiced by Ryōtarō Okiayu (Japanese) and Cam Clarke (English)

"If god doesn't exist in our world, then I will create god with my own hands!"

    Others 

Emperor Cain

Emperor Cain

Emperor of Solaris and the first human created by Deus. Is described many times as the Big Bad, but the truth is much different then realized...

"Then I leave it up to you... I atone for my crime by doing so..."

  • Age Without Youth: Unlike the Gazel Ministry, who abandoned their physical bodies for the SOL-9000, Cain retained his physical body. The skull-like mask shown in his character portrait is part of a gigantic life-support system designed by Krelian to keep him alive. When Ramsus destroys the mask, what's left of Cain that the audience sees is so degenerated after 10,000 years of being alive that it can't realistically be called "human" anymore.
  • The Atoner: Everything he does to help Fei is because he still feels guilty for killing Abel all those years ago.
  • Big Bad: Until Krelian came along, Cain essentially was the one in charge of Solaris for all those millennia.
  • Good All Along
  • Heel Realization: It isn't stated when exactly this happened, but Emperor Cain eventually turned against his original destiny and seeks to do everything possible to prevent Deus' resurrection.
  • Kicked Upstairs: Krelian is actually the one who controls Solaris, so this is basically what Cain has been reduced to for the last 500 years.
  • Really 700 Years Old: If you don't count the Gazel Ministry who were turned into A.I. centuries ago, Cain is literally the oldest human on the planet at nearly ten thousand years old.
  • The Man Behind the Curtain: It may not seem like in in a first playthrough, but everything Cain does or orders Citan to do is in order to help out Fei as he is the best hope for humanity to survive.
  • The Un Reveal: When Ramsus kills Cain, his mask gets knocked off only to reveal a black, charred husk of a man decayed beyond recognition by 10,000 years of artificially extended life. Though most fans tend to agree that since Ramsus is a clone of Cain, then that is what he looked like.

Sigurd

Sigurd Harcourt

Bart's right hand man on the Yggdrasil, and also his Long Lost Sibling. He also has a past in Solaris, and is old friends with Citan, Jessie and Ramsus.

  • Dark-Skinned Blonde
  • Eyepatch of Power: The opposite eye from Bart's. Convenient, because late in the game, you need a full set of eyes from the Aveh royal family to unlock a piece of ancient technology.
  • Heroic Bastard: Unlike Bart, he's the illegitimate son of the last previous king of Aveh.
  • Royal Blood
  • Stripperiffic/Bare Your Midriff/Mr. Fanservice: Whether in Gebler, in the Elements or aboard the Yggdrasil, Sigurd always modifies his outfits to expose his abdomen above his waist and below his chest. This actually resembles the traditional clothes of his mother's people from the Ignas desert, but it also makes him fanservice. But most of this is All There in the Manual — it's not quite as obvious in game that he dresses this way.

Margie

Marguerite "Margie" Fatima

Bart's sixteen year old cousin and current Holy Mother of Nisan.

Hammer

Hammer the Supplier

A demi-human whom Fei first meets in Kislev, claiming to be a merchant. He was imprisoned in Kislev's D-Block, but escaped alongside with Fei and his allies.

  • Sympathetic Murderer: Elly and Rico still loved Hammer, even after he killed Medena. Rico continually emphatically insists that it wasn't Hammer's fault. If this is so, then Hammer may have been manipulated into doing it. The seeds of Hammer's betrayal were sewn during his time of captivity in Krelian's lab, and it was never certain just what was done to him before the party escaped.
  • Tragic Monster
  • Unfazed Everyman/Muggle: Hammer follows the heroes everywhere, even without fighting skills.
  • Was Once a Man: Before becoming a giant cyborg.

Jessie

Jesiah "Jessie" Black

Billy Lee Black's father. Former agent of Solaris.

Primera Black

Billy Lee Black's little sister.

Yui Uzuki

Citan's wife.

  • The Ace: She was once (allegedly) the best swordswoman in Shevat prior to meeting Citan. Yeah, that's right, the two Aces are married to one another.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Seems to vanish off the face of the earth in disc 2 and is not even mentioned in passing by her husband or daughter. Considering everything that happens, this might lead to some horrifying and tragic implications.
  • Feminine Women Can Cook: Fei repeatedly proclaims his love of Yui's cooking. Citan is less appreciative.
  • Retired Badass: According to Citan, she did defeat him in swordfight before their marriage.

Wave Existence

The Wave Existence

Fei: "I don't understand what you are talking about. Who, or what are you?"

WE: "In one word... ...EXISTENCE."

The true God of the Xenogears-verse (Or is it?), everything that occurs in the game can be traced back to this being from a higher dimension. Over ten thousand years ago, Humans created an infinitely powerful engine called the Zohar, which needed a source of power so strong that it literally dragged this being from it's plane of existence to power it. And ever since then it's been wanting to return, and was fully willing to grant it's power to young Abel in order to do so, thus turning him into the Contact and starting the story that was ten thousand years in the making...

  • A God Am I and/or A God I Am Not: It claims that it it is both God and is not God at the same time. It basically all depends on your point of view.
  • Energy Being: It's precisely this trope is why it makes such a good power source for the Zohar and thus, the source of all Gear functions and Ether abilities.
  • God Is Good: Unlike Deus who treats all of mankind like it's personal tools, The Wave Existence honestly implores Fei to do what's right and destroy both Deus and the Zohar to free both it and all of humanity. To that, it basically gives his Gear a godly upgrade, turning it into the aptly named Xenogears.
  • It's All My Fault: It honestly feels bad for everything Fei has suffered in his life and feels it was it's fault that Fei's personality split. Fei however rebukes this, saying the fault was within him that he must deal with.
  • Living MacGuffin: While in-story the Zohar would technically be the MacGuffin, the WE is basically what powers it, thus becoming this trope.
  • Pieces of God: According to Krelian, all of the universe and in turn humanity and souls in general were originally created by the overflow of this being.
  • Return To A Higher Plane Of Existence: The instant Deus is dead, it doesn't hesitate for a second to do just this.
  • There's No Place Like Home: For such a highly advanced being, all it's ever wanted is to go back home to it's higher dimension. Krelian basically plans to hitch a ride with it.
  • What Is This Thing You Call Love?: When the WE first connected with Abel, the first thing it felt was Abel's desire to find his mother. This reaction gave the being a "mother's will" and created the original Elhaym to help Abel in his quest to destroy Deus.
  • You Cannot Grasp the True Form: It has no physical form, rather it simply takes the form of a virtual version of itself that you create, IE, it is only your perception of it.

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