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    Fei Fong Wong 

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

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Fei

An 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 Kasim, Lacan, Grahf, Id, and the -Coward-. Though Grahf was originally Lacan, his personality and memories permanently diverged when he started to Body Surf 500 years before, and so that Grahf has his own character section further down the page.


  • Bare-Fisted Monk: Fei fights purely on martial arts. This extends to his Gear.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: He is Lahan's resident Nice Guy, but he's a powerful fighter and has a Superpowered Evil Side.
  • Broken Bird: A male version, especially once you start learning about his forgotten past.
  • Byronic Hero: Since his current personality was created three years ago, he's not very good at controlling his emotions. His Dark and Troubled Past doesn't help either.
  • Chinese People: Has a more conspicuously Chinese look than the other characters, and has the gratuitous Chinese name. Allegedly, he was inspired by a Jet Li movie, specifically Once Upon a Time in China.
  • The Chosen One: He's one of the incarnations of the Contact. His power is almost at Physical God levels.
  • Dark and Troubled Past:
    • A lot of bad things have happened to him by the start of the game. The worst was probably his mother being possessed by the Big Bad and treating him as a guinea pig for years.
    • If you count his past incarnation, his Dark and Troubled Past has been going on for millennia.
  • Despair Event Horizon: Grahf is one of Fei's past incarnations that has gone over this.
  • Falling into the Cockpit: Deconstructed Trope. Fei spends a lot of time resenting the fact that he has to pilot his Gear and use it to kill people, especially early on. It takes a while for him to comes to grips with the need for him, and part of his development is understanding this.
  • Heroic BSoD: This is what triggers Id's appearances.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: Quite often during the early parts of the game.
  • It Sucks to Be the Chosen One: None of Fei's incarnations have had it easy, to say the least.
  • Jekyll & Hyde: The Jekyll to Id's Hyde.
  • Kamehamehadoken: His "Guided Shot" spell/chi ability. Notably, it changes form depending on whether Fei is on foot or piloting Weltall: the first is a Hadoken-style energy ball, while the other is a Kamehameha-style beam.
  • Manchild: Because he initially didn't have his memories, the three-year-old "Fei" personality is completely artificial and based on experiences he learns as he goes. This is why he has difficulty coping with certain situations, such as going off on Elly when she insists she travel with the party to Mahanon.
  • Messianic Archetype: He's the "Contact" between humans and the resident God. He just needs to get over his Dark and Troubled Past and tame his Superpowered Evil Side.
  • Mike Nelson, Destroyer of Worlds: Often thanks to Id.
  • Named After Somebody Famous: Wong Fei-hung, their names are written the same in katakana.
  • Power Gives You Wings: Xenogears's hyper mode.
  • Reincarnation: Abel/Kim/Lacan/Fei are all one person who lived different lifetimes. For more specific details:
    • The sole survivor of the wreck of the Eldridge (besides Deus), Abel was the original incarnation who made -Contact- with the -Wave Existence-, and Abel's consciousness became linked to the Wave Existence to be reincarnated four more times in the future.
    • Kim was his reincarnation during the Zeboim period — unknown whether Kim is the second or third incarnation, because the story skipped one of them.
    • Lacan was the fourth incarnation, who also became Grahf. It becomes even more complicated when Grahf took to Body Surfing to keep on living for 500 years. Grahf was no longer the Contact, which allowed the reincarnation cycle to continue from the forfeiture of Lacan's body. Eventually, Grahf in another body came face to face with...
    • Fei Fong Wong, the fifth and final incarnation. After the disastrous initial encounter where Fei's mother Karen sacrificed herself to save Fei's life, Grahf took over the body of Fei's father Khan. Fei and Grahf continued to face and conflict with each other over the course of the game as Grahf sought to combine Fei and himself into one. But after Fei finally brought all his own power under his control and regained the memories of his past lives, Grahf passed on the torch and died along with Khan.
  • Reluctant Warrior: "I hate fighting. And Gears..."
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Can be either red or blue depending on who the other one is.
  • Split Personality:
    • Original Fei ("the Coward"), Id, and the newer Fei, who is "on the stage" for most of the game's active storyline. The three personalities finally reconcile peacefully and merge near the end of the story. This healed Fei also recalls Lacan's memories, including his memories as Grahf before Body Surfing. In this sense, Grahf got his wish — he and Fei finally joined to become one.
    • The newer Fei eventually creates a fourth personality that is completely catatonic, as Fei is unable to deal with the loss of Elly or the fact that she's been integrated into an interstellar doomsday weapon that's poised to wipe out all life on the planet. It doesn't stop Id from forcing himself on-stage, though.
  • Star-Crossed Lovers: With Elly. Their previous incarnations too, for extra-Star Crossing. Subverted in the finale, almost 10,000 years after their first incarnation.
  • Trauma-Induced Amnesia: Due to the Dissociative Identity Disorder caused by his Big Bad-possessed mother and her experiments.
  • Warrior Painter: The game starts with him painting, and it's clear he would prefer a quiet painter lifestyle to being a warrior.
  • Where I Was Born and Razed: By mistake, once his Superpowered Evil Side gets unlocked by his Heroic BSoD.

    Weltall, Weltall-Id, Weltall-2, Xenogears 

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

Pronounced "velt-all", the 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. They are used when it transforms into Weltall-Id.
  • Character Title: The Gear named Xenogears is the titular mech of the game.
  • 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 its pilot.
  • Discard and Draw: After upgrading from Weltall-2 to Xenogears, you can't use System Id to enter Hyper Mode at will anymore, but Xenogears is generally more powerful and can enter Hyper Mode the "normal" way more easily, which makes up for it.
  • Empathic Weapon: There are occasions where the gear seems to display a will of its own.
  • Flawed Prototype: Played With. While 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).
  • Foreshadowing: An early tell that the mysterious Red Gear of Id is actually Weltall is that almost every Gear in the game has distinct movement sound effects unique to them (Brigander's hover jets, Stier's roller wheels or Vierge's galloping sprint). Id's gear clearly uses Weltall's distinct footstep sound.
  • 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 11th-Hour Superpower upgrade into Xenogears just before 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: The Weltall was designed to transform when Id controlled it, becoming larger and turning red.
  • Wrong Context Magic: Weltall is not an Omnigear or nano-Gear. It's an inferior modern Gear based on a Deus close-defense Gear, with specific customizations to take advantage of Id's unique strength, and the fact that it's stronger than an Omnigear is because of its pilot. The Xenogears, meanwhile, is a direct channel to the Wave Existence and completely unique.

    Elhaym "Elly" Van Houten 

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

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Elly

An eighteen year old lieutenant in Gebler, Solaris's 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.


  • Artificial Human: She was originally constructed by the Kadomony biocomputer at the direction of the Wave Existence as a fulfilment of Abel's wish to have a mother.
  • Attack Drone: "Animum Ether Response Offensive Drones" or AERODs
  • All of the Other Reindeer: She has two circumstances pertaining to this:
    • She has the most violent reaction out of all Solarian soldiers towards the Drive drug. It was hinted that she caused a massacre in the facility sometime in the past.
    • Her surprising tolerance towards the surface dwellers for a high ranking citizen in Solaris, as noted by Citan and one of her group members. She said that she carried this view from her father who's tolerant towards the surface dwellers and that one of her servants is a surface dweller.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: She's nice to the point of reaching Friend to All Living Things by Disc 2, but she's still a superpowered fighter able to pilot an Omnigear.
  • Break the Cutie: Happens several times across the game.
  • Chocolate Baby: She's convinced she's not actually Medena's daughter because she doesn't really resemble either of her parents, and believes her real mother was actually her childhood nanny, a Lamb woman, though this turns out to be due to Reincarnation rather than genetics. Medena herself doesn't seem to think anything negative about her daughter and sadly dies before the truth comes out.
  • Crutch Character: She fits this though because she gets benched about 2/3rds of the way through disk 2 and is gone for the rest of the game as far as gameplay is concerned.
  • Disc-One Nuke: Grind up enough to give her an Ether Doubler from Nisan and she can use her magic/Aerods to kill almost anything on Disc 1, bosses included.
  • Doomed Upgrade: Aside from Battling Mini-Game, you never have chance to use El Regurus.
  • Fatal Flaw: Tied in with Senseless Sacrifice below.
  • Faux Action Girl: Zig-Zagged. It's a weird case of Gameplay and Story Segregation. She's pretty good in battles, but she's absurdly hesitant in the actual story, to the point of becoming useless several times.
  • Fem Bot: Both Vierge and Regurus.
  • Heel–Face Turn: When she defects Solaris and join Fei's group. Then she does a Face–Heel Turn once Miang body surfs to her. Then another Heel–Face Turn when Miang is gone for good.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Across multiple lives.
  • Heroes Want Redheads: Each of her incarnations has some shade of red hair. Incarnations of Elly are born to natural parents, but always bear a twinlike resemblance to previous incarnations, no matter how genetically different they might otherwise have been.
  • Kick Chick: Her secondary attack.
  • Lady of Black Magic: She has the strongest offensive magic of the party, while not being a strong physical fighter.
  • Like Parent, Like Spouse: Abel wished for the original Elly based off of an image of his mother.
  • Limited Wardrobe: Even though she left the army, she still wears her Gebler uniform. She was supposed get another outfit, but time constraints meant it couldn't be done.
  • Messianic Archetype: Or rather an Expy of Gnosticism's Sophia (which she was even named after in one incarnation). Perhaps ironically, she's the only one whose gear doesn't get crucified at Golgotha, though she does take a pretty nasty beating for the party's sake nonetheless.
  • Meaningful Name:
    • Elhaym resembles the word "Elohim", one of the names of God in Hebrew. It also resembles a combination of "El" (the old name for God) and "Hayim" (the Hebrew word for "life", used in toasts called "L'Chaim" meaning "To life!"). The latter can thus be interpreted as meaning "God is healthy".
    • Elly's first Gear (and only one you use in gameplay, but that's not the point) is French for "virgin" (as in the Virgin Mary). After she has sex with Fei near the end of the game, she never uses Vierge again, instead using her Omnigear.
  • Nice Girl: Despite her profession, she is actually nice. It makes it hard for Fei to accept that she is still a Gebler officer for a good bit of the early game.
  • Reincarnation: Five incarnations, just like the Contact. Unlike him, in all her lives she was named Elhaym and the Contact called her -Elly-.
  • Quirky Miniboss Squad: She has one. You fight them over the course of the game a few times and they eventually do a Heel–Face Turn with her.
  • Proper Tights with a Skirt: A part of her uniform.
  • Senseless Sacrifice: Every single one of her prior reincarnations' sacrifices to save Fei's always has the opposite effect, either leaving him with nothing worth living for anymore or even becoming straight up evil. In the end, she realizes how pointless sacrificing herself all the time was and decides to stop doing so.
  • She-Fu: Some of her deathblows have her either doing a somersault or backflip kick.
  • Simple Staff: Her main weapon of choice.
  • So Long, and Thanks for All the Gear: She spends the back half of Disc Two absent from the party and never returns as a playable character. In a strange twist on the trope, all her equipment is still there in the inventory, but it's completely useless.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Elehayym.
  • Squishy Wizard: Both her and Vierge.
  • Star-Crossed Lovers: With the Contact's various incarnations. Subverted in the end.
  • Unwitting Pawn: She was unconsciously hypnotized by Miang to cause some damage in the Yggdrasil's engine.

    Citan Uzuki/Hyuga Ricdeau 

Voiced by Hideyuki Tanaka (Japanese)

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Citan

A 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.


  • The Ace: Citan is a 29-year-old greatest swordsman in the world, an expert scientist, a master engineer, the main character's mentor without ever dying, perpetually the most intelligent person around, a spy, a Double Agent, one of the approximately ten people who actually knows what's going on in the world, one of the earlier generation of heroes, keeper of the backstory and also has a pretty swordfighting wife and an adorable daughter with mysterious powers. Not to mention that while his Gear is rather mediocre ability-wise towards the end of the game, he is perfectly capable of getting out of it and slaughter Gear-sized enemies on foot — and is better at it than most Gears. In a mild subversion, despite being that awesome, he really is a Geek deep down.
  • Badass Bookworm: Despite being The Ace even as a fighter, his main occupation is being a scientist.
  • Big Brother Mentor: To Fei, especially at the beginning when he has nobody else.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Citan is a nice, affable person with a jackass streak a mile wide. Among repeatedly locking the party out of the loop on information that could have helped them, he also doesn't tell Fei and Elly in Solaris that the food they're eating is made of people until after they eat it. In truth this is only because he needs to get Fei into a spot where he can be captured and allow Id to come out to assess if Id is a threat. From that moment onward, he becomes open and honest to everyone.
  • Blind Without 'Em: Only slightly. Citan's glasses are worn as an equipment accessory, and his battle accuracy declines if you remove them. Otherwise, he is still perfectly capable in battle.
  • Cannot Spit It Out: A non romantic example. He had long suspected that Fei had another malevolent personality within him, but didn't want to voice his suspicions until he could confirm them.
  • Character Name Alias: "Citan Uzuki" is the alias he takes after receiving orders from Emperor Cain to watch over the Contact in the surface. In a little subversion, Perfect Works subtly implies that the Uzuki name is his wife Yui's surname, and it is speculated that her grandfather Gaspar gives him the idea.
  • Crutch Character: For most of disc one, he's arguably the best character you can have on your team thanks to his solid combat capabilities, insane speed, high health, and the fact that he even has healing magic. Downplayed in that while his gear does get outclassed after a while, he still remains a potentially useful ally thanks to his all-round abilities.
  • Defector from Decadence: He used to be on the same side as Ramsus, but though he initially believed in his cause, Citan defected from Solaris when it became clear Ramsus had become no better than what he was trying to change.
  • Double Agent: For Emperor Cain.
  • Double Reverse Quadruple Agent: Citan first appears to be working with Fei. Then he is revealed to be a Solarian agent and appears to betray Fei. But then it's revealed that his secret orders from Emperor Cain are to actually help Fei while pretending to be a loyal Solarian agent. At various points he also seems to be taking orders from Shevat or just sort of doing what he feels like doing. It is implied (the tipoff is how Queen Zephyr and the Three Sages do not suspect him in the slightest) in the game and made clear in the Perfect Works that he does the former out of his allegiance with his wife and grandfather-in-law.
  • Dramatic Ellipsis: His dialogue tends to be full of them, usually used to indicate moments where he is thinking aloud or being a bit suspicious.
  • The Empath: And in frequent psychic communication with Emperor Cain throughout the game.
  • Iaijutsu Practitioner: He begins the game fighting hand-to-hand, but midway through he takes up the sword again, drastically boosting his offensive capability.
  • In Love with the Mark: Or rather in love with the mark's granddaughter. In his backstory, during the short Solaris-Shevat conflict 5 years before the game, he tries to infiltrate the Shevat defenses in an attempt to assassinate their commander (Citan also happens to command the Solarian forces), but changes his mind after he met and (allegedly) crossed swords with Yui, and after meeting and goes into a deep philosophical discussion with Gaspar (while trysting with Yui, no less), decides to pull a Heel–Face Turn by withdrawing his forces completely, thus ending Solaris' thirs invasion of Shevat.
  • Jack-of-All-Stats: Heimdal is faster than Weltall but can't hit as hard; it's still too tough to be Fragile Speedster though. Same as El Fenrir, which can deal more damage with its sword, but still not enough to be Lightning Bruiser.
  • Katanas Are Just Better: Once Citan gets access to his katana moves, which greatly increase his offensive power.
  • Lethal Chef: Citan is a man of many talents. Cooking is not one of them.
    Fei: (After eating a disgusting looking fish) Ugh..... Reminds me of the time I tried some of Doc's cooking.
  • Lightning Bruiser: He is one of the fastest characters in the game, he hits hard, and has a lot of health to spare (over 200 at the beginning of the game). And when he gets his sword, he becomes even stronger. Played with concerning his gear though; it reflects his on-foot abilities for most of the first disc, but its frame values drops off towards the end and other characters start outclassing him in terms of damage, which makes him more of a Jack-of-All-Stats from that point on.
  • Martial Medic: He even has the best healing spells.
  • Meaningful Name:
    • Citan —> Satan. If Solaris is heaven (and Solarians certainly think it is), then Citan is their greatest fallen angel.
    • This is further reinforced when you realize his name should correctly be spelled Shitan, which is a reflection of "Shaitan," the Islamic name for Satan.
    • His surname is pronounced "Rikudou" in Japanese. In Buddhism, Rikudou is the name of the afterlife; the six paths of karmic reincarnation.
  • Mid-Season Upgrade: Gets El Fenrir at start of disc 2. He also starts using swords in battle.
  • Mr. Exposition: As one of the few persons in the world who actually know what's going on, this is often his role.
  • Mr. Fixit: He often mentions having repaired or upgraded various mechanisms offscreen.
  • Omnidisciplinary Scientist: He's The Ace of scientists.
  • Satan Is Good: See Meaningful Name, and understand that he's been working against Solaris for a long time. This mostly likely comes from the influence of Gnosticism on the game's plot and themes.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Shitan Uzuki/Hyuga Rikudou.
  • Technical Pacifist, Reluctant Warrior: The reason why he stopped using his sword.
  • The Smart Guy: He's both the most knowledgeable of the party and the one most likely to keep his wits and think of a plan in bad situations.

    Bartholomew "Bart" Fatima 

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

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Bart

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


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    Ricardo "Rico" Banderas 
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Rico

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

  • Blood Knight: You find him as the champion of Kislev's arena, motivated only by the idea of fighting other strong warriors.
  • The Big Guy: The strongest physical fighter in the party.
  • Chained by Fashion: Rico stills wears his deactivated bomb collar as a trophy.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: After you manage to become the champion, he joins the party.
  • Expy: Of Blanka. The Stier is modeled after AT.
  • Fiery Redhead: He's a red-headed Blood Knight.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: The huge X-shaped scar on his face is a good indication of his Anti-Hero personality.
  • Heroic Bastard: Subverted. He is disowned by the Kaiser, yet his birth is still considered legitimate, with his dismissal from the court with his mother, the previous Empress of Kislev and Kaiser Sigmund's legal wife, coming purely from the fact that he was born a demi-human. Hammer remarks before his death that if things go smoothly, Rico is supposed to be next inline to be the Kaiser himself.
  • Homoerotic Subtext: With Hammer.
  • Mid-Season Upgrade: By upgrading Stier with an Anima Relic, he receives El Stier.
  • Mighty Glacier: Both Stier and El Stier are some of the slowest gears in the game, but its with out a doubt one of the heaviest hitting ones in the game. And due to either a glitch or a mistranslation, even though Maria's final frame upgrade says it gives more health, it actually gives 2000 hp's less than rico's making it the bulkiest gear in the game. In general this applies to Rico as well but...
  • Master of None: His terrible accuracy and speed largely negate his damage output and Late Character Syndrome puts his defense behind the other physical attackers in the party. Thankfully, this only applies to battles on foot.
  • Mr. Fanservice: A muscly Hunk of a mutant with an always bare chest and nipples.
  • Not So Stoic: Besides moments of anger and rage, Rico tends to keep his emotional output under lock and key. It was Hammer who eventually ripped the lock right off its hinges, revealing Rico's nice guy. But we never saw any of this until Hammer's demise, after which Rico began grieving and fondly reminiscing in the open.
  • Really Royalty Reveal: He is eventually revealed to be the son of the Kaiser Sigmund and his wife Empress Anne, born while Sigmund was away at war. His heavily mutated features are the result of the Ethos experimenting on him in the womb to take advantage of Sigmund's severe anti-demihuman racism and as retaliation for Sigmund having purged them from his cabinet. After his defeat, Hammer reveals that Rico is due to become the next Kaiser of Kislev.
  • Tsundere: Started out as a Type A tsundere for most of the story. Apparently Hammer got to see much more of Rico's deredere side when they were alone than the audience had a chance to see. After losing Hammer, Rico shifted decisively from a Type A to Type B tsundere, if indeed he had any tsuntsun left by that point.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: He never feels the need to wear a shirt.
  • Wrestler in All of Us: Rico's fighting style is wrestling.

    Billy Lee Black 

Voiced by Yuji Ueda (Japanese)

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Billy

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

A young clergyman of the Ethos. He pilots Renmazuo.


  • Badass Longcoat: While Billy wears a priest's robe, his manner of wearing it, combined with his Gunslinger style of fighting and cowboy attire underneath, turns it into a Badass Longcoat as opposed to a Badass Longrobe.
  • Badass Preacher: He's a priest who carries several handguns and shotguns hidden in his robe.
  • Cattle Punk: A priest and an expert marksman who fights with Western-style guns in a Schizo Tech world that leans towards Steampunk levels of technology.
  • Calling the Old Man Out: He is not fond of his father, due to being abandoned and left to survive on his own.
  • Combat Medic: He has the most defensive and healing magic set out of anyone, as well as various firearms to slay monsters with. And he uses them both very well.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: When he was young his father disappeared with out a word, his mother was murdered by Wels when he was less then 10, his sister became traumatized by this and won't even speak to him, he almost sold his body to be able to support him, his sister, and a bunch of orphans he took in, and when his farther suddenly returns after being gone for years, he's now a vulgar alcoholic that holds no resemblance to the father he once loved. Yeah.... life's not been to kind to Billy, nor will it get much better throughout the events of the game.
    • With that being said, he is remarkably quick to adjust to learning the truth about Ethos.
  • Elemental Weapon: Billy's Ether guns fire special rounds of fire, water, wind, and earth. They also provide infinite ammo.
  • Guns Akimbo: His standard attacks involve him juggling two handguns.
  • Gun Fu: His deathblows, which often involve at least four different guns fired in acrobatic fashion.
  • The Gunslinger: He's a big expert in Gun Fu.
  • Hidden Weapons: Billy houses his special Ether Guns up his sleeves.
  • Mage Marksman: Fights with guns that fire Ether energy and commands powerful healing magic.
  • Mid-Season Upgrade: Upgrades the Renmazuo with an Anima Relic to create El-Renmazuo.
  • The Paladin: A pure-hearted, religious monster-hunter with healing magic.
  • Ray Gun: One of Billy's deathblows has him take out a special gun part for his shotgun that lets him fire a highly focused laser beam at point blank range.

    Maria Balthasar 
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Maria

"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.


  • Break the Cutie: When she learns what happened to her father.
  • Chest Blaster: Seibzehn's Graviton Cannon.
  • Disappeared Dad: Though this plotline gets its resolution pretty soon. As for her disappeared mom, she's been inside Seibzehn all this time.
  • Hammerspace: Seibzehn's strongest hyper mode attack, Maria Beat, has Maria herself pull a gigantic hammer out of nowhere and smack the enemy.
  • Kid With The Remote Control: She's incredibly weak in human battles, but her Gear is one of the strongest ones.
  • Little Miss Badass: Zigzagged. Maria is all too willing to help out on the front lines, and her access to Seibzehn ensures that she is useful in Gear encounters... But when just traveling with the party, trying to make her attack will make reality ensue very swiftly, as she has no Deathblows.
  • Macross Missile Massacre: One of Seibzehn's attacks.
  • Magikarp Power: Arguably, and almost borders on Joke Character as she's nearly useless on foot, if it wasn't for the fact that her 'ether' attacks are rather inexpensive and summon forth Seibzehn to do the damage for her. When she's riding her Seibzehn however....
  • Mighty Glacier: Seibzehn, being the strongest, but also the slowest of the gears.
  • Ninja Run: Runs with her arms spread behind her in the ending.
  • Robot Mommy: Seibzehn has her mother's mind. Seibzehn doesn't move on its own until their encounter with Achtzehn because she doesn't want Maria to be aware of this.
  • Rocket Punch: One of Seibzehn's attacks.
  • Shoulder Teammate: Maria doesn't pilot Seibzehn in the traditional sense, since it's an autonomous Gear.
  • Shout-Out: Her win animation is very similar to Aeris' from ''Final Fantasy VII'
  • Small Girl, Big Gun: Seibzehn, who dwarfs near every other gear in the game. In fact, it's so big that it can't fit inside the hanger on-board the Yggdrasil; it has to be stored outside the hull.
  • Token Mini-Moe: She's just a kid, but is part of the main party thanks to Seibzehn's strength.

    Chu-Chu 

Voiced by Michiko Neya (Japanese)

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Chu-Chu

A small pink creature, originally mistaken for a stuffed toy.


    Emeralda 

Voiced by Michiko Neya (Japanese)

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Emeralda

A 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.
  • Bare Your Midriff: In her teenage body. Since it appears tattered on the official art, it's likely due to not adjusting to her sudden growth spurt.
  • Daddy's Girl: She was made to be a surrogate daughter to Kim and his wife. As such she's very fond of Fei.
  • Feather Fingers: Her gear doesn't have any arms, but it's okay, because the wings on its head can shape themselves into hands.
  • Fem Bot: Her Crescens.
  • Flawed Prototype: Crescens is the prototype of the other nanite Gears. Krelian made a slight mistake with its operating system by setting the safety of Emeralda as its top priority. This makes Crescens always reserve a certain level of energy so it can heal Emeralda in case that she gets injured. And since self regeneration requires a lot of energy, Crescens can't repair itself from disabled state like other nanite Gears (in gameplay terms, that means it can get KO'd just like the rest of the party's Gears). This is an even bigger mistake when you consider that Emeralda, being made entirely of nanites herself, shouldn't ever need Crescens to heal her.
  • Glass Cannon: Crescens starts as a Squishy Wizard. It can hit pretty hard after Emeralda's Plot-Relevant Age-Up, but still suffer from low HP.
  • Hulk Speak: Her sentences are clipped and very simplistic. It's understandable, considering she was effectively born when you first see her.
  • Hypocritical Humor: She refers to Elly as an "old lady" when chronologically she's much older than Elly is.
  • 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.
    • This 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.
  • Lost Technology: While Solaris and Shevat both have some access to nanomachines, Emeralda's tech is way beyond anything that could be developed in the modern era, and serves as the blueprint for advances by Krelian and the Sages.
  • Magic Knight: She's basically a combination of Elly's magic skills and Fei's combat prowess. That's not a coincidence.
  • Prehensile Hair: She uses it in her deathblows.
  • 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.
  • Scarf of Asskicking: She's never seen without her pink scarf (aside from her first appearance), which is bit oversized on her childish frame.
  • 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.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: Her actual role in the story is very minimal. However, it was through her that Krelian was able to perfect his nanomachine technology, which is what goes on to drive the plot for the entire second disc.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Emeralda.
  • Supernatural Gold Eyes: Highlights the fact that she's not a normal human.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: While she joins the party before Elly becomes officially unplayable, she effectively fulfills the same function as her as the team mage with her array of offensive spells.
  • 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.
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    Emperor Cain 
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Emperor Cain

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

The 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...


  • 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.
  • Body Horror: When Ramsus knocks off his helmet, all we can see of his face is a gray mass, with no discernible features.
  • Dark Lord on Life Support: He's the emperor of Solaris, but his age has left him so weak that he needs to be hooked up to a life support device 24/7 and undergo regular operations just to stay alive and functional. Subverted, however, in that his leadership has more or less been taken by Krelian, and Cain himself is actually working in the interests of the heroes, impeding Krelian and the Gazel Ministry wherever he can.
  • Good All Along: You think he's on the Gazel Ministry's side, but he's actually doing whatever he can to get in their way.
  • 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's resurrection.
  • Kicked Upstairs: Cain once had the autocratic control of Solaris that his rank suggests, but in the present day, Miang and Krelian are actually the ones who control Solaris, and Cain has been reduced to their Puppet King for the last 500 years.
  • Immortality: The extent of his immortality is not entirely clear; however, it is said that he cannot be killed by anyone but himself. This is why Krelian and Miang manipulated Ramsus (his clone) into killing him.
  • 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. It's a reference of an apocryphal idea of how Cain became immortal after killing Abel and went to be The Atoner until the end of time.
  • 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.
  • Puppet King: While he was once the ruler of Solaris, in the present day he has become a Dark Lord on Life Support and effectively a figurehead. Miang Hawwa, Krelian, and the Gazel Ministry are the real power behind the throne, with others like Ramsus and Grant making their own power plays in turn, and Cain is trying to stop them to atone for his crimes.
  • The Prophecy: Cain's "Time of The Gospel" is when Deus would be revived using all of humanity as spare parts. It describes the time span of 10,000 years in which the Resurrection of Deus must be achieved. The reason for this timer and the consequences of failure have never been explained in the game nor in Perfect Works.
  • 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.

    Commander Kahran Ramsus 
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Ramsus

A high ranking Gebler commander. Fights and loses to Fei's party several times, which due to his inferiority complex drives Ramsus insane.


  • Big Bad Wannabe: His introduction paints him as one of the main antagonists, being our first glimpse of the Gebler high command. He’s not even close.
  • Broken Ace: He's an expert warrior, tactician, and beloved by many for his skill and intelligence. He's an absolute wreck in spite of that because 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, and by the last quarter of the game, he's basically a broken man.
  • Butt-Monkey: His first memory is of people talking about him as a failure before he was even born. And it doesn't get better for him.
  • Char Clone: No mask, but he otherwise fits, given Xenogears' numerous other homages to the Gundam franchise. He's blond, favors golden Gears, is related to Fei by virtue of being his Beta Test Baddie, is The Rival to Fei (in his own mind) and is not entirely evil. As for being the Big Bad, he appears to be that sort of Char, including having been a former Well-Intentioned Extremist who lost sight of his vision due to his rivalry with Id, but it's revealed that he's actually a puppet for Miang's schemes.
  • 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.
  • Determinator: He will go to any length to defeat Fei and prove he's not a failure. Miang deftly parlays his obsessions toward achieving her goals, rather than putting 2 and 2 together and realizing who's really to blame for all his ills.
  • Fallen Hero: According to Sigurd and Citan, Ramsus became an Element so as to change Gebler and Solaris from within in order to make the system better. As time went on, he basically became no better then what he was trying to change, going from one controlling government to another. Both of these were part of why they defected in the end, as they really hoped Ramsus would change things for the better.
  • 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 his superiors consider him "trash". It turns out that Miang orchestrated this from day one, so as to manipulate him into killing both herself and Cain when the time was right.
  • Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: After you defeat him a couple of times, you start to feel sorry for the poor guy even as he's desperately trying to kill you.
  • Meaningful Name: Bears the name of Pharaoh Ramses II, also known as Ozymandias, and is constantly overcompensating due to his traumatic past and crippling inferiority complex.
  • Overshadowed by Awesome: Objectively speaking, Ramsus is more powerful than nearly any other human on the planet. He's a physical and mental exemplar, is capable of piloting any Omnigear, surviving nearly anything, and more than a match for Fei's "coward" persona. He could even operate as a Contact if the situation called for it. The problem is that (by design) he's not a full Contact, not as powerful as Id, and his Omnigears are no match for a real Weltall. Miang has brainwashed him into obsessively comparing himself to Id, causing him to become a Butt-Monkey unknowingly under her thrall instead of focusing on his own abilities and becoming a Hero of Another Story in his own right.
  • Plug 'n' Play Technology: One of the abilities he inherits from Cain is that he can interface with all twelve Anima Relics.
  • Rapid Aging: Was engineered to reach maturity about three times faster than a normal human in order to be an adult in time for Miang's big giant Deus revival party. It's perhaps the only reason he's even alive at the start of the game after Krelian tried to terminate him.
  • 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: His weapon of choice.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Carlin Ramses.
  • Suicidal Overconfidence: Pretty much any time Fei or Id shows up, Ramsus' sense of self-preservation goes right out the window in the face of his inferiority complex. When he confronts Id in the Aveh desert, Id rips off his Wyvern's right arm, leg, and wing all in one motion before pounding his face into the sand, and Ramsus still thinks he can keep fighting until Miang reasonably pulls him out of there.
  • 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.
  • Unwitting Pawn: Miang started manipulating him while he wasn't still born.
  • Younger Than They Look: He's actually younger than Fei. Probably even younger than Maria.

    The Elements (Domina, Kelvana, Tolone, and Seraphita) 
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Dominia, Kelvena, Tolone and Seraphita

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


  • Boobs of Steel: Dominia is the most serious and threatening of the Elements, and the most well-endowed.
  • Bodyguard Crush: Dominia is really devoted to Ramsus and wants to get his attention.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Seraphita is very spacy.
  • Combining Mecha: Their Mechas fuse together to form the G-Elements.
  • Cyborg: Tolone, with her Positronic Photon Brain and Arm Cannon. According to Perfect Works, 90% of her body has been replaced with machines.
  • Eyes Always Shut: Kelvena, with good reason—her Ether level is so high that she must keep her eyes closed to keep her powers in control. This is in contrast to former fellow Element Elly, whose Ether level is off the charts but doesn't have to do anything exceptional to control her powers.
  • Four-Element Ensemble: The Elements are divided according to the four classical elements, and have corresponding personalities to match.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: While their personalities don't correspond to their elemental equivalents, they can be divided as such. Dominia is aggressive and choleric, Tolone is cold and melancholic, Seraphita is cheerful and Sanguine, and Kelvena is calm and phlegmatic.
  • Goldfish Poop Gang: The only times they pose a credible threat to your party are in the first fight with Dominia, the underwater fight with Kelvena, and the final fight as G-Elements.
  • Little Bit Beastly: Seraphita is a Demihuman with rabbit ears and a tail.
  • Meaningful Name: Dominia's surname is Yizkor, which are Hebrew for prayers for the dead, and she's the only known survivor of Id's attack on Elru.
  • Quirky Mini Boss Squad: You have to fight them several times. Each time they engage in a bit of funny dialogue before the fight.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Tolone and Seraphita form a classic Boke And Tsukkomi routine where Seraphita is the emotional one and Tolone is the stoic one.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Based on the names of the angel choirs, it would be more accurate to translate Kelvena and Tolone's names as Cherubina and Throne.
  • Theme Naming: Named after the Choir of Angels: Dominion, Cherubs, Thrones and Seraphs.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Kahran Ramsus.

    Gazel Ministry 
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Four of the Surviving Eight.

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


  • All There in the Manual: Perfect Works says the names of the eight surviving Ministers are Enoch, Irad, Mehujael, Methushael, Lamech, Jabal, Jubal, and Tubal.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: They think they're in charge. They're not and end up being deleted before they really get the chance to understand what really was at play.
  • Dramatic Ellipsis: Their lines have probably more ellipsis than actual words.
  • Ghost in the Machine: The actual Ministry members are long dead. What we see in the timeframe of the game are merely electronic copies of their consciousnesses stored in the SOL-9000.
  • Godhood Seeker: The Ministry believe resurrecting Deus will make them gods.
  • The Omniscient Council of Vagueness: Part of the reason why Xenogears' story is confusing at times is trying to figure out just WHAT these guys are talking about half the time.
  • The Reveal: Kinda obvious when you think about it, but the Gazel Ministry are actually A.I. kept in a huge spherical computer.
  • Snowy Screen of Death: A literal example. The four deceased members of the Ministry are depicted as SMPTE broadcast color bars.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: All Krelian needed the ministry for was to activate the Gaetia Key. Once that's done...
  • You Know the One: Literally 90% of their dialogue consists of this.

    Grahf 
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Grahf

“Even if I go to hell, I will live till the end of this world. And if the world does not come to an end... I will destroy it with my own hands!”

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.


  • All There in the Manual: It isn't exactly explained in-game what Grahf actually does to those that accept his offers of power. Perfect Works however explain that every Gear has a specific "Marking" that determines how much output power the Zohar sends to it, which Grahf is able to increase and thus improve their combat effectiveness.
  • Badass Armfold: The usual pose of both him and Alpha Weltall. It's a sign of his incredible strength and confidence. Once you know his backstory, it also contrasts him from Lacan, who was "powerless" and had no self-confidence.
  • Body Surf: How he's survived until the present day.
  • Catchphrase / Incoming Ham: "Doth thou desire the power?", when he feels you have defeated a boss too easily.
  • Dark Is Evil: Wears red and black, his theme is called "Grahf, Emperor of Darkness", and he's mostly not a nice person.
  • Evil Twin: 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. To hammer this in, a flashback to him donning his iconic dark armor shows that following giving into despair Lacan's appearance has changed from looking like Fei, to looking like Id.
  • Implacable Man: After fighting against your party of three Humongous Mechas without using his mecha and barely losing, he still keeps going after you.
  • I Have the High Ground: When he first appears, Alpha Weltall is standing on top of a narrow pinnacle of rock, with him standing on its shoulder.
  • I Need You Stronger: His primary motivation for tormenting Fei.
  • Large Ham: He has a definite flair for the dramatic, and every time he appears to help a boss you just defeated, he repeats his "doth thou desire the power'' speech. The listener usually has no idea what he's talking about.
  • Literal Split Personality: He somehow splintered off from Lacan either before or after he died.
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: Actually, your previous incarnation who possessed your father's body.
  • Mentor Archetype: 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:
    • He saves 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...
    • A subtler instance is during the fight with him on the Goliath. Grahf never attacks Elly during the battle, instead targeting only Fei and Rico.
    • Near the end, he sacrifices himself to buy Fei enough time to defeat Deus.
  • Power Gives You Wings: Weltall Alpha doesn't have wings when Khan pilots it.
  • Put Them All Out of My Misery: After Sophia's death and his meeting with the Wave Existence, Grahf decided that the world sucks so much that everybody is just better dead. He doesn't ask everybody for their opinion about this.
    • He develops a deeper reason for wanting to destroy the world; by destroying humanity, he would have prevented the resurrection of Deus. His angst against the world does make the task a whole lot easier on his psyche though.
  • Redemption Equals Death: He lets the Zohar engine devour him in place of Fei, and dies begging Fei to destroy Deus and free himself and Elhaym from the cycle of death and reincarnation.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: He has these in this cutscene.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Graf, a German noble title meaning "count" or "earl".
  • Straw Nihilist: So very much. He's prone to making dramatic speeches to torment Fei, and doesn't care how many people die as a result of his (or anyone else's) actions because he's going to destroy the world anyway.
  • Suicidal Cosmic Temper Tantrum: After losing his lover, being influenced by Miang and meeting the Wave Existence, he became a villain. He doesn't share any of the other villains' goals, though; he just decided life sucks so much he'll help them destroy humanity.
  • 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: Well, he does have to keep his identity hidden.
  • Wild Card: A major villain who sometimes works with Krelian and Miang, but is not under their control.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: After you see his Start of Darkness and how things went bad for him and Krelian.

    Shakhan 
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Shakhan

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


  • Authority in Name Only: He is nominally the Prime Minister of Aveh, but Gelber, and by extension Solaris, are the ones running the government.
  • Bald of Evil: Appropriate for a tyrant.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: Is a somewhat major antagonist early on, but after a series of defeats Grahf shows up, and Hilarity Ensues.
  • Cold-Blooded Torture: Had his men brutally whip Bart and Sigurd as children.
  • Disc-One Final Boss: While not the real final boss of Disc 1, he is certain a thorn in the party's side, directly or otherwise, for a long stretch of it, and is presented alongside Ramsus and Miang as one of the first major threats to the party. He quickly falls out of the limelight in favor of Ramsus, and eventually Miang.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Plays at being a nice guy toward Margie while holding her hostage in Fatima Castle, but everyone in the room can tell he's anything but.
  • Puppet King: With Solaris's backing, he led a coup and seized control over Aveh. Once the dust settled, Solaris promptly sent Gebler down to the surface to keep him in line.
  • Sinister Minister: Was an Ethos priest until the coup.

    Bishop Stone/Stein 
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Stone/Stein

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


  • Arc Villain: Of the Aquvy/Zeboim/Ethos stretch of the game.
  • Eyes Always Shut: Until he revealed himself as Stein, who has no eyelids at all.
  • Flaying Alive: When Krelian physically merges him with Alkanshel, the process apparently involved removing all his skin, leaving him looking like a horrific Red Skull-like monster inside the gear, if his second portrait is anything to go off of.
  • Hate Sink: Most villains in Xenogears have redemptive or sympathetic qualities to them. Stone is not one of them. He manages to somehow be as evil a bastard as Miang in only 1/10th of her screentime.
  • If I Can't Have You…: He sicced Wels on Racquel because she chose Jesiah over him.
  • Love Triangle: With Billy's parents. It did not end well.
  • Make It Look Like an Accident: Wels attacks are apparently so common in Aquivy that no one knew about Stein's involvement in Racquel's death until he admits it to Billy.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: After Billy and co. thwart his plans at Ethos HQ, he returns to Solaris for an "upgrade" from Krelian, and comes back for them with a vengeance.
  • Sinister Minister: Helps Solaris with manipulating the world through the Ethos church.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": In-universe. On the surface he goes by Bishop Stone, while his real name is Isaac Stein.
  • Would Hurt a Child: The way he talks about Billy and Primera as proof of Racquel's "defilement" by Jessie, he probably wouldn't have minded if his Wels killed them along with her.

    Miang Hawwa 
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Miang, specifically her 998th incarnation

The assistant and lover to Kahran Ramsus. Secretly, she is actually the avatar of Deus, who aims to turn humanity into a new body for Deus. She has conspired with Krelian to manipulate every faction in the Empire for that goal.


  • 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).
  • Animal Motifs: Snakes. Both her Omnigear, Opiomorph, and her true form, Ouroburous, boast the appearance of a figure with a humanoid torso and the lower body of a serpent. Fittingly, Miang serves as an analog to the Biblical Eve, and just like the Serpent that tricked her through temptation, Miang herself uses temptation to trick people into doing her own bidding.
  • Becoming the Mask: As the Executioner, she has far more autonomy to do all the dirty work herself (she does it efficiently enough for this identity to be widely feared), but Miang sometimes prefers to play sidekick as herself to Ramsus, Grahf (and even as her alter ego, also the only time you fight her in this identity), then Krelian.
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: With Krelian, as they are the true rulers of Solaris behind all their atrocities who intend on assimilating humanity into Deus. Of them, Miang is The Heavy for the entire story, due to being so vital to the history of the world.
  • 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 Ouroburous. When Miang dies in one meatsuit, she just awakens in another convenient womanly meatsuit. Near the end of the game, Elly becomes the 999th Miang, immediately on the death of the 998th (who was Ramsus's assistant), who appeared in most of the game.
  • Body Surf: 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.
  • 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.
  • Chessmaster Sidekick: 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.
  • Contrived Coincidence: Her Body Surf is allegedly random, but from what we see she has remarkable luck surfing into people that will quickly help her plans along. The only exception is Elly at the end, who was always meant to be the one she rejoined with for good.
  • Clipped-Wing Angel: As a separate being, Miang is a capable and deadly opponent, and her Opiomorph nano-Gear is one of the most powerful adversaries you'll face. Ouroburous, her symbolic final form after merging with Deus, is utterly outmatched by the Xenogears.
  • Familial Body Snatcher: As the mother of humanity, she's able to possess any woman on the planet descended from her.
  • God in Human Form: Being the Will of Deus, she basically acts as its physical avatar. She doesn't qualify as a Physical God by herself (being more akin to Elly in strength), but she does have some unique abilities and, more importantly, full access to Deus's technology well before it's deployed on a large scale.
  • Humanoid Abomination: Even if she doesn't look like one (until she goes One-Winged Angel), she's the humanoid avatar of an Eldritch Abomination.
  • 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: 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 Ouroburous IS Miang.
  • 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. The game is somewhat inconsistent on if it happens right away of gradually, but all women she possess inevitable end up like her regardless.
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: 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.
  • 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 resurrection.
  • One-Winged Angel: The Post-Final Boss Ouroburous is supposed to be Miang in her true form, though it's meant to be more metaphorical change then literal change as during this point in the game, everyone is expressed via their inner souls given form rather then their physical bodies. In this case, she's supposed to represent the Ouroboros, a never ending circle that represents the never ending cycle of reincarnation that Fei has to destroy once and for all to be freed from Deus.
  • Post-Final Boss: Ouroburous is the last thing you fight in the game, but the battle is really more of a formality considering how easy she is.
  • Sdrawkcab Name: Her full name (which only appears in Perfect Works) Myyahele is Elehayym backwards.
  • Shameless Fanservice Girl: She doesn't mind showing Grahf the goods, and even teasing him about it, when he drops in on her naked.
  • Smug Snake: She's pretty callous towards both her victims and the people she's manipulating into helping her.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Myyah Hawwa, partly a reversal of Elly's name.
  • Squishy Wizard: Has vaguely 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 Man Behind the Man: Thought she was just Ramsus's assistant, did you? Big mistake.
  • Time Abyss: Her consciousness has existed continuously for 10,000 years, with only minor interruptions as she's hopping bodies. This makes her the only person on the planet outside Cain and the Gazel Ministry who knows the full history of the "human" race compared to the phony cover-up version the Ethos concocted (on her order) to conceal the truth and manipulate everyone or the propaganda version that Solaris made up for itself. This level of insight gives her a tremendous advantage over everyone else in the game, even Krelian.
  • Tin Tyrant: Though at first Miang as the 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, and then her in order to regain her true body.
  • The Vamp: Her preferred method of manipulation.
  • Willfully Weak: For most of the game, she's got reasons to keep her full capabilities under wraps, taking a supporting role as Ramsus' adjutant and when fighting alongside him in her Vierge. You see her full capabilities when she pilots her own Gear, Opiomorph, and then she's one of the hardest bosses in the game.

    Krelian 

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

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Krelian

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

The true leader of Solaris with a major chip on his shoulder. After losing his beloved Sophia, he also lost faith in God and humanity, and so decided to create a god by ascending and becoming one himself. Teaming up with Miang Hawwa, he becomes an agent of Deus and aids Miang in manipulating every faction in the Empire, intending to assimilate all of humanity into himself.


  • Ascend to a Higher Plane of Existence: His ultimate goal, which he actually manages to reach.
  • Badass Bookworm: His biggest assets are his intelligence and skill in manipulating others, and he's very good at using them.
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: With Miang, as they are the true rulers of Solaris behind all their atrocities who intend on assimilating humanity into Deus.
  • The Chessmaster: He orchestrates most of the events of the plot and even manages to outplay Miang in the end.
  • Despair Event Horizon: Sophia's death pushed Krelian past this.
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: Certainly has an androgynous look to him, especially in the ending.
  • Expy: Krelian shares a lot of similarities in personality to Karellen of Arthur C. Clark's Childhood's End. He was even named Karellen in Japanese.
  • Fallen Hero: Before Sophia died, Krelian was one of the good guys, allied to Shevat and Nimrod against Solaris, pupil of Taura Melchior and friend to Sophia, Lacan, Roni and René. He was never the same again after his Despair Event Horizon.
  • Karma Houdini: Krelian manages to manipulate Solaris for centuries, torments your party so many times whether intentionally or with other people, turns most of the population of the world into Wels, and gets to travel with the Wave Existence back into its home dimension without so much as a slap on the wrist.
    • Played With: Despite reaching his goal, he admits that he his desire to "go to walk with God" was born by the fact that no one else could love him, while Fei and Elly have finally achieved happiness together after 10,000 years of searching for each other. His story is over, while Fei and Elly have lifetimes ahead of them as the badasses who defeated God with The Power of Love. Even though Krelian gets what he wants, his last words to Fei and Elly is how much he envies them.
  • Left Hanging: During the game, Krelian appears with blond-colored hair. In the Nisan flashback scenes, however, he has midnight blue-colored hair. The hair color change is never explained in the game nor in Perfect Works.
    • A simple explanation: He dyed it/used the nanomachines to change his color to better reflect the look of the Gazels that represent upper-class society. It would've been harder to infiltrate the upper echelons of Solaris with blue hair.
  • Love Makes You Evil: His Start of Darkness was because of his love for Sophia.
  • Locked into Strangeness: His hair turned white, presumably as the result of Nanomachines prolonging his life.
  • Mad Scientist: He controls Solaris, which is basically a Mad Scientist nation.
  • Manipulative Bastard: He and Miang take turns at manipulating others in horrible ways.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: At the end of the game, Krelian admits that he has done so many horrible things that he can't even call himself human anymore. A shot of Ramsus's fetal form appears behind him as he says this, pointing out one last time that he grew a Designer Baby just so he could mind fuck the kid beyond insanity.
  • No Place for Me There: Krelian nearly says this word for word at the end to Fei to the offer to return home with him, knowing full well the people will never so easily forgive him for all the things he's done.
  • Put Them All Out of My Misery: As with Lacan, Krelian is convinced that a world "without God" sucks so much that everybody would be better if he created a God using an Assimilation Plot. As with Lacan, Krelian doesn't ask if anybody else agrees.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Karellen, a reference to Childhood's End.
  • Suicidal Cosmic Temper Tantrum: As with Lacan, Sophia's death was Krelian's Start of Darkness. Instead of destroying everyone, though, Krelian wants to assimilate everyone and ascend them all to a higher plane of existence.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Krelian gives an epic one to the Gazel Ministry as he erases them one by one.
  • Übermensch: Krelian sees that there's no god in the world, so he creates one to follow instead.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: A bit of Put Them All Out of My Misery, a little Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds...a lot of Utopia Justifies the Means. Basically, he believes that as long as he succeeds in ressurecting Deus, it will make every horrible thing he's done be worth it. He knows he's a monster who's murdered countless people, but he truly believes he's doing the right thing for everyone. In a sense, it's why he always acts so cold during the game, because if he didn't make sure his plan works, it would mean all that he had done would have been for nothing.
    "-Deus-, the physical manifestation of god, only wants results... The means are insignificant to him."

    Deus 
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Deus 1st stage located in Mahanon.
Click here to see its second form
Click here to see its third form
Click here  to see its final complete form
"You shall be as gods."

A highly advanced biological weapon created by humans (as in normal humans originating on Earth) to conduct war on an interplanetary level. However it proved to be too powerful and was declared to be disposed of on the far ends of the galaxy. It rebelled against this, taking over the ship carrying it as shown in the intro cutscene of the game and crash landed on the planet Xenogears takes place on. The events of both the game and the history of the world revolves around its intricate plans to put itself back together.


  • A.I. Is a Crapshoot: The game starts with him causing the spaceship he's in to have to blow itself up to stop him, and ends with him trying to exterminate humanity.
  • Demiurge Archetype: Deus is the Greater-Scope Villain and a powerful machine who killed everyone on the ship that was transporting it and promptly crashed on another planet. It then proceeded to create a race of humans on said planet. The state religion of the Sacred Empire of Solaris, known as Ethos, worships it as the god of the world, and it even has a false Messiah and false Eve in its human interface Miang Hawwa. However, the true God is the Wave of Existence, who Deus came into contact with, and in contrast to Deus, it is a benevolent deity who wants to save the humans from Deus. With all the Gnostic influence and themes that permeate the story, Deus serves as the perfect insert for the Demiurge, the god that created the material universe and seeks to solely use humanity to further it's selfish goals.
  • Deus Est Machina: It is "God" in the sense that it is the creator of the human race on the world on which Xenogears takes place. Which is ironic, as Deus itself was created by the human race who had left that planet. A case of the created creating the creator.
  • Diabolus ex Nihilo: It is never made clear as to why Deus wanted to go to Earth when Deus took over the Eldridge. Perfect Works mentions that "in the game, it was never clarified as to why Deus switched course for Earth" and that Earth became sealed for unknown reasons and...still doesn't give an answer. The reason Deus needs 10,000 years to repair itself and the consequences of failure isn't explained in the game nor in Perfect Works.
  • Doomsday Device: Deus was designed as a last resort in an endless interstellar war. By the time it mistakenly blew up a colony world, the military realized they had gone too far, and shipped it as far away as possible.
  • Eldritch Abomination: A man-made one. Not only is it a powerful weapon, but it has implications of being some kind of living being, and not only does it evolve and become more powerful, it becomes essentially a God. Each form it turns into becoming more and more monsterous.
  • Evil Is Bigger: In its original 'shell', Deus is many times bigger than a Gear.
  • Full Potential Upgrade: Krelian actually accelerates its evolution through Nanomachines.
  • A God Am I: After coming into contact with the Wave Existence, Deus not only believed it was a god, but with the power it had, it became effectively a false God.
  • God Guise: When Deus came in contact with the Wave Existence (the divine being which is unwittingly powering all the Gears), it came to believe that it was God. In other words, Deus is a false idol, created by humans. Unlike Deus, the Wave Existence never wished for worship or followers.
  • Gone Horribly Right: Deus *was* originally created to be a weapon, and infused with the directive of learning how to become even better at it. Ultimately, its creators got what they wanted.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: Krelian and Miang make up the duumvirate that the heroes mostly deal with, but ultimately their plans and actions are all just to serve and improve upon Deus. Nonetheless, Deus doesn't actually do much in and of itself.
  • Humanoid Abomination: It has a disturbing degree of resemblance to its creators, especially in concept art. The embryonic Deus seen in the opening resembles... well, a human embryo with angel wings and an umbilical cord long enough to double as a tail. Meanwhile its ancient, decayed form seen in Mahanon has "wings" that look like the bicameral halves of a human cortex.
  • Human Resources: Deus seeks to produce the human bodies it needs to complete its body at all costs.
  • Living Weapon: It was originally created to be an interplanetary invasion system.
  • The Long Game: It created humanity only as a means to further his goals: a new body and ascension to godhood. The reason it needs 10,000 years to do it and the consequences of failure isn't explained in the game nor in Perfect Works.
  • One-Winged Angel: It changes its form at least four times.
  • Turned Against Their Masters: Before the beginning of the game, Deus turned against the people it had been made to be used by as part of its attempt to become some kind of God.

Others

    Sigurd Harcourt 
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Sigurd

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.


  • Bare Your Midriff: 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.
  • Dark-Skinned Blonde: Maybe he's just very tanned from living in the desert.
  • 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.
  • Identical Grandson: Looks almost identical to his ancestor Roni Fatima but with silver hair and darker skin.
  • Royal Blood: He's actually Bart's half-brother.

    Marguerite "Margie" Fatima 
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Margie

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


    Hammer the Supplier 
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Hammer

Master, sir, did you just see my MAD SKILLZ?"

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.


    Jesiah "Jessie" Black 
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Jessie

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, though Citan and Midori's lines in the Snowfall Hideout do not seem to make this the case as she may be helping her grandfather's work (which is also surprisingly missing afterwards).
  • 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.

    Queen Zephyr 
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The Queen of Shevat

The leader of the kingdom of Shevat and one of the few who knows the secrets of Xenogears world.


  • The Atoner: She admitted that Shevat was the one who brought out the Diabolos Collapse to the world by sacrificing Sophia, and Krellian gave her and her advisors life extension treatments to redeem themselves to look for the answers.
  • The High Queen: She is the queen of the most powerful nation in the surface world and is very concerned about her subjects and by extension, the whole surface people, if a bit too naïve at first.
  • Really 700 Years Old: is around 522 years old by the time of the game setting, thanks to her and her councilors getting life extension treatments from Krellian.
  • Supporting Leader: Like Bart, she enables the heroes to go with their operation and even gives her support.

    The Three Sages of Shevat (Taura Melchior, Isaac Balthazar, and Gaspar Uzuki) 

The primary advisors to Queen Zephyr, who also happens to be actual sages in their respective fields.


  • The Ace: They are the best Shevat has to offer in their respective fields.
  • The Atoner: Like Zephyr above.
  • Fighter, Mage, Thief: While they are sages , their backstory makes them fit in this dynamic with some of variations:
    • Gaspar is the Fighter, being the leader and master-at-arms of the Shevat army infantry, with his primary role in the game is to remove the limiters, which amounts to strengthening, of the heroes that Solaris put in all surface people.
    • Taura Melchior is the Mage, being a purely scientist with a touch of the Healer subtype as he treats Fei and Elly after they got wounded from being shot down using his nanomachine system.
    • Balthazar is the Thief, as he is a master engineer and Shevat's go to when it comes to Gear and overall machinery designs and maintenance while keeping a sneaky method.
  • Omnidisciplinary Scientist: They are the modern definition of sages, being masters of their fields. Melchior and Balthazar in particular shows this in spades, as the former is very adept at medicine and biotechnology, while the latter is a master Gear engineer who also happens to have interests in archaeology, and both are stated in the game to be the ones who architect the rebuilt of the heroes' Gears to Omnigear levels using blueprints studied from the Xenogears and nanotechnology construction.
  • Really 700 Years Old: like Zephyr, they are more than 500 years old thanks to Krellian's life extension treatment.

    Id 
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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 turning back into Fei, Id is still just as psychotic and terrifying as he's ever been.
  • 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.
  • Catch and Return: See the folder quote. Sigurd and Mason try to scuttle the Yggdrasil on top of him to save Bart from a Hopeless Boss Fight, only for Id to pick up the entire ship, crumple it like a wad of tissue paper, and hurl it right back at Bart.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: Id was briefly seen in a cutscene near the beginning of the game, in a dream Fei was having. It also included Khan and Grahf.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: He is the part of Fei's psyche that actually experienced this.
  • Evil Redhead: Of the Blood Knight variety.
  • Enemy Within: Subverted. He starts as an enemy, but as the story goes forward he damages the villains at least as much as the heroes. In the end, Fei manages to calm him by convincing his other Split Personality to show him his happy memories.
  • Hidden in Plain Sight: Aside from a change in hair, skin, eye color and clothing, Id has the exact same face as Fei. It's just not as readily noticeable at first because because Id usually shows up in person only after Fei has been off screen for prolonged periods.
  • 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.
  • The Juggernaut: Almost nothing can stop Id once he gets going. Vanderkaum's massive, powered-up Dora? Just a warm up act. Ramsus and Bart? Don't even slow him down. Sigurd jumps the Yggdrasil to crush him? Id picks the entire ship up and slams it into Bart instead.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: In the backstory, he destroyed the continent of Elru. In the present, he's capable of throwing a battleship bare-handed, and later destroys Solaris.
  • Power Dyes Your Hair: Just compare his picture with Fei's up top. Pretty much the only clue that they're the same person is that they have the same facial structure, but even then, it's subtle.
  • 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. Id was actually around for many years before Fei and arguably has more cause to be the true personality then Fei is. Double Subverted when it's revealed that the original Fei is actually a third personality.
  • Super Strength: In flashback scenes, Id completely decimated an army of gears with his bare hands.
  • 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.

    The Wave Existence 
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Wave Existence

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

Wave Existence: "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 its plane of existence to power it. And ever since then it's been wanting to return, and was fully willing to grant its 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: It claims that it it is both God and is not God at the same time.
  • Ascend to a Higher Plane of Existence: The instant Deus is dead, it doesn't hesitate for a second to do just this. It neglected to mention to Fei that doing so gives off an energy burst powerful enough to destroy an entire planet, and would have done so were it not for Elly's intervention by forcing Deus's corpse into outer space.
  • Energy Being: This trope is precisely 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 its 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.
  • Greater-Scope Paragon: He puts the game's plot in motion after his contact with Abel, doing so in patience for ten thousand years.
  • It's All My Fault: It honestly feels bad for everything Fei has suffered in his life and feels it was its 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 Wave Existence 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.
  • There's No Place Like Home: For such a highly advanced being, all it's ever wanted is to go back home to its higher dimension. Krelian basically plans to hitch a ride with it.
  • Walking Spoiler: Perhaps the most notable example in Xenogears, almost everything that happens in the plot is because of this character in some way.
  • What Is This Thing You Call "Love"?: When the Wave Existence 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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