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Xavier

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Xavier

FE776 Xavier.png
Artwork of Xavier from Thracia 776.

Gender

Male

Race

Human

Nationality

Leonster

Starting class

General

Appearance(s)

I've prepared myself for this... After so long, perhaps I can finally show my face to them, even if it's from across the field of battle... Bah, enough! I'm just another soldier! I'm not afraid to face death!
— Xavier

Xavier (Japanese: ゼーベイア Xavier) is a playable general in Fire Emblem: Thracia 776. He was forced to work for the Empire under Gustaf after the fall of Leonster.

Biography

Ten years before the events of Thracia 776, when Leonster fell to the Empire, Xavier joined the Empire and began working under Gustaf in Leonster castle.

Xavier is first mentioned in Chapter 17B; when Leif, August, and Dryas discuss retaking Leonster castle, Leif's advisors are concerned that Xavier and his knights will be trouble. Dryas condemns Xavier for being a traitor though a local tells Dryas that Xavier only turned coat to be able to protect the Leonster natives from the Empire's tyranny.[1]

Xavier is fought as an enemy in Chapter 18, he is accompanied by his eight knights. They have all been forced to work for Gustaf and prevented from rebelling due to their families being taken hostage. During the battle Leif frees the hostages and they meet up with their respective knight, destroying the hold Gustaf has over Xavier. Once Leif speaks with Xavier he happily joins the Leonster liberation army and is glad to be reunited with the heir to Leonster. Dryas tells Xavier that Leif needs a man like him at his side and appears to have discarded his initial misgivings with Xavier being a traitor.

Xavier accompanies Leif's liberation army until at least the liberation of Munster. His involvement, if any, with the war after Leif's forces merged with Seliph's is unknown, as he does not appear in Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War.

Fire Emblem: Thracia 776

Role

Xavier is a playable character. In Chapter 18, Xavier appears as an enemy unit. After all eight of his knights are converted into NPCs, he is recruited when talked to by Leif.

For more information on recruiting Xavier, see The Liberation of Leonster § NPC data.

Starting stats and growth rates

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Ma snes03 general playable.gif General
Level 6
Action --
Authority
Recruitment: Chapter 18, convert all of his soldiers to NPCs, then talk with Leif

Stats Growth Rates

Inventory Skills
Master Axe
Killer Bow
Accost
Pavise
Wrath
Weapon Levels
Swords C Lances E Axes A Bows A Staves --
Fire magic -- Thunder magic -- FE5RankWind.png -- Light magic -- Dark magic --

Supports

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Xavier
General
Supports:
None.

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See Support § Super Famicom games for more details on supports.

Analysis

This character analysis section may not be accurate to every player's experience.

Xavier is extremely difficult to recruit, but if the player pulls this off, they gain a fairly solid unit. Xavier is incredibly durable, with 38 base HP and a massive 17 defense. He only has 3 magic and 6 speed, which holds him back against magical enemies, but physical enemies can barely damage him, if at all. He also boasts an array of weapon ranks, with an A-rank in axes and bows, C-rank in swords and E-rank in lances. His high constitution and below average movement make him very cumbersome on outdoor maps, though this is far less prevalent on indoor maps.

Xavier's FCM is only 0, but he has Accost, Pavise and Wrath. Xavier can’t activate Accost against faster enemies due to his poor speed, but he can trigger it against slower foes, though it hurts him against Dark Mages. Pavise and Wrath make Xavier a great enemy phase fighter since he can tank enemies and murder them on the counterattack. Because he has access to four weapon types, he can counter at any range, although the player should mostly use axes. Xavier is an especially good user of Master Axes, since they are brave weapons, negating his speed issues. He also uses the Brave Bow very well, since the same principle applies there, though he is limited to fighting at range.

However, he also has several major flaws. Aside from his lower mobility, his magic is low, making him susceptible to status staves and magic attacks. He is also an armored unit, and FE5's lategame is notoriously infested with Hammers, that while inaccurate, deal massive, if not lethal, damage to Xavier, limiting where and when he can see combat.

Aside from these combat feats, Xavier has an authority star, increasing the hit and avoid of all allied units by 3% if he’s deployed. This makes him useful even if he never fights anyone. Considering all these advantages, Xavier is certainly a useful unit, if his challenging recruitment isn’t counted against him.

Personality

Since becoming a servant of the Empire he appears to have grown despondent. When Leif invaded Leonster castle he expressed no joy and seemed content for his life to end there at the hands of the liberation army. While Gustaf constantly reminded him that he is hated by all of Leonster due to being a traitor, this appears to have at least been a partial fabrication; knowledge of Xavier joining the Empire to protect Leonster's locals appears to have been common, at least with the locals themselves.[1] Xavier appears to be a man able to garner the loyalty of his knights, as he was not alone in his ten years of service to the Empire; under him were eight knights also dedicated to the protection of Leonster under the control of the Empire.

Even if he isn't freed by Leif his dying words are still an apology and a wish for Leonster to return to glory.

Endings

Xavier, Loyal Old General
Xavier worked alongside Leif to build the New Kingdom of Thracia. His rich experience and vast knowledge served to be extremely valuable in making important decisions, and the youths in the New Thracia’s government often looked to him for advice.

Quotes

Battle quotes

...Very well...
— Xavier as an enemy in Chapter 18

Death quotes

Forgive me...Lord Leif... Glory be to Leonster!
— Xavier as an enemy in Chapter 18 and when playable
I cannot live in shame any longer... This is the end...
— Xavier if captured and released in in Chapter 18

Escape quotes

I shall retreat first...
— Xavier

Other appearances

Fire Emblem Trading Card Game


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Choose Your Legends placement history

Round Placement Character Votes
CYL 1
(2017)
722 Portrait xavier fe05 cyl.png
Xavier
Thracia 776
55
CYL 2
(2018)
717
(−5)
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Xavier
Thracia 776
53
(−2)
CYL 3
(2019)
626
(−2)
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Xavier
Thracia 776
61
(+8)
CYL 4
(2020)
707
(+12)
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Xavier
Thracia 776
46
(−15)
CYL 5
(2021)
730
(+23)
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Xavier
Thracia 776
35
(−11)
CYL 6
(2022)
733
(+1)
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Xavier
Thracia 776
36
(+1)
CYL 7
(2023)
726
(−7)
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Xavier
Thracia 776
32
(−4)
CYL 8
(2024)
797
(+71)
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Xavier
Thracia 776
21
(−11)
Total results This character has 8 entries across all Choose Your Legends polls. 339

Trivia

  • Xavier has the exact same growth rates as Olwen, Ilios, and Galzus.
  • Xavier wields an axe in his artwork from the Fire Emblem Trading Card Game, which is the weapon he has the highest proficiency with in Thracia 776. This is in contrast to his artwork from Thracia 776, where he is depicted with a lance, the weapon he is the least proficient with.

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology, and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology, and notes
English

Xavier

Used in official websites.

English
(unofficial)

Xavier

Used in the Thracia 776 fan translation.[which?]

Japanese

ゼーベイア

Officially romanized as Xavier.

Spanish

Xavier

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French

Xavier

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German

Xavier

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Italian

Xavier

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Portuguese

Xavier

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Traditional Chinese

賽比亞

Xavier

Gallery

Sprite Gallery
Portrait xavier fe05.png Ma snes03 general enemy.gif General Ma snes03 general playable.gif
Bs fe05 xavier general sword.png
Sword
(Brave Sword)
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Lance
(Silver Lance)
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Axe
(Silver Axe)
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Bow
(Killer Bow)

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Dryas: Yes... Xavier was once a general of Leonster. He was a loyal man respected by many, but once Leonster fell, he betrayed us and switched sides like the back of his hand! I can't forgive him! I will kill that shameless man myself!
    Elder: Count Dryas! That's not true!
    Dryas: Elder? What are you talking about? Are you defending a traitor!
    Elder: No. General Xavier joined the Empire against his will to protect us. After Leonster fell, we commoners were left abandoned in the hands of the enemy. General Xavier felt sorry and sacrificed his honor to rescue us. If it weren't for him, we wouldn't be alive now.
    " — Dryas and an elderly villager, Fire Emblem: Thracia 776
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