of the Week
Uh, the Xenogears Anime/Mecha Fest
I would like to thank for this great site. It is the best source
on XG I have ever stumbled upon. Now, I am a fan of mecha concept,
and I devour any and everything that includes a mecha, Evidently
Xenogears too... :) And I am also interested the mechanisms and
design of the mechas too. It is only natural for me to think
about gears in XG, and compare them to the ones in some other
milestone mechas in Anime/Manga culture. Here it comes: I was
thinking about the drive/control system of Weltall/Weltall II/Xenogears/Id's
gear. Is the control and life support systems of them similar
to YF-21 in Macross Plus; or EVA Unit 01 in Shinseiki Evangelion;
or something like the armors of Escaflowne? Or does it start
like the simpler systems of Megazone 23 III, Madox or Orguss-02
mecha and then evolves to another human symbiosis mechanism like
Guyver and Orgun? I assume the last form of Xenogears shown in
the ending of XG is a far more advanced entity than the first
is the almighty Omnigear, so has more advanced setup and control
functions than any other Gear. Uh, the others? Any staffer want
to touch upon this? Any readers? I don't get any Anime here besides
the junk known as Sailor Moon, Pokemon and Voltron (G-Elements
combine!). So, this answer is up for grabs.
Nutz: Lol, Hyuga... so here
I am grabbing the question for you. While I'm no Mecha Guru myself,
I happen to have seen a few mecha anime only available in OAVs
and Asian territories. Xenogears' normal gears aren't the symbiotic
bio-booster type like this guy in the left (heh, he's the Guyver
person, a fellow you wouldn't want to mess with), but instead,
they are your common-piloted vessels, just like any plane or
car. Weltall, however, is a special type of unit that corresponds
with its pilot, much like Shinji's Eva Unit. A little bit coarse
than the Eva, but Weltall is a special gear given special functions
by the power of "The Contact", and of course, it aligns
only with Fei. The Omnigears are in the same way like these,
by aligning with their animus, they hold that special attachment
to their pilot, and rids the use of too much mechanical control.
And we all know that omnigears are parts of Deus, so they hold
in some level, a tint of life after alignment. Same holds true
for Seibzehn, but only here, this massive gear is totally man-made
and configured to correspond with Maria's thoughts and emotions,
thus making Seibzehn fully automatic and semi-sentient. Xenogears,
the last one, is the perfect gear, which is a living being in
itself, brought to life after its perfect contact with Zohar.
It is however, attached to Fei as how the earlier Weltalls were...
maybe because Fei is "the Contact".
You got yer Fei, you get yer Elly, now for Miang.
were all the incarnations of Miang we see in the game?
Hyuga: Yes, this really is
from The Contact. Ugh, Miang. The ability to become Miang was
in every woman. That certain "Miang Factor" was implanted
on every female alive in the planet. The ones that we actually
saw though? Let me think about that.
Ok, back. From the start:
1. Opening video. The Miang who was created by Deus. (Debatable,
but Nutz firmly believes this is not Miang, but instead, the
2. Zeboim Era. Seen standing near a man in a pic file found in
3. Fei's childhood. His mother, Karen. She became Miang.
4. Most of the main Xenogears time period. The Miang who follows
5. End of game. Elly. Ramsus kills Miang, and Elly becomes Miang
on the spot. She's a long haired version.
The Miangs, from top right to left, the original
-Mother-, Miang Hawwa, Karen Wong, Miang of Zeboim,
and lastly, Elly Van Houten
Not Star Ocean
the site rocks, just to let you know. Are there more than one
ending to the game?
Hyuga: I wish there were,
but there is only one. Good idea, however. Maybe we only saw
the 'Episode V' ending! =D Or not. There's really no space to
add the video to, Disc 2 had enough anime as it is. Come on though,
if there were multiple endings, would you want to play through
the game again to get it? I've gone through Xenogears 3 times,
and caved in and bought the guide to save me some trouble.
Nutz: But ever wondered
what would be the ending if you didn't let Emeralda grow up?
She's a big girl in the anime ending, but what if we didn't let
her be like that? =D
Messages from Nutz
This letter is from Nutz to someone else. She told me to post
it. However, I lost the original mail from the original sender,
but I think it was a question regarding Krelian's change of hair
color from blue to beige.
NUTZ: Hello Socko, hehehe, I dunno about Krelian's taste in hair
dyes, but I think his hair color was a product of the nanomachine
implants in his body, plus his age (whoot, for a 500+ year old
geezer, beige hair isn't so bad!)
Hyuga: Heh, Krelian's hair
isn't that bad for his age. I know people who complain of greys,
Krelian has none. Lucky guy. Maybe he dyed his hair. He was trying
to fit in with the crowd, perhaps. Heh, Clairol on Krelian? Dunno.
It looked good on me
game really needs a site like you have. The story was sooooooooo
complicated, I was as impressed as I was confused by the lot
of it. BTW- couple of the many plot questions I had, what are
the Shevat people talking about when they say "Did you notice
how the Omni gear reacted to Elly?" and such. I never noticed
anything like that, but they bring it up like three times. Also,
what exactly was the great tragedy of 500 years ago? So many
people talk about not being able to forgive themselves for it.
Was it because they betrayed Sophia? I thought there would be
more, and that it had something to do with the old imprisoning
and torture/execution devices that were in lower Shevat. Also,
I thought the bomb collars were supposed to detonate when they
were taken from the D block area of the Kislev compound. But
Rico wears his through out the entire game. Maybe that's just
Hyuga: I was hoping for more
on Regrs (the Shevat Omnigear) as well. Didn't happen, though.
Too bad. It reacted to her since her gene code was the same as
Sophia, and it was Sophia's Gear.
The tragedy was the war between Shevat and Solaris. Visit the
PREVIOUS MAILBAGS for more info. It's under Diabolos.
Well, Rico's was defused since he was the Champ. He probably
just never actually took it off. Or maybe they were designed
just to keep the person intact, or Square was just too lazy making
another image for Rico wearing no collar. =D
Nutz: According to one source,
there are considerable hidden info that are proof that the Diabolos
war really did happen between some mystical beings. I'll go ask
her for more details and keep you updated as soon as i confirm
the whole story.