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Addam Origo (Japanese: アデル・オルドー, Aderu Orudō, Adel Oldō) is a character in Xenoblade Chronicles 2. He is pivotal in the game's backstory as the Driver of the Aegis, Mythra, during the Aegis War five hundred years prior to the game's events. He is a main playable character and protagonist in Torna ~ The Golden Country.

Personality

Despite being a member of Torna's royalty, Addam is usually portrayed as a man of the people. He is loved by many of his subjects, who see him as a leader. However, Addam refuses to become the King and wishes to be a farmer because he likes freedom, a life where he can choose.

Addam treats his comrades as equals, with the exception of Mythra, with whom he has a more paternal approach. He and Milton are scared of her lethal cooking. He is also very emotional and honest, crying over things that others see as trivial. He also has a deep trauma of Mythra's dark cooking.

Appearance

In Torna ~ The Golden Country, Addam is a tall and muscular man with silver hair and golden eyes, unlike other Tornans who usually possess blue eyes. The right front side of his head has a traditional Tornan style braid. His skin has a peach-tan healthy complexion. He wears a unique and dominantly white Japanese-like armor with black, red and golden parts, though he is initially seen wearing a dark-gray hooded coat that covers his entire silhouette. He has more armor on his left arm than his right, both different vambraces. The symbol of Torna is embossed on the armor's top front and his personal seal is on his back, near the upper neck. He also wears a royal embroidered yellow-golden rectangular cloth that is within and hanging outside his armor. Addam has his personal sword shealth on his back with a length as long as his shoulder's height.

In Xenoblade Chronicles 2, despite wearing a coat, Addam's overall design and clothes are different from his appearance in Torna ~ The Golden Country, being more similar to Jin's. This may be because of the lacking main design prior to the DLC's release.

Story

Early Life

Addam as an Aegis Driver

Addam was the son sired between the Tornan King and an unknown woman. This pairing led to Addam having golden eyes as opposed to the Tornan norm of blue eyes. He became the Lord of Aletta as an adult with an unnamed wife, and though he was fourth in line to to the Tornan throne, he had immense popular support. This charisma led to a rocky relationship between him and his uncle, the High Prince Zettar. Two years before becoming the Driver of the Aegis, he helped Milton's village recover from a flood, and Milton accompanied Addam on his travels ever since as repayment and gratitude. He and Hugo had an undisclosed brotherhood history together that transcend their royal duties, and he refers to Azurda as "nuncle" with familiarity. Addam, from a side quest, is noted to be married.

Mythra's Driver

Addam and Mythra

After Malos broke free from Amalthus, Amalthus traveled to the Kingdom of Torna in search of a Driver for the other Aegis. As Zettar was unable to awaken Mythra, Addam became her Driver, further straining relations between Zettar and Addam. He was officially knighted as Mythra's Driver at Olethro Playhouse, and he soon formed a militia of his own in the Kingdom of Uraya before leaving to better grasp Mythra's power.

He and Mythra later met with Amalthus in Indol, where Amalthus asked them to rid Malos from Alrest. Mythra noticed Amalthus smile at the end of their conversation and proposed that he was hiding his true intentions, considering him a hypocrite protecting his heart with lies, that this made him "very human". Addam then asked Mythra if humanity was worth saving, and Mythra responded by supporting Addam as she considered the decision not hers to make. Indol then began funding Addam's militia through Argentum.

Allying with Lora and Hugo

Addam TGC english screenshot 1.jpg

While in Lasaria, he and Mythra save Jin and Lora from one of Malos' Gargoyles. Upon recognizing Jin as the Paragon of Torna, he battles Jin and Lora. He eventually ends the battle to applaud Jin and Lora for their synergy and their unique method of sharing a weapon. After hearing Lora's story, he decides not to turn in Lora for "stealing" Jin's Core Crystal and comes up with a cover story. Addam then joins Lora on her journey to Gormott to find her mother, with Addam himself hoping to get a lead on Malos.

After arriving in Torigoth, the group finds Torigoth in ruin, and Addam scolds Mythra for not respecting the situation. They get into a battle with Brighid before Hugo and Aegaeon arrive at the village to clear up the misconception. Hugo and Addam share their distaste for ruling before leaving to Hugo's flagship to discuss their next move. On board the flagship, Addam reveals to Lora his doubts of being able to control Mythra's power, though Lora reassures him that it would come with time.

Aletta

Training with Lora

Hugo and Aegaeon later inform Addam that his militia was taken over by the Urayan government and was ordered to relocate to Aletta. After a sparring session with Lora, a soldier informs Addam of Amalthus' conversation with Malos, where Malos revealed his plan to awaken Torna. Addam then leads the group to Auresco. Along the way, he introduces Minoth to the group. Mythra later speaks to him regarding the possibility that humans possibly could desire destruction, though Addam assumes she was joking. He then reveals his plan to retire and work the land after Malos was defeated. At Hyber Village, he urges Mythra to converse with the rest of the party and not ostracize herself as an Aegis.

Auresco

Addam fighting Malos

Upon arriving in Auresco, Addam explains that the Tornan Titan's impressive power was sealed away during the reign of Alektos the First. The group then attends a conference with the Tornan King, High Prince Zettar, and Quaestor Amalthus. Zettar attempts to punish Addam for letting his army travel through Torna freely, though the King refuses and attempts to reward Addam for his efforts by enfeoffing him as Lord of Heblin. Addam denies the offer and simply requests free passage through Torna, to which the King accepted.

Malos then begins his attack on Auresco. While combating Malos, Malos notices Addam's golden eyes and claims he knew nothing of humanity's true nature. Addam then uses Mythra's Aegis Sword against Malos and argues that Malos threw away the true power of a Driver and a Blade when he left Amalthus. Malos later steals the seal of the Titan despite Azurda arriving to assist.

Addam knights Lora

The following day, Zettar once again attempts to punish Addam for not stopping Malos. The King challenges Zettar once again by stating that his soldiers should have fought Malos and not fled with the townspeople. Addam then assures the two that he would gladly lay down his life for Torna, and Hugo agrees to side with Addam. He then leads the group into Torna's Womb and reveals that at one point, Blades come to the Womb to be reborn as Titans. The following morning, he knights Lora as a Tornan Driver.

Confrontation with Malos

Mythra unlocks her true sword without Addam

The night before the fight with Malos, Addam, Mythra, and Jin manage to convince Milton and Mikhail to stay behind in Auresco for their own safety. As the group approaches the Holy Gate of Altana, Addam questioned if Mythra knows Malos' motivations, but she shares little insight. While fighting Malos, Malos' Siren attacks Auresco to the group's horror. Upon seeing this, Mythra awakens a portion of Pneuma's power, and Addam falls to his knees, unable to control her new power. Mythra then battles Malos herself in her Siren despite Addam's pleas to stop. After Mythra states she just wanted to save those close to her, she unleashes a powerful attack that destroys Malos' Siren and the Titan's core.

Hugo saves Addam's life

Hugo shields Addam from the full impact of the core's explosion. The blast kills Hugo, reverting Brighid and Aegaeon to their Core Crystals. Addam then takes hold of an unconscious Mythra as she descends from her Siren. The Tornan King leaves Addam in control of the Kingdom before being crushed by debris. The group flees on an Ardainian warship, where they watch the Tornan Titan sink into the Cloud Sea. Mythra later sees Milton's dead body and transforms into Pyra out of despair and anguish.

Departure

After the war, Addam and Pyra part ways with Lora, Jin, Haze, and Mikhail in Gormott. They plan to travel to Spirit Crucible Elpys to seal away the true Aegis Sword. Addam requests that Lora travel to Spessia and inform the remaining members of his militia to rendezvous with him at the Leftherian Archipelago. Addam and Pyra traveled to Leftheria, where they entered Elpys and left a powerless third Aegis Sword as a test to find someone worthy of the Aegis's power. Around this time, Addam also founded Fonsett Village nearby the entrance to Elpys and tasked Azurda as its guardian.

Addam seals Pyra beneath the sea

Some time after their departure from Lora and the others, Addam seals away Pyra in a Tornan ship and sinks the ship beneath the Cloud Sea. Addam designed Pyra's seal and the entrance to Elpys so that only a Leftherian could open them. He left a message with Pyra, saying that the seal was not to last forever, and that when humanity became worthy to wield her power again, she would return and bring them hope.

Shortly after Addam left, Amalthus, now appointed to Praetor in a successful coup d'etat against then-Praetor Rhadallis, launches an invasion to eliminate Mythra that destroyed Spessia and the remaining members of the Kingdom of Torna. A group of Tornans escaped to the Titan Genbu, and Addam's political opponents falsely claimed to carry Addam's bloodline and seized power to form the Kingdom of Tantal. Tantal adopted an isolationist policy out of fear of exposing their deception. Addam is recorded to have visited Tantal in secret, leaving a record. He deliberately chose not to return to Tantal following Torna's demise. Addam is never publically seen again after Pyra's sealing and he eventually passed away.

Spirit Crucible Elpys

A memory of Addam and Pyra sealing the sword

About 500 years later and after Addam's departure from the world, the salvager Rex became Pyra's Driver and journeyed to Elpys to find the power necessary to save Pyra from Jin and Malos. Upon reaching the deepest point of Elpys, Rex and his companions were attacked by Addam's Phantasms, his last guardians of the third sword.

During the battle, Addam's spirit realizes that Rex, as one who does not fight for himself, is the person he was waiting for. Addam appears to Rex in a vision of the fields of Elysium, though Addam had never been to Elysium himself and was brought there by Rex. Addam asks what Rex desires, and when Rex states his desire for power to protect his loved ones, Addam reminds him that there is a limit to what one man can do. Addam explains that Pyra and Mythra fear their power and their destiny, and he admits that he also feared the Aegis's true power, but as the vision ends he explains that Rex can take on that fear to be their true Driver.

In battle

Team Addam has the strongest, yet slowest, members of the party. Addam himself is able to keep enemies under control with various reactions, while Mythra provides continuous attacks and Minoth helps with removing the aggro from enemies.

General Stats

Level Max HP Max Strength Max Ether Max Dexterity Max Agility Max Luck
1 498 28 27 36 21 23
99 (general) 7,114 406 389 330 188 328

Weapon

Greatsword

Addam fights using Greatswords. He starts the game with a common Electro Greatsword that allows him to inflict electric damage.

Auto-attack (Lv. 1) Auto-attack (Lv. 99) Stability Critical rate Guard rate
20 800 15 10 10

Arts

Vanguard Arts

Rear Guard Arts

Specials

  • Lv. 1 - Sword Blossom - Send the enemy flying with a breathless onslaught of cuts.
  • Lv. 2 - Assault Rave - Put all your momentum into a single slash to blow the enemy away.
  • Lv. 3 - Soul Burst - An unparalleled strike, backed by the user's whole body and soul.
  • Lv. 4 (Mythra) - Hadron Impact - Let Addam make the first strikes, then nail the enemy from mid-air.
  • Lv. 4 (Minoth) - Escorpión - Rapidly pass weapons back and forth, shooting and slashing in sequence.

Favorite Items

Affinity Chart

Tier Name Effect SP
1 First Strike I Allows use of the Driver Art assigned to X at the start of battle. 250
Bulking Up Increases Strength by 20. 125
Naturally Gifted Increases Luck by 20. 375
Hard as an Ardun Increases maximum HP by 200. 200
Smell Trouble Increases Agility by 20. 325
2 Skyrender Increases critical damage by 10%. 750
Bonds of Friendship Boosts recharge for Specials after cancelling by 20%. 1,250
Arts Chain Lets you use an Art after cancelling an Art. 1,250
Dog of War Boosts Strength by 10%. 1,500
First Strike II Allows use of the Driver Art assigned to Y at the start of battle. 1,000
3 Opportunist Increases critical hit rate during a Chain Attack by 10%. 1,650
First Strike III Allows use of the Driver Art assigned to B at the start of battle. 2,750
Lionheart Increases the HP restored when reviving a teammate by 15%. 1,100
Inner Strength Increases Ether by 20. 2,200
Perfect Poise Increases Launch duration by 15%. 3,300

Hidden Affinity Chart

Tier Name Effect SP
1 New Heights Boosts Ether by 10%. 3,750
Lease of Life Increases HP restored to self (not using HP Potions) by 10%. 2,500
Ironclad Boosts maximum HP by 10%. 1,875
Swordsmanship Boosts Dexterity by 10%. 3,125
Merciless Pursuit Adds 20% to damage ratio after canceling an auto-attack. 1,250
2 Our Leader Slightly fills the Party Gauge for each critical hit delivered. 7,500
Quick on the Draw Increases damage dealt by a surprise attack by 50%. 3,750
One with the Sword Increases Dexterity by 20. 2,500
Fleet of Foot Boosts Agility by 10%. 5,000
Irresistible Force Restores 3% HP when canceling an auto-attack with a Driver Art. 6,250
3 Dragonsblood 50% chance to survive hit with 1 HP + 5 secs invincibility (once per battle). 12,500
Battle Affinity Increases Affinity by 25% after winning a Special button challenge. 5,000
Phenomenal Talent 15,000
Pharmacology Boosts the effect of HP Potions by 20%. 10,000
Frontliner Slightly fills the Party Gauge when an "Excellent" is scored during a Special. 7,500

Battle

Addam is fought early as a story-exclusive enemy before joining the party in Feltley Village at level 10, alongside Mythra.

As with all story-exclusive enemies in Torna ~ The Golden Country, he drops no items, only gold upon defeat.

Quotes

Post-Battle Dialogue

Addam Addam "We make such a wonderful team, you and I!"
Lora Lora "Don't we! I'm about as nimble as you are, uh, royal!"
Addam Addam "I'll drink to that!"
Addam Addam "This is no good. I've got to get a hold of myself."
Lora Lora "You're always looking ahead, Addam. Aren't you forgetting something?"
Addam Addam "Oh? Such as?"
Lora Lora "Just don't shoulder all the burden yourself. You have us to rely on too, sometimes."
Minoth Minoth "Sorry about that. I wasn't paying enough attention."
Lora Lora "Don't worry yourself. We all make mistakes."
Addam Addam "Oh, diddums. Shall I kiss it better for you?"
Minoth Minoth "Stuff a sock in it, clown!"
Lora Lora "You're really quite wise in the way of the world, aren't you, Hugo. Think you could teach me a few anecdotes?"
Addam Addam "Ahah, are you sure about that? He's quite the stern task master."
Hugo (TTGC) Hugo "If you wish Lora. By tomorrow, please transcribe one hundred pages of one of the tornan epics, write a treaty on an ardainian philosopher of your choice, and read a volume of History."
Lora Lora "Er, sorry, the dog ate all of my literature."
Lora Lora "Ahah, that'll teach them. Never underestimate the power of the common folk."
Hugo (TTGC) Hugo "Indeed. The emperor bestows his gratitude."
Addam Addam "Kind of giving the wrong impression there, Hugo."
Jin Jin "It looks like I'm on dinner duty tonight. Does anyone have any requests?"
Addam Addam "Meat!"
Minoth Minoth "Meat!"
Jin Jin "Understood. Let me consider our options."
Addam Addam "According to the locals, the horrors come out at night here."
Mythra Mythra "Pff, you mean ghosts? It's fine! Just let me at 'em and watch 'em run."
Jin Jin "I too will let none oppose us, whether they hail from this world or the next."
Addam Addam "Actually I was talking about tough enemies. Sorry to disappoint."
Addam Addam "Oh, Haze! I've got a cracking ghost story for you."
Haze Haze "Y-you… want to tell it now?"
Addam Addam "Yeah! It's a real spine-tingler, Grandad once told me. Kept me up at night for days!"
Haze Haze "Ah no! Please keep it to yourself!"
Haze Haze "Excuse my idle curiosity, Lord Hugo, but… What is it like? Being an emperor, I mean."
Hugo (TTGC) Hugo "Well, it certainly keeps me busy. My duties are too numerous to name."
Addam Addam "I imagine there's never a dull moment in His Imperial Majesty's life."
Aegaeon Aegaeon "You look tired, Haze. Here. Just don't tell anyone."
Haze Haze "Are those sweets? Oh Aegaeon, how can I ever repay you?"
Addam Addam "Aegaeon! You scallywag."
Addam Addam "You know, I'm really glad it was me who got to awaken you, Mythra."
Mythra Mythra "Uh? What's gotten into you all of the sudden?"
Addam Addam "Ahah, no reason. Just thought I should mention it."
Mythra Mythra "So, Addam. Think you understand how to fight alongside me now?"
Addam Addam "Nope, no clue. I've a long way to go before I can measure up to Her Ladyship."
Mythra Mythra "Oh yeah, Mythra's MVP, again!"
Brighid Brighid "I beg to differ, because to me, it seems like they had you surrounded."
Mythra Mythra "Uh? No way, I wiped the floor with them before you could even blink!"
Addam Addam "We've enough fighting to be getting on with, Mythra. Do we really need this petty rivalry?"
Addam Addam "Aegaeon. If you don't mind my saying, aren't you being a little overprotective of Hugo?"
Aegaeon Aegaeon "The bonds tying me to His Majesty are stronger than anything in this world. I could never leave his side, not for any reason, ever."
Mythra Mythra "I think "overprotective" might be an understatement."
Addam Addam "That was flashy as hell. Do that again, would you?"
Minoth Minoth "I don't see the need to show off without any eligible girls around."
Addam Addam "Oh Minoth, you're so dreamy. Could I have your autograph?~"
Minoth Minoth "Oh keep talking, funny man, you'll get what's coming to you!"
Minoth Minoth "Life has been bustling lately. We've become like one big family."
Addam Addam "You never have the time to feel lonely anymore!"
Minoth Minoth "Stop trying to make this weird for me."
Addam Addam "Ahah, I humbly apologize."
Addam Addam "That reminds me, Hugo. Did you ever overcome your fear of you-know-what?"
Hugo (TTGC) Hugo "I'm sure I don't know what you're talking about."
Addam Addam "Aspar. Didn't you once tell me about how one slithered out from under your pillow?"
Hugo (TTGC) Hugo "T-that was a long time ago. Just forget it."
Addam Addam "Hugo, we should come out with some sort of team attack. What do you say?"
Hugo (TTGC) Hugo "Why not? Just give me the cue."
Addam Addam "Good man. It's got to be something fancy, naturally."
Hugo (TTGC) Hugo "Fancy or not, I'll follow just the same."
Addam Addam "It's a great relief having you at my side in battle, Hugo."
Hugo (TTGC) Hugo "If I can make my comrades feel at ease, that is more important than vanquishing a hundred monsters."
Brighid Brighid "You are a paragon among men, Your Majesty. Precious few would reach the same conclusion as you."

Condition: After leaving the Militia Garrison
Brighid Brighid "Addam, please. Can't you do something about the Aegis' reckless behaviour?"
Addam Addam "Hm. How about we have Hugo bound with her? I'm sure she'd be better behaved then."
Brighid Brighid "Ah, no, anything but that."
Addam Addam "I know what you're thinking, but she tries. In her own special way. Go easy on her."
Condition: After departure from the Militia Garrison
Addam Addam "You're really something, you know that, Jin? We really must spar, sometime. In fact, I insist."
Minoth Minoth "Everybody hates a nag friend. Isn't that right, Jin?"
Jin Jin "I wouldn't say "hate", exactly."
Addam Addam "It doesn't have to be right now, obviously. But it has to happen."
Condition: After the attack on Auresco
Addam Addam "I'm quite envious of you, Lora. Getting to enjoy all of Jin's delicious cooking!"
Jin Jin "You mean… As compared to Mythra's?"
Brighid Brighid "I think you may have rubbed Jin up the wrong way with that one."
Addam Addam "Uh, sorry! I hadn't quite considered the implications of that comment."
Condition: After Lora becomes a knight of Torna
Addam Addam "I'll see this through to the end. Whatever it takes."
Lora Lora "To the end? Don't go getting any funny ideas, now."
Addam Addam "Pardon? Lora, I think you're reading into that a little too much."
Lora Lora "Fine, fine. Just take care of yourself, alright? I want us all to share the same future."
Condition: After Lora becomes a knight of Torna
Addam Addam "Another stepping stone to victory."
Minoth Minoth "Alright, Addam, put that emotion into a song for us!"
Addam Addam "Ahem. ♪~Ooh, Torna, glorious Torna, the wounds I've borne for thee!~♪ Oh damn you Minoth, now it's stuck in my head!"
Minoth Minoth "At least now we know you can carry a tune, though!"
Condition: After Lora becomes a knight of Torna
Addam Addam "It's not enough! We have to try harder."
Hugo (TTGC) Hugo "Don't look so gloom, Addam. It affects everyone else's moral."
Addam Addam "Arh, you're absolutely right. Sorry, my friend."
Hugo (TTGC) Hugo "It's okay. Just remember, we're in this together."

Etymology

Addam's name may be a reference to Adam, who was believed to be the first human God had created in the Book of Genesis.

Trivia

  • During the Heart-to-Heart "Addam's Appetite", as well as during the Quest Great Tornan Cook-Off in Torna ~ The Golden Country, it is revealed that Addam shares the same favorite food as Rex, Pan-Fried Tartari.
  • The clothes Addam is seen wearing under his cloak in the main game are slightly different than the clothes he wears in Torna ~ The Golden Country.
  • Malos refers to Rex's eye color as a sign he should've been wary about when hiring him. Rex shares a similar golden eye colour to Addam, implying that Rex could be a descendant of Addam.
  • Addam's eyes during his meeting with Rex in the main game are colored blue, not Golden as seen in Torna ~ The Golden Country. This implies that the face model used under the cloak is generic and a lack of an official Addam design.

Gallery

Artwork

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Screenshots

Torna ~ The Golden Country Screenshots

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