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Adenine (Japanese: シキ, Shiki) is a Rare Blade in Xenoblade Chronicles 2. She can grant tremendous power to her Drivers, Rex, Nia, Zeke or Mòrag, and their allies. Adenine uses the wind element, wields Knuckle Claws, and acts as a Healer in battle.

Adenine was designed by Kōji Ogata.

Personality

Adenine is a scholar, interested in learning and books. She speaks using a wide range of vocabulary. Additionally, she is excited at the prospect of new knowledge; the Tomes of Morytha in particular. She displays an unusual level of excitement at the idea of learning about the past and an ancient tablet. This does not distract her from her duties as a Blade, as she makes it clear that she will fight to the best of her ability when asked to do so. She likes to dance, especially to show her excitement.

Appearance

Adenine has a reedy silhouette, short turquoise hair, teal eyes and holes in her stomach and shins through which green light particles can be seen. She wears a white dress made of paper pages with belt straps and armoured arms. A large book is attached to a brace around her neck, which floats during combat; Adenine fights using Knuckle Claws also resembling books.

Heart-to-heart and Blade Quest

Adenine during her Blade Quest

Adenine's Heart-to-heart, "Walking Encyclopedia", takes place in the Argentum Bazaar between Adenine, her Driver and a Nopon customer looking to buy a book that Adenine is also interested in. The two have an argument over who should buy the book and agree that the winner of a test of knowledge should win it. After conversing about either the history of Argentum or Uraya, the Nopon yields and Adenine goes to purchase the book before realising she has no money.

Adenine's Blade Quest, Limits of Awareness, is activated after completing the Merc Missions Tome of Morytha Vol. 1, Vol. 2, Vol. 3 and Vol. 4. In it she expresses an interest in following the information in the tomes to an ancient stone tablet, which contains password-guarded information about another hidden trove of knowledge. This excites Adenine greatly, and once she figures out the password the party join her in heading to the Data Processing Room in the World Tree. This is guarded by a Sovereign, who attacks Adenine, but is defeated. Adenine decrees that the information stored in the room could take centuries to decode, and asks that she be allowed to stay and learn more in her free time.

Abilities

Blade Specials

  • Lv. 1 - Harness the Wind - Compress wind ether and blow away the enemy.
  • Lv. 2 - Slipstream - Create a vacuum with high-speed chops and kicks.
  • Lv. 3 - Mortal Storm- Hit the enemy with a series of compressed air kicks.
  • Lv. 4 - Literacy Beatdown - As the enemy recoils from a series of attacks, fire a blast of compressed air.

Blade Arts

Battle Skills

  • Element Wisdom - Increases Blade Combo damage.
  • Battle Wisdom - Increases damage dealt when elemental weakness exploited (affects all.)
  • Treasure Wisdom - Increases the enemy item drop rate.

Field Skills

  • Wind Mastery - Lv. 3
  • Keen Eye - Lv. 3
  • Extra-Ancient Wisdom - Lv. 5 (Skill unique to Adenine)

Favorite Items

Affinity Chart

Type Name Skill Level Affinity Level Effect Prerequisite Count Flavor Text
Key Affinity Reward 1 1 Unlocks level 1 of the Affinity Chart.
2 2 Unlocks level 2 of the Affinity Chart. Increase Trust 100 "Just the thought of my knowledge base expanding excites me to no end!"
3 3 Unlocks level 3 of the Affinity Chart. Affinity bond will be easier to sustain. Increase Trust 1,300 "I hope you'll take me to all sorts of new places. I want to learn about the whole world!"
4 4 Unlocks level 4 of the Affinity Chart. Increase Trust 3,800 "We've gathered a lot of knowledge, that's for sure. But it's still not enough to satisfy my intellectual curiosity!"
5 5 Unlocks level 5 of the Affinity Chart. Obtain "Tome of Morytha #1" and complete the appropriate Merc Mission to decipher it.※ "Oh my…this is an incredible discovery! Listen, everyone - you won't believe what these tomes were hiding."
Blade Special Harness the Wind 1 1 Reduces 20% of aggro toward user upon landing a hit.
2 2 Reduces 25% of aggro toward user upon landing a hit. Finish an enemy. 10 "I'm thinking about doing some research into monsters. Will you help me out?"
3 3 Reduces 30% of aggro toward user upon landing a hit. At Argentum Bazaar, view the Heart-to-Heart "Walking Encyclopedia". "I must remember to bring some money the next time I'm there…"
4 4 Reduces 35% of aggro toward user upon landing a hit. Defeat mechanical enemies such as Dajan Sovereigns in the Land of Morytha. (Excludes unique monsters.) 5 "This one was quite an interesting specimen, but next time I'd like to study something a little tougher."
5 5 Reduces 40% of aggro toward user upon landing a hit. Defeat Mk. VI Familion at the World Tree "So this is how it works… I wonder if they all have similar structures? This merits further research…"
Slipstream 1 1 Adds a 60% chance of dealing a guard-annulling attack.
2 2 Adds a 70% chance of dealing a guard-annulling attack. Defeat a Mordow Blant in Uraya. 4 "It has a slimy texture? I suspected as much… I'll have to check to see if the others feel the same."
3 3 Adds a 80% chance of dealing a guard-annulling attack. Defeat a Darml Lysaat in Mor Ardain. 5 "This one's texture is quite different… Very intriguing"
4 4 Adds a 90% chance of dealing a guard-annulling attack. Defeat an Eanl Blant at Spirit Crucible Elpys. 4 "This one feels the same as the first. Is their biology identical despite the difference in habitat?"
5 5 Adds a 100% chance of dealing a guard-annulling attack. Defeat Climactic Honnold at the Leftherian Archipelago "Climactic Honnold…what a very intriguing specimen. Is it unique among its kind, I wonder?"
Mortal Storm 1 1 Adds a 60% chance of dealing a guard-annulling attack.
2 2 Adds a 70% chance of dealing a guard-annulling attack. Use Mortal Storm. 5 "I think I've grasped the theory. Let me try it out in our next battle."
3 3 Adds a 80% chance of dealing a guard-annulling attack. Use Mortal Storm. 6 "I'm sure there must be a more efficient way of doing this… Can you think of anything?"
4 4 Adds a 90% chance of dealing a guard-annulling attack. Use Mortal Storm. 7 "Just a little more and I'll have it perfected. I hope you'll help."
5 5 Adds a 100% chance of dealing a guard-annulling attack. Use Mortal Storm. 8 "Yes, I think that should do it. Thank you for all your assistance."
Battle Skill Element Wisdom 1 1 Increases Blade Combo damage by 20% Perform a Blade Combo. 2 "Extraordinary! I'm more powerful than before! I can't wait to experiment with it…"
2 2 Increases Blade Combo damage by 30% Perform a Blade Combo. 5 "Let me demonstrate the power of wind."
3 3 Increases Blade Combo damage by 40% Perform a Blade Combo. 7 "With my intellect, would you expect any less?"
4 4 Increases Blade Combo damage by 50% Perform a Blade Combo. 10 "Do you think I could become stronger with a little more research?"
5 5 Increases Blade Combo damage by 60% Perform a Blade Combo finisher. 3 "This is the culmination of everything I have learned."
Battle Wisdom 1 1 Increases damage dealt when elemental weakness is exploited (affects all).
2 2 Increases damage dealt when elemental weakness is exploited (affects all). Perform a Driver Combo. (It's enough to just be present.) 5 "Let me handle the support. It's the perfect opportunity to put some of the theories I've learned into action."
3 3 Increases damage dealt when elemental weakness is exploited (affects all). Perform a Driver Combo. (It's enough just to be present.) 7 "I think I'll perform a little observational study of your fighting style. You just battle normally, like I'm not even there."
4 4 Increases damage dealt when elemental weakness is exploited (affects all). Perform a Driver Combo. (It's enough just to be present.) 10 "How's this? Think it'll come useful in battle?"
5 5 Increases damage dealt when elemental weakness is exploited (affects all). Perform a Driver Combo finisher. (It's enough just to be present.) 3 "You've gotten better at hitting enemy weak points lately. Where did you learn all those elemental affinities?"
Treasure Wisdom 1 1 Increases the enemy item drop rate by 60%.
2 2 Increases the enemy item drop rate by 70%. Engage in combat. 10 "Battle is a helpful environment for learning more about wild monsters."
3 3 Increases the enemy item drop rate by 80%. Engage in battle. 11 "Is this helping you to build your repository of knowledge?"
4 4 Increases the enemy item drop rate by 90%. Engage in battle. 12 "Right, that's enough battling for now. I'd like to switch to a different method of expanding my knowledge next."
5 5 Increases the enemy item drop rate by 100%. Use literature. 2 "You should never underestimate the value of books as a source of insight into any given field of study."
Field Skill Wind Mastery 1 1 The power of a Wind Blade
2 3 Defeat a Ruchik Kapiba in Leftheria 4 "Will studying a Ruchik Kapiba enable me to become stronger as well, do you think?"
3 5 Defeat an Indoline Star at the World Tree 4 "Behold the Fruits of my research."
Keen Eye 1 1 The power to see things clearly. Used to notice small changes, etc.
2 3 Gather literature. (Currently held items count toward required total.) 20 "Can't neglect my book studies."
3 5 Gather literature. (Currently held items count toward required total.) 30 "They say a picture is worth a thousand words… Sometimes I need to see the things I'm reading about first-hand."
Extra-Ancient Wisdom 1 1 Knowledge about super-old culture lost to the Cloud Sea. Exclusive to Adenine.
2 2 Obtain "Tome of Morytha #2" and complete the appropriate Merc Mission to decipher it.※ "Hmmmm… Just the one tome isn't telling me much. I think we're going to need the other volumes."
3 3 Obtain "Tome of Morytha #4" and complete the appropriate Merc Mission to decipher it.※ "That's half of the tomes deciphered. But there are still so many mysteries I'll never solve without the other two."
4 4 Obtain "Tome of Morytha #3" and complete the appropriate Merc Mission to decipher it.※ "Hmm… These tomes seem to hold some very interesting information. If only I had the final piece of the puzzle…"
5 5 Go the Goldmouth Warehouse in Argentum Trade Guild and complete the quest "Limits of Awareness" "How could you take me away from that place? I wanted to settle down and live there!"

※ See Adenine's Books for details on obtaining and deciphering the Tomes of Morytha.

Etymology

Adenine's Japanese name can be roughly translated as "standard" or "formula" (kanji: ).

Her English name may come from the nucleobase adenine, a biochemical molecule and component of DNA and RNA which is important to different cellular functions, including energy storage and protein synthesis.

Trivia

Quotes

Post-Battle Dialogue

Main Cast
Rex Rex "One down, heaps more to go!"
Adenine Adenine "Wasn't that a salvager move? Would you mind telling me a bit more about it?"
Adenine Adenine "I never thought I'd be able to see the Aegis fighting in the flesh! It's truly astonishing!"
Pyra Pyra "Oh dear, I get nervous if I know I'm being observed."

Chapter 4 spoilers:

Adenine Adenine "The battle was extraordinary. I'll have to analyse the DNA under my nails."
Poppi QT Poppi QT "Meh?! Is Adenine crazy person?"
Adenine Adenine "What is that thing you're always treasuring, Brighid? I'm most curious."
Brighid Brighid "It is top secret Ardanian intelligence. You may not peek."

Rare Blades

Adenine Adenine "You'll have to tell me all about ore one of these days, Agate. Seeing you fight has gotten me very curious."
Agate Agate "I'll teach you, but my training's very rigorous. No backing out after you start."
Adenine Adenine "I have a question for you, Boreas. What's with those hands? They must be very soft."
Boreas Boreas "They're not hands. They look like hands, but actually, they're tongues."
Adenine Adenine "Ugh! So the other day, when you touched one of my books..."
Dahlia Dahlia "Hey, Adenine, you're pretty smart, huh? Think you could spare some of that knowledge on me?"
Adenine Adenine "I'd be more than happy to divulge, Dahlia. Knowledge is to be shared, after all."
Finch Finch "Mind if I ride on you so I don't forget stuff? It'd work SO well!"
Adenine Adenine "I think not. But you do say the most unusual things, Finch. I'd be happy to record your phrases."

Godfrey Godfrey "Did you see that? That is the power of justice!"
Adenine Adenine "Godfrey, would you mind defining justice for me?"
Godfrey Godfrey "Uh, uh... Don't sweat the details. You know justice when you see it."
Adenine Adenine "Alright, the game's up, KOS-MOS. Show me where you're hiding all your encyclopedias."
KOS-MOS KOS-MOS "I am simply accessing a database. I do not need a large storage space like yours."
Adenine Adenine "What now? I... I'm lost for words!"
Newt Newt "Hey Adenine! How about we ask Lady Mòrag to give us a tour of a Titan Battleship's bridge?"
Adenine Adenine "What a brilliant idea, I'd love to go! In fact, let's go this instant!"
Nim Nim "Uh, could to teach me how to talk to animals, Adenine?"
Adenine Adenine "You're asking me? I think you'd be far more knowledgeable in that area, Nim."
Nim Nim "Oh, but I can only speak Phoenix! I want to talk to the rest of them!"

Perceval Perceval "Hunger troubles you, Adenine."
Adenine Adenine "Of course it does. But where does food go after we consume it? Another mystery waiting to be solved!"
Adenine Adenine "Hey, Praxis! Mind if I squeeze that spongy thing on your head?"
Praxis Praxis "N-no! No you absolutely may not, it's very ticklish!"
Adenine Adenine "Oh, Vess! I happened upon the most wonderful cookery book recently."
Vess Vess "Oh, you'll have to show me! The problem is... I get sleepy when I start to read."
Adenine Adenine "You are most intriguing, Wulfric! May I touch your tail... tentacle... antenna things?"
Wulfric Wulfric "Just this once."

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