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For those who have not completed games in the Xenoblade Chronicles series, this page contains spoilers regarding the plot. Discretion is advised.


Aegaeon (Japanese: ワダツミ, Wadatsumi) is a Special Legendary Blade in Xenoblade Chronicles 2. He can grant tremendous power to his Driver, Emperor Niall, who eventually grants Mòrag Aegaeon's Core Crystal after deciding he is unfit to be a Driver. Aegaeon uses the water element, wields a Chroma Katana, and acts as a Tank in battle.

In Torna ~ The Golden Country, Aegaeon is a Special Legendary Blade who can grant tremendous power to his Driver Hugo and his allies.

Aegaeon was designed by Yūsuke Kozaki, who is best known as the character designer for Fire Emblem Awakening and Fire Emblem Fates.

Personality

Aegaeon is a quiet and steadfast Blade who acts as the emperor's shield and consul. He is reserved but swift to execute his Driver's will, and has acted in the interests of the royal family of Mor Ardain for at least 500 years.

Appearance

Aegaeon bears passing resemblance to a common blade, with black skin, white armour and blue energy lines across his body. Aegaeon has a pointed helmet, a white coat and boots, and blue tubes presumably of liquid from his head and knees.

Story

Like Brighid, Aegaeon is passed down from generation to generation of the Ardainian royal family. He also keeps a journal chronicling his past, although it is mentioned only in passing in the quest Farewell, Good Friend.

Aegis War

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Aegaeon, Brighid and their driver, Hugo

During the Aegis War, Aegaeon was the Blade of Emperor Hugo. Hugo's brother was unable to become a Driver, and thus Hugo became the Driver of both Brighid and Aegaeon. Should Hugo fall in battle, the Special Inquisitor was to retrieve Aegaeon and Brighid's Core Crystals.

Aegaeon arrived at Torigoth alongside Hugo and the Special Inquisitor to end the battle between Brighid and Addam's crew. Aegaeon then suggested that the group head to the imperial flagship to discuss their next path forward, but Haze and Lora stayed behind in Torigoth Village. While on the ship, Aegaeon briefly left to investigate a loud noise from outside. He later reported that the returning soldiers had mentioned a mysterious group of mercenaries heading towards Torigoth, and Jin rushed back to Lora's aid. After the group dealt with Gort and his mercenaries, they all headed back onto the flagship. Hugo reported that Addam's militia was taken over by the Kingdom of Uraya, and Aegaeon confirmed the militia to be traveling to the Kingdom of Torna. Addam then asked Aegaeon to communicate to his militia to meet him in Aletta.

As the group arrived in Aletta, Aegaeon noted how Addam was far more popular than should be expected for someone fourth in line to the throne. He joined Addam in his fight against Malos alongside his Driver, Hugo. After Malos claimed to wait until the group met him at the Tornan Titan's core, Aegaeon wondered if Malos could be trusted on his statement. After Hugo sacrificed himself to shield Addam from the core's explosion, Aegaeon returned to his Core Crystal. Lora later gave his and Brighid's Cores back to the Special Inquisitor.

Emperor Niall

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Aegaeon and his driver, Niall

500 years later, Aegaeon had become the Blade of Emperor Niall. He acts more as an advisor to the Emperor rather than his partner in combat, and is first seen reporting to Mòrag and Brighid on Jin's attack upon an Ardainian vessel carrying a large shipment of Core Crystals to Indol. He later attends the Ruler's Congress in Indol with Niall. As Giga Rosa is defeated and Bana attempts to use her self-destruct feature, Aegaeon protects the party by forming a protective shield around them. Niall, however, runs out of the shield trying to take the device from Bana, resulting in him being fatally injured. Aegaeon then returns to his Core Crystal, and Niall is resurrected with the help of Nia. After returning to Alba Cavanich, Niall gifts Mòrag with Aegaeon's Core Crystal declaring himself unfit to be a Driver. Aegaeon can only be re-awakened by Mòrag.

Heart-to-heart and Blade Quest

Aegaeon's Heart-to-heart, "At the Seat of Power", takes place in the Throne Room of Hardhaigh Palace between Aegaeon and Brighid. It is the only Blade Heart-to-heart to exclude that Blade's Driver. In it he and Brighid discuss Aegaeon's past as Emperor Niall's Blade and that Niall has forbidden Aegaeon from learning about this past. Aegaeon is ashamed of this and believes it due to his failure to protect Niall, but Brighid reassures him that the Emperor values him highly and that she looks forward to working with him as a future Emperor's Blade.

Due to his importance in the main plot, Aegaeon does not have a Blade Quest.

In Xenoblade Chronicles 2

Abilities

Blade Specials

  • Lv. 1 - Water Moon - Gather ether in the Chroma Katana and release it as you draw the blade.
  • Lv. 2 - Breaking Wave - Use a flying kick to dissolve the enemy's composure then tear them up.
  • Lv. 3 - Midnight Mist - Perform a series of quick draw slashes the moment you engage the enemy.
  • Lv. 4 - Sea God's Tidal Wave - Sharpen senses and unleash a series of fierce strikes.

Blade Arts

Battle Skills

  • Serene Heart - After achieving max Affinity in combat, evade enemy attacks.
  • Like Water - Improves evasion while moving.
  • Enlightenment - Improves evasion when HP is 30% or lower.

Field Skills

  • Water Mastery - Lv. 3
  • Ancient Wisdom - Lv. 3
  • Leaping - Lv. 3

Favorite Items

Affinity Chart

Type Name Skill Level Affinity Level Effect Prerequisite Count Flavor Text
Key Affinity Reward 1 1 Affinity Chart level 1 unlocked
2 2 Unlocks level 2 of the Affinity Chart Increase Trust 100 "I feel like I understand you a little better now."
3 3 Unlocks level 3 of the Affinity Chart Increase Trust 1,300 "I see only good things ahead for our partnership."
4 4 Unlocks level 4 of the Affinity Chart Increase Trust 3,800 "You may just become the greatest partner I could hope for."
5 5 Unlocks level 5 of the Affinity Chart. Affinity bond will be easier to sustain. Increase Trust 9,800 "I could not ask for a greater partner than you."
Blade Special Water Moon 1 1 Adds a 60% chance of dealing a guard-annulling attack
2 2 Adds a 70% chance of dealing a guard-annulling attack Perform a Blade Combo 5 "My techniques are not without merit, would you not agree?"
3 3 Adds a 80% chance of dealing a guard-annulling attack Perform a Blade Combo 7 "I will test this new power in our next enemy encounter."
4 4 Adds a 90% chance of dealing a guard-annulling attack Perform a Blade Combo 10 "My skill have become sharper. I look forward to having the chance to demonstrate them."
5 5 Adds a 100% chance of dealing a guard-annulling attack Perform a Blade Combo finisher 3 "Did you see my torrent of water? I thought it was quite splendid."
Breaking Wave 1 1 Increases critical damage by 25%
2 2 Increases critical damage by 40% Defeat a Fresh Rodonya in Tantal 6 "There is no greater form of training than real combat. I feel my strength has grown."
3 3 Increases critical damage by 55% Use Breaking Wave 8 "Repetition is an important aspect of any training regimen."
4 4 Increases critical damage by 70% Perform a Driver Combo (It's enough to just be present) 10 "Your techniques give me inspiration. Perhaps next I will demonstrate some of my own."
5 5 Increases critical damage by 85% Use Breaking Wave 10 "I feel I may have mastered this particular technique."
Midnight Mist 1 1 Increase damage dealt to enemies targeting the user by 60%
2 2 Increase damage dealt to enemies targeting the user by 70% Perform a Driver Combo (It's enough just to be present) 5 "Your remarkable technique spurs me to better my own. You will see what I mean in our next battle."
3 3 Increase damage dealt to enemies targeting the user by 80% Use Midnight Mist 6 "The more I exercise this technique, the stronger it becomes. I look forward to testing it out in our next battle."
4 4 Increase damage dealt to enemies targeting the user by 90% Defeat a Heidl Taos at the Cliffs of Morytha 4 "I am not fond of these Heidl Taos. But I feel I am growing better at fighting them."
5 5 Increase damage dealt to enemies targeting the user by 100% Defeat Machine-Gun Julio at the Cliffs of Morytha ※ 1 "This was a fearsome enemy indeed. But we were stronger in the end!"
Battle Skill Serene Heart 1 1 After achieving max Affinity in combat, evade enemy attacks for 10 seconds
2 2 After achieving max Affinity in combat, evade enemy attacks for 12 seconds Raise Affinity in combat 2 "The bond we share gives me strength. Let us keep working together as a team."
3 3 After achieving max Affinity in combat, evade enemy attacks for 14 seconds Raise the Dev Level of Mor Ardain 5 "Do you think the city will flourish and become more lively from now on."
4 4 After achieving max Affinity in combat, evade enemy attacks for 16 seconds In the audience chamber in Mor Ardain, view the Heart-to-Heart "At the Seat of Power" "Working for the good of Alrest... I will do all that I can to make that vision a reality."
5 5 After achieving max Affinity in combat, evade enemy attacks for 18 seconds Raise Affinity in combat 7 "Leave the support to me."
Like Water 1 1 Improves evasion by 20% while moving
2 2 Improves evasion by 30% while moving Evade an attack 5 "You are quite nimble."
3 3 Improves evasion by 40% while moving Evade an attack 7 "When dodging attacks, footwork is of the utmost importance."
4 4 Improves evasion by 50% while moving Evade an attack 9 "Your dodging skills seem quite sufficient. I feel safe in the knowledge you will be out of harm's way."
5 5 Improves evasion by 60% while moving Evade an attack 10 "Your speed frankly astounds me."
Enlightenment 1 1 Improves evasion by 20% when HP is 30% or lower Block an attack 2 "I seem to have gained new strength."
2 2 Improves evasion by 30% when HP is 30% or lower Block an attack 5 "Blocking too can be an important skill."
3 3 Improves evasion by 40% when HP is 30% or lower Block an attack 7 "If an attack is too difficult to dodge, blocking can be the wisest choice."
4 4 Improves evasion by 50% when HP is 30% or lower Block an attack 9 "Blocking and evading...both skills are indispensable to a seasoned warrior."
5 5 Improves evasion by 60% when HP is 30% or lower Block an attack 10 "You can trust me to guard your back."
Field Skill Water Mastery 1 1 The power of a Water Blade.
2 2 Defeat a Moist Upa at Spirit Crucible Elpys 5 "Has my talent with water increased?"
3 4 Defeat a Bagoan Sovereign in the Land of Morytha 5 "My water powers are growing stronger. I feel confident in my ability to handle most water-related tasks."
Ancient Wisdom 1 1 Knowledge of ancient civilizations. Used to decode writing, etc. Acquire Insect items from the Collectibles list. 20 "Insects are fascinating, wouldn't you agree? I wonder what kind of habitat this one's from..."
2 2 Acquire Insect items from the Collectibles list. 25 "Insects are like a window into the dim and distant past..."
3 4 Acquire Insect items from the Collectibles list. 30 "I'm becoming quite the scholar... I hope this will benefit you all."
Leaping 1 1 The power to jump. Used to reach high places.
2 2 Use Aegaeon's favorite pouch item from the Staple Foods category. 4 "Fondant Rice Cakes have the most exquisite texture. I feel like eating such tasty food boosts my strength, as well!"
3 4 Use Aegaeon's favorite pouch item from the Art category. 2 "I find myself collecting these Montecoran Dolls without even meaning to. Do you collect anything?"
※ In the early versions of the game, the Affinity Chart incorrectly lists Machine-Gun Julio's location as Tantal instead of Cliffs of Morytha.

In Torna ~ The Golden Country

Arts

Vanguard Arts

Rear Guard Arts

Abilities

Specials

  • Lv. 1 - Cascade Smash - Slash against the enemy, then follow up with a series of aerial kicks.
  • Lv. 2 - Roiling Tide - Forge ahead with sword strikes backed up by waves of water ether energy.
  • Lv. 3 - Hundred-Year Wave - Shoot energy waves from your sword, then conclude with an overhead strike.
  • Lv. 4 - Sea God's Tidal Wave - Slice and dice the enemy, then cleave them with one final rapid blow.

Battle Skills

  • Serene Heart - After achieving max Affinity in combat, evade enemy attacks for 10 to 18 seconds.
  • Like Water - Improves evasion by 20% to 60% while moving.
  • Enlightenment - Improves evasion by 20% to 60% when HP is 30% or lower.

Field Skills

  • Ichthyology - Lv. 3
  • Command Water - Lv. 3
  • Superstrength - Lv. 3

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 30 "For Ardainian honor."
3 3 Unlocks level 3 of the Affinity Chart. Affinity bond will be easier to sustain. Increase Trust 250 "Majesty, you can rely on me."
4 4 Unlocks level 4 of the Affinity Chart. Increase Trust 1,500 "I guard you with my life, Majesty."
5 5 Unlocks level 5 of the Affinity Chart. Increase Trust 4,500 "I will stay by your side forever."
Blade Special Cascade Smash 1 1 Increases damage dealt toppled enemies by 100%
2 2 Increases damage dealt to toppled enemies by 110% Use Cascade Smash 5 "Inexorable progress..."
3 3 Increases damage dealt to toppled enemies by 120% Defeat a Sable Volff on Golden Twin Mesa in Torna, etc. 4 "Cascade Smash is now stronger."
4 4 Increases damage dealt to toppled enemies by 130% Use Cascade Smash 20 "Brighid, you will not outperform me."
5 5 Increases damage dealt to the back by 150% Defeat a Zafirah Crustip at Lake Wynn in Torna, etc. 2 "Cascade Smash is now unstoppable."
Roiling Tide 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 Aurea Ardun near Wrackham Moor in Torna, etc. 1 "A welcome test of my skill."
3 3 Adds a 80% chance of dealing a guard-annulling attack Use Roiling Tide 10 "I feel I can take it further..."
4 4 Adds a 90% chance of dealing a guard-annulling attack Defeat a Astor Flier in the Hoary Weald in Gormott, etc. 3 "For the Emperor's sake, I fight."
5 5 Adds a 100% chance of dealing a guard-annulling attack Use Roiling Tide 30 "Your Majesty, put your trust in me."
Hundred-Year Wave 1 1 Increases damage dealt to enemies targeting user by 60%
2 2 Increases damage dealt to enemies targeting user by 70% Reach max. Affinity 5 "The Hundred-Year Wave is a work in progress..."
3 3 Increases damage dealt to enemies targeting user by 80% Defeat a Dread Caterpile at Valafum Hill in Gormott, etc. 2 "We learn from each other, Brighid."
4 4 Increases damage dealt to enemies targeting user by 90% Use Hundred-Year Wave 10 "Its power will wash away our foes."
5 5 Increases damage dealt to higher-level enemies by 100% Defeat a Oone Ekidno at Lake Wynn in Torna, etc. 2 ""My blade is keener and keener..."
Battle Skill Serene Heart 1 1 After achieving max Affinity in combat, evade enemy attacks for 10 seconds
2 2 After achieving max Affinity in combat, evade enemy attacks for 12 seconds Finish off enemies 5 "You will not shadow my liege's path."
3 3 After achieving max Affinity in combat, evade enemy attacks for 14 seconds Evade an attack 30 "Your Majesty... I hope you were watching."
4 4 After achieving max Affinity in combat, evade enemy attacks for 16 seconds Reach max. Affinity 10 "Calm heart..."
5 5 Increases damage dealt by 50% on every Vanguard Switch (max: 250%) Block an attack 50 "No power in Alrest could lead me astray."
Like Water 1 1 Improves evasion by 20% while moving
2 2 Improves evasion by 30% while moving Use specials to participate in a Chain Attack 3 "Excellent follow-up, Your Majesty..."
3 3 Improves evasion by 40% while moving Take a certain total amount of damage 50,000 "I must be His Majesty's shield..."
4 4 Improves evasion by 50% while moving Finish off enemies 10 "I will not suffer you to make light of His Majesty."
5 5 Improves evasion by 60% while moving Make every item that Aegaeon can craft 14 "It pleases me to have pleased you all."
Enlightenment 1 1 Improves evasion by 20% when HP is 30% or lower Defeat a Celsars Taos in the Serene Springside in Gormott, etc. 1 "I feel sturdier now."
2 2 Improves evasion by 30% when HP is 30% or lower Evade an attack 15 "I saw them coming from a mile away."
3 3 Improves evasion by 40% when HP is 30% or lower Help an incapacitated ally 3 "I only did what I had to."
4 4 Improves evasion by 50% when HP is 30% or lower Defeat a unique monster (Each kind counts only once) (Previous instances count towards total) 4 "Through my striving, I have learned something new about myself."
5 5 Improves evasion by 60% when HP is 30% or lower Use specials to participate in a Chain Attack 20 "When all our powers combine, 'tis a fearsome sight to behold..."
Field Skill Ichthyology 1 1 Knowledge related to fish. Mainly helps gather items by the water Collect items 10 "Water provides sustenance, and I am expert on water."
2 2 Use Aegaeon's crafting skill 10 "The circle of life continues..."
3 5 Discover locations (Previous instances count towards total) 45 "If we stay together, we may yet see all that Alrest has to offer."
Command Water 1 1 The power to control water. Has to be used in specific places to work
2 3 Swim a lot (Measurement in peds) 500 "My affinity with water deepens."
3 4 Fall (Measurement in peds) 130 "Water has many uses... Wouldn't you agree?"
Superstrength 1 1 Extraordinary physical strength. Used to break things, lift them up, etc.
2 3 Use Aegaeon's favorite pouch item, 1 "Majesty... I am at a loss for words..."
3 5 Acquire money 500,000 "That's quite an unwieldy sum to carry around..."

Etymology

His name may be a reference to one of the Hecatoncheires, three Giants of the Greek mythology. In fact, if he's made the leader of a team in Merc Missions, the name of his group is the Hecatonics, which may be also be a reference to the Hecatoncheires themselves. His Japanese name may be a reference to Watatsumi (綿津見, わたつみ), more commonly known as Kaishin (海神, かいしん), a Shinto deity of water in the Japanese mythology. He sometimes referred to Poseidon or Neptune.

Trivia

  • Aegeaon and Dromarch are the only Legendary Blades without a unique weapon class.
    • Coincidentally, they are both water element blades with access to Ancient Wisdom and Water Mastery.

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