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For the NPC in Xenoblade Chronicles X, see Hugo (XCX).

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Hugo Ardanach (Japanese: ユーゴ・エル・スペルビア, Yūgo Eru Superubia) is a main playable character in Torna ~ The Golden Country. He is the Emperor of Mor Ardain during the Aegis War. His Blades are Brighid and Aegaeon.



Hugo and his Blades

Hugo is the Emperor of Mor Ardain. His brother was unable to become a Driver, so Hugo accordingly became the Driver of both Brighid and Aegaeon. His brother rules in his absence and has given the Special Inquisitor instructions to retrieve his Core Crystals should he fall in battle. Hugo and Addam have an undisclosed history together and were once very good friends. Both Hugo and Addam share a distaste for ruling over others.

Hugo makes his appearance after Brighid mistakes Lora and Addam as the destructors of Torigoth. He notes that Mor Ardain has also been impacted by Malos' rampage and that he has come in search for him. He and Aegaeon suggest that they meet on the Ardainian flagship to discuss the next path forward. On the flagship, he reveals that rogue Coeian forces were responsible for Torigoth's destruction. He later sends a few soldiers to capture Gort, but they are unsuccessful.


Hugo shielding Addam from the blast

He notifies Addam of his militia being taken over by the Kingdom of Uraya and joins the group as they travel to Aletta. He then briefly leaves the party to lead an expedition against rogue Coeian forces but rejoins the group as they head for Auresco. The Tornan King thanks Hugo for his assistance, but Hugo claims he only followed Addam's lead. He combats Malos at the royal gardens and pledges his assistance to stop Malos at the Tornan Titan's core. After Mythra's Siren unleashes an attack that destroys the Titan's core, Hugo shields Addam from the ensuing explosion and dies saving Addam's life. His body is taken away on an Ardainian warship, and Lora gives the Special Inquisitor the Core Crystals of Brighid and Aegaeon.

General Stats

Level Max HP Max Strength Max Ether Max Dexterity Max Agility Max Luck
1 405 21 22 35 26 20
99, no modifier 6,750 358 366 314 239 340


Hugo fights using swords. He starts the game with a common Seismic Sword that allows him to inflict earth damage.

Auto-attack (Lv. 1) Auto-attack (Lv. 99) Stability Critical rate Guard rate
16 700 10 5 30


Vanguard Arts

Rear Guard Arts


  • Lv. 1 - Shield Rondo - Unbalance the enemy with a flurry of strikes, then rush them with full force.
  • Lv. 2 - Imperial Sword - Deploy a series of powerful slashes to draw enemy attention on yourself.
  • Lv. 3 - Final Thrust - Surge forward to break enemies' stances, then end with a mighty charge.

Favorite Items

Affinity Chart

Tier Name Effect SP
1 Initiative I Allows use of the Driver Art assigned to Button-Y at the start of battle. 375
Survival Training Increases maximum HP by 200. 125
Etherology Increases Ether by 20. 250
Basic Discipline Increases auto-attack damage by 20%. 200
Vigilance Increases Dexterity by 20. 325
2 Arts Relay Lets you use an Art after canceling an Art. 1,500
Power of the People Increases Luck by 20. 750
Initiative II Allows use of the Driver Art assigned to Button-X at the start of battle. 1,250
Expert Duelist Restores 3% HP when cancelling an auto-attack with a Driver Art. 1,500
Imperial First Aid Increases the HP restored when reviving a teammate by 15%. 1,000
3 Initiative III Allows use of the Driver Art assigned to Button-B at the start of battle. 1,650
Inspiration Slightly fills the Party Gauge when an "Excellent" is scored during a Special. 3,300
Physical Discipline Increases Strength by 20. 2,200
Imperial Pursuit Adds 20% to damage ratio after cancelling an auto-attack. 2,750
Advanced Survivalist Boosts maximum HP by 10%. 1,100

Hidden Affinity Chart

Tier Name Effect SP
1 Alchemy Boosts the effect of HP Potions by 20%. 1,875
Silent Bloodshed Increases damage dealt by a surprise attack by 50%. 1,250
Faster than the Eye Adds a 10% chance of attacking again after a successful auto-attack. 3,750
Martial Driver Arts Boosts recharge for Specials after canceling by 20%. 3,125
Imperial Footwork Increases Agility by 20. 2,500
2 Ultimate Etherology Boosts Ether by 10%. 5,000
Controlled Breathing Increases HP restored to self (not using HP Potions) by 10%. 2,500
Cool Focus Boosts Dexterity by 10%. 3,750
Ultimate Footwork Boosts Agility by 10%. 7,500
Ancestral Protection Boosts Luck by 10%. 6,250
3 Imperial Pride 50% chance to survive hit with 1 HP + 5 secs invincibility (once per battle). 15,000
Legendary Skill Slightly fills the Party Gauge for each critical hit delivered. 5,000
Golden Opportunity Increases attack power ratio at the start of a Chain Attack. 10,000
Ultimate Discipline Boosts Strength by 10%. 12,500
Royal Attributes Increases Affinity by 25% after winning a Special button challenge. 7,500


  • Hugo and Niall share the same voice actor in both dubs.
  • A post-battle dialogue between Hugo and Haze suggests that the former is at least 18 years old.
  • A post-battle dialogue between Hugo and Addam suggests that Hugo may have a fear of Aspar, due to one slithering out from under his pillow when he was younger.


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