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"We loathe them. They have ruined our once-peaceful life here. RUINED! They are all... how should we say? Asscaves."
– L

L'cirufe (Japanese: ル・シルフェ, Ru Shirufe; English dub: /ˌɛlˈsɪr.ᵿf/), known as L (Japanese: ルー, ; English dub: /ˈɛl/), is one of the eight main playable characters in Xenoblade Chronicles X. He is an inventor indigenous to Mira who sells his crafts to the Nopon and other natives in exchange for food. He gives his occupation as "Wanderer". Although he is not a member of BLADE, he assists their field operatives from time to time.

Appearance

L is an unidentified xenoform; from the beginning of the game, his species is stated to be unknown. He has light turquoise skin and horns that run from his forehead down the sides of his face. His shoulder-length hair is primarily blue, although there are some purple portions as well. His eyes are yellow. He is very tall and described as "eerily statuesque" in build.

Personality

L is said to be very strange and holds the Earthlings with high curiosity, but is very friendly to them. He is also somehow well-versed in proverbs and a connoisseur of historical facts though he often uses inaccurate renditions of human idioms and phrases. Curiously, he refers to himself as if he were more than one person, using plural words such as "we" instead of "I" when speaking in the first person.

Gameplay

Location

When not in the party, L can be found at the western end of the Armory Alley in the Administrative District of New Los Angeles, where he can be recruited by the party. L's Shop will be proposed there with ground and Skell gear equipments. After completing Booming Business, L's Shop will offer the player the ability to add augment slots to armor and weapons at the cost of Miranium.

Recruitment

L can be recruited after completing Chapter 4.

In battle

The Class of L is an Alternative Shield Trooper. When he is first recruited, he is level 13 and rank 3. He wields a Shield and Psycho Launchers. His two Signature Arts are Mindstorm (Shield) and Dual Dynamo (Psycho Launchers). He has three skill slots. His class progression is as follows:

Class Rank Arts Skills
1 Wild Down
Stellar Ray
2 Lightning Cloak
3 Iron Prison
4 Wild Smash
5 Mindstorm
6 Trash Talk
7 Shooting Star Steel Flesh
8 Reality Rift
9 Shield Wall Mighty Muscle
10 Dual Dynamo
11 Bombardier Shield Screen
12 Flame Cloak
13 Astral Protection Long Topple
14 Supershield
15 Starlight Kick Stand Strong
16 Mechanoid Slayer
17 Knight's Soul
18 Double Reflect

Heart-to-Hearts

The following heart-to-hearts between L and Cross are:

Affinity Name Location When Reqs
Business Acumen East Melville St. Afternoon
♥♥ Wordplay Deck Night
♥♥♥ Kitty Chow Cathedral Anytime Cat
♥♥♥♥ Salsa Salvo North Founders St. Anytime
♥♥♥♥♥ Workout Warrior Deliverance Park Early morning

Missions

Client
L's Conundrum
Required
L's Conundrum The Nopon Heir

Affinity links

Story

Main story

L is first met at Goblin's Narrow in Noctilum during Chapter 4. He joins as a supporting character and can be recruited upon completion of this story mission.

Quotes

Battle dialogue

Drawing weapon L in lead L in party
Against enemy "Easy does it." "Let us bite this hand that threatens us."
Against a large enemy "Think of the materials we'll gather!" "Our jaw won't stop dropping."

"Let us bite this hand that threatens us."

Against a Tyrant "Aah! We've heard of this one." "Aah! We've heard of this one."
In Skell "Easy does it." "Here comes a sucker this minute."
Status effects
Stagger "Our head is spinning!"
Topple "We seem to be falling."
Flinch "What in Mira?"
Knockback "There's no need to push!"
Launch "Nothing but air!"
Stun "Why can't we move?!"
Sleep "We appear to be getting drowsy..."
Control "Incredible! Our body is moving on its own!"
Trigger
An enemy notices the party "It seems the sleeping dogs have risen."

"It's a horse-eat-horse world."

A large enemy notices the party "Well this is an earth-splattering development."
Very low HP "It's not over until the fat baby sings."
Becoming incapacitated "This number has been...disconnected..."
Reviving an ally "Welcome back! Did you see the pearly gates?"
Thanking "Thank you!"

"Sorry to trouble you."
"Our thanks!"
"Much appreciations"

Accumulating 3000 TP "Look at us, we're on a stroll!"
Activating Overdrive (Ground gear) "Get ready to cheer for us!"
Activating Overdrive (Skell) "Activating Overdrive!"
Overdrive counter hits 50 "Is this what you call 'rocking' it?"
Overdrive counter hits 100 "Quick! Get us some more ash to kick!"
Entering skell "We need our skell."
Exiting skell "Time for ground gear."
Skell's fuel runs low "How odd! Why does our fuel keep depleting?"
Skell runs out of fuel "Zero fuel? But that means we have to get out."
An enemy joins the battle "What a nice hot welcome!"
Responding to battle commands "Most certainly!"

"Leave it to us!"

Leveling up "Truth be told, we saw this coming."
Winning a battle "Wonderful, we are still alive!"

"Our skills were indisputably superior."
"Oh, can we do one? Send us a telegram from Hell evildoers!"
"80 percent of success is showing them up."
"We weathered the storm."

Soul Voices

  • "Thwack 'em for some extra zing!"
  • "Let's have a blast! Literally!"
  • "Sorry, could someone get our party started?"
  • "Right in the kisser! Now cripple them!"
  • "Let's drive all over this giant!"
  • "An aura right now might lead to good things!"
  • "We floated like butterflies. Now you sting like bees!"
  • "You scratch our back? We'll scratch yours!"
  • "Cripple it! Pazzow!"
  • "We think we need a little pick-me-up."
  • "Good-bye, and good night..."
  • "Oh good, it broke. Now weaken them!"
  • "Yes! Now cripple them!"
  • "Activating Overdrive! Your turn!"
  • "Three in a row! Shoot to kill!"
  • "They fell for it! Get it? Now weaken them!"

Post-battle dialogue

Party member
Male Cross (Heroic) Cross - "Fate dealt us these cards, so we have to play them!"

L - "That's right, grab those wild gooses by the horns."

Male Cross (Joker) Cross - "Everybody okay? Don't make me haul my butt home solo."

L - "That would be a long trip."

Male Cross (Rebel) Cross - "GOD! What is WITH this planet?"

L - "God, why do you speak so loudly?"

Male Cross (Rookie) Cross - "Keep moving! We can reflect on our battles later."

L - "Should we buy a mirror in preparation?"

Male Cross (Studious) Cross - "Well... I apologize for losing my cool just then."

L - "Oh, would you like some help looking for it?"

Male Cross (Classic) Cross - "I know we're fighting for humanity, but this all feels so futile."

L - "Ah, is that a British accent? Pip pip old bean!"

Male Cross (Warrior) Cross - "Men are like stones, smoothed by the tides of battle."

L - "But we thought you couldn't get blood from a stone."

Female Cross (Heroic) Cross - "Another dawn to dusk work day? Sounds like fun to me!"

L - "Ah! Our heart palpitates at the very words."

Female Cross (Joker) Cross - "Meh, I'm BUSHED! Did I do all the work or what?"

L - "We were wondering what that strange dance of yours signified."

Female Cross (Independent) Cross - "C'mon, there's no time to lose. We've got a mountain of things to do!"

L - "Hmm, how many meters above sea level is this mountain?"

Female Cross (Mature) Cross - "[sigh] These Miran winds are not very compatible with my hair."

L - "Care to try our new creation? Nopon -essence shampoo!"

Female Cross (Peppy) Cross - "One small step for BLADE, one giant leap for humankind."

L - "Well then, look before you leap!"

Female Cross (Classic) Cross - "Is it over? I haven't even finished rolling up my sleeves."

L - "Ah! What a lovely accent you have!"

Female Cross (Soldier) Cross - "I'm torn; do I master hand-to-hand combat, or focus on ranged attacks?"

L - "Oh hand-to-hand! Do we get to pick?"

Doug L - "Doug are you satisfied with our invention?"

Doug - "I wanted flashbangs, you gave me tracers!"

Frye L - "Frye we could probably turn all that energy you fight with into something incredible!"

Frye - "No, no I don't think so. You're not turning me into a human generator."

Celica L - "Celica the present you ordered for Rock is ready to go!"

Celica - "Thank you, but please don't tell Rock. I'd like to surprise him."

Elma Elma - "That wasn't so bad was it L?"

L - "We won that with our hands down."

Phog Phog - "Well that one gave me pins and needles."

L - "No, no, no, no, no. It had you on the pins and the needles.!"

Bozé Bozé - "You see L? Strength in numbers."

L - "Quite so. We did all the numbers on them. didn't we."

Adding-to-party dialogue

Instance Greeting Accept Refuse
Before Booming Business "We would like to open a shop here, but traveling with you sounds like additional fun. What do you say, my friend? Will you help us quench our thirsty knowledge?" "Delightful! We will try not to get in your whey." "Ahh. Most unfortunate. Should you change your mind, we stand willing to join you."
During Booming Business "Regina's shop should have ample space to accommodate it... You must expand FrontierNav farther into Oblivia, my friend. You simply must!" "Ah such would be our greatest of pleasures. We've never been one for sitting and waiting." "As your people say, I'll see that no good deed goes unpublished. I shall pay you back with kindness! ...Also discounts."
After Booming Business "Giogion can watch the store while we're away, so we're free to accompany you whenever you see fit to have us. Shall we not travel the wilds of Mira while our thirst for knowledge still hungers?" "Delightful! We will try not to bet in your weigh." "Ahh. Most unfortunate. Should you change your mind, we stand willing to join you."
Chapter 5 "Your mission involves seeking out unidentified xenoforms? That sounds right up our alleyway! Please let us join you. We are quite confident that we would be of much assistance." "Delightful! We will try not to bee in your sway." "Ahh. Most unfortunate. Should you change your mind, we stand willing to join you."
Chapter 7 "You received an emergency aid request from Irina's team, my friend? Then we must make haste on the double time! Please allow us to accompany you." "Your faith in us shall not be mislaid! We will see Irina safely back home." "Ahh. Most unfortunate. Should you change your mind, we stand willing to join you."
Chapter 9 "So you've been tasked with exploring Sylvalum? It is a most strange land, with scenery quite unlike anything around here. The prospect sends our thirst for knowledge into a frenzy of drinking. You must allow us to join you." "Delightful! We will try not to get in your whey." "Ahh. Most unfortunate. Should you change your mind, we stand willing to join you."
Chapter 10 "Ah, what fortuitous timing! We are buying supplies to make some new items, and it is costing us, as you say, a lovely nickel. We were just thinking what a perfect time it would be to accompany you to Sylvalum. Are you game, friend?" "Delightful! We will try not to get in your whey." "Ahh. Most unfortunate. Should you change your mind, we stand willing to join you."
Chapter 11 "It makes no sense... Why would Mr. Lao be involved with the Ganglion? But perhaps it is folly to even speculate. Let us look for truth straight inside the gift horse's mouth! We must travel to the Ganglion's headquarters and ask Mr. Lao directly." "Delightful! We will try not to bet in your weigh." "Ahh. Most unfortunate. Should you change your mind, we stand willing to join you."
Chapter 12 "How we yearn to see this Lifehold Core that has been sustaining the lives of our human friends. Please allow us to accompany you on this most fateful of days!" "And all that ends well shall be well indeed. We will fight for humanity with all of our vigor!" "Ahh. Most unfortunate. Should you change your mind, we stand willing to join you."
After Chapter 12, before Booming Business "Now that the Ganglion are on their last eggs, we were considering opening a shop or something of that ilk. Yet our thirst for knowledge about Mira remains ever unquenched. If you plan to leave the city, we would be most grateful for the opportunity to join you." "Delighted to hear it! We will try not to bee in the sway." "Ahh. Most unfortunate. Should you change your mind, we stand willing to join you."
After Chapter 12, after Booming Business "Now that Luxaar is dead and the Ganglion are dusty wind, there is no one who may stand in our way! Shall we not travel the wilds of Mira while our thirst for knowledge still hungers?" "Delightful! We will try not to get in the whey." "Ahh. Most unfortunate. Should you change your mind, we stand willing to join you."

Trivia

  • L's full name (L'cirufe) is an anagram of Lucifer, which seemingly matches one of the character's initial concept artwork. L's appearance is similar to a classic red devil with horns that point upward, except he is blue with horns that point downward.
  • Ryōtarō Okiayu, who voices L in the Japanese versions, also voiced Karellen (Krelian) in the Japanese versions of the original Xenogears.

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