For those who have not completed games in the Xenoblade Chronicles series, this page contains spoilers regarding the plot. Discretion is advised.
- "I get the feeling that, if I stay near that boy, I might bear witness to something quite extraordinary."
- – Mòrag, about Rex
Mòrag Ladair (Japanese: メレフ・ラハット, Merefu Rahatto, Meleph) is a main playable character in Xenoblade Chronicles 2. She is the Special Inquisitor of the Ardainian Empire. She is a Driver and is accompanied by her Blade, Brighid. She is called the "Flamebringer" (or "Radiant Young Noblewoman of Flame " 炎の輝公子, Honō no ki kōshi in the Japanese release) and is known as the best Driver of the whole Ardainian Empire serving Emperor Niall, her adopted younger brother and biological cousin.
As the leader of the Ardainian military, Mòrag is strong-willed and dedicated, and values the safety of her country and people above anything else. She rarely loses her temper and manages to stay cool-headed even in the most dangerous of situations.
Despite her abilities, Mòrag is shown to struggle to connect with her younger brother due to the difference in their positions. Due to her mannerisms and clothing, she is sometimes mistaken for a man.
Mòrag is a young woman with long black hair tied in a bun, brown eyes, and fair skin. She has an average build.
Mòrag wears a black and white military uniform with white gloves. It has a half-cape and a hat with a gold visor with the Ardainian crest upon it, signalling her position as Special Inquisitor. She wears gold armor on her shoulder, hips, knees and feet.
Mòrag was born from the royal family of Mor Ardain to Lord Eandraig and was raised by the father of her younger cousin, Niall, alongside him in Gormott. Due to the Emperor's passing, and the rules within the empire that prevented women from inheriting the throne if there was a male descendant available, Niall was made emperor at a young age, while Mòrag was trained in the art of war to become the new Special Inquisitor, inheriting Brighid, one of the Jewels of the Empire, in the process. For the following years, Mòrag's ability and strength gained her the title of "Flamebringer".
Mòrag is first seen arriving in Torigoth after reports that the Aegis has arrived in the city. Consul Dughall takes her to Nia, and Mòrag manages to learn the names of Rex and Pyra. She then begins spreading false rumors that Nia and Dromarch are going to be executed to lure the Aegis to herself. Though Rex accuses her of wanting to use Pyra for herself, she claims that she must capture Pyra to prevent another conflict on the scale of the Aegis War. Rex and Poppi then knock down a water tower and temporarily weaken Brighid, allowing them to escape the city. Mòrag feels offended that Rex held back on her in battle as he deliberately missed an attack with Burning Sword. She resolves to not chase after them, insisting that their paths will cross again.
Emperor Niall and Aegaeon later meet with Morag and Brighid. Mòrag initially apologizes for not bringing the Aegis to him, though Niall dismisses this. Mòrag then learns that Jin infiltrated an Ardainian ship and stole a large cargo of Core Crystals. After this, the Ardainian Senate decided to resume excavating the Titan Weapons in Temperantia.
Morag later appears in Alba Cavanich. A soldier mistakes Poppi for Lila, and Mòrag engages in combat with Rex and company before Niranira comes out and reveals that Poppi is not the true culprit. Mòrag then agrees on a truce until Lila is found. After the Garfont Mercenaries find out that Lila is hiding out in the Old Factory, she reveals reports that a Nopon merchant is working there, and Rex assumes this to be Bana. She later helps Rex fight against Patroka and Mikhail at the Old Factory, though the members of Torna, alongside Bana, manage to escape on the Monoceros.
Mòrag then joins the party en route to Indol as a representative of the Empire. She reveals that upon seeing Mythra, she is curious to see what Addam's blade is capable of, and thus is not trying to stop the party. After learning from Praetor Amalthus that the Mor Ardainian Titan Weapon has advanced on Urayan forces, Mòrag and Brighid leave to investigate the situation. She then confronts Senator Roderich, leader of the pro-war faction of the Senate; while he does not agree with Niall's pacifist approach, he reveals that he did not issue the attack, and the party deduces that Jin ordered the attack. She joins the party as they journey to Temperantia, and with the help of Fan la Norne, they are able to stop the Titan Weapon; Fan la Norne is soon killed by Jin.
Mòrag then attends the Rulers Congress in Indol alongside Emperor Niall, Acting Chairman Niranira, Queen Raqura, His Highness the Crown Prince Ozychlyrus "Zeke" Brounev Tantal, and the Aegis Mythra. She provides eyewitness accounts proving that Mor Ardain did not issue the attack and that it was the work of Torna.
She helps the party defeat Bana one last time in Indol, who plans to use Giga Rosa to kill Raqura and Niall and thus start a war to profit. They defeat Bana, but he activates a self destruct feature that fatally wounds Niall. Mòrag is distraught by her brother's apparent death, but while Dromarch distracts the party, Nia assumes her Blade form and heals Niall back to health. Afterwards, Mòrag is skeptical to leave Niall's side, but Niall insists that she accompany Rex on his travels to Elysium. Niall also gives her Aegaeon's Core Crystal, as he believes he is unfit to be a Driver.
|Level||Max HP||Max Strength||Max Ether||Max Dexterity||Max Agility||Max Luck|
|99, no modifier||6,750||358||366||314||238||340|
|99, full affinity chart||6,750||378||386||334||283||360|
These are Mòrag's Idea Stats upon joining the party.
- Bravery - Lv. 6
- Truth - Lv. 3
- Compassion - Lv. 4
- Justice - Lv. 3
These are Mòrag's default Blades obtained by progressing through the game. These Blades are exclusive to Mòrag and cannot be used by anyone else.
|Name||Role||Element||Default Core Chip||Obtained|
|Brighid||TNK||-||Mòrag's default Blade when joining the party.|
|Aegaeon||TNK||Lead Chip||By resonating with Aegaeon's Core Crystal, obtained after defeating Giga Rosa in Chapter 6.|
- Twin Rings
- Ether Cannon
- Shield Hammer
- Chroma Katana
- Knuckle Claws
New Game Plus Arts
- Sword Tonfa
- Brilliant Twinblades
- Decimation Cannon
- Rockrending Gauntlets
- Calamity Scythe
- Cobra Bardiche
- Infinity Fans
The following weapons are exclusive to the Expansion Pass.
- Dual Swords
Mòrag's Affinity Chart contains the following skills.
|1||Arts Relay||Lets you use a Driver Art after canceling a Driver Art.||750|
|Imperial Footwork||Increases Agility by 20.||250|
|Etherology||Increases Ether by 20.||500|
|Basic Discipline||Increases auto-attack damage by 20%.||375|
|Initiative I||Allows use of the Driver Art assigned to at the start of battle.||625|
|2||Vigilance||Increases Dexterity by 20.||1,000|
|Alchemy||Boosts the effect of HP Potions by 20%.||1,500|
|Initiative II||Allows use of the Driver Art assigned to at the start of battle.||2,500|
|Martial Prowess||Restores 3% HP when cancelling an auto-attack with a Driver Art.||3,000|
|Charmed Life||Increases Luck by 20.||2,000|
|3||Imperial First Aid||Increases the HP restored when reviving a teammate by 15%.||3,000|
|Initiative III||Allows use of the Driver Art assigned to at the start of battle.||6,000|
|Physical Discipline||Increases Strength by 20.||4,000|
|Imperial Pursuit||Adds 20% to damage ratio after cancelling an auto-attack.||5,000|
|Ultimate Footwork||Boosts Agility by 10%.||2,000|
Hidden Affinity Chart
Mòrag's Hidden Affinity Chart contains the following skills.
|1||Inspiration||Slightly fills the Party Gauge when an "Excellent" is scored during a Special.||3,750|
|Silent Bloodshed||Increases damage dealt by a surprise attack by 50%.||2,500|
|Instant Chain||Adds a 10% chance of attacking again after a successful auto-attack.||7,500|
|Blade Alliance||Boosts recharge for Specials after canceling by 20%.||6,250|
|Survival Training||Increases maximum HP by 200.||5,000|
|2||Ultimate Etherology||Boosts Ether by 10%.||10,000|
|Life's Flow||Increases HP restored to self (not using HP Potions) by 10%.||5,000|
|Cool Focus||Boosts Dexterity by 10%.||7,500|
|Warrior's Resolve||Boosts maximum HP by 10%.||15,000|
|Divination||Boosts Luck by 10%.||12,500|
|3||Imperial Pride||50% chance to survive hit with 1 HP + 5 secs invincibility (once per battle).||30,000|
|Legendary Skill||Slightly fills the Party Gauge for each critical hit delivered.||10,000|
|Golden Oportunity||Increases attack power ratio at the start of a Chain Attack.||20,000|
|Battle Stance||Boosts Strength by 10%.||25,000|
|Cheer Master||Increases Affinity by 25% after winning a Special button challenge.||15,000|
Mòrag is fought as a boss three times during the game.
- She can guard attacks from any side.
- Her level during the final confrontation is the same as the one she had right before the battle.
|Trigger||HP have been reduced below 50%.|
|Effects|| Critical hit rate increased by 15%. |
Ether increased by 20%.
Damage received from elemental weakness increased by 30%.
|Judgment||Ether||-||3||One target||300||Evasion / Break / Topple||-|
During her battles Mòrag fights alongside Brighid, who increases her agility by 15%.
|Element||Weapon||Auto-attack||Stability||Critical Rate||Block Rate|
|Will-o'-the-Wisp||Ether||-||16||One target||400-440||-||Increases damage dealt to launched enemies by 100%-110%.|
|Swirling Dragon||Physical||-||11||One target||500-550||-||Increases damage dealt by 100%-110% when HP is 30% or less.|
- "There is still much to learn."
- "Experience begets wisdom."
- "A menace has us in its sights!"
- "Brace yourselves!"
- "Let them come!"
- "They know not who we are!"
- "We've been discovered!"
- "Very well. Shall we dance?!"
- "Dun't turn away! Trust in the bonds of fate!"
- "We will forge a path, and none shall stand in our way!"
- "It's too early to be complacent!"
- "Let's end this swiftly!"
- "Engaging the enemy!"
- "Squad, hold your positions!"
- "This should prove interesting to say the least."
- "Perfect! I've been waiting to test my skills."
- "I will show no mercy, even to the likes of you!"
- "Do not underestimate them!"
- "And so it begins!"
- "Stay true to your disciplines!"
- "Alright. Let's do it YOUR way!"
- "Go for it, Rex!"
- "Let's put that thought into practice, shall we?!"
- "Excellent judgment, Nia!"
- "Let's greet them with equal resolve!"
- "Don't give into recklessness, Tora!"
- "Pull yourself together, Zeke!"
- "Show us what you've got, Ozhchlyrus Tantal!"
- "I trust you to see this through."
- "This should be interesting."
- "Gah! A mere... flesh wound..."
- "This is not the end!"
- "The curtain closes!"
- "Let this be a lesson to you!"
- "An arresting display of strategy!"
- "We're on top form!"
- "There is much I wish to protect."
- "Failure is not an option."
- "One day we will perish. But it seems today is not that day."
- "Now then, back to our initial objective!"
- "A job well done, if I may say."
In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Mòrag makes an appearance as a Spirit available on the Spirit Board as well as in the Adventure Mode's World of Light.
Mòrag's last name may come from the Gaelic làidir, meaning strong. "Mòrag" is a common Celtic given name.
|Characters in Xenoblade Chronicles 2|
|Playable Characters||Rex · Nia · Tora · Vandham · Zeke · Mòrag|
|Special Blades||Pyra · Mythra · Dromarch · Poppi α · Poppi QT · Poppi QTπ · Roc · Pandoria · Brighid|
|Supporting Characters||Amalthus · Azurda · Cole · Fan la Norne · Turters|
|Torna||Jin · Malos · Akhos · Mikhail · Patroka|