For those who have not completed games in the Xenoblade Chronicles series, this page contains spoilers regarding the plot. Discretion is advised.
Cole, originally known as Minoth (Japanese: ミノチ, Minochi), is a character in Xenoblade Chronicles 2. He is an elderly man who lives in Fonsa Myma, the capital of the Kingdom of Uraya. He is a playwright, and the leader of the troupe that performs at the Mymoma Playhouse. He is the caretaker of Iona, and used to be a mercenary along with Vandham. He is also a Flesh Eater; his Blade weapons are a pair of daggers, although he is only known to possess one at the time he meets Rex.
In Torna ~ The Golden Country, Minoth (his former name) is a Special Legendary Blade. He can grant tremendous power to Addam and his allies. Minoth uses the dark element, wields Gunknives, and acts as an Attacker in battle.
- 1 Personality
- 2 Appearance
- 3 Story
- 4 Torna ~ The Golden Country
- 5 Quotes
- 6 Trivia
- 7 Gallery
Cole is brash and straightforward, although when dealing with sensitive topics will tone himself down. His status as a Flesh Eater allows him to wander Alrest freely without being hindered by his Driver being far away, so Cole spends most of his time as far from Amalthus as possible, having seen his nature and hatred.
As Minoth, he is a young man with long brown hair in a jagged ponytail and a brown scar across one eye. He wears brown cowboy-esque attire, and has a blue and red core crystal on his chest shaped like a shield.
As Cole, he has deteriorated; he is visibly older, with a stouter figure, darker skin and short hair. Although he retains his scar, nothing else other than one of his gunknives remains of his Blade form. He wears a cloak to hide his body.
Minoth originally is awakened as a Blade of Amalthus, although he later becomes a Flesh Eater using technology from Judicium. Although the technology allows him to operate independently of Amalthus, Minoth soon suspects that the experiment that turned him into a Flesh Eater was a failure. Minoth eventually learns of Amalthus's hatred towards humanity and the latter's ideas of equating the world with Hell. After Amalthus awakens Malos, the consequent destruction disgusts Minoth, leading him to despise Amalthus and actively avoid the Quaestor.
Two years after his last meeting with Amalthus, Minoth hears rumors of Addam and Mythra heading to Auresco, capital of the Kingdom of Torna. He then joins Addam and Mythra, along with Lora, Jin, Haze, Hugo, Brighid, and Aegaeon in their efforts to stop Malos. During his time with the group, Minoth allows Addam to make use of his Blade abilities in a Driver-like fashion. Minoth agrees to keep Jin and Lora's secret and suggests that all Drivers and Blades should strive to have as strong a bond as those two.
After the Aegis War, Minoth renames himself Cole; he and Vandham become freelance mercenaries. Eventually, the two part ways, with Vandham joining the Garfont Mercenaries and Cole settling down as a playwright in Fonsa Myma. True to his suspicions, the Flesh Eater technology robs Cole of the effective immortality experienced by other Blades, and by the time Rex meets him, he has aged significantly since the Aegis War.
Vandham plans to take Rex to meet Cole in Fonsa Myma, who he thinks can help Rex reach Elysium. Iona, Cole's adopted granddaughter, takes them to Cole, who has begun producing plays at Mymoma Playhouse. He agrees to help Rex reach Elysium. After Mythra reawakens at the Olethro Ruins, Cole reveals himself as a Flesh Eater to Rex and the others. He lost his immortality, however, and was unable to gain any unique abilities. He gives Rex his old Gunknife and tells him that his Driver, Amalthus, will be able to help him.
Torna ~ The Golden Country
- Duelo [Talent Art], Arts damage x2 / Aggro gain x3
- Gancho, Cancel attack ↑
- Huracán, HP down / Evasion
- Castigo, High HP ↑
Rear Guard Arts
- Lv. 1 - Espada - Lead with a series of double-bladed cuts, then barrage the foe with bullets.
- Lv. 2 - Ciclón - Destroy your enemies using cuts and shots delivered while spinning.
- Lv. 3 - Cruceta - Slide into range, guns blazing, then leap in for an all-out attack.
- Lv. 4 - Escorpión - Rapidly pass weapons back and forth, shooting and slashing in sequence.
- Santo - Increases damage dealt by 6% to 10% on every attack cancel (max: 250%).
- Medio - Reduces aggro build-up from attacks by 20% to 40%.
- Limpio - Increases damage dealt by 60% to 100% when battling a boss or unique enemy.
- Entomology - Lv. 3
- Mining - Lv. 3
- A Happy Encounter
- Beyond Endless Dunes
- The Quaestor
- The Capital Under Fire
- The Knight of Torna
- Preparing for the Worst
- What You Must Protect
- The Aegis
- Community Spirit
|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||"Hah, who'd a thunk I'd one day fight alongside a prince?"|
|3||3||Unlocks level 3 of the Affinity Chart.||Increase Trust||500||"Hey, Prince, we're best buds now, right? So, uh, can I borrow a grand?"|
|4||4||Unlocks level 4 of the Affinity Chart.||Increase Trust||1,500||"Keep your eyes on the prize, Addam."|
|5||5||Unlocks level 5 of the Affinity Chart. Affinity bond will be easier to sustain.||Increase Trust||4,500||"You know, Addam... It's not so bad, being part of your merry band."|
|Blade Special||Espada||1||1||Reduces 20% of aggro toward user upon landing a hit|
|2||2||Reduces 25% of aggro toward user upon landing a hit||Use Espada||10||"You've not grasped its full potential yet, Prince! Don't worry, it'll come."|
|3||3||Reduces 30% of aggro toward user upon landing a hit||Defeat a Tonbre Rhogul in the Braying Canyon in Torna, etc.||2||"You gotta get some practice in!"|
|4||4||Reduces 35% of aggro toward user upon landing a hit||Use Espada||20||"Not too shabby, right? Right?"|
|5||5||Reduces 40% of aggro toward user upon landing a hit||Defeat a Tales Rapchor at Lake Wynn in Torna, etc.||3||"If only *he* saw me now... Hah, as if."|
|Ciclón||1||1||Increases damage dealt by 100% when HP is 90% or higher|
|2||2||Increases damage dealt by 110% when HP is 90% or higher||Use Ciclón||5||"There's more there to play with, I can feel it..."|
|3||3||Increases damage dealt by 120% when HP is 90% or higher||Defeat a Imba Lizard at Coolley Lake in Gormott, etc.||3||"I'm finally getting used to it."|
|4||4||Increases damage dealt by 130% when HP is 90% or higher||Use Ciclón||15||"You can trust me more, you know! It's OK, I don't bite."|
|5||5||Increases damage dealt by 150% when HP is 90% or higher||Defeat a Scribo Quadwing in the Hoary Weald in Gormott, etc.||2||"Finally, it's coming together."|
|Cruceta||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 Cruceta||5||"Don't worry if you don't get it at first. All great works take time to mature."|
|3||3||Adds a 80% chance of dealing a guard-annulling attack||Defeat a Greetz Antol on the Great Breaksand in Torna, etc.||2||"Nice! Your breathing is coming along."|
|4||4||Adds a 90% chance of dealing a guard-annulling attack||Use Cruceta||10||"Cruceta claims more victims. Great."|
|5||5||Adds a 100% chance of dealing a guard-annulling attack||Defeat a Roose Blant at Turqos Plateau in Torna, etc.||2||""I'll be sure to savor this feeling."|
|Battle Skill||Santo||1||1||Increases damage dealt by 6% on every attack cancel (max: 250%)|
|2||2||Increases damage dealt by 7% on every attack cancel (max: 250%)||Sell items to earn money||20,000G||"We could make a mint like this."|
|3||3||Increases damage dealt by 8% on every attack cancel (max: 250%)||Perform a Blade Combo||5||"This whole 'cooperation thing' is slowly coming back to me..."|
|4||4||Increases damage dealt by 9% on every attack cancel (max: 250%)||Use specials to participate in a Chain Attack||15||"Use it to your advantage."|
|5||5||Increases damage dealt by 10% on every attack cancel (max: 250%)||Finish off enemies||30||"You've got my support, Addam."|
|Medio||1||1||Reduces aggro build-up from attacks by 20%||Defeat a Telah Riik on Olnard's Trail in Torna, etc.||3(?)||"I've got you. Don't you worry."|
|2||2||Reduces aggro build-up from attacks by 25%||Perform a Blade Combo||2||"Ahh... Yeah, that's a good one."|
|3||3||Reduces aggro build-up from attacks by 30%||Deal a certain amount of total damage||100,000||"Let's move forward arm in arm."|
|4||4||Reduces aggro build-up from attacks by 35%||Reach max. Affinity||10||"Now that's what I call a bond!"|
|5||5||Reduces aggro build-up from attacks by 40%||Make every item that Minoth can craft||9||"Now, to build a stage... Ha, yeah, right.|
|Limpio||1||1||Increases damage by 60% when battling a boss or unique enemy|
|2||2||Increases damage by 70% when battling a boss or unique enemy||Deal a critical hit||40||"Hey, Prince, did you see that?"|
|3||3||Increases damage by 80% when battling a boss or unique enemy||Block an attack||10||"Considering my lack of practice, that was pretty good, I'd say."|
|4||4||Increases damage by 90% when battling a boss or unique enemy||Participate in Driver Combos||20||"I'll do my part, I promise."|
|5||5||Increases damage by 100% when battling a boss or unique enemy||Deal a critical hit||50||"You'll show me how you use it, won't you, Addam?"|
|Field Skill||Entomology||1||1||Knowledge related to insect. Mainly helps gather items in the desert|
|2||2||Use Minoth's favorite pouch item, Exquisite Perfume||1||"Didn't think you'd guess my favorite!"|
|3||5||Collect items||50||"Greed is... Well, it's OK, sometimes."|
|Mining||1||1||The power to reveal objects buried in the earth. Or in sandy dunes. Or stone|
|2||3||Use Minoth's crafting skill (Previous instances count towards total)||5||"You didn't know I wrote plays? Haha, well I do! It's a great hobby, you know."|
|3||5||Discover Secret Areas (Previous instances count toward total)||3||"Our curiosity was rewarded!"|
Torna ~ The Golden Country - Post-Battle Dialogue
|Haze||"Blade combo, third stage!"|
|Minoth||"Why does that sound so familiar?"|
|Minoth||"Sorry about that. I wasn't paying enough attention."|
|Lora||"Don't worry yourself. We all make mistakes."|
|Addam||"Oh, diddums. Shall I kiss it better for you?"|
|Minoth||"Stuff a sock in it, clown!"|
|Lora||"Is everyone alright? No injuries?"|
|Minoth||"Hmpf, do we really have the time to get all soft right now?"|
|Hugo||"He means "Thank you for your concern"."|
|Minoth||"Hey, I can speak for myself, thank you very much."|
|Jin||"It looks like I'm on dinner duty tonight. Does anyone have any requests?"|
|Jin||"Understood. Let me consider our options."|
|Jin||"Ha. That's that then."|
|Minoth||"You two work well together. Jin! You better hold on to a driver like her."|
|Jin||"Yes. I don't need you to tell me that."|
|Minoth||"Life has been bustling lately. We've become like one big family."|
|Addam||"You never have the time to feel lonely anymore!"|
|Minoth||"Stop trying to make this weird for me."|
|Addam||"Ahah, I humbly apologize."|
|Minoth||"The leading edge of History is less like a sword, and more like a bullet."|
|Brighid||"I don't think I can take that lying down. Can you, Jin?"|
|Jin||"Doesn't matter. In any age, it's the wielder's skill, and skill alone, that really counts."|
|Minoth||"Jin, Aegaeon! Shouldn't you be happier about our victories?"|
|Minoth||"Young Master Hugo, we're not going too fast for your young legs, are we?"|
|Hugo||"I'm perfectly fine! You do not need to worry about me."|
|Minoth||"That's good to hear! Just let me know if the going gets tough."|
|Minoth||"The bond between driver and Blade is some powerful stuff."|
|Aegaeon||"I would gladly excel at any chores His Majesty would entrust me with."|
|Hugo||"Is… that what we're calling a bond now?"|
|Minoth||"Aegaeon, you and your teammates are great at teamwork."|
|Aegaeon||"Thank you, Master Minoth. You and your companions also moved as one."|
|Minoth||"You- wha- Please tell me you're kidding."|
- King Eulogimenos later mentions a Tantalese tome detailing Addam's heroics, written by one of Addam's companions. It is possible that Cole wrote this book.
- All of Minoth's arts use Spanish names.
- Cole (XC2) shares his English voice actor, Eric Meyers, with Sever. Minoth (TTGC)'s English voice actor, Trevor Dion Nicholas, is additionally credited with voicing "Soldiers".
Xenoblade Chronicles 2
Torna ~ The Golden Country
|Characters in Xenoblade Chronicles 2|
|Playable Characters||Rex · Nia · Tora · Vandham · Zeke · Mòrag|
|Special Blades||Pyra · Mythra · Dromarch · Poppi α, QT, QTπ · Roc · Pandoria · Brighid · Aegaeon|
|Supporting Characters||Amalthus · Azurda · Bana · Cole · Corinne · Eulogimenos · Fan la Norne · Lila · Niall · Niranira · Tatazo|
|Torna||Jin · Malos · Sever · Akhos · Obrona · Mikhail · Cressidus · Patroka · Perdido|
|Dagas · Newt · Crossette|
|Gorg · Praxis · Sheba|
|Godfrey · Theory · Ursula · Perun · Dahlia|
|Adenine · Boreas · Finch · Zenobia · Fiora|
|Wulfric · Agate · Floren · Nim|
|Electra · Kora · Herald · Vess|
|KOS-MOS · Poppibuster · Corvin · Shulk|
|Azami · Vale · Perceval · Kasandra · T-elos · Elma|
|Characters in Torna ~ The Golden Country|
|Playable Drivers||Lora · Addam · Hugo|
|Blades||Jin · Haze · Mythra · Minoth · Brighid · Aegaeon|
|Supporting Characters||Amalthus · Azurda · Mikhail · Milton · Tornan King · Zettar|
|Antagonists||Gort · Malos|