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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.


For her other forms, see Pyra and Pneuma.


"I am not Pyra. I am Mythra. Pyra... She's a different self that I constructed."
– Mythra

Mythra (Japanese: ヒカリ, Hikari; English dub: /ˈmɪθrə/) is one of the two deuteragonists, alongside Pyra, in Xenoblade Chronicles 2. She is a Special Legendary Blade, she can grant tremendous power to her Driver Rex, and his allies. She uses the power of light. She is one of the two forms of the Aegis, and another form that Pyra can assume. After a certain point in the game, Rex can freely switch between them at any time.

Mythra is also a central character in Torna ~ The Golden Country. She is a Special Legendary Blade who can grant tremendous power to her Driver Addam and his allies.

Appearance

Mythra is essentially the same body as Pyra, the only differences being her long-blonde hair with two outer strands on each of her sides pointing upwards, golden eyes, clothing type and color. She wears a tiara with two wings pointing inwards on the sides with an emerald green/black gem, two tiny emerald gem earrings, and a white-green short skirted leotard. Her core crystal, located on her chest, is an emerald green color bearing a striking resemblance to the Conduit, with a missing portion shaped like an X in the middle. The X coming from Rex and her being linked after Pyra shared her life force with Rex and they bonded,. The X portion is fused to Rex's chest. Mythra's outfit consists of the colors white, gold, emerald green and black, being primarily white. Mythra has emerald green energy lines along her body that glow in the dark, two of these lines are in the shape of two crosses, located on her chest, differing from the single X located on Pyra's chest. Mythra also has a green emerald gem strapped to her right thigh, white fingered gloves that cover most of her arms with large emerald gems at the end, two belt-like fabrics on the sides of her hips, along with a cape that resembles two scarves connected to her back. Her shoes each have two golden spikes protruding from the front to the sides of her calves.

Personality

Despite being the same being, Mythra is the polar opposite of Pyra, with their level of power seeming to represent their personality. With Mythra being the more powerful of the two, she is much more confident in herself, reckless, and independent. She has a short temper, a rude disposition, and openly says her thoughts – to the displeasure of others – even to Addam and Rex, her former and current Drivers. 500 years prior to Xenoblade Chronicles 2, when bonded with Addam, Mythra felt no sympathy for those who were caught in the wake of her enormous power, thinking herself above others given her status as an Aegis, and usually ignored the instructions of Adam, preferring to use Siren's powerful blasts of light against anything in her way. She was quick to resort to violence and was considered a simpleton by her party 500 years ago. This changed before she defeated Malos for the first time, however, when she ended up accidentally killing her young Gormotti friend Milton, and sinking three Titans while battling Malos. This shocked and mentally scarred her, and she realized how her power can devastate the world if not controlled. This realization carried on after she met Rex, as she was angered when she was awakened, fearing a repeat of the past. This seems to have changed her simple mindset by a large margin, as she is now capable of creating complex strategies in order to pinpoint enemy weaknesses and destroy them swiftly. She also realizes it is a bad idea to use her power while indoors, only opting to use them while in an open outside area away from people. While she became more logical, her rude demeanor still remained, as she is very sassy, cynical, disrespectful, and snobby to many of those around her. especially Rex.

Mythra also tends to snore loudly and sleepwalk into other people's rooms, claiming she is a terrible sleeper. This ends up creating conflict due to Mythra misunderstanding and blaming the ones she walks in on for coming into her room instead, proceeding to pick up any object near her and throw them at the one she misunderstands, along with anyone else unfortunate enough to be standing nearby. Contrary to Pyra, Mythra is not a skilled cook. Despite her best efforts, she usually creates concoctions that bring those who consume them to their knees; it seems she forces them to eat, and they fear her power.

As unpleasant as Mythra can be, she does have many redeemable qualities. She knows when she is wrong and is clearly able to reflect upon her poor judgement and work to become a better person and strategist. Throughout both her journeys with Addam and Rex, she stays strong-willed, remembers her goal to defeat Malos, and never gets deterred, knowing that the world is at stake. She becomes sympathetic as she understands Rex's feelings after the death of Haze, and decides to leave him alone, opening up to him more as the story progresses. She remains loyal to her Drivers, despite her rudeness, and she learns to rely more on her team and use their power in unison with her own in order to become an even stronger force.

Aegis

Main article: Aegis

Mythra and Pyra are the two personifications of the Aegis, the legendary Blade wearing an emerald-like Core Crystal, from which Pyra can transform into Mythra and vice versa. She is sought by several people such as Bana, the Chairman of the Argentum Trade Guild, or the Torna organization. It is said that the effort to find the Aegis will sink the world into chaos. Rex is devoted to protect her, since Pyra gave Rex half her life force to bring him back from the dead. This caused them to become linked to each other, the downside is that when one feels pain or suffers an injury, the other one feels the same and gains the same injury. If one dies, so does the other.

Story

After Malos parted ways with Amalthus, Amalthus searched Alrest for another Driver to awaken the other Aegis. Addam, the hero of Torna, awakened Mythra and became her Driver at Olethro Playhouse. They then traveled through Torna and became allies with Lora, Jin, and Hugo. Mythra battled Malos multiple times during the Aegis War and even piloted Siren against him. Eventually, Addam and Mythra emerged victorious, but the war lead to the deaths of three Titans. Addam and Mythra then agreed to seal away her power; she created her alter-ego and sister Pyra, and Addam sealed her on board a Tornan ship, which he sunk beneath the Cloud Sea.

500 years later, the new organization of Torna brings up the Tornan ship in hopes of capturing Pyra. A salvager Rex ends up becoming the new Driver of the Aegis and promises to take Pyra to Elysium. Pyra, however, abstains from using Mythra's power out of fear of more destruction. After Vandham's death at the hands of Malos and Akhos, Mythra reawakens and uses Siren's power to quickly defeat the two. She then continues to travel with Rex, who can now switch between the two during battle.

In Xenoblade Chronicles 2

Abilities

Specials

  • Lv. 1 - Ray of Punishment - Fire concentrated arrows of light at an enemy.
  • Lv. 2 - Photon Edge - Move at light speed to cut the enemy instantly.
  • Lv. 3 - Lightning Buster - Slice an enemy multiple times with a blade of light.
  • Lv. 4 - Sacred Arrow - Rain down arrows of light from above to tear the enemy apart.

Blade Arts

Blade Skills

  • Foresight - Increases accuracy and evasion rate of team by 30% to 50% at max Affinity.
  • Lightspeed Flurry - Recharges Art or Special used by 20% to 100% upon landing a critical hit.
  • Glint - Increases critical hit rate by 5% to 15%.

Field Skills

  • Light Mastery - Lv. 3
  • Focus - Lv. 3
  • Girls' Talk - 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 100 "Do you think I've changed?"
3 3 Unlocks level 3 of the Affinity Chart. Increase Trust 1,300 "You haven't seen anything yet."
4 4 Unlocks level 4 of the Affinity Chart. Increase Trust 3,800 "You'd better use my power with care. I know I can trust you, but still... Promise me, OK?"
5 5 Unlocks level 5 of the Affinity Chart. Affinity bond will be easier to sustain. Increase Trust 8,800 "I don't think I'd ever have made it this far without you. So...thanks, I guess."
Blade Special Ray of Punishment 1 1 Increases damage dealt to toppled enemies by 100%
2 2 Increases damage dealt to toppled enemies by 110% Use Ray of Punishment 10 "It's been 500 years, so I might be a little out of practice..."
3 3 Increases damage dealt to toppled enemies by 120% Defeat a Novl Ories in Tantal 4 "They weren't so tough. Or is it me who's got stronger?"
4 4 Increases damage dealt to toppled enemies by 130% Defeat a Valt Ropl at the Cliffs of Morytha 4 "No match for me, I'm afraid. Bring it any time!"
5 5 Increases damage dealt to toppled enemies by 150% Defeat Crimson Derrick at the Cliffs of Morthya "That one was tougher than I expected... I'll remember your name, Crimson Derrick."
Photon Edge 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 Nyol Flamii in Leftheria 5 "Fighting those Nyol Flamii has given me some inspiration. I'll have to try this out in our next battle."
3 3 Adds a 80% chance of dealing a guard-annulling attack Defeat a Peng in Tantal 5 "Come at me as many times as you like. It won't change the outcome."
4 4 Adds a 90% chance of dealing a guard-annulling attack Use Photon Edge 9 "I feel like my technique has a new edge to it, don't you?"
5 5 Adds a 100% chance of dealing a guard-annulling attack Perform a Blade Combo 10 "I'll wipe them all out next time, too."
Lightning Buster 1 1 Increases damage dealt by 100% when HP is 30% or less
2 2 Increases damage dealt by 110% when HP is 30% or less Defeat a Buma Hiln in Leftheria 5 "Sounds like a job for...me! I can handle this just fine."
3 3 Increases damage dealt by 120% when HP is 30% or less Use Lightning Buster 6 "Starting to really get the hang of this one, aren't I?"
4 4 Increases damage dealt by 130% when HP is 30% or less Perform a Blade Combo 10 "Witness the power of light!"
5 5 Increases damage dealt by 150% when HP is 30% or less Defeat Perplexed Stoyan in Leftheria ""I'll wipe you out with my unmatched skills."
Battle Skill Foresight 1 1 Increases accuracy and evasion rate of team by 30% at max Affinity
2 2 Increases accuracy and evasion rate of team by 35% at max Affinity Evade an attack 5 "I could do this all day."
3 3 Increases accuracy and evasion rate of team by 40% at max Affinity Raise Affinity in combat 5 "I could have predicted this outcome."
4 4 Increases accuracy and evasion rate of team by 45% at max Affinity Deal a critical hit 8 "With this strength, I'll protect you all!"
5 5 Increases accuracy and evasion rate of team by 50% at max Affinity View the Heart-to-Heart "Mythra Vs. Brighid" in the Land of Morytha "One of these days, I'm going to prove I'm the strongest!"
Lightspeed Flurry 1 1 Recharges Art or Special used by 20% upon landing a critical hit
2 2 Recharges Art or Special used by 40% upon landing a critical hit Raise Affinity in combat 2 "Let's show them all what we can do together!"
3 3 Recharges Art or Special used by 60% upon landing a critical hit Deal a critical hit 7 "I'm ready to back you up."
4 4 Recharges Art or Special used by 80% upon landing a critical hit Help an incapacitated ally 20 "If someone's on the ground, it's only right to give them a helping hand."
5 5 Recharges Art or Special used by 100% upon landing a critical hit Raise Affinity in combat 100 "I'll back you up, so you concentrate on attacking!"
Glint 1 1 Increases critical hit rate by 5% Deal a critical hit 3 "I've gotten stronger!"
2 2 Increases critical hit rate by 7% Evade an attack 5 "Are you finding my strength a useful asset?"
3 3 Increases critical hit rate by 10% Evade an attack 7 "Dodging's all very well, but it's not much use if you don't strike back!"
4 4 Increases critical hit rate by 12% Evade an attack 9 "Exceeding my predictions? Now that's quite something."
5 5 Increases critical hit rate by 15% Walk a lot (Previous instances count toward total) 400,000 "We've certainly traveled a lot. But there are plenty of places I'd still like to see!"
Field Skill Light Mastery 1 1 The power of a Light Blade
2 2 Go shopping (Previous instances count toward total) 50 "Shopping is so much fun. But why stop there? Let's buy even more!"
3 4 Go shopping (Previous instances count toward total) 100 "Maybe we went a little overboard on that shopping spree... You still doing all right for money?"
Focus 1 1 The power to focus on one thing. Also used to control one's power. Talk to different people (Previous instances count toward total) 20 "Alrest doesn't look too different from the past... But there's no way to know unless we ask people."
2 3 Use Mythra's favorite pouch items (Desserts category) 4 "Did you know I like these? I'm impressed."
3 5 Use Mythra's favorite pouch item from the Art category 2 "I don't know what it is, but something about this just speaks to me."
Girls' Talk 1 1 Talk openly, girl-to-girl
2 2 Talk to people (Previous instances count toward total) 50 "I want to talk with a lot of people. There's so much I don't know about the world after 500 years asleep!"
3 4 Talk to people (Previous instances count toward total) 100 "It's not always easy to find a topic that really piques your interest."

In Torna ~ The Golden Country

Arts

Vanguard Arts

Rear Guard Arts

Abilities

Specials

  • Lv. 1 - Twilight Striker - Launch a flurry of light-speed slashes, then finish up with a spinning strike.
  • Lv. 2 - Chroma Dust - Charge your sword with ether energy, then blast the enemy from mid-air.
  • Lv. 3 - Terminal Flash - A focused attack targeting a single enemy to annihilate them.
  • Lv. 4 - Hadron Impact - Let Addam make the first strikes, then nail the enemy from mid-air.

Blade Skills

  • Foresight - Increases accuracy and evasion rate of team by 30% to 50% at max Affinity.
  • Lightspeed Flurry - Recharges Art or Special used by 20% to 60% upon landing a critical hit.
  • Glint - Increases critical hit rate by 5% to 15%.

Field Skills

  • Focus - Lv. 3
  • Power of Light - Lv. 3
  • Girls' Talk - Lv. 1

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  ??? "Hey Addam, don't let it go to your head."
3 3 Unlocks level 3 of the Affinity Chart. Affinity bond will be easier to sustain. Increase Trust  ??? "Wow, you're getting better...ish."
4 4 Unlocks level 4 of the Affinity Chart. Increase Trust 1,750 "All right, All right, I'll give you some credit... Not just yet, but soon."
5 5 Unlocks level 5 of the Affinity Chart. Increase Trust 4,500 "Know what? I'm glad you're my Driver, for real."
Blade Special Twilight Striker 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 Twilight Striker 10 "Oh, it gets better."
3 3 Adds a 80% chance of dealing a guard-annulling attack Defeat a Ribage Grady at Lake Sarleigh in Torna, etc. 3 "I don't think it's ready to go all-in yet."
4 4 Adds a 90% chance of dealing a guard-annulling attack Use Twilight Striker 20 "We're not half bad lately, huh?"
5 5 Adds a 100% chance of dealing a guard-annulling attack Defeat a Marna Garaffa at the Loftin Nature Preserve in Torna, etc. 3 "The real Twilight Striker, ready to go."
Chroma Dust 1 1 Increases damage dealt by 100% when HP is 30% or less
2 2 Increases damage dealt by 110% when HP is 30% or less Defeat a Pinch Bunnit on the Ordia Great Plains in Gormott, etc. 3 "That hardly qualified as practice."
3 3 Increases damage dealt by 120% when HP is 30% or less Use Chroma Dust 15 "Getting used to it yet?"
4 4 Increases damage dealt by 130% when HP is 30% or less Defeat a Trets Aspar in the Streamsand Corridor in Torna, etc. 2 "Hm, now that's what I call power..."
5 5 Increases damage dealt by 150% when HP is 30% or less Use Chroma Dust 30 "A full-powered Chroma Dust should pack quite a punch."
Terminal Flash 1 1 Increases critical damage by 25%
2 2 Increases critical damage by 40% Use Terminal Flash 3 "Don't wimp out on me now, y'hear?"
3 3 Increases critical damage by 55% Defeat a Survee Antol at the Great Breaksand in Torna, etc. 4 "No resting on our laurels, now."
4 4 Increases critical damage by 70% Use Terminal Flash 10 "Well, well, this should let me cut loose a little!"
5 5 Increases critical damage by 85% Defeat a Foray Bunnit in the Hoary Weald in Gormott, etc. 3 "I'll give 'em the full whammy, yeah?"
Battle Skill Foresight 1 1 Increases accuracy and evasion rate of team by 30% at max Affinity
2 2 Increases accuracy and evasion rate of team by 35% at max Affinity Block an attack 10 "Get it together, would you? I can't be nannying you forever!"
3 3 Increases accuracy and evasion rate of team by 40% at max Affinity Perform a Blade Combo finisher 5 "That's the spirit."
4 4 Increases accuracy and evasion rate of team by 45% at max Affinity Finish off an enemy 40 "All thanks to me and my power."
5 5 Increases accuracy and evasion rate of team by 50% at max Affinity Defeat a unique monster (Each kind only counts once) (Previous instances count toward total) 8 "Those guys were perfect for a little test of our skills."
Lightspeed Flurry 1 1 Recharges Art or Special used by 20% upon landing a critical hit
2 2 Recharges Art or Special used by 30% upon landing a critical hit Pull off back attacks 10 "If they leave themselves open, it's not my fault if they get themselves cut."
3 3 Recharges Art or Special used by 40% upon landing a critical hit Use specials to participate in a Chain Attack 10 "It's not that trivial, you know? Slowing myself down to your pace."
4 4 Recharges Art or Special used by 50% upon landing a critical hit Deal a certain amount of total damage 500,000 "There's no winning unless we go on the offensive!"
5 5 Recharges Art or Special used by 60% upon landing a critical hit Reach max. Affinity 20 "Addam, you're a good Driver. I just thought you should know that."
Glint 1 1 Increases critical hit rate by 5% Defeat a Caliber Scorpox in the Haradd Hills in Torna, etc. 3 "You'd be useless without me helping..."
2 2 Increases critical hit rate by 7% Succeed in a button challenge during a battle (Previous instances count towards total) 20 "Nice response times..."
3 3 Increases critical hit rate by 10% Overkill a monster in a Chain Attack 2 "You're not so bad when you try!"
4 4 Increases critical hit rate by 12% Perform a Blade Combo finisher 10 "You've mastered the fine art of not messing up! Aw, they grow up so fast..."
5 5 Increases critical hit rate by 15% Make every item that Mythra can craft 15 "I knew my cooking wasn't *that* bad!"
Field Skill Focus 1 1 The power to focus on a single thing. Also used to control one's power
2 2 Use Mythra's favorite pouch items (Desserts category) 2 "Whoa, how did you know my favorite?"
3 4 Use Mythra's crafting skill 15 "Cooking's fun! ...What's that look for?!"
Power of Light 1 1 The power to illuminate with dazzling light. Also affects ether miasma
2 3 Use Mythra's favorite pouch item, Bunnit-Stuffed Peppers 1 "Addam, you've got good taste!"
3 5 Jump a lot 500 "The light in me is...stronger...for some reason?..."
Girls' Talk 1 1 A power Mythra discovered through human interaction. It's not that useful Gain Community 88 "It's a sign of our time together..."

In Super Smash Bros.

Mythra appears as a spirit in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Her artwork was also altered from its original appearance, adding clothing to cover up her cleavage as well as black leggings, most likely to keep the game's ESRB rating to E10+. Prior to this game's release, this edited design was added into the version 2.0 2 update as Massive Melee Mythra.

Etymology

Her Japanese name Hikari, in kanji, means "light". The English name, Mythra, alludes to Mitra, a reconstructed name of a Proto-Indo-Iranian Divinity, from whom derived Mitrá, Rigvedic name of a Indo-Aryan Divinity representing in time the Oath, Friendship, or (eye of, light of) the morning sun; and Mithra, Avestan name of a Zoroastrian angelic Divinity (yazata) of Covenant, Light and Oath.

Trivia

  • The blue-green core crystal shared by Mythra and Pyra has a similar shape to that of the Lifeholds in Xenoblade Chronicles X and the Zohar in Xenosaga. It resembles a Latin cross, but with shortened side arms.
  • The USB Deluxe Edition of the Xenoblade 2 Original Soundtrack is a gold-colored USB stick shaped like an Aegis's core crystal, inscribed with the ancient Greek word πνεῦμα (pneuma).

Merchandise

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The 1/7 scale Mythra figure

In addition to the Pyra figure previously announcement by Nintendo, Monolith Soft has announced the Mythra and Siren figures made into a 1/7 scale respectively by Good Smile Company and Kotobukiya. The Mythra figure is approximately 210mm in height, and is based on a concept art designed by Masatsugu Saito.

Gallery

Artwork

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Screenshots

Torna ~ The Golden Country Screenshots

Merchandise

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